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Paul Birch

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Paul Birch (born January 13, 1912, Atmore, Alabama – died May 24, 1969, St. George's, Grenada) was an American actor of stage and film. Birch was born Paul Smith in Atmore, Alabama. He was a veteran of 39 movies, 50 stage dramas and a number of television shows including the Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951). In the late 1950s he starred, along with William Campbell, in the syndicated Canadian series Cannonball (1958), a half-hour drama/adventure show about truckers. He was the original "Marlboro Man" in TV commercials and played both Union General Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate General Robert E. Lee in several historical plays. He started out as the first of the original members of the Pasadena Playhouse and his stage work included The Caine Mutiny. He also had a recurring role as Captain Carpenter, the boss of Lt. Phillip Gerard in The Fugitive starring David Janssen. He starred in some low-budget science-fiction films in the 1950s, including The Beast with a Million Eyes (1955), Day the World Ended (1955), Not of This Earth (1957) and the cult classic Queen of Outer Space (1958). Birch also had small roles in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), and Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round (1967). Description above from the Wikipedia article Paul Birch, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jan 13, 1912 In Atmore, Alabama, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Adventure 1945-12-28
Latest Project:
Movie Welcome to Hard Times 1967-04-30
Known For
Poster of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Poster of Cannonball
Poster of Perry Mason
Poster of The War of the Worlds
Movie Welcome to Hard Times Mr. Fee 1967-04-30
Movie A Covenant with Death Governor 1967-02-15
Series The John Forsythe Show Unknown 1965-09-13
Series Arrest and Trial Unknown 1963-09-15
Movie The Raiders Paul King 1963-12-01
Series The Fugitive Captain Carpenter 1963-09-17
Movie The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Mayor Winder 1962-04-22
Series Sam Benedict Unknown 1962-09-15
Series General Electric True Unknown 1962-09-30
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Movie Two Rode Together Judge Edward Purcell 1961-07-26
Series Cain's Hundred Unknown 1961-09-19
Movie Too Soon to Love Unknown 1960-02-01
Series The Tall Man Unknown 1960-09-10
Movie Portrait in Black Detective lieutenant 1960-07-27
Series Black Saddle Mr. Simpson 1959-01-10
Movie Gunmen from Laredo Marshal Matt Crawford 1959-03-01
Series Tightrope Unknown 1959-09-08
Series The Alaskans Unknown 1959-10-04
Series Hawaiian Eye Unknown 1959-10-07
Series Riverboat Unknown 1959-09-13
Movie Gunman's Walk Bob Selkirk 1958-07-01
Series Sea Hunt Unknown 1958-01-04
Movie The World Was His Jury Martin Ranker 1958-01-01
Movie The Gun Runners Sy Phillips 1958-08-01
Movie Wild Heritage Jake Breslin 1958-08-01
Movie Queen of Outer Space Prof. Konrad 1958-09-07
Series 77 Sunset Strip Unknown 1958-10-10
Series Cannonball Unknown 1958-10-06
Series The Texan Unknown 1958-09-29
Series Bronco Unknown 1958-09-23
Movie Joe Dakota Frank Weaver 1957-09-01
Movie The Tattered Dress Prosecutor Frank Mitchell 1957-03-14
Series Panic! Unknown 1957-03-05
Movie The 27th Day Admiral 1957-01-07
Series Have Gun, Will Travel Unknown 1957-09-14
Movie Gun for a Coward Andy Niven 1957-01-30
Movie Not of This Earth Paul Johnson 1957-02-10
Series M Squad Unknown 1957-09-20
Series Trackdown Unknown 1957-10-04
Series Sugarfoot Unknown 1957-09-17
Series The Court of Last Resort Unknown 1957-10-04
Series Maverick Unknown 1957-09-22
Series Wagon Train Sam Benson 1957-09-18
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Series Telephone Time Unknown 1956-04-08
Movie When Gangland Strikes Sheriff Mack McBride 1956-03-15
Movie The White Squaw Thad Arnold 1956-11-01
Series Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater Unknown 1956-10-05
Movie Everything But the Truth Sen. Winter 1956-12-01
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie The Beast with a Million Eyes Allan Kelley 1955-06-15
Movie Man Without a Star Mark Toliver 1955-03-24
Movie Five Guns West J.C. Haggard 1955-04-15
Movie Apache Woman Sherrif 1955-09-15
Movie Day the World Ended Jim Madison 1955-12-01
Series Navy Log Unknown 1955-09-20
Movie Rebel Without a Cause Police Lieutenant (uncredited) 1955-10-29
Series The 20th Century Fox Hour Unknown 1955-10-05
Series Cheyenne Unknown 1955-09-20
Movie Ride Clear of Diablo Fred Kenyon 1954-02-10
Movie Cattle Queen of Montana Col. Carrington 1954-11-18
Series I Led Three Lives Unknown 1953-01-01
Series You Are There Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie The War of the Worlds Alonzo Hogue (uncredited) 1953-08-13
Series Hopalong Cassidy Unknown 1952-09-19
Movie Assignment: Paris Colonel Mannix (uncredited) 1952-09-04
Series Death Valley Days Mike Walsh 1952-10-01
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Movie Adventure First Mate (uncredited) 1945-12-28