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Eddie Quillan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Edward "Eddie" Quillan (March 31, 1907 – July 19, 1990) was an American film actor whose career began as a child on the vaudeville stages and silent film and continued through the age of television in the 1980s. Quillan's very first film appearance was in the 1922 comedy short Up and at 'Em. His next performance was in the 1926 comedy short The Love Sundae opposite actress Alice Day. Quillan would remain a popular leading and secondary actor throughout the sound film era and would appear in such notable films as 1935's Mutiny on the Bounty with Clark Gable, Charles Laughton, and Franchot Tone, 1939's Young Mr. Lincoln opposite Henry Fonda and Alice Brady, as 'Connie Rivers' in John Ford's 1940 film adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel The Grapes of Wrath opposite Henry Fonda, in 1943's Alaska Highway and It Ain't Hay opposite the comedic duo Abbott and Costello. Quillan's breezy screen personality was seen in "B" musicals, comedies, and even serials during the 1940s. In 1948 Columbia Pictures producer Jules White teamed Quillan with veteran movie comic Wally Vernon for a series of comedy short subjects. White emphasized extreme physical comedy in these films, and Vernon and Quillan made a good team, enthusiastically engaging in pratfalling, kick-in-the-pants slapstick. The series ran through 1956. Beginning in the late 1950s, Quillan began to make the transition to the medium of television and by the 1960s could be seen frequently appearing as a guest actor in such series as The Andy Griffith Show, Petticoat Junction, Perry Mason, and approximately five appearances on the camp-horror comedy series The Addams Family. He was a regular on the Anthony Franciosa sitcom Valentine's Day from 1964 to 1965, and from 1968 through 1971 he appeared as "Eddie Edson" on the television drama Julia opposite actress Diahann Carroll. Through the 1950s and 1960s, Quillan continued to appear in motion pictures, but in increasingly smaller roles and often in bit parts. One notable appearance of the era was his role of 'Sandy' in the 1954 Vincente Minnelli directed musical Brigadoon. Quillan also appeared in the uncredited role of 'Mr.Cassidy' in the 1969 Gene Kelly film adaptation of Hello, Dolly!. Quillan appeared in My Three Sons as Mr Hewlett (1961) and also appeared on the western television adventure series The Rifleman as Angus Evans. In the 1970s, Quillan made guest appearances on such varied television series as Mannix, Here's Lucy, Chico and the Man and Baretta. After meeting and befriending actor and director Michael Landon, he played numerous bit roles in the popular television series Little House on the Prairie. Quillan also performed in the Landon-directed series Highway to Heaven and Father Murphy during the 1980s. Quillan made his last television appearance in a 1987 episode of the television crime-mystery series Matlock.

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Mar 31, 1907 In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Her Actor Friend 1926-08-29
Latest Project:
Series Matlock 1986-03-03
Known For
Poster of The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again
Poster of The Andy Griffith Show
Poster of The Grapes of Wrath
Poster of Mutiny on the Bounty
Series Matlock Unknown 1986-03-03
Series Moonlighting Unknown 1985-03-03
Series Hell Town Poco Loco 1985-09-11
Series Highway to Heaven Unknown 1984-09-19
Series The A-Team Old Man 1983-01-23
Series Baretta Unknown 1975-01-17
Movie The Strongest Man in the World Mr. Willoughby 1975-02-06
Movie Hitchhike! Counterman 1974-02-23
Series Petrocelli Unknown 1974-03-16
Series Lucas Tanner Unknown 1974-09-11
Series Police Woman Unknown 1974-09-13
Series Little House on the Prairie Unknown 1974-09-11
Movie Incident on a Dark Street Security Guard 1973-01-13
Movie Now You See Him, Now You Don't Charlie, School Custodian (uncredited) 1972-07-12
Series The Streets of San Francisco Unknown 1972-09-23
Series Columbo Ferguson 1971-09-15
Movie How to Frame a Figg Old Man 1971-02-01
Movie The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again Silver Dollar Bartender (uncredited) 1970-11-16
Movie The Shakiest Gun in the West Train Porter (uncredited) 1968-07-10
Series Here's Lucy Unknown 1968-09-23
Series Julia Unknown 1968-09-17
Series Cimarron Strip Unknown 1967-09-07
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Series The Guns of Will Sonnett Unknown 1967-09-08
Series Batman Unknown 1966-01-12
Movie The Ghost & Mr. Chicken Elevator Operator 1966-01-20
Movie The Bounty Killer Pianist 1965-07-30
Series The Big Valley Unknown 1965-09-15
Movie Zebra in the Kitchen Man Watching TV 1965-06-01
Series Lost in Space Bartender 1965-09-15
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Series Valentine's Day Unknown 1964-09-18
Series The Addams Family Unknown 1964-09-18
Series Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Unknown 1964-09-25
Series Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
Movie Summer Magic Boston Mailman 1963-07-07
Movie Promises! Promises! Bartender 1963-08-01
Movie Come Blow Your Horn Elevator Operator 1963-06-05
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Movie Gunfight at Comanche Creek Stevens House Room Clerk 1963-11-06
Movie Move Over, Darling Bellboy 1963-12-19
Series Glynis Unknown 1963-09-25
Series Petticoat Junction Unknown 1963-09-24
Series Mister Ed Unknown 1961-01-05
Movie The Ladies Man Wolf Man (scenes deleted) 1961-06-21
Series 87th Precinct Unknown 1961-09-25
Movie Lifetime of Comedy Unknown 1960-01-01
Series Pete and Gladys Unknown 1960-09-19
Series The Andy Griffith Show Unknown 1960-10-03
Series Surfside 6 Unknown 1960-10-06
Series The Alaskans Unknown 1959-10-04
Series Law of the Plainsman Unknown 1959-10-01
Series The Detectives Unknown 1959-10-16
Series The Texan Unknown 1958-09-29
Series The Rifleman Unknown 1958-09-30
Series Richard Diamond, Private Detective Unknown 1957-07-01
Series Perry Mason Agent 1957-09-21
Movie Jungle Safari 1956-01-01
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie Brigadoon Sandy 1954-09-08
Movie A Fool and His Honey Eddie 1952-01-10
Movie Heebie Gee-Gees Eddie 1952-04-09
Movie Sideshow Big Top 1950-06-18
Movie A Guy Could Change George Cummings 1946-01-27
Movie Jungle Queen Chuck Kelly 1945-01-22
Movie Song of the Sarong Tony Romans 1945-04-01
Movie Jungle Raiders Joe Riley 1945-09-14
Movie Sensation Hunters Ray Lawson 1945-10-12
Movie Twilight on the Prairie Phil 1944-04-30
Movie Hi, Good Lookin'! Dynamo Carson 1944-03-22
Movie This Is the Life Gus 1944-06-01
Movie The Impostor Bouteau 1944-02-10
Movie Dixie Jamboree Jeff Calhoun 1944-08-15
Movie The Mystery of the Riverboat Jug Jenks [Chs. 1-4, 7] 1944-10-24
Movie Moonlight and Cactus Stubby Lamont 1944-09-08
Movie Dark Mountain Willie Dinsmire 1944-09-01
Movie It Ain't Hay Harry, the Horse 1943-03-10
Movie Alaska Highway Pompadour 'Shorty' Jones 1943-06-24
Movie Follow the Band Marvin Howe 1943-04-01
Movie Melody Parade Jimmy Tracy 1943-08-27
Movie Hi'ya, Sailor Corky Mills 1943-10-08
Movie Here Comes Kelly Jimmy Kelly 1943-09-19
Movie Kid Glove Killer Eddie Wright 1942-04-17
Movie Priorities on Parade Sticks O'Hara 1942-07-23
Movie Where Did You Get That Girl? Joe Olsen 1941-01-03
Movie Six Lessons From Madame La Zonga Skat 1941-01-17
Movie Flying Blind Riley 1941-08-29
Movie The Flame of New Orleans le troisième marin 1941-07-07
Movie Too Many Blondes Wally Pelton 1941-08-01
Movie The Grapes of Wrath Connie Rivers 1940-03-15
Movie La Conga Nights Titus Endover 1940-05-31
Movie Dancing on a Dime Jack Norcross 1940-11-01
Movie Dark Streets of Cairo Jerry Jones 1940-12-01
Movie The Flying Irishman Henry Corrigan 1939-04-07
Movie Made for Each Other Conway (pilot) 1939-02-10
Movie The Family Next Door Sammy Pierce 1939-03-30
Movie Young Mr. Lincoln Adam Clay 1939-06-09
Movie Allegheny Uprising Will Anderson 1939-11-10
Movie Hawaiian Nights Ray Peters 1939-09-08
Movie Swing, Sister, Swing Chick 'Satchel Lips' Peters 1938-12-16
Movie London by Night Bill 1937-07-30
Movie Big City Mike Edwards 1937-09-03
Movie The Mandarin Mystery Ellery Queen 1936-12-23
Movie The Gentleman from Louisiana Tod Mason 1936-08-14
Movie Mutiny on the Bounty Tommy Ellison 1935-11-22
Movie Hollywood Party Bob Benson 1934-05-24
Movie Gridiron Flash Tommy "Cherub" Burke 1934-10-06
Movie Strictly Personal Thomas ("Tommy") Jefferson Reed 1933-03-17
Movie Broadway to Hollywood Ted Hackett III 1933-09-15
Movie Meet the Baron Man at Dock (uncredited) 1933-10-20
Movie Girl Crazy Danny Churchill 1932-03-25
Movie The Tip-Off Tommy Jordan 1931-10-16
Movie Sweepstakes Buddy Doyle 1931-07-10
Movie The Big Shot Ray Smith 1931-12-31
Movie Night Work Willie 1930-08-03
Movie Big Money Eddie 1930-10-28
Movie The Godless Girl Samuel 'Bozo' Johnson 1929-03-31
Movie The Sophomore Joe Collins 1929-08-24
Movie Show Folks Eddie Kehoe 1928-10-20
Movie Catalina, Here I Come Eddie 1927-04-16
Movie The Golf Nut Eddie 1927-09-03
Movie Her Actor Friend Buddy Jones 1926-08-29