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Pierre Watkin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Pierre Frank Watkin (December 29, 1889 – February 3, 1960) was an American character actor in many films, serials, and television series from the 1930s through the 1950s, especially westerns. He is perhaps best remembered for being the father of Eleanor Twitchell, the lady who captures Lou Gehrig's heart in Pride of the Yankees (1942) Watkin was born in Sioux City, Iowa. In the 1920s, he had his own theatrical troupe, the Pierre Watkin Players. In 1927, the group moved its headquarters from Sioux Falls to Lincoln, Nebraska. Watkin portrayed Perry White in both of the Superman serials of the late 1940s, which starred Kirk Alyn as the title character and Noel Neill as Lois Lane. Watkin played a few different characters in the television series Adventures of Superman, in which John Hamilton played Perry White. He was set to reprise his role as the editor of The Daily Planet in a revival of the series in 1959, as Hamilton had died in the interim since the cancellation of the original series. However, series star George Reeves also died in the summer of 1959, and those plans ended. Watkin himself died six months later. He also cast in 1955 in the episode "Joey and the Gypsies" of the NBC children's western series Fury. Watkin guest starred in the CBS western series Brave Eagle. He was cast twice each on the ABC/Warner Brothers series, Cheyenne (as Harvey Sinclair in "The Law Man") and Annie Oakley (as the Reverend Mills in the 1956 episode "The Reckless Press"). In 1958, Watkin portrayed Dr. Breen of Samaritan Hospital in the episode "San Francisco Story" of Rex Allen's syndicated western series, Frontier Doctor. During the first season of CBS's Perry Mason from 1957 to 1958, Watkin appeared in three episodes as Judge Keetley. He was also cast during the 1950s on The Range Rider, Tales of the Texas Rangers, in three episodes of the western aviation adventure series Sky King, and five times on The Jack Benny Program. Watkin played the part of Colonel Duncan in the 1958 episode "Decoy" of the ABC/Warner Brothers western series Colt .45.

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Dec 29, 1889 In Sioux City, Iowa, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Dangerous 1935-12-25
Latest Project:
Series Bat Masterson 1958-10-08
Known For
Poster of Dick Tracy
Poster of Monsieur Verdoux
Poster of You Can't Take It with You
Poster of Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Series Bat Masterson Unknown 1958-10-08
Series Wanted: Dead or Alive Unknown 1958-09-06
Movie The Challenge of Rin Tin Tin Unknown 1958-08-01
Series Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Unknown 1958-10-06
Movie Spook Chasers Dr. Moss 1957-06-02
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Series The Count of Monte Cristo Unknown 1956-02-20
Movie The Maverick Queen McMillan 1956-05-03
Movie Shake, Rattle and Rock! Armtrong 1956-11-01
Movie Thunder Over Arizona Dr. Peterson 1956-08-04
Movie Don't Knock The Rock Mayor George Bagley 1956-12-14
Movie Lay That Rifle Down Mr. Coswell 1955-07-07
Movie Creature with the Atom Brain Mayor Bremer 1955-07-01
Movie The Big Bluff Mr. Winthrop 1955-06-05
Series Jungle Jim Unknown 1955-09-26
Series Sergeant Preston of the Yukon Unknown 1955-09-29
Movie Sudden Danger George Caldwell 1955-12-14
Series Highway Patrol Unknown 1955-10-03
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Series The Whistler Unknown 1954-07-13
Movie Johnny Dark Ed J. Winston 1954-06-25
Movie About Mrs. Leslie Lewis 1954-08-03
Series December Bride Unknown 1954-10-04
Movie The Lost Planet Ned Hilton 1953-06-04
Movie Superman Unknown 1953-05-16
Movie Canadian Mounties vs. Atomic Invaders Commissioner Morrison 1953-07-08
Movie The Stranger Wore a Gun Jason Conroy 1953-07-30
Series City Detective Unknown 1953-09-07
Movie Thundering Caravans Head Marshal 1952-06-20
Series Hopalong Cassidy Unknown 1952-09-19
Series Cavalcade of America Unknown 1952-10-01
Series Adventures of Superman Unknown 1952-09-19
Series Racket Squad Unknown 1951-06-07
Series The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok Unknown 1951-04-15
Movie Two Lost Worlds Magistrate Jeffries 1951-01-05
Series The Adventures of Kit Carson Unknown 1951-08-11
Movie In Old Amarillo George B. Hills 1951-05-15
Series The Adventures of Boston Blackie Unknown 1951-09-08
Series Dragnet Unknown 1951-12-16
Series I Love Lucy Mr. Dorrance 1951-10-15
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie Mysterious Island Confederate Officer 1951-09-13
Movie The Big Hangover Samuel C. Long 1950-05-26
Movie Atom Man vs Superman Perry White 1950-07-20
Movie Rock Island Trail Major 1950-05-18
Movie Radar Secret Service Mr. Hamilton 1950-01-28
Series Dick Tracy Unknown 1950-09-11
Movie Over the Border Rand Malloy 1950-03-12
Series The Jack Benny Program Unknown 1950-10-28
Movie The Second Face Mr. Hamilton 1950-12-01
Movie Redwood Forest Trail Arthur Cameron 1950-09-18
Movie Last of the Buccaneers Gov. Claiborne 1950-10-25
Series Lux Video Theatre Sleamish 1950-10-02
Movie Sunset in the West Gordon MacKnight 1950-09-25
Movie Miss Mink of 1949 Cranston 1949-02-11
Movie Flamingo Road Unknown 1949-04-30
Movie Siren of Atlantis Colonel 1949-01-01
Movie Slightly French Publicity Man (uncredited) 1949-02-02
Movie The Fountainhead Cortlandt Official (uncredited) 1949-06-25
Movie Hold That Baby! John Winston 1949-06-06
Movie The Story of Seabiscuit Charles S. Howard 1949-11-12
Movie The Counterfeiters Carter 1948-05-28
Movie The Hunted Simon Rand, Attorney 1948-04-07
Movie Mary Lou Airline President 1948-01-23
Movie The Shanghai Chest Wesley Armstrong 1948-07-11
Movie Superman Perry White 1948-07-15
Movie Incident C. W. Sloan 1948-10-30
Movie The Strange Mrs. Crane Clinton Crane 1948-10-07
Movie An Innocent Affair T.D. Hendricks 1948-10-15
Movie Fighting Back Colonel 1948-07-30
Movie The Web Unknown 1947-05-25
Movie Violence Ralph Borden 1947-05-09
Movie Jack Armstrong Uncle Jim Fairfield 1947-02-06
Movie The Red Stallion Richard Moresby 1947-08-16
Movie Brick Bradford Professor Salisbury 1947-12-18
Movie Monsieur Verdoux Prison Official (uncredited) 1947-09-26
Movie Beyond Our Own Dr. Blake 1947-11-16
Movie Her Husband's Affairs Vice President Beitler 1947-11-12
Movie The Wild Frontier Frank Lane 1947-09-30
Movie Claudia and David Hartley Naughton 1946-02-25
Movie Little Giant P.S. Van Loon 1946-02-22
Movie Shock Blake - Belmont Arms Hotel Manager 1946-02-01
Movie The Shadow Returns Police Commissioner J.R. Weston 1946-02-16
Movie I Ring Doorbells G.B. Barton 1946-02-28
Movie The Madonna's Secret District Attorney 1946-02-16
Movie Magnificent Doll Harper 1946-12-08
Movie Murder Is My Business Arnold Ramsey 1946-03-07
Movie Swamp Fire P.T. Hilton 1946-09-06
Movie High School Hero Governor Huffington 1946-09-06
Movie Behind the Mask Police Commissioner Weston 1946-05-25
Movie The Missing Lady Police Commissioner Weston 1946-08-17
Movie The Phantom Speaks Charlie Davis 1945-05-10
Movie Three's a Crowd Marcus Pett 1945-05-23
Movie I'll Remember April Dr. Armitage 1945-04-01
Movie Here Come the Co-eds Police Chief (uncredited) 1945-02-02
Movie Mr. Muggs Rides Again Dr. Fletcher 1945-07-15
Movie Docks of New York Captain Jacobs 1945-02-24
Movie Strange Illusion District Attorney Wallace Armstrong 1945-03-31
Movie Keep Your Powder Dry Mr. Lorrison 1945-04-01
Movie Dakota Wexton Geary 1945-12-15
Movie Adventure Mr. Buckley 1945-12-28
Movie Over 21 Joel I. Nixon (uncredited) 1945-08-08
Movie Apology for Murder Craig Jordan 1945-09-27
Movie Follow That Woman J.B. Henderson 1945-12-14
Movie Divorce John Carter 1945-08-18
Movie I Love a Bandleader Dr. Gardiner 1945-09-13
Movie Secrets of a Sorority Girl Dr. Harlan Johnson 1945-08-15
Movie Jungle Woman Dr. Meredith 1944-06-01
Movie Bermuda Mystery Herbert Bond 1944-05-01
Movie South of Dixie Dean Williamson 1944-06-23
Movie Ladies of Washington Dr. John Crane 1944-05-25
Movie Shadow of Suspicion Frank Randall 1944-09-23
Movie Oh, What a Night! Tom Gordon 1944-09-02
Movie End of the Road District Attorney 1944-11-10
Movie Dead Man's Eyes Hayden's Lawyer 1944-11-10
Movie Atlantic City Sen. Hodges 1944-09-15
Movie Mission to Moscow Naval Attache (uncredited) 1943-04-29
Movie It Ain't Hay Maj. Harper (uncredited) 1943-03-10
Movie Du Barry Was a Lady Ambrose 1943-08-13
Movie Undercover: How to Operate Behind Enemy Lines British Agent Z 1943-01-01
Movie Crazy House Prosecutor 1943-10-08
Movie Destroyer Admiral 1943-08-19
Movie Swing Shift Maisie Judge 1943-10-01
Movie The Chance of a Lifetime State Governor Rutledge (Uncredited) 1943-10-26
Movie Fired Wife Doctor 1943-09-04
Movie Nazi Agent Grover Blaine McHenry 1942-03-01
Movie The Adventures of Martin Eden Amos Morley 1942-02-26
Movie Heart of the Rio Grande Randolph Lane 1942-03-11
Movie Obliging Young Lady John Markham 1942-04-01
Movie Stand By All Networks Grant Neeley 1942-10-29
Movie The Pride of the Yankees Mr. Twitchell 1942-07-14
Movie Whistling in Dixie Doctor 1942-12-31
Movie Meet the Stewarts Club Guest (Uncredited) 1942-05-21
Movie Adventure in Washington Frank Conroy 1941-05-29
Movie Naval Academy Capt. Davis 1941-06-05
Movie She Knew All the Answers George Wharton 1941-05-13
Movie Meet John Doe Hammett 1941-03-14
Movie For Beauty's Sake Middlesex 1941-06-06
Movie A Man Betrayed Governor 1941-03-07
Movie Life with Henry Mr. Joseph Anderson 1941-01-23
Movie Ellery Queen and the Murder Ring Crothers 1941-11-18
Movie Nevada City Amos Norton 1941-06-19
Movie Great Guns Col. Wayburn 1941-10-10
Movie Jesse James at Bay Phineas Krager - Land Dealer 1941-10-17
Movie Buy Me That Town Carlton Williams 1941-10-03
Movie Lydia Speaker 1941-09-18
Movie Cracked Nuts Mr. Benson 1941-07-02
Movie Captain Caution American Consul 1940-08-09
Movie I Love You Again Mr. W.H. Sims 1940-08-09
Movie Rhythm on the River Uncle John 1940-08-28
Movie Sailor's Lady Captain 1940-07-05
Movie Road to Singapore Morgan Wycott (uncredited) 1940-03-22
Movie Earthbound President of the Court 1940-06-06
Movie The Saint Takes Over Ben Egan 1940-06-07
Movie Out West with the Peppers J.H. King 1940-06-30
Movie Five Little Peppers in Trouble J.H. King 1940-09-01
Movie The Bank Dick Mr. Skinner 1940-11-29
Movie Dr. Kildare's Crisis Mr. Robert Chandler 1940-11-29
Movie Hired Wife Charlie - Phyllis's Escort 1940-09-13
Movie Father Is A Prince Mr. Lee 1940-11-18
Movie The Green Hornet Strikes Again! Boss Crogan 1940-12-24
Movie No Time for Comedy First-Nighter (uncredited) 1940-09-14
Movie Knute Rockne All American Commissioner at Hearing (uncredited) 1940-10-05
Movie Mystery Sea Raider Straker 1940-10-26
Movie Risky Business Abernathy 1939-03-03
Movie The Spirit of Culver Capt. Wharton 1939-03-10
Movie Fast and Loose Victor Stockton 1939-02-17
Movie Secret Service of the Air Chief of the Secret Service 1939-03-04
Movie Off the Record Barton 1939-01-21
Movie The Mysterious Miss X Winslow 1939-01-10
Movie King of the Underworld District Attorney 1939-01-14
Movie King of Chinatown Dist. Atty. Philips 1939-03-17
Movie Wings of the Navy Capt. March 1939-02-11
Movie Rulers of the Sea Mr. Caldwell (Uncredited) 1939-11-08
Movie Geronimo Col. White 1939-11-26
Movie The Adventures of Jane Arden Albert Thayer 1939-03-18
Movie Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Senator Barnes 1939-10-19
Movie The Great Victor Herbert Albert Martin 1939-12-29
Movie Everything's on Ice Hotel Manager 1939-10-05
Movie Society Lawyer Henry V. Adams 1939-03-21
Movie They Made Her a Spy Colonel Wilson 1939-04-14
Movie Wall Street Cowboy Roger Hammond 1939-08-06
Movie There's Always a Woman Mr. Ketterling 1938-04-20
Movie Tip-Off Girls George Murkil 1938-04-01
Movie The Chaser Mr. Beaumont 1938-07-29
Movie State Police Col. C.B. Clarke 1938-03-18
Movie Midnight Intruder Attorney Peter Winslow 1938-02-06
Movie Smashing the Rackets John Nelson Davis 1938-08-08
Movie Arsène Lupin Returns Mr. Carter 1938-02-25
Movie Dangerous to Know Sen. Carson 1938-03-11
Movie Boy Meets Girl B.K. Whitacre 1938-08-27
Movie Girls on Probation Mr. Storm 1938-10-22
Movie Illegal Traffic Jigger 1938-11-02
Movie There's That Woman Again Mr. Nacelle 1938-12-24
Movie Young Dr. Kildare Mr. Robert Chanler 1938-10-14
Movie The Mad Miss Manton Mr. Fenton (uncredited) 1938-10-21
Movie The Lady Objects Mr. Harper 1938-10-12
Movie Girls' School Mr. Alfred Simpson 1938-09-30
Movie Mr. Doodle Kicks Off Mr. Wondel 1938-10-07
Movie You Can't Take It with You Attorney to Kirby (uncredited) 1938-09-01
Movie Under Southern Stars Robert E. Lee 1937-02-20
Movie Green Light Dr. Booth 1937-02-20
Movie Marked Woman 2nd Judge (uncredited) 1937-04-10
Movie Sea Devils USS Taroe Commander 1937-02-19
Movie Bill Cracks Down William 'Bill' Reardon Sr. 1937-03-22
Movie Larceny on the Air Kennedy 1937-01-11
Movie Internes Can't Take Money Dr. Fearson 1937-04-16
Movie Dangerous Number Mr. Stark - the Bridegroom 1937-01-22
Movie Devil's Playground Submarine Commander 1937-01-24
Movie She's Dangerous H.J. Conrad 1937-01-24
Movie Paradise Isle Dr. Steinmeyer 1937-07-21
Movie Confession Lawyer Stagoff (uncredited) 1937-08-19
Movie Stage Door Carmichael 1937-10-07
Movie Breakfast for Two Gordon Faraday 1937-10-22
Movie Mountain Justice Governor 1937-04-24
Movie The Californian Miller 1937-07-18
Movie The Man Who Cried Wolf Governor 1937-08-29
Movie The Hit Parade J. B. Hawley 1937-04-26
Movie Ever Since Eve Barton 1937-07-15
Movie The Go-Getter Browne 1937-05-22
Movie The Singing Marine General 1937-07-03
Movie Counterfeit Matt McDonald 1936-05-25
Movie Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Arthur Cedar (uncredited) 1936-04-09
Movie It Had to Happen District Attorney 1936-02-14
Movie Two in the Dark City Editor 1936-01-10
Movie Bunker Bean Mr. Barnes 1936-06-26
Movie You May Be Next Bernard Pine (uncredited) 1936-02-05
Movie Love Letters of a Star Hobbs 1936-11-08
Movie Wanted: Jane Turner Andrew Norris 1936-12-04
Movie King of Hockey Thomas A. White 1936-12-19
Movie China Clipper Secretary of State (uncredited) 1936-08-11
Movie Country Gentlemen Mr. Grayson 1936-11-08
Movie The Big Game The College Chancellor 1936-10-09
Movie The Gentleman from Louisiana Roger Leland 1936-08-14
Movie Dangerous George Sheffield 1935-12-25
Movie If You Could Only Cook Mr. Balderson (uncredited) 1935-12-30