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Lester Dorr

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Lester Dorr (born Harry Lester Dorr; May 8, 1893 - August 25, 1980) was an American actor who between 1917 and 1975 appeared in well over 500 productions on stage, in feature films and shorts, and in televised plays and weekly series. His extensive filmography attests to his versatility as a supporting actor and reliability as a bit player. Although Dorr's screen roles are at times credited, the great majority of his work is uncredited. Dorr was cast in more than 250 films in just the 1930s alone. Dorr continued to appear regularly in studio productions throughout the 1940s, but with reduced frequency when compared to the preceding decade; nevertheless, he still added more than 140 Hollywood films to his résumé in that decade. His work on the big screen decreased even further in the 1950s as acting opportunities increased on television. He was, though, cast in at least 45 feature films and shorts during the 1950s. By the late 1940s and early 1950s, programming in the rapidly expanding medium of television attracted the talents of many experienced personnel in the film industry, including Dorr. As with his film career, Dorr’s 15 years of being cast in television series consisted predominantly of brief appearances on screen and portraying characters who had relatively few lines. Yet, his characterizations on television, like in films, were highly diverse and can be seen in at least 84 episodes of Westerns, crime and detective series, courtroom and hospital dramas, adventure programs, and sitcoms of the period.

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May 8, 1893 In Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Newly Rich 1931-07-04
Latest Project:
Series Green Acres 1965-09-15
Known For
Poster of The Heiress
Poster of Anchors Aweigh
Poster of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Poster of I'll Name the Murderer
Series Green Acres Unknown 1965-09-15
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Movie Mary, Mary Husband in Elevator 1963-10-24
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Movie Inherit the Wind Dr. John (uncredited) 1960-06-24
Movie Vice Raid Malone's Secretary 1959-12-01
Movie Missile Monsters Male Secretary (bit) 1958-01-01
Movie Hot Rod Gang Dryden Philpott 1958-06-01
Series Wanted: Dead or Alive Unknown 1958-09-06
Series Bat Masterson Unknown 1958-10-08
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Series Harbor Command Unknown 1957-10-11
Movie So You Want to Be Pretty Eddie the Bartender (uncredited) 1956-03-10
Movie So Your Wife Wants to Work Harry (uncredited) 1956-07-14
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1955-01-19
Movie East of Eden City Official at Parade (uncredited) 1955-03-09
Series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Unknown 1955-09-06
Series Sergeant Preston of the Yukon Unknown 1955-09-29
Movie Killers from Space Gas Station Attendant 1954-01-23
Series Medic Unknown 1954-09-13
Series Adventures of Superman Unknown 1952-09-19
Movie Night Riders of Montana Drummer 1951-02-28
Movie Ace in the Hole Father Diego (uncredited) 1951-06-29
Series The Adventures of Boston Blackie Unknown 1951-09-08
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie Quicksand Baldy 1950-03-24
Movie The Great Rupert Eddie, the Bartender (uncredited) 1950-03-01
Movie Covered Wagon Raid Bartender Pete 1950-06-30
Movie Three Secrets Matthews (uncredited) 1950-10-20
Movie Where Danger Lives Postville Deputy (uncredited) 1950-11-16
Movie Flying Disc Man from Mars Crane 1950-10-25
Movie The Fountainhead Minor Role (uncredited) 1949-06-25
Movie Alias Nick Beal Commercial Fisherman 1949-03-04
Movie The Heiress Groom (uncredited) 1949-10-06
Movie Without Honor Neighbor 1949-10-26
Movie The Vicious Circle Andreas Molnar 1948-07-21
Movie Pursued Dingle's Casino Boss (uncredited) 1947-03-02
Movie Robin Hood Of Texas Photographer 1947-07-15
Movie That Brennan Girl Apartment House Clerk (uncredited) 1946-12-23
Movie Charlie Chan in The Jade Mask Michael Strong, chauffeur 1945-01-26
Movie Circumstantial Evidence Prisoner 1945-04-20
Movie The Great American Mug Pete Ramson (uncredited) 1945-10-06
Movie Anchors Aweigh Assistant Director (uncredited) 1945-08-13
Movie Wolves of the Range Bank Teller 1943-06-21
Movie Confessions of a Vice Baron Eddie's Henchman (edited from 'Smashing the Vice Trust') (archive footage) (uncredited) 1943-06-30
Movie Dixie Dugan Citizen (uncredited) 1943-03-12
Movie The Masked Marvel Reporter #1 1943-11-06
Movie Destroyer 1st Ship Fitter 1943-08-19
Movie Batman Agent on Plane 1943-07-16
Movie Don't Lie 1st Circus Attendant (uncredited) 1942-04-04
Movie Alias Boston Blackie Henry - Desk Clerk 1942-04-02
Movie Blue, White, and Perfect Porter 1942-01-06
Movie Fingers at the Window Photographer 1942-04-22
Movie Sabotage Squad Middle Barber [script name: Harry] 1942-08-27
Movie Gentleman Jim Reporter (uncredited) 1942-11-14
Movie For Me and My Gal Stage Manager (uncredited) 1942-10-21
Movie The Secret Code Otto Stahl 1942-09-04
Movie Roar of the Press Swithboard Operator 1941-04-17
Movie South of Panama Joe 1941-05-02
Movie Remember the Day Photographer 1941-12-25
Movie Three Girls About Town Reporter 1941-10-23
Movie Road to Happiness Rankin's Chauffeur 1941-12-19
Movie Danger Ahead Henchman Lefty 1940-01-22
Movie Two Girls on Broadway Reporter (uncredited) 1940-04-19
Movie I Take This Oath Cotton Club Doorman 1940-05-20
Movie The Shadow Henchman 1940-01-05
Movie Son of the Navy Patrolman at Altercation 1940-01-01
Movie Mandrake the Magician Gray, gas station thug [Chs. 8-9] 1940-01-01
Movie Mexican Spitfire Slippy - a Fugitive 1940-01-12
Movie Sailor's Lady Assistant Paymaster 1940-07-05
Movie No, No, Nanette Travel Agent 1940-12-19
Movie The Saint Takes Over Welcoming Committee Man 1940-06-07
Movie Mexican Spitfire Out West Harry 1940-10-29
Movie Rodeo Dough Rodeo Official 1940-11-09
Movie Pop Always Pays Auto Salesman 1940-06-21
Movie The Return of Frank James Reporter (uncredited) 1940-08-10
Movie Andy Hardy Meets Debutante Photographer 1940-07-05
Movie Cafe Society Waiter 1939-03-03
Movie Mandrake the Magician Gray 1939-05-06
Movie Mr. Moto in Danger Island Real Ambulance Intern 1939-04-07
Movie Star Reporter Wilkins 1939-02-22
Movie Money to Loan Frank Sidley, Loan Victim 1939-03-11
Movie Convict's Code Bank Teller 1939-01-18
Movie Homicide Bureau Gangster Shot by Brown 1939-01-05
Movie Ride 'em, Cowgirl Announcer 1939-01-20
Movie Four Girls in White Ambulance Orderly 1939-01-27
Movie Fast and Loose Driver 1939-02-17
Movie Coast Guard Second Officer (uncredited) 1939-08-04
Movie Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Taylor's Stooge (uncredited) 1939-10-19
Movie Sued for Libel Pomeroy's Butler (uncredited) 1939-10-27
Movie Gone with the Wind Minor Role (uncredited) 1939-12-15
Movie Captain Fury Paymaster's Assistant 1939-05-26
Movie Fast and Furious! Day Clerk 1939-10-06
Movie The Cisco Kid and the Lady Army Telegraph Operator 1939-12-29
Movie Stronger Than Desire First Reporter on Telephone (uncredited) 1939-06-30
Movie The Day the Bookies Wept Horse Seller to Colonel March 1939-09-15
Movie Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation Reporter 1939-07-07
Movie Girl from Rio Second Hotel Desk clerk 1939-08-07
Movie The Saint in New York Jacob S. 'Jake' / 'John' Irbell (Uncredited) 1938-05-25
Movie Tell Your Children Joe the Bartender (uncredited) 1938-06-15
Movie Wide Open Faces News Photographer 1938-04-18
Movie One Wild Night Bank Officer (uncredited) 1938-06-02
Movie I Met My Love Again Hotel Desk Clerk 1938-01-14
Movie The Main Event Buck 1938-06-22
Movie The Spy Ring Firing Range Radio Operator (uncredited) 1938-01-08
Movie The Canary Comes Across Convict (uncredited) 1938-01-26
Movie State Police Police Dispatcher 1938-03-18
Movie Streamlined Swing Railroad Detective (uncredited) 1938-09-10
Movie The Chaser Injured Man 1938-07-29
Movie Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus Circus Usher (uncredited) 1938-12-02
Movie Comet Over Broadway Amateur Actor (uncredited) 1938-12-03
Movie Exposed Slim 1938-11-05
Movie Sunset Murder Case Editor 1938-11-11
Movie You Can't Take It with You Reporter (uncredited) 1938-09-01
Movie Juvenile Court Druggist (uncredited) 1938-09-10
Movie Straight, Place and Show Photographer 1938-09-30
Movie Big Business Townsman Investor 1937-06-18
Movie Captains Courageous Corridor Steward (uncredited) 1937-06-25
Movie Criminals of the Air 'Trigger' 1937-04-29
Movie Secret Valley Henchman Doc (uncredited) 1937-01-15
Movie The Californian Townsman 1937-07-18
Movie Love Is News Salesman (uncredited) 1937-02-26
Movie Smashing the Vice Trust Eddie's Henchman (uncredited) 1937-01-01
Movie Expensive Husbands Reporter 1937-11-27
Movie Wells Fargo Minor Role 1937-12-31
Movie Hollywood Round-Up Louis Lawson 1937-11-06
Movie Stella Dallas Man on Train 1937-08-06
Movie Love Takes Flight Talking Reporter 1937-11-05
Movie It Happened in Hollywood Reporter 1937-09-07
Movie Brilliant Marriage Art Critic 1936-03-25
Movie Spendthrift Reporter 1936-07-22
Movie Boulder Dam Job Applications Teller 1936-03-07
Movie The Girl from Mandalay New Year's Party Participant 1936-04-19
Movie The Preview Murder Mystery Reporter (Uncredited) 1936-02-28
Movie It Couldn't Have Happened (But It Did) Fingerprint Expert 1936-08-01
Movie I'll Name the Murderer Driver 1936-01-26
Movie Love on a Bet Reporter 1936-03-06
Movie Sing, Baby, Sing Kansas City News Vendor 1936-08-21
Movie Ten Laps to Go Motor Vehicle Bureau Clerk 1936-12-05
Movie Sinner Take All Reporter 1936-12-18
Movie The Mandarin Mystery Reporter at Dock 1936-12-23
Movie Crash Donovan Patrolman (uncredited) 1936-08-01
Movie Great Guy Canning's Chauffeur (Uncredited) 1936-12-01
Movie Jailbreak Hotel Clerk 1936-08-05
Movie Go West Young Man Reporter 1936-11-18
Movie The Devil Is a Sissy Intern 1936-09-18
Movie Front Page Woman Waiter (uncredited) 1935-07-11
Movie Shanghai Ship Steward 1935-07-19
Movie Born to Gamble Dice Player (uncredited) 1935-07-09
Movie Show Them No Mercy! Milkman (uncredited) 1935-12-06
Movie Special Agent Gas Station Attendant (uncredited) 1935-09-14
Movie Here Comes the Band Audience Member (uncredited) 1935-08-30
Movie Fog Over Frisco Reporter (Uncredited) 1934-06-02
Movie Journal of a Crime Cartier's Secretary 1934-03-10
Movie The Personality Kid Ritzy's Trainer 1934-06-06
Movie As the Earth Turns Villager at Dance 1934-02-14
Movie Going Bye-Bye! Man in Courtroom 1934-06-23
Movie Dames Elevator Starter (uncredited) 1934-09-01
Movie The Curtain Falls Seven Eleven Club Customer 1934-10-02
Movie Friends Of Mr. Sweeney Ladies' Table Dealer 1934-07-28
Movie Central Airport Hotel Desk Clerk #3 (uncredited) 1933-04-15
Movie Hard to Handle Ed - Photographer (uncredited) 1933-01-28
Movie The Little Giant Investment Clerk (uncredited) 1933-05-20
Movie Torch Singer Man in Radio Station 1933-09-08
Movie Goodbye Again Albany Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited) 1933-09-09
Movie Female Shooting Gallery Onlooker (Uncredited) 1933-11-11
Movie Union Depot Sailor (uncredited) 1932-01-14
Movie The Death Kiss Hotel Desk Clerk 1932-12-05
Movie Newly Rich (uncredited) 1931-07-04
Movie Riders of the Purple Sage Judkins 1931-10-28