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Dick Purcell

Dick Purcell (born Richard Gerold Purcell, Jr.) was an American screen and stage actor. He is best known for playing Marvel Comics' Captain America in the 1944 film serial. The serial was released on February 5, and Purcell, age 38, died two months later, on 10 April 1944, the result of a fatal heart attack.

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Aug 6, 1905 In Greenwich, Connecticut, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Doorway to Hell 1930-10-18
Latest Project:
Movie Leave It to the Irish 1944-08-26
Known For
Poster of The Old Homestead
Poster of Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 8
Poster of Mystery House
Poster of Freshman Love
Movie Leave It to the Irish Pat Burke 1944-08-26
Movie Captain America Captain America / Grant Gardner 1944-02-05
Movie Timber Queen Milt Holmes 1944-01-13
Movie Trocadero Spike Nelson 1944-04-24
Movie No Place for a Lady Rand Brooke 1943-02-11
Movie Fighting Men: Crack That Tank Tank Instructor 1943-01-24
Movie Idaho Duke Springer 1943-03-10
Movie Reveille with Beverly Andy Adams 1943-02-04
Movie Aerial Gunner Lancelot 'Gadget' Blaine 1943-03-20
Movie High Explosive Dave 1943-03-27
Movie The Mystery of the 13th Guest Johnny Smith 1943-11-05
Movie In Old California Joe Dawson 1942-05-31
Movie Torpedo Boat Ralph Andrews 1942-01-24
Movie I Live on Danger Norm Thompson 1942-06-16
Movie The Old Homestead Scarf Lennin 1942-08-17
Movie Phantom Killer Edward Clarkk 1942-10-02
Movie X Marks the Spot Police Lt. William 'Bill' Decker 1942-11-04
Movie King of the Zombies James 'Mac' McCarthy 1941-05-14
Movie Two in a Taxi Bill Gratton 1941-07-10
Movie Bullets for O'Hara Wicks 1941-07-19
Movie No Hands on the Clock Red Harris 1941-12-01
Movie Flying Blind Bob Fuller 1941-08-29
Movie The Pittsburgh Kid Cliff Halliday 1941-08-29
Movie New Moon Alexander 1940-06-28
Movie Private Affairs Dick Cartwright 1940-07-05
Movie Arise, My Love Pinky O'Connor 1940-11-08
Movie The Bank Dick Mackley Q. Greene 1940-11-29
Movie Flight Command Lieut. 'Stichy' Payne 1940-12-27
Movie Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 8 Dick Purcell 1939-04-08
Movie Blackwell's Island Terry Walsh 1939-01-24
Movie Streets of New York T.P. 'Tap' Keenan 1939-04-12
Movie Irish Luck Steve Lanahan 1939-08-22
Movie While America Sleeps Dave Miller 1939-04-14
Movie Drunk Driving John Jones 1939-10-28
Movie Heroes in Blue Terry Murphy 1939-11-07
Movie Accidents Will Happen Jim Faber 1938-04-09
Movie Flight Into Nowhere Bill Kellogg 1938-04-19
Movie Over the Wall Ace Scanlon 1938-04-02
Movie The Daredevil Drivers Bill Foster 1938-02-12
Movie Air Devils Percy 'Slats' Harrington 1938-05-13
Movie Breakdowns of 1938 Himself 1938-02-07
Movie Nancy Drew: Detective Keiffer 1938-11-19
Movie Tough Kid 'Red' Murphy 1938-12-28
Movie Mystery House Lance O'Leary 1938-05-21
Movie Garden of the Moon Rick Fulton 1938-09-23
Movie Broadway Musketeers Vince Morrell 1938-10-08
Movie Valley of the Giants Creel 1938-09-17
Movie Penrod's Double Trouble Tex Boyden 1938-07-23
Movie Draegerman Courage Trapped Draegerman (uncredited) 1937-05-15
Movie Melody For Two Mel Lynch 1937-05-01
Movie Men In Exile Jimmy Carmody 1937-04-04
Movie Public Wedding Joe Taylor 1937-07-09
Movie Navy Blues Rusty Gibbs 1937-03-29
Movie Talent Scout Benefit Show Guest (archive footage) (uncredited) 1937-07-24
Movie Missing Witnesses "Bull" Regan 1937-12-11
Movie Alcatraz Island David 'Harp' Santell 1937-10-13
Movie Reported Missing Paul Wayne 1937-08-15
Movie Wine, Women and Horses George Mayhew 1937-09-11
Movie Snowed Under Bert (uncredited) 1936-03-29
Movie Brides Are Like That Dr. Randolph Jenkins (as Richard Purcell) 1936-04-18
Movie Follow the Fleet Lead Marine on Ship (uncredited) 1936-02-20
Movie Ceiling Zero Smiley (as Dick Purcell) 1936-01-16
Movie Times Square Playboy Wally Calhoun 1936-05-09
Movie Freshman Love Radio Announcer (uncredited) 1936-01-18
Movie Man Hunt Skip McHenry 1936-01-29
Movie Public Enemy's Wife Louie 1936-07-24
Movie The Captain's Kid George Chester 1936-11-14
Movie King of Hockey Gabby Dugan 1936-12-19
Movie The Case of the Velvet Claws Crandal 1936-08-15
Movie Jailbreak Ed Slayden 1936-08-05
Movie Bullets or Ballots Ed Driscoll 1936-06-06
Movie Bengal Tiger Nick DeLargo 1936-07-29
Movie The Law in Her Hands Marty 1936-05-16
Movie The Doorway to Hell Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited) 1930-10-18