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Don Dubbins

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Don Dubbins (June 28, 1928 - August 17, 1991), originally Donald Dubbins, was an American actor of film and television who in his early career usually played younger military roles, particularly in such classic pictures as From Here to Eternity (1953) and The Caine Mutiny (1954). Screen giant James Cagney took a liking to Dubbins and procured roles for him in two 1956 films, These Wilder Years and Tribute to a Bad Man. In the former, Dubbins played Cagney's long-lost adopted son; in the latter, he was in a romantic triangle with cattle boss Cagney for the affections of a senorita. In 1957, Dubbins played a callow young United States Marines private in Jack Webb's The D.I. In 1958, Dubbins was cast in From the Earth to the Moon, a science fiction picture based on Jules Verne's novel of the same title. As Dubbins matured, he appeared in such films as The Prize in 1963, The Illustrated Man (based on a Ray Bradbury novel) in 1969, and Death Wish II in 1982. Dubbins appeared in many television roles, including four episodes each of CBS's Gunsmoke, Perry Mason and Rawhide in Season 1/14 Incident of the Dog Days. In 1960, Dubbins appeared in the episode "Elegy" of CBS's The Twilight Zone. That same year he guest starred with Mel Torme in NBC's crime drama Dan Raven starring Skip Homeier. In 1961, he played a deputy who inadvertently killed his outlaw-brother in an episode of Stagecoach West, a Four Star Television series on ABC. He later appeared on the CBS anthology The Lloyd Bridges Show, and with Walter Brennan in ABC's The Guns of Will Sonnett. He appeared in the 1965 pilot episode of I Dream of Jeannie, and returned for one of the series' final episodes (as a different character) in 1970. In 1966, Dubbins appeared with Robert F. Simon as guest stars in the episode "Long Journey to Leavenworth" in the NBC series The Road West, starring Barry Sullivan, Andrew Prine, and Glenn Corbett. Dubbins appeared twice on NBC's Little House on the Prairie with Michael Landon and five times on CBS's Barnaby Jones crime drama with Buddy Ebsen. Dubbins appeared in several episodes of Jack Webb's Dragnet 1967 series on NBC. Dubbins played the part of Billy Carter in "The Incident of the Dog Days" on Rawhide. Dubbins' last TV roles were in episodes of CBS's Knots Landing (1979), ABC's Dynasty (1981), and NBC's Highway to Heaven (1984). The Brooklyn-born Dubbins retired to Greenville, South Carolina, where his last acting was at the Warehouse Theater as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman. He succumbed to cancer at the age of sixty-three. Description above from the Wikipedia article Don Dubbins, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jun 28, 1928 In Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Philco Television Playhouse 1948-10-03
Latest Project:
Series Murder, She Wrote 1984-09-30
Known For
Poster of Little House on the Prairie
Poster of The Illustrated Man
Poster of I Dream of Jeannie
Poster of From Here to Eternity
Series Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Series Highway to Heaven Unknown 1984-09-19
Series Murder, She Wrote Dr. Charmichael 1984-09-30
Series Dynasty Unknown 1981-01-12
Series Simon & Simon Unknown 1981-11-24
Series Knots Landing Unknown 1979-12-27
Series The Incredible Hulk Unknown 1977-11-04
Series Firehouse Unknown 1974-04-11
Series Movin' On Unknown 1974-05-08
Series Little House on the Prairie Unknown 1974-09-11
Series The Manhunter Unknown 1974-09-11
Series Run, Joe, Run Unknown 1974-09-07
Movie Outrage Mr. Werner 1973-11-28
Series The Rookies Unknown 1972-09-11
Movie The Hoax Sergeant O'Roherty 1972-04-19
Series Banacek Sheriff Jessup 1972-09-13
Series Kung Fu Unknown 1972-10-14
Series Search Unknown 1972-09-13
Series Cannon Unknown 1971-09-14
Movie Run, Simon, Run Freddy Tomb 1970-12-01
Movie The Illustrated Man Pickard 1969-03-26
Series Then Came Bronson Unknown 1969-09-17
Series The Mod Squad Unknown 1968-09-24
Series The Invaders Wesley J. Sanders 1967-01-10
Movie Gunfight in Abilene Rod Sprague 1967-02-03
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Series The Guns of Will Sonnett Unknown 1967-09-08
Series The Big Valley Unknown 1965-09-15
Series I Dream of Jeannie Jay Russell 1965-09-18
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Series Petticoat Junction Unknown 1963-09-24
Series The Fugitive Unknown 1963-09-17
Series The Great Adventure Unknown 1963-09-27
Series Kraft Suspense Theatre Unknown 1963-10-10
Movie The Prize Ivar Cramer, Light Henchman 1963-12-25
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Series General Electric True Unknown 1962-09-30
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Series Wichita Town Unknown 1959-09-30
Series Men into Space Unknown 1959-09-30
Series One Step Beyond Unknown 1959-01-20
Series Law of the Plainsman Unknown 1959-10-01
Series The Alaskans Unknown 1959-10-04
Series Adventures in Paradise Unknown 1959-10-05
Series Johnny Ringo Harley Crale 1959-10-02
Series The Twilight Zone Peter Kirby 1959-10-02
Series Hawaiian Eye Unknown 1959-10-07
Series The Rifleman Unknown 1958-09-30
Series Wanted: Dead or Alive Unknown 1958-09-06
Movie Enchanted Island Tom 1958-11-08
Series 77 Sunset Strip Unknown 1958-10-10
Movie From the Earth to the Moon Ben Sharpe 1958-11-26
Movie The D.I. Pvt. Owens 1957-05-30
Series Sugarfoot Unknown 1957-09-17
Series Perry Mason Deputy D.A. Vincent 1957-09-21
Series M Squad Unknown 1957-09-20
Movie Tribute to a Bad Man Steve Miller 1956-03-30
Movie These Wilder Years Mark 1956-08-17
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Movie The Caine Mutiny Seaman 1st Class Urban (uncredited) 1954-06-23
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Movie From Here to Eternity Pvt. Friday Clark (uncredited) 1953-08-28
Series Robert Montgomery Presents Unknown 1950-01-30
Series The Philco Television Playhouse Unknown 1948-10-03