Barton MacLane

Barton MacLane was a prolific film actor, making over 140 film appearances from the early 1930s to the late 1960s, but he is perhaps best known as General Peterson from the classic 1960s sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie. " ... Read more »
Born: 12/25/1902 in Columbia, South Carolina, USA


Actor (83)

Arizona Bushwhackers 1968 (Movie)

Sheriff Lloyd Grover (Actor)

Buckskin 1968 (Movie)

Doc Raymond (Actor)

The Rounders 1964 (Movie)

Tanner (Actor)

Town Tamer 1964 (Movie)


The Outlaws 1960 - 1962 (TV Show)


A Pocketful of Miracles 1961 (Movie)

Police Commissioner (Actor)

Noose For a Gunman 1959 (Movie)


The Geisha Boy 1958 (Movie)

Major Ridgley (Actor)

Four Star Playhouse 1952 - 1957 (TV Show)


The Kaiser Aluminum Hour 1955 - 1957 (TV Show)


Three Violent People 1956 (Movie)

Yates (Actor)

Foxfire 1955 (Movie)

Jim Mablett (Actor)

Jail Busters 1955 (Movie)

Guard Jenkins (Actor)

Wetbacks 1955 (Movie)


The Glenn Miller Story 1954 (Movie)

General Arnold (Actor)

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye 1950 (Movie)

Lt. John Reece (Actor)

Let's Dance 1949 (Movie)

Larry Channock (Actor)

Angel in Exile 1948 (Movie)

Max Giorgio (Actor)

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 1948 (Movie)


The Walls of Jericho 1948 (Movie)

Gotch McCurdy (Actor)

Tarzan and the Huntress 1947 (Movie)


Tarzan and the Amazons 1945 (Movie)

Ballister (Actor)

Secret Command 1944 (Movie)


Bombardier 1942 (Movie)

Sgt. Archie Dixon (Actor)

All Through the Night 1941 (Movie)


The Maltese Falcon 1941 (Movie)

Lt. of Detective Dundy (Actor)

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1940 (Movie)

Sam Higgins (Actor)

Melody Ranch 1939 (Movie)

Mark Wildhack (Actor)

San Quentin 1936 (Movie)

Lt. Druggin (Actor)

Bullets or Ballots 1935 (Movie)

Al Kruger (Actor)

Black Fury 1934 (Movie)

McGee (Actor)

Go Into Your Dance 1934 (Movie)


Barnacle Bill (Movie)

John Kelly (Actor)

Bengal Tiger (Movie)

Cliff Ballenger (Actor)

Best of the Badmen (Movie)

Joad (Actor)

Blondes at Work (Movie)

Lt. Steve McBride (Actor)

Bugles in the Afternoon (Movie)

Capt. Myles Moylan (Actor)

Ceiling Zero (Movie)

Al Stone (Actor)

Come Live with Me (Movie)

Barney Grogan (Actor)

Cry of the Werewolf (Movie)

Lt. Barry Lane (Actor)

Dr. Socrates (Movie)

Red Bastian (Actor)

Draegerman Courage (Movie)

Andre Beaupre (Actor)

Drums in the Deep South (Movie)

McCardle (Actor)

Ever Since Eve (Movie)

Al McCoy (Actor)

Fly-Away Baby (Movie)

Steve McBride (Actor)

Frisco Kid (Movie)

Spider Burke (Actor)

G-Men (Movie)

Brad Collins (Actor)

God's Country and the Woman (Movie)

Bullhead (Actor)

Gold Is Where You Find It (Movie)

Slag Minton (Actor)

His Woman (Movie)

Crewman (Actor)

Hit the Road (Movie)

James J. Ryan, Alias Valentine (Actor)

I Found Stella Parish (Movie)

Clifton Jeffords (Actor)

Jailbreak (Movie)

Detective Capt. Rourke (Actor)

Kansas Pacific (Movie)

Calvin Bruce (Actor)

Man of the Forest (Movie)

Mulvey (Actor)

Marine Raiders (Movie)

Sgt. Maguire (Actor)

Men without Souls (Movie)

Blackie Drew (Actor)

Mutiny in the Big House (Movie)

Red Manson (Actor)

Mysterious Intruder (Movie)

Detective Taggart (Actor)

Nabonga (Movie)

Carl Hurst (Actor)

Red Light (Movie)

Strecker (Actor)

Silver River (Movie)

Banjo Sweeney (Actor)

Song of Texas (Movie)

Jim Calvert (Actor)

The Big Street (Movie)

Case Ables (Actor)

The Case of the Lucky Legs (Movie)

Bissonette (Actor)

The Cocoanuts (Movie)

Bather (Actor)

The Crime Doctor's Strangest Case (Movie)

Rief (Actor)

The Kid Comes Back (Movie)

Gunner Malone (Actor)

The Mummy's Ghost (Movie)

Inspector Walgreen (Actor)

The Prince and the Pauper (Movie)

John Canty (Actor)

The Spanish Main (Movie)

Capt. Black (Actor)

The Storm (Movie)

Capt. Cogswell (Actor)

The Thundering Herd (Movie)

Prewitt (Actor)

The Underdog (Movie)

John Tate (Actor)

Tillie and Gus (Movie)

Commissioner McLennan (Actor)

Times Square Playboy (Movie)

Casey (Actor)

Torchy Blane in Chinatown (Movie)

Steve McBride (Actor)

Torchy Gets Her Man (Movie)

Steve McBride (Actor)

Torchy Runs for Mayor (Movie)

Lt. Steve McBride (Actor)

Western Union (Movie)

Jack Slade (Actor)

Wild Geese Calling (Movie)

Pirate Kelly (Actor)

Wine, Women and Horses (Movie)

Jim Turner (Actor)

You and Me (Movie)

Mickey (Actor)


Barton MacLane was a prolific film actor, making over 140 film appearances from the early 1930s to the late 1960s, but he is perhaps best known as General Peterson from the classic 1960s sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie. " MacLane moved from theater to film in the early 1930s, playing a series of predominantly tough guy roles over the course of the decade. In 1938, he had the lead part in the crime drama "Prison Break." In 1941, he played the supporting part of Sam Higgins in the Spencer Tracy and Ingrid Bergman-starring sci-fi horror film, "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." In 1941, MacLane landed a supporting role in the classic film noir mystery "The Maltese Falcon," starring Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade. Later that decade, in 1948, MacLane worked with Bogart again, in a classic of another genre, the adventure-western film "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre." In 1954, MacLane appeared in an altogether different genre, with a supporting part in the James Stewart-starring biopic "The Glenn Miller Story." On TV, MacLane took a lead part in the 1960 western "Outlaws," and later in the decade appeared on two episodes of "Gunsmoke." But his most lasting pop-cultural legacy began in 1965, as the frequently befuddled General Peterson, Major Anthony Nelson's (Larry Hagman) boss on "I Dream of Jeannie," which starred Barbara Eden. MacLane passed away from cancer at age 69.


survived him

survived him

Charlotte Wynters

survived him


American Academy of Dramatic Arts

New York, New York

Wesleyan University

Middletown, Connecticut