Byron Foulger

Character actor Byron Foulger's familiar face was seen in over 450 feature films and TV series across his lengthy and fruitful screen career, most notably in the 1940s as part of acclaimed director Preston Sturges' core ... Read more »
Born: 08/27/1899


Actor (130)

Petticoat Junction 1963 - 1970 (TV Show)


The Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County 1970 (Movie)

Rev. Marshall (Actor)

Captain Nice 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)


Marriage on the Rocks 1964 (Movie)

Mr Bruno (Actor)

Dennis the Menace 1959 - 1963 (TV Show)


Son of Flubber 1962 (Movie)

Proprietor (Actor)

A Pocketful of Miracles 1961 (Movie)

Lloyd--the Assistant Hotel Manager (Actor)

Full Circle 1959 - 1961 (TV Show)


Twelve Hours to Kill 1960 (Movie)

Shelby Gardner (Actor)

The Long, Hot Summer 1958 (Movie)

Harris (Actor)

Dino 1957 (Movie)


The River's Edge 1957 (Movie)

Barry (Actor)

You Can't Run Away From It 1956 (Movie)

Billings (Actor)

At Gunpoint 1955 (Movie)

Larry--the Teller (Actor)

The Scarlet Coat 1955 (Movie)

Man (Actor)

The Spoilers 1955 (Movie)

Montrose (Actor)

Cattle Queen of Montana 1954 (Movie)

Land Office Employee (Actor)

Confidentially Connie 1953 (Movie)

Professor (Actor)

The Magnetic Monster 1953 (Movie)

Simon (Actor)

Cruisin' Down the River 1952 (Movie)

Ben Fisher (Actor)

Home Town Story 1951 (Movie)

Berny Miles (Actor)

Dead Reckoning 1947 (Movie)

Night Attendent (Actor)

Dick Tracy Vs. Cueball 1946 (Movie)

Simon Little (Actor)

The Postman Always Rings Twice 1946 (Movie)

Picnic (Actor)

Brewster's Millions 1945 (Movie)

Attorney (Actor)

Hangmen Also Die 1942 (Movie)

Bartos (Actor)

In Old Oklahoma 1942 (Movie)

Wilkins (Actor)

Sullivan's Travels 1941 (Movie)

Mr. Valdelle (Actor)

Television Spy 1938 (Movie)

William Sheldon (Actor)

A Southern Yankee (Movie)

Mr. Duncan (Actor)

Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever (Movie)

Mark Hansen (Actor)

Arch of Triumph (Movie)

Policeman (Actor)

Arizona (Movie)

Pete Kitchen (Actor)

Beautiful But Broke (Movie)

Maxwell McKay (Actor)

Bells of San Fernando (Movie)

Garcia (Actor)

Casanova Brown (Movie)

Fletcher (Actor)

Champagne for Caesar (Movie)

Gerald (Actor)

Circumstantial Evidence (Movie)

Bolger (Actor)

Coney Island (Movie)

Organist (Actor)

Cornered (Movie)

Night Clerk (Actor)

Courage of Lassie (Movie)

Dr. Coleman (Actor)

Dark Mountain (Movie)

Harvey Bates (Actor)

Don Juan Quilligan (Movie)


Dr. Kildare's Crisis (Movie)

Orderly (Actor)

Edison, the Man (Movie)

Edwin Hall (Actor)

Ellery Queen. Master Detective (Movie)

Amos (Actor)

Ever Since Venus (Movie)

Henley, the Druggist (Actor)

Exile Express (Movie)

Serge (Actor)

Gangster's Boy (Movie)

Secretary (Actor)

Hi Diddle Diddle (Movie)

Watson (Actor)

Hold That Line (Movie)

Prof. Grog (Actor)

Hoppy Serves a Writ (Movie)

Storekeeper Danvers (Actor)

House of Horrors (Movie)

Mr. Samuels (Actor)

I Am a Criminal (Movie)


I Shot Jesse James (Movie)

Room Clerk (Actor)

In Name Only (Movie)

Owen (Actor)

It's All in Your Mind (Movie)


Key to the City (Movie)

Custodian (Actor)

King of the Newsboys (Movie)

Gazette Owner (Actor)

Larceny on the Air (Movie)

Pete (Actor)

Let Us Live (Movie)

Defense Attorney (Actor)

Magnificent Doll (Movie)

Servant (Actor)

Maisie Goes to Reno (Movie)

Dr. Cummings (Actor)

Make Way for Tomorrow (Movie)

Mr. Dale (Actor)

Man Made Monster (Movie)

2nd Alienist (Actor)

Man from Headquarters (Movie)

Hotel Manager (Actor)

Marriage Is a Private Affair (Movie)

Ned Bolton (Actor)

Meet Boston Blackie (Movie)

Blind man (Actor)

Million Dollar Legs (Movie)

Mr. Day (Actor)

Ministry of Fear (Movie)

Mr. Newby (Actor)

Miss Annie Rooney (Movie)

Randall (Actor)

Music in Manhattan (Movie)

Ticket Agent (Actor)

My Six Convicts (Movie)

Doc Brint (Actor)

Nob Hill (Movie)

Usher (Actor)

Out of the Storm (Movie)

Al Weinstock (Actor)

Pacific Rendezvous (Movie)

Drum Man (Actor)

Proudly We Hail (Movie)

Mr. Larson (Actor)

Quiet Please, Murder (Movie)

Edmund Walpole (Actor)

Remember the Day (Movie)

Photographer (Actor)

Ridin' on a Rainbow (Movie)

Matt Evans (Actor)

Riding High (Movie)

Maitre d' (Actor)

Samson and Delilah (Movie)


Satan's Cradle (Movie)

Henry Lane (Actor)

Sensation Hunters (Movie)

Mark Rogers (Actor)

Sentimental Journey (Movie)

Clerk in Toy Shop (Actor)

She Knew All the Answers (Movie)

Man (Actor)

Silver Spurs (Movie)

Justice of the Peace (Actor)

Since You Went Away (Movie)

Principal (Actor)

Skirts Ahoy! (Movie)

Tearoom manager (Actor)

Sky Murder (Movie)

Kuse (Actor)

Stand By for Action (Movie)

Pharmacist's Mate "Doc" Miller (Actor)

Streets of Laredo (Movie)

Artist (Actor)

Summer Storm (Movie)

Clerk in Newspaper Office (Actor)

Superman and the Mole Men (Movie)

Jeff Reagan (Actor)

Suspense (Movie)

Cab Driver (Actor)

The Adventures of Don Coyote (Movie)

Felton (Actor)

The Black Raven (Movie)

Horace Weatherby (Actor)

The Bride Goes Wild (Movie)

Max (Actor)

The Chinese Ring (Movie)

Armstrong (Actor)

The Duke Comes Back (Movie)


The Falcon Strikes Back (Movie)

Argyle (Actor)

The Forest Rangers (Movie)

Collector (Actor)

The Gay Vagabond (Movie)

Vogel (Actor)

The Hoodlum Saint (Movie)

J. Cornwall Travers (Actor)

The Human Comedy (Movie)

Blenton (Actor)

The Inspector General (Movie)

Burbis (Actor)

The Love War (TV Show)


The Magnificent Dope (Movie)

Man (Actor)

The Man They Could Not Hang (Movie)

Lang (Actor)

The Man with Nine Lives (Movie)

Dr. Bassett (Actor)

The Michigan Kid (Movie)

Mr. Porter (Actor)

The Moonlighter (Movie)


The Panther's Claw (Movie)

Everett Digberry (Actor)

The Return of October (Movie)

Jonathan (Actor)

The Saint's Double Trouble (Movie)

Jewel Cutter (Actor)

The Secret of Dr. Kildare (Movie)

Attendant (Actor)

The Show-Off (Movie)

Jenkins (Actor)

The Sniper (Movie)

Pete Eureka (Actor)

The Whistler (Movie)

Flophouse Clerk (Actor)

Three Men in White (Movie)

Technician (Actor)

Till the Clouds Roll By (Movie)

Frohman's Secretary (Actor)

To Please a Lady (Movie)

Shoe Fitter (Actor)

Too Many Winners (Movie)

Edwards (Actor)

True Confession (Movie)

Ballistic expert (Actor)

Two Sisters from Boston (Movie)


Unconquered (Movie)

Townsman (Actor)

Up in Smoke (TV Show)


Weekend at the Waldorf (Movie)

Barber (Actor)

Wrecking Crew (Movie)

Mission Worker (Actor)

You Belong To Me (Movie)

Delaney (Actor)


Character actor Byron Foulger's familiar face was seen in over 450 feature films and TV series across his lengthy and fruitful screen career, most notably in the 1940s as part of acclaimed director Preston Sturges' core acting troupe. After cutting his teeth on Broadway and in radio appearances, Foulger began acting on screen in the late 1930s. With a knack for characterizations of whiny, shifty, mealy-mouthed supporting characters, he landed parts in many features before finding himself in Sturges' gang of stock character actors. Throughout the 1940s he appeared in five of the director's features, including the instant-classic Hollywood satire "Sullivan's Travels." Though he was a minor player in these bigger-budget Hollywood productions, he found meatier roles in lesser pictures like the B horror flick "The Man They Could Not Hang." In the 1950s he began to appear on television, with small character arcs and one-off appearances on dozens of series. Shopkeepers, businessmen, bank tellers--these sorts of mild-mannered, minor-but-necessary parts were his forte. In 1957 director William Beaudine playfully cast him against type as the Devil himself in the Bowery Boys comedy "Up in Smoke." As television grew in popularity, so did Foulger, who worked on the small screen with recurring parts on "Dennis the Menace," "Lassie," and, in one of his last performances, the role of train engineer Wendell Gibbs on long-running sitcom "Petticoat Junction." Foulger died of heart problems at the age of 70.