Dan Duryea

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One of the best known and most effective movie villains of the postwar years, actor Dan Duryea specialized in truly unpleasant figures who lacked even a shred of moral decency in such popular screen efforts as "Ball of ... Read more »
Born: 01/23/1907 in White Plains, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (42)

Peyton Place 1964 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

Winchester '73 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bounty Killer 1965 (Movie)

Willie Duggan (Actor)

The Flight of the Phoenix 1964 (Movie)

Standish (Actor)

Six Black Horses 1961 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Barbara Stanwyck Theater 1960 - 1961 (TV Show)

Actor

Platinum High School 1960 (Movie)

Major Redfern Kelly (Actor)

The Desilu Playhouse 1958 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle Hymn 1957 (Movie)

Sergeant Herman (Actor)

Night Passage 1957 (Movie)

Whitey Harbin (Actor)

Slaughter on Tenth Avenue 1957 (Movie)

John Jacob Masters (Actor)

The Burglar 1957 (Movie)

Nat Harbin (Actor)

Foxfire 1955 (Movie)

Hugh Slater (Actor)

Storm Fear 1955 (Movie)

Fred (Actor)

The Marauders 1955 (Movie)

Mr Avery (Actor)

World For Ransom 1954 (Movie)

Mike Callahan (Actor)

Ride Clear of Diablo 1953 (Movie)

Whitey Kincade (Actor)

Criss Cross 1949 (Movie)

Slim Dundee (Actor)

Along Came Jones 1945 (Movie)

Monte Jarrad (Actor)

Scarlet Street 1945 (Movie)

Johnny Prince (Actor)

Mrs. Parkington 1944 (Movie)

Jack Stilham (Actor)

None But the Lonely Heart 1943 (Movie)

Lew Tate (Actor)

The Woman in the Window 1943 (Movie)

Heidt (Actor)

Ball of Fire 1942 (Movie)

Duke Pastrami (Actor)

Sahara 1942 (Movie)

Jimmy Doyle (Actor)

The Pride of the Yankees 1941 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Little Foxes 1940 (Movie)

Leo Hubbard (Actor)

Al Jennings of Oklahoma (Movie)

Al Jennings (Actor)

Black Angel (Movie)

Martin Blair (Actor)

Black Bart (Movie)

Charles E. Boles (Actor)

Lady on a Train (Movie)

Arnold Waring (Actor)

Larceny (Movie)

Silky Randall (Actor)

Manhandled (Movie)

Karl Benson (Actor)

Ministry of Fear (Movie)

Cost/Travers (Actor)

Stranger on the Run (TV Show)

Actor

The Great Flamarion (Movie)

Al Wallace (Actor)

The Underworld Story (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

Thunder Bay (Movie)

Johnny Gambi (Actor)

Too Late for Tears (Movie)

Danny Fuller (Actor)

Valley of Decision (Movie)

William Scott, Jr. (Actor)

White Tie and Tails (Movie)

Charles Dumont (Actor)

Winchester '73 (Movie)

Waco Johnny Dean, the Kansas Kid (Actor)

Biography

One of the best known and most effective movie villains of the postwar years, actor Dan Duryea specialized in truly unpleasant figures who lacked even a shred of moral decency in such popular screen efforts as "Ball of Fire" (1941), "Along Came Jones" (1945), "Winchester '73" (1950) and classic noir like "Criss Cross" (1949). A rare screen heel that could charm audiences despite his criminal acts, Duryea enlivened both minor and major features for over a decade, which later boosted him from character player to leading man in the late 1940s and early 1950s, with occasional forays into heroic roles, most notably in "Black Angel" (1946) and on the television series "China Smith" (syndicated, 1952-56). In the late 1950s, Duryea returned to character parts, playing more even-tempered if still deeply flawed men in "The Burglar" (1957) and "The Flight of the Phoenix" (1965) for Robert Aldrich, who cast Duryea in several of his feature efforts. Television became his primary outlet in the 1960s, where he essayed memorable turns on "The Twilight Zone" (CBS, 1959-1964), among countless other shows, while lending his Hollywood pedigree to low-budget efforts for international film producers. A versatile character actor for over 20 years, Dan Duryea proved that, at least in the film business, bad guys sometimes finished first.

Relationships

Peter Duryea

Son

EDUCATION

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

Milestones

1940

Film debut in "The Little Foxes"

1935

Broadway debut

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