Dan White

At the age of 14, Dan White left Lakeland, Florida, where he had grown up with his large family of 12 siblings. He began traveling the southern United States and performing in a variety of minstrel, vaudeville, tent ... Read more »
Born: 03/25/1908

Filmography

Actor (22)

Smoke in the Wind 1970 (Movie)

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Red Tomahawk 1966 (Movie)

First Prospector (Actor)

Apache Uprising 1965 (Movie)

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To Kill a Mockingbird 1962 (Movie)

Man (Actor)

Attack of the Giant Leeches 1959 (Movie)

Slim Reed (Actor)

This Earth Is Mine 1958 (Movie)

Judge Gruber (Actor)

Band of Angels 1957 (Movie)

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Jailhouse Rock 1957 (Movie)

Paymaster (Actor)

The Lonely Man 1957 (Movie)

(Actor)

Great Day in the Morning 1956 (Movie)

Rogers (Actor)

The Last Hunt 1956 (Movie)

Deputy (Actor)

The Rainmaker 1956 (Movie)

Deputy (Actor)

The Road to Denver 1955 (Movie)

Joslyn (Actor)

The Tall Men 1955 (Movie)

Hotel Clerk (Actor)

Suddenly 1954 (Movie)

Burge (Actor)

Taza, Son of Cochise 1954 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

The Americano 1954 (Movie)

Barney Dent (Actor)

Inferno 1952 (Movie)

Lee (Actor)

His Kind of Woman 1951 (Movie)

Tex Kearns (Actor)

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Actor

They Call It Murder (TV Show)

Actor
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

Lincoln 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Photography

Biography

At the age of 14, Dan White left Lakeland, Florida, where he had grown up with his large family of 12 siblings. He began traveling the southern United States and performing in a variety of minstrel, vaudeville, tent, and theater shows. He finally stopped and spent nine years performing with his brother Willard in a stock theater company at the Rialto Theater in Tampa. In 1933, during the lean years of the Great Depression, he had to take a break from performing in order to support his new wife and her child. By 1935, he had decided to pursue his dream of acting full time and relocated to Los Angeles. His decision seemed at first to be ill-advised, as he had trouble finding work, but finally he began to get work with the Republic Pictures Corporation. That first year, he appeared in six films though, as with many of the movies he was in during his career, he was uncredited in most of them. He was extremely prolific, claiming to have appeared in over 300 films, the vast majority of which were westerns. Some films he appeared in included "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1962), "Giant" (1956), "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940), and "The Yearling" (1946). He also said he appeared in over 150 television cameos, on programs like the Westerns "Bonanza", "The Virginian", and "Rawhide". After 40 years in Hollywood, he retired in Tampa, Florida, making occasional guest appearances as himself on programs like TV talk shows and specials.

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