Dick Foran

Actor, Singer
The "Cowboy from Brooklyn" was actually from New Jersey in real life. .. but close enough. Dick Foran began his career crooning his way through musical Westerns like "Cowboy from Brooklyn," the story of a singer who has ... Read more »
Born: 06/18/1910 in Flemington, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (45)

O.K. Crackerby 1965 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

Studs Lonigan 1960 (Movie)

Patrick Lonigan (Actor)

The Swamp Fox 1959 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

The Atomic Submarine 1959 (Movie)

Wendover (Actor)

The Fearmakers 1958 (Movie)

Jim McGinnis (Actor)

Violent Road 1958 (Movie)

Sarge (Actor)

Chicago Confidential 1957 (Movie)

Blaine (Actor)

Miracle on 34th Street 1955 - 1956 (TV Show)

Actor

The Philadelphia Story 1954 - 1955 (TV Show)

Actor

The Chevrolet Tele-Theater 1948 - 1950 (TV Show)

Actor

Fort Apache 1948 (Movie)

Sergeant of the Guard (Actor)

My Little Chickadee 1939 (Movie)

Wayne Carter (Actor)

Boy Meets Girl 1938 (Movie)

Larry Toms (Actor)

Cowboy From Brooklyn 1938 (Movie)

Sam Thorne (Actor)

Four Daughters 1937 (Movie)

Ernest (Actor)

Black Legion 1935 (Movie)

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Dangerous 1934 (Movie)

Teddy (Actor)

The Petrified Forest 1934 (Movie)

Boze Hertzlinger (Actor)

Accent on Youth (Movie)

Butch (Actor)

Al Jennings of Oklahoma (Movie)

Frank Jennings (Actor)

Daughters Courageous (Movie)

Eddie Moore (Actor)

Earthworm Tractors (Movie)

Emmet McManus (Actor)

Four Mothers (Movie)

Ernest Talbot (Actor)

Four Wives (Movie)

Ernest Talbot (Actor)

Guest Wife (Movie)

Chris (Actor)

Guns of the Pecos (Movie)

Steve Ainslee (Actor)

Horror Island (Movie)

Bill (Actor)

I Stole a Million (Movie)

Paul Carver (Actor)

In the Navy (Movie)

Dynamite Dugan (Actor)

It's a Small World (Movie)

Motor Cop (Actor)

Keep 'Em Flying (Movie)

Jinx Roberts (Actor)

Land Beyond the Law (Movie)

Chip Douglas (Actor)

Mob Town (Movie)

Sgt. Frank Conroy (Actor)

Over the Wall (Movie)

Jerry Davis (Actor)

Private Detective (Movie)

Jim Rickey (Actor)

Public Enemy's Wife (Movie)

Thomas Duncan McKay (Actor)

Ride 'Em Cowboy (Movie)

Jimmy Roberts (Actor)

Shipmates Forever (Movie)

Gifford (Actor)

Stand up and Cheer (Movie)

Specialty Number (Actor)

The Big Noise (Movie)

Don Andrews (Actor)

The Fighting 69th (Movie)

John Wynn (Actor)

The Golden Arrow (Movie)

Tommy Blake (Actor)

The House of the Seven Gables (Movie)

Matthew Holgrave (Actor)

The Mummy's Hand (Movie)

Steve Banning (Actor)

The Perfect Specimen (Movie)

Jink Catter (Actor)

Biography

The "Cowboy from Brooklyn" was actually from New Jersey in real life. .. but close enough. Dick Foran began his career crooning his way through musical Westerns like "Cowboy from Brooklyn," the story of a singer who has to pretend he's a cowboy in order to secure a job, and "Song of the Saddle," in which he plays a son who grows up to avenge his father's death. Warner Bros. was grooming Foran to compete with the already famous singing cowboy Gene Autry. In the early 1940s, Foran took a break from serenading the savannah and moseyed on over to Universal Studios. There he dipped his toes into the horror genre, playing Steve Banning in "The Mummy's Hand" (in which he and a fellow archaeologist accidentally unearth the undead) and its sequel, "The Mummy's Tomb." Foran's flirtation with embalmed corpses was brief, however; he returned to the Old West in "Fort Apache," a John Wayne/Henry Fonda vehicle. "Fort Apache" was a solemn, authentic look at the Old West, in stark contrast to the nostalgic and hagiographic depictions of cowboys seen in Foran's earlier work. The era of the singing cowboy was over, but Dick Foran demonstrated he could adapt with grace to the changing times.

EDUCATION

Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey

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