Douglas Fowley

Actor, Producer, Director
Despite his slick, handsome appearance, Douglas Fowley was frequently cast as a bad guy or rabble-rouser for much of his acting career. His early credits consisted of B-flicks such as the 1937 comedy "Charlie Chan on ... Read more »
Born: 05/30/1911 in Bronx, New York, USA


Actor (108)

Black Oak Conspiracy 1975 (Movie)

Bryan Hancock (Actor)

Homebodies 1974 (Movie)

Mr Crawford (Actor)

Walking Tall 1973 (Movie)


The Good Guys and the Bad Guys 1969 (Movie)

Grundy (Actor)

Nightmare in the Sun 1964 (Movie)


Miracle of the White Stallions 1963 (Movie)


The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao 1963 (Movie)

Toothless Cowboy (Actor)

Barabbas 1962 (Movie)

Potter (Actor)

Desire in the Dust 1960 (Movie)

Zuba Wilson (Actor)

These Thousand Hills 1958 (Movie)

Whitey (Actor)

Bandido 1956 (Movie)

McGee (Actor)

Man From Del Rio 1956 (Movie)


Texas Lady 1955 (Movie)

Clay Ballard (Actor)

The Girl Rush 1955 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Casanova's Big Night 1954 (Movie)

2nd Prisoner (Actor)

Deep in My Heart 1954 (Movie)

Harold Butterfield (Actor)

The High and the Mighty 1954 (Movie)

Alsop (Actor)

The Naked Jungle 1954 (Movie)

Medicine Man (Actor)

Three Ring Circus 1954 (Movie)

Payroll Official (Actor)

Cat Women of the Moon 1953 (Movie)

Walter (Actor)

The Lone Gun 1953 (Movie)


Cruisin' Down the River 1952 (Movie)

Humphrey Hepburn (Actor)

Just This Once 1952 (Movie)


Singin' in the Rain 1952 (Movie)

Roscoe Dexter (Actor)

This Woman Is Dangerous 1952 (Movie)

Club Manager (Actor)

Edge of Doom 1950 (Movie)

Detective (Actor)

Killer Shark 1950 (Movie)

Louie Bracado (Actor)

Behind Locked Doors 1948 (Movie)

Larson (Actor)

Coroner Creek 1948 (Movie)

Stew Shallis (Actor)

Don't Fence Me In 1945 (Movie)


Tanks a Million 1940 (Movie)

Capt. Rossmead (Actor)

Dodge City 1938 (Movie)

Munger (Actor)

Alexander's Ragtime Band 1937 (Movie)

Snapper (Actor)

Sing, Baby, Sing 1935 (Movie)

Mac (Actor)

Across the Wide Missouri (Movie)

Tin Cup Owens (Actor)

And the Angels Sing (Movie)

Cafe Manager (Actor)

Big Brown Eyes (Movie)

Benny Bottle (Actor)

Black Bart (Movie)

Sheriff Mix (Actor)

Boy Friend (Movie)

Ed Boyd (Actor)

Bunco Squad (Movie)

McManus (Actor)

Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (Movie)

Peter Lewis (Actor)

Charlie Chan on Broadway (Movie)

John Burke (Actor)

Cherokee Strip (Movie)

Alf (Actor)

Crash Donovan (Movie)

Harris (Actor)

Desperate (Movie)

Pete (Actor)

Docks of New Orleans (Movie)

Grock (Actor)

East of the River (Movie)

Cy Turner (Actor)

Ellery Queen. Master Detective (Movie)

Rocky Taylor (Actor)

Fifty Roads to Town (Movie)

Dutch Nelson (Actor)

Flaxy Martin (Movie)

Detective (Actor)

Freddie Steps Out (Movie)


Gildersleeve's Bad Day (Movie)

Louie Barton (Actor)

Hay Foot (Movie)


Henry Goes Arizona (Movie)

Ricky Dole (Actor)

High School Hero (Movie)

Coach Carter (Actor)

Hoedown (Movie)

Buttons (Actor)

If You Knew Susie (Movie)

Marty (Actor)

In Fast Company (Movie)

Steve Trent (Actor)

Jitterbugs (Movie)

Malcolm Bennett (Actor)

Kansas Pacific (Movie)

Janus (Actor)

Lady in the Death House (Movie)

Brad (Actor)

Larceny in Her Heart (Movie)

Doc Patterson (Actor)

Lost Canyon (Movie)

Jeff Burton (Actor)

Love and Hisses (Movie)

Webster (Actor)

Lucky Night (Movie)

George (Actor)

Merton of the Movies (Movie)

Phil (Actor)

Mighty Joe Young (Movie)

Jones (Actor)

Minesweeper (Movie)

Lieutenant Wells (Actor)

Mr. Moto's Gamble (Movie)

Nick Crowder (Actor)

Navy Born (Movie)

Bassett (Actor)

Old Man Rhythm (Movie)

Oyster (Actor)

On the Avenue (Movie)

Eddie Eads (Actor)

One Body Too Many (Movie)

Henry Rutherford (Actor)

One Mile from Heaven (Movie)

Jim Tabor (Actor)

Operator 13 (Movie)

Union Officer (Actor)

Passport Husband (Movie)

Tiger Martin (Actor)

Rationing (Movie)

Dixie Samson (Actor)

Renegades of Sonora (Movie)


Riding High (Movie)

Brown (Actor)

Ring Around the Moon (Movie)

Ted Curlew (Actor)

Roses Are Red (Movie)

Oliver (Actor)

Satan's Cradle (Movie)

Steve Gentry (Actor)

Scared to Death (Movie)

Terry Lee (Actor)

See Here, Private Hargrove (Movie)

Capt. Manville (Actor)

Slightly Honorable (Movie)

Charles Madder (Actor)

South of Caliente (Movie)

Dave Norris (Actor)

Stand By for Action (Movie)

Ens. Martin (Actor)

Straight from the Heart (Movie)

"Speed" Spelvin (Actor)

Street of Missing Men (Movie)

Eddie Morgun (Actor)

Submarine Patrol (Movie)

Brett (Actor)

Sunset on the Desert (Movie)

McCall (Actor)

Take Me Out to the Ball Game (Movie)

Karl (Actor)

Tarzan's Peril (Movie)

Trask (Actor)

The Devil with Hitler (Movie)

Walter (Actor)

The Girl from Missouri (Movie)


The Great Swindle (Movie)

Rocky Andrews (Actor)

The Hucksters (Movie)

Georgie Gaver (Actor)

The Man Behind the Gun (Movie)

Buckley (Actor)

The Mississippi Gambler (Movie)

Chet Matthews (Actor)

The Trespasser (Movie)

Bill Munroe (Actor)

This is My Affair (Movie)

Alec (Actor)

Three on a Ticket (Movie)

Mace Morgan (Actor)

Time out for Murder (Movie)

Dutch Moran (Actor)

Two for Tonight (Movie)

Pooch Donahue (Actor)

Undercover Maisie (Movie)

Daniels (Actor)

Wake up and Live (Movie)

Jerrnan (Actor)

Wild and Woolly (Movie)

Blackie Morgan (Actor)
Director (1)

Macumba Love 1960 (Movie)



Despite his slick, handsome appearance, Douglas Fowley was frequently cast as a bad guy or rabble-rouser for much of his acting career. His early credits consisted of B-flicks such as the 1937 comedy "Charlie Chan on Broadway," but the film gave him the main villain role--racketeer Johnny Burke. By the '50s, he was alternating between movies and television series, and one in particular, the musical "Singin' in the Rain," allowed him to branch out from playing a sleaze to a motion picture director. During this period, he appeared as a supporting player in all manner of films, the most memorable of which included the special effects-laden adventure "Mighty Joe Young" and the 1950 film noir "Armored Car Robbery," in which he played "Benny" McBride, who gets recruited by a gang of thieves only to find out the mastermind is also sleeping with his character's wife. An interesting departure from rogue characters came with the 1949 war drama "Battleground," in which he instead played a soldier. By the mid-'50s, his small-screen resume included the role of Doc Holliday in the series "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp," all the while becoming an increasingly familiar face in western-themed programs. In the '60s, he grew a long beard and started going by Douglas V. Fowley. His notable roles included "Pistols 'n' Petticoats," a sitcom about a family of frontier women who do just fine without men around. Fowley passed away at age 86.


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Kim Fowley Song


Gretchen Fowley

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Jean Fowley

survived him

Daniel Fowley

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Douglas Fowley

survived him

Kim Fowley

survived him

Kip Fowley

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University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
attended the extension school

Los Angeles City College

Los Angeles, California



Reprised role of Doc Holliday in the CBS TV-movie "Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone"; final screen appearance


Final feature, "North Avenue Irregulars"


Co-wrote, produced and directed "Macumba Love"


Portrayed Doc Holliday on the ABC series "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp"


Played a film director in the classic musical "Singin' in the Rain"


Film debut in "The Mad Game"

Raised in NYC

Began career as a stage actor in NYC

Co-starred with Ann Sheridan in the CBS sitcom "Pistols 'n' Petticoats"

Served in the US Navy during WWII

Appeared as a gangster or villain in numerous films in the 1930s