Eddie Firestone

Long-time character actor Eddie Firestone made his onscreen debut in the 1949 TV series "Mixed Doubles" and continued to have a prolific career that eventually spanned five decades. The San Francisco native continued ... Read more »
Born: 12/11/1920

Filmography

Actor (31)

Conquest of the Earth 1979 (Movie)

Derelict (Actor)

The Oath: the Sad and Lonely Sundays 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

W.C. Fields and Me 1976 (Movie)

(Actor)

Honky Tonk 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Play It As It Lays 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Stone Killer 1972 (Movie)

Junkie (Actor)

Pickup on 101 1971 (Movie)

Auto Mechanic (Actor)

Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? 1970 (Movie)

Deputy Goulash (Actor)

A Man Called Gannon 1969 (Movie)

Maz (Actor)

Dragnet 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

Panic in the City 1968 (Movie)

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Ironside 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dick Van Dyke Show 1961 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

Two For the Seesaw 1962 (Movie)

Oscar (Actor)

Angel Baby 1961 (Movie)

"Blind" Man (Actor)

The Mountain Road 1960 (Movie)

Lewis (Actor)

The Untouchables 1958 - 1959 (TV Show)

Actor

The Law and Jake Wade 1958 (Movie)

Burke (Actor)

Joe Butterfly 1957 (Movie)

Sergeant Oscar Hulick (Actor)

The Brass Legend 1956 (Movie)

Shorty (Actor)

The Great Locomotive Chase 1956 (Movie)

Robert Buffum (Actor)

The Revolt of Mamie Stover 1956 (Movie)

Tarzan (Actor)

Cry Panic (TV Show)

Actor

Duel (TV Show)

Actor

I Take These Men (TV Show)

Actor

Murdock's Gang (TV Show)

Actor

One Minute to Zero (Movie)

Lt. Stevens (Actor)

Scalplock (TV Show)

Actor

Standing Tall (TV Show)

Actor

With a Song in My Heart (Movie)

USO Man (Actor)

Biography

Long-time character actor Eddie Firestone made his onscreen debut in the 1949 TV series "Mixed Doubles" and continued to have a prolific career that eventually spanned five decades. The San Francisco native continued acting in the 1950s, picking up bit parts on television series and in films like "Dragnet," "The Millionaire," and "Joe Butterfly." In 1956 he landed one of his most significant and notable roles, as Robert Buffum in "The Great Locomotive Chase"; he reprised this role on an episode of "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color." He spent the 1960s picking up guest spots on famed crime series like "The Untouchables," "Perry Mason," "Mannix," and western shows like "The Big Valley" and "Gunsmoke." His experiences as a TV supporting and character actor helped him land a role in one of Steven Spielberg's earliest offerings, 1971's "Duel." His lack of starring roles continued further into the 1970s, but he gladly accepted character roles like that of Andy Burns on "Barnaby Jones" and Louie in the Emmy-nominated mini-series "How the West Was Won." After appearances in popular series like "Charlie's Angels," "Hawaii Five-O," and a role in the made-for-TV movie "Standing Tall," during the late '70s, Firestone saw his number of roles begin decline at the start of the 1980s. His last television performance was on an episode of "Dallas" in 1990. Firestone died from heart failure at the age of 87.

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