Frank Ferguson

Few actors can boast a career of over 100 roles, but incomparable character actor Frank Ferguson sports nearly 300 unique performances. Born on Christmas Day in the final week of the 19th century, Ferguson didn't break ... Read more »
Born: 12/25/1899

Filmography

Actor (49)

Return to Peyton Place 1971 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Along Came a Spider 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Peyton Place 1964 - 1969 (TV Show)

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No Time For Sergeants 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great Sioux Massacre 1965 (Movie)

General Alfred Howe Terry (Actor)

Hush ... Hush, Sweet Charlotte 1964 (Movie)

Editor (Actor)

The Real McCoys 1957 - 1963 (TV Show)

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Those Calloways 1963 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

A Pocketful of Miracles 1961 (Movie)

Editor (Actor)

Sunrise at Campobello 1960 (Movie)

Dr Bennett (Actor)

Andy Hardy Comes Home 1958 (Movie)

Mayor Benson (Actor)

Man of the West 1958 (Movie)

Marshall (Actor)

Terror in a Texas Town 1958 (Movie)

Holmes (Actor)

The Light in the Forest 1958 (Movie)

Harry Butler (Actor)

Gun Duel in Durango 1957 (Movie)

Sheriff Howard (Actor)

The Iron Sheriff 1957 (Movie)

Holloway (Actor)

This Could Be the Night 1957 (Movie)

Mr Shea (Actor)

A Lawless Street 1955 (Movie)

Abe Deland (Actor)

At Gunpoint 1955 (Movie)

Henderson (Actor)

Battle Cry 1955 (Movie)

Mr Walker (Actor)

Moonfleet 1955 (Movie)

Coachman (Actor)

New York Confidential 1955 (Movie)

Dr Ludlow (Actor)

The Eternal Sea 1955 (Movie)

Rear Admiral (Actor)

The McConnell Story 1955 (Movie)

Mechanic (Actor)

A Star Is Born 1954 (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

Drum Beat 1954 (Movie)

Mr Dyar (Actor)

Johnny Guitar 1954 (Movie)

Marshal Williams (Actor)

The Shanghai Story 1954 (Movie)

Mr Haljerson (Actor)

The Violent Men 1954 (Movie)

Mahoney (Actor)

Young at Heart 1954 (Movie)

Bartell (Actor)

House of Wax 1953 (Movie)

Medical Examiner (Actor)

Main Street to Broadway 1953 (Movie)

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The Blue Gardenia 1953 (Movie)

Drunkard (Actor)

Wicked Woman 1953 (Movie)

Mr Porter (Actor)

Big Leaguer 1952 (Movie)

Wally Michaels (Actor)

Million Dollar Mermaid 1952 (Movie)

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Rancho Notorious 1952 (Movie)

Preacher (Actor)

The Winning Team 1952 (Movie)

Sam Arrants (Actor)

On Dangerous Ground 1951 (Movie)

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Caught 1949 (Movie)

Dr Hoffman (Actor)

Fort Apache 1948 (Movie)

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Shockproof 1948 (Movie)

Logan (Actor)

The Walls of Jericho 1948 (Movie)

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They Won't Believe Me 1947 (Movie)

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Variety Girl 1947 (Movie)

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Ten Gentlemen From West Point 1941 (Movie)

Alden Brown (Actor)

This Gun For Hire 1941 (Movie)

Albert Baker (Actor)

The Macahans (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Few actors can boast a career of over 100 roles, but incomparable character actor Frank Ferguson sports nearly 300 unique performances. Born on Christmas Day in the final week of the 19th century, Ferguson didn't break into show business until approaching middle age. He more than made up for lost time, however, and tore through the '40s starring in as many as 18 small roles per year. He met with major success in '48 as the proprietor of a museum of horrors in the comedy classic "Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein". Ferguson likewise portrayed countless memorable characters in the '50s, including the ranch hand Gus Broeberg in the famous TV western "My Friend Flicka". With his natural versatility and the burgeoning popularity of television as an entertainment medium, Ferguson had found a new home. He famously played "Lassie"'s veterinarian on several episodes of the canine adventure series, and embodied the even-tempered Eli Carson on over a hundred episodes (and a feature-length follow-up) of the primetime soap "Peyton's Place". A voracious performer even into his 70s, Ferguson guest-starred on family frontier series"Little House on the Prairie", the crime drama "McMillan & Wife", and two episodes of the farm comedy "Green Acres", before succumbing to cancer at 78.

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