Frank Wilcox

One of the busiest character actors of the 20th century, Frank Wilcox is a familiar face to TV and film viewers, even if he is not a household name. His first decade in the industry, the 1940s, was mostly filled with ... Read more »
Born: 03/13/1907

Filmography

Actor (37)

The Beverly Hillbillies 1962 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

$1,000,000 Duck 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

It's About Time 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

Leave It to Beaver 1957 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

A Majority of One 1961 (Movie)

Noah Putnam (Actor)

Please Don't Eat the Daisies 1960 (Movie)

Interviewer (Actor)

North By Northwest 1959 (Movie)

Weltner (Actor)

Go, Johnny, Go! 1958 (Movie)

Mr Arnold (Actor)

The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show 1950 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

Beginning of the End 1957 (Movie)

General Short (Actor)

Pal Joey 1957 (Movie)

Colonel Langley (Actor)

Dance With Me Henry 1956 (Movie)

Father Mullahy (Actor)

Earth vs. the Flying Saucers 1956 (Movie)

Alfred Cassidy (Actor)

Hollywood or Bust 1956 (Movie)

Director (Actor)

Never Say Goodbye 1956 (Movie)

Dr Barnes (Actor)

The First Traveling Saleslady 1956 (Movie)

Marshall Duncan (Actor)

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit 1956 (Movie)

Dr Pearce (Actor)

Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Cops 1955 (Movie)

Rudolph Snavely (Actor)

Seventh Cavalry 1955 (Movie)

Major Reno (Actor)

The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell 1955 (Movie)

Officer Tom (Actor)

Trial 1955 (Movie)

2nd Lawyer (Actor)

Naked Alibi 1954 (Movie)

Goodwin (Actor)

China Venture 1953 (Movie)

Captain Dryden (Actor)

The Greatest Show on Earth 1953 (Movie)

(Actor)

Three Young Texans 1953 (Movie)

Bill McAdoo (Actor)

Dead Reckoning 1947 (Movie)

Desk Clerk (Actor)

Gentleman's Agreement 1947 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

Out of the Past 1947 (Movie)

Sheriff Douglas (Actor)

Conflict 1945 (Movie)

Robert Freston (Actor)

In the Meantime, Darling 1944 (Movie)

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The Adventures of Mark Twain 1944 (Movie)

Judge John Marshall Clemens (Actor)

Across the Pacific 1941 (Movie)

Capt. Morrison (Actor)

The Wagons Roll at Night 1940 (Movie)

Tex (Actor)

They Died With Their Boots On 1940 (Movie)

Captaib Webb (Actor)

Murder in the Air 1939 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Santa Fe Trail 1939 (Movie)

James Longstreet (Actor)

Virginia City 1939 (Movie)

Union Soldier (Actor)

Biography

One of the busiest character actors of the 20th century, Frank Wilcox is a familiar face to TV and film viewers, even if he is not a household name. His first decade in the industry, the 1940s, was mostly filled with bit parts and uncredited roles, usually in westerns and war films like the classic Gary Cooper movie "Sergeant York." He landed a supporting role in the noir film "Night Editor" and played Sheriff Ed Douglas in the Jacques Tourneur classic "Out of the Past." As the TV era began, Wilcox was in constant demand for guest roles, and he found his first recurring part on the 1954 adventure show "Waterfront." In 1957, he began appearing as a judge on the courtroom drama "Perry Mason," appearing eight times in all. He made appearances on "The Red Skelton Hour," the western "Rawhide," and in his longest running role, played DA Beecher Asbury, ally to Elliot Ness in the crime drama "The Untouchables," from 1959 to 1963. He also landed a bit part in the epic "The Ten Commandments." In probably his best-known role, Wilcox appeared on the rural sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies" as oil executive John Brewster, a role spanning several seasons.

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