Harry Townes

A well-known TV character actor, Harry Townes made sure to play as many different roles as possible throughout his decades-long career, ensuring he'd never be typecast. As a result, Townes guest-starred in over 200 ... Read more »
Born: 09/18/1914

Filmography

Actor (24)

The Check Is in the Mail 1986 (Movie)

Fred Steinkrause (Actor)

The Warrior and the Sorceress 1982 (Movie)

(Actor)

Angel of H.E.A.T. 1980 (Movie)

Peter Shockley (Actor)

Casino 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

B.J. and the Bear 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Backstairs at the White House 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Ark II 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Santee 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Hawaiians 1970 (Movie)

American Minister (Actor)

Heaven With a Gun 1969 (Movie)

Gus Sampson (Actor)

Star Trek 1966 - 1969 (Tv Show)

Actor

In Enemy Country 1968 (Movie)

General Marchois (Actor)

Fitzwilly 1967 (Movie)

Mr Nowell (Actor)

Sanctuary 1961 (Movie)

Ira Bobbit (Actor)

Screaming Mimi 1958 (Movie)

Dr Greenwood (Actor)

The Brothers Karamazov 1958 (Movie)

Ippolit Kirillov (Actor)

Medic 1954 - 1956 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mountain 1956 (Movie)

Joseph (Actor)

Condominium (TV Show)

Actor

The Immigrants (TV Show)

Actor

The Specialists (TV Show)

Actor

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Actor

They Call It Murder (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A well-known TV character actor, Harry Townes made sure to play as many different roles as possible throughout his decades-long career, ensuring he'd never be typecast. As a result, Townes guest-starred in over 200 television shows, appearing in everything from TV Westerns like "Rawhide "and "Gunsmoke" to the groundbreaking science fiction shows "The Twilight Zone " and "Star Trek". Although he was a familiar face to TV audiences, it wasn't until his appearance as Dell Frye on a 1981 two-part episode of "The Incredible Hulk" that Townes gained a cult following. That episode, called "The First," came to be one of the show's most popular due to Townes's portrayal of a man who, like the Hulk, also had the ability to transform his body. Townes worked steadily throughout the remainder of the 1980s, appearing in guest spots on shows like "Magnum, P.I.", "Simon & Simon ", and "Valerie's Family", before retiring from acting altogether in 1989. Townes subsequently moved back to his hometown of Huntsville, Alabama, entered the priesthood, and, for the remainder of his life, served as an ordained Episcopal priest.

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