Jay C Flippen

Actor
The grizzled face of character actor Jay C. Flippen was familiar to audiences of Hollywood's Golden Age as he appeared in more than 60 films in a career that spanned more than 40 years. With his bulldog jowls and ... Read more »
Born: 03/06/1899 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

Filmography

Actor (42)

The Seven Minutes 1970 (Movie)

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Firecreek 1968 (Movie)

Mr Pittman (Actor)

The Spirit Is Willing 1966 (Movie)

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Cat Ballou 1964 (Movie)

Sheriff Cardigan (Actor)

Last of the Private Eyes 1962 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

Thriller 1960 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

Studs Lonigan 1960 (Movie)

Father Gilhooey (Actor)

Wild River 1960 (Movie)

Hamilton Garth (Actor)

The Plunderers 1959 (Movie)

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From Hell to Texas 1958 (Movie)

Jake Leffertfinger (Actor)

Hot Summer Night 1957 (Movie)

Oren Kobble (Actor)

Jet Pilot 1957 (Movie)

Major General Black (Actor)

Night Passage 1957 (Movie)

Ben Kimball (Actor)

Public Pigeon No. 1 1957 (Movie)

Lieutenant Ross Qualen (Actor)

Run of the Arrow 1957 (Movie)

Walking Coyote (Actor)

The Deerslayer 1957 (Movie)

Old Tom Hunter (Actor)

The Midnight Story 1957 (Movie)

Sergeant Jack Gillen (Actor)

The Restless Breed 1957 (Movie)

Marshal Steve Evans (Actor)

The Killing 1956 (Movie)

Marvin Unger (Actor)

The King and Four Queens 1956 (Movie)

Bartender (Actor)

It's Always Fair Weather 1955 (Movie)

Charles Z Culloran (Actor)

Kismet 1955 (Movie)

Jawan (Actor)

Man Without a Star 1955 (Movie)

Strap Davis (Actor)

Oklahoma! 1955 (Movie)

Skidmore (Actor)

Seventh Cavalry 1955 (Movie)

Sergeant Bates (Actor)

Six Bridges to Cross 1955 (Movie)

Vincent Concannon (Actor)

Strategic Air Command 1955 (Movie)

Doyle (Actor)

The Far Country 1955 (Movie)

Rube (Actor)

Carnival Story 1954 (Movie)

Charley (Actor)

East of Sumatra 1953 (Movie)

Mac (Actor)

The Wild One 1953 (Movie)

Sheriff Singer (Actor)

Flying Leathernecks 1951 (Movie)

MSgt. Clancy, Line Chief (Actor)

Buccaneer's Girl 1950 (Movie)

Jared Hawkins (Actor)

The Lemon Drop Kid 1950 (Movie)

Straight Flush Tony (Actor)

Two Flags West 1950 (Movie)

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A Woman's Secret 1949 (Movie)

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They Live By Night 1949 (Movie)

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Brute Force 1947 (Movie)

Hodges (Actor)

The Old Man Who Cried Wolf (TV Show)

Actor

The Sound of Anger (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

The grizzled face of character actor Jay C. Flippen was familiar to audiences of Hollywood's Golden Age as he appeared in more than 60 films in a career that spanned more than 40 years. With his bulldog jowls and arching eyebrows, he was often cast in roles as gruff or even villainous characters, yet Flippen's background was in comedy, having worked in vaudeville and minstrel shows before moving into radio and onto Broadway. He made his film debut in a largely forgotten comedy short called "Home Edition" in 1929, but it wasn't until the latter half of the '40s that his film career began to take off. In the 1950s, he appeared in nearly 40 films and successfully broke into television; he went on to make guest appearances on TV throughout his career. Flippen, a reliable supporting actor, appeared alongside legendary screen star James Stewart in eight films, many of which were westerns like the classic "Winchester '73." Yet Flippen took on a wide array of genres during his career, from the Stanley Kubrick film noir "The Killing," to the classic Marlon Brando motorcycle gang drama "The Wild One," to the western musical "Oklahoma!" In his later years, he suffered from illness but continued performing even after having a leg amputated. Flippen's career drew its final curtain in 1971, when the beloved character actor died of an aneurysm. He was survived by his wife of 25 years, screenwriter Ruth Brooks Flippen.

Relationships

Ruth Brooks

Wife
survived him

Milestones

1920

First role on Broadway

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