Joe Flynn

Actor
Joe Flynn was an omnipresent comic character actor in the 1960s and 70s, appearing in numerous Disney productions and the hit military comedy "McHale's Navy. " Originally from Ohio, Flynn served three years in the Army ... Read more »
Born: 11/08/1924 in Youngstown, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Actor (32)

The Rescuers 1977 (Movie)

of Mr Snoops (Voice)

Ready and Willing 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Superdad 1974 (Movie)

Cyrus Hershberger (Actor)

The Girl Most Likely To... 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

The Strongest Man in the World 1974 (Movie)

Dean Higgins (Actor)

The Barbara Eden Show 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mouse Factory 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Camper John 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

Now You See Him, Now You Don't 1972 (Movie)

Dean Higgins (Actor)

An Amateur's Guide to Love 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

How to Frame a Figg 1971 (Movie)

Kermit Sanderson (Actor)

Ver-r-r-ry Interesting 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

$1,000,000 Duck 1970 (Movie)

Finley Hooper (Actor)

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes 1970 (Movie)

Dean Higgins (Actor)

The Tim Conway Show 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tim Conway Special 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

The Barefoot Executive 1969 (Movie)

Francis X Wilbanks (Actor)

My Dog, the Thief 1968 (Movie)

Applegate (Actor)

The Love Bug 1968 (Movie)

Havershaw (Actor)

Divorce American Style 1967 (Movie)

Lionel Blandsforth (Actor)

McHale's Navy 1962 - 1966 (TV Show)

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The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet 1952 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

McHale's Navy 1963 (Movie)

Capt Wallace Burton Binghamton (Actor)

The Bob Newhart Show 1961 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

Cry For Happy 1961 (Movie)

MacIntosh (Actor)

The Last Time I Saw Archie 1961 (Movie)

Pvt Russell Drexel (Actor)

Lover Come Back 1960 (Movie)

Hadley (Actor)

-30- 1958 (Movie)

Hy Shapiro (Actor)

This Happy Feeling 1958 (Movie)

Dr McCafferty (Actor)

The Seven Little Foys 1955 (Movie)

2nd Priest (Actor)

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Actor
Visual Effects & Animation (2)

Paul McCartney: Live in the New World 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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The 1992 Winter Olympics 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Biography

Joe Flynn was an omnipresent comic character actor in the 1960s and 70s, appearing in numerous Disney productions and the hit military comedy "McHale's Navy. " Originally from Ohio, Flynn served three years in the Army before completing his education, studying drama but majoring in political science. Flynn performed in theater and on radio, also unsuccessfully running for the Senate on the Republican ticket in Ohio in 1950. Flynn landed small character roles in television and film in 50s, including work on two films directed by Jack Webb. Starting in 1960, he found a recurring role on "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet," playing the son David's ornery boss, Mr. Kelley, and later appeared during the first season of "The Joey Bishop Show." But in 1962, he landed the role he was best known for, the cantankerous Navy Captain Wallace B. Binghamton on "McHale's Navy." The show lasted four seasons, including two feature films in 1964 and 1965, making Joe Flynn an in-demand comic actor. Through the late '60s to the mid-1970s, Flynn played comic villains in numerous Disney family films, including "The Love Bug" in 1968. He played the irascible college head Dean Higgins in a trio of comic fantasies starring a young Kurt Russell: 1969's "The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes," 1972's "Now You See Him, Now You Don't," and 1975's "The World's Strongest Man." Flynn was found dead in his swimming pool in 1974, the suspected victim of a heart attack.

EDUCATION

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, Indiana

Bonus Trivia

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It was during Flynn's stint as president of the Screen Actors Guild that actors won the right to receive residual payments for rebroadcasts of TV programming and feature films on TV. Some say the strain of the negotiations towards that end contributed to Flynn's death by heart attack at age 49.

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