Med Flory

Prior to launching his film and television career in 1961, Med Flory had already established himself as a successful musician, primarily as a clarinetist and saxophonist. He played with New York bands in the mid-1950s ... Read more »
Born: 08/26/1926

Filmography

Actor (20)

Sentimental Swing: The Music of Tommy Dorsey 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Key Tortuga 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Boogens 1982 (Movie)

Dan Ostroff (Actor)

The Hearse 1979 (Movie)

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Deadly Game 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Little Vic 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Amazing Captain Nemo 1977 (Movie)

Tor (Actor)

Uncle Joe Shannon 1977 (Movie)

Keyboardist (Actor)

Fawn Story 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Hustle 1975 (Movie)

Cop Beating Albino (Actor)

Home For the Holidays 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Trouble With Girls 1969 (Movie)

Constable (Actor)

Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding 1966 (Movie)

Police (Actor)

The Night of the Grizzly 1965 (Movie)

Duke Squires (Actor)

Man's Favorite Sport? 1964 (Movie)

Tucker (Actor)

The Nutty Professor 1962 (Movie)

Football Player (Actor)

High Mountain Rangers (TV Show)

Actor

It Happened One Christmas (TV Show)

Actor

Things in Their Season (TV Show)

Actor

Wild and Wooly (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Prior to launching his film and television career in 1961, Med Flory had already established himself as a successful musician, primarily as a clarinetist and saxophonist. He played with New York bands in the mid-1950s before moving to the West coast, eventually forming the band Supersax--a group heavily influenced by Charlie Parker--with Buddy Clark in the early 1970s. Flory's primary genre was Westerns, with recurring parts on such TV classics as "The Virginian", "Gunsmoke", and "Bonanza", where he played Clint Rush. His film career, which was more modest than his long TV biography, and included several uncredited parts, began with a prominent role in the Western "Gun Street", and even though the majority of his film projects were low profile, they continued steadily into the early 1980s. Flory's meatiest TV roles included that of Bingen in the adventure Western "Daniel Boone", and as "Father" and several other characters on the family drama "Lassie", both from the mid-1960s to early 1970s. He also appeared in several well-established crime dramas, from "Perry Mason" in the early 1960s, to "Starsky and Hutch" in the mid-1970s, to an episode of "Hunter" in 1989. The six-foot-five-inch Flory played alto saxophone in Supersax, which won a jazz Grammy in 1973, and was nominated for another in 1975.

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