Myron Healey

A mainstay of postwar B-films, actor Myron Healey played a host of villainous supporting characters in movie Westerns and hard-boiled TV crime dramas. With his deep voice and wily sneer, Healey usually balanced his bad ... Read more »
Born: 06/08/1923 in Petaluma, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (31)

Little Giants 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ghost Fever 1987 (Movie)

Andrew Lee (Actor)

V 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Spider-Man The Dragon's Challenge 1979 (Movie)

Lieutenant Olson (Actor)

The Incredible Melting Man 1976 (Movie)

General Perry (Actor)

The Other Side of the Mountain - Part 2 1976 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

Kolchak: The Night Stalker 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Honorable Sam Houston 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Smoke in the Wind 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Cheyenne Social Club 1970 (Movie)

Deuter (Actor)

True Grit 1969 (Movie)

A Deputy (Actor)

Journey to Shiloh 1968 (Movie)

Sheriff Briggs (Actor)

Convicts Four 1961 (Movie)

Gunther (Actor)

The Swamp Fox 1959 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

Rio Bravo 1959 (Movie)

Burdette Henchman in Saloon (Actor)

The Gunfight at Dodge City 1958 (Movie)

Forbes (Actor)

Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend 1957 (Movie)

Sanders (Actor)

The Restless Breed 1957 (Movie)

Sheriff William (Actor)

The Unearthly 1957 (Movie)

Mark Houston (Actor)

Count Three and Pray 1955 (Movie)

Floyd Miller (Actor)

Jungle Moon Men 1955 (Movie)

Mark Santo (Actor)

Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki 1955 (Movie)

Marty (Actor)

Man Without a Star 1955 (Movie)

Mogollan (Actor)

Rage at Dawn 1955 (Movie)

John Reno (Actor)

Tennessee's Partner 1955 (Movie)

Gambler (Actor)

Cattle Queen of Montana 1954 (Movie)

Hank (Actor)

The Big Night 1951 (Movie)

Kennealy (Actor)

Ladies of the Chorus 1949 (Movie)

(Actor)

Shadow on the Land (TV Show)

Actor

The Over-the-Hill Gang (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A mainstay of postwar B-films, actor Myron Healey played a host of villainous supporting characters in movie Westerns and hard-boiled TV crime dramas. With his deep voice and wily sneer, Healey usually balanced his bad guy roles with a cunning sense of humor, revealing a tremendous gift for off-the-cuff adlibs not usually seen in stock character parts. A former World War II Air Corps bombardier, Healey, in the postwar years, began making regular film appearances for Monogram Pictures, playing a slew of brutish henchmen in low-budget Westerns. He also worked as an occasional dialogue writer for the studio, writing the screenplay for two Westerns in which he also starred: 1951's "Colorado Ambush" and "Texas Lawmen." As the golden age of movie Westerns faded by decade's end, Healey took his acting talents to a broader range of roles on dramas, crime thrillers, and sci-fi films, most notably a rare good-guy role in the 1955 jungle adventure "Panther Girl of the Kongo." The actor reached the peak of his film career with a lead role in the 1962 Japanese monster movie "Varan the Unbelievable," thereafter appearing primarily on series television, on such primetime staples as "Gunsmoke," "Wagon Train," and "Bonanza."

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