Parley Baer

Actor, Voice actor, Actor, director and producer for local radio station
A character actor whose six-decade career encompassed more than 60 motion pictures, 1,600 television shows and 15,000 radio programs, Parley Baer was never a household name but his voice and face were familiar to ... Read more »
Born: 08/05/1914 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Filmography

Actor (81)

L.A. Law 1989 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Quantum Leap 1990 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Voyager 1990 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Coach 1990 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sweet Justice 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Viper 1990 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dave 1993 (Movie)

Senate Majority Leader (Actor)

Mad About You 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Major Dad 1990 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Middle Ages 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

White Dog 1991 (Movie)

Wilber Hull (Actor)

Almost an Angel 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

Time Trackers 1989 (Movie)

Lucius (Actor)

License to Drive 1988 (Movie)

Grandpa (Actor)

Norman Rockwell's Breaking Home Ties 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Under the Influence 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Pray For Death 1985 (Movie)

Sam Green (Actor)

Chattanooga Choo Choo 1984 (Movie)

Alonzo (Actor)

Carbon Copy 1981 (Movie)

Dr Bristol (Actor)

Doctor Detroit 1981 (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

Hello, Larry 1978 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

The Time Machine 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Don't Push, I'll Charge When I'm Ready 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

True Grit: A Further Adventure 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

You Gotta Start Somewhere 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Ironside 1967 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Mannix 1967 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Oh! Baby, Baby, Baby... 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Amazing Dobermans 1975 (Movie)

Circus Owner (Actor)

Winner Take All 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Like a Crow on a June Bug 1973 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Don Rickles Show 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Doc 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

Young Billy Young 1969 (Movie)

Bell (Actor)

Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? 1968 (Movie)

Dr Dudley Caldwell (Actor)

Day of the Evil Gun 1967 (Movie)

Willford (Actor)

Gallagher 1964 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

Counterpoint 1966 (Movie)

Hook (Actor)

Follow Me, Boys! 1966 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Addams Family 1964 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin 1966 (Movie)

Chief Executioner (Actor)

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

Actor

Bus Riley's Back in Town 1965 (Movie)

Mr Griswald (Actor)

The Money Trap 1965 (Movie)

Banker (Actor)

The Ugly Dachsund 1965 (Movie)

Mel Chadwick (Actor)

Two on a Guillotine 1965 (Movie)

"Buzz" Sheridan (Actor)

Bedtime Story 1964 (Movie)

Colonel Williams (Actor)

Fluffy 1964 (Movie)

Police Captain (Actor)

Marriage on the Rocks 1964 (Movie)

Dr Newman (Actor)

The Brass Bottle 1963 (Movie)

Samuel Wackerbath (Actor)

Those Calloways 1963 (Movie)

Doane Shattuck (Actor)

Gypsy 1962 (Movie)

Mr Kringelein (Actor)

The Spiral Road 1961 (Movie)

Mr Boosmans (Actor)

A Fever in the Blood 1960 (Movie)

Bosworth (Actor)

Cash McCall 1960 (Movie)

Harvey Bannon (Actor)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 1960 (Movie)

Grangerford Man (Actor)

Wake Me When It's Over 1960 (Movie)

Col Hollingsworth (Actor)

The F.B.I. Story 1958 (Movie)

Harry Dakins (Actor)

The Young Lions 1958 (Movie)

Brant (Actor)

D-Day the Sixth of June 1956 (Movie)

Sgt. Gerbert (Actor)

Drango 1956 (Movie)

Randolph (Actor)

Pickup on South Street 1953 (Movie)

Stranger (Actor)

Deadline U.S.A. 1952 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fearless Fagan 1952 (Movie)

Emil Tauchnitz (Actor)

Vicki 1952 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bristle Face (TV Show)

Actor

Cry For the Strangers (TV Show)

Actor

Elopement (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Killer in the Mirror (TV Show)

Actor

Murder in Texas (TV Show)

Actor

People Will Talk (Movie)

Toy Salesman (Actor)

Punch and Jody (TV Show)

Actor

Red Skies of Montana (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

Rodeo Girl (TV Show)

Actor

The Awakening of Candra (TV Show)

Actor

The Frogmen (Movie)

Dr. Ullman (Actor)

The Sheriff (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A character actor whose six-decade career encompassed more than 60 motion pictures, 1,600 television shows and 15,000 radio programs, Parley Baer was never a household name but his voice and face were familiar to generations of listeners and viewers. Originally a circus ringmaster, Baer began his career in radio in 1933, and became a fixture of the medium, appearing on shows such as "The Count of Monte Cristo," "Lux Radio Theater," "Screen Directors' Playhouse," "Cisco Kid," "Red Ryder," "My Friend Irma," "My Favorite Husband" and, in his most well-known role, "Gunsmoke," where he originated the role of Chester Proudfoot.

Relationships

Dale Sloan

Daughter

Kim Baer

Daughter

Grandchild
has three

Ernestine Baer

Wife
married from 1946 until her death in 2000

EDUCATION

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

Milestones

1993

Appeared as the Senate Majority Leader in the presidential comedy "Dave"

1993

Cast as senior citizen Miles Dugan on the daytime serial "The Young and the Restless"

1983

Played in the Dan Aykroyd comedy "Dr. Detroit"

1968

Began voiving Ernie the Keebler Elf in television commericials

1966

Had regular role as Mr. Hamble on Red Buttons' series "The Double Life of Henry Phyfe"

1963

Cast in big screen version of "Gypsy"

1962

Played Mayor Stoner on "The Andy Griffith Show"

1957

Appeared in the film "The Young Lions"

1955

Began appearing as Darby on "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1955-1961)

1952

Originated the role of deputy Chester Proudfoot on the radio version of "Gunsmoke" (1952-1961)

1950

Film debut in "Comanche Territory"

1948

Founding actor in Peggy Webber's anthology show for KFI-TV

1947

Moved to Los Angeles after WWII service

1933

First radio appearance

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