Paul Bryar

Character actor Paul Bryar, like countless other people struggling to maintain a movie career in Hollywood in the 1930s and 1940s, was frequently employed by the so-called Poverty Row studios like Republic, Monogram ... Read more »
Born: 02/21/1910

Filmography

Actor (36)

Heart Like A Wheel 1983 (Movie)

Matt--Card Player (Actor)

A Change of Seasons 1979 (Movie)

Table Man (Actor)

In the Glitter Palace 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The City 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Conspiracy of Terror 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Funny Lady 1975 (Movie)

Cleaning Man (Actor)

The Spectre Of Edgar Allan Poe 1973 (Movie)

Poe's Publisher (Actor)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 (Movie)

1st Card Player (Actor)

The Long Hot Summer 1965 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great Race 1965 (Movie)

Policeman (Actor)

Sex and the Single Girl 1964 (Movie)

Toll Gate Guard (Actor)

All Fall Down 1962 (Movie)

Manager of Sweet Shop (Actor)

Saintly Sinners 1961 (Movie)

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Ocean's Eleven 1960 (Movie)

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Too Much, Too Soon 1958 (Movie)

Bill (Actor)

Vertigo 1958 (Movie)

Captain Hansen (Actor)

Gunman's Walk 1957 (Movie)

Bartender (Actor)

The Joker Is Wild 1957 (Movie)

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Tea and Sympathy 1956 (Movie)

Alex (Actor)

The Killer Is Loose 1956 (Movie)

Greg (Actor)

The Wrong Man 1956 (Movie)

Interrogation Officer (Actor)

Rebel Without a Cause 1955 (Movie)

Desk Sergeant (Actor)

The Far Country 1955 (Movie)

Sheriff (Actor)

The Night of the Hunter 1955 (Movie)

Hangman Bart (Actor)

The Prodigal 1955 (Movie)

Townsman (Actor)

Executive Suite 1954 (Movie)

Stork Club Waiter (Actor)

Rogue Cop 1954 (Movie)

Policeman Marks (Actor)

The Bob Mathias Story 1954 (Movie)

Andrews (Actor)

The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters 1954 (Movie)

Officer Martin (Actor)

Dangerous When Wet 1953 (Movie)

Pierre (Actor)

Easy to Love 1953 (Movie)

Mr Barnes (Actor)

Brute Force 1947 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

The Gang's All Here 1940 (Movie)

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The Family Kovack (TV Show)

Actor

The Hustler of Muscle Beach (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Character actor Paul Bryar, like countless other people struggling to maintain a movie career in Hollywood in the 1930s and 1940s, was frequently employed by the so-called Poverty Row studios like Republic, Monogram, and PRC who each cranked out cheap but profitable fare at a dizzying rate. When he wasn't making action-packed serials such as "Spy Smasher" or co-starring in espionage thrillers like William "One-Shot" Beaudine's "Foreign Agent," he was working sans credit on the Warner Brothers gangster movie "The Roaring Twenties" (which starred James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart) or in Paramount's "Midnight" (starring glamorous Claudette Colbert and the dashing Don Ameche). He co-starred in three PRC Michael Shayne mystery pictures--"Larceny in Her Heart," "Blonde for a Day," and "Three on a Ticket." Actors like John Wayne, who first made their name working in the Poverty Row productions, eventually progressed to bigger things. But the ones who didn't break out had to wait for television to offer up better roles. In 1965, Bryar had a regular gig as Sherriff Harve Anders in the drama series "The Long, Hot Summer," his most visible role in some time. Unfortunately, the show was cancelled after its first season and he was back doing bit parts for years leading up to his death at age 75. Many viewers will remember him best for his small role as a card player at the beginning of the revisionist Western "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."

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