Raymond Bailey

Actor
Born and raised in San Francisco, Raymond Bailey left for Hollywood as a teen to pursue acting professionally. He began as a day laborer on movie sets, and later became a banker and stock broker, and even a deckhand ... Read more »
Born: 05/06/1904 in San Francisco, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (34)

Herbie Rides Again 1974 (Movie)

Lawyer (Actor)

The Beverly Hillbillies 1962 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Dobie Gillis 1959 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

Five Weeks in a Balloon 1962 (Movie)

Randolph (Actor)

The Absent-Minded Professor 1961 (Movie)

Admiral Olmstead (Actor)

From the Terrace 1960 (Movie)

Mr St John (Actor)

The Gallant Hours 1960 (Movie)

Maj General Archie Vandegrift (Actor)

Wake Me When It's Over 1960 (Movie)

General Weigang (Actor)

Al Capone 1958 (Movie)

Mr Brancato (Actor)

Hell Bent For Glory 1958 (Movie)

Mr Walker (Actor)

I Want to Live! 1958 (Movie)

San Quentin Warden (Actor)

King Creole 1958 (Movie)

Mr Evans (Actor)

No Time For Sergeants 1958 (Movie)

Colonel (Actor)

The Lineup 1958 (Movie)

Philip Dressler (Actor)

Vertigo 1958 (Movie)

The Doctor (Actor)

Band of Angels 1957 (Movie)

Stuart (Actor)

Darby's Rangers 1957 (Movie)

Major General Wise (Actor)

The Incredible Shrinking Man 1957 (Movie)

Dr Thomas Silver (Actor)

The Space Children 1957 (Movie)

Dr Wahrman (Actor)

Picnic 1956 (Movie)

Mr Benson (Actor)

The Girl He Left Behind 1956 (Movie)

General (Actor)

The Great American Pastime 1956 (Movie)

George Carruthers (Actor)

Tarantula 1955 (Movie)

Townsend (Actor)

The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing 1955 (Movie)

Judge Fitzgerald (Actor)

Hell's Kitchen 1939 (Movie)

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Secret Service of the Air 1939 (Movie)

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Blackwell's Island (Movie)

Cash Sutton (Actor)

I Stole a Million (Movie)

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Island of Doomed Men (Movie)

Mystery Man (Actor)

Made for Each Other (Movie)

Salt Lake Hospital Chemist (Actor)

The Adventures of Jane Arden (Movie)

Thug (Actor)

The Male Animal (Movie)

Newsman (Actor)

The Mystery of Marie Roget (Movie)

Gendarme (Actor)

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Born and raised in San Francisco, Raymond Bailey left for Hollywood as a teen to pursue acting professionally. He began as a day laborer on movie sets, and later became a banker and stock broker, and even a deckhand across the Pacific Rim. By the end of the 1930s he tried to give Hollywood another shot, and soon was snagging small roles in dozens of films throughout the 1940s. In the 1950s he landed many bit parts in television on such popular shows as the anthology thriller series "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" and popular western drama "Gunsmoke", while sporadically appearing on Broadway. During the 1950s he also turned up in a number of notable films in minor roles, including in the Oscar-winning romance "Picnic", the Humphrey Bogart/Audrey Hepburn romantic comedy "Sabrina", and Hitchcock's mind-bending masterpiece, "Vertigo". It wasn't until 1962 that Bailey landed the role of a lifetime as Milburn Drysdale on the long running hit series "The Beverly Hillbillies", a part which he played from 1962 to 1971. The role essentially capped off his career, though he did appear in two features afterwards: the Disney family comedy "Herbie Rides Again" and the magic potion adventure "The Strongest Man in the World". He died at the age of 75 of a heart attack.

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