Ross Elliott

From auspicious beginnings as a member of Orson Welles's Mercury Theatre troupe, Ross Elliott appeared in over 200 roles in his nearly half-century career. He made a living of captivating performances, but none quite ... Read more »
Born: 06/18/1917

Filmography

Actor (44)

General Hospital 1962 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Irving Berlin: An American Song 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Scorpion 1986 (Movie)

Sam Douglas (Actor)

Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Doctors' Private Lives 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Gable and Lombard 1976 (Movie)

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Ellery Queen 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Linda 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Runaway! 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Act of Vengeance 1973 (Movie)

Sergeant Long (Actor)

Paper Man 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Skyjacked 1971 (Movie)

Mr Shaw (Actor)

Kelly's Heroes 1970 (Movie)

Booker (Actor)

Backtrack 1969 (Movie)

Sheriff Abbott (Actor)

Day of the Evil Gun 1967 (Movie)

Reverend Yearby (Actor)

The Lively Set 1964 (Movie)

Ernie Owens (Actor)

Wild Seed 1964 (Movie)

Mr Collinge (Actor)

Leave It to Beaver 1957 - 1963 (TV Show)

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Tammy Tell Me True 1960 (Movie)

Professor Bateman (Actor)

Never So Few 1959 (Movie)

Dr Barry (Actor)

Monster on the Campus 1958 (Movie)

Sergeant Eddie Daniels (Actor)

D-Day the Sixth of June 1956 (Movie)

Major Mills (Actor)

The Indestructible Man 1956 (Movie)

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Tarantula 1955 (Movie)

Joe Burch (Actor)

Toughest Man Alive 1955 (Movie)

York (Actor)

Women's Prison 1955 (Movie)

Don Jensen (Actor)

Ma and Pa Kettle at Home 1954 (Movie)

Pete Crosby (Actor)

I Can Get It For You Wholesale 1951 (Movie)

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Affair in Trinidad (Movie)

Neal Emery (Actor)

Angel on the Amazon (Movie)

Frank Lane (Actor)

Bogie (TV Show)

Actor

Chain of Evidence (Movie)

Bob Bradfield (Actor)

Crowhaven Farm (TV Show)

Actor

Problem Girls (Movie)

John Page (Actor)

See the Man Run (TV Show)

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The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (Movie)

George Ritchie (Actor)

The Gal Who Took the West (Movie)

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The Longest Night (TV Show)

Actor

The Trackers (TV Show)

Actor

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Actor

The Victim (TV Show)

Actor

Woman in the Dark (Movie)

Father Tony Morello (Actor)

Woman on the Run (Movie)

Frank Johnson (Actor)

Biography

From auspicious beginnings as a member of Orson Welles's Mercury Theatre troupe, Ross Elliott appeared in over 200 roles in his nearly half-century career. He made a living of captivating performances, but none quite reached the fervor caused by the infamous 1938 radio broadcast of H.G. Wells's "The War of the Worlds," to which he lent his voice. In 1952, he memorably appeared on the benchmark sitcom "I Love Lucy." Elliott's episode, "Lucy Does a TV Commercial," became an instant classic among fans. He played a director tasked with seeing the hapless character through an advertisement for the tongue-twisting elixir "Vitameatavegamin," which, unbeknownst to either party, contained 23% alcohol. The episode consistently ranks among all-time series favorites. Elliott elsewhere made an impression as stalwart Sheriff Mark Abbott on 60 episodes of the long-running TV Western "The Virginian," and played attorney Lee Baldwin for two years on daytime soap "General Hospital." Although his television success was unmatched by his involvement in other mediums, Elliott played strong supporting roles in several films, including an intrepid reporter in the '50s creature feature "Tarantula," which also featured a young Clint Eastwood in an uncredited role. Elliott played a policeman toward the end of his career in the Paul Newman/Steve McQueen disaster flick, "The Towering Inferno."

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