Russell Collins

Actor
An American actor with a long and distinguished theatrical career, Russell Collins is known to most audiences for his supporting roles on TV and in films like "Fail-Safe" and "Bad Day at Black Rock. " Collins began his ... Read more »
Born: 10/08/1897 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Filmography

Actor (19)

Take It to the Limit 1978 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fail Safe 1964 (Movie)

Mr Knapp (Actor)

Those Calloways 1963 (Movie)

Nat Perkins (Actor)

The Boston Terrier 1961 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

God's Little Acre 1958 (Movie)

Watchman (Actor)

The Matchmaker 1958 (Movie)

Joe Scanlon (Actor)

The Rabbit Trap 1958 (Movie)

(Actor)

Raintree County 1957 (Movie)

Niles Foster (Actor)

The Enemy Below 1956 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

Soldier of Fortune 1955 (Movie)

Icky (Actor)

The Last Frontier 1955 (Movie)

Captain Clarke (Actor)

Bad Day at Black Rock 1954 (Movie)

Mr Hastings (Actor)

Destination Gobi 1953 (Movie)

Comdr Wyatt (Actor)

Niagara 1953 (Movie)

Mr Qua (Actor)

Actors Studio 1948 - 1950 (TV Show)

Actor

Shockproof 1948 (Movie)

Frederick Bauer (Actor)

Miss Sadie Thompson (Movie)

Dr. Robert McPhail (Actor)

The Sleeping City (Movie)

Medical Examiner (Actor)

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Actor
Art Department (1)

Pictures 1980 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Biography

An American actor with a long and distinguished theatrical career, Russell Collins is known to most audiences for his supporting roles on TV and in films like "Fail-Safe" and "Bad Day at Black Rock. " Collins began his stage career in the 1930s and made his Broadway debut in "Success Story," a play directed by Lee Strasberg and featuring Stella Adler, two of the 20th century's foremost acting teachers. He also worked with Elia Kazan and Sanford Meisner, another great dramatic teacher. Some of the productions he participated in include Clifford Odets's "Waiting for Lefty," the musical "Carousel," and a long run of Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh." On screen he was a regular on the late '40s anthology show "Actor's Studio" and supported star Audrey Hepburn in the comedy "We Go to Monte Carlo" in 1953. He was part of an impressive cast that included Rita Hayworth and José Ferrer in the musical "Miss Sadie Thompson," and in one of his highest-profile film roles, appeared with Spencer Tracy and Robert Ryan in the tense thriller "Bad Day at Black Rock" in 1955. He worked with director Edward Dmytryk in the drama "Soldier of Fortune" and the Civil War-era romance "Raintree County." On television he was a regular supporting player on the day's most popular dramas making multiple appearances on "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," "Kraft Theatre," and the FBI crime drama "The Untouchables." In one of his last roles he appeared in Sidney Lumet's memorable Cold War thriller, "Fail-Safe."

EDUCATION

Indiana State University

Terre Haute , Indiana

Carnegie Institute of Technology

Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania
school later renamed Carnegie-Mellon University

Milestones

1922

Stage acting debut

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