Sam Gilman

Today he's probably more known for a series of movies he made with legendary actor and personal friend Marlon Brando, but, prior to his acting career, Sam Gilman was a celebrated comic book artist for Funnies, Inc. ... Read more »
Born: 02/05/1915

Filmography

Actor (17)

National Lampoon Goes to the Movies 1981 (Movie)

Sergeant (Actor)

Every Which Way But Loose 1978 (Movie)

Fat Man's Friend (Actor)

The Late Great Planet Earth 1977 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Missouri Breaks 1975 (Movie)

Hank (Actor)

The Tribe 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Macon County Line 1974 (Movie)

Deputy (Actor)

Swamp Bait 1973 (Movie)

T J Bracken (Actor)

Sometimes a Great Notion 1971 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Star Trek 1966 - 1969 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fluffy 1964 (Movie)

Policeman (Actor)

PT109 1963 (Movie)

Raymond Starkey (Actor)

One-Eyed Jacks 1960 (Movie)

Harvey (Actor)

The Young Lions 1958 (Movie)

Private Faber (Actor)

Full of Life 1957 (Movie)

Dr Atchison (Actor)

Away All Boats 1956 (Movie)

Lieutenant Randall (Actor)

Desiree 1954 (Movie)

Fouche (Actor)

Gunsmoke (TV Show)

Actor
Other (1)

Morituri 1965 (Movie)

(Dialogue Coach)

Biography

Today he's probably more known for a series of movies he made with legendary actor and personal friend Marlon Brando, but, prior to his acting career, Sam Gilman was a celebrated comic book artist for Funnies, Inc. , one of the leading comic book packagers of the 1930s and 1940s. Some of the more notable comics Gilman illustrated included "Vapo-Man," "Iron Skull," and "Masked Marvel," one of the lesser known comics in the Marvel Comics universe. By the early '50s, however, Gilman grew tired of the comic book racket and decided to try his hand at acting. His first on-screen role, albeit uncredited, was in 1950's "The Men," a film about a paralyzed war veteran trying to readjust to society. While shooting the movie, Gilman developed a close bond with Brando, the film's star, and would go on to play supporting roles in several of Brando's films throughout the next two decades, including the 1953 motorcycle drama "The Wild One," the 1961 Brando-directed Western "One-Eyed Jacks," and the offbeat 1976 Western "The Missouri Breaks."

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