Sidney Clute

A veteran character actor who made over 100 television guest appearances, Sidney Clute started climbing the rungs of show business with numerous uncredited roles in such 1950s films as "Mohawk," "The Big Heat," and "The ... Read more »
Born: 04/21/1916

Filmography

Actor (28)

Inspector Perez 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Catalina C-Lab 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Lou Grant 1977 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sting II 1981 (Movie)

Ticket Clerk (Actor)

And Justice For All 1979 (Movie)

Polic (Actor)

F.I.S.T. 1978 (Movie)

Company Negotiator (Actor)

The Big Fix 1978 (Movie)

Mr Johnson (Actor)

Spider-Man Strikes Back 1977 (Movie)

Inspector DiCarlo (Actor)

Viva Knievel! 1976 (Movie)

Andy (Actor)

Mitchell 1974 (Movie)

Rudy Moran (Actor)

The Michele Lee Show 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Win, Place or Steal 1974 (Movie)

Boardmember (Actor)

Executive Action 1973 (Movie)

Depository Clerk (Actor)

Walking Tall 1973 (Movie)

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Who Fears the Devil? 1971 (Movie)

Charles (Actor)

Get Smart 1965 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Sam Whiskey 1969 (Movie)

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I Love You, Alice B. Toklas 1968 (Movie)

White Boy's Father (Actor)

Five Branded Women 1960 (Movie)

Milan (Actor)

Crime and Punishment 1958 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

Inside the Mafia 1958 (Movie)

Beery (Actor)

The Big Heat 1953 (Movie)

Bartender (Actor)

Fugitive Family (TV Show)

Actor

Helter Skelter (Movie)

Reporter (Actor)

Terror Among Us (TV Show)

Actor

The Death Squad (TV Show)

Actor

Thursday's Game (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A veteran character actor who made over 100 television guest appearances, Sidney Clute started climbing the rungs of show business with numerous uncredited roles in such 1950s films as "Mohawk," "The Big Heat," and "The Best Years of Our Lives. " After landing a spot on an episode of the long-running Western "Gunsmoke" entitled "Young Man with a Gun," the actor experienced a steady flux of one-off and recurring parts on such detective and adventure series as "Dragnet," "Kojak," "Mannix," "Ironside," and "77 Sunset Strip." Willing and more than able to branch out to other genres, Clute soon appeared on the emergency-response dramas "Adam-12" and "Ben Casey" and the classic comedies "Bewitched" and "Mary Tyler Moore." While his gig on "Moore" led to a recurring role as the National Editor on the newsroom spin-off "Lou Grant," it was the tried-and-true detective genre that took Clute to his most widely recognized role, as Det. Paul La Guardia on the 1980s female-duo action drama "Cagney & Lacey." Although the actor died at the start of the show's fourth season, his name remained on the opening credits until the series' end. Clute also made occasional film appearances in such late-'60s and '70s movies as "Breakout," "...And Justice for All.," and "I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!."

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