Vaughn Taylor

Actor
In his best-known role, Vaughn Taylor played Janet Leigh's boss in the 1960 Hitchcock thriller "Psycho", but much of the American actor's career was devoted to work on the small screen. A native of Boston ... Read more »
Born: 02/22/1911 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (41)

McGee and Me! Take Me Out to the Ballgame 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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McGee and Me! The Big Lie 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Eleanor and Franklin 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gumball Rally 1976 (Movie)

Andy (Actor)

The Ballad of Cable Hogue 1970 (Movie)

Powell (Actor)

My Dog, the Thief 1968 (Movie)

Dog Catcher (Actor)

The Shakiest Gun in the West 1968 (Movie)

Reverend Longbaugh (Actor)

Gallagher 1964 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

In Cold Blood 1967 (Movie)

Good Samaritan (Actor)

The Dark Intruder 1965 (Movie)

Dr Burdett (Actor)

The Professionals 1965 (Movie)

Banker (Actor)

The Unsinkable Molly Brown 1964 (Movie)

Mr Cartwright (Actor)

The Carpetbaggers 1963 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

Diamond Head 1962 (Movie)

Judge James Blanding (Actor)

The Wheeler Dealers 1962 (Movie)

Thadeus Whipple (Actor)

Twilight of Honor 1962 (Movie)

Ballentine (Actor)

Psycho 1960 (Movie)

George Lowery (Actor)

The Gallant Hours 1960 (Movie)

Commander Mike Pulaski (Actor)

The Wizard of Baghdad 1960 (Movie)

Norodeen (Actor)

The Plunderers 1959 (Movie)

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Andy Hardy Comes Home 1958 (Movie)

Thomas Chandler (Actor)

Blue Denim 1958 (Movie)

Professor Willard (Actor)

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1958 (Movie)

Deacon Davis (Actor)

Cowboy 1958 (Movie)

Mr Fowler (Actor)

Party Girl 1958 (Movie)

Dr Cademan (Actor)

Screaming Mimi 1958 (Movie)

Raoul Reynarde (Actor)

The Lineup 1958 (Movie)

Man (Actor)

The Young Lions 1958 (Movie)

John Plowman (Actor)

Warlock 1958 (Movie)

Richardson (Actor)

Decision at Sundown 1957 (Movie)

Barber (Actor)

Jailhouse Rock 1957 (Movie)

Mr Shores (Actor)

This Could Be the Night 1957 (Movie)

Ziggy Dawlt (Actor)

Montgomery's Summer Stock 1951 - 1956 (TV Show)

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It Should Happen to You 1953 (Movie)

Entrikin (Actor)

Brock's Last Case (TV Show)

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Set This Town on Fire (TV Show)

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The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

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They Call It Murder (TV Show)

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Winter Kill (TV Show)

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Biography

In his best-known role, Vaughn Taylor played Janet Leigh's boss in the 1960 Hitchcock thriller "Psycho", but much of the American actor's career was devoted to work on the small screen. A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Taylor had his very first onscreen role in the TV movie "Mr. And Mrs. North", which aired in 1946. He later appeared in the 1957 Elvis Presley smash hit "Jailhouse Rock", following it up a year later with his role as Deacon Davis in the Tennessee Williams adaptation "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", starring Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman. Following this film work, he was cast in a number of small roles on television series including "The Twilight Zone", "Perry Mason", "Bonanza" and the theater telecast "Robert Montgomery Presents". These were among the most popular shows of their time, and Taylor worked in television steadily throughout the 1960s, landing both guest appearances and recurring roles. Taylor went on to play a Good Samaritan in the 1967 adaptation of Truman Capote's novel "In Cold Blood", which was nominated for four Academy Awards. He appeared in another notable film, Sam Peckinpah's 1970 Western, "The Ballad of Cable Hogue", and six years later had his final acting role, in the 1976 comedy "The Gumball Rally". He died in Los Angeles in 1983, at the age of 73.

EDUCATION

Northeastern University

Boston , Massachusetts
member of Phi Beta Kappa

Leland Powers School of Theater

Boston , Massachusetts

Milestones

1948

Film acting debut in "Up Front"

1946

Television acting debut

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