Walter Abel

Actor
A prolific staple of Hollywood cinema for over a generation, Walter Abel may not have duplicated some of his early New York stage successes in leading roles once he relocated to the film world out West, but his was a ... Read more »
Born: 06/06/1898 in St Paul, Minnesota, USA

Filmography

Actor (45)

Grace Quigley 1985 (Movie)

Homer Watkins (Actor)

Silent Night, Bloody Night 1974 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mirage 1965 (Movie)

Charles Calvin (Actor)

The Confession 1963 (Movie)

The Thief (Actor)

Handle With Care 1958 (Movie)

Professor Bowdin (Actor)

Suspicion 1957 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

Bernardine 1957 (Movie)

Mr Beaumont (Actor)

On Trial 1956 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

Raintree County 1957 (Movie)

T D Shawnessy (Actor)

Philco Television Playhouse 1948 - 1956 (TV Show)

Actor

The Indian Fighter 1955 (Movie)

Captain Trask (Actor)

Island in the Sky 1953 (Movie)

Colonel Fuller (Actor)

Night People 1953 (Movie)

Foster (Actor)

13 Rue Madeleine 1946 (Movie)

Charles Gibson (Actor)

Duffy's Tavern 1945 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mr. Skeffington 1945 (Movie)

George Trellis (Actor)

The Kid From Brooklyn 1945 (Movie)

(Actor)

An American Romance 1944 (Movie)

Howard Clinton (Actor)

Hold Back the Dawn 1940 (Movie)

Inspector Hammock (Actor)

Dance, Girl, Dance 1939 (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

Racket Busters 1937 (Movie)

Allison (Actor)

Portia on Trial 1936 (Movie)

Dan Foster (Actor)

Fury 1935 (Movie)

District Attorney (Actor)

Arise, My Love (Movie)

Mr. Phillips (Actor)

Beyond the Blue Horizon (Movie)

Thornton (Actor)

Dream Girl (Movie)

George Allerton (Actor)

Green Light (Movie)

Dr. John Stafford (Actor)

Holiday Inn (Movie)

Danny Reid (Actor)

Kiss and Tell (Movie)

Harry Archer (Actor)

Law of the Underworld (Movie)

Warren Rogers (Actor)

Liliom (Movie)

Carpenter (Actor)

Men with Wings (Movie)

Nick Ranson (Actor)

Michael Shayne, Private Detective (Movie)

Elliott Thomas (Actor)

Proudly We Hail (Movie)

Chaplain (Actor)

Second Wife (Movie)

Kenneth Carpenter (Actor)

Skylark (Movie)

George Gore (Actor)

So This Is Love? (Movie)

Col. Moore (Actor)

That Lady in Ermine (Movie)

Maj. Horvath and Benvenuto (Actor)

The Affairs of Susan (Movie)

Richard Aiken (Actor)

The Lady Consents (Movie)

Stanley Ashton (Actor)

The Man Without a Country (TV Show)

Actor

The Witness Chair (Movie)

Jim Trent (Actor)

Wake Island (Movie)

Commander Roberts (Actor)

We Went to College (Movie)

Phil Talbot (Actor)

Wise Girl (Movie)

Karl (Actor)

Biography

A prolific staple of Hollywood cinema for over a generation, Walter Abel may not have duplicated some of his early New York stage successes in leading roles once he relocated to the film world out West, but his was a versatile and an intelligent talent. His attractively open face, with its trademark trim mustache, lent a dapper yet sincere quality to the many harried professionals he played so well.

EDUCATION

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

New York , New York 1917

Milestones

1983

Final feature role, supporting Nick Nolte and Katharine Hepburn in "Grace Quigley/The Ultimate Solution of Grace Quigley" (released in 1985)

1975

Final New York stage acting role alongside Meryl Streep and Mandy Patinkin in a revival of "Trelawny of the 'Wells'" staged at Lincoln Center

1974

Last Broadway appearance, "Saturday, Sunday, Monday"

1973

First TV-movie, "The Man Without a Country" (ABC)

1953

Resumed more regular work in films for the next five years beginning with "Island in the Sky" and "So This Is Love"

1948

Concentrated on stage and television work for a time after his work in such films as "That Lady in Ermine"

1940

Had one of his best screen roles in Mitchell Leisen's "Arise My Love"

1940

Worked primarily for Paramount Pictures

1936

Co-starred in "Fury"

1935

First major film work, and first leading role in films, as D'Artagnan in an RKO adaptation of "The Three Musketeers"

1934

Signed contract with RKO

1930

Film acting debut in "Liliom"

1929

London stage debut, "Coquette"

1924

Simultaneously appeared in two Eugene O'Neill plays in NYC, "Bound East for Cardiff" and "Desire Under the Elms"

1919

Stage acting debut in "Forbidden"

1918

Made film debut in a small role in "Out of a Clear Sky"

Was one of the hosts, along with Dennis O'Keefe, of the NBC-TV suspense drama anthology series, "Suspicion"

Again returned to film work briefly in the mid-60s

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