Chet Allen (actor)
Allen in 1957
August 17, 1928 |
Chickasha, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, art director, production designer|
Chet Allen (born August 17, 1928) is an American actor.
Life and career
Allen was known for his supporting role as the 31-year-old "Slats" in the 1959-1960 NBC adventure/drama television series The Troubleshooters with costars Keenan Wynn (1916–1986) and Bob Mathias (1930–2006). The half-hour, black-and-white program was about unusual events, usually of a rescue nature, regarding an international construction company. Forrest Compton and the stunt actor Carey Loftin (1914–1997) also appeared in the 26-week series.
He was an art director for the films The Delinquents (1957), The Magic Bond (1956), and Honeymoon for Harriet (1950). In 1964, Allen, at thirty-six, made his last acting appearance as a hoodlum in the film, Robin and the Seven Hoods. In 1987, he was production designer for the USA network film, P.K. and the Kid, starring Molly Ringwald in the role of P.K. Bayette. The picture was filmed around Glenwood Springs, Colorado.