Chet Allen (actor)

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Not to be confused with Chet Allen.
Chet Allen
Chet R. Allen.jpg
Allen in 1957
Born (1928-08-17) August 17, 1928 (age 85)
Chickasha, Oklahoma, U.S.
Occupation Actor, art director, production designer
Years active 1950–present

Chet Allen (born August 17, 1928) is an American actor.

Life and career[edit]

Allen was born in Chickasha, the seat of Grady County, Oklahoma.[1]

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.[2]

He was an art director for the films The Delinquents (1957), The Magic Bond (1956), and Honeymoon for Harriet (1950).[1] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Chet Allen at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ Neil McDonald, Total Television, New York: Penguin Books, 1996, p. 866

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