October 16, 1879|
Cozzadale, Ohio, U.S.A.
|Died||August 11, 1963
Woodland Hills, California, U.S.A.
|Resting place||Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery, North Hollywood|
|Spouse(s)||Lillian Luppee (1930-?) (second wife) 3 children|
Clem Bevans (October 16, 1879 – August 11, 1963) was an American character actor best remembered for playing eccentric, grumpy old men.
Bevans had a very long career, starting in vaudeville in 1900 in an act with Grace Emmett. He progressed to burlesque, Broadway, and even light opera, before making his film debut at the age of 55 in Way Down East (1935). His portrayal was so good, he became stereotyped and played mostly likable old codgers for the rest of his life. However, he did occasionally play against type, for example as a Nazi spy in Alfred Hitchcock's Saboteur (1942). He also made some television appearances, including the role of murderer Captain Hugo in the 1958 Perry Mason episode, "The Case of the Demure Defendant." He also appeared in The Twilight Zone episode "Hocus-Pocus and Frisby" (1962) as Pete (Season 3 - Episode 30).
His role in Disneyland's TV miniseries Davy Crockett was Captain Cobb.
- Way Down East (1935)
- Idol of the Crowds (1937)
- Of Human Hearts (1938)
- Zenobia (1939)
- Thunder Afloat (1939)
- Night Work (1939)
- Young Tom Edison (1940)
- Untamed (1940)
- Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)
- Sergeant York (1941)
- The Smiling Ghost (1941)
- Pacific Blackout (1941)
- Fly-by-Night (1942)
- Saboteur (1942)
- Tombstone, the Town Too Tough to Die (1942)
- Captains of the Clouds (1942)
- The Human Comedy (1943)
- Wake Up and Dream (1946)
- The Yearling (1946)
- Gallant Bess (1946) as Smitty
- The Paleface (1948)
- Portrait of Jennie (1948)
- Streets of Laredo (1949)
- Tell It to the Judge (1949)
- Harvey (1950)
- Hangman's Knot (1952)
- Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (1956)
- Overland Express (Gunsmoke TV series, Season 3 Episode 38)|Fly (1958)
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