Joe Maross (February 7, 1923, Barnesboro, Pennsylvania - November 7, 2009) was an American actor who appeared in movies and made guest appearances on many television series from the 1950s to the 1980s. He served in World War II and was stationed in Hawaii.
Among the movies he appeared in were
and Run Silent, Run Deep . He appeared in many television series between 1952 and 1986. Among them were three episodes of Elmer Gantry , including the role of defendant Nelson Tarr in the 1963 episode, "The Case of the Potted Planter." He also guest-starred in Perry Mason , Behind Closed Doors , Mission: Impossible , The Fugitive , The Outer Limits , The Invaders , Gunsmoke , The Virginian , Twelve O'Clock High (in an episode of which he portrayed The Time Tunnel George Armstrong Custer), , Hawaii Five-O , Mannix , the The Rockford Files Combat! episode "A Little Jazz", and the Bonanza episode "Escape to Ponderosa". He appeared in two episodes of : " The Twilight Zone Third from the Sun" and " The Little People".
He was a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He was reputed to be an enthusiastic screener of the DVDs which studios send to Academy members for award consideration.
On November 7, 2009, he died of
cardiac arrest in Glendale, California at the age of 86. [1 ]
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