Paul Newlan

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Paul Emory Newlan (June 29, 1903- November 23, 1973) was an American film and TV character actor from Plattsburgh, New York. He was best known for his role as Captain Grey on the NBC police series M Squad[1] and for his roles in films including The Americanization of Emily and The Slender Thread.


Newlan appeared in dozens of films and TV shows between 1935 and 1971. Among his other film roles were Millions in the Air, Dragnet, My Favorite Spy, Pirates of Tripoli, The Captive City, The Great Adventures of Captain Kidd and The Buccaneer, in addition to smaller roles in numerous other films including Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd, Abbott and Costello Go to Mars, You're Never Too Young, We're No Angels, and To Catch a Thief.

On March 4, 1955, Newlan appeared as the outlaw Jules Beni in an episode of Jim Davis's syndicated western series Stories of the Century. Gregg Palmer played Jack Slade, the superintendent of the Central Overland California and Pikes Peak Express Company, based in Julesburg in northeastern Colorado, who sets out to capture Beni.[2]

Newlan portrayed General Prichard on the ABC war series Twelve O'Clock High and appearances on series such as Gunsmoke, The Deputy, Thriller (4 episodes), Wagon Train and most notable the 1964 Twilight Zone episode "The Brain Center at Whipple's". His final credit was in 1971 on Robert Young's Marcus Welby M.D.


Newlan died of congestive heart failure on November 23, 1973 in Studio City, California.


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