Alan Baxter (actor)
Alan Edwin Baxter
|Born||November 19, 1908|
East Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||May 7, 1976 (aged 67)|
|Spouse(s)||Barbara Williams (1936-1953) (her death)|
Christy Palmer (1955-1976) (his death)
Alan Baxter (November 19, 1908 – May 7, 1976) was an American film and television actor.
Baxter was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned a bachelor's degree from Williams College, where he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity and a classmate of Elia Kazan. He went on to study in the 47 Drama Workshop at Yale University.
After he completed his studies, Baxter became a member of the Group Theatre in New York City. His Broadway credits include The Hallams (1947), Home of the Brave (1945), The Voice of the Turtle (1943), Winged Victory (1943), Thumbs Up! (1934), and Lone Valley (1932).
- Mary Burns, Fugitive (1935) - 'Babe' Wilson (film debut)
- The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936) - Clayt Tolliver
- Big Brown Eyes (1936) - Cary Butler
- Thirteen Hours by Air (1936) - Curtis Palmer
- The Case Against Mrs. Ames (1936) - Lou
- Parole! (1936) - Percy 'Okay' Smith
- Breezing Home (1937) - Joe Montgomery
- Wide Open Faces (1937) - Danny Haines
- Night Key (1937) - John Baron aka The Kid
- It Could Happen to You (1937) - Bob Ames
- The Last Gangster (1937) - Acey Kile
- Big Town Girl (1937) - James Mead
- I Met My Love Again (1938) - Tony
- Wide Open Faces (1938) - Tony
- Gangs of New York (1938) - 'Dapper' Mallare
- Off the Record (1939) - Joe Fallon
- Boy Slaves (1939) - Graff
- My Son Is a Criminal (1939) - Tim Halloran Jr.
- Let Us Live (1939) - Joe Linden
- Each Dawn I Die (1939) - Carlisle
- In Name Only (1939) - Charley
- Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940) - Billy Herndon
- The Lone Wolf Strikes (1940) - Jim Ryder
- Free, Blonde and 21 (1940) - Mickey Ryan
- Escape to Glory (1940) - Larry Perrin, alias Larry Ross
- The Man Who Talked Too Much (1940) - Joe Garland
- Santa Fe Trail (1940) - Oliver Brown
- Under Age (1941) - Tap Manson
- Bad Men of Missouri (1941) - Jesse James
- Rags to Riches (1941) - Jimmy Rogers
- The Pittsburgh Kid (1941) - Joe Barton
- Shadow of the Thin Man (1941) - 'Whitey' Barrow
- Borrowed Hero (1941) - Roger Andrews
- Saboteur (1942) - Mr. Freeman
- Prisoner of Japan (1942) - David Bowman
- Stand By All Networks (1942) - Victor
- China Girl (1942) - Bill Jones
- The Human Comedy (1943) - Brad Stickman
- Behind Prison Walls (1943) - Jonathan MacGlennon
- Pilot No. 5 (1943) - Winston Davis
- Submarine Base (1943) - Joe Morgan
- Women in Bondage (1943) - Otto Bracken
- Winged Victory (1944) - Maj. Halper
- The Prairie (1947) - Paul Hover
- Close-Up (1948) - Phil Sparr
- The Set-Up (1949) - Little Boy
- She Shoulda Said No! (1949) - Markey
- The True Story of Jesse James (1957) - Barney Remington
- The End of the Line (1957) - Mike Selby
- The Restless Years (1958) - Alex Fisher
- Face of a Fugitive (1959) - Reed Williams
- The Mountain Road (1960) - Gen. Loomis
- Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) - Brig. Gen. Matt Merrin
- This Property Is Condemned (1966) - Knopke
- Assault on a Queen (1966) - Larry - Crewman (uncredited)
- Welcome to Hard Times (1967) - Jack Millay
- Paint Your Wagon (1969) - Mr. Fenty
- Chisum (1970) - Gov. Sam Axtell
- Willard (1971) - Walter T. Spencer
- Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) - Military Officer (uncredited)
Among Baxter's television appearances were four guest roles on the CBS' courtroom drama series, Perry Mason, starring Raymond Burr. In 1961, he played the title role of Eugene Houseman in "The Case of the Left-Handed Liar". Also in 1961 Gunsmoke Long, Long Trail he played Lou Hacker. In 1964, he played Roger Gray in “The Case of the Missing Button”. He also made three guest appearances on The Virginian, starring James Drury and he was guest starred on Ripcord, starring Larry Pennell and Ken Curtis as Leach in the episode "Derelict". In September 1960, he appeared in the season premiere episode "The Longest Rope" of the western series Cheyenne, starring Clint Walker. 1961 Tv. Show ThrillerHosted by Boris Karloff, in season 2,episode 16 Titled, Waxworks He played Sergent Dane.
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