Arthur Bent "Art" Balinger (February 1, 1915 – June 10, 2011) was an American actor known for television roles throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Specifically, Balinger was cast in numerous productions created by Jack Webb and his production company, Mark VII Limited.
Balinger was born to parents Sheldon and Ellen Bent <ancestry.com>Balinger in Los Angeles, California. He was raised in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Balinger began his career as a radio announcer, before transitioning to television as an actor. His credits included Dragnet and Emergency!. He largely retired from television after the 1970s. One of his last memorable parts in film was that of the dedication ceremony announcer in the blockbuster hit The Towering Inferno.
- Time Table (1956) - Jail Officer (uncredited)
- The Last Time I Saw Archie (1961) - Soldier (uncredited)
- The Towering Inferno (1974) - Announcer
- The Domino Principle (1977) - Newscaster on TV in Club (uncredited)
- The Swarm (1978) - Radio Announcer
- "Art Balinger, 96, Actor who had recurring roles on "Adam-12", "Dragnet" and "Emergency"". Digital Memorial. 2011-06-11. Retrieved 2011-06-30.
- "Art Balinger, Actor on Dragnet, Emergency! and More". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. 2011-06-10. Retrieved 2011-10-30.
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