January 29, 1907|
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||August 8, 1982
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
O'Flynn made his screen debut in Marked Woman (1937), after which he was a freelance player for such studios as Warner Brothers, Paramount, and RKO Pictures. While serving in World War II, he was cast with several other actors-in-uniform in Winged Victory, a production of 20th Century Fox.
O'Flynn appeared in many western films and television series. He was cast with Ben Cooper in Gunfight at Comanche Creek (1963) and had a bit part in The Far Country (1954) with Jimmy Stewart and Walter Brennan . He appeared in two secondary roles in sixty episodes of the American Broadcasting Company/Desilu series, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, with Hugh O'Brian in the title role of Marshal Wyatt Earp. When the series was set in Dodge City, Kansas, O'Flynn played Judge Tobin; when the locale was moved to Tombstone, Arizona, he became Dr. Goodfellow.
In the "Frontier Surgeon" (January 19, 1960) episode of The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, Dr. Goodfellow must obtain a truce with Marshal Earp who is apprehending a wounded outlaw. The man will die if moved after surgery, but he does not wait the three days to recuperate out of distrust of Earp and the protection of the $15,000 loot he and his gang have taken from Wells Fargo.
- Philo Vance Returns (1947)