George Barrows

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George Barrows
Born(1914-02-07)February 7, 1914
DiedOctober 17, 1994(1994-10-17) (aged 80)
Other namesGeorge D. Barrows, George Burrows
Years active1934-1982

George D. Barrows (New York, February 7, 1914 – Oxnard, October 17, 1994) was an American actor known for playing Ro-Man in the film Robot Monster. He was the son of actor Henry A. Barrows. He often wore a gorilla suit for his film roles. Excluding his gorilla roles, Barrows usually played bit parts in films and was rarely credited for his work.

Barrows built the gorilla suit he used in Robot Monster, Gorilla at Large, and other films. It is currently in the collection of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.


Year Title Role Notes
1936 College Holiday Dancer Uncredited
1939 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Minor role Uncredited
1940 Buck Benny Rides Again Dancer Uncredited
1940 The Son of Monte Cristo Bit role Uncredited
1941 King of the Texas Rangers Dirigible Lieutenant Uncredited
1942 Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch Unknown role Uncredited
1942 Fall In Fifth Columnist in Brawl Uncredited
1946 Magnificent Doll Jedson Uncredited
1948 The Street With No Name Bouncer at Gym Uncredited
1948 Joan of Arc French Soldier Uncredited
1948 Wake of the Red Witch Seaman Uncredited
1949 Tulsa Table player at Gambling Emporium Uncredited
1950 Cargo to Capetown Seaman at Engine Uncredited
1952 A Girl in Every Port Marine Sentry Uncredited
1952 Dreamboat Commandant in Silent Movie Uncredited
1952 The Abbott and Costello Show Bingo's Father/Gorilla Television series; 2 episodes: The Haunted Castle and Safari
1953 Jalopy Jalopy Driver Uncredited
1953 Robot Monster Ro-Man/Great Guidance Dual roles
1953 Mesa of Lost Women George, the male nurse
1953 All the Brothers Were Valiant Fighter in mutiny Uncredited
1954 I Led 3 Lives Mako One episode
1954 The Lone Wolf Joe Reed One episode
1954 Duffy of San Quentin Convict Uncredited
1954 Stories of the Century Henchman in saloon One episode
1954 Gorilla at Large Goliath the Gorilla Uncredited
1954 Outlaw's Daughter 'Rock' Swenson
1955 Captain Midnight Fleck One episode
1955 Son of Sinbad Khalif Officer Uncredited
1956 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon Freighter/Sourdough TV series; 2 episodes
1956 A Day of Fury Card player Uncredited
1956 Behind the High Wall Guard Uncredited
1956 Flight to Hong Kong Janvoort Uncredited
1956 Science Fiction Theatre Adam the watchman/Naval officer TV series; 2 episodes
1956 Cheyenne Buck TV series; one episode
1957 Highway Patrol George Bennett TV series; one episode
1958-1961 Peter Gunn Second Hood (uncredited) / Hoodlum / Cal Weaver TV series; Three Episodes
1960 Have Gun-Will Travel Bar Waiter – Tough TV series; one episode: "Love's Young Dream"
1963 The Black Zoo Victor the Gorilla Uncredited
1964 The Addams Family Gorgo the Gorilla TV series; one episode: "Morticia Joins the Ladies League"
1966 The Beverly Hillbillies The Gorilla-Thomas F. Kelly TV series; two episodes
1970 Nanny and the Professor 1st Truck Driver Season 2, Episode 20
1973 The President's Plane is Missing Mr. Meyers TV movie


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