Harry Harvey Sr.

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Harry Harvey Sr.
Harry Harvey in Gangsters of the Frontier.jpg
Born (1901-01-10)January 10, 1901
Indian Territory, U.S.
Died November 27, 1985(1985-11-27) (aged 84)
Sylmar, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor of stage, film, and television
Years active 1932–1974
Spouse(s) Mabel Mason Harvey
Children 1

Harry W. Harvey Sr. (January 10, 1901 – November 27, 1985) was an American actor of theatre, film, and television.


Born in Indian Territory, now Oklahoma,[1] Harvey appeared in minstrel shows, in vaudeville,[2] and on the Broadway stage but is best remembered as a character actor who appeared in more than three hundred films and episodes of television series. He co-starred in The Oregon Trail (1936), with John Wayne, Old Overland Trail (1953), Wyoming Renegades (1954), Ride Beyond Vengeance (1966) with Chuck Connors, and many other westerns.

Harvey was cast from 1951 to 1957 in the role of Sheriff Tom Blodgett in fifty-three episodes of The Roy Rogers Show.[3]:914 He played Mayor George Dixon of fictitious Yellowstone in twenty-one episodes from 1957 to 1959 of the syndicated western series, Man Without a Gun. He was cast in different roles in eleven episodes of The Lone Ranger from 1949 to 1955. In 1962, he appeared on the short-lived NBC drama series, It's a Man's World as the recurring character, Houghton Stott, owner of Stott's Service Station.[3]

In the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, he guest-starred in such series as Branded, Lassie, Hazel, The Wild Wild West, Mannix, Alias Smith and Jones, Bonanza, and Columbo. His last appearance was in Adam-12 (1974) with Martin Milner.



  1. ^ Kear, Lynn; King, James (2009). Evelyn Brent: The Life and Films of Hollywood’s Lady Crook. McFarland. p. 239. ISBN 9780786454686. Retrieved 28 May 2017. 
  2. ^ Mayer, Geoff (2017). Encyclopedia of American Film Serials. McFarland. p. 97. ISBN 9780786477623. Retrieved 28 May 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 515. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7. 
  • King of the Cowboys, Queen of the West: Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, by Raymond E. White
  • The American Film Institute catalog of motion ..., Vol 1, Par 1, by American Film Institute.

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