Person Details

Birthday: 1889-12-10 06:14:17

Death: 1965-07-11 06:14:17

Aliases: Raymond Bidwell Collins , Ray Bidwell Collins

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Sacramento, California, USA

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Movie Involvements: 48

TV Involvements: 5


Most Famous Work

Biography

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ray Bidwell Collins (December 10, 1889 – July 11, 1965) was an American character actor in stock and Broadway theatre, radio, films, and television. With 900 stage roles to his credit, he became one of the most successful actors in the developing field of radio drama. A friend and associate of Orson Welles for many years, Collins went to Hollywood with the Mercury Theatre company and made his feature-film debut in Citizen Kane, as Kane's ruthless political rival. Collins appeared in more than 75 films and had one of his best-remembered roles on television, as the irascible Lieutenant Arthur Tragg on the television series Perry Mason.

Most Famous Work

Perry Mason
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8

Perry Mason

(1957) Lieutenant Tragg
Citizen Kane
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8

Citizen Kane

(1941) Jim W. Gettys
Touch of Evil
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8

Touch of Evil

(1958) District Attorney Adair
The Magnificent Ambersons
Average
7

The Magnificent Ambersons

(1942) Jack Amberson
The Best Years of Our Lives
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8

The Best Years of Our Lives

(1946) Mr. Milton
Leave Her to Heaven
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7

Leave Her to Heaven

(1945) Glen Robie
The Fountainhead
Average
7

The Fountainhead

(1949) Roger Enright
The Desperate Hours
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7

The Desperate Hours

(1955) Sheriff Masters

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
1980 N/A
1960 John Bradford
1958 District Attorney Adair
1957 Lieutenant Tragg
Eric Warren
1956 Evan Gracie
Alfred Metcalfe
Dr. Bailey
J.P. Miller (sometimes called J.B. Miller)
1955 Mica Ralston (rancher)
Sheriff Masters
N/A
N/A
1954 Mr. Tremaine
N/A
N/A
Insp. Appleby
1953 Dan Reasonover
Fred F. Whacker
Gen. Birabeau
Brig. Gen. B.N. Stone
Jonathan Parker
1952 Daniel Webster
Timothy Stone
Edmund Jethrow
Warren Pritchard
1951 Judge Kenneth Turner
D. A. Mortimer X. Welsh
Judge Thomas Kneeland
Jonathan Parker
Rear Adm. L. C. Tennant
Arch Strobie
1950 Max
Barton Keyes
Jasper G. Wingait
Commodoro John Balwind Parker
Jonah Evans
Dr. Fredericks
Colonel Hooker
1949 A B Blair
Jefferson Almond
Roger Enright
Alfred Greenleaf
Matthew 'Matt' Simpson
Arthur Burdett, alias Philip J. Fogarty
1948 N/A
Harvey Elwood
Rev. Daniels
Big Ed Carter
Lt. Col. Avery Silver
MacCoppin
1947 Fred Houlihan
Victor Donlan
Dr. Matt Beemish
Perry Barton
Judge Harper
1946 Mr. Milton
Gordon Stewart
Judge Watson
Dr. Lowell
Davis Banton
Colonel Farewell / Narrator
Leonides
Dr. Elijah Howe
Mr. Floyd Henderickson
1945 Glen Robie
Phillip Treadway
Narrator (Voice)
John Chase Randall
1944 Senator Frost
Johnny Adair
Wallau
Deckman West
Otis Bird
Brodie S. Griffith
1943 Lecturer (voice) (uncredited)
Grover Kendall
Col. John Mason
Dr. John Carey
Snodgrass
Mr. Macauley
1942 Johan Bergesen
Capt. McCall
Ben Van Steel, Tommy's Uncle
Professor B
Jack Amberson
1941 Jim W. Gettys
1940 Mayor (voice)
N/A
1932 Waite
1931 Mr. Lambert (uncredited)
Police Sergeant on Bicycle (uncredited)
Year Character Movie/Tv

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