Person Details

Birthday: 1898-06-06 23:25:46

Death: 1987-03-26 23:25:46

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

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Movie Involvements: 39

TV Involvements: 1


Most Famous Work

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Walter Abel (June 6, 1898 – March 26, 1987) was an American stage and film character actor. His eyes were brown and his (adult) height was five foot ten inches. Abel was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, the son of Christine (née Becker) and Richard Michael Abel. Abel graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts where he had studied in 1917 and joined a touring company. He made his Broadway debut in Forbidden in 1919. His many theatre credits include As You Like It, Desire Under the Elms, Mourning Becomes Electra, Merrily We Roll Along, and Trelawny of the 'Wells'. On the stage, he appeared in Channing Pollock's 1926 production of The Enemy together with Fay Bainter. Abel was married to concert harpist Marietta Bitter. He died of a myocardial infarction in Essex, Connecticut. Description above from the Wikipedia article Walter Abel, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Most Famous Work

Fury
Average
8

Fury

(1936) District Attorney
Silent Night, Bloody Night
Average
5

Silent Night, Bloody Night

(1972) Mayor Adams
Mirage
Average
7

Mirage

(1965) Charles Stewart Calvin
Raintree County
Average
6

Raintree County

(1957) T.D. Shawnessy
Hold Back the Dawn
Average
7

Hold Back the Dawn

(1941) Inspector Hammock
Mr. Skeffington
Average
7

Mr. Skeffington

(1944) George Trellis
Wake Island
Average
6

Wake Island

(1942) Cmdr. Roberts
Night People
Average
5

Night People

(1954) Maj. R.A. Foster

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
1985 Homer Morrison
1983 Himself (archive footage)
1973 Col. A.B. Morgan
1972 Mayor Adams
1965 Charles Stewart Calvin
Dr. Munson
1964 The Thief
1963 N/A
1958 Prof. Roger Bowden
1957 T.D. Shawnessy
N/A
Mr. Beaumont
1956 Warden Bill Keller
1955 Captain Trask
N/A
N/A
1954 N/A
Juror #4
Maj. R.A. Foster
1953 Col. Fuller
Col. James Moore
1951 N/A
1950 N/A
N/A
N/A
1948 Juror #4
N/A
Major Horvath / Benvenuto
George Allerton
N/A
Narrator
1947 Himself (uncredited)
Milo Terkel
Charles Gibson
1946 Gabby Sloan
1945 Harry Archer
Director
Richard Aiken
1944 George Trellis
Himself
Narrator
Howard Clinton
1943 Jack, a Flyer, Opening Narrator
Chaplain
Chris McClelland
1942 Cmdr. Roberts
Danny Reed
Prof. Thornton
B.G. DeSoto
1941 Anthony J. Colder
George Gore
Inspector Hammock
1940 Elliott Thomas
M. Phillips
Dr. George Benedict
Judge
1939 Jim Foreman
Robert Barnes
1938 Hugh Allison
Nick Ranson
Warren Rogers
1937 Karl
Dan Foster
John Stafford
1936 Phil Talbot
District Attorney
James Trent
Stanley Ashton
Ford Adams
1935 D'Artagnan
1930 Carpenter
Year Character Movie/Tv

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