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J. Pat O'Malley (1904-1985)
J. Pat O'Malley

Monopoly, October 4, 1957 Written by John Meston, Story by Les Crutchfield, Directed by Seymour Berns, Guest Cast: Harry Townes, Robert Gist, Pat O'Malley

Print Asper, May 23, 1959 Written by John Meston, Directed by Ted Post, Guest Cast: Pat O'Malley, Ted Knight, Lew Brown, Robert Ivers

The Dreamers, April 28, 1962 Written by John Meston, Directed by Andrew McLaglen, Guest Cast: Liam Redmond, J. Pat O'Malley, Valerie Allen, CeCe Whitney, Gage Clarke, Dabbs Greer, Shug Fisher

Old Comrade, December 29, 1962 Written by John Dunkel, Directed by Harry Harris, Guest Cast: J. Pat O'Malley, Frank Sutton, Ralph Moody

The Whispering Tree, November 12, 1966 Written, by Calvin Clements, Directed by Vincent McEveety, Guest Cast: John Saxon, Jacqueline Scott, Ed Asner, Morgan Woodward, Donald Losby, Christopher Pate, Rex Holman, Allen Jaffe, Kathleen O'Malley, Stephen McEveety

Sam McTavish, MD, October 5, 1970 Written by Gerry Day & Bethel Leslie, Directed by Bernard McEveety, Guest Cast: Vera Miles, Arch Johnson, Dee Carroll, Lisa Gerritsen, Glenn Redding, Kathleen O'Malley, Amzie Strickland

A Quiet Day In Dodge, January 29, 1973 Written by Jack Miller, Directed by AIf Kjellin, Guest Cast: Margaret Hamilton, Willie Aames, Leo Gordon, Shug Fisher, Douglas V. Fowley, John Fiedler, Helen Page Camp, J. Pat O'Malley, Herb Vigran, Walker Edmiston

He was a very familiar face on sitcoms and dramas of the 1950s, 60s & 70s on television. A Round, bald and jolly Irishman, with a warm smile and twinkling eyes, he played mostly avuncular and grandfatherly types. He was born in Burnley, England (some sources say Ireland) on March 15, 1904 and began his acting career in Britain. He started in British vaudeville before coming to Hollywood and his film debut in "Lassie Come Home" (1943) with Roddy McDowall and Donald Crisp, as Hynes. He also worked on the Broadway stage for a time during the 1940s and 50s. In later years he did many voices for animated films. Among his other film credits are: "Thumbs Up" (1943) as Sam Keats; "Witness for the Prosecution" (1957) uncredited as Shorts Salesman; "The Courage of Black Beauty" (1957) as Mike Green; "The Long, Hot Summer" (1958) as Ratliff; "Blueprint for Robbery" (1961) as Pop Kane; "101 Dalmatians" (1961) as voice of Colonel and Jasper Badun; "Cabinet of Caligari" (1962) as Martin; "Son of Flubber" (1963) as Sign Painter; "Gunn" (1967) as Tinker; "The Jungle Book" (1967) as voice of Col. Hathi, the Elephant; "Hello, Dolly!" (1969) as Policeman in Park; and "Willard" (1971) as Jonathan Farley; "Gumball Ralley" (1976) as Barney and "Cheaper to Keep Her" (1980) as Landlord, his final theatrical film. On TV he was very prolific appearing as a regular on: "The Adventures of Spin and Marty" (1955-58) as Perkins; "The Swamp Fox" (1960); "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (1961) as Sam Petrie; "My Favorite Martian" (1963-64) as Mr. Harry Burns; "Wendy and Me" (1964-65) as Mr. Bundy; "A Touch of Grace" (1973) as Herbert Morrison and "Maude" (1975-77) as Bert Beasley. He appeared in TV movies as well as guest starred on such series as: "Gunsmoke"; "Black Saddle"; "Bonanza"; "Twilight Zone"; "Mr. Lucky"; "Wagon Train"; "Perry Mason"; "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."; "The Beverly Hillbillies"; "Hogan's Heroes"; "The Brady Bunch"; "Barney Miller" and "Taxi." He died of a heart condition on February 27, 1985 in San Juan Capistrano, California at the age of 80.

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