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Tim Ryan (I) (1899–1956)

Tim Ryan was born on July 5, 1899 in Bayonne, New Jersey, USA as Timothy Thomas Ryan. He was an actor and writer, known for From Here to Eternity (1953), Shanghai Chest (1948) and Detective Kitty O'Day (1944). He was married to Irene Ryan. He died on October 22, 1956 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

From Here to Eternity Sgt. Pete Karelsen
Shanghai Chest Police Lt. Mike Ruark
Detective Kitty O'Day Inspector Clancy


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 1957 Beau James
Captain of Police (uncredited)
 1957 The Buster Keaton Story
Studio Policeman
 1956 Ethel Barrymore Theater (TV Series)
 1956 Further Adventures of Spin and Marty (TV Series)
 1956 The Cruel Tower
Bartender (uncredited)
 1956 Fighting Trouble
Ray Vance
 1956 Telephone Time (TV Series)
 1954 The Abbott and Costello Show (TV Series)
Police Lt. Smith
- Uncle from New Jersey (1954) ... Police Lt. Smith
 1953 Private Eyes
Andy the Cop
 1953 The Life of Riley (TV Series)
Fire Chief
- Riley's Burning Ambition (1953) ... Fire Chief
 1953 Hot News
Ringside Fight Announcer (uncredited)
 1953 From Here to Eternity
Sgt. Pete Karelsen
 1953 The Marksman
Stagecoach Driver
 1952 No Holds Barred
Mr. Hunter
 1952 Fargo
 1952 Racket Squad (TV Series)
- Pick a Number (1952)
 1952 Here Come the Marines
Sheriff Benson
 1951 Crazy Over Horses
 1951 All That I Have
Ben Renson
 1951 Cuban Fireball
Detective Bacon
 1950 To Please a Lady
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1950 My Blue Heaven
Cop (uncredited)
 1950 The Petty Girl
Durkee - Producer #1 (uncredited)
 1950 The Asphalt Jungle
Jack - Police Clerk (uncredited)
 1950 Military Academy with That Tenth Avenue Gang
Specs' Father (uncredited)
 1950 Jiggs and Maggie Out West
Dinty Moore
 1950 The Life of Riley (TV Series)
- Home Sweet Home (1950) ... Policeman
 1949 French Fried Frolic (Short)
Tim Ryan
 1949 Dear Wife
Police Officer Simmons (uncredited)
 1949 Wha' Happen? (Short)
Tim, Vera's Husband
 1949 Red, Hot and Blue
Brad Williams - Stranger (uncredited)
 1949 Forgotten Women
 1949 Stampede
The Drunk (uncredited)
 1949 The Sky Dragon
Lt. Mike Ruark
 1949 The Stratton Story
Man Playing Slot Machine (uncredited)
 1949 Champion
Al - Kansas City Manager (uncredited)
 1949 Alias Nick Beal
Detective Dodds (uncredited)
 1949 Shamrock Hill
 1949 Miss Mink of 1949
Police Sgt. Clancy (uncredited)
 1948 Force of Evil
Johnson (uncredited)
 1948 Jiggs and Maggie in Court
Dinty Moore
 1948 The Luck of the Irish
Patrolman Clancy (uncredited)
 1948 The Golden Eye
Lt. Mike Ruark
 1948 Beyond Glory
Partier Punched by Rocky (uncredited)
 1948 Shanghai Chest
Police Lt. Mike Ruark
 1948 Half Past Midnight
Amos the Bartender (uncredited)
 1948 Silly Billy (Short)
Fiancee's Father
 1947 Jiggs and Maggie in Society
Dinty Moore
 1947 Body and Soul
Jack Shelton (uncredited)
 1947 Cass Timberlane
Police Officer Charlie Ellis (uncredited)
 1947 Merton of the Movies
Mammoth Studio's Night guard (uncredited)
 1947 The Unfinished Dance
Moose (uncredited)
 1947 News Hounds
John 'Bullfrog' Burke
 1947 High Barbaree
Ringmaster (uncredited)
 1947 Blondie's Holiday
 1946 Bringing Up Father
Dinty Moore
 1946 Wife Wanted
 1946 Till the End of Time
Steve Sumpter (uncredited)
 1946 Dark Alibi
 1946 Two Sisters from Boston
Mr. Dibson (uncredited)
 1946 Idea Girl
Ken Williams (uncredited)
 1945 Who's Guilty?
Duke Ellis
 1945 Detour
Nevada Diner Proprietor
 1945 Swingin' on a Rainbow
Hustun Greer
 1945 Rockin' in the Rockies
Tom Trove
 1945 Fashion Model
Police Inspector O'Hara
 1945 Adventures of Kitty O'Day
Inspector Clancy
 1944 Hi, Beautiful
 1944 Crazy Knights
 1944 Shadow of Suspicion
Everett G. Northrup
 1944 Kansas City Kitty
Dave Clark
 1944 Detective Kitty O'Day
Inspector Clancy
 1944 And the Angels Sing
Stage-Door Man (uncredited)
 1944 Hot Rhythm
Mr. O'Hara (as Tim)
 1944 Her Primitive Man
House Detective (uncredited)
 1943 True to Life
Mr. Mammal (uncredited)
 1943 Swing Out the Blues
Judge Dudley Gordon
 1943 Swingtime Johnny
 1943 Riding High
Jones (uncredited)
 1943 The Mystery of the 13th Guest
Police Lt. Burke
 1943 Melody Parade
Happy Harrington
 1943 Sarong Girl
Tim Raynor
 1943 Redhead from Manhattan
Mike Glendon
 1943 Hit Parade of 1943
Brownie May
 1943 Two Weeks to Live
Thrill-a-Minute Higgens (uncredited)
 1943 Reveille with Beverly
Mr. Kennedy
 1942 Stand by for Action
Lt. Tim Ryan
 1942 Strictly in the Groove
Professor Blake
 1942 Stand By All Networks
Police Inspector Ryan
 1942 The Forest Rangers
Keystone Cop (uncredited)
 1942 Get Hep to Love
Detective Tucker
 1942 The Man in the Trunk
 1942 Just Off Broadway
Bus Tour Guide (uncredited)
 1942 Flight Lieutenant
Bartender (uncredited)
 1942 Sweetheart of the Fleet
Gordon Crouse
 1942 Tortilla Flat
Rupert Hogan (uncredited)
 1942 This Gun for Hire
Weems - Guard (uncredited)
 1942 The Courtship of Andy Hardy
Police Officer Farrell (uncredited)
 1942 This Time for Keeps
Professor Diz (uncredited)
 1942 Butch Minds the Baby
Mike (uncredited)
 1942 Secret Agent of Japan
Bartender (uncredited)
 1942 Yokel Boy
Waiter (uncredited)
 1942 A Tragedy at Midnight
Police Commissioner (uncredited)
 1942 Pardon My Stripes
Speed Wilson (uncredited)
 1942 Mr. and Mrs. North
O'Toole the Fingerprint Man (uncredited)
 1942 Nazi Agent
Officer (uncredited)
 1942 Blondie Goes to College
Mr. Higby, Football Coach (uncredited)
 1942 Blue, White and Perfect
Barney - Cop (uncredited)
 1942 Don't Get Personal
Traffic Cop
 1941 Ball of Fire
Motor Cop
 1941 Bedtime Story
 1941 Melody Lane
Police Sergeant
 1941 Rise and Shine
Doorman (uncredited)
 1941 The Devil Pays Off
First Mate (uncredited)
 1941 I Wake Up Screaming
Detective (uncredited)
 1941 Public Enemies
 1941 Three Girls About Town
Singing Drunk
 1941 It Started with Eve
Tom - Assistant Editor (uncredited)
 1941 Last of the Duanes
Bartender (uncredited)
 1941 Two Latins from Manhattan
Police Sergeant
 1941 You'll Never Get Rich
Cop ticketing Curtis (uncredited)
 1941 Harmon of Michigan
Flash Regan
 1941 Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day
Piano Mover (uncredited)
 1941 Ice-Capades
 1941 Citadel of Crime
Undetermined Supporting Role (uncredited)
 1941 Hurricane Smith
Bartender (uncredited)
 1941 Sweetheart of the Campus
Football Coach (uncredited)
 1941 San Antonio Rose
Gus (uncredited)
 1941 Angels with Broken Wings (uncredited)
 1941 Sis Hopkins
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1941 Pot o' Gold
'Snooky' - Spieler (uncredited)
 1941 Dead Men Tell
Red Eye Bartender (uncredited)
 1941 The Penalty
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1941 A Man Betrayed
Mr. Wilson
 1941 The Strawberry Blonde
Streetcleaner Foreman (uncredited)
 1941 Maisie Was a Lady
Second Barker (uncredited)
 1941 Lucky Devils
K.W. Momsen
 1941 Where Did You Get That Girl?
Police Inspector
 1940 Hullabaloo
Skee Golf Concessionaire (uncredited)
 1940 I'm Nobody's Sweetheart Now
Judge Saunders
 1940 Third Finger, Left Hand
Third Mate on Ship (uncredited)
 1940 Private Affairs
Bartender Harry
 1940 Brother Orchid
Turkey Malone
 1937 Heir Today (Short)
 1937 Will You Stop! (Short)
Tim / Mark Antony (as Tim and Irene/Tim Ryan)
 1937 Hamlet and Eggs (Short)
Tim (as Tim and Irene)
 1937 His Pest Girl (Short)
Tim Ryan
 1937 The Big Courtship (Short)
Tim Ryan
 1936 Modern Home (Short)
 1936 The Wacky Family (Short)
 1936 Peaceful Relations (Short)
 1936 It Happened All Right (Short)
 1936 Just Plain Folks (Short)
Tim Ryan
 1935 One Big Happy Family (Short)
Tim Ryan
Show Show Writer (47 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)

Personal Details

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Stage: Appeared in "Up in Mabel's Room", Joplin, MO.

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Alternate Names:

Tim and Irene | Tim and Irene/Tim Ryan | Tim

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Hollywood character actor with a nice line in dumb cops, streetwise reporters or shifty bartenders. Also worked as a screenwriter, finding particularly gainful employment at Monogram and Columbia.

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