Onslow Stevens (1902–1977)

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Son of character actor Houseley Stevenson, brother of designer Edward Stevenson and actor Houseley Stevenson Jr., Onslow Stevens was highly active from mid-1920s at the Pasadena Community Playhouse, where his entire family worked frequently as performers, directors and teachers. he scored a major success on Broadway in "Stage Door" in 1936. He ... See full bio »

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Them! Brig. Gen. Robert O'Brien
Life Returns Dr. John Kendrick
Canyon Passage Jack Lestrade
Three on the Trail Pecos Kane


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 1960-1961 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
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 1960 Outlaws (TV Series)
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 1960 All the Fine Young Cannibals
Joshua Davis
 1958-1960 Wagon Train (TV Series)
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 1960 Overland Trail (TV Series)
President Ulysses S. Grant
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 1960 Johnny Midnight (TV Series)
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 1959 Bonanza (TV Series)
Flint Johnson
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 1959 The Deputy (TV Series)
Tom Deaver
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 1959 U.S. Marshal (TV Series)
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 1959 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
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 1959 The Third Man (TV Series)
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 1958 Lonelyhearts
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 1958 The Buccaneer
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 1958 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Sheriff Adler
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 1958 Tarawa Beachhead
Gen. Nathan Keller
 1958 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
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 1958 The Party Crashers
Jim Nickerson
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 1957 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Roger Morrow
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 1957 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Dr. Mayhew
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 1957 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
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 1956 Kelly and Me
Walter Van Runkel
 1953-1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
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 1956 The Ten Commandments
 1956 Climax! (TV Series) (Segment 'Child of the Wind')
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 1956 Outside the Law
Chief Agent Alec Conrad
 1956 Tribute to a Bad Man
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 1956 Steve Donovan, Western Marshal (TV Series)
The Comanche Kid
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 1955 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Judge Dana Culver
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Bert Cromwell
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 1955 New York Confidential
Johnny Achilles
 1955 Studio 57 (TV Series)
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 1954-1955 City Detective (TV Series)
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 1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
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- The Woman on the Bus (1954) ... Thompson
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 1954 They Rode West
Col. Ethan Waters
 1954 Them!
Brig. Gen. Robert O'Brien
 1954 Fangs of the Wild
Jim Summers
 1954 Waterfront (TV Series)
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 1953 A Lion Is in the Streets
Guy Polli
 1953 The Charge at Feather River
Grover Johnson
 1952-1953 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
Herman Hanover
- Second Son (1953)
 1952-1953 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Scott Varnum / Eddie, policeman
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- Dress in the Window (1952) ... Eddie, policeman
 1953 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Sam Houston
- A Matter of Honor (1953) ... Sam Houston
 1952 This Is the Life (TV Series)
Mr. Fisher
- The Fisher Family (1952) ... Mr. Fisher
 1952 The San Francisco Story
Capt. Jim Martin
 1952 Rebound (TV Series)
- Joker's Wild (1952)
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 1951 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series)
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 1951 All That I Have
Attorney Palmer
 1951 The Family Secret
Judge Geoffrey N. Williams
 1951 The Hills of Utah
Jayda McQueen
 1951 Stars Over Hollywood (TV Series)
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 1951 Lorna Doone
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 1951 Sealed Cargo
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 1950 One Too Many
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 1950 Motor Patrol
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 1950 Mark of the Gorilla
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 1949 Life of St. Paul Series
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 1949 Bomba, the Jungle Boy
George Harland
 1948 The Gallant Blade
Gen. de la Garance
 1948 Walk a Crooked Mile
Igor Braun
 1948 The Creeper
Dr. Jim Bordon
 1948 Night Has a Thousand Eyes
Dr. Walters (as Onslow Stevenson)
 1946 Angel on My Shoulder
Dr. Matt Higgins
 1946 Canyon Passage
Jack Lestrade
 1946 O.S.S.
 1945 House of Dracula
Dr. Franz Edlemann
 1944 Hands Across the Border
Brock Danver
 1943 Appointment in Berlin
Rudolph Von Preising
 1943 Idaho
State Ranger Bob Stevens
 1942 Sunset Serenade
Gregg Jackson
 1941 Go West, Young Lady
Tom Hannegan
 1941 The Monster and the Girl
J. Stanley McMasters
 1940 Who Killed Aunt Maggie?
Bob Dunbar
 1940 Mystery Sea Raider
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 1940 The Man Who Wouldn't Talk
Frederick Keller
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 1939 When Tomorrow Comes
Jim Holden
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 1936 Straight from the Shoulder
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 1936 Easy Money
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 1936 F-Man
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Sidi-Ben Youssiff
 1936 Three on the Trail
Pecos Kane
 1936 Yellow Dust
Jack Hanway
 1936 The Bridge of Sighs
Jeffrey 'Jeff' Powell
 1935 Forced Landing
 1935 Grand Exit
John Grayson
 1935 The Three Musketeers
 1935 Born to Gamble
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 1935 A Notorious Gentleman
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 1935 Life Returns
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 1934 The Great Gamble
Don Phillips
 1934 I Can't Escape
Steve Nichols, alias Steve Cummings
 1934 In Love with Life
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 1934 Affairs of a Gentleman
Lyn Durland
 1934 The Vanishing Shadow
Stanley Stanfield
 1934 I'll Tell the World
Prince Michael
 1934 I Like It That Way
Harry Rogers
 1934 The Crosby Case
Francis Scott Graham
 1934 This Side of Heaven
 1934 Bombay Mail
John Hawley
 1933 Counsellor at Law
John P. Tedesco
 1933 Only Yesterday
Barnard, Party Guest
 1933 Secret of the Blue Room
Frank Faber
 1933 Peg o' My Heart
Sir Gerald 'Jerry' Markham
 1933 Nagana
Dr. Roy Stark
 1932 Born to Fight
Clark Moran
 1932 The Golden West
Calvin Brown
 1932 Once in a Lifetime
Lawrence Vail
 1932 Jungle Mystery
Jack Morgan (Chapter 12)
 1932 Okay America!
Henchman (uncredited)
 1932 Heroes of the West
Tom Crosby
 1932 Radio Patrol
Carl Hughes
 1931 The Gay Diplomat
Lieutenant (uncredited)
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(April 7 to 12, 1941) He directed St. John Ervine's play, "Lady of Belmont (Sequel to Merchant of Venice)," at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, California. Gilmor Brown was artistic director. See more »

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One of my earliest memories is of going on the stage with Mother and Dad in one of their plays. I wore a wig of golden curls and played a girl.


RKO signed him up in 1937 and he was to appear in their classic film Stage Door (1937) but the role he played on Broadway was drastically changed and he wound up not appearing in it. See more »


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