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Harry Cheshire (I) (1891–1968)

Harry Cheshire was born on August 16, 1891 in Emporia, Kansas, USA as Harry V. Cheshire. He was an actor, known for Impact (1949), The First Traveling Saleslady (1956) and Moonrise (1948). He died on June 16, 1968 in Orange County, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Impact Irene's Attorney
Moonrise J.B. Sykes
Dangerous Mission Mr. Elster


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 1964 The Patsy
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1958-1962 Lawman (TV Series)
Judge Trager / Judge Traeger / Judge F.T. Trager
- The Witness (1962) ... Judge Traeger
- The Man Behind the News (1962) ... Judge Traeger
- Heritage of Hate (1962) ... Judge Traeger
- The Holdout (1962) ... Judge Traeger
- The Vintage (1962) ... Judge Traeger
 1961 The Errand Boy
Ulysses Paramutual (uncredited)
 1961 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
George Algonquin
- Clem's Other Clem (1961) ... George Algonquin
 1961 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
- Pop's Girlfriend (1961) ... John
 1958-1960 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series)
Justice of the Peace
- The Elopement (1960) ... Justice of the Peace
- The Bridal Suite (1958)
 1960 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Mr. Petry
- The Raffle Ticket (1960) ... Mr. Petry
 1960 Lock Up (TV Series)
Ned Stevens
- The Case of Dan Gray (1960) ... Ned Stevens
 1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Mr. Gorman
- Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat (1960) ... Mr. Gorman (uncredited)
 1960 Let's Make Love
Amanda's Father (uncredited)
 1960 From the Terrace
Partner (uncredited)
 1960 The Texan (TV Series)
Doc McKensie
- The Accuser (1960) ... Doc McKensie
 1958-1960 Maverick (TV Series)
Brother Ambrose / Judge
- The Misfortune Teller (1960) ... (uncredited)
- The Resurrection of Joe November (1960) ... Brother Ambrose
- Rope of Cards (1958) ... Judge
 1960 Heller in Pink Tights
Poker Player (uncredited)
 1959 Fibber McGee and Molly (TV Series)
- The Trailer (1959) ... Oliver
 1959 Don't Give Up the Ship
Judge Whipple - Wedding Guest with Cake in Hat (uncredited)
 1959 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
- The Testimonial (1959) ... Mayor
 1959 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Judge Barnes
- Go Fight City Hall (1959) ... Judge Barnes
 1959 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Silas Mason
- The Misfit Marshal (1959) ... Silas Mason
 1958 Tales of the Texas Rangers (TV Series)
Joe Chaney
- Desert Fury (1958) ... Joe Chaney
 1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Brubaker
- K.O. Kitty (1958) ... Mr. Brubaker
 1958 Lassie (TV Series)
Mr. Binns
- The Egrets (1958) ... Mr. Binns
 1958 Colgate Theatre (TV Series)
 1958 The Big Country
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1955-1958 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
Harcourt / Dr. Bancroft / Dr. Hendricks / ...
- Blanche Gets a Jury Notice (1958) ... Harcourt
- A Hole in the Carpet (1957) ... Dr. Bancroft
- Going to Palm Springs (1957) ... Dr. Hendricks
 1958 I Married a Woman
Texan at Phone Booth (uncredited)
 1958 The People's Choice (TV Series)
Dr. Kirk
- The Family Way (1958) ... Dr. Kirk
 1957 My Man Godfrey
James Elliott
 1957 Loving You
Mayor (uncredited)
 1957 The Restless Breed
Mayor Johnson
 1957 Blondie (TV Series)
Mr. Whittle
- Mr. Dithers Is Hospitalized (1957) ... Mr. Whittle
 1956 The Adventures of Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Commissioner of Public Health
- The White Orchid (1956) ... Commissioner of Public Health
 1954-1956 December Bride (TV Series)
Poole / Gus
- Football Hero (1956)
- Big Game Hunter (1955) ... Poole
- Lily Ruskin Arrives (1954) ... Gus
 1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Paul Hadaam
- The Pot of Gold (1956) ... Paul Hadaam
 1955-1956 Buffalo Bill, Jr. (TV Series)
Judge Ben 'Fair and Square' Wiley / Judge Ben (Fair 'n' Square) Wiley / Judge Ben Wiley / ...
- Rough-Shod (1956) ... Judge Ben 'Fair and Square' Wiley
- Gun-Talk (1956) ... Judge Ben 'Fair and Square' Wiley
- Blazing Guns (1956) ... Judge Ben 'Fair and Square' Wiley
- Silver Mine Mystery (1956) ... Judge Ben 'Fair and Square' Wiley
- Double-Cross Money (1956) ... Judge Ben (Fair 'n' Square) Wiley
 1956 The Boss
Gov. Beck (uncredited)
 1956 The First Traveling Saleslady
Judge Benson
 1956 Telephone Time (TV Series)
 1954-1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Prescott / Mr. Briggs
- Betrayed (1956) ... Prescott
- Blind Fury (1954) ... Mr. Briggs
 1955 Fury (TV Series)
Dr. Matthews
- Joey Finds a Friend (1955) ... Dr. Matthews
 1955 It's a Great Life (TV Series)
- Call Michigan 4099 (1955) ... Sam
 1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
 1955 The Seven Little Foys
Stage Doorman at 'Iroquois' (uncredited)
 1955 Annie Oakley (TV Series)
Judge Everard Bowen / Windy Smith
- Annie and the Higher Court (1955) ... Judge Everard Bowen
- Annie Breaks an Alibi (1955) ... Windy Smith
 1954-1955 My Little Margie (TV Series)
Mr. Brooks
- Margie's Baseball Player (1955) ... Mr. Brooks
- The New Neighbor (1954)
- Real George (1954)
 1955 Willy (TV Series)
- Willy and the Mystery Package (1955) ... Horace
 1955 The Stu Erwin Show (TV Series)
Mr. Burrows
- One of the Boys (1955) ... Mr. Burrows (uncredited)
 1955 Professional Father (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1955)
 1953-1954 Meet Millie (TV Series)
E.K.. Weems / Mr. Weems / E.K. Weems
- Senior and Mr. Weems Fight (1954) ... E.K.. Weems
- Masquerade Party (1953) ... Mr. Weems
- Episode #4.32 ... E.K. Weems
 1954 Phffft
Nina's Divorce Lawyer (uncredited)
 1954 Fireman Save My Child
Commissioner Spencer
 1954 Pride of the Blue Grass
 1954 Dangerous Mission
Mr. Elster
 1954 I Love Lucy (TV Series)
Sam Johnson
- Oil Wells (1954) ... Sam Johnson
 1951-1953 The Range Rider (TV Series)
Kirk Hawkins / Uncle Ben / Banker Dugdale / ...
- The Black Terror (1953) ... Kirk Hawkins (uncredited)
- The Secret Lode (1951) ... Uncle Ben
- The Range Rider (1951) ... Banker Dugdale
- Red Jack (1951) ... Sam
- Marked Bullets (1951) ... Banker Homer
 1953 Escape from Fort Bravo
Chaplain (uncredited)
 1952-1953 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
- Major Pauline (1953)
 1953 Jack Slade
Mr. Hill (uncredited)
 1953 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Mr. Foster
- The Big Squeeze (1953) ... Mr. Foster
 1953 Devil's Canyon
Happy - the Bartender (uncredited)
 1953 Latin Lovers
Tom Marston - Board Member (uncredited)
 1952-1953 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Doc Wilson / Judge Wells
- The Midnight Rider (1953) ... Doc Wilson
- Word of Honor (1952) ... Judge Wells
 1953 Summer Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Sanford
- Dream Job (1953) ... Dr. Sanford
 1953 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Lafflin / Wainright
- Shadowed (1953) ... Lafflin
- To Whom It May Concern (1953) ... Wainright
 1953 Cry of the Hunted
Doctor (uncredited)
 1952 Ride the Man Down
Rancher (uncredited)
 1952 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
 1952 Dreamboat
Macintosh (uncredited)
 1952 Woman of the North Country
Bystander (uncredited)
 1952 Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair
Pastor (uncredited)
 1952 Washington Story
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1952 Paula
Gentleman in Park (uncredited)
 1952 The Sniper
Mayor (uncredited)
 1952 Carbine Williams
Judge Kerr (uncredited)
 1952 Flesh and Fury
Dr. Gundling (uncredited)
 1952 Just This Once
Prouty - Creditor (uncredited)
 1952 Phone Call from a Stranger
Dr. Luther Fletcher (uncredited)
 1952 Here Come the Nelsons
Bronco Riding Event Announcer (uncredited)
 1951 Racket Squad (TV Series)
Mr. Stevens
- The Case of the Condemned Cattle (1951) ... Mr. Stevens
 1951 The Family Secret
Dr. Black - Coroner (uncredited)
 1951 Bannerline
Mayor Ducat (uncredited)
 1951 Rhubarb
Mr. Seegle - Board Member (uncredited)
 1951 As Young as You Feel
Chamber of Commerce President (uncredited)
 1951 Thunder in God's Country
Mayor Larkin
 1951 Blue Blood
 1951 The Company She Keeps
Cliff Martin - Larry's Boss (uncredited)
 1950 The Flying Missile
First Senator (uncredited)
 1950 The Gene Autry Show (TV Series)
Judge Mike / Bert Hodge
- The Killer Horse (1950) ... Judge Mike
- Hot Lead (1950) ... Bert Hodge
 1950 Again... Pioneers
Col onelGarnett
 1950 Let's Dance
Man (uncredited)
 1950 Chain Gang
Henry 'Pop' O'Donnell
 1950 Lonely Heart Bandits
Sheriff Polk
 1950 September Affair
Jim (uncredited)
 1950 County Fair
 1950 Lucky Losers
John Martin
 1950 No Sad Songs for Me
Mel Fenelly (uncredited)
 1950 The Arizona Cowboy
David Carson (as Harry V. Cheshire)
 1950 Square Dance Katy
 1950 A Woman of Distinction
Train Steward (uncredited)
 1950 Girls' School
Calhoun Robie
 1950 Paid in Full
Minister (uncredited)
 1949 On the Right Side (Short)
Judge Wilson
 1949 The Lady Takes a Sailor
Judge Vardon (uncredited)
 1949 Bride for Sale
Haskins (uncredited)
 1949 Chicago Deadline
Minister (uncredited)
 1949 The Woman on Pier 13
J. Francis Cornwall
 1949 Miss Grant Takes Richmond
Leo Hopkins (uncredited)
 1949 Brimstone
Calvin Willis (as Harry V. Cheshire)
 1949 Sand
Logan (uncredited)
 1949 Anna Lucasta
Minister (uncredited)
 1949 Air Hostess
Dr. Lee
 1949 It Happens Every Spring
Team Doctor X-Raying King's Hand (uncredited)
 1949 Ma and Pa Kettle
Fletcher (uncredited)
 1949 Impact
Irene's Attorney
 1949 Riders of the Whistling Pines
Dr. Daniel Chadwick
 1949 The Clay Pigeon
Doctor (uncredited)
 1949 The Lucky Stiff
Prison Warden (uncredited)
 1948 Adventures of Gallant Bess
Dr. Gray (as Harry V. Cheshire)
 1948 Smoky Mountain Melody
Doc Moffitt (as Harry V. 'Pappy' Cheshire)
 1948 Racing Luck
Radcliffe Malone
 1948 Incident
T.A. Hartley
 1948 Moonrise
J.B. Sykes (as Harry V. Cheshire)
 1948 For the Love of Mary
Col. Hedley
 1948 Night Wind
Judge Thorgeson (uncredited)
 1948 Northwest Stampede
Rodeo Judge (uncredited)
 1948 The Babe Ruth Story
Cap Huston (uncredited)
 1948 16 Fathoms Deep
Uncle Mike
 1948 Ruthless
Lawyer Nevin (uncredited)
 1948 Mr. Reckless
Doctor at Wedding (uncredited)
 1948 Here Comes Trouble
Judge J.J. Bellinger (uncredited)
 1948 Slippy McGee
Dr. Moore (as Harry V. Cheshire)
 1948 The Tender Years
Sheriff Fred Ackley (as Harry V. Cheshire)
 1947 The Flame
The Minister (as Harry V. Cheshire)
 1947 Her Husband's Affairs
Mayor Jim Dandy Harker (uncredited)
 1947 The Fabulous Texan
Judge Gavin (uncredited)
 1947 The Invisible Wall
Eugene Hamilton
 1947 Nightmare Alley
Mr. Prescott (uncredited)
 1947 Mother Wore Tights
Minister (uncredited)
 1947 I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now
Stage Manager (uncredited)
 1947 The Hucksters
Joe Lorrison - Lawyer (uncredited)
 1947 Springtime in the Sierras
Cap Foster (as Harry V. Cheshire)
 1947 Sport of Kings
Theodore McKeogh
 1947 The Homestretch
Col. Albright (uncredited)
 1947 Danger Street
Commissioner (uncredited)
 1947 Lost Honeymoon
Judge Henderson (uncredited)
 1947 Shoot to Kill
Mike Blake (as Harry Chesire)
 1947 Code of the West
Judge Culver (uncredited)
 1947 The Luckiest Guy in the World (Short)
Mr. Mossley
 1947 The Pilgrim Lady
Dr. Bekins (as Harry V. Cheshire)
 1946 It's a Wonderful Life
Dr. Campbell (uncredited)
 1946 Dick Tracy vs. Cueball
Jules Sparkle (uncredited)
 1946/I Sioux City Sue
Mayor Tussie of Whispering Rock (uncredited)
 1946 The Best Years of Our Lives
Minister at Wedding (uncredited)
 1946 Affairs of Geraldine
Judge Fricke (as Harry V. Cheshire)
 1946 Child of Divorce
 1946 If I'm Lucky
Phil Gargan - State Engineer (uncredited)
 1946 Big Town
Police Chief Masters (uncredited)
 1946 Traffic in Crime
Dan Marlowe (as Harry V. Cheshire)
 1946 Smooth as Silk
 1946 Drifting Along
Bart Holden (uncredited)
 1944 Sing, Neighbor, Sing
Dean Cheshire (as Harry 'Pappy' Cheshire)
 1943 O, My Darling Clementine
'Pappy' Cheshire (as Harry 'Pappy' Cheshire)
 1943/I Swing Your Partner
Harry 'Pappy' Cheshire
 1942 Hi, Neighbor
Professor Edgar Boggs (as Harry 'Pappy' Cheshire)
 1940 Barnyard Follies
Pappy (as Harry 'Pappy' Cheshire)

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Harry 'Pappy' Cheshire | Harry V. 'Pappy' Cheshire | Harry V. Cheshire | Harry Chesire

Did You Know?


A pot-bellied, white-haired, syrup-voiced character actor who often played bankers and western townsmen, but could be an effective villain, as in Dangerous Mission (1954). His best-known role was as Judge Ben Wiley in the TV series Buffalo Bill, Jr. (1955).



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