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  • (1918 - 1966) Active on Broadway in the following productions:
  • (1918) Stage Play: The Copperhead. Written by Augustus Thomas. Based on a story by Frederick Landis. Shubert Theatre: 18 Feb 1918- Jun 1918 (closing date unknown/120 performances). Cast: Evelyn Archer, Lionel Barrymore (as "Milt Shanks"), Gladys Burgette, Thomas Carrigan, Raymond Hackett (as "Joey Shanks"), Harry Hadfield (as "Andrews"), Ethelbert Hale [credited as Ethelbert Hales], Chester Morris (as "Sam Carter") [Broadway debut], William Norton, Albert Phillips, Doris Rankin (as "Madeline King"), Grace Reals (as "Mrs. Manning"), Hayden Stevenson (as "Dr. Randall"), Eugenie Woodward (as "Grandma Perley"). Produced by John D. Williams.
  • (1919) Stage Play: Thunder. Comedy. Written by Peg Franklin. Criterion Theatre: 22 Sep 1919- Oct 1919 (closing date unknown/33 performances). Cast: Charles Althoff (as "Fidler"), Leila Bennett (as "Mandy Coulter"), Marie Day (as "Ma McBirney"), Wilson Day (as "Mr. Disbrow"), Eva Dennison (as Mrs. Carson"), Sylvia Field (as "Azalea"), Mart E. Heisey (as "Tom Gerson"), Horace James, Benjamin Kauser, Marion Kerby (as "Mrs. Kitchell"), Charles McDonald (as "Jeff Coulter"), Burr McIntosh (as "Preacher"), Chester Morris (as "Sam Disbrow"), Guy Nichols, Sam Reed (as "Pliny Doane"), Blanche Talbot (as Mrs. Doane"), George Wright Jr. Produced by John Golden.
  • (1921) Stage Play: The Mountain Man. Comedy. Written and co-directed by Clare Kummer. Co-directed by Edward Eisner. Maxine Elliott's Theatre: 12 Dec 1921- Apr 1922 (closing date unknown/163 performances). Cast: Marion Abbott, Sidney Blackmer, E.J. Devarney, Lawrence Eddinger, George Fawcett, Fred Karr, Marjorie Kummer, Lucia Moore, Chester Morris (as "Carey"), Catherine Dale Owen [Broadway debut], Grace Reals, Leonard Rowe. Produced by Charles L. Wagner.
  • (1922) Stage Play: The Exciters. Comedy. Written by Martin Brown. Directed by Edgar Selwyn. Times Square Theatre: 22 Sep 1922- Oct 1922 (closing date unknown/43 performances). Cast: Marsh Allen (as "Hilary Rand"), Tallulah Bankhead (as "Rufus Rand"), Alan Dinehart (as "Dan MacGee"), Sidney Dudley (as "Second Man"), Florence Flinn (as "Vaughn"), Echlin Gayer (as "Joselyn Basset-Brown"), Roy Gordon (as "Flash Fagan"), Jerry Hart (as "First Man"), Robert Hyman (as "Sumter Dalrymple"), Frederick Karr (as "Mr. Rackham"), Wright Kramer (as "Seymour Katz"), Thais Lawton (as "Mrs. Hilary Rand"), Aline MacMahon (as "Miss Files"), Enid Markey (as "Ermintrude Marilley"), Albert Marsh (as "Chauffeur"), Chester Morris (as "Lexington Dalrymple"), Edwin Walter (as "St. Joe"). Produced by The Selwyns.
  • (1923) Stage Play: Extra. Comedy-drama. Written and co-produced by Jack Alicoate. Directed by Walter Wilson. Longacre Theatre: 23 Jan 1923- Feb 1923 (closing date unknown/21 performances). Cast: Frederick Beane, Howard Benton, Marcia Byron, Gertrude Gustin, Clyde Hunnewell, Charles N. Lawrence, Chester Morris (as "Wallace King"), William A. Norton, Edward Poland, Hallett Thompson, Robert Thorne, Howard Truesdell. Co-produced by William Collier Jr.
  • (1926) Stage Play: The Home Towners. Comedy/farce. Written by George M. Cohan. Directed by John Meehan (supervised by Mr. Cohan). Hudson Theatre: 23 Aug 1926- Oct 1926 (closing date unknown/64 performances). Cast: Spencer Bentley (as "Bell Boy"), Georgia Caine (as "Lottie Bancroft"), Walter Calligan (as "Stone"), Florence Earle (as "Nellie Calhoon"), William Elliott (as "Vic Arnold"), Peg Entwistle (as "Beth Calhoon"), Doris Freeman, Ben Johnson, Robert McWade (as "P.H. Bancroft"), Chester Morris (as "Waly Calhoon"), Walter Plimmer (as "Joe Roberts") [Broadway debut], William Walcott (as "Casey"). Produced by George M. Cohan. Note: Filmed by Warner Bros. as The Home Towners (1928). This was advertised as the 3rd "100% all-talking" production by the studio.
  • (1926) Stage Play: Yellow. Melodrama. Written by Margaret Vernon. Directed by John Meehan. National Theatre: 21 Sep 1926- Jan 1927 (closing date unknown/135 performances). Cast: Harry Bannister (as "Inspector Graney"), Frank Burbeck (as "An Old Roue"), Eva Casanova (as "Carrie Williams"), Paul Doucet [credited as H. Paul Doucet] (as "Louis"), Richard Freeman (as "Paul"), Joseph Guthrie (as "Hotel Porter"), Walter Hale (as "Page Boy"), Hale Hamilton (as "Jack Crompton"), Paul Hanson (as "Policeman"), Frank Kingdon (as "Thomas W. Sayre"), Helen Macks (as "Check Girl Martin Malloy (as "Welles Mary Meehan (as "Cigarette Girl"), Chester Morris (as "Val Parker"), Daniel Pennell (as "Donaldson"), Jose Rivas (as "Hotel Waiter"), Selena Royle (as "Polly"), Spencer Tracy (as "Jimmy Wilkes"), Shirley Warde (as "Daisy Lingard"), Jane Wheatley (as "Mrs. Sayre"), Marjorie Wood (as "Jen Wilkes"). Produced by George M. Cohan.
  • (1927) Stage Play: Crime. Melodrama. Written by John B. Hymer, Samuel Shipman. Directed by A.H. Van Buren. Eltinge 42nd Street Theatre: 22 Feb 1927- Aug 1927 (closing date unknown/186 performances). Cast: Carol Baldwin, Barbara Barondess, Elwood Fleet Bostwick (as "Inspector McGuiness"), William Boulias, Neil Bridges, Delancey Cleveland, Marie Cole, Claude Cooper, Josephine Deffry, Cleve Delland, Katharine Francis, Spurr K. Gould, Walter D. Greene, R.H. Irving, Kay Johnson, Eddie Kelly, Jack La Rue (as "Spud"), Michael Markham, Charles P. Mather, Earle Mayne, Douglass Montgomery (as "Tommy Brown"), Chester Morris (as "Rocky Morse"), John O'Meara, Marvin Oreck, Walter Powers, Irving H. Rapper, James Rennie, Jess Romer, Clifton Self, Phillip M. Sheridan, Sylvia Sidney (as "Annabelle Porter"), Mary Smith, Jack Thomson, John Ward, Gustav Yorke. Produced by A.H. Woods.
  • (1928) Stage Play: Whispering Friends. Farce. Written by George M. Cohan. Directed by Sam Forrest. Hudson Theatre: 20 Feb 1928- May 1928 (closing date unknown/112 performances). Cast: Walter Edwin, Edith Gresham (as "Natalie"), William Harrigan, Elsie Lawson, Chester Morris (as "Al Wheeler"), Anne Showmaker. Produced by George M. Cohan.
  • (1928) Stage Play: Fast Life. Melodrama. Written by Samuel Shipman and John B. Hymer. Ambassador Theatre: 26 Sep 1928- Oct 1928 (closing date unknown/21 performances). Cast: C. Edwin Brandt, John Burch, Irene Cattell, Goo Chong, Jean Clarendon, Claudette Colbert, Don Dillaway, Frederick Earle, Frank Graham, Vincent Gulliver, Frank A. Howson, Thomas Irwin, Donald McClelland, Frank B. Miller, Adrian Morris, Chester Morris (as "Chester Palmer"), William Morris, Dorothy Payne, Frank Reyman, Wells Richardson, Muriel Robinson, Anne Tarnoff, Robert Toms, Walter Tyrell, Crane Wilbur, Mabel Williams, Paul Wilson.
  • (1958) Stage Play: Blue Denim. Drama. Written by James Leo Herlihy and William Noble. Scenic Design by Peter S. Larkin. Directed by Joshua Logan. Playhouse Theatre: 27 Feb 1958- 19 Jul 1958 (166 performances). Cast: Warren Berlinger (as "Ernie Lacey"), Burt Brinckerhoff (as "Arthur Bartley"), Carol Lynley (as "Janet Willard"), Chester Morris (as "Maj. Bartley"), Pat Stanley, June Walker (as "Jessie Bartley"). Understudies: Virgilia Chew (as "Jessie Bartley"), Freda Holloway (as "Janet Willard, Lillian Bartley"), John Holm (as "Major Bartley"), Edward Royce (as "Arthur Bartley", Ernie Lacey"). Produced by Barbara Wolferman and James Hammerstein. Note: Filmed by 20th Century Fox as Blue Denim (1959).
  • (1960) Stage Play: Advise and Consent. Drama. Written by Loring Mandel, from the novel by Allen Drury. Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner. Cort Theatre: 17 Nov 1960- 20 Jun 1961 (212 performances + 2 previews). Cast: Ed Begley, Henry Jones, Richard Kiley, Kevin McCarthy, Staats Cotsworth, Barnard Hughes, Sally Kemp, Judson Laire, Chester Morris (as "Bob Munson"), Woodrow Parfrey, Tom Shirley, Joan Wetmore, Conrad Bain, John Boyd, Wilson Brooks, Dan Charles, Richard Dickens, David Elliot, William Farmer, Peggy Fenn, Joan Hotchkis, Al Kavanaugh, Leslie Litomy, Ed Moroney, Kayton Nesbitt, Vince O'Brien, Hack Rightor, Michael Ryan, Garrison P. Sherwood, James P. Truax, Wynn Wright. Produced by Robert Fryer and Lawrence Carr in association with John Herman. Note: Filmed as Advise & Consent (1962).
  • (1964) Stage Play: The Subject Was Roses. Drama. Written by Frank D. Gilroy. Scenic Design by Edgar Lansbury. Directed by Ulu Grosbard [earliest Broadway credit]. Royale Theatre (moved to The Winthrop Ames Theatre from 3 Sep 1964- 21 Mar 1965, then moved to The Helen Hayes Theatre from 23 Mar 1965- 18 Dec 1965, then moved to Henry Miller's Theatre from 22 Dec 1965- 26 Feb 1966, then moved to The Belasco Theatre from 1 Mar 1966- close): 25 May 1964- 21 May 1966 (832 performances + an unknown number of previews that began on 18 May 1964). Cast: Jack Albertson (as "John Cleary"), Irene Dailey (as "Nettie Cleary"), Martin Sheen (as "Timmy Cleary"). Understudies: Matt Clark (as "Timmy Cleary"), Peg Murray (as "Nettie Cleary") and Joseph Sullivan (as "John Cleary"). Replacement actors [through 18 Dec 1965]: Walter McGinn (as "Timmy Cleary") [from 7 Sep 1965], Chester Morris (as "John Cleary") [from 7 Sep 1965], Maureen O'Sullivan (as "Nettie Cleary") [from 7 Sep 1965], Martha Scott (as "Nettie Cleary") [from 5 Jul 1965]. [During Henry Miller's Theatre and Belasco Theatre runs from 22 Dec 1965- close]: [staff replacements:] Production Stage Manager: Paul Leaf. Stage Manager: Dustin Hoffman. [cast replacements:] Walter McGinn (as "Timmy Cleary"), Chester Morris (as "John Cleary"), Maureen O'Sullivan (as "Nettie Cleary"). Standbys: Dustin Hoffman (as "Timmy Cleary"), Marjorie Stapp (as "Nettie Cleary"). Note: Filmed by Edgar Lansbury Productions Inc. and T.D.J. Productions Inc. [distributed by MGM] as The Subject Was Roses (1968).
  • (1961) Stage: Appeared (as "Capt. Queeg") in "The Caine Mutiny" by Herman Wouk. Produced by Robert Ludlum (also in cast as "Prosecuting Attorney"). Playhouse-on-the-Mall, Paramus, NJ.
  • (1944) Radio: Appeared (as "Boston Blackie") in the series "Boston Blackie".
  • (November 2, 1949) He played Detective McLeod in Sidney Kingsley's play, "The Detective Story," at the Blackstone Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Lydia Clarke (Mary McLeod); Walter Starkey (Arthur Kindred); Elinor Randel (Susan Carmichael); Steve Gravers (First Burglar Charlie); Alan Rich (Second Burglar Lewis); Leonard Yorr (Detective Dakis); Marian Winters (a shoplifter); Studs Terkel (Joe Feinson); Paul Lipson (Detective Brody); Raoul DeLeon (Dr. Schneider); Kirk Brown (Lt. Monoghan); Jerry Fritz (Crumb-Bum); Pitt Herbert (Mr. Gallantz) William Phelps (Mr. Pritchett) and James Bender (Tami Giacoppetti) in the cast.
  • (1966) He acted in Frank D. Gilroy's play, "The Subject was Roses," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Maureen O'Sullivan in the cast.
  • (October 23, 1961) He acted in Loring Mandel's play, "Advise and Consent," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Farley Granger, Royal Beal, Russell Gaige, House Jameson, Atwood Levensalger, Betty Rollin, Archie Smith, Kay Doubleday, Grant Code, Harry Millard, and Van Ackerman in the cast. Rouben Ter-Arutunian was set designer. John Boxer was costume designer. Franklin Schaffner was director. Robert Fryer and Lawrence Carr were producers.
  • (1955) He acted in Herman Wouk's play, "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey. William Cottrell was director.
  • (1966) He acted in Frank D. Gilroy's play, "The Subject was Roses," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Maureen O'Sullivan and Walter McGinn in the cast. Paul Leaf was director.
  • (Summer 1949) He acted in Richard Burke's play, "Dressed to Kill," in a Kenley Players production in Lakewood Park Theatre in Barnesville, Pennsylvania. John Kenley was artistic director.
  • (Summer 1955) He acted in Herman Wouk's play, "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial," in a Kenley Players production in Bristol, Pennsylvania. John Kenley was artistic director.
  • (Summer 1969) He acted in Robert Anderson's play, "You Know I Can't Hear You..." in a Kenley Players production at the Packard Music Hall Theatre in Warren; the Veterans Memorial Theatre in Columbus and Memorial Hall in Dayton, Ohio with Arte Johnson in the cast. John Kenley was artistic director.
  • (Summer 1966) He acted in Frank D. Gilroy's play, "The Subject was Roses," in a Cherry County Playhouse production under the Dome at the Park Palace Hotel in Traverse City, Michigan with Maureen O'Sullivan in the cast. Ruth Bailey was founder and artistic director.

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