Harry William Harvey Sr.
Harry William Harvey
January 10, 1901
Indian Territory, U.S.
|Died||November 27, 1985 (aged 84)|
Sylmar, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor of stage, film, and television|
|Spouse(s)||Mabel Frances Mason Harvey|
Harry William Harvey Sr. (January 10, 1901 – November 27, 1985) was an American actor of theatre, film, and television. He was the father of actor, script supervisor, and director Harry William Harvey Jr. He is best known for his performances on The Roy Rogers Show (1951-1957), and The Lone Ranger (1949).
Born in Indian Territory, now Oklahoma, Harvey appeared in minstrel shows, in vaudeville, and on the Broadway stage but is best remembered as a character actor who appeared in more than three hundred films and episodes of television series. He co-starred in The Oregon Trail (1936), with John Wayne, Old Overland Trail (1953), Wyoming Renegades (1954), Ride Beyond Vengeance (1966) with Chuck Connors, and many other westerns.
Harvey was cast from 1951 to 1957 in the role of Sheriff Tom Blodgett in fifty-three episodes of The Roy Rogers Show.:914 In 1956 he appeared uncredited as the Marshal on the TV western Cheyenne in the episode "The Last Train West." That same year he appeared as Tom Lovelace in another Cheyenne episode titled "Johnny Bravo."
He played Mayor George Dixon of fictitious Yellowstone in twenty-one episodes from 1957 to 1959 of the syndicated western series, Man Without a Gun. He was cast in different roles in eleven episodes of The Lone Ranger from 1949 to 1955. In 1960 Harvey appeared as Citizen on the TV western Laramie in the episode titled "Duel at Parkinson Town."
In the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, he guest-starred in such series as Branded, Lassie, Hazel, Kentucky Jones, The Wild Wild West, Mannix, Alias Smith and Jones, Bonanza, and Columbo. His last appearance was in an episode of Adam-12 (1974).
- 1932: Destry Rides Again
- 1935: Manhattan Moon
- 1936: The Oregon Trail
- 1936: Ticket to Paradise
- 1936: Headline Crasher
- 1937: High Hat
- 1938: Here's Flash Casey
- 1938: King of the Sierras
- 1938: Six Shootin' Sheriff
- 1939: Lone Star Pioneers
- 1939: Mercy Plane
- 1939: Two Gun Troubador
- 1940: Phantom Rancher
- 1940: Texas Renegades
- 1940: Deadwood Dick
- 1940: Ridin' the Trail
- 1942: The Pride of the Yankees
- 1943: Return of the Rangers
- 1944: Gangsters of the Frontier
- 1946: Step by Step
- 1946: Badman's Territory
- 1947: Trail Street
- 1948: The Arizona Ranger
- 1948: They Live by Night
- 1949: Death Valley Gunfighter
- 1949: I Cheated the Law
- 1950: Cow Town
- 1950: Unmasked
- 1951: Whirlwind
- 1951: The Roy Rogers Show -TV series
- 1951: Arizona Manhunt
- 1952: High Noon - Coy (uncredited)
- 1952: The Duel at Silver Creek
- 1952: Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair (uncredited)
- 1953: Old Overland Trail
- 1957: Man Without a Gun -TV series
- 1960: Laramie -TV series (episode: "Duel at Parkinson Town")
- 1962: Lawman -TV series (episode "The Actor") as Dr. Wilson
- 1962: It's a Man's World -TV series
- 1963: Leave it to Beaver (episode: "Summer in Alaska," as Captain Drake)
- 1964: Disneyland
- 1965: Cat Ballou
- 1965: Kentucky Jones- TV series (episode: "Senior Citizen", as Uncle Henry)
- 1966: Ride Beyond Vengeance
- 1966: Petticoat Junction - TV series (episode: Better Never Than Late, as Mr. Billings)
- 1968: Bewitched (TV Series) - Uncle Willie
- 1969: The Ballad of Andy Crocker (TV Movie) - Mr. Kirkaby
- 1970: Airport - Dr. Avery Smith - Passenger (uncredited)
- 1974: Adam-12 (TV Series) - Reverend Harvey
- Kear, Lynn; King, James (2009). Evelyn Brent: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Lady Crook. McFarland. p. 239. ISBN 9780786454686. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
- Mayer, Geoff (2017). Encyclopedia of American Film Serials. McFarland. p. 97. ISBN 9780786477623. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
- Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 515. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.
- King of the Cowboys, Queen of the West: Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, by Raymond E. White, A Ray and Pat Browne Book, Popular Press 3; 1st edition (July 17, 2006); ISBN 0299210049/ISBN 978-0299210045