Dabbs Greer - Rotten Tomatoes

Dabbs Greer

Highest Rated:   100% Shenandoah (1965)
Lowest Rated:   0% Two Moon Junction (1988)
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One of the most prolific of the "Who IS that?"school of character actors, Dabbs Greer has been playing small-town doctors, bankers, merchants, druggists, mayors and ministers since at least 1950. His purse-lipped countenance and Midwestern twang was equally effective in taciturn villainous roles. Essentially a bit player in films of the 1950s (Diplomatic Courier, Deadline USA, Living It Up), Greer was given more screen time than usual as a New York detective in House of Wax (1953), while his surface normality served as excellent contrast to the extraterrestrial goings-on in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) and It! The Terror from Beyond Space. A television actor since the dawn of the cathode-tube era, Greer has shown up in hundreds of TV supporting roles, including the "origin" episode of the original Superman series, in which he played the dangling dirigible worker rescued in mid-air by the Man of Steel. Greer also played the recurring roles of storekeeper Mr. Jones on Gunsmoke (1955-60) and Reverend Robert Alden on Little House on the Prairie (1974-83). Showing no signs of slowing down, Dabbs Greer continued accepting roles in such films as Two Moon Junction (1988) and Pacific Heights (1990) into the '90s. He died following a battle with kidney and heart disease, on April 28, 2007, not quite a month after his 90th birthday.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
78% The Green Mile
  • Old Paul
1999
56% Con Air
  • Old Man Under Truck
1997
36% Little Giants
  • Wilbur
1994
No Score Yet Runaway Daughters
  • Gary
1994
No Score Yet House IV (House 4: The Repossession) (House IV: Home Deadly Home)
  • Dad
1991
50% Pacific Heights
  • Mr. Thayer
1990
No Score Yet Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat
  • Actor
1990
0% Two Moon Junction
  • Kyle
1988
No Score Yet Evil Town
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Chu Chu and the Philly Flash
  • Wally
1981
No Score Yet The Winds Of Kitty Hawk
  • Ace Hutchin
1978
No Score Yet The Greatest Gift
  • Actor
1974
86% White Lightning
  • Pa McKlusky
1973
No Score Yet Rage
  • Dr. Thompson
1972
No Score Yet The Cheyenne Social Club
  • Willowby
1970
100% Shenandoah
  • Abernathy
1965
56% Roustabout
  • Arthur Nielsen
1964
No Score Yet Showdown
  • Express Man
1963
No Score Yet Cash McCall
  • Bronson - Austen's Business Manager (uncredited)
1960
No Score Yet Edge of Eternity
  • Gas Station Attendant
1959
100% Day of the Outlaw
  • Doc Langer
1959
83% Last Train from Gun Hill
  • Andy
1959
69% It! The Terror From Beyond Space
  • Eric Royce
1958
93% I Want to Live!
  • San Quentin Captain
1958
No Score Yet My Man Godfrey
  • Lt. O'Connor
1957
No Score Yet Pawnee (Pale Arrow)
  • John Brewster
1957
85% The Spirit of St. Louis
  • Goldsborough
1957
No Score Yet Chain of Evidence
  • Dr. Ainsley
1957
No Score Yet Mark Of The Vampire
  • Actor
1957
No Score Yet The Vampire
  • Dr. Will Beaumont
1957
No Score Yet Baby Face Nelson
  • Bonner
1957
No Score Yet D-Day: The Sixth of June
  • Arkinson
1956
98% Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • Mac
1956
No Score Yet Hot Rod Girl
  • Henry
1956
No Score Yet The Seven Little Foys
  • Tutor
1955
No Score Yet Foxfire
  • Bus Driver
1955
No Score Yet The Scarlet Coat
  • Capt. Brewster
1955
No Score Yet The McConnell Story
  • Pilot Instructor
1955
No Score Yet Private Hell 36
  • Bartender
1954
No Score Yet Living It Up
  • Head Ranger
1954
100% Riot in Cell Block 11
  • Schuyler
1954
No Score Yet She Couldn't Say No
  • Dick Jordan
1954
No Score Yet Rose Marie
  • Committeeman
1954
No Score Yet Affair With a Stranger
  • Happy Murray
1953
95% House of Wax
  • Sgt. Jim Shane
1953
No Score Yet Trouble Along the Way
  • Father Mahoney
1953
79% The Bad and the Beautiful
  • Studio Lighting Technician
1953
No Score Yet Dream Wife
  • Elevator Boy
1953
No Score Yet Mr. Scoutmaster
  • Fireman
1953
No Score Yet Above and Beyond
  • Haddock
1952
88% Monkey Business
  • Cab Driver
1952
No Score Yet We're Not Married
  • Man at Miss Mississippi Contest
1952
No Score Yet Diplomatic Courier
  • Intelligence clerk
1952
No Score Yet Room for One More
  • Scoutmaster
1952
No Score Yet The Unknown Man
  • Driver
1951
No Score Yet Storm Warning
  • Attendant
1951
No Score Yet Call Me Mister
  • Aide to Colonel
1951
100% Father's Little Dividend
  • Taxi Driver
1951
No Score Yet The Sound of Fury (Try and Get Me!)
  • Mike
1950
No Score Yet The Damned Don't Cry
  • Reporter
1950

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
  • Rev. Robert Alden Reverend Alden Dr. Baker Rev Alden Rev. Alden Reverend Robert Alden Dr. Hiram Baker Rev. ALden
  • 2020
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1981
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978
  • 1977
  • 1976
  • 1975
  • 1974
100% Lizzie McGuire
2001-2004
  • Moe
  • 2003
  • 2002
88% Maybe It's Me
2001-2002
  • Fred Fred Stage
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder
1993-2001
  • Old Danny
  • 2001
No Score Yet Family Law
1999-2002
  • Frank Gordon
  • 2001
66% Spin City
1996-2002
  • Dr. Laughlin
  • 2000
61% Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Vincent Robbins
  • 1998
82% Picket Fences
1992-1996
  • Rev. Novotny Novotny Minister Novotny Minister
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
No Score Yet Empty Nest
1988-1995
  • Mr. Sobel
  • 1991
No Score Yet In the Heat of the Night
1988-1995
  • Lambry
  • 1990
76% Roseanne
1988-2018
  • Joe
  • 1989
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
  • Bluford
  • 1981
No Score Yet The Incredible Hulk
1978-1982
  • Dr. Malone
  • 1979
  • 1978
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
  • Preli
  • 1976
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
1972-1977
  • Watchman
  • 1976
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
  • Joe Bean Mr. Jonas Mr. Jonus Mr. Jones Jonas Chester's Uncle
  • 1975
  • 1974
  • 1973
  • 1972
  • 1971
  • 1970
  • 1969
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1966
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1963
  • 1962
  • 1961
  • 1960
  • 1959
  • 1958
  • 1957
  • 1956
  • 1955
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
  • Thomas Gibbs Carew Librarian
  • 1973
  • 1970
  • 1969
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
  • Prosecuting Attorney Hub Dawes Cass Doc Tasker Dunkatt Mercantile Owner Leon Sam Judge
  • 1971
  • 1970
  • 1969
  • 1967
  • 1966
  • 1963
  • 1961
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
1965-1969
  • Buckley Butler
  • 1968
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
  • Thomas Jensen Sheriff Fletcher Det. Fairfield Mayor Duncan
  • 1967
  • 1966
  • 1965
  • 1963
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
  • Hal Kirkwood Larsen Charles Knudsen Buzz Farrell Jack Tabor Kirby Cotton Dodson
  • 1966
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1963
  • 1961
  • 1960
  • 1958
No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show
1961-1966
  • Mr. Brumley Chaplain Mr. Berger Writer
  • 1965
  • 1962
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
1960-1968
  • Naylor Dobbs Harry Sims Hardware Clerk
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1962
  • 1961
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
  • Haddlebird
  • 1963
82% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Scanlon Evans
  • 1963
  • 1962
  • 1960
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
1952-1958
  • Mr. Pebbles Joe Winters Man Rescue by Superman
  • 1958
  • 1956
  • 1953
  • 1952
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
  • Sheriff Milkman
  • 1956
No Score Yet Father Knows Best
1954-1960
  • Mrs. Collins
  • 1955
No Score Yet Charles in Charge
1984-1990
  • Buzz Powell

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