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Dick Foran

Highest Rated:   100% Fort Apache (1948)
Lowest Rated:   29% The Mummy's Tomb (1942)
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Affable "good guy" singer/actor Dick Foran was the son of a U.S. senator. After a tentative stab at a career as a geologist, Foran achieved prominence as a band and radio singer. Billed as Nick Foran, he made his screen debut as a "Paul Revere" type in a surrealistic production number in Fox's Stand Up and Cheer (1934). Signed by Warner Bros., Foran was utilized as that studio's "answer" to Gene Autry in a series of "B" musical westerns; ironically, he also played a devastatingly parodied cowboy star in 1938's Boy Meets Girl. After enjoying nominal stardom in Warners' second-feature product--and incidentally picking up an Oscar nomination for his supporting work in The Petrified Forest (1936)--Foran moved to Universal, where he worked in everything from serials to horror films to Abbott and Costello comedies. In one A&C romp, Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942), Foran introduced what would become his signature theme, the lovely "I'll Remember April." Those who worked with Foran during this period remember him being as likable and uncomplicated offscreen as on; one Universal starlet never tired of recalling the time that Foran invited her into his dressing room then asked quite sincerely if she wanted to play a game of jacks! Dick Foran remained in films and TV as a reliable, pleasantly portly character actor into the 1960s; one of his last films was Donovan's Reef, which starred his longtime friend John Wayne.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Unfinished Business
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Brighty of the Grand Canyon
  • Old Timer, the Prospector
1967
No Score Yet Taggart
  • Stark
1964
54% Donovan's Reef
  • Australian Navy Officer
1963
60% Studs Lonigan
  • Patrick Lonigan
1960
No Score Yet The Big Night
  • Ed
1960
No Score Yet The Atomic Submarine
  • Cmdr. Dan Wendover
1959
No Score Yet The Fearmakers
  • Jim McGinnis
1959
No Score Yet Chicago Confidential
  • Arthur 'Artie' Blaine
1957
No Score Yet Please Murder Me
  • Joe Leeds
1957
No Score Yet Treasure of Ruby Hills
  • Doran
1955
No Score Yet The Hour of Stars: The Miracle on 34th Street
  • Thomas Mara
1955
No Score Yet Al Jennings of Oklahoma
  • Frank Jennings
1951
No Score Yet El Paso
  • Sheriff La Farge
1949
100% Fort Apache
  • Sgt. Quincannon
1948
No Score Yet Guest Wife
  • Chris
1945
29% The Mummy's Tomb
  • Stephen Banning
1942
No Score Yet Ride 'em Cowboy
  • Bronco Bob Mitchell
1942
No Score Yet Private Buckaroo
  • Lon Prentice
1942
No Score Yet Keep 'em Flying
  • Jinx Roberts
1941
No Score Yet In the Navy
  • Dynamite Dugan
1941
No Score Yet Horror Island
  • Bill Martin
1941
No Score Yet Four Mothers
  • Ernest Talbot
1941
67% The Mummy's Hand
  • Steve Banning
1940
No Score Yet Winners of the West
  • Jeff Ramsay
1940
92% My Little Chickadee
  • Wayne Carter
1940
71% The Fighting 69th
  • John Wynn
1940
80% The House of the Seven Gables
  • Matthew Holgrave
1940
No Score Yet Four Wives
  • Ernest
1939
No Score Yet I Stole A Million
  • Actor
1939
No Score Yet The Sisters
  • Tom Knivel
1938
70% Boy Meets Girl
  • Larry Toms
1938
100% Four Daughters
  • Ernest
1938
No Score Yet Cowboy from Brooklyn
  • Sam Thorne
1938
100% Black Legion
  • Ed Jackson
1937
No Score Yet Cherokee Strip
  • Dick Hudson
1937
No Score Yet The Perfect Specimen
  • Jinks Carter
1937
No Score Yet Earthworm Tractors
  • Emmet McManus
1936
No Score Yet California Mail
  • Actor
1936
No Score Yet The Golden Arrow
  • Tommy Blake
1936
No Score Yet Treachery Rides the Range
  • Captain Red Taylor
1936
No Score Yet Song of the Saddle
  • Frank Wilson, Jr., aka The Singing Kid
1936
100% The Petrified Forest
  • Boze Hertzlinger
1936
No Score Yet Public Enemy's Wife
  • Thomas Duncan McKay
1936
No Score Yet Moonlight on the Prairie
  • Ace Andrews
1935
No Score Yet Ladies Love Danger
  • Sgt. Bender
1935
No Score Yet The Farmer Takes a Wife
  • Lansing
1935
86% Dangerous
  • Teddy
1935
No Score Yet Accent on Youth
  • Butch
1935
No Score Yet Shipmates Forever
  • Gifford
1935
No Score Yet Change of Heart
  • Singer
1934
No Score Yet Stand Up and Cheer!
  • Specialty Number
1934

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
  • Giltner
  • 1968
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
  • Taggart
  • 1965
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
  • Carver
  • 1963
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
  • Merrill Craig Benton
  • 1961
  • 1959
  • 1958
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
  • Sheriff Edwards
  • 1958
No Score Yet Father Knows Best
1954-1960
  • Burt
  • 1957

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