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Tristram Coffin

Highest Rated:   98% A Star Is Born (1954)
Lowest Rated:   61% Outrage (1950)
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The namesake nephew of American journalist Tris Coffin, actor Tristram Coffin set his stage career in motion at age 14. By 1939, the tall, silver-mustached Coffin was well on his way to becoming one of the screen's most prolific character actors. Generally cast as crooked lawyers, shifty business executives, and gang bosses in B-pictures, Coffin projected a pleasanter image in A-films, where he often played soft-spoken doctors and educators. In 1949, he essayed his one-and-only film starring role: heroic Jeff King in the Republic serial King of the Rocket Men. Even busier on TV than in films (he was virtually a regular "guest villain" on the Superman series), Tristram Coffin starred as Captain Ryning of the Arizona Rangers in the weekly syndicated Western 26 Men (1957-1958).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
83% The Barefoot Executive
  • Sponsor
1971
No Score Yet Zebra in the Kitchen
  • Councilman Lawrence
1965
80% Good Neighbor Sam
  • Sonny Blatchford
1964
No Score Yet The Crawling Hand (Don't Cry Wolf) (The Creeping Hand)
  • Security Chief Meidel
1963
No Score Yet The First Traveling Saleslady
  • Day Hotel Clerk
1956
71% The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
  • Byron Holgate
1956
No Score Yet The Maverick Queen
  • Card Player
1956
No Score Yet Creature With the Atom Brain
  • District Attorney MacGraw
1955
No Score Yet The Scarlet Coat
  • Col. Varick
1955
98% A Star Is Born
  • Director
1954
No Score Yet Meet Corliss Archer
  • Actor
1954
No Score Yet Latin Lovers
  • Paul's Business Associate
1953
No Score Yet Law and Order
  • Parker
1953
No Score Yet Salome
  • Guard
1953
No Score Yet The Kid from Broken Gun
  • Martin Donohugh
1952
No Score Yet Cowboy G-Men
  • Actor
1952
No Score Yet On the Loose
  • Judge
1951
No Score Yet Rhubarb
  • Dr. Stillman
1951
No Score Yet Queen for a Day
  • Doctor
1951
No Score Yet Painting the Clouds with Sunshine
  • Manager
1951
No Score Yet Mask of the Avenger
  • Noncommissioned Officer
1951
No Score Yet Jungle Jim in Pygmy Island
  • Novak
1950
61% Outrage
  • Judge McKenzie
1950
No Score Yet The Damned Don't Cry
  • Maitre d'Hotel
1950
86% The Baron of Arizona
  • McCleary
1950
No Score Yet Radar Secret Service
  • Michael
1950
83% The Fountainhead
  • Secretary
1949
80% Flamingo Road
  • Ed Parker
1949
No Score Yet King of the Rocket Men
  • Jeff King
1949
88% Romance on the High Seas
  • Headwaiter on Ship
1948
No Score Yet The Hunted
  • Detective
1948
No Score Yet Desperadoes of Dodge City
  • Ace Durant
1948
No Score Yet The Voice of the Turtle
  • Theater Party
1947
83% Possessed
  • Man at Concert
1947
No Score Yet Where the North Begins
  • Actor
1947
No Score Yet Sioux City Sue
  • Rhodes' Assistant
1946
No Score Yet Dangerous Money
  • Scott Pearson
1946
No Score Yet Under Nevada Skies
  • Dan Adams
1946
No Score Yet Lady in the Dark
  • Man
1944
No Score Yet Destroyer
  • Doctor
1943
No Score Yet Dawn on the Great Divide
  • Rand
1942
No Score Yet Cowboy Serenade
  • Actor
1942
No Score Yet The Corpse Vanishes
  • Dr. Foster
1942
No Score Yet Bells of Capistrano
  • Jed Johnson
1942
No Score Yet Forbidden Trails
  • Nelson
1941
No Score Yet Let's Go Collegiate
  • Slugger Wilson
1941
No Score Yet Arizona Bound
  • Steve Taggert
1941
No Score Yet A Man Betrayed (Citadel of Crime) (Wheel of Fortune)
  • Night Club Patron
1941
No Score Yet You're Out of Luck
  • Whitney
1941
No Score Yet Chasing Trouble
  • Phillips
1940
No Score Yet Queen of the Yukon
  • Carson
1940
No Score Yet Up in the Air
  • Farell
1940
No Score Yet West of Pinto Basin
  • Harvey
1940
No Score Yet The Saint Strikes Back
  • Radio Announcer
1939

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
1951-1957
  • Harry Munson
  • 1957
No Score Yet Father Knows Best
1954-1960
  • Tyler
  • 1956

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