Dabbs Greer

Biography

Date of Birth 2 April 1917, Fairview, Missouri, USA Date of Death 28 April 2007, Pasadena, California, USA (kidney and heart ailment) Birth Name Robert William Greer Williams "Dabbs" Greer is an American character actor who has performed many diverse supporting roles in film and television for about 50 years. Greer attended Drury University, where he was a member of Theta Kappa Nu. His Southern voice fits well in shows featuring rustic characters, such as Westerns. He is recognizable to fans of The Adventures of Superman, as he appeared in three separate episodes on that show, including the series' inaugural entry, Superman on Earth (1952). He was the major guest star, as a man framed for capital murder in Five Minutes to Doom (1954 - see photo at left), and as an eccentric millionaire in The Superman Silver Mine (1958). He had a prominent continuing role in the NBC TV series Little House on the Prairie as Reverend Alden from 1974 to 1983. In the 1958 film I Want to Live! he played the San Quentin captain who finished strapping down Barbara Graham in the gas chamber prior to her execution and was the last person to speak to her. He had a similar role in the 1999 film The Green Mile, in which he played the elderly version of Tom Hanks' Death Row officer Paul Edgecomb (see photo at right). In the May 9, 1991, episode of L.A. Law called "On the Toad Again", he played a character who was addicted to a "high" produced by licking the skin secretions of psychoactive toads. From Wikipedia

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Roustabout

Arthur Nielsen

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The Vampire

Dr. Will Beaumont

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It! The Terror from Beyond Space

Eric Royce

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Little House: The Last Farewell

Rev. Robert Alden

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Green Eyes

Mr. Cousins

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Affair with a Stranger

Happy Murray

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A Slight Case of Larceny

Eddie - 1st Gas Man (uncredited)

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Wives and Lovers

Bert - Sardi's Waiter (uncredited)

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My Man and I

Court Clerk (uncredited)

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Seven Angry Men

Doctor

Starring In
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The Green Mile

Old Paul Edgecomb

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Con Air

Old Man Under Truck

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Little Giants

Wilbur

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House IV: The Repossession

Dad

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Picket Fences: Season One

Rev. Henry Novotny (20 episodes, 1992-1996)

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Pacific Heights

Mr. Thayer

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Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat

Otto

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Two Moon Junction

Kyle

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Little House: The Last Farewell

Rev. Robert Alden

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Little House: Look Back to Yesterday

Reverend Robert Alden

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Green Eyes

Mr. Cousins

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Evil Town

Lyle Phelps

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Little House On The Prairie: Season 1

Reverend Robert Alden (76 episodes, 1974-1983)

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White Lightning

Pa McKlusky

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Die Rache ist mein

Dr. Thompson

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The Cheyenne Social Club

Jedediah W. Willowby

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Shenandoah

Abernathy

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Roustabout

Arthur Nielsen

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Showdown

Express Man

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Wives and Lovers

Bert - Sardi's Waiter (uncredited)

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The Fugitive - Season Two, Vol. 1

Charlie Fletcher / ... (6 episodes, 1963-1967)

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Palm Springs Weekend

Boys' Club Leader (uncredited)

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Cash McCall

Bronson - Austen's Business Manager (uncredited)

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Edge of Eternity

Gas Station Attendant

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Day of the Outlaw

Doc Langer

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Last Train From Gun Hill

Andy, Morgan's Deputy (uncredited)

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I Want to Live!

San Quentin Capt.

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It! The Terror from Beyond Space

Eric Royce

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Au nom de la loi : Saison 3 - Volume 2 - 3 DVD

Bartender / ... (3 episodes, 1958-1959)

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The Giant Claw

Fighter Pilot, in clips from 'Mission Over Korea' (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Johnny Tremain

Nat Lorne (uncredited)

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The Spirit of St. Louis

Goldsborough (uncredited)

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All Mine to Give

Clendenning (uncredited)

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The Vampire

Dr. Will Beaumont

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My Man Godfrey

Lieutenant O'Connor

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Der Held von Texas

Delegate Potter (uncredited)

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D-Day the Sixth of June

Cpl. Atkinson (uncredited)

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Mac Lomax

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Meet Me in Las Vegas

Mr. Smith-Johnson (uncredited)

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Hot Rod Girl

Henry Frye

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The Seven Little Foys

Tutor (uncredited)

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Hit the Deck

Eddie (uncredited)

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Fury

Sanders (1 episode, 1957)

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Fox Fire

Bus Driver (uncredited)

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An Annapolis Story

Cmdr. Halleck (uncredited)

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Stranger on Horseback

Hotel Clerk (uncredited)

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At Gunpoint

Preacher at Funeral (uncredited)

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The Scarlet Coat

Capt. Brewster (uncredited)

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Seven Angry Men

Doctor

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Private Hell 36

Sam Marvin, Bartender

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Riot in Cell Block 11

Schuyler

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Rose Marie

Charity Dance Cashier (uncredited)

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Lucky Me

Eddie Szczepanski (uncredited)

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Living It Up

Head Boy Ranger

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Julius Caesar

Citizen of Rome (uncredited)

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House of Wax

Sgt. Jim Shane

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Take the High Ground!

Shorty (uncredited)

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A Slight Case of Larceny

Eddie - 1st Gas Man (uncredited)

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Eine Leiche auf Rezept

Julius (uncredited)

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Du und keine andere

Night Elevator Operator (uncredited)

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Mister Scoutmaster

Fireman (uncredited)

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Affair with a Stranger

Happy Murray

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Topper

Jack (1 episode, 1954)

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Trouble Along the Way

Father Peterson

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The Bad and the Beautiful

Studio Lighting Technician (uncredited)

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Monkey Business

Cab Driver (uncredited)

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Scarlet Angel

Man Robbed by Roxy (uncredited)

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Deadline U.S.A.

Day Reporter (uncredited)

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Room for One More

Scoutmaster (uncredited)

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Diplomatic Courier

Intelligence Clerk (uncredited)

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Young Man with Ideas

Telephone Man (uncredited)

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Above and Beyond

Steve Haddock - the Operations Officer (uncredited)

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Because You're Mine

Sergeant (uncredited)

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She Couldn't Say No

Dick Jordan (uncredited)

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We're Not Married

Spectator at Beauty Contest (uncredited)

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Aus Liebe zu Dir

Mexican Shop Owner (uncredited)

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Million Dollar Mermaid

Movie Set Engineer (uncredited)

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My Man and I

Court Clerk (uncredited)

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Father's Little Dividend

Green Cab taxi driver (uncredited)

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Storm Warning

Courtroom Cop (uncredited)

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Two Tickets to Broadway

Soldier in Nightclub (uncredited)

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Call Me Mister

Corporal Aide to Colonel (uncredited)

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The Damned Don't Cry

Reporter (uncredited)

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Devil's Doorway

Spud Keith (uncredited)

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California Passage

Dealer (uncredited)

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Black Book (1949/ a.k.a. The Reign Of Terror

Bridge Guard (uncredited)

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Jesse James

Young man (uncredited)

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