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Dick Curtis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Dick Curtis (May 11, 1902 – January 3, 1952) was an American actor who made over 230 film and television appearances during his career. Curtis was born Richard Dye in Newport, Kentucky. Standing at 6' 3", Curtis appeared in films stretching from Charles Starrett to The Three Stooges. In most of his films, he played villains or heavies. He made television appearances on The Lone Ranger and The Range Rider. He appeared in California Gold Rush, Spook Town, The Gene Autry Show, and many others. Though his forte was in villainous roles, Curtis had a genuine comedic touch. As such, modern audiences will recognize Curtis for his roles in such Three Stooges films as Yes, We Have No Bonanza, You Nazty Spy!, and The Three Troubledoers. With the help of his friend and actor Russell Hayden, Curtis helped develop Pioneertown, a western movie set location in Southern California that was used for many television and film westerns.

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May 11, 1902 In Newport, Kentucky, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Tell It to the Marines 1926-12-23
Latest Project:
Movie What Waits Below 1984-11-19
Known For
Poster of Navajo Trail Raiders
Poster of I Can Hardly Wait
Poster of We Want Our Mummy
Movie What Waits Below Lemurian 1984-11-19
Movie Motel Hell Guy Robaire / TV Preacher 1980-08-14
Movie The Day It Came to Earth Tear-gas Officer Curtis 1977-11-01
Series Motormouse and Autocat 1970-09-12
Series Cattanooga Cats 1969-09-13
Movie Rose of Cimarron Clem Dawley 1953-01-01
Movie Government Agents vs Phantom Legion Regan 1951-07-04
Movie Roar of the Iron Horse Campo - The Baron's Chief Gunman 1951-05-31
Movie Lorna Doone Carth 1951-05-31
Movie Whirlwind Lon Kramer 1951-04-16
Movie Three Arabian Nuts Hassan 1951-01-04
Movie Covered Wagon Raid Henchman Grif 1950-06-30
Movie The Gunfighter Crowd Extra (uncredited) 1950-06-23
Movie Rock Island Trail Barton - Railroad Agitator 1950-05-18
Movie The Vanishing Westerner Bartender 1950-03-30
Movie Navajo Trail Raiders Henchman Brad 1949-10-15
Movie Wyoming Ed Lassiter 1947-07-28
Movie Bride and Gloom Joe Keeler 1947-03-27
Movie Santa Fe Uprising Henchman Luke Case 1946-11-15
Movie Lawless Breed Bartley Mellon / Captain Isaac Mellon 1946-08-16
Movie Wild Beauty John Andrews 1946-08-08
Movie Traffic in Crime Jake Schultz 1946-06-28
Movie Lost City of the Jungle Henchman Johnson 1946-04-23
Movie Song of Arizona Henchman Bart 1946-03-08
Movie California Gold Rush Chopin - the Harmonica Killer 1946-02-04
Movie Abilene Town 'Cap' Ryker 1946-01-11
Movie Scarlet Street Detective (uncredited) 1945-12-28
Movie Wagon Wheels Westward Henchman Tuttle 1945-12-21
Movie Off Again, on Again Louie Derringer 1945-02-16
Movie Crash Goes the Hash Prince Shaam of Ubeedarn 1944-02-04
Movie Spook Town Sam Benson 1944-06-03
Movie Lady in the Death House Willis Millen 1944-03-15
Movie The Mystery of the Riverboat Craig Cassard [Ch. 1] 1944-10-24
Movie Cowboy in the Clouds Roy Madison 1943-12-23
Movie I Can Hardly Wait Patient (uncredited) 1943-08-13
Movie Batman Agent Croft of Section 50 1943-07-16
Movie Riders of the Northwest Mounted Victor Renaud 1943-02-15
Movie Salute to the Marines Cpl. Mosley 1943-09-02
Movie Pardon My Gun Clint Hayes 1942-12-01
Movie City of Silent Men Ed Muller 1942-10-12
Movie Vengeance of the West Jeff Gorman 1942-08-16
Movie Jackass Mail Jim Swade 1942-07-01
Movie Tombstone: The Town too Tough to Die Frank McLowery 1942-06-13
Movie Men of San Quentin Butch Mason 1942-05-15
Movie Shut My Big Mouth Henchman 1942-02-19
Movie Billy the Kid Kirby Claxton 1941-05-30
Movie Across the Sierras Mitch Carew 1941-02-13
Movie So Ends Our Night Gestapo Stormtrooper (uncredited) 1941-02-27
Movie The Roundup Ed Crandall (as Richard Curtis) 1941-04-03
Movie Sea Raiders Mate on the 'Astoria' 1941-10-13
Movie I Was a Prisoner on Devil's Island Jules 1941-08-04
Movie Stick to Your Guns 'Nevada' Teale 1941-09-17
Movie Honky Tonk Tough Man on Train 1941-10-01
Movie Arizona Cyclone Quirt Crenshaw 1941-11-14
Movie Terry and the Pirates Master Fang 1940-04-12
Movie Mandrake the Magician Dorgan - Thug (Chs. 6-8) 1940-01-01
Movie Pioneers of the Frontier Matt Brawley 1940-02-14
Movie Blondie on a Budget Tony - Mechanic 1940-02-29
Movie Bullets for Rustlers Strang 1940-03-05
Movie Blazing Six Shooters Lash Bender 1940-04-10
Movie Men Without Souls Duke 1940-05-20
Movie Boom Town Hiring Boss (uncredited) 1940-08-30
Movie Wyoming Corky - Henchman 1940-09-13
Movie Ragtime Cowboy Joe Bo Gilman 1940-09-19
Movie Three Men From Texas Gardner 1940-11-15
Movie The Son of Monte Cristo Guard 1940-12-05
Movie Texas Stagecoach Shoshone Larsen 1940-05-23
Movie Blind Alley Trooper with Joe 1939-05-11
Movie Homicide Bureau Radio Broadcaster (voice) 1939-01-05
Movie The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt Heavy 1939-01-27
Movie We Want Our Mummy Jackson (uncredited) 1939-02-24
Movie Let Us Live Death Row Inmate (uncredited) 1939-03-29
Movie Spoilers of the Range Lobo Savage 1939-04-26
Movie Mandrake the Magician Dorgan 1939-05-06
Movie Overland with Kit Carson Drake 1939-07-21
Movie Western Caravans Mort Kohler 1939-06-14
Movie Behind Prison Gates Capt. Simmons 1939-07-28
Movie The Man They Could Not Hang Jury Foreman Clifford Kearney 1939-08-17
Movie Outpost of the Mounties Wade Beaumont 1939-09-12
Movie Riders of Black River Blaize Carewe 1939-09-23
Movie The Amazing Mr. Williams Joe (uncredited) 1939-11-22
Movie The Stranger from Texas Bat Stringer 1939-12-02
Movie My Son is Guilty Monk 1939-12-28
Movie Colorado Trail Henchman Slash Driscoll 1938-09-08
Movie Women in Prison Mac 1938-03-02
Movie Rawhide Henchman Butch 1938-04-08
Movie City Streets Madden - County Welfare Officer (uncredited) 1938-07-01
Movie You Can't Take It with You Strongarm Man (uncredited) 1938-08-23
Movie The Main Event Sawyer 1938-06-22
Movie Juvenile Court Detective Capturing Dutch Adams 1938-09-15
Movie Blondie Daily Gazette Reporter 1938-11-30
Movie Rio Grande Ed Barker 1938-12-08
Movie West of the Santa Fe Matt Taylor 1938-10-02
Movie Adventure in Sahara Karnoldi 1938-11-15
Movie The Lady Objects Jail Guard 1938-10-12
Movie The Shadow Carlos 1937-12-22
Movie Outlaws of the Prairie Dragg 1937-12-01
Movie The Old Wyoming Trail Ed Slade 1937-11-08
Movie Life Begins with Love Radical (uncredited) 1937-10-06
Movie Guns in the Dark Brace Stevens 1937-05-13
Movie Bar-Z Bad Men Brent - Ranch Foreman 1937-04-21
Movie Two Gun Law Len Edwards 1937-04-06
Movie The Gambling Terror Dirk - Brett's Henchman 1937-02-15
Movie Valley of Terror Henchman Buck 1937-01-20
Movie The Singing Buckaroo Henchman Odie 1937-01-15
Movie Murder in Greenwich Village Campbell Security Guard 1937-11-02
Movie Wildcat Trooper Henri 1936-07-01
Movie Burning Gold Swede 1936-05-22
Movie Ghost Patrol Henchman Charlie 1936-08-02
Movie The Lion's Den Henchman Slim Burtis 1936-07-07
Movie Phantom Patrol Henchman Josef 1936-09-29
Movie Racing Luck 'Dynamite' 1935-11-19
Movie Western Frontier Pioneer Settler 1935-08-07
Movie Trails of the Wild Henchman Roper 1935-07-31
Movie The Arizonian Saloon Patron 1935-06-27
Movie The Nitwits Cop on Stakeout 1935-06-07
Movie Code of the Mounted Henchman Snakey 1935-06-07
Movie Mutiny Ahead Stevens (as Richard Dye) 1935-03-01
Movie Northern Frontier Henchman Pete 1935-02-01
Series The Three Stooges Unknown 1934-05-05
Movie The Druggist's Dilemma Man in Crowd 1933-05-22
Movie King Kong Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited) 1933-04-07
Movie The Famous Ferguson Case O'Toole (uncredited) 1932-05-14
Movie Shooting Straight Butch 1930-06-20
Movie Tell It to the Marines Marine in Barracks 1926-12-23