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Regis Toomey

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John Regis Toomey (August 13, 1898 – October 12, 1991) was an American film and television actor. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, he was one of four children of Francis X. and Mary Ellen Toomey and attended Peabody High School. He initially pondered a law career, but acting won out and he established himself as a musical stage performer. Educated in dramatics at the University of Pittsburgh, where he became a brother of Sigma Chi, Toomey began as a stock actor and eventually made it to Broadway. Toomey was a singer on stage until throat problems (acute laryngitis) while touring in Europe stopped that aspect of his career. In 1929, Toomey first began appearing in films. He initially started out as a leading man, but found more success as a character actor (sans his toupee). Toomey appeared in over 180 films, including classics such as The Big Sleep with Humphrey Bogart. In 1956, he appeared as a judge, with Chuck Connors as "Andy", in the third episode, "The Nevada Nightingale", of the NBC anthology series The Joseph Cotten Show. Toomey thereafter appeared in another anthology series too as the character "Harry" in the 1960 episode "The Doctor and the Redhead", with Dick Powell and Felicia Farr, of CBS's The DuPont Show with June Allyson. In the 1961–1962 television season, he appeared in a supporting role with George Nader in the syndicated crime drama Shannon about insurance investigators. From 1963–1966, Toomey was one of the stars of the ABC crime drama, Burke's Law, starring Gene Barry. He played Sergeant Les Hart, one of the detectives assisting the murder investigations of the millionaire police captain Amos Burke. He also guest-starred on dozens of television programs, including the "Shady Deal at Sunny Acres" episode of Maverick. In 1941, Toomey appeared in You're in the Army Now, in which he and Jane Wyman had the longest screen kiss in cinema history: 3 minutes and 5 seconds.


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Born:
Aug 13, 1898 In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
172
First Appeared:
In the movie Alibi 1929-04-20
Latest Project:
Movie Evil Town 1977-12-01
Known For
Poster of Gunn
Poster of They Never Come Back

Regis Toomey Movies Filmography

Movie
Evil Town
Doc Hooper 1977-12-01
Movie
Dr. Shagetz
Doc Hooper 1975-01-01
Movie
The Phantom of Hollywood
Joe 1974-02-12
Series
Circle of Fear
Unknown 1972-09-15
Movie
The Carey Treatment
Sanderson the Pathologist 1972-03-29
Movie
Gunn
The Bishop 1967-06-28
Series
The Time Tunnel
Dr. Ben Berkhart 1966-09-09
Movie
The Night of the Grizzly
Cotton Benson 1966-04-20
Series
The F.B.I.
Unknown 1965-09-19
Series
Green Acres
Unknown 1965-09-15
Series
The Legend of Jesse James
Unknown 1965-09-13
Movie
Man's Favorite Sport?
Bagley 1964-01-31
Series
Petticoat Junction
Unknown 1963-09-24
Series
Burke's Law
Detective Lester Hart 1963-09-20
Movie
Johnny Shiloh
Mr. Clem 1963-01-20
Series
The Virginian
Unknown 1962-09-19
Movie
The Last Sunset
Milton Wing 1961-06-06
Movie
King of the Roaring 20's – The Story of Arnold Rothstein
Bill Baird 1961-06-11
Series
Cain's Hundred
Unknown 1961-09-19
Movie
The Errand Boy
Studio Exec with the Baron 1961-11-28
Movie
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
Dr. Jamieson 1961-07-12
Series
Dr. Kildare
Unknown 1961-09-27
Series
Route 66
Unknown 1960-10-07
Movie
Guns of the Timberland
Sheriff Taylor 1960-02-01
Series
Tightrope
Unknown 1959-09-08
Movie
The Hangman
Soldier at Fort 1959-06-17
Movie
Warlock
Skinner 1959-06-10
Series
Rawhide
Unknown 1959-01-09
Series
Wanted: Dead or Alive
Unknown 1958-09-06
Series
Peter Gunn
Unknown 1958-09-22
Movie
Joy Ride
Miles Renny 1958-11-23
Series
Bronco
Judge Claymore 1958-09-23
Series
Trackdown
Unknown 1957-10-04
Series
Maverick
Unknown 1957-09-22
Series
Perry Mason
Unknown 1957-09-21
Series
Wagon Train
Mr. Hunter 1957-09-18
Series
Sugarfoot
Unknown 1957-09-17
Series
Richard Diamond, Private Detective
Unknown 1957-07-01
Movie
Dakota Incident
Minstrel 1956-07-23
Movie
Great Day in the Morning
Father Murphy 1956-05-16
Series
The Adventures of Jim Bowie
Unknown 1956-09-07
Series
Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater
Unknown 1956-10-05
Movie
Guys and Dolls
Arvide Abernathy 1955-12-23
Series
The Millionaire
Unknown 1955-01-19
Movie
Atomic Energy as a Force for Good
Mike Farrell 1955-01-01
Series
Cheyenne
Unknown 1955-09-20
Movie
The Human Jungle
Bob Geddes 1954-10-03
Movie
Drums Across the River
Sheriff Jim Beal 1954-06-01
Series
December Bride
Unknown 1954-10-04
Series
Climax!
Unknown 1954-10-07
Movie
The High and the Mighty
Tim Garfield 1954-07-03
Movie
The Backbone of America
Bill Carmody 1953-12-29
Movie
The Nebraskan
Col. Markham 1953-12-02
Movie
Island in the Sky
Sergeant Harper 1953-09-05
Movie
Son of Belle Starr
Tom Wren 1953-06-26
Movie
It Happens Every Thursday
Mayor Hull 1953-04-22
Series
General Electric Theater
Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie
Never Wave at a WAC
General Ned Prager 1953-01-28
Movie
The Battle at Apache Pass
Dr. Carter 1952-04-01
Movie
My Six Convicts
Dr. Gordon 1952-03-20
Movie
My Pal Gus
Farley Norris 1952-12-01
Movie
Just for You
Mr. Hodges 1952-09-27
Movie
The People Against O'Hara
Fred Colton, Police Sound Man 1951-09-01
Movie
The Tall Target
Insp. Tim Reilly (uncredited) 1951-08-17
Movie
Show Boat
Sheriff Ike Vallon (uncredited) 1951-07-19
Movie
Cry Danger
Gus Cobb 1951-02-23
Movie
Again Pioneers
Dave Harley 1950-11-01
Series
Lux Video Theatre
Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie
Dynamite Pass
Dan Madden 1950-03-23
Movie
Undercover Girl
Hank Miller 1950-11-02
Movie
Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone
Reporter (uncredited) 1950-12-08
Movie
Frenchie
Carter 1950-12-25
Movie
Beyond the Forest
Sorren 1949-10-21
Movie
Mighty Joe Young
John Young 1949-07-27
Movie
The Phantom Creeps
Lt. Jim Daley 1949-06-06
Movie
Come to the Stable
Monsignor Talbot 1949-01-01
Movie
The Boy with Green Hair
Mr. Davis 1948-11-26
Movie
Station West
Jim Goddard 1948-09-01
Movie
I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes
Police Inspector Clint Judd 1948-05-23
Movie
Raw Deal
Captain Fields 1948-05-21
Movie
Reaching from Heaven
Pastor 1948-02-01
Movie
The Big Fix
Lt. Brenner 1947-04-19
Movie
The Guilty
Detective Heller 1947-03-22
Movie
The Thirteenth Hour
Don Parker 1947-02-06
Movie
High Tide
Inspector O'Haffey 1947-09-13
Movie
Magic Town
Ed Weaver 1947-10-07
Movie
The Bishop's Wife
Mr. Miller 1947-12-25
Movie
Sister Kenny
New York Reporter 1946-10-10
Movie
Her Sister's Secret
Bill Gordon 1946-09-23
Movie
The Big Sleep
Chief Inspector Bernie Ohls 1946-08-23
Movie
Mysterious Intruder
James Summers 1946-04-11
Movie
Child of Divorce
Ray Carter 1946-10-14
Movie
Betrayal from the East
Agent Posing as 'Sgt. Jimmy Scott' 1945-04-24
Movie
Strange Illusion
Dr. Vincent 1945-03-31
Movie
Spellbound
Det. Sgt. Gillespie 1945-11-08
Movie
Follow That Woman
Barney Manners 1945-12-14
Movie
The Doughgirls
Timothy Walsh 1944-11-25
Movie
Murder in the Blue Room
Inspector McDonald 1944-10-27
Movie
Dark Mountain
Steve Downey 1944-09-01
Movie
Raiders of Ghost City
Capt. Clay Randolph [Chs. 1-6] 1944-07-25
Movie
Follow the Boys
Dr. Henderson 1944-05-05
Movie
Phantom Lady
Detective Chewing Gum 1944-01-28
Movie
Adventures of the Flying Cadets
Capt. Ralph Carson 1943-09-07
Movie
Destroyer
Lt. Cmdr. Clark 1943-08-19
Movie
Bullet Scars
Dr. Steven Bishop 1942-03-07
Movie
I Was Framed
Bob Leeds 1942-04-04
Movie
The Forest Rangers
Frank Hatfield 1942-10-21
Movie
Tennessee Johnson
Blackstone McDaniel 1942-12-01
Movie
The Nurse's Secret
Inspector Tom Patten 1941-05-24
Movie
The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance
Wallace 1941-03-06
Movie
A Shot in the Dark
William Ryder 1941-04-05
Movie
The Devil and Miss Jones
1st Policeman 1941-04-11
Movie
Meet John Doe
Bert Hansen 1941-03-14
Movie
Dive Bomber
Tom Griffin 1941-08-31
Movie
Law of the Tropics
Tom Marshall 1941-10-04
Movie
New York Town
Jim Martin (uncredited) 1941-10-31
Movie
They Died with Their Boots On
Fitzhugh Lee 1941-11-20
Movie
You're in the Army Now
Captain Joe Radcliffe 1941-12-25
Movie
Arizona
Grant Oury 1940-12-25
Movie
North West Mounted Police
Constable Jerry Moore 1940-10-22
Movie
'Til We Meet Again
Freddy 1940-04-20
Movie
Northwest Passage
Webster 1940-02-23
Movie
His Girl Friday
Sanders 1940-01-18
Movie
The Phantom Creeps
Lt. Jim Daly 1939-01-07
Movie
The Mysterious Miss X
Jack Webster 1939-01-10
Movie
Society Smugglers
Johnny Beebe 1939-03-01
Movie
Wings of the Navy
First Flight Instructor 1939-02-11
Movie
Union Pacific
Paddy O'Rourke 1939-05-05
Movie
Thunder Afloat
Ives 1939-09-15
Movie
Confessions of a Nazi Spy
Tom - in Coffee Shop (uncredited) 1939-05-06
Movie
Indianapolis Speedway
Dick Wilbur 1939-08-05
Movie
Illegal Traffic
Windy 1938-11-02
Movie
Blind Alibi
Doctor Wilson - Veterinarian 1938-05-20
Movie
The Invisible Menace
Lt. Matthews 1938-01-22
Movie
Smashing the Spy Ring
Ted Hall 1938-12-29
Movie
Big City
Fred Hawkins 1937-09-03
Movie
Midnight Taxi
Hilton 1937-04-04
Movie
Back in Circulation
Buck 1937-09-25
Movie
Submarine D-1
Tom Callan 1937-11-27
Movie
Skull and Crown
Bob Franklin, alias Rocky Morgan 1935-12-16
Movie
'G' Men
Eddie Buchanan 1935-05-04
Movie
One Frightened Night
Tom Dean 1935-05-01
Movie
Great God Gold
Phil Stuart 1935-04-14
Movie
Manhattan Moon
Eddie 1935-07-01
Movie
Red Morning
John Hastings 1934-12-14
Movie
She Had to Choose
Jack Berry 1934-10-01
Movie
Murder on the Blackboard
Detective Smiley North 1934-06-15
Movie
Picture Brides
Dave Hart 1934-04-23
Movie
Hollywood on Parade No. B-1
1934-03-02
Movie
Soldiers of the Storm
Brad Allerton 1933-04-04
Movie
Big Time Or Bust
Jimmie Kane 1933-11-10
Movie
Laughing at Life
Pat Collins / Mc Hale 1933-07-12
Movie
She Had to Say Yes
Tommy Nelson 1933-07-15
Movie
The Wayne Murder Case
Detective-Sergeant Mitchell 1932-11-20
Movie
They Never Come Back
Jimmy Nolan 1932-05-10
Movie
The Crowd Roars
Dick Wilbur 1932-04-16
Movie
Shopworn
David Livingston 1932-03-25
Movie
Under Eighteen
Jimmie Slocum 1931-01-02
Movie
Other Men's Women
Jack Kulper 1931-01-17
Movie
Scandal Sheet
Regan 1931-01-31
Movie
The Finger Points
Charlie 'Breezy' Russell 1931-04-11
Movie
Kick In
Chick Hewes 1931-05-22
Movie
Murder by the Clock
Office Cassidy 1931-07-21
Movie
Graft
Dustin Hotchkiss 1931-09-21
Movie
24 Hours
Tony Bruzzi 1931-10-03
Movie
A Man from Wyoming
Jersey 1930-07-12
Movie
Shadow of the Law
Tom Owens 1930-06-06
Movie
The Light of Western Stars
Bob Drexell 1930-04-19
Movie
Framed
Jimmy McArthur 1930-03-16
Movie
Street of Chance
'Babe' Marsden 1930-02-08
Movie
Illusion
Eric 1929-09-21
Movie
Alibi
Danny McGann 1929-04-20