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Dabbs Greer

Le révérend Alden in Little House on the Prairie

Photos Dabbs Greer Birth name: William Greer
Birth date: 1917/04/02
Date of death : 2007/04/28 (90 years old)
Birth place : Fairview, Missouri (USA)

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Biography for Dabbs Greer

Dabbs Greer was a very familiar face in films and especially on TV. He was a sort of "everyman" in his roles and played merchants, preachers, businessmen, and other "pillars of the community" types as well as assorted villains. With his plain looking face, wavy hair and mellow, distinctive voice he was a solid supporting actor. He was born on April 2, 1917 in Fairview, Missouri but reared in Anderson, Missouri. He was the only child of a pharmacist father and a speech therapist mother. His first acting experience was on stage in a children's theatre production when he was 8 years old. He attended Drury College in Springfield, Mo. where he earned a BA and headed the drama department and Little Theatre in Mountain Grove, Missouri from 1940-43. He then moved on to the famed Pasadena Playhouse in California as actor, instructor and administrator from 1943-50. He made his film debut in Reign of Terror (1949) (aka "The Black Book") in an uncredited bit part and went onto appear in many parts during the next fifty years, full details can be found in his filmography. He is probably best remembered for his role as Reverend Alden on "Little House on the Prairie" (1974) but he was also a regular on the TV series "Gunsmoke" (1955) as merchant, Mr. Jones; "Hank" (1965) as Coach Ossie Weiss and "Picket Fences" (1992) as Rev. Henry Novotny. He also appeared in made for TV movies and guest-starred on such series as: "Adventures of Superman" (1952); "The Rifleman" (1958); "Wanted: Dead or Alive" (1958); "Trackdown" (1957); "Perry Mason" (1957); "Bonanza" (1959); "The Fugitive" (1963) and _"The Brady Bunch" (1969)_ .

The touching and moving Reverend Alden in the series was him. Born on April 2, 1917, this excellent actor made her weapons in the 1950s in the cinema and on television, after having made a lot of theater in his young years. He will have a recurring role in "Gunsmoke" in 1959, then more recently in 2002, a role of grandfather cake in a sitcom.

Dabbs Greer was an American actor known for playing in many television and films series during his career over fifty. He was born on April 2, 1917 in Fairview, Missouri, and died on April 28, 2007 at the age of 90. Greer began his acting career in 1943, and played in many movies and television programs in the following years. He was often cast in roles of pastors, teachers, police and authoritarian characters. Greer was a highly respected and appreciated actor of his colleagues and the public, and continued to work until the end of his life. Among his best known roles, we can cite Pastor Robert Alden in the television series "Little House on the Prairie", Professor Harold Hill in the musical "The Music Man", and the Gaffney judge in the series "Perry Mason ". Greer was also nominated for an Emmy Award for his performance in the television series "The Waltons". In addition, he was inducted at the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in 1987 in recognition of his exceptional contribution to the Western industry. Dabbs Greer was a talented and versatile actor, and his career was a source of inspiration for many actors through generations.


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Title Role
Maybe It's Me (2001) TV Series Grandpa Fred Stage (#2) (2001-2002)
The Green Mile (1999) Old Paul Edgecomb
Con Air (1997) Old Man under Truck
Little Giants (1994) Wilbur
Runaway Daughters (1994) (TV) Gary
Picket Fences (1992) TV Series Reverend Henry Novotny (1992-1996)
House IV (1992) Dad
The Secret of Lost Creek (1992) (TV)
Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1991) Otto Trotsberg
Pacific Heights (1990) Mr. Thayer
Two Moon Junction (1988) Kyle
Bonanza: The Next Generation (1988) (TV)
Evil Town (1987)
Little House: The Last Farewell (1984) (TV) Reverend Robert Alden
Little House: Look Back to Yesterday (1983) (TV) Reverend Robert Alden
Chu Chu and the Philly Flash (1981) Wally
The Winds of Kitty Hawk (1978) (TV) Ace Hutchin
Green Eyes (1977) (TV) Mr. Cousins
The Greatest Gift (1974) (TV) Deacon Hurd
Little House on the Prairie (1974) TV Series Reverend Robert Alden
God Bless Dr. Shagetz (1974)
White Lightning (1973) Pa McKlusky
Rage (1972) Dr. Thompson
The Boy Who Stole the Elephant (1970) (TV) Stilts
Two Boys (1970) (TV) Mr. Landers
The Cheyenne Social Club (1970) Willowby
Hank (1965) TV Series Coach Weiss (1965-66)
Shenandoah (1965) Abernathy
Roustabout (1964) Arthur Nielsen
Palm Springs Weekend (1963) Leader of Boys Club (scenes deleted)
Showdown (1963) Express Man
Cash McCall (1960) (uncredited) Executive
Edge of Eternity (1959) Gas station attendant
Day of the Outlaw (1959) Doc Langer, Veterinarian
Last Train from Gun Hill (1959) (uncredited) Andy, Morgan's Deputy
Lone Texan (1959) Doc Jansen
I Want to Live! (1958) San Quentin Capt.
It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958) Eric Royce
Baby Face Nelson (1957) Charles Bonner
All Mine to Give (1957)
Young and Dangerous (1957) Mr. John Clinton
My Man Godfrey (1957) Lieutenant O'Connor
Pawnee (1957) John Brewster
The Vampire (1957/I) Dr. Will Beaumont
Johnny Tremain (1957) (uncredited) Mr. Lorne, Servant
The Spirit of St. Louis (1957) (uncredited) Goldsborough
Chain of Evidence (1957) The Psychiatrist
Hot Cars (1956) Detective Davenport
Tension at Table Rock (1956) (uncredited) The Doctor
Away All Boats (1956) (uncredited) Lt. Cmdr. Harrison
Hot Rod Girl (1956) Henry Frye
D-Day the Sixth of June (1956) (uncredited) Cpl. Atkinson
Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956) (uncredited) Roulette Gambler at New Frontier
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) Mac Lomax
The Forest Ranger (1956) (TV) Ted Borton
Gunsmoke (1955) TV Series Wilbur Jonas (storekeeper) (1955-1963)
At Gunpoint (1955) (uncredited) Preacher at Funeral
The McConnell Story (1955) Pilot instructor
The Scarlet Coat (1955) (uncredited) Capt. Brewster
Foxfire (1955) (uncredited) Bus Driver
The Seven Little Foys (1955) Tutor
An Annapolis Story (1955) Cmdr. Halleck
Seven Angry Men (1955) Doctor
Hit the Deck (1955) (uncredited) Eddie, Stage Manager
Private Hell 36 (1954) Sam Marvin, bartender
Living It Up (1954) (uncredited) Head Boy Ranger
The Desperado (1954) U.S. Marshal Jim Langley
Lucky Me (1954) (uncredited) Eddie Szczepanski
Rose Marie (1954) (uncredited) Charity Dance Cashier
Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954) Schuyler
Bitter Creek (1954) Sheriff
She Couldn't Say No (1954) (uncredited) Dick Jordan
China Venture (1953) Galuppo
Half a Hero (1953) George Payson
Mission Over Korea (1953) (uncredited) Pilot
Mister Scoutmaster (1953) (uncredited) Fireman
Affair with a Stranger (1953) Happy Murray
Dream Wife (1953) (uncredited) Night Elevator Operator
A Slight Case of Larceny (1953) (uncredited) Sandy, First Gas Man
Remains to Be Seen (1953) (uncredited) Julius
House of Wax (1953) Sgt. Jim Shane
Trouble Along the Way (1953) Father Mahoney
The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) (uncredited) Studio Lighting Technician
Because of You (1952)
Million Dollar Mermaid (1952) (uncredited) Movie set engineer
Above and Beyond (1952) (uncredited) Steve, the Operations Officer
Monkey Business (1952) (uncredited) Cab Driver
My Man and I (1952) (uncredited) Court Clerk
Sally and Saint Anne (1952) (uncredited) Mr. Parker
We're Not Married! (1952) (uncredited) Spectator at Miss Mississippi contest
Scarlet Angel (1952) (uncredited) Man
Diplomatic Courier (1952) Intelligence clerk
Deadline - U.S.A. (1952) (uncredited) Day Reporter
Room for One More (1952) Scoutmaster
The Unknown Man (1951/I) (uncredited) Driver
The Lady from Texas (1951) (uncredited) Court Bailiff
Father's Little Dividend (1951) (uncredited) Green Cab taxi driver
Storm Warning (1951) (uncredited) Attendant
Call Me Mister (1951) (uncredited) Corporal, Aide to Colonel
California Passage (1950) (uncredited) Dealer
Devil's Doorway (1950) (uncredited) Spud Keith
Trial Without Jury (1950) (uncredited) Jack, police dispatcher
The Damned Don't Cry (1950) (uncredited) Reporter
Reign of Terror (1949) (uncredited) Guard at Bridge



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