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      Don Porter

      Don Porter

      Highest Rated: 89% The Candidate (1972)

      Lowest Rated: 17% She-Wolf of London (1946)

      Birthday: Sep 24, 1912

      Birthplace: Miami, Oklahoma, USA

      Don Porter is a veteran film and television character actor whose lengthy career spanned everything from nondescript roles in low-budget films to high-profile appearances in successful primetime TV series. Porter, who married actress Peggy Converse in 1944, worked steadily throughout the '40s in forgettable dramas like "Night Monster" and "Eyes of the Underworld," but in the early '50s, he transitioned to television and scored a major role as powerful talent agent Peter Sands on the popular sitcom "Private Secretary." His chemistry with co-star Ann Sothern, who portrayed his devoted secretary, proved so popular that when Sothern was given her own show in 1959, he reprised his role for another two seasons. In 1963, he was cast as the bemused father of teen inguene Gidget in "Gidget Goes to Rome," and a few years later, he landed the same role in the short-lived TV series based on the popular film character. Porter, who appeared in numerous TV series and films during the '70s, gave a memorable performance as a shrewd Republican Senator in the 1972 political drama "The Candidate," about the corruption and pointlessness inherent in the political process. He later appeared as a kindly judge in the Disney TV movie "The Ghosts of Buxley Hall" and as a scheming corporate CEO in the environmental thriller "The Last Song."

      Highest rated movies

      89% The Candidate
      80% The Turning Point
      60% Night Monster
      36% Mame
      29% White Line Fever
      17% She-Wolf of London

      Photos

      NIGHT MONSTER, Frank Reicher, Don Porter, Nils Asther, Francis Pierlot, 1942 NIGHT MONSTER, Don Porter, Irene Hervey, Leif Erickson, 1942 WHO DONE IT?, from left, Lou Costello, Don Porter, 1942 LIVE A LITTLE, LOVE A LITTLE, Don Porter, Rudy Vallee, Elvis Presley, 1968 NIGHT MONSTER, Don Porter, Robert Homans, 1942 NIGHT MONSTER, Leif Erickson, Francis Pierlot, Don Porter, Robert Homans, 1942 SHE-WOLF OF LONDON, Don Porter, Jan Wiley, 1946 711 OCEAN DRIVE, Don Porter, Joanne Dru, Otto Kruger, Edmond O'Brien, 1950 MY FRIEND IRMA GOES WEST, from left: Marie Wilson, Don Porter, Dean Martin, Corinne Calvet, Jerry Lewis, John Lund, Diana Lynn, 1950 BACHELOR IN PARADISE, from left: Bob Hope, Janis Paige, Don Porter, 1961 MADAME SPY, Don Porter, Constance Bennett, John Eldredge, 1942 WHO DONE IT?, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Don Porter, 1942 OUR MISS BROOKS, Don Porter, Gale Gordon, Eve Arden, 1956 711 OCEAN DRIVE, Joanne Dru, Edmond O'Brien, Don Porter, 1950 THE RACKET, from left, Don Porter, Robert Ryan, Ray Collins, 1951 OUR MISS BROOKS, Don Porter, Nick Adams, Eve Arden, 1956 CANDIDATE, Don Porter, Robert Redford, 1972

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 45% Coyote County Loser Screenwriter - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Song Philip Brockhurst (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 40% The President's Mistress Craig (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Christmas Coal Mine Miracle Caufield (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Woman for All Men Barney (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet 84% The Legend of Lizzie Borden George Robinson (Character) - 1975
      29% 54% White Line Fever Cutler (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Hours Before Morning Mr. Pace (Character) - 1975
      36% 48% Mame Mr. Upson (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Morning After Rudy King (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder or Mercy Henry Balin (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 61% Forty Carats Mr. Latham (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 36% The Norliss Tapes Sanford T. Evans (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mother of the Bride George Owens (Character) - 1973
      89% 74% The Candidate Senator Crocker Jarmon (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love American Style Unknown (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 65% Live a Little, Love a Little Mike Lansdown (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 83% Youngblood Hawke Ferdie Lax (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet 38% Bachelor in Paradise Thomas W. Jynson (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet 62% Our Miss Brooks Lawrence Nolan (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 29% Because You're Mine Capt. Burton Nordell Loring (Character) - 1952
      80% 42% The Turning Point Joe Silbray (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 67% The Savage Running Dog (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 50% Cripple Creek Denver Jones (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 61% 711 Ocean Drive Larry Mason (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone Myron Brynk (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 68% Buck Privates Come Home Capt. Christie (Character) - 1947
      17% 21% She-Wolf of London Barry Lanfield (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Danger Woman Prof. Claude Ruppert (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Beauty Dr. Dave Morrow (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet 85% Who Done It? Art Fraser (Character) - 1942
      60% 29% Night Monster Dick Baldwin (Character) - 1942

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Disney's Wonderful World Judge Oliver Haynes (Character) 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dallas Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Paper Chase Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
      No Score Yet 95% Three's Company Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bionic Woman Dr. James Courtney (Guest Star) 1976-1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet McMillan and Wife Adrian Danzinger (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1973-1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Dr. Stanley Bacon (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Here's Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Dean Prentiss Markham (Guest Star) 1970 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Banacek Arnold Leeland (Guest Star) 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Green Acres Bob Carter (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love, American Style Unknown (Character) 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gidget Professor Russell Lawrence (Character) 1965-1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ann Sothern Show James Devery (Character) 1958-1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Private Secretary Peter Sands (Character) 1953-1957