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Joe Flynn

Joe Flynn

Highest Rated: 100% Divorce American Style (1967)

Lowest Rated: 17% $1,000,000 Duck (1971)

Birthday: Nov 8, 1924

Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio, USA

Joe Flynn was an omnipresent comic character actor in the 1960s and 70s, appearing in numerous Disney productions and the hit military comedy "McHale's Navy." Originally from Ohio, Flynn served three years in the Army before completing his education, studying drama but majoring in political science. Flynn performed in theater and on radio, also unsuccessfully running for the Senate on the Republican ticket in Ohio in 1950. Flynn landed small character roles in television and film in 50s, including work on two films directed by Jack Webb. Starting in 1960, he found a recurring role on "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet," playing the son David's ornery boss, Mr. Kelley, and later appeared during the first season of "The Joey Bishop Show." But in 1962, he landed the role he was best known for, the cantankerous Navy Captain Wallace B. Binghamton on "McHale's Navy." The show lasted four seasons, including two feature films in 1964 and 1965, making Joe Flynn an in-demand comic actor. Through the late '60s to the mid-1970s, Flynn played comic villains in numerous Disney family films, including "The Love Bug" in 1968. He played the irascible college head Dean Higgins in a trio of comic fantasies starring a young Kurt Russell: 1969's "The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes," 1972's "Now You See Him, Now You Don't," and 1975's "The World's Strongest Man." Flynn was found dead in his swimming pool in 1974, the suspected victim of a heart attack.

Highest rated movies

100% Divorce American Style
92% Lover Come Back
83% The Barefoot Executive
80% Now You See Him, Now You Don't
78% The Love Bug
57% The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
17% $1,000,000 Duck

Photos

MCHALE'S NAVY, Ernest Borgnine, Tim Conway, Joe Flynn, 1964 INDESTRUCTIBLE MAN, from left: Lon Chaney Jr, Joe Flynn, Robert Shayne, 1956 NOW YOU SEE HIM NOW YOU DON'T, Joe Flynn (right), 1972 NOW YOU SEE HIM NOW YOU DON'T, Joe Flynn (in pink), 1972 BEAST, JOHNNY FLYNN, 2017. PH: KERRY BROWN/© ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS THE COMPUTER WORE TENNIS SHOES, from left: Joe Flynn, Kurt Russell, Debbie Paine, 1969, ©Walt Disney Pictures MCHALE'S NAVY, Joe Flynn, Ernest Borgnine, Tim Conway, 1964 DID YOU HEAR THE ONE ABOUT THE TRAVELING SALESLADY?, from left: Joe Flynn, Phyllis Diller, Paul Reed, 1968 Scrotal Recall, Daniel Ings (L), Antonia Thomas (C), Johnny Flynn (R), 'Season 1', 04/15/2015, ©NETFLIX THE COMPUTER WORE TENNIS SHOES, from bottom left: Joe Flynn, Kurt Russell, Jon Provost (top), Debbie Paine, Cesar Romero, 1969, ©Walt Disney Pictures CRY FOR HAPPY, Chet Douglas, Joe Flynn (lower right), 1961 THE STRONGEST MAN IN THE WORLD, Joe Flynn, Eve Arden, 1975 THE MILLION DOLLAR DUCK, Joe Flynn, 1971 DIVORCE AMERICAN STYLE, Dick Van Dyke, Joe Flynn, 1967 HOW TO FRAME A FIGG, from left: Don Knotts, Joe Flynn, 1971 DIVORCE AMERICAN STYLE, from left: Dick Van Dyke, Joe Flynn, 1967 THE STRONGEST MAN IN THE WORLD, from left, Joe Flynn, Eve Arden, 1975 THE BAREFOOT EXECUTIVE, Joe Flynn, Wally Cox, 1971 BEAST, FROM LEFT: JESSIE BUCKLEY, JOHNNY FLYNN, 2017. PH: KERRY BROWN/© ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS MCHALE'S NAVY, from left: Susan Silo, Tim Conway, Joe Flynn, 1964

Filmography

Movies

Credit
79% 68% The Rescuers Mr. Snoops: the Swamp Custodian (Voice) $21.1M 1977
No Score Yet 36% Superdad Cyrus Hershberger (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 38% The Strongest Man in the World Dean Higgins (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gentle Savage Chief Deputy Moody (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 61% The Girl Most Likely To... Dr. Green (Character) - 1973
80% 57% Now You See Him, Now You Don't Dean Higgins (Character) - 1972
17% 41% $1,000,000 Duck Finley Hooper (Character) - 1971
83% 48% The Barefoot Executive Francis X. Wilbanks (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 72% How to Frame a Figg Kermit Sanderson (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wacky Zoo of Morgan City Major Philbrick (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 56% My Dog the Thief P.J. Applegate (Character) - 1969
57% 40% The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes Dean Higgins (Character) - 1969
78% 66% The Love Bug Havershaw (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Did You Hear the One About the Traveling Saleslady? Hubert Shelton (Character) - 1968
100% 58% Divorce American Style Lionel Blandsforth (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 53% McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force Captain Wallace B. Binghamton (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 60% McHale's Navy Capt. Wallace Burton Binghamton (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Police Dog Story Collins (Character) - 1961
92% 77% Lover Come Back Hadley (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Time I Saw Archie Pvt. Russell Drexler (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cry for Happy John McIntosh (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 44% -30- Hymie Shapiro (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 50% This Happy Feeling Dr. McCafferty (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Boss Ernie Jackson (Character) - 1956

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Disney's Wonderful World Havershaw (Character) 1979
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Character) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walt Disney's Disneyland Mayor Philbrick (Character) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Affair Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet 54% I Dream of Jeannie Dr. Corbett (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laredo Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joey Bishop Show Frank (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1961 1964
No Score Yet 85% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Ken Taylor (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bachelor Father Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Men Into Space Carey Stoddart (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lock Up Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
92% 96% The Twilight Zone Steve (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Onie Becker (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Gun Bert Rossett (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Showcase 39 Unknown (Character) 1957