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      Myron Healey

      Myron Healey

      Highest Rated: 96% Rio Bravo (1959)

      Lowest Rated: 7% The Incredible Melting Man (1978)

      Birthday: Jun 8, 1923

      Birthplace: Petaluma, California, USA

      A mainstay of postwar B-films, actor Myron Healey played a host of villainous supporting characters in movie Westerns and hard-boiled TV crime dramas. With his deep voice and wily sneer, Healey usually balanced his bad guy roles with a cunning sense of humor, revealing a tremendous gift for off-the-cuff adlibs not usually seen in stock character parts. A former World War II Air Corps bombardier, Healey, in the postwar years, began making regular film appearances for Monogram Pictures, playing a slew of brutish henchmen in low-budget Westerns. He also worked as an occasional dialogue writer for the studio, writing the screenplay for two Westerns in which he also starred: 1951's "Colorado Ambush" and "Texas Lawmen." As the golden age of movie Westerns faded by decade's end, Healey took his acting talents to a broader range of roles on dramas, crime thrillers, and sci-fi films, most notably a rare good-guy role in the 1955 jungle adventure "Panther Girl of the Kongo." The actor reached the peak of his film career with a lead role in the 1962 Japanese monster movie "Varan the Unbelievable," thereafter appearing primarily on series television, on such primetime staples as "Gunsmoke," "Wagon Train," and "Bonanza."

      Highest rated movies

      Rio Bravo
      In a Lonely Place
      True Grit
      Pulse
      Down to Earth
      The Incredible Melting Man

      Photos

      THE LONGHORN, from left: Myron Healey, Bill Elliott, Phyllis Coates, 1951 TENNESSEE'S PARTNER, Rhonda Fleming, Myron Healey, 1955 LAW OF THE PANHANDLE, from left: Johnny Mack Brown, Myron Healey, 1950 JUNGLE MOON MEN, from left, Johnny Weissmuller, Myron Healey, 1955 JUNGLE MOON MEN, from left, Johnny Weissmuller, Myron Healey, 1955 HIDDEN DANGER, from left: Myron Healey, Raymond Hatton, Johnny Mack Brown, Marshall Reed, 1948 LAW OF THE PANHANDLE, from left: Johnny Mack Brown, Myron Healey, 1950 JUNGLE MOON MEN, Jean Byron, Johnny Weissmuller, Myron Healey, Frank Sully, 1955 SALT LAKE RAIDERS, from left: Allan Lane, Myron Healey, Eddy Waller, Martha Hyer, 1950 LAW OF THE PANHANDLE, Myron Healey (center), Johnny Mack Brown (right), 1950

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      64% 29% Pulse Howard (Character) $23.6K 1988
      7% 24% The Incredible Melting Man General Michael Perry (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chinese Web Lieutenant Olson (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Smoke in the Wind Mort Fagan (Character) - 1975
      88% 84% True Grit Deputy at Prisoner Unloading (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shadow on the Land General Hempstead (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cavalry Command Lt. Worth (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet 46% Convicts Four Gunther (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Unbelievable Varan Cmdr. James Bradley (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet 28% Varan the Unbelievable Cmdr. James Bradley (Character) - 1962
      96% 91% Rio Bravo Barfly (uncredited) (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 40% Cole Younger, Gunfighter Phil Bennett/Charlie Bennett (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 33% Apache Territory Webb (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 0% Quantrill's Raiders Jarrett (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Guns Don't Argue John Dillinger (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Escape From Red Rock Joe Skinner (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend Rafe Sanders (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 7% The Unearthly Mark Houston (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Breed Sheriff Mike Williams (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The White Squaw Eric Swanson (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Running Target Kaygo (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gang Busters John Omar Pinson (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 38% Tennessee's Partner Reynolds (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 50% Rage at Dawn John Reno (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Claw Monsters Larry Sanders (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Count Three and Pray Floyd Miller (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man From Bitter Ridge Clem Jackman (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet African Manhunt Capt. Bob Kirby (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gangbusters Unknown (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 29% Cattle Queen of Montana Hank (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Saginaw Trail Miller Webb (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 35% Kansas Pacific Morey (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Monsoon Rault (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Combat Squad Marley (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fighting Lawman David Wilson (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Longhorn Andy (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Storm Over Tibet Bill March (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Maverick Sergeant Frick (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fort Osage Martin Christensen (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kid From Broken Gun Kiefer (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Montana Territory Bill Landers (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lorna Doone Todd Darcy (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Elephant Stampede Joe Collins (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Colorado Ambush Chet Murdock (Character),
      Screenwriter
      - 1951
      No Score Yet 25% Slaughter Trail Heath (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hot Rod Joe Langham (Character) - 1950
      96% 89% In a Lonely Place Post Office Clerk (uncredited) (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Law of the Panhandle Henry Faulkner (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Over the Border Jeff Grant (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pioneer Marshal Larry Devlin (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Lieutenant Reed (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trail's End Drake (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 38% The Man From Colorado Powers (uncredited) (Character) - 1948
      40% 50% Down to Earth Sloan (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 81% The Time of Their Lives Dandy at Party (uncredited) (Character) - 1946

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fame Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
      No Score Yet 82% Knight Rider Lloyd Newald (Guest Star) 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
      No Score Yet 76% Incredible Hulk Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
      100% 92% Kolchak: The Night Stalker Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet 100% Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Chaparral Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Ranger Tom (Guest Star) 1954 1967 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Morgan Petrie (Guest Star) 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1964 1967-1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Horse Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Laredo Unknown (Guest Star) 1965-1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginian Lomax (Guest Star) 1965-1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man Called Shenandoah Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1962-1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Deputy Sheriff (Guest Star) 1958 1961-1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dakotas Sheriff (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Rafe (Guest Star) 1960 1962-1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Mike (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Unknown (Guest Star) 1959 1962
      No Score Yet 85% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Carly (Character) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1955-1957 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rebel Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1959 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Surfside 6 Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dante Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Wells Fargo Tip Rollins (Guest Star) 1957 1959-1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deputy Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Men Into Space Maj. Steven Hawks, Psychologist (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1958 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sugarfoot Unknown (Guest Star) 1958-1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bat Masterson Col. Marc James (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Clay Allison (Guest Star) 1956-1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Howard Roper (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind Closed Doors Unknown (Character) 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Bill Cole (Guest Star) 1950 1952 1954 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1955-1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gene Autry Show Henchman Clay (Guest Star) 1951-1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Roy Rogers Show Meade Gurney (Guest Star) 1952-1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jeff's Collie Unknown (Guest Star) 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hopalong Cassidy Unknown (Guest Star) 1953