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      Paul Bryar

      Paul Bryar

      Highest Rated: 89% Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

      Lowest Rated: 71% Arise, My Love (1940)

      Birthday: Feb 21, 1910

      Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, USA

      Character actor Paul Bryar, like countless other people struggling to maintain a movie career in Hollywood in the 1930s and 1940s, was frequently employed by the so-called Poverty Row studios like Republic, Monogram, and PRC who each cranked out cheap but profitable fare at a dizzying rate. When he wasn't making action-packed serials such as "Spy Smasher" or co-starring in espionage thrillers like William "One-Shot" Beaudine's "Foreign Agent," he was working sans credit on the Warner Brothers gangster movie "The Roaring Twenties" (which starred James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart) or in Paramount's "Midnight" (starring glamorous Claudette Colbert and the dashing Don Ameche). He co-starred in three PRC Michael Shayne mystery pictures--"Larceny in Her Heart," "Blonde for a Day," and "Three on a Ticket." Actors like John Wayne, who first made their name working in the Poverty Row productions, eventually progressed to bigger things. But the ones who didn't break out had to wait for television to offer up better roles. In 1965, Bryar had a regular gig as Sherriff Harve Anders in the drama series "The Long, Hot Summer," his most visible role in some time. Unfortunately, the show was cancelled after its first season and he was back doing bit parts for years leading up to his death at age 75. Many viewers will remember him best for his small role as a card player at the beginning of the revisionist Western "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."

      Highest rated movies

      89% Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
      82% Lady From Chungking
      71% Arise, My Love

      Photos

      THREE ON A TICKET, Hugh Beaumont, Charles Quigley, Paul Bryar, 1947 MAN FROM HEADQUARTERS, Dick Elliott, Paul Bryar, Max Hoffman Jr, Frank Albertson, 1942 OCEAN'S ELEVEN, (aka OCEAN'S 11), Frank Sinatra, Paul Bryar, 1960 LADY FROM CHUNGKING, Anna May Wong, Paul Bryar, 1942 JUNGLE SIREN, Paul Bryar, Buster Crabbe, Ann Corio, 1942

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway Counterman (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Conspiracy of Terror Pawnbroker (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Family Kovack Charlie (Character) - 1974
      89% 92% Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Card Player No. 1 (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Saintly Sinners Duke (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Squad Car Police Lt. Beck (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet 89% Gunman's Walk Bartender (uncredited) (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bob Mathias Story Bill Andrews (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 33% She's Back on Broadway Ned Colby (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 46% Easy to Love Mr. Barnes (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 57% Dangerous When Wet Pierre (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet White Lightning Stew Barton (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet According to Mrs. Hoyle Willie (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Navy Bound C.P.O. Robert Garrells (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 70% Madame Bovary Bailiff (uncredited) (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mississippi Rhythm Sad Sam Beale (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shadows Over Chinatown Mike Rogan (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gas House Kids Shadow Sarecki (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady Chaser Garry (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Larceny in Her Heart Tim Rourke (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jungle Siren Sgt. Mike Jenkins (Character) - 1942
      82% 33% Lady From Chungking Pat O'Roulke (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 53% Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon Swiss waiter (uncredited) (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Criminal Investigator Stuart (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Queen of Broadway Rosy (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Desperate Cargo Henchman Desser (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marked Men Joe Mellon (Character) - 1940
      71% 61% Arise, My Love Desk Clerk (Character) - 1940

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie Jake Barky (Guest Star) 1976-1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1973-1974 1976-1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show Mr. Firman (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry O Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Al (Bartender) (Guest Star) 1974-1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Desk Guard Sheer (Guest Star) 1972 1974-1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet 100% Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sixth Sense Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Car Wash Owner (Guest Star) 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1966-1967 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Sheriff Ryan (Guest Star) 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Harry Wendel (Guest Star) 1966-1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Sergeant McKay (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Mother the Car Sheriff (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet 41% Bewitched Basil Koenig (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Burdett (Guest Star) 1957 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet East Side/West Side Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Ed Sudano (Guest Star) 1960 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1962
      No Score Yet 100% The Andy Griffith Show Mr. Osgood (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Range Master (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show Scalper (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Surfside 6 Unknown (Guest Star) 1960-1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tall Man Joe (Guest Star) 1960
      92% 96% The Twilight Zone Bartender (Character) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Reb Thomas (Guest Star) 1955 1957
      No Score Yet 85% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Lou Henry (Character) 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Behind the Badge Chief of Police (Character) 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Topper Unknown (Guest Star) 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Letter to Loretta Unknown (Character) 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Jeb Parkes (Guest Star) 1953