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      Ray Teal

      Ray Teal

      Highest Rated: 100% Canyon Passage (1946)

      Lowest Rated: 40% Along Came Jones (1945)

      Birthday: Jan 12, 1902

      Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

      Never a big star, Ray Teal managed to have a nearly 40-year stint as a scowling character actor. He was best known for playing Sheriff Roy Coffee on the classic TV Western "Bonanza" from 1960 to 1972. Teal didn't aspire to be an actor, not landing his first role until his mid-30s. Before then, he was a saxophone player and a bandleader, but the late start did not affect his employability. Aside from his work on "Bonanza," Teal appeared in over 300 television shows and movies (including the classics "Inherit the Wind" and "The Best Years of Our Lives") until his retirement in 1974. Among the highlights: a judge who disagrees with Spencer Tracy over the treatment of Nazi war criminals in the 1961 Oscar-winner "Judgment at Nuremberg" and playing Little John in 1946's "The Bandit of Sherwood Forest." Perhaps the biggest irony in a career playing mean-spirited hombres is that, by all accounts, Teal was a very nice man.

      Highest rated movies

      100% Decision at Sundown
      100% Winchester '73
      100% Canyon Passage
      100% Captain Kidd
      92% Judgment at Nuremberg
      90% Home From the Hill
      90% Ace in the Hole
      90% Joan of Arc

      Photos

      WHERE DANGER LIVES, from left: Ray Teal, Faith Domerge, Robert Mitchum, 1950 ACE IN THE HOLE, (aka THE BIG CARNIVAL), Robert Arthur, Kirk Douglas, Ray Teal, 1951 ACE IN THE HOLE, (aka THE BIG CARNIVAL), Ray Teal, Kirk Douglas, 1951 NOTHING BUT TROUBLE, Stan Laurel, Forbes Murray, Joe Yule, Oliver Hardy, David Leland, Ray Teal (Laurel and Hardy), 1944 JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG, Spencer Tracy, Ray Teal, 1961 RUN FOR COVER, Trevor Bardette, James Cagney, Ray Teal, 1955

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 14% The Hanged Man Judge Homer Bayne (Character) - 1974
      83% 74% Chisum Justice J.B. Wilson (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cattle King Edwin "Ed" Winters (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet 29% Posse From Hell Banker (Character) - 1961
      92% 93% Judgment at Nuremberg Judge Curtiss Ives (Character) - 1961
      61% 72% One-Eyed Jacks Barney (Character) - 1961
      90% 89% Home From the Hill Dr. Reuben Carson (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet 89% Gunman's Walk Jensen Sieverts (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 55% Saddle the Wind Brick Larson (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Utah Blaine Russ Nevers (Character) - 1957
      100% 76% Decision at Sundown Morley Chase (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 25% The Oklahoman Jason (Character) - 1957
      60% 65% Band of Angels Mr. Calloway (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 15% The Tall Stranger Cap (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 47% The Burning Hills Joe Sutton (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 70% Run for Cover Sheriff (Character) - 1955
      88% 79% The Desperate Hours State Police Lt. Fredericks (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Apache Ambush Sgt. Tim O'Roarke (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 50% Rage at Dawn Sheriff of Seymour (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man From Bitter Ridge Shep Bascom (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 17% The Command Dr. Trent (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 16% Lucky Me Thayer Crony (uncredited) (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 36% Rogue Cop Patrolman Mullins (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 14% Ambush at Tomahawk Gap Doc (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 54% Jumping Jacks Brig. Gen. W.W. Timmons (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 50% The Wild North Ruger (Character) - 1952
      71% 58% Carrie Allen (Character) - 1952
      80% 42% The Turning Point Clint (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cattle Town Judd Hastings (Character) - 1952
      70% 67% The Captive City Chief Gillette (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lion and the Horse Dave Tracy (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 44% Montana Belle Emmett Dalton (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 42% Distant Drums Pvt. Mohair (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 72% Tomorrow Is Another Day Mr. Dawson (Character) - 1951
      90% 92% Ace in the Hole Sheriff (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 56% Along the Great Divide Deputy Lou Gray (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 62% Fort Worth Gave Clevenger (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Le Gouffre aux chimères Unknown (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lorna Doone Farmer Ridd (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kid From Texas Sheriff Rand (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 55% Our Very Own Mr. Jim Lynch (Character) - 1950
      79% 72% The Men Man at Bar (Character) - 1950
      100% 86% Winchester '73 Marshall Noonan (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Redhead and the Cowboy Brock (Character) - 1950
      57% 76% Streets of Laredo Henchman Cantrel (Character) - 1949
      88% 66% It Happens Every Spring Mac (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 73% Ambush Capt. J.R. Wolverson (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rusty's Birthday Virgil Neeley (Character) - 1949
      90% 54% Joan of Arc Bertrand de Poulengy (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 56% The Miracle of the Bells Koslick (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet An Act of Murder Dr. McDermott (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 50% Ramrod Ed Burma (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 65% Deep Valley Prison Official (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 0% The Bandit of Sherwood Forest Little John (Character) - 1946
      100% 64% Canyon Passage Neal Howison (uncredited) (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Missing Lady Interrogating Detective with Black Mustache (uncredited) (Character) - 1946
      100% 45% Captain Kidd Michael O'Shawn (Character) - 1945
      40% 51% Along Came Jones Kriendler (Character) - 1945
      86% 62% Back to Bataan Lt. Col. Roberts (uncredited) (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sudan Slave Trader (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fighting Guardsman Albert (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet 73% Slightly Dangerous Pedestrian Lifting Peggy Up (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Apache Trail Ed Cotton (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Captain Midnight Borgman, Henchman no. 8 (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cherokee Strip Smokey Lovell (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pony Post Claud Richards (Character) - 1940

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Sheriff Roy Coffee (Character) 1960-1962 1964-1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doris Day Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Dan Peterson (Guest Star) 1956-1958 1961 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Green Acres Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet 54% I Dream of Jeannie Admiral Tugwell (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lieutenant Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Pete Collier (Guest Star) 1958 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1961 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Joe Downing (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Sheriff McNary (Guest Star) 1963
      92% 96% The Twilight Zone Mr. Franklin (Character) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1955-1956 1960 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bus Stop Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet 85% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Police Lieutenant (Character) 1955-1957 1959 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Timmy & Lassie Unknown (Guest Star) 1958 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lawman Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bat Masterson Virgil Gardiner (Guest Star) 1959-1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Men Into Space Gen. Sam Warren (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Bartender (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Wells Fargo Sheriff (Guest Star) 1957-1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trackdown Sheriff Michaels (Guest Star) 1957-1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Sgt. Jones (Guest Star) 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Gun Sheriff (Guest Star) 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jeff's Collie Unknown (Guest Star) 1956-1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Circus Boy Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Doc Grayson (Guest Star) 1950 1954-1955