Eddie Quillan

1907 - 1990

The actor Eddie Quillan was born into a Vaudeville family and he was included in performances at a very early age. He toured together with his nine siblings through the USA.

Eddie Quillan and his father applied to the Mack Sennett studios in the middle of the 20's and Eddie got finally an engagement and played smaller parts in short films.
He had his breakthrough as an actor in 1924 when he helped a driver to change a flat tyre. The driver worked for Cecil B. DeMille and offered him screen tests. He was signed on and played in "Shoud Husbands Marry?" (24).

In the 20's followed other parts in the movies "Kitty from Killarney" (26), "Alice Be Good" (26), "The College Kiddo" (27), "Geraldine" (29) and "The Sophomore" (29).

He became a demanded support actor in the 30's and 40's and took part in many well-known productions. To these movies belong "The Big Shot" (31), "Mutiny on the Bounty" (35), "Big City" (37), "Young Mr. Lincoln" (39), "The Grapes of Wrath" (40), "Dark Streets of Cairo" (41), "Here Comes Kelly" (43), "The Impostor" (44), "Dark Mountain" (44), "Jungle Queen" (45) and "Crabbin' in the Cabin" (48).

Eddie Quillan was also engaged for smaller parts in the following decades. He appeared in "A Fool and His Honey" (52), "Brigadoon" (54), "The Bounty Killer" (65) and "Hello, Dolly!" (69).

Especially in the 60's he took part in a multitude of TV serials like "Perry Mason", "Daniel Boone", "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.", "The Addams Family" and "The Wild, Wild West".

He only was seen rarely on the big screen. His last movie was "The Strongest Man in the World" (75), but for the TV he worked till the middle of the 80's.

Other movies with Eddie Quillan: 
Catalina, Here I Come (27) Red Hot Bullets (27) Love in a Police Station (27) Ain't Nature Grand (27) Show Folks (28) Noisy Neighbors (29) The Godless Girl (29) Night Work (30) Big Money (30) Sweepstakes (31) The Tip-Off (31) Girl Crazy (32) Stout Hearts and Willing Hands (32) Strictly Personal (33) Broadway to Hollywood (33) Hollywood Party (34) Gridiron Flash (34) Gentleman from Louisiana (36) TheMandarin Mystery (36) London by Night (37) Swing, Sister, Swing (38) Made for Each Other (39) Hawaiian Nights (39) Allegheny Uprising (39) The Flying Irishman (39) The Family Next Door (39) Margie (40) La Conga Nights (40) Dancing on a Dime (40) Where Did You Get That Girl? (41) Six Lessons from Madame La Zonga (41) The Flame of New Orleans (41) Too Many Blondes (41) Flying Blind (41) Priorities on Parade (42) Kid Glove Killer (42) Follow the Band (43) Alaska Highway (43) Melody Parade (43) It Ain't Hay (43) Hi'ya, Sailor (43) Hi, Good Lookin' (44) This Is the Life (44) Twililght on the Prairie (44) Dixie Jamboree (44) Slightly Terrific (44) Mystery of the River Boat (44) Moonlight and Cactus (44) Song of the Sarong (45) Jungle Raiders (45) Sensation Hunters (45) Parlor, Bedroom and Wrath (48) Let Down Your Aerial (49) Sideshow (50) House About It (50) He Flew the Shrew (51) Fun on the Run (51) Heebie Gee-Gees (52) Strop, Look and Listen (52) He Popped His Pistol (53) A-Hunting They Did Go (53) Doggie in the Bedroom (54) His Pest Friend (55) Nobody's Home (55) He Took a Powder (55) Come on Seven (56) Serie "Richard Diamond, Private Detective: Bungalow Murder" (58) Serie "Law of the Plainsman: Passenger to Mescalero" (59) Serie "The Alaskans: Contest at Gold Bottom" (59) Serie "Death Valley Days: Gamble with Death" (61) Serie "Perry Mason: The Case of the Cowardly Lion" (61) Serie "Perry Mason: The Case of the Captain's Coins" (62) Serie "The Rifleman: Mark's Rifle" (62) Serie "Bonanza: The Decision" (62) Serie "The Rifleman: Conflict" (62) Seie "McHale's Navy: One of Our Engines Is Missing" (63) Serie "Petticoat Junction: Spur Line to Shady Rest" (63) Move Over, Darling (63) Promises! Promises! (63) Papa's Delicate Condition (63) Gunfight at Comanche Creek (64) Serie "Valentine's Day" (64) Serie "Burke's Law: Who Killed 1/2 of Glory Lee?" (64) Serie "Petticoat Junction: The Genghis Keane Story" (64) Serie "The Addams Family: Gomez, the Politician" (64) Serie "Burke's Law: Who Killed Mother Goose?" (65) Serie "TheAddams Family: Crisis in the Addams Family" (65) Serie "Vacation Playhouse: Cap'n Ahab" (65) Serie "The Addams Family: Gomez, the People's Choice" (65) Serie "The Andy Griffith Show: Taylors in Hollywood" (65) Zebra in the Kitchen (65) Serie "The Addams Family: Morticia, the Decorator" (66) Serie "Daniel Boone: The Accused" (66) Serie "Perry Mason: The Case of the Misguided Model" (66) Serie "Daniel Boone: First in War, First in Peace" (66) Serie "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Yo-Ho-Ho and A Bottle of Rum Affair" (67) Serie "Gomer Pyle; U.S.M.C.: Lou-Ann Poovie Sings No More" (67) Serie "Cimarron Strip: Till the End of the Night" (67) Serie "The Wild, Wild West: The Night of the Cutthroats" (67) Serie "The Guns of Will Sonnett: And a Killing Rode in Town" (67) Serie "The Big Valley: Night of the Executioner" (67) Serie "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.: Goodbye, Dolly" (68) Serie "Julia" (68) Did You Hear the One About the Traveling Saleslady? (68) Angel in My Pocket (69) Serie "The Wild, Wild West: The Night of the Sabatini Death" (69) Serie "The Virginian: The Girl in the Shadows" (69) Serie "Here's Lucy: Lucy, Part-Time Wife" (70) Serie "Adam-12: The Tip" (72) How to Frame a Figg (72) Columbo: Short Fuse (72) The Judge and Jake Wyler (72) She Lives! (73) Serie "Mannix: To Quote a Dead Man" (73) Serie "Here's Lucy: Lucy Fights the System" (74) Hitchhike! (74) Melvin Purvis: G-Man (74) Serie "The Streets of San Francisco: Runaway" (75) Serie "Chico and the Man: Black Tie Blues" (77) Serie "Little House on the Prairie: To Run And Hide" (77) Serie "Little House on the Prairie: The High Cost of Being Right" (77) Mad Bull (77) The Darker Side of Terror (78) Serie "Kaz: The Avenging Angel" (79) Serie "Little House on the Prairie: The Returf Mr. Edwards" (79) Seie "The Jeffersons: The Loan" (80) Serie "Little House on the Prairie: The In-laws" (80) For the Love of It (80) Serie "Here's Boomer: Flatfoots" (82) Serie "Father Murphy: John Michael Murphy; R.I-P." (82) Serie "Little House on the Prairie: For the Love of Blanche" (83) Father of Hell Town (85) Serie "Hell Town" (85) Serie "Highway to Heaven: Basinger's New York" (86) Serie "The A-Team: The Grey Team" (86) Serie "Matlock: The Author" (87)