Pierre Watkin

Pierre Watkin

Known for: Acting
Biography: 1889-12-29
Deathday: 1960-02-03 (70 years old)

Biography

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Pierre Frank Watkin (December 29, 1889 – February 3, 1960) was an American character actor in many films, serials, and television series from the 1930s through the 1950s, especially westerns. He is perhaps best remembered for being the father of Eleanor Twitchell, the lady who captures Lou Gehrig's heart in Pride of the Yankees (1942)


Watkin was born in Sioux City, Iowa. In the 1920s, he had his own theatrical troupe, the Pierre Watkin Players. In 1927, the group moved its headquarters from Sioux Falls to Lincoln, Nebraska.


Watkin portrayed Perry White in both of the Superman serials of the late 1940s, which starred Kirk Alyn as the title character and Noel Neill as Lois Lane.


Watkin played a few different characters in the television series Adventures of Superman, in which John Hamilton played Perry White. He was set to reprise his role as the editor of The Daily Planet in a revival of the series in 1959, as Hamilton had died in the interim since the cancellation of the original series. However, series star George Reeves also died in the summer of 1959, and those plans ended. Watkin himself died six months later.


He also cast in 1955 in the episode "Joey and the Gypsies" of the NBC children's western series Fury. Watkin guest starred in the CBS western series Brave Eagle. He was cast twice each on the ABC/Warner Brothers series, Cheyenne (as Harvey Sinclair in "The Law Man") and Annie Oakley (as the Reverend Mills in the 1956 episode "The Reckless Press"). In 1958, Watkin portrayed Dr. Breen of Samaritan Hospital in the episode "San Francisco Story" of Rex Allen's syndicated western series, Frontier Doctor.


During the first season of CBS's Perry Mason from 1957 to 1958, Watkin appeared in three episodes as Judge Keetley. He was also cast during the 1950s on The Range Rider, Tales of the Texas Rangers, in three episodes of the western aviation adventure series Sky King, and five times on The Jack Benny Program.


Watkin played the part of Colonel Duncan in the 1958 episode "Decoy" of the ABC/Warner Brothers western series Colt .45.

Filmography

all 277

Movies 249

TV Shows 28

Producer 1

self 1

Civil Official (uncredited)
Marjorie Morningstar

Marjorie Morningstar (1958)

Movie
Mr. Robinson (uncredited)
The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour

The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour (1957)

TV
Judge / Judge Keetley
Perry Mason

Perry Mason (1957)

TV
4.33
Commissioner Morrison [Chs.1,10-12]
Canadian Mounties vs. Atomic Invaders

Canadian Mounties vs. Atomic Invaders (1953)

Movie
Morgan T. Stanhope
Hold That Line

Hold That Line (1952)

Movie
Magistrate Jeffries
Two Lost Worlds

Two Lost Worlds (1951)

Movie
Sleamish / Hinchecliffe
Lux Video Theatre

Lux Video Theatre (1950)

TV
Cortlandt Official (uncredited)
The Fountainhead

The Fountainhead (1949)

Movie
Purcell - Lawyer (uncredited)
Knock on Any Door

Knock on Any Door (1949)

Movie
Publicity Man (uncredited)
Slightly French

Slightly French (1949)

Movie
Judge Wesley Armstrong
Shanghai Chest

Shanghai Chest (1948)

Movie
Simon Rand - Attorney
The Hunted

The Hunted (1948)

Movie
Airline President
Mary Lou

Mary Lou (1948)

Movie
Vice President Beitler
Her Husband's Affairs

Her Husband's Affairs (1947)

Movie
Duke of X (uncredited)
Song of Love

Song of Love (1947)

Movie
Prison Official (uncredited)
Monsieur Verdoux

Monsieur Verdoux (1947)

Movie
1
Uncle Jim Fairfield
Jack Armstrong

Jack Armstrong (1947)

Movie
Governor Huffington
High School Hero

High School Hero (1946)

Movie
Police Commissioner Weston
The Missing Lady

The Missing Lady (1946)

Movie
Police Commissioner Weston
Behind the Mask

Behind the Mask (1946)

Movie
Police Commissioner J.R. Weston
The Shadow Returns

The Shadow Returns (1946)

Movie
Blake - Belmont Arms Hotel Manager
Shock

Shock (1946)

Movie
Wexton Geary
Dakota

Dakota (1945)

Movie
Joel I. Nixon (uncredited)
Over 21

Over 21 (1945)

Movie
Wallace Armstrong - District Attorney
Strange Illusion

Strange Illusion (1945)

Movie
Police Chief (uncredited)
Here Come the Co-eds

Here Come the Co-eds (1945)

Movie
6
Dr. John Crane (uncredited)
Ladies of Washington

Ladies of Washington (1944)

Movie
John James 'J.J.' Kendall
Week-End Pass

Week-End Pass (1944)

Movie
State Governor Rutledge (Uncredited)
The Chance of a Lifetime

The Chance of a Lifetime (1943)

Movie
Naval Attache (uncredited)
Mission to Moscow

Mission to Moscow (1943)

Movie
Maj. Harper (uncredited)
It Ain't Hay

It Ain't Hay (1943)

Movie
Club Guest (uncredited)
Meet the Stewarts

Meet the Stewarts (1942)

Movie
Grover Blaine McHenry
Nazi Agent

Nazi Agent (1942)

Movie
Commissioner at Hearing (uncredited)
Knute Rockne All American

Knute Rockne All American (1940)

Movie
First-Nighter (uncredited)
No Time for Comedy

No Time for Comedy (1940)

Movie
Charlie - Phyllis's Escort
Hired Wife

Hired Wife (1940)

Movie
A.P. Barton - Editor (uncredited)
Golden Gloves

Golden Gloves (1940)

Movie
President of the Court
Earthbound

Earthbound (1940)

Movie
Morgan Wycott (uncredited)
Road to Singapore

Road to Singapore (1940)

Movie
3
Mr. Caldwell (Uncredited)
Rulers of the Sea

Rulers of the Sea (1939)

Movie
Movie Studio Producer (uncredited)
The Jones Family in Hollywood

The Jones Family in Hollywood (1939)

Movie
Chief of the Secret Service
Secret Service of the Air

Secret Service of the Air (1939)

Movie
Mr. Fenton (uncredited)
The Mad Miss Manton

The Mad Miss Manton (1938)

Movie
Mr. Alfred Simpson
Girls' School

Girls' School (1938)

Movie
Attorney to Kirby (uncredited)
You Can't Take It with You

You Can't Take It with You (1938)

Movie
6
District Attorney (as Pierre Watkins)
Mr. Moto's Gamble

Mr. Moto's Gamble (1938)

Movie
4.85
Col. C.B. Clarke
State Police

State Police (1938)

Movie
Mr. Carter (uncredited)
Arsène Lupin Returns

Arsène Lupin Returns (1938)

Movie
Peter Winslow - Attorney
Midnight Intruder

Midnight Intruder (1938)

Movie
Lawyer Stagoff (uncredited)
Confession

Confession (1937)

Movie
Judge #2 (uncredited)
Marked Woman

Marked Woman (1937)

Movie
William 'Bill' Reardon Sr.
Bill Cracks Down

Bill Cracks Down (1937)

Movie
USS Taroe Commander
Sea Devils

Sea Devils (1937)

Movie
Mr. Stark - the Bridegroom
Dangerous Number

Dangerous Number (1937)

Movie
Andrew Norris (uncredited)
Wanted: Jane Turner

Wanted: Jane Turner (1936)

Movie
Allen's Lawyer (uncredited)
Under Your Spell

Under Your Spell (1936)

Movie
The College Chancellor
The Big Game

The Big Game (1936)

Movie
Secretary of State (uncredited)
China Clipper

China Clipper (1936)

Movie
Mr. Barnes (uncredited)
Bunker Bean

Bunker Bean (1936)

Movie
Arthur Cedar (uncredited)
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

Movie
5
Bernard Pine (uncredited)
You May Be Next!

You May Be Next! (1936)

Movie
Mr. Balderson (uncredited)
If You Could Only Cook

If You Could Only Cook (1935)

Movie
George Sheffield
Dangerous

Dangerous (1935)

Movie
Spectator in Audience at HE's Final Performance
He Who Gets Slapped

He Who Gets Slapped (1924)

Movie

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Information

Known For
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1889-12-29

Deathday
1960-02-03 (70 years old)

Birth Place
Sioux City, Iowa, USA

Citizenships
United States of America

Also Known As
Pierre Frank Watkin, Pierre F. Watkin, Pierre Watkins

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