Lester Dorr

Lester Dorr

Known for: Acting
Biography: 1893-05-08
Deathday: 1980-08-25 (87 years old)

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Lester Dorr (born Harry Lester Dorr; May 8, 1893 - August 25, 1980) was an American actor who between 1917 and 1975 appeared in well over 500 productions on stage, in feature films and shorts, and in televised plays and weekly series. His extensive filmography attests to his versatility as a supporting actor and reliability as a bit player. Although Dorr's screen roles are at times credited, the great majority of his work is uncredited. Dorr was cast in more than 250 films in just the 1930s alone.


Dorr continued to appear regularly in studio productions throughout the 1940s, but with reduced frequency when compared to the preceding decade; nevertheless, he still added more than 140 Hollywood films to his résumé in that decade. His work on the big screen decreased even further in the 1950s as acting opportunities increased on television. He was, though, cast in at least 45 feature films and shorts during the 1950s. By the late 1940s and early 1950s, programming in the rapidly expanding medium of television attracted the talents of many experienced personnel in the film industry, including Dorr.


As with his film career, Dorr’s 15 years of being cast in television series consisted predominantly of brief appearances on screen and portraying characters who had relatively few lines. Yet, his characterizations on television, like in films, were highly diverse and can be seen in at least 84 episodes of Westerns, crime and detective series, courtroom and hospital dramas, adventure programs, and sitcoms of the period.

Filmography

all 275

Movies 243

TV Shows 32

Director 1

Writer 1

Producer 1

Workman (uncredited)
Hello, Dolly!

Hello, Dolly! (1969)

Movie
1
Cy - Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Hotel

Hotel (1967)

Movie
Husband in Elevator
Mary, Mary

Mary, Mary (1963)

Movie
Lovely's Butler
Burke's Law

Burke's Law (1963)

TV
6
McGonigle / Station Agent
Stagecoach West

Stagecoach West (1960)

TV
Malone's Secretary
Vice Raid

Vice Raid (1959)

Movie
6
Certified Public Accountant (uncredited)
The Untouchables

The Untouchables (1959)

TV
5.29
Forestry Dept. Clerk (uncredited)
Dennis the Menace

Dennis the Menace (1959)

TV
6
Land Office Clerk
Bat Masterson

Bat Masterson (1958)

TV
Hotel Clerk (uncredited) / Charlie (uncredited) / Charlie the Hotel Laramie Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Lawman

Lawman (1958)

TV
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Marjorie Morningstar

Marjorie Morningstar (1958)

Movie
Male Secretary (bit)
Missile Monsters

Missile Monsters (1958)

Movie
Doctor (uncredited)
Trackdown

Trackdown (1957)

TV
Bailiff / Bartender / Photographer
Perry Mason

Perry Mason (1957)

TV
4.33
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Cheyenne

Cheyenne (1955)

TV
Hotel Clerk (uncredited) / Hotel Clerk - Emmett / Mose / Sam - Hotel Clerk / Telegrapher (uncredited) / Tony (uncredited) / Charlie the Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp

The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955)

TV
City Official at Parade (uncredited)
East of Eden

East of Eden (1955)

Movie
1
Poker player (uncredited)
Father Knows Best

Father Knows Best (1954)

TV
6
Gas Station Attendant
Killers from Space

Killers from Space (1954)

Movie
Army Doctor (uncredited)
Take the High Ground!

Take the High Ground! (1953)

Movie
Bus Driver / Man at Well
Adventures of Superman

Adventures of Superman (1952)

TV
Man On Train #1 (uncredited)
I Love Lucy

I Love Lucy (1951)

TV
7.33
Father Diego (uncredited)
Ace in the Hole

Ace in the Hole (1951)

Movie
1
Postville Deputy (uncredited)
Where Danger Lives

Where Danger Lives (1950)

Movie
Matthews (uncredited)
Three Secrets

Three Secrets (1950)

Movie
6
Eddie, the Bartender (uncredited)
The Great Rupert

The Great Rupert (1950)

Movie
Subway Passenger (uncredited)
On the Town

On the Town (1949)

Movie
4
Groom (uncredited)
The Heiress

The Heiress (1949)

Movie
5.5
Drugstore Manager / Workman (uncredited)
Red, Hot and Blue

Red, Hot and Blue (1949)

Movie
Minor Role (uncredited)
The Fountainhead

The Fountainhead (1949)

Movie
Commercial Fisherman
Alias Nick Beal

Alias Nick Beal (1949)

Movie
First Man in Police Line-Up (uncredited)
The Dark Past

The Dark Past (1948)

Movie
Peasant (uncredited)
Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc (1948)

Movie
Man Passing Steve in Hallway (uncredited)
Big Town Scandal

Big Town Scandal (1948)

Movie
Cabby (uncredited)
The Big Clock

The Big Clock (1948)

Movie
Dingle's Casino Boss (uncredited)
Pursued

Pursued (1947)

Movie
Apartment House Clerk (uncredited)
That Brennan Girl

That Brennan Girl (1946)

Movie
2.67
Assistant Director (uncredited)
Anchors Aweigh

Anchors Aweigh (1945)

Movie
Reporter (uncredited)
You Came Along

You Came Along (1945)

Movie
Reporter (uncredited)
Wilson

Wilson (1944)

Movie
Master Sergeant (uncredited)
Four Jills in a Jeep

Four Jills in a Jeep (1944)

Movie
Reporter (uncredited)
Lady in the Dark

Lady in the Dark (1944)

Movie
1st Ship Fitter
Destroyer

Destroyer (1943)

Movie
Agent on Plane
Batman

Batman (1943)

Movie
Eddie's Henchman (edited from 'Smashing the Vice Trust')
Confessions of a Vice Baron

Confessions of a Vice Baron (1943)

Movie
Sergeant (uncredited)
Hitler's Madman

Hitler's Madman (1943)

Movie
Citizen (uncredited)
Dixie Dugan

Dixie Dugan (1943)

Movie
Reporter (uncredited)
Gentleman Jim

Gentleman Jim (1942)

Movie
Stage Manager (uncredited)
For Me and My Gal

For Me and My Gal (1942)

Movie
Middle Barber [script name: Harry]
Sabotage Squad

Sabotage Squad (1942)

Movie
Marine in Trench (uncredited)
Wake Island

Wake Island (1942)

Movie
Disappointed Fan #1 (uncredited)
The Pride of the Yankees

The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

Movie
6
Photographer (uncredited)
Fingers at the Window

Fingers at the Window (1942)

Movie
1st Circus Attendant
Don't Lie

Don't Lie (1942)

Movie
Henry - Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Alias Boston Blackie

Alias Boston Blackie (1942)

Movie
Maxim's Headwaiter (uncredited)
A Tragedy at Midnight

A Tragedy at Midnight (1942)

Movie
Reed's Writer (uncredited)
Babes on Broadway

Babes on Broadway (1941)

Movie
Rankin's Chauffeur (uncredited)
Road to Happiness

Road to Happiness (1941)

Movie
Gendarme (uncredited)
Paris Calling

Paris Calling (1941)

Movie
Concessionaire (uncredited)
The Officer and the Lady

The Officer and the Lady (1941)

Movie
Photographer at Crystal Room (uncredited)
You'll Never Get Rich

You'll Never Get Rich (1941)

Movie
Lecherous Driver (Uncredited)
Girls of the Road

Girls of the Road (1940)

Movie
Assistant Paymaster
Sailor's Lady

Sailor's Lady (1940)

Movie
Welcoming Committee Man
The Saint Takes Over

The Saint Takes Over (1940)

Movie
4
Cotton Club Doorman
I Take This Oath

I Take This Oath (1940)

Movie
Patrolman at Altercation
Son of the Navy

Son of the Navy (1940)

Movie
Slippy - a Fugitive
Mexican Spitfire

Mexican Spitfire (1940)

Movie
Gray, gas station thug [Chs. 8-9]
Mandrake the Magician

Mandrake the Magician (1940)

Movie
Minor Role (uncredited)
Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind (1939)

Movie
5.55
Pomeroy's Butler (uncredited)
Sued for Libel

Sued for Libel (1939)

Movie
Day Clerk (uncredited)
Fast and Furious

Fast and Furious (1939)

Movie
Horse Seller to Colonel March (uncredited)
The Day the Bookies Wept

The Day the Bookies Wept (1939)

Movie
Second Hotel Desk clerk
Girl from Rio

Girl from Rio (1939)

Movie
Second Officer (uncredited)
Coast Guard

Coast Guard (1939)

Movie
First Reporter on Telephone (uncredited)
Stronger Than Desire

Stronger Than Desire (1939)

Movie
Paymaster's Assistant
Captain Fury

Captain Fury (1939)

Movie
Frank Sidley, Loan Victim
Money to Loan

Money to Loan (1939)

Movie
Waiter (uncredited)
Cafe Society

Cafe Society (1939)

Movie
Gangster Shot by Brown
Homicide Bureau

Homicide Bureau (1939)

Movie
Amateur Actor (uncredited)
Comet Over Broadway

Comet Over Broadway (1938)

Movie
Druggist (uncredited)
Juvenile Court

Juvenile Court (1938)

Movie
Newsstand Man (uncredited)
Three Loves Has Nancy

Three Loves Has Nancy (1938)

Movie
Photographer (uncredited)
The Crowd Roars

The Crowd Roars (1938)

Movie
Joe the Bartender (uncredited)
Tell Your Children

Tell Your Children (1938)

Movie
7.5
Bank Officer (uncredited)
One Wild Night

One Wild Night (1938)

Movie
Turf Club Representative
Hollywood Handicap

Hollywood Handicap (1938)

Movie
The Lightning (uncredited)
The Fighting Devil Dogs

The Fighting Devil Dogs (1938)

Movie
Jacob S. 'Jake' / 'John' Irbell (Uncredited)
The Saint in New York

The Saint in New York (1938)

Movie
4.64
Pilot (uncredited)
Test Pilot

Test Pilot (1938)

Movie
Police Dispatcher
State Police

State Police (1938)

Movie
Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
I Met My Love Again

I Met My Love Again (1938)

Movie
Firing Range Radio Operator (uncredited)
The Spy Ring

The Spy Ring (1938)

Movie
Sneaky Cameraman at Wedding
Candid Cameramaniacs

Candid Cameramaniacs (1937)

Movie
Ship's Office Clerk (uncredited)
Missing Witnesses

Missing Witnesses (1937)

Movie
French Officer (uncredited)
The Firefly

The Firefly (1937)

Movie
President's Secretary
Cash and Carry

Cash and Carry (1937)

Movie
Hospital Attendant
Atlantic Flight

Atlantic Flight (1937)

Movie
Man on Train (uncredited)
Stella Dallas

Stella Dallas (1937)

Movie
Stock Investor (uncredited)
Easy Living

Easy Living (1937)

Movie
Bank Teller (uncredited)
Topper

Topper (1937)

Movie
4.25
Corridor Steward (uncredited)
Captains Courageous

Captains Courageous (1937)

Movie
5
Townsman Investor
Big Business

Big Business (1937)

Movie
Cowboy (uncredited)
Way Out West

Way Out West (1937)

Movie
10
Salesman (uncredited)
Love Is News

Love Is News (1937)

Movie
Henchman Doc (uncredited)
Secret Valley

Secret Valley (1937)

Movie
Eddie's Henchman (uncredited)
Smashing the Vice Trust

Smashing the Vice Trust (1937)

Movie
Reporter (uncredited)
Sinner Take All

Sinner Take All (1936)

Movie
Motor Vehicle Bureau Clerk
Ten Laps to Go

Ten Laps to Go (1936)

Movie
Canning's Chauffeur (Uncredited)
Great Guy

Great Guy (1936)

Movie
Reporter (uncredited)
Go West Young Man

Go West Young Man (1936)

Movie
Townsman (uncredited)
Ride 'Em Cowboy

Ride 'Em Cowboy (1936)

Movie
Kansas City News Vendor
Sing, Baby, Sing

Sing, Baby, Sing (1936)

Movie
Truck Driver (uncredited)
Postal Inspector

Postal Inspector (1936)

Movie
Patrolman (uncredited)
Crash Donovan

Crash Donovan (1936)

Movie
Henchman (uncredited)
The Crime Patrol

The Crime Patrol (1936)

Movie
New Year's Party Participant
The Girl from Mandalay

The Girl from Mandalay (1936)

Movie
Man in Producer's Office
Snowed Under

Snowed Under (1936)

Movie
Job Applications Teller (uncredited)
Boulder Dam

Boulder Dam (1936)

Movie
Party Guest (uncredited)
Murder at Glen Athol

Murder at Glen Athol (1936)

Movie
Man in Crowd Outside the Thornton (uncredited)
The Bridge of Sighs

The Bridge of Sighs (1936)

Movie
Collins (uncredited)
Black Gold

Black Gold (1936)

Movie
Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
Special Agent

Special Agent (1935)

Movie
Audience Member (uncredited)
Here Comes the Band

Here Comes the Band (1935)

Movie
Waiter (uncredited)
Front Page Woman

Front Page Woman (1935)

Movie
Dice Player (uncredited)
Born to Gamble

Born to Gamble (1935)

Movie
Newspaper Reporter
Helldorado

Helldorado (1935)

Movie
Seven Eleven Club Customer
The Curtain Falls

The Curtain Falls (1934)

Movie
Elevator Starter (uncredited)
Dames

Dames (1934)

Movie
6
Reporter (Uncredited)
Fog Over Frisco

Fog Over Frisco (1934)

Movie
Court Recorder (uncredited)
Smarty

Smarty (1934)

Movie
Cartier's Secretary (uncredited)
Journal of a Crime

Journal of a Crime (1934)

Movie
Chalmers (uncredited)
Jimmy the Gent

Jimmy the Gent (1934)

Movie
Ship's Steward (uncredited)
The House on 56th Street

The House on 56th Street (1933)

Movie
Shooting Gallery Onlooker (Uncredited)
Female

Female (1933)

Movie
Albany Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Goodbye Again

Goodbye Again (1933)

Movie
Man in Radio Station
Torch Singer

Torch Singer (1933)

Movie
Investment Clerk (uncredited)
The Little Giant

The Little Giant (1933)

Movie
Hotel Desk Clerk #3 (uncredited)
Central Airport

Central Airport (1933)

Movie
Ed - Photographer (uncredited)
Hard to Handle

Hard to Handle (1933)

Movie
Pedestrian at Accident (uncredited)
If I Had a Million

If I Had a Million (1932)

Movie
Sailor (uncredited)
Union Depot

Union Depot (1932)

Movie

Ratings

Average 5.72
Based on 1.05 Million movie and tv ratings over time
1930
1937
1939
1937
1975
Lester DorrLester Dorr

Information

Known For
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1893-05-08

Deathday
1980-08-25 (87 years old)

Birth Place
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Citizenships
United States of America

Also Known As
Harry Lester Dorr

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