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Vaughan Taylor

Highest Rated:   100% It Should Happen to You (1954)
Lowest Rated:   17% The $1,000,000 Duck (1971)
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American actor Vaughn Taylor was trained as a certified public accountant at Northeastern University. While performing in college theatricals, Taylor entertained notions of a stage career; he won a scholarship at the Leland Powers School of Theatre, but his resources were so low that he had to sell his blood to blood banks to pay his expenses. Steady stock, tent-show, and radio work convinced Taylor that he'd made the right career move, and upon completing his Army duties in 1945, the actor took on the new challenge of live television. Taylor played so many TV roles that it is fruitless to try to list them, though the first "couch potato generation" might have affectionate memories of the actor as sharp-witted janitor Ernest P. Duckweather on the 1953 satirical puppet show Johnny Jupiter. (Taylor was replaced by Wright King when the series went from live to film). Taylor was also a prominent "summer repertory" actor on the prestigious anthology Robert Montgomery Presents from 1952 through 1954. The movies utilized Taylor's talents, often in roles as duplicitous executives or crooked business partners: he was the two-timing showman beheaded by magician Vincent Price in The Mad Magician (1954). Anyone who follows the reruns of The Twilight Zone will be more than familiar with the skill and range of Vaughn Taylor: he played bookworm Burgess Meredith's hardhearted boss in "Time Enough at Last," a crazed old conjurer in "Still Valley," an unctuous robot salesman in "I Sing the Body Electric" and a kindly wheelchair-bound gent who sells his kindness and becomes a killer in "The Self-Improvement of Salvatore Ross."

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Any Last Words? (Last Words)
  • Director
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
2012
No Score Yet The Long Ride Home
  • Screenwriter
2001
30% The Gumball Rally
  • Andy
1976
No Score Yet Eleanor and Franklin
  • Actor
1976
17% The $1,000,000 Duck
  • Bank President
1971
93% The Ballad of Cable Hogue
  • Powell
1970
No Score Yet The Power
  • Mr. Hallson
1968
No Score Yet The Shakiest Gun in the West
  • Rev. Longbaugh
1968
84% In Cold Blood
  • "Good Samaritan"
1967
88% The Professionals
  • Banker
1966
86% The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming
  • Mr. Bell
1966
No Score Yet Dark Intruder
  • Dr. Burdett
1965
No Score Yet Zebra in the Kitchen
  • Councilman Pew
1965
78% The Unsinkable Molly Brown
  • Mr. Cartwright
1964
33% The Carpetbaggers
  • Doctor
1964
No Score Yet The Wheeler Dealers
  • Thaddeus Whipple
1963
No Score Yet Twilight of Honor
  • Ballentine
1963
No Score Yet Diamond Head
  • Judge James Blanding
1963
No Score Yet The Wizard Of Baghdad
  • Norodeen
1960
No Score Yet The Plunderers
  • Jess Walters
1960
96% Psycho
  • George Lowery
1960
No Score Yet The Gallant Hours
  • Cmdr. Mike Pulaski
1960
No Score Yet Blue Denim
  • Prof. Willard
1959
No Score Yet Warlock
  • Richardson
1959
97% Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • Deacon Davis
1958
No Score Yet Screaming Mimi
  • Roal Reynarde
1958
86% The Lineup
  • The Man
1958
71% The Young Lions
  • John Plowman
1958
83% Party Girl
  • Dr. Caderman
1958
No Score Yet Andy Hardy Comes Home
  • Thomas Chandler
1958
No Score Yet Decision at Sundown
  • Barber
1957
80% Jailhouse Rock
  • Mr. Shores
1957
No Score Yet This Could Be the Night
  • Ziggy Dawlt
1957
100% It Should Happen to You
  • Entrikin
1954
No Score Yet Meet Danny Wilson
  • T.W. Thatcher
1952
No Score Yet Up Front (Up Front with Mauldin)
  • Maj. Lester
1951
No Score Yet Francis Goes to the Races
  • Harrington
1951
No Score Yet Picture Snatcher
  • Editor
1933
No Score Yet Lawyer Man
  • Reporter
1933

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
1972-1977
  • Harry Gates
  • 1973
No Score Yet The Odd Couple
1970-1975
  • Underwood
  • 1972
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
  • James Dawson
  • 1970
  • 1968
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
  • Bert Taylor C.R. Lively Eggers Horace Ogleby
  • 1970
  • 1967
  • 1966
  • 1961
No Score Yet Bewitched
1964-1972
  • Markham
  • 1968
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
  • The Rev. Mr. Blouze Judge Fletcher Anderson Olie
  • 1968
  • 1959
  • 1958
No Score Yet The High Chaparral
1967-1971
  • Asa
  • 1967
No Score Yet Get Smart
1965-1970
  • Herbert
  • 1966
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
  • Mayor Crowley Arvin Keel Feeney
  • 1966
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1963
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
1960-1968
  • Frank Chase
  • 1965
No Score Yet My Favorite Martian
1963-1966
  • Prof. Clemmens
  • 1965
  • 1964
82% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Salesman Maitland Mr. Judson Old Man Carsville
  • 1964
  • 1963
  • 1962
  • 1961
  • 1960
  • 1959
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
  • Prof. Sneider Sanford Ralph Duncan Weston Montrose Foster Mallory Boles Folsom
  • 1964
  • 1963
  • 1961
  • 1959
  • 1958
  • 1957
No Score Yet The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
1962-1965
  • Babcock
  • 1963
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
  • Brady
  • 1961

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