Forrest Tucker

Actor
IVA Star Rating : 59
Forrest Meredith Tucker was an American actor in both movies and television who appeared in nearly a hundred films. Tucker worked as a vaudeville straight man at the age of only fifteen years old. A mentor provided funds and contacts for a trip to California, where party hostess Cobina Wright persuaded guest Wesley Ruggles to give Tucker a screen... read more

Forrest Meredith Tucker was an American actor in both movies and television who appeared in nearly a hundred films. Tucker worked as a vaudeville straight man at the age of only fifteen years old. A mentor provided funds and contacts for a trip to California, where party hostess Cobina Wright persuaded guest Wesley Ruggles to give Tucker a screen test, based on his photogenic good looks, thick wavy hair and height of six feet, five inches. Tucker was a sight reader who needed only one take and his film career started well despite a perception in most Hollywood studios that blond men were not photogenic. He enlisted during WW2. After twenty years spent mainly in Westerns and action roles, he returned to his roots, showing versatility as a comedic and stage musical actor. In the television series F Troop, he became identified with the character of Cavalry Sgt. Morgan O'Rourke. Tucker struggled with a drinking problem that began to affect his performances in the later years of his career.

Birth Name

Forrest Meredith Tucker

Born

Wednesday, 12 February 1919

Died

Saturday, 25 October 1986

Actor Filmography

John Wayne: Behind the Scenes (archive footage) 2007
Timestalkers Texas John Cody 1987
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan Self 1985
Thunder Run Charlie Morrison 1985
Rare Breed Jess Cutler 1984
Murder, She Wrote Tom Cassidy 1984
Katy Caterpillar Additional Voices 1984
Blood Feud Lyndon B. Johnson 1983
Matt Houston Buck Turley 1982
Filthy Rich Big Guy Beck 1982
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

John Wayne: Behind the Scenes (archive footage) 2007
Timestalkers Texas John Cody 1987
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan Self 1985
Thunder Run Charlie Morrison 1985
Rare Breed Jess Cutler 1984
Murder, She Wrote Tom Cassidy 1984
Katy Caterpillar Additional Voices 1984
Blood Feud Lyndon B. Johnson 1983
Matt Houston Buck Turley 1982
Filthy Rich Big Guy Beck 1982
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Duke 1981
Flo Jarvis Castleberry 1980
The Rebels Angus Fletcher 1979
A Real American Hero Carl Pusser 1978
Final Chapter: Walking Tall Grandpa Pusser / Carl 1977
The Love Boat Sam Zacchary, Tex, Tom Preston 1977
The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams Ernie 1977
Fantasy Island Jake Gordon, Red Donovan 1977
Incredible Rocky Mountain Race Mike Fink 1977
Once an Eagle Col. Avery 1976
Alice Edsel Jarvis Castleberry 1976
The Wackiest Wagon Train in the West Wagonmaster Callahan 1976
The Bionic Woman J.T. Connors 1976
The Ghost Busters Kong 1975
The Wild McCullochs J. J. McCulloch / J.J. McCulloch 1975
Ellery Queen Clint McGraw 1975
S.W.A.T. Owen Fiske 1975
Police Woman O'Malley 1974
Little House on the Prairie Jim Tyler 1974
Kojak Det. Paul Zachary 1973
Dusty's Trail Wagonmaster Callahan 1973
Jarrett Rev. Vocal Simpson 1973
Cancel My Reservation Reese 1972
Cade's County Ward Farrell 1971
Columbo Bo Williamson 1971
Stand Up and Cheer Self 1971
Alias Smith and Jones Deputy Harker Wilkins 1971
Chisum Lawrence Murphy 1970
Barquero Mountain Phil 1970
John Wayne and Chisum Self 1970
Night Gallery Dr. Ernest Stringfellow (segment "Dr. Stringfellow's Rejuvenator") 1969
It's Your Bet Self 1969
Love, American Style Horton (segment "Love and the Arctic Station"), John Bagley (segment "Love and the Millionaires") 1969
Bracken's World Jim Grange 1969
Della Self 1969
Medical Center Doc Yarman, Ollie Wayne 1969
Marcus Welby, M.D. Officer Andrew Stewart 1969
The Night They Raided Minsky's Trim Houlihan 1968
It Takes Two Self 1968
The Name of the Game Sheriff Ed Walsh 1968
Ironside Milt Stein 1967
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest Performer 1967
Hondo Col. William Quantrill 1967
The Joey Bishop Show Self - Guest 1967
The Milton Berle Show Self 1966
Don't Worry, We'll Think of a Title Romantic Diner Customer 1966
The Dean Martin Show Himself 1965
F Troop Sgt. Morgan O'Rourke / Sergeant. Morgan O'Rourke, Sgt. O'Rourke / Sergeant. Morgan O'Rourke, Sgt. Morgan Sylvester O'Rourke / Sergeant. Morgan O'Rourke, Sergeant. Morgan O'Rourke, Sgt. Morgan O'Rourke / Mr. O'Rourke / Sergeant. Morgan O'Rourke 1965
Daniel Boone Joe Snag 1964
Slattery's People Bill Bailey 1964
The Hollywood Palace Self - Singer 1964
Burke's Law Cyrus Smuts 1963
The Jimmy Dean Show Self 1963
Channing Major Don Landon 1963
Hollywood: The Great Stars Wade Harper 1963
Wide Country Lynn Horn 1962
The Virginian Martin Evers 1962
The Tonight Show Self - Actor 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Self - Co-Host, Himself - Actor 1961
Dr. Kildare Max Beemis 1961
Here's Hollywood Self 1960
Celebrity Golf Self 1960
Counterplot Brock Miller 1959
Bonanza Frank Ryan 1959
Special Agent 7 Schooner 1959
Rawhide Dan Carlock 1959
Gunsmoke in Tucson John Brazos 1958
Auntie Mame Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside 1958
The Crawling Eye Alan Brooks 1958
Girl in the Woods Steve Cory 1958
Fort Massacre McGurney 1958
The Strange World of Planet X Gil Graham 1958
Wagon Train Rex Montana 1957
The Deerslayer Harry March 1957
The Abominable Snowman Tom Friend 1957
The Jack Paar Tonight Show Himself 1957
The Quiet Gun Sheriff Carl Brandon 1957
Three Violent People Deputy Commissioner Cable 1957
Stagecoach to Fury Frank Townsend 1956
General Electric Summer Originals (archive footage) 1956
The Kaiser Aluminum Hour Harlan Thatcher 1956
Paris Follies of 1956 Dan Bradley 1955
The Vanishing American Morgan 1955
Gunsmoke Adam Benteen, Brad McClain, John Charron, Sergeant Holly, Sgt. Emmett Holly, Will Donavan 1955
This Is Your Life Self 1955
Finger Man Dutch Becker 1955
Rage at Dawn Frank Reno 1955
Break in the Circle Baron Keller / Capt. Skip Morgan 1955
Crunch and Des Crunch Adams 1955
The Magical World of Disney Turkeyneck, Turkey-Neck 1954
Climax! Chips Murphy 1954
Trouble in the Glen Maj. Jim 'Lance' Lansing 1954
Jubilee Trail John Ives 1954
Flight Nurse Capt. Bill Eaton 1953
Laughing Anne Jem Farrell 1953
San Antone Lt. Brian Culver, CSA 1953
General Electric Theater Frank Marlowe 1953
Pony Express Wild Bill Hickok / James Butler aka Wild Bill Hickok 1953
Ride the Man Down Sam Danfelser 1952
Montana Belle Mac 1952
Hurricane Smith Dan McGuire 1952
The Ford Television Theatre Red Healey 1952
Death Valley Days Bob Dalton 1952
Hoodlum Empire Charles A. 'Charley' Pignatalli / Charley Pignatalli 1952
Bugles in the Afternoon Donavan 1952
Flaming Feather Lt. Tom Blaine 1952
The Wild Blue Yonder Maj. Tom West 1951
Warpath Sgt. O'Hara 1951
Crosswinds Gerald 'Jumbo' Johnson / 'Jumbo' Johnson 1951
Schlitz Playhouse Steve MacGregor 1951
The Red Skelton Hour Dr. Hudson, Muldoon 1951
Fighting Coast Guard Bill Rourk 1951
Oh! Susanna Lieutenant Colonel Unger / Lt. Col. Unger 1951
California Passage Mike Prescott 1950
Lux Video Theatre Ken, William Patterson 1950
Rock Island Trail Reed Loomis 1950
Robert Montgomery Presents Bob Slater 1950
The Nevadan Tom Tanner 1950
Sands of Iwo Jima Pfc. Al Thomas / PFC Al J. Thomas 1950
Brimstone Sheriff Henry McIntyre 1949
Hellfire Marshal Bucky McLean / Marshall Bucky McLean 1949
The Big Cat Gil Hawks 1949
The Last Bandit Jim Plummer 1949
The Plunderers Whit Lacey 1948
Two Guys from Texas 'Tex' Bennett 1948
Coroner Creek Ernie Combs 1948
The Ed Sullivan Show Self - Audience Bow, Self 1948
Adventures in Silverado Zeke Butler 1948
Gunfighters Ben Orcutt 1947
The Yearling Lem Forrester 1946
Never Say Goodbye Fenwick Lonkowski / Cpl. Fenwick 'Wickie' Lonkowski 1946
Dangerous Business Clayton Russell 1946
The Man Who Dared Larry James 1946
Talk About a Lady Bart Manners 1946
Renegades Frank Dembrow 1946
Keeper of the Flame Geoffrey Midford / Geoff Midford 1943
Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood Whipper 1942
The Spirit of Stanford Buzz Costello 1942
My Sister Eileen Sandhog 1942
Counter-Espionage Anton Schugg 1942
Parachute Nurse Lt. Tucker 1942
Submarine Raider Pulaski 1942
Tramp, Tramp, Tramp! Blond Bomber 1942
Canal Zone Recruit Madigan 1942
Shut My Big Mouth Red 1942
Honolulu Lu Barney 1941
New Wine Moritz 1941
Emergency Landing Jerry Barton 1941
The Westerner Wade Harper 1940
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