Leon Ames

Actor
IVA Star Rating : 62
Leon Ames was an American film and television actor. He is best remembered for playing father figures in such films as Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) with Judy Garland as one of his daughters, Little Women (1949), On Moonlight Bay (1951), and By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953). The fathers whom Ames portrayed were often somewhat stuffy and exasperated... read more

Leon Ames was an American film and television actor. He is best remembered for playing father figures in such films as Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) with Judy Garland as one of his daughters, Little Women (1949), On Moonlight Bay (1951), and By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953). The fathers whom Ames portrayed were often somewhat stuffy and exasperated by the younger generation, but ultimately kind and understanding. One of his best-known roles was as DA Kyle Sackett in the film, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946).

Birth Name

Harry Leon Wycoff

Born

Monday, 20 January 1902

Died

Tuesday, 12 October 1993

Actor Filmography

Universal Horror (archive footage) 1998
Peggy Sue Got Married Barney Alvorg 1986
Jake Speed Pop Winston 1986
Testament Henry Abhart 1983
The Littlest Hobo Jasper McGillicutty 1979
Just You and Me, Kid Manduke the Magnificent 1979
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Messenger 1977
Claws Ben Jones, Forest Commissioner 1977
Sherlock Holmes in New York Daniel Furman 1976
The Timber Tramps Deacon 1975
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Universal Horror (archive footage) 1998
Peggy Sue Got Married Barney Alvorg 1986
Jake Speed Pop Winston 1986
Testament Henry Abhart 1983
The Littlest Hobo Jasper McGillicutty 1979
Just You and Me, Kid Manduke the Magnificent 1979
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Messenger 1977
Claws Ben Jones, Forest Commissioner 1977
Sherlock Holmes in New York Daniel Furman 1976
The Timber Tramps Deacon 1975
The Meal Kroger 1975
The Jeffersons Grandpa Willis 1975
That's Entertainment! Self - at Banquet 1974
Apple's Way Henshaw 1974
Brother of the Wind Narrator (voice) 1973
Hammersmith Is Out General Sam Pembroke 1972
Emergency! Dr. Ned Tuttle / Alex Sudoff 1972
Toklat Old Man / Narrator 1971
Men at Law 1970
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever Burt Clews 1970
Tora! Tora! Tora! Frank Knox 1970
The Ghost & Mrs. Muir Bradford Williams 1968
The Name of the Game Diedrick 1968
ABC Stage 67 Gray 1966
Please Don't Eat the Daisies Morton Gregory 1965
The Monkey's Uncle Judge Holmsby 1965
Bewitched Howard McMann 1964
The Misadventures of Merlin Jones Lex Fortas 1964
Son of Flubber President Rufus Daggett 1963
The Lucy Show Colonel Anderson 1962
The Beverly Hillbillies Colonel Foxhall 1962
The Virginian Judge Fitzroy 1962
Father of the Bride Stanley Banks 1961
The Absent Minded Professor President Rufus Daggett 1961
Mister Ed Gordon Kirkwood 1961
The Andy Griffith Show Mr. Hampton 1960
My Three Sons Dr. Roy Osborne 1960
Here's Hollywood Himself 1960
The Barbara Stanwyck Show Damon Carlisle 1960
From The Terrace Samuel Eaton 1960
Peyton Place Mr. Harrington 1957
Panic! Harry Hall 1957
Playhouse 90 Marvin Tannis 1956
Engagement Party Elliott Winston 1956
Matinee Theatre 1955
Screen Directors Playhouse Col. T. Jennings Parker 1955
The Magical World of Disney President Rufus Daggett, Judge Holmsby 1954
Life With Father Clarence Day, Sr., Clarence Day Sr. 1953
Sabre Jet Lt. Col. Eckert 1953
Let's Do It Again Chet Stuart 1953
By the Light of the Silvery Moon George Winfield 1953
General Electric Theater Dr. Butolph, Malcolm Fownes 1953
Angel Face Fred Barrett 1953
It's a Big Country: An American Anthology Secret Service Man 1951
Cattle Drive Chester Graham Sr. 1951
On Moonlight Bay George Winfield 1951
Watch The Birdie Grantland D. Farns 1951
Dial 1119 Earl 1950
Lux Video Theatre Adam, Michael J. O'Connor 1950
Stars Over Hollywood Spade Winters 1950
Crisis Sam Proctor 1950
The Happy Years Samuel H. Stover - Sr. 1950
The Skipper Surprised His Wife Dr. Philip Abbott 1950
The Big Hangover Carl Bellcap 1950
Ambush Maj. C.E. Breverly 1950
Battleground The Chaplain 1950
Scene Of The Crime Capt. A.C. Forster 1949
Any Number Can Play Dr. Palmer 1949
Little Women Mr. March 1949
Studio One in Hollywood Cyrus Walker 1948
A Date With Judy Lucien T. Pringle 1948
The Velvet Touch Gordon Dunning 1948
On An Island With You Commander Harrison 1948
Alias a Gentleman Matt Enley 1948
Merton of the Movies Lawrence Rupert 1947
Song Of The Thin Man Mitchell Talbin 1947
The Amazing Mr. Nordill Everett Nordill aka Everton 1947
Undercover Maisie Amor aka Willis Farnes 1947
Lady In The Lake Derace Kingsby 1946
The Show-Off Frank Harlin 1946
The Cockeyed Miracle Ralph Humphrey 1946
No Leave, No Love Colonel Elliott 1946
The Postman Always Rings Twice Kyle Sackett 1946
They Were Expendable Major James Morton 1945
Yolanda And The Thief Mr. Candle 1945
Week-End at the Waldorf Henry Burton 1945
Anchors Aweigh Admiral's Aide 1945
Son Of Lassie Anton 1945
Fall Guy Floyd Parkson 1945
Between Two Women Masters 1945
Front Row Center Nat Miller 1955
The Great Morgan K.F. Studio Exec 1945
Meet Me In St. Louis Mr. Alonzo Smith 1945
The Thin Man Goes Home Edgar Draque 1945
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo Lieut. Jurika 1944
The Iron Major Robert 'Bob' Stewart 1943
Crime Doctor William Wheeler 1943
George Washington Slept Here Himself - neighbor (uncredited) 1942
Ellery Queen and the Murder Ring John Stack 1941
No Greater Sin Dr. Edward Cavanaugh 1941
East Side Kids Pat O'Day 1940
Fugitive at Large Carter 1939
The Marshal Of Mesa City Sheriff Jud Cronin 1939
Legion of Lost Flyers Smythe 1939
Pack Up Your Troubles Adjutant 1939
Calling All Marines Murdock 1939
Thunder Afloat Recruiting officer 1939
Man of Conquest John Hoskins 1939
Code of the Streets 'Chick' Foster 1939
Mr. Moto in Danger Island Commissioner Madero 1939
Blackwell's Island County Prosceutor Ballinger 1939
Panama Patrol Maj. Phillip Waring 1939
I Was a Convict Jackson 1939
Risky Business Hinge Jackson 1939
Secrets of a Nurse Joe Largo 1938
Strange Faces Joe Gurney 1938
Suez Napoleon III - Emperor of France 1938
Cipher Bureau Maj. Philip Waring 1938
Mysterious Mr. Moto Paul Brissac 1938
Come On, Leathernecks! Baroni 1938
Island in the Sky Marty Butler 1938
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife Ex-Chauffeur (uncredited) 1938
Walking Down Broadway Frank Gatty 1938
International Settlement Monte Silvers 1938
The Spy Ring Frank Denton 1938
Murder in Greenwich Village Rodney Hunter 1937
Charlie Chan on Broadway Buzz Moran 1937
Dangerously Yours Phil 1937
Soak the Poor Special Investigator Stanton 1937
Death in the Air Carl Goering 1936
Get That Man McDonald (as Leon Waycoff) 1935
Rescue Squad Lester Vaughn (as Leon Waycoff) 1935
Strangers All Frank Walker 1935
Reckless Ralph Watson (as Leon Waycoff) 1935
Mutiny Ahead McMurtrie 1935
The Count Of Monte Cristo Beauchamp 1934
Now I'll Tell Max (as Leon Waycoff) 1934
I'll Tell the World Spud Marshall 1934
Only Yesterday 1933
Ship of Wanted Men Capt. John Holden (as Leon Waycoff) 1933
The Man Who Dared Yosef Novak (as Leon Waycoff) 1933
Forgotten Louie Strauss (as Leon Waycoff) 1933
Parachute Jumper Pilot with Alabama (uncredited) 1933
Uptown New York Max Silver (as Leon Waycoff) 1932
A Successful Calamity Barney Davis - Witon's Junior Associate (as Leon Waycoff) 1932
Thirteen Women Undetermined Role (scenes deleted) 1932
The Famous Ferguson Case Judd Brooks (as Leon Waycoff) 1932
Stowaway Tommy (as Leon Waycoff) 1932
Murders in the Rue Morgue Pierre Dupin (as Leon Waycoff) 1932
Cannonball Express Jack Logan (as Leon Waycoff) 1932
Quick Millions Hood (as Leon Waycoff) 1931
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