Lew Ayres

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Lewis Frederick Ayres III was an American actor whose film and television career spanned 65 years. He is best known for starring as German soldier Paul Bäumer in the film All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) and for playing Dr. Kildare in nine movies. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in Johnny Belinda (1948).

Lewis Frederick Ayres III was an American actor whose film and television career spanned 65 years. He is best known for starring as German soldier Paul Bäumer in the film All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) and for playing Dr. Kildare in nine movies. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in Johnny Belinda (1948).

Birth Name

Lewis Frederick Ayer III

Born

Monday, 28 December 1908

Died

Monday, 30 December 1996

Actor Filmography

Hart to Hart: Crimes of the Hart Prof. Cabel 1994
MGM: When the Lion Roars Himself 1992
Outlaws Timothy Jared Wade 1986
L.A. Law Lorimar Henderson 1986
Lime Street Henry Wade Culver 1985
Finder of Lost Loves Oliver Hawthorne 1984
Highway to Heaven Frank Worton, Harry Haynes, Ivan Zelenka 1984
The World of Don Camillo Doc 1983
The A-Team Bernie Greene 1983
The Devlin Connection Wedemeyer 1982
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Hart to Hart: Crimes of the Hart Prof. Cabel 1994
MGM: When the Lion Roars Himself 1992
Outlaws Timothy Jared Wade 1986
L.A. Law Lorimar Henderson 1986
Lime Street Henry Wade Culver 1985
Finder of Lost Loves Oliver Hawthorne 1984
Highway to Heaven Frank Worton, Harry Haynes, Ivan Zelenka 1984
The World of Don Camillo Doc 1983
The A-Team Bernie Greene 1983
The Devlin Connection Wedemeyer 1982
Hotel Nelson O'Neil 1982
Fame Bert Kline 1982
Simon & Simon Justin Carter 1981
Cagney & Lacey Conrad Minton 1981
Magnum, P.I. Sidney Dollinger 1980
Knots Landing Andrew Douglas 1979
Trapper John, M.D. Dr. Chambers 1979
Suddenly, Love Mr. Graham 1978
Greatest Heroes of the Bible Noah 1978
Battlestar Galactica President Adar 1978
Flying High Wilbur Dodson 1978
Battlestar Galactica President Adar 1978
Damien: Omen II Bill Atherton 1978
End of the World Com. Joseph Beckerman 1977
The Love Boat Carl Hooper 1977
The Fantastic Journey Rayat 1977
Fantasy Island J.D. Pettigrew, John Cook 1977
Quincy M.E. Prof. Henry Lester Hillman 1976
That's Entertainment, Part II Clip from 'Broadway Serenade' (archive footage) 1976
The Bionic Woman Dr. Elijah Cooper 1976
Wonder Woman Dr. Kenneth Wilson 1975
Little House on the Prairie Lem McCary 1974
Heatwave! Dr. Grayson 1974
The Questor Tapes Vaslovik 1974
Battle for the Planet of the Apes Mandemus 1973
Hawkins Gus Bitterman 1973
The Stranger Prof. Dylan MacAuley 1973
The Streets of San Francisco Harlan Edgerton 1972
The Man Noah Calvin 1972
The Biscuit Eater Mr. Ames 1972
Kung Fu Beaumont 1972
Earth II President Charles Carter Durant 1971
McMillan & Wife Ambassador Justin Sinclair 1971
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law Bennett Hamilton 1971
Columbo Dr. Howard Nicholson 1971
San Francisco International Airport Jess Murray 1970
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Doug Booth 1970
The Interns Dr. Holt 1970
Marcus Welby, M.D. Dr. Andrew Swanson 1969
Here Come the Brides Muncey 1968
The Doris Day Show William Tyler 1968
Hawaii Five-O Comm. Reginald Blackwell, Dr. Elias Haig, The Governor 1968
The Joey Bishop Show Himself 1967
ABC Stage 67 Arthur 1966
Hollywood My Home Town Himself 1965
The F.B.I. Marshall Winslow 1965
The Big Valley Jason Fleet, Sheriff Roy Kingston 1965
I Spy Dr. Owen Maclean 1965
Slattery's People Spencer Champion Carlisle 1964
The Carpetbaggers 'Mac' McAllister 1964
Kraft Suspense Theatre Dr. Thomas Clay 1963
The Judy Garland Show Himself 1963
Channing Joshua Tillett 1963
Hollywood Without Make-Up Himself (archive footage) 1963
The Virginian Judge John Markham 1962
Saints and Sinners Judge Victor Llewelyn 1962
Advise & Consent The Vice President 1962
Ben Casey Thomas W. Hardin 1961
Bus Stop John Benson 1961
Route 66 Frank Bartlett 1960
My Three Sons Professor Harper 1960
The Barbara Stanwyck Show Dr. Paul Harris 1960
The DuPont Show with June Allyson Howard Moon 1959
Laramie Dr. Samuel Mudd 1959
Pursuit John Conrad 1958
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Dr. Samuel A. Mudd 1958
Frontier Justice Himself - Host, Clint Howard 1958
Alcoa Theatre Jed Risk, Nathan Hardy 1957
Zane Grey Theater Clint Howard, Jesse Martin, Jud Lester 1956
Playhouse 90 Carl Doss 1956
Screen Directors Playhouse Dr. John Mohler 1955
Gunsmoke Jonathan Cole 1955
The Magical World of Disney Mr. Ames 1954
Climax! Bob Kilgore 1954
Donovan's Brain Dr. Patrick J. Cory 1953
No Escape John Howard Tracy 1953
Omnibus Julius Maltby (segment "Nothing So Monstrous") 1952
The Ford Television Theatre Father John Gerald 1952
Cavalcade of America Matt Needham 1952
Schlitz Playhouse 1951
The Kate Smith Evening Hour Himself 1951
New Mexico Captain Hunt 1951
The Capture Vanner 1950
The Ken Murray Show Himself 1950
Johnny Belinda Dr. Robert Richardson 1948
The Unfaithful Larry Hannaford 1947
The Way of Peace Narrator 1947
The Dark Mirror Dr. Scott Elliott 1946
Fingers at the Window Oliver Duffy 1942
Dr. Kildare's Victory Dr. James Kildare 1942
Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day Dr. James Kildare 1941
The People Vs. Dr. Kildare Dr. James Kildare 1941
Maisie Was A Lady Bob Rawlston 1941
Dr. Kildare's Crisis Dr. James 'Jimmy' Kildare 1940
The Miracle of Sound Himself (archive footage) 1940
Dr. Kildare Goes Home Dr. James Kildare 1940
The Golden Fleecing Henry Twinkle 1940
Hollywood: Style Center of the World Himself (archive footage) 1940
Dr. Kildare's Strange Case Dr. James 'Jimmy' Kildare 1940
Remember? Sky Ames 1939
The Secret of Dr. Kildare Dr. James 'Jimmy' Kildare 1939
These Glamour Girls Philip S. Griswold 1939
From the Ends of the Earth Himself (archive footage) 1939
Calling Dr. Kildare Dr. James Kildare 1939
Broadway Serenade James Geoffrey Seymour 1939
The Ice Follies of 1939 Eddie Burgess 1939
Spring Madness Sam Thatcher 1938
Young Dr. Kildare Dr. James Kildare 1938
Rich Man, Poor Girl Henry Thayer 1938
Holiday Ned Seton 1938
King of the Newsboys Jerry Flynn 1938
Scandal Street Joe McKnight 1938
Hold 'Em Navy Tommy Graham 1937
The Last Train from Madrid Bill Dexter 1937
The Crime Nobody Saw Nick Milburn 1937
Murder with Pictures Kent Murdock 1936
Lady Be Careful Chester aka Dynamite 1936
Shakedown Bob Sanderson 1936
Panic On The Air Jerry Franklin 1936
The Leathernecks Have Landed Woodruff 'Woody' Davis 1936
Silk Hat Kid Eddie Howard 1935
Spring Tonic Caleb Enix 1935
Lottery Lover Cadet Frank Harrington 1935
She Learned About Sailors Larry Wilson 1934
Cross Country Cruise Norman Winthrop 1934
My Weakness Ronnie Gregory 1933
Don't Bet on Love Bill McCaffery 1933
State Fair Pat Gilbert 1933
Night World Michael Rand 1932
The Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood Lew Ayres 1932
The Impatient Maiden Dr. Myron Brown 1932
Heaven on Earth States 1931
The Spirit of Notre Dame Bucky O'Brien 1931
Up for Murder Robert Marshall 1931
Iron Man Kid Mason 1931
East Is West Billy Benson (as Lewis Ayers) 1930
The Doorway To Hell Louie 1930
Common Clay Hugh Fullerton 1930
All Quiet On The Western Front Paul (as Lewis Ayres) 1930
The Kiss Pierre 1929
Big News Copyboy (uncredited) 1929
The Sophomore Sophomore Fraternity Brother (uncredited) 1929

Director Filmography

1975 Emmy Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series Nominated
1949 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
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