Ray Collins

Actor
IVA Star Rating : 66
Ray Bidwell Collins was an American character actor in stock and Broadway theatre, radio, films, and television. With 900 stage roles to his credit, he became one of the most successful actors in the developing field of radio drama. A friend and associate of Orson Welles for many years, Collins went to Hollywood with the Mercury Theatre company and... read more

Ray Bidwell Collins was an American character actor in stock and Broadway theatre, radio, films, and television. With 900 stage roles to his credit, he became one of the most successful actors in the developing field of radio drama. A friend and associate of Orson Welles for many years, Collins went to Hollywood with the Mercury Theatre company and made his feature-film debut in Citizen Kane (1941), as Kane's ruthless political rival. Collins appeared in more than 75 films and had one of his best-remembered roles on television, as the disarming but determined police Lieutenant Arthur Tragg on the television series Perry Mason.

Born

Tuesday, 10 December 1889

Died

Sunday, 11 July 1965

Actor Filmography

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles Jack Amberson (clip from The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)) 2014
Northern Exposure Jack Amberson 1990
I'll Give My Life John Bradford 1960
Touch of Evil District Attorney Adair 1958
Perry Mason Police Lt. Arthur Tragg / Lieutenant Tragg, Lt. Tragg, Lieutenant Tragg, Police Lt. Arthur Tragg, Lt. Tragg / Lieutenant Tragg 1957
Spoilers of the Forest Eric Warren 1957
Zane Grey Theatre Evan Gracie 1956
Playhouse 90 Harris Clayton 1956
The Solid Gold Cadillac Alfred Metcalfe 1956
Never Say Goodbye Dr. Bailey 1956
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles Jack Amberson (clip from The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)) 2014
Northern Exposure Jack Amberson 1990
I'll Give My Life John Bradford 1960
Touch of Evil District Attorney Adair 1958
Perry Mason Police Lt. Arthur Tragg / Lieutenant Tragg, Lt. Tragg, Lieutenant Tragg, Police Lt. Arthur Tragg, Lt. Tragg / Lieutenant Tragg 1957
Spoilers of the Forest Eric Warren 1957
Zane Grey Theatre Evan Gracie 1956
Playhouse 90 Harris Clayton 1956
The Solid Gold Cadillac Alfred Metcalfe 1956
Never Say Goodbye Dr. Bailey 1956
Texas Lady Mica Ralston (rancher) / Mica Ralston 1955
The Desperate Hours Sheriff Masters 1955
The 20th Century-Fox Hour Callicott, Judge Harper 1955
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Herbert Brenner 1955
Ford Star Jubilee Oliver Webb 1955
The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial Corbett 1955
Science Fiction Theatre Dr. Milton Otis, Dr. Paul Sinclair, Prof. Hugh Fredericks 1955
Athena Mr. Tremaine 1954
The Halls of Ivy Professor Merriwether, Prof. Merriwether, Profesor Merriwether, Professro Merriwether, Professsor Merriwether 1954
Climax! Jerome Harris 1954
Father Knows Best Dean Walton 1954
Rose Marie Inspector Appleby / Insp. Appleby 1954
Bad for Each Other Dan Reasonover 1953
The Kid from Left Field Fred F. Whacker 1953
Column South Brig. Gen. Storey / Brig. Gen. B.N. Stone 1953
The Desert Song Gen. Birabeau 1953
You Are There P.T. Barnum 1953
Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation Jonathan Parker 1952
Cavalcade of America Daniel Webster 1952
Dreamboat Timothy Stone 1952
Young Man with Ideas Edmund Jethrow 1952
Invitation Dr. Warren Pritchard / Warren Pritchard 1952
I Want You Judge Turner / Judge Kenneth Turner 1951
The Racket D.A. Mortimer X. Welsh / D. A. Mortimer X. Welsh 1951
Reunion in Reno Judge Thomas Kneeland 1951
Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm Jonathan Parker 1951
You're in the Navy Now Rear Adm. L. C. Tennant / Rear Admiral L.C. Tennant 1951
Vengeance Valley Arch Strobie 1951
Lux Video Theatre Barton Keyes, Max 1950
Summer Stock Jasper G. Wingait 1950
The Reformer and the Redhead Commodore John Baldwin Parker / Commodoro John Balwind Parker 1950
Kill the Umpire Jonah Evans 1950
Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town Jonathan Parker 1950
Francis Colonel Hooker 1950
Paid in Full Dr. Fredericks 1950
The Heiress Jefferson Almond 1949
Free for All A.B. Blair / A B Blair 1949
The Fountainhead Roger Enright 1949
It Happens Every Spring Prof. Alfred Greenleaf / Alfred Greenleaf 1949
Red Stallion in the Rockies Matthew 'Matt' Simpson 1949
Hideout Arthur Burdett, alias Philip J. Fogarty 1949
The Man from Colorado Big Ed Carter 1949
Command Decision Maj. Desmond Lansing 1948
Studio One Gen. Sam Woolery 1948
Good Sam Reverend Daniels / Rev. Daniels 1948
For the Love of Mary Harvey Elwood 1948
Homecoming Lt. Col. Avery Silver 1948
The Swordsman MacCoppin - A MacArden / MacCoppin 1948
The Senator Was Indiscreet Houlihan / Fred Houlihan 1947
A Double Life Victor Donlan 1947
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer Dr. Matthew Beemish / Dr. Matt Beemish 1947
The Red Stallion Perry Barton 1947
Trail Street Opening Off-Screen Narrator 1947
The Return of Monte Cristo Emil Blanchard 1946
The Best Years of Our Lives Mr. Milton 1946
Three Wise Fools Judge Watson 1946
Crack-Up Dr. Lowell 1946
Boys' Ranch Davis Banton / David Banton 1946
Badman's Territory Col. Farewell / Colonel Farewell / Narrator 1946
Night in Paradise Leonides 1946
Miss Susie Slagle's Dr. Elijah Howe 1946
Two Years Before the Mast Gordon Stewart 1946
Up Goes Maisie Floyd Hendrickson / Mr. Floyd Henderickson 1946
Leave Her to Heaven Glen Robie 1945
The Hidden Eye Phillip Treadway 1945
The Unseen Off-screen narrator / Narrator (Voice) 1945
Front Row Center Crocker 1945
Roughly Speaking Mr. John Chase Randall / John Chase Randall 1945
Can't Help Singing Sen. Martin Frost / Senator Frost 1944
Barbary Coast Gent Johnny Adair 1944
The Seventh Cross Wallau 1944
The Eve of St. Mark Deckman West 1944
The Hitler Gang Cardinal von Faulhaber 1944
Main Street Today Otis Bird 1944
See Here, Private Hargrove Brody S. Griffith / Brodie S. Griffith 1944
The Human Comedy Mr. Macauley 1944
Madame Curie Lecturer 1943
Whistling in Brooklyn Grover Kendall 1943
Salute to the Marines Col. John Mason / Colonel Mason 1943
Crime Doctor Dr. John Carey 1943
Slightly Dangerous Snodgrass 1943
Commandos Strike at Dawn Johan Bergesen 1942
The Navy Comes Through Capt. McCall 1942
Highways by Night Ben Van Steel, Tommy's Uncle 1942
The Big Street Professor B 1942
The Magnificent Ambersons Jack Amberson 1942
Citizen Kane James W. Gettys / Jim W. Gettys 1941
Valley Town Mayor (voice) / Mayor 1940
The Season's Greetings Penrod's Father 1931
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