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Barry Nelson (Haakon Robert Nielsen)

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Biography

San Francisco, California, USA
A genial, well-respected, all-around "nice guy", the breezily handsome Barry Nelson was born Haakon Robert Nielsen on April 16, 1917, in San Francisco, California, to Betsy (Christophersen) and Trygve "Ted" Nielsen, both Norwegian immigrants. He was raised in nearby Oakland and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1941. A talent scout from MGM caught Barry in a college production of "Macbeth" and quickly sized up his potential. Cast in earnest secondary roles including Shadow of the Thin Man (1941) and Dr. Read more...

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Character: Lew Rankin

Johnny Eager 1941

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Character: Harry Gantley

Rio Rita 1942

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Character: Dick Rumney

A Guy Named Joe 1943

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Character: F.X.Matowski

Bataan 1943

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Character: Robert Edward 'Bobby' Crills

Winged Victory 1944

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Character: Howard Bennett

Mason 1977

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Character: Actor on Television

Poltergeist 1982

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Character: William B. Knox

Magnum, P.I. 1980

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Character: Dr. Joe Garry

Ben Casey 1961

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Character: Anson Harris

Airport 1970

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Character: Cumquat B-Baker Crewman

Command Decision 1948

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Character: Dick Milton

Climax! 1954

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Character: Himself

Password All-Stars 1961

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Character: Dr. Wiley Lansing

Dr. Kildare 1961

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Character: Charles Verne

The Luckiest Guy in the World 1947

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Character: Mark Bigelow

Zane Grey Theater 1956

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Character: Himself

Classified X 1998

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