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Dick Foran (John Nicholas Foran)

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Biography

Flemington, New Jersey, USA
Dick Foran was the matinée idol of the B movies. He started as a band singer and then sang on the radio. He was hired by Warner Brothers as a supporting actor who could croon a tune when called upon. His good looks and good natured personality made him a natural choice for the supporting cast. His first starring role was in the western Treachery Rides the Range (1936) which was Warner Brothers answer to Gene Autry. In the westerns that followed, he would sing the tune while riding the horse or romancing the gal. Read more...

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Character: Nick Foran

Stand Up and Cheer! 1934

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Character: Smudge Casey

Gentlemen Are Born 1934

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Character: Boze Hertzlinger

The Petrified Forest 1936

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Character: Jink Carter

The Perfect Specimen 1937

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Character: Tom Knivel

The Sisters 1938

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Character: Larry Toms

Boy Meets Girl 1938

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Character: Matthew Holgrave

The House of the Seven Gables 1940

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Character: Lt. 'Long John' Wynn

The Fighting 69th 1940

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Character: Jeff Ramsay

Winners of the West 1940

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Character: Dynamite Dugan

In the Navy 1941

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Character: Jinx Roberts

Keep 'Em Flying 1941

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Character: Bronco Bob Mitchell

Ride 'Em Cowboy 1942

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Character: Lon Prentice

Private Buckaroo 1942

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Character: Frank Wilson Jr.

Wagon Wheels West 1943

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Character: Van Moore

He's My Guy 1943

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Character: Sgt. Quincannon

Fort Apache 1948

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Character: Joel Benton / Jed Northey

Deputy Marshal 1949

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Character: Australian Navy Officer Sean O'Brien

Donovan's Reef 1963

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Character: Actor 'The Petrified Forest'

Hollywood: The Great Stars 1963

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Character: Ed Washburne

Lassie: A Christmas Tail 1963

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Character: Jerry Dockstone

The Untouchables 1959

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Character: Himself - Actor

Texaco Star Theatre 1948

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Character: Fire Chief Ed Washburne

Lassie 1954

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Character: Thomas Mara

The 20th Century-Fox Hour 1955

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Character: Luke Bradshaw

Climax! 1954

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Character: Brit Murdock

Four Star Playhouse 1952

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Character: Fred Haines

Adam-12 1968

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Character: Steve Banning

The Mummy's Hand 0

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Character: Stephen Banning

The Mummy's Tomb 0

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