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Dick Wesson (Richard Earl Wessell)

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Biography

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
One of the most recognisable character actors of the 1950s, Boston Massachusetts-born Dick Wesson began his career with his older brother, Gene Wesson, in a comedy act that made the rounds of the nightclub circuit. He made his film debut in the sci-fi classic Destination Moon (1950), and spent his career specializing in playing the rambunctious, wisecracking smart alec, often in westerns and war films, easily recognizable by his big smile, crew-cut and amazing comedic timing. Read more...

Actor

Character: Dave Crouse

About Face 1952

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Character: Francis Fryer

Calamity Jane 1953

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Character: Benjamin 'Benjy' Kidd

The Desert Song 1953

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Character: Sgt. 'Monk' Walker

The Man Behind the Gun 1953

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Writing