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Sacramento, California, USA
Ray Bidwell Collins was an American actor in film, stage, radio and television. One of his best remembered roles was that of Lt. Arthur Tragg in the long-running series Perry Mason (1957). Collins was born in Sacramento, California, to Lillie Bidwell and William C. Collins, a newspaper drama editor. He started acting on stage at the age of 14. In the mid 1930s, now an established stage and radio actor, Collins began working with Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre (Welles himself called Collins "the finest actor I've ever worked with"), leading to some of his most memorable roles. Read more...

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Character: Penrod's Father

Season's Greetings 1931

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Character: James W. Gettys

Citizen Kane 1941

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Character: Professor B

The Big Street 1942

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Character: Capt. McCall

The Navy Comes Through 1942

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Character: Johan Bergesen

Commandos Strike at Dawn 1942

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Character: Mr. Macauley

The Human Comedy 1943

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Character: Col. John Mason

Salute to the Marines 1943

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Character: Grover Kendall

Whistling in Brooklyn 1943

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Character: Brody S. Griffith

See Here, Private Hargrove 1944

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Character: Glen Robie

Leave Her to Heaven 1945

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Character: Off-screen narrator

The Unseen 1945

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Character: Mr. John Chase Randall

Roughly Speaking 1945

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Character: Col. Farewell

Badman's Territory 1946

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Character: Big Ed Carter

The Man from Colorado 1948

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Character: Jefferson Almond

The Heiress 1949

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Character: Prof. Alfred Greenleaf

It Happens Every Spring 1949

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Character: Arthur Burdett, alias Philip J. Fogarty

Hideout 1949

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Character: Matthew 'Matt' Simpson

Red Stallion in the Rockies 1949

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Character: Timothy Stone

Dreamboat 1952

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Character: Brig. Gen. B.N. Stone

Column South 1953

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Character: Gen. Birabeau

The Desert Song 1953

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Character: Fred F. Whacker

The Kid from Left Field 1953

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Character: Insp. Appleby

Rose Marie 1954

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Character: Mr. Tremaine

Athena 1954

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Character: Mica Ralston

Texas Lady 1955

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Character: District Attorney Adair

Touch of Evil 1958

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Character: Maj. Desmond Lansing

Command Decision 1948

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Character: Wallau

The Seventh Cross 1944

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Character: Alfred Metcalfe

The Solid Gold Cadillac 1956

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Character: Jasper G. Wingait

Summer Stock 1950

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Character: Rear Adm. L. C. Tennant

You're in the Navy Now 1951

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Character: Otis Bird

Main Street Today 1944

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Character: Evan Gracie

Zane Grey Theater 1956

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