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Regis Toomey (John Regis Toomey)

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Biography

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Pittsburgh-born and -raised character actor Regis Toomey, of Irish descent, took an early interest in the performing arts and initially studied drama at the university of his home town. One of four children of Francis X. and Mary Ellen Toomey, John Regis Toomey initially pondered a law career, but acting won out and he gradually established himself as a musical stage performer. Dropping his first name for acting purposes, he was touring in a production of "Little Nellie Kelly" in England when he developed an acute case of laryngitis. The severity of the problem forced a serious rethinking of his career goals. Read more...

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Character: Danny McGann

Alibi 1929

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Character: Lt. MacLaren

The Wheel of Life 1929

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Character: Charlie 'Breezy' Russell

The Finger Points 1931

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Character: Detective Smiley North

Murder on the Blackboard 1934

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Character: Eddie Buchanan

'G' Men 1935

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Character: Tom Callan

Submarine D-1 1937

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Character: Tom - in Coffee Shop

Confessions of a Nazi Spy 1939

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Character: First Flight Instructor

Wings of the Navy 1939

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Character: Constable Jerry Moore

North West Mounted Police 1940

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Character: Grant Oury

Arizona 1940

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Character: Fitzhugh Lee

They Died with Their Boots On 1941

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Character: Tim Griffin

Dive Bomber 1941

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Character: Captain Radcliffe

You're in the Army Now 1941

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Character: Frank Hatfield

The Forest Rangers 1942

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Character: Capt. Ralph Carson

Adventures of the Flying Cadets 1943

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Character: Detective Chewing Gum

Phantom Lady 1944

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Character: Inspector McDonald

Murder in the Blue Room 1944

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Character: Timothy Walsh - FBI Agent

The Doughgirls 1944

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Character: Det. Sgt. Gillespie

Spellbound 1945

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Character: Chief Inspector Bernie Ohls

The Big Sleep 1946

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Character: Jim Goddard

Station West 1948

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Character: Monsignor Talbot

Come to the Stable 1949

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Character: Sheriff Ike Vallon

Show Boat 1951

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Character: Sgt. Harper

Island in the Sky 1953

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Character: Tim Garfield

The High and the Mighty 1954

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Character: Det. Bob Geddes

The Human Jungle 1954

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Character: Arvide Abernathy

Guys and Dolls 1955

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Character: Cotton Benson

The Night of the Grizzly 1966

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Character: Everett Strawn

The Loretta Young Show 1953

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Character: Scratch Nelson

Jack London 1943

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Character: Cal Sellers

Peter Gunn 1958

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Character: Ephraim Strong

The 20th Century-Fox Hour 1955

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Character: Fred Warren

Climax! 1954

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Character: Det. Les Hart

Burke's Law 1963

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Character: Lt. Manny Waldo

Four Star Playhouse 1952

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Character: Sanderson the Pathologist

The Carey Treatment 1972

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Character: Arthur Wheeler

Dr. Kildare 1961

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Character: Admiral Chasen

Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law 1971

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Character: Billy Heckman

Adam-12 1968

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Character: Pilot on Airliner to New York

The Out of Towners 1970

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Character: Finn Curran

Goodyear Theatre 1957

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Character: 'Babe' Marsden

Street of Chance 1930

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Character: Fred Colton, Police Sound Man

The People Against O'Hara 1951

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Character: Thomas Bouchet

Broken Arrow 1956

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Character: Dr. Berkhart

The Time Tunnel 1966

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Character: George Penfield

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea 1964

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