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Hayden Rorke

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. William Henry Rorke (October 23, 1910 – August 19, 1987, height 5' 11" (1,8 m)) was an American actor best known for playing Col. Dr. Alfred E. Bellows on the hit 1960s American sitcom I Dream of Jeannie. Biography Rorke was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1910. He was the son of screen and stage actress Margaret Rorke (née Hayden), and he took his stage forename from her maiden name. He attended Brooklyn Preparatory School. At school he was president of the Dramatics Society and the Student Government and a member of the Omega Gamma Delta Fraternity. He continued his education at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and began his stage career in the 1930s with the Hampden Theatrical Company. During World War II, he enlisted in the army, where he made his film debut in the musical This is the Army starring Ronald W. Reagan, for which he was uncredited as the stage manager and as a soldier in the background. Following the war, he left the army and worked in small parts on Broadway, finally returning to Hollywood for the 1949 film Lust for Gold, again uncredited. However, it was an opening, and in later films, beginning with Rope of Sand, he is listed in the credits, although he again shows up uncredited in the 1950 films Kim and The Magnificent Yankee, as well as a couple of later films such as the Academy Award-winning An American in Paris (in those days, small bit parts were often uncredited)


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Born:
Oct 23, 1910 In Brooklyn - New York - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
84
First Appeared:
In the movie This Is the Army 1943-08-14
Latest Project:
Movie A Christmas Carol 2009-11-04
Known For
Poster of Suddenly, Love
Poster of The Barefoot Executive
Poster of The Thrill of It All
Poster of Father's Little Dividend
Filmography
Movie A Christmas Carol 2009-11-04
Series Great Teacher Onizuka Charley Claypole 2003-11-03
Movie Anna and the King Unknown 1999-12-16
Series Melissa Gen. 'Pappy' Greene 1997-05-12
Movie Street Fighter Unknown 1994-12-22
Series Eddie Dodd Bidder at slave auction 1991-03-12
Movie Crimes and Misdemeanors Unknown 1989-10-13
Movie Psycho III Unknown 1986-04-02
Movie I Dream of Jeannie... Fifteen Years Later Dr. Alfred E. Bellows 1985-10-19
Movie Suddenly, Love Mr. Webster 1978-12-04
Movie The Enforcer Unknown 1976-12-20
Movie The Legend of Lizzie Borden Julien Ralph 1975-02-10
Series Ellery Queen Unknown 1975-09-11
Series Wonder Woman Unknown 1975-11-07
Series Ghost Story Unknown 1972-09-15
Movie The Barefoot Executive Clifford 1971-03-17
Series Cannon Unknown 1971-09-14
Series The Outcasts Unknown 1968-09-23
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Series I Dream of Jeannie Alfred Bellows 1965-09-18
Movie The Unsinkable Molly Brown Malcolm Broderick 1964-06-11
Movie A House Is Not a Home Bill Cameron 1964-08-12
Movie The Night Walker Howard Trent 1964-12-01
Movie I'd Rather Be Rich MacDougall 1964-08-25
Series No Time for Sergeants Unknown 1964-09-14
Series The Dakotas Unknown 1963-01-07
Movie The Thrill of It All Billings 1963-07-17
Movie Spencer's Mountain Colonel Coleman 1963-05-16
Series Temple Houston Unknown 1963-09-19
Series Petticoat Junction Unknown 1963-09-24
Series The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown 1962-09-26
Movie Parrish Tom Weldon 1961-05-04
Movie Tammy Tell Me True Joshua Welling 1961-07-26
Series Mister Ed Unknown 1961-01-05
Series Target: The Corruptors! Unknown 1961-09-29
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Movie Pocketful of Miracles Police Captain Moore 1961-12-18
Series Thriller Unknown 1960-09-13
Series COronado 9 Unknown 1960-09-06
Series The Andy Griffith Show Unknown 1960-10-03
Movie Midnight Lace Dr. Garver 1960-10-13
Movie A Stranger in My Arms Marcus Beasley 1959-03-03
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 1959-10-02
Series Riverboat Unknown 1959-09-13
Movie This Happy Feeling Mr. Booth 1958-06-18
Series Peter Gunn Unknown 1958-09-22
Series Bronco Unknown 1958-09-23
Movie The Restless Years Mr. Booth 1958-12-01
Series Richard Diamond, Private Detective Unknown 1957-07-01
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Movie Tip on a Dead Jockey J.R. Nichols 1957-09-06
Movie The Eternal Sea Capt. William Buracker 1955-04-19
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1955-01-19
Series Cheyenne Unknown 1955-09-20
Series Matinee Theater Unknown 1955-10-31
Series Frontier Unknown 1955-09-25
Movie All That Heaven Allows Dr. Hennessy 1955-12-25
Movie Screen Directors Playhouse: Meet the Governor Lawyer 1955-10-05
Movie Lucky Me Tommy Arthur 1954-04-09
Movie Drum Beat President Ulysses S. Grant 1954-11-10
Series The Whistler Unknown 1954-07-13
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Series City Detective Unknown 1953-01-01
Movie Rogue's March Maj. Fallow 1953-02-13
Movie The Girl Next Door Henry Fields 1953-05-13
Movie South Sea Woman Prosecution Lt. Fears 1953-06-27
Movie Wild Stallion Maj. Cullen 1952-04-27
Series Cavalcade of America Unknown 1952-10-01
Movie Skirts Ahoy! Doctor 1952-05-28
Movie Above and Beyond Dr. Ramsey 1952-12-31
Series Mr. & Mrs. North Unknown 1952-10-03
Movie Double Crossbones Malcolm Giles 1951-04-26
Movie Francis Goes to the Races Rogers 1951-05-01
Movie Father's Little Dividend Dr. Andrew Nordell 1951-04-12
Movie Inside Straight Carlson 1951-03-01
Series I Love Lucy Unknown 1951-06-15
Movie An American in Paris Tommy Baldwin 1951-08-08
Movie The Law and the Lady Tracy Collans 1951-07-20
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie Starlift Chaplain 1951-12-14
Movie When Worlds Collide Dr. Emery Bronson 1951-08-01
Movie Lust for Gold Floyd Buckley 1949-06-10
Movie Rope of Sand Ingram 1949-08-03
Movie This Is the Army Soldier / Stage Manager (uncredited) 1943-08-14