Regis Toomey

Birthday:
08/13/1898
Place of birth:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA:
Biography:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John Regis Toomey (August 13, 1898 – October 12, 1991) was an American film and television actor. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, he was one of four children of Francis X. and Mary Ellen Toomey and attended Peabody High School. He initially pondered a law career, but acting won out and he established himself as a musical stage performer. Educated in dramatics at the University of Pittsburgh, where he became a brother of Sigma Chi, Toomey began as a stock actor and eventually made it to Broadway. Toomey was a singer on stage until throat problems (acute laryngitis) while touring in Europe stopped that aspect of his career. In 1929, Toomey first began appearing in films. He initially started out as a leading man, but found more success as a character actor (sans his toupee). Toomey appeared in over 180 films, including classics such as The Big Sleep with Humphrey Bogart. In 1956, he appeared as a judge, with Chuck Connors as "Andy", in the third episode, "The Nevada Nightingale", of the NBC anthology series The Joseph Cotten Show. Toomey thereafter appeared in another anthology series too as the character "Harry" in the 1960 episode "The Doctor and the Redhead", with Dick Powell and Felicia Farr, of CBS's The DuPont Show with June Allyson. In the 1961–1962 television season, he appeared in a supporting role with George Nader in the syndicated crime drama Shannon about insurance investigators. From 1963–1966, Toomey was one of the stars of the ABC crime drama, Burke's Law, starring Gene Barry. He played Sergeant Les Hart, one of the detectives assisting the murder investigations of the millionaire police captain Amos Burke. He also guest-starred on dozens of television programs, including the "Shady Deal at Sunny Acres" episode of Maverick. In 1941, Toomey appeared in You're in the Army Now, in which he and Jane Wyman had the longest screen kiss in cinema history: 3 minutes and 5 seconds.

Credits

Evil Town (1987)
as Doc Hooper
Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976)
as Burlesque Stagehand
Dr. Shagetz (1975)
as Doc Hooper
The Phantom of Hollywood (1974)
as Joe
The Carey Treatment (1972)
as Sanderson the Pathologist
Cover Me Babe (1970)
as Michael Atterbury
Change of Habit (1969)
as Father Gibbons
Gunn (1967)
as The Bishop
The Night of the Grizzly (1966)
as Cotton Benson
Man's Favorite Sport? (1964)
as Bagley
Johnny Shiloh (1963)
as Mr. Clem
The Errand Boy (1961)
as Studio Exec with the Baron
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)
as Dr. Jamieson
King of the Roaring 20's – The Story of Arnold Rothstein (1961)
as Bill Baird
The Last Sunset (1961)
as Milton Wing
Guns of the Timberland (1960)
as Sheriff Taylor
The Hangman (1959)
as Soldier at Fort
Warlock (1959)
as Skinner
Joy Ride (1958)
as Miles Renny
Sing Boy Sing (1958)
as Rev. Easton
Curfew Breakers (1957)
as Coach Bettger
Dakota Incident (1956)
as Minstrel
Three for Jamie Dawn (1956)
as Murph
Great Day in the Morning (1956)
as Father Murphy
Guys and Dolls (1955)
as Arvide Abernathy
Top Gun (1955)
as Jim O'Hara
Atomic Energy as a Force for Good (1955)
as Mike Farrell
The Human Jungle (1954)
as Bob Geddes
The High and the Mighty (1954)
as Tim Garfield
Drums Across the River (1954)
as Sheriff Jim Beal
The Backbone of America (1953)
as Bill Carmody
The Nebraskan (1953)
as Col. Markham
Main Street to Broadway (1953)
as Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
Island in the Sky (1953)
as Sergeant Harper
Son of Belle Starr (1953)
as Tom Wren
It Happens Every Thursday (1953)
as Mayor Hull
Never Wave at a WAC (1953)
as General Ned Prager
My Pal Gus (1952)
as Farley Norris
Just for You (1952)
as Mr. Hodges
The Battle at Apache Pass (1952)
as Dr. Carter
My Six Convicts (1952)
as Dr. Gordon
The People Against O'Hara (1951)
as Fred Colton, Police Sound Man
The Tall Target (1951)
as Insp. Tim Reilly (uncredited)
Show Boat (1951)
as Sheriff Ike Vallon (uncredited)
Cry Danger (1951)
as Gus Cobb
Tomahawk (1951)
Frenchie (1950)
as Carter
Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone (1950)
as Reporter (uncredited)
Undercover Girl (1950)
as Hank Miller
Again Pioneers (1950)
as Dave Harley
Dynamite Pass (1950)
as Dan Madden
Beyond the Forest (1949)
as Sorren
The Devil's Henchman (1949)
as Tip Banning
Mighty Joe Young (1949)
as John Young
The Phantom Creeps (1949)
as Lt. Jim Daley
Come to the Stable (1949)
as Monsignor Talbot
The Boy with Green Hair (1948)
as Mr. Davis
Station West (1948)
as Jim Goddard
I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes (1948)
as Police Inspector Clint Judd
Raw Deal (1948)
as Captain Fields
Reaching from Heaven (1948)
as Pastor
The Bishop's Wife (1947)
as Mr. Miller
Magic Town (1947)
as Ed Weaver
High Tide (1947)
as Inspector O'Haffey
The Big Fix (1947)
as Lt. Brenner
The Guilty (1947)
as Detective Heller
The Thirteenth Hour (1947)
as Don Parker
Child of Divorce (1946)
as Ray Carter
Sister Kenny (1946)
as New York Reporter
Her Sister's Secret (1946)
as Bill Gordon
The Big Sleep (1946)
as Chief Inspector Bernie Ohls
Mysterious Intruder (1946)
as James Summers
Follow That Woman (1945)
as Barney Manners
Spellbound (1945)
as Det. Sgt. Gillespie
Betrayal from the East (1945)
as Agent Posing as 'Sgt. Jimmy Scott'
Strange Illusion (1945)
as Dr. Vincent
The Doughgirls (1944)
as Timothy Walsh
Murder in the Blue Room (1944)
as Inspector McDonald
When the Lights Go On Again (1944)
as Bill Regan
Dark Mountain (1944)
as Steve Downey
Raiders of Ghost City (1944)
as Capt. Clay Randolph [Chs. 1-6]
Follow the Boys (1944)
as Dr. Henderson
Phantom Lady (1944)
as Detective Chewing Gum
Adventures of the Flying Cadets (1943)
as Capt. Ralph Carson
Destroyer (1943)
as Lt. Cmdr. Clark
Tennessee Johnson (1942)
as Blackstone McDaniel
The Forest Rangers (1942)
as Frank Hatfield
I Was Framed (1942)
as Bob Leeds
Bullet Scars (1942)
as Dr. Steven Bishop
You're in the Army Now (1941)
as Captain Joe Radcliffe
They Died with Their Boots On (1941)
as Fitzhugh Lee
New York Town (1941)
as Jim Martin (uncredited)
Law of the Tropics (1941)
as Tom Marshall
Dive Bomber (1941)
as Tom Griffin
The Nurse's Secret (1941)
as Inspector Tom Patten
Reaching for the Sun (1941)
as Intern
The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)
as 1st Policeman
A Shot in the Dark (1941)
as William Ryder
Meet John Doe (1941)
as Bert Hansen
The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance (1941)
as Wallace
Arizona (1940)
as Grant Oury
March On, Marines (1940)
as Drill Sergeant
North West Mounted Police (1940)
as Constable Jerry Moore
'Til We Meet Again (1940)
as Freddy
Northwest Passage (1940)
as Webster
His Girl Friday (1940)
as Sanders
Thunder Afloat (1939)
as Ives
Hidden Power (1939)
as Mayton
Indianapolis Speedway (1939)
as Dick Wilbur
Trapped in the Sky (1939)
as Lt. Gary
Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939)
as Tom - in Coffee Shop (uncredited)
Union Pacific (1939)
as Paddy O'Rourke
Street of Missing Men (1939)
as Jim Parker
Society Smugglers (1939)
as Johnny Beebe
Wings of the Navy (1939)
as First Flight Instructor
The Mysterious Miss X (1939)
as Jack Webster
The Phantom Creeps (1939)
as Lt. Jim Daly
Smashing the Spy Ring (1938)
as Ted Hall
Illegal Traffic (1938)
as Windy
Blind Alibi (1938)
as Doctor Wilson - Veterinarian
The Invisible Menace (1938)
as Lt. Matthews
Submarine D-1 (1937)
as Tom Callan
Back in Circulation (1937)
as Buck
Big City (1937)
as Fred Hawkins
Shadows of the Orient (1937)
as Inspector Bob Baxter
Midnight Taxi (1937)
as Hilton
Bulldog Edition (1936)
as Jim Hardy
Skull and Crown (1935)
as Bob Franklin, alias Rocky Morgan
Bars of Hate (1935)
as Ted Clark
Manhattan Moon (1935)
as Eddie
'G' Men (1935)
as Eddie Buchanan
One Frightened Night (1935)
as Tom Dean
Great God Gold (1935)
as Phil Stuart
Shadow of Doubt (1935)
as Reed Ryan
Red Morning (1934)
as John Hastings
Redhead (1934)
as Scoop
She Had to Choose (1934)
as Jack Berry
Murder on the Blackboard (1934)
as Detective Smiley North
Picture Brides (1934)
as Dave Hart
Hollywood on Parade No. B-1 (1934)
Big Time Or Bust (1933)
as Jimmie Kane
She Had to Say Yes (1933)
as Tommy Nelson
How to Break 90 #5: Impact (1933)
Laughing at Life (1933)
as Pat Collins / Mc Hale
Soldiers of the Storm (1933)
as Brad Allerton
The Penal Code (1932)
as Robert Palmer
A Strange Adventure (1932)
as Detective-Sergeant Mitchell
They Never Come Back (1932)
as Jimmy Nolan
The Crowd Roars (1932)
as Dick Wilbur
The Midnight Patrol (1932)
as John Martin
Shopworn (1932)
as David Livingston
Touchdown! (1931)
as Tom Hussey
24 Hours (1931)
as Tony Bruzzi
Graft (1931)
as Dustin Hotchkiss
Murder by the Clock (1931)
as Office Cassidy
Kick In (1931)
as Chick Hewes
The Finger Points (1931)
as Charlie 'Breezy' Russell
Finn and Hattie (1931)
as Henry Collins
Scandal Sheet (1931)
as Regan
Other Men's Women (1931)
as Jack Kulper
Under Eighteen (1931)
as Jimmie Slocum
A Man from Wyoming (1930)
as Jersey
Good Intentions (1930)
Shadow of the Law (1930)
as Tom Owens
The Light of Western Stars (1930)
as Bob Drexell
Crazy That Way (1930)
as Robert Metcalf
Framed (1930)
as Jimmy McArthur
Street of Chance (1930)
as 'Babe' Marsden
Illusion (1929)
as Eric
Alibi (1929)
as Danny McGann

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