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Nelson Olmsted (1914–1992)


Nelson Olmsted was born on January 28, 1914 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), The Chevy Mystery Show (1960) and Lights Out (1946). He died on April 8, 1992 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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The Chevy Mystery Show Arthur Chandler
(1960)
Lights Out Actor
(1950)
Dear Heart Herb
(1964)

Filmography

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 1978 The Paper Chase (TV Series)
Prof. Martin Kyle
- Da Da (1978) ... Prof. Martin Kyle (as Nelson Olmstead)
 1974 The First Woman President (TV Movie)
Thomas Marshall
 1973 Kojak (TV Series)
Manager
- Dark Sunday (1973) ... Manager
 1973 Emergency! (TV Series)
George
- Alley Cat (1973) ... George
 1972 She Waits (TV Movie)
Antique Dealer Kurawicz
 1970 Nancy (TV Series)
Salon Man
 1970 Bonanza (TV Series)
Appleton
- The Big Jackpot (1970) ... Appleton
 1965-1969 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Doctor / Dr. Knight / Adam Rogers / ...
- Silent Partner (1969) ... Doctor
- Sky on Fire (1967) ... Dr. Knight
- The Spy-Master (1966) ... Adam Rogers
- Image in a Cracked Mirror (1965) ... Sully
 1969 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Photographer (as Nelson Olmstead)
 1969 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Thaddeus King
- A Touch of Charity (1969) ... Thaddeus King
 1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Store Manager
- The Artist Is for Framing (1969) ... Store Manager
 1968 Mannix (TV Series)
Claiburne
- A Copy of Murder (1968) ... Claiburne
 1968 The Invaders (TV Series)
Amos Foster
- The Organization (1968) ... Amos Foster (as Nelson Olmstead)
 1967 Fitzwilly
Simmons
 1967 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Janitor
- The Council: Part 1 (1967) ... Janitor (uncredited)
 1967 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Dr. Mannheim
- The Deep End (1967) ... Dr. Mannheim
 1967 The Reluctant Astronaut
Dr. Lowe (uncredited)
 1967 Batman (TV Series)
John E. Carson
- Batman's Waterloo (1967) ... John E. Carson
 1967 In Like Flint
Captain (uncredited)
 1966 The Felony Squad (TV Series)
Carl Addison
- Strike Out (1966) ... Carl Addison (as Nelson Olmstead)
 1963-1966 McHale's Navy (TV Series)
Colonel Wilcox / Officer Moran / Navy Doctor Moran / ...
- Little Red Riding Doctor (1966) ... Colonel Wilcox
- Rumble on Taratupa (1965) ... Officer Moran
- Send This Ensign to Camp (1965) ... Navy Doctor Moran
- The August Teahouse of Quint McHale (1963) ... Doc Whitmore
- Jolly Wally (1963) ... Captain Saunders
 1965-1966 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Dr. Lake / Senator Rawls
- The Night of the Puppeteer (1966) ... Dr. Lake
- The Night of the Red-Eyed Madmen (1965) ... Senator Rawls
 1966 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Colonel Matthews
- Little Girl Blue (1966) ... Colonel Matthews
 1963-1965 Hazel (TV Series)
Mr. Prichard / Mr. Wilcox
- Noblesse Oblige (1965) ... Mr. Prichard
- You Ain't Fully Dressed Without a Smile (1963) ... Mr. Wilcox (as Nelson Olmstead)
 1964-1965 Broadside (TV Series)
The Base Doctor / Cmdr. Arnold
- The Great Ranakai Mutiny (1965) ... The Base Doctor
- Kill 'Em with Kindness (1964) ... Cmdr. Arnold
 1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Oliver
- Nobody Will Ever Know (1965) ... Dr. Oliver
 1962-1965 Lassie (TV Series)
Doc Hargus / Ernie Evans / Surveyor
- Look Homeward, Lassie: Part 3 (1965) ... Doc Hargus
- Lassie to the Rescue (1963) ... Ernie Evans
- Home Within a Home (1962) ... Surveyor
 1962-1964 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Captain Lindsay / Mr. Pruyn / Dr. John Shea
- The Elusive Dik-Dik (1964) ... Captain Lindsay
- A Sense of Tempo (1964) ... Mr. Pruyn
- The Search (1962) ... Dr. John Shea
 1964 Dear Heart
Herb
 1964 Quick, Before It Melts
Scientist
 1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Harding
- The Night Raiders (1964) ... Harding
 1963 Postmark: Jim Fletcher (TV Movie)
 1960-1963 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Doctor Lewis / Dr. Hunterlin / Cartman Jasper / ...
- The Case of the Bouncing Boomerang (1963) ... Doctor Lewis
- The Case of the Brazen Bequest (1961) ... Dr. Hunterlin
- The Case of the Duplicate Daughter (1961) ... Cartman Jasper
- The Case of the Treacherous Toupee (1960) ... Arthur Colemar
 1963 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Prosecutor
- Diamond Field Jack (1963) ... Prosecutor
 1963 Our Man Higgins (TV Series)
Chairman
- Conflict of Interest (1963) ... Chairman
 1963 Diary of a Madman
Dr. Borman
 1962-1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Chairman / Dr. Kendall
- Why Am I Grown So Cold? (1963) ... Chairman
- Ann Costigan: A Duel on a Field of White (1962) ... Dr. Kendall (as Nelson Olmstead)
 1962 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Jim Melville
- Pocketful of Stars (1962) ... Jim Melville
 1962 Saints and Sinners (TV Series)
Logan
- All the Hard Young Men (1962) ... Logan
 1962 That Touch of Mink
Paul Hackett (uncredited)
 1962 Lad: A Dog
Dog Show Judge (uncredited)
 1962 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Dan Richards
- Aloha, Cricket (1962) ... Dan Richards
 1961-1962 The Gertrude Berg Show (TV Series)
Prof. Teplitz / Dr. Teplitz
- Curfew Shall Not Ring Tonight (1962) ... Prof. Teplitz
- The Mother Affair (1962) ... Dr. Teplitz
- Crayton on TV (1961) ... Prof. Teplitz
 1962 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Scientist
- To Serve Man (1962) ... Scientist
 1962 Moon Pilot
Police Officer Dennis (uncredited)
 1956-1962 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
J.D. Evans / Reddeck
- Shadow of a Hero (1962) ... J.D. Evans
- The Golden Key (1956) ... Reddeck (as Nelson Olmstead)
 1961 The Outsider
Radio Announcer (uncredited)
 1961 Lover Come Back
District Attorney Wesson (uncredited)
 1961 Window on Main Street (TV Series)
- Doctor to Town (1961)
 1961 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Lawyer
- To the Pure (1961) ... Lawyer
 1961 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Gordon Baylor
- The 6 Out of 8 Caper (1961) ... Gordon Baylor
 1961 Maverick (TV Series)
Dr. Eli Sayles
- The Ice Man (1961) ... Dr. Eli Sayles
 1961 Peter Loves Mary (TV Series)
Dr. Travers
- Horace Gets Into the Act (1961) ... Dr. Travers
 1961 Dante (TV Series)
Carl Bricker
- Dial D for Dante (1961) ... Carl Bricker
 1961 The Tom Ewell Show (TV Series)
Ben Ellis
- Try It on for Size (1961) ... Ben Ellis
 1960 The Law and Mr. Jones (TV Series)
Fairchild
- A Question of Guilt (1960) ... Fairchild
 1960 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Keith Ditmer
- Lonesome George (1960) ... Keith Ditmer
 1960 Thriller (TV Series)
Father
- The Watcher (1960) ... Father
 1960 Shotgun Slade (TV Series)
- Skyfire (1960)
 1960 The Chevy Mystery Show (TV Series)
Arthur Chandler
- Murder by the Book (1960) ... Arthur Chandler
 1960 Sea Hunt (TV Series)
Marineland Aquarium Director
- The Replacement (1960) ... Marineland Aquarium Director
 1949-1959 The Big Story (TV Series)
B.F. Sylvester / Harry Batz / Prosecuting Attorney / ...
- The Sniper (1959) ... B.F. Sylvester
- The Angry City (1959) ... Harry Batz
- The Frame-Up (1957) ... Prosecuting Attorney
- Alfred E. Clark of the New York Times (1954) ... Alfred E. Clark
- Ralph Goll, Reporter (1951) ... Ralph Goll
 1959 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
Ben Osborne
- What Makes Sammy Run?: Part 2 (1959) ... Ben Osborne
- What Makes Sammy Run?: Part 1 (1959) ... Ben Osborne
 1959 Middle of the Night
Erskine
 1956-1958 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Captain Masters, MD / Captain Masters / The Doctor / ...
- Bilko's Secret Mission (1958) ... Captain Masters, MD
- Bilko's Allergy (1958) ... Captain Masters, MD
- Bilko's Vampire (1958) ... Captain Masters, MD
- Bilko the Art Lover (1958) ... Captain Masters, MD (uncredited)
- Doberman the Crooner (1958) ... Captain Masters
 1954-1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
the District Attorney / Hotel Manager
- A Matter of Guilt (1957) ... the District Attorney
- The Tall Dark Stranger (1955) ... Hotel Manager
- The Expendables (1954)
 1954 Mama (TV Series)
 1954 The Web (TV Series)
Will
- The House (1954) ... Will
 1951-1954 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Rutherford
- Invitation to Murder (1954) ... Rutherford
- Second-Hand Sofa (1953)
- A Star Is Born (1951)
 1953 The Gulf Playhouse (TV Series)
- August Heat (1953)
 1953 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Rumor (1953)
 1950-1952 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Oliver Odry / Herbert Gage
- Delicate Story (1951) ... Oliver Odry
- January Thaw (1950) ... Herbert Gage
 1952 The Secret Vote (TV Movie) (as Nelson Olmstead)
 1949-1952 Repertory Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Arcularis
- A Letter to Mr. Priest (1952) ... (as Nelson Olmstead)
- Mr. Arcularis (1951) ... Mr. Arcularis
- Confession (1951)
 1952 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series)
Dr. Carl Burgess
- The Dune Roller (1952) ... Dr. Carl Burgess
 1951 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Steward / Narrator
- Decision and Daniel Webster (1951) ... Steward / Narrator
 1950 Lights Out (TV Series)
- The Waxwork (1950)
 1950 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
- Letter to Edith (1950)
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Trivia:

A very popular radio actor in the early 1950s, he is now best known for his recordings of Edgar Allan Poe stories, especially "The Telltale Heart".

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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