Charles Seel

Charles Seel (April 29, 1897 – April 19, 1980) was an American actor.

Charles Seel
Born(1897-04-29)April 29, 1897
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
DiedApril 19, 1980(1980-04-19) (aged 82)
Years active1929–1980

He acted in over 30 films from 1938 to 1974 and appeared in over one hundred titles for television from 1952 to 1974. He was also credited as Charles Seal and Charles F. Seel.[1]


Charles Seel was born in The Bronx, New York, on April 29, 1897. As a young man he worked for the Biograph Studios as a handyman in the wake of the crew. Later, he began acting on stage in vaudeville, then on Broadway, and then in radio before moving to Hollywood in 1937.[1]

He played the old man in the 1971 film, Duel. For television, he played, among others, Otis in five episodes of the television series Tombstone Territory from 1957 to 1958, Doc Miller in two episodes of The Deputy in 1960, newspaper editor Mr. Krinkie in nine episodes of the series Dennis the Menace from 1959 to 1963, Barney Danches in 10 episodes of Gunsmoke from 1965 to 1972 and Tom Pride in 29 episodes of the series The Road West from 1966 to 1967.

His last appearance on the small screen came in the episode The Christmas Party of the television series Apple's Way which aired on December 22, 1974, in which he plays the role of MacPherson, while for the big screen the last film interpretation was in Airport 1975, in which he plays a passenger who is celebrating his anniversary.[2]

Seel died in Los Angeles, California, on April 19, 1980, ten days before his 83rd birthday, and was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills.

Selected filmography




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