Don Dillaway

Donald Dillaway (March 17, 1903 – November 18, 1982) was an American stage and film actor.

Don Dillaway
Dillaway (second from left) In Young as You Feel (1931)
BornMarch 17, 1903
DiedNovember 18, 1982 (aged 79)
OccupationStage, film actor
Years active1920s-1967


New York-born Dillaway started his acting career in the 1920s, with numerous appearances on Broadway. His Broadway debut came in The Backslapper (1925).[1]

In 1927, Dillaway was one of seven actors who were found guilty in New York City of participating in the production of an obscene play, The Virgin Man. They received suspended sentences, and three producers of the play were fined $250 each and sentenced to 10 days in the workhouse.[2]

He had prominent supporting roles in several films of the 1930s, including Pack Up Your Troubles in 1932, the second feature film from Laurel and Hardy. His roles became gradually smaller in the 1940s and 1950s, usually uncredited bit parts.

His numerous TV appearances include Maverick, Bonanza, Perry Mason, The Munsters, Run for Your Life, and The Big Valley. His final role before retiring in 1967 was in The Wild Wild West.



  1. "("Donald Dillaway" search results)". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 3 January 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  2. "Cast of "Virgin Man" Found Guilty And Fined". Dunkirk Evening Observer. New York, Dunkirk. United Press. 28 March 1927. p. 15. Retrieved January 2, 2018 via
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