Donald Curtis

Donald Curtis (February 27, 1915 - May 22, 1997) was an American actor who had roles in dozens of films and television series.

Donald Curtis
BornFebruary 27, 1915
Spokane, Washington
DiedMay 22, 1997 (aged 82)
Desert Hot Springs, California
Margaret Jennings
(m. 1940)

Curtis was born in Spokane, Washington. Before he began acting in films, he taught at Northwestern University, Allegheny College, and Duquesne University.[1]

Besides his acting career, Curtis was a minister. In the 1950s, he was pastor of the Church of Religious Science in Santa Barbara, California.[2]

Curtis's early acting experience included work at the Pasadena Community Playhouse.[1] He also was in two Broadway plays, Caribbean Carnival (1947) and Anybody Home (1949).[3]

Curtis married Margaret Jennings in 1940.[1]

On May 22, 1997, Curtis died in Desert Hot Springs, California.[3]


Year Title Role Notes
1940Emergency SquadAmbulance InternUncredited
1940Flash Gordon Conquers the UniverseRonalSerial, [Chs. 1-12], Uncredited
1940Tear Gas SquadSecond CadetUncredited
1940Murder in the AirQuartermasterUncredited
1940Junior G-MenHenchman AkinSerial, Uncredited
1940Knute Rockne All AmericanWest Point Football PlayerUncredited
1940North West Mounted PoliceMountie SecretaryUncredited
1940Take Me Back to OklahomaHenchman Snapper
1940The Son of Monte CristoGuardUncredited
1940Texas Rangers Ride AgainRanger StaffordUncredited
1941Secret EvidenceDetective Murphy
1941City of Missing GirlsReporterUncredited
1941Hands Across the RockiesDade Crawley
1941Criminals WithinLt. John Harmon
1941The Son of Davy CrockettJack Ringe - Henchman
1941Thunder Over the PrairieHenchman Taylor
1941We Go FastThe Real Nabob of BorriaUncredited
1941The Royal Mounted PatrolFrenchy Duvalle
1941Today I HangTicket AgentUncredited
1942Code of the OutlawTaggart - Henchman
1942Hello, AnnapolisChief Petty OfficerUncredited
1942Westward HoRick West
1942In Old CaliforniaPike - Dawson's HenchmanUncredited
1942Tombstone, the Town Too Tough to DiePhineas Clanton
1942Friendly EnemiesSoldierUncredited
1942Joan of OzarkLeonard Jones
1942Invisible AgentGerman SentryUncredited
1942War DogsFred
1942A Tornado in the SaddleSteve Duncan - aka Slim Stevens
1943Law of the NorthwestFrank Mason
1943Salute to the MarinesRandall James
1943Swing Shift MaisieJoe Peterson
1943Swing FeverReporterUncredited
1943The Cross of LorraineMarcel
1943Lost AngelMounted PolicemanUncredited
1944See Here, Private HargroveSgt. Heldon
1944Thirty Seconds Over TokyoLieut. Randall
1944Meet Me in St. LouisDr. GirardUncredited
1944National VelvetAmericanUncredited
1945This Man's NavyOperations Officer
1945Without LoveProf. EllisUncredited
1945Son of LassieSergeant Eddie Brown
1945Thrill of a RomanceK.O. Karny
1945They Were ExpendableLt. (J.G.) 'Shorty' Long / Radio Announcer
1946A Letter for EvieCapt. Budlowe
1946Bad BascombJohn Fulton
1946Courage of LassieCharlie
1946White Tie and TailsNate Romero
1946Gallant BessLt. Bridgeman
1947Night SongGeorge
1947Dangerous YearsJeff Carter
1948I Love TroubleMartin
1948The Fuller Brush ManGregory Cruckston
1948The Amazing Mr. XPaul Faber
1950Two Flags WestUncredited
1954The Shanghai StoryLeaderUncredited
1954PhffftRick Vidal
1955It Came from Beneath the SeaDr. John Carter
1955All That Heaven AllowsHoward Hoffer
1956Flame of the IslandsJohnny
1956Earth vs. the Flying SaucersMaj. Huglin
1956The Ten CommandmentsMered
19567th CavalryLt. Bob Fitch
1957Night PassageJubilee
1967Warning ShotDr. James B. RustonUncredited


  1. Zylstra, Freida (July 7, 1946). "Don Curtis, Ex Professor". Chicago Tribune. Illinois, Chicago. p. 102. Retrieved 13 February 2019 via
  2. Thomas, Bob (February 2, 1955). "Actor Who Plays Tipsy Lothario During Week Is A Preacher On Sunday". Lubbock Evening Journal. Texas, Lubbock. Associated Press. p. 20. Retrieved 12 February 2019 via
  3. "Donald Curtis". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 12 February 2019. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
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