Herb Vigran

Herbert Vigran[lower-alpha 1] (June 5, 1910 – November 29, 1986) was an American character actor in Hollywood from the 1930s to the 1980s. Over his 50-year career, he made over 350 television and film appearances.

Herb Vigran
Herbert (or Herburt) Vigran

(1910-06-05)June 5, 1910
DiedNovember 29, 1986(1986-11-29) (aged 76)
Years active1934–1986
Spouse(s)Belle Mary Vigran (1952–1986) (his death)

Early years

Vigran was a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, but his family moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana, when he was 16.[4] He graduated with an LL.B. degree from Indiana University,[5] but later chose to pursue acting.


Billed as Herbert Vigran, he appeared on Broadway in three plays from 1935 through 1938.[6]


After starting out on Broadway, Vigran soon moved to Hollywood with no money[4] and only the Broadway acting experience. In 1939, Vigran's agent helped him secure a lead in the radio drama Silver Theatre. The actor had a $5 recording made of the radio show and used it as a demo to get other jobs with his unique voice.[4] He performed in radio shows with the likes of Jack Benny,[7][8] Bob Hope, Lucille Ball and Jimmy Durante.[9]


He later had hundreds of television appearances on shows like Adventures of Superman (six episodes), Dragnet (1951 TV series) (eleven episodes), I Love Lucy (four episodes), The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (seven episodes), The Dick Van Dyke Show (three episodes), Perry Mason (two episodes), Dragnet 1967 (seven episodes), Petticoat Junction (one episode, 1969), and The Brady Bunch (two episodes). Vigran had a recurring role as Judge Brooker in Gunsmoke between 1970-1975. He appeared in a number of I Love Lucy episodes, and in the 1954 episode titled "Lucy Is Envious", Vigran is the promoter who hired Lucy and Ethel to dress up as "Women From Mars" for a publicity stunt.[10][11] With his bushy eyebrows and balding pate, he was easily cast in a wide variety of middle-aged "everyman" roles: cops, small-time crooks, judges, jurors, bartenders, repairmen, neighbors, shopkeepers, etc.[12]


Vigran had a small but significant role in Charlie Chaplin's Monsieur Verdoux (1947) as a reporter who interviews Chaplin as the title character while he is awaiting execution. 1954's White Christmas starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye saw Vigran in the role of Novello, a nightclub owner who ushers in the stars to see his floor show attraction, The Haines Sisters.

In the rock and roll movie Go, Johnny, Go (1959), Vigran played an assistant to promoter Alan Freed and performed dialogue scenes with rock legend Chuck Berry.[13] He also provided the voice of "Whitney's boss" on the Arrowhead bottled-water television (animated) and radio commercials in the 1960s.

Personal life

In 1952, Vigran married the former Belle Pasternack. The couple had two sons.[4]

Vigran was active up until his death.


Vigran died of complications from cancer on November 29, 1986, in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.[2] He was cremated.


October 13, 1935 - October 1935Achilles Had a HeelMonkey and other members of society
April 27, 1936 - June 1936Cyrano de BergeracA Cavalier
February 20, 1937 - January 8, 1938Having a Wonderful TimeHoneymooner


1939Silver TheatreactorCBS[4]
1942-?Those We Love"Nosey" Jones?[5]
1946The Sad SackSad SackCBSSummer replacement for The Frank Sinatra Show[14]
1946–1949The Eddie Cantor Showsupporting actorNBC and CBS[15]
1947–1952California Caravansupporting actorMutual-Don Lee[16]
1948The Damon Runyon TheatreHarry the Horsevarious52 shows on records sold to various networks until mid-1950s[17]
1949–1953Father Knows BestneighborNBC[18]
1949–1954Broadway Is My Beatsupporting actorCBS[19]
1950–1952The Halls of Ivysupporting actorNBC[20]
1950–1951Tales of the Texas Rangerssupporting actorNBC[21]
1953–1954Family Skeletonsupporting actorCBS[22]
1979–1981Sears Radio Theatersupporting actorCBS-Mutual[23]


1950The Stu Erwin ShowJack RobertsFather Gets Into the Act
1951The George Burns and Gracie Allen ShowMr. Norman, Pest Control ManToo Much of the Mortons
1952Dragnet Jocko Harris The Big Seventeen
1952Gruen Guild TheaterCopAl Haddon's Lamp
1952ReboundLewisThe Money
1952Gang BustersDetective DennyThe Blonde Tigress
1952All Star RevueBearded Man(23 February 1952)
1952Racket Squad Unknown roleFair Exchange
1952Four Star PlayhouseMonty LeedsDante's Inferno
1952Adventures of SupermanMortimer MurrayNo Holds Barred
1952The Adventures of Ozzie and HarrietPolicemanRiviera Ballet
1952I Married JoanFan at Hockey GameBirthday
1952I Love LucyJuleThe Anniversary Present
1952I Love LucyJuleThe Saxophone
1952My Little MargieJ.D. Toomey, MatchmakerMissing Link
1952My Little MargieToorneyMargie Plays Detective
1953Our Miss BrooksMr SmithThe Stolen Wardrobe
1953The Life of RileyMuleyRiley's Burning Ambition
1953The Life of RileyMuleyRiley Gets Engaged
1953I Love LucyJoe, Washer RepairmanNever Do Business with Friend
1953I Married JoanHandymanHoneymoon
1953The Adventures of Ozzie & HarrietDelivery ManBowling Alley
1953The Adventures of Ozzie & HarrietMulliganOscillating Ozzie
1953The Adventures of Ozzie & HarrietNewspaper Delivery ManThe Boy's Paper Route
1953Four Star PlayhouseMonte, BartenderThe Squeeze
1953Four Star PlayhouseMonte, BartenderThe Hard Way
1953Four Star Playhouse3rd ReporterThe Girl on the Park Bench
1953DragnetActorThe Big Cop
1953DragnetMr. Miller The Big Hate
1953DragnetGerald Adams The Big Light
1953DragnetDesk ClerkThe Big Little Jesus
1953Life with Luigi Unknown roleThe Dance
1954I Love LucyAl SparksLucy Is Envious
1954The Adventures of Ozzie & HarrietPlastererThe Bird's Nest
1954DragnetPete Eigen The Big Quack
1954DragnetEugene MurrayThe Big Frame
1954DragnetDale Eggers The Big Kid
1954The Joe Palooka StoryPete GurneyA Turkey for Terry
1954December BrideEustaceMy Soldier
1954The Mickey Rooney ShowPolice CaptainThe Grunion Hunt Mystery
1954Four Star PlayhouseActorIndian Taker
1954Four Star PlayhouseLt. RichardsNever Explain
1954Adventures of SupermanLegs LemmyJimmy Olsen, Boy Editor
1954My Little MargieRole unknownA Job for Freddie
1954General Electric TheaterActorHere Comes Calvin
1954Schlitz PlayhouseWalt CarterThe Jungle Trap
1954It's a Great LifePolicemanThe Driver's License
1955Schlitz PlayhouseHendricksWild Call
1955It's a Great LifeFrank SladeHash House
1955It's a Great LifeNight Club OwnerDenny Sings
1955TV Reader's DigestBen HartfordOrdeal at Yuba Gap
1955TV Reader's DigestPaulHuman Nature Through a Rear View Mirror
1955The 20th Century Fox HourPostal ClerkThe Miracle on 34th Street
1955The Danny Thomas Show3rd Baseball CoachLittle League
1955My Little MargieRole unknownMatinee Idol
1955The George Burns and Gracie Allen ShowCab DriverGracie Pawns Her Ring
1955 Adventures of SupermanCy HortonSuperman Week
1955Four Star PlayhouseMonte, BartenderA Bag of Oranges
1955Four Star PlayhouseMonte, BartenderThe House Always Wins
1955Four Star PlayhouseSmiley HayesThe Thin Line
1955DragnetLeonard Clark The Big Mask
1955Tales of the Texas RangersWarren JamisonSinging on the Trail
1955Screen Directors PlayhouseRole unknownThe Life of Vernon Hathaway
1955Father Knows BestGeorgeFather Is a Dope
1955TopperFensterTopper's Vacation
1955The WhistlerRole unknownDark Hour
1955WaterfrontCraigCatalina Swim
1955The Jack Benny ProgramHank The All Night Disc JockeyFour O'Clock in the Morning Show
1955The Jack Benny Program Carnival BarkerJack Takes the Beavers to the Fair
1955The Jack Benny Program Quiz ManJack Visits Dennis' Home
1955The Jack Benny Program Man in Life VestJack Hunts for Uranium
1956The Adventures of Ozzie & HarrietGas Station AttendantWaiting for Joe
1956Four Star PlayhouseMonte, BartenderHigh Stakes
1956Four Star PlayhouseMarcSafe Keeping
1956Four Star PlayhouseMonte, BartenderNo Limit
1956Four Star PlayhouseMonte, BartenderA Long Way from Texas
1956Four Star PlayhouseMonte, BartenderThe Stacked Deck
1956Four Star PlayhouseSam RawlingsThe Stand-In
1956Cavalcade of AmericaBernieInnocent Bystander
1956Alfred Hitchcock PresentsNewsmanAlibi Me
1956The Life and Legend of Wyatt EarpRakleWyatt's Love Affair
1956Jane Wyman PresentsMr. GordonAssignment Champ
1956The Best in MysteryMonteUnknown episode
1956The Ford Television TheatreAndy ThompsonA Past Remembered
1956The Adventures of FalconRole unknownKiss Me Not
1956AlarmSammy Fox
1956Chevron Hall of StarsCorcoranThe Bequest
1956Adventures of SupermanArnold WoodmanBlackmail
1956Our Miss BrooksMr Garson FelixActing Director
1956Our Miss BrooksPhil WaddleyThe Skeleton in the Closet
1956General Electric TheaterNews EditorEmergency Call
1956It's a Great LifeMickey SpadePrivate Eyes
1956General Electric Summer OriginalsActorJungle Trap
1956General Electric Summer OriginalsActorThe Unwilling Witness
1956Hey, Jeannie!Bus driverJeannie Goes to Washington
1956The People's Choicean Agent2 episodes, "Sock and the Movie Offer" and "Sock vs. Stone Kenyon"
1957Hey, Jeannie!WeltmanJeannie's Income Tax
1957Schlitz PlayhouseJasonClothes Make the Man
1957The 20th Century-Fox HourJoeDeadline Decision
1957Richard Diamond, Private DetectiveJohnsonThe Big Score
1957The Danny Thomas ShowHarryLose Me in Las Vegas
1957Bachelor FatherManagerUncle Bentley Keeps His Promise
1957 Adventures of SupermanGeorgie GleapMr. Zero
1957Leave It to BeaverBarberBrotherly Love
1957Code 3Mr. CarlCase 2206
1957Circus BoyManThe Gentle Giant
1957BlondieJ. Tyler GrantPuppy Love
1957Shower of StarsPoliceman in Courtroom SkitStar Time
1957The Jack Benny Program Male PickpocketJohn Forsythe Show
1958 Adventures of SupermanMugsy MapleThe Big Forget
1958The Jack Benny Program MilkmanRailroad Station Program
1958The Jack Benny Program Sam, Jack's Writer Hillbilly Act
1958The Jack Benny Program Sales ClerkChristmas Gift Exchange
1958Dragnet (1951 TV series)Harry Venner The Big Wardrobe
1959DragnetActorThe Big Bray
1958The Real McCoysRalph WilsonThe New Dog
1958The Adventures of Rin Tin TinProfessor WirtThe Cloudbusters
1958Colgate TheatreRole unknownIf You Knew Tomorrow
1958The Ed Wynn ShowErnie HinshawUnknown episode
1958Man Without a GunUnknown roleAftermath
1958TrackdownBartenderThe Bounty Hunter
1958Perry MasonCharlieThe Case of the Haunted Husband
1958Tales of Wells FargoSpearsScapegoat
195826 MenRole unknownThe Vanquisher
195826 MenRole unknownHondo Man
1958Richard Diamond, Private DetectiveGeorgeA Cup of Black Coffee
1958The Restless GunJim PincherThe Whip
1959The Restless GunSheriff LonghornA Very Special Investigator
1959The Ann Sothern ShowPete WilsonKaty Mismanages
1959TightropePhilBlack Tie Kill
1959The Untouchables Jake LingleThe Jake Lingle Killing
1959The TexanSandy PottsThe Ringer
1959M SquadDannyMurder in C-Sharp Minor
1959Love and MarriageRole unknownStubby Picks a Winner
1959The Dennis O'Keefe ShowHarry The WaiterMoon Man
1959Wanted: Dead or AliveBartenderRope Law
1959The Jack Benny Program ActorJack Webb Show
1960The Jack Benny Program 2nd PolicemanJack Arrested for Disturbing the Peace
1960Peter GunnBen KellerTake Five for Murder
1960The Best of the PostTrain ConductorThe Little Terror
1960AngelRole UnknownThe French Touch
1960The DuPont Show with June AllysonArtThe Doctor and the Redhead
1960Alcoa Presents: One Step BeyondGrocery Wagon DriverEarthquake
1960Mr. MagooMr. McCloyMagoo Meets McBoing Boing
1960MaverickEd Cramer

The Bold Fenian Men

1960MaverickPenderHadley's Hunters
1960The Many Loves of Dobie GillisPolicemanThe Unregistered Nurse
1960The Donna Reed ShowMr. SpragueJeff, the Financial Genius
1960The Ann Sothern ShowPete WilsonThe Woman Behind the Throne
1960BonanzaBartenderSan Francisco
1960Perry MasonErnest PritchardThe Case of the Slandered Submarine
1960Bachelor FatherBaliffPeter Gets Jury Notice
1960Bachelor FatherCity ClerkThe Fortune Cookie Caper
1961The Yogi Bear ShowMuseum DirectorHappy Birthdaze
Yakky Doodle segment
1961Bachelor FatherThe ProprietorKelly and the Freethinker
1961Tales of Wells FargoThe Shop KeeperA Killing in Calico
1961BonanzaBartenderThe Bride
1961The Many Loves of Dobie GillisRosenbloomTake Me to Your Leader
1961The Donna Reed ShowJudgeTony Martin Visits
1961MaverickMr. ButlerThe Golden Fleecing
1961LaramieUnknown roleHandful of Fire
1961LawmanWalt PerkinsThe Catalog Woman
1961The Roaring 20'sRole unknownAnother Time, Another War
1961The Law and Mr. JonesMr. ReimanA Very Special Citizen
1961CheckmateBartenderPhantom Lover
196177 Sunset StripAugieStrange Bedfellows
1961Westinghouse PlayhouseVincePoker Game
1961The Jack Benny Program Meat VendorJack at Supermarket
1961The Jack Benny Program Ex-lawyerMain Street Shelter
1961The Bob Newhart ShowHimselfEpisode 1.1
1962The FlintstonesCopFred's New Boss
1962The FlintstonesCopKleptomaniac Caper
1962The FlintstonesCopThe Mailman Cometh
1962MaverickElkinsMarshal Maverick
1962The Jack Benny Program PhotographerJack Does Opera
1962The Jack Benny Program Mr. Tinmin Jack Is Violin Teacher
1962Surfside 6AlFind Leroy Burdette
1962Pete and GladysBillPete's Hobby
1962The Andy Griffith ShowBill MedwinThe Bookie Barber
1962The Dick Van Dyke ShowFirst JurorOne Angry Man
1962Mister EdJoe BurkeHorse Wash
1963Mister EdPostmanTaller Than She
1963The Danny Thomas ShowBarberHere's the $50 Back
1963The Lucy ShowUmpireLucy and Viv Play Softball
1963The Lucy ShowDr. JacobyLucy and the Little League
1963McHale's NavyCaptain WilsonPortrait of a Peerless Leader
1963The VirginianArthur WymanTo Make This Place Remember
1963The VirginianDrummerThe Exiles
1963The Red Skelton ShowGuestBewitched, Bothered, and Brainless
1963HazelRole unknownAn Example for Hazel
1963The DakotasOlin BatesRequiem at Dancer's Hill
1964The FugitiveMartyEscape into Black
1964The RoguesJoe MotherwellThe Project Man
1964The Bill Dana ShowRole unknownLaughing Gas
1964Arrest and TrialMotel ClerkA Circle of Strangers
1964Temple HoustonWakSam's Boy
1964The Jack Benny Program BillDon Breaks Leg
1964The Jack Benny Program Manager of Ice Cream ParlorHow Jack Found Dennis
1964The Lucy ShowPostmanLucy and the Missing Stamp
1964The Dick Van Dyke ShowBernie QuinnThe Pen Is Mightier Than the Mouth
1964McHale's NavyCongressman FogelsonA Medal for Parker
1965The Dick Van Dyke ShowAlfred ReinbeckThe Great Petrie Fortune
1965The Andy Griffith ShowGatemanThe Taylors in Hollywood
1965The Jack Benny Program Publicity AgentDennis Opens a Bank Account
1965The Jack Benny Program SteveJack Appears on a Panel Show
1965Wendy and MeHenshawDanny's Double Life
1966A Man Called ShenandoahJudgeAn Unfamiliar Tune
1966BewitchedBartenderFastest Gun on Madison Avenue
1966The Lucy ShowDoctorLucy Gets Caught Up in the Draft
1966The Beverly HillbilliesHandlerThe Trotting Horse
1966McHale's NavyPete MorganWho Was That German I Saw You With?
1966Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.WaiterLove's Old Sweet Song
1966Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.BarberA Star Is Born
1966BonanzaCard PlayerA Real Nice, Friendly Little Town
1967BonanzaCharlieJoe Cartwright, Detective
1967Petticoat JunctionBarney MorganIt's Not Easy to Be a Mother
1967Dragnet 1967Desk ClerkThe Christmas Story
1967Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.First Tour GuideGomer Says 'Hey' to the President
1967Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.WaiterLou-Ann Poovie Sings Again
1967Good Morning WorldMr. KeithYou Can't Say That About Me and Neither Can I
1967It's About TimeBabcockSchool Days, School Days
1967My Three SonsCaretakerThe Good Earth
1967I Dream of JeannieJudge HennesseyYou Can't Arrest Me, I Don't Have a Driver's License
1968Dragnet 1967John Hagen The Suicide Attempt
1968Dragnet 1967Pete GulkaPublic Affairs: DR-14
1968The Mod SquadDoctorThe Price of Terror
1968The Adventures of GulliverGlumThe Forbidden Pool
1968The New Adventures of Huckleberry FinnVoiceThe Little People
1968The Mothers-in-LawJudgeHerb's Little Helper
1969The Governor & J.J.WaiterOne Little Indian
1969Hawaii Five-OWillieJust Lucky, I Guess
1969Dragnet 1967Mr. Ferguson Frauds: DR-28
1969Dragnet 1967Al SousaHomicide: The Student
1969The Beverly HillbilliesMr. ArmstrongThe Phantom Fifth Floor
1969Petticoat JunctionAlGoodbye, Mr. Chimp
1969Mayberry R.F.D.First ManThe Caper
1970Mayberry R.F.D.HerbThe Mayberry Float
1970The Brady BunchHarry54-40 and Fight
1970Dragnet 1967Paul WoodsHomicide: Who Killed Who?
1970Dragnet 1967Erv FowlerD.H.Q.: The Victims
1970Love, American StyleBill JenksLove and the King
1970GunsmokeJudge BrookerThe Witness
1971GunsmokeJudge BrookerLijah
1971GunsmokeJudge BrookerP.S. Murry Christmas
1971VanishedJoe HotchkissTV movie
1971Nanny and the ProfessorThe JudgeThe Unknown Factor
1971Make Room for GranddaddyDelivery ManThe Big Hang-Up
1971The Odd CoupleLouieEngrave Trouble
1971Inside O.U.T. Harry
1971BewitchedSergeantDarrin Goes Ape
1971Adam-12SalesmanLog 66: The Vandals
1972Adam-12Gus ArcherThe Late Baby
1972BewitchedSergeantSam's Witchcraft Blows a Fuse
1972BewitchedSergeantGeorge Washington Zapped Here: Pt 1, Pt 2
1972Emergency!Committee ChairmanThe Wedsworth-Townsend Act
1972LongstreetUnknown roleThe Sound of Money Talking
1972GunsmokeJudge BrookerNo Tomorrow
1972GunsmokeJudge BrookerOne for the Road
1972GunsmokeJudge BrookerAlias Festus Haggin
1973GunsmokeJudge BrookerA Quiet Day in Dodge
1973GunsmokeJudge BrookerA Game of Death... An Act of Love: Pt 1
1973GunsmokeJudge BrookerA Game of Death... An Act of Love: Pt 2
1973GunsmokeJudge BrookerThe Deadly Innocent
1973Wait Till Your Father Gets HomeVoiceMama Loves Monty
1973The Addams FamilyUnknown rolesUnknown episodes
1973ChaseUnknown roleTV movie
1973Adam-12Sam ConradSouthwest Division
1974The Brady BunchExaminerThe Driver's Seat
1974The Streets of San FranciscoMaxOne Chance to Live
1974Chico and the ManCharlieNew Suit
1974Kolchak: The Night StalkerMr. GoldsteinHorror in the Heights
1974GunsmokeJudge BrookerTo Ride a Yeller Horse
1975GunsmokeJudge BrookerThe Fires of Ignorance
1975BabeHecklerTV movie
1976Emergency!Committee ChairmanEmergency! the Wedsworth-Townsend Act: Pt 1, Pt 2
1976The Loneliest RunnerGuardTV movie
1977Emergency!LouFirehouse Quintet
1977Kill Me If You CanJury Foreman HartTV movie
1977Testimony of Two MenStationmasterTV Mini-Series
1978The Flintstones Little Big LeagueJudge Shale
1979TaxiWeldon ManningSugar Mama
1979Charlie's AngelsWeatherbyAngels on Vacation
1980Galactica 1980PopThe Night the Cylons Landed: Part 2
1980Knots LandingCabbieWill the Circle Be Unbroken
1981LoboPopsT'he French Follies Caper
1982I Was a Mail Order Bride CaseyTV movie
1982Shirt TalesMr. DinkleUnknown episodes
1982DallasJudge ThornbyAdoption
1985Remington SteeleSeymour Glass/Fred MelneckSteele Trying
1985The Jeffersons Mr. PelhamHail to the Chief


1934Happy LandingRadio OperatorUncredited
1934RedheadFactory WorkerUncredited
1935The Mystery ManFingerprint ManUncredited
1935Behind the Green LightsPhotographerUncredited
1935Vagabond LadyEdgar, Man with MikeUncredited
1935Ladies Crave ExcitementHarryUncredited
1935Death from a DistancePolice PhotographerUncredited
1935Make a MillionSecond Drunken DonorUncredited
1935SkyboundGrant the MechanicUncredited
1935Cappy Ricks ReturnsWorkerUncredited
1936Wash Your StepGag WriterUncredited
1939Those High Grey WallsOrderlyUncredited
1940It All Came TrueMonks
1940Grandpa Goes to TownRole unknownUncredited
1940Two Girls on BroadwayReporterUncredited
1940Hold That Woman!Furniture Company RepossessorUncredited
1940Cross-Country RomanceOmaha Star-Herald ReporterUncredited
1940ScatterbrainRole unknownUncredited
1940The Secret SevenSalesmanUncredited
1940Stranger on the Third FloorReporter Who Wins CardgameUncredited
1940The Golden FleecingTaxi DriverUncredited
1940I'm Still AliveSecond Doctor, After Truck CrashUncredited
1940Dancing on a DimeCashierUncredited
1940Behind the NewsReporter #1 on PhoneUncredited
1941City of Missing GirlsDanny MasonUncredited
1941Country FairRole unknownUncredited
1941Redhead remakeRole unknownUncredited
1941Million Dollar BabyReporterUncredited
1941Murder by InvitationEddie
1941Reg'lar FellersRadio Announcer
1941New York TownBarkerUncredited
1941Who's a Dummy?Role unknown
1942Rings on Her FingersCab DriverUncredited
1942Night in New OrleansPlayerUncredited
1942Pardon My SarongWise Guy at Gas StationUncredited
1942Secrets of a Co-EdSoapy
1942The PayoffReporterUncredited
1942The Great GildersleeveGeorge the JewellerUncredited
1942Secrets of the UndergroundStreet PhotographerUncredited
1943It Ain't HayMan in Microphone RoomUncredited
1943Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case OrderlyUncredited
1943Danger! Women at WorkSoldierUncredited
1943Nobody's DarlingPhotographerUncredited
1943Sleepy LagoonManUncredited
1943Sweet Rosie O'GradyPhotographerUncredited
1943The Ghost ShipChief EngineerUncredited
1946Her Adventurous NightCop #2Uncredited
1947Monsieur VerdouxReporterUncredited
1947The Burning CrossJim Todd, foreman
1948Joe Palooka in Fighting MadReporter
1948All My SonsWertheimerUncredited
1948The Noose Hangs HighCoat ThiefUncredited
1948HazardRole unknown
1948Texas, Brooklyn and HeavenMan in SubwayUncredited
1949The JudgeReporter with pipe
1949House of Strangers Man Next to Gino at FightUncredited
1949Red, Hot and Blue'Movie Usher in TrailerUncredited
1949Tell It to the JudgeReporterUncredited
1949And Baby Makes ThreeMr. WoodleyUncredited
1950Side StreetPhotographerUncredited
1950The Damned Don't Cry!Vito MaggioUncredited
1950Mister 880Carny BarkerUncredited
1950Let's DanceVirgil, Chili Cabana OwnerUncredited
1950Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. MaloneReporter with PipeUncredited
1950Hunt the Man DownCollins' AideUncredited
1950Charlie's HauntLawnmower ManUncredited
1951Three Guys Named MikeMr. Kirk, Second Wolf on PlaneUncredited
1951Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible ManStillwellUncredited
1951Bedtime for BonzoLt. Daggett
1951Half AngelThompsonUncredited
1951Appointment with DangerPolicemanUncredited
1951Night Into MorningJoe, the Bartender
1951No Questions AskedJoe, ConventioneerUncredited
1951Iron ManMelioUncredited
1951Behave Yourself!Police Desk SergeantUncredited
1951The RacketParadise Club ManagerUncredited
1952Oklahoma AnnieOtto, Coffin Creek Cafe CroupierUncredited
1952Aaron Slick from Punkin CrickBarkerUncredited
1952Just Across the StreetLiquor SalesmanUncredited
1952O. Henry's Full HousePoker Player(segment "The Clarion Call"), Uncredited
1952The Rose Bowl StoryRugger GradyUncredited
1952Just for YouGeorge, Jordan's Chauffeur
1952Somebody Loves MeLipscott, Theatrical BookerUncredited
1952The StarRoy
1953Never Wave at a WACCheesecake photographer
1953The Girl Next DoorPolice Sergeant
1953Roar of the CrowdMr. Ashburn
1953The Band WagonMan on Train
1953So This Is LoveNightclub M.C.Uncredited
1953Let's Do It AgainCharlie Foster, Theatre ManagerUncredited
1953So BigMoving BossUncredited
1953Walking My Baby Back HomeCab DriverUncredited
1953The Long, Long TrailerTrailer SalesmanUncredited
1954Lucky MeTheatre ManagerUncredited
1954Susan Slept HereSergeant Sam Hanlon
1954Return from the SeaDoctor
1954Dragnet (theatrical film based on TV series)Mr. Archer
1954White ChristmasNovello, Nightclub ManagerUncredited
1954So You're Taking in a RoomerHeimie CallahanUncredited
1954So You Want to Know Your RelativesRocco Spumoni aka Rocco McDoakesUncredited
195420,000 Leagues Under the SeaReporter for the GlobeUncredited
1955Las Vegas ShakedownMilton Dooley
1955Not as a StrangerLou, Pharmaceutical SalesmanUncredited
1955It's Always Fair WeatherNashbyUncredited
1955The McConnell StoryTruck DriverUncredited
1955IllegalMunicipal Court BailiffUncredited
1955Bobby Ware Is MissingCharlie, HeadwaiterUncredited
1955Last of the DesperadosCoronerUncredited
1955I Died a Thousand TimesArtUncredited
1955Good Morning, Miss DoveMitchell, Police Desk SergeantUncredited
1955Hell on Frisco BayPhil, Cafe OwnerUncredited
1955At GunpointMatt, Man Talking in Saloon About His WifeUncredited
1956World Without EndReporterUncredited
1956Our Miss Brooks (theatrical film based on TV series)HerbUncredited
1956Hilda CraneTV PitchmanVoice, Uncredited
1956That Certain FeelingTV DirectorUncredited
1956Three for Jamie DawnMr. Robbins
1956A Cry in the NightJensen, Sergeant at Police Desk
1956These Wilder YearsTraffic Cop
1956The BossGeorge, Attorney GeneralUncredited
1956Calling HomicideRay Engel
1956You Can't Run Away from It Detective
1956The Girl Can't Help ItBartenderUncredited
1957Public Pigeon No. OneClub Manager
1957The Midnight StoryCharlie Cuneo
1957The VampireGeorge Ryan, Police Sergeant
1957A Hatful of Rain Loud Man in ElevatorUncredited
1957Gunsight RidgeR.B. Davis, Justice of the Peace
1957The Wayward GirlUsed furniture buyerUncredited
1957The Helen Morgan StoryJim FinneyUncredited
1958The Notorious Mr. MonksBartenderUncredited
1958The Case Against BrooklynPolice Sergeant in Steam RoomUncredited
1958The Cry Baby KillerJohn Lawson, Gambelli's LawyerUncredited
1958The Gun RunnersFreddy Baldy, Bar ProprietorUncredited
1958Party GirlBailiff / Radio NewscasterVoice, Uncredited
1959These Thousand HillsRole unknown
1959Plunderers of Painted FlatsMr. Perry
1959Go, Johnny, Go!Bill Barnett
1960Tall StoryMan in Back SeatUncredited
1960The Fugitive KindCaliope PlayerVoice, Uncredited
1960Bells Are RingingBarney Lampwick, Man on StreetUncredited
1961The Errand BoyCigar Smoker in Elevator
1961What's My Lion?Narrator
1962Period of AdjustmentChristmas Caroler
1962GypsyAnnouncer at Minsky'sVoice, Uncredited
1964The Brass BottleEddie
1964The Unsinkable Molly BrownDenver Tour SpielerUncredited
1964The CandidateDr. Endicott
1964Send Me No FlowersTV AnnouncerUncredited
1965That Funny FeelingTaxi Driver
1967The Three Faces of StanleyVoice
1967Eight on the LamReal Estate AgentUncredited
1967The Reluctant AstronautDr. BussartUncredited
1968Did You Hear the One About the Traveling Saleslady?Baggage Man
1968Blackbeard's GhostDanny OlyUncredited
1968The Love BugPoliceman on BridgeUncredited
1970Which Way to the Front?GeneralUncredited
1971The Day of the WolvesThe Realtor
1971The Barefoot ExecutiveFiremanUncredited
1971Support Your Local GunfighterFat
1972Cancel My ReservationRoscoe Snagby
1973Charlotte's WebLurvyVoice
1974How to Seduce a Woman1st Policeman
1974Herbie Rides AgainWindow washer
1974BenjiLt. Samuels
1975Murph the SurfDay Guard
1976The Shaggy D.A.Bar Patron
1978Every Girl Should Have OneAmbrose
1980The Happy Hooker Goes HollywoodLab Manager
1980Airplane!Reporter #2Uncredited
1980Getting WastedMr. Kramer
1981First Monday in OctoberJustice Ambrose Quincy
1985Starchaser: The Legend of OrinHoppsVoice
1987Amazon Women on the MoonAgent(segment "Reckless Youth"), (final film role)

Further reading

  • Dunning, John (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3.


  1. The California Death Index lists Vigran's first name as Herburt, rather than Herbert,[1] as do his obituaries in the Los Angeles Times[2] and The New York Times.[3]


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  3. "Herburt Vigran". The New York Times. December 2, 1986. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  4. "There Have Been Changes for Herb". Lewiston Evening Journal. 29 February 1964.
  5. "(untitled brief)". Ohio, Circleville. The Circleville Herald. September 1, 1942. p. 5. Retrieved February 6, 2016 via Newspapers.com.
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