Joe Downing

Joe Downing (June 26, 1903 in New York City, New York – October 16, 1975 in Canoga Park, California) was an American stage, TV and B-movie actor who made more than 70 appearances.

Downing's early acting experience included work with the Theatre Guild, particularly dancing in The Garrick Gaieties.[1] His Broadway credits include Ramshackle Inn (1944), Cross-town (1937), Dead End (1935), Ceiling Zero (1935), Page Miss Glory (1934), The Drums Begin (1933), Heat Lightning (1933), Shooting Star (1933), and A Farewell to Arms (1930).[2]

Downing's film debut came in Doctor Socrates.[3] His film credits include A Slight Case of Murder, Danger on the Air and Racket Busters (all released in 1938). His television credits include three appearances on Alfred Hitchcock Presents from 1956-58, as well as other anthology series popular during the era.

Partial filmography


  1. "Meet Joe Downing, On Stage Gunman, Off Stage Papa". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. New York, Brooklyn. January 23, 1944. p. 29. Retrieved September 18, 2018 via
  2. "Joseph Downing". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 18 September 2018. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  3. "Earns Living Getting Killed". Lansing State Journal. Michigan, Lansing. August 18, 1938. p. 19. Retrieved September 18, 2018 via
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