Ted North

Ted North Jr.[1] (November 3, 1916 November 22, 1975), Edward Ernest Steinel, was an American film actor of the 1940s,[2] sometimes credited as Michael North.

The son of tent show operator Ted North,[1] he was born in Topeka, Kansas, and graduated from the University of Kansas in 1939.[1]

North gained early acting experience in some of his father's stock theater productions.[3] He appeared in several films including the films noir The Unsuspected and The Devil Thumbs a Ride (both 1947).

North was married to actress Mary Beth Hughes from 1943 until their divorce in 1947. They had two sons. He married again in 1952.[1]

After North left acting, he became an agent for entertainers, including Red Skelton, Milburn Stone, and Amanda Blake.[1]

North died in Florida, aged 59.


Year Title Role Notes
1940Young PeopleEddieUncredited
1940The Bride Wore CrutchesJohnny 'Dizzy' Dixon
1940Yesterday's HeroesClaude Hammond
1940The Mark of ZorroStudent / OfficerUncredited
1940Street of MemoriesLimbyUncredited
1940Chad HannaFred Shepley
1941For Beauty's SakeBertram Erasmus Dillsome
1941Charlie Chan in RioCarlos Dantas / Clark Denton
1942Roxie HartStuart Chapman
1942To the Shores of TripoliBill GradyUncredited
1942My Gal SalSally's FriendUncredited
1942SyncopationPaul Porter
1942Manila CallingWalter Jamison
1942Girl TroubleGeorge
1942Thunder BirdsCadet Hackzell
1942Ox-Bow IncidentJoyce
1943Margin for ErrorSaboteurUncredited
1943Hello, Frisco, HelloDick GreenwoodUncredited
1944Men on Her MindJim Lacey
1947The Devil Thumbs a RideJimmy 'Fergie' Ferguson
1947The UnsuspectedSteven Francis Howard(final film role)


  1. Laird, Landon (October 17, 1963). "About Town". The Kansas City Times. Missouri, Kansas City. p. 13 D. Retrieved October 30, 2018 via Newspapers.com.
  2. "Edward J Steinel, "United States Social Security Death Index"". Familysearch. 1975. Retrieved May 3, 2014.
  3. Schallert, Edwin (March 15, 1940). "Wilcox Seeks 'Sally' to Star Anna Neagle". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. p. Part II - 13. Retrieved October 30, 2018 via Newspapers.com.

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