Ward Wood

Ward Wood (April 8, 1924 – November 3, 2001), was an American actor and television writer. Wood was probably best known for his recurring role as police Lt. Art Malcolm in the TV series Mannix from 1968 to 1975.[1]

Ward Wood
Robert Ward Wood

(1924-04-08)April 8, 1924
DiedNovember 3, 2001(2001-11-03) (aged 77)
Years active1943–1982

Born in Los Angeles, California, he broke into acting in 1943, but very quickly took a hiatus to enlist as a Marine in World War II to avenge the death of his brother Charles, who was also an actor and also a Marine, after Charles was killed in action in the Pacific.[2] After the war, Ward Wood returned to acting in 1947, and was active until the early 1980s.



Year Title Role Notes
1943 Air Force Radio Operator
1943 We've Never Been Licked Student Uncredited
1943 Adventures of the Flying Cadets Cadet Scrapper McKay
1947 Ramrod Link Thomas
1948 Whispering Smith Leroy Barton
1948 The Far Frontier Border Patrol Officer Uncredited
1948 Wake of the Red Witch Young Sailor Uncredited
1949 Battleground Replacement Uncredited
1949 Samson and Delilah Uncredited
1950 Kill the Umpire Interne Uncredited
1950 Union Station Patrolman Uncredited
1950 Redwood Forest Trail Henchman Matt Mason
1951 Go for Broke! First Gunner Uncredited
1951 Ten Tall Men Armed Riff Uncredited
1952 The Bushwackers Second Henchman
1952 Bugles in the Afternoon Cowpoke Uncredited
1952 Carbine Williams Prisoner Uncredited
1952 Fearless Fagan MP at Gate Uncredited
1952 Above and Beyond Talkative Sergeant Uncredited
1954 Riot in Cell Block 11 Bacon Uncredited
1954 Return from the Sea Clarke
1955 Shotgun Ed
1956 The Proud and Profane Sgt. Chester Peckinpaugh Uncredited
1956 The Best Things in Life Are Free Henchman Uncredited
1957 Jeanne Eagels Police Sergeant Uncredited
1965 The Money Trap Man in Bar Uncredited
1972 The Loners Sheriff
1975 Posse from Heaven Gabriel Also writer and producer


Year Title Role Notes
1951 The Cisco Kid Henchman Terry 2 episodes
1951–1952 Space Patrol Harris / Phelps / Farlon 3 episodes
1954 General Electric Theater Second Explorer Episode: "High Green Wall"
1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse Barney Episode: "Girl in Distress"
1954 Studio 57 Ted Episode: "Fish Widow"
1956 My Friend Flicka Buck Minifree Episode: "The Medicine Man"
1956 Highway Patrol Second Kidnapper Episode: "Kidnap Copter"
1956 Broken Arrow Chuck Episode: "Passage Deferred"
1957 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin Otonah Episode: "The Warrior's Promise"
1957 Official Detective Reynolds Episode: "The Deserted House"
1957 Tales of the Texas Rangers Rackim Episode: "The Kid from Amarillo"
1957 Telephone Time Episode: "Sam Houston's Decision"
1957–1958 The Silent Service Green / Quartermaster 3rd Class Russo / Lt. Ted Swain 3 episodes
1957–1968 Gunsmoke Bates / Parker 2 episodes
1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Police Sgt. McBaine Episode: "Fatal Figures"
1958 Steve Canyon Brad Bradshaw Episode: "Operation Zero Launch"
1958 Union Pacific Wyler Episode: "The Challenger"
1958–1959 Tales of Wells Fargo Bob Caine / Nate, Outlaw 2 episodes
1958–1959 M Squad Detective Gus Simmons / Police Sgt. Petrie 2 episodes
1959 Mackenzie's Raiders Chief Red Wing Episode: "Long Ride Home"
1959 Have Gun – Will Travel Tom Bland / Hank Slade 2 episodes
1959 The Joseph Cotten Show Second Explorer Episode: "High Green Wall"
1959 Tightrope! Collector Episode: "The Casino"
1963 Ripcord Commander Condon Episode: "Semper Paratus Any Time"
1963 Arrest and Trial Spike Keeler Episode: "The Witnesses"
1964 The Great Adventure Edwin Coppock Episode: "The Night Raiders"
1964 The Twilight Zone Man Episode: "I Am the Night—Color Me Black"
1964–1965 Ben Casey Dooley / Man / Dr. Taylor 3 episodes
1966 Preview Tonight Chief Alex Jacobs Episode: "Pursue and Destroy"
1966 Felony Squad Father Mason Episode: "A Walk to Oblivion"
1967 The Danny Thomas Hour Captain Bolger Episode: "The Enemy"
1968 Get Smart Busby Episode: "Closely Watched Planes"
1968–1975 Mannix Lt. Art Malcolm / Lt. Kramer / Lt. Collins 75 episodes
1972 Cannon Grady Episode: "Blood on the Vine"
1976 The Blue Knight Officer Walker Episode: "A Slower Beat"
1976 Charlie's Angels Cooley Episode: "Consenting Adults"
1977 The Streets of San Francisco Gordon Dillworth Episode: "Interlude"
1977 Kojak Bob Lawrence Episode: "Letters of Death"
1982 Dangerous Company Doctor Television film


  1. Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company. pp. 653–54. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.
  2. Death In Pacific Came -- Not to Actor, But to Brother, retrieved June 21, 2014

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