Warner Anderson (March 10, 1911 – August 26, 1976) was an American actor.
Anderson as Matthew Swain in Peyton Place.
|Died||August 26, 1976 65) (aged|
Anderson was born to "a theatrical family" in Brooklyn, New York, March 10, 1911. He was a Republican.
Anderson had a small part in a film in 1915. A contemporary newspaper article about the movie Sunbeam, in which Anderson appeared in 1917, noted, "Warner Anderson is one of the cleverest children in motion pictures." "He made his adult screen debut in This Is the Army in 1943.
Anderson's work on stage included Broadway appearances in Maytime (1917-1918), Happiness (1917-1918), Medea (1920), Within Four Walls (1923), Broken Journey (1942), and Remains to Be Seen (1951-1952).
In the 1940s, Anderson was the announcer for The Bell Telephone Hour.
Anderson starred as Lt. Ben Guthrie in the TV series The Lineup, which ran from 1954-60. In syndication, reruns of The Lineup were broadcast under the title San Francisco Beat. His The Lineup costar was Tom Tully. Anderson played the same role in the 1958 film The Lineup.
He played newspaper publisher Matthew Swain on the TV series Peyton Place. He also served as the narrator at the beginning of each episode. He continued as narrator even after his character was written out of the series.
- The Sunbeam (1916) - Bobby Rutherford
- This Is the Army (1943) - Kate Smith's Announcer (uncredited)
- Destination Tokyo (1943) - Andy
- Objective, Burma! (1945) - Col. J. Carter
- Dangerous Partners (1945) - Miles Kempen
- Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945) - Paul MacMillan
- Week-End at the Waldorf (1945) - Dr. Robert Campbell
- Abbott and Costello in Hollywood (1945) - Norman Royce
- My Reputation (1946) - Frank Everett
- Bad Bascomb (1946) - Luther Mason
- Faithful in My Fashion (1946) - Walter Medcraft
- Three Wise Fools (1946) - The O'Monahan
- The Arnelo Affair (1947) - Det. Sam Leonard
- The Beginning or the End (1947) - Captain William S. Parsons U.S.N.
- Dark Delusion (1947) - Teddy Selkirk
- Song of the Thin Man (1947) - Dr. Monolaw
- High Wall (1947) - Dr. George Poward
- Alias a Gentleman (1948) - Capt. Charlie Lopen
- Tenth Avenue Angel (1948) - Joseph Mills
- Command Decision (1948) - Colonel Earnest Haley
- The Lucky Stiff (1949) - Eddie Britt
- The Doctor and the Girl (1949) - Dr. George Esmond
- Destination Moon (1950) - Dr. Charles Cargraves
- Santa Fe (1951) - Dave Baxter
- Only the Valiant (1951) - Trooper Rutledge
- Go For Broke (1951) - Col. Charles W. Pence
- Bannerline (1951) - Roy
- Detective Story (1951) - Endicott Sims
- The Blue Veil (1951) - Bill Parker
- The Star (1952) - Harry Stone
- The Last Posse (1953) - Robert Emerson
- A Lion Is in the Streets (1953) - Jules Bolduc
- The Yellow Tomahawk (1954) - Major Ives
- The Caine Mutiny (1954) - Capt. Blakely
- Drum Beat (1954) - Gen. Canby
- The Violent Men (1954) - Jim McCloud
- Blackboard Jungle (1955) - Dr. Bradley
- A Lawless Street (1955) - Hamer Thorne
- The Lineup (1958) - Lt. Ben Guthrie
- Armored Command (1961) - Lt. Col. Wilson
- Rio Conchos (1964) - Col. Wagner
- The Bubble (1966) - Doctor (uncredited)
- Peyton Place (1964-1969, TV Series) - Narrator / Matthew Swain
- Bearcats! (1971, TV Series) - Mr. Huddleston
- Aaker, Everett (2006). Encyclopedia of Early Television Crime Fighters. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-6409-8. Pp. 14-16.
- Critchlow, Donald T. (2013). "When Hollywood Was Right: How Movie Stars, Studio Moguls, and Big Business Remade American Politics". Cambridge University Press. Retrieved July 29, 2017.
- "At... The Star". The Daily Chronicle. October 3, 1917. p. 4. Retrieved October 22, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Actor Warner Anderson dies". The Argus. August 28, 1976. p. 11. Retrieved October 23, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Warner Anderson". Playbill Vault. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
- Ranson, Jo (April 22, 1942). "Radio Dial Log". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. p. 18. Retrieved October 23, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Warner Anderson Lives His Role As Police Lieutenant". Ocala Star-Banner. October 24, 1958. p. 3. Retrieved June 5, 2011.
- "Actor dies at age 65". Independent Press-Telegram. August 29, 1976. p. 209. Retrieved October 23, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
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