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Actor John Qualen

John Qualen

  • Birth name:

    Johan Mandt Kvalen

  • Date of Birth:

    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

  • Height:

    5' 7" (1.70 m)

Biography:

One of the best and most familiar character actors of the first four decades of sound films, although few who knew his face also knew his name. John Qualen was born in Canada to Norwegian parents. His father was a minister. The family moved to the United States and Qualen (whose real name was Kvalen) grew up in Elgin, Illinois. He won an oratory contest and was given a scholarship to Northwestern University. His interest in acting was piqued there, and he began appearing in tent shows on the Lyceum-Chaut... more

John Qualen Filmography

Aсtor (46)

Movie

Year

Movie Firecreek Firecreek

as Hall

1968
Movie The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin

as Barber (uncredited)

1967
Movie A Big Hand for the Little Lady A Big Hand for the Little Lady

as Jesse Buford

1966
Movie A Patch of Blue A Patch of Blue

as Mr. Faber

1965
Movie Cheyenne Autumn Cheyenne Autumn

as Svenson (uncredited)

1964
Movie 7 Faces of Dr. Lao 7 Faces of Dr. Lao

as Luther Lindquist

1964
Movie Donovan's Reef Donovan's Reef

as Deck hand who cries "Man Overboard" (uncredited)

1963
Movie The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

as Peter Ericson

1962
Movie North to Alaska North to Alaska

as Logger Judge

1960
Movie Elmer Gantry Elmer Gantry

as Sam - Storekeeper

1960
Movie Anatomy of a Murder Anatomy of a Murder

as Deputy Sheriff Sulo

1959
Movie The Searchers The Searchers

as Lars Jorgensen

1956
Movie The High and the Mighty The High and the Mighty

as Jose Locota

1954
Movie The Student Prince The Student Prince

as Prof. Willie Klauber

1954
Movie I, the Jury I, the Jury

as Dr. R.H. Vickers, Veterinarian

1953
Movie Hans Christian Andersen Hans Christian Andersen

as Burgomaster

1953
Movie Francis Covers the Big Town Francis Covers the Big Town

as Defense Attorney Cavendish (uncredited)

1953
Movie The Jackpot The Jackpot

as Mr. Ferguson (uncredited)

1950
Movie Adventure Adventure

as Model T

1945
Movie Captain Kidd Captain Kidd

as Bart Blivens

1945
Movie Dark Waters Dark Waters

as Uncle Norbert

1944
Movie Arabian Nights Arabian Nights

as Aladdin

1942
Movie Casablanca Casablanca

as Berger

1942
Movie Out of the Fog Out of the Fog

as Olaf Johnson

1941
Movie The Long Voyage Home The Long Voyage Home

as Axel

1940
Movie Knute Rockne All American Knute Rockne All American

as Lars Knutson Rockne

1940
Movie Angels Over Broadway Angels Over Broadway

as Charles Engle

1940
Movie Blondie on a Budget Blondie on a Budget

as Mr. Ed Fuddle

1940
Movie The Grapes of Wrath The Grapes of Wrath

as Muley

1940
Movie His Girl Friday His Girl Friday

as Earl Williams

1940
Movie The Mad Miss Manton The Mad Miss Manton

as Subway Watchman

1938
Movie Wife vs. Secretary Wife vs. Secretary

as Mr. Jenkins (uncredited)

1936
Movie Charlie Chan in Paris Charlie Chan in Paris

as Concierge, Dufresne's Hotel (bit)

1935
Movie Upperworld Upperworld

as Chris, the Janitor

1934
Movie Arrowsmith Arrowsmith

as Henry Novak

1931
Movie The Streets of San Francisco The Streets of San Francisco

as Frank Casey

1973
Movie The Partridge Family The Partridge Family

as The Old Man

1972
Movie The Odd Couple The Odd Couple

as Sam

1971
Movie Green Acres Green Acres

as Willie Dunhill

1970
Movie I Spy I Spy

as Hannos

1967
Movie Hazel Hazel

as Mr. Johansson

1966
Movie My Favorite Martian My Favorite Martian

as Matt, Security Guard

1964
Movie The Andy Griffith Show The Andy Griffith Show

as Henry Bennett

1962
Movie Maverick Maverick

as Henry Albright

1961
Movie Mister Ed Mister Ed

as Milo Simmons

1961
Movie Thriller Thriller

as Streetcar Conductor

1961
Movie Alfred Hitchcock Presents Alfred Hitchcock Presents

as Elmer Shore

1956