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Eddie Quillan ACTOR


Eddie Quillan was born on March 31st, 1907 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with the birth name Edward Quillan, born to Joseph and Sarah Quillan.  Both of his parents were well known vaudeville performers and at the young age of seven he began performing in vaudeville along with his one sister and three brothers in an act they called, "The Rising Generation".   

Later Quillan without his siblings was chosen by Mack Sennett to work on the short film, "A Love Sundae" (1926) starring alongside Alice Day, Danny O'Shea and Ruth Taylor.  This followed with over twenty more short films with Sennett during his course of his career some of which included, "Alice Be Good" (1926) starring with Alice Day, Ruth Taylor and Joseph Young, "The College Kiddo" (1927) also starring Madeline Hurlock, Barney Hellum and Ruth Taylor, "Ain't Nature Grand" (1927) and "Red Hot Bullets" (1927) with George Davis.

Soon he found work as a freelance actor adding more film credits to his resume such as, "The Godless Girl" (1929) co-starring Lina Basquette, Marie Provost, Tom Keene and Noah Beery Sr., "The Sophomore" (1929) co-starring Sally O'Neill, Jeanette Loff and Stanley Smith, "Big Money" (1930) co-starring Robert Armstrong, James Gleason, Lucien Littlefield and Lucille Ward, "Girl Crazy" (1932) starring Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Arline Judge, Dorothy Lee and Stanley Fields, "Mutiny on the Bounty" (1935) starring Clark Gable, Charles Laughton, Franchot Tone, Henry Stephenson, Spring Byington, Stanley Fields, with James Cagney and David Niven as uncredited extras, "Young Mr. Lincoln" (1939) starring Henry Fonda, Alice Brady, Richard Cromwell and Ward Bond, "Allegheny Uprising" (1939) starring John Wayne, Diana Claire Trevor, George Sanders, Brian Donlevy, Wilfrid Lawson, Robert Barrat, Moroni Olson and Chill Wills and "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940) starring Henry Fonda, John Carradine, Jane Darwell, Shirley Mills, John Qualen, Charley Grapewin, Darryl Hickman, Ward Bond and Eddie Waller.

Although he was staying busy in Hollywood, the roles he was receiving were not to the level of caliber he had hoped to achieve as an actor.  He remained taking on more film roles in mostly 'B' pictures such as, "Brigadoon" (1954) starring Gene Kelly, Van Johnson and Cyd Charisse, "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken" (1966) starring Don Knotts, Joan Staley, Liam Redmond, Dick Sargent, Lurene Tuttle and Skip Homeier, "Angel in My Pocket" (1969) starring Andy Griffith, Lee Meriwether, Jerry Van Dyke, Kay Medford, Henry Jones, Edgar Buchanan, Elena Verdugo and Gary Collins, "The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again" (1970) starring Walter Brennan, Fred Astaire, Parley Baer, Walter Burke, Edgar Buchanan, Andy Devine, Chill Wills, Lana Wood and Burt Mustin and "How to Frame a Figg" (1971) starring Don Knotts, Joe Flynn and Yvonne Craig.

In addition to his film work he did work quite a bit as a television actor appearing on the series, "77 Sunset Strip", "The Texan", "The Real McCoys", "The Lucy Show", "Mister Ed", "Death Valley Days", "Police Story", "Baretta", "Little House on the Prairie", "Highway to Heaven", "The Bob Cummings Show", "Checkmate", "Bonanza", "Petticoat Junction", "Richard Diamond, Private Detective", "Lock Up", "Here's Lucy", "Burke's Law", "Hennesey", "The Rifleman" and "Matlock".

Eddie Quillan never married nor had any children of his own.  On July 19th, 1990 Quillan passed away from cancer in Burbank, California and his remains buried at the San Fernando Mission Cemetery.  


1987         Matlock 
1986         The A-Team
1984-1986     Highway to Heaven 
1986         Moonlighting 
1985         Hell Town 
1985         Hell Town 
1985         Hardcastle and McCormick
1977-1983     Little House on the Prairie 
1982         Father Murphy 
1982         Here's Boomer 
1980         For the Love of It 
1980         The Jeffersons 
1979         ABC Afterschool Specials 
1979         Kaz
1979         The Darker Side of Terror 
1978         Baretta
1978         Mr. Too Little
1977         Mad Bull
1977         Police Woman
1977         The Banana Company 
1973-1977     Police Story 
1977         Chico and the Man 
1976         The Streets of San Francisco
1975         Harry and Maggie
1975         Lucas Tanner
1973-1975     Mannix
1975         The Strongest Man in the World
1971-1974     Gunsmoke 
1974         Melvin Purvis G-MAN
1970-1974     Here's Lucy 
1974         Hitchhike! 
1973         Griff 
1973         She Lives! 
1973         Incident on a Dark Street 
1972         The Judge and Jake Wyler 
1972         Now You See Him, Now You Don't
1972         The F.B.I.
1972         The Jimmy Stewart Show
1972         Columbo 
1972         Adam-12
1972         Me and the Chimp 
1971         Nichols
1971         Love, American Style
1971         How to Frame a Figg
1970         The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again
1968-1970     Julia
1970         The Mod Squad
1966-1970     Daniel Boone
1969         Hello, Dolly!
1969         Angel in My Pocket
1969         The Virginian
1967-1969     The Wild Wild West
1967-1969     The Guns of Will Sonnett 
1968         The Good Guys 
1968         Did You Hear the One About the Traveling Saleslady?
1968         The Shakiest Gun in the West
1967-1968     Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
1968         The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz
1967         The Big Valley 
1967         Cimarron Strip 
1967         A Guide for the Married Man
1967         Eight on the Lam
1967         It's About Time
1967         Batman
1967         The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
1961-1966     Perry Mason
1966         Frankie and Johnny
1964-1966     The Addams Family 
1966         The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
1965         The Andy Griffith Show
1962-1965     The Lucy Show 
1965         Vacation Playhouse
1965         The Bounty Killer
1965         Zebra in the Kitchen
1964-1965     Burke's Law 
1964         Valentine's Day
1964         The Bill Dana Show 
1964         No Time for Sergeants 
1964         Advance to the Rear
1963-1964     Petticoat Junction 
1964         Viva Las Vegas
1963         Move Over, Darling
1963         Take Her, She's Mine
1963         Gunfight at Comanche Creek
1963         Glynis
1963         Hazel 
1963         Promises! Promises!
1963         Summer Magic
1963         Come Blow Your Horn
1963         Papa's Delicate Condition
1963         McHale's Navy
1962         Who's Got the Action?
1962         The Rifleman
1962         Bonanza 
1962         Checkmate
1962         My Three Sons 
1962         Pete and Gladys 
1962         Hennesey
1961         Mister Ed
1961         87th Precinct
1961         Death Valley Days 
1961         The Ladies Man
1961         Surfside 6
1961         The Jack Benny Program
1960         Lock Up
1960         The Dennis O'Keefe Show
1958-1960     The Real McCoys 
1960         77 Sunset Strip 
1959         The Alaskans 
1959         Law of the Plainsman
1959         The Texan
1958         The Bob Cummings Show
1958         Richard Diamond, Private Detective 
1956         Come on Seven 
1955         He Took a Powder 
1955         Nobody's Home 
1955         His Pest Friend
1954         Brigadoon
1954         Doggie in the Bedroom
1953         He Popped His Pistol
1952         Strop, Look and Listen
1952         Heebie Gee-Gees 
1952         A Fool and His Honey
1951         Fun on the Run
1951         He Flew the Shrew 
1950         House About It
1950         Sideshow
1949         Let Down Your Aerial
1948         Parlor, Bedroom and Wrath
1948         Crabbin' in the Cabin
1948         A-Hunting They Did Go
1946         A Guy Could Change
1945         Sensation Hunters
1945         Jungle Raiders
1945         Song of the Sarong
1945         Jungle Queen
1944         The Mystery of the Riverboat
1944         Dark Mountain
1944         Moonlight and Cactus
1944         Dixie Jamboree
1944         Twilight on the Prairie
1944         Slightly Terrific
1944         This Is the Life
1944         Hi, Good Lookin'!
1944         Strange Confession
1943         Hi'ya, Sailor
1943         Here Comes Kelly
1943         Melody Parade
1943         Alaska Highway
1943         Follow the Band
1943         It Ain't Hay
1942         Priorities on Parade
1942         Kid Glove Killer
1941         Flying Blind
1941         Too Many Blondes
1941         The Flame of New Orleans
1941         Six Lessons from Madame La Zonga
1941         Where Did You Get That Girl?
1940         Dark Streets of Cairo
1940         Dancing on a Dime
1940         Margie
1940         La Conga Nights
1940         The Grapes of Wrath
1939         Allegheny Uprising
1939         Hawaiian Nights
1939         Young Mr. Lincoln
1939         The Flying Irishman
1939         The Family Next Door
1939         Made for Each Other
1938         Swing, Sister, Swing
1937         Big City
1937         London by Night
1936         The Mandarin Mystery
1936         The Gentleman from Louisiana
1935         Mutiny on the Bounty
1934         Gridiron Flash
1934         Hollywood Party
1933         Meet the Baron
1933         Broadway to Hollywood
1933         Strictly Personal
1932         Girl Crazy
1931         The Big Shot
1931         The Tip-Off
1931         Sweepstakes
1931         Stout Hearts and Willing Hands
1930         Big Money
1930         Night Work
1929         The Sophomore
1929         The Godless Girl
1929         Noisy Neighbors
1929         Geraldine
1928         Show Folks
1928         A Little Bit of Everything
1927         Love in a Police Station
1927         Red Hot Bullets
1927         The Bull Fighter
1927         Ain't Nature Grand
1927         For Sale, a Bungalow
1927         The Golf Nut
1927         The College Kiddo
1927         Catalina, Here I Come
1927         The Plumber's Daughter
1927         Pass the Dumplings
1926         Kitty from Killarney
1926         Hesitating Horses
1926         Should Husbands Marry?
1926         The Perils of Petersboro
1926         Her Actor Friend
1926         Alice Be Good
1926         Puppy Lovetime
1926         The Ghost of Folly
1926         A Love Sundae 

Matinee Classics - Made for Each Other starring James Stewart, Carole Lombard, Charles Coburn, Lucile Watson, Alma Kruger, Esther Dale, Ward Bond, Eddie Quillan, Donald Briggs, Harry Davenport, Russell Hopton and Louise Beavers
Matinee Classics - Mutiny on the Bounty starring Charles Laughton, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, Herbert Mundin, Eddie Quillan, Dudley Digges, Donald Crisp, Henry Stephenson, Francis Lister, Spring Byington, Movita, Mamo Clark, Byron Russell, Percy Waram, David Torrence, John Harrington, Douglas Walton, Ian Wolfe, DeWitt Jennings, Ivan F. Simpson, Vernon Downing, Bill Bambridge, Marion Clayton Anderson, Stanley Fields, Wallis Clark, Crauford Kent, Pat Flaherty, Alec Craig, Charles Irwin, James Cag
Matinee Classics - The Grapes of Wrath starring Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin, Zeffie Tilbury, Frank Darien, Dorris Bowdon, Frank Sully, Darryl Hickman, Shirley Mills, Eddie Quillan, John Qualen, Roger Imhof, Grant Mitchell, Charles D. Brown, John Arledge, Ward Bond and Eddie Waller
Matinee Classics - The Grapes of Wrath starring Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin, Zeffie Tilbury, Frank Darien, Dorris Bowdon, Frank Sully, Darryl Hickman, Shirley Mills, Eddie Quillan, John Qualen, Roger Imhof, Grant Mitchell, Charles D. Brown, John Arledge, Ward Bond and Eddie Waller
Matinee Classics - The Grapes of Wrath starring Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin, Zeffie Tilbury, Frank Darien, Dorris Bowdon, Frank Sully, Darryl Hickman, Shirley Mills, Eddie Quillan, John Qualen, Roger Imhof, Grant Mitchell, Charles D. Brown, John Arledge, Ward Bond and Eddie Waller

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