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Patric Knowles ACTOR


Patric Knowles was born on November 11th, 1911 in Yorkshire, England with the birth name Reginald Lawrence Knowles.  At the age of fourteen he chose to run away from home and pursue a career as an actor.  His family originally hoped for him to work in the family bookbinding business, however Knowles had his own dreams. 

Eventually his family made him come home, however just a couple years later he left again and began to find work as a stage actor.  After gaining a couple years experience in regional theater, Knowles broke into the British film industry.

Some of his early roles included, "Men of Tomorrow" (1932) starring Merle Oberon, Robert Donat, Emlyn Williams and Joan Gardner, "Norah O'Neale" (1934) co-starring Lester Matthews, Nancy Burne and Molly Lamont, "Regal Cavalcade" (1935) starring Marie Lohr, Hermione Baddeley, Owen Nares, Robert Hale, Austin Trevor, James Carew, Edward Chapman and Ronald Shiner and "Abdul the Damned" (1935) starring Nils Asther, Adrienne Ames, George Zucco, Fritz Kortner and John Stuart.  After appearing in the film, "Crown v. Stevens" (1936) with Beatrix Thomson, he was given the chance for a Hollywood Film Contract with Warner Brothers.

Some of his more well known Hollywood roles included, "Give Me Your Heart" (1936) starring Kay Francis, George Brent and Roland Young, The Charge of the Light Brigade" (1936) co-starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, David Niven, Henry Stephenson, Spring Byington, Nigel Bruce, J. Carrol Naish, C. Henry Gordon and Donald Crisp and "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (1938) starring alongside Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains, Alan Hale Sr., Montague Love, Melville Cooper and Eugene Pallette.  He decided he preferred working as a freelance actor and therefore when his contract with Warner Brothers came to an end he continued to work in the industry but did not limit himself to working with one production studio.

Other film credits during this era included, "Five Came Back" (1939), "How Green Was My Valley" (1941) starring with Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Anna Lee, Donald Crisp, Roddy McDowall, Ann Todd, Rhys Williams and Barry Fitzgerald, "The Wolf Man" (1941) also starring Lon Chaney Jr., Claude Rains, Evelyn Ankers, Ralph Bellamy, Bela Lugosi and Maria Ouspenskaya, "Who Done It? "(1942) starring Abbott and Costello, William Gargan, Mary Wickes and William Bendix, "Crazy House" (1943) starring Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Percy Kilbride, Cass Daley, Shemp Howard, Edgar Kennedy, Franklin Pangborn, Billy Gilbert, Richard Lane, Andrew Tombes, Chester Clute, Hans Conried, Allan Jones, Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Robert Paige, Leo Carrillo, Johnny Mack Brown and Andy Devine, "The Bride Wore Boots" (1946),"Of Human Bondage" (1946) starring Paul Henreid , Eleanor Parker, Edmund Gwenn, Janis Page, Henry Stephenson and Alexis Smith.

Along with his film work in the early 1950's he began to turn his focus towards television work and soon was appearing on such series as, "Lights Out", "The Revlon Mirror Theatre", "The Whistler", "Star Stage", "The Millionaire", "Lux Playhouse", "77 Sunset Strip", "Maverick", "Klondike", "Checkmate", "Peter Gunn", "Hawaiian Eye", "Have Gun - Will Travel", "The Jack Benny Program", "The Jim Backus Show', "Gunsmoke", "Wagon Train", "The Barbara Stanwyck Show" and his last television series appearance was in 1971 on, "Marcus Welby, M.D.".

His final film roles were in, "Chisum" (1970) starring John Wayne, Forrest Tucker, Christopher George, Ben Johnson, Glenn Corbett, Geoffrey Duel, Andrew Prine, Bruce Cabot and Richard Jaeckel and "Douglas Whitehead" (1973). 

In addition to his career as an actor, Patric Knowles also was a published author with the novel, "Even Steven".  He married only once to Enid Percival in 1935 and they had two children together and remained married until he passed away on December 23rd, 1995 in Woodland Hills, California after suffering from a brain hemorrhage.


1973         Arnold
1973         Terror in the Wax Museum
1972         The Man 
1971         Marcus Welby, M.D. 
1971         Getting Together
1970         Chisum
1969         D.A.: Murder One
1968         In Enemy Country
1968         The Devil's Brigade
1968         Garrison's Gorillas
1967         Family Affair
1967         The Way Wes
1966         Jericho
1966         Elfego Baca: Six Gun Law
1964         Mickey 
1964         The Rogues
1964         Gunsmoke
1959-1963     Have Gun - Will Travel 
1963         The Jack Benny Program
1960-1962     Hawaiian Eye
1961         Whispering Smith
1961         Peter Gunn
1961         Checkmate
1961         The Islanders
1961         Klondike
1960         The Barbara Stanwyck Show
1960         The Jim Backus Show
1957-1960     Maverick
1959         Tightrope 
1959         77 Sunset Strip 
1957-1959     G.E. True Theater
1959         Wagon Train
1959         Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
1958         Lux Playhouse 
1958         Auntie Mam
1958         From the Earth to the Moon
1958         The Millionaire
1955-1958     Schlitz Playhouse
1957         Band of Angels
1956         Ethel Barrymore Theater
1956         Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers
1951-1956     Lux Video Theatre
1956         The 20th Century-Fox Hour
1956         Star Stage
1955         Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre
1955         The Ford Television Theatre
1955         Studio 57
1955         No Man's Woman
1954-1955     The Whistler
1955         The United States Steel Hour 
1954         Khyber Patrol
1954         World for Ransom
1953         The Revlon Mirror Theater
1953         Flame of Calcutta
1953         Jamaica Run
1953         Robert Montgomery Presents 
1952         Tarzan's Savage Fury
1952         Mutiny
1951         Lights Out
1951         Studio One in Hollywood
1951         Quebec
1951         The Bigelow Theatre
1950         Three Came Home
1949         The Big Steal
1948         Isn't It Romantic?
1948         Dream Girl
1947         Ivy
1946         Monsieur Beaucaire
1946         Of Human Bondage
1946         O.S.S
1946         The Bride Wore Boots
1945         Masquerade in Mexico
1945         Kitty
1944         Pardon My Rhythm
1944         This Is the Life
1944         Chip Off the Old Block
1943         Crazy House
1943         Always a Bridesmaid
1943         All by Myself
1943         Hit the Ice
1943         Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
1943         Forever and a Day
1942         Who Done It?
1942         Sin Town
1942         Lady in a Jam
1942         Mystery of Marie Roget
1942         The Strange Case of Doctor Rx
1941         The Wolf Man
1941         How Green Was My Valley
1940         Anne of Windy Poplars
1940         Women in War
1940         A Bill of Divorcement
1940         Married and in Love
1939         The Honeymoon's Over
1939         Another Thin Man
1939         The Spellbinder
1939         Five Came Back
1939         Beauty for the Asking
1939         Torchy Blane in Chinatown
1938         Heart of the North
1938         Storm Over Bengal
1938         The Sisters
1938         Four's a Crowd
1938         The Adventures of Robin Hood
1938         The Patient in Room 18
1937         Expensive Husbands
1937         It's Love I'm Afte
1936         Irish for Luck
1936         The Charge of the Light Brigade
1936         Give Me Your Heart
1936         Crown v. Stevens
1936         Fair Exchange
1936         The Brown Wallet
1936         Two's Company
1936         Wrath of Jealousy
1935         Mister Hobo
1935         Abdul the Damned
1935         Honours Easy
1935         The Girl in the Crowd
1935         Regal Cavalcade
1935         The Student's Romance
1934         Norah O'Neal
1933         The Poisoned Diamon
1932         Men of Tomorrow

Matinee Classics - Kitty starring Paulette Goddard, Ray Milland, Patric Knowles, Reginald Owen, Cecil Kellaway, Constance Collier, Dennis Hoey, Sara Allgood, Eric Blore, Gordon Richards, Michael Dyne, Edward Norton, Patricia Cameron, Percival Vivian and Mary Gordon
Matinee Classics - Monsieur Beaucaire starring Bob Hope, Joan Caulfield, Patric Knowles, Marjorie Reynolds, Cecil Kellaway, Joseph Schildkraut, Reginald Owen, Constance Collier, Hillary Brooke, Fortunio Bonanova, Douglass Dumbrille and Mary Nash
Matinee Classics - Mutiny starring Angela Lansbury, Mark Stevens, Patric Knowles, Gene Evans, Rhys Williams, Robert Osterloh, Peter Brocco, Emerson Treacy and Morris Ankrum
Matinee Classics - The Devil's Brigade starring William Holden, Cliff Robertson, Vince Edwards, Andrew Prine, Jeremy Slate, Claude Akins, Jack Watson, Richard Jaeckel, Richard Dawson, Tom Troupe, Luke Askew, Harry Carey Jr., Michael Rennie, Carroll O'Connor, Dana Andrews, Gretchen Wyler, Paul Hornung, Patric Knowles, Wilhelm von Homburg, Gene Fullmer, Maggie Thrett, James Craig, Donald Ein and Dick Simmons
Matinee Classics - Tarzan's Savage Fury starring Lex Barker, Dorothy Hart, Patric Knowles, Charles Korvin and Tommy Carlton
Matinee Classics - The Adventures of Robin Hood starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains, Patric Knowles, Eugene Pallette, Alan Hale Sr., Melville Cooper, Ian Hunter, Una O'Connor, Herbert Mundin, Montague Love, Leonard Willey, Robert Noble and Kenneth Hunter
Matinee Classics - The Charge of the Light Brigade starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Patric Knowles, C. Henry Gordon, David Niven, Nigel Bruce, Spring Byington, Donald Crisp, Henry Stephenson, G. P. Huntley, E. E. Clive, Robert Barrat, J. Carrol Naish, Walter Holbrook, Princess Baigum, Charles Sedgwick, Scotty Beckett, George Regas and Helen Sanborn

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