Pierre Watkin

Pierre Watkin
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Pierre Frank Watkin (December 29, 1889 – February 3, 1960) was an American character actor in many films, serials, and television series from the 1930s through the 1950s, especially westerns. He is perhaps best remembered for being the father of Eleanor Twitchell, the lady who captures Lou Gehrig's heart in Pride of the Yankees (1942) Watkin was born in Sioux City, Iowa. In the 1920s, he had his own theatrical troupe, the Pierre Watkin Players. In 1927, the group moved its headquarters from Sioux Falls to Lincoln, Nebraska. Watkin portrayed Perry White in both of the Superman serials of the late 1940s, which starred Kirk Alyn as the title character and Noel Neill as Lois Lane. Watkin played a few different characters in the television series Adventures of Superman, in which John Hamilton played Perry White. He was set to reprise his role as the editor of The Daily Planet in a revival of the series in 1959, as Hamilton had died in the interim since the cancellation of the original series. However, series star George Reeves also died in the summer of 1959, and those plans ended. Watkin himself died six months later. He also cast in 1955 in the episode "Joey and the Gypsies" of the NBC children's western series Fury. Watkin guest starred in the CBS western series Brave Eagle. He was cast twice each on the ABC/Warner Brothers series, Cheyenne (as Harvey Sinclair in "The Law Man") and Annie Oakley (as the Reverend Mills in the 1956 episode "The Reckless Press"). In 1958, Watkin portrayed Dr. Breen of Samaritan Hospital in the episode "San Francisco Story" of Rex Allen's syndicated western series, Frontier Doctor. During the first season of CBS's Perry Mason from 1957 to 1958, Watkin appeared in three episodes as Judge Keetley. He was also cast during the 1950s on The Range Rider, Tales of the Texas Rangers, in three episodes of the western aviation adventure series Sky King, and five times on The Jack Benny Program. Watkin played the part of Colonel Duncan in the 1958 episode "Decoy" of the ABC/Warner Brothers western series Colt .45.
Name Pierre Watkin
Also Known As Pierre Frank Watkin, Pierre F. Watkin, Pierre Watkins
Birthday 1889-12-29
Deathday 1960-02-03
Gender Male
IMDB Pierre Watkin profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Sioux City, Iowa, USA
As: Simon Rand, Attorney
1948-04-07
The Hunted...
As: Marcus Pett
1945-05-23
Three's a Crowd...
As: Frank Randall
1944-09-23
Shadow of Suspicion...
As: Kennedy
1937-01-11
Larceny on the Air...
As: Frank Lane
1947-09-30
The Wild Frontier...
As: Phineas Krager - Lan
1941-10-17
Jesse James at Bay...
As: Clinton Crane
1948-10-07
The Strange Mrs. Cra...
As: Craig Jordan
1945-09-27
Apology for Murder...
As: District Attorney
1944-11-10
End of the Road...
As: Perry White
1950-07-20
Atom Man vs Superman...
As: Randolph Lane
1942-03-11
Heart of the Rio Gra...
As: Police Commissioner
1946-08-17
The Missing Lady...
As: Police Commissioner
1946-02-16
The Shadow Returns...
As: Mr. Grayson
1936-11-08
Country Gentlemen...
As: Perry White
1948-07-15
Superman...
As: Roger Hammond
1939-08-06
Wall Street Cowboy...
As: G.B. Barton
1946-02-28
I Ring Doorbells...
As: Prof. Salisbury
1947-12-18
Brick Bradford...
As: Arnold Ramsey
1946-03-07
Murder Is My Busines...
As: Rand Malloy
1950-03-12
Over the Border...
As: Capt. Davis
1941-06-05
Naval Academy...
As: Ralph Borden
1947-05-09
Violence...
As: Charles S. Howard
1949-11-12
The Story of Seabisc...
As: George Caldwell
1955-12-14
Sudden Danger...
As: Dr. Steinmeyer
1937-07-21
Paradise Isle...
As: Police Commissioner
1946-05-25
Behind the Mask...
As: William 'Bill' Reard
1937-03-22
Bill Cracks Down...
As: Unknown
1953-05-16
Superman...
As: Jigger
1938-11-02
Illegal Traffic...
As: Mr. Harper
1938-10-12
The Lady Objects...
As: British Agent Z
1943-01-01
How to Operate Behin...
As: Unknown
1958-08-01
The Challenge of Rin...
As: Middlesex
1941-06-06
For Beauty's Sake...
As: Robert E. Lee
1937-02-20
Under Southern Stars...
As: USS Taroe Commander
1937-02-19
Sea Devils...
As: J. B. Hawley
1937-04-26
The Hit Parade...
As: Arthur Cameron
1950-09-18
Redwood Forest Trail...
As: Roger Leland
1936-08-14
The Gentleman from L...
As: Submarine Commander
1937-01-24
Devil's Playground...
As: George Wharton
1941-05-13
She Knew All the Ans...
As: Boss Crogan
1940-12-24
The Green Hornet Str...
As: Gordon MacKnight
1950-09-25
Sunset in the West...
As: George B. Hills
1951-05-15
In Old Amarillo...
As: Grant Neeley
1942-10-29
Stand By All Network...
As: P.S. Van Loon
1946-02-22
Little Giant...
As: Dr. Peterson
1956-08-04
Thunder Over Arizona...
As: Magistrate Jeffries
1951-01-05
Two Lost Worlds...
As: John Carter
1945-08-18
Divorce...
As: J.H. King
1940-09-01
Five Little Peppers ...
As: T.D. Hendricks
1948-10-15
An Innocent Affair...
As: Attorney Peter Winsl
1938-02-07
Midnight Intruder...
As: Mr. Ketterling
1938-04-20
There's Always a Wom...
As: Gordon Faraday
1937-10-22
Breakfast for Two...
As: Dr. Gardiner
1945-09-13
I Love a Bandleader...
As: Colonel Wilson
1939-04-14
They Made Her a Spy...
As: Carter (as Pierre Wa
1948-05-28
The Counterfeiters...
As: Miller
1937-07-18
The Californian...
As: Mr. Hamilton (as Pie
1950-01-28
Radar Secret Service...
As: Jason Conroy
1953-07-30
The Stranger Wore a ...
As: J.B. Henderson
1945-12-14
Follow That Woman...
As: Col. C.B. Clarke
1938-03-18
State Police...
As: Colonel
1949-01-01
Siren of Atlantis...
As: Mr. W.H. Sims
1940-08-09
I Love You Again...
As: Mayor Bremer
1955-07-01
Creature with the At...
As: Hayden's Lawyer
1944-11-10
Dead Man's Eyes...
As: Albert Martin
1939-12-29
The Great Victor Her...
As: Mr. Joseph Anderson
1941-01-23
Life with Henry...
As: Richard Moresby
1947-08-16
The Red Stallion...
As: Charlie Davis
1945-05-10
The Phantom Speaks...
As: District Attorney
1936-02-14
It Had to Happen...
As: C. W. Sloan
1948-10-30
Incident...
As: Dr. Fearson
1937-04-16
Internes Can't Take ...
As: Sen. Hodges
1944-09-15
Atlantic City...
As: Amos Norton
1941-06-19
Nevada City...
As: Airline President
1948-01-23
Mary Lou...
As: Judge Wesley Armstro
1948-07-11
The Shanghai Chest...
As: District Attorney
1946-02-16
The Madonna's Secret...
As: J.H. King
1940-06-30
Out West with the Pe...
As: Mr. Wondel
1938-10-07
Mr. Doodle Kicks Off...
As: Gov. Claiborne
1950-10-25
Last of the Buccanee...
As: Dr. Meredith
1944-06-01
Jungle Woman...
As: Mr. Nacelle
1938-12-24
There's That Woman A...
As: Capt. Jacobs
1945-02-24
Docks of New York...
As: District Attorney Wa
1945-03-31
Strange Illusion...
As: George Sheffield
1935-12-25
Dangerous...
As: Matt McDonald
1936-05-25
Counterfeit...
As: Col. White
1939-11-26
Geronimo...
As: P.T. Hilton
1946-09-06
Swamp Fire...
As: Dr. Booth
1937-02-20
Green Light...
As: Barton
1939-01-21
Off the Record...
As: Browne
1937-05-22
The Go-Getter...
As: Joel Nixon
1945-07-25
Over 21...
As: Dr. John Crane
1944-05-25
Ladies of Washington...
As: Grover Blaine McHenr
1942-03-01
Nazi Agent...
As: Governor
1937-08-29
The Man Who Cried Wo...
As: Frank Conroy
1941-05-29
Adventure in Washing...
As: Governor
1937-04-24
Mountain Justice...
As: Abernathy
1939-03-03
Risky Business...
As: Capt. Wharton
1939-03-10
The Spirit of Culver...
As: Colonel
1948-07-30
Fighting Back...
As: Mr. Skinner
1940-11-29
The Bank Dick...
As: Winslow
1939-01-10
The Mysterious Miss ...
As: Herbert Bond
1944-05-01
Bermuda Mystery...
As: Vice President Beitl
1947-11-12
Her Husband's Affair...
As: Ed J. Winston
1954-06-25
Johnny Dark...
As: Head Marshal
1952-06-20
Thundering Caravans...
As: Mr. Twitchell
1942-07-14
The Pride of the Yan...
As: Dist. Atty. Philips
1939-03-17
King of Chinatown...
As: Dean Williamson
1944-06-23
South of Dixie...
As: Doctor
1942-12-01
Whistling in Dixie...
As: Ben Egan
1940-06-07
The Saint Takes Over...
As: Mr. Hamilton
1950-12-01
The Second Face...
As: Mr. Robert Chanler
1938-10-14
Young Dr. Kildare...
As: Mr. Alfred Simpson
1938-09-30
Girls' School...
As: Hotel Manager
1939-10-05
Everything's on Ice...
As: Major
1950-05-18
Rock Island Trail...
As: Mr. Beaumont, Tracti
1938-07-29
The Chaser...
As: Carmichael
1937-10-08
Stage Door...
As: Henry V. Adams
1939-03-21
Society Lawyer...
As: Samuel C. Long
1950-05-26
The Big Hangover...
As: Hartley Naughton
1946-02-25
Claudia and David...
As: Dr. Fletcher
1945-07-15
Mr. Muggs Rides Agai...
As: Barton
1937-07-15
Ever Since Eve...
As: Col. Wayburn
1941-10-10
Great Guns...
As: Mr. Lee
1940-11-18
Father Is A Prince...
As: Dr. Moss
1957-06-02
Spook Chasers...
As: Thomas A. White
1936-12-19
King of Hockey...
As: Wexton Geary
1945-12-25
Dakota...
As: Mr. Coswell
1955-07-07
Lay That Rifle Down...
As: Gov. Huffington
1946-09-06
High School Hero...
As: Crothers
1941-11-18
Ellery Queen and the...
As: Ned Hilton
1953-06-04
The Lost Planet...
As: George Murkil
1938-04-01
Tip-Off Girls...
As: Chief of the Secret
1939-03-04
Secret Service of th...
As: Capt. March
1939-02-11
Wings of the Navy...
As: McMillan
1956-05-03
The Maverick Queen...
As: Gov. Rutledge
1943-10-26
The Chance of a Life...
As: John Markham
1942-04-01
Obliging Young Lady...
As: Lewis
1954-08-03
About Mrs. Leslie...
As: Carlton Williams
1941-10-02
Buy Me That Town...
As: Dr. Harlan Johnson
1945-08-15
Secrets of a Sororit...
As: Hobbs
1936-11-08
Love Letters of a St...
As: Sen. Barnes
1939-10-19
Mr. Smith Goes to Wa...
As: Judge
1943-10-01
Swing Shift Maisie...
As: Hammett
1941-03-12
Meet John Doe...
As: American Consul
1940-08-09
Captain Caution...
As: General
1937-07-03
The Singing Marine...
As: H.J. Conrad
1937-01-24
She's Dangerous...
As: District Attorney
1939-01-14
King of the Underwor...
As: Confederate Officer
1951-09-13
Mysterious Island...
As: Mr. Barnes
1936-06-26
Bunker Bean...
As: Mr. Buckley
1945-12-28
Adventure...
As: Lawyer Stagoff (uncr
1937-08-19
Confession...
As: Mr. Stark - the Brid
1937-01-22
Dangerous Number...
As: Mr. Benson
1941-07-02
Cracked Nuts...
As: City Editor
1936-01-10
Two in the Dark...
As: Victor Stockton
1939-02-17
Fast and Loose...
As: Cranston
1949-02-11
Miss Mink of 1949...
As: President of the Cou
1940-06-06
Earthbound...
As: Mr. Robert Chandler
1940-11-29
Dr. Kildare's Crisis...
As: B.K. Whitacre
1938-08-27
Boy Meets Girl...
As: The College Chancell
1936-10-09
The Big Game...
As: Andrew Norris
1936-12-04
Wanted: Jane Turner...
As: First-Nighter
1940-09-14
No Time for Comedy...
As: Charlie - Phyllis's
1940-09-13
Hired Wife...
As: Uncle John
1940-08-28
Rhythm on the River...
As: Doctor
1943-09-04
Fired Wife...
As: Sen. Carson
1938-03-11
Dangerous to Know...
As: Prison Official (unc
1947-04-11
Monsieur Verdoux...
As: Mr. Carter
1938-02-25
Arsene Lupin Returns...
As: Arthur Cedar (uncred
1936-04-12
Mr. Deeds Goes to To...
As: Mr. Storm - Prosecut
1938-10-22
Girls on Probation...
As: John Nelson Davis
1938-08-08
Smashing the Rackets...
As: Publicity Man (uncre
1949-02-02
Slightly French...
As: Morgan Wycott
1940-03-22
Road to Singapore...
As: Straker
1940-10-26
Mystery Sea Raider...
As: Mr. Caldwell
1939-11-08
Rulers of the Sea...
As: Admiral
1943-08-19
Destroyer...
As: Commissioner at Hear
1940-10-05
Knute Rockne All Ame...
As: Ambrose
1943-08-13
Du Barry Was a Lady...
As: Prosecutor
1943-10-08
Crazy House...
As: Attorney to Kirby (u
1938-08-23
You Can't Take It wi...
As: Naval Attache
1943-05-22
Mission to Moscow...
As: Unknown
1954-10-04
December Bride...
As: Unknown
1951-12-16
Dragnet...
As: Unknown
1955-10-02
Alfred Hitchcock Pre...
As: Unknown
1955-10-03
Highway Patrol...
As: Unknown
1950-10-02
Lux Video Theatre...
As: Unknown
1952-09-19
Adventures of Superm...
As: Unknown
1951-04-15
The Adventures of Wi...
As: Unknown
1951-08-11
The Adventures of Ki...
As: Unknown
1952-10-01
Cavalcade of America...
As: Unknown
1955-09-29
Sergeant Preston of ...
As: Unknown
1950-09-11
Dick Tracy...
As: Unknown
1955-09-26
Jungle Jim...
As: Perry White
1948-01-05
Superman...
As: Unknown
1951-10-15
I Love Lucy...
As: Unknown
1957-09-21
Perry Mason...
As: Unknown
1958-10-06
Westinghouse Desilu ...
As: Unknown
1951-10-05
Schlitz Playhouse of...
As: Unknown
1956-02-20
The Count of Monte C...
As: Unknown
1958-09-06
Wanted: Dead or Aliv...
As: Unknown
1958-10-08
Bat Masterson...
As: Unknown
1951-06-07
Racket Squad...
As: Unknown
1953-01-01
City Detective...
As: Unknown
1952-09-19
Hopalong Cassidy...
As: Unknown
1954-07-13
The Whistler...
As: Unknown
1951-09-08
The Adventures of Bo...
As: Unknown
1950-10-28
The Jack Benny Progr...