Hedley Mattingly (May 7, 1915 – March 3, 1998) was a British actor who appeared in many American films and television series.

Hedley Mattingly
Hedley Howard Mattingly

(1915-05-07)May 7, 1915
DiedMarch 3, 1998(1998-03-03) (aged 82)
Years active1930s–1997
Spouse(s)Barbara Mattingly


Hedley Howard Mattingly was born in London, England. He began his career as a stage actor before the outbreak of World War II, during which he served in the Royal Air Force. In the early 1950s he moved to Canada accompanied by his wife Barbara, appearing in several CBC television dramas, before moving again to California in the 1960s.[1]

In the 1960s and 1970s, he guest-starred in the NBC television series Thriller (1962). He also appeared on The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Perry Mason, Death Valley Days, Mannix, Night Gallery, Ironside, and Columbo. He was featured in Alexander Galt: The Stubborn Idealist (1962), King Rat (1965), and The Bermuda Triangle (1979). His last appearance was in the film Riot (1997), with Sugar Ray Leonard.

Mattingly's best-known role was as the recurring character of Officer Hedley in the CBS series, Daktari (1966–1969) starring Marshall Thompson in the title role.


Mattingly died of cancer at Encino, California, in March 1998 and was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. He was survived by his wife and son.[1][2]



  1. ^ a b "Hedley Mattingly dead at 83", Variety, 3 March 1998. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  2. ^ Hedley Mattingly at Find a Grave
  • Gianakos, Larry James Television drama series programming: a comprehensive chronicle, 1982–1984

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