Paul Guilfoyle (actor, born 1902)

Paul Guilfoyle (July 14, 1902 – June 27, 1961)[1] was an American stage, film and television actor. Later in his career, he also directed films and television episodes.

Paul Guilfoyle
Paul Guilfoyle in The Missing Corpse (1945).jpg
Guilfoyle in The Missing Corpse (1945)
Born(1902-07-14)July 14, 1902
DiedJune 27, 1961(1961-06-27) (aged 58)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Glendale, California
  • Actor
  • director
Years active1923–1961
Spouse(s)Katherine Agatha Mulqueen
(m. 19??)
ChildrenAnthony Paul Guilfoyle (1936–1988)

Guilfoyle was born in Jersey City, New Jersey.[1]

He started off working on stage, performing on Broadway in 16 plays according to the Internet Broadway Database, beginning with The Jolly Roger and Cyrano de Bergerac in 1923 and ending with Jayhawker in 1934.[2] He appeared in many films that starred Lee Tracy in the 1930s. In the 1949 crime film White Heat, he played (uncredited) a treacherous prison inmate murdered in cold blood by James Cagney's lead character.

He died of a heart attack on June 27, 1961 in Hollywood.[3] He had a son, Anthony.[4] Guilfoyle was interred in Glendale, California's Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.


Year Title Role Notes
1935 Special Agent Williams - Quinn's Secretary
1935 The Crime of Dr. Crespi Dr. John Arnold
1935 The Case of the Missing Man Henchman Joe Uncredited
1935 Escape from Devil's Island Touvier Uncredited
1935 Too Tough to Kill Reporter Uncredited
1936 You May Be Next Navy Messenger Uncredited
1936 Roaming Lady Dr. Wong
1936 Two-Fisted Gentleman Gallagher
1936 End of the Trail Rough Rider Uncredited
1936 Wanted! Jane Turner Phil Crowley
1936 Winterset Garth Esdras
1937 Sea Devils Charlie - Radio Operator Uncredited
1937 The Soldier and the Lady Vasiley
1937 The Woman I Love Bertier
1937 You Can't Buy Luck Frank Bent
1937 Behind the Headlines Art Martin
1937 You Can't Beat Love Louie the Weasel
1937 Super-Sleuth Gibbons
1937 The Big Shot Minor Role Scenes cut
1937 Hideaway Norris
1937 Flight from Glory Jones
1937 Fight for Your Lady Jim Trask
1937 Danger Patrol Tim
1937 Quick Money Ambrose Ames
1937 She's Got Everything Hotel Manager Uncredited
1938 Crashing Hollywood Herman Tibbets
1938 Double Danger Taylor
1938 Bringing Up Baby Minor Role Uncredited
1938 Maid's Night Out P.X. Quinn - Bailbondsman Uncredited
1938 This Marriage Business Frankie Spencer
1938 Law of the Underworld Batsy
1938 Blind Alibi Taggart
1938 The Saint in New York Hymie Fanro
1938 Sky Giant 'Fergie' Ferguson
1938 I'm From the City Willie
1938 Carefree Elevator Starter Uncredited
1938 Fugitives for a Night Monks
1938 Mr. Doodle Kicks Off O'Hara - Club Manager Uncredited
1938 The Mad Miss Manton Bat Regan
1938 Tarnished Angel Edward 'Eddie' Fox
1938 The Law West of Tombstone Bud McQuinn
1939 Pacific Liner Wishart
1939 Boy Slaves Truck Driver Uncredited
1939 Society Lawyer Murtock
1939 Unexpected Father Ed Stone - Sandy's Uncle
1939 Heritage of the Desert Snap Thornton
1939 News Is Made at Night Bat Randall
1939 Our Leading Citizen Jerry Peters
1939 Sabotage Steve Barsht
1939 One Hour to Live Stanley Jones
1939 Thou Shalt Not Kill Gordon Mavis
1940 Remember the Night District Attorney
1940 Abe Lincoln in Illinois Minor Role Uncredited
1940 The Grapes of Wrath Floyd
1940 The Saint Takes Over Clarence "Pearly" Gates
1940 Brother Orchid Red Martin
1940 Millionaires in Prison Ox
1940 One Crowded Night Jim
1940 Wildcat Bus Donovan
1940 East of the River Balmy
1941 The Saint in Palm Springs Clarence "Pearly" Gates
1942 The Man Who Returned to Life Clyde Beebe
1942 Who Is Hope Schuyler? Carl Spence
1942 Time to Kill Monaghan, Apartment Manager Uncredited
1943 White Savage Erik
1943 Petticoat Larceny Joe 'Tinhorn' Foster
1943 The North Star Iakin Alternative title: Armored Attack
1943 Three Russian Girls Trishin
1944 It Happened Tomorrow Shep
1944 The Seventh Cross Fiedler
1944 The Master Race Josef Katry
1944 The Mark of the Whistler 'Limpy' Smith
1945 The Missing Corpse Andy McDonald
1945 Why Girls Leave Home Steve Raymond
1946 The Scarlet Horseman Jim Bannion (The Scarlet Horseman)
1946 The Virginian Shorty
1946 Sweetheart of Sigma Chi Frankie
1947 Sinbad the Sailor Camel Drover Uncredited
1947 The Millerson Case Jud Rookstool
1947 Second Chance Nick
1947 Messenger of Peace Peter Kerl
1947 Roses Are Red George "Buster" Cooley
1948 Trouble Preferred Baby Face Charlie
1949 A Woman's Secret Radio Program Moderator Uncredited
1949 The Judge William Jackson
1949 Miss Mink of 1949 Uncle Newton
1949 Follow Me Quietly Overbeck
1949 Mighty Joe Young Smith
1949 White Heat Roy Parker Uncredited
1949 I Married a Communist Ralston Alternative title: The Woman on Pier 13
1949 There's a Girl in My Heart Father Callahan
1950 Davy Crockett, Indian Scout Ben
1950 Bomba and the Hidden City Hassan
1951 When I Grow Up Doc
1951 Journey Into Light Fanatic
1952 Japanese War Bride Soldier Uncredited
1952 Actor's and Sin Mr. Blue Segment "Woman of Sin"
1952 Confidence Girl William Pope Uncredited
1953 Julius Caesar Citizen of Rome #1
1953 Captain Scarface Director
1953 The Body Beautiful Investigator
1953 Torch Song Monty Rolfe
1953 The Diamond Queen Guide
1954 The Golden Idol Prince Ali Ben Mamoud
1954 A Life at Stake Director
1954 Apache Santos
1955 Chief Crazy Horse Worm
1955 Not as a Stranger Mr. Burke Uncredited
1955 Trial Cap Grant
1960 The Boy and the Pirates Snipe
1960 Tess of the Storm Country Director

Television creditsEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1952-1953 Racket Squad
2 episodes
1954 The Public Defender
2 episodes
1955 Waterfront
Episode: "Sea Explorers"
1955-1957 Highway Patrol
9 episodes
1956-1957 Dr. Christian
6 episodes
1955-1957 Science Fiction Theatre
15 episodes
1956-1957 Sheriff of Cochise
7 episodes
1957 Captain David Grief Lascaux Episode: "The Canvas Treasures of Kierke Isle"
1957 Men of Annapolis
5 episodes
1958 Official Detective
5 episodes
1958 Tombstone Territory
Episode: "Fight for a Fugitive"
1959 Lock Up
Episode: "The Harry Connors Story"
1959 Colt .45
2 episodes
1959 Sugarfoot
Episode: "The Gaucho"
1959-1960 Lawman
2 episodes
1960 Sea Hunt
2 episodes
1960 Gunsmoke Reverend Episode: "Shooting Stopover"
(final appearance)


  1. ^ a b Ellenberger, Allan R. (2001). Celebrities in Los Angeles Cemeteries: A Directory. McFarland. p. 53. ISBN 9780786409839. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  2. ^ Paul Guilfoyle at the Internet Broadway Database  
  3. ^ "Character actor found dead". Warsaw Times. June 30, 1961. p. 2. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  4. ^ "Paul Guilfoyle, Actor, 58, Dies; Known for His Character Roles". The New York Times. June 30, 1961.

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