Lloyd Nolan

Lloyd Nolan Headshot

Actor

Birth Date: August 11, 1902

Death Date: September 27, 1985

Birth Place: San Francisco, California

Compact, reliable, likable leading man of the 1930s and 40s, often as a cop, detective or gangster, primarily in low-budget action films, many of them quite good. Once dubbed "Hollywood's most popular forgotten man" by "This Week" magazine in 1949, Nolan--handsome, but not of the glamourous, pretty-boy type--gave good value for one's money in fine B-films like "King of Gamblers" (1937), "Michael Shayne, Private Detective" (1940) and "Buy Me That Town" (1941). He also played important supporting roles in more expensive films including "The House on 92nd Street" and "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" (both 1945), and was especially fine as the father in a study of drug addiction, "A Hatful of Rain" (1957).

Often taken for granted, Nolan finally enjoyed sizable acclaim on both Broadway and television in the mid-50s as the neurotic, dictatorial Captain Queeg in "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial." Later in life the prolific Nolan played many character roles; whether sympathetic or villainous, he retained the forceful, no-nonsense persona which marked most of his work. He co-starred with Diahann Carroll from 1968 to 1971 as the cantankerous but kindly Dr. Morton Chegley on the gentle sitcom "Julia," and, at the end of his distinguished career, contributed a striking performance as Mia Farrow's father in Woody Allen's "Hannah and Her Sisters" (1986).

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Hannah and Her SistersStream

Actor
Evan
Movie
1986
91%

Murder, She WroteStream

Guest Star
Julian Tenley
Series
1984

Prince Jack

Actor
Joe Kennedy
Movie
1984

Archie Bunker's Place

Guest Star
Series
1979

The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover

Actor
Attorney General Harlan Stone
Movie
1978

My Boys Are Good Boys

Actor
Security Officer Dan Mountgomery
Movie
1978

The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew MysteriesStream

Guest Star
Series
1977

Fire!

Actor
Doc Bennett
Movie
1977

Flight to Holocaust

Actor
Wilton Bender
Movie
1977

Galyon

Actor
Movie
1977

The Mask of Alexander Cross

Actor
Movie
1977

My Boys Are Good Boys

Actor
Movie
1977

McMillan

Guest Star
Horace Sherwin
Show
1976

Gibbsville

Guest Star
Show
1976

The November Plan

Actor
Gen. Smedley Butler
Movie
1976

The Sky's the Limit

Actor
Cornwall
Movie
1975

The Abduction of Saint Anne

Actor
Carl Gentry
Movie
1975

They've Kidnapped Anne Benedict

Actor
Carl Gentry
Movie
1975

Police Woman

Guest Star
Q. Waldo Mims
Series
1974

EarthquakeStream

Actor
Dr. James Vance
Movie
1974
44%

Isn't It Shocking?

Actor
Jesse Chapin
Movie
1973

The WaltonsStream

Guest Star
Series
1972

McCloud

Guest Star
Elroy Jenkins
Series
1970

AirportStream

Actor
Harry Standish
Movie
1970
75%

Julia

Actor
Dr. Morton Chegley
Series
1968

Sergeant Ryker

Actor
Gen. Amos Bailey
Movie
1968

Ice Station ZebraStream

Actor
Admiral Garvey
Movie
1968
47%

Mannix

Guest Star
Sam Dubrio
Series
1967

Judd for the Defense

Guest Star
Show
1967

The Double Man

Actor
Edwards
Movie
1967

An American Dream

Actor
Barney Kelly
Movie
1966

I SpyStream

Guest Star
Series
1965

Never Too Late

Actor
Mayor Crane
Movie
1965

Daniel Boone

Guest Star
Series
1964

Svijet cirkusa

Actor
Movie
1964

The Case Against Paul Ryker

Actor
General Amos Bailey
Show
1963

The Outer LimitsStream

Actor
Tom Kagan
Series
1963
92%

The Girl Hunters

Actor
Federal Agent Arthur Rickerby
Movie
1963

The VirginianStream

Guest Star
Wade Anders
Series
1962

We Joined the Navy

Actor
Vice Admiral Ryan
Movie
1962

Bus Stop

Guest Star
Show
1961

Susan SladeStream

Actor
Roger Slade
Movie
1961

Bonanza: The Stranger

Actor
Inspector Charles Leduque
Movie
1960

Portrait in Black

Actor
Matthew S. Cabot
Movie
1960

Girl of the Night

Actor
Dr. Mitchell
Movie
1960

The Untouchables

Guest Star
Series
1959

Ford Startime

Actor
Show
1959

LaramieStream

Guest Star
Sheriff Tully Hatch
Series
1959

BonanzaStream

Guest Star
Inspector Charles Leduque
Series
1959

Ah, Wilderness!

Actor
Nat Miller
Movie
1959

Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse

Actor
Sheriff Orville Darrow
Series
1958

77 Sunset Strip

Guest Star
Col. David Watkins
Series
1958

Special Agent 7

Actor
Agent Philip Conroy
Show
1958

Wagon TrainStream

Guest Star
Hunter Malloy
Series
1957

El Mar no Perdona

Actor
Movie
1957

Peyton PlaceStream

Actor
Dr. Swain
Movie
1957
65%

A Hatful of RainStream

Actor
John Pope Sr.
Movie
1957

Abandon Ship!

Actor
Frank Kelly
Movie
1957

Zane Grey TheaterStream

Actor
Series
1956

The Last Hunt

Actor
Woodfoot
Movie
1956

Toward the UnknownStream

Actor
Brig. Gen. Bill Banner
Movie
1956

Santiago

Actor
Clay Pike
Movie
1956

Climax!Stream

Actor
Series
1954

Crazylegs

Actor
Win Brockmeyer
Movie
1953

Island in the Sky

Actor
Captain Stutz
Movie
1953

Crazylegs, All-American

Actor
Win Brockmeyer
Movie
1953

Showcase 39

Actor
Show
1952

The Lemon Drop KidStream

Actor
Oxford Charley
Movie
1951

What's My Line?Stream

Guest
Game Show
1950

Nueva Alborada

Actor
Movie
1949

The Sun Comes Up

Actor
Thomas I. Chandler
Movie
1949

Easy Living

Actor
Lenahan
Movie
1949

Bad Boy

Actor
Marshall Brown
Movie
1949

Green Grass of Wyoming

Actor
Rob McLaughlin
Movie
1948

The Street With No Name

Actor
Inspector George A. Briggs
Movie
1948

Wild Harvest

Actor
Kink
Movie
1947

La Señora del Lago

Actor
Movie
1946

La Dama en el Lago

Actor
Movie
1946

Somewhere in the Night

Actor
Police Lt. Donald Kendall
Movie
1946

Two Smart People

Actor
Bob Simms
Movie
1946

Lady in the LakeStream

Actor
Lt. DeGarmot
Movie
1946
60%

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Actor
Officer McShane
Movie
1945
94%

The House on 92nd StreetStream

Actor
Agent George A. Briggs
Movie
1945
50%

War Comes to America

Narrator
Movie
1945

Circumstantial Evidence

Actor
Sam Lord
Movie
1945

Don't Be a Sucker

Narrator
Show
1943

BataanStream

Actor
Cpl. Barney Todd
Movie
1943

Guadalcanal Diary

Actor
Sgt. Hook Malone
Movie
1943

The Man Who Wouldn't Die

Actor
Michael Shayne
Movie
1942

Apache Trail

Actor
Trigger Bill Folliard
Movie
1942

Blue, White and Perfect

Actor
Michael Shayne
Movie
1942

It Happened in Flatbush

Actor
Frank `'Butterfingers'`Maguire
Movie
1942

Manila Calling

Actor
Lucky Matthews
Movie
1942

Just Off Broadway

Actor
Michael Shayne
Movie
1942

Time to Kill

Actor
Michael Shayne
Movie
1942

Steel Against the Sky

Actor
Rocky Evans
Movie
1941

Mr. Dynamite

Actor
Tommy N. Thornton
Movie
1941

Dressed to Kill

Actor
Michael Shayne
Movie
1941

Buy Me That Town

Actor
Rickey Deane
Movie
1941

Sleepers West

Actor
Michael Shayne
Movie
1941

Michael Shayne, Private Detective

Actor
Michael Shayne
Movie
1941

Blues in the Night

Actor
Del Davis
Movie
1941

Chicago Pandillas

Actor
Movie
1940

The Golden Fleecing

Actor
Gus Fender
Movie
1940

The House Across the Bay

Actor
Slant Kolma
Movie
1940

Johnny Apollo

Actor
Mickey Dwyer
Movie
1940

Behind the News

Actor
Stuart Woodrow
Movie
1940

Charter Pilot

Actor
King Morgan
Movie
1940

The Man Who Wouldn't Talk

Actor
Joe Monday
Movie
1940

Pier 13

Actor
Danny Dolan
Movie
1940

The Man I Married

Actor
Kenneth Delane
Movie
1940

Gangs of Chicago

Actor
Matthew J. "Matty" Burns
Movie
1940

The Man Who Couldn't Talk

Actor
Joe Monday
Movie
1940

Best of the Blues

Actor
Dave Geurney
Movie
1939

The Magnificent Fraud

Actor
Sam Barr
Movie
1939

Undercover Doctor

Actor
Robert Anders
Movie
1939

St. Louis Blues

Actor
Dave Geurney
Movie
1939

Ambush

Actor
Tony Andrews
Movie
1939

King of Alcatraz

Actor
Raymond Grayson
Movie
1938

Prison Farm

Actor
Larry Harrison
Movie
1938

Hunted Men

Actor
Joe Albany
Movie
1938

Tip-Off Girls

Actor
Bob Anders
Movie
1938

Ebb Tide

Actor
Attwater
Movie
1937

Internes Can't Take Money

Actor
Hanlon
Movie
1937

Exclusive

Actor
Charles Gillette
Movie
1937

King of Gamblers

Actor
Jim Adams
Movie
1937

Wells Fargo

Actor
Dal Slade
Movie
1937

Devil's Squadron

Actor
Dana Kirk
Movie
1936

The Texas Rangers

Actor
Sam "Polka Dot" McGee
Movie
1936

15 Maiden Lane

Actor
Det. Sgt. Walsh
Movie
1936

Counterfeit

Actor
Capper Stevens
Movie
1936

One-Way Ticket

Actor
Jerry
Movie
1936

You May Be Next

Actor
Neil Bennett
Movie
1936

G MenStream

Actor
Hugh Farrell
Movie
1935

Stolen Harmony

Actor
Chesty Burrage
Movie
1935

Atlantic Adventure

Actor
Dan Miller
Movie
1935

She Couldn't Take It

Actor
Tex
Movie
1935