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Frederic Downs

Frederic Downs (6 May 1916 - 24 April 1998) was an American stage, film and television actor and playwright.

He appeared in films and television shows such as:

  • Rocky King, Detective (TV Series)
  • Terror from the Year 5000 (1958) as Prof. Howard Erling.
  • Deadline (TV Series)
  • Death Valley Days (TV Series) in the 1961 episode "Storm Over Truckee" as Mr. Woolf
  • Dennis the Menace (TV Series) in the 1962 episode "Junior Pathfinders Ride Again" as Cousin Fillmore Wilson
  • Experiment in Terror (1962) as Welk
  • The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series) in the 1962 episode "My Child Is Yet a Stranger" as Mr. Rider
  • Empire (TV Series)
  • Perry Mason (TV Series) in the 1963 episode "The Case of the Bouncing Boomerang" as the Judge
  • Hazel (TV Series)
  • Camp Runamuck (TV Series)
  • Gunsmoke (TV Series)
  • Bonanza (TV Series) in the 1967 episode "False Witness" as Matt Haskell
  • The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series) in the 1967 episode "Aunt Bee, the Juror"
  • Bewitched (TV Series) in the 1968 episode "Once in a Vial"
  • Lancer (TV Series) in the 1968 episode "Julie" as Liveryman
  • Green Acres (TV Series) in the 1968 episode "Handy Lessons" as Mr. Harrison
  • Daniel Boone (TV Series) in the 1968 episode "The Return of the Sidewinder" as Dewey
  • The Bill Cosby Show (TV Series) in the 1970 episode "The Gumball Incident" as the Judge
  • Night Gallery (TV Series) in the 1971 segment "They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar" as the Father
  • Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
  • 1776 (1972) as Samuel Huntington
  • Ironside (TV Series) in the 1973 episode "The Best Laid Plans" as Gerald Darrow
  • The Honorable Sam Houston (1975 TV)
  • Mannix (TV Series)
  • Huckleberry Finn (1975 TV) as Ben Rucker
  • A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story (1977 TV) as Papa Gehrig
  • Quincy M.E. (TV Series) in the 1977 episode "Main Man" as Newley
  • The Amazing Spider-Man (TV Series) in the 1978 episode "The Con Caper" as Warden Ford
  • The Waltons (TV Series)
  • Days of Our Lives (TV Series) as Hank Wilson
  • CHiPs (TV Series) in the 1981 episode "Home Fires Burning" as the Watchman
  • The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (TV Series)
  • The Incredible Hulk (TV Series) in the 1981 episode "Half Nelson" as the porter
  • The Greatest American Hero (TV Series) in the 1981 episode "The Lost Diablo" as Pop Casco
  • Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)


Downs played Max in The Addams Family episode "Uncle Fester's Toupee".