Dabbs Greer

Dabbs Greer
Dabbs Greer 1953.JPG
Greer in an episode of TV's Superman (1954)
Born
Robert William Greer

(1917-04-02)April 2, 1917
Fairview, Missouri, United States
DiedApril 28, 2007(2007-04-28) (aged 90)
Pasadena, California, United States
Resting placePeace Valley Cemetery, Anderson, Missouri, United States
Years active1949–2003

Robert William "Dabbs" Greer (April 2, 1917 – April 28, 2007)[1] was an American actor who performed many diverse supporting roles in film and television for over 50 years. With hundreds of guest appearances on episodes of numerous television series, Greer may be best remembered as a series regular as Coach Ossie Weiss in the sitcom Hank and as a series regular as Reverend Robert Alden in Little House on the Prairie. Greer may be better known to later audiences as the 108-year-old version of the character played by Tom Hanks in 1999's The Green Mile.

Early life[]

Greer was born in Fairview, Missouri, the son of Bernice Irene (née Dabbs), a speech teacher, and Randall Alexander Greer, a druggist.[2] Greer moved to Anderson as an infant with his family. At the age of eight, he began acting in children's theater productions. He attended Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, where he was a member of Theta Kappa Nu.

Career[]

Greer made his film debut as an extra in the 1938 film Jesse James, which was filmed mainly around Pineville, Missouri. He told the Neosho Daily News in 2002, "They were paying $5 a day – a day! – to local people for being extras. That was really good money in those days, more money than we had seen in a long time." Greer was recognizable to fans of Adventures of Superman, as he appeared in three episodes of that series, including the inaugural entry, "Superman on Earth" (1952), in which he was cast as the first person ever to be saved by Superman. He was the major guest star, as a man framed for murder in "Five Minutes to Doom" (1954), and as an eccentric millionaire in "The Superman Silver Mine" (1958).

Greer made hundreds of appearances in nearly 200 different television series, including the role of the marshal in the two-part "King of the Dakotas" (1955) and as Ray in "Paper Gunman" of the NBC western anthology series Frontier. In the 1956 movie Hot Rod Girl he played the auto repair shop owner Mr. Fry.

In 1957, he appeared in the episode "Revenge" of the syndicated crime drama Sheriff of Cochise and as Sanders in the episode "My Horse Ajax" of NBC's children's western series Fury, starring Peter Graves and Bobby Diamond. At that time, he starred in three episodes as Mr. Blandish in the syndicated romantic comedy series How to Marry a Millionaire (1957–1959) with Barbara Eden and Merry Anders. He guest-starred about this time on the syndicated adventure series Whirlybirds, starring Kenneth Tobey and Rescue 8, starring Jim Davis and Lang Jeffries. He joined David Janssen in an episode of Richard Diamond, Private Detective.

Greer in 1999

Greer was cast on the syndicated western series Pony Express, starring Grant Sullivan. Greer guest-starred as well on three CBS western series, Steve McQueen's Wanted: Dead or Alive, Trackdown starring Robert Culp, and Don Durant's Johnny Ringo. Thereafter, he appeared in the NBC modern western series Empire, and he also guest-starred on Jack Lord's drama series about the rodeo circuit, Stoney Burke.

Greer appeared in the 1957 episode "Ambush at Gila Gulch" of ABC's Tombstone Territory, the 1957 episode "Rebel Christmas" of the Tod Andrews syndicated series The Gray Ghost, and as Ed Grimes on the 1958 episode "312 Vertical" of Rod Cameron's syndicated series State Trooper. He appeared too in It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958).

Other appearances in 1959 included the episode "Peligroso" on NBC's western series The Restless Gun and episodes of the syndicated Man Without a Gun. In addition, he had a recurring role as storekeeper Mr. Jonas and in one episode as Chester's uncle on Gunsmoke. He also acted with Keenan Wynn and Bob Mathias in the NBC adventure series The Troubleshooters. In 1960 he appeared in the episode "The Proud Man" in the role of Willie Medford on the syndicated western series Two Faces West and in the episode "Dark Fear" of CBS's anthology series The DuPont Show with June Allyson.

He was cast in The Twilight Zone in the 1962 episode titled "Hocus-Pocus and Frisby" and the 1963 episode "Valley of the Shadow", and in a 1963 segment of Jack Palance's ABC circus drama The Greatest Show on Earth. In 1967, Greer appeared in the series finale entitled "Elizabeth's Odyssey" of Barry Sullivan's NBC western series The Road West.

The 1960s brought Greer several more recurring roles in popular series, such as track coach Ossie Weiss in Hank and Sheriff Norris "Norrie" Coolidge in The Ghost & Mrs. Muir. Greer also made many appearances on the very popular series The Rifleman, starring Chuck Connors and Johnny Crawford, playing both good-guy and bad-guy characters.

In 1962, on the ABC/WB western series Lawman, in an episode titled "The Unmasked," starring John Russell and Peter Brown, Greer was cast in an entirely fictitious portrayal of Boston Corbett, the Union Army soldier who shot and mortally wounded John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of Abraham Lincoln. In that episode, Corbett is given the name "Joe Brockway" and depicted as a hotel owner in Laramie, Wyoming. In the storyline, two former Confederates from Georgia, played by Barry Atwater and Charles Maxwell, arrive in Laramie in search of Brockway, the key, they claim, to the settlement of an estate to which they are all a party. Jack Albertson is cast with Greer in the episode as a traveling elixir salesman named "Doc" Peters.[3]

In 1963, Greer was cast as Jack Tabor in the Perry Mason episode "The Case of the Skeleton's Closet." He guest-starred in seven other Perry Mason episodes. He portrayed, for example, a drunkard in "The Case of the Left-Handed Liar"; a murderer in two other episodes, "The Case of the Prudent Prosecutor" and "The Case of the Lavender Lipstick"; and a murder victim in "The Case of the Fugitive Nurse." Greer can also be seen alongside other guest actors (Dewey Martin, Patricia Crowley, Ray Danton, Andrew Duggan, Walter Burke, David Carradine, and Dick Wessel) in a 1964 episode of Arrest and Trial titled "The Black Flower," portraying a store owner wounded in a robbery. That same year he performed in an episode of The Outer Limits, "The Children of Spider County," in which he is the protective father of a country girl who is enamored with the son of an extraterrestrial. Later, in 1967, Greer, then played an alien himself, posing as a Catholic priest in "The Experiment," an episode of The Invaders.

Greer had a prominent continuing role as Reverend Alden in the NBC series Little House on the Prairie from 1974 to 1983. Often cast as a minister, he performed the marriages of Rob and Laura Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show and Mike and Carol Brady on The Brady Bunch; and from 1992 to 1996 he tended to the spiritual needs of the townfolk in fictional Rome, Wisconsin, as Reverend Henry Novotny in Picket Fences. He also had a guest appearance on an episode of Scott Baio's Charles in Charge in the role of Buzz Powell.

In the May 9, 1991, episode of L.A. Law titled "On the Toad Again," he played a character addicted to a "high" produced by licking the skin secretions of psychoactive toads. In the 1997 film Con Air, Greer appeared as the old man discovered hiding under a pickup truck at "Lerner Field" by Nicolas Cage's character Cameron Poe.

Greer's last feature film was a prominent role as the 108-year-old version of the character played by Tom Hanks in 1999's The Green Mile, 61 years after Greer was an extra in the 1938 film Jesse James. Greer's last television performance was in a 2003 episode of Lizzie McGuire. Most of Greer's work was in supporting roles, but he told the Albany Times Union in 2000 that "every character actor, in their own little sphere, is the lead."

Death[]

Greer, a resident of Pasadena, California, from 1943, died in 2007 at Pasadena's Huntington Hospital after a battle with renal failure and heart disease.[4] His body was transported back to his native state of Missouri, where it was buried in Peace Valley Cemetery in the town of Anderson.[5]

Filmography[]

Film[]

Year Title Role Notes
1949 Reign of Terror Bridge Guard Uncred
1950 The Damned Don't Cry Reporter Uncred
1950 Trial Without Jury Jack, Police Radio Room Dispatcher Uncred
1950 Devil's Doorway Spud Keith Uncred
1950 California Passage Dealer Uncred
1951 Storm Warning Courtroom Cop Uncred
1951 Call Me Mister Corporal Aide to Colonel Uncred
1951 Father's Little Dividend Green Taxicab's Driver Uncred
1951 The Lady from Texas Bailiff Uncred
1951 The Unknown Man Ambulance Interne Driver Uncred
1951 Two Tickets to Broadway Soldier in Nightclub Uncred
1951 Week-End with Father Minor Role Uncred
1951 Under the Gun Stoner Uncred
1952 Room for One More Scoutmaster Uncred
1952 Deadline – U.S.A. Day Reporter Uncred
1952 Young Man with Ideas Telephone Man Uncred
1952 Diplomatic Courier Intelligence Clerk Uncred
1952 Scarlet Angel Man Robbed by Roxy Uncred
1952 We're Not Married! Beauty Contest Spectator Uncred
1952 Sally and Saint Anne Mr. Parker Uncred
1952 Monkey Business Cabbie Uncred
1952 My Man and I Court Clerk Uncred
1952 Because You're Mine Sergeant Uncred
1952 Because of You Mexican Shop Owner Uncred
1952 Million Dollar Mermaid Movie Set Engineer Uncred
1952 The Bad and the Beautiful Studio Lighting Technician Uncred
1952 Above and Beyond Steve Haddock Uncred
1952 She Couldn't Say No Dick Jordan Uncred
1953 Trouble Along the Way Father Peterson
1953 House of Wax Sgt. Jim Shane
1953 Julius Caesar Citizen of Rome Uncred
1953 Remains to Be Seen Julius Uncred
1953 Dream Wife Night Elevator Operator Uncred
1953 A Slight Case of Larceny Eddie - 1st Gas Man Uncred
1953 Affair with a Stranger Happy Murray
1953 Mister Scoutmaster Fireman Uncred
1953 Mission Over Korea Pilot Uncred
1953 Half a Hero George Payson
1953 China Venture Galuppo
1953 Take the High Ground! Shorty Uncred
1954 Riot in Cell Block 11 Schuyler
1954 Bitter Creek Sheriff
1954 Rose Marie Charity Dance Cashier Uncred
1954 Lucky Me Eddie Szczepanski Uncred
1954 The Desperado U.S. Marshal Jim Langley
1954 Living It Up Head Boy Ranger Uncred
1954 Private Hell 36 Sam Marvin, Bartender
1955 Hit the Deck Eddie Uncred
1955 Stranger on Horseback Hotel Clerk Uncred
1955 Seven Angry Men Doctor
1955 An Annapolis Story Cmdr. Halleck Uncred
1955 The Seven Little Foys Tutor Uncred
1955 Foxfire Bus Driver Uncred
1955 The Scarlet Coat Capt. Brewster Uncred
1955 The McConnell Story Pilot Instructor Uncred
1955 At Gunpoint Preacher at Funeral Uncred
1956 Invasion of the Body Snatchers Mac Lomax
1956 Meet Me in Las Vegas Mr. Smith-Johnson Uncred
1956 D-Day the Sixth of June Cpl. Atkinson Uncred
1956 The First Texan Delegate Potter Uncred
1956 Hot Rod Girl Henry Frye
1956 Away All Boats Lt. Cmdr. Harrison Uncred
1956 The Young Guns Fred Uncred
1956 Tension at Table Rock Doctor Uncred
1956 Hot Cars Det. Davenport
1957 Chain of Evidence Dr. Ainsley
1957 The Spirit of St. Louis Goldsborough Uncred
1957 All Mine to Give Clendenning Uncred
1957 Johnny Tremain Nat Lorne Uncred
1957 The Vampire Dr. Will Beaumont
1957 Pawnee John Brewster
1957 My Man Godfrey Lieutenant O'Connor
1957 Young and Dangerous Mr. John Clinton
1957 Baby Face Nelson FBI Agent Charles Bonner
1958 It! The Terror from Beyond Space Eric Royce
1958 I Want to Live! San Quentin Captain
1959 Lone Texan Doc Jansen
1959 Day of the Outlaw Doc Langer, Veterinarian
1959 Last Train from Gun Hill Deputy Andy Uncred
1959 Edge of Eternity Gas Station Attendant
1960 Cash McCall Bronson Uncred
1963 Showdown Express Man
1963 Wives and Lovers Sardi's Waiter Uncred
1963 Palm Springs Weekend Boys' Club Leader Uncred
1964 Roustabout Arthur Nielsen
1965 Shenandoah Abernathy
1970 The Cheyenne Social Club Jedediah W. Willowby
1972 Rage Dr. Thompson
1973 White Lightning Pa McKlusky
1977 Evil Town Lyle Phelps
1981 Chu Chu and the Philly Flash Wally
1988 Two Moon Junction Kyle
1989 Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat Otto
1990 Pacific Heights Mr. Thayer
1992 House IV Dad
1994 Little Giants Wilbur
1997 Con Air Man Under Truck
1999 The Green Mile Old Paul Edgecomb

Television[]

Year Title Role Notes
1950 Dick Tracy Shaky 2 episodes
1950–1954 Fireside Theatre Various characters 14 episodes
1951 Space Patrol Paul Marin Episode: "The Lost City of the Carnacans"
1952 The Doctor Pierson Episode: "No Gods to Serve"
1952 The Lone Ranger Toby Durbin Episode: "Through the Wall"
1952–1954 Cavalcade of America Mark Wilson / Johann / John Adams 3 episodes
1952–1955 Big Town Sgt. Jim Ward 4 episodes
1952–1958 Adventures of Superman Episode 1- Played 2 people. Mr. Pebbles and Dan Dobey / Episode 2 - Joe Winters / Episode 3 - Man Saved from Dirigible Fall 3 episodes
1953–1955 Big Town Colonel Venable / Dave / General Charles S. Venable 3 episodes
1954 Waterfront Phil Harvey Episode: "Stand by All Stations"
1954 Topper Jack Episode: "Preparations for Europe"
1954 The Lone Wolf Sheriff Ketton Episode: "The Wife Story"
1954 Climax! Adams Episode: "The After House"
1954 Your Favorite Story Unknown character Episode: "The Waltz"
1954–1960 Letter to Loretta Various characters 9 episodes
1954–1965 Lassie Casey Howell / Joe Baker 3 episodes
1955 Father Knows Best Mr. Collins Episode: "Father Delivers the Papers"
1955 The Man Behind the Badge Detective Merrick Episode: "The Case of the Capital Crime"
1955 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Marshal Crawford Episode: "Wyatt Earp Becomes a Marshal"
1955 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Charlie Episode: "A Gift of Life"
1955 Frontier Marshal / Ray 2 episodes
1955 General Electric Theater Tom Episode: "Prosper's Old Mother"
1955 Navy Log Mr. Sayres Episode: "Navy Corpsman"
1955–1956 Science Fiction Theatre Prof. Horst Reimers / MacNamara / Arthur Kern 3 episodes
1955–1956 Lux Video Theatre Shammy / Macguire 4 episodes
1955–1957 Fireside Theatre Boggs / Germie / Henry Blaine / Jeremy 2 episodes
1956 The Man Called X Josef Episode: "For External Use Only"
1956 The Star and the Story Dr. Carlson Episode: "Payment in Kind"
1956 NBC Matinee Theater Various characters 2 episodes
1956 The Millionaire Stoolie Episode: "The Ed Murdock Story"
1956 Alfred Hitchcock Presents The Sheriff / Theodore the Milkman 2 episodes
1956 TV Reader's Digest Captain Larsen / Paul Diamond / Dr. Rayborn / Tad Duncan Sr. / Dr. Petrie 5 episodes
1956 Chevron Hall of Stars John Episode: "Family Affair"
1956 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show Dr. J.L. Hendricks / Bert Keith 2 episodes
1956 The Joseph Cotten Show Mr. Erwin Episode: "We Who Love Her"
1956 Studio 57 Sheriff Barton Episode: "Swing Your Partner, Hector"
1956–1961 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre Various characters 6 episodes
1956–1974 Gunsmoke Various characters 43 episodes
1957 The New Adventures of Charlie Chan Zac West Episode: "The Lost Face"
1957 How to Marry a Millionaire Mr. Blandish 3 episodes
1957 Broken Arrow Joe Randolph Episode: "Legacy of a Hero"
1957 Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal Tom Denby / Pete Maxwell 2 episodes
1957 Fury Sanders Episode: "My Horse Ajax"
1957 Sheriff of Cochise Charlie Jackson Episode: "Revenge"
1957 The West Point Story Tom Nolan 2 episodes
1957 Code 3 Louis Johnson / Bill Rockwell 2 episodes
1957 The Web Unknown character Episode: "Man with a Choice"
1957 The Gray Ghost Cooper Episode: "Rebel Christmas"
1957 Tombstone Territory Jim Edwards, Sr. Episode: "Ambush at Gila Gulch"
1957, 1958 Whirlybirds Jim Burdette / Dan Malloy 2 episodes
1957–1958 Trackdown Mike Kilroy / Sheriff Chet Farrow / Ward Barrett / Ethan Phelps 4 episodes
1958 Official Detective James Episode: "The Cover-Up"
1958 The Court of Last Resort Sheriff Cass Baker Episode: "The Joel Sheldon Case"
1958 State Trooper Ed Grimes Episode: "312 Vertical"
1958 Target Kirby Episode: "Backfire"
1958 Westinghouse Studio One Lewis Episode: "Image of Fear"
1958 The Restless Gun Roy Stanton Episode: "Peligroso"
1958–1959 Wanted Dead or Alive Bartender / Elder Luke Boone / Tom Wade 3 episodes
1958–1959 Walt Disney Presents Will / Fort Supplier 2 episodes
1958–1966 Perry Mason Various characters 8 episodes
1959 Pony Express Sheriff Barnett Episode: "Wrong Rope"
1959 Steve Canyon Ben Moore Episode: "The Bomb"
1959 Playhouse 90 Clayton Beard Episode: "The Day Before Atlanta"
1959 The Thin Man Amboy - Hotel Clerk Episode: "Anonymity Anyone?"
1959 The Rough Riders Sheriff Jenkins Episode: "Paradise Gap"
1959 Alcoa Theatre Policeman Episode: "Christabel"
1959 Man Without a Gun Ben McLaren Episode: "Hangtree Inn"
1959 The Troubleshooters Lepage Episode: "The Law and the Profits"
1959 Tightrope! Skeet Episode: "Thousand Dollar Bill"
1959 Bat Masterson Will Episode: "Wanted: Dead"
1959 Law of the Plainsman Wesley Episode: The Hostiles"
1959 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Scooter Jaffee Episode: "The Adjuster"
1959 The Rifleman Brett Conway Episode: "Panic"
1959 Wichita Town John Matthews Episode: "The Devil's Choice"
1959, 1960 Black Saddle Owen Edwards / Denver Pollock 2 episodes
1959, 1960 Goodyear Theatre Matty Burton / Policeman 2 episodes
1959–1965 Wagon Train Hiram Snow / Mr. Finley / Tanner 3 episodes
1960 Rescue 8 Harvey Episode: "Quicksand"
1960 Johnny Ringo Sam Episode: "Killer, Choose a Card"
1960 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis Mr. Walter Gilroy 2 episodes
1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson Dr. Meeker Episode: "Dark Fear"
1960 Shirley Temple's Storybook Samuel Episode: "The Reluctant Dragon"
1960 Klondike Piano Delivery Man Episode: "Keys to Trouble"
1960 Tales of Wells Fargo Ben Wilson Episode: "The Bride and the Bandit"
1960 Two Faces West Willie Medford Episode: "The Proud Man"
1960, 1961 Death Valley Days Slim Newell / Leo Harris 2 episodes
1960–1962 Laramie Elmo Regis / Mr. Colby / Samuel Clemens 3 episodes
1961 Shotgun Slade Ed Brandon Episode: "A Gun and a Prayer"
1961 The Law and Mr. Jones Unknown character Episode: "Indian War"
1961 The Jack Benny Program 1st Desk Clerk Episode: "Jack Goes to Las Vegas"
1961 Stagecoach West Foster / Reider 2 episodes
1961 The Asphalt Jungle Al Stehl Episode: "The Friendly Gesture"
1961 The Aquanauts Oscar / Haber 2 episodes
1961 Adventures in Paradise Reverend Forbes Episode: "Errand of Mercy"
1961 Hawaiian Eye Harry Wilson Episode: "Thomas Jefferson Chu"
1961 Cain's Hundred Willie Beal Episode: "The Penitent: Louis Strode"
1961 Dr. Kildare Mr. Willis Episode: "Holiday Weekend"
1961 Bus Stop Jefty Episode: "A Lion Walks Among Us"
1961 Ichabod and Me Mr. Halliday Episode: "Teenage Journalist"
1961, 1962 Checkmate Hokey / Henry Creasy 2 episodes
1961, 1962 Lawman Joe Brockway / Les Courtney 2 episodes
1961–1963 The Untouchables Brower / Agent Ned Ferber / Thomas B. Randall 3 episodes
1961–1962 The Detectives Ed Foster / Mr. Blane / Todd Adams / Helm Merriwether 4 episodes
1961–1964 Rawhide Sheriff / Jebidiah Haddlebird / Townsman 3 episodes
1961–1965 The Andy Griffith Show Mr. Sims / Naylor / Sales Clerk / Councilman Dobbs 4 episodes
1961–1971 Bonanza Various characters 8 episodes
1962 Have Gun – Will Travel Doc Halop Episode: "Lazarus"
1962 Surfside 6 Finney Tate Episode: "The Surfside Swindle"
1962 Follow the Sun Fulton Episode: "Marine of the Month"
1962 Alcoa Premiere Herb Raymond Episode: "The Very Custom Special"
1962 The Dick Powell Theatre Gavin Episode: "Pericles on 31st Street"
1962 Don't Call Me Charlie Dr. Martin Episode: "Vive Judson McKay"
1962 The Eleventh Hour Ed Crain Episode: "Angie, You Made My Heart Stop"
1962 Saints and Sinners Walter Hines Episode: "A Night of Horns and Bells"
1962–1963 The Twilight Zone Evans / Scanlan 2 episodes
1962–1965 The Dick Van Dyke Show Mr. Brumley / Mr. Waring / Chaplain Berger 4 episodes
1963 Empire Joseph Williams Episode: "End of an Image"
1963 Stoney Burke Dr. John Banner Episode: "Image of Glory"
1963 Make Room for Daddy Impatient Postal Customer Episode: "Rusty's Birthday"
1963 I'm Dickens, He's Fenster Charlie Piedmont Episode: "Senior Citizen Charlie"
1963 Temple Houston Marshal Cloud Episode: "Gallows in Galilee"
1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre Newton Yort Episode: "A Hero for Our Times"
1963 The Greatest Show on Earth Unknown character Episode: "Lady in Limbo"
1963–1967 The Fugitive Various characters 6 episodes
1964 Grindl Sladowski Episode: "Grindl, Private Eye"
1964 Destry Dr. Forbes Episode: "Destry Had a Little Lamb"
1964 Arrest and Trial J.H. Salomon Episode: "The Black Flower"
1964 The Rogues Madigan Episode: "The Personal Touch"
1964 The Outer Limits E.F. Larkin / Mr. Bishop 2 episodes
1965 Wendy and Me Orville Beaumont Episode: "A Bouquet for Mr. Bundy"
1965 The Bill Dana Show Mr. Clark Episode: "The Court Jester"
1965 The Cara Williams Show Fuliner Episode: "Pawn Ticket for a Ticker"
1965 Peyton Place Parole Officer / E.J. Taggart 2 episodes
1965 Profiles in Courage Taylor / Dr. Fenner 2 episodes
1965–1966 Hank Coach Ossie Weiss 21 episodes
1965, 1967 The Virginian Ed Harger / Doc 2 episodes
1965, 1967 Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Policeman / Harper Caldwell 2 episodes
1966 Laredo Ira Episode: "Road to San Remo"
1966–1973 The F.B.I. Various characters 10 episodes
1967 The Invaders The Minister Episode: "The Experiment"
1967 Rango Unknown character Episode: "Gunfight at the K.O. Saloon"
1967 The Road West Thomas Grimmer Episode: "Elizabeth's Odyssey"
1967 Cimarron Strip Judge Quayle Episode: "Nobody"
1967 The Big Valley Matt Carson Episode: "Night of the Executioner"
1967–1969 Mannix Mr. Coombs / Petey O'Grady / Dan Turpin 3 episodes
1968 The Second Hundred Years General Craven Episode: "For Whom the Drums Beat"
1968 Petticoat Junction Mr. Peck Episode: "Ring-A-Ding-Ding"
1968 The Wild Wild West Captain Lyman Butler / Senator Seth Buckley 2 episodes
1968, 1969 Judd, for the Defense Dr. Fred Zellmer / Mr. LeBow 2 episodes
1968–1969 The Ghost & Mrs. Muir Norrie Coolidge 6 episodes
1969 The Brady Bunch Minister Episode: "The Honeymoon"
1969 Lancer Sheriff Episode: "The Kid"
1969–1973 Ironside Old Librarian / Mr. Carew / Thomas Gibbs 3 episodes
1970 The Boy Who Stole the Elephant Stilts Television film
1970 Bracken's World Man on Bus Episode: "Fallen, Fallen Is Babylon"
1970 The Name of the Game Victor Bychek Episode: "Echo of a Nightmare"
1970 The Interns Edgar Jarvis Episode: "Death Wish"
1970 The Young Lawyers Jacobi Episode: "MacGillicuddy Always Was a Pain in the Neck"
1971 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors Casey Episode: "Angry Man"
1971 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury Billy Jack Episode: "Operation: Moonshine"
1972 Nichols Harrigan Episode: "Sleight of Hand"
1972 The Mod Squad Store Owner Episode: "Taps, Play It Louder"
1972, 1973 The Rookies Billy Levinson / Studio Guard 2 episodes
1973 Ghost Story Harry Bell Episode: "Earth, Air, Fire and Water"
1973 Winesburg, Ohio Parcival Television film
1973 Barnaby Jones Andy Spake Episode: "Murder-Go-Round"
1973 Adam-12 Dave Carlson Episode: "Murder-Go-Round"
1973, 1974 Cannon Walt Fox / Windom Salter 2 episodes
1974 Chopper One Motel Manager Episode: "Strain of Innocence"
1974 Chase Parino Episode: "Out of Gas"
1974 The Greatest Gift Deacon Hurd Television film
1974 Paper Moon Unknown character Episode: "Bonnie and Clyde"
1974 The Manhunter Harry Bell Episode: "The Lodester Ambush"
1974–1983 Little House on the Prairie Reverend Alden 76 episodes
1975 Shazam! Seldom Seen Slim Episode: "Fool's Gold"
1975 Saturday Night Live Man at Veterinary Clinic Episode: "Candice Bergen/Esther Phillips"
1976 The Rockford Files Peter Preli Episode: "Where's Houston?"
1976 The Streets of San Francisco Watchman Episode: "Dead or Alive"
1977 Green Eyes Mr. Cousins Television film
1977 Emergency! Dr. Hubert Nippert Episode: "Upward and Onward"
1978 The Incredible Hulk Dr. Malone Episode: "The Beast Within"
1978 The Winds of Kitty Hawk Ace Hutchin Television film
1981 Charlie's Angels Bluford Catlin Episode: "Moonshinin' Angels"
1982 The Greatest American Hero Supervisor Episode: "Train of Thought"
1982 Matt Houston Henry Episode: "Who Would Kill Ramona?"
1986 Starman Ralph Wollery Episode: "Fever"
1987 Werewolf Russell Episode: "Friendly Haven"
1988 Charles in Charge 'Buzz' Powell Episode: "Poppa, the Sailor Man"
1988 Bonanza: The Next Generation Sills Television film
1988 First Impressions Milt Episode: "Pilot"
1989 Roseanne Joe Episode: "Lobocop"
1989 Ann Jillian Unknown character Episode: "Buddy System"
1990 The Bradys Minister Episode: "The Brady 500"
1990, 1991 In the Heat of the Night J.L. Lambry 2 episodes
1991 L.A. Law Chester Mead Episode: "On the Toad Again"
1991 Empty Nest Mr. Sobel Episode: "Almost Like Being in Love"
1992 The Secret of Lost Creek Henry "Grandpa" Fogel Unknown episodes
1992–1996 Picket Fences Rev. Henry Novotny 20 episodes
1994 Rebel Highway Gary Episode: "Runaway Daughters"
1997 George and Leo Uncle Dick Episode: "The Thanksgiving Show"
1998 Ally McBeal Vincent Robbins Episode: "Alone Again"
2000 Spin City Dr. Marsh Laughlin, DDS Episode: "Smile"
2001 Diagnosis: Murder Danny McNamara 2 episodes
2001 Family Law Frank Watson Episode: "The Gay Divorcee"
2001–2002 Maybe It's Me Grandpa Fred Stage 21 episodes
2003 Lizzie McGuire Moe Episode: "My Fair Larry", (final appearance)

References[]

  1. ^ Brad Ferguson   View profile    More options (2007-04-30). "Dabbs Greer, 1917–2007 – alt.obituaries | Google Groups". Groups.google.com. Retrieved 2010-10-15.
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  3. ^ ""The Unmasked", Lawman, June 17, 1962". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  4. ^ "Character actor Dabbs Greer dies at 90". Usatoday.Com. 2007-05-01. Retrieved 2010-10-15.
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