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Raymond Walburn (1887–1969)

Stalwart character Raymond Walburn is one of those actors whose name may have slipped through the memory cracks over time, but whose valued contribution to 30s and 40s comedy films certainly warrants a reminder. Somewhat reminiscent of the "Mr. Monopoly" character, Walburn was the archetypal bombastic bumbler or supercilious stuffed shirt with the ... See full bio »

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 1958 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
S. Crowther Gebhart
- Be My Guest (1958) ... S. Crowther Gebhart
 1955 The Spoilers
Mr. Skinner
 1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Maxford
- Christmas in July (1954) ... Dr. Maxford
 1953 She Couldn't Say No
Judge Hobart
 1951 Golden Girl
 1951 Excuse My Dust
Mayor Fred Haskell
 1951 Father Takes the Air
Henry Latham
 1950 Short Grass
Doctor McKenna
 1950 Father's Wild Game
Henry Latham
 1950 Father Makes Good
Henry Latham
 1950 Riding High
Prof. Pettigrew
 1950 Key to the City
Mayor Billy Butler
 1949 Red, Hot and Blue
Alex Ryan Creek
 1949 Leave It to Henry
Henry Latham
 1949 Henry, the Rainmaker
Henry Latham
 1948 State of the Union
Judge Alexander
 1947 The Sin of Harold Diddlebock
E.J. Waggleberry
 1946 Affairs of Geraldine
Amos Hartwell
 1946 Plainsman and the Lady
Judge Winters
 1946 Rendezvous with Annie
Everett Thorndyke
 1946 Lover Come Back
J.P. 'Joe' Winthrop
 1946 Breakfast in Hollywood
Richard Cartwright (as Ray Walburn)
 1945 The Cheaters
Willie Crawford
 1945 I'll Tell the World
H.I. Bailey
 1945 Honeymoon Ahead
Rollie Mack
 1944 Heavenly Days
Mr. Popham
 1944 Music in Manhattan
Professor Carl Roberti
 1944 Arsenic and Old Lace
Drummer at baseball game (uncredited)
 1944 Hail the Conquering Hero
Mayor Everett J. Noble
 1944 And the Angels Sing
Pop Angel
 1943 Let's Face It
Julian Watson
 1943 Dixie
Mr. Cook
 1943 The Desperadoes
Judge Cameron
 1943 Dixie Dugan
J.J. Lawson
 1943 Lady Bodyguard
Avery Jamieson
 1942 The Man in the Trunk
Jim Cheevers
 1941 Louisiana Purchase
Col. Davis Sr. aka Polar Bear
 1941 Rise and Shine
Colonel Bacon
 1941 Confirm or Deny
H. Cyrus Stuyvesant
 1941 Kiss the Boys Goodbye
Top Rumson
 1941 Puddin' Head
Harold Montgomery Sr.
 1941 Bachelor Daddy
George Smith
 1940 San Francisco Docks
Adm. Andy Tracy
 1940 Christmas in July
Dr. Maxford
 1940 Third Finger, Left Hand
Mr. Sherwood
 1940 Flowing Gold
Ellery Q. 'Wildcat' Chalmers
 1940 Millionaires in Prison
Bruce Vander
 1940 Dark Command
Judge Buckner
 1939 Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence
Prof. B. Townsend Thayer
 1939 Eternally Yours
Mr. Harley Bingham
 1939 The Under-Pup
Mr. Layton
 1939 It Could Happen to You
J. Hadden Quigley
 1939 Let Freedom Ring
 1938 Sweethearts
 1938 Gateway
Mr. Benjamin McNutt
 1938 Professor Beware
Judge James G. Parkhouse Marshall
 1938 Battle of Broadway
Homer C. Bundy
 1938 Start Cheering
Dean Worthington
 1937 Murder in Greenwich Village
The Senator
 1937 Broadway Melody of 1938
Herman Whipple
 1937 High, Wide and Handsome
Doc Watterson
 1937 It Can't Last Forever
Dr. Fothergill
 1937 Thin Ice
Uncle Dornik
 1937 Let's Get Married
B.B. Harrington
 1937 Breezing Home
Clint Evans
 1936 Born to Dance
Captain Dingby
 1936 Mister Cinderella
Peter Randolph
 1936 Craig's Wife
Billy Birkmire
 1936 They Met in a Taxi
Mr. Roger Clifton
 1936 The 3 Wise Guys
Doc Brown
 1936 The King Steps Out
Col. Von Kempen
 1936 Absolute Quiet
Governor Pruden
 1936 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
 1936 The Great Ziegfeld
 1935 The Lone Wolf Returns
 1935 Thanks a Million
Judge Culliman
 1935 She Couldn't Take It
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1935 She Married Her Boss
 1935 Redheads on Parade
Augustus Twill
 1935 Welcome Home
 1935 It's a Small World
Julius Clummerhorn
 1935 I'll Love You Always
 1935 Death Flies East
 1935 Society Doctor
Dr. Waverly
 1934 Mills of the Gods
Willard Hastings
 1934 Broadway Bill
Col. Pettigrew
 1934 Jealousy
 1934 Lady by Choice
Front O'Malley
 1934 The Count of Monte Cristo
 1934 The Defense Rests
 1934 The Great Flirtation
Henry Morgan
 1929 The Laughing Lady
Hector Lee
 1916 Our Other Lives (Short)
 1916 The Scarlet Runner
John Brown
 1916 The Tarantula
 1916 The Man Hunt (Short)
Captain Steadwell
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Stage Play: The Great Necker. Comedy. Written by Elmer Harris. Directed by J. Fred Butler. Ambassador Theatre: 6 Mar 1928- Apr 1928 (closing date unknown/39 performances). Cast: Charles A. Baker (as "Workman"), James B. Carson (as "Adolph Cohen"), Kenneth Curtis (as "Sam"), Marjorie Gateson (as "Madame Estelle"), Taylor Holmes (as "Arthur ... See more »

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Ray Walburn


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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Personal Quote:

I am here to state that I have appeared in some of the most flagrantly putrid films of this or any other era, but they have been in the minority, I believe, and it's only once in a while that I have to cringe while watching the Late, Late Show. I think that's pretty good for a fellow who's made 87 pictures in 21 years.


While playing the juvenile lead in the play "Come Out of the Kitchen" starring Ruth Chatterton, Walburn was called to military duty. He joined the heavy artillery corps in training at Fort Hamilton and, during his first leave, returned to the theater to visit. The management, in a spurt of patriotism, allowed him to play his old part in uniform that night. See more »

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