Mort Mills

Biography: Best described as a young George Kennedy type (though he and Kennedy were contemporaries), American actor Mort Mills spent three decades playing omniprescent and menacing types. He started out in films in the early '50s, showing up briefly in such productions as Affair in Trinidad (1952) and Farmer Takes a Wife (1955). He also seemed to be lurking in the background, taking in the information at hand and waiting to saunter over and pounce upon someone smaller than himself (which was just about everyone). Mills' character straddled both sides of the law: He was a friendly frontier sheriff in the 1958 syndicated TV western Man without a Gun and a less friendly police lieutenant on the 1960 network adventure weekly Dante; conversely, he was vicious western gunslinger Trigger Mortis in the 1965 Three Stooges feature The Outlaws is Coming. Mort Mills' most indelible screen moments occured in Hitchcock's Psycho (1960), wherein he portrayed the suspicious highway patrolman who almostBest described as a young George Kennedy type (though he and Kennedy were contemporaries), American actor Mort Mills spent three decades playing omniprescent and menacing types. He started out in films in the early '50s, showing up briefly in such productions as Affair in Trinidad (1952) and Farmer Takes a Wife (1955). He also seemed to be lurking in the background, taking in the information at hand and waiting to saunter over and pounce upon someone smaller than himself (which was just about everyone). Mills' character straddled both sides of the law: He was a friendly frontier sheriff in the 1958 syndicated TV western Man without a Gun and a less friendly police lieutenant on the 1960 network adventure weekly Dante; conversely, he was vicious western gunslinger Trigger Mortis in the 1965 Three Stooges feature The Outlaws is Coming. Mort Mills' most indelible screen moments occured in Hitchcock's Psycho (1960), wherein he portrayed the suspicious highway patrolman who almost catches embezzler Janet Leigh; had he succeeded, she would have spent the night in the pokey rather than the Bates Motel. Expand

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Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Mission: Impossible: Season 7 Sep 16, 1972 Marshall tbd
tbd Ironside: Season 3 Sep 18, 1969 Rambau tbd
tbd Ironside: Season 1 Sep 14, 1967 Mike Hennessey tbd
tbd Gunsmoke: Season 13 Sep 11, 1967 Jack Maple tbd
tbd Mission: Impossible: Season 2 Sep 10, 1967 William Conway tbd
tbd Mission: Impossible: Season 1 Sep 17, 1966 Al Souchek tbd
tbd Bonanza: Season 8 Sep 11, 1966 Perkins tbd
tbd My Favorite Martian: Season 3 Sep 12, 1965 Jesse James tbd
tbd Gunsmoke: Season 10 Sep 26, 1964 Loren Billings / Loren tbd
tbd Perry Mason: Season 8 Sep 24, 1964 Sgt. Landro / Sgt. Ben Landro tbd
tbd Perry Mason: Season 6 Sep 27, 1962 Sgt. Landro / Landro / Sgt. Landro tbd
tbd Bonanza: Season 4 Sep 23, 1962 Deputy tbd
tbd The Untouchables: Season 3 Oct 12, 1961 O'Mara tbd
tbd Bonanza: Season 3 Sep 24, 1961 Gordon / Thorne tbd
tbd Perry Mason: Season 5 Sep 2, 1961 Sgt. Landro / Landro / Sgt. Ben Landro / Sgt. Landro tbd
tbd Perry Mason: Season 4 Sep 17, 1960 Sgt. Ben Landro / Landra tbd
tbd Perry Mason: Season 3 Oct 3, 1959 Barry Scott tbd
tbd Bonanza: Season 1 Sep 12, 1959 Morgan 8.0
tbd Wanted: Dead or Alive: Season 2 Sep 5, 1959 Frank / Tom tbd
tbd The Untouchables: Season 1 Apr 20, 1959 Rosenkrantz tbd
tbd Gunsmoke: Season 4 Sep 6, 1958 Harbin tbd
tbd Wanted: Dead or Alive: Season 1 Sep 6, 1958 Clark / Ed / Harmon tbd
tbd Perry Mason: Season 1 Sep 21, 1957 Sgt. Landro tbd
tbd Gunsmoke: Season 3 Sep 14, 1957 Roble tbd
tbd Gunsmoke: Season 1 Sep 10, 1955 Howard tbd
tbd Bewitched: Season 2 Sep 17, 1964 Policeman tbd