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Dave O'Brien (I) (1912–1969)

Writer | Actor | Director

Former chorus boy who would become a star in "B" westerns, and later a successful comedy writer (under the name David Barclay) and TV director. O'Brien is notable as one of the relatively few success ... read full biography
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May 31, 1912 (died Nov 8, 1969) | 6' 3" (1.90m)
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Past Television (10 titles) Episodes
The Red Skelton Show (1955–1970)
(TV Series) - Writer (227 episodes, 1955), Writer (58 episodes, 1957), Blackie / Ship's Captain / Mike / Joe / Clem's boss / … (12 episodes, 1955), Writer (3 episodes, 1958) See more Writer (227 episodes, 1955), Writer (58 episodes, 1957), Blackie / Ship's Captain / Mike / Joe / Clem's boss / Detective O'Brien / Captain Muldoon / Hod Carrier / Spy on plane with Red / Commandant - French Foreign Legion / Ship's Stoker / Operating Room Doctor (12 episodes, 1955), Writer (3 episodes, 1958)   See fewer
Be It Ever So Crumbled, There Is No Place Like Home (Mar 31, 1970) Season 19, Episode 27 - Writer Writer   See fewer
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Clown Alley (1966)
(TV Movie) - Writer Writer   See fewer
Red Skelton Timex Special (1960)
(TV Special) - Writer Writer   See fewer
The Red Skelton Chevy Special (1959)
(TV Special) - Writer Writer   See fewer
The O. Henry Playhouse (1957)
(TV Series) - Actor (1 episode, 1957) Actor (1 episode, 1957)   See fewer
Sisters of the Golden Circle (Apr 17, 1957) Season 1, Episode 15 - Actor Actor   See fewer
1
General Motors Presents (1957)
(TV Series) - Writer (1 episode, 1957) Writer (1 episode, 1957)   See fewer
Strictly Normal (Feb 10, 1957) Writer Writer   See fewer
1
MGM Parade (1955)
(TV Series) - Writer (screenplay) (1 episode, 1955), Director (1 episode, 1955), Writer (story) (1 episode, 1955), Man (1 episode, 1955) Writer (screenplay) (1 episode, 1955), Director (1 episode, 1955), Writer (story) (1 episode, 1955), Man (1 episode, 1955)   See fewer
Episode #1.14 (Dec 14, 1955) Season 1, Episode 14 - Man, Director (segments: Pet Peeves) (as David Barclay), Writer (screenplay) (segments: Pet Peeves) (as David Barclay), Writer (story) (segments: Pet Peeves) (as David Barclay) Man, Director (segments: Pet Peeves) (as David Barclay), Writer (screenplay) (segments: Pet Peeves) (as David Barclay), Writer (story) (segments: Pet Peeves) (as David Barclay)   See fewer
1
The Bob Cummings Show (1955)
(TV Series) - Actor (1 episode, 1955) Actor (1 episode, 1955)   See fewer
Bachelor Apartment (Mar 20, 1955) Season 1, Episode 12 - Actor Actor   See fewer
1
Climax! (1954)
(TV Series) - Actor (1 episode, 1954) Actor (1 episode, 1954)   See fewer
Epitaph for a Spy (Dec 9, 1954) Season 1, Episode 8 - Actor Actor   See fewer
1
Meet the O'Briens (1954)
(TV Short) - Actor, Producer (as David Barclay), Writer (teleplay) (as David Barclay) Actor, Producer (as David Barclay), Writer (teleplay) (as David Barclay)   See fewer
Self (2 titles)
The Red Skelton Show (1955)
(TV Series) - Self - Cruel Stepbrother (1 episode, 1955) Self - Cruel Stepbrother (1 episode, 1955)   See fewer
Cinderfella (Oct 25, 1955) Season 5, Episode 5 - Self - Cruel Stepbrother Self - Cruel Stepbrother   See fewer
MGM Parade (1955)
(TV Series) - Man (1 episode, 1955) Man (1 episode, 1955)   See fewer
Episode #1.14 (Dec 14, 1955) Season 1, Episode 14 - Man Man   See fewer
Archive Footage (9 titles)
Gente iluminada (2019)
(Short) - Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
42nd Street: From Book to Screen to Stage (2006)
(Video) - Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Reefer Madness - Colorized (2004)
Ralph (archive footage) Ralph (archive footage)   See fewer
The Laurel and Hardy Show (1986– )
(TV Series) - Extra (1986) Extra (1986)   See fewer
That's Entertainment, Part II (1976)
Actor in 'Pete Smith Specialty' short (archive footage) (uncredited) Actor in 'Pete Smith Specialty' short (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch (1976)
Youthful Sidekick (archive footage) (uncredited) Youthful Sidekick (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
The Big Parade of Comedy (1964)
Actor in the Pete Smith Shorts (archive footage) Actor in the Pete Smith Shorts (archive footage)   See fewer
The Gabby Hayes Show (1956)
(TV Series) - Dave Wyatt / Masked Rider (2 episodes, 1956) Dave Wyatt / Masked Rider (2 episodes, 1956)   See fewer
Enemy of the Law (1956) Dave Wyatt (archive footage) Dave Wyatt (archive footage)   See fewer
Three in the Saddle (1956) Dave Wyatt / Masked Rider (archive footage) Dave Wyatt / Masked Rider (archive footage)   See fewer
MGM Parade (1955)
(TV Series) - Harried Man / Director O'Brien (2 episodes, 1955) Harried Man / Director O'Brien (2 episodes, 1955)   See fewer
Episode #1.10 (Nov 16, 1955) Season 1, Episode 10 - Harried Man (archive footage) (uncredited) Harried Man (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Episode #1.6 (Oct 19, 1955) Season 1, Episode 6 - Director O'Brien (archive footage) Director O'Brien (archive footage)   See fewer
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