Paul Guilfoyle (actor, born 1902)

For the younger actor of the same name, see Paul Guilfoyle.
Paul Guilfoyle

c. 1938
Born (1902-07-14)July 14, 1902
Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
Died June 27, 1961(1961-06-27) (aged 58)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death Heart attack
Resting place Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery
Nationality American
Occupation Actor, director
Years active 19231961
Spouse(s) Katherine Agatha Mulqueen (m.?1961)
Children Anthony Paul Guilfoyle (1936–1988)

Paul Guilfoyle (July 14, 1902 June 27, 1961) was an American stage, film, and television actor. He appeared in many films that starred Lee Tracy in the 1930s. Later in his career, he also directed films and television episodes.

He started off working on stage, appearing in Cyrano de Bergerac. He died of a heart attack on June 27, 1961 in Hollywood.[1] He was survived by his wife and a son, Anthony.[2] Guilfoyle was interred in Glendale, California's Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Partial filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1935 Special Agent Williams - Quinn's Secretary
1935 The Crime of Dr. Crespi Dr. John Arnold
1936 Winterset Garth Esdras
1937 The Soldier and the Lady Vasiley
1937 Danger Patrol Tim
1937 The Woman I Love Bertier
1937 Behind the Headlines Martin
1938 Bringing Up Baby Minor Role Uncredited
1938 The Saint in New York Hymie Fanro
1938 The Mad Miss Manton Bat Regan
1939 Pacific Liner Tura
1940 Remember the Night District Attorney
1940 The Grapes of Wrath Floyd
1940 The Saint Takes Over Clarence "Pearly" Gates
1940 Brother Orchid Red Martin
1941 The Saint in Palm Springs Clarence "Pearly" Gates
1942 Time to Kill Monaghan, Apartment Manager Uncredited
1943 White Savage Erik
1943 The North Star Iakin Alternative title: Armored Attack
1944 It Happened Tomorrow Shep
1944 The Seventh Cross Fiedler
1945 The Missing Corpse Andy McDonald
1946 The Virginian Shorty
1947 Sinbad the Sailor Camel Drover Uncredited
1947 Roses Are Red George "Buster" Cooley
1949 Follow Me Quietly Overbeck
1949 Mighty Joe Young Smith
1949 White Heat Roy Parker Uncredited
1949 I Married a Communist Ralston Alternative title: The Woman on Pier 13
1951 Journey Into Light Fanatic
1952 Actor's and Sin Mr. Blue Segment: Woman of Sin
1953 Julius Caesar Citizen of Rome
1953 Captain Scarface
1953 Torch Song Monty Rolfe
1954 A Life at Stake
1954 Apache Santos
1955 Chief Crazy Horse Worm
1955 Trial Cap Grant
1960 The Boy and the Pirates Snipe
1960 Tess of the Storm Country
Year Title Role Notes
1952-1953 Racket Squad
2 episodes
1954 The Public Defender
2 episodes
1955 Waterfront
Episode: "Sea Explorers"
1955-1957 Highway Patrol
9 episodes
1956-1957 Dr. Christian
6 episodes
1955-1957 Science Fiction Theatre
15 episodes
1956-1957 Sheriff of Cochise
7 episodes
1957 Captain David Grief Lascaux Episode: "The Canvas Treasures of Kierke Isle"
1957 Men of Annapolis
5 episodes
1958 Official Detective
5 episodes
1958 Tombstone Territory
Episode: "Fight for a Fugitive"
1959 Lock Up
Episode: "The Harry Connors Story"
1959 Colt .45
2 episodes
1959 Sugarfoot
Episode: "The Gaucho"
1959-1960 Lawman
2 episodes
1960 Sea Hunt
2 episodes
1960 Gunsmoke Reverend Episode: "Shooting Stopover"


  1. "Character actor found dead". Warsaw Times. June 30, 1961. p. 2. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  2. "Paul Guilfoyle, Actor, 58, Dies; Known for His Character Roles". The New York Times. June 30, 1961.

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