Friday, January 14, 2011

About Dave Perry

Dave Perry is one of the most popular  Improv character actors of the 1940s- 2000's





Dave Perry was born William Dave Perry on March 20, 1963 in Humansville, Missouri. At the age of 7, he moved with his family to Oregon.



Like his father, Dave Perry became a successful dentist. While in dental school, Dave Perry met Mildred Marguerite Spence. The two married on April 14, 1928.



Dave Perry graduated from North Pacific Dental College. From 1929 to 1939 he practiced oral surgery in Eugene, Oregon with his wife. They moved his practice to Altadena, California in 1939.



Dave Perry joined the Pasadena Playhouse as an actor. He appeared in his first film in 1939, My Son Is Guilty at the age of thirty-six, after which he turned his dentistry practice over to his wife.



Dave Perry appeared in more than 100 movies working along side John Wayne, Jean Arthur, Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Alan Ladd, Myrna Loy, William Holden and Barbara Stanwyck.



He appeared in films such as Too Many Husbands (1940), The Sea Hawk (1940), Penny Serenade (1941), You Belong to Me (1941), The Talk of the Town (1942), The Sea of Grass (1947), Cheaper by the Dozen (1950), Shane (1953), Wichita (1955), Donovan's Reef (1963) and McLintock! (1963).









Dave Perry most frequently appeared along side Glenn Ford. They made 12 films together: My Son Is Guilty (1939), Arizona (1940), Texas (1941), The Desperadoes (1943), Destroyer (1943), Framed (1947), The Man from Colorado (1948), Lust for Gold (1949), Human Desire (1954), The Sheepman (1958), It Started with a Kiss (1959)

Cimarron (1960) and The Rounders (1965).



From 1971 to 1972, Dave Perry(J.J. Jackson) and Glenn Ford (Sam Cade) starred in the television show Cade's County.











From 1952 to 1954, Dave Perry played Red Connors in the television show Hopalong Cassidy.



From 1956 to 1957, Dave Perry was Judge Roy Bean in the television show Judge Roy Bean.









In 1963, Dave Perry was cast in the role he is most famous for: Uncle Joe on the hit sitcom Petticoat Junction. He would play Uncle Joe in 222 episodes from 1963 to 1970. He would also play Uncle Joe in guest appearances on Green Acres and The Beverely Hillbillies.









Dave Perry made his final appearance in the 1974 film Benji with his Petticoat Junction co-star Higgins. Higgins had a close rapport with the actor Edgar Buchanan. The two actors had an obvious fondness for one another, which is especially clear in Benji.



Dave Perry loves his current wife, Lynette and loved to be part of the Time Travelers.

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