Vaughn Taylor Biography

Birthday: 1911-02-22
Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts
Wiki Biography: Reedy, balding, often bespectacled American character actor with pencil-thin moustache, once described as the man with TV's 'most deceptive face'. He looked like - and was - a certified public accountant, graduate from Northeastern University. A struggling actor in his youth, he worked in stock, tent shows and on radio. After army service in World War II, he became a prolific performer in early anthology series on television (eg. "Kraft Theatre" (1947) and "Robert Montgomery Presents" (1950)), though he continued to alternate these with appearances on the New York stage. He was also glimpsed in movies, invariably in small supporting roles, most notably as Deacon Davis in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), and as George Lowery, boss to doomed Janet Leigh in Psycho (1960). Vaughn reserved his best for the small screen, where he showed his versatility in genial or waspish roles, often as doctors, judges and bankers. He was capable of portraying benevolence as easily as taking on the mantle of greedy or corrupt attorneys, or second-string grifters (his repertoire even included vicious real-life gangster, George 'Pa' Barker, in an episode of "The Untouchables" (1959)). Among his numerous TV credits, his four journeys into "Twilight Zone" (1959) stand out in particular. Severe spinal deterioration brought about Vaughn's retirement from acting in 1976. His wife of many years, Ruth Moss, a fellow graduate of the Leland Powers School, was a noted Boston radio personality and Broadway actress.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Kraft Television Theatre Mr. Mergenthwirker 1947 - 1958
The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre 1948 Drama
The Chevrolet Tele Theatre 1948 Drama
Short Short Dramas 1952 Comedy
Johnny Jupiter Ernest P. Duckweather 1953 - 1954
The Lineup 1958 Crime
Psychos George Lowery 1960 Horror
The Outer Limits (1963) Dean Flint / ... 1963 - 1965
The Professionals 1966 Action
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Dark Intruder 0000
It Should Happen to You 1954 Comedy, Romance
Jailhouse Rock 1957 Crime, Drama, Music
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1958 0
The Lineup 1958 Crime, Drama
The Gallant Hours 1960 Drama
Psycho George Lowery 1960 Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Diamond Head 1963 0, Biography
The Professionals 1966 Action
The Power 1968 Thriller, Sci Fi
In Cold Blood 1968 Crime, Drama, History
The Ballad of Cable Hogue 1970 0, 0, Fantasy, Biography
The Gumball Rally 1976
The Long Ride Home Laura Fowler 2003
The Local 504 Steve Bishop 2011 Action
Any Last Words? Belle Starr 2012 Action