Orson Bean (Actor)


Distinguished Member
Veteran actor & comedian killed by car accident




Selected Television and Filmography [Wiki]

1952Broadway Television TheatreRobert Bennett / Erwin Trowbridge2 episodes
1952Westinghouse Studio OneHarvey B. HinesEpisode: "The Square Peg"
1954Robert Montgomery PresentsEpisode: "It Happened in Paris"
1954Westinghouse Studio OneJoeyEpisode: "Joey"
1955The Best of BroadwayMortimer BrewsterEpisode: "Arsenic and Old Lace"
1955The Elgin HourArthurEpisode: "San Francisco Fracas"
1955How to Be Very, Very PopularToby Marshall
1956OmnibusEpisode: "The Best Year in the Whole History of the World"
1956Westinghouse Studio OneCharlie DiggerEpisode: "A Christmas Surprise"
1957Kraft Television TheatreGeorge SanfordEpisode: "A Travel from Brussels"
1957Playhouse 90Jack ChesneyEpisode: "Charley's Aunt"
1958The Phil Silvers ShowPvt. Wally GuntherEpisode: "Bilko's Insurance Company"
1958The MillionaireNewman JohnsonEpisode: "The Newman Johnson Story"
1959Anatomy of a MurderDr. Matthew Smith[1][9]
1959Miracle on 34th StreetDr. William Sawyer
1960The Twilight ZoneJames B.W. BevisEpisode: "Mr. Bevis"[1]
1961The DuPont Show with June AllysonJohn MonroeEpisode: "The Secret Life of James Turber"
1962Naked CityArnold PlattEpisode: "To Walk Like a Lion"
1954–1963The United States Steel HourDennis Kavanaugh / Eddie West / Lester3 episodes
1964Vacation PlayhouseEpisode: "The Bean Show"
1966The Star-WagonStephen Minch
1970A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's CourtHank / Sir Boss (voice)
1970Love, American StyleArtie KaufmanEpisode: "Love and the Co-ed Dorm/Love and the Optimist/Love and the Teacher"
1970NET PlayhouseMultiple RolesEpisode: "Helen Hayes Remembers"
1975Ellery QueenWarren WrightEpisode: "The Adventure of the Chinese Dog"
1977Forever FernwoodReverend Brim
1977The HobbitBilbo Baggins
1978Mary Hartman, Mary HartmanReverend BrimUnknown episodes 1977–1978
1978The Love BoatArtie D' AngeloEpisode: "Heads or Tails/Little People, The/Mona of the Movies"
1980The Return of the KingFrodo Baggins/Bilbo Baggins
1982Forty DeuceMr. Roper
1982One Life to LiveHarrison Logan1 episode
1984Garfield in the RoughBilly Rabbit
1984The Fall GuyJason KlemerEpisode: October 31
1985Super PasswordHimselfGame Show Contestant / Celebrity Guest Star
1986–1987The Facts of LifeOliver Thompson3 episodes
1986–1989Murder, She WroteEbeneezer McEnery2 episodes
1987InnerspaceLydia's Editor
1990Instant KarmaDr. Berlin
1990Tiny Toon AdventuresGepetto (voice)Episode: "Fairy Tales for the 90's"
1991Chance of a LifetimeFred
1992Final JudgementMonsignor Corelli
1992Just My ImaginationJeremy Stitcher
1993–1998Dr. Quinn, Medicine WomanLoren Bray146 episodes
1997CaliforniaLoren BrayUnknown episodes
1998Diagnosis: MurderLewis SweeneyEpisode: "Obsession: Part 1"
1999ThanksBurnaby FitzhughEpisode: "Spring"
1999Being John MalkovichDr. Lester
2000Manhattan, AZLew Goldberg2 episodes
2000Ally McBealMartyEpisode: "In Search of Pygmies"
2000The King of QueensCarl TepperEpisode: "Surprise Artie"
2000Family LawArchbishop PhillipsEpisode: "Possession Is Nine Tenths of the Law"
2000Will & GraceProfessor Joseph DudleyEpisode: "There But for the Grace of Grace"
2000Normal, OhioWilliam 'Bill' Gamble, Sr.7 episodes
2001Burning Down the HouseSy
2001The GristleMr. Bowen
2002BeckerMr. BennetEpisode: "Piece Talks"
2002Frank McKlusky, C.I.Mr Gafty
20037th HeavenPatient / Mr. Hampton Impersonator2 episodes
2004Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Charlie's Angels'John Forsythe
2004Soccer Dog: European CupMayor Milton Gallagher
2004Cold CaseHarland SealeyEpisode: "Red Glare"
2005Two and a Half MenNormanEpisode: "Does This Smell Funny to You?"
2006Alien AutopsyHomeless Man
2006Commander in ChiefBill HarrisonEpisode: "The Price You Pay"
2007Mattie Fresno and the Holoflux UniverseRaff Buddemeyer
2007The CloserDonald BaxterEpisode: "The Round File"
2007The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie WoodmanChickEpisode: "Good Times and Great Oldies"
2007Women's Murder ClubHarold GrantEpisode: "Grannies, Guns and Love Mints"
2007How I Met Your MotherBobEpisode: "Slapsgiving"
2009Safe HarborJudge
2009–2012Desperate HousewivesRoy BenderRecurring role, 23 episodes
2011Hot in ClevelandDanEpisode: "Funeral Crashers"
2012Love for Christmas aka A Golden ChristmasMr. Cole
2014MistressesEpisode: "Rebuild"
2016Modern FamilyMartyEpisode: "Playdates"
2016The Guest BookEdgarEpisode: "Story Eight"
2016The Bold and the BeautifulHoward2 episodes
2016Another PeriodLaverne Fusselforth V2 episodes
2017TeachersJerryEpisode: "Dosey Don't"
2018The Equalizer 2Sam Rubinstein
2018SuperstoreDr. FoglerEpisode: "Delivery Day"
2020Grace and FrankieBrunoEpisode: "The Scent"


Distinguished Member
Last saw this chap in equaliser 2. What an end to a life, getting run over. Wonder why the plum that ran him over didn’t stop when people tried to slow them down.

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