Edward Binns

Edward Binns

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Edward Binns¬†(September 12, 1916 ‚Äď December 4, 1990) was an American stage, film, and television actor. He had a wide-spanning career in film and television, often portraying competent, hard working, and purposeful characters in his various roles. Binns was born in¬†Philadelphia,¬†Pennsylvania. One of the first members of the newly formed¬†Actors Studio, Binns began studying with¬†Elia Kazanin the fall of 1947.¬†After appearing in a number of Broadway plays, Binns began appearing in films in the early 1950s. Some of his notable roles include playing Juror #6 in¬†12 Angry Men¬†and Lieutenant GeneralWalter Bedell Smith¬†in the¬†Academy Award-winning film¬†Patton¬†(1970). Binns featured in¬†Alfred Hitchcock's¬†North by Northwest¬†as a police detective. He played a key role as bomber pilot Colonel Grady in the 1964 film¬†Fail-Safe. Binns also appeared in dozens of television programs including¬†NBC's legal drama¬†Justice,¬†Rod Cameron's syndicated¬†State Trooper, the syndicated adventure series¬†Whirlybirds, the¬†ABC/Warner Brotherswestern series,¬†The Dakotas, the ABC rodeo drama,¬†Stoney Burke, and ABC's war drama¬†12 O'Clock High. He was cast in¬†CBS's¬†Richard Diamond, Private Detective¬†(as Larrabee in the 1958 episode "Pension Plan"),¬†The Investigators¬†and¬†Thriller (U.S. TV series). Binns appeared as Colonel Robert Baldwin with¬†June Allyson¬†as his screen wife, Eleanor Baldwin, in the 1961 episode "Without Fear" of Allyson's CBS anthology series,¬†The DuPont Show with June Allyson. Also that year he made two guest appearances on¬†Perry Mason, first as Lloyd Castle in "The Case of the Angry Dead Man," then as Charles Griffin in "The Case of the Malicious Mariner," and in an episode of¬†The Asphalt Jungle. He had a leading role in Rod Serling's¬†The Twilight Zone¬†in the 1960 episode "I Shot an Arrow into the Air". Binns also appeared in two episodes of ABC's¬†The Untouchables¬†as gunman Steve Ballard and in a later episode as a doctor. He was a cast member of CBS's¬†The Nurses¬†from 1962 through 1964. He appeared in an episode of the ABC espionage drama¬†Blue Light¬†early in 1966, and in ABC's¬†It Takes a Thief¬†(1969‚Äď1970) with¬†Robert Wagner. Binns also appeared in one episode of the ABC series¬†A Man Called Shenandoah, with¬†Robert Horton, as General Korshak on CBS's¬†M*A*S*H, in an episode of NBC's¬†The Brian Keith Show, and in three episodes of ABC's¬†The Fugitive. His distinctive voice was also heard in hundreds of radio and television commercials. Binns died from a¬†heart attack¬†at the age of seventy-four while traveling from¬†New York City¬†to his home inConnecticut. His ashes were scattered at his residence.

YearTitleCharacterRelease Date
1988

After School

Monsignor Frank Barrett1988-09-01
1982

The Verdict

Bishop Brophy1982-12-08
1980

The Pilot

Larry Zanoff1980-01-01
1979
The Man You Loved to Hate
Himself - Narrator (voice)1979-08-19
1978
Stubby Pringle's Christmas
Red1978-12-17
1978

Oliver's Story

Phil Cavilleri1978-12-15
1975

Night Moves

Joey Ziegler1975-06-11
1974

Lovin' Molly

Mr. Fry1974-04-14
1971
The Tell-Tale Heart
1971-01-01
1970
Patton
Major General Walter Bedell Smith1970-01-25
1967
Chubasco
Judge North1967-06-30
1964
The Americanization of Emily
Adm. Thomas Healy1964-10-27
1964
Fail-Safe
Col. Jack Grady1964-10-07
1961
Judgment at Nuremberg
Sen. Burkette1961-12-01
1960
Desire in the Dust
Luke Connett1960-10-10
1960
Heller in Pink Tights
Sheriff Ed McClain1960-03-01
1959
North by Northwest
Captain Junket1959-07-08
1959
The Man in the Net
State Police Capt. Green1959-06-10
1959
Compulsion
Tom Daly1959-04-01
1957
Young and Dangerous
Dr. Price1957-10-30
1957
Portland Exposé
George Madison1957-08-11
1957
12 Angry Men
Juror 61957-03-25
1956
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
Lt. Kennedy1956-09-05
1956
The Scarlet Hour
Sgt. Allen1956-04-01
1953
Vice Squad
Al Barkis1953-07-31
1952
Without Warning!
Lt. Pete Hamilton1952-05-08
1951
Teresa
Sgt. Brown1951-04-05