Dennis Moore: American actor (1908 - 1964)
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Dennis Moore
American actor

Dennis Moore

Dennis Moore
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Intro American actor
Was Actor Television actor
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 26 January 1908, Fort Worth, USA
Death 1 March 1964, San Bernardino, USA (aged 56 years)
Star sign Aquarius
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Dennis Moore (January 26, 1908 in Fort Worth, Texas – March 1, 1964 in San Bernardino, California) was an actor who specialized in western films and film serials.

Early years

Moore was born Dennis Meadows and attended schools in El Paso. He was active in aviation and had a pilot's license. Before going into films, he worked in stock theater.


Moore began appearing in short subjects and low-budget feature films in the 1930s under the name Denny Meadows and enjoyed greater recognition and employment after he changed his professional name to Dennis Moore.

His dark looks and solemn demeanor kept him working steadily as an all-purpose utility player, in both heroic and villainous roles. Moore became a familiar face in Westerns but never became a major star. In 1942, he co-starred for six films in PRC's "Lone Rider" series, beginning with The Lone Rider and the Bandit and ending with Overland Stagecoach.

He also appeared on television in the syndicated The Range Rider, with Jock Mahoney and Dick Jones, in the 1955 CBS series Brave Eagle with Keith Larsen, and in the 1956 episode "Panhandle" of the CBS series Tales of the Texas Rangers, with Willard Parker and Harry Lauter.

He was cast as Mr. Finley in "The Gold Watch" and as Jeb in "A Permanent Juliet" on the NBC Western series Buckskin, starring Tom Nolan, Sally Brophy and Mike Road. He was cast as Walker in the 1958 episode "Three Wanted Men" of the syndicated Western series Frontier Doctor, starring Rex Allen. At this time, he also made multiple appearances on Richard Carlson's syndicated Western series Mackenzie's Raiders.

He also guest starred on the syndicated adventure series Rescue 8, starring Jim Davis and Lang Jeffries, the crime drama U.S. Marshal, starring John Bromfield, and the NBC Western Riverboat, starring Darren McGavin.

Moore played leads or second leads in serials and holds the distinction of having appeared in the very last serials produced by Universal Pictures in 1946 and Columbia Pictures in 1956.

Later years

Moore moved with his family from Los Angeles to Big Bear Lake, operating a gift shop there.


On March 1, 1964, Moore died of rheumatic heart disease.

Selected filmography

  • The Dawn Rider (1935)
  • China Clipper (1936)
  • Fugitive in the Sky (1936) Unbilled
  • Irish Luck (1939)
  • Boys of the City (1940) as Giles
  • Fugitive from a Prison Camp (1940)
  • Flying Wild (1941) as George
  • Bowery Blitzkrieg (1941) as Dorgan
  • Spooks Run Wild (1941) as Dr. Von Grosch
  • The Lone Rider Fights Back (1941) as Al Williams
  • Billy the Kid in Santa Fe (1941) as Silent Don Benson
  • The Lone Rider and the Bandit (1942) as Sheriff Smoky Moore
  • The Lone Rider in Cheyenne (1942) as Sheriff Smoky Moore
  • The Lone Rider in Texas Justice (1942) as Sheriff Smoky Moore
  • Border Roundup (1942) as Sheriff Smoky Moore
  • Outlaws of Boulder Pass (1942) as Sheriff Smoky Moore
  • Overland Stagecoach (1942) as Sheriff Smoky Moore
  • Arizona Trail (1943)
  • West of the Rio Grande (1944)
  • The Mummy's Curse (1944) as Dr. James Halsey
  • Song of the Range (1944) as Denny
  • The Frozen Ghost (1945) Radio Show Announcer (uncredited)
  • The Crime Doctor's Courage (1945) David Lee (uncredited)
  • The Master Key (1945)
  • Rainbow Over the Rockies (1947)
  • Frontier Agent (1948)
  • Range Renegades (1948)
  • Across the Rio Grande (1949) as Carson
  • Life of St. Paul series (1949) as Roman Centurion
  • I Killed Geronimo (1950) as Henchman Luke
  • Hot Rod (1950)
  • Federal Man (1950) as Harry
  • Snow Dog (1950) as LaFontaine Factor (uncredited)
  • Yukon Manhunt (1951) as Henchman
  • Blazing Bullets (1951) as Crowley - Henchman
  • The Lusty Men (1952)
  • The Shrike (1955) as spectator
  • The White Squaw (1956) as rancher (uncredited)
  • Friendly Persuasion (1956) Farmer (uncredited)
  • Blazing the Overland Trail (1956) as Ed Marr, Pony Express relay station manager
  • The Phantom Stagecoach (1957) as Townsman
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