Charles Seel





4/29/1897 , New York, New York, USA



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Charles Seel was born April 29,1897 in the Bronx. In his teens, while working for a glove company, he saw a silent movie troupe filming on the streets of New York, he asked for a job and got it. Playing a office boy in a long forgotten Biograph studios film. He quickly quit the glove business to become a actor. He played juvenile leads in vaudeville sketches in stock companies and went to Broadway. He started in radio in 1929 and on to Hollywood in 1937. His film appearances include: Comet Over Broadway (1938), Blackwell's Island (1939), The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957), The Horse Soldiers (1959), North to Alaska (1960), Tammy and the Doctor (1963), Winning (1969), SSSSS (1973), and Westworld (1973). He began appearing on television in it's beginnings in such programs as Dragnet (1950's version), The Rifleman, Dennis the Menace, Wagon Train, Twilight Zone, Bonanza, The Munsters, F Troop, Ben Casey, Star Trek, Petticoat Junction, Adam -12, and his last Marcus Welby MD in 1976. He met his wife in vaudeville in 1922 and was married until her death in 1964. After 42 years of marriage, he continued to live in their same house in Burbank that they had bought in 1941 until his death in Los Angeles, Calif. on April 19,1980 just days away from his 83rd birthday.