Harry Lauter was born on June 19, 1914, in White Plains, NY. Lauter's career focused on TV westerns where he had multi-episode guest appearances. TV westerns where he appeared include The Gene Autry Show, The Lone Ranger, Annie Oakley, Gunsmoke, Rawhide, Bonanza, and Maverick. Lauter's biggest TV role was as one of the leads, Clay Morgan, in Tales of the Texas Rangers. He appeared in fifty-two episodes from 1955-1958. He often appeared as an uncredited actor in small roles in movies. Examples include playing a plain-clothes police officer in White Heat with James Cagney and as a police dispatcher in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. Since Lauter's father, Herman E. Lauter was an artist, Lauter devoted his later years to painting and owning art galleries in Studio City, CA, and Ojai, CA. Lauter's oil paintings portray landscapes with mountains, trees, and lakes. Lauter died on October 30, 1990, in Ojai, CA from heart failure.