Malcolm Atterbury was an American actor who was born on February 20, 1907 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His first job was the manager of a radio station and his early acting work was in stage and vaudeville. Atterbury's first film role was the part of Lee Reinhard in the 1954 crime drama Dragnet. He quickly became a full-time supporting actor, appearing primarily in westerns and crime dramas. Reinhard maintained a high level of productivity until 1971, although he rarely played recurring roles during this period. He appeared in different roles on eight episodes of Gunsmoke and three episodes of Rawhide. His last film was the 1973 action drama Emperor of the North, in which he played the role of Hogger. Atterbury's best-known recurring role is that of Grandfather Aldon on the family drama Apple's Way, which ran from 1974 to 1975. His television appearances were very rare after this point and he retired from acting in 1979. Atterbury died of natural causes on August 16, 1992 in Beverly Hills, California.