O.Z. Whitehead

Actor

Actor


American character actor of rather bizarre range, a member of the so-called "John Ford Stock Company." Originally a New York stage actor of some repute, Whitehead entered films in the 1930s. He played a wide variety of character parts, often quite different from his own actual age and type. He is probably most familiar as Al Joad in 'John Ford (I)...
Birth date
1911-03-01
Death date
1998-07-29

Known For


The Grapes of Wrath
The Grapes of Wrath
Al Joad (1940)
The Lion in Winter
The Lion in Winter
Bishop of Durham (1968)
The Horse Soldiers
The Horse Soldiers
Hoppy Hopkins (1959)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Herbert Carruthers (1962)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ActorBiological Maintenance Department
(Short) Narrator (voice)
1997
ActorJake's Progress
(TV Mini-Series) Elderly Man - Episode #1.8 (1995) ... Elderly Man - Episode #1.7 (1995) ... Elderly Man
1995
ActorAilsa
American tourist
1994
ActorHello Stranger
Head Waiter
1992
ActorDiary of a Madman
Lunatic
1990
ActorCaught in a Free State
(TV Mini-Series) US Ambassador David Gray - Episode #1.3 (1983) ... US Ambassador David Gray
1983
ActorThe Manions of America
(TV Mini-Series) Storekeeper - Part II (1981) ... Storekeeper
1981
ActorThursday Play Date
(TV Series) Will O'Neill - Passing Through (1979) ... Will O'Neill
1979
ActorPhiladelphia, Here I Come!
Ben Burton
1977
ActorThe Lion in Winter
Bishop of Durham
1968
ActorUlysses
Alexander J. Dowie
1967
ActorSummer Magic
Mr. Perkins
1963
ActorPanic in Year Zero!
Hogan - Grocery Store Owner
1962
ActorThe Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Herbert Carruthers
1962
ActorHazel
(TV Series) Ernie - Hazel and the Gardener (1962) ... Ernie
1962
ActorNational Velvet
(TV Series) - Donald's Tonsils (1961)
1961
ActorAlfred Hitchcock Presents
(TV Series) Simms / Mr. Newton - Final Arrangements (1961) ... Simms - Not the Running Type (1960) ... Mr. Newton
1960-1961
ActorTwo Rode Together
Lt. Chase
1961
ActorPerry Mason
(TV Series) Harry Beacom - The Case of the Cowardly Lion (1961) ... Harry Beacom
1961
ActorChartroose Caboose
J.B. King
1960
ActorHotel de Paree
(TV Series) Hardcastle - Sundance and the Good-Luck Coat (1960) ... Hardcastle
1960
ActorBonanza
(TV Series) Hamp - San Francisco (1960) ... Hamp
1960
ActorThe Man from Blackhawk
(TV Series) Charley Welsh - Diamond Cut Diamond (1960) ... Charley Welsh
1960
ActorWestinghouse Desilu Playhouse
(TV Series) Charley Welsh - Circle of Evil (1960) ... Charley Welsh
1960
ActorThe Danny Thomas Show
(TV Series) Ticket Agent - Terry Comes Home (1959) ... Ticket Agent
1959
ActorThe Horse Soldiers
Hoppy Hopkins
1959
ActorThe Third Man
(TV Series) Whimmer - Death of an Overlord (1959) ... Whimmer
1959
ActorRally 'Round the Flag, Boys!
Isaac Goodpasture
1958
ActorAlcoa Theatre
(TV Series) Andy - The Town Budget (1958) ... Andy
1958
ActorGunsmoke
(TV Series) Hank Blenis - Lynching Man (1958) ... Hank Blenis
1958
ActorThe Last Hurrah
Norman Cass, Jr. (as O. Z. Whitehead)
1958
ActorThe Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna
(TV Series) Tasha - Beat the Band (1958) ... Tasha
1958
ActorI Spy
(TV Series) Sentry - The Amateur (1955) ... Sentry
1955
ActorCrown Theatre with Gloria Swanson
(TV Series) Customer - A Chair on the Boulevard (1954) ... Customer
1954
ActorThe Pepsi-Cola Playhouse
(TV Series) - Dear Little Fool (1954)
1954
ActorThe Web
(TV Series) - Blind Man's Bluff (1954)
1954
ActorStudio One in Hollywood
(TV Series) Peter Kovalesky - The Remarkable Incident at Carson Corners (1954) ... Peter Kovalesky
1954
ActorSuspense
(TV Series) George Vance - Nightmare at Ground Zero (1953) ... George Vance
1953
ActorThe Body Beautiful
Oscar Blunt
1953
ActorCavalcade of America
(TV Series) - The Arrow and the Bow (1953)
1953
ActorFeudin' Fools
Yancy Smith
1952
ActorChevron Theatre
(TV Series) - Right to Hate (1952) - Poor Miss Emmie (1952)
1952
ActorBeware, My Lovely
Mr. Franks
1952
ActorWe're Not Married!
Jeff's Postman (uncredited)
1952
ActorThe San Francisco Story
Alfey
1952
ActorFor Men Only
Prof. Bixby
1952
ActorF.B.I. Girl
Chauncey - Undertaker
1951
ActorJourney Into Light
Lippy
1951
ActorComin' Round the Mountain
Zeke
1951
ActorThe Hoodlum
Breckenridge
1951
ActorThe Scarf
Whoopie (uncredited)
1951
ActorDallas
Settler (uncredited)
1950
ActorOne Way Street
Gas Station Proprietor (uncredited)
1950
ActorMa and Pa Kettle
Mr. Billings
1949
ActorFamily Honeymoon
Jess (uncredited)
1948
ActorRoad House
Arthur
1948
ActorA Song Is Born
Professor Oddly
1948
ActorThe Pirate
Hurtada (uncredited)
1948
ActorThe Romance of Rosy Ridge
Ninny Nat
1947
ActorMy Brother Talks to Horses
Mr. Puddy
1947
ActorTo the Shores of Tripoli
Marine Recruit (uncredited)
1942
ActorThe Grapes of Wrath
Al Joad
1940
ActorM'Liss
Sheriff (uncredited)
1936
ActorThe Scoundrel
Calhoun
1935
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageThe Magical World of Disney
(TV Series) Mr. Perkins - Summer Magic: Part 2 (1965) ... Mr. Perkins - Summer Magic: Part 1 (1965) ... Mr. Perkins
1965
Archive footageKraft Mystery Theater
(TV Series) Charley Welsh - Circle of Evil (1962) ... Charley Welsh
1962