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Joe Flynn ACTOR


Joe Flynn was born on November 8th, 1924 in Youngstown, Ohio with the birth name Joseph A. Flynn.  After graduating from Youngstown's Raven School he went on to study at Northwestern University and The University of Notre Dame  and then became involved in the entertainment industry working as a ventriloquist and then a radio performer. 
He took a break from working as a performer to join the Army's Special Services during World War II where he would entertain the troops.  After completing his military service he returned to Youngstown and ran for a seat in the Ohio Senate as a Republican.  However he was unsuccessful and therefore, relocated to Los Angeles, California and began pursuing a career as a film actor.
His film debut was in "The Big Chase" (1954) followed by a role as a priest in "The Seven Little Foys" (1955).  Along with working as a film actor he made his way to a number of television roles in such shows as "The George Gobel Show" (1954), "The Joey Bishop Show" (1961), "McHale's Navy" (1962), "The Life of Riley" (1957), "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" (1960-1963), "The Tim Conway Show" (1970) and he was also a frequent guest star on "Batman".   
He continued to make numerous appearances on the big screen and in total he appeared in ten Walt Disney films such as "The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes", "Now You See Him, Now You Don't" (1972) and "The Strongest Man in the World" (1975).  His final role was doing voice over work for the Disney animated film, "The Rescuers" (1977).
Along with working as an actor, Flynn headed up a movement on behalf of, The Screen Actors Guild in regards to equal distribution of television residual payments. 
Flynn married only one time to Shirley Haskin in 1955 and they had two children together and remained married until Flynn passed away on July 19th, 1974 in Los Angeles, California after he suffered a heart attack and ultimately died from drowning at the age of forty nine.  He is interred at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.


1977 The Rescuers 
1975 The Strongest Man in the World 
1974 Family Theatre: Married Is Better
1973 Superdad 
1973 The Magician
1973 The Girl Most Likely to
1973 Faraday and Company 
1973 The Barbara Eden Show 
1973 The Toy Game 
1973 Gentle Savage 
1972 Now You See Him, Now You Don't 
1965-1972 Insight
1972 Rod Serling's Night Gallery 
1969-1971 Love, American Style 
1971 Alias Smith and Jones 
1971 Amateur's Guide to Love 
1971 The Million Dollar Duck 
1971 The Barefoot Executive 
1971 How to Frame a Figg 
1970 The Name of the Game
1970 That Girl 
1969-1970 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
1970 The Tim Conway Show
1970 The Tim Conway Comedy Hour
1970 The Ghost & Mrs. Muir
1969 The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
1969 The Jackie Gleason Show 
1969 Family Affair
1969 Vernon's Volunteers 
1968 The Love Bug 
1968 I Dream of Jeannie 
1968 Blondie
1968 Did You Hear the One About the Traveling Saleslady?
1967 Ready and Willing 
1967 Divorce American Style
1967 Laredo
1967 Captain Nice
1966 Batman 
1962-1966 McHale's Navy 
1965 McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force 
1964 McHale's Navy 
1963 Channing 
1960-1963 The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
1963 Son of Flubber
1962 McKeever & the Colonel 
1959-1962 Gunsmoke
1962 The Jack Benny Program
1961-1962 The Joey Bishop Show
1962 Calvin and the Colonel
1961 Lover Come Back
1961 The Hathaways
1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents 
1961 The Last Time I Saw Archie 
1961 Bachelor Father
1961 Hawaiian Eye
1959-1961 The Danny Thomas Show 
1961 Cry for Happy
1960 The Tab Hunter Show 
1960 Wagon Train
1960 Pony Express 
1958-1960 M Squad 
1960 Startime 
1960 Men Into Space 
1960 Johnny Midnight 
1959 Lock Up
1959 -30- 
1959 Twilight Zone 
1959 The Dennis O'Keefe Show
1959 Go, Johnny, Go!
1959 Man with a Camera 
1958-1959 The George Gobel Show
1958 Rescue 8 
1958 The Restless Gun 
1958 The Real McCoys
1958 This Happy Feeling
1958 Flight
1957 The Life of Riley 
1957 Telephone Time 
1957 Panama Sal 
1957 The Court of Last Resort 
1957 Portland Exposé 
1957 The Ford Television Theatre 
1956 The Boss 
1956 Highway Patrol 
1956 Indestructible Man 
1956 The Steel Jungle 
1956 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre 
1955 Trial 
1955 The Desperate Hours 
1955 The Seven Little Foys 
1954 The Big Chase 
1950 Let's Join Joanie
1948 The Babe Ruth Story 

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