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Parley Baer ACTOR


Parley Baer was born on August 5th, 1914 in Salt Lake City, Utah with the birth name Parley Edward Baer.  His entertainment experience stemmed from working in the Circus as a ringmaster for Circus Vargus and Barnum & Bailey.  He even created and toured with his own circuses and later found work at a local Utah radio station. 

During the late 1940's and 1950's he increased his level of popularity working on the radio becoming quite a busy performer.  It did not take long before he broke into working as a television actor adding such credits to his resume as, "Suspense", "Tales of the Texas Rangers", "Dragnet" starring Jack Webb, "The CBS Radio Workshop", "The Six Shooter" starring James Stewart, "Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar" and "Father Knows Best".

As his career progressed he mainly focused on television work but did appear in an occasional film here and there, although many of his film roles were un-credited with the exceptions of such films as, "Drango" (1957) starring Jeff Chandler, Ronald Howard, Joanne Dru, Julie London, Donald Crisp, John Lupton, Morris Ankrum, David Stollery, Rex Allen, Chubby Johnson, Barney Phillips and Milburn Stone, "The Young Lions" (1958) starring Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Dean Martin, Barbara Rush, May Britt, Hope Lange, Lee Van Cleef and Maximilian Schell, "The FBI Story" (1959) starring alongside James Stewart, Vera Miles, Nick Adams, Larry Pennell, Victor Millan and Murray Hamilton, "Cash McCall" (1960) starring James Garner, Natalie Wood, Dean Jagger, E.G. Marshall, Otto Kruger, Roland Winters and Nina Foch, "The Spiral Road" (1962) starring Rock Hudson, Gena Rowlands, Burl Ives, Reggie Nalder, Philip Abbott and Neva Patterson, "Bedtime Story" (1964) starring Marlon Brando, David Niven, Shirley Jones and Marie Windsor, Walt Disney's "The Ugly Dachshund" (1966) starring Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette and Charlie Ruggles and "The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again" (1970) also starring Walter Brennan, Fred Astaire, Edgar Buchanan, Andy Devine, Chill Wills, Lana Wood and Burt Mustin .

He appeared in over 150 television series throughout his career as an actor with some of the more well known roles being on, "Bonanza", "Petticoat Junction", "The Lineup", "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet", "Fury", "You Are There", "Trackdown", "Lock Up", "The Man Behind the Badge", "Thriller", "The Real McCoys", "Burke's Law", "Zane Grey Theatre", "The Andy Griffith Show", "Bus Stop", "The Rifleman", "Laramie", "Death Valley Days", "The Lucy Show", "Lassie", "The Loretta Young Show", "Checkmate", "The Bob Cummings Show", "The Public Defender", The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show" and "The Outcasts".

Prior to retiring from the industry in 1996 some of his more recent roles included appearances on the television series, "Make Room for Daddy", "The Jack Benny Program", "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", "Renegade", "Coach" and "Star Trek: Voyager".

In addition to his television and film work he was also the popular voice of Ernie Keebler in all the "Keebler cookie commercials". 

Baer married only one time to Ernestine Clarke in 1946 and they had two children and remained married until she passed away in 2000.  Two years later he lost his life due to complications from a stroke on November 22nd, 2002 in Los Angeles, California. 


1996         Star Trek: Voyager 
1995         Coach
1995         Last of the Dogmen
1994         Renegade
1994         Roswell
1990-1994     L.A. Law
1994         Viper
1973         The Young and the Restless
1993         Dave
1993         The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 
1993         Mad About You
1993         King B: A Life in the Movies
1991-1992     Quantum Leap 
1992         Space Case
1991         Beverly Hills, 90210 
1991         The Flash
1991         Inside Out 
1991         Major Dad 
1991         The Flash II: Revenge of the Trickster 
1990         Almost an Angel
1990         True Colors 
1989-1990     Life Goes On 
1989         Growing Pains 
1989         Time Trackers
1988         License to Driv
1988         Night Court 
1987         Breaking Home Ties 
1987         Hunter
1987         The Golden Girls
1984-1987     Newhart
1987         One Big Family 
1986         Simon & Simon
1986         The Twilight Zone 
1986         Under the Influence 
1986         Killer in the Mirror 
1986         Flag
1985         Shadow Chasers 
1985         Pray for Death
1981-1984     The Dukes of Hazzard
1984         Finder of Lost Loves 
1984         Chattanooga Choo Choo
1984         The A-Team
1983         Three's Company
1983         Doctor Detroit
1983         Archie Bunker's Place
1982         Dallas
1982         Father Murphy
1982         Madame's Place 
1982         White Dog
1979-1982     Lou Grant
1982         Cry for the Strangers
1982         Hart to Hart
1981         Harper Valley 
1981         Carbon Copy
1981         Murder in Texas 
1981         Flamingo Road 
1981         Knots Landing 
1980         WKRP in Cincinnati 
1980         Rodeo Girl 
1980         Insight 
1980         Hello, Larry
1976-1980     Little House on the Prairie
1980         B.J. and the Bear
1979         The Incredible Hulk
1978-1979     Charlie's Angels
1978-1979     How the West Was Won
1979         Supertrain
1978         The Time Machine
1978         True Grit
1978         Project U.F.O.
1977         Don't Push, I'll Charge When I'm Ready
1977         Incredible Rocky Mountain Race 
1977         Halloween with the New Addams Family
1977         The San Pedro Beach Bums 
1977         The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries 
1977         How the West Was Won
1976         The Amazing Dobermans
1976         The Streets of San Francisco
1975         Three for the Road 
1975         The Manhunter 
1975         Winner Take All 
1974         The ABC Afternoon Playbreak 
1974         Punch and Jody
1974         Apple's Way
1973         Sixteen
1973         Kung Fu
1971-1973     Medical Center
1972         The New Temperatures Rising Show
1966-1972     Bewitched
1972         The Don Rickles Show
1969-1971     Here's Lucy
1971         The D.A.
1959-1971     Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
1971         The Mod Squad
1971         Skin Game
1971         The Sheriff
1965-1971     Green Acres
1962-1970     The Virginian
1970         The Bill Cosby Show
1970         The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again
1970         The Boy Who Stole the Elephant
1965-1970     The F.B.I. 
1965-1970     Petticoat Junction 
1970         Mannix 
1965-1969     Hogan's Heroes 
1969         Young Billy Young
1969         Wake Me When the War Is Over
1969         The Doris Day Show 
1969         The New People 
1969         Doc 
1969         The Outcasts 
1969         Land of the Giants
1969         The Queen and I 
1969         The Name of the Game
1969         The Guns of Will Sonnett
1968         Ironside
1968         Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?
1968         Judd for the Defense 
1968         Day of the Evil Gun
1968         Lassie 
1967-1968     The Second Hundred Years
1967         Counterpoint
1966-1967     Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. 
1967         I Dream of Jeannie
1967         The Gnome-Mobile
1967         Laredo
1967         The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin
1967         Occasional Wife
1967         Rango
1964-1967     The Fugitive
1966         The Phyllis Diller Show
1966         Follow Me, Boys!
1961-1966     Perry Mason 
1966         The Double Life of Henry Phyfe 
1965-1966     The Addams Family
1962-1966     The Lucy Show
1961-1966     Bonanza
1966         An Evening with Carol Channing 
1966         The Ugly Dachshund
1965-1966     The Farmer's Daughter
1965         Burke's Law 
1965         F Troop 
1955-1965     The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet 
1963-1965     Death Valley Days 
1965         My Favorite Martian 
1965         Marriage on the Rocks
1965         The Money Trap
1965         Fluffy
1965         Profiles in Courage 
1965         Bus Riley's Back in Town
1965         Hazel
1965         My Living Doll
1965         Those Calloways
1965         Two on a Guillotine
1964         Mickey
1964         Karen
1964         Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
1964         Wendy and Me
1964         The Rogues 
1964         The Outer Limits 
1964         Bedtime Story
1964         The Brass Bottle
1963-1964    Temple Houston 
1964         The Jack Benny Program
1964         The Great Adventure
1964         77 Sunset Strip
1962-1963     Wagon Train
1963         Dr. Kildare
1963         Rawhide 
1963         G.E. True
1962-1963     The Andy Griffith Show 
1962         Gypsy
1962         Laramie
1959-1962     Have Gun - Will Travel
1962         The Spiral Road
1962         Room for One More 
1962         Bachelor Father
1954-1962     G.E. True Theater 
1961-1962     Target: The Corruptors 
1962         The Dick Powell Theatre
1962         Frontier Circus 
1959-1962     Dennis the Menace
1959-1961     The Rifleman
1961         Bus Stop 
1961         The Gertrude Berg Show 
1961         The New Breed 
1961         Westinghouse Playhouse
1961         Adventures in Paradise 
1961         Checkmate
1961         Angel
1961         Michael Shayne
1961         A Fever in the Blood
1961         Harrigan and Son 
1960         The Roaring Twenties      
1958-1960     The Real McCoys
1960         Dan Raven 
1960         The Law and Mr. Jones 
1960         National Velvet 
1959-1960     Make Room for Daddy
1960         Thriller
1960         The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
1960         The Slowest Gun in the West
1960         Wake Me When It's Over
1960         Cash McCall
1960         Startime
1959         Lock Up 
1956-1959     Zane Grey Theatre 
1959         Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse
1959         The FBI Story
1959         The Texan
1959         Fibber McGee and Molly 
1959         Whirlybirds
1958-1959     Goodyear Theatre
1959         Black Saddle
1958         Steve Canyon 
1958         Paul Bunyan 
1958         Matinee Theatre
1958         The Young Lion
1958         Trackdown
1957         The Court of Last Resort
1957         Official Detective 
1957         Sally
1957         The 20th Century-Fox Hour
1957         Panic!
1957         Wire Service 
1956-1957     Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre
1955-1957     I Love Lucy 
1957         The Ford Television Theatre
1957         Drango
1956         Hey, Jeannie! 
1955-1956     You Are There 
1956         Away All Boats
1956         Carolyn
1956         D-Day the Sixth of June
1956         Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955         Fury
1955         TV Reader's Digest 
1952-1955     Our Miss Brooks 
1955         It's a Great Life 
1955         Treasury Men in Action
1955         So This Is Hollywood
1955         The Man Behind the Badge
1955         The Bob Cummings Show
1955         The Lineup
1955         The Public Defender
1955         Father Knows Best
1954         The Loretta Young Show
1954         The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show 
1954         The Gambler from Natchez
1953         Vicki
1953         Pickup on South Street
1952         Dragnet
1952         Something for the Birds
1952         Fearless Fagan
1952         The Dennis Day Show
1952         Deadline - U.S.A.
1952         Red Skies of Montana
1951         Elopement
1951         Gruen Guild Theater
1951         People Will Talk
1951         The Frogmen
1951         The Fat Man
1951         Air Cadet
1951         Three Guys Named Mike
1951         The Company She Keeps
1950         Union Station
1950         Comanche Territory
1950         The Kid from Texas

Matinee Classics - Skin Game starring James Garner, Louis Gossett Jr., Susan Clark, Brenda Sykes, Edward Asner, Andrew Duggan, Henry Jones, Neva Patterson, Parley Baer, George Tyne, Royal Dano, Pat O'Malley, Joel Fluellen, Napoleon Whiting and Juanita Moore
Matinee Classics - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn starring Tony Randall, Archie Moore, Eddie Hodges, Patty McCormack, Neville Brand, Mickey Shaughnessy, Judy Canova, Andy Devine, Sherry Jackson, Buster Keaton, Finlay Currie, Josephine Hutchinson, Parley Baer, John Carradine and Royal Dano
Matinee Classics - The FBI Story starring James Stewart, Vera Miles, Murray Hamilton, Larry Pennell, Nick Adams, Diane Jergens, Jean Willes, Joyce Taylor, Victor Millan, Parley Baer, Fay Roope, Ed Prentiss, Robert Gist, Buzz Martin and Ken Mayer

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