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Maurice Tarplin

Show Count: 135
Series Count: 5
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: April 1, 1911 , Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died: May 1975, Chappaqua, New York, USA

Maurice Tarplin (April 1, 1911, Boston, Massachusetts - May 12, 1975) was a novelist and a radio actor best known as the narrator of The Mysterious Traveler, employing a voice once described as "eerily sardonic."

Biography

Tarplin was also a familiar voice as Dr. Weird on The Strange Dr. Weird and Inspector Faraday on Boston Blackie. He was heard on numerous other shows, including The Shadow, Theater Five, The March of Time (as Winston Churchill), Gangbusters and various soap operas. He played Los Angeles District Attorney Richard Hanley on The Guiding Light. On Myrt and Marge he played Barnie Belzer, and he was in several episodes of Tom Corbett, Space Cadet.

Tarplin's novel, Seven Casks of Death, was published in the June 1948 issue of Dime Mystery Magazine.

In later years, Tarplin did voiceovers for TV commercials and worked on the English language soundtracks for foreign films. He was married to Grace Tarplin and had two boys.

His first marriage was to Catharine Selby Flygare in 1933. This marriage produced no children and ended during WWII. She died on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 at the age of 100.

Source: Wikipedia

Boston BlackieBoston Blackie
Show Count: 191
Broadcast History: 23 June 1944 to 15 September 1944 and 11 April 1945 to 25 October 1950
Sponsor: Rinso
Cast: Chester Morris, Richard Kollmar, Dick Kollmar, Richard Lane, Lesley Woods, Maurice Tarplin, Jan Miner
Strange Doctor Weird, TheStrange Doctor Weird, The
Show Count: 29
Broadcast History: 7 November 1944 to 15 May 1945
Sponsor: Adams Hats
Cast: Maurice Tarplin
Director: Jock MacGregor
Producer: Jock MacGregor
Broadcast: 1945
Added: Mar 02 2010
Broadcast: 1945
Added: Mar 04 2010
Broadcast: 24th September 1945
Added: Mar 05 2010
Broadcast: 1945
Added: Mar 06 2010
Broadcast: 1945
Added: Mar 07 2010
Broadcast: 1945
Added: Mar 08 2010
Broadcast: 1945
Added: Mar 09 2010
Broadcast: 1945
Added: Mar 11 2010
Broadcast: 18th March 1952
Added: Mar 31 2008
Broadcast: March 18, 1952
Added: Jun 03 2017
Broadcast: 24th September 1944
Starring: Maurice Tarplin
Added: Oct 20 2003
Broadcast: April 22, 1945
Starring: Maurice Tarplin, Various
Added: Oct 06 2003
Broadcast: 18th October 1959
Added: Oct 06 2011
Broadcast: 2nd April 1944
Starring: Maurice Tarplin
Added: Nov 17 2003
Broadcast: 10th October 1957
Added: Jan 14 2008
Broadcast: 29th April 1945
Starring: Maurice Tarplin
Added: Oct 27 2003
Broadcast: 1st October 1944
Starring: Maurice Tarplin
Added: Nov 10 2003
Broadcast: 17th September 1944
Starring: Maurice Tarplin
Added: Oct 13 2003
Broadcast: March 23, 1965
Added: Aug 17 2014
Broadcast: 27th April 1965
Added: May 01 2011
Broadcast: 13th November 1960
Added: Nov 18 2010
Broadcast: 8th October 1944
Starring: Maurice Tarplin
Added: Nov 03 2003
Broadcast: 8th October 1961
Added: Nov 30 2009
Broadcast: 28th May 1944
Starring: Maurice Tarplin
Added: Nov 24 2003
Broadcast: April 2, 1953
Added: Mar 23 2015
Broadcast: 26th March 1953
Added: Aug 06 2011
Broadcast: September 1, 1964
Added: Aug 08 2015
Broadcast: 6th August 1961
Added: Aug 06 2010
Broadcast: 7th August 1943
Added: Aug 13 2005
Broadcast: 23rd October 1964
Added: Nov 25 2013
Broadcast: 22nd November 1959
Added: Dec 03 2011
Broadcast: 1st July 1936
Added: Apr 11 2009
Broadcast: 17th September 1964
Added: Jun 27 2013
Broadcast: 9th October 1960
Added: Oct 14 2011