George Niese

Show Count: 25
Series Count: 1
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: February 16, 1917, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: April 14, 1996, Los Angeles, California, USA

George N. Neise (February 16, 1917 – April 14, 1996) was an American character actor. He made over 120 film and television appearances between 1942 and 1978.


Born in Chicago, Neise began his career playing soldiers in war-themed films. After serving in World War II, Neise became an in-demand character actor, playing eveything from Greek kings to angry bosses to airline pilots.

He may be best-remembered for the dual role as the patronizing pharmacist Ralph Dimsal and powerful King Odius in the Three Stooges feature The Three Stooges Meet Hercules. He also appeared as Martian Ogg and an unnamed airline pilot in the trio's next feature The Three Stooges in Orbit.

His television appearances in Westerns were The Lone Ranger, Death Valley Days, Cheyenne, Zorro, Have Gun–Will Travel, The Rifleman and Maverick.

In addition to his film work, Neise was featured on television drama series' like Perry Mason for which he made five appearances. Mostly because of the dishonest character roles he played, he was the murder victim in three of the episodes: Albert Tydings in the 1957 episode, "The Case of the Baited Hook," Wilfred Borden in the 1959 episode, "The Case of the Calendar Girl," and Morley Theilman in the 1962 episode, "The Case of the Shapely Shadow." He also appeared on sitcoms like Green Acres, The Andy Griffith Show, Mister Ed, The Addams Family, Hogan's Heroes, Adam-12, and Get Smart.


Neise passed away from cancer on April 14, 1996 at age seventy-nine. His surviving family included three children from his first wife, Danielle Gentile and two children of his second ex-wife, Lorna Thayer.

Source: Wikipedia

Judy Canova Show, TheJudy Canova Show, The
Show Count: 49
Broadcast History: 6 July 1943 to 27 June 1944, 13 January 1945 to 30 June 1951, and 29 December 1951 to 28 May 1953
Sponsor: Emerson Drug Company, General Motors, Colgate, Smith Brothers
Cast: Gale Gordon, Judy Canova, Mel Blanc, Verna Felton, Sharon Douglas, Hans Conried, Sheldon Leonard, Ruby Dandridge, Ruth Perrott, Joe Kearns, Gerald Mohr, Joseph Kearns, George Niese, Elvia Allman
Director: Joe Rines
Producer: Joe Rines
Broadcast: 12th January 1949
Added: Jan 13 2008
Broadcast: 18th April 1947
Added: Jan 21 2011
Broadcast: 5th November 1950
Added: Nov 18 2006
Broadcast: 17th August 1954
Added: May 21 2011
Broadcast: 17th February 1952
Added: Aug 03 2012
Broadcast: 20th February 1955
Added: Feb 04 2013
Broadcast: 3rd September 1952
Added: Aug 22 2008