Victor Rodman

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Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: August 6, 1892, Augusta, Arkansas
Died: June 29, 1965, Los Angeles, California

Victor Rodman (August 6, 1892–June 29, 1965) was an American actor best known for his work on two Jack Webb NBC television programs,Dragnet and Noah's Ark. In the latter 1956-1957 series, he played an older veterinarian, Dr. Sam Rinehart, who uses a wheelchair. Paul Burkeportrayed the younger colleague and title character, Dr. Noah McCann. May Wynn starred as the young clinic receptionist, Liz Clark.

Rodman was born Victor Rottman, in Augusta, Arkansas. Named after his farmer father who was a Hungarian immigrant, he began acting in silent film shorts as early as 1914 and continued in that genre until 1925. During the 1930s and 1940s, he acted in radio dramas such as "Speed Gibson" and "This Is Your FBI". He performed as Dr. Kingsley in "Speed Gibson" and assumed various parts in the FBI series.

After a 30-year absence from the screen, Rodman appeared from 1953-1957 on eight episodes of Dragnet. In 1955, he guest starred in the syndicatedseries, I Led Three Lives, based on the exploits of communist infiltrator Herbert Philbrick. He played Comrade Arthur in the episode "Commie Dies." Thereafter, he joined the cast of the 24-episode Noah's Ark, which ran for twenty-four episodes.

In 1958, Rodman guest starred in the role of Rufe Teller in the episode "Drop to Drink" of CBS's Wanted Dead or Alive, a western starring future screen star Steve McQueen. In 1959, he appeared in the episode "Devil's Acre" of the syndicated western, Man Without a Gun.

In 1959, Rodman also played a nightwatchman on an episode of CBS' Perry Mason starring Raymond Burr. In 1960, Rodman guest starred as a judge on the episode "A Tender Touch" of theCraig Stevens detective series, Peter Gunn. Just prior to his death, Rodman's last role was uncredited as a prison inmate in the film Brainstorm, directed by William Conrad.

Rodman died at the age of seventy-two in Los Angeles, California. Internet references do not give Rodman's place of birth, family information, other occupations, or burial site.

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