Don Dubbins (June 28, 1928 – August 17, 1991), originally Donald Dubbins, was an American actor of film and television who in his early career usually played younger military roles, particularly in such classic pictures as From Here to Eternity (1953) and The Caine Mutiny (1954). Screen giant James Cagney took a liking to Dubbins and procured roles for him in two 1956 films, These Wilder Years and Tribute to a Bad Man. In the former, Dubbins played Cagney’s long-lost adopted son; in the latter, he was in a romantic triangle with cattle boss Cagney for the affections of a senorita. In 1957, Dubbins played a callow young United States Marines private in Jack Webb’s The D.I. In 1958, Dubbins was cast in From the Earth to the Moon, a science fiction picture based on Jules Verne’s novel of the same title.
As Dubbins matured, he appeared in such films as The Prize in 1963, The Illustrated Man (based on a Ray Bradbury novel) in 1969, and Death Wish II in 1982.
Dubbins appeared in many television roles, including four episodes each of CBS’s Gunsmoke, Perry Mason and Rawhide in Season 1/14 Incident of the Dog Days. In 1960, Dubbins appeared in the episode “Elegy” of CBS’s The Twilight Zone. That same year he guest starred with Mel Torme in NBC’s crime drama Dan Raven starring Skip Homeier. In 1961, he played a deputy who inadvertently killed his outlaw-brother in an episode of Stagecoach West, a Four Star Television series on ABC. He later appeared on the CBS anthology The Lloyd Bridges Show, and with Walter Brennan in ABC’s The Guns of Will Sonnett. He appeared in the 1965 pilot episode of I Dream of Jeannie, and returned for one of the series’ final episodes (as a different character) in 1970. In 1966, Dubbins appeared with Robert F. Simon as guest stars in the episode “Long Journey to Leavenworth” in the NBC series The Road West, starring Barry Sullivan, Andrew Prine, and Glenn Corbett.
Dubbins appeared twice on NBC’s Little House on the Prairie with Michael Landon and five times on CBS’s Barnaby Jones crime drama with Buddy Ebsen. Dubbins appeared in several episodes of Jack Webb’s Dragnet 1967 series on NBC. Dubbins played the part of Billy Carter in “The Incident of the Dog Days” on Rawhide.
Dubbins’ last TV roles were in episodes of CBS’s Knots Landing (1979), ABC’s Dynasty (1981), and NBC’s Highway to Heaven (1984).
The Brooklyn-born Dubbins retired to Greenville, South Carolina, where his last acting was at the Warehouse Theater as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman. He succumbed to cancer at the age of sixty-three.
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|Place of Birth||Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.|
|Date of Birth||1928-06-28|
|Age(as in 2022)||63|
Don Dubbins Acting Movies
|Movie Name||Character||Release Date||Overview|
|The D.I.||Pvt. Owens||1957-05-30||Gunnery Sergeant Jim Moore is one of the toughest Drill Instructors on Parris Island. But he’s got a thorn in his side: Pvt. Owens, who always seems t…|
|Tribute to a Bad Man||Steve Miller||1956-03-30||Jeremy Rodock is a tough horse rancher who strings up rustlers soon as look at them. Fresh out of Pennsylvania, Steve Miller finds it hard to get used…|
|Enchanted Island||Tom||1958-11-08||Two 19th-century sailors jump ship only to discover their tropical paradise is a cannibal stronghold….|
|The Illustrated Man||Pickard||1969-03-26||A man who has a body almost completely covered in tattoos is searching for the woman who cursed him with the “skin illustrations”. Each tattoo reveals…|
|From the Earth to the Moon||Ben Sharpe||1958-11-26||Set just after the American civil war, businessman and inventor Victor Barbicane invents a new source of power called Power X. He plans to use it to p…|
|These Wilder Years||Mark||1956-08-17||A man tries to find a son he gave up for adoption years ago….|
|The Hoax||Sergeant O’Roherty||1972-04-19||Two scheming ne’er-do-wells find a lost nuclear weapon in the ocean near Los Angeles. They decide to light-heartedly try and blackmail the city by ask…|
|Run, Simon, Run||Freddy Tomb||1970-12-01||A Papago Indian returns to his reservation after a prison term and searches for his brother’s killer….|
|Gunfight in Abilene||Rod Sprague||1967-02-03||Fighting in the Civil War a man accidently kills his friend. Returning to Abilene after the war he finds his former sweetheart about to marry the brot…|
|Nightmare at 43 Hillcrest||1974-08-20||Police looking for drug dealers mistakenly raid the house of a typical suburban family. However, rather than admit their mistake and jeopardize their …|
|Outrage||Mr. Werner||1973-11-28||One man decides to wage war against a gang of teenage punks besieging an affluent California community. Based on a true incident….|
|The Prize||Ivar Cramer, Light Henchman||1963-12-25||A group of Nobel laureates descends on Stockholm to accept their awards. Among them is American novelist Andrew Craig, a former literary luminary now …|
|From Here to Eternity||Pvt. Friday Clark (uncredited)||1953-08-28||In 1941 Hawaii, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit’s team, while his captain’s wife and second in command are falling in love….|
|The Caine Mutiny||Seaman 1st Class Urban (uncredited)||1954-06-23||When a US Naval captain shows signs of mental instability that jeopardize his ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial …|
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