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Full Name  James W. Seay
Name  James Seay
Resting place  California
Role  Character actor

Occupation  Actor
Parents  Mable Seay
Years active  1939–1970
TV shows  The Swamp Fox
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Born  September 9, 1914 (1914-09-09) Pasadena , California, U.S.
Died  October 10, 1992, Capistrano Beach, California, United States
Spouse  Mercedes Carmen Bole Seay (m. ?–1992)
Movies  Killers from Space, The Amazing Colossal, Secret Beyond the Door, Miracle on 34th Street, Vera Cruz
Similar People  Lew Landers, Harry Antrim, Bert I Gordon, James Hill, Sam Katzman

James Seay (9 September 1914 in Pasadena, California – 10 October 1992 in Capistrano Beach, California) was an American character actor who often played minor supporting roles as government officials.



Although it was a minor part not credited on-screen, his role in the film Miracle on 34th Street is one of his most visible because the film is a staple of Christmas repeats on television.

Among his many credits, Seay appeared in minor roles in a couple of episodes of Adventures of Superman television series: The Mind Machine (as a senator) and Jungle Devil (as an airplane pilot).

In the syndicated 1954-1955 television series Stories of the Century, starring and narrated by Jim Davis, Seay portrayed the Wyoming storekeeper James "Jim" Averill, companion of Cattle Kate Watson, both of whom were hanged in a dispute with cattlemen at the start of the Johnson County Range War.

Seay appeared sixteen times as Judge Spicer on ABC's western series, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, starring Hugh O'Brian. He was cast six times as a sheriff on the NBC children's western series, Fury, starring Peter Graves and Bobby Diamond. He also guest starred in Kenneth Tobey's syndicated aviation adventure series, Whirlybirds, and on the westerns The Californians, The Tall Man, and The Rebel.

He appeared three times in 1958 and 1959 on CBS' Perry Mason: murder victim Ross Hollister in "The Case of the Cautious Coquette," Dr. Michael Harris in "The Case of the Curious Bride," and murderer Ralph Hibberly in "The Case of the Spurious Sister."

Seay was cast as Duke Tavener, an unscrupulous businessman who tries to force a woman to turn over her saloon/casino to him, in the 1958 episode "Gambler" of the ABC/Warner Brothers western series, Cheyenne, starring Clint Walker.

He appeared on CBS's The Twilight Zone as the sheriff in the episode "In His Image" and as Agent Bowton in The Andy Griffith Show Season 4 episode, "The Haunted House" and the Season 5 episode, "Prisoner of Love".

Seay served in the United States Army during World War II.

Selected filmography

  • Women Without Names (1940)
  • Queen of the Mob (1940)
  • The Kid from Kansas (1941)
  • The Face Behind the Mask (1941)
  • Mr. Celebrity (1941)
  • Miracle on 34th Street (1947) as Dr. Pierce (uncredited)
  • Secret Beyond the Door (1948) as Bob Dwight
  • The Checkered Coat (1948)
  • Red Canyon (1949)
  • The Asphalt Jungle (1950) as Officer Janocek (uncredited)
  • When the Redskins Rode (1951) as George Washington
  • Problem Girls (1953)
  • Captain John Smith and Pocahontas (1953) as Edward Maria Wingfield
  • Street of Darkness (1958) as Jesse Flores
  • Official Detective US series - Episode: "Extortion" as Cracker (1958)
  • The Lawbreakers (1961) - Mayor Harold Emshaw
  • References

    James Seay Wikipedia

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