George O. Petrie

16 Nov 1912
16 Nov 1997
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George O. Petrie (November 16, 1912 – November 16, 1997) was an American radio and television actor.

Petrie was born on November 16, 1912 in New Haven, Connecticut.

On The Honeymooners, he had recurring character roles throughout the series. He appeared on the popular prime time soap opera Dallas and the 1996 Sequel Dallas: J.R. Returns, in the recurring role of attorney Harv Smithfield.

Petrie started in radio drama, including playing the title role in The Adventures of the Falcon. He played Bill Grant in Call the Police[2] and appeared on programs such as the syndicated horror program “Murder at Midnight” in 1947.

Petrie’s film credits include At Sword’s Point (1952), Baby Boom (1987), and Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987).

Other television credits include: Rawhide, 77 Sunset Strip, The Twilight Zone, Leave It to Beaver, The Andy Griffith Show, Perry Mason, Dr. Kildare, Bonanza, The Addams Family, The Munsters, The Wild Wild West, Hawaii Five-O, Little House on the Prairie, Ironside, The Edge of Night, Combat!, Maude, Gunsmoke, Three’s Company, Cagney and Lacey, Dynasty, Quincy, M.E., Knight Rider, St. Elsewhere, Wiseguy, Night Court, Mad About You and L.A. Law.

Petrie died of lymphoma on his 85th birthday in Los Angeles. He and his wife, the former Patricia Pope, had two children.

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