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Dave O'Brien

Dave O'Brien (born David Poole Fronabarger) was a star in "B" Westerns who later became a successful comedy writer (under the name David Barclay) and television director. O'Brien is notable as one of the relatively few success stories to emerge out of the drek of poverty row, where he worked for nearly a decade before landing work, and gaining mainstream popularity, in Pete Smith's series of comedic novelty shorts at MGM.


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Born:
May 31, 1912 In Big Spring, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
103
First Appeared:
In the movie The Dawn Patrol 1930-07-10
Latest Project:
Movie That's Entertainment, Part II 1976-05-17
Known For

Dave O'Brien Movies Filmography

Movie
That's Entertainment, Part II
(archive footage) 1976-05-17
Movie
The Big Parade of Comedy
1964-09-02
Movie
The Desperados Are in Town
Dock Lapman / Mr. Brown 1956-10-31
Movie
The Kettles In The Ozarks
Conductor 1956-04-01
Movie
Ain't It Aggravatin'
Parking Space Hog / Apartment House Manager / Frugal Man / Harry Hollowhead 1954-02-06
Movie
Things We Can Do Without
Thaddeus E. Thud III 1953-12-05
Movie
Kiss Me Kate
Ralph 1953-11-26
Movie
T.V. of Tomorrow
Man on TV 1953-06-06
Movie
I Love Children, But!
The Daddy 1952-12-27
Movie
Wrong Way Butch
Butch 1950-09-02
Movie
Studio Visit
O'Brien 1946-05-11
Movie
Sure Cures
Xavier T. Schneckendorf 1946-11-02
Movie
Flaming Bullets
Dave Wyatt / Steve Carson 1945-10-14
Movie
Frontier Fugitives
Dave Wyatt 1945-09-01
Movie
Three in the Saddle
Dave Wyatt 1945-07-26
Movie
Enemy of the Law
Dave Wyatt 1945-05-07
Movie
The Phantom of 42nd Street
Tony Woolrich 1945-05-02
Movie
The Man Who Walked Alone
Cpl. Marion Scott (as David O'Brien) 1945-03-15
Movie
Marked for Murder
Texas Ranger Dave Wyatt 1945-02-08
Movie
Movie Pests
Feet-in-the-Aisle Pest 1944-07-08
Movie
Outlaw Roundup
Tex Wyatt (as Dave 'Tex' O'Brien) 1944-02-10
Movie
The Pinto Bandit
Tex Wyatt (as Dave 'Tex' O'Brien) 1944-04-26
Movie
Spook Town
Texas Ranger Tex Wyatt (as Dave 'Tex' O'Brien) 1944-06-03
Movie
Guns of the Law
Tex Wyatt (as Dave 'Tex' O'Brien) 1944-03-30
Movie
Brand of the Devil
Tex Wyatt (as Dave 'Tex' O'Brien) 1944-07-30
Movie
Gunsmoke Mesa
Tex Wyatt (as Dave 'Tex' O'Brien) 1944-09-01
Movie
Gangsters of the Frontier
Dave Wyatt 1944-09-22
Movie
The Whispering Skull
Dave Wyatt 1944-12-29
Movie
Dead or Alive
Dave Wyatt 1944-11-09
Movie
Boss of Rawhide
Tex Wyatt 1943-11-20
Movie
The Return of the Rangers
Texas Ranger Tex Wyatt (as Dave 'Tex' O'Brien) 1943-10-26
Movie
Trail of Terror
Tex Wyatt / Curly Wyatt 1943-09-06
Movie
Fighting Valley
Texas Ranger Tex Wyatt (as Dave 'Tex' O'Brien) 1943-08-08
Movie
Border Buckaroos
Tex Wyatt (as Dave 'Tex' O'Brien) 1943-06-15
Movie
West of Texas
Texas Ranger Tex Wyatt (as Dave 'Tex' O'Brien) 1943-05-10
Movie
Bad Men of Thunder Gap
Texas Ranger Tex Wyatt (as Dave Tex O'Brien) 1943-03-05
Movie
Billy the Kid's Smoking Guns
Jeff 1942-05-01
Movie
Prisoner of Japan
U. S. Marine 1942-07-22
Movie
Law and Order
Jeff Travis (as Tex O'Brien) 1942-08-21
Movie
Sheriff Of Sage Valley
Jeff (as Tex O'Brien) 1942-09-02
Movie
Bowery at Midnight
Pete Crawford 1942-10-30
Movie
'Neath Brooklyn Bridge
Sergeant Lyons 1942-11-20
Movie
The Rangers Take Over
Tex Wyatt 1942-12-25
Movie
Forbidden Trails
Jim Cramer 1941-12-25
Movie
Double Trouble
Sparky Barton 1941-11-21
Movie
Spooks Run Wild
Jeff Dixon 1941-10-24
Movie
The Gunman From Bodie
Joe Martin (as David O'Brien) 1941-09-19
Movie
The Texas Marshal
Buzz Weston 1941-07-12
Movie
Billy the Kid in Santa Fe
Texas Joe 1941-07-11
Movie
Murder by Invitation
Michael 1941-06-30
Movie
The Spider Returns
Jackson, Wentworth's Aide 1941-05-09
Movie
Murder on the Yukon
Constable Kelly 1940-02-25
Movie
Son of the Navy
Nelson 1940-01-01
Movie
Danger Ahead
Corporal Kelly 1940-01-22
Movie
East Side Kids
Knuckles Dolan 1940-02-10
Movie
The Devil Bat
Johnny Layton 1940-12-13
Movie
Phantom Rancher
Henchman Lucke 1940-03-31
Movie
Queen of the Yukon
Bob Adams 1940-08-26
Movie
On the Spot
Charlie 1940-06-11
Movie
Sky Bandits
Constable Kelly 1940-07-06
Movie
Gun Code
Henchman Gale 1940-08-03
Movie
Wyoming Outlaw
Acacia Park Game Warden 1939-06-27
Movie
Water Rustlers
Bob Lawson 1939-01-06
Movie
Code of the Cactus
Bob Swane 1939-02-25
Movie
Rollin' Westward
Ranch hand Red 1939-03-01
Movie
Texas Wildcats
1939-04-09
Movie
Outlaws' Paradise
Henchman Meggs 1939-04-18
Movie
Riders of the Sage
Tom Martin 1939-08-01
Movie
New Frontier
Jason Braddock 1939-08-10
Movie
Mutiny in the Big House
Daniels 1939-10-24
Movie
Fighting Mad
Constable Kelly 1939-11-05
Movie
Buried Alive
Carson 1939-11-06
Movie
Crashing Thru
Fred Chambers 1939-12-11
Movie
Undercover Agent
Billiards Player 1939-04-19
Movie
Frontier Scout
Steve Norris 1938-09-16
Movie
Starlight Over Texas
Henchman 1938-09-06
Movie
The Utah Trail
Mason - Bookkeeper 1938-08-12
Movie
Rough Riding Rhythm
Detective Waters 1937-08-14
Movie
Lightnin' Crandall
Tommy Shannon 1937-03-24
Movie
Tell Your Children
Ralph 1936-01-15
Movie
Wanted - A Master
Dog's Master (uncredited) 1936-12-26
Movie
The Girl on the Front Page
Nightclub Patron 1936-09-26
Movie
Ship Cafe
Young Man (uncredited) 1935-11-09
Movie
Doubting Thomas
Member of Audience 1935-07-10
Movie
No More Ladies
Party Guest 1935-06-14
Movie
Student Tour
Student 1934-10-05
Movie
We're Rich Again
Pete (uncredited) 1934-07-13
Movie
Tomorrow's Children
Interne (uncredited) 1934-07-02
Movie
Murder at the Vanities
Chorus Boy 1934-05-18
Movie
Wonder Bar
Chorus Boy (uncredited) 1934-03-31
Movie
Search for Beauty
Talent Contestant (uncredited) 1934-02-02
Movie
Pick Up
Party Boy (uncredited) 1933-03-24
Movie
College Coach
Student on Tennis Court (uncredited) 1933-11-13
Movie
College Humor
Student 1933-07-05
Movie
Sitting Pretty
Assistant Cameraman (uncredited) 1933-11-23
Movie
Rasputin and the Empress
Soldier (uncredited) 1932-12-23
Movie
The Sign of the Cross
Christian on Stairway (uncredited) 1932-11-30
Movie
70,000 Witnesses
Football Player 1932-09-09
Movie
Roar of the Dragon
Submarine Crewman 1932-07-08
Movie
Is My Face Red?
Chorus Boy (uncredited) 1932-06-17
Movie
Consolation Marriage
Man Picking Up Stack of Newspapers 1931-11-21
Movie
Good News
Student 1930-08-22
Movie
The Dawn Patrol
Pilot 1930-07-10