Don DeFore Movies and Career Information
Aug 25, 1913
Donald John DeFore (August 25, 1913 – December 22, 1993) was an American actor who played "the regular guy" and "the good, ol' boy next door" in many films in the 1940s and 1950s. He was born in 1913 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. His father was Joseph Ervin DeFore (1878 – 1942), a railroad engineer. His mother was Albina Sylvia Nezerka (1883 – 1975). DeFore's film appearances include: Brother Rat (uncredited, 1938, starring Ronald Reagan), The Male Animal (1942), The Human Comedy (uncredited, 1943), A Guy Named Joe (1943), Thirty Seconds over Tokyo (1944) with Spencer Tracy and Van Johnson, The Affairs of Susan (1945) with Joan Fontaine, You Came Along (1945), Without Reservations (1946), It Happened on 5th Avenue (1947), Ramrod (1947), Romance on the High Seas (first film & acting debut of Doris Day, (1948), My Friend Irma (1949), Too Late for Tears (1949), Dark City (first film & acting debut of Charlton Heston, (1950), Southside 1-1000 (1950), The Guy Who Came Back (1951), A Girl in Every Port (1952), Jumping Jacks (1952),She's Working Her Way Through College, 1952 Battle Hymn (1957), A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958), and The Facts of Life (1960) with Bob Hope and Lucille Ball.