Pierre Watkin Movies and Career Information

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Capricorn
Dec 29, 1889
Sioux City
Actor
Pierre Watkin was an American character actor in many films, serials, and television series from the 1930s through the 1950s, especially westerns. He is perhaps best remembered for his connection to the serial and television versions of Superman. Watkin portrayed Perry White in both of the Superman serials of the late-1940s, which starred Kirk Alyn as the title character and Noel Neill as Lois Lane. He played a couple of different characters in episodes of the television series, Adventures of Superman, in which John Hamilton had been cast as Perry White. He was set to reprise his role as the editor of The Daily Planet in a revival of the series in 1959, as Hamilton had died in the interim since the cancellation of the original series. However, series star George Reeves also died in the summer of 1959, and those plans ended. Watkin himself died six months later. In 1955, Watkin had an uncredited role as U.S. District Judge Isaac Parker in the syndicated western television series, Stories of the Century, starring and narrated by Jim Davis. Pat Hogan played Crawford Goldsby, or Cherokee Bill, whom Judge Parker sentenced to 45-years imprisonment. After Goldsby's escape and the commission of other crimes, Parker ordered the 20-year-old to be hanged.

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