Warner Anderson (March 10, 1911 – August 26, 1976) was an American actor.
Anderson was born to “a theatrical family” in Brooklyn, New York, March 10, 1911. He was a Republican.
Anderson had a small part in a film in 1915. A contemporary newspaper article about the movie Sunbeam, in which Anderson appeared in 1917, noted, “Warner Anderson is one of the cleverest children in motion pictures.” “He made his adult screen debut in This Is the Army in 1943.
He had supporting parts in several films through the years. They included The Caine Mutiny, Blackboard Jungle, and Destination Tokyo.
Anderson’s work on stage included Broadway appearances in Maytime (1917–1918), Happiness (1917–1918), Medea (1920), Within Four Walls (1923), Broken Journey (1942), and Remains to Be Seen (1951–1952).
In the 1940s, Anderson was the announcer for The Bell Telephone Hour.
Anderson starred as Lt. Ben Guthrie in the TV series The Lineup, which ran from 1954–60. In syndication, reruns of The Lineup were broadcast under the title San Francisco Beat. His The Lineup costar was Tom Tully. Anderson played the same role in the 1958 film The Lineup.
He played newspaper publisher Matthew Swain on the TV series Peyton Place. He also served as the narrator at the beginning of each episode. He continued as narrator even after his character was written out of the series.
Anderson died August 26, 1976, at the age of 65, in a hospital in Santa Monica, California. He was survived by his wife and a son.
The Sunbeam (1916) – Bobby Rutherford
This Is the Army (1943) – Kate Smith’s Announcer (uncredited)
Destination Tokyo (1943) – Andy
Objective, Burma! (1945) – Col. J. Carter
Dangerous Partners (1945) – Miles Kempen
Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945) – Paul MacMillan
Week-End at the Waldorf (1945) – Dr. Robert Campbell
Abbott and Costello in Hollywood (1945) – Norman Royce
My Reputation (1946) – Frank Everett
Bad Bascomb (1946) – Luther Mason
Faithful in My Fashion (1946) – Walter Medcraft
Three Wise Fools (1946) – The O’Monahan
The Arnelo Affair (1947) – Det. Sam Leonard
The Beginning or the End (1947) – Captain William S. Parsons U.S.N.
Dark Delusion (1947) – Teddy Selkirk
Song of the Thin Man (1947) – Dr. Monolaw
High Wall (1947) – Dr. George Poward
Alias a Gentleman (1948) – Capt. Charlie Lopen
Tenth Avenue Angel (1948) – Joseph Mills
Command Decision (1948) – Colonel Earnest Haley
The Lucky Stiff (1949) – Eddie Britt
The Doctor and the Girl (1949) – Dr. George Esmond
Destination Moon (1950) – Dr. Charles Cargraves
Santa Fe (1951) – Dave Baxter
Only the Valiant (1951) – Trooper Rutledge
Go For Broke (1951) – Col. Charles W. Pence
Bannerline (1951) – Roy
Detective Story (1951) – Endicott Sims
The Blue Veil (1951) – Bill Parker
The Star (1952) – Harry Stone
The Last Posse (1953) – Robert Emerson
A Lion Is in the Streets (1953) – Jules Bolduc
The Yellow Tomahawk (1954) – Major Ives
The Caine Mutiny (1954) – Capt. Blakely
Drum Beat (1954) – Gen. Canby
The Violent Men (1954) – Jim McCloud
Blackboard Jungle (1955) – Dr. Bradley
A Lawless Street (1955) – Hamer Thorne
The Lineup (1958) – Lt. Ben Guthrie
Armored Command (1961) – Lt. Col. Wilson
Rio Conchos (1964) – Col. Wagner
The Bubble (1966) – Doctor (uncredited)
Peyton Place (1964–1969, TV Series) – Narrator / Matthew Swain
Bearcats! (1971, TV Series) – Mr. Huddleston
Actor Warner Anderson – Wikipedia