Actor George Barrows

George D. Barrows (New York, February 7, 1914 – Oxnard, October 17, 1994) was an American actor known for playing Ro-Man in the film Robot Monster. He was the son of actor Henry A. Barrows. He often wore a gorilla suit for his film roles. Excluding his gorilla roles, Barrows usually played bit parts in films and was rarely credited for his work.

Barrows built the gorilla suit he used in Robot Monster, Gorilla at Large, and other films. It is currently in the collection of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.


Year Title Role Notes
1934 Tarzan and His Mate Gorilla Uncredited
1936 College Holiday Dancer Uncredited
1939 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Minor role Uncredited
1940 Buck Benny Rides Again Dancer Uncredited
1940 The Son of Monte Cristo Minor role Uncredited
1941 King of the Texas Rangers Dirigible Lieutenant Uncredited
1941 Honolulu Lu Sailor Uncredited
1942 Crossroads Lecture Guest Uncreidted
1942 Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch Minor role Uncredited
1942 Fall In Fifth Columnist in Brawl Uncredited
1943 Something to Shout About Aloysius – the Masseur Uncredited
1946 Three Little Girls in Blue Man at Hunt Club Uncredited
1946 Dick Tracy vs. Cueball Crewman Uncredited
1946 Magnificent Doll Jedson Uncredited
1947 Suddenly, It’s Spring Military Policeman at Dock Uncredited
1947 New Orleans Moving Man Uncredited
1947 Desperate Train Passenger Uncredited
1947 Crossfire Military Policeman Uncredited
1947 The Exile Loyalist Uncredited
1948 The Street With No Name Bouncer at Gym Uncredited
1948 Joan of Arc French Soldier Uncredited
1948 Adventures of Don Juan Duke de Lorca’s Guard Uncredited
1948 Wake of the Red Witch Seaman Uncredited
1949 Boston Blackie’s Chinese Venture Policeman at Murder Scene Uncredited
1949 Tulsa Table player at Gambling Emporium Uncredited
1949 Barbary Pirate Pirate Uncredited
1949 Scene of the Crime Policeman Uncredited
1950 Mark of the Gorilla Henchman Uncredited
1950 Cargo to Capetown Seaman at Engine Uncredited
1950 Triple Trouble Prison Guard Uncredited
1950 Walk Softly, Stranger Man at Bar Uncredited
1950 Last of the Buccaneers Pirate Uncredited
1951 Valentino Pirate in ‘Moran of the Lady Letty’ Uncredited
1951 Law of the Badlands Barfly Uncredited
1951 M Policeman Uncredited
1951 Jim Thorpe – All-American Football Player Uncredited
1951 The Whip Hand Federal Agent Uncredited
1952 A Girl in Every Port Marine Sentry Uncredited
1952 Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Worker Uncredited
1952 Francis Goes to West Point Plant Workman Uncredited
1952 Dreamboat Commandant in Silent Movie Uncredited
1952 Les Misérables Gendarme Uncredited
1953 Jalopy Jalopy Driver Uncredited
1953 Code Two Henchman with Rifle Uncredited
1953 The Abbott and Costello Show Bingo’s Father / Gorilla TV Series, 2 episodes
1953 Robot Monster Ro-Man / Great Guidance Dual roles
1953 Mesa of Lost Women George, the male nurse
1953 Tarzan and the She-Devil Guard Uncredited
1953 All the Brothers Were Valiant Fighter in mutiny Uncredited
1954 Duffy of San Quentin Convict Uncredited
1954 Stories of the Century Henchman in saloon 1 episode
1954 The Lone Wolf Joe Reed 1 episode
1954 Gorilla at Large Goliath the Gorilla Uncredited
1954 Princess of the Nile Guard Uncredited
1954 Demetrius and the Gladiators Gladiator Uncredited
1954 Outlaw’s Daughter ‘Rock’ Swenson
1954 I Led 3 Lives Mako 1 episode
1955 Captain Midnight Fleck 1 episode
1955 Son of Sinbad Khalif Officer Uncredited
1955 The Adventures of Captain Africa Orang the Gorilla Serial, Uncredited
1955 Tennessee’s Partner Townsman Uncredited
1955 Buruuba Gorilla
1956 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon Freighter / Sourdough TV Series, 2 episodes
1956 A Day of Fury Card player Uncredited
1956 Behind the High Wall Guard Uncredited
1956 Flight to Hong Kong Janvoort Uncredited
1956 Science Fiction Theatre Adam the watchman / Naval officer TV Series, 2 episodes
1956 Cheyenne Buck / Poker Player TV Series, 2 episodes
1957 The Night Runner Bus driver
1957 Hold That Hypnotist Pirate Uncredited
1957 The Kettles on Old MacDonald’s Farm Hunter Uncredited
1957 Highway Patrol George Bennett Episode: “Stripped Cars”
1958 The Brothers Karamazov MP Uncredited
1958 Frankenstein’s Daughter Mack
1958 The Buccaneer City Guard Turnkey Uncredited
1958-1961 Peter Gunn Second Hood / Hoodlum / Cal Weaver TV Series, 3 episodes
1959 Imitation of Life Furniture Mover Uncredited
1959 The Jayhawkers! Captain Uncredited
1960 Oklahoma Territory Mr. Bailey Uncredited
1960 Have Gun-Will Travel Bar Waiter – Tough Episode: “Love’s Young Dream”
1961 The Last Time I Saw Archie Soldier in Jeep Uncredited
1963 The Black Zoo Victor the Gorilla Uncredited
1964 The Addams Family Policeman / Gorgo the Gorilla 2 episodes
1966 The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini Monstro the Gorilla
1966 The Beverly Hillbillies The Gorilla-Thomas F. Kelly TV Series, 2 episodes
1967 Hillbillys in a Haunted House Anatole the Gorilla
1968 Panic in the City Ernest
1969 Hello, Dolly! Policeman Uncredited
1970 Nanny and the Professor 1st Truck Driver Episode: “The Prodigy”
1970 Marcus Welby, M.D. Mr. Wayne Episode: “Dance to No Music”
1973 The President’s Plane is Missing Mr. Meyers TV movie
1978 The Incredible Hulk Elliot the Gorilla Uncredited
1979 The Frisco Kid Ticket Purchaser
1981 Choices Grandpa
1982 Tuxedo Warrior Muldoon (final film role)

External Links

Actor George Barrows – Wikipedia

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