Tudor Owen 01.20.1898 - 03.13.1979 (81 years old)
Roy Tudor Owen was born on January 20, 1898 in Penarth Wales. He became a Welsh-American character and voice actor.
Owen began his career in the 1926 silent film Bride of the Storm. His next film role was 22 years later in the 1948 film Up in Central Park.
However, during this time, Owen became involved in the radio industry during the 1940s and 1950s, teaming up with producer and director Jack Webb in several radio programs. The first of those programs was the radio drama Pat Novak, for Hire. He played the role of Novak's drunk ex-doctor friend "Jocko" Madigan. He played this role in 1946 and again in the revival series in 1949. He again co-starred with Webb in the radio series Johnny Modero, Pier 23 in 1947. The last time Owen and Webb worked together was on the radio version of the Pete Kelly’s Blues, playing the role of Barney Rickett. This was for a summer run in 1951. In 1951, he played the title character's editor in Alias Jane Doe. His last radio appearance was in 1953. Yet, he would have roles on many shows, including Escape, Suspense, Family Theater, Lux Radio Theatre, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, Crime Classics and The Lone Ranger which he also appeared on the television series.
In 1953, Owen would transition to television and appear on the series The Unexpected. As Owen worked more on television, his demand for movie roles would wane. Owen co-starred as a first mate in the 1957 movie Captain David Grief, a South Seas adventure based on stories by Jack London. However, his most successful film during this time was in the 1961 Disney animated movie One Hundred and One Dalmatians where Owen voiced the role of Towser. Owen has several other movie and television credits, which include Montana, Perils of the Jungle, Brigadoon, The Oklahoma Woman, and Jack the Giant Killer, to name a few of the 103 listed.
Owen's television career expanded during the 1950s and 1960s which included a role in Perry Mason. From 1954–1955, Owen co-starred alongside actors Thomas Mitchell and Kathleen Freeman in the sitcom Mayor of the Town. He retired from show business after a 1965 guest appearance on the television series Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.
Owen married Gladys Virginia Bennett Paterno in 1952. Owen died on 13 March 1979 in Los Angeles, California. He was 81.
This actor appeared in the following radio shows