Fred Gwynne (Actor)

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(07-10-1926 - 07-02-1993) Age 67

Fred Gwynne was a popular character actor who used his rich baritone to great effect in many roles, including Officer Francis Muldoon in Car 54 Where Are You? and Herman Munster. He also appeared in Broadway musicals.

 

 

 

He appeared in the following 82 episodes of Radio Mystery Theater
Date Episode Title Plot
01/11/1975 0202 The Tell-Tale Heart An unlucky family is forced to live with their perverted uncle, where they are forced to face endless chores, hunger, and even sexual harassment.
03/12/1975 0237 The Dark Closet A young girl who is a severely claustrophobic insomniac is locked up as the primary suspect in a robbery. When her father disinherits her, a government psychologist grows interested in her case.
04/09/1975 0253 The Altar of Blood A superannuated professor is obsessed with the mysteries of the Aztec civilisation. He decides to relocate to a new residence with his daughter whose mother was Aztec. But their new home hides a pyramid and they are accidentally sucked back in time through it. Now the father must witness his daughter sacrificed in an ancient Aztec ritual.
07/04/1975 0303 The Slave When two friends agree to be the other's slave for a year in the event that they lose the bet they made, to what length's will they go in order to win?
10/13/1975 0361 The Last Lesson In order to pay off his huge debts, a compulsive gambler shackles himself to a plain but extremely wealthy woman. Things don't go according to plan when she makes him work for his money and he must kiss his lazy and idle days goodbye.
10/23/1975 0366 The Sealed Room Murder When the town's most disagreeable resident becomes victim of a sealed room homicide, the local sheriff and the county clerk take on the onerous task of solving the crime. In order to find the murderer, they must dig deep into the psyche of the repulsive man.
10/28/1975 0369 The Storm Breeder After being cursed to wander New England forever in search of their home, a lost soul and his daughter are doomed to bring rain in the wake of their passing. Moved by pity, a young judge works to bring peace to his restless spirit.
01/09/1976 0412 The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg A small town news man tells the story of how an enigmatic stranger seduced the town's incorruptible officials with the false glitter of easy cash.
03/22/1976 0452 Stampede With her husband murdered by Comanches and their farm razed to the ground, Ellie Tate Gottenschalk makes her way to Cheyenne as part of a cattle drive.
03/30/1976 0458 The Intruders Troubled by spirits that haunt her home, a woman becomes strangely attached to her ghostly housemates as she watches them go about their daily lives.
11/29/1976 0556 The Man Who Couldn't Get Arrested Problems begin when two parallel realities collide: One in which the stock broker murdered his wife and one where his wife is alive
12/25/1976 0571 The Magus A young servant girl falls under the charms of a magus. She becomes entranced in his presence, forsaking her mother and would-be suitor.
01/12/1977 0582 Tobin's Palm
In order to discover the whereabouts of his absent-minded and missing girlfriend, Tobin visits an eccentric occultist to have his palm read. What he learns from the fortune-teller soon sends him on a wild goose chase, much to the amusement of his friend.
01/24/1977 0590 License to Kill Billy (Chappie) Chapman is a huge 6-foot 260-pound player is cut from the football squad because he lacks the killer instinct. When his wife is seriously injured in an auto accident and the medical bills start piling up, Chappie asks the coach for another chance. The coach renames him \'The Chopper,\' and tells him to go out on the field and destroy his opponents. Unfortunately, Chappie takes his coaches words literally to heart.
04/12/1977 0633 Man-Sized in Marble Americans on an extended working holiday find that one of them is a part of local prophecy and legend. The woman is linked to a blasphemous act in a cursed church.
04/25/1977 0640 Bound East for Haiti On a commercial voyage, a sailor attempts to curse his captain with black magic to steal the girlfriend for himself.
05/03/1977 0645 The Luck Sisters This is the story of twin sister residents of a mining town. One always brings good fortune, the other nothing but bad luck. When the residents have a chance to all get rich, the bringer of bad luck should start feeling very nervous.
06/09/1977 0662 Dialogue with Death A man is reunited with a childhood love and wants to marry her. He has difficulty dealing with her one peculiarity: she regularly talks to her dead parents and her dead horse.
07/15/1977 0683 The Kingdom Below A wealthy American financier and his wife travel to Europe to help their daughter find a husband with the aristocracy. The daughter soon falls in love, but not with a man of whom her father approves.
09/02/1977 0703 Olive Darling and Morton Dear A stress-relieving journey into nature might prove fatal for a diffident accountant who ends up sharing a room with a self-proclaimed writer who can be a deadly robber in reality.
09/26/1977 0715 The Guy de Maupassant Murders The sensational tale of a serial murderer is followed by a judge and his attendant. The killer seems to exclusively choose young women as his victims and leaves tantalizing notes next to their corpses. The erudite attendant tries to trace the style of writing that seems oddly familiar to her but the judge keeps aloof.
09/29/1977 0717 The Solitary The story of an unlikely friendship between a prisoner and the security officer. The prisoner is hated and tortured by another guard regularly and the warden tries to find a way to resolve the conflict.
10/17/1977 0725 Return Engagement An intriguing tale of an aged actor turned small time hoodlum. He steals arbitrarily but can he be a murderer too?
11/07/1977 0736 The Therapeutic Cat A desperately lonely aged man adopts a cat to keep him company who proves to be extraordinarily companionable. But her qualities might have other intrinsic sources than simple feline nature as she is revealed to be a witch.
11/18/1977 0743 A Grain of Salt An enchanting Irish folk tale is repeated in America as a young Irish lady asks an Irish cop to help find her lost purse that contains an enchanted salt shaker. She also recounts how her father acquired the shaker from the ancient Old Man of the Stone back at home.
11/25/1977 0746 Indian Giver A rich old woman's estate is haunted by an Indian ghost who drives away all her guests and domestic help. She engages the services of an easy-going private eye to help her solve the problem.
12/07/1977 0751 Fire and Ice A tiff between a father and daughter on the choice of her suitor leads to an extremely taxing expedition for both the chosen candidates selected by the two. But the results throw even them into surprise!
01/02/1978 0762 Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater Peter Perkins is a loser. He is sidelined at work and pestered at home. He seeks refuge in daydreams where he isn't criticized by any, but such is his capacity for losing that even they turn against him and he starts to lose control over reality and illusion. However, it is the change in his real life that makes this story intriguing.
01/16/1978 0765 In Another Place A rich young couple believe they they have gotten away with a crime executed faultlessly, but the police chief knows better although he doesn't have evidence.
01/26/1978 0771 The Safety Match A young but gifted detective and a seasoned but pompous one come together to solve a mysterious murder. The only clue is a burnt safety match found at the scene of the crime. But even with that sparing bit of evidence they achieve an astonishing progress - until everything stops making sense all of a sudden.
01/27/1978 0772 The Defectors A married senator is blackmailed by a spy who managed to take a photograph of the senator in an embarrassing position with another woman. The spy forces him to propose a legislation that might hurt the interests of the U.S. But the senator decides to fight back as he only lacks in moral, but not patriotic fervor.
03/16/1978 0799 The Time Fold In this bizarre science-fiction tale, an ill-fated plane gets trapped in a space-time variance in 1979 and ends up with all its passengers in a space station a thousand years after.
03/23/1978 0803 The Judas Kiss A misogynistic clairvoyant witnesses a woman murdering her boyfriend and subsequently, her husband.
04/06/1978 0811 A Tragedy of Error A woman is forced to ask for the help of a mysterious boatman and a ghost in a graveyard to help resettle her life torn by the repulsion for her tyrant husband and diffident but gentle lover.
04/27/1978 0823 The Queen of Palmyra A private eye chases an enigmatic woman who is a self-declared messiah and the reincarnation of a queen of ancient Rome. She is acquainted with a financier whose young nephew takes her to be on a con job.
05/01/1978 0825 A Drink with Dionysius A nuclear weapon poetically named after the Greek god of wine falls into the hands of a small-time robber and swindler. He tries to sell it to an offshore client.
05/11/1978 0831 The Guilt of the Innocent A young and poor Russian falls under the influence of a master thief who works a seaport. A naive, and hard up Russian falls for the guiles of a master robber in a harbour town.
06/02/1978 0844 Diamond Cut Diamond While on holiday in Monte Carlo, a wealthy man is swindled by a man who claims to be a psychic. A con posing to be a psychic pulls off a trick on a rich man holidaying in Monte Carlo.
06/26/1978 0855 Lady Bluebeard An insurance agent is sent to check on the widow beneficiary of six aged husbands, with all the marriages culminating under two years. Can he prove her culpability in murder while fearing to be her next victim at the same time?
07/13/1978 0863 The Village of Fools A delightful farce in which a man is sent on a task to find the hamlet of Helm. But on his arrival, he is given the duties of a magistrate and given the mission to save the moon. E.G. was delighted to present this comedy and the actors.
07/31/1978 0873 The Vanishing Point A thrilling Holocaust-based narrative about a visiting physics professor in Germany on the search for an aged German physicist who had been known for his work on an anti-matter device. Only he is impeded by accidentally coming across a scheme to restore the Nazis with a mysterious weapon - the anti-matter device!
12/04/1978 0926 The Serpent of Saris The god of athletics, Saris, exacts punishment on a pugilist. A retired police officer steps in to save him when another boxer's life is in danger.
02/28/1979 0958 Shadows from the Grave A photographer and his wife move into his uncle's house upon his death. When the local priest denies his blessing, the estate grounds soon become haunted by evil spirits.
05/14/1979 0979 Virtue Is Its Own Reward In a battle to win the soul of a real estate investor, an angel and demon take on earthly bodies. The succubus seduces him in the form of his secretary, while the angel charms him as his headstrong corporate lawyer.
06/04/1979 0985 Willy and Dilly A clueless broker falls in love with the very woman who has set out to bamboozle him and relieve him of his money!
06/18/1979 0989 The Unquiet Tomb A remote island is home to an old ship captain and his assistant. Their peace is disturbed when a young family move to the island. When their children suffer mysterious deaths, they are entombed under the house and condemned to eternal damnation.
07/11/1979 0996 The Fools After the death of his father, a young man is forced into a life of crime to survive in post-revolutionary Russia.
08/29/1979 1008 Ninety Lives Suspicious of his motives, a brother does a background check on a supposed amnesia victim that his waitress sister has taken a fancy to.
09/12/1979 1012 The Two Sams After starting their own private firm, an ex-cop and lawyer take on the kidnapping of the child of a wealthy noble as their first case. They uncover the family's dark secrets as they follow the clues.
11/19/1979 1031 The God That Failed On the way home after visiting a third world country on a diplomatic mission, a U.S. senator is knocked unconscious during a plane crash. He wakes up in the midst of a primitive tribe willing to hail him as a god once he fulfills two requirements: to marry a local woman and perform a miracle.
12/10/1979 1037 If a Body The local sheriff becomes suspicious when a widow becomes the recipient of a huge inheritance after her husband is officially declared dead. He is unmoved by her claims that her husband vanished after walking into a field, and is certain that she is hiding something.
01/14/1980 1050 The Better Half Despite having murdered her in a fit of envious rage, a young ad agency executive continues to receive advice from his brilliant and deceased wife.
04/14/1980 1076 Star Sapphire After adopting a teenage girl to keep his wheelchair bound spouse company, a man teaches the girl how to hunt and kill using the sapphire ring she has become obsessed with.
04/16/1980 1077 The Face in the Coffin In a visit to the funeral home to pay their respects to a deceased family member, a young couple unwittingly discover the body of a federal judge in charge of a huge trial for a suspect in an organized crime case. Soon, they are pursued by the felons and must take flight.
05/07/1980 1083 Wanted, a Husband A suspicious postal investigator pokes his nose into the business of two local swindlers believed to be running an elaborate mail order scam.
08/20/1980 1111 Kill Now, Pay Later In order to stop her son from marrying a poor woman, a controlling mother threatens to disinherit him. Instead of hindering their plans, the couple develops closer ties.
09/17/1980 1119 The Threshold A young married couple purchase an abandoned town believed to be a nuclear testing site. When invisible hands begin to rebuild the town back to its glory days, the neighboring town's mayor and a hardware store owner become suspicious.
10/06/1980 1124 Second Sight In order to evade capture during an attempted robbery of a wealthy man, Arthur Dickson aka Fingers accidentally blinds the detective leading the task force. Dickson is later charged with murder when the millionaire turns up dead. The blind detective comes out of retirement to once again work on the case, this time he believes Dickson's claims of innocence and sets out to exonerate him.
10/22/1980 1129 Confession After discovering that his broker has been fleecing him for months, he secures a signed confession in order to get his broker to straighten his ways. Things get complicated when the wealthy man falls deeply in love with the daughter of the man who cheated him!
11/12/1980 1135 Natural Sugar When an actor turns up dead in the middle of a play, a police detective must sift through all the scenarios to find the killer.
01/01/1981 1141 Catch the Smallest Devil A cantankerous and horrid old man perishes after heart surgery. He is denied entrance into Heaven, even as a timid young nurse is admitted into the Pearly gates despite her self-deprecating remarks. Now the self-serving man must confront his wicked ways and the devil makes sure he does so.
01/20/1981 1150 The Fountain Of Truth Behind Ponce de Leon's journey to discover the Fountain of Youth in Florida lies another treasure-hunting quest for lost, ancient gold.
02/11/1981 1158 The Shadow of a Killer The lines between reality and fantasy blur when an actor portraying a police detective on a television drama agrees to help a woman, investigate into the case of her missing husband.
04/17/1981 1186 But With Blood A classic retelling of the famed siege at Harpers Ferry, which brought the anti-slavery faction of John Brown and his followers to trial.
06/12/1981 1210 When in Rome After becoming the ambassador of a small, European country at his wife's urging, wealth man discovers that all is not well in his new city.
07/24/1981 1225 Once a Thief A young punk exacts revenge against the detective that had him arrested years before by having him fired. However, former cop turned security consultant has devised the perfect plan for payback.
08/03/1981 1229 Honor Among Thieves In order to give their friend a proper funeral, a group of old men rob the local bank. They are unsure of what to do with the money on hand when they become plagued by their guilty conscience.
09/04/1981 1239 Double Cross Death Upon examining the body, the surprised expression on the visage of his deceased niece causes her coroner uncle to suspect foul play and the involvement of her good-for-nothing husband.
01/21/1982 1281 Gate 27 After being deserted by his wife, a former investigator finds relief at the bottom of a liquor bottle. His life takes a turn for the better when he meets a young woman on the commuter train who reminds him of his worth. When she suddenly disappears, he begins to have visions that she is desperately calling for help and relies on his old abilities to find her.
02/15/1982 1290 The Point 44 Connection An aging secretary is laid-off due to her age. Incensed by the discrimination, she challenges her boss to a duel and wins. An investigation takes place and the spirit of her long-deceased grandfather guides her in dealing with the local police.
02/26/1982 1295 The Blood Red Ink An experienced cop grows bitter when he is overlooked for a promotion in favor of his partner. His resentment causes him to fall to the dark side and his wife and former partner must save him from himself.
03/19/1982 1304 The Magic Stick of Manitu In order to establish ties with a musical race from another galaxy, the assistant of an interstellar diplomat becomes enchanted with the alien nation; meanwhile her boss devises the best way to exploit them.
04/05/1982 1311 Widow Wonderland A professional bounder preys on grief-stricken widows as they visit their husband's graves. He promptly seduces them, and then fleeces them off their money!
04/16/1982 1316 Something to Live For To escape his failing business, an immigrant show owner attempts to commit suicide but is hindered by the sudden appearance of a retired police officer. After recounting his woes, the ex-cop assures the old man that he will put a stop to the local mob's heinous crimes.
04/26/1982 1320 The Hanging Sheriff A softhearted sheriff has difficulty imposing the death sentence. When his meddlesome wife forces his hand, he is compelled to aid in the prisoner's flight.
05/28/1982 1334 The Chess Master An uneventful game of chess with a stranger in the park leads to a world of adventure for an out-of-work advertising agent.
06/16/1982 1339 A Most Dangerous Animal In order to marry the man she loves, the wife of the notorious pugilist 'Killer' Vincent asks for a divorce. Aside from denying her request, he proceeds to brutally beat up her lover. The boxer gets his comeuppance when he steps into the ring with the reigning champion.
07/09/1982 1349 Come Back Next Week In order to discover the man who ordered her husband's death, a woman makes a weekly visit to the state prison in order to talk with his killer. In the midst of her investigation, she learns about her husband's many secrets.
08/03/1982 1357 Redhead In order to assuage his guilt over the death of an innocent woman whom he dropped off at the wrong stop, a bus driver uses his connections to catch the murderer.
08/12/1982 1360 The Man with the X-Ray Eyes A county sheriff is taken aback when the prosecutor assigned to the case brings in a psychic to help with their investigation.
10/13/1982 1381 Fly Swatter Tired of their lives as petty thieves, a husband and wife team attempts to get regular jobs. Their search lands them in the employ of an eccentric couple that has a strange love for flies!
11/23/1982 1395 The Smile When a smile-shaped cloud seemingly follows him wherever he goes, a reporter recently back from an assignment in Tibet shares his paranoid fear with his estranged ex-wife. He is convinced the cloud is stalking him with malevolent intentions.


23 Responses to Gwynne Fred

I always loved when Fred Gwynne made an appearance on CBSRMT. Something about his voice was very satisfying, and he was an excellent actor. Thankfully he was a FREQUENT worker, and we have alot of great stuff to enjoy.

D. B.

I always enjoyed when Fred Gwynne was on CBSRMT. To me, Gwynne and E. G. Marshall were the two keystones of CBSRMT. Without either one, it just would not have been the same. I was barely 16 when CBSRMT returned to radio, and I enjoyed listening to the shows each night before I went to sleep. The shows were always relaxing.

M.D.

Beyond all doubt my all time favorite radio actor voice was The late, great Fred Gwynne. I always enjoyed his voice and characters. He could also change his voice, it also!!! I would get off work at midnight, and listen to the CBSRMT.com going home from work (it was an hour drive from Mesquite, TX to Arliongton where I attended college at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). I loved every show! E.G. Marshall was great. It was better using your imagination. I was born in 1953 and listened to radio shows with my late Mother. I listened to the shows with great interest. Some shows were chilling. Thanks!!! RJS

RJS

He was always great, but "The Slave" and "Confession" are wonderful examples of Fred Gwynne at his best. Plays men I would not want to mess with in those episodes.

Gregory

Fred Gwynne is one of the finest actors to ever be on CBSRMT. An awesome talent!

Revthomas

My favorite actor is Fred Gwynne. He doesn't have much voice range in terms of characters but he was still able to carry the character all the way through. Unrelated to CBSRMT, one of my fav Fred Gwynne characters was his last movie. He played the judge in "My Cousin Vinny" opposite Joe Pesci.

Tony

Fred Gwynne was one of the best actors on CBSRMT. An amazing and versatile talent!

RevThomas

Fred Gwynne is one of the most underrated actors of all time. He has a way of understating his roles that is downright scary. He IS the character he plays, a character you might meet every day.

Bill

Loved the episode where he was the employer that got caught with a fee people in a plane that travelled forward in time

Donald

He was always great, but "The Slave" and "Confession" are wonderful examples of Fred Gwynne at his best. Plays men I would not want to mess with in those episodes.

Grergory

Fred Gwynne is one of the finest actors to ever be on CBSRMT. An awesome talent!

Revthomas

A Very Private Miracle, just listened to it for the first time this past week. Missed many episodes as I was in the military during most of its airings. Enjoying them just as much as I did while I was in High School. AWESOME!!!

Paul

Fred Gwynne is one of the finest actors and my favorite actor.

Tony

On of my all time favorite

David

My favorite actor

Ricardo

My favorite actor i love him

Christina

Fred Gwynne would have been awesome, as he was in the CBSRMT episodes

Bernie

LISTEN TO THE FOOLS AND RETURN ENGAGEMENT 2 OF HIS BEST

WILLIAM DILLARD

Can someone help me locate a Gwynne episode? Sadly, here's all I recall from Act 1: Gwynne and wife hear a knock at the door one evening. They answer, and all they find is a package of some sort on their porch... Wish I could remember more... Any clue, anyone?

Brian Williams

Hi Brian—you're thinking of The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg—I just re-listened to it—it's great! Pleasant Dreams! Lol http://www.cbsrmt.com/episode-412-man-that-corrupted-hadleyburg-the.html

Frank Max

Episode 0412, "The Man Who Corrupted Hadleyberg" is a is adapted from a Mark Twain story.

Tod

I think you mean the "The Man who corrupted Hadleyburg"

MWarack

I'm hoping someone can help me locate an episode that i remember hearing from many years ago. I seem to remember Fred Gwynne playing a simple minded country boy who becomes infatuated with a city woman renting a cabin in the woods. Fred's character watches her from afar and begins to become concerned that she is in danger from an unseen man. Tension builds until she is attacked and the police are called out. Fred's character is horrified by all of the events transpiring and in the end it is revealed that Fred himself was the unseen man attacking the city woman. I really hope someone remembers this episode because I don't see anything like it in this list. Possibly it was for another radio show.

Steven Sims


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