Noir characters and featured actors
Sam Levene
The Killers
Fred Graham
Woman On Pier 13
Helen Westcott
Loan Shark
William Challee
Desperate
Victor Sen Yung
Red Light
Walter Sande
Dark City
Douglas Fowley
Lady In The Death House
Tom Powers
The Blue Dahlia
Louis Jean Heydt
Roadblock
Regis Toomey
The Big Sleep
Robert Osterloh
Criss-Cross
Frank Faylen
99 River Street
Adele Jergens
Armored Car Robbery
Don Haggerty
Cry Vengeance
Wallace Ford
T-Men
Sheldon Leonard
Somewhere In The Night
Frank Ferguson
This Gun For Hire
Don Beddoe
The Narrow Margin
James Flavin
Destination Murder
Claire Carleton
Shockproof
John Ridgley
The Big Sleep
Howard St. John
711 Ocean Drive
Jeff Corey
Never Trust A Gambler
Myrna Dell
Nocturne
Hugh Sanders
The Damned Don’t Cry
Ray Teal
Dead Reckoning
Harry Morgan
Race Street
Paul Kelly
The Secret Fury
John McIntire
The Asphalt Jungle
J. C. Flippen
They Live By Night
John Doucette -  Rhys Williams  
The Crooked Way
King Donovan
The Enforcer
Wendell Corey
I Walk Alone
Wally Cassell
White Heat
Harry Shannon
Hunt The Man Down
John Kellogg
Hunt The Man Down
Paul Frees
His Kind Of Woman
Steven Geray
The Unfaithful
Anthony Caruso
The  Asphalt Jungle
Art Smith
In A Lonely Place
William Conrad
Sorry, Wrong Number
Francis Morris
Flaxy Martin
Jay Adler
99 River Street
Edwin Max
Follow Me Quietly
Paul Guilfoyle
Follow Me Quietly
Percy Helton
Never Trust A Gambler
Whit  Bissell
Brute Force
Will Wright
The Blue Dahlia
John Ireland
Raw Deal
Arthur Kennedy
Boomerang
Shelley  Winters
Escape In The Fog
Ted de Corsia
Man In The Dark
Mike Mazurki
Murder, My Sweet
John Hoyt
Loan Shark
Joseph Calleia
Deadline At Dawn
A solid core of actors filled the character roles that were essential in film noir.    For many of the character actors it was a career in anonymity even though their face was well known to audiences.   Others alternated between featured parts, and even supporting roles, usually in low budget fare.    This group of actors  (each with at least five film noir credits) made an important contribution to the unique atmosphere that is film noir.  Selecting on an actor will bring up their noir filmography.
Morris Ankrum
The Damned Don’t Cry
Charles Lane
Backfire
Emory Parnell
A Woman’s Secret
Virginia Christine
Cover Up
Ric Roman
Kansas City Confidential
Peter Leeds
D.O.A.
Roy Engle
Breakdown
Marc Lawrence
Kill Her Gently
George Macready
The Big Clock
Ralph Dunn
Deadline At Dawn
Robert Bice
The Racket
William Talman
Armored Car Robbery
Harry Harvey
The Accused
Hugh Beaumont
Railroaded
Esther Howard
Murder My Sweet
Jack Lambert
99 River Street
Jerome Cowen
Deadline At Dawn
Monte Blue
Homicide
Joseph Crehan
Deadline At Dawn
Ian Wolfe
They Live By Night
Herb Vigran
Appointment With Danger
Ned Glass
Storm Warning
American Film Noir
Timothy Carey
Unwed Mother
James Seay
Union Station
Thomas Browne Henry
Shadow On The Wall
Carelton Young
No Escape
Ann Doran
Clay Pigeon
Taylor Holmes
Act Of Violence
Peggie Castle
99 River Street
Harry Lauter
White Heat
Cliff Clark
Homicide
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Steve Brodie
Armored Car Robbery
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Robert Gist
Angel Face
Charles Arnt
This Gun For Hire
Marta Mitrovich
The Unfaithful
Russell Hicks
Race Street
Philip Van Zandt
The Street With No Name
Cleo Moore
Over Exposed
Hillary Brooke
Strange Impersonation
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Barry Kelley
The Undercover Man
Neville Brand
Where The Sidewalk Ends
Frank Lovejoy
In A Lonely Place
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Bruce Bennett
Smart Girls Don’t Talk
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Lawrence Dobkin
Loan Shark
Robert Bray
My Gun Is Quick
Lynn Whitney
Storm Warning
Ross Elliott
Storm Warning
John Eldridge
High Sierra
Phillip Pine
Murder By Contract
Charles Evans
The Crooked Way
Reed Hadley
Shock
Eddie Marr
The Steel Trap
Crane Whitley
The Damned Don’t Cry
Grandon Rhodes
Road House
Frank Cady
The Sellout
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Ralph Brooks
Nightmare
Frank Orth
Red Light
Brooks Benedict
Strangers On A Train
Mickey Knox
I Walk Alone
Harry Strang
I Wake Up Screaming
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Gene Evans
Armored Car Robbery
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Al Hill
Hunt The Man Down
Greta Granstedt
Nocturne
John Harman
Flaxy Martin
Hill Harmon
Benny Burt
The Asphalt Jungle
Harmon
Minerva Urecal
Quicksand
Robert Shayne
Double Jeopardy
Harmon Harmon
Richard Benedict
Breakdown
Granstedt Granstedt
Argentina Brunetti
The Brothers Rico
Harmon
Larry Blake
While The City Sleeps
Harmon
Joyce Mackenzie
Destination Murder
Harmon
Pierre Watkin
Violence
Harmon
Harlan Warde
Down Three Dark Steets
Warde
Tom Fadden
Dark Passage
Fadden
Ernie Adams
Murder My Sweet
Adams, e
Coleen Gray
The Killing
Harmon
Dewey Robinson
Suspense
Nestor Paiva
Suspense
Hill Harmon
Garry Owen
The Killers
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Albert Dekker
The  Pretender
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Charles Drake
The Pretender
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Roger Moore
Kansas City Confidential
John Maxwell
The Prowler
John Alvin
This Side Of The Law
Ruth Lee
Whirlpool
Alex Gerry
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Griff Barnett
Two Of A Kind
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Thomas Jackson
Crime Wave
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Ben Weldon
Smart Girls Don’t Talk
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Lewis Martin
No Way Out
Howland Chamberlin
The Racket
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Charles Sherlock
Highway 301
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Forbes Murray
I Wake Up Screaming
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Harry Tyler
Raw Deal
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Edward Clark
Danger Zone
Nolan Leary
Follow Me Quietly
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Tito Vuolo
Cry Of The City
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Rory Mallinson
Dark Passage
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Scott Brady
Undertow
Peter Brocco
Rogue Cop
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Tom Dillon
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
Mack Williams
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
Sid Tomack
Never Trust A Gambler
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Edmund Cobb
The Missing Juror
William Henry
A Life At Stake
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Cathy O’Donnell
Never Trust A Gambler
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Arthur Space
The Killer Is Loose
Richard Rober
The Woman On Pier 13
Wheaton Chambers
Between Midnight and Dawn
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Robert Foulk
Road House
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