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George O. Petrie

George O. Petrie

American actor
George O. Petrie
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American actor
Was Actor Television actor
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 16 November 1912, New Haven
Death 16 November 1997, Los Angeles (aged 85 years)
Star sign ScorpioScorpio
The details


George O. Petrie (November 16, 1912 – November 16, 1997) was an American radio and television actor.

Early years

Petrie was born on November 16, 1912 in New Haven, Connecticut.


Petrie started in radio drama, including playing the title role in The Adventures of the Falcon. He played Bill Grant in Call the Police and appeared on programs such as the syndicated horror program "Murder at Midnight" in 1947.


Petrie's film credits include At Sword's Point (1952), Baby Boom (1987), and Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987).


On The Honeymooners, he had recurring character roles throughout the series. He appeared on the popular prime time soap opera Dallas and the 1996 Sequel Dallas: J.R. Returns, in the recurring role of attorney Harv Smithfield.

Other television credits include: Rawhide, 77 Sunset Strip, The Twilight Zone, Leave It to Beaver, The Andy Griffith Show, Perry Mason, Dr. Kildare, Bonanza, The Addams Family, The Munsters, The Wild Wild West, Hawaii Five-O, Little House on the Prairie,

Ironside,The Edge of Night, Combat!, Maude, Gunsmoke, Three's Company, Cagney and Lacey, Dynasty, Quincy, M.E., Knight Rider, St. Elsewhere, Wiseguy, Night Court, Gomer Pyle USMC, Mad About You and L.A. Law.


Petrie died of lymphoma on his 85th birthday in Los Angeles. He and his wife, the former Patricia Pope, had two children.

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