Burt Mustin

Burton Hill "Burt" Mustin (February 8, 1884 – January 28, 1977) was an American character actor. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to W. I. and Sadie Mustin, Mustin was a 1903 graduate of the Pennsylvania Military College (named Widener University in 1972), earning his degree in civil engineering. An automobile salesman, he was also an amateur actor, appearing frequently in productions of the Pittsburgh Savoyards (a Gilbert and Sullivan troupe). Mustin was involved with early broadcasts on KDKA. His first appearance in film came in 1951 at the age of sixty-seven, and thereafter he established himself as one of the more well-known character actors in the United States. His face was a common appearance on television programs through the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, with credits ranging from single appearances on shows such as The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Fugitive, to multiple appearances on shows such as The Public Defender, Leave It to Beaver, Dragnet, The Andy Griffith Show, The Brady Bunch, Petticoat Junction, Peter Gunn, My Three Sons, Twilight Zone, Bewitched, Adam-12, Emergency! and All in the Family.


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