Biography: He was
character actor who kept busy in films for much of his life. He
played Dagwood's best friend and neighbor Marvin Williams in two
Blondie films (#2 Blondie Meets the Boss
and #5 Blondie on a Budget). He
also appeared in a third Blondie film, but as a character named Mr.
Larkin in #12 Blondie for Victory.
Like Arthur Lake, Don
Beddoe also headlined movies as a popular comic
strip character. He played Walt Wallet in the "Gasoline Alley"
films. Beddoe was surprisingly versatile as an actor. He
played clods, like Marvin Williams, while also playing stuffy English
types and all things between. He also had a good career in
television throughout the rest of his acting days.
Beddoe in "Blondie Meets the Boss" (1939)