Biography: I like this guy a lot. He has a captivating onscreen persona. There could be hot bikini babes parading around onscreen and you would STILL look at him. He's THAT good of an actor, because it takes a lot for me to not notice the girls more. Now, there were no "bikini babes" that I can recall seeing from his shows, but he worked with a great many actresses, and he could outshine them.
Victor Jory is, indeed, a Hollywood legend. His fame was gained
in a strange way: he worked a lot. A LOT. He didn't have
any roles that became super-popular, he just starred in a lot of
super-popular (and some not-so-popular) shows and became a familiar
figure because we saw him all the time. The reason he didn't have
a recognizable persona like John Wayne or Marlon Brando is because he
could take on so many different personas. He played Americans,
Englishmen, Chinese, Superheroes, Villains, the sympathetic-good-guy,
Southerners, and much more...plus any combination of those mentioned.
He was a good height for the period, 6' 1", and had sharp features that
led to him being cast in many parts as antagonists, or very imposing
heroes, like "The Shadow" in the 1940 movie serial version.
Burke's Law- Who Killed Lenore
Wingfield? (November 4, 1964)
Victor Jory as Jim Clover, a kind of "Colonel Sanders" type of Southerner.