larry dobkin


Actor and director Larry Dobkin was born September 16, 1919. One of the busiest actors of the Golden Age of Radio, Dobkin could be heard on Escape, Suspense, Gunsmoke, and Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. He starred on radio as Ellery Queen, as Archie Goodwin opposite Sydney Greenstreet in Nero Wolfe, and as Louie the Cab Driver in The Saint.

Dobkin was a regular on television, popping up in Perry Mason, Mission: Impossible and many more programs of the 1950s and 1960s. On the big screen, he played Col. Bell in Patton and appeared as one of Leo G. Carroll’s intelligence officers in North by Northwest. Dobkin went on to a career as a television director, helming episodes of The Rockford Files, Vega$, The Mod Squad, and Cannon.

On Sunday’s new podcast episode, we’ll hear Larry Dobkin as Ellery Queen and as Archie Goodwin. In honor of his birthday, I’ll post more of his old time radio performances. And for more from the Golden Age of Radio, click here to subscribe to the “Down These Mean Streets” podcast in iTunes.