Royal Dano - biography

TV Actor from United States of America

Royal Dano Royal Edward Dano (November 16, 1922 – May 15, 1994) was an American film and television character actor. Dano was born in New York City to Mary Josephine (née O'Connor), an Irish immigrant, and Caleb Edward Dano, a printer for newspapers. He reportedly left home at the age of twelve and at various intervals, lived in Florida, Texas and California. After reaching an agreement with his father, he agreed to continue his education, on the condition that he be allowed to travel.He was a Mason and a member of Al Malaikah Shrine in Los Angeles, Ca. Dano is remembered for his supporting roles in a number of 1950s western and mystery films. In "Mr. Lincoln", a five-part TV episode appearing in 1952-53 on Omnibus, Royal Dano very convincingly portrayed Lincoln. He often worked with Anthony Mann and James Stewart. He played Elijah in John Huston's film version of Moby Dick, memorably intoning to Richard Basehart as Ishmael, "A day will come when you'll smell land and there'll be no land, and on that day, Ahab will go to his grave, but he'll rise again within the hour. He will rise and beckon! Then all - all save one - shall follow!" In The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964), he portrayed Carey. In  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Royal Edward Dano Sr.,Royal Edward Dano
Date of birth
Place of birth
New York City
United States of America
Mary Josephine Dano, Caleb Edward Dano
Rick Dano Royal Edward Dano Jr.


Institution From To
New York University


Year Performance Character
1990 Spaced Invaders
1988 Once Upon a Texas Train Nitro Jones
1986 Red Headed Stranger
1976 The Outlaw Josey Wales Ten Spot
1976 The Killer Inside Me
1975 The Wild Party
1975 Capone
1972 Moon of the Wolf Tom Sr.
1972 The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid
1966 Gunpoint
1962 Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol
1961 Posse from Hell
1959 These Thousand Hills
1958 Man of the West
1956 Tension at Table Rock
1955 The Trouble with Harry
1954 Johnny Guitar


Date of death
Cause of death
Myocardial infarction
Place of death
Los Angeles

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