American utility actor Donald Curtis made his screen bow sometime around 1940. Plying his trade in serials and Westerns, Curtis specialized in villainy, usually at Columbia Pictures. One of his larger roles was as a sourpussed murder suspect in Red Skelton's The Fuller Brush Man (1948). Active until 1967, when he left show business to become a clergyman, Donald Curtis worked frequently in television, co-starring with Lynn Bari in the 1950 comedy-mystery series The Detective's Wife.
by Hal Erickson biography