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Joe Maross (February 7, 1923, Barnesboro, Pennsylvania - November 7, 2009) was an American actor who appeared in movies and made guest appearances on many television series from the 1950s to the 1980s. He served in World War II and was stationed in Hawaii.
Among the movies he appeared in were Run Silent, Run Deep and Elmer Gantry. He appeared in many television series between 1952-1986. Among them were three episodes of Perry Mason, including the role of defendant Nelson Tarr in the 1963 episode, "The Case of the Potted Planter." He also guest-starred in Behind Closed Doors, Mission: Impossible, The Fugitive, The Outer Limits, The Invaders, Gunsmoke, The Virginian, Twelve O'Clock High, The Time Tunnel (where he portrayed George Armstrong Custer in an episode), Hawaii Five-O, Mannix, The Rockford Files, and The Twilight Zone, where he appeared in the episodes "Third from the Sun", and "The Little People".
He was a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He was reputed to be an enthusiastic screener of the DVDs which studios send to Academy members for award consideration.
On November 7, 2009, he died of cardiac arrest in Glendale, California at the age of 86.
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