Frank Lovejoy (1914-62) began his career in the '30s as a radio voice-over talent and stage actor. His radio series included "Gangbusters" and "The Blue Beetle." In the '40s and '50s, he enjoyed nominal success in films playing mostly supporting roles. Because of his somewhat bland looks and unassuming personality, Lovejoy was effective playing a movie's everyman in extraordinary situations (a common set-up in noir films), such as in THE HITCH-HIKER. He also played in many World War II movies.