Cliff Carpenter was an American actor who has appeared in radio, television and films. Born March 2, 1915 in San Francisco Carpenter began his professional career on the radio serial Terry and the Pirates.
In 1942, he became blacklisted due to his support for Philip Loeb the American stage, film, and television actor who was blacklisted under McCarthyism and committed suicide in response. "I was so disturbed by what was happening to Phil that I had to do it," he said, "though I knew it could take me down a treacherous road from which I might never return." Carpenter worked sporadically between the 1950s and 1970s, making appearances in television series such as The Patty Duke Show, The Defenders, Hawk, Coronet Blue and Great Performances. He passed away on January 9, 2014 (aged 98).