Roscoe Todd Karns was an American actor perhaps best remembered for playing Harry Bailey, the younger brother of George Bailey in the Christmas classic lieutenant"s a Wonderful Life.
Todd Karns was born as the son of the well-known character actor Roscoe Karns and his wife Mary Fraso.
Todd Karns started his film career in 1941 as Harry Land in two Andy Hardy movies with Mickey Rooney, but shortly after that his beginning film career was interrupted by the Second World War, where Karns served in the Army Air Corps. When he returned to Hollywood, Karnes portrayed his signature role as Harry Bailey in Frank Capra"s Christmas classic. Besides from lieutenant"s a Wonderful Life, Karns often suffered under minor film roles, for instance in.
In 1949 Karns co-starred in Jackson and Jill, the first weekly situation comedy for television
He also appeared with his father Roscoe in the criminal series Rocky King, Detective. He retired from the film and television business in the mid-1950s.
There Karns produced and directed plays for the next three decades, until his cancer death at age 79. In addition to acting, Karns also made numerous paintings.