Each episode of 1950s TV show The Millionaire began with Michael Anthony (right) presenting, to a series of unsuspecting ordinary people, "a cashier's
check for one million dollars from an anonymous donor."   The donor, present on the show only in voice-over, was John Beresford Tipton.

The Millionaire
January 19, 1955 - September 28, 1960
CBS (188 Episodes)

Michael Anthony: Marvin Miller
John Beresford Tipton (voice only): Paul Frees
Announcer: Ed Herlihy