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Also Known As: Died: October 13, 1979
Born: October 7, 1889 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

The Black Stallion (1979) as Snoe
A boy and a horse forge a close friendship after being shipwrecked together in Africa.
Passing Through (1977) as Papa Harris
An expose on the rip-off of black culture by unprincipled media parasites -- this time in the jazz industry.
Car Wash (1976) as Snapper
The eccentric employees at a Los Angeles car wash struggle to get through the day.
Dream for Christmas, A (1973) as Donald Freeland
An all-black cast shines in this pilot for a proposed series involving a southern minister who is assigned to a poor parish in California with the congregation drifting away and the church scheduled for demolition. The hope here was for writer Earl Hamner to repeat his success with "The Waltons."
The World's Greatest Athlete (1973)
A washed-up coach saves his career when he discovers a jungle boy who''''s a natural athlete.
Buck and the Preacher (1972) as Cudjo
A con man helps a group of former slaves survive the perils of the wild West in their search for the promised land.
Porgy and Bess (1959) as Peter
In this legendary Gershwin opera set among the black residents of a fishing village in 1912 South Carolina, Bess - a woman with a disreputable history - tries to break free from her brutish lover Crown after he becomes wanted for murder. The only person willing to overlook her past and offer her shelter is the crippled Porgy. Their relationship is threatened by the disapproval of the townspeople, the presence of her old drug supplier Sportin' Life - and the threatened return of Crown.
She Couldn't Say No (1954) as Delivery man
An heiress decides to pass out anonymous gifts in a small town.
The Sun Shines Bright (1953) as Uncle Zach
John Ford weaves three "Judge Priest" stories together to form a good- natured exploration of honour and small-town politics in the South around the turn of the century. Judge William Priest is involved variously in revealing the real identity of Lucy Lake, reliving his Civil War memories, preventing the lynching of a youth and contesting the elections with Yankee Horace K. Maydew.
Jamaica Run (1953) as Mose
Promoter William Montague (Patric Knowles) wants to buy the estate owned by the Daceys, Mrs. Dacey (Carroll McComas)and her daughter Ena (Arlene Dahl) and son Todd (Wendell Corey), in order to build a resort hotel. When they turn him down, he produces a couple of distant relatives, Janice (Laura Elliott) and Robert Clayton (Michael Moore), and sets about to prove that the estate rightfully belongs to them. The identity of the rightful heirs is thought to be buried in a sunken ship off of the Jamaican shore and the search begins, led by a schooner skipper, Patrick Fairlie (Rayy Milland), who is in love with Ena.
The Las Vegas Story (1952) as Pullman porter
When newlyweds visit Las Vegas, the wife's shady past comes to the surface.
Caribbean (1952) as Quashy
My Forbidden Past (1951) as Pompey
A beauty with a skeleton in her closet seeks revenge on the suitor who jilted her.
Katie Did It (1951) as Mose
Katherine Standish, who has been brought up in a strict manner in a prudish New England town, falls in love with a city slicker commercial artist, Peter Van Arden. The romance blossoms until Katie falls victim of some false information, and becomes convinced that Peter is already married and the father of two children.
Apache Drums (1951) as Jehu
County Fair (1950) as Romulus
Riding High (1950) as Whitey [Clarence White]
An heiress and her sister''''s fiancee defy her family to race horses.
The Great Dan Patch (1949) as Voodoo
An Act of Murder (1948) as Mr. Pope
When a judge learns his wife has terminal brain cancer, he begins to consider mercy-killing.
King of the Gamblers (1948) as Tom, the porter
A Likely Story (1947) as Porter
A World War II veteran who thinks he''s dying gets mixed up with gangsters.
My Favorite Brunette (1947) as Condemned row man
A baby photographer mistaken for a private eye ends up framed for murder.
Unconquered (1947) as Jason
An English convict girl sent to the colonies gets mixed up in the war with the Indians.
The Peanut Man (1947) as Dr. George Washington Carver
Welcome Stranger (1947) as Black waiter
A small-town doctor resents the presence of a new younger physician and his newfangled ways.
Affairs of Geraldine (1946) as Porter
Night and Day (1946) as Caleb
Fanciful biography of songwriter Cole Porter, who rose from high society to find success on Tin Pan Alley.
Two Smart People (1946) as Porter
In New Orleans, lady crook tries to steal a con man''''s hidden loot.
Without Love (1945) as Porter
A World War II housing shortage inspires a widow to propose a marriage of convenience with an inventor.
God Is My Co-Pilot (1945) as Frank
A flyer dismissed as too old fights to prove himself against the Japanese.
The Thin Man Goes Home (1945) as Porter
On a trip to visit his parents, detective Nick Charles gets mixed up in a murder investigation.
She Wouldn't Say Yes (1945) as Porter
A female psychiatrist who's sworn off love falls for a handsome veteran.
Scarlet Street (1945) as Ben
A middle aged wouldbe painter falls into the clutches of an unscrupulous woman.
Boston Blackie's Rendezvous (1945) as Porter
A reformed thief helps the police stop an escaped maniac''''s killing spree.
Double Indemnity (1944) as
An insurance salesman gets seduced into plotting a client's death.
San Diego, I Love You (1944) as Porter
The Soul of a Monster (1944) as Entertainer
A mysterious woman saves a doctor''''s life at the price of his soul.
Follow the Boys (1944) as
The Racket Man (1944) as George
In the Meantime, Darling (1944) as Henry
A young bride who comes from a rich family has a hard time adjusting to life in a boarding house with other soldiers and their wives. Her spoiled ways cause resentment from the other wives and problems with her husband.
Stars on Parade (1944) as Carter
Jam Session (1944) as Henry
A Texas girl wins a trip to Hollywood, but the best job she can get is as secretary to a writer.
Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943) as George
Sherlock Holmes tries to recover a stolen document during World War II.
Johnny Come Lately (1943) as Butler
Honeymoon Lodge (1943) as Porter
Watch on the Rhine (1943) as Horace
Nazi agents pursue a German freedom-fighter and his family to Washington.
Flesh and Fantasy (1943) as Jeff
Two clubmen discuss the occult, introducing three weird tales: 1) Plain, bitter Henrietta secretly loves law student Michael. Then on Mardi Gras night, a mysterious stranger gives her a mask of beauty that she must return at midnight. 2) At a party, palmist Podgers makes uncannily accurate predictions, later telling skeptic Marshal Tyler that he will murder someone. The notion obsesses Tyler, with ironic consequences. 3) High wire artist Gaspar dreams of falling, then loses his nerve. He recognizes Joan from his dreams, and falls for her. Will any of his dreams, involving Joan and disaster, come true?
Heaven Can Wait (1943) as Jasper
An old roué arrives in Hades to review his life with Satan, who will rule on his eligibility to enter the Underworld.
Shadow of a Doubt (1943) as Pullman porter
A young girl fears her favorite uncle may be a killer.
Flesh and Fantasy (1943) as Jeff
Two clubmen discuss the occult, introducing three weird tales: 1) Plain, bitter Henrietta secretly loves law student Michael. Then on Mardi Gras night, a mysterious stranger gives her a mask of beauty that she must return at midnight. 2) At a party, palmist Podgers makes uncannily accurate predictions, later telling skeptic Marshal Tyler that he will murder someone. The notion obsesses Tyler, with ironic consequences. 3) High wire artist Gaspar dreams of falling, then loses his nerve. He recognizes Joan from his dreams, and falls for her. Will any of his dreams, involving Joan and disaster, come true?
The Sky's the Limit (1943) as Doorman
A pilot on leave falls for a pretty news photographer.
Tales of Manhattan (1942) as Grandpa
A formal black coat that gets passed from one New Yorker to another affects each person's life in a significant way.
The Black Swan (1942) as Daniel
When he's named governor of Jamaica, a former pirate sets out to clean up the Caribbean.
The Talk of the Town (1942) as Doorkeeper
An escaped political prisoner and a stuffy law professor vie for the hand of a spirited schoolteacher.
Tough As They Come (1942) as Eddie
Sin Town (1942) as Porter
Conman Dud McNair and his girl arrive in Carsin Town to find they have been sold worthless oil wells. The place is thriving and Dud soon eases himself in as half owner of a saloon. But his partner is playing a cagey and more deadly game. He is in jail so any lawlessness will be blamed on McNair.
Belle Starr (1941) as Black man
A Southern belle turns outlaw when her family loses their land.
Adam Had Four Sons (1941) as Sam
A governess becomes the center of a wealthy family after her employer's wife dies.
Love Crazy (1941) as Robert
A businessman concocts a series of harebrained schemes to keep his wife from divorcing him.
Among the Living (1941) as Waiter, Riverbottom Café
Paul Raden (Albert Dekker), hopelessly insane son of Maxim Raden, hated owner of the Radentown mills, is in a strait jacket in a secret room in the family mansion, while the body of his father is lowered into a grave. Twenty-five years earlier, the brutal father had hurled Paul against a wall when the young boy had tried to defend his mother and, with his brain injured forever, Paul's last memory, before descending into the shadows on insanity, was his mother's agonized scream. At the graveside are Dr. Ben Saunders (Harry Carey), Paul's twin brother John (Albert Dekker) and John's wife Elaine (Frances Farmer.) Pompey (Ernest Whitman), the family servant who has cared for and guarded Paul and kept the family secret for a quarter of a century,watches from afar. That night Dr. Saunders tells John that his twin, who he thought dead, is alive as the father, refusing to commit him to an institution, had bribed the doctor to sign a false death certificate and then bury another child's body as Paul. John and the doctor visit Radenhouse and find Pompey strangled and Paul vanished. While they search frantically for Paul, the latter revels in his freedom and falls in love with the first girl he meets, Milly Pickens (Susan Hayward), an unemployed mill worker. He wanders into a honky-tonk filled with dancing jitterbugs (Patti Lacey, Roy Lester, Ray Hirsch and Jane Allen), where a pretty blonde, Peggy Nolan (Jean Phillips), flirts with him. Her body is found the next morning near the closed-down Raden Mills. Terrorized by the second murder and the thought that a homicidal maniac is on the loose, the town goes mad with fear and greed when Dr. Saunders tricks John into offering a $5,000 reward for the killer. Milly purchases a revolver and persuades Paul, whose demented mind has forgotten the murders, to accompany her to Radenhouse on her hunch that the murderer is hiding there.
Gentleman from Dixie (1941) as Jupe
The Flame of New Orleans (1941) as Samuel
A notorious Frenchwoman pretends to be a society lady to nab a rich husband.
Kisses for Breakfast (1941) as Old Jeff
An amnesiac groom unknowingly marries a second time.
The Invisible Ghost (1941) as Evans
I'm Nobody's Sweetheart Now (1940) as Flowery
Maryland (1940) as Reverend Bitters
Woman (Bainter) tormented by the hunting death of her husband forbids her son (Payne) to have anything to do with horses. But when he falls for the daughter (Joyce) of his father's trainer (Brennan), he defies his mother by entering the Maryland Hunt.
That Gang of Mine (1940) as Ben
A street tough tries to land a job as a jockey.
Chad Hanna (1940) as
Country boy (Fonda) joins a circus in the 1840s and falls in love with the bare-back rider (Lamour). Later he falls in love with another circus runaway (Darnell).
Sporting Blood (1940) as Jeff
A young man trying to rebuild the family racing stables falls for the daughter of a bitter rival.
Zanzibar (1940) as Bino
Murder over New York (1940) as Butler
When Charlie attends a police convention in New York he learns of sabotage slowing down production in aircraft plants. He, of course, enters the case.
Broken Strings (1940) as Arthur Williams
An injured violinist pushes his son into a classical music career, even though the boy prefers swing.
Way Down South (1939) as Uncle Catan
A young orphan fights off attempts to steal his inheritance.
Prison Train (1938) as George
Frankie Terris (Fred Keating) and Mannie Robbins (Alexander Leftwich) are the two most powerful gangsters in their city. Frankie has a young sister, Louise (Dorothy Comingore as Linda Winters), whom he has kept at a boarding school away from the stench of his racketeering. Mannie's young son, Joe (James Blakely), is also ignorant of his father's profession. Louise and Joe meet, and Joe tries to make love to her. Frankie interrupts and, in a fight that follows, kills Joe. Mannie vows to get Frankie. The latter, sentenced to Alcatraz, fears for Louise's safety and makes her promise to take a trip abroad. Louise learns that Mannie plans to shoot Frankie on the train taking him to prison, and she stows away in hopes of warning her brother. On the train, she falls into the protective arms of Federal Agent Bill Adams (Peter Potter as William Moore.) Before she has a chance to warn Frankie, Mannie's henchmen go to work and a gangland shootout ensues.
The Toy Wife (1938) as Brutus
A Southern belle finds herself torn between two suitors.
Secrets of a Nurse (1938) as "Tiger"
When battered prize-fighter Lee Burke (Dick Foran) is taken to the West Side hospital, nurse Katherine MacDonald (Helen Mack) leaves her romantically-inclined patient, wealthy attorney John Dodge (Edmund Lowe) to take care of Burke. She discovers that Burke was doped by his handler, Churchill (George McKay), on instructions from gambler Joe Largo (Leon Ames) so the latter can win a $5000 bet from Burke's manager Slice Cavanaugh (Paul Hurst.) Largo orders henchman Larry Carson (Horace MacMahon) to bump off Churchill to keep him from talking. Katherine talks Burke into quitting the ring and Dodge belittles the ex-boxer by getting him a job as a bellhop. Cavanaugh, desperate for money, calls Burke yellow and when Burke happens upon the scene where another Largo henchman, Smiley (Paul Fix), has killed the manager, Burke is tried for the murder.
Spirit of Youth (1938) as Frankie Walburn
A promising prize fighter risks his future for a beautiful woman.
High Hat (1937) as Congo
Muss 'Em Up (1936) as William
A tough detective investigates organized crime''''s ties to the murder of a millionaire''''s dog.
Daniel Boone (1936) as Pompey
In 1775, Daniel Boone leads thirty settler families to Kentucky where they face two threats: Indian raiders led by renegade white Simon Girty, who opposes settlement; and the schemes of effete Stephen Marlowe to seize title to the new lands. Perils, battles, escapes, and a love interest round out the story.
Mysterious Crossing (1936) as Lincoln
Show Boat (1936) as Janitor [Sam]
Riverboat entertainers find love, laughs and hardships as they sail along "Old Man River."
Follow Your Heart (1936) as Choir leader
Laughing Irish Eyes (1936) as Deacon
After the Dance (1935) as Cook
An escaped convict tries to keep ahead of the law while starring in a dancing act.
The Public Menace (1935) as Janitor
A cocky reporter's marriage to a manicurist jeopardizes his career.
Alias Mary Dow (1935) as "Rufe"
Dying Evelyn Dow anguishes over her lost daughter, who disappeared as a child. Evelyn's husband Henry, hoping to make his wife's final days more bearable, asks waitress Sally Gates to pose as the daughter. Sally does so, but Mrs. Dow is so cheered by her "daughter's" return that she regains her health, leaving Sally stuck in her role.
Harmony Lane (1935) as Old Joe
So Red the Rose (1935) as Cato
SO RED THE ROSE is King Vidor's quietly affecting Civil War romance, starring Margaret Sullavan as a Southern aristocrat, the mistress of a Southern plantation, whose sheltered life is torn apart by the War between the States. During the war's darkest days she is sustained by her love for a distant cousin, a Confederate officer, played by Randolph Scott.
Red Hot Tires (1935) as
A race-car driver wrongly convicted of murder escapes prison to prove his innocence.
East of Java (1935) as Johnson
O'Shaughnessy's Boy (1935) as Jeff
A circus performer searches for the son his wife stole from him.
Black Moon (1934) as Lunch
A woman returning to her island birthplace finds herself drawn to a voodoo cult.
The Count of Monte Cristo (1934) as Ali
After escaping prison, an innocent man seeks revenge on the men who framed him.
Kid Millions (1934) as Colonel Witherspoon
A musical comedy about a Brooklyn boy (Eddie Cantor) who inherits a fortune from his archaeologist father, but has to go to Egypt to claim it.
A Very Honorable Guy (1934) as
A gambler sells his body to science to pay his debts.
Massacre (1934) as Sam
A college-educated Sioux goes to Washington to fight for his people''s rights.
The Personality Kid (1934) as Shamrock
Success corrupts a young prizefighter and leads him to neglect his wife.
Broadway Bill (1934) as Whitey
An heiress and her brother-in-law defy her father by going into horse racing.
From Hell to Heaven (1933) as Sam
Frisco Jenny (1933) as Singer
A district attorney prosecutes his own mother for murder.
Flying Down to Rio (1933) as Haitian golfer
A dance-band leader finds love and success in Brazil.
The Wrecker (1933) as Chauffeur
Laughter in Hell (1933) as Jackson
The Death Kiss (1933) as
A movie actor is killed while filming a scene.
Fury of the Jungle (1933) as Sunrise
The Mind Reader (1933) as Sam
A fake mentalist tries to go straight, only to end up in jail.
Attorney for the Defense (1932) as Jeff [Jefferson Q. Leffingwell]
A ruthless attorney tries to make amends for convicting an innocent man.
If I Had a Million (1932) as Death row convict
A dying tycoon selects his heirs at random, and each reacts differently to the good fortune.
The Wet Parade (1932) as Taylor Tibbs
A crusading politician fights the evils of both drink and prohibition.
White Zombie (1932) as Driver
A zombie master menaces newlyweds on a Haitian plantation.
Cabin in the Cotton (1932) as A blind Negro
A sharecropper fighting for better working conditions succumbs to the boss's seductive daughter.
The Woman from Monte Carlo (1932) as Tombeau
A ship''''s captain loses course in perilous waters when he discovers his wife cheating on him.
Prestige (1932) as Nham
A woman joins her fiance at a Malaysian prison camp only to discover he's become an alcoholic.
Night World (1932) as The Doorman [Tim]
"Happy" MacDonald and his unfaithful wife own a Prohibition era night club. On this eventful night, he is threatened by bootleggers, and the club's star dancer falls in love with a young socialite who drinks to forget a personal tragedy, among other incidents.
Man Against Woman (1932) as Smoke Johnson
Winner Take All (1932) as Rosebud
A prize fighter tries to help an invalid and her baby.
Is My Face Red? (1932) as Horatio
A gossip columnist witnesses a gangland killing.
Lena Rivers (1932) as Lucifer "Lucy" Jones
Washington Merry-Go-Round (1932) as Clarence
A young congressman tries to rid Washington of corruption while courting a senator''''s daughter.
Hell's Highway (1932) as Rascal
A prison-camp convict learns that his younger brother will soon be joining him behind bars.
The Fighting Sheriff (1931) as Curfew
The Secret Witness (1931) as Jeff
A wealthy, cheating husband is found murdered in his penthouse apartment. The police soon arrest a suspect, but the victim's downstairs neighbor believes the man is innocent and sets out to prove who really committed the murder.
Huckleberry Finn (1931) as Jim
A year after their former exploits, Tom Sawyer's puppy love of Becky Thatcher keeps him home while Huck Finn, chafing under "civilizing" influences like school and shoes, plans to run away. His scapegrace, abusive father intervenes; Tom and black Jim help him escape; and (departing from the novel) all three raft down the Mississippi, where they're joined by two likable rogues and meet pretty orphans Ella and Mary Jane. The latter may change Huck's mind about girls...
Dirigible (1931) as Clarence, the waiter
Romantic rivals vie to be the first to fly to the South Pole.
Secret Service (1931) as Jonas [Polk]
A Union officer fakes a dishonorable discharge so he can spy on the South.
X Marks the Spot (1931) as
The story begins in 1923 where after an accident, a newspaper reporter (Ford) needs to raise $5,000 to pay for an operation, otherwise his young sister will be crippled for life. The desperate reporter is finally able to get the cash from a shady acquaintance, Riggs (played well by Kohler). Eight years later in New York, circumstances conspire to place the reporter as the number one suspect in the murder of a showgirl. With no witness or alibi, the reporter devises a plan to smoke out the real culprit. A meeting is arranged under the cover of night and to the surprise of both men, the murderer is Riggs. Out of gratitude for past generosity to his sister, the reporter agrees not to expose Riggs, however unwittingly leads the police to him! Riggs is found guilty, and a dramatic scene in the courthouse ensues.
Safe in Hell (1931) as Newcastle
On the run from the police, a New Orleans prostitute gets stranded in a tropical haven for outlaws.
The Last Parade (1931) as Alabam'
A Royal Romance (1930) as Rusty
Guilty? (1930) as Jefferson
Rain or Shine (1930) as Nero
A young woman inherits her father''''s financially troubled circus.
Hearts in Dixie (1929) as Nappus

Writer (feature film)

Broken Strings (1940) as Additional Dialogue
An injured violinist pushes his son into a classical music career, even though the boy prefers swing.
Way Down South (1939) as Orig story and scr
A young orphan fights off attempts to steal his inheritance.

Producer (feature film)

Spirit of Youth (1938) as Supervisor
A promising prize fighter risks his future for a beautiful woman.

Music (feature film)

Storyville (1992) as Song ("When It'S Sleepy Time Down South")
Story of a young idealistic lawyer running for Congress, who helps shed light on the corruption within his powerful Louisiana family dynasty.
Satchmo the Great (1957) as Composer
Stormy Weather (1943) as Composer
A relationship blossoms between an aspiring dancer and a popular songstress.
Melody Parade (1943) as Composer
Entertainers struggle to save a failing nightclub.
Way Down South (1939) as Composer
A young orphan fights off attempts to steal his inheritance.
Spirit of Youth (1938) as Composer
A promising prize fighter risks his future for a beautiful woman.
Spirit of Youth (1938) as Orig score
A promising prize fighter risks his future for a beautiful woman.
High Hat (1937) as Congo interpretations by
Safe in Hell (1931) as Composer
On the run from the police, a New Orleans prostitute gets stranded in a tropical haven for outlaws.

Dance (feature film)

Way Down South (1939) as Dance Director
A young orphan fights off attempts to steal his inheritance.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Way Down South (1939) as Technical Advisor
A young orphan fights off attempts to steal his inheritance.

Cast (short)

Alice in Movieland (1940)
When a beauty queen tries to make it in Hollywood, she learns stardom comes at a price in this short film. Vitaphone Release 88-89A.

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