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Also Known As: Died: October 14, 1986
Born: April 9, 1911 Cause of Death:
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Convoy (1978)
Truckers form a mile-long convoy to protest the actions of an abusive sheriff.
2.
Laurel and Hardy's Laughing 20's (1965) as
Compilation of classic slapstick scenes from the films of Laurel and Hardy.
3.
So Big (1953) as Man in chair
A schoolteacher-turned-farmer fights to save the land and her son.
4.
Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952) as Candy vendor
Wealthy Samuel Fulton is getting older and he wants to test his family before leaving his money to them. He anonymously grants them $100,000. Harriet Blaisdell moves the family into a mansion and makes plans to marry her daughter Millicent off to a socialite rather than her soda jerk boyfriend Dan.
5.
Pat and Mike (1952) as Hicks's caddy
Romance blooms between a female athlete and her manager.
6.
The Great Caruso (1951) as Bellhop
The legendary opera singer fights to win his place in society.
7.
The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady (1950) as Small boy
Against her widowed father's wishes, a vaudeville star's daughter takes to the stage.
8.
In This Corner (1948) as Messenger boy
9.
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947) as
In the late 1800s, Miss Pilgrim, a young stenographer, or typewriter, becomes the first female employee at a Boston shipping office. Although the men object to her at first, she soon charms them all, especially the handsome young head of the company. Their romance gets sidetracked when she becomes involved in the Women's Suffrage movement.
10.
Michigan Kid (1947) as Farm boy
11.
Cross My Heart (1947) as Pedestrian
12.
Calendar Girl (1947) as Tough
13.
Do You Love Me (1946) as Western Union boy
A dean of a music school undergoes a transformation after she meets a swing bandleader.
14.
So Goes My Love (1946) as Joel
An inventor rises to fame with the support of his loving wife.
15.
The Kid from Brooklyn (1946) as Call boy
A shy milkman gets into boxing when he turns out to have a killer punch.
16.
Deadline for Murder (1946) as Elevator operator
17.
Murder in the Music Hall (1946) as Usher
18.
Honeymoon Ahead (1945) as Boy with umbrella
19.
Once Upon a Time (1944) as Usher
A Broadway producer finds fame with his new act -- a dancing caterpillar.
20.
Hers to Hold (1943) as William Morley
21.
It Ain't Hay (1943) as Newsboy
22.
Stand by for Action (1943) as Sailor
A Harvard graduate serving on a battleship is faced with the realities of war.
23.
Gals, Incorporated (1943) as Zeke
"Gals, Incorporated" is a nightclub sponsored by elderly playboy Cornelius Rensington III (Leon Errol) that features Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra, with all the other employees and entertainers being beautiful girls. Molly (Grace McDonald) is president of the corporation and Gwen (Harriet Hillard) is head of the executive staff. Jennifer Rensington (Minna Phillips), Cornelius' sister, threatens to cut off his share of the family income unless he settles down and gets married. The girls persuade the unwilling Molly to pose as Cornelius' wife. The sister arrives with Bill Rensington (David Bacon), Cornelius' son by a former marriage. Molly, while attracted to Bill, has to play out her role and Bill, thinking she has married his father for his money, turns his attention to Gwen, a scheming mercenary. Gwen arranges for Bill to cross the state line with her and get married, but Cornelius and the other girls catch up before the ceremony can be performed. Bill is told the truth about the hoax, and gathers Molly up in his arms.
24.
Never a Dull Moment (1943) as Newsboy
25.
Girl Crazy (1943) as Fiddle player
A womanizing playboy finds true love when he's sent to a desert college.
26.
Crazy House (1943) as Bellhop
27.
All by Myself (1943) as Messenger
28.
Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour (1943) as Bellhop
29.
I Dood It (1943) as Autograph seeker
A tailor nurses an unrequited crush on a stage star.
30.
Gallant Lady (1942) as Ben Walker
31.
Always in My Heart (1942) as Ice cream vendor
A convict returns home to find his family has forgotten him.
32.
Syncopation (1942) as Messenger boy
A young trumpeter rises through the jazz world and finds love.
33.
The Male Animal (1942) as Student
A college professor fights censorship and an amorous football player who's after his wife.
34.
Moonlight Masquerade (1942) as Messenger
35.
Marry the Bo$$'$ Daughter (1941) as Man at slot machine
Young man from Kansas (Edwards) goes to New York to work for his tycoon-hero (Barbier). His superiors won't listen to his ideas about business, but the boss and his daughter (Joyce) do.
36.
Cadet Girl (1941) as Western Union boy
West Point cadet Tex Mallory falls in love with Gene Baxter, a girl who sings with his brother's band. Even though it will mean his leaving the Academy, they decide to marry. But when brother Bob writes a patriotic ballad, Tex knows service to country must come before marriage.
37.
Ride, Kelly, Ride (1941) as Kalinski
38.
Man at Large (1941) as Office boy
G-Man Bob Grayson (George Reeves) is working hand in hand with a British Intelligence agent to uncover an espionage plot, who is posing as an escaped Nazi agent. Reporter Dallas Davis (Marjorie Weaver) mistakes Grayson for a nazi-sympathizer and manages to mess up the works before she learns the truth. She and Grayson join forces to save the agent.
39.
Sun Valley Serenade (1941) as Western Union boy
A Norwegian war orphan adopted by a pianist as a publicity stunt turns out to be a beautiful young woman.
40.
Dangerously They Live (1941) as Usher
A doctor tries to rescue a young innocent from Nazi agents.
41.
Back Street (1941) as Messenger boy
A woman accepts life in the shadows as the price for her affair with a married man.
42.
Dressed to Kill (1941) as Elevator boy
Detective Michael Shayne and his girlfriend Joanne leave a marriage bureau when shots fired in a nearby theatre draw his attention to a string of theatrical murders.
43.
Men Are Such Fools (1938) as Page boy
An ambitious secretary uses the men in her life to turn herself into a radio star.
44.
Held for Ransom (1938) as Grocery boy
45.
Blondes at Work (1938) as Newsboy
Even a jail term for contempt can''''t keep reporter Torchy Blane from investigating the case of a murdered department store owner.
46.
Gold Diggers in Paris (1938) as First newsboy
Three showgirls travel to Paris in search of rich husbands.
47.
Change of Heart (1938) as Caddy
48.
Accidents Will Happen (1938) as Spec
An insurance man tangles with a fraud ring.
49.
Walking Down Broadway (1938) as Messenger
50.
The Devil's Party (1938) as Kid
51.
Freshman Year (1938) as Rogers
52.
Gold Is Where You Find It (1938) as Bellboy
A gold strike in California triggers a bitter feud between farmers and prospectors.
53.
The Patient in Room 18 (1938) as Elevator operator
A hospitalized detective probes the murder of a fellow patient.
54.
You're Only Young Once (1937) as Soda clerk
Andy Hardy and his sister find romance during a family vacation in Catalina.
55.
Night Club Scandal (1937) as Copy boy
Dr. Ernest Tindal kills his wife and plants clues pointing to her lover, Frank Marsh. Vera, Frank's sister, enlists the aid or reporter Russell Kirk in proving the innocence of her brother. Detective McKinley thinks that gangster Jack Reed is involved and shoots Reed when he attempts to escape. Reed gets away but goes to Dr. Tindal for treatment of his wound and Tindal kills him on the operating table. Kirk has uncovered some new evidence and confronts Tindal with it.
56.
Life Begins in College (1937) as Ugly student
When a wealthy Indian student endows the college so they can keep the football coach rumor has it the Indian has played professionally and can't be on the team.
57.
Carnival Queen (1937) as Messenger boy
58.
Back in Circulation (1937) as Newsboy
A reporter tries to win her editor's heart by solving a murder case.
59.
Alcatraz Island (1937) as
A prison inmate is framed for killing a con who once tried to kidnap his daughter.
60.
Exclusive (1937) as Telephone boy
61.
Angel's Holiday (1937) as Newsboy
62.
Love Is on the Air (1937) as Pinky
A crusading radio reporter takes on civic corruption.
63.
Blonde Trouble (1937) as Friend at Fred's
Fred Stevens (Johnny Downs), on his way to New York City with hopes of succeeding as a songwriter, meets and falls in love with Edna Baker, an employee in a dentist's office. In New York, Fred meets Paul Sears (William Demarest), a broken-down songwriter, his wife Lucille (Helen Flint) and her gold-digging sister, Eileen Fletcher (Terry Walker.) They are indifferent to him until they discover he has his life's savings with him. Eileen makes plans to marry Fred and ignores her song-publishing boy friend, Joe Hart (Lynne Overman.) Fred and Paul write a song together and take it to Hart, who sees a way to get Eileen off his hands by giving Fred a large advance. Fred, who is completely swayed by Eileen, parts with Edna. Hart continues the advances but when Fred and Paul go to him asking why the song hasn't been published, Hart tells them it isn't any good and he was using Fred to help rid him of Eileen. Fred now realizes he loves Edna. A popular radio singer sees Fred's song in Hart's office and sings it on the air, and it becomes a hit.
64.
Melody for Two (1937) as Bellboy
A singing bandleader signs on with an all-girls band.
65.
College Holiday (1936) as LaFayette
A group of men are invited to spend the summer with a lady hotelier interested in eugenics.
66.
Public Enemy's Wife (1936) as Bellboy
An escaped convict''''s bride joins forces with the FBI.
68.
The Golden Arrow (1936) as Usher
A flighty heiress and a down-to-earth reporter get stuck in a marriage of convenience.
69.
The Walking Dead (1936) as Copy boy
A framed man comes back from the dead to seek revenge.
70.
Freshman Love (1936) as Eddie
A college coach uses a beautiful blonde to woo athletes into joining his team.
71.
The Golden Arrow (1936) as Usher
A fake heiress marries a common reporter to thwart the advances of gold-digging playboys.
72.
Rose Bowl (1936) as Underclassman
73.
The Captain's Kid (1936) as Bumpkin
A sea captain has to live up to his tall tales when he''''s attacked by gangsters.
74.
Party Wire (1935) as Attendant
When a small-town girl's boyfriend leaves in disgrace, gossips spread false reports of her pregnancy.
75.
Circumstantial Evidence (1935) as Sydney
76.
Princess O'Hara (1935) as Newsboy
77.
One Night of Love (1934) as Call boy
An aspiring opera singer and her mentor fight so much they barely realize they''re in love.
78.
The Hell Cat (1934) as Copy boy
79.
Hell Bent for Love (1934) as Messinger boy
80.
Harold Teen (1934) as Jones
A young reporter saves a small-town bank from ruin.
81.
Broadway Bill (1934) as Office boy
An heiress and her brother-in-law defy her father by going into horse racing.
82.
David Harum (1934) as Tim, the office boy
Rogers plays a small town banker in the 1890s whose chief rival is the deacon (Middleton) with whom he has traded horse flesh. Taylor is a bank teller who places a winning $4,500 bet on a 10-1 harness racing horse, making him Rogers' bank partner.
83.
Girl Without a Room (1933) as Post office boy
84.
Young America (1932) as Bull Butler
Already in trouble with the law, Arthur and his friend Nutty break into a drugstore to get medicine for Nutty's grandmother. The druggist's wife, Mrs. Doray, asks for custody. When he hears them arguing over him, Arthur runs away. When he returns Mr. Doray is being held up by bandits at the drugstore.
85.
Hello Trouble (1932) as Joey
After killing a friend in a gunfight, Jeff Douglas quits the Texas Rangers. He arrives at the Kenyon ranch just as Jonathan Kenyon apparently commits suicide. He and Janet Kenyon then become the new half owners. At first he refuses to wear a gun and is believed to be a coward, but as trouble mounts he straps it on once again.
86.
Red Haired Alibi (1932) as Tommy
87.
The Big Broadcast (1932) as Office boy
The manager at a local radio station puts on a singer (Bing Crosby) who is immediately a hit with his listeners. The problem is that the young singer doesn't seen to be too serious-minded about his career, which becomes a matter of concern for the station management.
88.
Exposure (1932) as Inky
89.
Hypnotized (1932) as Mess boy
90.
91.
The Grand Parade (1930) as Call boy
92.
Showgirl in Hollywood (1930) as
A Broadway songbird goes to Hollywood in search of screen stardom.
93.
Big Money (1930) as Elevator boy
94.
In the Headlines (1929) as Johnny
95.
The Sophomore (1929) as Joe Collins' nephew
96.
Danger Street (1928) as Sammy
97.
Vamping Venus (1928) as Western Union boy/Mercury
98.
Hot News (1928) as Spec
99.
We're All Gamblers (1927) as Spec
100.
Casey at the Bat (1927) as Spec
101.
Private Izzy Murphy (1926) as The Monohan Kid
102.
Hard Boiled (1926) as Eddie Blix
103.
Old Ironsides (1926) as Cabin boy
104.
Sparrows (1926) as Ambrose Grimes
In this silent film, the oldest of a band of orphans watches over them while they are being used as slaves.
105.
The Price of Success (1925) as Jimmy Moran
106.
Little Annie Rooney (1925) as Abie
In this silent film, two children of the streets set out to avenge their father's murder.
107.
108.
The Devil's Cargo (1925) as Jimmy
110.
The Foolish Virgin (1924) as Little boy
111.
112.
The Darling of New York (1923) as Willie
113.
The Country Kid (1923) as Joe Applegate

Cast (short)

114.
So You Want to Keep Your Hair (1946)
In this comedic short, Joe McDoakes searches for any cure that will halt his disappearing hairline. Vitaphone Release 1484A.
115.
The Knockout (1932)
In this short film, a college freshman who injures the school''''s star boxer must take his place in a tournament.
116.
Blood and Thunder (1931)
In this short film, a boy mistakes a play for real events.

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