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Also Known As: Died: May 4, 1976
Born: June 29, 1885 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Ashtabula, Ohio, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

How To Be Very, Very Popular (1955) as Sgt. Moon
Song-and-dance girls Curly and Stormy Tornado hide out with the guys at Bristol College when they know they can identify the killer of a fellow performer at their San Francisco cabaret. But they rather stand out in their stage costumes and soon all sorts of trouble is heading their way. The fact that Curly has been hypnotised doesn't help.
Oklahoma Annie (1952) as Mayor
Belle Le Grand (1951) as Cartwright
A Wonderful Life (1951) as Harry Jenkins
Watch the Birdie (1951) as Doctor
A photographer falls for a rich girl and gets mixed up with crooks.
Joe Palooka in Humphrey Takes a Chance (1950) as Sheriff Grogan
The Square Deal Boxing Corporation (crooked as a snake's hind leg), through Gordon Rogers (Tom Neal), tries to make a deal with Knobby Walsh (Leon Errol) whereby it will own thirty percent of the contract with Heavyweight Champion Joe Palooka (Joe Kirkwood Jr.) Knobby refuses, saying even in West Wokkington Falls he could stage a record bout. He only mentions the town because that is where he is going with Joe and his wife, Anne Howe Palooka (Lois Collier), to visit their friend Humphrey Pennyworth (Robert Coogan). Rogers assumes Walsh is going to stage a bout between Palooka and Pennyworth and hastens to block it. Rogers tricks Pennyworth into signing with him for a bout and then arranges for the crooked town mayor, Phiffeny (Jack Kirkwood), and his cousins who run the town to erect a fight stadium. Knobby tells Humphrey that the only way to get out of his contract is a recall election replacing the present town officials with honest ones. Humphrey, the most-liked citizen agrees to run for mayor. At a campaign picnic, a child actress hired by Rogers rushes up to the unmarried candidate, crying "Daddy."
The Jackpot (1950) as Pritchett
Bill Lawrence wins a slew of prizes on a radio quiz program. His happiness is short-lived when he discovers he'll have to sell the prizes in order to pay the taxes on them.
Oh, You Beautiful Doll (1949) as Ted Held
In the early 1900s, song plugger Larry Kelly chances to meet Alfred Breitenbach, poor opera composer...and his lovely daughter Doris, who falls for Larry. To improve their acquaintance, Doris conspires with Larry to turn her father's opera melodies into popular songs. Alfred, reluctant but needing cash, adopts the pen name Fred Fisher. Affluence results, but when Alfred realizes his opera is vanishing bit by bit, he wants to bring the career of "Fred Fisher" to a halt...
Two Guys from Texas (1948) as The Texan
Two vaudevillians on the run from crooks try to pass themselves off as cowboys.
Beat the Band (1947) as Professor [Enrico Blanchetti]
A country girl tries to conquer the world of opera.
Hoppy's Holiday (1947) as Mayor Patton
Hoppy, California, and Lucky travel to Mesa City for a short vacation. California buys new clothes and carrying his old ones in a suitcase, bumps into escaping bank robbers in the dark. His suitcase gets switched with that of the robbers and he is seen with the money. Hoppy must find the money that has mysteriously disappeared and also the robbers so that he can clear California who is now in jail.
The Devil Thumbs a Ride (1947) as Joe Brayden
A salesman picks up a hitchhiker who turns out to be a killer on the run.
The Fabulous Dorseys (1947) as De Witt
Two bandleaders rise to the top then split up the act over sibling rivalry.
Louisiana (1947) as Henderson
My Wild Irish Rose (1947) as Barman
Musical biography of Irish songwriter Chauncey Olcott.
Christmas Eve (1947) as Auctioneer
To save her fortune, an aging woman must reunite her three adopted sons.
Badman's Territory (1946) as Doc Grant
A sheriff and a newspaperwoman take on a band of outlaws invading the Oklahoma panhandle.
Two Sisters from Boston (1946) as Tall professor
Two girls with Broadway aspirations find work in a Bowery saloon.
Sing While You Dance (1946) as Gorman
A struggling lyricist befriends a composer''''s widow.
You Came Along (1945) as Second man
War hero flier Bob Collins goes on a war bond selling tour with two buddies, and substitute "chaperone" Ivy Hotchkiss. Bob's a cheerful Lothario with several girls in every town on the tour. After some amusing escapades, Bob and Ivy become romantically involved, agreeing it's "just fun up in the air." Then Ivy finds out the real reason why it shouldn't be anything more.
Night Club Girl (1945) as Simmons
Patrick the Great (1945) as Sam Bassett
Don't Fence Me In (1945) as Cartwright
A lady reporter travels West to dig up the truth about a long dead bandit.
Incendiary Blonde (1945) as Hadley
In this true story, Texas Guinan rises from Wild West shows to become New York's "Queen of the Nightclubs" during Prohibition.
Bring on the Girls (1945) as Dr. Spender
Frontier Gal (1945) as Judge Prescott
Rhapsody in Blue (1945) as Mr. Million
Fictionalized biography of George Gershwin and his fight to bring serious music to Broadway.
G. I. Honeymoon (1945) as Rev. Horace
Show Business (1944) as Judge
Four vaudevillians struggle to make it to the big time.
Goin' to Town (1944) as M. A. Parker
The Merry Monahans (1944) as Osborne
Something for the Boys (1944) as Southern colonel
The oddly-assorted Hart cousins: revue singer Blossom, con man Harry, and machinist Chiquita (who gets radio through her teeth!), inherit southern plantation Magnolia Manor, which alas proves to be a "termite trap" and tax liability. Fortunately, Sgt. Rocky Fulton from a nearby army camp appears with a plan to convert the place to a hotel for army wives; but to pay bills until then, they decide to put on a show. Of course, romantic and military complications intervene...
Lake Placid Serenade (1944) as Skating club head
Murder in the Blue Room (1944) as Dr. [Harry] Carroll
Phantom Lady (1944) as Bartender
A mystery woman is a murder suspect's only alibi for the night of his wife's death.
Can't Help Singing (1944) as Sad Sam
A senator''''s daughter follows her boyfriend in the days of the California gold rush.
Swing Fever (1944) as Dr. Clyde L. Star
A bandleader with hypnotic powers tries to train a boxer.
The Singing Sheriff (1944) as Jonas [Lucas]
Week-End Pass (1944) as Constable
Reckless Age (1944) as Mr. Cook
San Fernando Valley (1944) as John "Cyclone" Kenyon
A ranch owner fires his ranch hands and brings in women to replace them. The owner's daughter wants the male hands back and comes up with a plan to do it. They will rustle the horses and when the women hands are unable to find them, they will bring them in and get their old jobs back. But the two hands that steal the horses sell them and then claim they were robbed.
Kansas City Kitty (1944) as Judge
A piano teacher takes on shady music publishers.
Bathing Beauty (1944) as Justice of the peace
A songwriter enrolls in an all-girl school to court a pretty gym teacher.
It's a Great Life (1943) as Insurance agent
Du Barry Was a Lady (1943) as Escort
A night club employee dreams he's Louis XV, and the star he idolizes is his lady love.
Riding High (1943) as P. D. Smith
Coney Island (1943) as Horace Carter
A con man fast-talks his way into managing a Coney Island nightclub with a temperamental star.
I Dood It (1943) as Mr. Spelvin
A tailor nurses an unrequited crush on a stage star.
Hi' Ya, Chum (1943) as Cook [Jerry Macintosh]
A Stranger in Town (1943) as Roscoe Swade
A Supreme Court justice on vacation takes on crooked small-town politicians.
The Mad Ghoul (1943) as Eagan
Curious about the effects of an ancient Mayan nerve gas on humans, a scientist exposes his young assistant and turns him into a mindless ghoul that must have human heart substance to live.
Honeymoon Lodge (1943) as Judge Wilkins
The Meanest Man in the World (1943) as Judge
Compassionate small-town lawyer Richard Clarke moves to New York City to seek his fortune, but is unsuccessful until he takes a friend's advice and tries to convince the world he's a ruthless heel. Suddenly he's the most popular lawyer in town -- but he could lose his fiancée.
His Butler's Sister (1943) as Brophy
My Kingdom for a Cook (1943) as Abe Mason
An English author must search for a new cook when he moves to rural Massachusetts.
Let's Face It (1943) as Judge Henry Clay Pigeon
It Ain't Hay (1943) as Big-Hearted Charlie
Hi Diddle Diddle (1943) as Doorman
When the bride's mother is supposedly swindled out of her money by a spurned suitor, the groom's father orchestrates a scheme of his own to set things right. He is aided by a cabaret singer, while placating a jealous wife.
Reveille with Beverly (1943) as Mr. Smith
A tap-dancing lady disc jockey finds herself torn between a wealthy man and his former chauffeur.
Crazy House (1943) as [Horace L.] Gregory
Obliging Young Lady (1942) as Conductor
A lawyer''''s secretary tries to protect a controversial client from prying eyes at an over-crowded hotel.
Larceny, Inc. (1942) as Oscar Engelhart
An ex-convict and his gang try to use a luggage store to front a bank robbery, but business keeps getting in the way.
Blondie Goes to College (1942) as J. J. Wadsworth
Dagwood decides to go to college. Blondie goes along with him, keeping their marriage a secret. They send Baby Dumpling off to military school where he becomes top sergeant. Blondie is hounded by the campus stud and Dagwood makes the rowing team. It is revealed that a new child is on the way.
Call Out the Marines (1942) as Mr. Woods
Two old Marine Corps pals re-enlist and end up fighting over the same woman.
Between Us Girls (1942) as Doctor
Carrie (Diana Barrymore), ambitious young actress and her manager Mike Kilinsky (Andy Devine), travel east from Chicago to Long Island so Carrie can see the new mansion that her mother Chris (Kay Francis) has just purchased. Chris is not there when Carrie arrives by Gallagher (Ethel Griffies), the family major domo, tells Carrie that Chris is in love with the very rich Steve (John Boles.) Chris confesses to Carrie that she has lied about her age to Steve, claiming to be 31, and that the photograph of Carrie is Carrie's (non-existent) Aunt Sadie and Carrie is only twelve. Carrie insists that her mother keep up the masquerade, and she will pose as a 12-year-old. Steve arrives and brings with him his friend Jimmy Blake (Robert Cummings). More than a little confusion follows including Carrie starting a fight with another "kid" to keep Jimmy from keeping a date with his fiancee and Mike escorting Chris and the "under-age" Carrie to a night club, and other incidents that only tend to prove that Steve and Jimmy aren't the brightest bulbs shining. Diana Barrymore is better as the 12-year-old than she is later playing Joan of Arc in a Detroit theatre, where the light finally dawns on the perplexed Robert Cummings character.
Don't Get Personal (1942) as [James] J. M. Snow
They All Kissed the Bride (1942) as Crane
A woman running a trucking company falls for the reporter out to expose her business practices.
My Gal Sal (1942) as Corbin
A chronicle of songwriter Paul Dresser as he moves up into New York society.
Road to Morocco (1942) as Oso Bucco
Two castaways get mixed up in an Arabian nightmare when they're caught between a bandit chief and a beautiful princess.
A Girl, a Guy and a Gob (1941) as Conductor
A stuffy boss tries to steal his secretary from her sailor boyfriend.
Hellzapoppin' (1941) as Producer
Ole and Chick are making a movie, but th edirector is not satisfied. So he brings them to a young writer, who outlines them a absurd story They have to support Jeff and Kitty in setting up an musical revue in their garden and want to bring it up on Broadway. If Jeff is sucessful he can marry Kitty. But there is his rich friend Woody, who also loves Kitty, Chick's sister Betty, who's in love with a false Russian count, and Detective Quimby. They all make the thing very complicated for Ole and Chick. After some mistakes they think, that Kitty isn't the right girl for Jeff they start sabotating the show, but the Broadway producer is impressed and signs the contract. That's the story the writer tells them. For this he's soot by the director.
Bedtime Story (1941) as Pierce
A stage star''''s dreams of retirement conflict with her playwright husband''''s need for a hit -- with her starring.
World Premiere (1941) as Nixon
Sis Hopkins (1941) as Mayor
Last of the Duanes (1941) as Sheriff [Frank Taylor]
In 1870 Texas a man (Montgomery) comes home to find his father murdered. He trails an outlaw till he finds out he's part of a gang, then calls in the Texas Rangers.
Louisiana Purchase (1941) as Dean Manning
A bumbling young politician gets caught between grifters and a senator investigating corruption.
Mountain Moonlight (1941) as Senator Marvin
Meet the Chump (1941) as Revello
A Dangerous Game (1941) as Silas [Biggsby]
The Wild Man of Borneo (1941) as "Doc" Dunbar
A braggart masquerades as a primitive throwback.
Texas (1941) as Tennessee
Friendly cowhands end up on opposite sides of the law.
Melody for Three (1941) as Mickey Delancey
Lady Scarface (1941) as Seidel
Police try to capture a murderous female gangster and her band of killers.
Down Mexico Way (1941) as Mayor Tubbs
After the badguys swindle the good folk of Sage City, Gene and Frog chase them to Mexico where they are now trying to rob a rich Mexican ranchero.
Meet John Doe (1941) as Spencer
A reporter's fraudulent story turns a tramp into a national hero and makes him a pawn of big business.
Double Date (1941) as Judge Perkins
Caught in the Draft (1941) as Justice of the peace
Don Bolton is a movie star who can't stand loud noises. To evade the draft, he decides to get married...but falls for a colonel's daughter. By mistake, he and his two cronies enlist. In basic training, Don hopes to make a good impression on the fair Antoinette and her father, but his military career is largely slapstick. Will he ever get his corporal's stripes?
Third Finger, Left Hand (1940) as Mr. Kelland
A man-shy fashion editor pretends to be married until a suitor claims to be her husband.
Captain Caution (1940) as Sad Eyes
When a ship''''s captain dies at war, his daughter takes command.
Village Barn Dance (1940) as Rutherford
Wolf of New York (1940) as Sylvester Duncan
Charter Pilot (1940) as [W. J.] Brady
US-to-Central-America freight service pilot (Nolan) marries radio broadcaster (Bari) and promises to take a desk job but the urge for adventure is too strong.
In Old Missouri (1940) as Attorney
The Weavers play sharecroppers. They confront their landlord with their tale of woe only to find he is in money trouble too. He also has a wastrel son and a socialite wife who wants a divorce. He begs the Weavers to trade places with him and fix things up.
Too Busy to Work (1939) as Wilbur Wentworth
Boy Trouble (1939) as Mr. Snively
Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939) as Robinson
A famous detective investigates industrial espionage at a plane factory.
What a Life (1939) as Professor Abernathy
Money to Burn (1939) as Brown
Five of a Kind (1938) as Dr. Bruno
Thanks for Everything (1938) as Mayor
Promoters (Menjou and Oakie) set up a radio contest to find the average American (Haley) and use him to sell food, apparel and notions. All goes well until he falls in love with a girl (Whelan) who upsets things.
Vacation from Love (1938) as Judge Brandon
Newlyweds refuse help from their families as they struggle to make it on their own.
Romance on the Run (1938) as J. W. Ridgeway
Battle of Broadway (1938) as Judge Hutchins
One Wild Night (1938) as Chief [William] Nolan
Checkers (1938) as Tobias Williams
A Desperate Adventure (1938) as Cosmo Carrington
Sally, Irene and Mary (1938) as Judge
Manicurists Sally, Irene and Mary hope to be Broadway entertainers. When Mary inherits an old ferry boat, they turn it into a successful supper club.
Always in Trouble (1938) as J. C. Darlington
Borrowing Trouble (1937) as Uncle George
Charlie Chan at the Olympics (1937) as Police Chief Scott
Spies have an invention which will allow its posessor to remote-control flying aircraft. The U.S. Navy, the Berlin police, and No. 1 son Lee Chan (a member of the U.S. Swim Team at the Berlin Olympics) help Charlie capture the spies.
Turn Off the Moon (1937) as Dr. Wakefield
Easy Living (1937) as E. F. Hulgar
When a working girl tries to return a lost fur coat, she gets caught up in a wealthy family''''s battles.
Time Out for Romance (1937) as James Blanchard
Sing and Be Happy (1937) as Thomas Lane
Fair Warning (1937) as J. C. Farnham
The Holy Terror (1937) as Commander [J. J.] Otis
45 Fathers (1937) as Judge
Riding on Air (1937) as Mr. Byrd
Meet the Boyfriend (1937) as J. Ardmore Potts
Big City (1937) as Inspector Matthews
An honest cab driver fights against corruption.
It Had to Happen (1936) as Dooley
A poor boy (Raft) rises to power in politics. When the banker (Dinehart) husband of his secret love (Russell) takes money and flees the country, he replaces the lost amount and becomes implicated in the crime.
King of Burlesque (1936) as Slattery
Former burlesque producer moves into legitimate theatre and does well until he marries a socialite. After his divorce his former top singer returns from London to help out.
Ticket to Paradise (1936) as Nirney
Hot Money (1936) as Willy
Salesman develops fake stock plan in new invention before it's finished.
The Devil Is a Sissy (1936) as Mr. Muldoon
A British boy in New York tries to join a tenement gang.
The Country Beyond (1936) as Senator Rawlings
Here Comes Trouble (1936) as Adams
Stage Struck (1936) as Burns Heywood
Broadway hopefuls put on a show.
Doubting Thomas (1935) as Hossefrosse
When a man''''s wife neglects him for acting, he strikes back by joining the show.
Music Is Magic (1935) as Producer Ben Pomeroy
Vaudevillians supporting the musical efforts of aging Hollywood star Diane de Valle decide to head for Tinseltown themselves when de Valle's high salary and low drawing power cancel the revue. Managing to land roles in a de Valle musical movie, perky Peggy is rescued from the chorus line by the tricks of her boyfriend Jack, who uses bravado to usurp de Valle's role in favor of Peggy, who is more suited to the bouncy musical.
Thanks a Million (1935) as Mr. Grass
Entertainers enter a political rally to get out of the rain and become part of the show. One of them (Powell) gives a speech in place of the besotted candidate (Walburn) and is chosen to be the candidate by backers he later exposes as crooks.
Here Comes Cookie (1935) as Botts
Moulin Rouge (1934) as McBride

Cast (short)

Alex in Wonderland (1940)
In this comedic short, things take a turn for the worse when an unwanted relative comes to visit his sister in the city.
Employees of The Homey Foamy Washing Machine Company decide to put on a musical show. The Board of Directors attempt to get the employees to get back to work.

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