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Also Known As: Died: October 17, 1997
Born: June 12, 1901 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Toledo, Ohio, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

The Crooked Circle (1957) as Ring announcer
Spook Chasers (1957) as Ziggie
The Bowery Boys go after crooks hiding in a haunted house.
Hidden Guns (1956) as Peabody
The outlaw Stragg has the town so intimidated that no one will speak against him no matter what he does. Sheriff Young heads for a nearby town, where there is a witness willing to testify. Meanwhile, Stragg hires a gunman to take care of the sheriff and the witness.
The Benny Goodman Story (1956) as Gangster
The legendary band leader fights to make swing acceptable.
Hollywood or Bust (1956) as Boss
Two half-wits drive cross country to Hollywood in their search for stardom.
Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki (1955) as Shorty Bates
Ma and Pa, along with daughter Rosie, go off to Hawaii in answer to cousin Rodney's call for help running his pineapple farm while he recovers from an illness. Pa soon causes a major explosion and gets himself kidnapped.
The Steel Cage (1954) as Mike
Killers from Space (1954) as Pilot
Atomic scientist Doug Martin is missing after his plane crashes while on an investigatory mission after a nuclear test. Showing up at the base later, he is given sodium pentathol after being caught in espionage activities. He is not believed as he relates how he was captured by aliens who plan on conquering Earth by using giant animals and insects.
All Ashore (1953) as Bartender
Three sailors on shore leave sing and dance their way to love.
The Veils of Bagdad (1953) as Stout wrestler
Antar is sent by Suleiman, head of the Ottoman Empire, to Bagdad to prevent Hammam, Pasha of Bagdad, from purchasing the services of local leader Mustapha to unite the hill tribes and overthrow the emperor. The intrigue mounts as Antar falls in love with dancer Selima, who tries to avenge her father's death against Hammam's right-hand-man Kasseim, whose wife Rosanna has fallen in love with Antar!
Thunder Bay (1953) as Fisherman
Oil men battle fishermen for the rights to drill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Tropical Heat Wave (1952) as Abbot
Captain Pirate (1952) as Martinque policeman
A reformed pirate returns to the seas when cutthroats start imitating his modus operandii.
Night Stage to Galveston (1952) as Policeman
In Texas, the citizens are suffering from the brutality of the State Police who have replaced the disbanded Rangers. When a policeman kills a rancher, Gene then kills him in self defence. Now wanted for murder by the Police, Gene sets out to get evidence that will put an end to the Police and bring back the Texas Rangers.
Tales of Robin Hood (1951) as Friar Tuck
My True Story (1951) as Buzz Edwards
A female jewel thief tries to help the police capture a master criminal.
Rhubarb (1951) as Oily Moe
Rich, eccentric T.J. Banner adopts a feral cat who becomes an affectionate pet. Then T.J. dies, leaving to Rhubarb most of his money and a pro baseball team, the Brooklyn Loons. When the team protests, publicist Eric Yeager convinces them Rhubarb is good luck. But Eric's fiancée Polly seems to be allergic to cats, and the team's success may mean new hazards for Rhubarb.
The Lady and the Bandit (1951) as Bartender
A dramatization of the life of the English bandit Dick Turpin.
Mask of the Avenger (1951) as Tavern loafer
When his father is murdered, an Italian nobleman becomes an outlaw to avenge the crime.
The Lemon Drop Kid (1951) as Singin' Solly
A bookie has the Christmas holidays to raise the money he owes a gangster.
The Desert Hawk (1950) as Mokar
"2000 years ago" desert guerilla Omar, with henchmen Aladdin and Sinbad, opposes tyrannical Prince Murad. To prevent Murad from marrying caliph's daughter Schaharazade, disguised Omar marries her himself. When the trick is discovered, both prince and princess want Omar's head; but Murad has yet more dastardly plans, leading to more captures, rescues, and scimitar-play.
The Jackie Robinson Story (1950) as Man in stands
Jackie Robinson plays himself in this true story of the man who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier.
On the Isle of Samoa (1950) as Nick Leach
After crashing on an uncharted island, a thief struggles to get back to civilization.
Buccaneer's Girl (1950) as Tom
Robin Hood-like pirate Baptiste takes only the ships of rich but wicked trader Narbonne. Fun loving Debbie, a passenger from his latest prize, stows away on the pirate ship and falls for the pirate; later, having become a New Orleans entertainer, she meets his alter ego, who's engaged to the governor's daughter. Sea battles and land rescues follow in lighthearted style.
Mary Ryan, Detective (1950) as Sammy
Impact (1949) as Moving van helper
After surviving a murder attempt, an auto magnate goes into hiding so his wife can pay for the crime.
Search for Danger (1949) as Gregory
Tough Assignment (1949) as Sniffy
Riders in the Sky (1949) as Dave
When asked about the Ghost Riders song he sings, Gene Autry (Gene Autry) tells this legend: Gene is about to resign as an investigator for the county attorney and go into the cattle business with his pal Chuckawalla Jones (Pat Buttram) but decides instead to help Anne Lawson (Gloria Henry) clear her father, rancher Ralph Lawson (Steve Darrell), of a false murder charge. He looks for the three witnesses who can testify that Lawson shot only in self defense in killing a gambler, but the witnesses are terrorized by another gambler, town boss Rock McCleary (Robert Livingston), who shoots witness Pop Morgan (Tom London.)Fatally wounded, Pop gives Gene the information needed to clear Lawson, then dies crying the "Ghost Riders" are coming for him. Gene then heads for a showdown with McCleary.
The Doctor and the Girl (1949) as Patient
A doctor leaves his wealthy family to work in the slums.
Tell It to the Judge (1949) as Augie
To win back her husband, a divorcee pretends to be married to a loser.
Sorrowful Jones (1949) as Big Steve's bodyguard
A young girl is left with the notoriously cheap Sorrowful Jones as a marker for a bet. When her father doesn't return, he learns that taking care of a child interferes with his free-wheeling lifestyle. Sorrowful must also evade crooked gangsters and indulge in a bit of horse-thieving.
The Threat (1949) as Tony Anzo
An escaped con kidnaps the people he thinks put him behind bars.
Prison Warden (1949) as Prisoner Bellot
Fighting Fools (1949) as Lefty Conlin
The Bowery Boys help a boxer break up a fight-fixing gang.
The Babe Ruth Story (1948) as Bartender
A childlike oaf becomes the greatest star in baseball.
A Song Is Born (1948) as Monte
A group of music professors takes in a singer on the run from her gangster boyfriend.
The Vicious Circle (1948) as Constable
Appointment with Murder (1948) as Martin
Smart Girls Don't Talk (1948) as Nelson Clark
A society woman gets involved with a gangster only to find he has hidden plans.
Here Comes Trouble (1948) as Rankin
A newspaper publisher and his ace reporter try to solve the murder of a blackmailing stripper.
Jinx Money (1948) as Benny, "The Meatball"
The Bowery Boys find a dead gangster''''s loot-and the mob out to get it back.
Trapped by Boston Blackie (1948) as Louis
When the pearl necklace he's been hired to guard goes missing, a reformed thief is the prime suspect.
Heading for Heaven (1948) as Sam
The Noose Hangs High (1948) as Stewart
Two nitwits working for a crooked bookie accidentally lose the boss''''s winnings.
The Dude Goes West (1948) as Porgy
A tenderfoot tries to help a miner's daughter protect her claim.
Lady at Midnight (1948) as Willie Gold
Hit Parade of 1947 (1947) as Mr. French
Blackmail (1947) as Bartender
A private detective is approached by a wealthy entertainment executive to stop a blackmail scheme against him. Although he hasn't decided to take the job, the blackmailers believe that he already has, and he is marked for murder.
Killer Dill (1947) as Big Nick Moronie
The Pretender (1947) as Mickie
Fiesta (1947) as Policeman
A Mexican beauty replaces her toreador brother in the bull ring so he can pursue his musical career.
The Man I Love (1947) as Jack Atlas
A night-club singer gets involved with a mobster.
Too Many Winners (1947) as Gil Madden, previously known as Theodore Ross
Sinbad the Sailor (1947) as Porter
The Arabian Nights hero sets off to find the lost treasure of Alexander the Great.
Little Miss Broadway (1947) as Cash Monahan
Judy Gibson (Jean Porter), upon leaving finishing school, goes to meet her relatives, whom she believes to be wealthy and socially prominent. Actually, ther are penniless Broadway characters and, in order to avoid Judy learning the truth, they take possession of a Long Island mansion owned by a thief presently doing time in Sing Sing. Judy arrives with her fiance Dick Nichols (John Shelton) and his father (Douglas Wood), an industrialist who tries to sell worthless stock to Judy's family in order to bolster his shaky fiancial status. They give him $200,000, part of the stashed loot they found belonging to the home-owner thief. The latter escapes from prison. Complications arise. Jerry Wald and his band provide music for Jean Porter's singing, and pert-'n-pretty Porter, as usual, carries the show.
Angel on My Shoulder (1946) as Shaggsy
The Devil sends a murdered gangster to Earth as a respected judge.
The Last Crooked Mile (1946) as Haynes
Dangerous Business (1946) as Moxie
Two young lawyers (Forrest Tucker and Lynn Merrick) open an office together. They are hired to defend a utilities magnate (Thurston Hall) who claims he has been framed. He is kidnapped by a gangster (Gerald Mohr), and a battle royal ensues when the lawyers try to rescue him.
Cinderella Jones (1946) as Truck driver
A woman can claim inheritance only if she marries a genius.
Mr. Hex (1946) as Bull Laguna
A hypnotist turns one of the Bowery Boys into a championship boxer.
The Big Sleep (1946) as Pete
Private eye Philip Marlowe investigates a society girl's involvement in the murder of a pornographer.
Anna and the King of Siam (1946) as Judge
A young Englishwoman becomes royal tutor in Siam and befriends the King.
It's in the Bag! (1945) as Monty
The heir to a fortune hidden in five chairs unwittingly sells them.
The Missing Corpse (1945) as "Slippery" Joe Clary
Circumstantial Evidence (1945) as Kenny
A young lad has his fine new hatchet confiscated by a grumpy baker. The boy's hot-headed father tries to get it back, but this results in a fight in which onlookers seem to see the father use the disputed weapon to strike and kill the baker. At the resulting murder trial, their evidence on this point becomes a matter of life-and-death.
The Fighting Seabees (1944) as Yump Lumkin
World War II construction workers have to fight the enemy to get the job done.
Shadows in the Night (1944) as Nick Kallus
A criminal psychologist tries to help a beautiful heiress going mad in a haunted mansion.
Here Comes Elmer (1943) as Louie Burch
Stand by for Action (1943) as Chief Quartermaster Rankin
A Harvard graduate serving on a battleship is faced with the realities of war.
All Through the Night (1942) as Smitty
A criminal gang turns patriotic to track down a Nazi spy ring.
Highways by Night (1942) as Tony Delewese
A wealthy playboy gets mixed up with the mob.
Maisie Gets Her Man (1942) as Perry Podd
A Brooklyn showgirl launches a stage act with a hick comic.
Secrets of the Underground (1942) as Joe Martin
A Close Call for Ellery Queen (1942) as Fisherman
Bullet Scars (1942) as Pills Davis
Hoods kidnap an honest doctor to patch up one of their own.
Manpower (1941) as Al Hurst
Power linemen feud over the love of a sultry nightclub singer.
Strange Alibi (1941) as Durkin
An undercover cop finds himself on the wrong side of the law when the mob discovers his true identity.
Nine Lives Are Not Enough (1941) as Moxie Karper
A reporter tries to solve a series of boardinghouse murders.
Knockout (1941) as Pelky
A prizefighter's swelled head endangers his marriage.
I'll Wait for You (1941) as Dr. Anderson
A wounded gangster's recuperation on a remote farm leads to love.
Out of the Fog (1941) as Boss
A racketeer terrorizes a small fishing community until he falls in love with a fisherman's daughter.
Men of Boys Town (1941) as Superintendent
Father Flanagan continues to fight for his pioneering orphanage.
Dangerously They Live (1941) as Eddie
A doctor tries to rescue a young innocent from Nazi agents.
The Earl of Chicago (1940) as Driver
A Chicago gangster inherits a British title.
Tear Gas Squad (1940) as Sully
A brave young policeman single-handedly takes on a vicious criminal gang.
City for Conquest (1940) as Cobb
A truck driver risks his eyesight when he boxes to pay for his brother''''s education.
Wolf of New York (1940) as Owney McGill
South of Pago Pago (1940) as Grimes
Passport to Alcatraz (1940) as Bender
George Hollister (Jack Holt), crack investigator for the NYC police, is assigned to run down the enemy aliens who dynamited a Detroit munitions plant. The trail takes him to a customs inspector who is known to have honored fake passports provided by Leon Fenten (C. Henry Gordon), chief henchman of Drexel Stuyvesant (Clay Clement) who heads the sabotage ring. Aided by his partner Ray Nolan (Noah Beery Jr). Hollister arrests an agent named Reed (Robert Fiske) and takes his place using the fake passport. As Reed, he is met by Karol Roy (Cecilia Callejo), an innocent assistant, who takes him to Fenten. Working undercover, Hollister is still unable to learn the name of the head man, not even from dumb gang-member Hank Kircher (Maxie Rosenbloom). Stuyvesant warns Fenten of his suspicions about "Reed" and the latter gives Hollister an assignment as a test.
Outside the 3-Mile Limit (1940) as Lefty Shores
Stand Up and Fight (1939) as Foreman
A southern aristocrat clashes with a driver transporting stolen slaves to freedom.
Hollywood Cavalcade (1939) as Agent
Michael Linnett Connors takes Molly Adair from Broadway understudy to 1913 Hollywood star. Although she is in love with him, she marries her co-star reckoning wrongly Connors thinks of her only in terms of movies. He fires her in pique, apparently terminally damaging his career.
Pardon Our Nerve (1939) as Captain of waiters
Rose of Washington Square (1939) as Toby
A singer struggles to keep her criminal boyfriend from trouble.
Boy's Reformatory (1939) as Mike Hearn
The Star Maker (1939) as Joe Gimlick
The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt (1939) as Jenks
A spy forces a reformed jewel thief to crack the safe where plans for an anti-aircraft gun are stored.
Sergeant Madden (1939) as Stemmy
A police officer's son joins the force but goes bad.
The Roaring Twenties (1939) as Proprietor
Three WWI Army buddies get mixed up with the mob in peacetime.
I Was a Convict (1939) as Rocks Henry
Time Out for Murder (1938) as Lefty
A bank runner (Kellard) is accused of killing a woman (Hussey) for whom he deposited a large amount. Reporter (Stuart) and bank official (Stuart) investigate.
Always Goodbye (1938) as Taxi driver
Prison Nurse (1938) as Frank Gaffney
The Night Hawk (1938) as Otto Miller
Federal Man-Hunt (1938) as Goldie
Tenth Avenue Kid (1938) as Marty Dayton
Gateway (1938) as Motorboat man
Irish immigrant (Whalen) meets returning war correspondent (Ameche) on a liner bound for New York. When she resists the amors of another passenger, charges result in her being detained at Ellis Island.
Crime Ring (1938) as Nate
A reporter fights to expose a phony psychic ring.
The Saint in New York (1938) as Boots Papinoff
The Saint goes undercover to get the goods on New York's mob kingpins.
Smashing the Rackets (1938) as Whitey Clark
Pushed into a do-nothing job, an FBI man finds his own way of going after the mob.
Little Orphan Annie (1938) as Spot McGee
The Girl Downstairs (1938) as Policeman
A European playboy falls for his maid.
Up the River (1938) as Coach Larkin
Card sharps Chipper Morgan (Preston Foster) and Darby Randall (Arthur Treacher) pick the wrong victim, Detective Willis (Alan Dinehart), on a transatlantic crossing, and are arrested upon docking in New York and returned up the river to Rockwell Prison, their old alma mater. They had played brilliant football for "dear old Pen" during their prior semesters, and prison coach Slim Nelson (Slim Summerville) is happy to see them back for graduate work, especially with the annual grudge game with Larson State Pen coming up. Willis, who has been named the new warden for Rockwell, gives them soft jobs and then places a large bet on the Larson eleven. Both Chipper and Darby feel badly about the raw deal handed fellow "student" Tommy Grant (Tony Martin) and his sweetheart, Helen (Phyllis Brooks), who were innocently caught up in a phoney pension racket ran by swindlers Jeffrey Mitchell (Sidney Toler) and Ray Douglas (Robert Allen), and were both jailed. When Phyllis is released from Stillwell Prison for Women, she tells Tommy about the two men and their racket, and he decides to escape, even though he has only a month more to serve, and put an end to their scheme. He plans his break for the night of the prison's "varsity show" and tells Chipper and Darby, who promise to help him. But the pair tie up Tommy and make the break themselves, dressed as women. They go to Springfield, save the victim's money, get a confession from Mitchell and Douglas clearing Tommy and Helen, turn them over to the sheriff...and race back to Rockwell to find their team behind 14-9 late in the game. Can they lead old Rockwell to a comeback victory?
City Girl (1938) as Blake's valet
Mystery House (1938) as Gerald Frawley
A detective tries to solve a murder in a house full of suspects.
Little Miss Broadway (1938) as Taxi driver
An orphan adopted by show people helps them fight off a nasty landlady.
Happy Landing (1938) as Manager skating rink
The Bride's Fair in a small Norwegian village is interrupted by the forced landing of Jimmy Hall (Don Ameche) and Duke Sargent (Cesar Romero), two Americans lost - really, really lost - while flying from New York to Paris. Jimmy is the manager of Duke, a publicity-seeking band leader. An old superstition points to Duke as the appointed husband-to-be (not likely) of Trudy Ericksen (Sonja Henie), daughter of villager Herr Ericksen (Jean Hersholt). Duke, however, has an understanding with Flo Kelly (Ethel Merman) back in the states, and leaves for Paris. Trudy follows him to New York, only to find he has left for Florida with Flo. Jimmy takes Trudy skating in Central Park, falls in love with her and is so impressed that he gets her a contract to skate professionally. Duke hears of her success and flies back and begins a series of romantic entanglements.
Maytime (1937) as Student
An opera star's manager tries to stop her romance with a penniless singer.
Love Is on the Air (1937) as Nicey Ferguson
A crusading radio reporter takes on civic corruption.
The Last Gangster (1937) as "Bottles" Bailey
When a notorious gangster gets out of prison, he vows revenge on the wife who left him.
Varsity Show (1937) as Hammer
A Broadway producer puts on a show at his alma mater.
That Certain Woman (1937) as Harry Aqueilli
A gangster's widow fights for love despite society's disapproval.
Westbound Mail (1937) as Steve Hickman
Back in Circulation (1937) as Sam Sherman
A reporter tries to win her editor's heart by solving a murder case.
Confession (1937) as Defense attorney
A glamorous singer commits murder to protect her daughter's virtue.
Kid Galahad (1937) as Buzz Barett
A mob-connected trainer grooms a bellhop for the boxing ring.
Missing Witness (1937) as [Frank] Wagner
The Duke Comes Back (1937) as Barney
Marked Woman (1937) as Charlie [Delaney]
A crusading DA fights to get a nightclub hostess to testify against her gangster boss.
Missing Witnesses (1937)
Government investigators take on a powerful protection racket.
The Great Garrick (1937) as Blacksmith
French actors set out to deflate the ego of legendary stage star David Garrick.
Love and Hisses (1937) as Mugsie
The King and the Chorus Girl (1937) as Waiter
While vacationing in New York, a European prince falls for a showgirl.
Another Dawn (1937) as Mr. Romkoff
An officer''s wife at a British outpost in Africa falls for another man.
Alcatraz Island (1937) as Red Carroll
A prison inmate is framed for killing a con who once tried to kidnap his daughter.
Silent Barriers (1937) as Joe
Triumph of Sherlock Holmes, The (1935)
Holmes, retired to Sussex, is drawn into a last case when.arch enemy Moriarty arranges with an American gang to kill one John Douglas, a country gentleman with a mysterious past. Holmes' methods baffle Watson and Lestrade, but his results astonish them. In a long flashback, the victim's wife tells the story of the sinister Vermissa Valley.
Along Came Sally (1934) as Casion
His Lordship (1932) as Washington Lincoln
Cheerful Cockney Bert Gibbs is promoted to the peerage and becomes Lord Thornton Heath. But then he meets up with Russian movie star Ilya Myona and when his mother asks about her Bert implies they are engaged. After some adventures with some dubious Russian types Bert's girl Lenina eventually wins him back.

Cast (short)

What Price Safety! (1938)
Racketeers move in on construction business and endanger public safety in this short film.
Soak the Poor (1937)
This short film deals with racketeers shaking down small grocers and working in on the relief tickets, designed to get food to the hungry and needy during the Depression.

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