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Also Known As: Died: April 20, 1973
Born: November 20, 1890 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Saginaw, Michigan, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

For Those Who Think Young (1964) as Mr. Cronin's business associates
Teens fight to keep a wealthy businessman from shutting down their beachside hangout.
Johnny Cool (1963) as
A deported gangster trains an Italian convict to take over his operations in the U.S.
Girl with an Itch (1958) as Ben Cooper
The Crooked Circle (1957) as Al Taylor
The Peacemaker (1956) as Ben Seale
Double Jeopardy (1955) as Sam Baggett
Las Vegas Shakedown (1955) as Doc
The Pace That Thrills (1952) as J. C. Barton
A reckless motorcycle racer and his designer vie for the same beautiful blonde.
Captain China (1950) as Keegan
Stormy waves in the South China Sea wash a drunken captain, Charles Chinnough, off his ship just before it crashes on a reef. He's then rescued by a passing vessel. Two months later the former captain, now in disgrace, sails as a passenger on a ship commanded by Brendensen, the man who had been the first-mate on his last voyage. Tension quickly develops between these two, especially since both are now attracted to the same female passenger, Kim Mitchell. A typhoon forces Chinnough and Brendensen to work together to save the ship while, at the same time, new information comes to light about their previous voyage together.
Destination Big House (1950) as Ed Somers
Sons of New Mexico (1950) as Pat Feeney
In addition to his duties as executor of an estate Gene must keep a juvenile delinquent from the clutches gambler Feeney who hopes to get at the money through the kid.
The Lucky Stiff (1949) as Inspector Von Flanagan
Semi-successful lawyer John Malone is intrigued by local night club singer Anna Marie St. Clair. After meeting her at the club, he is present when her boss (and more?) is killed, and she is arrested for the crime. Sentenced to death, Malone and his faithful secretary set out to find the real murderer, who is probably also responsible for a protection racket Malone is investigating.
The Crime Doctor's Diary (1949) as "Goldie" Harrigan
A criminal psychologist tries to clear his patient of arson charges.
Mighty Joe Young (1949) as Max O'Hara
Showmen try to exploit a giant ape raised by an orphan.
Streets of San Francisco (1949) as Lt. Willard Logan
The Paleface (1948) as Terris
An inept dentist must rescue his outlaw wife from the Indians.
Return of the Bad Men (1948) as Wild Bill Doolin
A farmer falls for the female leader of a band of notorious outlaws.
The Sea of Grass (1947) as Floyd McCurtin
Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy star as a husband and wife on America's frontier; farmers in a "sea of grass." The wife has an affair which produces a child, and she is ostracized from the community. Meanwhile, the farmers watch helplesslly as the sea of grass is exploited until it becomes a dustbowl.
Exposed (1947) as Inspector Prentice
Fall Guy (1947) as Mac McClane
Tom Cochrane, full of dope (cocaine) and covered with blood, is picked up by the police and then questioned by detectives Shannon (Douglas Fowley) and Taylor (Harry Strang), but manages to escape. His girl friend Lois Walter (Teala Loring), against the wishes of her guardian, Jim Grosset (Charles Arnt), assists Tom and his police-officer brother-in-law Mac (Robert Armstrong) in trying to clear Tom of a possible murder charge. Tom only recalls meeting a man in a bar and going to a party. Tom and Mac find the man, Joe (Elisha Cook Jr.), who takes them to the party scene, the apartment of the Shindells (John Harmon and Iris Adrian), where they find the body of a murdered girl in the apartment above. The police pick up Mac, while Tom trails Marie (Virginia Dale) and Mike (Jack Overman). Joe is murdered for leading Tom to the scene of the crime, and Marie, who had been hired by the killer to get Tom at the apartment when the crime was committed, is choked to death. Tom, following the killer of Marie, is almost trapped and killed himself, but is saved by Mike.
The Fugitive (1947) as A sergeant of police
A revolutionary priest flees a Central American dictatorship.
G. I. War Brides (1946) as Dawson
Linda Powell (Anna Lee), and English girl, stows away on a ship bound for the United States in order to join the G.I. she loves. She assumes the identity of an English war bride, Joyce Giles (Carol Savage), who has decided she no longer loves the American soldier she married and is not going to join him in the U.S. Linda arrives to find that her soldier no longer wishes to marry her...
Gay Blades (1946) as "Mac" McManus
New York hockey player Andy Buell is approached by Hollywood talent scout Nancy Davis to play the hunk lead in "The Behemoth" but he would prefer she quit her job and become his wife.
Criminal Court (1946) as Vic Wright
A lawyer defends the woman on trial for a murder he committed.
Decoy (1946) as Frankie Olins
A woman saves her gangster boyfriend from the gas chamber to get her hands on his hidden money.
Blonde Alibi (1946) as Williams
The Falcon in San Francisco (1945) as DeForrest, also known as Duke Monette
A society sleuth enlists a little girl's help in nabbing a mob of silk smugglers.
Blood on the Sun (1945) as Col. Tojo
An American reporter in Tokyo fights to report honestly on Japan''''s growing militarism before World War II.
Gangs of the Waterfront (1945) as Peter Winkly/John "Dutch" Malone
Gang Leader Dutch Malone (Robert Armstrong) goes on a hunting trip and is in a car wreck and is confined to the hospital, without the knowledge of any of his gang members. District Attorney Brady (William Forrest) induces taxidermist Peter Winkly (also Robert Armstrong), who is an exact double for Malone,to impersonate Dutch and assume leadership of the gang. Winkly "takes over" the gang and only Rita (Marian Martin), Dutch's girl friend, has any suspicion that he is not really Dutch. But Dutch sees a newspaper showing him out on the town, escapes from the hospital and is on his way to look up the imposter.
Arson Squad (1945) as Capt. Joe Dugan
Belle of the Yukon (1944) as George
Saloon entertainers get mixed up with a bank robbery.
Mr. Winkle Goes to War (1944) as Joe Tinker
A henpecked husband surprises his family by coming back from World War II a hero.
Action in Arabia (1944) as Mathew Reed
An adventurous reporter tangles with Nazis in the desert on the eve of World War II.
Around the World (1944) as General
Kay Kyser and his Kollege of Musical Knowledge entertain the troops overseas.
The Navy Way (1944) as Chief Petty Officer Harper
Adventures of the Flying Cadets (1943)
Flying students Danny Collins (Johnny Downs), Jinx Roberts (Bobby Jordan), Scrapper Mackay (Ward Wood) and Zombie Parker (Billy Benedict) are suspected of a series of murders perpetrated by a Nazi agent known as the Black Hangman. The latter is an engineer, Arthur Galt (Robert Armstrong), who has disposed of several people who accompanied him on an expedition which located lost helium deposits in Africa. Galt has also imprisoned the remaining members of the expedition, Professor Mason (Selmer Jackson) and his daughter Andre (Jennifer Holt). Galt plans to sell the helium to Germany through a Gestapo ring headed by Karl Von Heiger (Eduardo Ciannelli). The four cadets, thinking Galt is their friend, fly with him to Africa as they hope to track down Von Heiger, thinking he is the Black Hangman, and clear their own names of the murder charges. They are pursued to Africa by U.S. Army Intelligence officer Captain Ralph Carson (Regis Toomey).
The Mad Ghoul (1943) as Ken McClure
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.
Wings Over the Pacific (1943) as Pieter Van Bronck
A World War I veteran's South Seas retirement ends quickly when a Nazi spy crashes on his island.
The Kansan (1943) as Malachy
A newly elected Marshall clashes with the banker who runs the town.
Let's Get Tough! (1942) as Pop Stevens
Too young to enlist, a gang of street kids try to solve the murder of an Allied agent.
Baby Face Morgan (1942) as "Doc" Rogers
Gang Busters (1942)
Detective Lt.Bill Bannister (Kent Taylor) has the assignment to run down an unknown gang of terrorists spreading a net of crime over the city. Aiding him is Detective Tim Nolan (Robert Armstrong), news photographer Vicki Logan (Irene Hervey) and reporter Happy Haskins (Richard Davies). Bill finds that the gang's leader is a mysterious Professor Mortis (Ralph Morgan) and the gang is made up of known criminals officially listed in the police records as dead. Each has become of member of Mortis' "League of Murdered Men" after seemingly committing suicide by hanging while on death row. Bill eventually, after surviving a plane crash, being dynamited, dropped down a well and other nuisances, tracks the gang to two hideouts; a subterranean cell beneath the city's subways and a suburban mystery house.
It Happened in Flatbush (1942) as Danny Mitchell
A disgraced ball player turns a Brooklyn team into champions.
My Favorite Spy (1942) as [Harry] Robinson
Bandleader Kay Kyser leaves his bride at the altar to help catch international spies.
Citadel of Crime (1941) as Cal Fullerton
Mr. Dynamite (1941) as Paul
Sky Raiders (1941)
The Bride Wore Crutches (1941) as Pete
San Francisco Docks (1941) as [Father Mike] Cameron
Longshoreman Johnny Barnes is in love with Kitty Tracy, barmaid at her father's waterfront saloon. Johnny is arrested for murder. Kitty and Father Cameron locate Frances March, wife of the real murderer (Alcatraz escapee Monte March) which leads to a fight between the two women and then between the priest and the murderer.
Dive Bomber (1941) as Art Lyons
A crusading scientist fights to prevent bomber pilots from blacking out.
Enemy Agent (1940) as Gordon
Framed (1940) as Skippy
Forgotten Girls (1940) as Grover Mullins
Behind the News (1940) as Vic Archer
It's school graduate, Jeff Flavin's, first day on the job as a cub reporter for the Enquirer. Boss, Archer, places Jeff with Stu Woodrow a lazying reporter. Stu detests cubs, treating Jeff badly. Jeff saves a drunken Stu's job by covering the convicted racketeer, Houseman's escape from prison. Jeff goes to Houseman's sister for a scoop he witnesses the murder of Houseman and an innocent young child. Stu grateful to Jeff thinks Jeff is to decent to be a reporter, sends Jeff on a fake story. Resulting in Jeff being demoted by an angry Archer. On his own, Jeff goes to the court house to see the trail of Marques, accused of Houseman's murder. Jeff, who speaks Spanish, hears the translater, Olmeda falsely state that Marques confesses to the killing. Jeff tells Archer that he has a story. The problem is that nobody believes him due to the fake story.
Man of Conquest (1939) as James Bowie
Winter Carnival (1939) as Tiger Reynolds
Flight at Midnight (1939) as Jim Brennan
Spinner McGee (Phil Reagan), devil-may-care mail pilot volunteers his courage and skill for the task of raising $100,000 to save the small airport owned by Pop Hussey (Harlan Briggs) from being condemned. Spinner's recklessness, combined with the efforts of others who have a vested interest in seeing the field closed, make it a hard task to accomplish, but Colonel Roscoe Turner (played by Colonel Roscoe Turner who was always billed with his rank) is on hand to help.
Call a Messenger (1939) as Kirk Graham
A tough street kid attempts to rob a post office and is caught. In order to avoid reform school, he takes a job as a messenger with the post office. He finds that he likes it, and when his brother is released from prison, attempts to help his brother go straight. However, the two of them get mixed up with a local gangster, who has plans to start robbing post office branches and using the messenger and his brother to do it.
Unmarried (1939) as Pins Streaver
The Flying Irishman (1939) as Joe Alden
True story of "Wrong Way" Corrigan, who set out to cross the U.S. and ended up in Ireland.
The Night Hawk (1938) as Charlie McCormick
There Goes My Heart (1938) as Detective O'Brien
An heiress takes a job as a department store clerk.
Three Legionnaires (1937) as Sergeant Chuck [Connors]
The Girl Said No (1937) as Jimmie Allen
Nobody's Baby (1937) as Scoops Hanford
Nursing school students have to care for an abandoned baby.
It Can't Last Forever (1937) as Al Tinker
She Loved a Fireman (1937) as [Captain] Smokey Shannon
A ne''''er-do-well learns the hard way that there''''s more to fire fighting than lying around the bunkhouse.
The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936) as Nick Martel
A detective teams with his ex-wife to solve a murder.
Dangerous Waters (1936) as "Dusty" Johnson
The All-American Chump (1936)
A country bumpkin who''''s a mathematical genius falls into the hands of gangsters.
Without Orders (1936) as Wad Madison
Two pilots compete for the love of a pretty flight attendant.
Public Enemy's Wife (1936) as Gene Ferguson
An escaped convict's bride joins forces with the FBI.
All American Chump (1936) as ["Honest" William] Hogan
A country bumpkin who's a mathematical genius falls into the hands of gangsters.
Remember Last Night? (1935) as Fred Flannagan
Long Island socialites set out to solve a murder committed during a wild house party they threw.
Sweet Music (1935) as Dopey Malone
A band leader shares a tempestuous romance with his lead singer.
Gigolette (1935) as Chuck [Ahearn]
Little Big Shot (1935) as Steve [Craig]
Small-time hoods turn nursemaid when a gangster's daughter is orphaned.
'G' Men (1935) as Jeff McCord
A mob protege joins the FBI when a friend is gunned down.
The Mystery Man (1935) as Lawrence "Larry" Doyle
Palooka (1934) as Pete Palooka
Mayme walks out on her husband, Pete Palooka, after he wins the middleweight championship and shows his proclivity for life in the fast lane. She raises son Joe on a farm, by herself. When slippery fight manager Knobby Walsh happens to discover Joe's surprising punching power, he signs him. With current champion Al McSwatt needing an easy opponent, Walsh gets Joe the fight. Palooka steals the championship( and girlfriend Nina Madero) from McSwatt when McSwatt shows up for the fight drunk. Now it's Joe's turn to live in the fast lane, winning fights(that are set ups by Walsh) and drinking hard with vamp Nina. However, when McSwatt and his manager trick Joe into a rematch, it's time to test his real boxing talent.
Manhattan Love Song (1934) as Williams
The Hell Cat (1934) as Dan P. Collins
Search for Beauty (1934) as Larry Williams
Three con artists dupe two Olympians into serving as editors of a new magazine which is a front for salacious stories and pictures.
She Made Her Bed (1934) as Duke Gordon
Kansas City Princess (1934) as Dynamite [Carson]
A pair of con women masquerade as girl scouts to escape to New York.
Flirting with Danger (1934) as Bob Owens
Fast Workers (1933) as Bucker Reilly
Construction workers become romantic rivals.
Blind Adventure (1933) as Richard Bruce
An American in London stumbles on a criminal ring.
The Son of Kong (1933) as [Carl] Denham
Producer Carl Denham returns to Skull Island in search of more monsters.
King Kong (1933) as Carl Denham
A film crew discovers the "eighth wonder of the world," a giant prehistoric ape, and brings him back to New York, where he wreaks havoc.
Above the Clouds (1933) as Scoop Adams
I Love That Man (1933) as Driller
The Billion Dollar Scandal (1933) as "Fingers" Partos
Panama Flo (1932) as Babe [Dillon]
An engineer makes a thieving entertainer work off her debts as a housekeeper at his jungle mining camp.
Radio Patrol (1932) as Bill Kennedy
The Most Dangerous Game (1932) as Martin [Trowbridge]
A big game hunter decides to stalk human prey.
Is My Face Red? (1932) as [Ed] Maloney
A gossip columnist witnesses a gangland killing.
Penguin Pool Murder (1932) as Barry Costello
A feisty school teacher sets out to solve a murder in an aquarium.
Hold 'Em Jail (1932) as The radio announcer
Two salesmen sent to jail on trumped-up charges build a prison football team.
The Lost Squadron (1932) as [Lieutenant] Woody [Kerwood]
Veteran flyers from World War I find work as movie stuntmen.
The Tip-Off (1931) as Kayo McClure
A dim-witted boxer helps a naive friend romance a gangster's girl.
Iron Man (1931) as George Regan
Prizefighter Mason loses his opening fight so wife Rose leaves him for Hollywood. Without her around Mason trains and starts winning. Rose comes back and wants Mason to dump his manager Regan and replace him with her secret lover Lewis.
Suicide Fleet (1931) as Dutch [Herman]
Three Navy shipmates fight over the same girl.
Ex-Bad Boy (1931) as Chester Binney
Danger Lights (1930) as Larry Doyle
A family railroad is threatened when the owner''s girl falls for a conductor.
Big Money (1930) as Ace
Be Yourself! (1930) as Jerry Moore
In the nightclub where entertainer Fannie Field sings, two rivals for her favors, Jerry Moore and Mac McCloskey, come to blows before either realizes the other is a boxer. Jerry loses the fight but wins Fannie, who becomes his trainer with the aid of her schlemiel brother. Aside from a slight tendency to lie down in the ring, Jerry is successful. But success brings the inevitable blonde; does this mean heartbreak for Fannie? Features the star's inimitable ethnic humor.
Paid (1930) as Joe Garson
A young innocent plots revenge after being sent to prison unjustly.
Dumbbells in Ermine (1930) as Jerry Malone
The Woman From Hell (1929) as Alf
Dee Renaud is a girl playing the "Devil" in an amusement concession at a beach resort. Slick Glicks, the barker, promises the yokels that if they're able to catch the "Lady From Hell," she will reward them with a kiss. But when Glicks tries to go beyond kissing, Dee is rescued by Jim Coakley, son of a New England lighthouse keeper. She marries him out of gratitude and they move to his home on an island off the rockbound coast. Dee tries to convince Jim's salty old father, Pat, that she'll be a good and faithful wife. But she's a passionate woman with a bit of the devil in her, and she flirts with Jim's best friend Alf, who invites her to elope to Havana with him. When Pat is incapacitated, however, Dee loyally remains in the lighthouse to operate the beam and avert a shipwreck.
The Racketeer (1929) as Keene
A young beauty marries a gangster to help her musician boyfriend's career.
Ned McCobb's Daughter (1929) as Babe Callahan
Big News (1929) as Steve
The Shady Lady (1929) as Blake
Oh, Yeah (1929) as Dude
The Leatherneck (1929) as William Calhoun
A Girl in Every Port (1928) as Salami
Show Folks (1928) as Owens
The Cop (1928) as Scarface Marcas
The Leopard Lady (1928) as Chris
The Baby Cyclone (1928) as Gene
Celebrity (1928) as Kid Reagan
Square Crooks (1928) as Eddie Ellison
The Main Event (1927) as Red Lucas

Visual Effects (feature film)

Croods, The (2013)
A prehistoric family embarks on the journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the family discovers an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures, forever changing their perspective.
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
A young Viking defies convention when he befriends a ferocious dragon. Humans and dragons are mortal enemies, so this unlikely pair must overcome many obstacles to save both their worlds.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Ghost World (2001)
Enid and Rebecca are two teenage girls out of synch with the world around them. Their uncensored commentary spares no one as they try to find a place for themselves in a modern America of endless strip malls and fast-food chains. After graduating from high school, they face an unpleasant immediate f
Ghost World (2001)
Enid and Rebecca are two teenage girls out of synch with the world around them. Their uncensored commentary spares no one as they try to find a place for themselves in a modern America of endless strip malls and fast-food chains. After graduating from high school, they face an unpleasant immediate f

Cast (short)

Service with the Colors (1940)
This short film focuses on new army recruits prior to the U.S. entry into World War II. Vitaphone Release 9933-9934.
Meet The Fleet (1940)
This short film, produced in cooperation with the U.S. Navy, focuses on three recruits undergoing bootcamp training. Vitaphone Release 27-28A.
Things You Never See on the Screen (1935)
This short film presents a series of bloopers from various Warner Bros. productions.
Pirate Party on Catalina Isle (1935)
This short film presents a musical and comedy revue staged as a pirate party on Catalina Island.

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