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Also Known As: Died: December 21, 1967
Born: February 14, 1903 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Squaw Valley, California, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

The Misadventures of Merlin Jones (1964) as Police Captain Loomis
Merlin Jones, a precocious and intelligent high-school boy, experiments with hypnosis and creates a mind-reading machine. However, his experiments land him in deep trouble with the law.
Son of Flubber (1963) as Coach
An absent-minded professor gets into legal trouble because of his experiments with a gravity defying substance.
When Comedy Was King (1960) as
A compilation of funny moments from the top comedians of the silent era.
Main Street to Broadway (1953) as First nighter
Father Is a Bachelor (1950) as Pudge Barnham
Five orphans ''adopt'' a loner and set out to find him a wife.
Strike It Rich (1948) as Delbert Lane
Heading for Heaven (1948) as Henry Elkins
Heaven Only Knows (1947) as Sheriff Matt Bodine
An angel lands in the wild West to save a gambler''''s soul.
Killer Dill (1947) as Johnny "Killer" Dill
Pillow to Post (1945) as Captain Jack Ross
A girl pretends to be a war bride to get a hotel room in Washington.
The Great Mike (1944) as James Spencer
He Hired the Boss (1943) as Hubert Wilkins
Hubert Wilkins (Stuart Erwin), a bookkeeper for Mr. Bates (Thurston Hall) by day and an air raid warden by night, patrols the district where his boss' warehouse is located, and finds two employees removing raw silk stocks. They say they are working under Bates' orders and brush him off. Hubert wants to marry Emily Conway (Elelyn Venable), company secretary, but can't see how he can afford it since he has loaned a salesman, Fuller (Chick Chandler), $400 with deeds to four lots as security. Don Bates (William T. Orr), son of the boss, is engaged to Emily's sister Sally (Vivian Blaine) though his father disapproves. He and Emily encourage Sally and Don to elope. Hubert, a little tipsy, buys two more lots from Fuller and goes to Bates' home and asks for a raise. He is fired and, the next morning, Emily also for helping Don to elope. Hubert discovers that the lots he bought are worth $100,000 and, unknown to Bates, buys the company. While on warden duty that night, he discovers that the two employees he previously saw taking silk from the warehouse are actually stealing it.
Blondie for Victory (1942) as Herschel Smith
Blondie organizes Housewives of America to perform homefront wartime duties, including guarding the local dam. Dagwood and the other husbands don't care to be left home doing the cooking and taking care of the kids, so Dagwood pretends to join the Army. Blondie disbands the organization and comes home.
The Adventures of Martin Eden (1942) as Joe Dawson
Drums of the Congo (1942) as Congo Jack
The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941) as Tommy Keenan
A pilot and a temperamental heiress are stranded in the desert together.
Cracked Nuts (1941) as Lawrence Trent
A young man in a small town wins $5000 in a radio contest. He goes to New York City to propose to his girlfriend, but gets mixed up with a crooked attorney and two con men who are trying to sell a fake "robot."
Our Town (1940) as Howie Newsome
Small town lovers search for happiness.
Sandy Gets Her Man (1940) as Bill [Carey]
A Little Bit of Heaven (1940) as Cotton
When the Daltons Rode (1940) as Ben Dalton
Young lawyer Tod Jackson arrives in pioneer Kansas to visit his prosperous rancher friends the Daltons, just as the latter are in danger of losing their land to a crooked development company. When Tod tries to help them, a faked murder charge turns the Daltons into outlaws, but more victims than villains in this fictionalized version. Will Tod stay loyal to his friends despite falling in love with Bob Dalton's former fiancée Julie?
Hollywood Cavalcade (1939) as Pete Tinney
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.
Back Door to Heaven (1939) as Jud Mason
It Could Happen to You (1939) as MacKinley Winslow
The Honeymoon's Over (1939) as Donald [Todd]
Checkers (1938) as Edgar Connell
Three Blind Mice (1938) as Mike Brophy
Three sisters take their small inheritance and move from Kansas to California in search of rich husbands. To start with Pamela poses as a socialite and Moira and Elizabeth pretend to be her staff.
Mr. Boggs Steps Out (1938) as Oliver Boggs
Oliver Boggs (Stuart Erwin), a typical office drone, with no success in sight, who can spout statistics about anything and everything, wins $1500 in a bean-guessing contest at the movie theatre, quits his job and sets forth for the seedy, down-at-the-heels town of Peckham Falls. There he buys a barrel factory and falls in love with Irene Lee (Toby Wing), the snobbish niece of crusty old Morton Ross (Tully Marshall), the town's only rich man and owner of the closed canneries. Oleander Tubbs (Helen Chandler) and her inventor father Angus (Spencer Charters), who sold Oliver the factory, tell him it has no future but he disagrees and says he will have everything booming again. Oleander thinks he is daffy but she and her father agree to help him. Angus invents a collapsible barrel and Oliver, seeing fame and fortune just ahead, spends all of his money just keeping the factory going. Oliver persuades old man Ross to re-open the canneries and to use the ground-breaking barrels and things appear to be going okay, until Dennis Andrews (Walter Byron), Ross' slick attorney, tries to doubel-cross both Ross and Oliver by bilking Angus out of the patent rights to the barrel.
Passport Husband (1938) as Henry Cabot
Small Town Boy (1937) as Henry Armstrong
Dance Charlie Dance (1937) as Andy Tucker
A gullible "angel" sinks money into a doomed play.
I'll Take Romance (1937) as "Pancho" Brown
An opera manager tries to woo a soprano back to his company.
Second Honeymoon (1937) as Leo MacTavish
Slim (1937) as Stumpy
Electric linemen compete on the job and in love.
The All-American Chump (1936)
A country bumpkin who''''s a mathematical genius falls into the hands of gangsters.
Pigskin Parade (1936) as Amos Dodd
College football scouts recruit a country bumpkin with a killer kick.
Women Are Trouble (1936) as [Matt] Casey
A small-town news hen goes after a big-city job by investigating a vicious protection racket.
Ceiling Zero (1936) as Texas Clark
War veteran pilots Dizzy Davis, Texas Clark and Jake Lee are working in an airline. Dizzy is fooling with one of the younger pilot's girl-friend and due to this, he changes flights with Texas. Texas' plane crashes attempting to land on their airfield under extremly bad weather circumstances, he is killed in this accident. Dizzy feels guilty for his friend's death and takes the next flight under even worse circumstances, testing a new anti-ice device on the plane.
Exclusive Story (1936) as Tim Higgins
A newspaper''s attorney tries to get the goods on the numbers racket.
Absolute Quiet (1936) as [Oscar] "Chubby" Rudd
Murder follows when a plane filled with shady characters is forced to land on a tycoon's ranch.
All American Chump (1936) as Elmer [Lamb]
A country bumpkin who's a mathematical genius falls into the hands of gangsters.
After Office Hours (1935) as Hank Parr
A society newspaperwoman tries to prove to her editor that she can crack a murder case.
The Band Plays On (1934) as [Clarence] Stuffy [Wilson]
Four street kids mend their ways when they take up football.
Viva Villa (1934) as Johnny Sykes
Rousing biography of the bandit chief who led the battle for Mexican independence.
Bachelor Bait (1934) as William Watts
A romantic starts a marriage agency so he can play Cupid.
Chained (1934) as Johnnie Smith
A kept woman finds herself drawn to a charismatic South American rancher.
Palooka (1934) as Joe 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.
Have a Heart (1934) as Gus
A street vendor tries to help a dancing teacher who''''s lost the use of her legs.
The Party's Over (1934) as Bruce [Blakely]
Day of Reckoning (1933) as Jerry
A man''''s nagging wife drives him to crime.
Under the Tonto Rim (1933) as Tonto Daley
Before Dawn (1933) as Dwight Wilson
Detectives compete to solve the murders at a mysterious mansion.
Hold Your Man (1933) as Al [Simpson]
A hard-boiled babe and a con man wear down each other's rough edges.
The Stranger's Return (1933) as Simon [Bates]
A divorcee visits her grandfather''''s farm to recover and discovers a life she never expected to love.
The Crime of the Century (1933) as Dan McKee
Face in the Sky (1933) as Lucky
Sign painters Joe and Lucky travel around New England looking for jobs. After Joe uses Madge as a model, she hides in their wagon. The painters are about to be charged with kidnapping until she promises to marry Joe. In New York he attempts to paint a huge sign that has stopped others before him.
Going Hollywood (1933) as Ernest P. Baker
A girl poses as a French maid to catch a singing star.
International House (1933) as Tommy Nash
Madcap investors converge on a Chinese hotel to buy rights to a new invention-television.
Two Kinds of Women (1932) as Hauser
Make Me a Star (1932) as Merton Gill
A grocery clerk goes to Hollywood in search of fame and fortune.
Strangers in Love (1932) as Stan Keeney
He Learned About Women (1932) as Peter Potter Kendall II
The Misleading Lady (1932) as Boney
The Big Broadcast (1932) as Leslie McWhinney
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.
Working Girls (1931) as [Pat] Kelly
Up Pops the Devil (1931) as Stranger
Dude Ranch (1931) as Chester Carr
Chester Carr(Stuart Erwin), owner of a dude ranch in the Rockies, caters to guests seeking the thrill of the Wild West. Among his guests are the wealthy Spruce Meadows(Charles Sellon) and his daughter Susan(June Collyer.)But the West isn't wild anymore and most of Carr's guests are bored and about to leave.He is in despair when a caravan carrying a broke-down-and-out troupe of actors---Jennifer(Jack Oakie), Judd(Eugene Pallette), Mrs. Merridew(Cecil Weston) and her daughter, Alice(Mitzi Green)---crashes down the hill and wrecks the hotel sign. Carr offers to board and lodge them free for a week if they can provide enough excitement to keep Meadows and the other guest from leaving. The actors agree. They have the properties and costumes for a Western melodrama,"Vance Kilroy's Revenge", which they proceed to adapt real-life for the occassion.That evening a woman(Mrs. Merridew)rushes into the hotel lounge with her little daughter(Alice), begging to be saved from the whip of her brutal husband Black Jud(Judd.)He cmes after them with a whip but the heroic Vance Kilroy(Jennifer)arrives and saves them. Black Jed leaves, shaking his fists, trimming his moustache and vowing to return.The visitors swallow the hoax, and edcide to return. Jeniffer(as Vance Kiroy) falls in love with Susan, but she sees through his fale baravado and snubs him. A gang of bandits, planning to rob the local bank, arrives as hotel guests.Burson(George Webb), the "ladies' man" dandy of the group takes a shine to Susan. When "Black Jed" returns, he is pursued and "strangled" by "Kilroy" but Burson openly shows his disbelief in the hero. Having being "killed" as "Black Jed", Judd re-appears the next morning as a Sioux Indian chief. When the bank robbery is committed, one of the gang wears a costume similar to Jennifers, and suspicion is cast on him.Sheriff Simonson(Guy Oliver) arrives and arrests Jennifer, but Alice sees the bandits kidnap Susan, and she convinces the wooden-headed sheriff that he has arrested the wrong man. Jennifer joins the posse in pursuit of the fleeing gangsters.The ads, in London, carried a blurb from the Sunday Times reviewer in which he called the film..."Quite the funniest and brainest satire of American cowboy Wild West stuff I have ever seen..." "Ruggles of Red Gap" in 1935 probably knocked him for a loop.Quite-ho like.
No Limit (1931) as Ole Olsen
The Magnificent Lie (1931) as Elmer Graham
Men Without Women (1930) as Jenkins
Aboard the U.S. submarine S13 in the China seas, Chief Torpedoman Burke goes about his duties. In actuality, he is Quartermaine, the infamous former commander of the British ship Royal Scot, which was sunk by Germans with a Field Marshal aboard. Quartermaine had told his sweetheart that the Field Marshal would be aboard, not knowing that she was an informant for the enemy. When the S13 sinks, Burke takes charge when the commander, Ensign Price, is unable to command. Burke must keep his mates alive long enough on the bottom of the sea for rescuers to arrive.
Along Came Youth (1930) as Ambrose
Young Eagles (1930) as "Pudge" Higgins
Happy Days (1930) as Jig
Margie, singer on a showboat, decides to try her luck in New York inspite of being in love with the owners grandson. She is successful, but suddenly she hears that the showboat is in deep financial trouble, and she calls all the boats former stars to join in a big show to rescue it.
Love Among the Millionaires (1930) as Clicker Watson
Dangerous Nan McGrew (1930) as Eustace Macy
Only Saps Work (1930) as Oscar
Playboy of Paris (1930) as Paul
Dangerous Curves (1929) as First Rotarian
New Year's Eve (1929) as Landlady's son
The Cock-Eyed World (1929) as Buckley
This Thing Called Love (1929) as Fred
Speakeasy (1929) as Cy Williams
Newspaper staffer Alice Woods persuades the editor to allow her to chase a story, that of prizefight contender Martin, who is about to fight for the championship. However, he does not know that his manager is preparing to double-cross him.
The Exalted Flapper (1929) as Bimbo Mehaffey
Sweetie (1929) as Axel Bronstrup
Thru Different Eyes (1929) as Reporters
Mother Knows Best (1928) as Ben

Cast (short)

Hollywood Handicap (1938)
In this short film, a group of musician stable hands race a horse in the Hollywood Derby at Santa Anita race track.
Sunday Night at the Trocadero (1937)
In this short film, Reginald Denny introduces various singing and dancing acts.

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