Victor Potel


Biography

Victor Potel was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Potel kickstarted his acting career in various films such as "Bob Hampton of Placer" (1921), the Blanche Sweet dramatic adaptation "Anna Christie" (1923) and "The Law Forbids" (1924). He also appeared in "The Lodge in the Wilderness" (1926), the adaptation "The Virginian" (1929) with Gary Cooper and "The Bad One" (193...

Biography

Victor Potel was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Potel kickstarted his acting career in various films such as "Bob Hampton of Placer" (1921), the Blanche Sweet dramatic adaptation "Anna Christie" (1923) and "The Law Forbids" (1924). He also appeared in "The Lodge in the Wilderness" (1926), the adaptation "The Virginian" (1929) with Gary Cooper and "The Bad One" (1930). He continued to work steadily in film throughout the thirties, appearing in "Ten Cents a Dance" (1931), "The Purchase Price" (1932) and the Stuart Erwin comedic adaptation "Make Me a Star" (1932). He also appeared in "Inside Information" (1934). Toward the end of his career, he tackled roles in "O'Malley of the Mounted" (1936), "Western Gold" (1937) with Smith Ballew and the Dick Powell comedy "Christmas in July" (1940). He also appeared in the Bing Crosby musical "Birth of the Blues" (1941) and "Sullivan's Travels" (1942). Potel more recently acted in the comedy "The Egg and I" (1947) with Claudette Colbert. Potel passed away in March 1947 at the age of 58.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

The Big Chance (1933)
Dialogue Director
The Action Craver (1927)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Relentless (1948)
Friend
The Egg and I (1947)
Crowbar
Ramrod (1947)
Burch Nellice
The Millerson Case (1947)
Hank Nixon
The Devil Thumbs a Ride (1947)
Father
The Farmer's Daughter (1947)
Farmer
The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947)
Prof. Potelle
Calendar Girl (1947)
Swede
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947)
Speaker
The Glass Alibi (1946)
Gas attendant
The Return of Rusty (1946)
Gas station attendant
Heldorado (1946)
Station agent
Rhythm Round-up (1945)
Slim Jensen
A Medal for Benny (1945)
Pepster
Flame of Barbary Coast (1945)
Engineer
Strange Illusion (1945)
Mac, game warden
Captain Tugboat Annie (1945)
Swenson
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)
Newspaper editor
Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)
Progressive band leader
Can't Help Singing (1944)
Guide
Kansas City Kitty (1944)
Painter
The Great Moment (1944)
Patient
The Good Fellows (1943)
Branders
Girl Crazy (1943)
Station master
Edge of Darkness (1943)
The Sky's the Limit (1943)
Bartender
The More the Merrier (1943)
Cattleman
Sullivan's Travels (1942)
Cameraman
The Palm Beach Story (1942)
Mr. McKeewie
The Man in the Trunk (1942)
Deaf floor man
Las Vegas Nights--"The Last Frontier Town" (1941)
Birth of the Blues (1941)
Trumpet player in beer garden
Ride on Vaquero (1941)
Ole
The Big Store (1941)
Swedish father
Nothing But the Truth (1941)
Pedestrian
A Girl, a Guy and a Gob (1941)
The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)
Attendant
The Lady Eve (1941)
Steward
Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941)
Russian minister
The Lady from Cheyenne (1941)
Lem
Pot O' Gold (1941)
Olaf Svenson
Look Who's Laughing (1941)
Postman
Young Tom Edison (1940)
Mr. Tompkins
The Great McGinty (1940)
Cook
Enemy Agent (1940)
George
Christmas in July (1940)
Davenola salesman
Trail of the Vigilantes (1940)
Conductor
Li'l Abner (1940)
Fantastic Brown
Girl from God's Country (1940)
Jake
West of Carson City (1940)
Heavy
Hollywood Cavalcade (1939)
Counterman
Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence (1939)
Ranch hand
Let Freedom Ring (1939)
2nd Swede
Stand Up and Fight (1939)
Coachdriver
Rovin' Tumbleweeds (1939)
Zeke
Slightly Honorable (1939)
Proprietor
Blondie Brings Up Baby (1939)
Lars
The Housekeeper's Daughter (1939)
Suspect
The Girl of the Golden West (1938)
Stage coach driver
Swing Your Lady (1938)
Clem
Outside the Law (1938)
Steve Marcum
Renfrew on the Great White Trail (1938)
Parker
Small Town Boy (1937)
The towner
Two-Gun Law (1937)
Cassius
Western Gold (1937)
Jasper
Four Days' Wonder (1937)
Postman
Married Before Breakfast (1937)
White Bondage (1937)
Luke Stacey
God's Country and the Woman (1937)
Turpentine
Fury (1936)
Jorgeson
The Milky Way (1936)
The Music Goes 'Round (1936)
Garage attendant
Three Godfathers (1936)
"Buck Tooth"
Song of the Saddle (1936)
Little Casino
Yellow Dust (1936)
Jugger
The Broken Coin (1936)
O'Malley of the Mounted (1936)
Gabby
We Went to College (1936)
Boatman
Lady from Nowhere (1936)
Abner
Down to the Sea (1936)
Andy
Laughing at Trouble (1936)
Ben Parker
The Captain's Kid (1936)
Jake Hutchinson
Arizona Mahoney (1936)
Stagecoach helper
She Couldn't Take It (1935)
Farmer
Mississippi (1935)
Guest
The Cowboy and the Bandit (1935)
The Drunkard (1935)
Farmer
Hard Rock Harrigan (1935)
Oscar
Whispering Smith Speaks (1935)
Bill Prouty
Trail's End (1935)
Red
Big Boy Rides Again (1935)
Scarface
Last of the Clintons (1935)
Jed Clinton
The Girl Friend (1935)
Small town farmer
Waterfront Lady (1935)
Alex
Shipmates Forever (1935)
Loafer
Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)
Cowboy
Moonlight on the Prairie (1935)
Tall cowboy
Lady Tubbs (1935)
Slim
Men Without Names (1935)
Mr. Langley
Within the Rock (1935)
Jeff Thompson
Inside Information (1934)
Rice
Twisted Rails (1934)
Tom Watson
Thunder over Texas (1934)
Frontier Days (1934)
Hallelujah I'm a Bum (1933)
The General
Damaged Lives (1933)
Captain Jensen
Partners (1932)
[Deputy] Lem
The Purchase Price (1932)
Clyde
Make Me a Star (1932)
Fellow actor
Ten Cents a Dance (1931)
Smith
The Squaw Man (1931)
Andy
King of the Wild (1931)
The Virtuous Sin (1930)
Sentry
¬°De frente, marchen! (1930)
Adormidera
Call of the West (1930)
Trig Peters
Paradise Island (1930)
Swede
Doughboys (1930)
Svedenburg
The Bad One (1930)
Border Romance (1930)
Slim
The Virginian (1929)
Nebraskey
What Price Beauty (1928)
Lingerie (1928)
Slim and Handsome, Leroy's buddies
Melody of Love (1928)
The Gawk
The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come (1928)
Tom Turner, oldest son
Captain Swagger (1928)
Jean
Special Delivery (1927)
Nip, a detective
Uneasy Payments (1927)
Press agent
The Carnival Girl (1926)
"Slim"
The Lodge in the Wilderness (1926)
Goofus, the halfwit
Racing Romance (1926)
Morganson's Finish (1926)
Ole Jensen
Contraband (1925)
George Bogardus
Below the Line (1925)
"Cuckoo" Niles
Ten Days (1925)
Constable
The Law Forbids (1924)
Joel Andrews
Women Who Give (1924)
Ephraim Doolittle
A Self-Made Failure (1924)
Pokey Jones
A Lost Lady (1924)
Ivy Peters
Along Came Ruth (1924)
Oscar Sims
Refuge (1923)
Alphonse
Anna Christie (1923)
Itching Palms (1923)
The Village Dumbbell
Modern Matrimony (1923)
Junior Rutherford
The Meanest Man in the World (1923)
Lute Boon
Reno (1923)
McRae, The Detective
Tea--With a Kick (1923)
Bellboy 13
Penrod and Sam (1923)
Town drunkard
Quincy Adams Sawyer (1922)
Hiram Maxwell
The Loaded Door (1922)
Slim
Don't Write Letters (1922)
The Lover
I Can Explain (1922)
Will Potter
At the Sign of the Jack O'Lantern (1922)
The poet
A Tailor Made Man (1922)
Peter
Step On It (1922)
Noisy Johnson
One a Minute (1921)
Jingo Pitts
Lavender and Old Lace (1921)
Joe Pendleton
Bob Hampton of Placer (1921)
Willie McNeil
Water, Water Everywhere (1920)
Steve Brainard
The Heart of a Child (1920)
Charley Peastone
Mary's Ankle (1920)
Johnny Stokes
Billions (1920)
Pushkin
In Mizzoura (1919)
Dave
Captain Kidd, Jr. (1919)
Sam, a constable
The Amateur Adventuress (1919)
Gregory Charles Sentel
Full of Pep (1919)
Beanpole
The Petal on the Current (1919)
Skinny Flint
The Good-for-Nothing (1914)
Old clerk
A Dog on Business (1910)
Hank and Lank: Uninvited Guests (1910)
Hank and Lank Joyriding (1910)
Hank and Lank: They Get Wise to a New Scheme (1910)
Hank and Lank: They Dude Up Some (1910)
Hank and Lank (1910)
Hank and Lank: They Take a Rest (1910)
Hank and Lank: Life Savers (1910)
Hank and Lank: as Sandwich Men (1910)

Writer (Feature Film)

The Broken Coin (1936)
Cont and dial
Hot off the Press (1935)
Screenwriter
Million Dollar Haul (1935)
Screenwriter
Inside Information (1934)
Story

Cast (Short)

Wagon Wheels West (1943)

Life Events

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