Ned Sparks


Actor
Ned Sparks

About

Also Known As
Edward A Sparkman, Ned A. Sparks
Birth Place
Guelph, Ontario, CA
Born
November 19, 1883
Died
April 03, 1957

Biography

Ned Sparks was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Sparks kickstarted his acting career in various films such as "The Auction Block" (1926), "The Big Noise" (1928) and "The Canary Murder Case" (1929) with William Powell. He also appeared in the adaptation "Love Comes Along" (1930) with Bebe Daniels, "Double Cross Roads" (1930) and "The Devil's Holiday" (1930). He kept w...

Biography

Ned Sparks was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Sparks kickstarted his acting career in various films such as "The Auction Block" (1926), "The Big Noise" (1928) and "The Canary Murder Case" (1929) with William Powell. He also appeared in the adaptation "Love Comes Along" (1930) with Bebe Daniels, "Double Cross Roads" (1930) and "The Devil's Holiday" (1930). He kept working in film throughout the thirties, starring in the Sylvia Sidney dramatic adaptation "The Miracle Man" (1932), the Marion Davies action film "Operator 13" (1933) and the musical "Too Much Harmony" (1933) with Bing Crosby. He also appeared in the Warren William adaptation "Gold Diggers of 1933" (1933). Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in "Marie Galante" (1934), "Imitation of Life" (1934) with Claudette Colbert and the Paul Muni dramedy "Hi, Nellie!" (1934). He also appeared in the musical "George White's 1935 Scandals" (1935) with Alice Faye and the adaptation "Sweet Adeline" (1935) with Irene Dunne. Sparks more recently acted in "Magic Town" (1947). Sparks passed away in April 1957 at the age of 74.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Magic Town (1947)
Ike [Sloan]
Stage Door Canteen (1943)
For Beauty's Sake (1941)
Jonathan B. Sweet
The Star Maker (1939)
"Speed" King
Hawaii Calls (1938)
Strings
One in a Million (1937)
Danny Simpson
This Way Please (1937)
Inky Wells
Wake Up and Live (1937)
Steve Cluskey
The Bride Walks Out (1936)
Paul Dodson
Two's Company (1936)
Sweet Music (1935)
Ten Percent Nelson
Collegiate (1935)
"Scoop" Oakland [also known as "Bicarb"]
George White's 1935 Scandals (1935)
Elmer [Stubbins]
Sweet Adeline (1934)
Dan Herzig
Private Scandal (1934)
Riordan
Hi Nellie! (1934)
Shammy
Down to Their Last Yacht (1934)
Captain "Sunny Jim" Roberts
Imitation of Life (1934)
Elmer Smith
Marie Galante (1934)
Plosser
Servants' Entrance (1934)
Hjalmar Gnu
Sing and Like It (1934)
Toots
Lady for a Day (1933)
Happy [McGuire]
Going Hollywood (1933)
[Bert] Conroy
Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
Barney [Hopkins]
Too Much Harmony (1933)
Lem Spawn
Secrets (1933)
"Sunshine"
Alice in Wonderland (1933)
Caterpillar
42nd Street (1933)
[Thomas] Barry
Big City Blues (1932)
Mr. Stackhouse
The Crusader (1932)
Eddie Crane
Blessed Event (1932)
George Moxley
The Miracle Man (1932)
Harry Evans
Corsair (1931)
Slim
Kept Husbands (1931)
Hughie
The Secret Call (1931)
Bert Benedict
Iron Man (1931)
Riley
Leathernecking (1930)
Reynolds ("Sparks")
Love Comes Along (1930)
Happy
The Fall Guy (1930)
Dan Walsh
Double Cross Roads (1930)
Happy Max
Conspiracy (1930)
Winthrop Clavering
The Devil's Holiday (1930)
Charlie Thorne
Nothing But the Truth (1929)
Clarence Van Dyke
Street Girl (1929)
Happy Winter
Strange Cargo (1929)
First mate
The Canary Murder Case (1929)
Tony Skeel
On to Reno (1928)
Herbert Holmes
The Magnificent Flirt (1928)
Tim, an American in Paris
The Big Noise (1928)
William Howard
Alias the Lone Wolf (1927)
Phinuit
The Secret Studio (1927)
The Plumber
The Small Bachelor (1927)
J. Hamilton Beamish
Mike (1926)
Slinky
Oh, What a Night (1926)
"Slicky"
Money Talks (1926)
Lucius Fenton
When the Wife's Away (1926)
The Hidden Way (1926)
Mulligan
The Auction Block (1926)
Nat Saluson
Love's Blindness (1926)
Valet
Seven Keys to Baldpate (1925)
Bland
The Boomerang (1925)
Bert Hanks
Bright Lights (1925)
Barney Gallagher
His Supreme Moment (1925)
Adrian
Faint Perfume (1925)
Orrin Crumb
Soul Mates (1925)
Tancred's chauffeur
The Only Thing (1925)
Gibson
The Bond Boy (1922)
Cyrus Morgan
A Wide-Open Town (1922)
Si Ryan
Good References (1920)
Peter Stearns
In Search of a Sinner (1920)
Waiter
The Perfect Woman (1920)
Grimes, the anarchist
Nothing But the Truth (1920)
The Monocle Man
A Temperamental Wife (1919)
The Hotel Clerk
The Social Pirate (1919)
Harry Barnes
A Virtuous Vamp (1919)
Mr. Bell
Little Miss Brown (1915)
Night clerk

Life Events

1948

Retired from show business

Videos

Movie Clip

Blessed Event (1932) - The Devil In Southampton Columnist Moxley (Ned Sparks) returns from vacation to chew out his substitute (Lee Tracy as Alvin Roberts) for printing outrageous society gossip, Miss Stevens (Ruth Donnelly) steering clear, when the editor Miller (Walter Walker) arrives with a surprise ruling, in director Roy Del Ruth’s Blessed Event, 1932, from Warner Bros.
Lady For A Day (1933) - In Your Own Vernacular We’ve just met Guy Kibbee as “Judge” Blake, engaged in a pool hustle (Irving Bacon the dupe) when Shakespeare (Nat Pendleton) arrives, representing Dave the Dude (Warren William), to recruit him as a stand-in husband for dolled-up Apple Annie (May Robson), with Ned Sparks as Happy and Glenda Farrell as Missouri, in Frank Capra’s Lady For A Day, 1933, from a Damon Runyon story.
Lady For A Day (1933) - She Thinks I'm In High Society Dave (Warren William) and crew (Ned Sparks, Nat Pendleton) drop in on Annie (May Robson) who's in a panic over her daughter's visit, in Frank Capra's Lady For A Day, 1933.
Bride Walks Out, The (1936) - Unfair To Chorus Girls Part-time model Carolyn (Barbara Stanwyck) has just caved and married striving Michael (Gene Raymond), pal Ned Sparks their witness, when he slugs a cop (Edgar Deering), resulting in their meeting bon vivant Hugh (Robert Young) in court, in RKO's The Bride Walks Out, 1936.
Bride Walks Out, The (1936) - Just Enough Model Carolyn (Barbara Stanwyck) is not pleased when suitor Michael (Gene Raymond), scamming the management, visits her at work to propose again, Ned Sparks his sidekick, in The Bride Walks Out, 1936. kick, in The Bride Walks Out, 1936.
42nd Street (1933) -- It's The Tight Shoes Guy Kibbee is Dillon the financier, swooning over Broadway diva star Dorothy (Bebe Daniels) at a party in her apartment, Ginger Rogers (as "Anytime Annie") with the best line, in 42nd Street, 1933.
Magic Town (1947) - Hunting For That Shortcut First scene for top-billed James Stewart as “Rip” Smith, independent Manhattan opinion pollster whose radical business model is failing, with assistants (Ned Sparks, Donald Meek) and his big shot office building neighbor (Selmer Jackson) dangling a job offer, in Magic Town, 1947, from producer Robert Riskin’s story and screenplay.
Magic Town (1947) - Evils Of The Modern Era Newcomer pollster “Rip” Smith (James Stewart), with sidekick (Ned Sparks), claiming they’re just insurance salesmen, intervenes on the town council meeting where he’s overheard Mary (Jane Wyman) advocating for big changes, which could ruin what he believes is the ideal sample American town, in Magic Town, 1947.
Imitation Of Life (1934) - The Pancake Queen At the 10th anniversary party for her pancake-mix empire, Claudette Colbert as Bea has noted the arrival of handsome Warren William as Archer, as it turns out induced to attend by her wiseacre marketing genius Elmer (Ned Sparks), in Imitation Of Life, 1934, from the Fannie Hurst novel.

Bibliography