Irving Bacon


Actor
Irving Bacon

About

Birth Place
St Joseph, Missouri, USA
Born
September 06, 1893
Died
February 05, 1965

Biography

Irving Bacon was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Bacon's early acting career consisted of roles in various films, such as "California Or Bust" (1927), "The Goodbye Kiss" (1928) and "The Saturday Night Kid" (1929). He also appeared in the William Powell drama "Street of Chance" (1930), "Branded Men" (1931) and "Alias the Bad Man" (1931). His passion for acting contin...

Biography

Irving Bacon was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Bacon's early acting career consisted of roles in various films, such as "California Or Bust" (1927), "The Goodbye Kiss" (1928) and "The Saturday Night Kid" (1929). He also appeared in the William Powell drama "Street of Chance" (1930), "Branded Men" (1931) and "Alias the Bad Man" (1931). His passion for acting continued to his roles in projects like "Lucky Night" (1939), "Tail Spin" (1939) and "Torchy Runs For Mayor" (1939). He also appeared in "Blondie Takes a Vacation" (1939) with Penny Singleton. In the latter part of his career, he continued to act in the Roy Rogers musical "King of the Cowboys" (1943), the western "In Old Oklahoma" (1943) with John Wayne and the Randolph Scott western "The Desperadoes" (1943). He also appeared in the James Cagney dramedy "Johnny Come Lately" (1943) and the mystery "Shadow of a Doubt" (1943) with Teresa Wright. Bacon last acted in the Joel McCrea western "Fort Massacre" (1958). Bacon passed away in February 1965 at the age of 72.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Fort Massacre (1958)
Charlie
Ambush at Cimarron Pass (1958)
Judge Stanfield
Hidden Guns (1956)
Doc Carter
Dakota Incident (1956)
Tully Morgan
At Gunpoint (1955)
Al Ferguson
Run for Cover (1955)
Scotty
A Star Is Born (1954)
Graves, manservant
Duffy of San Quentin (1954)
Doc
Black Horse Canyon (1954)
Doc [Spain]
The Glenn Miller Story (1954)
Mr. Miller
Ma and Pa Kettle at Home (1954)
Mr. [John] Maddocks
Sweethearts on Parade (1953)
Sheriff Doolittle
Kansas Pacific (1953)
Casey
Fort Ti (1953)
Sgt. Monday Wash
Devil's Canyon (1953)
Abby's guard
O. Henry's Full House (1952)
Ebenezer Dorset
Room for One More (1952)
Mayor
Rose of Cimarron (1952)
Sheriff
Here Comes the Groom (1951)
Baines
Honeychile (1951)
Abner
Katie Did It (1951)
Conductor
Desert of Lost Men (1951)
Sheriff Skeeter Davis
Cause for Alarm! (1951)
Mr. Carston, postman
Emergency Wedding (1950)
Filbert
Sons of New Mexico (1950)
Chris Dobbs
Never a Dull Moment (1950)
Tunk Johnson
Born to Be Bad (1950)
Jewelry salesman
Dear Wife (1950)
Mike man
The Happy Years (1950)
Mr. Conover
Riding High (1950)
Hamburger man
Mr. Music (1950)
Benson, jewelry clerk
The Big Cat (1949)
Matt [Cooper]
Woman in Hiding (1949)
Link
The Green Promise (1949)
Julius Larkins
Manhandled (1949)
Sgt. Fayle
John Loves Mary (1949)
Beachwood
Down Memory Lane (1949)
Family Honeymoon (1949)
Mr. Webb
It's a Great Feeling (1949)
Information clerk
Night unto Night (1949)
Real estate agent
Dynamite (1949)
Jake
Albuquerque (1948)
Dave Walton
Moonrise (1948)
Judd Jenkins
Words and Music (1948)
Real estate man
High Wall (1948)
Gas station attendant
Good Sam (1948)
Tramp
The Velvet Touch (1948)
Albert
State of the Union (1948)
Buck Swenson
Adventures in Silverado (1948)
Jake Willis
Rocky (1948)
Bert Hillman
Dear Ruth (1947)
Delivery man
My Brother Talks to Horses (1947)
Mr. Piper
Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
Pierre
Saddle Pals (1947)
Thaddeus Bellweather
The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer (1947)
Melvin
Wake Up and Dream (1946)
Toll gate attendant
Night Train to Memphis (1946)
Rainbow
One Way to Love (1945)
Kayden
Guest Wife (1945)
Nosey character
Patrick the Great (1945)
Mr. Merney
Hitchhike to Happiness (1945)
Dennis Colby
Roughly Speaking (1945)
Music shop customer
Spellbound (1945)
Railway gateman
Week-End at the Waldorf (1945)
Sam Skelly
Out of This World (1945)
Irving Krunk
The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)
Tom
Under Western Skies (1945)
Sheriff [James Whitcolm Wyatt]
Heavenly Days (1944)
Butler
Chip Off the Old Block (1944)
Prof. Frost
The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944)
Missionary
Can't Help Singing (1944)
Barber
A Guy Named Joe (1944)
Corporal
Since You Went Away (1944)
Bartender
Wing and a Prayer (1944)
Scissors
Pin Up Girl (1944)
Window cleaner
Week-End Pass (1944)
Sheriff [Todd]
Her Primitive Man (1944)
Mr. Smith
Casanova Brown (1944)
Hotel manager
Footlight Glamour (1943)
Mr. Crum
Dixie Dugan (1943)
Mr. Kelly
A Stranger in Town (1943)
Orrin Todds
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Station master
What a Woman! (1943)
Newsman
In Old Oklahoma (1943)
Ben, telegraph operator
The Desperadoes (1943)
Dan Walters
It's a Great Life (1943)
Mailman
Girl Crazy (1943)
Reception clerk
This Is the Army (1943)
Waiter
My Kingdom for a Cook (1943)
Sheriff
The Good Fellows (1943)
"Gas" man
Action in the North Atlantic (1943)
Bartender
The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (1943)
Ticket agent
Gung Ho! (1943)
Waiter
Happy Go Lucky (1943)
Reporter
Follow the Band (1943)
Peterson
Top Man (1943)
Principal
Mister Big (1943)
Jimmy
King of the Cowboys (1943)
Alf Cluckus
Hers to Hold (1943)
Doctor Bacon
Two Weeks to Live (1943)
Gimpel
Star Spangled Rhythm (1943)
New Hampshire farmer, "Old Glory" number
Johnny Come Lately (1943)
Chief of police
So's Your Uncle (1943)
Dempster
Young America (1942)
Bart Munson
Holiday Inn (1942)
Gus
The Bashful Bachelor (1942)
Sheriff
Blondie's Blessed Event (1942)
Mr. Crumb
Get Hep to Love (1942)
Mr. Hardwicke
Footlight Serenade (1942)
Porter
Blondie for Victory (1942)
Mr. Crumb
The Spoilers (1942)
They Died with Their Boots On (1942)
Salesman
The Great Man's Lady (1942)
Parson
Lady in a Jam (1942)
Motel proprietor
Remember the Day (1942)
Cecil
Daring Young Man (1942)
Crumb
Freckles Comes Home (1942)
Constable Weaver
Thru Different Eyes (1942)
Stu Johnson
Between Us Girls (1942)
Soda clerk
Pardon My Sarong (1942)
Proprietor
Sweetheart of the Fleet (1942)
Standish
Meet John Doe (1941)
Beany
Accent on Love (1941)
Mr. Smedley
Too Many Blondes (1941)
Twitchell
Caught in the Draft (1941)
Cogswell
Cadet Girl (1941)
Trainman
Blondie in Society (1941)
Mailman
Blondie Goes Latin (1941)
Mailman
It Started with Eve (1941)
Raven
Henry Aldrich for President (1941)
Mr. McCloskey
Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941)
The soda jerk
Barnacle Bill (1941)
Deckhand
Tobacco Road (1941)
Teller
Ride on Vaquero (1941)
Baldy
Million Dollar Baby (1941)
Income tax man
Our Wife (1941)
Doorman
Western Union (1941)
Barber
Back Street (1941)
Skeet
A Girl, a Guy and a Gob (1941)
Mr. Merney
Skylark (1941)
Ferryman
The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance (1941)
Projectionist
Great Guns (1941)
Postman
Michael Shayne, Private Detective (1941)
Fisherman
The Wild Man of Borneo (1941)
Coachman
Moon Over Her Shoulder (1941)
Taxi driver
Blondie Has Servant Trouble (1940)
Mailman
Gold Rush Maisie (1940)
Harry Gilpin
Love, Honor, and Oh-Baby! (1940)
Taxi driver
The Man Who Wouldn't Talk (1940)
Paul Gilli
Blondie on a Budget (1940)
Mailman
Young People (1940)
Otis
Jennie (1940)
Real estate broker
Lillian Russell (1940)
Soldier
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Roy
Sailor's Lady (1940)
Storekeeper
Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940)
Bar attendant
You Can't Fool Your Wife (1940)
Lippincott
Flight Command (1940)
Taxi driver
On Their Own (1940)
Tucker
The Doctor Takes A Wife (1940)
Gas station attendant
Brother Rat and a Baby (1940)
Hospital official
The Return of Frank James (1940)
Bystander
Star Dust (1940)
Clerk
Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940)
Becker
She Couldn't Say No (1940)
Abner
Dreaming Out Loud (1940)
Wes Stillman
Manhattan Heartbeat (1940)
Sweeney
Blondie Plays Cupid (1940)
Mailman
Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence (1939)
Sheriff [Clem Diggers]
Rio (1939)
'Mushy'
Torchy Runs for Mayor (1939)
Hogarth Wardrobe
Blondie Takes a Vacation (1939)
Mailman
Lucky Night (1939)
Conductor
The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt (1939)
Big cop
I Stole a Million (1939)
Simpson
The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939)
Clerk
The Lady's from Kentucky (1939)
Information clerk
Gone With the Wind (1939)
The Corporal
Inside Story (1939)
Gas station attendant
The Arizona Wildcat (1939)
Jailor
Invisible Stripes (1939)
Personnel director
They Made Me a Criminal (1939)
Speed
Boy Slaves (1939)
Store clerk
You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939)
Man
Spirit of Culver (1939)
Clerk
On Your Toes (1939)
Stage manager
Bachelor Mother (1939)
Hollywood Cavalcade (1939)
Clerk
The Housekeeper's Daughter (1939)
Woodbury
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939)
Tad
Blondie Meets the Boss (1939)
Mailman #1
Second Fiddle (1939)
Justice of the peace
News Is Made at Night (1939)
Mike, the fingerprinter
Blondie Brings Up Baby (1939)
Mailman
Tail Spin (1939)
Storekeeper
At the Circus (1939)
Telephone operator
Pack Up Your Troubles (1939)
Man with Cowan
Indianapolis Speedway (1939)
Fred Haskill
Big Town Czar (1939)
Real estate man
Nancy Drew... Reporter (1939)
Tracy
The Oklahoma Kid (1939)
Hotel clerk
Too Busy to Work (1939)
Gilligan
Sing You Sinners (1938)
Lecturer
Tip-Off Girls (1938)
Sam
The Chaser (1938)
Harvey
Exposed (1938)
Process server
There Goes My Heart (1938)
Mr. Dobbs
The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938)
Prisoner, harmonica player
Strange Faces (1938)
Passport Husband (1938)
Counter man
Racket Busters (1938)
Counter man
Man-Proof (1938)
Drug clerk
City Girl (1938)
Porter
The Mad Miss Manton (1938)
Mr. Spangler
Mr. Moto's Gamble (1938)
Sheriff
Spawn of the North (1938)
Cannery official
Professor Beware (1938)
You Can't Take It with You (1938)
Henry
Sweethearts (1938)
Assistant director
The Texans (1938)
Private Collins
Blondie (1938)
Mailman
Swing Your Lady (1938)
Photographer
College Swing (1938)
Spring Madness (1938)
Assistant passenger agent
Kentucky Moonshine (1938)
Hotel clerk
The Amazing Doctor Clitterhouse (1938)
Jury foreman
The Sisters (1938)
Robert Forbes
Up the River (1938)
Phil
Every Day's a Holiday (1938)
The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)
Mr. Smith's secretary
Tropic Holiday (1938)
Sol Grunnion
The First Hundred Years (1938)
Wilkins
Midnight Intruder (1938)
Evans
Internes Can't Take Money (1937)
Jeff
Big Town Girl (1937)
Gas station attendant
True Confession (1937)
The coroner
Dangerous Number (1937)
Policeman
Big City (1937)
Jim Sloane
They Gave Him a Gun (1937)
Tall soldier
It's Love I'm After (1937)
Elevator man
Seventh Heaven (1937)
Young soldier
Merry-Go-Round of 1938 (1937)
Organist
Angel's Holiday (1937)
Fingerprint expert
Marry the Girl (1937)
Happy Elmer
Topper (1937)
Desk clerk
Sing and Be Happy (1937)
Palmer
A Star Is Born (1937)
Station agent
Exclusive (1937)
Dr. Boomgarten
Hopalong Cassidy Returns (1936)
Peg Leg Holden
Let's Make a Million (1936)
Jerry
Petticoat Fever (1936)
Carl
Murder with Pictures (1936)
Keough
Wives Never Know (1936)
Dr. Mumford
Earthworm Tractors (1936)
Taxicab driver
Three Cheers for Love (1936)
Rider
Arizona Mahoney (1936)
Smoky
Rhythm on the Range (1936)
Announcer
Pepper (1936)
Fireworks salesman
A Son Comes Home (1936)
Hamburger stand proprietor
Nobody's Fool (1936)
Chauffeur
To Mary--With Love (1936)
Chauffeur
San Francisco (1936)
The Singing Kid (1936)
Driver
The Texas Rangers (1936)
David's father
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
Frank
The Music Goes 'Round (1936)
Stuttering man
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936)
Mailman
Valiant Is the Word for Carrie (1936)
Drug store clerk
Forgotten Faces (1936)
Pretty
The Big Broadcast of 1937 (1936)
Property man
Timothy's Quest (1936)
Henry
Hollywood Boulevard (1936)
Gus, bartender
Lady Be Careful (1936)
Happy
Drift Fence (1936)
Windy Watkins
Ship Cafe (1935)
Slim
Manhattan Moon (1935)
Hot dog man
Hitch Hike Lady (1935)
Simpson
It's a Great Life! (1935)
Slim
I'll Love You Always (1935)
Theater manager
Here Comes Cookie (1935)
Thompson
Murder Man (1935)
Merry-go-round man
Goin' to Town (1935)
Buck's cowboy
The Wanderer of the Wasteland (1935)
First bartender
Redheads on Parade (1935)
Entwistle
She Couldn't Take It (1935)
Man at toll gate
Going Highbrow (1935)
Clerk
Diamond Jim (1935)
Passenger
The Affair of Susan (1935)
Spieler
Men Without Names (1935)
Town character
Mary Jane's Pa (1935)
Clerk
Welcome Home (1935)
Cornelius
The Glass Key (1935)
Waiter
Bright Lights (1935)
Airport attendant
Powdersmoke Range (1935)
Gun store proprietor
The Virginia Judge (1935)
Gus Skinner, Props. garage
Private Worlds (1935)
McLean
West of the Pecos (1935)
Court
Bad Boy (1935)
Butcher
Man of Iron (1935)
Jake
Millions in the Air (1935)
Perkins
Two Fisted (1935)
Briggs
It's a Small World (1935)
Cal
No Ransom (1934)
Heinie
Miss Fane's Baby Is Stolen (1934)
Joel Prentiss
The Pursuit of Happiness (1934)
Bijah
Hat, Coat, and Glove (1934)
Coat salesman
Ready for Love (1934)
Milkman
The House of Mystery (1934)
Inspector Ned Pickens
George White's Scandals (1934)
Hick
Broadway Bill (1934)
Hot dog stand owner
Eight Girls in a Boat (1934)
Messenger
Now I'll Tell (1934)
Attendant
Babbitt (1934)
Bartender
Six of a Kind (1934)
Clerk at Phillipsburg hotel
Friends of Mr. Sweeney (1934)
Hat attendant
It Happened One Night (1934)
Station attendant
Merry Wives of Reno (1934)
Cook
You Belong to Me (1934)
Stage manager
The Hell Cat (1934)
Regan
Private Detective 62 (1933)
Cab driver
Ann Vickers (1933)
Waiter
Double Harness (1933)
Crab vendor
Central Airport (1933)
Weatherman
Hello, Everybody! (1933)
Lilly Turner (1933)
Earle Yokum
Big Executive (1933)
Storekeeper
Lady for a Day (1933)
Pool hall dupe
Lone Cowboy (1933)
Zeke
Shadows of Sing Sing (1933)
Highbrow
File 113 (1932)
Lagors, his partner
No One Man (1932)
License clerk
He Learned About Women (1932)
If I Had a Million (1932)
Charlie Smithers
Central Park (1932)
Oscar
Million Dollar Legs (1932)
Secretary of the Navy
This Is the Night (1932)
Reynolds ("Sparks")
Branded Men (1931)
Ramrod
Alias--The Bad Man (1931)
Simpson
Street of Chance (1930)
Harry
Half-way to Heaven (1929)
Slim
Side Street (1929)
Slim
The Saturday Night Kid (1929)
McGonigle, sales manager
Two Sisters (1929)
Chumley
The Good-Bye Kiss (1928)
Colonel von Stein
The Head Man (1928)
The mayor
California or Bust (1927)
Wade Rexton

Make-Up (Feature Film)

The Tattered Dress (1957)
Makeup

Cast (Short)

Star in the Night (1945)
Matchmaking Mama (1929)
The Best Man (1928)
Broke in China (1927)
The Golf Nut (1927)
Smith's Pony (1927)
Smith's Picnic (1926)
A Rainy Knight (1925)
Super-Hooper-Dyne Lizzies (1925)

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Million Dollar Legs (1932) - The Usual Oath Of Allegiance Hugh Herbert the ringleading secretary of treasury, Billy Gilbert sneezing, Vernon Dent, Teddy Hart, Irving Bacon also in the cabinet, as W.C. Fields, of course the President, asserts his dominance, in the nutso Paramount comedy in Million Dollar Legs, 1932, from producer Herman J. Mankiewicz, from a story by his brother Joseph L.
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.
Gold Rush Maisie (1940) - Plenty Of Tears Ann Sothern (title character) is leaving town, from the diner where Harry (Irving Bacon) is sharing the big news, one customer (Henry Roquemore) leaving as another (Eddie Gribbon) arrives, and young Jubie (Virginia Weidler) appears seeking aid, in Gold Rush Maisie, 1940, the third in the MGM series.
O. Henry's Full House (1952) - The Ransom Of Red Chief Droll Alabamians Kathleen Freeman and Irving Bacon are little moved when their son (Lee Aaker) is kidnapped by bumbling Yankee interlopers Sam Brown (Fred Allen) and William Smith (Oscar Levant), who hope to turn a quick profit, Howard Hawks directing, in the literary anthology O. Henry’s Full House, 1952.
Kansas Pacific (1953) - Just An Ordinary Fight Kansas, 1860, Sterling Hayden as undercover U.S. Army officer Nelson has just arrived to oversee railroad construction when he meets Reed Hadley as Quantrill (About twice the age the historic figure lived to become), who in fact is an agent for the incipient Confederacy, joining in fisticuffs as civic duty, his new associate Barton MacLane arriving, Harry Shannon, Eve Miller and Irving Bacon in support, in Allied Artists’ Kansas Pacific, 1953.
Oklahoma Kid, The (1939) - Feel The Air? In Oklahoma, 1893, eve of the Cherokee Strip Land Run, James Cagney appears, an as-yet un-named and unaffiliated cowboy, introducing himself to Rosemary Lane, daughter of the judge (Donald Crisp), annoying Ned (Harvey Stephens) then tangling with the innkeeper (Irving Bacon), early in the Warner Bros. Western The Oklahoma Kid, 1939.
Grapes Of Wrath, The (1940) - Open, Homicide John Ford and Darryl F. Zanuck delivering the John Steinbeck novel with full force, opening credits and Henry Fonda appears in the dust bowl as Tom Joad, just tolerating a supercilious trucker (Irving Bacon), in the Best Picture-winning The Grapes Of Wrath, 1940.
His Girl Friday (1940) -- Don't Get Poetic Editor and ex-husband Walter (Cary Grant) is angling to get ex-wife and star reporter Hildy (Rosalind Russell) to put off her honeymoon with Bruce (Ralph Bellamy) and come back to cover the hot murder trial, early in Howard Hawks' His Girl Friday, 1940.
You Can't Take It With You (1938) - Buy Yourself Some Mousetraps After a tense encounter with his disapproving family at a fancy restaurant, Tony (James Stewart) teases his stenographer and fianceè Alice (Jean Arthur, still sporting a sign from an earlier mishap), setting off a new crisis, in Frank Capra's You Can't Take It With You, 1938.
Born To Be Bad (1950) -- You Make Her Sound So Mercenary Christabel (Joan Fontaine), growing ever more sneaky and selfish, arrives in a rush to help wealthy Curtis (Zachary Scott) select an engagement gift for her hostess and supposed friend, in Nicholas Ray's Born To Be Bad, 1950.
Meet John Doe (1941) - The Greed, The Lust, The Hate, The Fear Staff-slashing editor Connell (James Gleason) doesn’t know that Ann (Barbara Stanwyck), whom he fired the day before, invented “John Doe,” whose suicidal letter she featured in her final column, and she offers a blinding pitch to launch the stunt and win back her job, in Frank Capra’s Meet John Doe, 1941.
Week-end At The Waldorf (1945) - Nice Fox Hole Briefly Lana Turner's first appearance as pool stenographer Bunny, with crooked financier Edley (Edward Arnold), who is recognized by world-weary correspondent Collyer (Walter Pidgeon, his first scene), passing through town in MGM's Week-end At The Waldorf, 1945, with Ginger Rogers and Van Johnson.

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