Russell Hopton


Russell Hopton

Biography

Russell Hopton was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Early on in his acting career, Hopton landed roles in various films, including "Ella Cinders" (1926) with Colleen Moore, "Min and Bill" (1930) and "College Lovers" (1930). He also appeared in "Dance, Fools, Dance" (1931), the dramatic adaptation "Street Scene" (1931) with Sylvia Sidney and "Blonde Crazy" (1931). He ...

Biography

Russell Hopton was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Early on in his acting career, Hopton landed roles in various films, including "Ella Cinders" (1926) with Colleen Moore, "Min and Bill" (1930) and "College Lovers" (1930). He also appeared in "Dance, Fools, Dance" (1931), the dramatic adaptation "Street Scene" (1931) with Sylvia Sidney and "Blonde Crazy" (1931). He continued to act in productions like "Lady Killer" (1933), the Edward G Robinson comedy "The Little Giant" (1933) and "One Year Later" (1933). He also appeared in "Men in White" (1934). Nearing the end of his career, he continued to act in the western "Valley of Wanted Men" (1935) with Frankie Darro, "Below the Deadline" (1936) and the Harry Carey comedy "The Last Outlaw" (1936). He also appeared in the drama "Beware of Ladies" (1937) with Donald Cook. Hopton was most recently credited in "Rio Shannon" (ABC, 1992-93). Hopton passed away in April 1945 at the age of 45.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

The Falcon in Mexico (1944)
Dialogue Director
Song of the Trail (1936)
Director
Black Gold (1936)
Director
Laughter in Hell (1933)
Dialogue Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Betrayal from the East (1945)
Zombies on Broadway (1945)
Benny
West of the Pecos (1945)
Jeff Stinger
Johnny Angel (1945)
Reporter
Youth Runs Wild (1944)
Dickens
A Night of Adventure (1944)
Benny Sarto
Argentine Nights (1940)
On the Spot (1940)
The Quarterback (1940)
Man in car with Bill
Made for Each Other (1939)
Collins
Mutiny in the Big House (1939)
Frankie
The Saint Strikes Back (1939)
Harry Donnell
Torture Ship (1939)
Harry
The Renegade Trail (1939)
Smoky [Bob] Joslin
Crime Takes a Holiday (1938)
Jerry Clayton
Letter of Introduction (1938)
Process server
Big City (1937)
Buddy
Angel's Holiday (1937)
Gus
One Mile from Heaven (1937)
Peter Brindell
We Who Are About to Die (1937)
"Mac" MacAndrews
Idol of the Crowds (1937)
Kelly
High, Wide and Handsome (1937)
Thompson
A Son Comes Home (1936)
Reporter
The Last Outlaw (1936)
Sheriff Arthur Billings
With Love and Kisses (1936)
Flash Henderson
Beware of Ladies (1936)
Randy Randall
Below the Deadline (1936)
Terry Mulvaney
Rose of the Rancho (1936)
Stranger, Frisco
Sutter's Gold (1936)
Crazed sailor
Charlie Chan in Shanghai (1935)
"G" man
Times Square Lady (1935)
Editor Brennan
School for Girls (1935)
Buck Keegar
'G' Men (1935)
Gerard
Star of Midnight (1935)
Tommy Tennant
The Headline Woman (1935)
Craig
Wings in the Dark (1935)
Jake Brashear
Frisco Waterfront (1935)
Eddie
Death from a Distance (1935)
Lieutenant Ted Mallory
Cheers of the Crowd (1935)
Lee Adams
False Pretenses (1935)
Pat Brennan
Northern Frontier (1935)
Duke Milford
Valley of Wanted Men (1935)
Kelly Dillon
Circus Shadows (1935)
A dip
Car 99 (1935)
Operator Harper
Men in White (1934)
[Dr.] Pete [Bradley]
Born to Be Bad (1934)
Steve Karns
Half a Sinner (1934)
"Slim" Sullivan
I Sell Anything (1934)
Smiley [Thompson]
He Was Her Man (1934)
Monk
Desirable (1934)
Chet
Good Dame (1934)
"Spats" [Edwards]
Back Page (1934)
Brice Regal
Successful Failure (1934)
Phil
The World Accuses (1934)
Hugh Collins
Take the Stand (1934)
Bill Hamilton
Secret of the Blue Room (1933)
Max
I'm No Angel (1933)
The barker
Destination Unknown (1933)
Georgie
Curtain at Eight (1933)
Terry Mooney
Lady Killer (1933)
Smiley
Elmer the Great (1933)
Whitey
One Year Later (1933)
Tony Richards
The Little Giant (1933)
Al Daniels
Fast Companions (1932)
Tom Brown of Culver (1932)
Legion doctor
The Big Timer (1932)
Sullivan
The Drifter (1932)
"Montana"
Air Mail (1932)
"Dizzy" Wilkins
Radio Patrol (1932)
Pat Bourke
Night World (1932)
Klauss
Discarded Lovers (1932)
Bob Adair
Law and Order (1932)
Luther Johnson
Once in a Lifetime (1932)
Jerry Hyland
The Famous Ferguson Case (1932)
Rusty Callahan
Back Street (1932)
Secretary
The Man Who Played God (1932)
Reporter
Dance, Fools, Dance (1931)
Whitey
Star Witness (1931)
Deputy Thorpe
Arrowsmith (1931)
Terry Wickett
Reckless Living (1931)
Kid Regan
Street Scene (1931)
Steve Sankey
The Miracle Woman (1931)
Bill Welford
Remote Control (1930)
Frank
Call of the Flesh (1930)
Enrique
Min and Bill (1930)
Alec
College Lovers (1930)
Eddie Smith
Ella Cinders (1926)

Film Production - Lighting/Electrical (Feature Film)

In the Best Interest of the Children (1992)
Lighting Technician

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

Rio Shannon (1993)
Gaffer

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Little Giant, The (1933) - Make Out Like You Don't Know Me Snubbed at their Santa Monica hotel, pursuing the straight life, mob boss Bugs (Edward G. Robinson) and pal Al (Russell Hopton) make a plan, soon meeting snooty Polly (Helen Vinson), in Roy Del Ruth's crime comedy The Little Giant, 1933.
Star Of Midnight (1935) - I Never Bit A Dog In My Life Star William Powell as lawyer and amateur detective Clay Dalzell is introduced, as friend Tim (Leslie Fenton) talks about his disappeared fianceè, butler Swayne (Gene Lockhart) offers booze, and gal pal Donna (Ginger Rogers) arrives, Russell Hopton on the phone, in the RKO Thin Man lookalike, Star Of Midnight, 1935.
Zombies On Broadway (1945) - Are You A Zombie? We first meet Sheldon Leonard as gangster turned impresario Ace, then the stars, his press agents, Wally Brown and tubbier Alan Carney as Jerry and Mike, the RKO riposte to Abbott And Costello, in Gangsters On Broadway, 1945, with Bela Lugosi and Anne Jeffreys.
Little Giant, The (1933) - The Noble Experiment Following news of the election of FDR, mobster Bugs Ahearn (Edward G. Robinson) dismisses his crew and splits with pal Al (Russell Hopton), planning his future in the Warner Bros. gangster-goes-straight comedy The Little Giant, 1933.
I'm No Angel (1933) - Sister Honky Tonk Following some buildup the first appearance of the star and screenwriter Mae West (as dancer and some-time lion tamer "Tira"), the song by Harvey Brooks, Gladys Du Bois and Ben Ellison, from Paramount's I'm No Angel, 1933.
Star Witness (1931) - White LIvered Puppy! Jackie (Edward Nugent), his family under police witness protection, chats with Thorpe (Russell Hopton) and gets ripped by civil-war veteran Grandpa (Chic Sale) in Star Witness, 1931, from an original screenplay by Lucien Hubbard.

Bibliography