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Also Known As: Died: September 23, 1971
Born: September 12, 1894 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Louisville, Kentucky, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Paradise Alley (1962) as
Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962) as Sultan-auctioneer
Professor Fergusson plans to make aviation history by making his way across Africa by balloon. He plans to claim uncharted territories in West Africa as proof of his inventions worth.
Down Among the Sheltering Palms (1953) as King Jilouili
Two Army officers stationed in the South Pacific find romance in this idyllic setting.
Bride of Vengeance (1949) as Beppo
The Kissing Bandit (1949) as General [Felipe] Torro
A timid young man is forced to follow in his father's footsteps as a notorious masked bandit.
Fun and Fancy Free (1947) as Voice of Willie the Giant
Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen introduces Bongo, a unicycling circus bear, and Mickey and the Beanstalk.
Trouble Chasers (1945) as Billy Gilbert
Anchors Aweigh (1945) as Café manager
A pair of sailors on leave try to help a movie extra become a singing star.
Three of a Kind (1944) as Billy Gilbert
Ever Since Venus (1944) as Tiny Lewis
Crazy Knights (1944) as Billy Gilbert
Crazy House (1943) as [Sid Drake] Stone
Shantytown (1943) as Papa Ferrelli
Spotlight Scandals (1943) as By himself
Always a Bridesmaid (1943) as Nick
Song of the Islands (1942) as Palola's father
A cattle baron''''s son falls for the daughter of a South Seas businessman.
Valley of the Sun (1942) as Justice of the peace
A government spy goes after a crooked Indian agent in Arizona.
Arabian Nights (1942) as Ahmad
Half-brothers vie for an Arabian throne and the love of a beautiful storyteller.
Mr. Wise Guy (1942) as Knobby
A group of delinquents tries to clear a man framed for a gangster''''s murder.
Sleepytime Gal (1942) as Chef Popodopolis
Week-End in Havana (1941) as Arbolado
A ship company employee, Jay Williams (John Payne), is sent to Florida where one of the company cruise ships is stuck on a reef off of the coast. He obtains waivers from all of the passengers with the exception of Nan Spencer (Alice Faye), a department store salesgirl who wants her vacation NOW, not later. Jay is instructed to take Nan to Havana and set her up in the best hotel and keep her entertained. She visits a night club where the star attraction is Rosita Rivas (Carmen Miranda), and meets Rosita's worthless manager, Monte Blanca (Cesar Romero), who makes a play for her. Trouble also comes in the form of Jay's fiancee, Terry McCracken (Cobina Wright Jr.), when a romance develops between Nan and Jay.
One Night in Lisbon (1941) as Popopopoulos
Model Wife (1941) as Dominick
New Wine (1941) as Poldi
Angels with Broken Wings (1941) as Billy Wilson
Reaching for the Sun (1941) as Amos
The Great Dictator (1941) as Herring
A Jewish barber takes the place of a war-hungry dictator.
Queen of the Mob (1940) as Caterer
A Night at Earl Carroll's (1940) as Machinist's mate
Scatterbrain (1940) as Hoffman
No, No Nanette (1940) as Styles
Sandy Is a Lady (1940) as Billy Pepino
A Little Bit of Heaven (1940) as Tony
Seven Sinners (1940) as Tony
A South Seas temptress sets her sights on a U.S. Navy officer.
The Villain Still Pursued Her (1940) as Announcer
Women in War (1940) as Pierre
Safari (1940) as Mondehare
Sing, Dance, Plenty Hot (1940) as Hector Bates
Cross-Country Romance (1940) as Orestes
A runaway heiress hides in a doctor''''s trailer for a rollicking trip to San Francisco.
Lucky Partners (1940) as Charles
Two strangers who share a sweepstakes ticket take it on the lam.
His Girl Friday (1940) as Joe Pettibone
An unscrupulous editor plots to keep his star reporter-and ex-wife-from re-marrying.
Tin Pan Alley (1940) as Sheik
Songwriters Calhoun and Harrigan get Katie and Lily Blane to introduce a new one. Lily goes to England, and Katy joins her after the boys give a new song to Nora Bayes. All are reunited when the boys, now in the army, show up in England.
Million Dollar Legs (1939) as Dick Schultz
At Middleton College, controlled by rich donor Melton, only paying sports are allowed. But Freddie Frye, conniving student body president, has to get a letter in some sport to win back his girl Susie; he schemes to revive crew boat racing. Sinking boats, no money, and his own waistline stand in his way. Can they win the big race with State University?
The Underpup (1939) as Tolio
Forged Passport (1939) as Nick Mendoza
Destry Rides Again (1939) as Loupgerou
A deputy who''''s sworn not to shoot again takes on a corrupt town boss and a sultry saloon singer.
Rio (1939) as Manuelo
The Star Maker (1939) as Steel worker
The Girl Downstairs (1938) as Garage proprietor
A European playboy falls for his maid.
Joy of Living (1938) as Cafe owner
A Broadway musical star falls for an eccentric millionaire.
Army Girl (1938) as Cantina Pete
Breaking the Ice (1938) as Mr. Small
Maid's Night Out (1938) as Popolopolis
A wealthy boy masquerading as a milkman falls for an heiress he thinks is a maid.
Happy Landing (1938) as Counter man
The Bride's Fair in a small Norwegian village is interrupted by the forced landing of Jimmy Hall (Don Ameche) and Duke Sargent (Cesar Romero), two Americans lost - really, really lost - while flying from New York to Paris. Jimmy is the manager of Duke, a publicity-seeking band leader. An old superstition points to Duke as the appointed husband-to-be (not likely) of Trudy Ericksen (Sonja Henie), daughter of villager Herr Ericksen (Jean Hersholt). Duke, however, has an understanding with Flo Kelly (Ethel Merman) back in the states, and leaves for Paris. Trudy follows him to New York, only to find he has left for Florida with Flo. Jimmy takes Trudy skating in Central Park, falls in love with her and is so impressed that he gets her a contract to skate professionally. Duke hears of her success and flies back and begins a series of romantic entanglements.
Block-Heads (1938) as Mr. Gilbert
Chaos erupts when a man tries to help an old war buddy.
Mr. Doodle Kicks Off (1938) as Professor Dimitri "Minnie" Minorous
A millionaire will stop at nothing to turn his son into a star athlete.
Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus (1938) as Mr. Boggs
My Lucky Star (1938) as Nick
The son (Romero) of a department store owner enrolls the store's sports clerk (Henie) at a university to use her as an advertisement for their fashion department. She falls for a teacher (Greene) and gets expelled.
We're on the Jury (1937) as Ephram Allen
A jury member sets out to prove a murder defendant innocent.
Espionage (1937) as Turk
Rival reporters fight off spies while vying to interview a munitions tycoon.
China Passage (1937) as Bartender
Murder and jewel theft plague a China-bound steamer.
Sea Devils (1937) as Cop [Billy]
A feud between Coast Guardsmen heats up when one falls for the other's daughter.
The Toast of New York (1937) as Photographer
A 19th century con artist rises from medicine shows to Wall Street.
Rosalie (1937) as Oloff
A West Point cadet falls for a European princess.
Fight for Your Lady (1937) as Boris
A wrestling promoter helps an opera singer with his love life.
The Life of the Party (1937) as Dr. Molnac
A young girl tries to escape the suitors her mother has picked for her.
One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937) as Garage owner
An unemployed musician's daughter fights to find him a new job.
She's Got Everything (1937) as Chaffee
A penniless heiress goes to work as secretary to a stuffed shirt.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) as Voice of Sneezy
From the old fairy tale, a jealous queen attempts to get rid of her beautiful step-daughter, Snow White, who takes refuge with seven dwarfs in their forest home. The queen changes into a witch and tempts Snow White with a poisoned apple which puts her into an everlasting sleep, until a prince finds her in a glass coffin and awakens her with Love's First Kiss.
Captains Courageous (1937) as Soda jerk
A spoiled rich boy is lost at sea and rescued by a fishing boat, where hard work and responsibility help him become a man.
Music for Madame (1937) as Krause
An opera star trying to make it big in Hollywood gets mixed up with jewel thieves.
The Firefly (1937) as Innkeeper
A Spanish spy masquerades as a singer to sabotage Napoleon's forces.
Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937) as George Papaloopas
Backstage problems jeopardize a Broadway musical.
The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1937) as Charley
A former lowlife adopts a child to help him go straight.
On the Avenue (1937) as Joe Papaloupas
A new Broadway show starring Gary Blake shamelessly lampoons the rich Carraway family. To get her own back, daughter Mimi sets out to ensnare Blake, but the courtship is soon for real, to the annoyance of his co-star, hoofing chanteuese Mona Merrick.
Maytime (1937) as Drunk man in crowd
An opera star's manager tries to stop her romance with a penniless singer.
Live, Love and Learn (1937) as Newsboy
A bohemian artist and a society girl try to adjust to marriage.
When You're in Love (1937) as Jose
An Australian opera singer hires a husband so she can work in the U.S.
The Man Who Found Himself (1937) as Fat hobo
A determined nurse puts a cocky surgeon back on track.
Pepper (1936) as Man eating sandwich
Young Pepper Jolly enters the life of sour old millionaire John Wilkes. She convinces him to take her gang to Coney Island and prevents his daughter from marrying a phony aristocrat.
Parole! (1936) as Shop keeper
Give Us This Night (1936) as Leader of claque
Three of a Kind (1936) as The tailor
Grand Jury (1936) as Otto
A small town man mounts a civic crusade to bring a local gang of racketeers to justice.
Early to Bed (1936) as Burger
Love on the Run (1936) as Maitre d'
Rival newsmen get mixed up with a runaway heiress and a ring of spies.
Love on a Bet (1936) as Policeman
A man bets he can make a cross-country trip with no money.
Kelly the Second (1936) as Fur trader
A feisty Irish woman turns a truck driver into a championship boxer.
The Bride Walks Out (1936) as Donovan
A model weds a struggling engineer then has her own struggles with domesticity.
Night Waitress (1936) as Torre
A girl just out of prison gets mixed up in murder at the restaurant where she works.
The Devil-Doll (1936) as Butler
A Devil's Island escapee shrinks murderous slaves and sells them to his victims as dolls.
One Rainy Afternoon (1936) as
Actor Philippe Martin and his married date Yvonne plan to neck in a darkened cinema, but he gets the wrong seat and mistakenly kisses lovely Monique, a publisher's daughter. An absurd scandal results; to protect Yvonne, Philippe insists that he was simply overcome by Monique's beauty. This naturally intrigues Monique...but her nominal fiancée feels differently. French bureaucracy is broadly satirized.
The Big Game (1936) as Fisher
A quarterback stands against gangsters out to control the college sports scene.
Poor Little Rich Girl (1936) as Waiter
A lost rich girl takes up with a pair of musical performers.
Sutter's Gold (1936) as General Ramos
My American Wife (1936) as French chef
F-Man (1936) as
Sutter's Gold (1936) as General Vallejo
Dangerous Waters (1936) as Carlos
The First Baby (1936) as Italian in park
By the time daughter (Deane) and son-in-low (Downs) have their second child the mother-in-law (Gateson) learns not to be so domineering.
Curly Top (1935) as The Cook
A wealthy man adopts two orphaned sisters.
Millions in the Air (1935) as Escape artist
Here Comes the Band (1935) as Sneezer
A songwriters takes on the corrupt publisher who stole his music.
A Night at the Opera (1935) as Orchestra leader
Three zanies turn an operatic performance into chaos in their efforts to promote their protege''''s romance with the leading lady.
Mad Love (1935) as Frenchman
A mad doctor grafts the hands of a murderer on to a concert pianist's wrists.
Coronado (1935) as Singing waiter
The Night Is Young (1935) as
A European nobleman falls for a ballerina.
The Merry Widow (1934) as Fat lackey
A prince from a small kingdom courts a wealthy widow to keep her money in the country.
Cockeyed Cavaliers (1934) as Innkeeper
Two nitwits are mistaken for the king''''s physicians in medieval England.
Evelyn Prentice (1934) as Barney
A criminal lawyer's wife faces blackmail when she has an affair.
Eight Girls in a Boat (1934) as Pickle's father
In an exclusive Swiss school for young girls, Crista Storm (Dorothy Wilson) discovers she is going to have a baby, and keeps the secret from everyone but her lover, David Perrin (Douglass Montgomery), a young medical student. Having been in the private school most of her life, she can't confide in her father (Walter Connolly) whom she hardly knows and, while he wishes to but can't afford to marry her, David can't get the approval of his father.
This Day and Age (1933) as Manager of nightclub
Made on Broadway (1933) as Commissioner Allesandro
A public relations man tries to keep the mayor out of trouble.
Million Dollar Legs (1932) as Secretary of the Interior
A small country decides to enter the Olympic Games to raise money for their soon to be bankrupt home.
Prosperity (1932) as Driver
Feuding mothers almost wreck their children's marriage.
Skyscraper Souls (1932) as Ticket agent
A ruthless financier will stop at nothing to control a 100-story office building.
Pack Up Your Troubles (1932) as Mr. Hathaway
Two World War I veterans try help a comrade''''s orphaned daughter find her family.
First Aid (1931) as Jenkins
Chinatown After Dark (1931) as Horatio Dooley
Noisy Neighbors (1929) as Three sons
Dynamite Allen (1921) as "Simp" Hallett

Writer (feature film)

Comrades (1928) as Story

Film Production - Main (feature film)

One Frightened Night (1935) as Props
An eccentric millionaire, unable to locate his only granddaughter, decides to divide his estate among a group of people less close to him: his niece and nephew, his attorney, his doctor, and his housekeeper. But complications and murder arise when two different women turn up, claiming to be the granddaughter.
Hypnotized (1932) as Props

Cast (special)

Everything Happens to Me (1961) as Pop Mason
The pilot film for "The Joey Bishop Show" (1961 version). The misadventures of Joey Mason, a Hollywood press agent. In the pilot episode, Danny's plans for a Hollywood TV special run afoul when Joey takes charge--and almost blows the deal.
Jack and the Beanstalk (1956) as Poopledoop
A musical adaptation of the classic children's story about a poor farm boy named Jack who trades the family cow for some magic beans -- and his adventures when he climbs a stalk that grows from the beans.

Director (short)

Rhapsody In Brew (1933)
In this comedic short, The Schmaltz Brothers buy a beer garden that turns out to be a bad investment.
Keg O' My Heart (1933)
In this comedic short, a case of mistaken identity ensues after pub owners are thrown into a panic when the police announce that a censor will be sent over.
Rainbow Island (1917)
After finding a note in a floating bottle, a young man sets off to rescue the heroine from a tribe of cannibals in this silent short film.
Move On (1917)
This short silent comedy focuses on a police officer who gets involved in a crap game.

Cast (short)

Hollywood Goes to Town (1938)
Thousands of stars and fans gather in Hollywood for the world premiere of "Marie Antoinette" (1938) in this promotional short film.
Once Over Lightly (1938)
This short film spoofs college musicals, a genre popular during the 1930s.
Swing Fever (1937)
A Jewish, Princeton-educated, multilingual catcher for the Boston Red Sox with a closely-guarded private life, the enigmatic Moe Berg was already a man of mystery when, in 1944, the US government's wartime intelligence agency enlisted his services. His mission: go behind enemy lines in Europe to ass
Violets in Spring (1936)
In this musical short film, a janitor at a carpet sweeping company gets a couple of employees to fall in love.
Nurse to You! (1935)
In this comedic short, Charley Chase is told he has only six months to live, so he decides to make the most of it.
Another Wild Idea (1934)
In this comedic short film, a man invents a ray machine to fulfill all of his wishes and tries to use it to get rid of his daughter''''s boyfriend.
Roamin' Vandals (1934)
In this comedic short, Patsy Kelly angers a local sheriff whom wrecks havoc with the sideshow she performs in.
Soup and Fish (1934)
In this short film, comedic duo Patsy Kelly and Thelma Todd crash a high society party and have trouble fitting in.
Maid in Hollywood (1934)
Like a true friend, Patsy Kelly helps Thelma Todd land a screen test but this time her help isn''''t needed in this comedic short.
The Cracked Iceman (1934)
A man finds that he got more than he bargained for when he takes a job as a kindergarten teacher.
Apples To You! (1934)
A burlesque theater director is enlisted to help a failing opera house in this short musical comedy.
Music in Your Hair (1934)
In this short film, two neighbors disapprove of their children being together until they perform at a speakeasy.
The Rummy (1933)
After an illiterate man loses his taxi driving job, he applies for to the "help wanted" ad at a local taxidermist in this comedic short.
Rhapsody In Brew (1933)
In this comedic short, The Schmaltz Brothers buy a beer garden that turns out to be a bad investment.
Maids a la Mode (1933)
In this comedic short, Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts find themselves in a jam when they get caught by their boss at a party.
Forgotten Babies (1933)
While the rest of his friends go fishing, a boy gets stuck babysitting in this short film.
One Track MInds (1933)
In this short film, comedic duo Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts head to Hollywood with dreams of stardom... little do they know that the man with the power to make it happen is on the train!
Luncheon at Twelve (1933)
In this comedic short, a man thinks he has gotten a job as an interior decorator but instead his new job is a house painter.
Call Her Sausage (1933)
In this short film, a taxicab driver hopes to open a new delicatessen despite his friend''''s incompetence.
Keg O' My Heart (1933)
In this comedic short, a case of mistaken identity ensues after pub owners are thrown into a panic when the police announce that a censor will be sent over.
Asleep in the Feet (1933)
In this short film, comedic duo Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts try their hand at being charitable by working at a dance club to raise money for a friend.
Taxi Barons (1933)
In this comedic short, a pair of taxi drivers get in trouble with the law and disguise themselves as royalty to escape.
Wreckety Wrecks (1933)
Two taxi drivers run over a dummy, but mistake it for a real person in this comedic short film.
Fallen Arches (1933)
In this comedic short, an employee at an office takes his boss at his word and takes a literal "hike" to L.A.
Bring 'Em Back a Wife (1933)
In this short film, a taxi cab driver must prove he''''s married or he''''ll lose his job.
The Bargain of the Century (1933)
In this comedic short, Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts find themselves in a jam when they become the cause of a police officer losing his job.
Strictly Unreliable (1932)
In this comedic short, Thelma Todd has gotten her big break in a vaudeville act but friend ZaSu Pitts steals the show.
Hot Spot (1932)
In this comedic short film, two taxi drivers accidently get involved with a jealous husband and his wife.
You're Telling Me (1932)
In this comedic short, two college students take up a friend''''s invitation to stay with him in the city.
Sneak Easily (1932)
A juror accidentally swallows a piece of evidence which just happens to be a time bomb in this comedic short.
The Music Box (1932)
Two men running a moving company have to get a large piano up a daunting flight of stairs in this comedic short film.
Taxi for Two (1932)
A pair of taxi drivers create multiple accidents with their taxi in this comedic short.
In Walked Charley (1932)
In this comedic short, a travel agent finds himself in a situation where he has to humor an apparent lunatic.
Red Noses (1932)
In this short film, comedic duo Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts get sent to a spa while recovering from being sick.
First in War (1932)
Charley Chase gets mixed up in a revolution in this short comedy.
What Price Taxi (1932)
Two taxi drivers are bullied by a rival cab driver in this comedic short.
The Nickel Nurser (1932)
In this comedic short, a millionaire hires an efficiency expert to get his daughter in line.
Free Eats (1932)
A gang of children help capture a gang of thieves in this short film.
Sealskins (1932)
In this short film, an aspiring journalist and her friend follow a lead for a stolen royal seal when they should be working on their attention to detail.
The Tabasco Kid (1932)
In this comedic short film, a man must defend a ranch from an infamous bandit in order to impress his boss'''' daughter.
Young Ironsides (1932)
In this short spoof of "Old Ironsides" (1926), Charley Chase is hired by a rich family to stop their daughter from entering a beauty contest.
Strange Innertube (1932)
In this comedic short, recent graduates from a taxi driving school find themselves involved with a gang of jewel smugglers.
Dogs is Dogs (1931)
In this comedic short, two children are forced to live with their cruel stepmother.
The Pajama Party (1931)
In this short film, a society matron insists that Zasu Pitts and Thelma Todd spend the evening at her mansion after running their car off the road.
One Good Turn (1931)
Two vagrants try to repay the kindly old lady who helped them in this comedic short.
Catch as Catch Can (1931)
In this comedic short, a hotel phone operator finds love with a wrestler with a little matchmaking help from a friend.
The Hasty Marriage (1931)
An unemployed man falls in love with a streetcar conductor''''s daughter in this short comedy.
The Panic Is On (1931)
In this comedic short, Charley Chase attempts to score a job to impress his girlfriend''''s father.
The Happy Hottentots (1930)
In this short film, two desperate singers take a job as the singing act in a movie theater between shows, but soon regret their decision. Vitaphone Release 4393.
Catalina, Here I Come (1927)
In this short film, employees at a cafe come into conflict on the day of a swimming contest.
Fiddlesticks (1927)
A man will do anything to be a musician, but it takes a junk collector to discover his hidden talents in this silent short comedy.
The Pride Of Pikeville (1927)
An unlikely Lothario finds himself pursued by many beautiful ladies in this silent short film.
Smith's Pony (1927)
A family gets into a series of troubles when they visit San Francisco in this silent short film.
Ice Cold Cocos (1926)
Two men impersonate ice-delivery men in a suburban town in this silent short comedy.
A Harem Knight (1926)
A harem girl is rescued by a U. S. Navy officer in this silent short film.
Water Wagons (1925)
Two rival captains prepare for a boat race in this silent short comedy.
Ten Dollars or Ten Days (1924)
Two employees at a department store are charged with a robbery and potential murder in this silent short comedy.
His Bitter Pill (1916)
A big-hearted sheriff competes with a city slicker for the love of a girl in this silent short comedy.
Wife and Auto Trouble (1916)
A mild-mannered man's problems with his domineering wife and mother-in-law lead to complications with the law in this silent short comedy.
Mabel's Dramatic Career (1913)
After jilting his kitchen maid girlfriend, a man is startled to see her onscreen at the local cinema in this short film.
The Speed Kings (1913)
A father attempts to thwart a woman''''s romantic infatuation with a race car driver in this silent short film.

Writer (short)

Once Over Lightly (1938)
This short film spoofs college musicals, a genre popular during the 1930s.

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