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Edgar Dearing

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Edgar Dearing (May 4, 1893 – August 17, 1974) was an American actor who became heavily type cast as a motorcycle cop in Hollywood films. Born in 1893, Dearing started in silent comedy shorts for Hal Roach, including several with Laurel and Hardy, notably in their classic Two Tars, probably his best ever screen role. He later had supporting roles in several of their features for 20th Century Fox in the 1940s. Dearing continued in his familiar persona until the early 1950s, when he appeared in many film and television westerns, usually as a sheriff. One of his guest roles was on the syndicated television series, The Range Rider, starring Jock Mahoney and Dick Jones. He was still active in films and television until he retired in the early 1960s; he died from lung cancer.

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May 4, 1893 In Ceres, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie On the Front Page 1926-11-28
Latest Project:
Movie The Big Parade of Comedy 1964-09-02
Known For
Poster of The Twilight Zone
Poster of The Rifleman
Poster of Cavalcade of America
Poster of Man or Mouse
Movie The Big Parade of Comedy Unknown 1964-09-02
Series The Tall Man Unknown 1960-09-10
Movie Pollyanna Mr. Gorman 1960-05-19
Series Thriller Unknown 1960-09-13
Movie No Name on the Bullet Charlie - Chess Player (uncredited) 1959-02-01
Series The Twilight Zone First Resurrected Man 1959-10-02
Series The Rifleman Unknown 1958-09-30
Movie The Golden Age of Comedy Unknown 1957-12-26
Series State Trooper Unknown 1956-09-25
Series Sergeant Preston of the Yukon Unknown 1955-09-29
Series Buffalo Bill, Jr. Unknown 1955-03-01
Series Public Defender Unknown 1954-03-11
Series I'm the Law Unknown 1953-02-13
Movie It Came from Outer Space Sam, a hobo (uncredited) 1953-06-05
Series Hopalong Cassidy Unknown 1952-09-19
Series Cavalcade of America Unknown 1952-10-01
Movie Ridin' the Outlaw Trail Pop Willard 1951-02-23
Movie Silver Canyon Colonel Middler 1951-06-19
Series The Adventures of Boston Blackie Unknown 1951-09-08
Movie Pecos River Henry Mahoney 1951-12-15
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie Fancy Pants Mr. Jones 1950-07-19
Movie The Good Humor Man Desk Sergeant (uncredited) 1950-03-24
Movie Union Station Unknown 1950-10-04
Movie Raiders of Tomahawk Creek Randolph Dike 1950-09-30
Movie Hunt the Man Down Deputy in Hall (uncredited) 1950-12-26
Movie Sorrowful Jones Police Lt. Ed Mitchell (uncredited) 1949-07-04
Movie Man or Mouse Hercules Jones 1948-01-15
Movie The Bishop's Wife Policeman 1947-12-25
Movie Magic Town Questioning Grandview Citizen (uncredited) 1947-10-07
Movie Christmas Eve Police Sergeant (uncredited) 1947-10-31
Movie Where There's Life Desk Sergeant (uncredited) 1947-11-21
Movie Up Goes Maisie Motorcycle Cop (Uncredited) 1946-02-01
Movie Nocturne Policeman with Injured Susan 1946-10-29
Movie Midnight Manhunt Police Desk Sergeant (Uncredited) 1945-07-27
Movie Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood Al - First Studio Cop 1945-10-05
Movie Her Lucky Night Casey 1945-02-09
Movie Road to Utopia Official Policeman (uncredited) 1945-11-01
Movie Don't Fence Me In Chief of Police 1945-10-20
Movie Scarlet Street Policeman (uncredited) 1945-12-25
Movie Make Your Own Bed Sergeant 1944-06-10
Movie Seven Doors to Death Claude Burns 1944-08-16
Movie And the Angels Sing Man (uncredited) 1944-04-25
Movie In Society Policeman in Taxi Garage (uncredited) 1944-08-16
Movie The Mark of the Whistler Bank Guard (uncredited) 1944-10-09
Movie Strange Affair Motorcycle Officer (Uncredited) 1944-10-05
Movie The Hard Way Policeman at Hospital (Uncredited) 1943-01-13
Movie Don Winslow of the Coast Guard C.P.O. Ben Cobb 1943-04-06
Movie Swing Shift Maisie Radio Policeman (Uncredited) 1943-10-01
Movie Fired Wife Sullivan 1943-09-04
Movie Princess O'Rourke Policeman at White House (uncredited) 1943-10-23
Movie A Gentleman After Dark Joe 1942-04-16
Movie My Favorite Blonde Joe - Policeman 1942-04-02
Movie Miss Annie Rooney Policeman 1942-05-29
Movie My Favorite Spy Police Sergeant in Bumped Car 1942-06-12
Movie Apache Trail Marshal (uncredited) 1942-09-01
Movie The Affairs of Martha Motorcycle Cop (uncredited) 1942-06-21
Movie A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob Policeman (uncredited) 1941-03-14
Movie Caught in the Draft Recruiting Sergeant 1941-07-04
Movie Maisie Was a Lady Motorcycle Policeman (Uncredited) 1941-01-10
Movie Remember the Day Detective 1941-12-25
Movie Niagara Falls State Trooper 1941-10-17
Movie Hold That Ghost Irondome (uncredited) 1941-08-08
Movie Buck Benny Rides Again Police Officer 1940-05-31
Movie Sailor's Lady Chief Master-of-Arms 1940-07-05
Movie Edison, the Man Policeman 1940-05-10
Movie Florian Cop 1940-06-05
Movie Primrose Path Motorcycle Policeman (uncredited) 1940-03-22
Movie Broadway Melody of 1940 Policeman (uncredited) 1940-02-09
Movie Little Orvie Policeman 1940-03-11
Movie And One Was Beautiful Higgins 1940-04-05
Movie The Doctor Takes a Wife Motorcycle Cop 1940-04-25
Movie Cross-Country Romance Ed Sweeney 1940-07-12
Movie Knute Rockne All American Doc - Knute's Friend at Kansas City Airport (uncredited) 1940-10-05
Movie American Spoken Here Mike Fink (uncredited) 1940-11-30
Movie Go West Bill - Train Engineer (uncredited) 1940-12-06
Movie We Who Are Young 1st Motorcycle Policeman (uncredited) 1940-07-19
Movie No Time for Comedy Sweeny (uncredited) 1940-09-14
Movie One Night in the Tropics Cop with Black Eye (uncredited) 1940-11-15
Movie Wyoming Capt. Evans 1940-09-13
Movie Wildcat Bus Policeman Giving Ticket 1940-08-23
Movie When the Daltons Rode Sheriff 1940-08-23
Movie Lucky Partners Desk Sergeant 1940-08-02
Movie Twelve Crowded Hours Second Bartender 1939-02-23
Movie Made for Each Other Mounted Policeman 1939-02-10
Movie King of the Underworld First Policeman (uncredited) 1939-01-14
Movie Rose of Washington Square Lieutenant (uncredited) 1939-05-05
Movie Four Girls in White Motorcycle Cop Going to Accident 1939-01-27
Movie Honolulu Jailer 1939-02-03
Movie Blondie Meets the Boss Officer McGuire (uncredited) 1939-03-08
Movie Nick Carter, Master Detective Harbor Patrol Sgt. Denny 1939-12-13
Movie It's a Wonderful World Actor as 'Captain Flagg' (uncredited) 1939-05-19
Movie Dust Be My Destiny Second Railroad Cop (uncredited) 1939-09-16
Movie A Child Is Born Police Sergeant (uncredited) 1939-12-07
Movie Torchy Blane.. Playing with Dynamite Jim Simmons 1939-08-12
Movie The Gracie Allen Murder Case Motorcycle Officer Corrigan 1939-06-02
Movie Thunder Afloat Petty Officer (uncredited) 1939-09-15
Movie Hold That Kiss Policeman 1938-05-13
Movie Love Is a Headache Detective 'Pinch' Reardon (uncredited) 1938-01-14
Movie The Chaser Policeman at End 1938-07-29
Movie The First Hundred Years Policeman giving ticket (uncredited) 1938-03-12
Movie Hard to Get Eddie (uncredited) 1938-11-05
Movie You Can't Take It with You Bill - Plainclothes Policeman (uncredited) 1938-09-01
Movie Spring Madness Policeman 1938-11-11
Movie Blondie Policeman at Hotel (uncredited) 1938-11-30
Movie Listen, Darling Motorcycle Policeman (uncredited) 1938-10-21
Movie Midnight Taxi Officer Murray 1937-04-04
Movie Love Is News Motorcycle Officer (as Ed Deering) 1937-02-26
Movie You Only Live Once State Trooper Firing Machine Gun (uncredited) 1937-01-23
Movie Dangerous Number Policeman 1937-01-22
Movie They Gave Him a Gun Sgt. Meadowlark 1937-05-07
Movie Married Before Breakfast Police Sergeant 1937-06-18
Movie It Happened in Hollywood Joe Stevens 1937-09-07
Movie The Awful Truth Motor Cop (uncredited) 1937-10-20
Movie Big City Tom Reilley 1937-09-03
Movie Border Flight Smugglers' Pilot 1936-05-29
Movie All Business House Detective 1936-02-14
Movie Bunker Bean Policeman 1936-06-26
Movie Down the Ribber Unknown 1936-03-27
Movie Back to Nature Motorcycle Officer 1936-08-14
Movie Hollywood Boulevard Motorcycle Cop (uncredited) 1936-08-20
Movie That Girl From Paris Ship's Purser (uncredited) 1936-12-31
Movie The Nitwits Police Officer Barney Riley 1935-06-07
Movie Stolen Harmony Motorcycle Cop (uncredited) 1935-04-20
Movie A Quiet Fourth Unknown 1935-08-08
Movie She Couldn't Take It Precint 5 Policeman 1935-10-08
Movie The Rainmakers Kelly 1935-10-25
Movie If You Could Only Cook Motorcycle Cop (uncredited) 1935-12-30
Movie Cleopatra Convict (as Ed Deering) 1934-10-05
Movie The Nuisance Policeman at Streetcar (uncredited) 1933-06-03
Movie Eskimo Constable Balk (uncredited) 1933-11-14
Movie The Midnight Patrol Policeman (uncredited) 1933-08-03
Movie Million Dollar Legs Train Official (uncredited) 1932-07-08
Movie Horse Feathers Speakeasy Bartender (uncredited) 1932-08-19
Movie Next Door Neighbors Cop 1931-01-28
Movie Consolation Marriage Mulligan - a Policeman (uncredited) 1931-11-21
Movie Her Man Marine (uncredited) 1930-01-01
Movie Free and Easy Officer 1930-03-22
Movie Abraham Lincoln Armstrong 1930-08-25
Movie Clunked on the Corner Cop 1929-01-06
Movie A Pair of Tights Policeman 1929-02-03
Movie The Mighty Doughboy 1929-11-16
Movie Flight Football Coach 1929-09-14
Movie Came the Dawn Unknown 1928-03-03
Movie Limousine Love Motorcycle cop 1928-04-13
Movie Why Girls Love Sailors Amorous Sailor 1927-07-17
Movie Call of the Cuckoo Guest 1927-10-15
Movie On the Front Page Motorcycle Cop (uncredited) 1926-11-28