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Ralph Dunn

Ralph Dunn was an American film, television, and stage actor. Dunn was born in Titusville, Pennsylvania and spent early years living with relatives in Canton, Illinois. Dunn's father was a veterinarian for the U.S. Army during WWI, and his mother was an actress. Dunn was enrolled briefly at the University of Pennsylvania, but left after one day to join a Vaudeville troupe. Ralph Dunn used his burly body and rich, theatrical voice to good effect in hundreds of minor feature-film roles and supporting appearances in two-reel comedies. He came to Hollywood during the early talkie era, beginning his film career with 1932's The Crowd Roars. A large man with a withering glare, Dunn was an ideal "opposite" for short, bumbling comedians. A frequent visitor to the Columbia short subjects unit, Dunn showed up in the Three Stooges comedies Mummy's Dummies, as well as Who Done It? and its remake, For Crimin' Out Loud Dunn kept busy into the 1960s, appearing in such TV series as Kitty Foyle, and Norby and such films as Black Like Me.


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Born:
May 23, 1900 In Titusville, Pennsylvania, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
150
First Appeared:
In the movie The Crowd Roars 1932-04-16
Latest Project:
Movie Arsenic & Old Lace 1962-02-05
Known For
Poster of Mummy's Dummies
Poster of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Poster of Laura
Poster of His Girl Friday
Filmography
Movie Arsenic & Old Lace Lt. Rooney 1962-02-05
Movie The Devil To Pay The Furnace Man 1960-11-09
Movie The Pajama Game Myron Hasler 1957-08-29
Movie For Crimin' Out Loud Baddie 1956-05-03
Series Norby Mr. Rudge 1955-01-05
Series Summer Playhouse Unknown 1954-07-06
Movie Sentence of Death Sergeant MacReynolds 1953-08-17
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Series Robert Montgomery Presents Unknown 1950-01-30
Movie The Secret Fury Police Sergeant McCafferty 1950-02-21
Movie Singing Guns Traveler 1950-02-28
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie No Way Out Sam (uncredited) 1950-08-16
Movie Miss Mink of 1949 Mr. McKelvey 1949-02-11
Movie Homicide Department of Employment Clerk 1949-04-02
Movie Who Done It? Leader of Phantom Gang 1949-03-03
Movie The Lost Tribe Capt. Rawlins 1949-04-19
Movie Mr. Soft Touch Tollgate Policeman (Uncredited) 1949-07-28
Movie Train to Alcatraz U.S. Marshal Mark Stevens 1948-06-28
Movie Jinx Money Jake 'Cold Deck' Shapiro 1948-06-27
Movie The Treasure of the Sierra Madre Flophouse Bum (uncredited) 1948-01-15
Movie Canon City Convict Blacksmith 1948-06-30
Series Studio One Sergeant MacReynolds 1948-11-07
Movie Lady at Midnight Al Garrity 1948-08-15
Movie Incident Bugs 1948-10-30
Movie Mummy's Dummies Rhadames 1948-11-04
Movie The Golden Eye Jim. Driscoll 1948-08-29
Movie Buck Privates Come Home Ed - Guard on Midget Car (uncredited) 1947-04-04
Movie Undercover Maisie Cop (Uncredited) 1947-03-01
Movie Three on a Ticket Inspector Pete Rafferty 1947-04-04
Movie Too Many Winners Detective Peter Rafferty 1947-05-24
Movie Deep Valley Deputy 1947-07-30
Movie Dragnet Unknown 1947-08-16
Movie News Hounds 'Dutch' Miller 1947-08-13
Movie Deadline at Dawn Captain Dill 1946-03-18
Movie From This Day Forward Bailiff 1946-03-02
Movie Genius at Work Lt. Gilley 1946-10-20
Movie Little Giant Passenger in Lower Berth #6 (uncredited) 1946-02-22
Movie Larceny in Her Heart Det. Sgt. Pete Rafferty 1946-05-20
Movie Lady in the Lake Sergeant (Uncredited) 1946-12-19
Movie Nobody Lives Forever Ben, Watchman / Henchman (uncredited) 1946-11-01
Movie Lady Chaser Brady 1946-11-25
Movie The Strange Woman Lumberjack 1946-10-25
Movie Circumstantial Evidence Cleary, the Cop 1945-04-20
Movie Escape in the Fog Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited) 1945-04-05
Movie Phantoms, Inc. Detective Lester 1945-06-09
Movie The Falcon in San Francisco Arresting Policeman 1945-07-20
Movie Senorita from the West Man (uncredited) 1945-10-12
Movie Scarlet Street First Policeman in Park (uncredited) 1945-12-25
Movie Anchors Aweigh Hollywood Bowl Cop (uncredited) 1945-08-13
Movie Dark Mountain Chief Sanford 1944-09-01
Movie In Society Policeman at Pottery Shop (uncredited) 1944-08-16
Movie Trial by Trigger MacIntosh 'Mac' 1944-05-27
Movie Up in Mabel's Room Air Raid Warden (uncredited) 1944-09-12
Movie The Whistler Cop at Car Accident (Uncredited) 1944-03-30
Movie Strange Affair Mike McCafferty (Uncredited) 1944-10-05
Movie Hollywood Canteen Studio Gate Guard (uncredited) 1944-12-15
Movie The Woman in the Window Traffic Cop (uncredited) 1944-10-25
Movie Laura Fred Callahan (uncredited) 1944-10-11
Movie All by Myself Hotel Detective 1943-06-11
Movie Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case Tracy - Prison Guard 1943-05-08
Movie Action in the North Atlantic Quartermaster (uncredited) 1943-06-12
Movie Grand Central Murder Policeman 1942-05-01
Movie Twin Beds Detective 1942-04-30
Movie Fingers at the Window Policeman Outside Clinic 1942-04-22
Movie Blondie Goes to College Joes, 2nd Motorcycle Policeman 1942-01-15
Movie About Face Marine 1942-04-16
Movie Moontide Policeman 1942-05-29
Movie I Married a Witch First Prison Guard (uncredited) 1942-10-30
Movie Get Hep to Love Policeman Making Bet 1942-10-02
Movie A Night to Remember Henderson 1942-12-10
Movie Mug Town Cop 1942-12-18
Movie Strictly in the Groove Big Boy 1942-11-20
Movie Lucky Jordan Army Guard 1942-11-16
Movie Dead Men Tell Homicide Desk Sergeant (uncredited) 1941-03-28
Movie The Lady from Cheyenne Mayor Barney Davies, Cork's Henchman 1941-04-11
Movie Western Union Work Seeker 1941-02-21
Movie In the Navy Cop Who Gives Pomeroy a Ticket (uncredited) 1941-05-30
Movie Sleepers West Unknown 1941-03-14
Movie Pacific Blackout Cop 1941-12-31
Movie The Corsican Brothers Messenger, Arturo's Steward (Uncredited) 1941-11-28
Movie I Wake Up Screaming Detective (uncredited) 1941-10-31
Movie Sun Valley Serenade Customs Officer 1941-08-29
Movie International Lady Don 1941-10-16
Movie Double Alibi First Police Dispatcher 1940-03-01
Movie The Grapes of Wrath Deputy (uncredited) 1940-03-15
Movie Girl in 313 Det. Berner 1940-05-31
Movie Castle on the Hudson Court Clerk Reading Verdict (uncredited) 1940-02-17
Movie Johnny Apollo Guard (uncredited) 1940-04-19
Movie His Girl Friday Plainclothesman (uncredited) 1940-01-18
Movie The Green Hornet Andy - Thug (uncredited) 1940-01-08
Movie The Man Who Wouldn't Talk Guard 1940-01-11
Movie Phantom Raiders Port Policeman 1940-06-07
Movie The Saint's Double Trouble Police Sergeant 1940-01-26
Movie The Fighting 69th Medical Captain (uncredited) 1940-01-27
Movie An Angel from Texas 'General' in the Play 1940-04-27
Movie Gallant Sons Deputy with Charlie (uncredited) 1940-11-15
Movie So You Won't Talk? Police Lieutenant 1940-10-02
Movie New Moon Bondsman 1940-06-28
Movie Murder Over New York Cop 1940-12-13
Movie Michael Shayne: Private Detective First Bartender 1940-12-19
Movie Brigham Young Jury Foreman 1940-09-27
Movie Trail of the Vigilantes Deputy Sheriff 1940-12-13
Movie Public Deb No. 1 Policeman 1940-09-13
Movie You're Not So Tough Valley Truck Driver 1940-07-26
Movie We Who Are Young 2nd Motorcycle Policeman (uncredited) 1940-07-19
Movie Dr. Kildare Goes Home Motorcycle Cop 1940-09-06
Movie The Return of the Cisco Kid Unknown 1939-04-28
Movie Rose of Washington Square Officer (uncredited) 1939-05-05
Movie Mr. Moto in Danger Island Cop with McGurk 1939-04-07
Movie Blind Alley Trooper Cronin 1939-05-11
Movie Tail Spin Mechanic (Uncredited) 1939-02-19
Movie Scouts to the Rescue Henchman Pug O'Toole 1939-01-17
Movie The Lone Ranger Rides Again Bart Dolan 1939-02-25
Movie Sergeant Madden Policeman in 1919 1939-03-24
Movie I Stole a Million Bartender (uncredited) 1939-08-01
Movie The Hunchback of Notre Dame Soldier (uncredited) 1939-12-29
Movie Invisible Stripes Doorman (uncredited) 1939-12-30
Movie Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation Police Guard 1939-07-07
Movie Blondie Brings Up Baby Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited) 1939-11-08
Movie Another Thin Man Baggage Man 1939-11-17
Movie Desperate Trails Henchman Lon 1939-09-30
Movie Indianapolis Speedway Racetrack Official 1939-08-05
Movie Smashing the Money Ring Dave - Convict Custodian on Train (uncredited) 1939-10-21
Movie Gateway Guard 1938-08-05
Movie Over the Wall Prison Guard 1938-04-02
Movie The Patient in Room 18 Eldar Hotel Clerk (uncredited) 1938-01-08
Movie Tenth Avenue Kid Detective Egan 1938-08-22
Movie Straight, Place and Show Bartender 1938-09-30
Movie Garden of the Moon Fred - Hotel Detective (uncredited) 1938-09-23
Movie Next Time I Marry Kennel Guard 1938-12-09
Movie Storm Over Bengal Soldier 1938-11-14
Movie Melody For Two Radio Station Official 1937-05-01
Movie The Go-Getter Officer on the Macon (uncredited) 1937-05-22
Movie Marked Woman 1st Court Clerk (uncredited) 1937-04-10
Movie The Great O'Malley Police Stenographer in Hospital (uncredited) 1937-02-13
Movie White Bondage Defense Attorney 1937-08-05
Movie Penrod and Sam Joe 1937-02-28
Movie Borrowing Trouble Cop 1937-12-10
Movie One Mile From Heaven Doorman 1937-08-18
Movie Big Town Girl Trooper 1937-12-03
Movie The Wrong Road Convict (uncredited) 1937-10-11
Movie Dangerously Yours Detective 1937-09-21
Movie Hot Water Policeman (uncredited) 1937-09-24
Movie Bullets or Ballots Policeman Getting Papers from Fire (uncredited) 1936-06-06
Movie China Clipper Plane Announcer at Miami Airport (uncredited) 1936-08-11
Movie Fugitive in the Sky First Radio Announcer 1936-11-28
Movie Valiant Is the Word for Carrie G-Man 1936-10-06
Movie Stranded Bridge Worker (uncredited) 1935-06-29
Movie The Crowd Roars Racetrack Official 1932-04-16