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Jimmy Conlin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jimmy Conlin (October 14, 1884 – May 7, 1962) was an American character actor who appeared in almost 150 films in his 32-year career. Conlin was born in Camden, New Jersey in 1884, and his acting career started out in vaudeville, where he and his first wife Myrtle Glass played the Keith-Albee-Orpheum circuits billed as "Conlin & Glass", a song-and-dance team. They also starred together in two short films, Sharps and Flats (1928) and Zip! Boom! Bang! (1929) for Vitaphone. Conlin made another comedy short without Glass in 1930 (A Tight Squeeze), but his film career started for good in 1933, and for the next 27 years, with the single exception of 1951, every year saw the release of at least one film in which Conlin appeared – at the height of his career, often more than a dozen of them. Recognizable by his small size and odd appearance, Conlin played all sorts of small roles and bit parts, many times not receiving an onscreen credit. In the 1940s, Conlin was part of Preston Sturges' unofficial "stock company" of character actors, appearing in nine films written and directed by Sturges. His roles in Sturges' films were often sizable and often came with good billing. One of his best performances came in Sturges' The Sin of Harold Diddlebock in 1946, when he played "Wormy", the racetrack tout who convinces Harold Lloyd to have his first drink, setting off the events of the film. The loyalty between Sturges and Conlin ran both ways, and when the former golden boy of Hollywood fell on hard times, Conlin remained a friend, stayed in contact, and helped out in any way he could. Conlin did not make many television appearances, but he did have a regular role as a bartender on Duffy's Tavern, a syndicated series from 1954. He made his final film in 1959, when he played a habitual criminal in Anatomy of a Murder.

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Oct 14, 1884 In Camden, New Jersey, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Sharps and Flats 1928-07-15
Latest Project:
Movie The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock 1959-08-06
Known For
Poster of What, No Cigarettes
Poster of The Palm Beach Story
Poster of Sullivan's Travels
Poster of The Lady Eve
Movie The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock Magruder 1959-08-06
Movie Anatomy of a Murder Clarence Madigan 1959-07-01
Movie The Seven Little Foys Stage Doorman 1955-09-30
Movie The Jazz Singer Mr. Demming, Photographer 1953-02-14
Movie It Happens Every Thursday Matthew 1953-04-22
Movie The Great Rupert Joe Mahoney 1950-03-01
Movie Operation Haylift Ed North 1950-05-05
Movie Sideshow Johnny 1950-06-18
Movie Prejudice Young Joe 1949-10-17
Movie Tulsa Homer Triplette 1949-04-13
Movie The Inspector General Turnkey (uncredited) 1949-12-31
Movie Hazard Manager, Nevada Rest Motel 1948-05-28
Movie Dick Tracy's Dilemma Sightless 1947-05-20
Movie The Sin of Harold Diddlebock Wormy 1947-04-04
Movie Seven Keys to Baldpate Pete the Hermit 1947-06-05
Movie The Hucksters Blake - Blue Penguin Inn Proprietor 1947-07-17
Movie Two Sisters from Boston Grandpa Chandler (uncredited) 1946-06-06
Movie Whistle Stop Al - the Barber 1946-01-25
Movie Blue Skies Jeffrey - Valet (uncredited) 1946-10-15
Movie Rolling Home Grandpa Crawford 1946-11-01
Movie What, No Cigarettes Uncle Wilbur 1945-07-13
Movie Bring on the Girls Justice of the Peace (uncredited) 1945-03-30
Movie Fallen Angel Walton Hotel Clerk (uncredited) 1945-11-15
Movie Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Little Thief 1944-01-14
Movie And the Angels Sing Messenger (uncredited) 1944-04-25
Movie It Happened Tomorrow Boarding House Tenant (uncredited) 1944-03-31
Movie Hail the Conquering Hero Judge Dennis 1944-08-09
Movie Lost in a Harem Arab Follower (uncredited) 1944-12-01
Movie Taxi, Mister Disgruntled Former Baseball Player for Bay Ridge Turtles 1943-04-16
Movie Slightly Dangerous Bartender at opera (uncredited) 1943-04-01
Movie Dixie Publisher (uncredited) 1943-06-23
Movie Hitler's Madman Dvorak - the Shopkeeper 1943-06-10
Movie Petticoat Larceny Jitters 1943-07-17
Movie Swing Shift Maisie Man at Meeting (Uncredited) 1943-10-01
Movie Old Acquaintance Frank - Photographer (uncredited) 1943-11-27
Movie The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek Mayor (uncredited) 1943-12-24
Movie The Remarkable Andrew Private Henry Bartholowmew Smith 1942-03-05
Movie Woman of the Year Reporter at Bar 1942-02-05
Movie Obliging Young Lady Mr. McIntyre - Linda's Neighbor (uncredited) 1942-04-01
Movie The Palm Beach Story Mr. Asweld 1942-08-28
Movie The Forest Rangers Otto Hanson 1942-10-21
Movie Madame Spy Winston 1942-12-11
Movie A Shot in the Dark Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited) 1941-04-05
Movie Ridin' on a Rainbow Joe 1941-01-24
Movie Second Chorus Mr. Dunn 1941-01-03
Movie Let's Make Music Tim 1941-01-17
Movie The Lady Eve Third Steward (uncredited) 1941-02-25
Movie Sullivan's Travels Trusty 1941-11-30
Movie New York Town Burt the Newsman (uncredited) 1941-10-31
Movie Out of the Fog 1941-06-14
Movie The Gay Falcon Bartender 1941-10-24
Movie Edison, the Man Waiter 1940-05-10
Movie Two Girls on Broadway Poem Vendor (uncredited) 1940-04-19
Movie Calling Philo Vance Dr. Doremus - Coroner 1940-02-03
Movie Florian Stock Guard 1940-06-05
Movie King of the Lumberjacks Jimmy, the Piano Player (uncredited) 1940-04-12
Movie My Little Chickadee Squawk Mulligan - Bartender (uncredited) 1940-02-09
Movie Angels Over Broadway Pawn Shop Proprietor (uncredited) 1940-10-02
Movie The Way of All Flesh Second Hobo 1940-07-05
Movie Christmas in July Arbuster (uncredited) 1940-10-25
Movie Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum Barker 1940-09-06
Movie The Great McGinty The Lookout - At Felgman's 1940-08-01
Movie Nancy Drew... Reporter Newspaper Morgue-Keeper (uncredited) 1939-02-18
Movie Idiot's Delight Stagehand 1939-01-27
Movie Torchy Runs for Mayor Coroner (uncredited) 1939-05-13
Movie No Place to Go Rivers 1939-09-23
Movie The Amazing Mr. Williams Master of Ceremonies (uncredited) 1939-11-22
Movie $1,000 a Touchdown Sheriff (uncredited) 1939-10-04
Movie He Couldn't Say No Ambulance Driver 1938-03-19
Movie Over the Wall Davis' Handler 1938-04-02
Movie Blondes at Work Coroner (uncredited) 1938-02-05
Movie Mannequin Elevator Operator (Uncredited) 1938-01-21
Movie Crashing Hollywood Crisby 1938-01-07
Movie Torchy Blane in Panama Botkin (as James Conlon) 1938-05-07
Movie Hard to Get Dour Diner (uncredited) 1938-11-05
Movie Comet Over Broadway Burlesque Comic (uncredited) 1938-12-03
Movie Cocoanut Grove Motel Proprietor 1938-05-20
Movie The Shining Hour Man Shaving on Plane (uncredited) 1938-11-18
Movie Broadway Musketeers Hobart Skinner 1938-10-08
Movie Prison Farm Dave, the Grocer 1938-06-17
Movie Smashing the Rackets Witness 1938-08-08
Movie Captains Courageous Martin (uncredited) 1937-06-25
Movie The Man Who Found Himself Nosey Watson 1937-04-02
Movie Living on Love Man with Monkey 1937-11-12
Movie The Adventurous Blonde Dr. Bolger, coroner 1937-11-13
Movie Rose Marie Joe - Piano Player (uncredited) 1936-01-31
Movie The Accusing Finger Bill Poster 1936-11-17
Movie And Sudden Death Mr. Tweets 1936-06-16
Movie The Bride Comes Home Len Noble 1935-12-25
Movie She Learned About Sailors Irate Neighbor 1934-06-28
Movie Cross Country Cruise Sid 1934-01-16
Movie City Limits Napoleon, Second Hobo 1934-04-14
Movie Grand Slam Oscar Smelt 1933-02-22
Movie College Humor Dr. Mandel 1933-07-05
Movie Sharps and Flats 1928-07-15