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Gene Roth

Gene Roth (January 8, 1903 – July 19, 1976) was an American film actor. Born in Redfield, South Dakota, Roth was born Eugene Oliver Edgar Stutenroth. He appeared in over 250 films between 1922 and 1967. Roth is remembered for his portrayals of heavies and bad guys in Three Stooges short films such as Slaphappy Sleuths, Hot Stuff, Quiz Whizz, Outer Space Jitters and Pies and Guys. His most memorable role was as Russian spy Bortsch in Dunked in the Deep (1949), as well as its remake, Commotion on the Ocean (1956). His most famous line was his threat to Shemp Howard: "Give me dat fill-um!" ('fill-um' being 'film' with a Russian accent). Roth also starred in the 1953 Columbia Pictures serial The Lost Planet, as the dictator of the lost planet Ergro. He later made frequent television appearances including seven episodes of The Lone Ranger from 1949 to 1954. His Stooge film appearance was in The Three Stooges Meet Hercules. Roth was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Los Angeles, California on July 19, 1976. Description above from the Wikipedia article Gene Roth, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jan 8, 1903 In Redfield, South Dakota, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Merry-Go-Round 1923-07-01
Latest Project:
Series I Led Three Lives 2022
Known For
Poster of Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater
Poster of Cheyenne
Poster of The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp
Poster of The Gallant Legion
Series I Led Three Lives Unknown 2022
Movie Rosie! Joseph 1967-11-22
Movie Sylvia Professor Eglebert (uncredited) 1965-02-10
Movie Young Dillinger Herman, Justice of the Peace 1965-04-28
Series The Dakotas Unknown 1963-01-07
Movie The Courtship of Eddie's Father Wedding Minister 1963-03-27
Series The Greatest Show on Earth Unknown 1963-09-17
Series Kraft Suspense Theatre Unknown 1963-10-10
Movie Twice-Told Tales Cabman 1963-09-01
Movie The Three Stooges Meet Hercules Captain (uncredited) 1962-02-15
Movie The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm Berlin Royal Academy Representative at Train Station 1962-08-07
Movie Stagecoach to Dancers' Rock Jude 1962-10-01
Movie Tower of London The Tailor 1962-10-24
Series Cain's Hundred Unknown 1961-09-19
Movie The Cat Burglar Pete 1961-07-01
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Series 87th Precinct Unknown 1961-09-25
Series The Tall Man Unknown 1960-09-10
Movie Tormented Mr. Nelson 1960-09-22
Movie The Miracle of the Hills Sheriff Crane 1959-07-29
Movie Alaska Passage Anderson 1959-02-11
Movie The Blue Angel Drunk Nightclub Patron with Pineapple 1959-09-04
Movie The Rebel Set Train Conductor 1959-06-28
Series Tightrope Unknown 1959-09-08
Movie Attack of the Giant Leeches Sheriff Kovis 1959-10-01
Series Lock-Up Unknown 1959-09-28
Movie She Demons Igor 1958-01-01
Series Sea Hunt Unknown 1958-01-04
Movie Earth vs. the Spider Sheriff Cagle 1958-09-01
Series Bat Masterson Unknown 1958-10-08
Series Have Gun, Will Travel Unknown 1957-09-14
Movie Utah Blaine Tom Cory 1957-02-01
Series The Thin Man Unknown 1957-09-20
Movie Zombies of Mora Tau Sam, the chauffeur 1957-03-01
Series Harbor Command Unknown 1957-10-11
Series 26 Men Unknown 1957-11-01
Movie Rockabilly Baby Mr. Harry Johnson 1957-10-30
Series Man Called X Unknown 1956-01-27
Series Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater Unknown 1956-10-05
Movie Wetbacks Truck Thug 1956-05-04
Movie Flight to Hong Kong Ship captain 1956-10-08
Movie Nightfall Bartender 1956-11-09
Movie Running Target Holesworth 1956-11-01
Movie Interrupted Melody King Marke in 'Tristan und Isolde' (non-singing scene) 1955-05-05
Series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Unknown 1955-09-06
Series Sergeant Preston of the Yukon Unknown 1955-09-29
Series Cheyenne Unknown 1955-09-20
Series Highway Patrol Unknown 1955-10-03
Series Climax! Le Chiffre's Henchman 1954-10-07
Movie Désirée Von Essen 1954-11-16
Movie Port of Hell Detonation Ship Captain 1954-12-05
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Count the Hours Prison Guard 1953-04-01
Movie The Farmer Takes a Wife Ethan McCarthy (uncredited) 1953-06-12
Movie The Lost Planet Reckov 1953-06-04
Movie Gold Fever Bill Johnson 1952-06-15
Movie Red Snow Russian Colonel 1952-07-07
Movie Mutiny Potter 1952-03-05
Movie Fargo Blacksmith (as Eugene Roth) 1952-09-07
Movie The Maverick Fred Nixon (as Eugene Roth) 1952-12-14
Movie Montana Belle Marshal Ripple (as Eugene Roth) 1952-11-11
Series The Adventures of Boston Blackie Unknown 1951-09-08
Movie Target Unknown German Guard 1951-02-08
Movie Mysterious Island Pirate Capt. Shard 1951-09-13
Series Dragnet Unknown 1951-12-16
Movie Captain Video, Master of the Stratosphere Vultura 1951-12-27
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Movie Again Pioneers Monty Barnes 1950-11-01
Movie Slaphappy Sleuths Fuller Grime 1950-11-09
Movie Ghost of Zorro George Crane (as Eugene Roth) 1949-03-24
Movie The Big Sombrero Ben McBride 1949-04-19
Movie Sheriff of Wichita Howard Thornton (as Eugene Roth) 1949-01-22
Movie The Younger Brothers Jonas 1949-05-03
Movie Dunked in the Deep Mr. Bortch 1949-11-03
Movie The James Brothers of Missouri Marshal Rand [Chs. 10-12] (as Eugene Roth) 1949-08-31
Movie The Gallant Legion Agitator in Bar 1948-05-24
Movie Oklahoma Badlands Oliver Budge (as Gene Stutenroth) 1948-02-22
Movie Four Faces West Poker Player 1948-08-03
Movie Smuggler's Cove Franz Drum 1948-10-10
Movie Adventures of Frank and Jesse James The Marshal [Chs. 9-10] (as Gene Stutenroth) 1948-10-30
Movie The Valiant Hombre Pete (Bartender) 1948-12-15
Movie Homesteaders of Paradise Valley Bill Hume (as Gene Stutenroth) 1947-03-31
Movie Marshal of Cripple Creek Long John Case 1947-08-15
Movie Jesse James Rides Again Sheriff Duffie 1947-08-02
Movie Lost City of the Jungle Police Captain Hammond 1946-04-23
Movie Strange Journey Hansen (as Gene Stutenroth) 1946-10-03
Movie Here Come the Co-eds Second Policeman in Car 13 (uncredited) 1945-02-02
Movie Beyond the Pecos John Heydrick (as Eugene Stutenroth) 1945-04-26
Movie Stairway to Light Hector Chevigny (uncredited) 1945-11-03
Movie A Game of Death Pleshke (as Gene Stutenroth) 1945-11-23
Movie The Shanghai Cobra Morgan (as Gene Stutenroth) 1945-09-29
Movie Charlie Chan in the Secret Service Luis Philipe Vega 1944-02-14
Movie Shake Hands with Murder Mr. Howard 1944-04-22
Movie The Sultan's Daughter Ludwig 1943-12-16
Movie Crazy House Dead End Character 1943-10-08
Movie The Spider Woman Henchman Taylor (uncredited) 1943-12-24
Movie Melody Ranch Henchman Joe #1 1940-09-15
Movie Daughter of the Tong Henchman 1939-08-28
Movie Mercy Plane Mechanic 1939-12-04
Movie Merry-Go-Round Guard 1923-07-01