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Charlie Hall

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Charlie Hall (19 August 1899 – 7 December 1959) was an English film actor. He is best known as the "Little Nemesis" of Laurel and Hardy and appeared in nearly 50 films with them, so that Hall was the most frequent supporting actor of their films. Hall was born in Ward End, Birmingham, Warwickshire, and learned carpentry as a trade, but as a teenager, he became a member of the Fred Karno troupe of stage comedians. In his late teens, he visited his sister in New York and stayed there, finding employment as a stagehand. While working behind the scenes, he met the comic actor Bobby Dunn and they became friends; Dunn convinced Hall to take a stab again at acting, which he did. By the mid-1920s, Hall was working for Hal Roach. Stan Laurel, one of Roach's comedy stars, was also a graduate of the Karno troupe. As an actor, Hall worked with such comedians as Buster Keaton and Charley Chase, but is best remembered as a comic foil for Laurel and Hardy. He appeared in nearly 50 of their films, sometimes in bit parts, but often as a mean landlord or opponent in many of their memorable tit-for-tat sequences. Unlike the usual villains in Laurel and Hardy films, who were big and burly, Charlie Hall (billed as "Charley" Hall in the Roach comedies) was of short stature, standing 5 ft 5 in tall. His height and slight English accent allowed him to be convincingly cast as a college student, despite being 40 years old, in Laurel and Hardy's A Chump at Oxford. Hall almost never played starring roles; the exception was in 1941, when he was teamed with character comedian Frank Faylen by Monogram Pictures. Hall continued to play bits and supporting roles in short subjects and features through the 1940s and 1950s, occasionally on TV, appearing very briefly in Charlie Chaplin's final American film, Limelight (1952). In 1956 he played a small but important part in the TV show Cheyenne, season 1, episode 11, "Quicksand", starring Clint Walker, with Dennis Hopper, John Alderson, Wright King and Peggy Webber. His last role was in a Joe McDoakes short film starring George O'Hanlon, So You Want to Play the Piano, in 1956. Hall died in North Hollywood, California, on 7 December 1959. A J D Wetherspoon's public house in Erdington, is named The Charlie Hall as a tribute to him.

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Aug 19, 1899 In Birmingham, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Janitor 1921-12-16
Latest Project:
Movie Moxie 2021-03-03
Known For
Poster of No Hiding Place
Poster of Cheyenne
Poster of The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Poster of Leaping Love
Movie Moxie Bradley 2021-03-03
Movie Dance of the cookoos Receptionist / Postman / Delivery Man 1982-01-01
Movie The Further Perils of Laurel and Hardy Unknown 1967-12-01
Series No Hiding Place Unknown 1959-09-16
Series Cheyenne Unknown 1955-09-20
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Movie Abie's Irish Rose Hotel Porter (as Charles Hall) 1946-12-27
Movie Without Reservations Window-Washer (uncredited) 1946-05-13
Movie On Stage Everybody Painter (uncredited) 1945-07-13
Movie Radio Rampage Jack - Radio Repairman 1944-03-28
Movie Girls! Girls! Girls! Apartment House Waiter 1944-06-09
Movie In Society Mugg (uncredited) 1944-08-16
Movie Honeymoon Lodge Hotel Handyman 1943-07-23
Movie So's Your Uncle Waiter 1943-09-01
Movie His Butler's Sister Porter 1943-11-26
Movie Man From Headquarters Newspaper Photographer 1942-01-23
Movie Framing Father Silver Slipper Waiter 1942-05-15
Movie The Falcon Takes Over Louie (Uncredited) 1942-05-29
Movie The Big Street Caviar Waiter in New York (Uncredited) 1942-08-13
Movie Father Steps Out Short Hobo 'Nap', aka Napoleon 1941-07-19
Movie An Apple in His Eye Dan - Edgar's Neighbor 1941-06-06
Movie I'll Fix It The Laundry Man 1941-10-07
Movie Hellzapoppin' Taxi Driver (uncredited) 1941-12-25
Movie Top Sergeant Mulligan Budd Doolittle 1941-10-16
Movie A Quiet Fourth Edgar's Neighbor 1941-12-19
Movie The Mexican Spitfire's Baby Nightclub Waiter 1941-11-28
Movie Primrose Path Man in Diner 1940-03-22
Movie Vigil in the Night Courtroom Spectator 1940-02-05
Movie Mexican Spitfire Elevator Operator 1940-01-12
Movie Curtain Call Second Waiter 1940-04-18
Movie A Chump at Oxford Student 1940-01-25
Movie You Can't Fool Your Wife Ritz Amsterdam Bellboy 1940-05-21
Movie One Night in the Tropics Second S.S. Atlantica Steward (uncredited) 1940-11-15
Movie Saps at Sea Desk Clerk (uncredited) 1940-04-29
Movie Mexican Spitfire Out West Elevator Boy 1940-10-29
Movie A Trailer Tragedy Homeless Thief in Washroom 1940-10-17
Movie Millionaires in Prison Cockney Convict Heckler (uncredited) 1940-07-12
Movie Captain Fury Gossiping Citizen 1939-05-26
Movie Five Came Back Airport Worker (uncredited) 1939-06-23
Movie The Hunchback of Notre Dame Mercury (uncredited) 1939-12-29
Movie Bachelor Mother Dance Hall Official (uncredited) 1939-06-30
Movie Man About Town Bob's Assistant (uncredited) 1939-06-29
Movie Hey! Hey! USA Leary's pal 1938-10-01
Movie Shall We Dance Bartender (uncredited) 1937-05-07
Movie An All American Toothache (uncredited) 1936-01-25
Movie Our Relations Man in Pawnshop 1936-09-15
Movie Treasure Blues Moving Man (uncredited) 1935-01-26
Movie Tit for Tat Mr. Hall 1935-01-05
Movie Sing Sister Sing Porter (uncredited) 1935-03-02
Movie Thicker Than Water Bank Teller (uncredited) 1935-03-16
Movie Hot Money Tenant (uncredited) 1935-11-16
Movie In Love at 40 Man Getting Shave 1935-08-29
Movie Twin Triplets Ambulance Attendant (uncredited) 1935-10-12
Movie Bonnie Scotland Native Henchman (uncredited) 1935-08-23
Movie Soup and Fish Second Butler, Announcing Guests (uncredited) 1934-03-30
Movie Rough Necking Postman 1934-04-24
Movie The Undie-World T.N.T. Room Busboy 1934-04-03
Movie Babes in the Goods Spectator (uncredited) 1934-02-10
Movie Bridal Bail Irate Movie Patron 1934-02-09
Movie Maid in Hollywood Cameraman (uncredited) 1934-05-19
Movie Love on a Ladder Pool Hall Patron 1934-03-18
Movie One-Horse Farmers Subway Passenger (uncredited) 1934-08-01
Movie Babes in Toyland Townsman (uncredited) 1934-12-14
Movie Another Wild Idea Man Pushed into Fountain 1934-06-16
Movie Opened by Mistake Intern (uncredited) 1934-10-05
Movie The Live Ghost Sailor at Table (as Charles Hall) 1934-12-08
Movie Them Thar Hills Mr. Hall 1934-07-21
Movie Cockeyed Cavaliers Coach Driver 1934-06-29
Movie One Track Minds Train Passenger (uncredited) 1933-05-20
Movie The Druggist's Dilemma Charlie Zeno 1933-05-22
Movie The Midnight Patrol Tire thief's partner 1933-08-03
Movie Diplomaniacs Shaffner the Valet (uncredited) 1933-04-28
Movie Beauty and the Bus Theatre Usher (uncredited) 1933-09-16
Movie Maids a la Mode Party Guest (uncredited) 1933-03-04
Movie King Kong Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited) 1933-03-15
Movie Me and My Pal Delivery Boy (uncredited) 1933-04-22
Movie Twice Two Delivery Boy (uncredited) 1933-02-25
Movie Hold Your Temper Unknown 1933-12-15
Movie Air Fright Pilot (uncredited) 1933-12-23
Movie Rhapsody in Brew Waiter (uncredited) 1933-09-29
Movie Backs to Nature Hunter (uncredited) 1933-11-14
Movie Sons of the Desert Waiter (uncredited) 1933-12-29
Movie Keg o' My Heart Waiter (uncredited) 1933-11-11
Movie Busy Bodies Shop Worker (uncredited) 1933-10-07
Movie What Fur Unknown 1933-11-03
Movie Strictly Unreliable The Stage Manager (as Charley Hall) 1932-04-30
Movie Too Many Women Man on Street (uncredited) 1932-05-14
Movie Just a Pain in the Parlor Unknown 1932-04-25
Movie Any Old Port! Stan's Second 1932-03-05
Movie Sealskins Sealnapper's Accomplice (uncredited) 1932-02-07
Movie Wild Babies! Explorer's Man, Wellington (as Charley Hall) 1932-06-17
Movie The Music Box Postman (uncredited) 1932-04-16
Movie Love Pains Unimpressed Party Guest (uncredited) 1932-02-13
Movie Sneak Easily Page 1932-12-10
Movie Mr. Bride Tipsy Ship Passenger 1932-12-24
Movie Million Dollar Legs Klopstokian Athlete (uncredited) 1932-07-08
Movie The Soilers Elevator Operator (uncredited) 1932-10-29
Movie Cynara Courtroom Spectator (uncredited) 1932-12-24
Movie A Slip at the Switch Second Tramp 1932-08-08
Movie Pack Up Your Troubles Janitor (uncredited) 1932-09-16
Movie Show Business Train Passenger (uncredited) 1932-08-20
Movie Playing at Politics Elevator Operator 1931-05-01
Movie One of the Smiths Dancer (uncredited) 1931-05-23
Movie The Skulls The Landlord 1931-04-18
Movie The Pip from Pittsburg Kay's Dancing Partner 1931-03-21
Movie Spuk um Mitternacht Man on Train 1931-05-31
Movie The Chiselers Bellboy / Landlord 1931-02-07
Movie Be Big! Bellboy 1931-02-07
Movie Laughing Gravy Landlord (uncredited) 1931-04-04
Movie The Panic Is On Man on the Street (uncredited) 1931-08-14
Movie Let's Do Things Waiter (uncredited) 1931-06-06
Movie The Kick-Off! Man on the Street (uncredited) 1931-12-05
Movie On the Loose Shooting Gallery Attendant (uncredited) 1931-12-26
Movie Mama Loves Papa Milkman (uncredited) 1931-10-23
Movie War Mamas Doughboy (uncredited) 1931-11-14
Movie The Pajama Party Inebriated Party Guest (uncredited) 1931-10-03
Movie Sweepstakes Little Cook 1931-07-10
Movie Come Clean Ice Cream Attendant 1931-09-19
Movie Blotto Cabdriver 1930-02-08
Movie The Real McCoy Mountain Man (uncredited) 1930-02-01
Movie Shivering and Shaking Street Cleaner (uncredited) 1930-01-01
Movie Night of Goblins Passenger 1930-01-01
Movie The Fighting Parson The Waiter (uncredited) 1930-02-22
Movie The Night Life Cabdriver (uncredited) 1930-04-19
Movie Dollar Dizzy Bellhop (uncredited) 1930-10-03
Movie Let's Go Native Mover (uncredited) 1930-08-15
Movie Bear Shooters Charlie 1930-05-16
Movie Fifty Million Husbands Neighbor 1930-05-23
Movie Berth Marks Train Passenger (uncredited) 1929-06-01
Movie Little Mother Taxi driver 1929-06-01
Movie Double Whoopee Cabdriver 1929-05-18
Movie A Pair of Tights Man in fender bender 1929-02-03
Movie Leaping Love Ambulance Attendant (uncredited) 1929-06-22
Movie Wrong Again Neighbor 1929-02-23
Movie That's My Wife Waiter (uncredited) 1929-03-23
Movie Boxing Gloves Sidewalk diner attendant 1929-09-09
Movie Skirt Shy Postman (uncredited) 1929-11-30
Movie Angora Love Neighbor 1929-12-14
Movie Men o'War Boater (uncredited) 1929-06-29
Movie The Hoose-Gow Treetop Lookout (uncredited) 1929-11-16
Movie Bacon Grabbers Truck driver 1929-10-19
Movie Snappy Sneezer Streetcar passenger (uncredited) 1929-07-29
Movie They Go Boom! Landlord 1929-09-21
Movie Came the Dawn Unknown 1928-03-03
Movie Leave 'Em Laughing The Landlord 1928-01-28
Movie You’re Darn Tootin’ Musician 1928-04-21
Movie Should Married Men Go Home? Soda Jerk (uncredited) 1928-09-08
Movie Two Tars Shopkeeper 1928-11-03
Movie Captain Swagger Messenger 1928-10-13
Movie Eve's Love Letters Cab driver (uncredited) 1927-05-28
Movie Love 'Em and Weep Tillsbury's Butler 1927-06-12
Movie Seeing the World English chauffeur 1927-02-12
Movie Fluttering Hearts Man under car 1927-06-19
Movie Duck Soup Moving man (uncredited) 1927-03-13
Movie Forgotten Sweeties Unknown 1927-04-10
Movie The Battle of the Century Pie delivery man (uncredited) 1927-12-31
Movie With Love and Hisses Soldier (uncredited) 1927-08-28
Movie Call of the Cuckoo Asylum Inmate 1927-10-15
Movie The Second Hundred Years Convict (uncredited) 1927-10-08
Movie Sugar Daddies Hotel extra 1927-09-10
Movie Mighty Like a Moose Shoe Shine Man 1926-07-18
Movie Thundering Fleas Musician 1926-07-04
Movie Bromo and Juliet Stagehand (uncredited) 1926-09-19
Movie Madame Sans Jane Unknown 1925-08-09
Movie Unfriendly Enemies First Soldier Over the Top 1925-09-13
Movie The Cowboy Sheik Party guest 1924-02-03
Movie A Ten-Minute Egg First Bellhop (uncredited) 1924-07-19
Movie Zeb vs. Paprika Unknown 1924-03-16
Movie Do Me a Favor A Fireman 1922-05-21
Movie The Janitor Unknown 1921-12-16