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Earle Hodgins

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Earle Hodgins (October 6, 1893 – April 14, 1964) was an American actor. Early in his career, Hodgins was active in stock theater, including working in the Ralph Cloninger troupe of Salt Lake City, Utah, and the Siegel Stock company of Seattle, Washington. He appeared in over 330 films and television shows between 1932 and 1963. He specialized in playing fast-talking con men—often in westerns, such as The Lone Ranger, Judge Roy Bean, The Cisco Kid, The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, Rawhide, Maverick, Lawman, The Rifleman, Cheyenne, Have Gun – Will Travel, Gunsmoke and Hopalong Cassidy. In the 1960-1961 season, he appeared in three episodes of Joanne Dru's ABC sitcom, Guestward, Ho! as the aging ranch wrangler known as "Lonesome." In one of those episodes, "Lonesome's Gal", he was cast opposite ZaSu Pitts. Thereafter, the two died within a year of each other. Hodgins' other television roles were as carnival barkers, medicine-show salesmen, and the like. He was known for shooing away obstreporous children from his stage, snapping at them, "Get away, son, ya bother me". Hodgins married Sue Hanley, who was described in a newspaper item as "a Seattle society girl."

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Oct 6, 1893 In Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Two Alone 1934-01-26
Latest Project:
Movie The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1962-04-22
Known For
Poster of Inherit the Wind
Poster of East of Eden
Poster of Lassie
Poster of The Old Barn Dance
Movie The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Clute Dumfries (uncredited) 1962-04-22
Movie Saintly Sinners Uncle Clete 1962-02-01
Series Mister Ed Unknown 1961-01-05
Movie Inherit the Wind Dr. Britton's Tonic Spieler with Chimp (uncredited) 1960-07-07
Series Guestward, Ho! Unknown 1960-09-29
Series Wichita Town Unknown 1959-09-30
Series Law of the Plainsman Unknown 1959-10-01
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Series The Twilight Zone Agee (as Earl Hodgins) 1959-10-02
Series Mr. Lucky Unknown 1959-10-24
Series Wanted: Dead or Alive Unknown 1958-09-06
Series The Donna Reed Show Unknown 1958-09-24
Series The Rifleman Unknown 1958-09-30
Movie The D.I. Guard 1957-05-30
Series Have Gun, Will Travel Unknown 1957-09-14
Series Harbor Command Unknown 1957-10-11
Series Sugarfoot Unknown 1957-09-17
Series Maverick Unknown 1957-09-22
Movie The Fastest Gun Alive Medicine Man (uncredited) 1956-07-12
Series Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater Unknown 1956-10-05
Movie East of Eden Shooting Gallery Concessionaire (uncredited) 1955-03-09
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie The Forty-Niners Hotel Clerk 1954-07-30
Series Lassie Unknown 1954-09-12
Series City Detective Unknown 1953-09-07
Series Hopalong Cassidy Unknown 1952-09-19
Series The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok Unknown 1951-04-15
Series Dragnet Unknown 1951-12-16
Series The Adventures of Boston Blackie Unknown 1951-09-08
Movie Bunco Squad Professor Markett (uncredited) 1950-09-01
Movie Where Danger Lives Postville Cowboy (uncredited) 1950-11-16
Movie Sheriff of Wichita Jess Jenkins 1949-01-22
Movie Henry, the Rainmaker Mr. Peabody 1949-02-13
Movie Slightly French Carnival Barker (uncredited) 1949-02-02
Movie If You Knew Susie Auctioneer (uncredited) 1948-02-07
Movie The Main Street Kid Judge Belin 1948-01-01
Movie Oklahoma Badlands Jonathan Walpole 1948-02-22
Movie Silent Conflict Doc Richards 1948-03-19
Movie Borrowed Trouble Sheriff 1948-07-23
Movie Old Los Angeles Horatius P. Gassoway 1948-04-24
Movie Unexpected Guest Joshua Colter 1947-03-28
Movie Oregon Trail Scouts The Judge 1947-05-04
Movie Vigilantes of Boomtown Governor 1947-02-15
Movie Fun on a Weekend Heckler (Uncredited) 1947-05-15
Movie The Marauders Clerk Tom 1947-07-01
Movie The Return of Rin Tin Tin Joe - The Dog Handler 1947-11-01
Movie Hollywood Barn Dance Francis D. Cartwright 1947-06-21
Movie Valley of the Zombies Fred 1946-05-26
Movie Deadline at Dawn Barker 1946-03-18
Movie Gun Town Sheriff 1946-01-18
Movie Rustler's Round-up Sheriff Fin Elder 1946-08-01
Movie Traffic in Crime Bartender 1946-06-28
Movie The Last Crooked Mile Carnival Barker 1946-08-09
Movie The Devil's Playground Deputy Dan'l 1946-11-15
Movie Accomplice Jeff Bailey 1946-09-29
Movie That Brennan Girl Street Car Conductor (uncredited) 1946-12-23
Movie Down Missouri Way Press Agent 1946-08-15
Movie Under Western Skies Mayor Dave Mayfield 1945-01-19
Movie The Topeka Terror Don Quixote 'Ipso-Facto' Martindale 1945-01-26
Movie Oregon Trail Judge J. Frothingham Smythe 1945-07-14
Movie Her Favorite Patient Grover Cleveland 'Chatty' Perkins (uncredited) 1945-06-22
Movie Hidden Valley Outlaws Eddie Purcell 1944-04-01
Movie San Antonio Kid Happy Jack 1944-08-16
Movie Sensations of 1945 Police Detective (uncredited) 1944-06-30
Movie The Mystery of the Riverboat Jean Duval [Ch. 5] 1944-10-24
Movie Alaska Tobin 1944-11-18
Movie Firebrands Of Arizona Sheriff Hoag 1944-12-01
Movie King of the Cowboys Ike 1943-04-09
Movie Border Patrol Cook 1943-04-02
Movie Idaho Bartender 1943-03-10
Movie Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground Judge Higgins 1943-02-05
Movie The Avenging Rider Deputy Joe (as Earl Hodgins) 1943-05-20
Movie Hoppy Serves a Writ Jim Belman 1943-03-12
Movie Buckskin Frontier Hotel Desk Clerk 1943-05-14
Movie False Colors Lawyer Jay Griffin 1943-11-05
Movie Colt Comrades Wildcat Willie 1943-06-18
Movie Crazy House Barker 1943-10-08
Movie Riders of the Deadline Sourdough 1943-12-03
Movie Bar 20 Tom 1943-10-01
Movie Batman Joe 1943-07-16
Movie The Lone Star Trail Mayor Cyrus Jenkins 1943-08-06
Movie Riding the Wind Bert MacLeod 1942-02-27
Movie The Spoilers Miner (uncredited) 1942-06-11
Movie Shut My Big Mouth Stagecoach Guard 1942-02-19
Movie USS VD: Ship of Shame Show Barker (uncredited) 1942-01-02
Movie My Favorite Spy 2nd Speaker in Park 1942-06-12
Movie The Power of God Tom York 1942-01-15
Movie The Old Chisholm Trail Chief Hopping Crow 1942-12-11
Movie Fall In Cigar Store Customer 1942-11-20
Movie Call of the Canyon Pie-Eating Contest Referee 1942-08-17
Movie Silver Queen Desk Clerk 1942-11-14
Movie Red River Robin Hood Deputy Pete (as Earl Hodgins) 1942-11-01
Movie Deep in the Heart of Texas Judge Peabody 1942-09-25
Movie Undercover Man Sheriff Blackton 1942-10-23
Movie A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob Sylvester P. Wurple (uncredited) 1941-03-14
Movie Criminals Within Wallace 1941-06-27
Movie Sailors on Leave Con Man (uncredited) 1941-09-30
Movie Sierra Sue Brandywine 1941-11-12
Movie Keep 'Em Flying Tunnel of Love Attendant (uncredited) 1941-11-27
Movie Boss of Bullion City Mike Calhoun 1940-03-01
Movie Bad Man from Red Butte Hiram T. Cochran 1940-06-01
Movie Santa Fe Marshal Rufus Tate 1940-01-26
Movie Mexican Spitfire H. Sharpe - Divorce Lawyer 1940-01-12
Movie Florian Concession Owner 1940-06-05
Movie The Sagebrush Family Trails West 'Doc' Sawyer 1940-01-17
Movie My Favorite Wife Court Clerk Beside Judge Bryson (uncredited) 1940-05-17
Movie Under Texas Skies Town Barber 1940-09-29
Movie The Range Busters Uncle Rolf Thorp 1940-08-22
Movie Men Against the Sky Barker 1940-09-06
Movie Law and Order Sheriff Fin Elder 1940-11-28
Movie Boom Town Rodeo Barker (uncredited) 1940-08-30
Movie Trail of the Vigilantes Medicine Man 1940-12-13
Movie Dodge City Spieler (uncredited) 1939-04-08
Movie Fixer Dugan Sideshow Barker 1939-04-21
Movie Almost a Gentleman Sheriff Ira Willis 1939-03-31
Movie Panama Lady Foreman 1939-05-12
Movie The Long Shot Collins 1939-01-06
Movie Daredevils of the Red Circle Hinkle--Barker 1939-06-10
Movie The Spellbinder First Marriage License Clerk (Uncredited) 1939-07-28
Movie Thunder Afloat Fisherman (uncredited) 1939-09-15
Movie The Day the Bookies Wept Horse Auctioneer 1939-09-15
Movie Range War Deputy 1939-09-08
Movie Frontier Town Frontier City Rodeo Announcer 1938-03-04
Movie Call The Mesquiteers Dr. Algemon Irving 1938-03-07
Movie Partners of the Plains Sheriff 1938-01-14
Movie The Purple Vigilantes J. T. McAllister 1938-01-24
Movie The Old Barn Dance Terwilliger 1938-01-29
Movie Tarnished Angel Revivalist 1938-10-28
Movie Next Time I Marry Hitchhiking Preacher 1938-12-09
Movie Pride of the West Tom Martin 1938-07-07
Movie Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus Circus Barker (uncredited) 1938-12-02
Movie Lawless Valley Sheriff Heck Hampton 1938-11-03
Movie Barefoot Boy Sheriff 1938-08-03
Movie A Lawman Is Born Sheriff Rock Lance 1937-06-21
Movie I cover the war! Blake 1937-07-04
Movie Range Defenders Sheriff Honest Dan Gray 1937-06-29
Movie Round-Up Time in Texas Barkey McCusky 1937-02-28
Movie Borderland Major Stafford 1937-02-26
Movie Heroes of the Alamo Stephen F. Austin 1937-08-07
Movie Trail of Vengeance Buck Andrews (as Earl Hodgins) 1937-03-28
Movie Hills of Old Wyoming Thompson 1937-04-16
Movie Mountain Justice Wheel of Life Barker 1937-04-24
Movie Outlaws of the Prairie Neepah 1937-12-01
Movie Headin' East Fred W. Calhoun 1937-12-13
Movie All Over Town Barker 1937-08-09
Movie Sky Racket Henchman Spike Hodgins 1937-10-01
Movie Texas Trail Major Jordan 1937-11-26
Movie Get Rich Quick Porky Oil Land Hustler (voice) 1937-08-28
Movie Roaring Six Guns Sundown 1937-09-01
Movie Porky's Garden Huckster (voice) 1937-09-11
Movie Border Caballero Doc Shaw 1936-03-01
Movie Ridn' On Henchman (uncredited) 1936-02-29
Movie The Singing Cowboy Henry Blake 1936-05-11
Movie Ticket to Paradise Cab Starter 1936-06-24
Movie Guns and Guitars Prof. Parker (as Earl Hodgins) 1936-06-22
Movie Oh, Susanna Professor Ezekial Daniels 1936-08-19
Movie Crash Donovan Patrolman (uncredited) 1936-08-01
Movie The Texas Rambler 'Flash' Carson 1935-05-14
Movie Paradise Canyon Doc Carter 1935-07-19
Movie Moonlight on the Prairie Doc Cody 1935-11-02
Movie Little Big Shot Tour Barker 1935-09-07
Movie The Perfect Gentleman Music Hall Stage Manager (uncredited) 1935-11-22
Movie Two Alone Carnival Barker (uncredited) 1934-01-26
Movie The Circus Clown Circus Barker 1934-06-30