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Edward Gargan

Edward Gargan was born of Irish parents in Brooklyn, New York in 1902. He was the elder brother of actor William Gargan whose July 17 birthday he shared. Edward Gargan started as a musical comedy actor on Broadway. He sang in "Good News", "Rose-Marie", and other hit musicals of the 1920s, and also in opera. One of his early shows was "Polly of Hollywood" in 1927. He portrayed Patrolman Mulligan, one of the principals of "Strictly Dishonorable", in 1930. He went to Hollywood in 1932 and the next year was in the cast of the film "David Harum". For the next 19 years he appeared in a variety of movies. Gargan was one of the most prolific bit players in the history of the movies, specializing in dumb policemen and dense sidekicks. He appeared in nearly 300 feature films over a three-decade span between 1921 and 1952, and television work from 1951 to 1953. Gargan died in New York City in 1964.

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Jul 17, 1902 In Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Tarnished Lady 1931-05-01
Latest Project:
Movie Bedtime for Bonzo 1951-04-05
Known For
Poster of Princess O'Rourke
Poster of 20,000 Men a Year
Poster of Bringing Up Baby
Poster of Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Movie Bedtime for Bonzo Policeman Bill (as Ed Gargan) 1951-04-05
Movie Father of the Bride Moving Man with Door (uncredited) 1950-05-18
Movie Key to the City S.F. Cop - Fire Escape (uncredited) 1950-02-02
Movie Spooky Wooky 1950-12-01
Movie Hold That Baby! Policeman Burton 1949-06-06
Movie Campus Honeymoon Motorcycle Cop 1948-02-01
Movie Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! Ted (uncredited) 1948-03-10
Movie You Gotta Stay Happy Detective 1948-10-28
Movie Adventures of Gallant Bess Deputy Sheriff 1948-10-01
Movie Strike It Rich Mack 1948-12-01
Movie So You're Going to Be a Father Pie Truck Driver (uncredited) 1947-05-10
Movie It Happened on Fifth Avenue Policeman in Park (uncredited) 1947-04-17
Movie The Brasher Doubloon Unknown 1947-02-06
Movie Saddle Pals Jailer 1947-06-05
Movie Exposed Big Mac 1947-09-08
Movie Web of Danger Dolan, Restaurant Owner 1947-06-10
Movie The Ghost Goes Wild Newsstand man 1947-08-08
Movie Little Miss Broadway Uncle George 1947-06-19
Movie Blonde Alibi Police Sergeant (Uncredited) 1946-03-01
Movie Little Giant Policeman (uncredited) 1946-02-22
Movie Cinderella Jones Riley 1946-03-09
Movie Gay Blades Bartender 1946-01-25
Movie Deadline at Dawn Bouncer 1946-03-18
Movie Crack-Up Penny Arcade Cop 1946-09-06
Movie The Dark Horse Eustace Kelly 1946-07-19
Movie The Inner Circle Parking Ticket Cop 1946-08-07
Movie Behind the Mask Detective Dixon 1946-05-25
Movie Twice Blessed Outraged Baseball Fan (uncredited) 1945-05-31
Movie High Powered Cal Williams 1945-02-27
Movie Wonder Man Policeman in Prospect Park 1945-01-01
Movie The Naughty Nineties Baxter - Saloon Bartender (uncredited) 1945-06-20
Movie Earl Carroll Vanities Policeman 1945-04-05
Movie Her Highness and the Bellboy 1st Cop 1945-11-11
Movie Life with Blondie Hundefänger (uncredited) 1945-12-13
Movie She Wouldn't Say Yes Cab Driver (uncredited) 1945-11-29
Movie Sing Your Way Home Jailer 1945-11-14
Movie Follow That Woman Butch 1945-12-14
Movie The Great Alaskan Mystery Kurtz 1944-04-25
Movie The Falcon Out West Homicide Detective Bates 1944-03-17
Movie Detective Kitty O'Day Mike Storm 1944-05-13
Movie San Fernando Valley Keno 1944-09-15
Movie Hit the Ice Bank Policeman (uncredited) 1943-06-02
Movie Tahiti Honey George, the Bartender 1943-04-06
Movie Something to Shout About Detective Stone 1943-02-25
Movie The Falcon in Danger Det. Bates 1943-07-17
Movie The Falcon Strikes Back Detective Bates 1943-04-01
Movie My Kingdom for a Cook Duke 1943-10-27
Movie The Falcon and the Co-Eds Detective Bates 1943-11-10
Movie War of the Wildcats Kelsey, Palace Hotel Waiter 1943-12-06
Movie The West Side Kid Donovan 1943-08-23
Movie Princess O'Rourke Slugged Pedestrian 1943-10-23
Movie My Favorite Blonde Mulrooney 1942-04-02
Movie Meet the Stewarts Moving Man 1942-05-21
Movie Flying with Music Joe 1942-05-22
Movie What's Cookin'? Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited) (unconfirmed) 1942-02-20
Movie Dr. Kildare's Victory Willie Brooks 1942-02-04
Movie Over My Dead Body Police Sergeant 1942-01-15
Movie Miss Annie Rooney Policeman 1942-05-29
Movie Fly-By-Night Officer Charlie Prescott 1942-01-19
Movie A Date with the Falcon Detective Bates 1942-01-16
Movie The Falcon's Brother Detective Bates 1942-10-02
Movie My Heart Belongs to Daddy Mr. Johnson - Detective 1942-11-07
Movie The Falcon Takes Over Detective Bates (Uncredited) 1942-05-29
Movie My Sister Eileen Murphy - Policeman (uncredited) 1942-09-24
Movie Between Us Girls Cabbie 1942-09-04
Movie Lady in a Jam Deputy 1942-06-19
Movie Blondie for Victory Sergeant 1942-08-06
Movie Ten Gentlemen from West Point Bombardier (uncredited) 1942-06-26
Movie A-Haunting We Will Go Police Lt. Foster 1942-08-07
Movie Flight from Destiny Hotel Doorman 1941-02-08
Movie Four Mothers Harry (uncredited) 1941-01-04
Movie Thieves Fall Out Dudley Kane 1941-05-03
Movie Here Comes Happiness Joe 1941-03-14
Movie Three Sons o' Guns Sylvester 1941-08-02
Movie Niagara Falls Chuck 1941-10-17
Movie Ice-Capades Joe, the Bouncer 1941-08-19
Movie Road to Singapore Bill - Sailor (uncredited) 1940-03-22
Movie It All Came True Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited) 1940-04-06
Movie An Angel from Texas New York Policeman 1940-04-27
Movie The Doctor Takes a Wife George - Doorman 1940-04-25
Movie Adventure in Diamonds Lou 1940-03-08
Movie Two Girls on Broadway Policeman Guarding Courtroom (uncredited) 1940-04-19
Movie Northwest Passage Capt. Butterfield 1940-02-23
Movie Brother Rat and a Baby Cab Driver 1940-01-13
Movie Wolf of New York W. Thornton Upshaw 1940-01-23
Movie The Saint's Double Trouble Police Sergeant 1940-01-26
Movie Castle on the Hudson Death Row Guard (uncredited) 1940-02-17
Movie Charlie Chan in Panama Plant Workman 1940-03-01
Movie Johnny Apollo Detective (uncredited) 1940-04-19
Movie Street of Memories Mike Sullivan 1940-11-15
Movie The Lone Wolf Keeps a Date Chimp 1940-11-02
Movie Go West Railroad Ticket Seller (uncredited) 1940-12-06
Movie San Francisco Docks Hank 1940-12-25
Movie Buck Benny Rides Again Policeman 1940-05-31
Movie The Villain Still Pursued Her Bartender (uncredited) 1940-10-11
Movie This Thing Called Love Police Officer 1940-12-20
Movie Spring Parade Inga - the Fortune Teller 1940-09-27
Movie Susan and God Cabbie (uncredited) 1940-06-07
Movie Queen of the Mob Bank Guard 1940-06-28
Movie City for Conquest Joe - Foreman (uncredited) 1940-09-21
Movie Girl from God's Country Poker Player 1940-07-30
Movie Blondie Meets the Boss Garden Café Doorman (uncredited) 1939-03-08
Movie The Family Next Door Cop 1939-03-30
Movie The Saint Strikes Back Pinky Budd 1939-03-08
Movie Fixer Dugan Jake 1939-04-21
Movie Boy Trouble Cop 1939-01-27
Movie Lucky Night Policeman 1939-05-05
Movie Honolulu Second Detective 1939-02-03
Movie Yes, My Darling Daughter Police Officer 1939-02-25
Movie Cafe Society Cop 1939-03-03
Movie The Flying Irishman J.R. Robinson 1939-04-07
Movie Pack Up Your Troubles Sentry 1939-10-24
Movie Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence Truck Driver 1939-11-03
Movie Another Thin Man Detective Quinn 1939-11-17
Movie The Spellbinder Tom, Taxi Driver (Uncredited) 1939-07-28
Movie On Your Toes First Policeman 1939-10-14
Movie 20,000 Men a Year Dunk 1939-10-26
Movie $1,000 a Touchdown Ironmansky (uncredited) 1939-10-04
Movie A Child Is Born Officer Riley - Police Guard (uncredited) 1939-12-07
Movie They All Come Out George "Bugs" Jacklin 1939-08-04
Movie Night Work Police Officer Flannigan 1939-08-04
Movie The Rage of Paris Truck Driver (Uncredited) 1938-06-09
Movie Gateway Guard 1938-08-05
Movie Bringing Up Baby Zoo Official (uncredited) 1938-02-18
Movie Give Me a Sailor Chief Petty Officer (uncredited) 1938-08-19
Movie Love on a Budget Big Furniture Mover 1938-03-04
Movie Crime School Officer Hogan 1938-05-10
Movie Thanks for the Memory Flanahan 1938-11-11
Movie Carefree Policeman (uncredited) 1938-09-02
Movie While New York Sleeps Sgt. White 1938-12-16
Movie Up the River Tiny 1938-12-09
Movie Spring Madness Jim - a Policeman 1938-11-11
Movie Straight, Place and Show Detective Globe 1938-09-30
Movie Jim Hanvey, Detective O. R.Smith 1937-04-05
Movie You Can't Buy Luck Butch 1937-04-30
Movie The Man Who Found Himself Policeman in Park 1937-04-02
Movie We're on the Jury Officer Clark 1937-02-12
Movie The Great O'Malley Policeman Driving Radio Car (uncredited) 1937-02-13
Movie The Go-Getter Police officer Riley (uncredited) 1937-05-22
Movie A Girl with Ideas Eddie 1937-11-01
Movie Wallaby Jim of the Islands [scenes deleted] 1937-12-17
Movie Danger Patrol John Donovan 1937-11-18
Movie High, Wide and Handsome Foreman 1937-07-21
Movie Madame X Mate of Dorcas 1937-10-01
Movie Back in Circulation Policeman at Train Wreck (uncredited) 1937-09-25
Movie Sutter's Gold Wagon Driver 1936-03-01
Movie The Walking Dead Guard Sitting Outside Warden's Office (uncredited) 1936-03-01
Movie Dangerous Waters Bosun 1936-02-10
Movie Ceiling Zero Doc Wilson 1936-01-16
Movie Boulder Dam Pa's Guest 1936-03-07
Movie Anything Goes Detective 1936-01-24
Movie Roaming Lady Andy 1936-05-02
Movie Valiant Is the Word for Carrie 1936-10-06
Movie Great Guy Henchman Al 1936-12-01
Movie Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Bodyguard (uncredited) 1936-04-09
Movie Stage Struck Rordan 1936-09-12
Movie My Man Godfrey Unknown 1936-09-02
Movie Grand Jury Policeman Burke 1936-08-07
Movie Behind the Green Lights Moran - a Cop 1935-03-11
Movie Man on the Flying Trapeze Patrolman 1935-08-03
Movie The Gilded Lily Subway Guard 1935-01-25
Movie One New York Night Trench 1935-03-08
Movie Hands Across the Table Pinky Kelly (uncredited) 1935-10-18
Movie We're in the Money Policeman Clancy O'Rourke 1935-08-17
Movie The Bride Comes Home Cab Driver 1935-12-25
Movie False Pretenses Mike O'Reilly 1935-10-21
Movie Registered Nurse Officer Pat O'Brien 1934-04-06
Movie Radio Dough 1934-02-05
Movie Wild Gold Eddie Sparks 1934-06-08
Movie Queen Christina Drinker Betting on 9 (uncredited) 1934-02-09
Movie Belle of the Nineties Stogie (Ruby's agent) 1934-09-21
Movie The Bands Plays On Lumberjack 1934-12-21
Movie Port of Lost Dreams Porky the Freda's 'Crew' 1934-10-14
Movie She Had to Choose Higgins 1934-10-01
Movie The Girl in 419 Lt. 'Babs' Riley 1933-05-26
Movie Gambling Ship Deputy (uncredited) 1933-06-23
Movie Mary Stevens, M.D. 'Captain' the Policeman (uncredited) 1933-07-22
Movie Ace of Aces Whitaker 1933-10-20
Movie Tarnished Lady Al - Man in Bar 1931-05-01
Movie The African Dodger 1931-05-04
Movie The Girl Habit Detective 1931-06-27
Movie The Door Knocker Man 1931-11-07