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James Finlayson

James Henderson "Jimmy" Finlayson (August 27, 1887 – October 9, 1953) was a Scottish actor who worked in both silent and sound comedies. Bald, with a fake moustache, Finlayson had many trademark comic mannerisms and is famous for his squinting, outraged, "double take and fade away" head reaction, and characteristic expression "d'ooooooh", and as the most famous comic foil of Laurel and Hardy.

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Aug 27, 1887 In Larbert, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie In Dutch 1918-06-26
Latest Project:
Movie Laurel & Hardy - Highlights 2002-01-22
Known For
Poster of The Big Parade of Comedy
Poster of Bonnie Scotland
Poster of Thunder Below
Poster of A Tough Winter
Movie Laurel & Hardy - Highlights 2002-01-22
Movie Dance of the cookoos Man with Toothache / Christmas Tree Customer 1982-01-01
Movie The Further Perils of Laurel and Hardy Unknown 1967-12-01
Movie The Big Parade of Comedy (archive footage) 1964-09-02
Movie The Slappiest Days of Our Lives (archive footage) 1951-03-23
Movie Royal Wedding Cabby (uncredited) 1951-03-08
Movie Grand Canyon Trail Sheriff 1948-11-04
Movie The Perils of Pauline Comic Chef 1947-07-04
Movie Two Sisters from Boston Street Cleaner (uncredited) 1946-06-06
Movie Happy Times and Jolly Moments (archive footage) 1943-01-01
Movie A Chump at Oxford Baldy Vandevere (uncredited) 1940-01-25
Movie Saps at Sea Dr. J.H. Finlayson (uncredited) 1940-04-29
Movie Foreign Correspondent Dutch Peasant (uncredited) 1940-08-16
Movie Dog-Gone Mr. Jones 1939-09-30
Movie Hollywood Cavalcade Keystone Cop 1939-10-13
Movie The Flying Deuces Jailor 1939-11-03
Movie Raffles Hansom Cab Driver 1939-11-11
Movie The Great Victor Herbert Lamplighter 1939-12-29
Movie Block-Heads Fin - Man on stairs 1938-08-19
Movie Way Out West Mickey Finn 1937-04-16
Movie Pick a Star Director 1937-05-21
Movie All Over Town MacDougal 1937-08-09
Movie The Bohemian Girl Captain Finn 1936-02-14
Movie Our Relations Finn 1936-09-15
Movie Bonnie Scotland Sgt. Maj. Finlayson 1935-08-23
Movie Thicker Than Water Auction Manager 1935-03-16
Movie MGM 1935 Promo Reel Manager 1935-12-09
Movie The Devil's Brother Lord Rocburg 1933-05-05
Movie His Silent Racket James 1933-04-29
Movie Me and My Pal Peter Cucumber 1933-04-22
Movie The Druggist's Dilemma Andrew Finch 1933-05-22
Movie So This Is Harris! Golf Pro 1933-08-13
Movie Mush and Milk Mr. Brown, the banker 1933-05-27
Movie Dick Turpin Jeremy 1933-12-01
Movie The Gay Nighties Mr. Amos Pipp 1933-06-22
Movie The Chimp Ringmaster 1932-05-21
Movie Thunder Below Scotty 1932-06-17
Movie Jitters the Butler Phineas P. McPhinn 1932-12-30
Movie Pack Up Your Troubles General 1932-09-16
Movie Playing at Politics Criado 1931-05-01
Movie Chickens Come Home Butler 1931-02-21
Movie One of the Smiths Unknown 1931-05-23
Movie Second Hand Kisses Jimmy Finlayson 1931-03-29
Movie Our Wife Father of the bride 1931-05-16
Movie Pardon Us Schoolteacher 1931-08-15
Movie One Good Turn A Community Player 1931-10-31
Movie The Hasty Marriage Kitty's Father 1931-12-30
Movie False Roomers Landlord 1931-10-10
Movie Thieves 1930-02-07
Movie Night Owls Meadows 1930-01-04
Movie Young Eagles Scotty 1930-03-20
Movie For the Defense Parrott 1930-07-19
Movie The Dawn Patrol Field Sergeant 1930-07-10
Movie Another Fine Mess Col. Wilburforce Buckshot (uncredited) 1930-11-29
Movie Dollar Dizzy House Detective (uncredited) 1930-10-03
Movie Two Weeks Off Pa Weaver 1929-05-11
Movie Fast Freight Spooky Wall Painting 1929-01-01
Movie Liberty Store keeper 1929-01-26
Movie Big Business Homeowner 1929-04-20
Movie Men o'War Soda jerk 1929-06-29
Movie Wall Street Andy (as Jimmy Finalyson) 1929-12-01
Movie The Hoose-Gow Governor 1929-11-16
Movie Flying Elephants Saxophonus 1928-02-12
Movie Should Tall Men Marry? Joe Skittle 1928-01-15
Movie Lady Be Good Trelawney West 1928-05-06
Movie No Man's Law Jack Belcher 1927-05-01
Movie One Hour Married 1927-02-27
Movie Anything Once! Mabel's Boss 1927-01-02
Movie Don't Tell Everything Lawyer Goldblum 1927-07-02
Movie Seeing the World 'Old Buzz-Fuzz,' teacher 1927-02-12
Movie Love 'Em and Weep Titus Tillsbury 1927-06-12
Movie Hats Off Proprietor, Kwickway Washing Machine Co. 1927-11-05
Movie With Love and Hisses Captain Bustle 1927-08-28
Movie Call of the Cuckoo Asylum Inmate 1927-10-15
Movie The Second Hundred Years Browne Van Dyke 1927-10-08
Movie Do Detectives Think? Judge Foozle 1927-11-20
Movie Sugar Daddies Oil tycoon Cyrus Brittle 1927-09-10
Movie Madame Mystery Struggling Author 1926-03-12
Movie What's the World Coming To? The Father-in-Law 1926-01-16
Movie Wise Guys Prefer Brunettes Dean of Pinkham University 1926-10-02
Movie Thundering Fleas Justice of the Peace 1926-07-04
Movie Raggedy Rose Simpson Sniffle 1926-11-06
Movie Chasing the Chaser Gilroy (the husband) 1925-07-04
Movie In the Grease Unknown 1925-06-20
Movie Sure-Mike! The Floorwalker 1925-05-23
Movie Yes, Yes, Nanette Hillory, the new husband (as Jimmie Finlayson) 1925-07-19
Movie Tell It to a Policeman 1925-05-24
Movie Innocent Husbands The Desk Clerk (as Jimmie Finlayson) 1925-08-01
Movie The Caretaker's Daughter The Prohibition Sleuth (as Jimmie Finlayson) 1925-10-10
Movie Flaming Flappers Unknown 1925-12-27
Movie Moonlight and Noses Professor Sniff 1925-10-03
Movie Postage Due Postal Inspector 1924-02-17
Movie Smithy Sergeant 1924-01-19
Movie Brothers Under the Chin Unknown 1924-04-13
Movie Zeb vs. Paprika Major Glanders Botts 1924-03-16
Movie Short Kilts McGregor's Son 1924-08-03
Movie Near Dublin Sir Patrick 1924-05-10
Movie Wide Open Spaces Jack McQueen 1924-07-06
Movie Rupert of Hee-Haw Rupert of Hee Haw 1924-06-07
Movie Pick and Shovel The Foreman 1923-06-16
Movie Sold at Auction The Man Who WAS Sold 1923-05-26
Movie White Wings Unknown 1923-05-12
Movie Before the Public Unknown 1923-03-04
Movie Courtship of Miles Sandwich Miles Sandwich 1923-06-24
Movie A Tough Winter Unknown 1923-02-04
Movie California or Bust Campground neighbor 1923-04-28
Movie Frozen Hearts General Sappovitch 1923-10-27
Movie Scorching Sands Unknown 1923-12-09
Movie Oranges and Lemons Worker 1923-08-12
Movie The Soilers Smacknamara 1923-11-24
Movie Fully Insured The Foreman 1923-12-16
Movie The Whole Truth Defense lawyer 1923-11-03
Movie A Man About Town Humko, Store Detective 1923-09-15
Movie Roughest Africa Hans Downe 1923-09-29
Movie A Small Town Idol J. Wellington Jones 1921-02-13
Movie Down on the Farm The Sportive Banker with the Mortgage 1920-04-17
Movie Don't Weaken! Lightfingered Luke - Professor Yonson's Assistant 1920-09-05
Movie Up in Alf's Place The Dancing Instructor 1919-10-12
Movie Yankee Doodle in Berlin Commander's Officer (uncredited) 1919-03-02
Movie In Dutch Unknown 1918-06-26