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Also Known As: Died: October 12, 1951
Born: July 3, 1881 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Australia Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Footlight Varieties (1951) as Leon Errol
Television personality Jack Paar introduces a series of songs and sketches.
Joe Palooka Meets Humphrey (1950) as "Knobby" [Walsh/Lord Cecil Poole]
Joe Palooka (Joe Kirkwood Jr). and Anne Howe (Pamela Blake) go to Harrow Hot Springs to spend their honeymoon and shortly after they arrive, Humphrey Pennyworth (Robert Coogan), good-natured, small-town blacksmith, who has repaired their car, arrives and explains that he always guarantees his work for 30 days and wants to be on hand to ensure the motor works okay. Before long, Joe is matched in a benefit bout with Johnson, but the latter is replaced by Humphrey after being kayoed by him after he insulted Joe. Johnson's manager, Belden (Jerome Cowan), quickly tries to arrange to manage Humphrey, but Joe's manager Knobby Walsh (Leon Errol) realizes that Humphrey's amazing super strength is a menace to Joe's career, so he poses as English fight manager Lord Cecil Poole and takes over the management of Humphrey. Belden has a couple of his henchmen kidnap Poole/Walsh.
Joe Palooka in Humphrey Takes a Chance (1950) as Knobby [Walsh]
The Square Deal Boxing Corporation (crooked as a snake's hind leg), through Gordon Rogers (Tom Neal), tries to make a deal with Knobby Walsh (Leon Errol) whereby it will own thirty percent of the contract with Heavyweight Champion Joe Palooka (Joe Kirkwood Jr.) Knobby refuses, saying even in West Wokkington Falls he could stage a record bout. He only mentions the town because that is where he is going with Joe and his wife, Anne Howe Palooka (Lois Collier), to visit their friend Humphrey Pennyworth (Robert Coogan). Rogers assumes Walsh is going to stage a bout between Palooka and Pennyworth and hastens to block it. Rogers tricks Pennyworth into signing with him for a bout and then arranges for the crooked town mayor, Phiffeny (Jack Kirkwood), and his cousins who run the town to erect a fight stadium. Knobby tells Humphrey that the only way to get out of his contract is a recall election replacing the present town officials with honest ones. Humphrey, the most-liked citizen agrees to run for mayor. At a campaign picnic, a child actress hired by Rogers rushes up to the unmarried candidate, crying "Daddy."
Make Mine Laughs (1949) as Leon Errol
Compilation of comic scenes and musical numbers from RKO films.
Joe Palooka in the Counterpunch (1949) as Knobby Walsh
Joe heads for South America to fight the Latin champ. Shipboard, he helps federal agents fight counterfeiters. He also spars with love interest Anne Howe.
Joe Palooka in the Big Fight (1949) as Knobby Walsh
The Noose Hangs High (1948) as J. C. McBride
Two nitwits working for a crooked bookie accidentally lose the boss''''s winnings.
Joe Palooka in Fighting Mad (1948) as Knobby Walsh
Joe Palooka goes blind during a fight. An operation restores his vision, but he's told not to fight for a year. His trainer Knobby has picked up another fighter, but gangsters are pressing him to fix fights. Joe decides to risk his eyesight to save Knobby's honor.
Variety Time (1948) as Leon Errol
Jack Paar introduces musical numbers and comic bits from RKO films.
Joe Palooka in the Knockout (1947) as Knobby Walsh
Gentleman Joe Palooka (1946) as Knobby Walsh
Riverboat Rhythm (1946) as Matt Lindsey
A riverboat captain feuds with the management of a resort hotel.
Joe Palooka, Champ (1946) as Knobby Walsh
Manager Knobby Walsh discovers young hunk Joe Palooka and trains him to fight the champ. Mobsters try to make life tough for Joe and his socialite girlfriend Anne. Cameos by several boxing stars.
She Gets Her Man (1945) as Mulligan
Under Western Skies (1945) as Willie [Wells]
In a film that was closer to being a "sanitized" version of and contained more elements akin to Mae West's and W.C. Fields' "My Little Chickadee" than it did from anything John Ford had done, or was to do, a traveling show arrives in a small Arizona town and finds much opposition from local townspeople. They plan to stage the show in the saloon and the leading lady, Katie (Martha O'Driscoll), gets involved with the local school teacher, Tod (Noah Beery, Jr). and a mysterious masked bandit, King Randall (Leo Carrillo).
What a Blonde (1945) as F. Farington Fowler
A man defies his jealous wife to open his home to a group of chorus girls.
Mama Loves Papa (1945) as Wilbur Todd
A wimp named playground commissioner takes on corrupt city officials.
Slightly Terrific (1944) as [James P. Tuttle/John P.] Tuttle
Twilight on the Prairie (1944) as Cactus [Barton]
The Buckaroos, cowboy musicians, are forced down at Little Lip, Texas, while flying to Hollywood to make their first movie. Band members Bucky (Johnny Downs), Phil (Eddie Quillan), Jack (Jack Teagarden), Chuck (Jimmie Dodd) and Giner (Connie Haines)find a "no vacancy" sign at the hotel. A sudden mining boom has exploded the population and, in fact, lured the local cowhands to the mines, leaving the Bar-B ranch foreman, Cactus (Leon Errol), short-handed and short-tempered. Desperate for a place to sleep, the Buckaroos check their instruments and sign on as Bar-B ranch hands, planning to resign the next morning. They find the Bar-B owned by Sally Barton (Vivian Austin.) Their true identity is discovered and the town telegrapher tells the world that the Bucharoos are doing their war bit by helping out with the harvest. When Hollywood calls, and Bucky and his pals leave, Sally thinks Bucky used the Bar-B and her to gain publicity. But Bucky talks the producer into shooting the picture at the ranch so the harvest can be completed, and he and Sally are reconciled.
The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944) as Herbert [Higgins]
An eager scientist (John Carradine) tests his new formula for invisibility on an escaped fugitive (Jon Hall). When the formula works the criminal runs off to terrorize a family he believes cheated him out of a fortune years earlier.
Babes on Swing Street (1944) as Malcolm Curtis
Hat Check Honey (1944) as Happy Dan Briggs
Higher and Higher (1943) as Cyrus Drake
Servants pass off one of their own as an heiress in hopes of winning her a wealthy husband.
Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event (1943) as Uncle Matt Lindsey/Lord Basil Epping
A husband mistakenly believes his hot Latin wife is pregnant.
Cowboy in Manhattan (1943) as Hank [Baker]
Follow the Band (1943) as Big Mike O'Brien
Gals, Incorporated (1943) as Cornelius [V. Rensington III]
"Gals, Incorporated" is a nightclub sponsored by elderly playboy Cornelius Rensington III (Leon Errol) that features Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra, with all the other employees and entertainers being beautiful girls. Molly (Grace McDonald) is president of the corporation and Gwen (Harriet Hillard) is head of the executive staff. Jennifer Rensington (Minna Phillips), Cornelius' sister, threatens to cut off his share of the family income unless he settles down and gets married. The girls persuade the unwilling Molly to pose as Cornelius' wife. The sister arrives with Bill Rensington (David Bacon), Cornelius' son by a former marriage. Molly, while attracted to Bill, has to play out her role and Bill, thinking she has married his father for his money, turns his attention to Gwen, a scheming mercenary. Gwen arranges for Bill to cross the state line with her and get married, but Cornelius and the other girls catch up before the ceremony can be performed. Bill is told the truth about the hoax, and gathers Molly up in his arms.
Strictly in the Groove (1942) as [Carter B. "Turkey-Trot"] Durham
Mexican Spitfire at Sea (1942) as Uncle Matt Lindsey/Lord Basil Epping
An advertising executive and his temperamental wife sail to Hawaii in search of business.
Mexican Spitfire's Elephant (1942) as Uncle Matt Lindsey/Lord Basil Epping
A temperamental Latina and her family get caught in the search for a rare art treasure.
Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost (1942) as Uncle Matt Lindsey/Lord Basil Epping
An advertising executive and his temperamental wife investigate a haunted house.
Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941) as His rival [Leon Errol]
A filmmaker tries to sell a script about con artists taking on the Russian millionaires of Mexico.
Where Did You Get That Girl? (1941) as [Alex] MacDevin
Moonlight in Hawaii (1941) as Walter [Spencer]
The Mexican Spitfire's Baby (1941) as Uncle Matt Lindsey/Lord Basil Epping
An advertising executive and his temperamental life adopt a war orphan who turns out to be a beautiful woman.
Hurry, Charlie, Hurry (1941) as Daniel Boone Jennings
A small-town banker and his wife quarrel over their daughter''''s love life.
Six Lessons from Madame La Zonga (1941) as [SeƱor] Alvarez [also known as Mike Clancy]
Steve (Charles Lang), Skat(Eddie Quillan) and other members of a high-ridin', rug-cuttin' musical combo from Oklahoma set off to conquer Broadway, only to find that rhumba-rhythm is all the rage. They decide to sail for Havana to learn the rhythm and pick up the accent, and, on board the ship, Steve meets Rosita Alvarez (Helen Parrish) who is Cuba-bound with her father, Pop Alvarez (Leon Errol), a merry confidence man. All have problems they expect to be solved by Madame La Zonda (Lupe Velez), but they arrive and find that the exotic queen of the rhumba's night club has gone broke. Another confidence man, Beheegan (William Frawley), who has sold a few city halls in his day, provides the answer to everything; using a satchel filled with ill-gotten gains and under the watchful eyes of Alvin (Big Boy Williams), Gabby (Shemp Howard) and Maxwell (Frank Mitchell), he purchases several mythical plantations in South America from Pop.
Melody Lane (1941) as McKenzie
Mexican Spitfire (1940) as Uncle Matt Lindsey/Lord Basil Epping
A businessman''''s aunt enlists his ex-wife to break up his marriage to a temperamental Latina.
Mexican Spitfire Out West (1940) as Uncle Matt Lindsay/Lord Basil Epping
To punish her inattentive husband, a Latin bombshell pretends to want a divorce.
Pop Always Pays (1940) as Henry Brewster
A man will only allow his daughter to marry if her fiance can raise $1,000.
The Golden Fleecing (1940) as Uncle Waldo
A mild-mannered insurance salesman gets mixed up with gangsters.
The Girl from Mexico (1939) as Uncle Matt
An ad man tours Mexico trying to cast a new radio show.
Career (1939) as Mudcat
The children of old-time romantic rivals fall in love.
Dancing Co-Ed (1939) as "Pops" Marlow
A college girl fights to survive in academia and show business.
Make a Wish (1937) as Brennan
While at summer camp in the Maine woods, little Bobby Breen befriends composer Basil Rathbone, who left the city to try and break his creative block, and is soon playing matchmaker for his widowed singer mother and Rathbone.
Princess O'Hara (1935) as [Louie] "Last Card" Schulz
Coronado (1935) as Otto Wray
The Captain Hates the Sea (1934) as Layton
A bond thief, a private eye and a drunken reporter wreak havoc on an ocean voyage.
We're Not Dressing (1934) as Hubert
A marooned socialite finds herself taking orders from the sailor she had snubbed before their shipwreck.
The Notorious Sophie Lang (1934) as Stubbs
Alice in Wonderland (1933) as Uncle Gilbert
A trip through the looking glass and down a rabbit hole sends an English girl into a world of fantastic characters and strange potions.
Finn and Hattie (1931) as Finn [Finley P.] Haddock
One Heavenly Night (1931) as Otto
A flower seller goes into exile in place of a notorious opera singer.
Her Majesty Love (1931) as Baron von Schwarzdorf
A circus entertainer fights snobbery in her search for romance.
Only Saps Work (1930) as James Wilson
The Lunatic at Large (1927) as Sam Smith
Clothes Make the Pirate (1925) as Tremble-at-Evil Tidd
Sally (1925) as Duke of Checkergovinia
Yolanda (1924) as Innkeeper

Cast (short)

Radio Runaround (1943)
In this short film, a man forgets his wedding anniversary and sets off a wild chain of events.
Gem-Jams (1943)
In this short film, a man''''s wife suspects him of cheating so she hires a private detective and finds the results surprising.
A Panic In The Parlor (1941)
After sneaking away to Mexico, a man''''s wife teaches him a lesson in this comedic short.
Hollywood Party (1937)
In this short film, Elissa Landi and Charley Chase host an East Asian themed garden tea party in Hollywood.
One Live Ghost (1936)
In this short film, an unappreciated husband tries to teach his family a lesson, but the joke turns on him.
Pirate Party on Catalina Isle (1935)
This short film presents a musical and comedy revue staged as a pirate party on Catalina Island.
Good Morning, Eve! (1934)
In this short musical comedy, Adam and Eve go on a adventure that leads them from the Garden of Eden to Florida. Vitaphone Release 1702-1703.
Service with a Smile (1934)
In this comedic short, the owner of a burnt down gas station attempts to fool his insurance company by embellishing the description of his business. Vitaphone Release 1700-1701.
The Mashie Niblick (1931)
In this short film, golf champion Bobby Jones gives a lesson to comic actor Leon Errol in the use of the mashie niblick club. Vitaphone Release 4795.

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