Reginald Gardiner (1903–1980)

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English-born Reginald Gardiner, graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, became an established revue and musical star on the London stage in the 1930's. His first foray into the film business was in the Alfred Hitchcock-directed The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927). However, it was in Hollywood where his career really took off. At ... See full bio »

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 1968 The Monkees (TV Series)
- Monkees Mind Their Manor (1968) ... Butler
 1964-1967 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Gaylord Martindale / Lord Harold Faversham
- Uncle Joe and the Master Plan (1967) ... Gaylord Martindale
- The Great Buffalo Hunt (1964) ... Lord Harold Faversham
 1967 Bewitched (TV Series)
Lord Clive Montdrako
- I Get Your Nannie, You Get My Goat (1967) ... Lord Clive Montdrako
 1967 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Uncle Andrew
- The Wide Open Door (1967) ... Uncle Andrew
 1967 Batman (TV Series)
Bernie Park
- Flop Goes the Joker (1967) ... Bernie Park
- Pop Goes the Joker (1967) ... Bernie Park
 1966-1967 The Phyllis Diller Show (TV Series)
Uncle Ned Pruitt
- My Brother Harvey (1967) ... Uncle Ned Pruitt
- Phyllis, Queen of the Road (1966) ... Uncle Ned Pruitt
- The Hubcap Caper (1966) ... Uncle Ned Pruitt
- Santa Was a Lady (1966) ... Uncle Ned Pruitt
- Phyllis Goes Arty (1966) ... Uncle Ned Pruitt
 1966 Green Acres (TV Series)
Sir Geoffrey
- Culture (1966) ... Sir Geoffrey
 1966 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Prince Fredrick
- The Round Table Affair (1966) ... Prince Fredrick
 1965 Do Not Disturb
 1965 Sergeant Dead Head
Lt. Comm. Talbott
 1964-1965 Hazel (TV Series)
Mr. Gilbert / Mr. Montague
- Stop Rockin' Our Reception (1965) ... Mr. Gilbert
- The Fashion Show (1964) ... Mr. Montague
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Putzi Voltran / Pepperill Twill / Piggott
- Who Killed Davidian Jonas? (1964) ... Putzi Voltran
- Who Killed WHO IV? (1964) ... Pepperill Twill
- Who Killed What's His Name? (1964) ... Piggott
 1964 Many Happy Returns (TV Series)
Frank Smedley
- The House Divided (1964) ... Frank Smedley
 1964 Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Apartment House (1964) ... Cameo
 1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Albert Charity
- The Case of the Ugly Duckling (1964) ... Albert Charity
 1964 What a Way to Go!
 1964 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Mr. Maudlin
- Dead as in 'Dude' (1964) ... Mr. Maudlin
 1963 Our Man Higgins (TV Series)
- Love Is Dandy (1963) ... Dandy
 1963 Laramie (TV Series)
- The Marshals (1963) ... Patches
 1963 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (TV Series)
- Citizen Bellows (1963) ... Bellows
 1962 Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation
Reggie McHugh
 1961 Back Street
 1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Chester Hobart
- Mr. Flotsam (1961) ... Chester Hobart
 1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Major Cook-Finch
- Banquo's Chair (1959) ... Major Cook-Finch
 1959 Border Patrol (TV Series)
 1958 Behind Closed Doors (TV Series)
Ernest Farrington
- Double Jeopardy (1958) ... Ernest Farrington
 1958 Rock-a-Bye Baby
Harold Hermann
 1958 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- Dandy Dick (1958)
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Felix Allardyce
- No Time at All (1958) ... Felix Allardyce
 1957 The Story of Mankind
William Shakespeare
 1957 Suspicion (TV Series)
- Murder Me Gently (1957)
 1956 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Waldo Francis Turner
- The Waldo Francis Turner Story (1956) ... Waldo Francis Turner
 1956 The Birds and the Bees
 1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Mr. Lynn Belvedere
- Mr. Belvedere (1956) ... Mr. Lynn Belvedere
 1955 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
White Knight
 1955 Ain't Misbehavin'
Anatole Piermont Rogers
 1954-1955 The Best of Broadway (TV Series)
Critic / Beverly Carlton
- The Guardsman (1955) ... Critic
- The Man Who Came to Dinner (1954) ... Beverly Carlton
 1954 Black Widow
Brian Mullen
 1952 Androcles and the Lion
 1951 Elopement
Roger Evans
 1951 Halls of Montezuma
Sgt. Johnson
 1950 I'll Get By
Reginald Gardiner (uncredited)
 1950 Wabash Avenue
English Eddie
 1948 That Wonderful Urge
Count André de Guyon
 1948 That Lady in Ermine
 1948 Fury at Furnace Creek
Capt. Grover A. Walsh
 1947 I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now
Will Hough
 1946 Cluny Brown
Hilary Ames
 1946 One More Tomorrow
James 'Jim' Aloysius Fisk
 1946 Do You Love Me
Herbert Benham
 1945 The Dolly Sisters
Tony, Duke of Breck
 1945 Christmas in Connecticut
John Sloan
 1945 Molly and Me
Harry Phillips / Peabody, the Butler
 1945 The Horn Blows at Midnight
Composer / Archibald 'Archie' Dexter
 1943 Sweet Rosie O'Grady
Charles - Duke of Trippingham
 1943 Claudia
Jerry Seymoure
 1943 Forever and a Day
Assistant Hotel Manager
 1943 Immortal Sergeant
Tom Benedict
 1942 Captains of the Clouds
Scrounger Harris
 1942 The Man Who Came to Dinner
Beverly Carlton
 1941 Sundown
Lt. Rodney 'Roddy' Turner
 1941 A Yank in the RAF
Roger Pillby
 1941 My Life with Caroline
Paul Martindale
 1940 The Great Dictator
 1940 Dulcy
Schuyler Van Dyke
 1940 The Doctor Takes a Wife
John Pierce
 1939 The Night of Nights
J. Neville Prime
 1939 The Flying Deuces
 1938 The Girl Downstairs
 1938 Sweethearts
Norman Trumpett
 1938 Marie Antoinette
Comte d'Artois
 1938 Everybody Sing
Jerrold Hope
 1937 A Damsel in Distress
 1936 Born to Dance
 1935 Opening Night
 1935 A Little Bit of Bluff
Hugh Rigby
 1934 Borrow a Million
Alastair Cartwright
 1934 Virginia's Husband
John Craddock
 1934 The Bedroom Diplomat
 1933 Leave It to Smith
Lord Redwood
 1932 Josser on the River
 1932 Flat No. 9 (Short)
Peter Merridew
 1931 Bull Rushes (Short)
 1931 The Perfect Lady
Lord Tony Carderay
 1931 Aroma of the South Seas (Short)
The Man
 1927 The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog
Dancer at Ball (uncredited)
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Show Show Self (25 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)

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(88/61) Stage" Appeared in Samuel A. Taylor and Cornelia Otis Skinner's play, "The Pleasure of His Company," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, ME, with Faye Emerson in the cast. See more »

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Father: Benjamin Richard Twelfth Gardiner; Mother: Elizabeth Pennington Hampson.


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