Eugene Pallette (1889–1954)

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This eminently recognizable, bulbous, beetle-browed character actor left Culver Military Academy and began acting in repertory companies before becoming a Hollywood extra and stunt man. Eugene's father had also been a thespian at one time but eventually ended his career as an insurance salesman. In his younger days, Eugene was apparently of the ... See full bio »

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Known For

My Man Godfrey Alexander Bullock
The Lady Eve Mr. Pike


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 1946 Suspense
Harry Wheeler
 1946 In Old Sacramento
Sheriff Jim Wales
 1945 The Cheaters
James C. Pidgeon
 1944 Lake Placid Serenade
Carl Cermak
 1944 Heavenly Days
Senator Bigbee
 1944 In the Meantime, Darling
Henry B. Preston
 1944 Step Lively
Simon Jenkins
 1944 Sensations of 1945
Gus Crane
 1944 Pin Up Girl
Barney Briggs
 1943 The Gang's All Here
Andrew Mason Sr.
 1943 The Kansan
Tom Waggoner
 1943 Heaven Can Wait
E.F. Strabel
 1943 Slightly Dangerous
 1943 It Ain't Hay
Gregory Warner
 1942 Silver Queen
Steve Adams
 1942 The Forest Rangers
Howard Huston
 1942 The Big Street
Nicely Nicely Johnson
 1942 Tales of Manhattan
 1942 Lady in a Jam
Mr. John Billingsley
 1942 Are Husbands Necessary?
 1942 Almost Married
Doctor Dobson
 1942 The Male Animal
Ed Keller
 1941 Appointment for Love
George Hastings
 1941 Swamp Water
Sheriff Jeb McKane
 1941 Unfinished Business
 1941 World Premiere
Gregory Martin
 1941 The Bride Came C.O.D.
Lucius K. Winfield
 1941 The Lady Eve
Mr. Pike
 1941 Ride, Kelly, Ride
Duke Martin
 1940 The Mark of Zorro
Fray Felipe
 1940 A Little Bit of Heaven
 1940 He Stayed for Breakfast
Maurice Duval
 1940 Sandy Is a Lady
P.J. Barnett
 1940 It's a Date
Governor Allen
 1940 Young Tom Edison
Mr. Nelson
 1939 First Love
James Clinton
 1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Chick McGann
 1939 Wife, Husband and Friend
Mike Craig
 1938 There Goes My Heart
Mr. Stevens - Editor
 1938 The Adventures of Robin Hood
Friar Tuck
 1937 One Hundred Men and a Girl
John R. Frost
 1937 Topper
 1937 She Had to Eat
Raymond Q. Nash
 1937 The Crime Nobody Saw
'Babe' Lawton
 1937 Clarence
Mr. Wheeler
 1936 Stowaway
The Colonel
 1936 Easy to Take
Dr. Reginald Kraft aka Doc
 1936 The Luckiest Girl in the World
Campbell Duncan
 1936 Dishonour Bright
 1936 My Man Godfrey
Alexander Bullock
 1936 The Golden Arrow
Mr. Meyers
 1935 The Ghost Goes West
Mr. Joe Martin
 1935 Steamboat Round the Bend
Sheriff Rufe Jeffers
 1935 Black Sheep
Col. Upton Calhoun Belcher
 1935 Baby Face Harrington
Uncle Henry
 1935 All the King's Horses
Conrad Q. Conley
 1935 Bordertown
Charlie Roark
 1934 Something Simple (Short)
Conventionaire (uncredited)
 1934 One Exciting Adventure
 1934 The Dragon Murder Case
Sgt. Heath
 1934 Friends of Mr. Sweeney
Wynn Rixey
 1934 Making the Rounds (Short)
 1934 News Hounds (Short)
 1934 Strictly Dynamite
Sourwood Sam
 1934 The New Dealers (Short)
 1934 Caravan
Gypsy Chief
 1934 I've Got Your Number
Joe Flood
 1934 Cross Country Cruise
Willy Bronson
 1933 Mr. Skitch
Cliff Merriweather
 1933 From Headquarters
Sgt. Boggs
 1933 The Kennel Murder Case
Detective Heath
 1933 One Awful Night (Short)
 1933 Sailors Beware! (Short)
 1933 Shanghai Madness
Lobo Lonergan
 1933 Meet the Champ (Short)
 1933 Storm at Daybreak
 1933 Made on Broadway
Mike Terwilliger
 1933 Hell Below
Mac Dougal - Chief Torpedo Man
 1933 Hip Zip Hooray (Short)
Sheriff Bell
 1932 The Half-Naked Truth
 1932 A Hockey Hick (Short)
 1932 Always Kickin' (Short)
 1932 Wild Girl
Yuba Bill
 1932 Off His Base (Short)
Jerry Minor
 1932 The Night Mayor
Hymie Shane
 1932 Tom Brown of Culver
Deaf Diner (uncredited)
 1932 Thunder Below
Bill Horner
 1932 Strangers of the Evening
Detective Brubacher
 1932 Dancers in the Dark
 1932 Shanghai Express
Sam Salt
 1931 Girls About Town
Benjamin Thomas
 1931 Huckleberry Finn
Duke of Bilgewater
 1931 Dude Ranch
Judd / Black Jed
 1931 Gun Smoke
Stub Wallack
 1931 The Stolen Jools (Short)
 1931 It Pays to Advertise
Cyrus Martin
 1931 Fighting Caravans
 1930 Sea Legs
Hyacinth Nitouche
 1930 Playboy of Paris
Pierre Bourdin
 1930 Follow Thru
J.C. Effingham
 1930 The Santa Fe Trail
Doc Brady
 1930 The Sea God
Square Deal McCarthy
 1930 Let's Go Native
Deputy Sheriff 'Careful' Cuthbert
 1930 The Border Legion
Bunco Davis
 1930 Paramount on Parade
Sergeant Heath (Murder Will Out)
 1930 The Benson Murder Case
Sgt. Ernest Heath
 1930 Men Are Like That
Traffic Cop
 1930 Slightly Scarlet
Sylvester Corbett
 1930 The Kibitzer
 1929 Pointed Heels
Joe Carrington
 1929 The Love Parade
War Minister
 1929 The Virginian
'Honey' Wiggin
 1929 The Greene Murder Case
Sgt. Ernest Heath
 1929 The Studio Murder Mystery
Police Lt. Dirk
 1929 The Dummy
 1929 The Canary Murder Case
Sgt. Ernest Heath
 1928 His Private Life
Henri Bérgere
 1928 The Red Mark
 1928 Out of the Ruins
 1928 The Swell Head (Short)
 1928 The Good-Bye Kiss
The Captain
 1928 Lights of New York
 1928 Should Women Drive? (Short)
 1928 Barnum & Ringling, Inc. (Short)
Hotel Detective (uncredited)
 1928 Aching Youth (Short)
 1927 The Battle of the Century (Short)
Insurance Agent (uncredited)
 1927 Chicago
Rodney Casley
 1927 Assistant Wives (Short)
Charley's Boss
 1927 The Lighter That Failed (Short)
Charley's Brother-in-Law
 1927 What Every Iceman Knows (Short)
 1927 Sugar Daddies (Short)
Hardy Look-alike
 1927 Fluttering Hearts (Short)
Motorcycle Cop
 1927 Jewish Prudence (Short)
Rent Collector (uncredited)
 1927 The Second 100 Years (Short)
Dinner Host (uncredited)
 1927 Moulders of Men
Barney Mulholland
 1927 Should Men Walk Home? (Short)
Detective - Intelligence Bureau
 1927 Many Scrappy Returns (Short)
Wellington - Charley's Brother
 1926 Desert Valley
 1926 You Never Know Women
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1926 Mantrap
E. Wesson Woodbury
 1926 Whispering Canyon
Harvey Hawes
 1926 The Volga Boatman
Revolutionary (uncredited)
 1926 Whispering Smith
Bill Dancing
 1926 Rocking Moon
Side Money
 1926 The Fighting Edge
 1925 Without Mercy
Simon Linke
 1925 Wild Horse Mesa
Melberne Townsman (uncredited)
 1925 Ranger of the Big Pines
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1925 The Light of Western Stars
Stub (as Gene Pallette)
 1924 Stupid, But Brave (Short)
Richard Peeling - Banana King
 1924 The Cyclone Rider
 1924 Wandering Husbands
 1924 The Galloping Fish
Anti-Volstead Esquire (uncredited)
 1923 The Ten Commandments
Israelite Slave (uncredited)
 1923 The Wolf Man
 1923 North of Hudson Bay
Peter Dane
 1923 Hell's Hole
 1923 To the Last Man
Simm Bruce
 1922 Without Compromise
Tommy Ainsworth
 1922 Two Kinds of Women
Old Carson
 1921 The Three Musketeers
 1921 Fine Feathers
Bob Reynolds
 1920 Twin Beds
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1920 Parlor, Bedroom and Bath
Reggie Irving
 1920 Terror Island
Guy Mourdant
 1920 Alias Jimmy Valentine
'Red' Jocelyn
 1919 Fair and Warmer
Billy Bartlett
 1919 Be a Little Sport
Dick Nevins
 1919 Words and Music by -
Gene Harris
 1919 The Amateur Adventuress
George Goodie
 1918 No Man's Land
Sidney Dundas
 1918 Viviette
Dick Ware
 1918 Breakers Ahead
Jim Hawley
 1918 The Turn of a Card
Eddie Barrett
 1918 His Robe of Honor
Clifford Nordhoff
 1918 Madam Who?
Lieutenant Conroy
 1917 A Man's Man
Capt. Benevido
 1917 The Ghost House
Spud Foster
 1917 Heir of the Ages
Larry Payne
 1917 The World Apart
Clyde Holt
 1917 The Purple Scar (Short)
The Grip
 1917 The Marcellini Millions
Mr. Murray
 1917 The Lonesome Chap
George Rothwell
 1917 The Bond Between
Raoul Vaux
 1917 The Winning of Sally Temple
Sir John Gorham
 1917 Each to His Kind
Dick Larimer
 1916 His Guardian Angel (Short)
Rodney Bradley
 1916 Intolerance
Prosper Latour
 1916 Gretchen the Greenhorn
 1916 Hell-to-Pay Austin
Harry Tracey
 1916 Going Straight
Jimmy Briggs
 1916 The Children in the House
Arthur Vincent
 1916 Sunshine Dad
Alfred Evergreen
 1916 Live Wires and Love Sparks (Short)
Man with Envelope for Billie Ritchie
 1915 The Penalty (Short)
The Boy
 1915 The Ever Living Isles (Short)
 1915 When Love Is Mocked (Short)
The Fisherman
 1915 The Scarlet Lady (Short)
Jim Courtney (as Gene Pallette)
 1915 The Isle of Content (Short)
Ralph Ashton
 1915 The Adventure Hunter (Short)
Allen Darrell
 1915 The Spell of the Poppy (Short)
 1915 The Victim (Short)
James Darrell
 1915 The Story of a Story (Short)
John Penhallow - The Author
 1915 The Highbinders (Short)
Hop Woo
 1915 The Emerald Brooch (Short)
Slick Charley
 1915 A Day That Is Gone (Short)
Elaine's Brother
 1915 How Hazel Got Even (Short)
 1915 The Death Dice (Short)
Lafe Johnson
 1915 The Birth of a Nation
Union Soldier (uncredited)
 1915 After Twenty Years (Short)
Tom's Grown Son
 1915 The Terror of the Mountains (Short)
Soapy Smith
 1915 The Lost Receipt (Short)
John Powers
 1914 The Beat of the Year (Short)
John Joyce
 1914 Who Shot Bud Walton? (Short)
Jeff Hardin
 1914 The Kaffir's Skull (Short)
Jack Dwyer
 1914 A Woman Scorned (Short)
'George Williams'
 1914 The Tardy Cannon Ball (Short)
 1914 The Runaway Freight (Short)
Boston Blackie
 1914 Broken Nose Bailey (Short)
Broken Nose Bailey
 1914 Turned Back (Short)
Tom Johnston
 1914 Through the Dark (Short)
Kane - the Crook
 1914 The Stolen Ore (Short)
Dick Raleigh
 1914 The Bank Burglar's Fate (Short)
The Yeggman
 1914 On the Border (Short)
The American Soldier
 1914 The Gunman (Short)
Tom Farrell - Mattie's Sweetheart
 1914 The Sheriff's Prisoner (Short)
John Walsh - the Miner
 1914 The Only Clue (Short)
Jim Broughton
 1914 The Burden (Short)
John Bennett
 1914 The Peach Brand (Short)
Robert Carter
 1914 The Horse Wrangler (Short)
Tom Spangler
 1914 A Pair of Cuffs (Short)
 1914 The Stolen Radium (Short)
 1914 The Wheels of Destiny (Short)
 1914/I A Diamond in the Rough (Short)
The Diamond in the Rough
 1914 Texas Bill's Last Ride (Short)
Bob Boyd
 1914 Atonement (Short)
 1914 The Stronger Hand (Short)
Ben Martin - the Factory Machinist
 1914 The Reform Candidate (Short)
Fred Osborne
 1914 The Portrait of Anita (Short)
Señor Garmino
 1914 The Thief and the Book (Short)
The Fly
 1914 Educating His Daughters (Short)
 1913 A Man's Awakening (Short)
The Consumptive Prospector
 1913/I The Helping Hand (Short)
Jim - Ethel's Husband
 1913 An Accidental Clue (Short)
Jim - a Member of the Gang
 1913 The Tomboy's Race (Short)
 1913 The Bravest Man (Short)
John Sinclair
 1913 Vengeance (Short)
 1913 The Light Woman (Short)
Paul - the Poet's Ward (as Gene Pallette)
 1913/I To Err Is Human (Short)
 1913 The Kiss (Short)
 1913 Youth and Jealousy (Short)
 1913/II The Brothers (Short)
 1913 The Tattooed Arm (Short)
Jim Halliday
 1913 When Jim Returned (Short)
 1913 Suspended Sentence (Short)
Sheriff Frank Walling (as Gene Pallette)
 1913 The Homestead Race (Short)
Dave (as Gene Pallette)
 1913 When a Woman Won't (Short)
The Dark Horse (as Gene Pallette)
 1913 Brother Love (Short)
Jimmy Mason
 1913 The Transgression of Manuel (Short)
Manuel (as Gene Pallette)
 1913 When the Light Fades (Short)
John Robertson
 1913/I The Fugitive (Short)
The Fugitive
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