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Charles Halton

A respected stage actor -- he trained at the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts -- since the 1920s, birdlike Charles Halton's thinning hair, rimless glasses and officious manner were familiar to generations of moviegoers. Whether playing the neighborhood busybody, a stern government bureaucrat or weaselly attorney, you could count on Halton to try to drive the "immoral influences" out of the neighborhood, foreclose on the orphanage, evict the poor widow and her children from their apartment, or any other number of dastardly deeds, all justified by "I'm sorry but that's my job." His 40-year film career ended with High School Confidential! (1958), after which he retired.

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Mar 16, 1876 In Washington - District of Columbia - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Adventurer 1917-02-15
Latest Project:
Series The Adventures of Jim Bowie 1956-09-07
Known For
Poster of Joe Palooka in the Squared Circle
Poster of The Town Went Wild
Poster of There's One Born Every Minute
Poster of Federal Man-Hunt
Series The Adventures of Jim Bowie Unknown 1956-09-07
Series City Detective Unknown 1953-01-01
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie A Slight Case of Larceny Willard Maibrunn 1953-06-05
Movie The Moonlighter Clemmons Usqubaugh - Undertaker 1953-09-19
Movie The Affairs of Dobie Gillis The Dean 1953-08-14
Movie Carrie Factory Foreman 1952-07-17
Movie Gasoline Alley Pettit 1951-01-02
Movie Here Comes the Groom Cusick 1951-09-20
Series The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok Unknown 1951-04-15
Movie The Traveling Saleswoman Clumhill 1950-02-15
Movie Joe Palooka in the Squared Circle Merkle - the Shyster 1950-11-04
Movie Hideout Gabriel Wotter 1949-03-08
Movie The Daring Caballero Ed J. Hodges 1949-06-13
Movie Summer Holiday Mr. Lipska (uncredited) 1948-04-15
Movie If You Knew Susie Pringle (uncredited) 1948-02-07
Movie 3 Godfathers Oliver Latham 1948-12-31
Movie The Ghost Goes Wild T. O'Connor Scott 1947-08-08
Movie The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer Mr. Mittwick - High School Principal 1947-09-01
Movie The Fighting Guardsman Picot 1946-01-04
Movie Three Little Girls in Blue Hoskins 1946-09-03
Movie It's a Wonderful Life Carter (uncredited) 1946-12-20
Movie The Best Years of Our Lives Prew 1946-12-25
Movie A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Mr. Barker (uncredited) 1945-02-28
Movie Rhapsody in Blue Mr. Kast 1945-06-27
Movie Midnight Manhunt Henry Miggs 1945-07-27
Movie She Went to the Races Dr. Collyer 1945-11-04
Movie Rationing Ezra Weeks 1944-03-24
Movie Up in Arms Dr. Roger B. Freyheisen 1944-02-17
Movie It Happened Tomorrow Doctor 1944-03-31
Movie Shadows in the Night Doc Stacey 1944-07-27
Movie The Town Went Wild Mr. Tweedle 1944-12-15
Movie Wilson Colonel House 1944-08-01
Movie Address Unknown Censorial Pipsqueak 1944-06-01
Movie Government Girl Wilkins - Hotel Clerk (uncredited) 1943-11-05
Movie Whispering Footsteps Harry Hammond 1943-12-30
Movie The Spoilers Jonathan Stuve 1942-06-11
Movie In Old California Mr. Hayes 1942-05-31
Movie To Be or Not to Be Producer Dobosh 1942-03-05
Movie Tombstone: The Town too Tough to Die Mayor Dan Crane 1942-06-13
Movie Whispering Ghosts Mark Gruber 1942-05-17
Movie There's One Born Every Minute Trumbull 1942-06-26
Movie That Other Woman Smith 1942-11-13
Movie My Sister Eileen Mr. Hawkins - Newspaper Editor (uncredited) 1942-09-24
Movie Henry Aldrich, Editor Elias Noonan 1942-09-01
Movie Across the Pacific A.V. Smith 1942-09-04
Movie Mr. District Attorney Hazelton - Barrett's Aide 1941-03-27
Movie The Lady from Cheyenne Judge 1941-04-11
Movie Tobacco Road Mayor 1941-02-20
Movie Million Dollar Baby John Parkinson 1941-05-31
Movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith Mr. Deever 1941-01-31
Movie Dance Hall Mr. Frederick Newmeyer 1941-07-18
Movie Blonde Inspiration Mr. Packer (uncredited) 1941-02-07
Movie The Great Mr. Nobody Mr. Bixby 1941-02-15
Movie Three Sons o' Guns Claude Haddock 1941-08-02
Movie Look Who's Laughing Cudahy 1941-11-21
Movie H.M. Pulham, Esq. Walter Kaufman 1941-12-04
Movie Three Girls About Town Doc - Coroner 1941-10-23
Movie Unholy Partners Phil Kaper 1941-11-01
Movie Lady Scarface Mr. Pinchback 1941-09-26
Movie The Smiling Ghost Ames Bentley 1941-09-06
Movie Ellery Queen and the Perfect Crime Rufus Smith (auctioneer) 1941-08-14
Movie The Doctor Takes a Wife Dr. Streeter 1940-04-25
Movie 20 Mule Team Henry Adams 1940-05-03
Movie Gangs of Chicago Bromo 1940-05-18
Movie Lillian Russell Dr' Dobbins 1940-05-24
Movie The Man with Nine Lives Doctor in Front Row in Final Scene 1940-04-18
Movie The Shop Around the Corner Detective 1940-01-10
Movie They Drive by Night Farnsworth (uncredited) 1940-07-26
Movie Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet Sensenbrenner 1940-02-23
Movie Virginia City Ralston - Virginia City Banker 1940-03-23
Movie Dr. Cyclops Dr. Rupert Bulfinch 1940-04-09
Movie Behind the News Neil Saunders 1940-12-20
Movie The Westerner Mort Borrow 1940-09-18
Movie Tugboat Annie Sails Again Alec Severn 1940-10-26
Movie Lucky Partners Chamber of Commerce Official 1940-08-02
Movie Calling All Husbands Hadley Weaver 1940-09-07
Movie Little Nellie Kelly Second Judge (uncredited) 1940-11-22
Movie Young People Moderator 1940-08-30
Movie I Love You Again Mr. Leonard Harkspur Sr. (uncredited) 1940-08-09
Movie Stranger on the Third Floor Albert Meng 1940-08-16
Movie Foreign Correspondent Bradley 1940-08-16
Movie Ex-Champ Trilby 1939-05-11
Movie They Made Her a Spy Beldon 1939-04-14
Movie They Asked For It Dr. Tyler 1939-05-20
Movie Dodge City Surrett's Lawyer 1939-04-08
Movie Jesse James Heywood 1939-01-14
Movie Young Mr. Lincoln Hawthorne 1939-06-09
Movie Nancy Drew... Reporter Newspaper Publicity Man (uncredited) 1939-02-18
Movie Sudden Money Mr. Wixby 1939-03-31
Movie Lady of the Tropics Manager of Rubber Company 1939-08-11
Movie News Is Made at Night Lt. Governor Elmer Hinge 1939-07-20
Movie The Hunchback of Notre Dame Printer (uncredited) 1939-12-29
Movie Swanee River Pond 1939-12-29
Movie No Place to Go Ben Bradford 1939-09-23
Movie Reno Augustus Welch 1939-12-01
Movie Dust Be My Destiny Pawnshop Owner 1939-09-16
Movie Indianapolis Speedway Mayor 1939-08-05
Movie Charlie Chan at Treasure Island Uncle Redley 1939-08-31
Movie Penrod's Double Trouble Mr. Bitts 1938-07-23
Movie The Saint in New York Vincent Nather 1938-05-25
Movie Gold Is Where You Find It Turner (uncredited) 1938-02-12
Movie I'll Give a Million Mayor 1938-07-27
Movie Penrod and His Twin Brother Mr. Bitts 1938-02-26
Movie Federal Man-Hunt Damon Lauber 1938-12-27
Movie I Am the Law George Leander 1938-08-25
Movie The Mad Miss Manton Popsie (uncredited) 1938-10-21
Movie The Girl Downstairs Ambassador 1938-12-23
Movie A Man to Remember Atty. Clyde Perkins (uncredited) 1938-10-14
Movie Room Service Dr. Glass 1938-09-21
Movie Penrod and Sam Mr. Rodney H. Bitts 1937-02-28
Movie Black Legion Osgood 1937-01-30
Movie Woman Chases Man Mr. Judd 1937-05-07
Movie Stolen Holiday Le Grande 1937-02-06
Movie Ready, Willing and Able Brockman 1937-03-06
Movie Blossoms On Broadway Dr. Gilgallon 1937-11-19
Movie Pick a Star Julius Klawheimer 1937-05-21
Movie Dead End Whitey (Uncredited) 1937-08-27
Movie Talent Scout M.B. Carter 1937-07-24
Movie Come and Get It Jed Hewitt 1936-11-06
Movie More Than a Secretary Mr. Crosby 1936-12-10
Movie Gold Diggers of 1937 Dr. Bell 1936-12-28
Movie Storm at Daybreak Villager 1933-06-14
Movie Honor Among Lovers Wilkes 1931-02-28
Movie Laughter Winslow, Gibson's Secretary (Uncredited) 1930-09-24
Movie The Adventurer Austin 1917-02-15