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Frank Alexander (I) (1879–1937)

Frank "Fatty" Alexander was an obese comedian who appeared in silent one- and two-reel slapstick comedies as a side-kick before co-starring with two other heavyweights, Hilliard Karr and 'Kewpie Ross' in F.B.O.'s low-budget "Ton of Fun" series at the end of the silent era. Born in Olympia, Washington on May 25, 1879, Frank Alexander was a cowboy ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1933 The Barber Shop (Short)
Steam Room Victim - Before (uncredited)
 1933 The Bargain of the Century (Short)
Elmer - Customer (uncredited)
 1932 Mickey's Big Business (Short)
Judge
 1931 The Kick-Off! (Short)
Fat Football Fan
 1931 Mickey's Thrill Hunters (Short)
Fat man
 1931 Catch-As Catch-Can (Short)
Fat man in audience (uncredited)
 1931 Mickey's Rebellion (Short)
Fat man
 1931 Let's Play (Short)
 1931 Dumbbells in Derbies (Short)
Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1930 Pure and Simple (Short) (as Fatty Alexander)
 1930 The Shrimp (Short)
Fat Lodger (uncredited)
 1929 Madame Q (Short)
 1928 Feed 'em and Weep (Short)
Diner
 1928 A Joyful Day (Short) (as Fatty Alexander)
 1928 Standing Pat (Short) (as Fatty Alexander)
 1928 Heavy Infants (Short) (as Fatty Alexander)
 1928 Big Berthas (Short) (as Fatty Alexander)
 1928 All Alike (Short) (as Fatty Alexander)
 1928 Figures Do Lie (Short)
Mr. Newlywed
 1928 The Happy Trio (Short) (as Fatty Alexander)
 1928 Oui, Oui, Heidelberg (Short) (as Fatty Alexander)
 1928 Panting Papas (Short) (as Fatty Alexander)
 1927 3 Missing Links (Short) (as Fatty Alexander)
 1927 Three Fleshy Devils (Short) (as Fatty Alexander)
 1927 Tanks of the Wabash (Short) (as Fatty Alexander)
 1927 Wanderers of the Waistline (Short) (as Fatty Alexander)
 1927 Campus Romeos (Short) (as Fatty Alexander)
 1927 How High Is Up? (Short) (as Fatty Alexander)
 1927 What Price Dough (Short) (as Fatty Alexander)
 1927 Heavy Hikers (Short) (as Fatty Alexander)
 1927 You're Next (Short) (as Fatty Alexander)
 1927 Old Tin Sides (Short) (as Fatty Alexander)
 1927 The Unsocial Three (Short) (as Fatty Alexander)
 1927 Play Safe (as Fatty Alexander)
 1927 Three Glad Men (Short) (as Fatty Alexander)
 1926 Heavyation (Short) (as Fatty Alexander)
 1926 The Vulgar Yachtsman (Short) (as Fatty Alexander)
 1926 Oh, What a Night!
Bill Williams
 1926 Heavy Fullbacks (Short) (as Fatty Alexander)
 1926 Galloping Ghosts (Short) (as Fatty Alexander)
 1926 Back Fire (Short)
2nd Fat Guy (as Fatty Alexander)
 1926 Wedding Daze (Short) (as Fatty Alexander)
 1926 Three of a Kind (Short) (as Fatty Alexander)
 1926 The Heavy Parade (Short) (as Fatty Alexander)
 1926 Honeymoon Feet (Short) (as Fatty Alexander)
 1926 A Beauty Parlor (Short) (as Fatty Alexander)
 1926 Heavy Love (Short) (as Fatty Alexander)
 1926 In the Air (Short) (as Fatty Alexander)
 1925 The Perfect Clown
Tiny Tott
 1925 All Tied Up (Short) (as 'Tiny' Alexander)
 1925/II On the Links (Short) (as Fatty Alexander)
 1925 Three Wise Goofs (Short) (as Fatty Alexander)
 1925 Tailoring (Short) (as 'Tiny' Alexander)
 1925 Assorted Nuts (Short) (as Fatty Alexander)
 1925 Hop to It! (Short)
Hotel guest
 1925 The Cloudhopper (Short)
Holden Jack, Dorothy's Father
 1925 The Dome Doctor (Short)
Fuller Hulkinbulk
 1925 The Wizard of Oz
Uncle Henry / Prince of Whales
 1924 Kid Speed (Short)
Mr. Avery DuPoys
 1924 Cheer Up (Short)
Jane's Father
 1924 Her Boy Friend (Short)
Slim Chance
 1924 Pain as You Enter (Short)
 1923 Chop Suey Louie (Short)
Shy Won Lung
 1923 The Sleepwalker (Short) (as Fatty Alexander)
 1923 Cyclone Jones
Fatty Wirthing (as Fatty Alexander)
 1923 Ship Wrecked (Short)
 1922 The Pill (Short)
 1922 Aladdin (Short)
 1922/II The Show (Short)
Ballet dancer / Wife of Man with Family
 1922 The Sawmill (Short)
Mill owner
 1921 The Bell Hop (Short)
A government official
 1921 The Fall Guy (Short)
Sheriff
 1921 The Rent Collector (Short)
A thug
 1921 The Bakery (Short)
Bakery Owner
 1921 The Hick (Short)
Cabaret Guest
 1921 The Sportsman (Short)
The Sultan
 1920 The Suitor (Short)
The Major Domo
 1920 The Stage Hand (Short)
The Stage Manager
 1920 Solid Concrete (Short)
The Boss
 1920 School Days (Short)
 1920 The Fly Cop (Short)
The Cabaret Owner
 1919 The Grocery Clerk (Short)
Big Ben
 1919 Caves and Coquettes (Short)
 1919 Dew Drop Inn (Short)
Moonshine Mooney
 1919 Dull Care (Short)
Chief of Police
 1919 Between the Acts (Short)
The Manager
 1919/I The Simple Life (Short)
A Farmer
 1919 His Home Sweet Home (Short)
A Crook
 1919 The Star Boarder (Short)
The Warden
 1919 Passing the Buck (Short)
The Fat Crook
 1919 Well, I'll Be (Short)
 1919 Scamps and Scandals (Short)
Larry's Sweetheart's Suitor
 1919 Traps and Tangles (Short)
Shop Assistant
 1918 Pluck and Plotters (Short)
Gang Chief
 1918 Humbugs and Husbands (Short)
 1918 Bears and Bad Men (Short)
Paw Slawson
 1918 Huns and Hyphens (Short)
Cafe owner (as Fatty Alexander)
 1918 Dunces and Dangers (Short)
 1918 Bathing Beauties and Big Boobs (Short)
Fatty
 1918 Hindoos and Hazards (Short)
Necklace thief
 1918 Boodle and Bandits (Short)
 1918 Skids and Scalawags (Short)
 1918 Romans and Rascals (Short)
Rotund senator
 1918 Stripes and Stumbles (Short)
 1918 Rooms and Rumors (Short)
The husband
 1918 Babes and Boobs (Short)
 1917 Rainbow Island (Short)
 1917 By the Sad Sea Waves (Short)
Bather (uncredited)
 1917 Hazards and Home Runs (Short)
Heeza Tonn, Catcher
 1917 Her Father's Station (Short)
 1917 Melting Millions
Bailey
 1917 Social Pirates (Short)
 1916 Bath Tub Perils (Short)
The Porter
 1916 The Snow Cure (Short)
Man at Snow Baths (uncredited)
 1916 Cinders of Love (Short)
Fat Man (uncredited)
 1915 A Submarine Pirate (Short)
Man on Crutches (uncredited)
 1915 Crooked to the End (Short)
Big Porter
 1915 A Janitor's Wife's Temptation (Short)
The Cop (uncredited)
 1915 A Lover's Lost Control (Short)
Shoe Customer
 1915 When Ambrose Dared Walrus (Short)
Fireman (uncredited)
 1915 Merely a Married Man (Short)
Man with Papers
 1915 Those Bitter Sweets (Short)
The Sweetheart's Father
 1915 Gussle Tied to Trouble (Short)
Fat Man
 1915 Gussle's Backward Way (Short)
Fat Man
 1915 Gussle Rivals Jonah (Short)
Blonde's Boyfriend
 1915 Droppington's Family Tree (Short)
Diner (First Reel) (uncredited)
 1915 Beating Hearts and Carpets (Short)
The Cop
 1915 From Patches to Plenty (Short)
Headwaiter
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

'Tiny' Alexander | Fatty Alexander

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

He had a rather unique skit that he performed in the Larry Semon film "The Bellhop" (1921) and the Bobby Raye film "Hop to It!" (1925). In them, he was a guest staying at the bellhop's motel, and water was dripping from the ceiling onto his face, causing him to dream he was at the beach, swimming in the sea. He would begin swimming in his sleep on the bed, and then dive off the bed through the ... See more »

Nickname:

Fatty

Star Sign:

Gemini

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