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Monty Banks (1897–1950)

Monty Banks was a short, stocky, but somehow debonair Italian-born comic actor, later also writer and director. In the U.S. from 1914, he first appeared on stage in musical comedy and cabaret. By 1917, he worked as a dancer in New York's Dominguez Cafe. After this, he turned to films, acting and doing stunt work at Keystone, Universal and for Al ... See full bio »

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 1945 A Bell for Adano
 1941 Blood and Sand
Antonio Lopez (as William Montague)
 1940 Olympic Honeymoon
 1938/I Smiling Along
Auditioner (uncredited)
 1936 Queen of Hearts
Montague Banking (uncredited)
 1935 No Limit
 1935 Man of the Moment
Doctor (uncredited)
 1935 Trouble Ahead
Film Director
 1934 The Church Mouse
Harry Blump, the Window Washer
 1934 The Girl in Possession
 1933 You Made Me Love You
Taxi Driver
 1933 The Charming Deceiver
Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1932 Kiss Me Sergeant (uncredited)
 1932 For the Love of Mike
 1932 Hold 'Em Jail
Timekeeper (uncredited)
 1932 Money for Nothing
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1931 Old Soldiers Never Die
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1930 The Compulsory Husband
 1929 Atlantic
 1929 Week-End Wives
Max Ammon
 1928 Honeymoon Abroad
Monty Adams
 1928 A Perfect Gentleman
Monty Brooks
 1927 Chasing Choo Choos (Short)
The Boy
 1925 Africa F.O.B. (Short)
The Stranger
 1925 Keep Smiling
The Boy
 1924 The Golf Bug (Short)
 1924 Racing Luck
Mario, The Boy
 1924 Pay or Move (Short)
 1924 Wedding Bells (Short)
The Groom
 1924 Hot Sands (Short)
 1924 Boy in Blue (Short)
 1923 Always Late (Short)
 1923 Taxi Please (Short)
 1923 The Southbound Limited (Short)
 1923 The Covered Schooner (Short)
The Boy
 1923 Paging Love (Short)
 1923 Cold Reception (Short)
 1923 Quiet Vacation (Short)
 1923 East Is Worst (Short)
 1923 Oil's Well (Short)
 1923 Hangin' Around (Short)
 1922 Six A.M. (Short)
 1922 Love Taps (Short)
 1922 Pure But Simple (Short)
 1921 Cleaned and Dry (Short)
 1921 Fresh Air (Short)
 1921 Squirrel Food (Short)
 1921 In and Out (Short)
 1921 Peaceful Alley (Short)
 1921 Bride and Gloom (Short)
The Boyfriend
 1921 His First Honeymoon (Short)
 1921 Where Is My Wife? (Short)
 1921 His Dizzy Day (Short)
 1921 A Bedroom Scandal (Short)
 1921 Kidnapper's Revenge (Short)
 1920 Don't Park Here (Short)
A Rival
 1920 Nearly Married (Short)
 1920 Flivver Wedding (Short)
 1920 Rare Bird (Short)
 1920 His Naughty Night (Short)
 1920 Duck Inn (Short)
 1920 A Hero 'n Everything (Short)
 1919 The Grocery Clerk (Short)
The Tow Gusher, a 'He Vamp'
 1919 Love (Short)
Farmhand (uncredited)
 1919 Camping Out (Short)
 1919 One Night Only (Short)
Property Man
 1918 A Scrap of Paper (Short)
 1918 The Sheriff (Short) (as Mario Bianchi)
 1918 The Geaser of Berlin (Short)
The Doughboy
 1917 Roaring Lions and Wedding Bells (Short) (as Mario Bianchi)
 1917 A Warm Reception (Short) (as Mario Bianchi)
 1917 His Hidden Talent (Short)
The Crook (as Mario Bianchi)
 1917 His Widow's Might (Short) (as Mario Bianchi)
 1917 Aired in Court (Short) (as Mario Bianchi)
 1917 The Girl and the Ring (Short) (as Mario Bianchi)
 1917 His Criminal Career (Short) (as Mario Bianchi)
 1916 The Purple Mask
Jacques, Patricia's Butler (as Mario Bianchi)
 1916 Cold Hearts and Hot Flames (Short)
Messenger Boy / Fireman
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Alternate Names:

Montague Banks | Mario Bianchi | William Montague


5' 5" (1.65 m)

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