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Vince Barnett (I) (1902–1977)

Former vaudevillian, who acquired a solid reputation as a practical joker and master of insult, second only to the great Groucho Marx. Celebrity hosts would often hire Vince to perform gags and put-on jokes at their lavish parties, where he would insult the guests and create mayhem in his wake. He often posed as heavily-accented journalists with ... See full bio »

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 1975 Sixpack Annie
Bartender
 1975 Crazy Mama
Homer
 1974 Summer School Teachers
Principal Adams
 1973 Bridget Loves Bernie (TV Series)
Morris
- To Teach or Not to Teach (1973) ... Morris
 1968-1970 Mayberry R.F.D. (TV Series)
Elmo
- The Bicycle Club (1970) ... Elmo
- Millie, the Best-Dressed Woman (1970) ... Elmo
- The New Housekeeper (1970) ... Elmo
- Goober's New Gas Station (1970) ... Elmo
- The Health Fund (1970) ... Elmo
 1966-1970 Green Acres (TV Series)
Waiter / Baggage Man / Sign Painter / ...
- The Ex-Con (1970) ... Waiter
- A Tale of a Tail (1969) ... Baggage Man
- A Day in the Life of Oliver Wendell Holmes (1969) ... Sign Painter
- An Old-Fashioned Christmas (1966) ... Harry
- The Price of Apples (1966) ... Gus
 1969 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Swanson
- The Night of the Janus (1969) ... Swanson
 1967-1968 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Elmo
- The Church Benefactors (1968) ... Elmo
- Suppose Andy Gets Sick (1967) ... Elmo
- A Trip to Mexico (1967) ... Elmo
 1967 That Girl (TV Series)
Room Service Waiter
- It's a Mod, Mod World: Part 2 (1967) ... Room Service Waiter (uncredited)
 1967 Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
Willy
- Nobody (1967) ... Willy
 1967 The Fastest Guitar Alive
Celebrating drunk (uncredited)
 1967 The Big Mouth
Man at Telephone Booth (uncredited)
 1966 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Scissors
- The Concrete Overcoat Affair: Part I (1966) ... Scissors
 1966 The Loner (TV Series)
Bartender
 1965 Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
Janitor (as Vincent J. Barnett)
 1965 Zebra in the Kitchen
Man in Manhole
 1964 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Noonan
- The Case of the Tandem Target (1964) ... Noonan
 1963 Glynis (TV Series)
Smitty
- The Pros and Cons (1963) ... Smitty
 1962 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Scotty Harris
- Army Reunion (1962) ... Scotty Harris
 1962 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Sam
- Big Fever (1962) ... Sam
 1961 The Jim Backus Show (TV Series)
Shultzy
- Old Army Game (1961) ... Shultzy
 1960 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Grimes
- Unconditional Surrender (1960) ... Grimes
 1960 Lock Up (TV Series)
Grimes
- The Beau and Arrow Case (1960) ... Grimes
 1959 The Rookie
1st Janitor
 1959 U.S. Marshal (TV Series)
Barney Slausen
- A Matter of Friendship (1959) ... Barney Slausen
 1958 Bronco (TV Series)
Restaurant Proprietor
- Trail to Taos (1958) ... Restaurant Proprietor
 1958 Tales of the Texas Rangers (TV Series)
Harry Sanders
- Edge of Danger (1958) ... Harry Sanders
 1958 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Janitor
- Girl on the Run (1958) ... Janitor
 1958 Girl on the Run
Janitor
 1958 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Miklos
- The Empty Gun (1958) ... Miklos
 1958 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Barber
- Imposter for a Day (1958) ... Barber
 1958 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Henry
- Uncle Bentley Loans Out Peter (1958) ... Henry
 1958 Sally (TV Series)
 1957 Monkey on My Back
Mushy - Barney's Trainer (uncredited)
 1957 Outlaw Queen
Gamler
 1957 The Quiet Gun
Undertaker
 1956 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Dino
- Helpmate (1956) ... Dino
 1956 Ethel Barrymore Theater (TV Series)
- Funny Money (1956)
 1956 It's a Great Life (TV Series)
Dave
- House Guest (1956) ... Dave
 1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Big Payday (1956)
 1955 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series)
Little Nate
- Barbeque (1955) ... Little Nate
- The Big Umbrella (1955)
 1955 The Crooked Web
Ed, Stan's Partner in Drive-In (uncredited)
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
 1954 The Human Jungle
Old Mugging Victim (uncredited)
 1954 Ring of Fear
Vendor (uncredited)
 1953 Charade
Berg
 1953 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
- The Better Half (1953)
 1953 The Life of Riley (TV Series)
Herman
- Riley Punishes Junior (1953) ... Herman
- Riley Gets Engaged (1953) ... Herman
 1952 The Jazz Singer
Bartender (uncredited)
 1952 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series)
 1952 Springfield Rifle
Cook (uncredited)
 1952 Carson City
Henry
 1952 Red Planet Mars
Seedy Man Listening to Radio (uncredited)
 1952 The Files of Jeffrey Jones (TV Series)
Joe
- The Bouncing Bullet (1952) ... Joe
- The Careless Killer (1952) ... Joe
- The Crooked Hoop (1952) ... Joe
- The Blind Buddha (1952) ... Joe
 1951 On Dangerous Ground
George (uncredited)
 1951 I'll See You in My Dreams
Burlesk Comedian (uncredited)
 1951 Kentucky Jubilee
Mugsy
 1950 Hunt the Man Down
Joe, Pool Player (uncredited)
 1950 Border Treasure
Pokey
 1950 Photo Phonies (Short)
 1950 The Second Woman
Giovanni Strobini (uncredited)
 1950 Storm Over Wyoming
Telegraph Clerk (uncredited)
 1950 Mule Train
Barber Mulkey
 1950 The Grass Is Always Greener (Short)
Cooky
 1949 Deputy Marshal
Hotel Desk Clerk
 1949 Sweet Cheat (Short)
Hotel House Detective
 1949 Big Jack
Tom Speed (uncredited)
 1949 Knock on Any Door
Carl Swanson - Bartender (uncredited)
 1948 Loaded Pistols
Sam Gardner
 1948 Thunder in the Pines
Bernard, the Bartender
 1948 Big Town Scandal
Louie Snead - the bondsman
 1947 High Wall
Henry Cronner
 1947 Big Town After Dark
Louie Snead
 1947 The Flame
Stage Door Attendant (uncredited)
 1947 The Trespasser
Bartender
 1947 Brute Force
Muggsy
 1947 Riffraff
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1947 Little Miss Broadway
Mack Truck
 1947 Gas House Kids Go West
Steve
 1947 Shoot to Kill
Charlie Gill
 1947 I Cover Big Town
Louis Murkil
 1947 My Brother Talks to Horses
Schuyler (uncredited)
 1947 The Mighty McGurk
Tailor (uncredited)
 1946 Swell Guy
Sam Burns
 1946 No Leave, No Love
Ben
 1946 Bowery Bombshell
Street Cleaner
 1946 The Virginian
Baldy
 1946 Two Sisters from Boston
Singing Waiter (uncredited)
 1945 Sensation Hunters
Agent
 1945 River Gang
Organ Grinder
 1945 Thrill of a Romance
Oscar
 1945 High Powered
Worker at Dance
 1945 The Big Show-Off
Voice Teacher's Student (uncredited)
 1944 Leave It to the Irish
Barney Baker
 1944 The Mask of Dimitrios
Card Game Kibitzer (uncredited)
 1944 Sweethearts of the U.S.A.
Clipper - 3rd Robber
 1943 Tornado
Albany Alvin (uncredited)
 1943 Danger! Women at Work
Benny
 1943 Petticoat Larceny
Stogie
 1943 Captive Wild Woman
Curly, a rube
 1943 High Explosive
Truck Driver (uncredited)
 1943 Kid Dynamite
Klinkhammer
 1943 Cosmo Jones, Crime Smasher
Henchman 'Gimp'
 1943 Thundering Trails
Jailer (uncredited)
 1942 Queen of Broadway
Schultz
 1942 X Marks the Spot
George
 1942 Bowery at Midnight
Charley
 1942 Foreign Agent
Drunk
 1942 Baby Face Morgan
Lefty Lewis
 1942 The Phantom Plainsmen
Deputy (uncredited)
 1942 My Favorite Spy
Kay's 2nd Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1942 Stardust on the Sage
Haskins
 1942 Gallant Lady
Baldy
 1942 The Corpse Vanishes
Sandy
 1942 The Lady or the Tiger? (Short)
The King (uncredited)
 1942 Klondike Fury
Alaska
 1942 Girls' Town
Dimitri
 1942 Pardon My Stripes
Bartender (uncredited)
 1941 How to Hold Your Husband - BACK (Short)
Husband #2 (uncredited)
 1941 Blonde Comet
Curly
 1941 I Killed That Man
Drunk
 1941 Sierra Sue
Shooting-Gallery Pitchman (uncredited)
 1941 Jungle Man
Buckthorn 'Buck' the Guide
 1941 A Dangerous Game
Ephriam
 1941 Your Last Act (Short)
Alexander Hartley, the Second Husband (uncredited)
 1941 Puddin' Head
Otis Tarbell
 1941 Blondie in Society
Mr. Wade (uncredited)
 1941 Paper Bullets
Scribbler, a Petty Forger
 1941 Mr. District Attorney
Messenger from Coroner's Office (uncredited)
 1941 A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob
Bystander with Packages (uncredited)
 1941 What the Country Needs (Short)
Political Speaker / Singer
 1940 Seven Sinners
Bartender
 1940 Boys of the City
Simp
 1940 East Side Kids
Whisper
 1940 Heroes of the Saddle
Zach
 1939 Overland Mail
Porchy
 1939 Yankee Doodle Home (Short)
Song Writer
 1939 Exile Express
Deputy Constable
 1939 Ride 'em, Cowgirl
Dan Haggerty
 1939 Water Rustlers
Mike - the cook
 1938 Sunset Murder Case
Barney
 1938 The Headleys at Home
Vince Bergson
 1938 The Singing Cowgirl
Kewpie
 1937 Boots of Destiny
Acey Ducey- Sidekick
 1937 A Star Is Born
Otto (uncredited)
 1937 The Woman I Love
Mathieu
 1936 Two Lame Ducks (Short)
Vince
 1936 After the Thin Man
Wrestling Manager at Party (uncredited)
 1936 We're in the Legion Now
Spike Conover
 1936 I Cover Chinatown
Puss McGaffey, the Bus Driver
 1936 San Francisco
New Year's Eve Drunk (uncredited)
 1936 Down to the Sea
Hector
 1936 Captain Calamity
Burp
 1936 Dancing Feet
Willoughby
 1936 The Brain Busters (Short)
Vince
 1936 Riffraff
Lew
 1935 Pirate Party on Catalina Isle (Short)
Performer
 1935 I Live My Life
Clerk
 1935 Just Another Murder (Short)
Vincent Smart
 1935 Streamline Express
Mr. Jones
 1935 Champagne for Breakfast
Bennie (uncredited)
 1935 Don't Bet on Blondes
Chuck aka 'Brains'
 1935 Silk Hat Kid
Mr. Rabinowitz
 1935 Black Fury
Kubanda
 1935 Princess O'Hara
Fingers
 1934 The Secret Bride
Drunk in Diner
 1934 Hell in the Heavens
Ace McGurk
 1934 Kansas City Princess
Quincy - Dynamite's Henchman
 1934 Crimson Romance
The Courier
 1934 No Ransom
Bullet
 1934 Young and Beautiful
Sammy (as Vincent Barnett)
 1934 Super Stupid (Short)
 1934 She Loves Me Not
Baldy Schultz
 1934 The Cat's-Paw
Wilks - a Gangster (as Vincent Barnett)
 1934 Now I'll Tell
Peppo
 1934 Thirty Day Princess
Count Nicholaus
 1934 Registered Nurse
Jerry
 1934 Madame Spy
Peter
 1934 Where's Elmer? (Short)
 1934 The Ninth Guest
William Jones
 1934 A Trifle Backward (Short)
 1933 Air Maniacs (Short)
Comic Photographer
 1933 Man of the Forest
Little Casino
 1933 Tugboat Annie
Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1933 His First Case (Short)
 1933 Sunset Pass
Windy
 1933 The Girl in 419
Otto Hoffer
 1933 Made on Broadway
Mr. Lepedis
 1933 Fast Workers
Spike
 1933 Rock-a-Bye Cowboy (Short)
Slug
 1932 Oh! My Operation (Short)
 1932 Flesh
A Waiter
 1932 Hesitating Love (Short)
 1932 Rackety Rax
'Dutch'
 1932 Ma's Pride and Joy (Short)
Sidney Goldblatt
 1932 Heritage of the Desert
Windy (as Vincent Barnett)
 1932 Tiger Shark
Fishbone
 1932 The Night Mayor
Louis Mossbaum, Tailor
 1932 Horse Feathers
Speakeasy Patron (uncredited)
 1932 Scarface
Angelo
 1931 Scratch-As-Catch-Can (Short)
 1931 Side Show
The Great Santini (uncredited)
 1931 Scandal Sheet
Barrett, Convict Reporter (uncredited)
 1931 One Heavenly Night
Egon, Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1931 Help Wanted, Female (Short)
Employment Agency Clerk (uncredited)
 1930 A Royal Flush (Short) (as Vincent Barnett)
 1930 Her Man
Waiter (uncredited)
 1930 Night Work
Headwaiter (as Vincent Barnett)
 1930 All Quiet on the Western Front
Assistant Cook (uncredited)
 1930 Wide Open
Dvorak
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