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John E. Brennan (1865–1940)

Jolly, bald, over-weight comedian John E. Brennan born in Massachusetts in 1865. Became popular on vaudeville in the 1890's. One of the most well-known silent comedy stars of the early 1910's, began his film career with the Kalem Film Company in 1912 when he starred in 'The Pasadena Peach' he was often teamed with actress Ruth Roland until 1915. ... See full bio »

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Known For

Wanted: An Heir
Wanted: An Heir Van Buren Miller - Retired Capitalist
(1914)
Sherlock Bonehead
Sherlock Bonehead Chief of Police Ivorytop
(1914)
When Women Are Police
When Women Are Police Fatty Jones
(1913)
The Speed Limit
The Speed Limit Judge Holden
(1913)

Filmography

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 1920 The Hidden Light
Robert Holmes (as J. Brennan)
 1920 Sooner or Later
Charles Porter (as Mr. Brennan)
 1916 The Devil's Needle
Fritz
 1915 Vindication (Short)
Janitor
 1915 The Protest (Short)
Jerry Flynn
 1915 The Battle of Running Bull (Short)
Lieutenant Wampus
 1915 The Knockout Wallop (Short)
The Candy Puller (as John Brennan)
 1915 She Would Be a Cowboy (Short)
Mason - Hazel's Father
 1915 Tomboys (Short)
Jordan
 1915 Love Versus Chickens (Short)
Chester Spriggs - the Son
 1915 Mr. Pepperie Temper (Short)
Mr. Pepperie Temper
 1915 The Mexican's Chickens (Short)
Senor Sourface
 1915 Love and Dough (Short)
Heinze - the Bakery Foreman
 1915 The Girl Detective (Episode #6)
 1915 Fatty's Echo (Short)
Fatty - a Hobo
 1914 Innocent Dad (Short)
Innocent Dad (as Mr. Brennan)
 1914 Through the Keyhole (Short)
Mr. Millionbucks
 1914 In Dutch (Short)
Bill Jones
 1914 The Devil and Mrs. Walker (Short)
Mr. Walker
 1914 Tough Luck Smith (Short)
Tough Luck Smith
 1914 Fatty and the Shyster Lawyer (Short)
Fatty Fosdick
 1914 The Widow's Might (Short)
Jones - the Father
 1914 The No-Account Count (Short)
Weary Bill - a Tramp
 1914 A Wise Rube (Short)
Cy - a Country Boy
 1914 Percy Pimpernickel, Soubrette (Short)
Percy Pumpernickel - Soubrette
 1914 For the Love of Mike (Short)
Mike McCartey - a Cop
 1914 Jones' Wedding Day (Short)
Bill Jones - the Bridegroom
 1914/II Easy Money (Short)
Bill - a Hobo
 1914 The Winking Zulu (Short)
Daub - an Artist
 1914 When Men Wear Skirts (Short)
Johnnie - Percival's Father
 1914 Sherlock Bonehead (Short)
Chief of Police Ivorytop
 1914 A Substitute for Pants (Short)
The Ranch Owner
 1914 Don't Monkey with the Buzz Saw (Short)
The Police Officer
 1914 The Deadly Battle at Hicksville (Short)
Jim
 1914 The Bingville Fire Department (Short)
Karoffel - Chief of the Fire Department
 1914 Wanted: An Heir (Short)
Van Buren Miller - Retired Capitalist
 1914 Rube, the Interloper (Short)
Rube - an Inquisitive Boarder (as John E. Brennan)
 1914 Fleeing from the Fleas (Short)
Jones - a Suitor
 1914 An Elopement in Rome (Short)
Fattus - Thinnus' Rival
 1914/II The Wages of Sin (Short)
Mr. Sinn - a Mechanic
 1914 Reaping for the Whirlwind (Short)
Bill Heaney - Whirlwind Newspaper Owner
 1914 Tight Shoes (Short)
Bennet
 1914 A Darktown Wooing (Short)
Sambo - Verbena's Sweetheart
 1914 The Girl and the Gondolier (Short)
Signor Garlic - Theresa's Father
 1914 McBride's Bride (Short)
Billy News - Reporter
 1914 Dippy's Dream (Short)
Hans Schnitzel - Chief of Police
 1914 Stung (Short)
Bill
 1914 Hubby's Night Off (Short)
Jim - a Newlywed
 1914 The Confiscated Count (Short)
Count Davidoff Needsthemoneywitz
 1914/II And the Villain Still Pursued Her (Short)
John
 1914 The Family Skeleton (Short)
John - the Groom
 1914 Her Fallen Hero (Short)
Jerry - a Stranded Actor
 1914 Looking for a Fortune (Short)
Jim
 1914 Hiram's Hotel (Short)
Hiram
 1914 Reggie, the Squaw Man (Short)
Pump Handle - an Indian Chief (as John E. Brennan)
 1914 A Bottled Romance (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 Too Many Johnnies (Short)
The Butler
 1914 The Gun Behind the Man (Short)
Weary - a Hobo
 1914 The Medicine Show at Stone Gulch (Short)
Connem - a Medicine Fakir
 1914 At Last They Eat (Short)
Weary - a Hobo
 1914 Only One Shirt (Short)
Billy
 1914 The Joke on Jane (Short)
Mr. Davis - the Henpecked Husband
 1914 Bill's Board Bill (Short)
Bored Bill - a Hobo
 1913 Emancipated Women (Short)
Harold
 1913 Frayed Fagin's Adventures (Short)
Frayed Fagin
 1913 General Bunko's Victory (Short)
General Bunko
 1913 While Father Telephoned (Short)
Mr. Marlin
 1913 Fat and Fate (Short)
 1913 The Good Old Summer Time (Short)
Mr. Mason
 1913 The Laundress and the Lady (Short)
Bridget, the Cook
 1913 Hypnotizing Mamie (Short)
Dan - the Iceman
 1913 The Fickle Freak (Short)
The Fat Circassian Lady
 1913 The Tightwad's Present (Short)
Mr. Tightwad
 1913 Good for the Gout (Short)
The Father
 1913 The Speed Limit (Short)
Judge Holden
 1913 Jimmie's Finish (Short)
Jimmy - the Photographer
 1913 The Troublesome Telephone (Short)
Dr. Morris - a Dentist
 1913 Pete's Insurance Policy (Short)
Pete Jefferson
 1913 And the Watch Came Back (Short)
Tom - Jack's Chum
 1913 The Hobo and the Myth (Short)
Woozy Bill
 1913 One Best Bet (Short)
Bud - a sure-thing Gambler
 1913 The Burglar and the Baby (Short)
Mr. Nag
 1913 Too Many Cops (Short)
The Tramp
 1913 Wanted: A Plumber (Short)
Fatty - a Plumber
 1913 Boggs' Predicament (Short)
Boggs - a Wealthy Bachelor
 1913 Mike, the Timid Cop (Short)
Mike - the Iceman aka The Timid Cop
 1913 The Captivating Widow (Short)
Jim - a Boarder
 1913 Deceiving Uncle Asa (Short)
Uncle Asa (unconfirmed)
 1913 Fool Luck (Short)
Mr. Bangs
 1913 The Amateur Burglar (Short)
Jerry - the Burglar
 1913 The Millionaire and the Goose (Short)
Bill - the Farmer
 1913 The Hobo and the Hobble Skirt (Short)
Mr. Smith
 1913 The Tenderfoot's Luck (Short)
Pete - a Miner
 1913 What the Doctor Ordered (Short)
John
 1913 Entertaining Uncle (Short)
Uncle Amos
 1913 Curing Her Extravagance (Short)
Morton
 1913 The Knight of Cyclone Gulch (Short)
Bill Johnson - the Sheriff
 1913 Cupid's Lariat (Short)
Stebbins
 1913 Smoked to a Finish (Short)
Mr. Brown
 1913 The Rube and the Boob (Short)
Bill - the Boob
 1913 The Scheme of Shiftless Sam Smith (Short)
Shiftless Sam Smith
 1913 Percy's Wooing (Short)
Nellie's Father
 1913 When Women Are Police (Short)
Fatty Jones
 1913 The Comedy Team's Strategy (Short)
Heindal - a Theatrical Agent
 1913 The Widow from Winnipeg (Short)
Johnson - the Ranchman
 1913/I The Black Hand (Short)
Mr. Montford
 1913 The Egyptian Mummy (Short)
Professor E.H. Howe
 1913 Pat, the Cowboy (Short)
Pat, the Cowboy
 1913 The Hash House Count (Short)
Adolph - the Waiter
 1913 Toothache (Short)
The Wealthy Broker
 1913 Fatty's Busy Day (Short)
Fatty
 1913 A Coupon Courtship (Short)
Tom - 1st Suitor
 1913 The Phony Singer (Short)
Sammy
 1913 The Bravest Girl in California (Short)
The Comedian
 1913 The Indestructible Mr. Jenks (Short)
Mr. Jenks
 1913 Fatty's Deception (Short)
Fatty
 1913 The 'Fired' Cook (Short)
Tim - the 'Cook'
 1913 The Cat and the Bonnet (Short)
The Boy
 1913 Jones' Jonah Day (Short)
Jones
 1913 Absent Minded Abe (Short)
Absent Minded Abe
 1913 Parcel Post Johnnie (Short)
Parcel Post Johnnie
 1913 Sally's Guardian (Short)
The Butler
 1913 A Cold Storage Egg (Short)
Jones
 1913 Three Suitors and a Dog (Short)
Harold - Suitor #2
 1913 The Horse That Wouldn't Stay Hitched (Short)
Bill - the Horse's Owner
 1913 One on Willie (Short)
Hiram Dolliver
 1913 A Hero's Reward (Short)
Hen Boggs - Chief of Mudville Fire Department
 1913 Johnny Goes Ducking (Short)
Johnny
 1913 The Manicurist and the Mutt (Short)
James Hicks - the Barber
 1912 The Peace Offering (Short)
John
 1912 Why Tightwad Tips (Short)
Tightwad
 1912 A Busy Day in the Jungle (Short)
John
 1912 Brave Old Bill (Short)
Bill
 1912 Pulque Pete and the Opera Troupe (Short)
Pulque Pete
 1912 The Mummy and the Cowpuncher (Short)
Rant
 1912 A California Snipe Hunt (Short)
Rube - a Country Boy
 1912 Something Wrong with Bessie (Short)
Uncle Josh
 1912 The Chaperon Gets a Ducking (Short)
Bill / The Chaperon
 1912 Strong Arm Nellie (Short)
Nellie's Father
 1912 The Landlubber (Short)
Polly's Father - the Sailor
 1912 Stenographer Wanted (Short)
Smith, Sr.
 1912 The Mystery of Grandfather's Clock (Short)
Grandfather George Morse
 1912 Pat the Soothsayer (Short)
Pat the Soothsayer aka Prof. Bunko
 1912 Paying the Board Bill (Short)
Wilbur
 1912 A Hospital Hoax (Short)
Tom Sloan
 1912 Queen of the Kitchen (Short)
Bridget
 1912 Fat Bill's Wooing (Short)
Fat Bill
 1912 Chipps of the Old Block (Short)
 1912 In Peril of Their Lives (Short)
 1912 The Rube Detective (Short)
The Rube Detective
 1912 The Pasadena Peach (Short)
Jack Howard
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Personal Details

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Alternate Names:

J. Brennan | John Brennan | Mr. Brennan
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