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Charles Coleman (I) (1885–1951)

Tall, portly, balding, silver-haired actor who portrayed, almost exclusively, butler or manservant. See full bio »

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 1951 Double Dynamite
Second Santa Claus (uncredited)
 1951 Valentino
Albert - Tower's Butler (uncredited)
 1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
Sims
- Minor Incident (1951) ... Sims
 1950 Texas Tough Guy (Short)
 1950 The Silver Theatre (TV Series)
Sims
- Minor Incident (1950) ... Sims
 1950 Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town
Charles the Butler (uncredited)
 1949 My Friend Irma
Henry, Rhinelander's Butler (uncredited)
 1949 Oil's Well That Ends Well (Short)
The Butler
 1949 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Richard, Lord Pendragon's Butler (uncredited)
 1948 Trouble Makers
Hotel Doorman (uncredited)
 1948 Grand Canyon Trail
J. Malcolm Vanderpool
 1948 Three Daring Daughters
William, Nelson's Chief Butler (uncredited)
 1947 Love from a Stranger
Hotel Doorman (uncredited)
 1947 The Lone Wolf in London
The Cabby (uncredited)
 1947 Variety Girl
Man at Steambath (uncredited)
 1947 Lured
Sir Charles (uncredited)
 1947 Danger Street
Plumley (uncredited)
 1947 The Imperfect Lady
Sam Travers
 1947 The Pilgrim Lady
Noel
 1947 Ladies' Man
Doorman (uncredited)
 1946 I've Always Loved You
Butler (uncredited)
 1946 Never Say Goodbye
Withers (uncredited)
 1946 The Magnificent Rogue
Jefferson O'Neal
 1946 Monsieur Beaucaire
Majordomo (uncredited)
 1946 Two Guys from Milwaukee
Second Butler (uncredited)
 1946 In Fast Company
Meredith - Butler (uncredited)
 1946 The Runaround
Butler
 1946 Cluny Brown
Constable Birkins (uncredited)
 1946 Oh, Professor, Behave (Short)
The Butler
 1945 The Stork Club
MacFiske (uncredited)
 1945 Voice of the Whistler
Sinclair's Butler (uncredited)
 1945 Kitty
Majordomo
 1945 Song of the Prairie
Reeves (uncredited)
 1945 Ziegfeld Follies
Majordomo ('This Heart of Mine') (uncredited)
 1945 The Gay Senorita
Griggs (uncredited)
 1945 Anchors Aweigh
Iturbi's Butler (uncredited)
 1945 The Missing Corpse
Egbert
 1945 Diamond Horseshoe
Majordomo (uncredited)
 1945 Earl Carroll Vanities
2nd Butler (uncredited)
 1945 The Picture of Dorian Gray
Hallward's Butler (uncredited)
 1945 Hangover Square
Man at Bonfire (uncredited)
 1945 Roughly Speaking
The Butler (uncredited)
 1944 Mrs. Parkington
Ball Waiter (uncredited)
 1944 Frenchman's Creek
Thomas - Footman (uncredited)
 1944 Marriage Is a Private Affair
Selworths' Butler (uncredited)
 1944 In Society
Van Cleve's Doorman (uncredited)
 1944 Once Upon a Time
English Bobby (scenes deleted)
 1944 The White Cliffs of Dover
Captain Davis (uncredited)
 1944 The Whistler
Jennings the Butler (uncredited)
 1944 Lady in the Dark
Butler (uncredited)
 1943 Jane Eyre
Guard on Coach to Lowood (uncredited)
 1943 She's for Me
Clark
 1943 Girl Crazy
Maitre d'Hotel (uncredited)
 1943 Hi'ya, Sailor
Doorman
 1943 Sherlock Holmes Faces Death
Constable (uncredited)
 1943 Fired Wife
Butler (uncredited)
 1943 The West Side Kid
Butler (uncredited)
 1943 Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event
Parkins, (Epping's butler) (uncredited)
 1943 Petticoat Larceny
Higgins the Butler (uncredited)
 1943 Gals, Incorporated
Jennings (uncredited)
 1943 Two Tickets to London
Commander (uncredited)
 1943 Du Barry Was a Lady
Charlie (uncredited)
 1943 Air Raid Wardens
Norton's Butler (uncredited)
 1943 He Hired the Boss
Butler (uncredited)
 1943 It Ain't Hay
Doorman (uncredited)
 1943 It Comes Up Love
Tilton
 1942 Arabian Nights
Eunuch
 1942 The Great Impersonation
Mangan
 1942 Pittsburgh
Butler
 1942 Highways by Night
Haines - Tommy's Butler (uncredited)
 1942 Between Us Girls
Nightclub Maitre d' (uncredited)
 1942 Lady in a Jam
Mr. Coleman (uncredited)
 1942 They All Kissed the Bride
Butler (scenes deleted)
 1942 Miss Annie Rooney
Sidney
 1942 Almost Married
Michael, Manning's Butler
 1942 Twin Beds
Butler
 1942 Yokel Boy
Butler (uncredited)
 1942 What's Cookin'?
Butler (uncredited)
 1942 Jail House Blues
Doorman (uncredited)
 1941 Melody Lane
Mr. Abercrombie
 1941 Design for Scandal
Wilton
 1941 Moonlight in Hawaii
Butler (uncredited)
 1941 It Started with Eve
Roberts - Butler
 1941 West Point Widow
Mr. Appleton (uncredited)
 1941 Sis Hopkins
Butler
 1941 Repent at Leisure
Jerome, Baldwin's Butler (uncredited)
 1941 Free and Easy
Powers, Culver's Butler
 1941 Meet the Chump
Butler (uncredited)
 1941 Buck Privates
Edmunds - Parkers' Butler (uncredited)
 1941 Maisie Was a Lady
The Second Butler (uncredited)
 1940 Mexican Spitfire Out West
Ponsby - the Butler
 1940 The Westerner
Lily Langtry's Manager (uncredited)
 1940 Boom Town
Parker - McMasters' Butler (uncredited)
 1940 Cross-Country Romance
Hotel Doorman (uncredited)
 1940 Andy Hardy Meets Debutante
Headwaiter (uncredited)
 1940 Brother Orchid
English Diamond Salesman (uncredited)
 1940 Phantom Raiders
U.S. Agent Hilton (uncredited)
 1940 Mexican Spitfire
Bosby - the Butler
 1939 First Love
George, Clinton's Butler
 1939 The Under-Pup
Butler (uncredited)
 1939 In Name Only
Archie Duross (uncredited)
 1939 They Shall Have Music
Henry - Heifetz's Butler (uncredited)
 1939 Man About Town
Hotel Doorman (uncredited)
 1939 Maisie
Hicks (uncredited)
 1939 Bridal Suite
Henry - Bath Attendant (uncredited)
 1939 Three Smart Girls Grow Up
Henry (uncredited)
 1939 Pardon Our Nerve
Butler (uncredited)
 1939 You Can't Cheat an Honest Man
Robinson - Bel-Goodie's Butler (uncredited)
 1939 Beauty for the Asking
Mrs. Harrington's Butler (uncredited)
 1938 Little Orphan Annie
The Butler
 1938 The Shining Hour
Henry's Butler (uncredited)
 1938 The Cowboy and the Lady
Butler at Dinner Party (uncredited)
 1938 That Certain Age
Stevens
 1938 The Affairs of Annabel
Perkins - the Butler (uncredited)
 1938 Carefree
Doorman (uncredited)
 1938 Gateway
Purser (uncredited)
 1938 Little Miss Broadway
Simmons
 1938 Always Goodbye
Headwaiter (uncredited)
 1938 Blond Cheat
Officer Salsby - the Constable (uncredited)
 1938 Lord Jeff
Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
 1938 The Rage of Paris
Rigley
 1938 Alexander's Ragtime Band
Head Waiter
 1938 Radio City Revels
Butler (uncredited)
 1937 Big Town Girl
Doorman (uncredited)
 1937 Merry Go Round of 1938
Butler (uncredited)
 1937 The Last Gangster
Krozac's Butler (uncredited)
 1937 Fight for Your Lady
Densmore's Butler
 1937 Danger - Love at Work
Henry's Butler
 1937 One Hundred Men and a Girl
Party Guest at Mrs. Frost's (uncredited)
 1937 Broadway Melody of 1938
Louis, the Waiter (uncredited)
 1937 The Go Getter
Thomas - the Second Butler (uncredited)
 1937 There Goes My Girl
Faraday - Whalen's Butler at Party
 1937 Captains Courageous
Burns - the Butler (uncredited)
 1937 Shall We Dance
Central Park Policeman (uncredited)
 1937 The Prince and the Pauper
Watchman (uncredited)
 1937 Too Many Wives
Rogers, the Jackson's Butler
 1937 Love Is News
Bevins
 1936 Three Smart Girls
Stevens - Michael's Butler (uncredited)
 1936 Born to Dance
Club Continental Waiter (uncredited)
 1936 Lloyd's of London
Waiter at Lloyd's
 1936 Mummy's Boys
Kendall
 1936 The Devil Is a Sissy
Doorman (uncredited)
 1936 Walking on Air
Vincent, Bennett's Butler (uncredited)
 1936 Poor Little Rich Girl
Stebbins
 1936 The White Angel
Sentry at Balaclava Hospital (uncredited)
 1936 The Border Patrolman
Collins the Servant
 1936 Sins of Man
Doorman (uncredited)
 1936 The Return of Sophie Lang
Dining Steward (uncredited)
 1936 Master Will Shakespeare (Short)
John Decker (uncredited)
 1936 The King Steps Out
Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1936 The Great Ziegfeld
Carriage Starter (uncredited)
 1936 Colleen
Butler
 1936 Don't Get Personal
The Butler
 1936 Her Master's Voice
Craddock
 1935 Magnificent Obsession
Simpson - Bob's Butler (uncredited)
 1935 The Widow from Monte Carlo
Torrent's Butler (uncredited)
 1935 Kind Lady
Doorman (uncredited)
 1935 Whipsaw
Doorman Witnessing Accident (uncredited)
 1935 The Perfect Gentleman
First Theater Doorman (uncredited)
 1935 The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo
Headwaiter (uncredited)
 1935 Rendezvous
Café Doorman (uncredited)
 1935 Three Kids and a Queen
Chef (uncredited)
 1935 His Family Tree
Hopkins - the Butler
 1935 The Goose and the Gander
Jones - Butler
 1935 The Bishop Misbehaves
Commissionaire (scenes deleted)
 1935 China Seas (scenes deleted)
 1935 The Murder Man
Doorman (uncredited)
 1935 No More Ladies
Stafford - Warren's Butler (uncredited)
 1935 Becky Sharp
Bowles
 1935 Gold Diggers of 1935
Manders - the Doorman (uncredited)
 1934 Lady by Choice
The Butler (uncredited)
 1934 The Gay Divorcee
Guy's Valet
 1934 The Richest Girl in the World (scenes deleted)
 1934 Million Dollar Ransom
Towers
 1934 Down to Their Last Yacht
Sir Guy
 1934 Housewife
Bolton
 1934 The Girl from Missouri
Head Waiter at Banquet (uncredited)
 1934 Shock
Colonel
 1934 Of Human Bondage (scenes deleted)
 1934 The Merry Frinks
Witherspoon, Hattie's Butler
 1934 Born to Be Bad
Trevor's Butler (uncredited)
 1934 David Harum
Flowers (uncredited)
 1933 Gallant Lady
Butler - Replaced by Wilfred Lucas (scenes deleted)
 1933 Sitting Pretty
Butler (uncredited)
 1933 Walls of Gold
Weeks - Richie's Butler (uncredited)
 1933 I Loved a Woman
Hayden's First Butler (uncredited)
 1933 As the Devil Commands
Malcom
 1933 Midnight Club
Carstairs - Edna's Butler (uncredited)
 1933 Baby Face
Hodges - Butler (uncredited)
 1933 Diplomaniacs
Butler (uncredited)
 1933 The Little Giant
Charteris - the Tailor (uncredited)
 1933 Sailor Be Good
Butler
 1933 Should Crooners Marry (Short)
 1933 The King's Vacation
Thompson - Helen's Servant at the Palace (uncredited)
 1932 Silver Dollar
Yates' Butler (uncredited)
 1932 A Successful Calamity
Emmy's Musicale Butler
 1932 Jewel Robbery
Charles the Butler (uncredited)
 1932 Winner Take All
Joan's Butler (uncredited)
 1932 The Washington Masquerade
Bitler's Butler (uncredited)
 1932 Merrily We Go to Hell
Richard Damery
 1932 The Heart of New York
Mendel's Butler
 1932 One Hour with You
Marcel, Adolph's Butler (uncredited)
 1932 Are You Listening?
Butler (uncredited)
 1932 Play-Girl
Floorwalker (uncredited)
 1932 The Greeks Had a Word for Them
Waiter (uncredited)
 1932 Union Depot
Reverend Harvey Pike (uncredited)
 1931 Manhattan Parade
Laffingwell - Hired Butler (uncredited)
 1931 Her Majesty, Love
Cabaret Waiter (uncredited)
 1931 High Stakes
Murray
 1931 Young as You Feel
Butler (uncredited)
 1931 Bachelor Apartment
Rollins, Wayne's Butler
 1931 Beyond Victory
Sparrow - Lew's Butler (uncredited)
 1931 No, No, Lady (Short)
Jenkins the Butler
 1930 Once a Gentleman
Wuggins
 1930 Lawful Larceny
Butler
 1930 What a Man
William, the Butler
 1928 Good Morning, Judge
Butler
 1928 That's My Daddy
Norton's Butler
 1926 Sandy
Bob McNeil
 1924 That French Lady
Uncle Walter
 1924 The Vagabond Trail
Aces
 1923 Big Dan
Doc Snyder
 1923 Second Hand Love
Dugg
 1920 The Place of the Honeymoons
Jimmie Harrigan
 1919 The Love Cheat
William West
 1915/I When We Were Twenty-One
The Trinity
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After touring Australia and the U.S. in repertory theatre, settled in Hollywood in 1923.

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