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Chester Conklin (1886–1971)

Iowa-born Chester Conklin was raised in a coal-mining area by a devoutly religious father who hoped that his son would go into the ministry. However, Chester got the performing bug one day when he gave a recitation at a community singing festival and won first prize. Knowing his father would never approve of his desire to become a comedian, he ... See full bio »

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 1966 A Big Hand for the Little Lady
Old Man in Saloon
 1962 Paradise Alley
Mr. Gregory
 1959 Li'l Abner
Dogpatch Townsman (unconfirmed)
 1958 Rock-a-Bye Baby
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1955 Apache Woman
Dick Mooney
 1955 The Beast with a Million Eyes
Ben Webber
 1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- Amelia (1955)
 1954 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Keystone Cop #1
- Danny Lands in Pictures (1954) ... Keystone Cop #1
 1954 Private Hell 36
Murdered Man in Elevator (uncredited)
 1953 So You Want to Be a Musician (Short)
Waiter (uncredited)
 1952 Doc Corkle (TV Series)
Grandfather Corkle
- Episode #1.1 (1952) ... Grandfather Corkle
 1952 Son of Paleface
2nd Bartender (uncredited)
 1952 Happy Go Wacky (Short)
 1951 My Favorite Spy
Short Comic (uncredited)
 1950 Let's Dance
Watchman (uncredited)
 1950 The Milkman
Man (uncredited)
 1950 Right Cross
Haggerty's Waiter (uncredited)
 1950 Shakedown
Chet (uncredited)
 1950 Never a Dull Moment
Albert (uncredited)
 1950 Fancy Pants
Guest (uncredited)
 1950 The Good Humor Man
Bush-Cutting Gardener (uncredited)
 1949 The Golden Stallion
Old Man
 1949 My Friend Irma
Gypsy Tea Room Waiter (uncredited)
 1949 Jiggs and Maggie in Jackpot Jitters
Jiggs' Friend (uncredited)
 1949 Brimstone
Drunk (uncredited)
 1949 The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend
Messenger Boy (uncredited)
 1949 Tulsa
Gambling Casino Patron (uncredited)
 1949 Knock on Any Door
Barber (uncredited)
 1948 One Sunday Afternoon
Clerk (uncredited)
 1948 A Pinch in Time (Short)
 1948 Isn't It Romantic?
Townsman (uncredited)
 1948 The Wreck of the Hesperus
Hostler (uncredited)
 1947 My Wild Irish Rose
Man Escorted Out of Theatre by Police (uncredited)
 1947 Merton of the Movies
Keystone Kop (uncredited)
 1947 The Son of Rusty
Bakery Clerk (uncredited)
 1947 Jesse James Rides Again
Roy (uncredited)
 1947 Springtime in the Sierras
Old-Timer
 1947 The Perils of Pauline
Comic Chef
 1947 The Trouble with Women
Comedian (uncredited)
 1947 Song of the Wasteland
The Jailer
 1947 Song of Scheherazade
Sailor (uncredited)
 1946 Singin' in the Corn
Austin Driver
 1946 She Wrote the Book
Man at Bar (uncredited)
 1946 The Hoodlum Saint
Cop (uncredited)
 1946 Two Sisters from Boston
Street Cleaner (uncredited)
 1946 Fear
Railroad Switchman (uncredited)
 1946 Little Giant
Hotel Valet (uncredited)
 1946 Smooth as Silk
Doorman (uncredited)
 1945 Micro-Phonies (Short)
Pianist at Party (uncredited)
 1945 The Great John L.
Haggerty (uncredited)
 1945 Having Wonderful Crime
Motel Proprietor (uncredited)
 1945 Brewster's Millions
Stage Doorman (uncredited)
 1945 A Guy, a Gal and a Pal
Station Owner (uncredited)
 1945 Betrayal from the East (uncredited)
 1944 Can't Help Singing
Townsman (uncredited)
 1944 Sunday Dinner for a Soldier
Photographer (uncredited)
 1944 Something for the Boys
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1944 The Great Moment
Frightened Patient (uncredited)
 1944 Hail the Conquering Hero
Western Union Man (uncredited)
 1944 A Fig Leaf for Eve
Waiter
 1944 The Yellow Rose of Texas
Drunken Gambler (uncredited)
 1944 Goodnight, Sweetheart
Bottle Man
 1944 Man from Frisco
Baggage Man (uncredited)
 1944 The Adventures of Mark Twain
Frog-Jumping Contest Judge (uncredited)
 1944 Knickerbocker Holiday
Town Trumpeter (uncredited)
 1944 The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
Pete (uncredited)
 1943 Around the World
Waiter (uncredited)
 1943 Phony Express (Short)
Mr. Higgins (uncredited)
 1943 Garden of Eatin' (Short)
Bunion Country Sheriff
 1943 Sweet Rosie O'Grady
Customer at Flugelman's (uncredited)
 1943 So This Is Washington
Inventor with Pocket Machine Gun (uncredited)
 1943 Three Little Twirps (Short)
The Butcher
 1943 Riders of the Rio Grande
Barfly (uncredited)
 1943 The Avenging Rider
Town Drunk (uncredited)
 1943 Sagebrush Law
Horse Owner (uncredited)
 1943 Hangmen Also Die!
Cook (uncredited)
 1943 His Wedding Scare (Short)
Fireman
 1942 Piano Mooner (Short)
 1942 X Marks the Spot
Vagrant (uncredited)
 1942 The Palm Beach Story
Sixth Member Ale and Quail Club
 1942 I Married a Witch
Party Bartender (uncredited)
 1942 College Belles (Short)
 1942 Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch
Drunk (uncredited)
 1942 Sons of the Pioneers
Old-Timer
 1942 In Old California
Undetermined Minor Role (uncredited)
 1942 Romance on the Range
Lynch Mob Member (uncredited)
 1942 The Gay Nineties (Short)
Keystone Cops Skit
 1942 The Remarkable Andrew
Shopkeeper (uncredited)
 1942 Valley of the Sun
Soldier at Hitching Rail (uncredited)
 1941 Honolulu Lu
Comedian (uncredited)
 1941 Sullivan's Travels
Old Bum (uncredited)
 1941 Jesse James at Bay
Town Drunk (uncredited)
 1941 One Foot in Heaven
Man Crying During Baptism (uncredited)
 1941 Harmon of Michigan
Gasoline Chuck
 1941 Here Comes Mr. Jordan
Newsboy (uncredited)
 1941 Sweetheart of the Campus
The Prisoner-Vagrant (uncredited)
 1941 Dutiful But Dumb (Short)
Waiter (uncredited)
 1940 Li'l Abner
Mayor Gurgle
 1940 The Great Dictator
Barber's Customer
 1940 You're Next (Short)
The Janitor
 1939 Henry Goes Arizona
Bus Driver (uncredited)
 1939 Chip of the Flying U
Joe (uncredited)
 1939 Teacher's Pest (Short)
Zeb Corney
 1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Man in Press Section of Senate Gallery (uncredited)
 1939 Hollywood Cavalcade
Sheriff
 1939 The Spellbinder
Courtroom Extra (uncredited)
 1939 Sagebrush Serenade (Short)
Pop Mason
 1939 Zenobia
Farmer (uncredited)
 1939 Mutiny on the Body (Short)
Mr. Van Asther
 1938 Flat Foot Stooges (Short)
Fire Chief Kelly
 1938 A Nag in the Bag
Man at Lunch Counter (uncredited)
 1937 Every Day's a Holiday
Cabby
 1937 Forlorn River
Sheriff Alec Grundy
 1937 Hotel Haywire
O'Shea (uncredited)
 1936 Call of the Prairie
Sheriff Sandy McQueen
 1936 The Preview Murder Mystery
Comedian
 1935 Keystone Hotel (Short)
Mayor Carson
 1935 The Big Broadcast of 1936
Sewer Worker (uncredited)
 1933 Hallelujah I'm a Bum
Sunday
 1931 Her Majesty, Love
Emil
 1931 Stout Hearts and Willing Hands (Short)
Kop (as the Original Keystone Kops)
 1930 Cleaning Up (Short)
 1930 The Love Trader
Nelson
 1930 Swing High
Sheriff
 1929 The Show of Shows
Traffic Cop in 'Bicycle Built for Two' Number
 1929 The Virginian
Uncle Hughey
 1929 Fast Company
C. of C. President
 1929 Stairs of Sand
Tim
 1929 The Studio Murder Mystery
George (Studio Gateman)
 1929 House of Horror
Chester
 1929 Sunset Pass
Windy
 1929 Marquis Preferred
Mr. Gruger
 1928 Taxi 13
Angus Mactavish
 1928 The Haunted House
Mr. Rackham
 1928 Varsity
Pop Conlan
 1928 Beau Broadway
 1928 Fools for Luck
Samuel Hunter
 1928 The Big Noise
John Sloval
 1928 Tillie's Punctured Romance
Circus Owner
 1927 Two Flaming Youths
Sheriff Ben Holden
 1927 Tell It to Sweeney
Luke Beamish
 1927 Rubber Heels
Tennyson Hawks
 1927 Cabaret
Jerry Trask
 1927 A Kiss in a Taxi
Maraval
 1927 McFadden's Flats
Jock McTavish
 1926 We're in the Navy Now
Navy Capt. Smithers
 1926 Midnight Lovers
Moriarity
 1926 The Nervous Wreck
Mort
 1926 The Duchess of Buffalo
Hotel Manager
 1926 Say It Again
Prince Otto V
 1926 The Wilderness Woman
'Kodiak' MacLean
 1926 A Social Celebrity
Johann Haber
 1926 Behind the Front
Scottie
 1925 The Great Love
Perkins
 1925 Pleasure Buyers
Burke
 1925 A Woman of the World
Sam Poore
 1925 The Masked Bride
Wine Waiter
 1925 The Great Jewel Robbery
Cootie Joe
 1925 The Winding Stair
Onery
 1925 Lame Brains (Short)
 1925/II Play Ball (Short)
 1925 Where Was I?
Elmer
 1925 Under the Rouge
Mr. Fleck
 1925 My Neighbor's Wife
Cameraman
 1925 The Phantom of the Opera
Orderly (uncredited)
 1925 The Wizard of Oz
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1925 One Year to Live
Froquin
 1924 Battling Bunyan
A Stranger
 1924 Greed
'Popper' Sieppe
 1924 Another Man's Wife
Rumrunner
 1924 The Fire Patrol
Fireman
 1924 Sad But True (Short)
 1924 The Galloping Fish
Jonah
 1924 North of Nevada
Lem Williams
 1924 The Bishop of Hollywood (Short)
 1924 The Cream of Hollywood (Short)
 1923 The Elite of Hollywood (Short)
 1923 Desire
Oland Young
 1923 The Explorers (Short)
 1923 Clothes and Oil (Short)
 1922 The Fresh Heir (Short)
 1922 Step Lively, Please (Short)
 1922 Safe in the Safe (Short)
 1922 The Wise Duck (Short)
 1922 His Wife's Son (Short)
 1922 The Piper (Short)
 1922 Laughing Gas (Short)
 1922 False Alarm (Short)
 1921 Business Is Business (Short)
 1921 A Rural Cinderella (Short)
Cinderella's Sweetheart
 1921 A Perfect Villain (Short)
 1921 Country Chickens (Short)
 1921 The Love Egg (Short)
 1921 Verse and Worse (Short)
 1921 Skirts
 1920 Should Dummies Wed? (Short)
 1920 Dangerous Eyes (Short)
 1920 The Great Nickel Robbery (Short)
 1920 His Private Wife (Short)
 1920 Her Private Husband (Short)
 1920 Chicken à la Cabaret (Short)
The Chief of Police
 1919 Back to Nature Girls (Short)
 1919 Love's False Faces (Short)
The Saloon / Lunch Counter Proprietor
 1919 The Little Widow (Short)
The Best Man
 1919 The Foolish Age (Short)
The Blacksmith - Who Was...but quit
 1919 The Village Smithy (Short)
The Village Smithy
 1919 Yankee Doodle in Berlin
Officer of Death's Head Hussars
 1918 The Village Chestnut (Short)
The School Teacher
 1918 Her First Mistake (Short)
The Boarder
 1918 Beware of Boarders (Short)
The Statesman's Assistant
 1918 Sleuths (Short)
The District Attorney
 1918 Ladies First (Short)
The Husband
 1918 His Smothered Love (Short)
Nick - the Streetcar Conductor
 1918 It Pays to Exercise (Short)
Little Giant - Mostly Looking for Work
 1918 His Hidden Purpose (Short)
Albert Walrus - Who Lived by His Wits
 1917 An International Sneak (Short)
A Foreign Spy
 1917 The Pullman Bride (Short)
The Rejected Suitor
 1917 The Pawnbroker's Heart (Short)
The Pawnshop Clerk
 1917 A Clever Dummy (Short)
A Playful Property Man
 1917 The Betrayal of Maggie (Short)
Mr. Walrus - the Laundry Owner
 1917 Dodging His Doom (Short)
Percy Walrus / Mike Walrus (dual role)
 1916 The Love Thief
Undetermined Role
 1916 A Tugboat Romeo (Short)
The Tugboat Captain
 1916 His First False Step (Short)
The Property Man
 1916 Bucking Society (Short)
Small Town Bad Man
 1916 Cinders of Love (Short)
The Fire Chief
 1915 Dizzy Heights and Daring Hearts (Short)
A.C. Walrus
 1915 The Best of Enemies (Short)
Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1915 Saved by Wireless (Short)
The Spy's Ally
 1915 The Battle of Ambrose and Walrus (Short)
Orderly Walrus
 1915 When Ambrose Dared Walrus (Short)
Walrus
 1915 The Cannon Ball (Short)
The Villain
 1915 A Hash House Fraud (Short)
The Chief of Police
 1915 Do-Re-Mi-Boom! (Short)
The Suitor
 1915 Droppington's Family Tree (Short)
Droppington
 1915 Droppington's Devilish Deed (Short)
Droppington
 1915 Ambrose's Fury (Short)
 1915 A One Night Stand (Short)
The Property Man
 1915 Ambrose's Sour Grapes (Short)
Walrus
 1915 Hearts and Planets (Short)
Mr. Walrus - Visible Star
 1915 A Bird's a Bird (Short)
Mr. Walrus
 1915 The Home Breakers (Short)
Walrus
 1915 Love, Speed and Thrills (Short)
Mr. Walrus
 1915 Hushing the Scandal (Short)
Mr. Droppington
 1914 Wild West Love (Short)
Droppington
 1914 Hogan's Annual Spree (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914/I The Plumber (Short)
 1914 Among the Mourners (Short)
The Undertaker
 1914 His Halted Career (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 His Taking Ways (Short)
Walrus
 1914 How Heroes Are Made (Short)
The Boy Friend's Rival
 1914 Tillie's Punctured Romance
Mr. Whoozis / Singing Waiter
 1914 'Curses!' They Remarked (Short)
Blackheart Jr.
 1914 Gentlemen of Nerve (Short)
Mr. Walrus
 1914 Dough and Dynamite (Short)
Jacques / a Waiter
 1914 The Love Thief (Short)
The Love Thief
 1914 The Anglers (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 Those Love Pangs (Short)
Rival
 1914 Hello, Mabel (Short)
Businessman (uncredited)
 1914 Fatty Again (Short)
Carnival Drunk (uncredited)
 1914 The Baggage Smasher (Short)
The Baggage Smasher
 1914/I The Masquerader (Short)
Film Actor
 1914 Such a Cook (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 The Face on the Barroom Floor (Short)
Drinker (uncredited)
 1914 A New York Girl (Short)
 1914 The Property Man (Short)
Man in Audience (uncredited)
 1914 Those Happy Days (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 Mabel's New Job (Short)
Boarder
 1914 Mabel's Busy Day (Short)
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1914 Caught in a Cabaret (Short)
Waiter / Footman (uncredited)
 1914 Twenty Minutes of Love (Short)
Pickpocket
 1914 Mabel at the Wheel (Short)
Mabel's Father
 1914 Tango Tangle (Short)
Guest in Police Costume
 1914 Between Showers (Short)
Policeman
 1914 Mabel's Strange Predicament (Short)
Husband
 1914 Making a Living (Short)
Policeman / Bum (uncredited)
 1914 Double Crossed (Short)
Desk Sergeant
 1913 Mrs. Brown's Burglar (Short)
Mike - the Policeman
 1913 The Rival Pitchers (Short)
Mike - the Catcher
 1913 The Firebugs (Short) (uncredited)
 1913 Hubby's Job (Short) (unconfirmed, uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage, vaudeville, and circus actor.

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

The Keystone Kops | the Original Keystone Kops

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Trivia:

Entered films in 1913 with Majestic and later appeared in several Keystone Kops comedies. See more »

Nickname:

Chet

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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