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Reginald Denny (I) (1891–1967)


Sometime in the early 1930s, Denny was between scenes on a movie set when he met a neighborhood boy who was trying to fly a bulky gas-powered model plane. When he tried to help by making an adjustment on the machine, Denny succeeded only in wrecking it. But this launched his infatuation with model aviation, and his new hobby grew into Reginald ... See full bio »

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 1966 Assault on a Queen
Master-at-Arms
 1966 Batman (TV Series)
King Boris
- When the Rat's Away, the Mice Will Play (1966) ... King Boris
- A Riddle a Day Keeps the Riddler Away (1966) ... King Boris
 1965 Please Don't Eat the Daisies (TV Series)
George
- Somewhere George Is Calling (1965) ... George
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Beauford
- The Timothy Heist (1964) ... Mr. Beauford
 1964 Advance to the Rear
Undetermined Supporting Role (scenes deleted)
 1961-1962 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Stewart / Winston Harrow
- Policeman's Holiday (1962) ... Stewart
- A Penny a Day (1961) ... Winston Harrow
 1961 The Phantom (TV Movie)
Commissioner Mallory
 1960 Dow Hour of Great Mysteries (TV Series)
Inspector Ireland
- The Dachet Diamonds (1960) ... Inspector Ireland
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
George White / Dean
- The Last Tycoon (1957) ... Dean
 1955-1957 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Reggie the Butler / Explorer / Cruise Passenger / ...
- Robinson Crusoe (1957) ... Explorer
- Freddie on a Luxury Liner (1956) ... Cruise Passenger
- Queen of Mars (1955) ... Major Domo
- Love Thy Neighbor (1955) ... Reggie the Butler
- The Smog Czar (1955) ... Reggie the Butler
 1957 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
Admirer
- The Ghost of Devil's Island (1957) ... Admirer
 1957 Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers (TV Series)
The General
- Cecil of Kabul (1957) ... The General
 1956 Around the World in Eighty Days
Bombay Police Inspector
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- Perfect Alibi (1956)
 1956 Passport to Danger (TV Series)
- Edinburgh (1956)
 1956 Alias Mike Hercules (TV Series)
George 'The Professor' Thayer
- Pilot (1956) ... George 'The Professor' Thayer
 1956 General Electric Summer Originals (TV Series)
George 'The Professor' Thayer
- Alias Mike Hercules (1956) ... George 'The Professor' Thayer
 1956 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Gov. William Cosby
- Grandpa Changes the World (1956) ... Gov. William Cosby
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Ronnie Pond
- The Hanging Judge (1956) ... Ronnie Pond
 1955 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Thompson
- The Sport (1955) ... Thompson
 1955 Topper (TV Series)
Albert
- The Neighbors (1955) ... Albert
 1955 Private Secretary (TV Series)
 1955 Escape to Burma
Commissioner
 1955 The Whistler (TV Series)
Carrington
- A Case for Mr. Carrington (1955) ... Carrington
 1954 Sabaka
Sir Cedric
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Roger Peabody
- The Mason-Dixon Line (1954) ... Roger Peabody
 1954 World for Ransom
Maj. Ian Bone
 1954 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
Mr. Petrie
 1952-1953 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Gen. Prescott / Col. Patterson
- The Stolen General (1953) ... Gen. Prescott
- All's Well with Lydia (1952) ... Col. Patterson
 1953 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
 1953 Fort Vengeance
Inspector Trevett
 1952 My Hero (TV Series)
Reginald Denny
- Movie Star (1952) ... Reginald Denny
 1951 Hollywood Theatre Time (TV Series)
- New York Story (1951)
 1950 The Iroquois Trail
Capt. Edward Brownell
 1949 Your Show Time (TV Series)
 1947 Escape Me Never
Mr. MacLean
 1947 Christmas Eve
Phillip Hastings
 1947 The Macomber Affair
Police Inspector
 1947 My Favorite Brunette
James Collins
 1946 The Locket
Mr. Wendell
 1946 Tangier
Fernandez
 1945 Love Letters
Defense Counsel Phillips
 1944 Song of the Open Road
Director Curtis
 1942 Over My Dead Body
Richard 'Dick' Brenner
 1942 Eyes in the Night
Stephen Lawry
 1942 Captains of the Clouds
Commanding Officer
 1941 Appointment for Love
Michael Dailey
 1941 International Squadron
Wing Commander Severn
 1941 One Night in Lisbon
Erich Strasser
 1940 Seven Sinners
Captain Church
 1940 Spring Parade
The Major
 1939 Everybody's Baby
Dr. Pilcoff
 1938 Blockade
Edward Grant
 1938 Four Men and a Prayer
Capt. Douglas Loveland
 1937 Beg, Borrow or Steal
Clifton Summitt
 1937 Sunday Night at the Trocadero (Short)
Master of Ceremonies
 1937 Jungle Menace
Ralph Marshall [Chs.1-3]
 1937 The Great Gambini
William Randall
 1937 Let's Get Married
George Willoughby
 1937 Women of Glamour
Fritz 'Frederick' Eagan
 1937 Join the Marines
Steve Lodge
 1936 We're in the Legion Now
Dan Linton
 1936 More Than a Secretary
Bill Houston
 1936 Two in a Crowd
James Stewart Anthony
 1936 The Preview Murder Mystery
Johnny Morgan
 1935 Midnight Phantom
Prof. David Graham
 1935 Remember Last Night?
Jake Whitridge
 1935 The Lady in Scarlet
Oliver Keith
 1935 Here's to Romance
Emery Gerard
 1935 No More Ladies
Oliver
 1935 Vagabond Lady
John 'Johnny' Spear
 1935 Without Children
Phil Graham
 1935 The Lottery Lover
Capt. Payne
 1934 One More River
David Dornford
 1934 We're Rich Again
Bookington 'Bookie' Wells
 1934 The World Moves On
Erik von Gerhardt
 1934 Dancing Man
Paul Drexel
 1934 The Lost Patrol
Brown
 1933 Fog
Dr. Winstay
 1933 Only Yesterday
Bob
 1933 The Big Bluff
 1933 The Barbarian
Gerald Hume, Diana's Fiancee
 1933 The Iron Master
Steve Mason
 1932 Strange Justice
Henry I. Judson
 1931 Stepping Out
Tom Martin
 1931 Kiki
Victor Randall
 1931 Parlor, Bedroom and Bath
Jeffrey Haywood
 1930 Oh, for a Man!
Barney McGann
 1930 A Lady's Morals
Paul Brandt
 1930 Madam Satan
Bob Brooks
 1930 Embarrassing Moments
Thaddeus Cruikshank
 1929 One Hysterical Night
William 'Napoleon' Judd
 1929 His Lucky Day
Charles Blaydon
 1929 Clear the Decks
Jack Armitage
 1929 Red Hot Speed
Darrow
 1928 The Night Bird
Kid Davis
 1928 Good Morning, Judge
Freddie Grey
 1928 That's My Daddy
James 'Jimmy' Norton
 1927 On Your Toes
Elliott Beresford
 1927 Out All Night
John Graham
 1927 Fast and Furious
Tom Brown
 1926 The Cheerful Fraud
Sir Michael Fairlie
 1926 Take It from Me
Tom Eggett
 1926 Rolling Home
Nat Alden
 1926 What Happened to Jones
Tom Jones
 1925 California Straight Ahead
Tom Hayden
 1925 Where Was I?
Thomas S. Berford
 1925 I'll Show You the Town
Alec Dupree
 1925 Oh, Doctor!
Rufus Billings Jr.
 1924 The Fast Worker
Terry Brock
 1924 Sporting Youth
Jimmy Wood
 1923 The Thrill Chaser
Cameo appearance
 1923 Barnaby's Grudge (Short)
Kane Halliday / Kid Roberts
 1923 Columbia, the Gem, and the Ocean (Short)
Kane Halliday / Kid Roberts
 1923 Something for Nothing (Short)
Kane Halliday / Kid Roberts
 1923 Don Coyote (Short)
Kane Halliday / Kid Roberts
 1923 The Widower's Mite (Short)
Kane Halliday / Kid Roberts
 1923 The Wandering Two (Short)
Kane Halliday / Kid Roberts
 1923 Joan of Newark (Short)
Kane Halliday / Kid Roberts
 1923 Strike Father, Strike Son (Short)
Kane Halliday / Kid Roberts
 1923 When Kane Met Abel (Short)
Kane Halliday / Kid Roberts
 1923 The Chickasha Bone Crusher (Short)
Kane Halliday / Kid Roberts
 1922 He Raised Kane (Short)
Kane Halliday / Kid Roberts
 1922 Young King Cole (Short)
Kane Halliday / Kid Roberts
 1922 The Kentucky Derby
Donald Gordon
 1922 Plain Grit (Short)
 1922 The Jaws of Steel (Short)
Cpl. Haldene, N.W.M.P.
 1922 Never Let Go (Short)
Campbell - the Mountie
 1922 Whipsawed (Short)
Kane Halliday / Kid Roberts
 1922 The Taming of the Shrewd (Short)
Kane Halliday / Kid Roberts
 1922 A Fool and His Money (Short)
Kane Halliday / Kid Roberts
 1922 The Leather Pushers
Kane Halliday / Kid Roberts
 1922 Payment Through the Nose (Short)
Kane Halliday / Kid Roberts
 1922 Let's Go (Short)
Kane Halliday / 'Kid' Roberts
 1921 The Iron Trail
Dan Appleton
 1921 Tropical Love
The Drifter
 1921 The Beggar Maid (Short)
The Earl of Winston / King Cophetua
 1921 Footlights
Brett Page
 1921 Disraeli
Charles, Viscount Deeford
 1921 Experience
 1921 The Price of Possession
Robert Dawnay
 1921 Paying the Piper
Keith Larne
 1920 39 East
Napolean Gibbs Jr.
 1920 A Dark Lantern
Prince Anton
 1919 The Oakdale Affair
Arthur Stockbridge
 1919 Bringing Up Betty
Tom Waring
 1915 The Melting Pot
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1915 Niobe
Cornelius Griffin (as Leigh Denny)
Show Show Writer (6 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Self (15 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: King Richard III. Historical drama (revival). Written by William Shakespeare. Directed by Arthur Hopkins. Plymouth Theatre: 6 Mar 1920- Mar 1920 (closing date unknown/27 performances). Cast included: John Barrymore (as "Richard, Duke of Gloucester, afterwards Richard III, brother to the King"), Denis Auburn (as "Lord Grey, son ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Leigh Denny

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Trivia:

Near the end of WWII, Reg Denny gave permission for a war industry photo shoot at his Radioplane plant. The event would have passed without notice except for a pretty young employee who became a magnet for the photographers. Recognizing her potential, she was brought to the attention of some Hollywood types who agreed to give her a try. It was then that Norma Jeane Mortensen was able to leave ... See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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