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James Flavin (1906–1976)

Although he graduated from West Point, James Flavin decided on an acting career instead of the military. After touring with several stock and repertory companies, he arrived in Hollywood and broke into films in the early 1930s. A fast-talking, granite-jawed Irishman, Flavin appeared in hundreds of films during his career and was often cast as a ... See full bio »

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 1976 Law and Order (TV Movie)
Capt. Toomey
 1976 Switch (TV Series)
Dawson
- Round Up the Usual Suspects (1976) ... Dawson
 1974 The Brady Bunch (TV Series)
Capt. McCartney
- Out of This World (1974) ... Capt. McCartney
 1971 The Barefoot Executive
Father O'Leary
 1968 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Gen. Levin
- Hans Across the Border: Part 2 (1968) ... Gen. Levin
- Hans Across the Border: Part 1 (1968) ... Gen. Levin
 1967 Good Times
Detective Lieutenant
 1967 The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin
Ship Ticket Agent (uncredited)
 1966 The Phyllis Diller Show (TV Series)
Lt. Muldoon / Sergeant
- Phyllis Beats the Rap (1966) ... Sergeant
 1966 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Fire Chief
- Frank Merriwell (1966) ... Fire Chief
 1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
John Dolan
- Going Home (1965) ... John Dolan
- A Gift of Love (1965) ... John Dolan
 1961-1965 Mister Ed (TV Series)
Slattery / Mr. Kramer
- Anybody Got a Zebra? (1965) ... Slattery
- Spies Strike Back (1965) ... Slattery
- Coldfinger (1965) ... Slattery
- Ed the Counterspy (1965) ... Slattery
- Don't Laugh at Horses (1963) ... Mr. Kramer
 1960-1965 Lassie (TV Series)
Joe / Mark Ryan
- Trouble Below Zero (1965) ... Joe
- The Gentle Tiger (1960) ... Mark Ryan
 1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Officer Danny Robin
- Who Killed Cop Robin? (1965) ... Officer Danny Robin
 1965 The Addams Family (TV Series)
Lt. James Poston
- The Addams Family in Court (1965) ... Lt. James Poston
 1964 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Fire Chief Hawkins
- Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1964) ... Fire Chief Hawkins
 1964 Cheyenne Autumn
Ft. Robinson Sergeant of the Guard (uncredited)
 1964 Hazel (TV Series)
Perry Preston
- Campaign Manager (1964) ... Perry Preston
 1963 Munroe (TV Movie)
Colonel
 1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Shea
- The Candidate (1963) ... Shea
 1963 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Sgt. Wilcox
- Lucy and the Bank Scandal (1963) ... Sgt. Wilcox
- Lucy and the Safe Cracker (1963) ... Sgt. Wilcox
 1963 McKeever & the Colonel (TV Series)
Col. Thornton Fordyce
- McKeever Meets Munroe (1963) ... Col. Thornton Fordyce
 1963 Critic's Choice
Security Guard (uncredited)
 1963 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Douglas Ward
- Image of a Toad (1963) ... Douglas Ward
 1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
The Coroner
- Day of Reckoning (1962) ... The Coroner
 1952-1962 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Cop / Joe - Bartender / Barker - Animal Show / ...
- The Story of My Gang Comedy (1962) ... Cop
- Ghost Town Western Sketch (1962) ... Joe - Bartender (as Jim Flavin)
- Jack Takes the Beavers to the Fair (1955) ... Barker - Animal Show
- Buck Benny Rides Again (1952) ... Bartender
 1962 Ernestine (TV Movie)
 1958-1962 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Tony - The Doorman / Dan / Joe Felix
- First Class Honeymoon (1962) ... Tony - The Doorman
- Touché (1959) ... Dan
- Safety for the Witness (1958) ... Joe Felix
 1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
Moose
- Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here (1962) ... Moose
 1962 Oh, Those Bells (TV Series)
Policeman
- Money Mix-Up (1962) ... Policeman (uncredited)
 1962 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Albert Sparks
- Vendetta Arms (1962) ... Albert Sparks
 1960-1962 The Roaring 20's (TV Series)
Robert Howard / Robert 'Howie' Howard
- The People People Marry (1962) ... Robert Howard
- You Can't Fight City Hall (1962) ... Robert Howard
- Asparagus Tips (1961) ... Robert Howard
- So's Your Old Man (1961) ... Robert Howard
- Pinky Goes to College (1961) ... Robert Howard
 1960-1962 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
Officer / Policeman
- Gladys' Political Campaign (1961) ... Officer
- The Bavarian Wedding Chest (1960) ... Policeman
 1960-1961 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
1962 Policeman / Truck Driver
- Once Upon a Time (1961) ... 1962 Policeman
- A Passage for Trumpet (1960) ... Truck Driver
 1961 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Arnie Kellwin
- In the Balance (1961) ... Arnie Kellwin
 1961 Frontier Circus (TV Series)
Boyle
- Journey from Hannibal (1961) ... Boyle
 1961 The Brothers Brannagan (TV Series)
 1961 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Judge Gherkin
- The Bazaar (1961) ... Judge Gherkin
 1961 Coronado 9 (TV Series)
Patrick Conlon
- Londonderry Heiress (1961) ... Patrick Conlon
 1960 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Rocky Garver / Warden G. N. Rinehardt
- The Purple Gang (1960) ... Rocky Garver
- Three Thousand Suspects (1960) ... Warden G. N. Rinehardt
 1960 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Morody
- The Lariat (1960) ... Morody
 1959-1960 Man with a Camera (TV Series)
Lt. Donovan
- Fragment of a Murder (1960) ... Lt. Donovan
- Touch-Off (1960) ... Lt. Donovan
- The Picture War (1960) ... Lt. Donovan
- The Bride (1959) ... Lt. Donovan
- Girl in the Dark (1959) ... Lt. Donovan
 1960 Johnny Midnight (TV Series)
Fisher
- Mother's Boy (1960) ... Fisher
 1959 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
Big Dan Girod
- Invitation to a Murder (1959) ... Big Dan Girod
 1959 The Dennis O'Keefe Show (TV Series)
Gen. Macauley
- Moon Man (1959) ... Gen. Macauley
 1959 Border Patrol (TV Series)
La Salle / Bowen
- In a Deadly Fashion (1959) ... La Salle
- My Life ... Bowen
 1959 M Squad (TV Series)
Paul Maitland
- Decoy in White (1959) ... Paul Maitland
 1956-1959 State Trooper (TV Series)
Police Capt. Daniel Box / Director of Investigation
- Everything Else Is Bridgeport (1959) ... Police Capt. Daniel Box
- Rodeo Rough House (1956) ... Director of Investigation
 1953-1959 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Officer Patrick O'Hoolihan / Police Officer Danny O'Roarke / Jessup / ...
- Freddie's Hideout (1959) ... Officer Patrick O'Hoolihan
- Love Thy Neighbor (1955) ... Police Officer Danny O'Roarke
- The Cop and the Anthem (1954) ... Jessup
- Episode #3.1 (1953) ... Supporting Sketch Player
 1958 Johnny Rocco
Mooney
 1958 Buckskin (TV Series)
Caleb Quinn
- The Bullnappers (1958) ... Caleb Quinn
 1958 The Last Hurrah
Police Capt. Michael J. Shanahan (uncredited)
 1958 December Bride (TV Series)
First Policeman
- The Mickey Rooney Show (1958) ... First Policeman
 1958 The People's Choice (TV Series)
Col. Bascomb
- Sock's Lifesaver (1958) ... Col. Bascomb
 1957-1958 The Adventures of McGraw (TV Series)
Lt. Rourk
- Face of the Dead (1958) ... Lt. Rourk
- Escape (1958) ... Lt. Rourk
- The Torn Map (1957) ... Lt. Rourk
 1958 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Sheriff
- Hired Killer (1958) ... Sheriff
 1958 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Sam Cooper
- The Ed Church Case (1958) ... Sam Cooper
 1958 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Brink Donovan
- Merchant of Menace ... Brink Donovan
 1957 Up in Smoke
Policeman
 1957 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Gavin Marshall
- Cupid Wore a Badge (1957) ... Gavin Marshall
 1957 Wild Is the Wind
Wool Buyer
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Hogan
- Tunnel of Fear (1957) ... Hogan
 1953-1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Lee / Ross / Chaplain / ...
- The Last Act (1957) ... Lee
- High Tension (1957) ... Ross
- Vice Squad (1957)
- A House of His Own (1956) ... Chaplain
- Millie's Daughter (1956) ... Detective
 1957 Night Passage
Tim Riley
 1957 Beau James
Capt. Dennis (uncredited)
 1956-1957 Navy Log (TV Series)
Col. Flynn / Bo'sun / Admiral
- The Fighting Fig (1957) ... Col. Flynn
- Scratch One Hearse (1956) ... Bo'sun
- The Helium Umbrella (1956) ... Admiral
 1957 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Mr. Ellis
- Sing, Susanna, Sing (1957) ... Mr. Ellis
 1957 The Restless Breed
Secret Service Chief
 1957 Footsteps in the Night
Mr. Bradbury
 1957 Hold That Hypnotist
Jake Morgan
 1957 The Wings of Eagles
MP at Garden Party (uncredited)
 1957 Top Secret Affair
American Legionnaire (uncredited)
 1956 Ethel Barrymore Theater (TV Series)
- Justice for All (1956)
 1956 I Love Lucy (TV Series)
Immigration Officer
- Visitor from Italy (1956) ... Immigration Officer
 1956 Francis in the Haunted House
Police Chief Martin
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1956 Never Say Goodbye
Timmy
 1954-1956 It's a Great Life (TV Series)
Riley / Sgt. Blaine / U. S. Border Patrolman / ...
- Bachelor Party (1956) ... Riley
- A Birthday for Earl (1955) ... Sgt. Blaine
- Tijuana (1955) ... U. S. Border Patrolman
- Objective Moon (1954) ... Director
 1956 Star Stage (TV Series)
Director of Investigation
- Killer on Horseback (1956) ... Director of Investigation
 1955 So You Want to Be a Policeman (Short)
Police Commissioner (uncredited)
 1951-1955 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
Detective Sawyer / Mr. Rigney / Frank / ...
- Ronnie's Elopement (1955) ... Mr. Rigney
- George Teaches Gracie Not to Be Careless (1953) ... Detective Sawyer (as Jim Flavin)
- Blanche Secretly Buys a Fur Stole (1953) ... Detective Sawyer
- Gracie Reports Car Stolen (1953) ... Detective Sawyer
- George and Gracie Hear a Burglar/Up All Night (1953) ... Detective Sawyer
 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Gov. Dirks' Aide
- Meet the Governor (1955) ... Gov. Dirks' Aide (uncredited)
 1955 Apache Ambush
Colonel Marshall
 1955 Mister Roberts
Military Policeman
 1955 The Hammer and the Sword (TV Movie)
Gen. Charles Lee
 1955 The Man Behind the Badge (TV Series)
RR Capt. Joseph A. Dugan / Carroll
- The Case of the One-Way Ticket (1955) ... RR Capt. Joseph A. Dugan
- The Case of the Elusive Firebug (1955) ... Carroll
 1955 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Swanson
- Trudy (1955) ... Mr. Swanson
 1955 So This Is Hollywood (TV Series)
- The Old Timer (1955)
 1955 The Whistler (TV Series)
Police Lieutenant
- Death Sentence (1955) ... Police Lieutenant
- Windfall (1955) ... Police Lieutenant
 1953-1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Callahan
- The Clown (1955) ... Callahan
- Pardon My Aunt (1954)
 1955 City Detective (TV Series)
Steiner
- Trouble in Toyland (1955) ... Steiner
 1954-1955 Adventures of the Falcon (TV Series)
Col. Winston / Ralph Turlock / Proctor / ...
- The Wheel of Fortune (1955) ... Col. Winston
- Dawn's Early Light (1955) ... Ralph Turlock
- Eyes in My Back (1954) ... Proctor
- The Baby Sitter (1954) ... Lt. Flynn
 1955 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Dan Mulcahy
- The Dan Mulcahy Story (1955) ... Dan Mulcahy
 1955 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Sheriff Edden
- The Big Jump (1955) ... Sheriff Edden
 1955 The First Mintmaster (TV Movie)
Capt. Kimble
 1954 Public Defender (TV Series)
Judd Harrison / Jim Black / Det. Lt. Walsh
- Return of the Dead (1954) ... Judd Harrison
- A Call in the Night (1954) ... Jim Black
- Badge of Honor (1954) ... Det. Lt. Walsh (as Jim Flavin)
 1954 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Sgt. Danny Doofle / Deputy Mason / MacNamara
- No Help Wanted (1954) ... Sgt. Danny Doofle
- Guest in the Night (1954) ... Deputy Mason
- Lady Killer (1954) ... MacNamara
 1954 The Mickey Rooney Show (TV Series)
Capt. Otis
- Disc Jockey (1954) ... Capt. Otis
 1954 Massacre Canyon
Colonel Tarant (uncredited)
 1954 Untamed Heiress
Policeman (uncredited)
 1954 Ma and Pa Kettle at Home
Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
 1954 Topper (TV Series)
Policeman
- Katie's Nephew (1954) ... Policeman
 1954 Waterfront (TV Series)
Port Warden Fuller
- Cap'n Christopher (1954) ... Port Warden Fuller
 1953 The Eddie Cantor Story
Kelly the Policeman (uncredited)
 1953 Fighter Attack
Colonel Allison
 1953 Your Jeweler's Showcase (TV Series)
1st Guard
- Cell 14 (1953) ... 1st Guard
 1953 Hot News
Al Bragg
 1952-1953 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- Lost and Found (1953)
 1953 Francis Covers the Big Town
Detective Mulvaney (uncredited)
 1953 Abbott and Costello Go to Mars
First Policeman in Bank
 1953 Trouble Along the Way
Coach Buck Holman (uncredited)
 1953 Confidentially Connie
Harry - Club Chairman (uncredited)
 1953 Star of Texas
Texas Rangers Capt. Sturdivant
 1953 Family Theatre (TV Series)
Longinus
 1953 The Abbott and Costello Show (TV Series)
Joe Kelly
- Beauty Contest (1953) ... Joe Kelly
 1952 Sky King (TV Series)
Sheriff
- The Porcelain Lion (1952) ... Sheriff
- Wings of Justice (1952) ... Sheriff
- Blackmail (1952) ... Sheriff
 1952 Million Dollar Mermaid
Conductor
 1952 My Pal Gus
Bailiff (uncredited)
 1952 Full House
Cop (segment "The Cop and the Anthem") (uncredited)
 1951-1952 Racket Squad (TV Series)
Morgan / Johnson
- Anyone Can Be a Sucker (1952) ... Morgan
- Two for One (1951) ... Johnson
 1952 Carrie
Mike - Bartender (uncredited)
 1952 Here Come the Marines
Col. Evans
 1952 Jumping Jacks
Gen. Sterling (uncredited)
 1952 Dangerous Assignment (TV Series)
George Arthur / Commissioner
- The Knitting Needle Story (1952) ... George Arthur (as Jim Flavin)
- The Bodyguard Story (1952) ... Commissioner
 1952 The Fighter
Cop (uncredited)
 1952 Sailor Beware
Petty Officer (uncredited)
 1951 The Amos 'n Andy Show (TV Series)
Mr. Farrell / Police sergeant
- The Diner (1951) ... Mr. Farrell (uncredited)
- Counterfeiters Rent Basement (1951) ... Police sergeant
 1951 Come Fill the Cup
Russ - Homicide Captain (uncredited)
 1951 Rhubarb
O'Leary, Manhattan Police Chief (uncredited)
 1951 Fighting Coast Guard
Cmdr. Rogers
 1951 According to Mrs. Hoyle
Prosecuting Attorney
 1951 Follow the Sun
Henry Gibbs (uncredited)
 1951 Up Front
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed)
 1951 Oh! Susanna
Capt. Worth
 1951 Operation Pacific
Mick - SP Commander (uncredited)
 1951 Red Ryder (TV Series)
Sheriff
- Whiplash (1951) ... Sheriff (uncredited)
 1951 The Living Christ Series (TV Mini-Series)
Longinus
 1950 Cavalcade of Stars (TV Series)
Max the Bartender / Old West Sketch
- Episode #1.64 (1950) ... Max the Bartender / Old West Sketch
 1950 My Friend Irma Goes West
Sheriff (uncredited)
 1950 Armored Car Robbery
Lt. Phillips
 1950 Destination Murder
Police Lt. Brewster
 1950 The Savage Horde
Guard
 1950 Rock Island Trail
Railroad Workman (uncredited)
 1950 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Sam Kirk - bearded outlaw
- Billie the Great (1950) ... Sam Kirk - bearded outlaw
 1950 Dakota Lil
Secret Service Chief
 1950 When Willie Comes Marching Home
Gen. Brevort (uncredited)
 1950 Key to the City
S.F. Cop - Costume Party Arrest (uncredited)
 1949 Prison Warden
Guard Capt. Peter Butler
 1949 The Devil's Henchman
Sgt. Briggs
 1949 Blondie Hits the Jackpot
Brophy
 1949 Mighty Joe Young
Schultz
 1949 Mississippi Rhythm
Stan Caldwell
 1949 Flamingo Road
Angry Carnival Creditor (uncredited)
 1949 My Dream Is Yours
Coconut Grove Waiter (uncredited)
 1949 Homicide
Det. Lt. Boylan
 1949 Shockproof
Policeman in Park (uncredited)
 1948 Bungalow 13
Lt. Sam Wilson
 1948 The Return of October
Detention Ward Guard (uncredited)
 1948 The Babe Ruth Story
First Mate at Ruth's Bar (uncredited)
 1948 The Velvet Touch
Sgt. Oliphant
 1948 Secret Service Investigator
Police Inspector Thorndyke
 1948 Fury at Furnace Creek
Judge Advocate (uncredited)
 1948 The Noose Hangs High
Traffic Cop (uncredited)
 1948 Sleep, My Love
Police Lt. Mitchell (uncredited)
 1948 My Girl Tisa
Guard (uncredited)
 1947 Nightmare Alley
Hoatley - First Carnival Owner (uncredited)
 1947 Unconquered
Villager (uncredited)
 1947 Joe Palooka in the Knockout
Policeman
 1947 Black Gold
Mac - Race Clerk (uncredited)
 1947 Song of the Thin Man
Police Officer Reardon (uncredited)
 1947 Desert Fury
Sheriff Pat Johnson
 1947 Robin Hood of Texas
Captain Danforth
 1947 Dishonored Lady
Police Sgt. Patella (uncredited)
 1947 It Happened on Fifth Avenue
First Policeman (uncredited)
 1947 Lost Honeymoon
Officer Max Riley (uncredited)
 1947 My Favorite Brunette
Det. Lt. 'Mac' Hennessey (uncredited)
 1947 Nora Prentiss
District Attorney
 1947 The Fabulous Dorseys
Gorman
 1947 Easy Come, Easy Go
Plainclothes Man (uncredited)
 1947 Ladies' Man
Automat Manager (uncredited)
 1947 The Mighty McGurk
Cop (uncredited)
 1946 Nobody Lives Forever
Shake Thomas
 1946 Angel on My Shoulder
Bellamy
 1946 Cloak and Dagger
Col. Clem Walsh
 1946 Step by Step
Woods - Motorcycle Cop #2 (uncredited)
 1946 The Missing Lady
Police Insp. Cardona
 1946 Courage of Lassie
Lt. Tom Arnold (uncredited)
 1946 The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
Detective #1
 1946 Rendezvous with Annie
Turnkey
 1946 Boys' Ranch
Baseball Stadium Policeman (uncredited)
 1946 Easy to Wed
Joe
 1946 A Stolen Life
Investigator (uncredited)
 1946 It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog
Police Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1946 Her Kind of Man
Evans (uncredited)
 1946 The Hoodlum Saint
Man Assigning Numbers at Dance Contest (uncredited)
 1946 Two Years Before the Mast
Crimp (uncredited)
 1946 Sentimental Journey
Detective Sgt. McFarland (uncredited)
 1946 Young Widow
Subway Conductor (uncredited)
 1946 Tars and Spars
Chief Bosun Mate Gurney (uncredited)
 1945 San Antonio
Streeter - Cattleman (uncredited)
 1945 Masquerade in Mexico
FBI Agent (uncredited)
 1945 The Spider
Officer Johnny Tracy
 1945 Hold That Blonde!
Laundry Truck Driver (uncredited)
 1945 Johnny Angel
Flavin - Mate of the Quincy (uncredited)
 1945 Duffy's Tavern
Cop (uncredited)
 1945 Mildred Pierce
Detective (uncredited)
 1945 The Shanghai Cobra
H.R. Jarvis
 1945 Incendiary Blonde
Mounted Policeman (uncredited)
 1945 Over 21
Captain (uncredited)
 1945 Anchors Aweigh
Radio Cop
 1945 Within These Walls
Guard (uncredited)
 1945 Murder, He Says
Police Officer (uncredited)
 1945 Conflict
Det. Lt. Workman (uncredited)
 1945 Wonder Man
Bus Driver (uncredited)
 1945 Don Juan Quilligan
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1945 Pillow to Post
Louie - Army Sergeant in Jeep (uncredited)
 1945 Circumstantial Evidence
Guard (uncredited)
 1945 Without Love
Sergeant (uncredited)
 1945 God Is My Co-Pilot
Major at Kweilin Airbase (uncredited)
 1944 Together Again
Policeman (uncredited)
 1944 Here Come the Waves
Shore Patrolman (uncredited)
 1944 Hollywood Canteen
Marine Sergeant (uncredited)
 1944 The Princess and the Pirate
Naval Officer (uncredited)
 1944 Laura
Det. McEveety (uncredited)
 1944 Strange Affair
Bank Security Guard (uncredited)
 1944 Abroad with Two Yanks
Sgt. Wiggins
 1944 Mr. Winkle Goes to War
Sergeant (uncredited)
 1944 Christmas Holiday
Policeman (uncredited)
 1944 Once Upon a Time
Skeptic on Subway (uncredited)
 1944 Bermuda Mystery
Dempsey (uncredited)
 1944 No Alternative (Short)
Bob - 2nd Card Player (uncredited)
 1944 Uncertain Glory
Captain of Mobile Guard
 1944 Four Jills in a Jeep
MP Sergeant (uncredited)
 1944 Ladies Courageous
Gardner (uncredited)
 1943/I There's Something About a Soldier
Civilian Brawler
 1943 Riding High
Train Conductor (uncredited)
 1943 The Iron Major
Football Umpire (uncredited)
 1943 Footlight Glamour
Mr. Phillips (uncredited)
 1943 Corvette K-225
1st Lt. Bill Gardner
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars
Policeman (uncredited)
 1943 Murder on the Waterfront
Cmdr. George Kalin
 1943 So Proudly We Hail!
Capt. O'Brien (uncredited)
 1943 Swing Shift Maisie
Radio Policeman (uncredited)
 1943 I Dood It
Federal Agent (uncredited)
 1943 Heaven Can Wait
Policeman (uncredited)
 1943 Action in the North Atlantic
Merchant Marine School Lieutenant-Commander (uncredited)
 1943 Mission to Moscow
American Senator (uncredited)
 1943 Hello Frisco, Hello
Headwaiter (uncredited)
 1943 It Ain't Hay
Cop (uncredited)
 1943 Air Force
Maj. A.M. Bagley
 1943 City Without Men
Coast Guard Officer (uncredited)
 1943 The Fighting Engineers (Short)
 1942 Life Begins at Eight-Thirty
Policeman (uncredited)
 1942 Gentleman Jim
George Corbett (uncredited)
 1942 Iceland
Sergeant (uncredited)
 1942 Night in New Orleans
Egan (uncredited)
 1942 Thru Different Eyes
Thomas
 1942 The Big Shot
Detective (uncredited)
 1942 Tough As They Come
Process Server (uncredited)
 1942 Ten Gentlemen from West Point
Capt. Luddy
 1942 Juke Girl
Atlanta Policeman (uncredited)
 1942 Yankee Doodle Dandy
Union Army Veteran #1 on Caisson (uncredited)
 1942 Broadway
Doorman (uncredited)
 1942 Larceny, Inc.
Bank Guard (uncredited)
 1942 Fingers at the Window
Lt. Schaeffer
 1942 Saboteur
Motorcycle Cop (voice, uncredited)
 1942 Kid Glove Killer
Keenan - Detective Grilling Eddie (uncredited)
 1942 Juke Box Jenny
First Customs Officer
 1942 To the Shores of Tripoli
Warden (uncredited)
 1942 Reap the Wild Wind
Girl's Father (uncredited)
 1942 Born to Sing
Cop (uncredited)
 1942 Ride 'Em Cowboy
Railroad Detective #2 (uncredited)
 1942 A Yank on the Burma Road
Police Radio Dispatcher (uncredited)
 1942 Mr. and Mrs. North
Police Captain (uncredited)
 1942 Treat 'Em Rough
Joe Trosper
 1941 Bedtime Story
Hotel Guest in Room 625 (uncredited)
 1941 You're in the Army Now
Officer (uncredited)
 1941 Kathleen
Moving Man
 1941 The Night of January 16th
Patrolman Kelly
 1941 Shadow of the Thin Man
Cop Who Greets Nick at Racetrack (uncredited)
 1941 Skylark
Subway Guard (uncredited)
 1941 I Wake Up Screaming
Detective (uncredited)
 1941 New York Town
Recruiting Sergeant (uncredited)
 1941 Great Guns
Army Captain at White Army Tent (uncredited)
 1941 Texas
Abilene Fight Announcer (uncredited)
 1941 We Go Fast
Police Lt. Bardette
 1941 Hold Back the Dawn
Immigration Guard (uncredited)
 1941 Belle Starr
Sergeant
 1941 Life Begins for Andy Hardy
Policeman (uncredited)
 1941 Manpower
Orderly About to Give Bath (uncredited)
 1941 The Bride Came C.O.D.
Interrogating Detective (uncredited)
 1941 Sunny
Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
 1941 Adventure in Washington
Matty (uncredited)
 1941 Affectionately Yours
Tomassetti
 1941 Reaching for the Sun
First Guard (uncredited)
 1941 The People vs. Dr. Kildare
Bob Hackley (uncredited)
 1941 Ziegfeld Girl
Buck - Truck Driver (uncredited)
 1941 Ride on Vaquero
Officer Johnson (uncredited)
 1941 Pot o' Gold
Sheriff Bud Connolly (uncredited)
 1941 Sleepers West
Train Passenger (uncredited)
 1941 Footsteps in the Dark
Police Broadcaster (uncredited)
 1941 The Strawberry Blonde
Ticket Inspector on Boat (uncredited)
 1941 Buck Privates
Recruiting Sergeant (uncredited)
 1941 Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Attractive Woman's Escort (uncredited)
 1941 Western Union
Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)
 1941 The Wild Man of Borneo
Policeman (uncredited)
 1941 Tall, Dark and Handsome
Detective in Cigar Store (uncredited)
 1941 High Sierra
Policeman (uncredited)
 1941 Four Mothers
Demolition Man (uncredited)
 1940 Tin Pan Alley
Army Sergeant (uncredited)
 1940 Give Us Wings
Mr. White (uncredited)
 1940 Street of Memories
Dance Hall Manager (uncredited)
 1940 Youth Will Be Served
Buck Miller
 1940 Dancing on a Dime
Policeman (uncredited)
 1940 The Devil's Pipeline
Dowling
 1940 North West Mounted Police
Mountie (uncredited)
 1940 The Long Voyage Home
Dock Policeman (uncredited)
 1940 Knute Rockne All American
Army Assistant Coach (uncredited)
 1940 Yesterday's Heroes
Scout (uncredited)
 1940 The Great Profile
Detective
 1940 Rhythm on the River
Detective (uncredited)
 1940 The Golden Fleecing
Cop (uncredited)
 1940 When the Daltons Rode
Annabella's Brother (uncredited)
 1940 South of Pago Pago
Cafe Customer
 1940 Those Were the Days!
Policeman (uncredited)
 1940 Manhattan Heartbeat
Truck Driver
 1940 Private Affairs
Doorman (uncredited)
 1940 Sailor's Lady
Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
 1940 Queen of the Mob
Third FBI Director
 1940 The Man Who Talked Too Much
Pete - Prison Guard (uncredited)
 1940 Lucky Cisco Kid
Ranch Foreman (uncredited)
 1940 Brother Orchid
Parking Attendant at Fat Dutchy's (uncredited)
 1940 The Ghost Breakers
Hotel Porter (uncredited)
 1940 Florian
Policeman (uncredited)
 1940 The Way of All Flesh
Policeman (uncredited)
 1940 Girl in 313
Det. Carvin
 1940 La Conga Nights
Grogan (uncredited)
 1940 Hot Steel
Storm Swenson
 1940 It All Came True
Roaring 90's Club Doorman (uncredited)
 1940 And One Was Beautiful
McRafferty - Jail Guard (uncredited)
 1940 Johnny Apollo
Guard in Library (uncredited)
 1940 Women Without Names
Guard (uncredited)
 1940 Double Alibi
Patrolman Johnson (uncredited)
 1940 Framed
Cop (uncredited)
 1940 Castle on the Hudson
Death Row Guard (uncredited)
 1940 Broadway Melody of 1940
Bouncer (uncredited)
 1940 The Fighting 69th
Supply Sergeant (uncredited)
 1940 The Grapes of Wrath
Guard (uncredited)
 1940 Remember the Night
Court Attendant (uncredited)
 1939 The Cisco Kid and the Lady
Sergeant
 1939 Joe and Ethel Turp Call on the President
Policeman (uncredited)
 1939 The Roaring Twenties (uncredited)
 1939 Fast and Furious
Policeman Guarding Entrance (uncredited)
 1939 Calling All Marines
Sgt. Smith
 1939 Think First (Short)
Detective (uncredited)
 1939 Irish Luck
Hotel Detective Fluger
 1939 When Tomorrow Comes
Coast Guard Man on Road (uncredited)
 1939 Mr. Wong in Chinatown
Police Sgt. Jerry
 1939 They Shall Have Music
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1939 Each Dawn I Die
Policeman (uncredited)
 1939 They All Come Out
Officer (uncredited)
 1939 Mickey the Kid
Sanders
 1939 6,000 Enemies
Ring Announcer (uncredited)
 1939 The Gracie Allen Murder Case
Turnkey (uncredited)
 1939 They Asked for It
Cop (uncredited)
 1939 Unmarried
Oil Driller (uncredited)
 1939 Tell No Tales
Officer Simmons (uncredited)
 1939 Rose of Washington Square
Guard (uncredited)
 1939 Big Town Czar
George Mitchell (uncredited)
 1939 Union Pacific
Paddy (uncredited)
 1939 The Lady's from Kentucky
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1939 Code of the Streets
Doorman
 1939 Everybody's Baby
Police Announcer (uncredited)
 1939 Sergeant Madden
Police Interrogator (uncredited)
 1939 The Ice Follies of 1939
Doorman (uncredited)
 1939 Pardon Our Nerve
Policeman (uncredited)
 1939 Jesse James
Cavalry Captain (uncredited)
 1938 Charlie Chan in Honolulu
Homicide Division Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
 1938 The Wrong Way Out (Short)
Detective (uncredited)
 1938 Thanks for Everything
Policeman
 1938 Sweethearts
Melody Theater Doorman (uncredited)
 1938 Swing, Sister, Swing
Pilot (scenes deleted)
 1938 The Duke of West Point
Plebe Hockey Boach
 1938 While New York Sleeps
2nd Cop (uncredited)
 1938 Convicts at Large
Detective Sgt. Berkovich
 1938 Ride a Crooked Mile
Hack (uncredited)
 1938 Blondie
Policeman in Accident Car (uncredited)
 1938 Five of a Kind
Policeman (uncredited)
 1938 The Arkansas Traveler
Trainman (uncredited)
 1938 Lightning Carson Rides Again
Justice Department Agent (as James Flaven)
 1938 Time Out for Murder
Police Sergeant at Roundup (uncredited)
 1938 Too Hot to Handle
Young Reporter (uncredited)
 1938 Three Loves Has Nancy
Jack's Friend (uncredited)
 1938 I Am the Law
George - Witness (uncredited)
 1938 You Can't Take It with You
Jailer (uncredited)
 1938 Gateway
Guard (uncredited)
 1938 The Shopworn Angel
Guard Yelling 'Halt!' (uncredited)
 1938 Speed to Burn
Radio Car Policeman (uncredited)
 1938 Wives Under Suspicion
Jenks - Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1938 Alexander's Ragtime Band
Army Captain (uncredited)
 1938 Test Pilot
Pilot (uncredited)
 1938 Miracle Money (Short)
Cop (uncredited)
 1938 Start Cheering
Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
 1938 Night Spot
Kidnapper (uncredited)
 1938 Born to Be Wild
Striker (uncredited)
 1938 Penitentiary
Doran (uncredited)
 1938 Everybody's Doing It
Detective Hayes (uncredited)
 1938 The Buccaneer
British Sergeant (uncredited)
 1937 The Bad Man of Brimstone
Second Federal Marshal (uncredited)
 1937 Mannequin
Burly Man (uncredited)
 1937 Big Town Girl
State Trooper (uncredited)
 1937 45 Fathers
Policeman (uncredited)
 1937 Thoroughbreds Don't Cry
Timmie's Agent (uncredited)
 1937 Hot Water
Policeman (uncredited)
 1937 Dangerously Yours
Driver (uncredited)
 1937 Charlie Chan on Broadway
Detective (uncredited)
 1937 My Dear Miss Aldrich
Dr. Spitzy Calahan (uncredited)
 1937 Big City
Comet Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1937 Fit for a King
Ship's Officer (uncredited)
 1937 San Quentin
Guard Announcing Jailbreak (uncredited)
 1937 Girls Can Play
Bill O'Malley
 1937 Married Before Breakfast
Police Passenger (uncredited)
 1937 Angel's Holiday
Detective (uncredited)
 1937 This Is My Affair
Prison Guard (uncredited)
 1937 That I May Live
Policeman (uncredited)
 1937 I Promise to Pay
Bill Seaver
 1937 Midnight Taxi
Detective McCormick (uncredited)
 1937 Motor Madness
Miller (uncredited)
 1937 Let's Get Married
Dolan (uncredited)
 1937 You Only Live Once
State Trooper (uncredited)
 1937 Dangerous Number
Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1936 Mysterious Crossing
Plainclothesman (uncredited)
 1936 Born to Dance
Ship's Officer (uncredited)
 1936 Magnificent Brute
Hunkie Partner (uncredited)
 1936 Two in a Crowd
Policeman (uncredited)
 1936 They Met in a Taxi
Policeman (uncredited)
 1936 My Man Godfrey
Detective #2 (uncredited)
 1936 Straight from the Shoulder
Policeman (uncredited)
 1936 Charlie Chan at the Race Track
Detective at Headquarters (uncredited)
 1936 How to Behave (Short)
Man in Manhole (uncredited)
 1936 Song and Dance Man
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1935 Magnificent Obsession
Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1935 The Littlest Rebel
Yankee Guard (uncredited)
 1935 One-Way Ticket
Ed
 1935 Remember Last Night?
Policeman (uncredited)
 1935 Rendezvous
MP #2 (uncredited)
 1935 Shipmates Forever
Instructing Officer (uncredited)
 1935 Special Agent
Agent Arresting Julie (uncredited)
 1935 Man on the Flying Trapeze
Henry - Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1935 Woman Wanted
Mac - Policeman (uncredited)
 1935 The Daring Young Man
Informant on Telephone (uncredited)
 1935 The Murder Man
Policeman at Merry-Go-Round (uncredited)
 1935 Silk Hat Kid
Gangster (uncredited)
 1935 Chinatown Squad
Detective (uncredited)
 1935 People Will Talk
First Reporter (uncredited)
 1935 Public Hero #1
Flavin - Federal Agent (uncredited)
 1935 'G' Men
Agent with Jean (uncredited)
 1935 Straight from the Heart
Policeman (uncredited)
 1935 Captain Hurricane
Freighter Officer (uncredited)
 1935 Death Flies East
Co-Pilot (uncredited)
 1935 Secrets of Chinatown
Brandhma
 1935 After Office Hours
Police Detective (uncredited)
 1935 Society Doctor
Detective Ewing (uncredited)
 1934 Bright Eyes
Bob - Pilot (uncredited)
 1934 The Brand of Hate
Holt Larkins
 1934 Wake Up and Dream
Cop (uncredited)
 1934 Gift of Gab
Alumni President (uncredited)
 1934 The Affairs of Cellini
Palace Guard (uncredited)
 1934 Baby Take a Bow
Flannigan
 1934 Now I'll Tell
Cop on Beach (uncredited)
 1934 Wild Gold
Detective (uncredited)
 1934 Affairs of a Gentleman
Donovan (uncredited)
 1934 The Crosby Case
Det. O'Shea (uncredited)
 1934 The Big Race
Bill Figg
 1934 Beloved
Wilcox
 1933 Only Yesterday
Billy (uncredited)
 1933 Ship of Wanted Men
Frank Busch
 1933 Riot Squad
Det. Mack McCue
 1933 Hello, Sister!
Fireman
 1933 Hot Pepper
2nd Cop (uncredited)
 1932 Air Mail
Man with Radio Report (uncredited)
 1932 The All-American
Don Lindsay
 1932 The Most Dangerous Game
First Mate on Yacht (uncredited)
 1932 Okay, America!
Undetermined Role
 1932 Back Street
Reporter (uncredited)
 1932 McKenna of the Mounted
Corporal Randall McKenna
 1932 The Airmail Mystery
Bob Lee
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Stage: Appeared (as "Murphy") in "The Front Page" on Broadway (revival).

Alternate Names:

James Flaven | Jim Flavin

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Star Sign:

Taurus

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