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William Gillespie (I) (1894–1938)

William Gillespie was born on January 24, 1894 in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He was an actor, known for It's a Gift (1923), All Wet (1924) and Chasing the Chaser (1925). He was married to Ann Monahan. He died on June 23, 1938 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Filmography

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 1939 The Adventures of Jane Arden
Driver (uncredited)
 1933 Sons of the Desert
Son of the Desert (uncredited)
 1933 Thundering Taxis (Short)
Salesman
 1932 The Music Box (Short)
Piano Salesman (uncredited)
 1931 One Good Turn (Short)
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1931 Helping Grandma (Short)
Billy, Chain store official
 1930 Pups Is Pups (Short)
Musician playing bass tuba (uncredited)
 1930 Fast Work (Short)
Dr. C.E. Akins (uncredited)
 1929 Double Whoopee (Short)
Hotel manager (uncredited)
 1929 Wrong Again (Short)
Horse owner
 1928 Horse Shy (Short)
Gillray Gibbs
 1928 Barnum & Ringling, Inc. (Short)
Hotel manager
 1928 Playin' Hookey (Short)
Moving picture star
 1927 The Second 100 Years (Short)
Extra
 1926 Exit Smiling
Jack Hastings (uncredited)
 1926 Bromo and Juliet (Short)
The Great Brandenburg - Stage Magician (uncredited)
 1926 Don Key (Son of Burro) (Short)
 1926 The Valley of Bravery
Percy Winthrop
 1926 Baby Clothes (Short)
William Weedle
 1926 The Old War-Horse (Short)
 1926 Monkey Business (Short)
Officer
 1926 Madame Mystery (Short)
 1926 Wandering Papas (Short) (uncredited)
 1926 Stop, Look and Listen
Bill
 1925 Tol'able Romeo (Short)
 1925 Laughing Ladies (Short)
 1925 Should Sailors Marry? (Short)
Train Passenger
 1925 Better Movies (Short)
Officer
 1925 Moonlight and Noses (Short)
 1925 Your Own Back Yard (Short)
Man in Quarrelsome Couple
 1925 The Bouncer (Short)
 1925 Innocent Husbands (Short)
The Bachelor
 1925 Boys Will Be Joys (Short)
Member, Board of Directors
 1925 Sherlock Sleuth (Short)
 1925 Chasing the Chaser (Short)
Salesman
 1925 Isn't Life Terrible? (Short)
Latin American Official (uncredited)
 1925 Sure-Mike! (Short)
The New Manager
 1925 Looking for Sally (Short)
 1925 Sheiks in Bagdad (Short)
 1925 Shootin' Injuns (Short)
Father
 1925 The Love Bug (Short)
Beauty parlor manager
 1925 Is Marriage the Bunk? (Short)
Patent medicine salesman
 1925 Dog Days (Short)
Mary's father
 1925 The Big Town (Short)
Train passenger
 1925 The Rat's Knuckles (Short)
Jimmy's rival
 1924 The Mysterious Mystery! (Short)
Mr. Wallingford
 1924 Meet the Missus (Short)
 1924 The Poor Fish (Short)
 1924 All Wet (Short)
Other Driver
 1924 Every Man for Himself (Short)
Pedestrian
 1924 The Goofy Age (Short)
 1924 Why Men Work (Short)
 1924 A Truthful Liar (Short)
Count De Cassarole (uncredited)
 1924 Our Congressman (Short)
Politician (uncredited)
 1924 Wide Open Spaces (Short)
 1924 Cradle Robbers (Short)
Officer chasing Joe / Gypsy
 1924 Going to Congress (Short)
Politician (uncredited)
 1924 Near Dublin (Short)
Barn dance musician
 1924 Brothers Under the Chin (Short)
 1924 Zeb vs. Paprika (Short)
 1924 Hard Knocks (Short)
 1924 Postage Due (Short)
C.W. Lyons, chief postal inspector
 1924 Big Business (Short)
Mickey's father
 1924 The Cowboy Sheik (Short)
Fiddler at party
 1924 Smithy (Short)
The Boss
 1923 It's a Joy! (Short)
 1923 Mother's Joy (Short)
Houseguest
 1923 Fully Insured (Short)
The Boss (as Wm. Gillespie)
 1923 Scorching Sands (Short)
French officer
 1923/I Derby Day (Short)
Mary's father (the horse owner)
 1923 Dear Ol' Pal (Short)
Crook
 1923 Frozen Hearts (Short)
Spectator at Duel (uncredited)
 1923 Stage Fright (Short)
Dalmar El Faro
 1923 It's a Gift (Short)
Weller Pump, oil executive
 1923 Why Worry?
Officer (uncredited)
 1923 July Days (Short)
Businessman
 1923 Her Dangerous Path
John Dryden
 1923 Kill or Cure (Short)
Doctor (uncredited)
 1923 Pick and Shovel (Short)
The boss
 1923 Dogs of War (Short)
Director of 'Should Husbands Work?'
 1923 Back Stage (Short)
Head of touring show
 1923 Under Two Jags (Short)
Officer
 1923 Sold at Auction (Short)
Aviator with false teeth
 1923 Giants vs. Yanks (Short)
Mr. Reddy
 1923 White Wings (Short)
 1923 California or Bust (Short)
 1923 The Noon Whistle (Short)
President of the lumber company
 1923 Safety Last!
Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
 1923 A Pleasant Journey (Short)
Tilford, the bachelor
 1922 A Quiet Street (Short)
Police dispatcher
 1922 Saturday Morning (Short)
Waldemar's Valet
 1922 Dr. Jack
Man Playing Cards (uncredited)
 1922 Young Sherlocks (Short)
Kidnapper / Police Officer
 1922 Shine 'em Up! (Short)
Prison guard
 1922 One Terrible Day (Short)
James, the chauffeur
 1922 The Dumb-Bell (Short)
Abe Silverstein - Film producer
 1922 The Sleuth (Short)
 1922 Punch the Clock (Short)
Cop
 1922 Grandma's Boy
Townsman / Union General (uncredited)
 1922 Light Showers (Short)
 1922/I Pardon Me (Short)
Minor Role
 1922 Loose Change (Short)
 1921 On Location (Short)
 1921 Fifteen Minutes (Short)
 1921 Late Hours (Short)
 1921 Never Weaken (Short)
The Doctor (uncredited)
 1921 Dodge Your Debts (Short)
Pub Patron
 1921 Sweet By and By (Short)
 1921 The Lucky Number (Short)
 1921 I Do (Short)
Brother-in-Law (uncredited)
 1921 Stop Kidding (Short)
 1921 Name the Day (Short)
Cab driver / Judge (uncredited)
 1921 Among Those Present (Short)
The 'Hard-Boiled Party'
 1921 Now or Never (Short)
The Child's Daddy (uncredited)
 1920 Number, Please? (Short)
Cop (uncredited)
 1920 Get Out and Get Under (Short)
Dope Fiend (uncredited)
 1920 Money to Burn (Short)
 1920 Little Miss Jazz (Short)
Crook
 1920 Run 'Em Ragged (Short)
 1920 High and Dizzy (Short) (uncredited)
 1920 Any Old Port (Short)
 1920 An Eastern Westerner (Short)
Dance Hall Manager / Mexican with Knife (uncredited)
 1920 Haunted Spooks (Short) (uncredited)
 1920 Raise the Rent (Short)
 1920 His Royal Slyness (Short)
Courtier (uncredited)
 1920 The Dippy Dentist (Short)
Cop
 1919 From Hand to Mouth (Short) (uncredited)
 1919 Looking for Trouble (Short)
Undertaker
 1919 Bumping Into Broadway (Short)
Stage Door Johnnie (uncredited)
 1919 Pay Your Dues (Short)
 1919 Ring Up the Curtain (Short)
 1919 Next Aisle Over (Short) (uncredited)
 1919 The Dutiful Dub (Short)
 1919 I'm on My Way (Short) (uncredited)
 1919 Ask Father (Short)
Office Worker (uncredited)
 1919 Going! Going! Gone! (Short)
 1919 Wanted - $5,000 (Short)
 1919 Do You Love Your Wife?
Elmer - the faithless husband
 1918 She Loves Me Not (Short)
 1918 Take a Chance (Short)
 1918 Hear 'Em Rave (Short)
 1918 Why Pick on Me? (Short)
 1918 Swing Your Partners (Short)
 1918 Bees in His Bonnet (Short)
 1918 Two Scrambled (Short)
 1918 Bride and Gloom (Short)
 1918 That's Him (Short)
 1918 An Ozark Romance (Short)
 1918 Are Crooks Dishonest? (Short)
 1918 Somewhere in Turkey (Short)
 1918 Sic 'Em, Towser (Short)
 1918 The City Slicker (Short)
 1918 Two-Gun Gussie (Short)
Angry bar patron (uncredited)
 1918 The Non-Stop Kid (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1918 Kicked Out (Short)
 1918 Hey There (Short)
Actor
 1918 It's a Wild Life (Short)
 1918 Pipe the Whiskers (Short)
 1918 Follow the Crowd (Short)
 1918/II On the Jump (Short)
 1918 Let's Go (Short)
 1918 Fare, Please (Short)
 1918 Here Come the Girls (Short)
 1918 Look Pleasant, Please (Short)
The Photographer (uncredited)
 1918 A Gasoline Wedding (Short) (uncredited)
 1918 Beat It (Short)
 1918 The Tip (Short)
 1917 Step Lively (Short)
 1917 The Big Idea (Short) (uncredited)
 1917 Bashful (Short) (uncredited)
 1917 Move On (Short)
 1917 The Flirt (Short)
 1917 Bliss (Short)
Cop / Violinist
 1917 The Immigrant (Short)
Cafe Violinist (uncredited)
 1917 The Cure (Short)
Patient (uncredited)
 1917 Easy Street (Short)
Heroin Addict (uncredited)
 1915 The Runt (Short)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Wm. Gillespie

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Trivia:

Supporting actor in Hal Roach comedies from 1917, usually as stuffy official or manager. Comic foil to Charley Chase, Laurel & Hardy, Our Gang and others.

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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