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Charlie Hall (I) (1899–1959)

Born in Birmingham, England, Charlie Hall was a member of the famed Fred Karno vaudeville troupe, which gave the world Charles Chaplin and Stan Laurel. Hall arrived in the U.S. in the early 1920s, after Chaplin and Laurel, and entered films playing a foil for many of the era's top comics. He is best remembered, though, as the short, stocky, ... See full bio »

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 1956 So You Want to Play the Piano (Short)
Clyde - Piano Mover (uncredited)
 1956 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Kevin
- Quicksand (1956) ... Kevin (as Charles Hall)
 1956 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Man with Pool Cue
- Safe Conduct (1956) ... Man with Pool Cue (uncredited)
 1955 Illegal
Bellhop (uncredited)
 1953 My Little Margie (TV Series)
 1953 Pardon My Wrench (Short)
Irate Water Victim (uncredited)
 1953 Rogue's March
Batman (uncredited)
 1953 The Abbott and Costello Show (TV Series)
Jake - Roofer
- Fall Guy (1953) ... Jake - Roofer (as Charles Hall)
 1952 Million Dollar Mermaid
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1952 Androcles and the Lion
Town Crier (uncredited)
 1952 Limelight
Newsboy (uncredited)
 1950 Spooky Wooky (Short)
Little Mover (uncredited)
 1950 The Milkman
Ed (uncredited)
 1948 Home Canning (Short)
The Painter
 1948 How to Clean House (Short)
Milkman (uncredited)
 1946 Abie's Irish Rose
Hotel Porter (as Charles Hall)
 1946 Sister Kenny
Airport Attendant (uncredited)
 1946 Wall Street Blues (Short)
Housepainter (uncredited)
 1946 Dressed to Kill
Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1946 Without Reservations
Window-Washer (uncredited)
 1945 The Crimson Canary
Apartment Janitor (uncredited)
 1945 Confidential Agent (uncredited)
 1945 Mama Loves Papa
Bartender (uncredited)
 1945 Radio Stars on Parade
Horse's Front End (scenes deleted)
 1945 On Stage Everybody
Painter (uncredited)
 1945 Her Lucky Night
Window-Washer (uncredited)
 1945 She Gets Her Man
Painter Gag Man (uncredited)
 1944 Hi, Beautiful
Milkman (uncredited)
 1944 In Society
Undetermined Minor Role (uncredited)
 1944 The Canterville Ghost
Bold Sir Guy's Squire (uncredited)
 1944 Girls! Girls! Girls! (Short)
 1944 Radio Rampage (Short)
Jack - Radio Repairman
 1944 Love Your Landlord (Short)
 1944 Weekend Pass
Man Hit by Tomato (uncredited)
 1944 The Lodger
Comedian (uncredited)
 1943 Who's Hugh? (Short)
Waiter
 1943 Swingtime Johnny (uncredited)
 1943 His Butler's Sister
Porter (uncredited)
 1943 So's Your Uncle
Waiter
 1943 Holy Matrimony
Townsman (uncredited)
 1943 Shot in the Escape (Short)
Harry, (uncredited)
 1943 Honeymoon Lodge
Hotel Handyman (uncredited)
 1943 Gem-Jams (Short)
Waiter (uncredited)
 1943 The Ape Man
Barney the Photographer (uncredited)
 1943 Forever and a Day
Bit Part (scenes deleted)
 1942 Seven Days' Leave
Waiter (uncredited)
 1942 Rough on Rents (Short)
Mr. Jones
 1942 Criminal Investigator
Soapy Davis (as Charles Hall)
 1942 Police Bullets
Rabbit, Duke's short thug
 1942 Two for the Money (Short)
 1942 The Big Street
Caviar Waiter in New York (uncredited)
 1942 The Falcon Takes Over
Swan Club Waiter Louie (uncredited)
 1942 Framing Father (Short)
Silver Slipper Waiter
 1942 Yokel Boy
Gaffer (uncredited)
 1942 Sing Your Worries Away
Waiter (uncredited)
 1942 Man from Headquarters
Newspaper Photographer (as Charles Hall)
 1941 Hellzapoppin'
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1941 A Quiet Fourth (Short)
Edgar's Neighbor
 1941 Cadet Girl
Soldier at Camp Show (uncredited)
 1941 The Mexican Spitfire's Baby
Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
 1941 Niagara Falls
Bellhop (uncredited)
 1941 Top Sergeant Mulligan
Budd Doolittle
 1941 I'll Fix It (Short)
The Laundry Man
 1941 Father Steps Out
Short Hobo 'Nap', aka Napoleon (as Charles Hall)
 1941 San Antonio Rose
Waiter (uncredited)
 1941 An Apple in His Eye (Short)
Dan - Edgar's Neighbor
 1941 A Polo Phony (Short)
 1941 They Met in Argentina
Sailor in Cantina Brawl (uncredited)
 1941 Redskins and Redheads (Short)
Virginia's Dance Partner (uncredited)
 1940 Drafted in the Depot (Short)
Shopkeeper (uncredited)
 1940 One Night in the Tropics
Second S.S. Atlantica Steward (uncredited)
 1940 Mexican Spitfire Out West
Elevator Boy (uncredited)
 1940 Trailer Tragedy (Short)
Homeless Thief in Washroom (uncredited)
 1940 Millionaires in Prison
Cockney Convict Heckler (uncredited)
 1940 You Can't Fool Your Wife
Ritz Amsterdam Bellboy
 1940 Saps at Sea
Desk Clerk (uncredited)
 1940 Curtain Call
Second Waiter (uncredited)
 1940 Primrose Path
Man in Diner (uncredited)
 1940 Vigil in the Night
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1940 A Chump at Oxford
Student (as Charles Hall)
 1940 Mexican Spitfire
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
 1939 The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Mercury (uncredited)
 1939 Bachelor Mother
Dance Hall Official (uncredited)
 1939 Man About Town
Stage Pageboy / Bob's Assistant (uncredited)
 1939 Five Came Back
Airport Worker (uncredited)
 1939 Captain Fury
Citizen (uncredited)
 1938 Hey! Hey! USA
Leary's pal
 1937 Riding on Air
Singer / Barber (uncredited)
 1937 Pick a Star
Assistant Director (uncredited)
 1937 Shall We Dance
Ship's Bartender (uncredited)
 1936 Our Relations
Pawnshop Extra (uncredited)
 1936 Swing Time
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1936 Kelly the Second
Ring Attendant (uncredited)
 1936 Neighborhood House (Short)
Movie Usher on Stage (uncredited)
 1936 The Bohemian Girl
Gypsy Offering Congratulations (voice, uncredited)
 1936 An All American Toothache (Short) (uncredited)
 1936 The Pinch Singer (Short)
Druggist and audience extra
 1935 Hot Money (Short)
Tenant (uncredited)
 1935 Annie Oakley
Drunk in Saloon (uncredited)
 1935 Twin Triplets (Short)
Ambulance Attendant (uncredited)
 1935 Top Hat
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1935 Bonnie Scotland
Native Henchman (uncredited)
 1935 Teacher's Beau (Short)
Party Guest
 1935 Southern Exposure (Short)
Lounger (uncredited)
 1935 Thicker Than Water (Short)
Bank Teller (uncredited)
 1935 Poker at Eight (Short)
Waiter (uncredited)
 1935 Sing Sister Sing (Short)
Porter (uncredited)
 1935 Beginner's Luck (Short)
Stage hand
 1935 Okay Toots! (Short)
Irate Man (uncredited)
 1935 Treasure Blues (Short)
Moving Man (uncredited)
 1935 Tit for Tat (Short)
Mr. Hall - Grocer (as Charley Hall)
 1934 Babes in Toyland
Townsman (uncredited)
 1934 The Live Ghost (Short)
Sailor at Table (uncredited)
 1934 Kid Millions
Native (uncredited)
 1934 Kentucky Kernels
Cigarette Stand Owner (uncredited)
 1934 Ocean Swells (Short)
Sailor (uncredited)
 1934 The Gay Divorcee
Messenger at Dock (uncredited)
 1934 Opened by Mistake (Short)
Interne (uncredited)
 1934 Something Simple (Short)
Desk Clerk (uncredited)
 1934 Mike Fright (Short)
Elevator Operator
 1934 One-Horse Farmers (Short)
Subway Passenger (uncredited)
 1934 Them Thar Hills (Short)
Mr. Hall (as Charley Hall)
 1934 Derby Decade (Short)
Barfly
 1934 Call It Luck
Detective (uncredited)
 1934 It Happened One Day (Short)
Charlie - Office Clerk (uncredited)
 1934 Cockeyed Cavaliers
Coach Driver (uncredited)
 1934 Another Wild Idea (Short)
Man Pushed into Fountain (uncredited)
 1934 Music in Your Hair (Short)
Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1934 Movie Daze (Short)
Stagehand (uncredited)
 1934 Maid in Hollywood (Short)
Cameraman (uncredited)
 1934 A Duke for a Day (Short)
Man with Dog at Wedding (uncredited)
 1934 I'll Take Vanilla (Short)
Little Cop (uncredited)
 1934 Apples to You! (Short)
Stagehand (uncredited)
 1934 Soup and Fish (Short)
Second Butler, Announcing Guests (uncredited)
 1934 Hi'-Neighbor! (Short)
Window washer
 1934 Love on a Ladder (Short)
Pool Hall Patron (uncredited)
 1934 Babes in the Goods (Short)
Spectator (uncredited)
 1934 Bridal Bail (Short)
Irate Movie Patron (uncredited)
 1933 Sons of the Desert
2nd Waiter (uncredited)
 1933 Air Fright (Short)
Pilot (uncredited)
 1933 Hold Your Temper (Short)
 1933 Luncheon at Twelve (Short)
Street Sweeper (uncredited)
 1933 Backs to Nature (Short)
Hunter (uncredited)
 1933 Keg o' My Heart (Short)
Waiter (uncredited)
 1933 What Fur (Short)
 1933 Fits in a Fiddle (Short)
Member of Orchestra (uncredited)
 1933 Busy Bodies (Short)
Shop Worker (uncredited)
 1933 Rhapsody in Brew (Short)
Waiter (uncredited)
 1933 Beauty and the Bus (Short)
Theatre Usher (uncredited)
 1933 Flirting in the Park (Short)
Boatman (uncredited)
 1933 Morning Glory
Actor (uncredited)
 1933 Kickin' the Crown Around (Short)
Disputin's Messenger (uncredited)
 1933 The Midnight Patrol (Short)
Tire Thief's Partner (uncredited)
 1933 The Druggist's Dilemma (Short)
Charlie Zeno (uncredited)
 1933 One Track Minds (Short)
Train Passenger (uncredited)
 1933 His Silent Racket (Short)
Brandenburg Cleaners Man (uncredited)
 1933 Diplomaniacs
Shaffner the Valet (uncredited)
 1933 Me and My Pal (Short)
Delivery Boy (uncredited)
 1933 Taxi Barons (Short)
James - the Butler (uncredited)
 1933 Nature in the Wrong (Short)
Organ Grinder (uncredited)
 1933 King Kong
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
 1933 Maids a la Mode (Short)
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1933 Twice Two (Short)
Delivery Boy (uncredited)
 1933 Fallen Arches (Short)
The Hitch-Hiker (uncredited)
 1933 Bring 'Em Back a Wife (Short)
Driver (uncredited)
 1932 Cynara
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1932 Mr. Bride (Short)
Tipsy Ship Passenger (uncredited)
 1932 Sneak Easily (Short)
Page
 1932 Taxi for Two (Short)
The Drunk (uncredited)
 1932 The Soilers (Short)
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
 1932 Pack Up Your Troubles
Janitor (uncredited)
 1932 Hold 'Em Jail
Referee (uncredited)
 1932 Young Ironsides (Short)
Bellhop (uncredited)
 1932 Show Business (Short)
Train Passenger (uncredited)
 1932 The Golf Chump (Short)
Golfer
 1932 Million Dollar Legs
Klopstokian Athlete (uncredited)
 1932 What Price Hollywood?
Reporter (uncredited)
 1932 Wild Babies (Short)
Explorer's Man, Wellington (as Charley Hall)
 1932 The Loud Mouth (Short)
Front Row World Series Fan (uncredited)
 1932 Too Many Women (Short)
Man on Street (uncredited)
 1932 Strictly Unreliable (Short)
The Stage Manager (as Charley Hall)
 1932 Just a Pain in the Parlor (Short)
 1932 The Music Box (Short)
Postman (uncredited)
 1932 Any Old Port! (Short)
Stan's Second (uncredited)
 1932 Law and Order
Saloon Waiter (uncredited)
 1932 Bon Voyage (Short)
Steward
 1932 Love Pains (Short)
Unimpressed Party Guest (uncredited)
 1932 Sealskins (Short)
Sealnapper's Accomplice (uncredited)
 1931 Les carottiers
Bellboy / Landlord
 1931 Delicious
Policeman (uncredited)
 1931 On the Loose (Short)
Shooting Gallery Attendant (uncredited)
 1931 Beau Hunks (Short)
New Recruit #13 (uncredited)
 1931 The Kick-Off! (Short)
Man on the Street (uncredited)
 1931 War Mamas (Short)
Doughboy (uncredited)
 1931 Bad Company
Ship's Steward (uncredited)
 1931 What a Bozo! (Short)
Waiter (uncredited)
 1931 Scratch-As-Catch-Can (Short)
 1931 Mama Loves Papa (Short)
Milkman (uncredited)
 1931 The Pajama Party (Short)
Inebriated Party Guest (uncredited)
 1931 Come Clean (Short)
Ice Cream Attendant (uncredited)
 1931 Skip the Maloo! (Short)
Ship Steward (uncredited)
 1931 Pardon Us
Dental Assistant (uncredited)
 1931 The Panic Is On (Short)
Man on the Street (uncredited)
 1931 Lemon Meringue (Short)
Pieman
 1931 Sweepstakes
Little Cook (uncredited)
 1931 Let's Do Things (Short)
Waiter (uncredited)
 1931 Spuk um Mitternacht (Short)
Man on Train (uncredited)
 1931 Air-Tight (Short)
The Glider Owner-Pilot (uncredited)
 1931 Politiquerías
Elevator Operator
 1931 Rough Seas (Short)
Doughboy on Deck (uncredited)
 1931 Los calaveras
The Landlord
 1931 Laughing Gravy (Short)
Landlord (uncredited)
 1931 Lime Juice Nights (Short)
Harry's friend (uncredited)
 1931 The Pip from Pittsburg (Short)
Kay's Dancing Partner (uncredited)
 1931 Be Big! (Short)
Bellboy (uncredited)
 1931 Dumbbells in Derbies (Short)
Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1930 Tiembla y Titubea (Short)
Street Cleaner (uncredited)
 1930 Une nuit extravagante (Short)
 1930 Only Saps Work
Waiter (uncredited)
 1930 Noche de duendes
Un pasajero (uncredited)
 1930 Dollar Dizzy (Short)
Bellhop (uncredited)
 1930 Pups Is Pups (Short)
Orchestra leader playing violin (uncredited)
 1930 Let's Go Native
Mover (uncredited)
 1930 Fast Work (Short)
Waiter (uncredited)
 1930 Fifty Million Husbands (Short)
Neighbor (uncredited)
 1930 Bear Shooters (Short)
Charlie (the other bootlegger)
 1930 Los cazadores de osos (Short)
Charlie, bootlegger
 1930 Pick 'Em Young (Short)
 1930 Below Zero (Short)
Annoyed Shopkeeper Throwing Snowball (uncredited)
 1930 La vida nocturna (Short)
Cabdriver (uncredited)
 1930 The Fighting Parson (Short)
The Waiter (uncredited)
 1930 Blotto (Short)
Cabdriver (uncredited)
 1930 The Real McCoy (Short)
Mountain Man (uncredited)
 1929 Angora Love (Short)
Neighbor
 1929 Skirt Shy (Short)
Postman (uncredited)
 1929 The Hoose-Gow (Short)
Treetop Lookout (uncredited)
 1929 Bacon Grabbers (Short)
Truck driver
 1929 Why Bring That Up?
Tough (as Charles Hall)
 1929 They Go Boom! (Short)
Landlord (uncredited)
 1929 Boxing Gloves (Short)
Sidewalk diner attendant
 1929 Dad's Day (Short)
Bather
 1929 Men O'War (Short)
Boater (uncredited)
 1929 Leaping Love (Short)
Ambulance Attendant (uncredited)
 1929 Berth Marks (Short)
Train Passenger (uncredited)
 1929 Little Mother (Short)
Taxi driver
 1929 Double Whoopee (Short)
Cabdriver (uncredited)
 1929 Movie Night (Short)
Audience Member (uncredited)
 1929 Big Business (Short)
Neighbor (uncredited)
 1929 That's My Wife (Short)
Waiter (uncredited)
 1929 Wrong Again (Short)
Neighbor
 1929 A Pair of Tights (Short)
Man in fender bender (uncredited)
 1928 Feed 'em and Weep (Short)
Cook (uncredited)
 1928 Must We Marry? (as Charles Hall)
 1928 Two Tars (Short)
Shopkeeper
 1928 Captain Swagger
Messenger (uncredited)
 1928 Should Married Men Go Home? (Short)
Soda Jerk (uncredited)
 1928 The Butter and Egg Man
Pickpocket (uncredited)
 1928 Lady Be Good
Backstage Actor in Blackface (uncredited)
 1928 You're Darn Tootin' (Short)
Musician
 1928 Crooks Can't Win
'Bull' Savage (as Charles Hill)
 1928 Came the Dawn (Short)
Little Moving Man (uncredited)
 1928 Leave 'Em Laughing (Short)
The Landlord
 1928 Playin' Hookey (Short)
Moving picture star
 1927 The Battle of the Century (Short)
Pie delivery man (uncredited)
 1927 Call of the Cuckoo (Short)
Asylum inmate (uncredited)
 1927 The Second 100 Years (Short)
Convict (uncredited)
 1927 College
Coxswain (uncredited)
 1927 Sugar Daddies (Short)
Hotel extra
 1927 With Love and Hisses (Short)
Soldier (uncredited)
 1927 Fluttering Hearts (Short)
Man under car
 1927 Love 'Em and Weep (Short)
Tillsbury's Butler (uncredited)
 1927 Eve's Love Letters (Short)
Cab driver (uncredited)
 1927 Forgotten Sweeties (Short)
 1927 Duck Soup (Short)
Moving man (uncredited)
 1927 Seeing the World (Short)
English chauffeur
 1927 Are Brunettes Safe? (Short)
Villager at train station (uncredited)
 1926 The Cruise of the Jasper B
Mover (uncredited)
 1926 Bromo and Juliet (Short)
Stagehand (uncredited)
 1926 The Merry Widower (Short)
Man in the Crowd (uncredited)
 1926 Thundering Fleas (Short)
Musician
 1926 Mighty Like a Moose (Short)
Shoe Shine Man (uncredited)
 1926 Baby Clothes (Short)
Bellboy
 1926 Monkey Business (Short)
Balloons vendor
 1926 Buried Treasure (Short)
Man in gorilla suit
 1926 Good Cheer (Short)
Motorist / Crooked Santa
 1925 Unfriendly Enemies (Short)
First Soldier Over the Top
 1925 Madame Sans Jane (Short)
 1925 Isn't Life Terrible? (Short)
Steward Who Drops Plates (uncredited)
 1925 Big Red Riding Hood (Short)
Book Thief (uncredited)
 1925 Bad Boy (Short)
Dance Hall Tough Guy (uncredited)
 1924 Fast Company (Short)
Bellboy Who Carries Farina
 1924 A Ten-Minute Egg (Short)
Bellhop (uncredited)
 1924 Going to Congress (Short)
Farm Boy in Crowd (uncredited)
 1924 Near Dublin (Short)
Villager
 1924 Big Moments from Little Pictures (Short)
Chaplin lookalike
 1924 Zeb vs. Paprika (Short)
 1924 Postage Due (Short)
Customer
 1924 The Cowboy Sheik (Short)
Party guest
 1924 Smithy (Short)
Worker (uncredited)
 1923 Mother's Joy (Short)
Houseguest
 1921 The Janitor (Short)
 1921 Bride and Gloom (Short)
Rival Suitor (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Charles Hall | Charley Hall | Charles Hill

Height:

5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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Trivia:

In most of his appearances in the Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy films, Hall doesn't have a lot of dialogue, and what lines he has are usually growled or barked angrily at either Laurel or Hardy. That was to disguise his British accent, which was more pronounced than Laurel's. Laurel thought it would be a bit too implausible and distract from the scene to have two Englishmen fighting in the middle ... See more »

Nickname:

The Little Nemesis

Star Sign:

Leo

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