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Charles Halton (1876–1959)

A respected stage actor -- he trained at the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts -- since the 1920s, birdlike Charles Halton's thinning hair, rimless glasses and officious manner were familiar to generations of moviegoers. Whether playing the neighborhood busybody, a stern government bureaucrat or weaselly attorney, you could count on Halton to try ... See full bio »

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 1958 High School Confidential!
W.O. Robinson, High School Principal (uncredited)
 1958 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Joseph
- The Close Shave (1958) ... Joseph
 1957 How to Marry a Millionaire (TV Series)
Mr. Simmons
- To Hock or Not to Hock (1957) ... Mr. Simmons
 1957 The Christophers (TV Series)
- Gentle Warrior (1957)
 1956 Friendly Persuasion
Brother Cope - Elder (uncredited)
 1955-1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
Dr. Wessell / Judge
- The Rabbi Davis Story (1956) ... Dr. Wessell
- Shadow of God (1955) ... Judge
 1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Welfare Man
- Prosper's Old Mother (1955) ... Welfare Man
 1955 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Mr. Halsted
- Heritage of Treason (1955) ... Mr. Halsted
 1954-1955 The Adventures of Falcon (TV Series)
Horace Packer / Josef von Metz
- Rare Editions (1955) ... Horace Packer
- The Guilty Stamps (1954) ... Josef von Metz
 1954 A Star Is Born
Paymaster #1 (uncredited)
 1954 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1954 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
- Dividing Line (1954)
 1954 City Detective (TV Series)
Bricker
- Crazy Like a Fox (1954) ... Bricker
 1954 Meet Corliss Archer (TV Series)
Mr. Morton
- Dexter the Helper (1954) ... Mr. Morton
 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series)
- Uncle Jack (1953)
 1952-1953 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Wilson / Charles Nichols
- The Young Witness (1953) ... Wilson
- The Fortune Telling Story (1952) ... Charles Nichols
 1953 The Moonlighter
Clemmons Usqubaugh - Undertaker
 1953 The Affairs of Dobie Gillis
Dean (Grainbelt U.) (uncredited)
 1953 A Slight Case of Larceny
Willard Maibrunn, Magna Gold Oil Co.
 1953 I Love Melvin
Mr. Prouty, Druggist (uncredited)
 1953 My Little Margie (TV Series)
Mr. Carruthers
- Hillbilly Margie (1953) ... Mr. Carruthers
 1953 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Traeger - Pawnbroker
- It Happened in a Pawn Shop (1953) ... Mr. Traeger - Pawnbroker
 1953 The Abbott and Costello Show (TV Series)
Jones
- Beauty Contest (1953) ... Jones
 1952 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
- The Dancing Tree (1952)
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
 1952 Carrie
Factory Foreman
 1952 Three for Bedroom C
Well-Wisher at Station (uncredited)
 1951 Here Comes the Groom
Cusick (uncredited)
 1951 Stars Over Hollywood (TV Series)
 1951 Gasoline Alley
Pettit
 1950 Joe Palooka in the Squared Circle
Merkle - the Shyster
 1950 Stella
Mr. Beeker (uncredited)
 1950 When Willie Comes Marching Home
Mr. Fettles (uncredited)
 1950 The Nevadan
Red Sand Bank Manager (uncredited)
 1950 The Traveling Saleswoman
Banker Clumhill (uncredited)
 1949 The Sickle or the Cross
Dr. Short
 1949 The Daring Caballero
Ed J. Hodges
 1949 Hideout
Gabriel Wotter
 1948 My Dear Secretary
Mr. Kilbride (uncredited)
 1948 Summer Holiday
Mr. Lipska (uncredited)
 1948 If You Knew Susie
Pringle (uncredited)
 1948 Bet Your Life (Short)
 1947 The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
Mr. Mittwick (uncredited)
 1947 The Ghost Goes Wild
T. O'Connor Scott (Susan's attorney)
 1946 Singin' in the Corn
Obediah Davis
 1946 It's a Wonderful Life
Carter (uncredited)
 1946 Sister Kenny
Mr. Smith (uncredited)
 1946 Three Little Girls in Blue
Lawyer Hoskins (uncredited)
 1946 Because of Him
Mr. Dunlap
 1946 The Fighting Guardsman
Hyperion Picot (uncredited)
 1945 The Thin Man Goes Home
R.T. Tatum (uncredited)
 1945 She Went to the Races
Dr. Collyer
 1945 Mama Loves Papa
Appleby
 1945 Midnight Manhunt
Henry Miggs
 1945 Rhapsody in Blue
Mr. Kast
 1945 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Mr. Barker (uncredited)
 1944 The Town Went Wild
Mr. Tweedle
 1944 Enemy of Women
Uncle Hugo, Radio Performer
 1944 Shadows in the Night
Doc Stacey (uncredited)
 1944 Wilson
Colonel House
 1944 It Happened Tomorrow
Doctor (uncredited)
 1944 Address Unknown
Censorial Pipsqueak
 1944 Rationing
Ezra Weeks
 1944 Up in Arms
Dr. Roger B. Freyheisen
 1943 Whispering Footsteps
Harry Hammond
 1943 Government Girl
Wilkins - Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1943 Flesh and Fantasy
Mask Shop Proprietor (uncredited)
 1943 My Kingdom for a Cook
Oliver Bradbury (uncredited)
 1943 Jitterbugs
Samuel L. Cass (uncredited)
 1943 Lady Bodyguard
T. L. Baxter
 1942 That Other Woman
Smith
 1942 You Can't Escape Forever
Charley Gates (uncredited)
 1942 My Sister Eileen
Mr. Hawkins - Newspaper Editor (uncredited)
 1942 Across the Pacific
A.V. Smith
 1942 Henry Aldrich, Editor
Elias Noonan
 1942 Priorities on Parade
2nd Examiner (scenes deleted)
 1942 Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die
Mayor Dan Crane
 1942 They All Kissed the Bride
Doctor (scenes deleted)
 1942 In Old California
Mr. Hayes
 1942 Whispering Ghosts
Mark Gruber
 1942 The Spoilers
Jonathan Stuve
 1942 Saboteur
Second Sheriff (uncredited)
 1942 Juke Box Jenny
Judge
 1942 The Adventures of Martin Eden
Cotton, Publisher of Continental Magazine (uncredited)
 1942 Captains of the Clouds
Supt. Nolan
 1942 The Lady Is Willing
Dr. Jones (uncredited)
 1941 The Body Disappears
Prof. Moggs
 1941 H.M. Pulham, Esq.
Walter Kaufman
 1941 Look Who's Laughing
Samuel 'Sam' Cudahy
 1941 Unholy Partners
Phil Kaper (attorney)
 1941 Three Girls About Town
Doc - Coroner (uncredited)
 1941 One Foot in Heaven
Haskins (uncredited)
 1941 The Smiling Ghost
Ames Bentley
 1941 Ellery Queen and the Perfect Crime
Rufus Smith (auctioneer)
 1941 Lady Scarface
Mr. Pinchback (uncredited)
 1941 Three Sons o' Guns
Mr. Claude Haddock
 1941 Dance Hall
Mr. Frederick Newmeyer
 1941 A Very Young Lady
Oliver Brixton
 1941 Million Dollar Baby
John Parkinson, V.P. Continental American Bank
 1941 The Lady from Cheyenne
Judge (uncredited)
 1941 Mr. District Attorney
Hazelton - Barrett's Aide
 1941 Footlight Fever
Mr. E.J. Fingernogle (uncredited)
 1941 Tobacco Road
Mayor
 1941 The Great Mr. Nobody
Mr. Bixby (uncredited)
 1941 Meet the Chump
Dr. Stephanowsky
 1941 Blonde Inspiration
Mr. Packer (uncredited)
 1940 Behind the News
Neil Saunders
 1940 Little Nellie Kelly
Second Judge (uncredited)
 1940 Tugboat Annie Sails Again
Alec Severn
 1940 The Westerner
Mort Borrow
 1940 Calling All Husbands
Hadley Weaver
 1940 Young People
Moderator
 1940 Stranger on the Third Floor
Albert Meng
 1940 I Love You Again
Mr. Leonard Harkspur Sr. (uncredited)
 1940 Lucky Partners
Chamber of Commerce Official (uncredited)
 1940 They Drive by Night
Farnsworth (uncredited)
 1940 Gangs of Chicago
Bromo
 1940 Lillian Russell
Dr' Dobbins
 1940 20 Mule Team
Henry Adams
 1940 The Doctor Takes a Wife
Dr. Streeter
 1940 Virginia City
Ralston - Virginia City Banker (uncredited)
 1940 The Ghost Comes Home
Mr. Stark - Steamship Official (uncredited)
 1940 Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet
Sensenbrenner
 1940 The Shop Around the Corner
Detective
 1939 Swanee River
Pond (uncredited)
 1939 The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Printer (uncredited)
 1939 Reno
Augustus Welch
 1939 No Place to Go
Mr. Bradford
 1939 Dust Be My Destiny
Pawnshop Owner (uncredited)
 1939 Golden Boy
Newspaperman (scenes deleted)
 1939 Lady of the Tropics
Manager of Rubber Company (uncredited)
 1939 Indianapolis Speedway
Mayor
 1939 News Is Made at Night
Lt. Governor Elmer Hinge
 1939 Young Mr. Lincoln
Hawthorne (uncredited)
 1939 They Asked for It
Dr. Tyler
 1939 Ex-Champ
Trilby
 1939 Juarez
Mr. Roberts (scenes deleted)
 1939 Dodge City
Surrett's Lawyer
 1939 Sudden Money
Mr. Wixby
 1939 They Made Her a Spy
Beldon
 1939 I'm from Missouri
Henry Couch
 1939 Nancy Drew... Reporter
Newspaper Publicity Man (uncredited)
 1939 Jesse James
Heywood
 1938 Federal Man-Hunt
Damon Lauber
 1938 The Girl Downstairs
Karovian Ambassador (uncredited)
 1938 Trouble at Midnight
Everett Benson
 1938 A Man to Remember
Attorney Clyde Perkins (uncredited)
 1938 The Mad Miss Manton
Popsy - the Lawyer (uncredited)
 1938 I Am the Law
George Leander
 1938 Penrod's Double Trouble
Mr. Bitts
 1938 I'll Give a Million
Mayor
 1938 The Saint in New York
Vincent Nather
 1938 Stolen Heaven
Polesie
 1938 Bluebeard's Eighth Wife
Monsieur de la Coste - Store President (uncredited)
 1938 Penrod and His Twin Brother
Mr. Bitts
 1938 Gold Is Where You Find It
Turner (uncredited)
 1938 Penitentiary
Leonard Nettleford (uncredited)
 1937 Blossoms on Broadway
Dr. Gilgallon
 1937 Partners in Crime
Silas Wagon
 1937 The Prisoner of Zenda
Passport Officer (uncredited)
 1937 Dead End
Whitey (uncredited)
 1937 Talent Scout
M.B. Carter
 1937 The Road Back
Uncle Rudolph
 1937 Pick a Star
Mr. Klawheimer
 1937 Woman Chases Man
Mr. Judd
 1937 Ready, Willing and Able
Brockman
 1937 Stolen Holiday
Le Grande
 1937 Black Legion
Osgood
 1936 Gold Diggers of 1937
Dr. Bell
 1936 Sing Me a Love Song
Mr. Willard (uncredited)
 1936 More Than a Secretary
Mr. Crosby
 1936 Come and Get It
Mr. Hewitt
 1935 Broadway Ballyhoo (Short)
Optometrist (uncredited)
 1934 Twenty Million Sweethearts
Sound Effects Man (uncredited)
 1933 His Double Life
Newsman on Phone (uncredited)
 1933 Storm at Daybreak
Villager (uncredited)
 1931 Honor Among Lovers
Wilkes
 1930 Laughter
Winslow - Gibson's Secretary (uncredited)
 1920 The Tower of Jewels
Jimmy the Rat
 1919 The Climbers
Jordan
 1917 Behind the Mask
Larrabee
 1917 God's Man
Undetermined Role
 1917/II The Adventurer
Austin
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Small, bespectacled American character actor with thinning gray hair and wire rims trained at American Academy of Dramatic Arts and maintained a durable presence on Broadway. He later came to Hollywood and showed off his modest versatility in hundreds of minor roles, playing snively, harried and acrid old fellers all over the place during the late 1930s and '40s.

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