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Allen Jenkins (I) (1900–1974)

Both of Allen Jenkins' parents were musical comedy performers, and he entered the theater as a stage mechanic after World War I, after having spent time working in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Although his screen persona was that of a not-too-bright Brooklyn tough guy, Jenkins attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and appeared in many Broadway... See full bio »

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 1974 The Front Page
 1974 Police Story (TV Series)
- The Hunters (1974) ... Greenspan
 1972 The Paul Lynde Show (TV Series)
- No Nudes Is Good Nudes (1972) ... Stagehand
 1971-1972 Bewitched (TV Series)
Janitor / Cabbie / Alex Johnson
- Tabitha's First Day at School (1972) ... Janitor
- Money Happy Returns (1971) ... Cabbie
- Darrin Goes Ape (1971) ... Alex Johnson
- This Little Piggie (1971) ... Janitor
 1972 Getting Away from It All (TV Movie)
 1971 Adam-12 (TV Series)
- Anniversary (1971) ... Jobey
 1971 The Chicago Teddy Bears (TV Series)
- The Big Grab (1971) ... Trainer
 1971 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
- A Woman's Place (1971) ... Benji
 1967 Batman (TV Series)
Little Al
- Scat! Darn Catwoman (1967) ... Little Al (uncredited)
 1966 Honey West (TV Series)
Max - Gate Guard
- Little Green Robin Hood (1966) ... Max - Gate Guard
 1965 Ben Casey (TV Series)
- A Nightingale Named Nathan (1965) ... Moser
 1964 I'd Rather Be Rich
 1964 Robin and the 7 Hoods
 1964 For Those Who Think Young
Col. Leslie Jenkins (Cronin's business associate)
 1964 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Mr. Herkey
- The Bowling Partners (1964) ... Mr. Herkey
 1963 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Cop (uncredited)
 1962 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Skinny Howard
- Army Reunion (1962) ... Skinny Howard
 1954-1962 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
- The Mayor of Central Park (1962) ... Muggsy
- Freddie's Band (1961) ... Muggsy
- Hollywood Agent (1957) ... Muggsy
- Freddie the Star (1957) ... Muggsy
- Freddie Finds a Headlight (1957) ... Muggsy
 1961 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
- Junior (1961) ... Kraus
 1961 The Tab Hunter Show (TV Series)
- Sultan for a Day (1961) ... Frenchy
 1960 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Mr. Gillespie
- The Horace Best Story (1960) ... Mr. Gillespie
 1959 Pillow Talk
 1959 The Dennis O'Keefe Show (TV Series)
Sign Painter in Oldsmobile Commercial
- Moon Man (1959) ... Sign Painter in Oldsmobile Commercial (uncredited)
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
- Three Men on a Horse (1957) ... Harry
 1955-1956 It's a Great Life (TV Series)
Jake / Plumber
- The Palm Springs Story (1956) ... Jake
- The Private Line (1955) ... Plumber
 1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
- Deadline (1956)
 1956 Star Stage (TV Series)
- Screen Credit (1956)
 1955-1956 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series)
Alfie Malone / Little Alfie
- Lonely Heart (1955)
- Numbers and Figures (1955) ... Little Alfie
 1955 Topper (TV Series)
 1955 The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater (TV Series)
- The Suspicious Husband (1955) ... Chester
 1954 The Duke (TV Series)
- Episode #1.13 (1954) ... Johnny
- Episode #1.12 (1954) ... Johnny
- Episode #1.11 (1954) ... Johnny
- Episode #1.10 (1954) ... Johnny
- Episode #1.9 (1954) ... Johnny
 1954 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
 1954 Meet Corliss Archer (TV Series)
- Dexter's Masquerade Costume (1954) ... Mechanic
 1954 Waterfront (TV Series)
Sid Jenkins / Sid Miller / Sid
- Backwash (1954) ... Sid Jenkins
- Tug O'War (1954) ... Sid Miller
- High Water ... Sid
 1952-1953 I Love Lucy (TV Series)
Policeman / Officer Jenkins / Police Sergeant
- Too Many Crooks (1953) ... Policeman
- Ricky and Fred Are TV Fans (1953) ... Officer Jenkins
- New Neighbors (1952) ... Police Sergeant
 1953 The Abbott and Costello Show (TV Series)
Retired Actors Home Man on Street
- The Actors' Home (1953) ... Retired Actors Home Man on Street
 1953 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
Chuck Mahoney
- Pretty Baby (1953) ... Chuck Mahoney
 1953 Private Secretary (TV Series)
- Servant Problems (1953)
 1952-1953 Boston Blackie (TV Series)
Gregory Phillips
- The Gunman (1953) ... Gregory Phillips
- So Was Goliath (1952)
 1953 The Life of Riley (TV Series)
Honest Ed Feeney
- Babs' School Election (1953) ... Honest Ed Feeney (uncredited)
 1952 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Officer and the Lady (1952) ... Fingers
 1952 Racket Squad (TV Series)
Harry Tregaskis
- Blessed Expense (1952) ... Harry Tregaskis
 1952 The WAC from Walla Walla
Mr. Redington
 1952 Oklahoma Annie
Lou (Coffin Creek Cafe bartender)
 1952 Chained for Life
 1951 Crazy Over Horses
Weepin' Willie
 1951 Behave Yourself!
 1951 Let's Go Navy!
CPO Mervin Longnecker
 1949 Bodyhold
Slats Henry
 1948 The Inside Story
 1947 Wild Harvest
 1947 The Case of the Baby Sitter (Short)
Howard 'Harvard' Quinlan
 1947 The Hat Box Mystery (Short)
 1947 'Fun on a Week-End'
Joe Morgan
 1947 Easy Come, Easy Go
 1946 The Dark Horse
Willis Trimble
 1946 Meet Me on Broadway
Deacon McGill
 1945 Lady on a Train
Danny (Waring chauffeur)
 1945 Wonder Man
 1943 Stage Door Canteen
Allen Jenkins
 1943 My Wife's an Angel (Short)
 1942 They All Kissed the Bride
Johnny Johnson
 1942 Maisie Gets Her Man
'Pappy' Goodring
 1942 Tortilla Flat
Portagee Joe
 1941 Ball of Fire
Garbage Man
 1941 Go West, Young Lady
 1941 Dive Bomber
'Lucky' James
 1941 Time Out for Rhythm
Off-Beat Davis
 1941 Footsteps in the Dark
 1940 Tin Pan Alley
 1940 Meet the Wildcat
Max Schwydel
 1940 Margie
 1940 Brother Orchid
Willie The Knife
 1940 Oh, Johnny, How You Can Love!
Ed aka The Weasel
 1939 Five Came Back
Peter 'Pete'
 1939 Naughty But Nice
Joe Dirk
 1939 Sweepstakes Winner
Xerxes 'Tip' Bailey
 1938 Going Places
 1938 Heart of the North
Corporal Bill Hardsock
 1938 Hard to Get
 1938 Racket Busters
'Skeets' Wilson
 1938 Gold Diggers in Paris
Duke 'Dukie' Dennis
 1938 Fools for Scandal
Dewey Gilson
 1938 Swing Your Lady
 1938 Breakdowns of 1938 (Short)
Shiner Ward / Duke Dennis (Swing Your Lady / Gold Diggers in Paris outtakes) (uncredited)
 1937 Sh! The Octopus
 1937 The Perfect Specimen
Pinky Cassidy
 1937 Dead End
 1937 Marry the Girl
 1937 Dance Charlie Dance
Alf Morgan
 1937 The Singing Marine
Sergeant Mike
 1937 Ever Since Eve
Jake Edgall
 1937 A Day at Santa Anita (Short)
Allen Jenkins (uncredited)
 1937 Marked Woman
 1937 Ready, Willing and Able
J. Van Courtland
 1936 Sing Me a Love Song
'Chris' Cross
 1936 Three Men on a Horse
 1936 Sins of Man
 1936 The Singing Kid
Joe Eddy
 1935 Broadway Hostess
 1935 Miss Pacific Fleet
Bernard 'Kewpie' Wiggins
 1935 I Live for Love
 1935 Page Miss Glory
 1935 The Irish in Us
 1935 While the Patient Slept
Police Sgt. Jim Jackson
 1935 A Night at the Ritz
Gyp Beagle
 1935 Sweet Music
Barney Cowan
 1934 The St. Louis Kid
 1934 Happiness Ahead
 1934 The Merry Frinks
Emmett Frink
 1934 Whirlpool
 1934 Jimmy the Gent
 1934 I've Got Your Number
John 'Johnny'
 1934 Bedside
Sam Sparks
 1933 Havana Widows
Herman Brody
 1933 'Tis Spring (Short)
 1933 Bureau of Missing Persons
Detective Joe Musik
 1933 The Mayor of Hell
 1933 The Silk Express
Robert 'Rusty' Griffith
 1933 Professional Sweetheart
 1933 The Mind Reader
 1933 The Keyhole
 1933 42nd Street
Mac Elroy
 1933 Blondie Johnson
 1933 Hard to Handle
Radio Announcer
 1933 Employees' Entrance
Sweeney - Store Detective (uncredited)
 1932 Lawyer Man
Izzy Levine
 1932 I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
Barney Sykes
 1932 Three on a Match
 1932 Rackety Rax
Mike Dumphy
 1932/I Grand Hotel
Hotel Meat Packer (uncredited)
 1931 The Girl Habit
Tony Maloney
 1931 Straight and Narrow (Short)
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Stage: Appeared (as "Briggs"; Broadway debut) in "Secrets" on Broadway. Comedy/drama. Written by Rudolph Besier and May Edginton. Directed by Sam Forrest. Fulton Theatre: 25 Dec 1922-May 1923 (closing date unknown/168 performances). Cast: Barbara Allen (as "Lady Lessington"), Lillian Brennard (as "Elizabeth Channing"), Horace Cooper (... See more »

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In the episode of M*A*S*H (1972) titled 'Rainbow Bridge', Hawkeye is upset with Frank's choices of sending the wounded off a bus into OR. When Hawkeye overrides his orders, Frank screams, "This is mutiny! I'm the commander on this bus!" To which Hawkeye says to Father Mulcahy, "'Mutiny on the Bus' - It was a B picture. Allen Jenkins played the bus driver." See more »


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