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Fred Kelsey (1884–1961)

Fred Kelsey was born on August 20, 1884 in Sandusky, Ohio, USA as Frederick Alvin Kelsey. He was an actor and director, known for Hans Christian Andersen (1952), If a Body Meets a Body (1945) and Silent Sandy (1914). He was married to Katharine Miller. He died on September 2, 1961 in Hollywood, California, USA. See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1959 Westbound
Townsman (uncredited)
 1958 Auntie Mame
Front Row Audience at Play (uncredited)
 1958 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Courtroom Spectator
- The Case of the Long-Legged Models (1958) ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
- The Case of the Fiery Fingers (1958) ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
- The Case of the Deadly Double (1958) ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
- The Case of the Lonely Heiress (1958) ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1957-1958 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Townsman / Trial Spectator
- Man Wanted (1958) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Misfire (1957) ... Trial Spectator (uncredited)
- The Strange Land (1957) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1957 The Story of Mankind
Cardinal (uncredited)
 1957 Maverick (TV Series)
Poker Game Spectator
- According to Hoyle (1957) ... Poker Game Spectator (uncredited)
 1957 The Helen Morgan Story
Night Club Patron (uncredited)
 1957 Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend
Barfly (uncredited)
 1957 The Big Land
Man Outside Saloon (uncredited)
 1956 Serenade
Opera Attendee (uncredited)
 1956 The Lone Ranger
Townsman (uncredited)
 1955 The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1955 Tall Man Riding
Townsman (uncredited)
 1955 So You Want to Be a Gladiator (Short)
Colisseum Spectator (uncredited)
 1955 So You Don't Trust Your Wife (Short) (uncredited)
 1951-1955 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Solitary Smith / Townsman / Old Timer / ...
- The Boy and the Hound Dog (1955) ... Solitary Smith
- Prairie Flats Land Swindle (1952) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Wild White Horse (1952) ... Old Timer
- Civilian Clothes (1952) ... Doctor
- Mexican Rustlers Story (1951) ... Doc Jones (uncredited)
 1954 So You Want to Know Your Relatives (Short)
Mr. Watson - Janitor / Father Time (uncredited)
 1954 The Silver Chalice
Silversmith (uncredited)
 1954 So You're Taking in a Roomer (Short)
Racetrack Spectator (uncredited)
 1954 Dragnet
Passerby (uncredited)
 1954 So You Want to Be a Banker (Short)
Bank Guard (uncredited)
 1954 Lucky Me
Passerby on Street (uncredited)
 1954 Riding Shotgun
Townsman (uncredited)
 1954 Phantom of the Rue Morgue
Crowd Spectator (uncredited)
 1954 So You Want to Be Your Own Boss (Short)
Restaurant Customer (uncredited)
 1954 Racing Blood
Smithy
 1954 Crime Wave
Old Man Crossing Street (uncredited)
 1953 Three Sailors and a Girl
Bank Client (uncredited)
 1953 So You Think You Can't Sleep (Short)
Sleeping Patient in Waiting Room (uncredited)
 1953 Pardon My Backfire (Short)
Papa (uncredited)
 1953 So This Is Love
Shipboard Passenger (uncredited)
 1953 Mesa of Lost Women
The Bartender
 1953 Murder Without Tears
Sergeant-at-arms
 1953 The Vanquished
Townsman (uncredited)
 1953 So You Want a Television Set (Short)
Last Uninvited Guest / Movie Patron (uncredited)
 1953 The System
Man at Hearing (uncredited)
 1953 By the Light of the Silvery Moon
Disapproving Man at Skating Pond (uncredited)
 1953 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
O'Leary
- The Doll House (1953) ... O'Leary
 1953 The Man Behind the Gun
Palacio Bartender (uncredited)
 1953 So You Want to Be a Musician (Short)
Restaurant Diner (uncredited)
 1952 Strop, Look and Listen (Short)
 1952 Stop, You're Killing Me
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1952 Hans Christian Andersen
First Gendarme
 1952 Tropical Heat Wave
Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
 1952 Cattle Town
Townsman (uncredited)
 1952 The Winning Team
Baseball Fan (uncredited)
 1952 Carson City
Townsman (uncredited)
 1952 The Lion and the Horse
Man at Rodeo (uncredited)
 1952 A Blissful Blunder (Short)
Policeman
 1952 So You Want to Enjoy Life (Short)
Boat Salesman / Flugleman's Assistant (uncredited)
 1952 My Six Convicts
Store Detective (uncredited)
 1952 The Big Trees
Townsman (uncredited)
 1952 Room for One More
Usher at PTA Meeting (uncredited)
 1951 Captain Video, Master of the Stratosphere
Laboratory Guard [Ch. 1] (uncredited)
 1951 So You Want to Be a Bachelor (Short)
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
 1951 Havana Rose
Policeman (uncredited)
 1951 Meet Me After the Show
Man Restraining Jeff Backstage (uncredited)
 1951 So You Want to Buy a Used Car (Short)
Mac - Used Car Lot Owner (uncredited)
 1951 Goodbye, My Fancy
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1951 Sugarfoot
Barfly (uncredited)
 1951 Storm Warning
Townsman (uncredited)
 1950 Dallas
Springfield Citizen (uncredited)
 1950 Revenue Agent
Sgt. Wallace (uncredited)
 1950 So You Want a Raise (Short)
One of Joe's Co-Workers (uncredited)
 1950 Atom Man vs. Superman
Police Chief Forman [Chs. 5, 13-14] (uncredited)
 1950 Once a Thief
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1950 The Flame and the Arrow
Guard (uncredited)
 1950 So You Want to Hold Your Husband (Short)
Lamb - Curry's Partner (uncredited)
 1950 The Damned Don't Cry
Man on Dock (uncredited)
 1950 So You Think You're Not Guilty (Short)
Police Turnkey (uncredited)
 1950 Everybody's Dancin'
Studio Gate Guard (uncredited)
 1950 The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady
Policeman (uncredited)
 1950 Perfect Strangers
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1950 Nancy Goes to Rio
Morony (uncredited)
 1950 So You Want to Throw a Party (Short)
Mr. Rublemeyer (uncredited)
 1950 Montana
Bartender (uncredited)
 1950 Backfire
Fight Fan (uncredited)
 1949 The Inspector General
Villager (uncredited)
 1949 So You Want to Be an Actor (Short)
Counter Man (uncredited)
 1949 Dancing in the Dark
Deputy (uncredited)
 1949 Bride for Sale
Mike the Bartender (uncredited)
 1949 So You Want to Get Rich Quick (Short)
Attorney (uncredited)
 1949 The House Across the Street
Bar Waiter (uncredited)
 1949 So You Want to Be a Muscle Man (Short)
Delivery Man (uncredited)
 1949 The Fountainhead
Old Watchman (uncredited)
 1949 Look for the Silver Lining
Stage Doorman (uncredited)
 1949 Colorado Territory
Train Engineer (uncredited)
 1949 Flamingo Road
Train Conductor (uncredited)
 1949 The Younger Brothers
Fred - Bartender (uncredited)
 1949 Homicide
Officer O'Brien (uncredited)
 1949 Flaxy Martin
Tenement Cop (uncredited)
 1948 Whiplash
Policeman (uncredited)
 1948 Jiggs and Maggie in Court
Policeman (uncredited)
 1948 So You Want to Be on the Radio (Short)
Senator Backtrack (uncredited)
 1948 Smart Girls Don't Talk
Bartender at Roadhouse (uncredited)
 1948 So You Want to Be in Politics (Short)
Frisbee (uncredited)
 1948 Two Guys from Texas
Fred (uncredited)
 1948 So You Want to Be a Detective (Short)
The Bartender (uncredited)
 1948 The Big Punch
Jake (uncredited)
 1948 Silver River
Townsman (uncredited)
 1948 Winter Meeting
Subway Passenger (uncredited)
 1948 The Noose Hangs High
Cop (uncredited)
 1948 April Showers
Hotel Guest with Cigar (uncredited)
 1948 So You Want to Be a Gambler (Short)
Man on Telephone (uncredited)
 1948 So You Want an Apartment (Short)
Apartment Manager with a Vacancy (uncredited)
 1947 That Hagen Girl
The Grocer (uncredited)
 1947 Let's Sing a Song of the West (Short)
Barfly (uncredited)
 1947 Life with Father
Jim - Streetcar Conductor (uncredited)
 1947 The Unfaithful
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1947 So You're Going to Be a Father (Short)
Cop (uncredited)
 1947 Stallion Road
Horse Rancher (uncredited)
 1947 Nora Prentiss
Turnkey (uncredited)
 1947 That Way with Women
Red-faced Baseball Fan (uncredited)
 1947 Meet Mr. Mischief (Short)
Policeman (uncredited)
 1947 The Man I Love
Mac the Doorman (uncredited)
 1946 So You Think You're a Nervous Wreck (Short)
Fred (Prison Guard) (uncredited)
 1946 Andy Plays Hookey (Short)
Policeman
 1946 So You Want to Keep Your Hair (Short)
Leo - Barber (uncredited)
 1946 Bringing Up Father
Tom
 1946 Never Say Goodbye
Policeman (uncredited)
 1946 Nobody Lives Forever
Railroad Conductor (scenes deleted)
 1946 So You Want to Play the Horses (Short)
Detective (uncredited)
 1946 You Can't Fool a Fool (Short)
Andy's Neighbor
 1946 A Stolen Life
Bartender (uncredited)
 1946 Night and Day
First-Nighter (uncredited)
 1946 Monkey Businessmen (Short)
Smiling Sam McGann (uncredited)
 1946 Janie Gets Married
Newspaper Worker (uncredited)
 1946 The People's Choice
Chief Holden
 1946 Hiss and Yell (Short)
Policeman (uncredited)
 1946 Three Strangers
Man on the Street / Man in Pub (uncredited)
 1946 My Reputation
Train Conductor (uncredited)
 1946 Detour to Danger
Detective Kelsey
 1945 San Antonio
Bartender (uncredited)
 1945 How Doooo You Do!!!
Detective
 1945 The Strange Mr. Gregory
Detective Lefert (as Fred A. Kelsey)
 1945 Saratoga Trunk
Train Conductor (uncredited)
 1945 Micro-Phonies (Short)
Mr. Dugan (uncredited)
 1945 Frontier Days (Short)
Mayor Stone (uncredited)
 1945 Come Out Fighting
Mr. McGinnis, Sr. (as Fred Kelsy)
 1945 Mildred Pierce
Bumped First Night Diner (uncredited)
 1945 If a Body Meets a Body (Short)
Detective Clancy
 1945 Pride of the Marines
Man in Bowling Alley / New Year's Eve Celebrant (uncredited)
 1945 Incendiary Blonde
Ranch Owner (uncredited)
 1945 Christmas in Connecticut
Harper (uncredited)
 1945 That's the Spirit
Detective (uncredited)
 1945 Pillow to Post
Businessman (uncredited)
 1945 The Horn Blows at Midnight
Bailiff (scenes deleted)
 1945 A Guy, a Gal and a Pal
Conductor (uncredited)
 1945 Snooper Service (Short)
 1944 Bowery Champs
McGuire
 1944 The Very Thought of You
Distracted Man on Bus (uncredited)
 1944 Crime by Night
Dad Martin (uncredited)
 1944 The Doughgirls
Fat Man in Lobby with Suitcase (uncredited)
 1944 Trial by Trigger (Short)
Jerry (uncredited)
 1944 Make Your Own Bed
Turnkey (uncredited)
 1944 Mr. Skeffington
Cop in Speakeasy Raid (uncredited)
 1944 The Adventures of Mark Twain
River-Rafter (uncredited)
 1944 Busy Buddies (Short)
Pastry Vendor (uncredited)
 1944 Shine on Harvest Moon
Policeman in Paddy Wagon (uncredited)
 1944 Grandfather's Follies (Short)
 1944 Roaring Guns (Short)
Federal Deputy (uncredited)
 1944 Weekend Pass
Painter (uncredited)
 1943 A Gem of a Jam (Short)
Police Chief (uncredited)
 1943 True to Life
Cop (uncredited)
 1943 Who's Hugh? (Short)
House Detective
 1943 Old Acquaintance
Train Conductor (uncredited)
 1943 Food and Magic (Documentary short)
Man in Audience (uncredited)
 1943 Northern Pursuit
Train Conductor (uncredited)
 1943 Riding High
Honest John Kelsey (uncredited)
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars
Pub Waiter in Errol Flynn Number (uncredited)
 1943 Murder on the Waterfront
Capt. Beal (uncredited)
 1943 Here Comes Mr. Zerk (Short)
Policeman (uncredited)
 1943 Henry Aldrich Swings It
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1943 Action in the North Atlantic
Joe (uncredited)
 1943 The Gorilla Man
Lodger (uncredited)
 1942 Gentleman Jim
Sutro (uncredited)
 1942 X Marks the Spot
Police Officer Martin
 1942 George Washington Slept Here
Train Conductor (uncredited)
 1942 Dear! Deer! (Short)
Policeman
 1942 You Can't Escape Forever
Immel - Cemetery Guard (uncredited)
 1942 Busses Roar
Man at Bus Terminal (uncredited)
 1942 Secret Enemies
Inspector T.A. Malone
 1942 Escape from Crime
Prison Clerk at Execution (uncredited)
 1942 Wings for the Eagle
Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
 1942 Her Cardboard Lover
Hotel Detective (uncredited)
 1942 The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady (Short)
Policeman (uncredited)
 1942 Spy Ship
Night Watchman (uncredited)
 1942 Yankee Doodle Dandy
Irish Cop in 'Peck's Bad Boy' (uncredited)
 1942 In This Our Life
Jailer (uncredited)
 1942 Larceny, Inc.
Mr. Bronson (uncredited)
 1942 Murder in the Big House
Death-house Keeper
 1942 I Was Framed
Drunk (uncredited)
 1942 My Favorite Blonde
Sam - Policeman
 1942 Lady Gangster
Cop Shooting Carey (uncredited)
 1942 Bullet Scars
Police Chief Hansen (uncredited)
 1942 Kings Row
Bill Hockinson (uncredited)
 1942 Wild Bill Hickok Rides
Jailer (uncredited)
 1942 The Man Who Came to Dinner
Detective (uncredited)
 1941 Pacific Blackout
Cop (uncredited)
 1941 They Died with Their Boots On
Ft. Lincoln Bartender (uncredited)
 1941 At the Stroke of Twelve (Short)
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1941 Blues in the Night
Bartender at The Jungle (uncredited)
 1941 One Foot in Heaven
Train Conductor (uncredited)
 1941 Yankee Doodle Andy (Short)
Policeman (uncredited)
 1941 Invisible Ghost
Ryan
 1941 Mr. District Attorney
Officer McCloskey (uncredited)
 1941 Dutiful But Dumb (Short)
Colonel (uncredited)
 1941 Yumpin' Yimminy! (Short)
Policeman Clancy
 1940 Misbehaving Husbands
Sgt. Murphy
 1940 A Bundle of Bliss (Short)
Policeman
 1940 Mexican Spitfire Out West
Jim - Detective (uncredited)
 1940 The Green Archer
Capt. Thompson
 1940 A Little Bit of Heaven
Uncle Pete
 1940 The Golden Fleecing
Cop (uncredited)
 1940 Deadwood Dick
Bottles (uncredited)
 1940 The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady
Dickens (as Fred A. Kelsey)
 1940 Forgotten Girls
Interview Room Guard (uncredited)
 1940 High School
Junk Man (uncredited)
 1940 The Lone Wolf Strikes
Detective Dickens (as Fred A. Kelsey)
 1940 The Man Who Wouldn't Talk
Bailiff (uncredited)
 1939 Too Busy to Work
Hank Fidler (uncredited)
 1939 Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence
Pete - Railroad Detective (uncredited)
 1939 Stop, Look and Love
Neighbor (uncredited)
 1939 Charlie Chan at Treasure Island
Detective - in Cab and at Theatre (uncredited)
 1939 Chicken Wagon Family
Policeman (uncredited)
 1939 It Could Happen to You
Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
 1939 Charlie Chan in Reno
Reno Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
 1939 Boy Friend
Cop (uncredited)
 1939 Tell No Tales
Policeman at School (uncredited)
 1939 Moving Vanities (Short)
Police Officer
 1939 Winner Take All
Policeman (uncredited)
 1939 Clock Wise (Short)
Landlord
 1939 Rough Riders' Round-up
Agitator (uncredited)
 1939 Inside Story
Bailiff (uncredited)
 1939 Tiny Troubles (Short)
The Judge
 1938 Thanks for Everything
Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
 1938 Up the River
Detective (uncredited)
 1938 Down on the Farm
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1938 Straight Place and Show
Cop at Racetrack (uncredited)
 1938 My Lucky Star
Detective
 1938 Many Sappy Returns (Short)
Finnegan
 1938 Speed to Burn
Policeman (uncredited)
 1938 Josette
Hotel detective
 1938 Safety in Numbers
Cop
 1938 Berth Quakes (Short)
Train Conductor
 1938 Mr. Moto's Gamble
Mahoney (uncredited)
 1938 Night Spot
Police Band Leader (uncredited)
 1938 Happy Landing
Turnkey (uncredited)
 1938 Everybody's Doing It
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1937 In Old Chicago
Cop (uncredited)
 1937 Love and Hisses
Officer (uncredited)
 1937 Boy of the Streets
Cyrus Oldham (uncredited)
 1937 A Damsel in Distress
Sightseer (uncredited)
 1937 Second Honeymoon
Turnkey (uncredited)
 1937 Morning, Judge (Short)
Bailiff (uncredited)
 1937 All Over Town
Inspector Murphy
 1937 One Mile from Heaven
Smitty - Policeman (uncredited)
 1937 Wake Up and Live
Cop (uncredited)
 1937 The Lady Escapes
Man on Telephone (uncredited)
 1937 Wild and Woolly
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1937 Super-Sleuth
Jailer
 1937 Hoosier Schoolboy
Mr. Crowder (as Fred A. Kelsey)
 1937 She Had to Eat
Police Officer Tracy (uncredited)
 1937 You Can't Beat Love
Policeman Giving Ticket (uncredited)
 1937 Sing and Be Happy
Heckler (uncredited)
 1937 Slave Ship
Seaman at Auction (uncredited)
 1937 Big Business
Oil Man at Well (uncredited)
 1937 Angel's Holiday
Conductor (uncredited)
 1937 That I May Live
Abner Jenkins
 1937 Love Is News
Cop (uncredited)
 1937 Time Out for Romance
Policeman
 1936 Charlie Chan at the Opera
Dugan, Policeman (uncredited)
 1936 No Place Like Rome (Short)
Centurion Murphius (uncredited)
 1936 Dimples
Policeman at Drew Home (uncredited)
 1936 Star for a Night
Moving Man (uncredited)
 1936 Hot Money (uncredited)
 1936 High Tension
Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
 1936 The Bride Walks Out
Policeman at Dock (uncredited)
 1936 Private Number
Detective in Ellen's Apartment (uncredited)
 1936 Special Agent K-7
Juror (uncredited)
 1936 The Witness Chair
Detective Costigan (uncredited)
 1936 At Sea Ashore (Short)
Cop (uncredited)
 1936 The Little Red Schoolhouse
First Detective
 1936 The Dark Hour
Detective Bruce (uncredited)
 1936 The Garden Murder Case
Heath's Assistant (uncredited)
 1935 Hot Money (Short)
Police Officer Kelsey (as Fred A. Kelsey)
 1935 Sagebrush Troubadour
Hank Polk
 1935 This Is the Life
Chief of Police, Kansas City (uncredited)
 1935 Nurse to You! (Short)
Fred (uncredited)
 1935 The Public Menace
Mike the Cop
 1935 Diamond Jim
Horsley's Secretary (uncredited)
 1935 Atlantic Adventure
Police Officer Riley (uncredited)
 1935 Danger Ahead
Detective O'Brien
 1935 One Frightened Night
Sheriff Jenks
 1935 Gypsy Sweetheart (Short)
First Detective (uncredited)
 1935 Death Flies East
Police Lieutenant O'Brien
 1935 Carnival
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1935 The Mystery Man
Policeman (uncredited)
 1935 A Notorious Gentleman
Detective (uncredited)
 1935 Horses' Collars (Short)
Detective Hyden Zeke (uncredited)
 1934 Henry's Social Splash (Short)
Policeman
 1934 Sing Sing Nights
Policeman (uncredited)
 1934 Lightning Strikes Twice
Detective Dugan
 1934 Among the Missing
Police Sgt. Murphy
 1934 Young and Beautiful
Hennessy
 1934 I'll Be Suing You (Short)
Insurance Adjustor
 1934 Twentieth Century
Train Detective (uncredited)
 1934 I'll Tell the World
Sergeant at Border (uncredited)
 1934 School for Girls
Detective
 1934 The Crime Doctor
Bloodgood
 1934 Beloved
Mulvaney
 1934 The Moth
Detective Blake
 1934 Strictly Fresh Yeggs (Short)
 1933 Grin and Bear It (Short)
 1933 Shadows of Sing Sing
Murphy
 1933 Open Sesame (Short)
 1933 The Bowery
Detective Kelsey (uncredited)
 1933 Footlight Parade
House Detective in 'Honeymoon Hotel' (uncredited)
 1933 Quiet Please! (Short)
Train Conductor
 1933 She Had to Say Yes
Hotel Detective (uncredited)
 1933 A Quiet Night (Short)
 1933 Gold Diggers of 1933
Detective Jones (uncredited)
 1933 Sailor's Luck
Cop (uncredited)
 1933 King of the Jungle
Cop (uncredited)
 1933 Alias the Professor (Short)
 1933 The Crime of the Century
Hungry Police Guard (uncredited)
 1933 Billion Dollar Scandal
House Detective (uncredited)
 1932 Boys Will Be Boys (Short)
 1932 If I Had a Million
Prison Jailer (uncredited)
 1932 Madison Sq. Garden
House Detective (uncredited)
 1932 The Finishing Touch (Short)
 1932 Yoo-Hoo (Short)
 1932 Who, Me? (Short)
 1932 Speak Easily
Process Server (uncredited)
 1932 The Iceman's Ball (Short)
Police Sergeant
 1932 Guilty as Hell
Detective Duffy
 1932 The Loud Mouth (Short)
Max, Manager of Blue Sox
 1932 Huddle
Policeman (uncredited)
 1932 Love in High Gear
Detective Duffy
 1932 The Trial of Vivienne Ware
Cop (uncredited)
 1932 Shopping with Wifie (Short)
Det. Dugan (uncredited)
 1932 Forbidden
Marty (uncredited)
 1932 Discarded Lovers
Sgt. Delaney
 1931 Side Show
Sheriff Hornsby
 1931 Young Donovan's Kid
Collins
 1931 Subway Express
Detective Kearney
 1931 Scandal Sheet
Detective Sgt. Vincent Molloy
 1931 The Naughty Flirt
Policeman in Paddy Wagon (uncredited)
 1930 Paid
Night Policeman (uncredited)
 1930 Going Wild
The Conductor
 1930 Only Saps Work
Murphy
 1930 Men Without Law
Deputy Sheriff Jeff
 1930 Scarlet Pages
Murphy
 1930 The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case (Short)
Chief of Detectives (uncredited)
 1930 Road to Paradise
Police Officer Casey
 1930 The Unholy Three
Detective at Train (uncredited)
 1930 The Girl Said No
Policeman (uncredited)
 1930 The Big Jewel Case (Short)
 1930 Wide Open
Detective
 1930 The Woman Racket
Police Captain (uncredited)
 1930 Murder on the Roof
Ryan
 1929 Smiling Irish Eyes
County Fair Manager
 1929 The Fall of Eve
Cop
 1929 The Donovan Affair
Carney
 1929 Wrong Again (Short)
 1929 Footlight Fanny (Short)
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed)
 1929 The Last Warning
Inspector
 1929 The Faker
Detective
 1928 Naughty Baby
Dugan
 1928 A Woman of Affairs
Detective (uncredited)
 1928 On Trial
Clerk
 1928 While the City Sleeps
Detective in Shadow Box (uncredited)
 1928 The Wright Idea
M.T. Flatt
 1928 The Midnight Adventure
Cassidy
 1928 Tenderloin
Detective Simpson
 1927 The Gorilla
Mulligan
 1927 The Thirteenth Juror
The Detective
 1927 The Thirteenth Hour
Det. Shaw
 1927 Soft Cushions
The Police
 1927 The Patent Leather Kid
Fight Fan (uncredited)
 1927 Jewish Prudence (Short)
Rent Collector
 1927 Held by the Law
Detective
 1926 The Cruise of the Jasper B
Bailiff (uncredited)
 1926 There Ain't No Santa Claus (Short) (as Fred A. Kelsey)
 1926 The Third Degree
Assistant Chief of Detectives
 1926 Atta Boy
Detective
 1926 Bromo and Juliet (Short)
The Detective (uncredited)
 1926 Crazy Like a Fox (Short)
Man with Badge on Train (uncredited)
 1926 Doubling with Danger
Avery McCade
 1926 Say It with Babies (Short)
Policeman
 1926 The Social Highwayman
Chief of Police
 1926 Mystery Pilot
Skipper Larsen
 1926 That's My Baby
Murphy
 1926 Dog Shy (Short)
A Cop (uncredited)
 1926 Your Husband's Past (Short)
 1926 Charley My Boy (Short)
Cop (as Fred A. Kelsey)
 1925 Starvation Blues (Short)
Prohibition Officer
 1925 Hogan's Alley
Detective (uncredited)
 1925 The Uneasy Three (Short)
The Private Detective
 1925 Seven Sinners
Policeman
 1925 Little Annie Rooney
Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
 1925 Seven Keys to Baldpate
Sheriff
 1925 Paint and Powder
Detective (uncredited)
 1925 A Business Engagement (Short)
Detective
 1925 The Lawful Cheater
Tom Horan
 1925 Paths to Paradise
Confederate
 1925 Smooth as Satin
Kersey
 1925 Excuse Me
George Ketchem
 1925 Youth and Adventure
Red Mullin
 1924 Stepping Lively
Detective Artemus Doolittle
 1924 The Yankee Consul
Agent John J. Doyle
 1923 Lights Out
Decker
 1923 Bag and Baggage
Fred
 1923 The Eleventh Hour
The Submarine Commander
 1923 Lovebound
Detective Hahn
 1923 Souls for Sale
Detective Quinn (uncredited)
 1923 The Bishop of the Ozarks
Mart Stoneman
 1922 Captain Fly-by-Night
Gomez
 1922 Deserted at the Altar
The Other Man
 1922 Manslaughter
Member of the Jury (uncredited)
 1922 Don't Shoot
Police Officer
 1922 South of Suva
Karl Swartz
 1922 One Clear Call
Starnes
 1922 Turn to the Right
Constable Callahan (uncredited)
 1922 The Song of Life
Police Inspector
 1921 There Are No Villains
Dugall
 1921 The Match-Breaker
Detective
 1921 The Last Card
Detective (uncredited)
 1921 Puppets of Fate
Bobs
 1921 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1920 Blackmail
Police Inspector
 1920 Alias Jimmy Valentine
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1920 The Third Generation
Brody
 1919 Woes of a Woman (Short)
 1919 The Fire Flingers
Sgt. Powers
 1919 The Silk-Lined Burglar
Capt. von Hoffmeier
 1919 The Light of Victory
Captain Eric von Prohme
 1918 The Yellow Dog
Max Kummich
 1918 A Society Sensation (Short)
Jim
 1918 The Empty Cab
The Detective
 1917 The Honor of an Outlaw (Short) (as Fred A. Kelsey)
 1917 Honorably Discharged (Short) (as Fred A. Kelsey)
 1915 His Lesson (Short)
Participant in Mob Scene (uncredited)
 1914 McCarn Plays Fate (Short)
Detective McKarn (as Fred A. Kelsey)
 1914 The Saving of Young Anderson (Short)
The Detective (as F.A. Kelsey)
 1914 Arms and the Gringo (Short)
 1914 Dan Morgan's Way (Short)
Dan Morgan (as Fred A. Kelsey)
 1914 The Cowboy's Chicken Dinner (Short)
Juniper Jones - the Cook (as Fred A. Kelsey)
 1914 Silent Sandy (Short)
Silent Sandy
 1913 An Accidental Clue (Short)
Ike (as H. Kelsley)
 1913 Marooned (Short)
The Escaped Crook (as Fred A. Kelsey)
 1912 King the Detective and the Smugglers (Short)
The Bully
 1912 How Shorty Won Out (Short)
College Boy
 1911 A Left Hook (Short)
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Alternate Names:

F. A. Kelsey | F.A. Kelsey | Fred A. Kelsey | H. Kelsley | Fred Kelsy

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Character actor who built up a hefty resume of over 200 movies, including silents and talkies, even directing a few. He found a comfortable niche in broad, vivid comedy roles, especially that of the bumbling, bungling, not particularly bright detective (in Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) he even played an actor playing a bumbling, bungling, not particularly bright detective!). He livened up ... See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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