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Arthur Lake (I) (1905–1987)


His parents were circus acrobats and he became part of their act. When they changed to vaudeville and wound up in California, he got a job in the movies. The founder of Universal Pictures, Carl Laemmle changed his name to Lake. In silent films he played somewhat dimwitted youngsters, The long-running part of Dagwood in the "Blondie" series pretty ... See full bio »

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Known For

Tanned Legs
(1929)
Topper
Topper Elevator Boy
(1937)
16 Fathoms Deep
(1948)
Harold Teen
Harold Teen Harold Teen
(1928)

Filmography

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 1957 Blondie (TV Series)
Dagwood Bumstead
- Howdy, Neighbor (1957) ... Dagwood Bumstead
- The Party (1957) ... Dagwood Bumstead
- Follow That Man (1957) ... Dagwood Bumstead
- The Tramp (1957) ... Dagwood Bumstead
- Cupid's Question Column (1957) ... Dagwood Bumstead
 1952 Gang Busters (TV Series)
Arthur Lake
- The Dennis Case (1952) ... Arthur Lake
 1950 Beware of Blondie
Dagwood Bumstead
 1950 Blondie's Hero
Dagwood
 1949 Blondie Hits the Jackpot
Dagwood Bumstead
 1949 Blondie's Big Deal
Dagwood Bumstead
 1948 Blondie's Secret
Dagwood
 1948 16 Fathoms Deep
Pete
 1948 Blondie's Reward
Dagwood Bumstead
 1947 Blondie's Anniversary
Dagwood
 1947 Blondie in the Dough
Dagwood Bumstead
 1947 Blondie's Holiday
Dagwood Bumstead
 1947 Blondie's Big Moment
Dagwood Bumstead
 1946 Blondie Knows Best
Dagwood Bumstead
 1946 Blondie's Lucky Day
Dagwood
 1945 Life with Blondie
Dagwood Bumstead
 1945 Leave It to Blondie
Dagwood Bumstead
 1945 Tokyo Woes (Short)
Mr. Hook (voice, uncredited)
 1945 The Big Show-Off
Sanford 'Sandy' Elliott
 1945 The Return of Mr. Hook (Short)
Mr. Hook (voice, uncredited)
 1945 The Good Egg (Short)
Mr. Hook (voice, uncredited)
 1944 Three Is a Family
Archie Whittaker
 1944 Sailor's Holiday
'Marblehead' Tomkins
 1944 The Ghost That Walks Alone
Eddie Grant
 1943 Footlight Glamour
Dagwood Bumstead
 1943 It's a Great Life
Dagwood Bumstead
 1942 Blondie for Victory
Dagwood
 1942 Blondie's Blessed Event
Dagwood Bumstead
 1942 Blondie Goes to College
Dagwood Bumstead
 1941 Blondie in Society
Dagwood
 1941 Blondie Goes Latin
Dagwood Bumstead
 1940 Blondie Plays Cupid
Dagwood
 1940 Blondie on a Budget
Dagwood Bumstead
 1939 Blondie Brings Up Baby
Dagwood Bumstead
 1939 Blondie Takes a Vacation
Dagwood Bumstead
 1939 Blondie Meets the Boss
Dagwood
 1938 Blondie
Dagwood
 1938 There Goes My Heart
Flash Fisher
 1938 Double Danger
Roy West
 1938 Everybody's Doing It
Waldo
 1937 True Confession
Attendant (uncredited)
 1937 Exiled to Shanghai
Bud
 1937 Sunday Night at the Trocadero (Short)
Arthur Lake (uncredited)
 1937 Annapolis Salute
Tex Clemens
 1937 Topper
Elevator Boy
 1937 23 1/2 Hours Leave
Sgt. Turner
 1936 I Cover Chinatown
Insurance Salesman
 1936 New Shoes (Short)
The Boy (uncredited)
 1935 Orchids to You
Joe
 1935 Women Must Dress
Janet's Friend
 1934 The Silver Streak
Crawford
 1934 Girl O' My Dreams
Bobby Barnes
 1934 World's Fair and Warmer (Short)
 1934 The Winnah! (Short)
Arthur
 1933 Midshipman Jack
Allen S. Williams
 1932 Running Hollywood (Short)
Chief of Police
 1931 Hollywood Halfbacks (Short)
 1931 Indiscreet
Buster Collins
 1930 She's My Weakness
Tommy Mills
 1930 Cheer Up and Smile
Eddie Fripp aka Eric Dane
 1930 Peek-A-Boo (Short)
The Bellhop
 1930 The Beauty Parade (Short)
 1930 Follow Me (Short)
 1930 Her Bashful Beau (Short)
 1930 Some Show (Short)
 1929 His Girl's Wedding (Short)
 1929 Dance Hall
Tommy Flynn
 1929 Doing His Stuff (Short)
 1929 Tanned Legs
Bill
 1929 Night Owls (Short)
Horace
 1929 Stepping High (Short)
Horace
 1929 Double Trouble (Short)
Horace
 1929 Society Circus (Short)
Horace
 1929 On with the Show!
Harold
 1929 Cleaning Up (Short)
Horace
 1929 The Knight Watch (Short)
Horace
 1929 Love and Sand (Short)
Horace
 1929 At the Front (Short)
Horace
 1929 Whose Baby? (Short)
Horace
 1929 Sitting Pretty (Short)
 1928/II Heart Trouble (Short)
 1928 Sleeping Through (Short)
Horace
 1928 Leaping Through (Short)
 1928 A Woman's Man (Short)
Horace
 1928 Fun in the Clouds (Short)
Horace
 1928 Come on Horace (Short)
Horace
 1928 The Air Circus
Speed Doolittle
 1928 Hollywood or Bust (Short)
Horace
 1928 The King of Shebas (Short)
Arthur
 1928 Lilac Time
The Unlucky One
 1928 Sandwiches and Tea (Short)
Arthur
 1928 The Speed Sheik (Short)
Arthur
 1928 Summer Knights (Short)
Arthur
 1928 Harold Teen
Harold Teen
 1928 One Every Minute (Short)
Arthur
 1928 Ringside Romeos (Short)
Arthur
 1928 Stop That Man
Tommy O'Brien
 1928 The Count of Ten
Betty's Brother
 1928 Back to Nature (Short)
Arthur
 1928 By Correspondence (Short)
 1928 Some Pets (Short)
Arthur
 1927 Swell Clothes (Short)
Arthur
 1927 The Love Wallop (Short)
 1927 The Irresistible Lover
Jack Kennedy
 1927 Saxophobia (Short)
 1927 Sodas and Shebas (Short)
Arthur
 1927 A Run for His Money (Short)
 1927 The Cradle Snatchers
Oscar
 1927 The Midnight Bum (Short)
August Day
 1927/II In Again, Out Again (Short)
 1927 Jailhouse Blues (Short)
 1927 Meet the Husband (Short)
 1927 Hop Along (Short)
 1927 The Honeymoon Quickstep (Short)
 1926 Switching Sleepers (Short)
Arthur - the Office Boy
 1926 Business Worries (Short)
Arthur
 1926 Too Much Sleep (Short)
 1926 Wanted a Bride (Short)
 1926 Tiddly-Winks (Short)
 1926 Don't Be a Dummy (Short)
Arthur
 1926 Oprey House Tonight (Short)
 1926 The Village Cut-Up (Short)
 1926 Papa's Mama (Short)
Arthur Brown
 1926 Hearts for Rent (Short)
 1926 Separated Sweethearts (Short)
 1926 A Swell Affair (Short)
Arthur
 1926 Skinner's Dress Suit
Tommy
 1926 A Bedtime Story (Short)
 1926 Mortgaged Again (Short)
Alonzo Baxter
 1926 A Dumb Friend (Short)
 1926 Hot Dog (Short)
Arthur
 1926 Prep School (Short)
 1925 Love My Dog (Short)
Arthur
 1925 The Understudy (Short)
 1925 Sporting Life
Peggy's Admirer in Audience (uncredited)
 1925 A Free Ride (Short)
 1925 Half Fare (Short)
 1925 The Green-Eyed Monster (Short)
 1925 California Straight Ahead
Camper (uncredited)
 1925 The Party (Short)
Arthur Adams
 1925 Where Was I?
Jimmy
 1925 His New Suit (Short)
Arthur
 1925 Short Pants (Short)
 1925 Discord in 'A' Flat (Short)
 1925 Heart Trouble (Short)
Arthur
 1925 Dog Biscuits (Short)
 1925 Ice Cold (Short)
 1925 Love Sick (Short)
Howard
 1925 Nobody Wins (Short)
 1925 Here's Your Hat (Short)
 1925 Locked Out (Short)
 1925 No Place to Go (Short)
 1925 Putting on Airs (Short)
 1925 Smoked Out (Short)
 1925 The Girl Problem (Short)
 1925 My Baby Doll (Short)
 1925 Financially Embarrassed (Short)
 1925 Smouldering Fires
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1924 Alone at Last (Short)
Jack
 1924 Harem Follies (Short)
 1924 The Girl Hater (Short)
 1924 When Love Is Young (Short)
 1922 The Bride's Play
Boy Throwing Roses (uncredited)
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