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Charles Lane (I) (1905–2007)


Skinny, hatchet-faced, bespectacled American character actor, ubiquitous in literally hundreds of films. With his prominent nose, his rimless eyeglasses and his permanent scowl, he typically portrayed short-tempered and often loudmouthed bureaucrats, yes-men and other minor minions, principally in lighter fare. See full bio »

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Filmography

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 2006 The Night Before Christmas (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1995 The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (TV Movie)
Regent Yarborough
 1993 Acting on Impulse (TV Movie)
Bellhop
 1991 Shannon's Deal (TV Series)
- Greed (1991)
 1991 Dark Shadows (TV Series)
Antique Dealer
- Episode #1.6 (1991) ... Antique Dealer
 1989 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Walter Graf
- Leave It to Geezer (1989) ... Walter Graf
 1987-1988 The New Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)
Mr. Strawn
- Family Scrapbook II (1988) ... Mr. Strawn
- Earth Angels (1987) ... Mr. Strawn
 1987 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Richard Welte
- Weigh In, Way Out (1987) ... Richard Welte
 1987 Date with an Angel
Father O'Shea
 1987 Hunter (TV Series)
Motel Owner
- The Girl Next Door (1987) ... Motel Owner
 1986 Vanishing America (Video)
Shopkeeper
 1986 When the Bough Breaks (TV Movie)
Van der Graaf
 1985 Murphy's Romance
Amos Abbott
 1985 Comedy Factory (TV Series)
George McCloskey
- Side by Side (1985) ... George McCloskey
 1985 Otherworld (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Velcrows Widley
- Village of the Motorpigs (1985) ... Mr. Velcrows Widley
 1983 Sunset Limousine (TV Movie)
Reinhammer
 1983 Strange Invaders
Prof. Hollister
 1982 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Jess Moffet
- Welcome to Olesonville (1982) ... Jess Moffet
 1981 Strange Behavior
Donovan
 1981 The Return of the Beverly Hillbillies (TV Movie)
Chief
 1979-1981 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Rupert Hume / Mort Farber
- Generations (1981) ... Rupert Hume
- Gambling (1979) ... Mort Farber
 1980 Phyl & Mikhy (TV Series)
- Phyl's Wedding (1980)
 1980 Mork & Mindy (TV Series)
Judge Baker
 1979 The Little Dragons
J.J.
 1978 Movie Movie
Judge / Mr. Pennington
 1978 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Walter Becker
- The $1000 Bill (1978) ... Walter Becker
 1977 Maude (TV Series)
Doc Pritchard
- Arthur's Crisis (1977) ... Doc Pritchard
 1976 Chico and the Man (TV Series)
Mr. Chipps
- Old Is Gold (1976) ... Mr. Chipps
 1976 Sybil (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Quinoness
 1976 Family (TV Series)
James Lawrence
- Thursday's Child (1976) ... James Lawrence
 1975 The Family Holvak (TV Series)
Deacon Hurd
- The Long Way Home: Part 2 (1975) ... Deacon Hurd
 1975 Love Nest (TV Movie)
Ned
 1974 Rhoda (TV Series)
Mr. Fosner
- The Honeymoon (1974) ... Mr. Fosner
 1974 Medical Center (TV Series)
Dr. Kelford
- Dark Warning (1974) ... Dr. Kelford
 1973 The Rookies (TV Series)
Dealer
- Another Beginning for Ben Fuller (1973) ... Dealer
 1973 Adam's Rib (TV Series)
Mayor
- Katey at the Bat (1973) ... Mayor
 1973 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Sid
- Take My Furniture, Please (1973) ... Sid
 1972 The New Temperatures Rising Show (TV Series)
Briggs
- Ellen's Flip Side (1972) ... Briggs
 1972 Get to Know Your Rabbit
Mr. Beeman
 1972 The Great Man's Whiskers (TV Movie)
Philbrick
 1965-1972 Bewitched (TV Series)
Mr. Roland / Mr. Cushman / Harold Jameson / ...
- School Days, School Daze (1972) ... Mr. Roland
- The Warlock in the Gray Flannel Suit (1971) ... Mr. Cushman
- Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1971) ... Harold Jameson
- Samantha's Magic Potion (1970) ... Mr. Harmon
- Make Love Not Hate (1970) ... Mr. Meikeljohn
 1970-1971 Nanny and the Professor (TV Series)
Ticket Seller / Driving Inspector
- One for the Road (1971) ... Ticket Seller
- Nanny on Wheels (1970) ... Driving Inspector
 1971 Hitched (TV Movie)
Round Tree
 1963-1971 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Foster Phinney / Homer Bedloe / Billy Hacker
- Love Finds Jane Hathaway (1971) ... Foster Phinney
- Elly, the Working Girl (1971) ... Foster Phinney
- The Palace of Clampett-San (1971) ... Foster Phinney
- The Teahouse of Jed Clampett (1971) ... Foster Phinney
 1970 The AristoCats
Georges Hautecourt (voice)
 1970 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Judge Carter
- Hot Dogs (1970) ... Judge Carter
 1970 The Debbie Reynolds Show (TV Series)
Samson
- Hurray for Our Side (1970) ... Samson
 1969 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Mr. Pfeiffer
- My Dog, the Thief: Part 2 (1969) ... Mr. Pfeiffer
- My Dog, the Thief: Part 1 (1969) ... Mr. Pfeiffer
 1969 The Flying Nun (TV Series)
Mr. O' Reilly
- The Breakaway Monk (1969) ... Mr. O' Reilly
 1968 Green Acres (TV Series)
Mr. Wilson
- The Rummage Sale (1968) ... Mr. Wilson
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Bridgeman
- The Grand Old Man (1968) ... Bridgeman
 1964-1967 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Charlie / General Richards
- The Prize Boat (1967) ... Charlie
- Pay Day (1964) ... General Richards
 1967 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Roger Creed
- The Night of the Hangman (1967) ... Roger Creed
 1967 He & She (TV Series)
Mr. Simpson
- The Old Man & the She (1967) ... Mr. Simpson
 1967 The Gnome-Mobile
Dr. Scoggins
 1967 Eight on the Lam
Bank Examiner (uncredited)
 1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Charles Eckhardt
- Dear Deductible (1966) ... Charles Eckhardt
 1966 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Ralph Harrison
- The Pop Art Affair (1966) ... Ralph Harrison
 1966 F Troop (TV Series)
Mr. S. A. MacGuire
- Reach for the Sky, Pardner (1966) ... Mr. S. A. MacGuire
 1966 Love on a Rooftop (TV Series)
Bert Bennington
- My Husband, the Knight (1966) ... Bert Bennington
 1966 The Ugly Dachshund
Judge
 1966 The Munsters (TV Series)
Mr. Edgar Z. Holmes
- The Most Beautiful Ghoul in the World (1966) ... Mr. Edgar Z. Holmes
 1966 The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
Lawyer Whitlow
 1966 Honey West (TV Series)
Ash
- King of the Mountain (1966) ... Ash
 1966 Please Don't Eat the Daisies (TV Series)
Dynamite Man
- Say UNCLE (1966) ... Dynamite Man
 1965 Get Smart (TV Series)
Uncle Abner
- My Nephew the Spy (1965) ... Uncle Abner
 1965 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Mr. Samson
- The Big League Shock (1965) ... Mr. Samson
 1965 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series)
Clerk
- Crisis at Crystal Springs (1965) ... Clerk
 1965 My Brother the Angel (TV Series)
Wiggins
- A Boarding House Is Not a Home (1965) ... Wiggins
 1965 Billie
Coach Jones
 1965 John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!
'Strife' Magazine Editor
 1965 The Cara Williams Show (TV Series)
McAvie
- Variety Is the Spice of Wife (1965) ... McAvie
 1965 Kentucky Jones (TV Series)
Doc Axby
- The Big Speech (1965) ... Doc Axby
 1965 Wendy and Me (TV Series)
Mr. Benson
- Happiness Is a Thing Called Misery (1965) ... Mr. Benson
 1964 The Bing Crosby Show (TV Series)
 1963-1964 The Bill Dana Show (TV Series)
Doctor / Mr. Hanley
- Blood from Two Turnips (1964) ... Doctor
- Honeymoon Suite (1963) ... Mr. Hanley
 1964 Looking for Love
Screen Test Director
 1964 Good Neighbor Sam
Jack Bailey
 1964 The New Interns
Connors
 1964 The Carpetbaggers
Denby
 1964 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series)
Mr. Cosgrove
- Every Dog Should Have a Boy (1964) ... Mr. Cosgrove
 1964 Temple Houston (TV Series)
Amos Riggs
- Last Full Moon (1964) ... Amos Riggs
 1964 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Mr. Frisby
- Aunt Bee the Crusader (1964) ... Mr. Frisby
 1959-1963 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Mr. Baker / Oliver Watkins
- The Hex (1963) ... Mr. Baker
- Rusty's Day in Court (1959) ... Oliver Watkins
 1963 The Wheeler Dealers
Judge (uncredited)
 1963 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Dr. Lusk
- Who Killed Harris Crown? (1963) ... Dr. Lusk
 1959-1963 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series)
Charlie Wayzack / P.T. Atwater / Prof. McGuffy / ...
- Beethoven, Presley and Me (1963) ... Charlie Wayzack
- Too Many Kooks Spoil the Broth (1963) ... P.T. Atwater
- Northern Comfort (1962) ... Charlie Wayzack
- The Sweet Success of Smell (1962) ... Prof. McGuffy
- Move Over, Perry Mason (1961) ... Chester L. Wayzack, Esq.
 1963 Papa's Delicate Condition
Mr. Cosgrove
 1957-1963 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Harry Poulson / Man / Mr. Leland
- Sir Fergus McCoy (1963) ... Man
- Fly Away Home (1961) ... Mr. Leland
- Grampa's Birthday (1958) ... Harry Poulson
- The Egg War (1957) ... Harry Poulson
 1963 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (TV Series)
Caleb
 1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Henry Distal
- Tarnished Idol (1963) ... Henry Distal
 1962 Saints and Sinners (TV Series)
Faye
- A Taste of Evil (1962) ... Faye
 1962 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Mr. Barnsdahl
- Vivian Sues Lucy (1962) ... Mr. Barnsdahl
- Lucy Is a Kangaroo for a Day (1962) ... Mr. Barnsdahl
- Lucy Buys a Sheep (1962) ... Mr. Barnsdahl
- Lucy Misplaces $2,000 (1962) ... Mr. Barnsdahl
 1962 McKeever & the Colonel (TV Series)
Mayor
- Blackwell's Stand (1962) ... Mayor
 1962 Mister Ed (TV Series)
Charley Foster
- Wilbur in the Lion's Den (1962) ... Charley Foster
 1962 Ernestine (TV Movie)
 1962 The Comedy Spot (TV Series)
Mr. Martin
- The Soft Touch (1962) ... Mr. Martin
 1962 Lawman (TV Series)
Morris Weeks
- The Doctor (1962) ... Morris Weeks
 1962 Maverick (TV Series)
Proprietor
- Mr. Muldoon's Partner (1962) ... Proprietor
 1961-1962 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Cyrus Radford / Joseph Cooper
- The Money Game (1962) ... Cyrus Radford
- Witness for the Defense (1961) ... Joseph Cooper
 1961-1962 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
Slater / Mr. Vincent
- Garden Wedding (1962) ... Slater
- The House Next Door (1961) ... Mr. Vincent
 1962 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Crosby Page
- Little Miss Rich Witch (1962) ... Crosby Page
 1961 The Tab Hunter Show (TV Series)
Dr. Spike
- Personal Appearance (1961) ... Dr. Spike
 1961 Guestward Ho! (TV Series)
Mr. Langdon
- The Hootens Build a Barbecue (1961) ... Mr. Langdon
 1961 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Dr. Shelley
- The Old-Fashioned Way (1961) ... Dr. Shelley
 1961 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Alcatraz Official
- The Big Train: Part 2 (1961) ... Alcatraz Official (uncredited)
 1960 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Mr. Peckinpaugh
- Mr. Bevis (1960) ... Mr. Peckinpaugh
 1960 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Mr. Pettigrew
- Bentley and the Travel Agent (1960) ... Mr. Pettigrew
 1959 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Adam
- Lady Bug (1959) ... Adam
 1959 Fibber McGee and Molly (TV Series)
Bill Gordon
- The Trailer (1959) ... Bill Gordon
 1959 But Not for Me
Al Atwood
 1959 The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock
Standard Bates
 1959 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Larkin
- Bankrupt Alibi (1959) ... Larkin
 1959 The Mating Game
Inspector General Bigelow
 1957-1959 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Pierce
- Dutch Treatment (1957) ... Pierce
 1959 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series)
Cameron
- Johnny Moves Up (1959) ... Cameron
 1958 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Whipple
- Ralph the Cat (1958) ... Whipple
 1958 The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Customs Officer / Claims Clerk
- Lucy Goes to Mexico (1958) ... Customs Officer
- Lucy Hunts Uranium (1958) ... Claims Clerk
 1958 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Kevin Anders
- One Foot in the Grave (1958) ... Kevin Anders
 1958 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Dr. Williams
- The Case of the Fiery Fingers (1958) ... Dr. Williams
 1958 The Lineup (TV Series)
Gallagher
- The Slowboat Murphy Case (1958) ... Gallagher
 1958 The Bob Cummings Show (TV Series)
Jollisson
- Bob Retrenches (1958) ... Jollisson
 1958 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Mayor Peter Mercer
- The Suffragette (1958) ... Mayor Peter Mercer
 1958 How to Marry a Millionaire (TV Series)
Emil Quincy / Mr. Parkhurst
- The Truthivac (1958) ... Emil Quincy
- Three Stacked Stockholders (1958) ... Mr. Parkhurst
 1958 The Gray Ghost (TV Series)
Hall
- Secret and Urgent (1958) ... Hall
 1957 The Thin Man (TV Series)
Harry
- Acrostic Murders (1957) ... Harry
 1957 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Josiah
- Campaign for Marriage (1957) ... Josiah
 1957 God Is My Partner
Judge Warner
 1957 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
Grayson
- Alibi for Murder (1957) ... Grayson
 1957 The People's Choice (TV Series)
Manager
- Paper Hangers (1957) ... Manager
 1957 Top Secret Affair
Bill Hadley
 1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Walter Medford
- Just Across the Street (1957) ... Walter Medford
 1956 The Birds and the Bees
Charlie Jenkins - Bartender
 1956 Star Stage (TV Series)
- Screen Credit (1956)
 1953-1956 I Love Lucy (TV Series)
Passport Office Clerk / Mr. Hickox / Casting Director / ...
- Staten Island Ferry (1956) ... Passport Office Clerk
- The Business Manager (1954) ... Mr. Hickox (uncredited)
- Lucy Goes to the Hospital (1953) ... Mr. Stanley
 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Joseph P. Garrity
- Tom and Jerry (1955) ... Joseph P. Garrity
 1955 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Henry
- Stephen and Publius Cyrus (1955) ... Henry
 1955 Kiss Me Deadly
Doctor (uncredited)
 1954-1955 Dear Phoebe (TV Series)
Mr. Fosdick / G. R.. Fosdick
- How's Your Horoscope? (1955) ... Mr. Fosdick
- Fire the Boss (1955) ... Mr. Fosdick
- A Face for Phoebe (1955) ... Mr. Fosdick
- Mr. Fosdick Steps Out (1955) ... Mr. Fosdick
- Humphrey Gets Drafted (1955) ... Mr. Fosdick
 1954 Willy (TV Series)
Willy's Boss
- First Case (1954) ... Willy's Boss
 1954 Topper (TV Series)
Mr. Kittler
- Sweepstakes (1954) ... Mr. Kittler
 1954 Duffy's Tavern (TV Series)
 1953 The Affairs of Dobie Gillis
Chemistry Professor Obispo
 1953 Remains to Be Seen
Delapp (examiner)
 1953 The Juggler
Rosenberg
 1951-1953 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
Mr. Fitzpatrick / Joe Crawford
- Uncle Clyde Comes to Visit/Renting Room (1953) ... Mr. Fitzpatrick
- Thanksgiving (1951) ... Joe Crawford
 1952 Three for Bedroom C
Trainman (uncredited)
 1952 The Sniper
Drunk in Bar (uncredited)
 1951 Here Comes the Groom
FBI Agent Ralph Burchard (uncredited)
 1951 Criminal Lawyer
Frederick Waterman (uncredited)
 1951 I Can Get It for You Wholesale
Herman Pulvermacher (uncredited)
 1950 For Heaven's Sake
Arthur Crane (IRS) (uncredited)
 1950 The Du Pont Story
Lammot du Pont
 1950 The Second Face
Mr. West - Insurance Claims Adjustor
 1950 Love That Brute
Joe Evans - Cigar Store Owner (uncredited)
 1950 Riding High
Erickson
 1950 The Yellow Cab Man
L.A. Casualty Co. Executive (uncredited)
 1950 Borderline
Peterson--U.S. Customs Man (uncredited)
 1950 Backfire
Dr. Nolan (uncredited)
 1949 Miss Grant Takes Richmond
Mr. Woodruff (uncredited)
 1949 The House Across the Street
Apartment Manager (uncredited)
 1949 Mighty Joe Young
Producer (uncredited)
 1949 You're My Everything
Mr. Eddie Pflum (uncredited)
 1949 Mother Is a Freshman
Mr. De Haven (uncredited)
 1948 The Boy with Green Hair
Passerby (uncredited)
 1948 Apartment for Peggy
Prof. Collins (uncredited)
 1948 Moonrise
Mr. Chandler - Man in Black
 1948 Out of the Storm
Mr. Evans
 1948 Race Street
Switchboard Operator-Clerk (uncredited)
 1948 Smart Woman
Reporter (uncredited)
 1948 State of the Union
Blink Moran
 1948 Call Northside 777
Prosecuting Attorney (uncredited)
 1947 Intrigue
Hotel Desk Clerk
 1947 Roses Are Red
Lipton
 1947 Louisiana
McCormack
 1947 Bury Me Dead
Mr. Brighton (uncredited)
 1947 Living in a Big Way
Hawkins (uncredited)
 1947 It Happened on Fifth Avenue
Landlord (uncredited)
 1947 The Farmer's Daughter
Jackson - Campaign Reporter
 1946 It's a Wonderful Life
Real Estate Salesman (as Charlie Lane)
 1946 Swell Guy
Ben Tilwell (uncredited)
 1946 The Show-Off
Quiz Master (uncredited)
 1946 The Invisible Informer
Nick Steele
 1946 Mysterious Intruder
Detective Burns
 1946 Just Before Dawn
Dr. Steiner (uncredited)
 1946 A Close Call for Boston Blackie
Hack Hagen (uncredited)
 1944 Arsenic and Old Lace
Reporter
 1943 Mission to Moscow
Man in Kitchenin Montage (uncredited)
 1942 Flying Tigers
Repkin (uncredited)
 1942 Pardon My Sarong
Bus Company Superintendent (uncredited)
 1942 Lady in a Jam
Government Man (uncredited)
 1942 Thru Different Eyes
Mott
 1942 Are Husbands Necessary?
Mr. Brooks
 1942 They All Kissed the Bride
Spotter (uncredited)
 1942 The Mad Martindales
Virgil Hickling
 1942 Broadway
Hungry Harry (uncredited)
 1942 Sunday Punch
Ringside spectator at Ole's first fight (uncredited)
 1942 Tarzan's New York Adventure
Gould Beaton, Sargent's Lawyer
 1942 Home in Wyomin'
Newspaper Editor
 1942 About Face (Short)
Rental Car Manager
 1942 The Great Man's Lady
Pierce (uncredited)
 1942 Yokel Boy
Cynic (uncredited)
 1942 The Adventures of Martin Eden
Mr. White, Publisher (uncredited)
 1942 Born to Sing
Johnny (uncredited)
 1942 Ride 'Em Cowboy
Martin Manning (uncredited)
 1942 The Lady Is Willing
K.K. Miller
 1942 Obliging Young Lady
Private detective Smith
 1942 A Close Call for Ellery Queen
Coroner (uncredited)
 1942 A Gentleman at Heart
Holloway
 1942 Sealed Lips
Attorney Emanuel 'Manny' T. Dixon
 1941 Ball of Fire
Larsen
 1941 Look Who's Laughing
Club Secretary (uncredited)
 1941 Appointment for Love
Smith (uncredited)
 1941 Birth of the Blues
Wilbur - Theater Manager (uncredited)
 1941 I Wake Up Screaming
Keating, Florist
 1941 New York Town
Census Taker (uncredited)
 1941 Three Girls About Town
Mortician (uncredited)
 1941 Buy Me That Town
J. Montague Gainsborough
 1941 Sing Another Chorus
Ryan
 1941 Ellery Queen and the Perfect Crime
Dr. Prouty (coroner)
 1941 The Big Store
Finance Company Man (uncredited)
 1941 Blondie in Society
Washing Machine Salesman (uncredited)
 1941 Sis Hopkins
Rollo
 1941 Barnacle Bill
Auctioneer (uncredited)
 1941 Repent at Leisure
Clarence Morgan
 1941 Footlight Fever
Link - Insurance Agent
 1941 You're the One
Announcer
 1941 Back Street
Blake (uncredited)
 1940 The Invisible Woman
Growley
 1940 The Texas Rangers Ride Again
Train Passenger (uncredited)
 1940 Ellery Queen, Master Detective
Dr. Prouty
 1940 Dancing on a Dime
Freeman Taylor
 1940 Blondie Plays Cupid
Train Conductor (uncredited)
 1940 A Little Bit of Heaven
Stafford (uncredited)
 1940 City for Conquest
Al - Dance Team Manager (uncredited)
 1940 The Leather Pushers
Henry 'Mitch' Mitchell
 1940 The Great Profile
Director
 1940 Rhythm on the River
Bernard Schwartz
 1940 We Who Are Young
Perkins
 1940 Queen of the Mob
Horace Grimley
 1940 You Can't Fool Your Wife
Salesman (scenes deleted)
 1940 On Their Own
Johnson
 1940 Alias the Deacon
Supervisor (uncredited)
 1940 Edison, the Man
Second Lecturer (uncredited)
 1940 The Crooked Road
Phil Wesner, Defense Attorney
 1940 I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby
Gannon (uncredited)
 1940 The Doctor Takes a Wife
Reporter (uncredited)
 1940 Buck Benny Rides Again
Charlie Graham
 1940 It's a Date
Mr. Horner (uncredited)
 1940 Primrose Path
Mr. 'Smitty' Smith / Hawkins (uncredited)
 1940 Johnny Apollo
Assistant District Attorney
 1940 Parole Fixer
Florist's Customer (uncredited)
 1939 Charlie McCarthy, Detective
Charlie's Doctor (uncredited)
 1939 The Honeymoon's Over
D.W. O'Connor (uncredited)
 1939 The Cat and the Canary
Reporter (uncredited)
 1939 Beware Spooks!
Mr. Moore, Credit Man (uncredited)
 1939 Television Spy
Mr. Adler (as Charles L. Lane)
 1939 Honeymoon in Bali
Photographer for Morrissey's (uncredited)
 1939 Golden Boy
Reporter Drake (uncredited)
 1939 5th Ave Girl
Union Representative (uncredited)
 1939 Miracles for Sale
Fleetwood Apartments Desk Clerk (uncredited)
 1939 They All Come Out
Psychiatrist
 1939 News Is Made at Night
District Attorney Rufe Reynolds
 1939 Second Fiddle
Studio Chief (uncredited)
 1939 Unexpected Father
Department of Health Quarantine Man (uncredited)
 1939 Rose of Washington Square
Sam Kress
 1939 Lucky Night
Carpenter
 1939 Let Us Live
Auto Salesman (uncredited)
 1939 Inside Story
District Attorney
 1939 Boy Slaves
Albee
 1938 Kentucky
Auctioneer
 1938 Thanks for Everything
Dr. Olson
 1938 Blondie
Furniture Salesman (uncredited)
 1938 Always in Trouble
Donald Gower
 1938 Three Loves Has Nancy
Cleaning Store Manager (uncredited)
 1938 Professor Beware
Joe - Photographer (uncredited)
 1938 The Rage of Paris
Department Head (uncredited)
 1938 Cocoanut Grove
Weaver (uncredited)
 1938 Joy of Living
Fan in Margaret's Dressing Room (uncredited)
 1938 City Girl
Dr. Abbott (uncredited)
 1937 In Old Chicago
Booking Agent (scenes deleted)
 1937 Nothing Sacred
Rubenstein (uncredited)
 1937 Ali Baba Goes to Town
Doctor
 1937 Partners in Crime
Druggist (uncredited)
 1937 Danger - Love at Work
Gilroy
 1937 Hot Water
Grayson (uncredited)
 1937 Trapped by G-Men
Fingers
 1937 Fit for a King
Spears (uncredited)
 1937 Bad Guy
Walden's Lawyer (uncredited)
 1937 One Mile from Heaven
Webb (uncredited)
 1937 Born Reckless
Barnes' Lawyer (uncredited)
 1937 Big Business
Webster - Bank Representative (uncredited)
 1937 Venus Makes Trouble
District Attorney
 1937 Sea Devils
Judge (uncredited)
 1937 We're on the Jury
Mr. Horace Smith
 1937 Criminal Lawyer
Nora's Attorney (uncredited)
 1936 Three Men on a Horse
Cleaner (uncredited)
 1936 Come Closer, Folks
Prosecutor (uncredited)
 1936 Easy to Take
Skip - Reporter (as Charles Levinson)
 1936 Lady Luck
Feinberg (as Charles Levinson)
 1936 Two-Fisted Gentleman
Joe Gordon
 1936 36 Hours to Kill
Rickert
 1936 The Bride Walks Out
Judge (uncredited)
 1936 The Crime of Dr. Forbes
Defense Attorney
 1936 Ticket to Paradise
Shyster (uncredited)
 1936 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Hallor (uncredited)
 1936 It Had to Happen
State Examiner (uncredited)
 1935 Two for Tonight
Writer
 1935 Here Comes the Band
Mr. Scurry
 1935 Woman Wanted
Defense Attorney Herman (uncredited)
 1935 Ginger
Judge (uncredited)
 1935 Princess O'Hara
Morris Goldberg (uncredited)
 1935 One More Spring
Representative (uncredited)
 1934 The Band Plays On
Shyster Lawyer (uncredited)
 1934 A Wicked Woman
Defense Attorney Beardsley (uncredited)
 1934 Broadway Bill
Morgan's Henchman (uncredited)
 1934 I'll Fix It
Al Nathan (as Charles Levinson)
 1934 Let's Talk It Over
Reporter (uncredited)
 1934 Twentieth Century
Max Jacobs aka Max Mandelbaum (as Charles Levison)
 1934 Twenty Million Sweethearts
Reporter (uncredited)
 1934 Looking for Trouble
Switchboard Operator (as Charles Levinson)
 1934 The Show-Off
Mr. Weitzenkorn (uncredited)
 1933 Mr. Skitch
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1933 Advice to the Lovelorn
Circulation Manager (uncredited)
 1933 Broadway Thru a Keyhole
Columnist #2 (uncredited)
 1933 The Bowery
Doctor (uncredited)
 1933 My Woman
Conn - Bothersome Agent (as Charles Levison)
 1933 She Had to Say Yes
Mr. Bernstein (uncredited)
 1933 Private Detective 62
Process Server (uncredited)
 1933 Gold Diggers of 1933
Society Reporter (uncredited)
 1933 Central Airport
Amarillo Radio Operator (uncredited)
 1933 42nd Street
Author of 'Pretty Lady' (uncredited)
 1933 Blondie Johnson
Cashier (uncredited)
 1933 Grand Slam
Ivan (uncredited)
 1933 Employees' Entrance
Shoe Salesman (uncredited)
 1932 Blessed Event
Kane (uncredited)
 1932 The Mouthpiece
Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
 1932 Union Depot
Luggage Checkroom Clerk (uncredited)
 1931 Manhattan Parade
Desk Clerk (uncredited)
 1931 Blonde Crazy
Four-Eyes (uncredited)
 1931 The Road to Singapore
Desk Clerk at Club (uncredited)
 1931 Smart Money
Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: His voice appeared on the Stan Freberg comedy recording "Freberg: Underground" in the sketch "All Digit Dialing" as "I.B. Emerson". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 4 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Charles L. Lane | Charlie Lane | Charles Levinson | Charles Levison

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

[Interview with Associated Press, 2005, about being typecast] You did something that was pretty good, and the picture was pretty good. That pedigreed you in that type of part, which I thought was stupid, and unfair, too. It didn't give me a chance, but it made casting easier for the studio. See more »

Trivia:

Perhaps remembered as Homer Bedloe, the scheming railwayman in TV's Petticoat Junction (1963). See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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