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Frank McHugh (I) (1898–1981)

The parents of Frank McHugh ran their own stock company and he was on the stage as a child. When he was 10 he was part of an act that include his brother Matt McHugh and sister Kitty McHugh. After vaudeville and other stock companies, Frank debuted on Broadway "The Fall Guy" (1925). In 1930 he was hired at Warner Brothers as a contract player. ... See full bio »

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 1969 Lancer (TV Series)
Charlie Wingate
- The Fix-It Man (1969) ... Charlie Wingate
 1968 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Constable Seely
- Way Down Cellar: Part 2 (1968) ... Constable Seely
- Way Down Cellar: Part 1 (1968) ... Constable Seely
 1967 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Mr. snowden
- Lucy, the Philanthropist (1967) ... Mr. snowden
 1967 Easy Come, Easy Go
Captain Jack
 1966 F Troop (TV Series)
 1964-1965 The Bing Crosby Show (TV Series)
- What's a Buddy For? (1965) ... Willie
- Moonlighting Becomes You (1965) ... Willie
- The Test (1965) ... Willie
- Real Estate Venture (1965) ... Willie
- One for the Birds (1965) ... Willie
 1957-1963 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Dan O'Malley / George Rausch / Tude Bowers / ...
- Don't Shake the Family Tree (1963) ... Dan O'Malley
- Queen of the Orange Bowl (1960) ... George Rausch
- Apple of His Eye (1959) ... Tude Bowers
- The Human Pattern (1957) ... Pa Garfield
 1963 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Mr. Durkin
- Many a Sullivan (1963) ... Mr. Durkin
 1962 Going My Way (TV Series)
William Jennings Depew
- Keep an Eye on Santa Claus (1962) ... William Jennings Depew
 1962 Route 66 (TV Series)
Sandy Leeds / Landers
- Man Out of Time (1962) ... Sandy Leeds
- How Much a Pound Is Albatross? (1962) ... Landers
 1962 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
The Hub Tub Kid
- The Action in New Orleans (1962) ... The Hub Tub Kid
 1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Wilbur Morton
- Take a Number: Jack Garsell (1962) ... Wilbur Morton
 1961 The Spiral Staircase (TV Movie)
Constable Williams
 1961 The Defenders (TV Series)
Henry Schell
- Death Across the Counter (1961) ... Henry Schell
 1961 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Henry Shannon
- The Duke Shannon Story (1961) ... Henry Shannon
 1961 Outlaws (TV Series)
John Buttery
- Outrage at Pawnee Bend (1961) ... John Buttery
 1961 Harrigan and Son (TV Series)
Patrick O'Toole
- 100 Proof (1961) ... Patrick O'Toole
 1960 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
- Heaven Can Wait (1960)
 1960 Art Carney Special (TV Series)
 1959 Buick-Electra Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Killers (1959)
 1959 Career
Charlie Gallagher
 1959 Say One for Me
Jim Dugan
 1959 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Charles Bradwell
- Millionaire Charles Bradwell (1959) ... Charles Bradwell
 1959 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
- Freddie the Singer (1959) ... Muggsy
 1958 The Last Hurrah
Festus Garvey
 1954-1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Barney / Ben Ames / Horace Potter / ...
- A Funny-Looking Kid (1958) ... Barney
- The Silent Gun (1956) ... Ben Ames
- Miracle at Potter's Farm (1955) ... Horace Potter
- Two Little Minks (1954) ... Nobby Bishop
 1957-1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Dog in a Bus Tunnel (1958) ... Max
- The Big Break (1957)
- Fire and Ice (1957)
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
- Three Men on a Horse (1957) ... Charlie
 1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1956 Star Stage (TV Series)
 1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
George Schroeder
- Doll Face (1956) ... George Schroeder
 1955 Appointment with Adventure (TV Series)
- Five in Judgment (1955) ... Salesman
 1954-1955 Justice (TV Series)
- House of Hatred (1955)
- The Timid Thief (1954)
 1954 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
- Falling Star (1954) ... Photographer
 1954 There's No Business Like Show Business
Eddie Dugan, Vicky's Agent
 1954 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Willy Skokes
- The Contender (1954) ... Willy Skokes
 1953-1954 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
- Johnny Came Home (1953)
 1954 Center Stage (TV Series)
- Heart of a Clown (1954)
 1954 Love Story (TV Series)
- The Orchard (1954)
 1954 The Motorola Television Hour (TV Series)
Mayor Pease
- The Muldoon Matter (1954) ... Mayor Pease
 1954 Medallion Theatre (TV Series)
 1953 The Web (TV Series)
- The Winner (1953)
 1953 A Lion Is in the Streets
Frank Rector
 1953 It Happens Every Thursday
Fred Hawley
 1952 The Gulf Playhouse (TV Series)
- Double By-Line (1952)
 1952 Celanese Theatre (TV Series)
Father McKee
- They Knew What They Wanted (1952) ... Father McKee
 1952 My Son John
Father O'Dowd
 1952 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series)
 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Human Touch (1952)
 1952 The Pace That Thrills
Rocket Anderson
 1951 Musical Comedy Time (TV Series)
Hiram Bent
- Mademoiselle Modiste (1951) ... Hiram Bent
 1951 Starlight Theatre (TV Series)
 1950 The Tougher They Come
Gig Rafferty
 1949 Miss Grant Takes Richmond
Mr. Kilcoyne
 1949 Mighty Joe Young
 1948 The Velvet Touch
Ernie Boyle
 1947 Easy Come, Easy Go
 1946 Little Miss Big
Charlie Bryan
 1946 The Runaround
Wally Quayle
 1946 The Hoodlum Saint
Three Finger
 1945 State Fair
 1945 A Medal for Benny
Edgar Lovekin
 1944 Bowery to Broadway
Joe Kirby
 1944 Marine Raiders
Sgt. Louis Leary
 1942 Her Cardboard Lover
Chappie Champagne
 1941 Manpower
 1941 Back Street
Ed Porter
 1940 City for Conquest
 1940 I Love You Again
'Doc' Ryan
 1940 Virginia City
Mr. Upjohn
 1940 Alex in Wonderland (Short)
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1940 The Fighting 69th
'Crepe Hanger' Burke
 1939 On Your Toes
Paddy Reilly
 1939 Dust Be My Destiny
 1939 Indianapolis Speedway
'Spud' Connors
 1939 Daughters Courageous
 1939 Wings of the Navy
Scat Allen
 1938 Valley of the Giants
'Fingers' McCarthy
 1938 Boy Meets Girl
 1938 Little Miss Thoroughbred
Tod Harrington
 1938 Swing Your Lady
 1937 Submarine D-1
 1937 Sunday Night at the Trocadero (Short)
Frank McHugh
 1937 Mr. Dodd Takes the Air
'Sniffer' Sears
 1937 Marry the Girl
David 'Party' Partridge
 1937 Ever Since Eve
'Mabel' DeCraven
 1936 Stage Struck
 1936 Bullets or Ballots
 1936 Snowed Under
Orlando Rowe
 1936 Moonlight Murder
 1936 Freshman Love
Coach Hammond
 1935 Stars Over Broadway
Offkey Cramer
 1935 Page Miss Glory
Ed Olson
 1935 The Irish in Us
Mike O'Hara
 1935 Gold Diggers of 1935
Humbolt Prentiss
 1935 Devil Dogs of the Air
Crash Kelly
 1934 6 Day Bike Rider
 1934 Happiness Ahead
 1934 Here Comes the Navy
 1934 Return of the Terror
Joe the Reporter
 1934 Smarty
 1934 Let's Be Ritzy
Bill Damroy Robert
 1934 Heat Lightning
 1934 Fashions of 1934
 1933 Convention City
Will Goodwin
 1933 The House on 56th Street
Chester Hunt
 1933 Son of a Sailor
 1933 Havana Widows
Mr. Duffy, the Lawyer
 1933 Footlight Parade
 1933 Professional Sweetheart
Speed Dennis
 1933 Hold Me Tight
 1933 Ex-Lady
Hugo Van Hugh
 1933 Lilly Turner
David 'Dave' Dixon
 1933 Elmer, the Great
Healy High-Hips
 1933 Private Jones
'Greasy', the Cook
 1933 The Telegraph Trail
Corporal Tippy
 1933 Grand Slam
Philip 'Speed' McCann
 1933 Parachute Jumper
Toodles Cooper
 1932 Life Begins
Ringer Banks
 1932 Blessed Event
 1932 The Dark Horse
 1932 The Crowd Roars
Spud Connors
 1932 Extra! Extra! (Short)
 1932 High Pressure
Mike Donahey
 1932 Union Depot
The Drunk
 1931 The Wide Open Spaces (Short)
Matt - a Gambler
 1931 Corsair
'Chub' Hopping
 1931 The Big Scoop (Short)
 1931 Bad Company
Doc - Henchman
 1931 The Great Junction Hotel (Short)
The guy who peeps through keyholes
 1931 The Hot Spot (Short)
 1931 Traveling Husbands
 1931 That's News to Me (Short)
 1931 Up for Murder
 1931 Millie
John Holmes
 1931 Kiss Me Again
 1930 Going Wild
'Ricky' Freeman
 1930 College Lovers
Speed Haskins
 1930 Bright Lights
Fish, a reporter
 1930 Top Speed
Tad Jordan
 1930 The Dawn Patrol
 1929 If Men Played Cards as Women Do (Short)
3rd Card Player
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Stage Play: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Musical comedy/farce. Music by Stephen Sondheim. Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. Based on the plays of Plautus. Musical and vocal direction by Milton Rosenstock. Music orchestrated by Irwin Kostal and Sid Ramin. Dance arrangements by Hal ... See more »

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Played the same character (the petty thief running away from Chinese authorities) both in One Way Passage (1932) and its remake, 'Til We Meet Again (1940). The character was called Skippy in the first film and Rockhingham T. Rockingham in the second. See more »

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