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Jack Norton (I) (1889–1958)

Pencil-mustachioed character actor in Hollywood films of the '30s and '40s, cast perennially as a reeling, incoherent, comic drunk, often clad in evening clothes and satin high hat. In an effort to make his characterizations convincing, he often followed drunks and watched their movements closely in order to copy them. In real life, he was a total... See full bio »

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 1955 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series)
Drunk in Top Hat and Tails
- Songs and Witty Sayings (1955) ... Drunk in Top Hat and Tails (uncredited)
 1952 All Star Revue (TV Series)
Guest Actor
- Episode #2.24 (1952) ... Guest Actor
- Episode #2.20 (1952) ... Guest Actor
 1948 Alias a Gentleman
Charnell (uncredited)
 1947 Linda Be Good
Jim Benson
 1947 Variety Girl
Busboy at Brown Derby
 1947 Down to Earth
Sleeping Man in Audience (uncredited)
 1947 Hired Husband (Short)
Mr. Drinkwater, Dorothy's Ex-Husband
 1947 The Sin of Harold Diddlebock
James R. Smoke
 1946 Bringing Up Father
Norton
 1946 Nocturne
Charlie - Drunk (uncredited)
 1946 Lady Luck
Bartender at Sky's the Limit Club (uncredited)
 1946 Blue Skies
Drunk (uncredited)
 1946 No Leave, No Love
Drunk at Romanovitch's Bar (uncredited)
 1946 Rhythm and Weep (Short)
Mr. Walsh
 1946 Shadows Over Chinatown
Mr. Cosgrove
 1946 The Hoodlum Saint
Drunk (scenes deleted)
 1946 The Kid from Brooklyn
Garden Party Guest (uncredited)
 1945 The Strange Mr. Gregory
Drunk (scenes deleted)
 1945 Captain Tugboat Annie
Shiftless
 1945 Man Alive
Willie the Wino
 1945 Hold That Blonde!
Drunk (uncredited)
 1945 Dance, Dunce, Dance (Short)
B.O. Perkins
 1945 Strange Confession
Boarder - Jack
 1945 Sunset in El Dorado
Man at Presentation (uncredited)
 1945 Her Highness and the Bellboy
Mr. Pook - Drunk at Jake's Joint (uncredited)
 1945 Double Honeymoon (Short)
 1945 The Naughty Nineties
Drunk at the Gilded Cage (uncredited)
 1945 Wonder Man
Drunk in Club (uncredited)
 1945 Flame of Barbary Coast
Byline Conners, Reporter San Francisco Star
 1945 The Scarlet Clue
Willie Rand
 1945 The Horn Blows at Midnight
Drunk in Hotel Room (uncredited)
 1945 Two O'Clock Courage
Drunk at Blue Room Bar (uncredited)
 1945 A Guy, a Gal and a Pal
Norton
 1945 Fashion Model
Herbert
 1944 Here Come the Waves
Waiter at Cabana Club (uncredited)
 1944 Star Bright (Short)
Steve Randolph
 1944 Dancing in Manhattan
Drunk (uncredited)
 1944 Heather and Yon (Short)
Scoop Warren
 1944 Barbary Coast Gent
Drunk (scenes deleted)
 1944 The Big Noise
Drunk on Train (uncredited)
 1944 Hail the Conquering Hero
Second Bandleader (uncredited)
 1944 His Hotel Sweet (Short)
Jack Norton
 1944 Gildersleeve's Ghost
Drunk at Rally (uncredited)
 1944 Ghost Catchers
Wilbur Duffington (uncredited)
 1944 Make Your Own Bed
Drunk in Jail with Jerry and Walter (uncredited)
 1944 Charlie Chan in The Chinese Cat
Hotel Desk Clerk
 1944 Once Upon a Time
Barber Shop Customer (uncredited)
 1944 Going My Way
Mr. Lilly (uncredited)
 1944 Crazy Like a Fox (Short)
Rodney Cluck
 1944 The Story of Dr. Wassell
'Janssen' Passenger (uncredited)
 1944 And the Angels Sing
Drunk (uncredited)
 1944 Cover Girl
Harry the Drunk (uncredited)
 1944 Shine on Harvest Moon
Drunk on Street (uncredited)
 1944 His Tale Is Told (Short)
Drunk Pedestrian (uncredited)
 1944 Doctor, Feel My Pulse (Short)
Dr. Kronkheit
 1944 The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
Country Club Man Ordering Champagne (uncredited)
 1943 Gildersleeve on Broadway
Mr. Dobrey, Drunk on Window Ledge (uncredited)
 1943 Crazy House
Drunk (uncredited)
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars
Drunk in Bette Davis Number (uncredited)
 1943 The Kansan
Saloon Drunk (uncredited)
 1943 So's Your Uncle
Drunk
 1943 Prairie Chickens
Henry Lewis-Clark III
 1943 Taxi, Mister
Reginald Van Nostrum - the Drunk
 1943 The Falcon Strikes Back
Second Hobo (uncredited)
 1943 Assignment in Brittany
Drunken Peasant (uncredited)
 1943 It Ain't Hay
Drunk (uncredited)
 1943 Lady Bodyguard
Henderson
 1943 How's About It
Drunk (uncredited)
 1942 Ice-Capades Revue
Drunk (uncredited)
 1942 Tennessee Johnson
Drunk (uncredited)
 1942 The Palm Beach Story
Second Member Ale and Quail Club
 1942 Dr. Renault's Secret
Mr. Austin
 1942 Moonlight in Havana
George
 1942 Moonlight Masquerade
Drunk on Train (uncredited)
 1942 My Favorite Spy
Orchid Room Drunk (uncredited)
 1942 Dr. Broadway
Drunk (uncredited)
 1942 The Spoilers
Mr. Skinner
 1942 Roxie Hart
Producer (uncredited)
 1942 Brooklyn Orchid
Jonathan McFeeder
 1942 The Fleet's In
Kellogg
 1941 Pacific Blackout
Drunk (uncredited)
 1941 Louisiana Purchase
Jester
 1941 No Hands on the Clock
Bartender (uncredited)
 1941 You Belong to Me
Keckel (uncredited)
 1941 The Feminine Touch
Drunk at Morgan's Parties (uncredited)
 1941 Passage from Hong Kong
Drunk Going to Oakland (uncredited)
 1941 No Greater Sin
Drunk (uncredited)
 1941 Private Nurse
Drunk (uncredited)
 1941 Down in San Diego
Drunk (uncredited)
 1941 Ready, Willing But Unable (Short)
The Drunk, (uncredited)
 1941 She Knew All the Answers (uncredited)
 1941 Ride on Vaquero (uncredited)
 1941 Footlight Fever
Drunk (uncredited)
 1941 Road Show
Drunk (uncredited)
 1941 Let's Make Music
Mr. Orton, a Drunk (uncredited)
 1940 A Night at Earl Carroll's
Alonzo Smith
 1940 The Bank Dick
A. Pismo Clam
 1940 The Villain Still Pursued Her
Pie Throwing Drunk (uncredited)
 1940 So You Won't Talk
Barber (uncredited)
 1940 Golden Gloves
Jake - the Bartender (uncredited)
 1940 The Ghost Breakers
Drunk (uncredited)
 1940 The Way of All Flesh
Barber (uncredited)
 1940 Opened by Mistake
Al, the Bartender
 1940 The Farmer's Daughter
Shimmy Conway
 1940 City of Chance
Mr. Murphy (uncredited)
 1939 Laugh It Off
Thomas J. Carter, the Drunk (uncredited)
 1939 The Roaring Twenties
Drunk at Henderson Club (uncredited)
 1939 News Is Made at Night
Drunk (uncredited)
 1939 Grand Jury Secrets
Doyle
 1939 I'm from Missouri
Drunk (uncredited)
 1939 Society Smugglers
Prentis
 1939 Pardon Our Nerve
Drunk (uncredited)
 1939 The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt
Charlie Fenton - the Party Drunk (uncredited)
 1938 Strange Faces
Mason City Drunk (uncredited)
 1938/II Thanks for the Memory
Bert Monroe
 1938 The Storm
Man in Bar (uncredited)
 1938 Five of a Kind
Hector - Drunk in Jail (uncredited)
 1938 King of Alcatraz
First Officer (uncredited)
 1938 Meet the Girls
Fletcher
 1938 The Awful Tooth (Short)
Dr. Schwartz
 1938 Kentucky Moonshine
Drunk (uncredited)
 1938 Hold That Kiss
Mallory - a Drunk (uncredited)
 1938 Jezebel
Drunk (uncredited)
 1938 Arsène Lupin Returns
Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1938 Paradise for Three
Drunk at Drinking Fountain (uncredited)
 1938 The Stupor-Visor (Short)
 1938 Everybody's Doing It
Harry The Drunk (uncredited)
 1938 Love Is a Headache
Bartender (uncredited)
 1938 Man-Proof
Drunk at Fight (uncredited)
 1937 Thoroughbreds Don't Cry
Man with Monocle (uncredited)
 1937 The Great Garrick
Drunken Gentleman (uncredited)
 1937 My Dear Miss Aldrich
First Drunk at Red Apple Inn (uncredited)
 1937 The Women Men Marry
Wilhelm Peebles (uncredited)
 1937 Swing Fever (Short)
Main Patient
 1937 Married Before Breakfast
Drunk on Bus (uncredited)
 1937 Riding on Air
Chicago Daily Blade Reporter (uncredited)
 1937 A Day at the Races
Drunk (uncredited)
 1937 Meet the Missus
Mr. Norton aka Mr. Cotton Belt
 1937 Pick a Star
Oscar the Souse (uncredited)
 1937 Time Out for Romance
Crapshooter (uncredited)
 1936 Dog Blight (Short)
Henry Jones
 1936 Gold Diggers of 1937
Singing Drunk at Party (uncredited)
 1936 After the Thin Man
Reporter (uncredited)
 1936 Don't Be Like That (Short)
The Jealous Husband
 1936 Who's Looney Now (Short)
Herbert Brown
 1936 Forgotten Faces
Drunk
 1936 F-Man
Jones (uncredited)
 1936 Fight is Right (Short)
Tom's Friend
 1936 The Moon's Our Home
Drunk (uncredited)
 1936 The First Baby
Drunk (uncredited)
 1936 Down the Ribber (Short)
 1936 Too Many Parents
Drill Instructor (uncredited)
 1936 The Farmer in the Dell
Mr. Gleason (uncredited)
 1936 The Preview Murder Mystery
Comedy Director (uncredited)
 1936 Anything Goes
Drunk (uncredited)
 1936 Rose of the Rancho
Croupier (uncredited)
 1935 Foolish Hearts (Short)
Jimmy
 1935 Miss Pacific Fleet
Radio Announcer at Train (uncredited)
 1935 Ship Cafe
Mr. Randall (uncredited)
 1935 Dr. Socrates
Drunk in Park (uncredited)
 1935 His Night Out
Dr. Singer
 1935 Page Miss Glory
Reporter (uncredited)
 1935 She Gets Her Man
Drunk Reporter (uncredited)
 1935 Dante's Inferno
Drunk in Cabin (uncredited)
 1935 Broadway Gondolier
Reporter (uncredited)
 1935 Don't Bet on Blondes
J. Mortimer 'Mousy' Slade
 1935 Front Page Woman
Reporter (uncredited)
 1935 Going Highbrow
Sinclair
 1935 Husband's Holiday (Short)
Drunk
 1935 Alibi Ike
Reporter (uncredited)
 1935 The Girl from 10th Avenue
College Club Guest Outside Bar (uncredited)
 1935 $10 Raise (uncredited)
 1935 Go Into Your Dance
Rehearsal Stage Manager (uncredited)
 1935 Stolen Harmony
Phillips (uncredited)
 1935 Sweet Music
Drunk (uncredited)
 1935 Ruggles of Red Gap
Barfly (uncredited)
 1935 One More Spring
Drunk (uncredited)
 1935 The Gilded Lily
Photographer (uncredited)
 1935 Bordertown
Gambler at Silver Slipper (uncredited)
 1935 Calling All Cars
Duke Costello
 1934 One Too Many (Short)
 1934 One Hour Late
Manager (uncredited)
 1934 Fixing a Stew (Short)
 1934 Counsel on De Fence (Short) (uncredited)
 1934 Happiness Ahead (uncredited)
 1934 Death on the Diamond
Gambler Associate of Karnes (uncredited)
 1934 The Girl from Missouri
1st Reporter in Stateroom (uncredited)
 1934 Cockeyed Cavaliers
King's Physician (uncredited)
 1934 Money Means Nothing
Jack - Hijacker (uncredited)
 1934 Now I'll Tell
One of Murray's Chums (uncredited)
 1934 A Duke for a Day (Short)
Man falling out of elevator (uncredited)
 1934 Woman Haters (Short)
Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
 1934 Finishing School
A Drunk (uncredited)
 1934 The Super Snooper (Short)
 1934 School for Romance (Short) (scenes deleted)
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Norton was a teetotaler in real life.

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