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Robert Emmett O'Connor (1885–1962)

Stalwart Irish-American character actor Robert Emmet O'Connor, who was born on March 18, 1885, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He made his bones performing in circuses and in vaudeville. He made his Broadway debut in the musical "Fritz in Tammany Hall" at the Herald Square Theatre on October 16, 1905, ultimately appearing in 13 musical comedies and ... See full bio »

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 1958 Man Without a Gun (TV Series)
- Aftermath (1958)
 1954 Annie Oakley (TV Series)
Ben Dodson / Dan Heywood
- The Cinder Trail (1954) ... Ben Dodson (as Robert Emmet O'Connor)
- Annie and the Brass Collar (1954) ... Dan Heywood
 1954 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Mr. Lowell
- Inga (1954) ... Mr. Lowell (as Robert Emmet O'Connor)
 1950 Watch the Birdie
Policeman (uncredited)
 1950 Sunset Blvd.
Jonesy - Older Paramount Gate Guard (uncredited)
 1948 Easter Parade
Policeman (uncredited)
 1948 B.F.'s Daughter
Conductor (uncredited)
 1948 The Bride Goes Wild
Conductor (uncredited)
 1948 Tenth Avenue Angel
Mr. O'Callan (uncredited)
 1948 Alias a Gentleman
Doorman (uncredited)
 1947 High Wall
Joe - Gatekeeper (uncredited)
 1947 Merton of the Movies
Mac - Restaurant Counterman (uncredited)
 1947 The Unfinished Dance
Mr. Brown, an Engineer (uncredited)
 1947 The Romance of Rosy Ridge
Southerner (uncredited)
 1947 The Hucksters
Frank - Hotel Doorman (uncredited)
 1947 Living in a Big Way
Bailiff (uncredited)
 1947 Honeymoon
Gardener (uncredited)
 1947 High Barbaree
Stationmaster (uncredited)
 1947 Trail Street
Drunk (uncredited)
 1947 The Luckiest Guy in the World (Short)
Casey - the Bartender (uncredited)
 1947 The Mighty McGurk
Bartender (uncredited)
 1946 Till the Clouds Roll By
Ed (uncredited)
 1946 The Show-Off
Motorman (uncredited)
 1946 Undercurrent
Stationmaster (uncredited)
 1946 Three Wise Fools
Chief of Police (uncredited)
 1946 Courage of Lassie
Deputy (uncredited)
 1946 Boys' Ranch
Druggist (as Robert Emmet O'Connor)
 1946 Cuban Pete
Cuban Servant (uncredited)
 1946 The Hoodlum Saint
Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
 1946 A Letter for Evie
Mr. Clancy (uncredited)
 1946 Up Goes Maisie
Rose Bowl Watchman (uncredited)
 1946 The Harvey Girls
Conductor (uncredited)
 1945 The Thin Man Goes Home
Baggage Attendant on Train (uncredited)
 1945 Adventure
Man in Cantina (uncredited)
 1945 They Were Expendable
Silver Dollar Bartender (uncredited)
 1945 The Great American Mug (Short)
Laughing Man (uncredited)
 1945 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood
2nd Studio Guard (uncredited)
 1945 A Gun in His Hand (Short)
Veteran Policeman Mc Guinnes (uncredited)
 1945 Anchors Aweigh
Cop (uncredited)
 1945 The Clock
Policeman (uncredited)
 1945 Main Street After Dark
Policeman (uncredited)
 1944 Music for Millions
Policeman (uncredited)
 1944 Nothing But Trouble
Police Officer Mulligan (uncredited)
 1944 Gentle Annie
Childers - Bartender (as Robert Emmet O'Connor)
 1944 Meet Me in St. Louis
Motorman (uncredited)
 1944 Return from Nowhere (Short)
Diner Cook (uncredited)
 1944 An American Romance
Open Pit Irish Foreman (uncredited)
 1944 Barbary Coast Gent
Joe - Bartender (uncredited)
 1944 Meet the People
Theatre Attendant (uncredited)
 1944 Easy Life (Short)
Policeman (uncredited)
 1944 Rationing
Sheriff McGuiness (uncredited)
 1944 Broadway Rhythm
Stage Manager (uncredited)
 1943 Shoe Shine Boy (Short)
Charlie - Bartender (uncredited)
 1943 Lost Angel
Policeman (uncredited)
 1943 Whistling in Brooklyn
Detective Leo Finnigan (as Robert Emmet O'Connor)
 1943 Little Miss Pinkerton (Short)
Irish policeman
 1943 Swing Shift Maisie
Proprietor (uncredited)
 1943 Young Ideas
Train Conductor (uncredited)
 1943 Best Foot Forward
Train Conductor (uncredited)
 1943 Who Killed Who? (Short)
Host (uncredited)
 1943 Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case
Samson (uncredited)
 1943 Air Raid Wardens
Charlie Beaugart (as Robert Emmet O'Connor)
 1943 Slightly Dangerous
Reporter (uncredited)
 1943 The Human Comedy
Bartender (uncredited)
 1943 Harrigan's Kid
Murphy (uncredited)
 1943 Brief Interval (Short)
Country Doctor (uncredited)
 1942 Inflation (Short)
Joe's Co-worker (uncredited)
 1942 Andy Hardy's Double Life
Train Conductor (uncredited)
 1942 Tennessee Johnson
Robinson (uncredited)
 1942 Mighty Lak a Goat (Short)
Detective King (uncredited)
 1942 Tish
Game Warden (uncredited)
 1942 The Greatest Gift (Short)
Brother Xavier (uncredited)
 1942 The Omaha Trail
Oxen Owner (uncredited)
 1942 Pierre of the Plains
Magistrate Lowry (uncredited)
 1942 Jackass Mail
Peter Lawson (uncredited)
 1942 Maisie Gets Her Man
Benefit Stage Manager (uncredited)
 1941 Fiesta
Bus Driver (uncredited)
 1941 Tight Shoes
Honest John Beebe
 1940 No Time for Comedy
Desk Sergeant
 1940 Dance, Girl, Dance
Plainclothesman at Palais Royale (uncredited)
 1940 A Fugitive from Justice
Murphy (as Robert E. O'Connor)
 1940 Hot Steel
Police Inspector
 1940 I Take This Oath
Police Car Driver (uncredited)
 1940 Road to Singapore
Immigration Officer (uncredited)
 1940 Double Alibi
Patrolman Delaney
 1940 The Lone Wolf Strikes
House Detective (uncredited)
 1939 Streets of New York
Police Officer Burke
 1939 Sergeant Madden
Capt. Crane (uncredited)
 1939 You Can't Get Away with Murder
First Detective (uncredited)
 1939 Made for Each Other
Harry - Elevator Starter (uncredited)
 1938 Professor Beware
Cop at Estate (uncredited)
 1937 Wells Fargo
Sea Captain (uncredited)
 1937 Boy of the Streets
Police Officer Rourke
 1937 Trapped by G-Men
Federal Agent Jim
 1937 Big City
Comet Cab Driver (scenes deleted)
 1937 Super-Sleuth
Casey (as Robert E. O'Connor)
 1937 New Faces of 1937
Policeman (uncredited)
 1937 Riding on Air
Detective Flynn (uncredited)
 1937 The Last Train from Madrid
Secret Service Man (uncredited)
 1937 The Frame-Up
Larry Mann aka John Mench
 1937 A Star Is Born
Santa Anita Clubhouse Bartender (uncredited)
 1937 Waikiki Wedding
Policeman (uncredited)
 1937 Park Avenue Logger
Police Sergeant (as Robert E. O'Connor)
 1937 Her Husband Lies
Bartender (uncredited)
 1937 The Crime Nobody Saw
Officer Tim Harrigan
 1937 When You're in Love
Assistant Immigration Officer (uncredited)
 1937 Girl Overboard
Sergeant Hatton
 1937 We Who Are About to Die
Detective.Mitchell
 1936 Sing Me a Love Song
Detective (uncredited)
 1936 Sinner Take All
Police Capt. Greenwood (uncredited)
 1936 Kelly the Second
Policeman Joe (uncredited)
 1936 Jailbreak
Policeman (uncredited)
 1936 At Sea Ashore (Short)
First Immigration Officer (as Robert O'Connor)
 1936 Desire
Customs Official (scenes deleted)
 1936 Little Lord Fauntleroy
Policeman
 1936 It Had to Happen
Policeman (scenes deleted)
 1935 The Lone Wolf Returns
Detective Benson
 1935 White Lies
Capt. McHenry (uncredited)
 1935 Coronado
Hotel Policeman (uncredited)
 1935 A Night at the Opera
Henderson (as Robert Emmet O'Connor)
 1935 Waterfront Lady
Police Lieutenant
 1935 Diamond Jim
Brady's Father (uncredited)
 1935 Let 'em Have It
Police Captain
 1935 Stolen Harmony
Warden Clark (uncredited)
 1935 Star of Midnight
Police Sgt. Cleary
 1935 Princess O'Hara
Gillicudy (uncredited)
 1935 The Whole Town's Talking
Police Lt. Mack (uncredited)
 1934 The Mysterious Mr. Wong
Officer 'Mac' McGillicuddy (as Robert Emmet O'Connor)
 1934 A Wicked Woman
Dugan (uncredited)
 1934 Return of the Terror
Bradley the Detective
 1934 Bottoms Up
Detective Rooney
 1934 The Big Shakedown
Regan, the Bartender
 1933 Secret Sinners
Policeman (uncredited)
 1933 Penthouse
Stevens
 1933 Lady for a Day
Inspector
 1933 Enemies of Society
Detective (uncredited)
 1933 Don't Bet on Love
Edward Shelton
 1933 Midnight Mary
Cop
 1933 Bed of Roses
River Boat Captain Scroggins (uncredited)
 1933 Picture Snatcher
Lieutenant Casey Nolan
 1933 Mystery of the Wax Museum
Joe - Cop (uncredited)
 1933 The Great Jasper
Kelly (uncredited)
 1932 Frisco Jenny
Jim Sandoval
 1932 The Kid from Spain
Detective Crawford (as Robert Emmet O'Connor)
 1932 Blonde Venus
Dan O'Connor
 1932 Blessed Event
Jim - Police Detective (uncredited)
 1932 American Madness
Inspector (as Robert E. O'Conner)
 1932 The Dark Horse
Sheriff (as Robert E. O'Connor)
 1932 Week-End Marriage
Eddie - Police Desk Clerk (uncredited)
 1932 Night World
The Policeman
 1932 Arm of the Law
Capt. Blake, Chief of Detectives
 1932 Play-Girl
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1932 The Big Timer
Dan Wilson (as Robert E. O'Connor)
 1932 The Final Edition
Police Lieutenant Daniels
 1932 Taxi!
Cop with Jewish Man (uncredited)
 1932 Two Kinds of Women
Tim Gohagen
 1931 Ladies of the Big House
Detective Martin French (uncredited)
 1931 Reckless Living
Ryan
 1931 Fanny Foley Herself
Burns
 1931 The Public Defender
Detective Brady (as Robert Emmet O'Connor)
 1931 Three Who Loved
Police Lieutenant Tom Rooney (as Robert Emmet O'Connor)
 1931 Up for Murder
Detective Malone (uncredited)
 1931 The Public Enemy
Paddy Ryan (as Robert O'Connor)
 1931 Three Girls Lost
Detective (uncredited)
 1931 The Single Sin
Detective
 1930 Paid
Cassidy (as Robert Emmet O'Connor)
 1930 Man to Man
Sheriff
 1930 Up the River
Prison Warden (uncredited)
 1930 Shooting Straight
Detective Hagen
 1930 Our Blushing Brides
The Detective (as Robert O'Connor)
 1930 The Big House
Donlin (as Robert Emmet O'Connor)
 1930 The Big Fight
Detective (as Robert E. O'Connor)
 1930 Alias French Gertie
Detective Kelcey (as Robert Emmet O'Connor)
 1930 Framed
Sergeant Schultze
 1930 In the Next Room
Tim Morel (as Robert E. O'Connor)
 1929 The Isle of Lost Ships
Jackson (as Robert E. O'Connor)
 1929 Smiling Irish Eyes
Sir Timothy
 1929 Crazy Doings (Short)
 1929 The Office Scandal
Judge (uncredited)
 1929 Post Mortem (Short)
 1929 Weary River
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1928 The Booster (Short)
 1928 Freedom of the Press
Boss Maloney (as Robert E. O'Connor)
 1928 The Singing Fool
Cafe Owner, Bill (as Robert O'Connor)
 1928 Four Walls
Sullivan
 1928 Dressed to Kill
Detective Gilroy (as Robert E. O'Connor)
 1928 The Noose
Jim Conley (as Robert E. O'Connor)
 1927 The Love of Sunya (uncredited)
 1926 Fire!! (Short)
The He Vamp
 1926 Tin Gods
Second Foreman (as Robert Ee. O'Connor)
 1922 The Late Lamented (Short)
 1921 Late Hours (Short)
 1921 Never Weaken (Short) (uncredited)
 1921 Sweet By and By (Short) (as Robert O'Connor)
 1921 The Chink (Short)
 1921 On Their Way (Short)
 1921 A Straight Crook (Short)
 1921 Hurry West (Short) (as Robert O'Connor)
 1921 Hobgoblins (Short)
 1921 The Love Lesson (Short)
 1921 Running Wild (Short) (as Robert O'Connor)
 1921 Paint and Powder (Short)
 1921 Prince Pistachio (Short)
 1921 Oh, Promise Me (Short)
 1921 Pinning It On (Short)
 1921 The Burglars Bold (Short) (as Robert O'Connor)
 1920 The Sleepyhead (Short) (as Robert O'Connor)
 1920 Greek Meets Greek (Short) (as Robert O'Connor)
 1920 Drink Hearty (Short) (uncredited)
 1920 His Royal Slyness (Short) (uncredited)
 1919 Pay Your Dues (Short)
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Stage Play: The Blushing Bride. Musical comedy. Book by Cyrus Wood. Lyrics by Cyrus Wood. Based on a libretto by Edward Clark. Music by Sigmund Romberg. Based on a play by Jocelyn Brandon and Frederick Arthur. Based on a play adapted by Mark Swan. Musical Director: George A. Nichols. Musical Staging by Jack Mason. Production Supervised by ... See more »

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Robert E. O'Conner | Robert E. O'Connor | Robert Ee. O'Connor | Robert Emmet O'Connor | Robert O'Connor
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Chunky-framed American character actor who was a minor version of Pat O'Brien in the '30s and '40s. He was invariably seen as an Irish cop or detective in potboilers, playing both benign and unscrupulous. See more »

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