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Jack Pennick (1895–1964)

Jack Pennick was an American film actor, a familiar face, primarily in the movies of John Ford. He was born in Portland, Oregon, the son of gold miner Albert R. and Bessie (Murray) Pennick. After himself working as a gold miner, Pennick joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served, with the Pekin Legation Guard, in China in 1912 and in World War I. He ... See full bio »

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 1962 How the West Was Won
Cpl. Murphy (uncredited)
 1962 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Jack - Bartender (uncredited)
 1961 Two Rode Together
Sergeant (uncredited)
 1960 The Alamo
Sgt. Lightfoot (uncredited)
 1960 Sergeant Rutledge
Courtroom Sergeant (uncredited)
 1959 The Horse Soldiers
Sgt. Maj. 'Mitch' Mitchell (uncredited)
 1958 The Buccaneer
Yank - Pirate
 1958 The Last Hurrah
Police Sgt. Rafferty (uncredited)
 1957 The Wings of Eagles
Joe McGuffey (uncredited)
 1956 The Searchers
Sergeant at Fort (uncredited)
 1955 The Last Frontier
Sergeant (uncredited)
 1955 Mister Roberts
Marine Sergeant
 1955 The Long Gray Line
Recruiting Sergeant (uncredited)
 1954 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Cannon Mate Carson (uncredited)
 1953 The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
Jacob Bowman
 1953 The Sun Shines Bright
Beaker (uncredited)
 1952 Stars and Stripes Forever
Right Guard in Opening Scene (uncredited)
 1952 What Price Glory
Ferguson (uncredited)
 1951 The Sea Hornet
 1951 Fighting Coast Guard
Coast Guardsman
 1951 Operation Pacific
The Chief
 1950 Rio Grande
Sergeant (uncredited)
 1950 Tripoli
 1950 Rock Island Trail
Sergeant (uncredited)
 1950 When Willie Comes Marching Home
Sgt. Briggs - Instructor (uncredited)
 1949 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Sergeant Major (uncredited)
 1949 The Fighting Kentuckian
Capt. Dan Carroll
 1949 Mighty Joe Young
Sam - Truck Driver (uncredited)
 1948 3 Godfathers
 1947 The Fugitive
Man (uncredited)
 1947 Unconquered
Joe Lovat (uncredited)
 1946 My Darling Clementine
Stagecoach Driver (uncredited)
 1945 They Were Expendable
 1941 How Green Was My Valley
Mine Superintendent (uncredited)
 1941 Wild Geese Calling
Mug (uncredited)
 1941 Sergeant York
Corporal Cutting (uncredited)
 1941 Lady from Louisiana
Cuffy Brown
 1941 Men of Boys Town
Reform School Guard (uncredited)
 1941 Tobacco Road
Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)
 1940 Charter Pilot
Workman (uncredited)
 1940 North West Mounted Police
Sergeant Field
 1940 The Long Voyage Home
 1940 The Westerner
Henry Williams (uncredited)
 1940 The Grapes of Wrath
Camp Helper (uncredited)
 1939 Drums Along the Mohawk
Amos Hartman (as J. Ronald Pennick)
 1939 The Star Maker
 1939 Mountain Rhythm
 1939 Young Mr. Lincoln
Big Buck Troop (uncredited)
 1939 Union Pacific
Harmonicist (uncredited)
 1939 Sergeant Madden
Prisoner (uncredited)
 1939 Tail Spin
Mechanic (uncredited)
 1939 Stagecoach
Jerry - Tonto Bartender (uncredited)
 1938 Thanks for Everything
Medical Sergeant (uncredited)
 1938 Submarine Patrol
Bos'un 'Guns' McPeek
 1938 Squadron of Honor
Elmer (uncredited)
 1938 You and Me
 1938 Alexander's Ragtime Band
Drill Sergeant (uncredited)
 1938 Cocoanut Grove
Bus Driver (uncredited)
 1938 Yellow Jack
Soldier Who Once Had Yellow Jack (uncredited)
 1938 Battle of Broadway
Slim (uncredited)
 1938 Tip-Off Girls
Truck Driver (uncredited)
 1938 King of the Newsboys
 1938 The Buccaneer
Bucktoothed Private (uncredited)
 1937 Navy Blue and Gold
Ship's Fireman (uncredited)
 1937 The Last Gangster
Convict in Mess Hall Riot (uncredited)
 1937 Big City
Ugly Comet Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1937 Double or Nothing
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1937 Wee Willie Winkie
Soldier (uncredited)
 1937 23 1/2 Hours Leave
Sgt. Johnson (uncredited)
 1937 Devil's Playground
Gob (uncredited)
 1936 The Plough and the Stars (uncredited)
 1936 Banjo on My Knee
Skipper of Small Launch (uncredited)
 1936 Great Guy
Truck Driver (uncredited)
 1936 Come and Get It
Foreman (uncredited)
 1936 Private Number
Gus Rilovitch
 1936 The Road to Glory
Soldier (uncredited)
 1936 Under Two Flags
Cpl. Vaux (uncredited)
 1936 The Music Goes 'Round
Aspiring Actor (uncredited)
 1936 Drift Fence
Weary (uncredited)
 1936 The Prisoner of Shark Island
Corporal (uncredited)
 1936 Rose-Marie
Brawler (uncredited)
 1935 Hitch Hike Lady
Mug (uncredited)
 1935 Barbary Coast
Miner Chasing Chinese Man (uncredited)
 1935 Waterfront Lady
Ship Gambler (uncredited)
 1935 Cappy Ricks Returns
Sailor (uncredited)
 1935 Navy Wife
Sailor (uncredited)
 1935 Steamboat Round the Bend
River Man with Pappy (uncredited)
 1935 The Farmer Takes a Wife
Man Waiting in Freight Office (uncredited)
 1935 Don't Bet on Blondes
Gangster #1 (uncredited)
 1935 Public Hero #1
Bus Driver (uncredited)
 1935 Goin' to Town
Cowboy (uncredited)
 1935 West Point of the Air
Randolph Air Field Mechanic (uncredited)
 1935 Romance in Manhattan
Cab Driver on Strike (uncredited)
 1934 The Notorious Sophie Lang
Bystander (uncredited)
 1934 The World Moves On
French Orderly (uncredited)
 1934 Come On, Marines!
Cpl. Spike (uncredited)
 1933 Son of a Sailor
Sailor (uncredited)
 1933 The Prizefighter and the Lady
Bar Patron #6 (uncredited)
 1933 Ace of Aces
Pilot (uncredited)
 1933 I'm No Angel
Carny on spotlight (uncredited)
 1933 Skyway
 1933 Tugboat Annie
 1933 Pilgrimage
A Minute for Each Cedar Soldier (uncredited)
 1933 Strange People
The Plumber
 1933 Hello, Everybody!
Joe, a Farmhand (uncredited)
 1933 Sensation Hunters
Olaf Anderssen (uncredited)
 1932 Renegades of the West
 1932 Wild Horse Mesa
Cowhand (uncredited)
 1932 If I Had a Million
Sailor with Violet (uncredited)
 1932 Air Mail
Airport Postal Worker (uncredited)
 1932 Slightly Married
Sailor (uncredited)
 1932 Heritage of the Desert
Fred (uncredited)
 1932 The Phantom Express
Bubba - a Thug
 1932 Strangers of the Evening
Policeman (uncredited)
 1932 Sky Bride
Tom, Pilot (uncredited)
 1932 Hell-Fire Austin
Joe (uncredited)
 1932 Emma
Man at Railway Station Who Retrieves Emma's Corset (uncredited)
 1931 Possessed
'Parole for Convicts' Heckler (uncredited)
 1931 Hell Divers
Mechanic Socked by Windy for Smoking (uncredited)
 1931 Caught
Cavalryman (uncredited)
 1930 Min and Bill
Merchant Seaman Checking in at Hotel (uncredited)
 1930 Born Reckless
 1930 Paramount on Parade
Marine (The Montmartre Girl) (uncredited)
 1930 City Girl
 1929 His First Command
Rookie (uncredited)
 1929 Navy Blues
Kansas - Sailor (uncredited)
 1929 The Mighty
Doughboy (uncredited)
 1929 The Virginian
Slim (uncredited)
 1929 Salute
Football Player (uncredited)
 1929 Lucky Star
Army Driver (uncredited)
 1929 The Black Watch
42nd Highlander (uncredited)
 1929 Strong Boy
Baggage man
 1928 Hangman's House
Man Bringing Dermot to Hogan (uncredited)
 1928 Why Sailors Go Wrong
First Mate (uncredited)
 1928 Four Sons
The Iceman
 1927 The Lone Eagle
Sven Linder
 1927 Paid to Love (uncredited)
 1927 The Broncho Twister
Jinx Johnson
 1926 What Price Glory
Soldier (uncredited)
 1926 The Blue Eagle
Ship's Crewman (uncredited)
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Show Show Miscellaneous: Movie (13 credits)
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J. Ronald Pennick | Jake Pennick | Ronald J. Pennick | Jack Pennuck


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Was an acknowledged expert in military weapons, drills and customs. While filming a picture at West Point, Pennick pointed out that a pair of crossed swords hung in a display at the Army Museum, which had been there for countless years, were upside down. Army officials checked and found out that Pennick was right. See more »

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