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Victor Potel (1889–1947)

Victor Potel was born in Lafayette, Indiana, in 1889. His first film was in 1910, for Essanay Film Manufacturing Company in Chicago. Potel worked for Essanay in most of the Broncho Billy series, as well as playing a character called "Slippery Sam" in almost 80 movies as well as Universal Pictures' "Snakeville" series. He moved to Universal in 1928... See full bio »

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Sullivan's Travels
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The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
The Palm Beach Story
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How Slippery Slim Saw the Show


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 1947 Meet Mr. Mischief (Short)
Talk Show Host (uncredited)
 1943 Wagon Wheels West (Short)
Posse Rider (uncredited)
 1931 Selling Shorts (Short)
 1928/I Lingerie (Short)
Leroy's Buddy
 1927 Two Arabian Sights (Short)
The Drummer
 1925 Rembrandt (Short)
 1923 The Sheik of Hollywood (Short)
 1923 The Elite of Hollywood (Short)
 1918 The Slow Express (Short)
 1918 Who's Your Father? (Short)
Comedy Role
 1918 A Self-Made Lady (Short)
 1918 Shadows of Her Pest (Short)
 1917 His Smashing Career (Short)
 1917 A Milk-Fed Vamp (Short)
 1917 Pete's Pants (Short)
Slippery Slim
 1917 Two Laughs (Short)
 1917 Baseball Madness (Short)
 1917 Hearts and Saddles (Short)
 1917 The Road Agent (Short)
 1916 A Safe Proposition (Short)
A Policeman
 1916 Room Rent and Romance (Short)
Slim Hoover
 1916 His Last Scent (Short)
The Detective
 1916 What Darwin Missed (Short)
Professor Alonzo Bozzle - the Eccentric Zoologist
 1916 Just a Few Little Things (Short)
 1916 Baseball Bill -- Flirting with Marriage (Short)
Olly Olson
 1916 The Three Slims (Short)
 1916 When Slim Picked a Peach (Short)
Slim Hoover
 1916 When a Wife Worries (Short)
Professor Cecil Cimp
 1916 When Slim Was Home Cured (Short)
Mr. Slim
 1916 Love Laughs at Dyspepsia (Short)
Achilles Payne
 1916 The Town That Tried to Come Back (Short)
I.B. Happy
 1916 The Gasoline Habit (Short)
Slim Hoover
 1916 Ain't He Grand? (Short)
Slim Hoover
 1916 Some Heroes (Short)
Slim Hoover
 1916 I'll Get Her Yet (Short)
Slim - the Bellhop
 1916 Hired, Tired and Fired (Short)
Slim Hoover
 1915 Slim Fat or Medium (Short)
Slim Hoover
 1915 Safety First and Last (Short)
Slim Hoover
 1915 When Willie Went Wild (Short)
Slim Hoover
 1915 Bill's Plumber and Plumber's Bill (Short)
Slim Hoover - the Plumber
 1915 When Beauty Butts In (Short)
Slim Hoover
 1915 By Return Male (Short)
 1915 Snakeville's Weak Women (Short)
The City Chap
 1915 The Convict's Threat (Short)
 1915 Versus Sledge Hammers (Short)
The Count
 1915 Broncho Billy's Marriage (Short)
 1915 Broncho Billy Steps In (Short)
 1915 The Bell-Hop (Short)
Slippery Slim
 1915 Sophie and the Fakir (Short)
The Fakir's Assistant
 1915 The Bachelor's Burglar (Short)
 1915 A Bunch of Matches (Short)
 1915 The Revenue Agent (Short)
The Minister
 1915 His Regeneration (Short)
Pawn Shop Clerk (uncredited)
 1915 Ingomar of the Hills (Short)
 1915 A Coat Tale (Short)
 1915 Two Bold, Bad Men (Short)
The Constable
 1915 Broncho Billy and the Vigilante (Short)
A Cattle Owner
 1915 Broncho Billy and the Sisters (Short)
The Minister
 1914 The Tell-Tale Hand (Short)
 1914 Broncho Billy's Wild Ride (Short)
 1914 Broncho Billy Wins Out (Short)
The School Trustee
 1914 Broncho Billy's Fatal Joke (Short)
The Doctor (uncredited)
 1914 Broncho Billy and the Mine Shark (Short)
The Hotel Clerk
 1914 Broncho Billy's Leap (Short)
 1914 Broncho Billy's Sermon (Short)
The Sheriff
 1914 Pie for Sophie (Short)
 1914 Dan Cupid: Assayer (Short)
 1914 The Atonement (Short)
 1914 The Weaker's Strength (Short)
A Deputy
 1914 A Gambler's Way (Short)
The Bartender
 1914 What Came to Bar Q (Short)
 1914 Broncho Billy and the Bad Man (Short)
The Storekeeper
 1914 A Night on the Road (Short)
 1914 Broncho Billy, Guardian (Short)
 1913 That Pair from Thespia (Short)
Second Actor
 1913 The Three Gamblers (Short)
 1913 A Romance of the Hills (Short)
 1913 Sophie's Hero (Short)
Slippery Slim
 1913 The End of the Circle (Short)
Gambler (uncredited)
 1913 The Last Laugh (Short)
 1913 Broncho Billy Gets Square (Short)
 1913 Broncho Billy's Oath (Short)
 1913 Why Broncho Billy Left Bear Country (Short)
The Druggist
 1913 Broncho Billy Reforms (Short)
A Thief
 1913 Hard Luck Bill (Short)
 1913 The Sheriff of Cochise (Short)
The Sheriff of Cochise
 1913 Broncho Billy and the Western Girls (Short)
An Outlaw
 1913 Broncho Billy's Gratefulness (Short)
Dr. Huff
 1913 Broncho Billy's Sister (Short)
 1913 Broncho Billy and the Sheriff's Kid (Short)
 1913 Broncho Billy's Gun Play (Short)
 1912 Broncho Billy's Promise (Short)
 1912 Broncho Billy's Heart (Short)
Cowboy (uncredited)
 1912 An Indian's Friendship (Short)
 1912 The Tomboy on Bar Z (Short)
 1912 The Shotgun Ranchman (Short)
 1912 Alkali Ike Stung! (Short)
 1912 An Indian Sunbeam (Short)
A Cowboy
 1912 Alkali Ike's Pants (Short)
 1912 A Woman of Arizona (Short)
 1912 Broncho Billy for Sheriff (Short)
 1912 The Loafer's Mother (Short)
 1912 Broncho Billy's Pal (Short)
 1912 A Story of Montana (Short)
 1912 On the Cactus Trail (Short)
 1912 The Ranch Girl's Mistake (Short)
 1912 The Biter Bitten (Short)
 1912 The Prospector's Legacy (Short)
 1912 Broncho Billy and the Schoolmistress (Short)
Townsman (uncredited)
 1912 The Oath of His Office (Short)
 1912 Widow Jenkins' Admirers (Short)
 1912 The Loafer (Short)
 1912 The Tenderfoot Foreman (Short)
 1912 A Child of the West (Short)
 1911 Broncho Billy's Adventure (Short)
 1911 Broncho Billy's Christmas Dinner (Short)
Cowboy (uncredited)
 1911 The Desert Claim (Short)
 1911 The Forester's Plea (Short)
 1911 Town Hall, Tonight (Short)
The Tall Schultz Brother
 1911 The Two Fugitives (Short)
 1911 Mr. Wise, Investigator (Short)
 1911 A Hungry Pair (Short)
 1911 Alkali Ike's Auto (Short)
 1911 The Puncher's New Love (Short)
 1911 The Sheriff's Chum (Short)
 1911 Across the Plains (Short)
 1911 On the Desert's Edge (Short)
 1911 The Bad Man's Downfall (Short)
 1911 The Two Reformations (Short)
 1911 The Border Ranger (Short)
 1911 The Count and the Cowboys (Short)
The Count
 1910 The Tenderfoot Messenger (Short)
 1910 A Cowboy's Vindication (Short)
 1910 A Westerner's Way (Short)
 1910 The Silent Message (Short)
 1910 A Cowboy's Mother-in-Law (Short)
 1910 The Bearded Bandit (Short)
 1910 Patricia of the Plains (Short)
 1910 The Tout's Remembrance (Short)
 1910 A Dog on Business (Short)
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Met his wife, Mildred Pam, when she visited the set of a Snakeville comedy he was making at Essanay Studios in Niles, California, in 1914. Her father, Leopold Pam, was a theater manager, whom she was accompanying the day she met Potel. After a whirlwind courtship, Victor and Mildred were married in San Francisco, and on their return to Niles, the entire staff of the Essanay Company greeted them ... See more »

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