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Billie Ritchie (1878–1921)

Billie Ritchie was born in Scotland in 1874 and joined the world-renowned Karno Fun Factory and Comedy Troupe traveling the world with Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel, among others. In 1914 he left Karno and began making silent films for director Henry "Pathe" Lehrman's L-Ko Comedy studios and then his Fox/Sunshine Studios. Ritchie always claimed ... See full bio »

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 1920 Wet and Warmer (Short)
Mysterious Stranger
 1920 The Kick in High Life (Short)
 1920 A Twilight Baby (Short)
 1919 A Lady Bell Hop's Secret (Short)
 1918 The Fatal Marriage (Short)
 1918 Wild Women and Tame Lions (Short)
 1918 A Neighbor's Keyhole (Short)
 1918 A Waiter's Wasted Life (Short)
 1918 Son of a Gun (Short)
The Groom
 1917 His Smashing Career (Short)
Hundred Horsepower Harry
 1917 Scrambled Hearts (Short)
 1917 Nellie's Nifty Necklace (Short)
 1916 Where Is My Wife? (Short)
 1916 She Wanted a Ford (Short)
 1916 Cold Hearts and Hot Flames (Short)
The Layabout
 1916 Unhand Me, Villain! (Short)
Bill - the Motorcycle Cop (as Joseph Moore)
 1916 Crooked from the Start (Short)
 1916 His Temper-Mental Mother-in-Law (Short)
 1916 A Bold, Bad Breeze (Short)
 1916 Billie's Waterloo (Short)
 1916 Bill's Narrow Escape (Short)
Bill - the Husband
 1916 A Meeting for a Cheating (Short)
The Husband
 1916 A Friend, But a Star Boarder (Short)
Billie - the Husband
 1916 Scars and Stripes Forever (Short)
Chief of the Blackhanders
 1916 Live Wires and Love Sparks (Short)
Bill (Billie) Steel
 1916 False Friends and Fire Alarms (Short)
Billie - the Jockey
 1916 Blue Blood But Black Skin (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1916 Twenty Minutes at the Fair (Short)
Billy - the Wanderer
 1916 Knocks and Opportunities (Short)
Bill - The Ingrate
 1916 Billie's Reformation (Short)
 1915 Sin on the Sabbath (Short)
Billie - the Chief Sinner
 1915 Stolen Hearts and Nickels (Short)
 1915 Married on Credit (Short)
 1915 Vendetta in a Hospital (Short)
 1915 Hello, Bill! (Short)
Hello Bill
 1915 Life and Moving Pictures (Short)
 1915 A Doomed Hero (Short)
 1915 The Curse of Work (Short)
Bill - Bootblack
 1915 Bill's Blighted Career (Short)
 1915 Love and Sour Notes (Short)
Billy - a Cornetist
 1915 Father Was Neutral (Short)
 1915 Poor Policy (Short)
 1915 Under the Table (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1915 The Fatal Note (Short)
The Groom (as Billy Ritchie)
 1915 Hearts and Flames (Short)
Billie - the Plumber
 1915 In and Out of Society (Short)
 1915 Bill's New Pal (Short)
Bill - the Waiter
 1915 The Avenging Dentist (Short)
 1915 Almost a Scandal (Short)
 1915/I All Aboard (Short)
 1915 Father Was a Loafer (Short)
 1915 The Butcher's Bride (Short)
The Butcher Boy
 1915 After Her Millions (Short)
 1915 The Death of Simon LaGree (Short)
Fatty - the Village Swain
 1915 Thou Shalt Not Flirt (Short)
 1915 A Maid by Proxy (Short)
 1915 Through a Knot Hole (Short)
 1915 When His Lordship Proposed (Short)
 1915 Cupid in a Hospital (Short)
 1914 The Manicure Girl (Short)
The Rival Barber
 1914 The Rural Demons (Short)
 1914 The Groom's Doom (Short)
 1914 Lizzy's Escape (Short)
1st City Gink
 1914 The Fatal Marriage (Short)
 1914 Partners in Crime (Short)
The Light-Fingered Tramp
 1914 Love and Surgery (Short)
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Although his movies were heavily derivative of Charlie Chaplin's, Ritchie frequently accused Chaplin of stealing from him. See more »

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