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Mack Swain (1876–1935)

Mack Swain was born in 1876 and soon became a talented vaudevillian. In 1913 he was hired by Mack Sennett and appeared in a few Mabel Normand pictures until a year later he became even bigger when 'Charlie Chaplin' arrived at the Keystone Studio. Swain later created a character by the name of Ambrose whom he appeared with Mr. Walrus (Played by ... See full bio »

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 1935 Bad Boy
Man on Rowing Machine (uncredited)
 1932 The Engineer's Daughter; or, Iron Minnie's Revenge (Short)
Casey James - the Widow's Husband
 1932 Lighthouse Love (Short)
Captain Wiggins - the Lighthouse Keeper
 1931 The Wide Open Spaces (Short)
Bartender
 1931 The Great Junction Hotel (Short)
 1931 Stout Hearts and Willing Hands (Short)
Kop (as the Original Keystone Kops)
 1931 Finn and Hattie
Le Bottin
 1930 Soup to Nuts
First Fat Diner (uncredited)
 1930 Cleaning Up (Short)
 1930 The Sea Bat
Dutchy
 1930 Redemption
Magistrate
 1929/II Marianne
General
 1929 The Locked Door
Hotel Proprietor
 1928 Caught in the Fog
Detective Ryan
 1928 The Girl from Nowhere (Short)
Wilbur Ashcraft
 1927 The Girl from Everywhere (Short)
Wilfred Ashcraft - Director
 1927 A Texas Steer
Bragg
 1927 Becky
Irving Spiegelberg
 1927 My Best Girl
The Judge
 1927 Finnegan's Ball
Patrick Flannigan
 1927 Mockery
Vladimir Gaidaroff
 1927 The Tired Business Man
Mike Murphy
 1927 The Shamrock and the Rose
Mr. Kelly
 1927 See You in Jail
Slossom
 1927 The Beloved Rogue
Nicholas
 1926 Whispering Wires
McCarthy
 1926 Her Big Night
Myers
 1926 The Nervous Wreck
Jerome Underwood
 1926 Honesty - The Best Policy
Bendy Joe
 1926 Footloose Widows
Ludwig, Marian's husband-in-retrospect
 1926 Ukulele Sheiks (Short)
 1926 Kiki
Pastryman
 1926 Sea Horses
Bimbo-Bomba
 1926 The Cohens and Kellys
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1926 Torrent
Don Matías
 1926 Hands Up!
Silas Woodstock
 1925 The Eagle
Innkeeper (uncredited)
 1924 Wedding Showers (Short)
 1923 Rough and Ready (Short)
 1923 Pitfalls of a Big City (Short)
The Vamp's Husband
 1923 Backfire (Short)
 1923 This Way Out (Short)
The Girl's Father
 1923 The Pilgrim (Short)
Large Deacon
 1922/I Pay Day (Short)
Foreman
 1921 The Idle Class (Short)
Edna's Father (uncredited)
 1920 All Wrong Ambrose (Short)
Ambrose Schnitz
 1920 Ambrose's Bungled Bungalow (Short)
Ambrose Schnitz
 1920 Ambrose's Winning Ways (Short)
Ambrose Schnitz
 1920 Ambrose and the Bathing Girls (Short)
Ambrose Schnitz
 1920 Ambrose in Bad (Short)
Ambrose Schnitz
 1920 Ambrose in Turkey (Short)
Ambrose Schnitz
 1920 Full o' Spirits (Short)
Ambrose
 1920 Gemini Ambrose (Short)
Ambrose Schnitz
 1920 Innocent Ambrose (Short)
Ambrose Schnitz
 1920 Nimrod Ambrose (Short)
Ambrose Schnitz
 1920 Monkey Tales (Short)
 1919 Ambrose's Matrimonial Mixup (Short)
Ambrose Schnitz
 1919 Ambrose's Predicament (Short)
Ambrose Schnitz
 1919 Ambrose's Vacation (Short)
Ambrose Schnitz
 1919 Ambrose's Visit (Short)
Ambrose Schnitz
 1919 Baffled Ambrose (Short)
Ambrose Schnitz
 1919 Heroic Ambrose (Short)
Ambrose Schnitz
 1919 Money Talks (Short)
 1919 Foxy Ambrose (Short)
Ambrose
 1919 Ambrose's Day Off (Short)
Ambrose
 1919 Daddy Ambrose (Short)
Ambrose
 1919 Oh, What a Knight (Short)
The Sheriff
 1918 Adventurous Ambrose (Short)
Ambrose
 1918 Sherlock Ambrose (Short)
Ambrose
 1918 Ambrose and His Widow (Short)
Ambrose
 1918 Ambrose, the Lion Hearted (Short)
Ambrose
 1918 Home Run Ambrose (Short)
Ambrose
 1918 Ambrose's Icy Love (Short)
Ambrose
 1917 The Pullman Bride (Short)
Rover Peabody - the Chosen One
 1917 The Late Lamented (Short)
Boarder (unconfirmed)
 1917 Lost: A Cook (Short)
Farmer Ambrose
 1917 Thirst (Short)
Ambrose
 1917 His Naughty Thought (Short)
Walter Ambrose
 1916 Safety First Ambrose (Short)
Ambrose
 1916 Ambrose's Rapid Rise (Short)
Ambrose
 1916 Vampire Ambrose (Short)
Ambrose
 1916 Madcap Ambrose (Short)
Ambrose
 1916 Ambrose's Cup of Woe (Short)
Ambrose
 1916 His Bitter Pill (Short)
Jim - a Big Hearted Sheriff
 1916 By Stork Delivery (Short)
The Tailor
 1916 His Auto Ruination (Short)
The Auto Enthusiast
 1916 Love Will Conquer (Short)
The Quiet Worker
 1916 A Movie Star (Short)
Handsome Jack - Screen Hero
 1916 A Modern Enoch Arden (Short)
Ambrose - the Lawyer
 1915 The Best of Enemies (Short)
The Executioner
 1915 Saved by Wireless (Short)
The Spy
 1915 The Battle of Ambrose and Walrus (Short)
Captain Ambrose Swain
 1915 When Ambrose Dared Walrus (Short)
Ambrose
 1915 Mabel Lost and Won (Short)
Mabel's Rival's Husband
 1915 A Human Hound's Triumph (Short)
A City Slicker
 1915 Ambrose's Nasty Temper (Short)
Ambrose
 1915 Ambrose's Lofty Perch (Short)
Ambrose
 1915 Ambrose's Fury (Short)
Ambrose
 1915 Ambrose's Little Hatchet (Short)
Ambrose
 1915 That Little Band of Gold (Short)
Audience Member (uncredited)
 1915 Ambrose's Sour Grapes (Short)
Ambrose, the First Twin's Ex-Boyfriend
 1915 Willful Ambrose (Short)
Pa Ambrose
 1915 Ye Olden Grafter (Short)
The Grafter
 1915 Hogan's Romance Upset (Short)
Ringside Fight Spectator (uncredited)
 1915 Caught in a Park (Short)
The Bartender
 1915 Fatty's New Role (Short)
Ambrose Schnitz
 1915 The Home Breakers (Short)
Ambrose
 1915 Love, Speed and Thrills (Short)
Ambrose
 1914 A Dark Lover's Play (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 Gussle, the Golfer (Short)
Ambrose
 1914 Ambrose's First Falsehood (Short)
Ambrose
 1914 His Prehistoric Past (Short)
King Lowbrow
 1914 Other People's Business (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 Getting Acquainted (Short)
Ambrose
 1914 Leading Lizzie Astray (Short)
Cafe Patron - In from the Mines
 1914 His Halted Career (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 His Taking Ways (Short)
Ambrose
 1914 The Sea Nymphs (Short)
Ambrose
 1914 Fatty's Wine Party (Short)
Restaurant Proprietor
 1914 His Trysting Place (Short)
Ambrose
 1914 His Musical Career (Short)
Mike aka Ambrose - Tom's Partner
 1914 Gentlemen of Nerve (Short)
Ambrose
 1914 Hello, Mabel (Short)
The Married Flirt
 1914 Those Happy Days (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 Laughing Gas (Short)
Patient
 1914 A Rowboat Romance (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 Caught in Tights (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 The Eavesdropper (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 Mabel's Married Life (Short)
Wellington, a Ladykiller
 1914 A Missing Bride (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 A Gambling Rube (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 The Knockout (Short)
Gambler (uncredited)
 1914 The Fatal Mallet (Short)
Another Rival
 1914 Mabel's Nerve (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 A Busy Day (Short)
The Husband
 1914 Caught in the Rain (Short)
Husband
 1914 Caught in a Cabaret (Short)
Tough Patron / Party Guest / Boy's Father (uncredited)
 1914 Mabel at the Wheel (Short)
Spectator at Races
 1914 Fatal High C (Short)
 1914 A False Beauty
The Policeman
 1914 Love and Gasoline (Short)
 1914 A Thief Catcher (Short)
Crook (uncredited)
 1914 A Robust Romeo (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 Double Crossed (Short)
The Belle's Boyfriend
 1914 Too Many Brides (Short)
2nd Father of the Bride
 1914 The Under-Sheriff (Short)
Villager (uncredited)
 1913 The Gusher (Short)
Villager / Cop
 1913 Fatty Joins the Force (Short)
Cop at Station House (uncredited)
 1913 A Muddy Romance (Short)
Desk Sergeant / Park Attendant
Show Show Director (15 credits)
Show Show Self (3 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (16 credits)

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Other Works:

Stage actor.

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

the Original Keystone Kops

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Star Sign:

Aquarius

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