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Charles Wagenheim (1896–1979)

Initially drawn to an acting career to counterbalance an acute case of shyness, diminutive character actor Charles Wagenheim's career comprised hundreds upon hundreds of minor but atmospheric parts on stage, film and TV. Born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1896, he was the son of immigrant parents. Enlisting in the military during World War I, he was ... See full bio »

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 1979 All in the Family (TV Series)
Bum
 1979 What's Happening!! (TV Series)
Lefty
- The Thomas Treasure (1979) ... Lefty
 1978 James at 16 (TV Series)
Murray
- Ducks (1978) ... Murray
 1978 How the West Was Won (TV Mini-Series)
Las Mesas citizen
 1977 Mad Bull (TV Movie)
Panhandler
 1975-1977 Baretta (TV Series)
Eddie / Howell / Attendant / ...
- Make the Sun Shine (1977) ... Howell
- Playin' Police (1977) ... Eddie
- Guns and Brothers (1977) ... Eddie
- Shoes (1976) ... Attendant
- Ragtime Billy Peaches (1975) ... Old Man
 1976 Ark II (TV Series)
Old Slave
- The Slaves (1976) ... Old Slave
 1976 The Missouri Breaks
Freighter
 1976 McNaughton's Daughter (TV Movie)
 1975 The Hindenburg
Man at Lakehurst (uncredited)
 1975 Three for the Road (TV Series)
- Odyssey in Jeans (1975)
 1975 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Drunk Veteran at Party
- Deadly Inheritance (1975) ... Drunk Veteran at Party (uncredited)
 1975 The Apple Dumpling Gang
Old Prospector (uncredited)
 1975 Harry O (TV Series)
Hal Gordon
- Silent Kill (1975) ... Hal Gordon
 1966-1975 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Halligan / Ed Halligan / Parson Mueller
- The Disciple (1974) ... Halligan
- Like Old Times (1974) ... Halligan
- Kitty's Love Affair (1973) ... Ed Halligan
- Talbot (1973) ... Halligan
 1974 The New Land (TV Series)
 1974 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
Farmer
- Nuclear Alert (1974) ... Farmer (uncredited)
 1974 The Magician (TV Series)
Johnny McVey
- The Illusion of the Deadly Conglomerate (1974) ... Johnny McVey
 1973 Kojak (TV Series)
Hepplewhite
- Girl in the River (1973) ... Hepplewhite
 1973 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Skid Row Bum
- Legion of the Lost (1973) ... Skid Row Bum
 1973 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Cemetery Groundskeeper
- The Murdering Class (1973) ... Cemetery Groundskeeper (as Charles Waggenheim)
 1970-1972 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Mr. Jenkins / Milt Schnitzer / Pop Genson / ...
- Jimmy the Gent (1972) ... Mr. Jenkins
- Who's Got the Trenchcoat? (1972) ... Milt Schnitzer
- Mr. and Mrs. Raffles (1971) ... Pop Genson (as Charlie Wagenheim)
- Buck's Portrait (1970) ... Edgar
 1959-1972 Bonanza (TV Series)
Donovan / Felger / Trager / ...
- Riot (1972) ... Donovan
- The Code (1966) ... Felger
- Breed of Violence (1960) ... Trager
- Mr. Henry Comstock (1959) ... Pike
 1971 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Bartender
- The McCreedy Bust (1971) ... Bartender
 1971 Ironside (TV Series)
Gas Station Attendant
- From Hrûska, with Love (1971) ... Gas Station Attendant
 1970 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Bill Barlow
- Log 135: Arson (1970) ... Bill Barlow
 1970 The Baby Maker
Toy Shop Owner (uncredited)
 1970 Lancer (TV Series)
William
- Splinter Group (1970) ... William
 1970 The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (TV Series)
Hotel Clerk
- Point of Honor (1970) ... Hotel Clerk
 1969 A Time for Dying
Milton
 1969 Hello, Dolly!
Pushcart Man (uncredited)
 1969 Hail, Hero!
Painter #1
 1968 To Die in Paris (TV Movie)
Trusty
 1968 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Beach Scavenger
- The Teeth of the Barracuda (1968) ... Beach Scavenger (uncredited)
 1968 Mannix (TV Series)
Danny Boyle
- You Can Get Killed Out There (1968) ... Danny Boyle (as Charlie Wagenheim)
 1967 Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
Elderly Prospector
- The Hunted (1967) ... Elderly Prospector
 1967 A Guide for the Married Man
Man in Steam Room (uncredited)
 1965-1967 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Storekeeper / Clerk / Baggage Man
- Cage of Eagles (1967) ... Storekeeper
- Tunnel of Gold (1966) ... Clerk
- The Murdered Party (1965) ... Baggage Man
 1966-1967 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Vance Rawlinson / Shukie Summers
- The Night of the Bogus Bandits (1967) ... Vance Rawlinson
- The Night of the Flaming Ghost (1966) ... Shukie Summers (uncredited)
 1965-1967 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Farmer #1 / The Hobo
- A Very Small Injustice (1967) ... Farmer #1
- A Girl Named Sorrow (1965) ... The Hobo
 1967 Felony Squad (TV Series)
Mac
- The Strangler (1967) ... Mac (as Charles Waggenheim)
 1966 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Fisherman
- Right in the Middle of the Season (1966) ... Fisherman
 1966 Run Buddy Run (TV Series)
LarWilry
- Win Place and Die (1966) ... LarWilry
 1966 The Rounders (TV Series)
Charlie Brown
- It's the Noble Thing to Do (1966) ... Charlie Brown
 1966 Follow Me, Boys!
Charlie, Court Bailiff (uncredited)
 1965 Honey West (TV Series)
Desk Clerk
- A Neat Little Package (1965) ... Desk Clerk
 1965 The Cincinnati Kid
Old Man (uncredited)
 1965 A Man Called Shenandoah (TV Series)
Dingo
- Survival (1965) ... Dingo
 1965 Cat Ballou
James (uncredited)
 1965 The Addams Family (TV Series)
Mr. Boswell
- Thing Is Missing (1965) ... Mr. Boswell
 1964 A Tiger Walks
Man Yelling News (uncredited)
 1963 The Virginian (TV Series)
Piney
- The Judgment (1963) ... Piney
 1962 Beauty and the Beast
Mario
 1962 Lonely Are the Brave
Vagrant Convict (uncredited)
 1959-1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Man at Soup Kitchen / Shop Owner / Neighbor
- The Ginnie Littlesmith Story (1962) ... Man at Soup Kitchen (uncredited)
- Augie 'The Banker' Ciamino (1961) ... Shop Owner (uncredited)
- You Can't Pick the Number (1959) ... Neighbor (uncredited)
 1962 The Detectives (TV Series)
Watchman
- Strangers in the House (1962) ... Watchman
 1961 87th Precinct (TV Series)
Harry
- Run, Rabbit, Run (1961) ... Harry
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series)
Okie
- Juan Moreno's Body (1961) ... Okie
 1959-1961 The Lawless Years (TV Series)
Louie the Gimp / Louis the Gimp / Freddie the Dripple
- The Victor Gorido Story (1961) ... Louie the Gimp
- The Sonny Rosen Story II (1961) ... Louie the Gimp
- The Sonny Rosen Story (1959) ... Louis the Gimp
- Framed (1959) ... Freddie the Dripple
 1960-1961 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Spangenberg / Rowdy
- Hiding Behind a Star (1961) ... Spangenberg
- Wyatt's Bitterest Enemy (1960) ... Rowdy (uncredited)
- The Buntline Special (1960) ... Spangenberg
 1961 The Police Dog Story
Firebug
 1961 Tallahassee 7000 (TV Series)
Korck
- The Alibi (1961) ... Korck
 1960 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Little Man
- The Clown (1960) ... Little Man
 1960 One Foot in Hell
Banker (uncredited)
 1960 Inherit the Wind
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1960 The Story of Ruth
Ruth's Father (uncredited)
 1960 Tightrope (TV Series)
Roy
- The Penthouse Story (1960) ... Roy
 1960 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
Worker
- Swamp Fire (1960) ... Worker (uncredited)
 1960 Overland Trail (TV Series)
Barfly
- The Vigilantes of Montana (1960) ... Barfly
 1960 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
George Markle / Tramp
- The Murder Clause (1960) ... George Markle
- The Hunt (1960) ... Tramp
 1960 Mr. Lucky (TV Series)
Charley
- The Brain Picker (1960) ... Charley
 1960 Not for Hire (TV Series)
Moki
- Big Man (1960) ... Moki
 1960 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Vendor
- The Free Soul (1960) ... Vendor
 1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Henlein
- Specialty of the House (1959) ... Henlein
 1959 Shotgun Slade (TV Series)
Whitney
- Marked Money (1959) ... Whitney
 1959 The Diary of Anne Frank
Sneak Thief (uncredited)
 1957-1959 The Lineup (TV Series)
Jojo Skandley
- The Reluctant Addict Case (1957) ... Jojo Skandley
 1958 The Tunnel of Love
Day Motel Man
 1958 Damn Yankees!
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1958 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Quinn / Binks
- The Manuscript (1958) ... Quinn
- Hoss Tamer (1958) ... Binks (as Chas Wagenheim)
 1958 Colgate Theatre (TV Series)
 1958 Zorro (TV Series)
Pasqual
- The Cross of the Andes (1958) ... Pasqual (uncredited)
 1958 The Toughest Gun in Tombstone
Pete Beasley
 1958 The Adventures of McGraw (TV Series)
Emil
- The Diamond (1958) ... Emil
 1957-1958 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Gregory Winthrop - the Headless Man / Supporting Player / Autographer Seeker / ...
- Violin Competition with Gisele MacKenzie (1958) ... Gregory Winthrop - the Headless Man
- Christmas Shopping Show (1957) ... Supporting Player (uncredited)
- The Airport (1957) ... Autographer Seeker
- First Show of the Season (1957) ... Extra (uncredited)
 1958 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Old Timer / Prospector
- Hornitas Town (1958) ... Old Timer (as Charles Wagonheim)
- Hang and Be Damned (1958) ... Prospector
 1958 Lonelyhearts
Joe
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
- Lone Woman (1957)
 1957 Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)
Painter
- The Clubhouse (1957) ... Painter
 1957 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (TV Series)
Jake Peary
- Ghost Mine (1957) ... Jake Peary
 1957 Harbor Command (TV Series)
Peter Bagley
- The Bag (1957) ... Peter Bagley
 1957 This Could Be the Night
Mike - Bartender (uncredited)
 1957 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Griff Peters
- Breaking Point (1957) ... Griff Peters (as Charles Waggenheim)
 1957 The Bob Cummings Show (TV Series)
Court Clerk
- Eleven Angry Women (1957) ... Court Clerk
 1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Poker Player
- End of a Gun (1957) ... Poker Player (uncredited)
 1957 The Book of Acts Series
Crippled Man at the Temple
 1957 The Gray Ghost (TV Series)
Trainor
- The Missing Colonel (1957) ... Trainor
 1956 Crusader (TV Series)
Charlie Sanso
- The Counterfeiters (1956) ... Charlie Sanso
 1956 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Pierre Jobert
- The Ghost of Jean Battoo (1956) ... Pierre Jobert
 1955-1956 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Ed Gorman / Everett
- The Miracle of Dr. Dove (1956) ... Ed Gorman
- The Strange Doctor Lorenz (1955) ... Everett
 1954-1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Charlie Duckwater / Roy Montana
- Pattern for Pursuit (1956) ... Charlie Duckwater
- The Baited Hook (1955)
- The Unlighted Road (1955) ... Roy Montana
 1956 Telephone Time (TV Series)
 1956 Blackjack Ketchum, Desperado
Jerry Carson (uncredited)
 1956 The Killer Is Loose
Clothing Store Owner (uncredited)
 1955 Kismet
Beggar (uncredited)
 1955 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
- Day of the Trial (1955)
 1955 The Sea Chase
American Reporter (uncredited)
 1955 The Prodigal
Zubeir
 1955 Canyon Crossroads
Pete Barnwell
 1954 Passport to Danger (TV Series)
- Trieste (1954)
 1954 Sign of the Pagan
Palace Messenger (uncredited)
 1954 Bengal Brigade
Headman (uncredited)
 1954 Topper (TV Series)
Frank
- Topper Strikes Gold (1954) ... Frank
 1954 Suddenly
Iz Kaplan (uncredited)
 1954 Executive Suite
Luigi Cassoni (uncredited)
 1954 The Boy from Oklahoma
Hymie - The Timekeeper (uncredited)
 1953 Beneath the 12-Mile Reef
Paul (uncredited)
 1953 The Veils of Bagdad
Bedouin spy
 1953 Vicki
Seedy Movie House Patron (uncredited)
 1953 Loose in London
Pierre du Manique (uncredited)
 1953 The Girl Next Door
Junkman (uncredited)
 1953 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
 1953 Salome
Simon (uncredited)
 1953 Tangier Incident (uncredited)
 1952-1953 Boston Blackie (TV Series)
- The Gunman (1953)
- So Was Goliath (1952)
 1953 Family Theatre (TV Series)
Eltheas Friend
- I Beheld His Glory (1953) ... Eltheas Friend
 1952 Terry and the Pirates (TV Series)
Wang-Ho
- Deadly Species ... Wang-Ho (as Charles Waggenheim)
 1952 Something for the Birds
Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1952 The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima
Villager (uncredited)
 1952 The Story of Will Rogers
Sam (uncredited)
 1952 Lure of the Wilderness
Townsman (uncredited)
 1952 The Sniper
Mr. Alpine (uncredited)
 1952 The Captive City
Phone Man (uncredited)
 1952 Aladdin and His Lamp
Old Arab (uncredited)
 1951 Street Bandits
Gus Betts, slot machine maker
 1951 The Big Night
Barfly (uncredited)
 1951 A Streetcar Named Desire
Passerby (uncredited)
 1951 Jim Thorpe -- All-American
Briggs (uncredited)
 1951 The Tall Target
Telegraph Clerk (uncredited)
 1951 Mask of the Avenger
Townsman (uncredited)
 1951 The House on Telegraph Hill
Man At Accident
 1951 Pier 23
Lefty - Policy Man
 1951 Inside Straight
Tomson's Secretary (uncredited)
 1951 Three Guys Named Mike
Irate Plane Passenger (uncredited)
 1951 The Company She Keeps
Pete (uncredited)
 1951 The Living Christ Series (TV Mini-Series)
Man at the Jordan / Lepper
 1950 The Goldbergs
Painter (uncredited)
 1950 Double Deal
Bus Driver (uncredited)
 1950 Dial 1119
Man on Street (uncredited)
 1950 Three Secrets (uncredited)
 1950 A Lady Without Passport
Ramon Santez
 1950 Mystery Street
Baggage Clerk (uncredited)
 1950 Three Little Words
Johnny the Waiter (uncredited)
 1950 Motor Patrol
Bud Haynes
 1950 The Reformer and the Redhead
Zoo Attendant (uncredited)
 1950 The Yellow Cab Man
Drunk (uncredited)
 1950 Key to the City
Drunk (uncredited)
 1949 Samson and Delilah
Townsman (uncredited)
 1949 Scene of the Crime
Nervous Witness (uncredited)
 1949 The Great Sinner
Gambler with Ring (uncredited)
 1949 Criss Cross
Waiter (uncredited)
 1949 The Set-Up
Hamburger Man (uncredited)
 1949 A Woman's Secret
Algerian Piano Player (uncredited)
 1949 I Cheated the Law
Al Markham
 1949 Siren of Atlantis
Doctor
 1948 Joan of Arc
Calot (uncredited)
 1948 The Gallant Blade
Bit (uncredited)
 1948 Cry of the City
Counterman (uncredited)
 1948 Bodyguard
Dr. Briller - Optometrist (uncredited)
 1948 Man-Eater of Kumaon
Panwah's Father
 1948 River Lady
Man (uncredited)
 1948 The Miracle of the Bells
Mr. Kummer (uncredited)
 1948 Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!
Joe the Barber (uncredited)
 1948 Man from Texas
Arthur - Bank Teller (uncredited)
 1948 Alias a Gentleman
Con (uncredited)
 1947 Pirates of Monterey
Juan
 1947 Merton of the Movies
Employment Man (uncredited)
 1947 The Corpse Came C.O.D.
Claude (uncredited)
 1947 Monsieur Verdoux
Bank Manager's Friend (uncredited)
 1947 Time Out of Mind
Jim (uncredited)
 1947 Lighthouse
Quimby, Insurance Adjustor
 1946 The Brute Man
Pawnbroker (uncredited)
 1946 The Dark Corner
The Real Fred Foss (uncredited)
 1946 The Hoodlum Saint
Mr. Cohn (uncredited)
 1946 House of Horrors
Walter - Printer (uncredited)
 1946 Night Editor
Phillips (uncredited)
 1946 Tangier
Hadji (uncredited)
 1946 From This Day Forward
Hoffman (uncredited)
 1946 Whistle Stop
Deputy (uncredited)
 1946 Colonel Effingham's Raid
Man at Town Meeting (uncredited)
 1945 The Spiral Staircase
Desk Clerk (uncredited)
 1945 The House on 92nd Street
Gustav Hausmann
 1945 Within These Walls
Convict Joseph Ciesak (uncredited)
 1945 Easy to Look at
Louie (uncredited)
 1945 The Jungle Captive
Fred
 1945 Captain Eddie
Workman (uncredited)
 1945 Dangerous Partners
Little Man at Lunch Counter (uncredited)
 1945 The Scarlet Clue
Rausch (uncredited)
 1945 Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion
Mr. Sobel (uncredited)
 1945 The Last Installment (Short)
First Bartender (uncredited)
 1945 Counter-Attack
Tashkin (uncredited)
 1945 Salome Where She Danced
Telegrapher (uncredited)
 1945 Strange Illusion
Tom--Armstrong's Assistant (uncredited)
 1945 A Song to Remember
Waiter (uncredited)
 1944 House of Frankenstein
Jailer (uncredited)
 1944 Sergeant Mike
Hall (uncredited)
 1944 Storm Over Lisbon
Frustrated Man (uncredited)
 1944 An American Romance
Shoe Salesman (uncredited)
 1944 Raiders of Ghost City
Hugo Metzger, alias Abel Rackerby [Chs. 8-9]
 1944 Summer Storm (uncredited)
 1944 The Black Parachute
Kurt VanDan (uncredited)
 1944 The Whistler
Man at Flophouse (uncredited)
 1944 Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
Barber (uncredited)
 1943 The Song of Bernadette
Jacques Rousseau - Carpenter (uncredited)
 1943 Calling Dr. Death
Coroner
 1943 Frontier Badmen
Melvin (uncredited)
 1943 Appointment in Berlin
Julius Hoffman - Florist (uncredited)
 1943 I Escaped from the Gestapo
Hart (as Charles Waggenheim)
 1942 Dr. Renault's Secret
Jacques (uncredited)
 1942 The Daring Young Man
Fritz (uncredited)
 1942 Sin Town
'Dry-Hole'
 1942 Half Way to Shanghai
Jonathan Peale
 1942 Blondie for Victory
Sugar Hoarder (uncredited)
 1942 Mystery of Marie Roget
Subordinate to Prefect (uncredited)
 1942 Fingers at the Window
Fred Bixley
 1942 Mississippi Gambler
Collins (uncredited)
 1941 Babes on Broadway
Reed's Composer (uncredited)
 1941 Paris Calling
French Waiter (uncredited)
 1941 The Getaway
Hutch
 1941 They Dare Not Love
Valet (uncredited)
 1941 Out of Darkness (Short)
Traitorous Assistant Editor (uncredited)
 1941 The Penalty
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1941 Respect the Law (Short)
Johnson's Secretary (uncredited)
 1940 Dark Streets of Cairo
Dumiel - Captive Jeweller (uncredited)
 1940 Sky Murder
Ricoro - Flight Attendant (uncredited)
 1940 Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum
Willie Fern
 1940 He Stayed for Breakfast
Timid Waiter (uncredited)
 1940 Soak the Old (Short)
Carl- Martin's Henchman (uncredited)
 1940 Buyer Beware (Short)
Doctor (uncredited)
 1940 I Love You Again
Malavinksy - Fingerprint Man (uncredited)
 1940 Sporting Blood
Man at Race Track (uncredited)
 1940 Andy Hardy Meets Debutante
Waiter (uncredited)
 1940 Two Girls on Broadway
Bartell's Assistant
 1940 Jack Pot (Short)
Cigar Stand Proprietor (uncredited)
 1940 Know Your Money (Short)
Brand, the Printer (uncredited)
 1940 Pound Foolish (Short)
Lautrec - Jewelry Clerk (uncredited)
 1938 Jezebel
Customer (uncredited)
 1931 The Smiling Lieutenant
Arresting Officer (uncredited)
 1929 Gentlemen of the Press
Copy Boy (uncredited)
 1929 The Trial of Mary Dugan
Court Stenographer (uncredited)
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Killed a few days after Victor Kilian in similar circumstances (beaten to death by burglars in his apartment). The very last appearance of both actors was on an episode of All in the Family (1971) {The Return of Stephanie's Father (#9.23)}. See more »

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