Monty Banks (I) (1897–1950)

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Monty Banks was a short, stocky but somehow debonair Italian-born comic actor, later also writer and director. In the US from 1914, he first appeared on stage in musical comedy and cabaret. By 1917 he was working as a dancer in New York's Dominguez Cafe. After this he turned to films, acting and doing stunt work at Keystone, Universal and for Al ... See full bio »

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Horse Shoes Monty Milde
Play Safe The Boy
Flying Luck The Boy
Atta Boy Monty Milde


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 1945 A Bell for Adano
 1941 Blood and Sand
Antonio Lopez (as William Montague)
 1940 Olympic Honeymoon
 1938/I Smiling Along
Auditioner (uncredited)
 1936 Queen of Hearts
Montague Banking (uncredited)
 1935 No Limit
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1935 Man of the Moment
Doctor (uncredited)
 1935 So You Won't Talk
 1934 Trouble Ahead
Film Director
 1934 The Church Mouse
Harry Blump, the Window Washer
 1934 The Girl in Possession
 1933 You Made Me Love You
Taxi Driver
 1933 The Charming Deceiver
Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1932 For the Love of Mike
 1932 Hold 'Em Jail
Timekeeper (uncredited)
 1932 Money for Nothing
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1931 Old Soldiers Never Die
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1930 Kiss Me Sergeant (uncredited)
 1929 Atlantic
 1929 The Compulsory Husband
 1929 Week-End Wives
Max Ammon
 1928 Honeymoon Abroad
Monty Adams
 1928 A Perfect Gentleman
Monty Brooks
 1927 Chasing Choo Choos (Short)
The Boy
 1927 Flying Luck
The Boy
 1927 Horse Shoes
Monty Milde
 1927 Play Safe
The Boy
 1926 Atta Boy
Monty Milde
 1925 Keep Smiling
The Boy
 1924 Kids Wanted (Short)
 1924 The Golf Bug (Short)
 1924 A Wild Goose Chase (Short)
 1924 Racing Luck
Mario, The Boy
 1924 Pay or Move (Short)
 1924 Wedding Bells (Short)
The Groom
 1924 Home Cooking (Short)
 1924 Hot Sands (Short)
 1923 Always Late (Short)
 1923 Taxi Please (Short)
The Taxi Driver
 1923 The Boy in Blue (Short)
 1923 The Southbound Limited (Short)
 1923 The Covered Schooner (Short)
The Boy
 1923 Paging Love (Short)
The Encyclopedia Salesman
 1923 A Quiet Vacation (Short)
 1923 Cold Reception (Short)
 1923 East Is Worst (Short)
 1923 Love's Handicap (Short)
 1923 Spooks & Spirits (Short)
The Groom
 1923 Please Arrest Me (Short)
 1923 Hangin' Around (Short)
The Writer / Detective / Butler
 1923 Oil's Well (Short)
Monty, the Office Force
 1923 Six A.M. (Short)
 1923 Brilliantino the Bull Fighter (Short)
Adolph Brilliantino
 1922 Love Taps (Short)
The Boxer
 1922 Pure But Simple (Short)
 1922 The Artist (Short)
The Artist
 1922 Bullet Proof (Short)
 1922 Rent Day (Short)
 1922 Sailing Along (Short)
 1922 F.O.B. Africa (Short)
Monty Banks, the Stranger
 1922 Derby Day (Short)
 1922 A Hero at Zero (Short)
The Ardent Suitor
 1922 Please Remit (Short)
 1922 Be Careful (Short)
The Boy
 1921 Cleaned and Dry (Short)
The Dry Cleaner Delivery Wagon Driver
 1921 Fresh Air (Short)
 1921 Squirrel Food (Short)
The Jailbird
 1921 Peaceful Alley (Short)
A Man of Leisure
 1921 His First Honeymoon (Short)
Mr. Newlywed
 1921 In and Out (Short)
Mr. Newlywed
 1921 Bride and Gloom (Short)
The Boyfriend
 1921 His Dizzy Day (Short)
 1921 A Bedroom Scandal (Short)
A Husband
 1921 Where Is My Wife? (Short)
The Jealous Husband
 1920 The Kidnapper's Revenge (Short)
 1920 Nearly Married (Short)
Count Up / Mac Aroni
 1920 His Naughty Night (Short)
 1920 A Flivver Wedding (Short)
 1920 A Rare Bird (Short)
 1920 Duck Inn (Short)
 1920 A Hero 'n Everything (Short)
 1920 The Garage (Short)
Man with Dog (uncredited)
 1919 His Night Out (Short)
 1919 Too Much Johnson
Leon Dathis
 1919 The Grocery Clerk (Short)
The Tow Gusher, a 'He Vamp'
 1919 Don't Park Here (Short)
A Rival
 1919 One Night Only (Short)
Property Man
 1919 Love (Short)
Farmhand (uncredited)
 1919 Camping Out (Short)
 1918 A Scrap of Paper (Short)
 1918 The Sheriff (Short) (as Mario Bianchi)
 1918 The Geezer of Berlin (Short)
The Doughboy
 1918 The Belles of Liberty (Short)
 1918 Did She Do Wrong? (Short) (as Mario Bianchi)
 1917 Roaring Lions and Wedding Bells (Short) (as Mario Bianchi)
 1917 A Warm Reception (Short) (as Mario Bianchi)
 1917 His Hidden Talent (Short)
The Crook (as Mario Bianchi)
 1917 His Widow's Might (Short) (as Mario Bianchi)
 1917 Aired in Court (Short) (as Mario Bianchi)
 1917 The Girl and the Ring (Short) (as Mario Bianchi)
 1917 His Criminal Career (Short) (as Mario Bianchi)
 1916 The Purple Mask
Jacques, Patricia's Butler (as Mario Bianchi)
 1916 Cold Hearts and Hot Flames (Short)
Messenger Boy / Fireman
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Alternate Names:

Montague Banks | Mario Bianchi | William Montague


5' 5" (1.65 m)

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