Don Barclay (I) (1892–1975)

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Besides being a zany comedian, Don Barclay ( born Donn Van Tassel Barclay) was an innovative caricaturist whose humorous depictions of celebrities can be found in countless art galleries, museums, bars and restaurants across the United States. His most famous drawing (entitled 'SkiNose', displayed at the Library of Congress) has a cherubic-faced, ... See full bio »

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Mary Poppins Mr. Binnacle - Admiral's Servant
Cinderella Doorman
I Cover the War! Elmer Davis


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 1971 Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Portobello Road Passerby (uncredited)
 1964 Mary Poppins
Mr. Binnacle - Admiral's Servant
 1955 Botsford's Beanery (TV Movie)
Montgomery Botsford
 1955 The Long Gray Line
McDonald (uncredited)
 1953 Peter Pan (voice)
 1951 Alice in Wonderland
Other Cards (voice)
 1950 Cinderella
Doorman (voice)
 1949 Father Was a Fullback
Grandstand 'Coach' (uncredited)
 1948 Whispering Smith
Dr. Sawbuck
 1948 The Sainted Sisters
Dr. Benton (uncredited)
 1947 Big Town After Dark
Gambler (uncredited)
 1947 Training for Trouble (Short)
Drunk (uncredited)
 1946 My Darling Clementine
Opera House Owner (uncredited)
 1946 Thunder Town
Bartender Nick (uncredited)
 1945 Having Wonderful Crime
Bartender (uncredited)
 1944 Practically Yours
Don Barclay (uncredited)
 1944 In Society
Drowning Drunk (uncredited)
 1944 Once Upon a Time
Photographer (uncredited)
 1944 Shine on Harvest Moon
Coach Driver (uncredited)
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars
Pete (uncredited)
 1943 The More the Merrier
Drunk (uncredited)
 1943 Good Morning, Judge
Biscuit Face
 1943 After Midnight with Boston Blackie
Cigar Clerk (uncredited)
 1942 Pittsburgh
Drunk (uncredited)
 1942 Silver Queen
Drunk (uncredited)
 1942 The Falcon's Brother
 1942 My Sister Eileen
Drunk (uncredited)
 1942 Mexican Spitfire's Elephant
Mr. Smith of the Elephants (uncredited)
 1942 The Big Street
Eating Contest Emcee (uncredited)
 1942 Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost
Fingers O'Toole
 1942 A Night Before Christmas
Drunk Bumped by Jug (uncredited)
 1942 This Gun for Hire
Piano Player (uncredited)
 1942 Blondie's Blessed Event
Waiter (uncredited)
 1942 Sing Your Worries Away
Luke Brown (uncredited)
 1941 Bedtime Story
Conventioneer (uncredited)
 1941 South of Tahiti
Tattooer (uncredited)
 1941 Honky Tonk
Man with Feathers (uncredited)
 1941 Badlands of Dakota
Joe (uncredited)
 1941 I'll Never Heil Again (Short)
Russian Delegate (uncredited)
 1939 The Flying Irishman
Bettor (uncredited)
 1939 The Oklahoma Kid
Drunk (uncredited)
 1938 Sweethearts
Leo's Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1938 The Law West of Tombstone
The Professor - Texas Rose's Piano Player (uncredited)
 1938 Valley of the Giants
Drunk (uncredited)
 1938 Outlaw Express
Sergeant Andy Sharpe
 1938 Accidents Will Happen
Martin Dorsey - Phoney Drunk Driver
 1938 Thunder in the Desert
 1938 The Spy Ring
Private Timothy O'Reilly
 1937 Hollywood Hotel
Friend (uncredited)
 1937 Live, Love and Learn
Reporter (uncredited)
 1937 Behind the Mike
Sparky (uncredited)
 1937 My Dear Miss Aldrich
Second Drunk at Red Apple Inn (uncredited)
 1937 I Cover the War!
Elmer Davis
 1937 Ever Since Eve
Drunken Neighbor (uncredited)
 1937 Border Phantom
Lucky Smith
 1937 Kid Galahad
Drunk in Dressing Room (uncredited)
 1937 The Go Getter
J. Browne #1 (uncredited)
 1937 Navy Spy
 1937 A Family Affair
Drunk in Car (uncredited)
 1937 Black Legion
Drunken Member (uncredited)
 1936 Fugitive in the Sky
Ronald DeWitt
 1936 White Legion
 1936 Bengal Tiger
Comic Wrestler (uncredited)
 1936 The Lion's Den
Paddy Callahan
 1936 We Went to College
Drunken Alumnus (uncredited)
 1936 Treachery Rides the Range
Corporal Bunce
 1936 Man Hunt
Reporter Waffles
 1936 The Murder of Dr. Harrigan
Jackson - the Drunk
 1935 Frisco Kid
Drunk (uncredited)
 1934 Honky Donkey (Short)
Barclay the Chauffeur
 1934 Movie Daze (Short)
Dopey Son
 1934 Maid in Hollywood (Short)
Sound Man
 1934 A Duke for a Day (Short)
Joe Morgan
 1934 Apples to You! (Short)
Opera conductor (uncredited)
 1934 Soup and Fish (Short)
First Butler, with Knee Britches
 1934 The Caretaker's Daughter (Short)
 1934 Next Week-End (Short)
 1934 Mixed Nuts (Short)
Prof. Barclay
 1933 Air Fright (Short)
Mr. Barclay, the Inventor
 1933 Backs to Nature (Short)
Forest Ranger (uncredited)
 1933 Keg o' My Heart (Short)
Census Taker (uncredited)
 1933 Beauty and the Bus (Short)
 1922 Blazes (Short)
 1922 Look Out Below! (Short)
 1919 Boobs and Bumps (Short)
 1918 Daring and Dynamite (Short)
 1918 All Stuck Up (Short)
The Paperhanger
 1918 Check Your Hat, Sir? (Short)
 1915 A Home Breaking Hound (Short)
The Dog Owner
 1915 A Hash House Fraud (Short)
Chaplinesque Bum (uncredited)
 1915 Those Bitter Sweets (Short)
The Soda Jerk
 1915 Ambrose's Lofty Perch (Short)
 1915 Ambrose's Little Hatchet (Short)
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Stage Play: Americana. Musical revue (revival). Music by Jay Gorney, Harold Arlen, Herman Hupfeld and Richard Meyers. Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg. Book by J.P. McEvoy. Directed by Harold Johnsrud. Shubert Theatre: 5 Oct 1932- Dec 1932 (closing date unknown/77 performances). Cast: Don Barclay [final Broadway credit], Albert Carroll, Peggy ... See more »

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Aside from being a talented comic/character actor and dialectician, Mr. Barclay was also a creative cartoonist. Recently discovered photos show him drawing caractures of two of "Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman's" lead actors: Ms. Ilona Massey and Mr. Lon Chaney Jr; and one visitor to the set of "Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman", Mr. Shemp Howard. See more »

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