Edward Brophy (I) (1895–1960)

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Edward S. Brophy was born on February 27, 1895 in New York City and educated at the University of Virginia. He became a bit and small-part in the movies starting in 1919, but switched to behind-the-scenes work for job security, though he continued appearing in small parts. While serving as a property master for Buster Keaton's production unit at ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Thin Man Morelli
The Falcon's Adventure Goldie Locke
The Whole Town's Talking 'Slugs' Martin


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 1961 Two Rode Together
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1960 The Slowest Gun in the West (TV Movie)
The Bartender
 1960 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series)
- I Can Get It for You Wholesale (1960) ... Seymour
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Gato Barch
- The Ding-A-Ling Girl (1959) ... Gato Barch (as Edward S. Brophy)
 1958 The Last Hurrah
'Ditto' Boland
 1957 Circus Boy (TV Series)
Jethroe Ames
- Hortense the Hippo (1957) ... Jethroe Ames (as Edward S. Brophy)
 1957 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
- Are Trees People? (1957) ... Moran (as Ed Brophy)
 1956 Bundle of Joy
Dance Contest Judge (as Edward S. Brophy)
 1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
 1955-1956 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series)
Charlie / Blooch O'Dare
- The Pigeon Gets Plucked (1956) ... Charlie (as Ed Brophy)
- Big Shoulders (1955) ... Blooch O'Dare
 1955 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Preliminary Feeney
- The Dan Mulcahy Story (1955) ... Preliminary Feeney
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Philly the Weeper
- For the Love of Kitty (1954) ... Philly the Weeper (as Ed Brophy)
 1953 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
- Million Dollar Coffin (1953) ... Rowdy
 1951 Pier 23
Prof. Shicker
 1951 Roaring City
'Professor' Frederick Simpson Schicker
 1951 Danger Zone
Prof. Frederick Simpson Schicker
 1949 Arson, Inc.
Pete Purdy
 1949 The Price of Freedom (Short)
Man in restaurant (uncredited)
 1947 It Happened on Fifth Avenue
Cecil Felton
 1946 Renegade Girl
Bob Crandall
 1946 The Falcon's Adventure
Goldie Locke (as Edward S. Brophy)
 1946 Swing Parade of 1946
Moose (as Edward S. Brophy)
 1946 Girl on the Spot
Fingers Foley (as Edward S. Brophy)
 1945 The Falcon in San Francisco
Goldie Locke (as Edward S. Brophy)
 1945 Penthouse Rhythm
 1945 Wonder Man
 1945 I'll Remember April
Shadow (as Edward S. Brophy)
 1945 See My Lawyer
Otis Fillmore (as Edward S. Brophy)
 1944 The Thin Man Goes Home
 1944 A Night of Adventure
 1944 It Happened Tomorrow
Jake Shomberg
 1944 Cover Girl
Joe - Cafe Owner (uncredited)
 1943 A Scream in the Dark
Eddie Tough (as Edward S. Brophy)
 1943 Destroyer
Casey (as Ed Brophy)
 1943 Air Force
Marine Sgt. J.J. Callahan (as Edward S. Brophy)
 1943 Lady Bodyguard
Harry Gargan
 1942 Madame Spy
Mike Reese (as Edward S. Brophy)
 1942 Larceny, Inc
Weepy Davis
 1942 Broadway
Porky (as Edward S. Brophy)
 1942 All Through the Night
Joe Denning
 1941 Steel Against the Sky
Pete Evans
 1941 The Gay Falcon
Detective Bates
 1941 Dumbo
Timothy Q. Mouse (voice, uncredited)
 1941 Buy Me That Town
 1941 Nine Lives Are Not Enough
Officer Slattery
 1941 A Dangerous Game
Bugsy (misspelled Bugs in on-screen credits)
 1941 The Bride Came C.O.D.
 1941 Thieves Fall Out
 1941 Sleepers West
George Trautwein
 1940 The Invisible Woman
 1940 Sandy Gets Her Man
Fireman Junior
 1940 Dance, Girl, Dance
Dwarfie Humblewinger
 1940 The Great Profile
 1940 Golden Gloves
Potsy Brill
 1940 Alias the Deacon
 1940 Calling Philo Vance
 1939 The Big Guy
 1939 The Amazing Mr. Williams
Buck Moseby (as Edward S. Brophy)
 1939 Kid Nightingale
Mike Jordon (as Ed Brophy)
 1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Newspaper Employee (uncredited)
 1939 Golden Boy
Roxy Lewis (as Edward S. Brophy)
 1939 The Kid from Kokomo
Eddie Black (as Ed Brophy)
 1939 For Love or Money
 1939 Society Lawyer
Max (as Edward S. Brophy)
 1939 Pardon Our Nerve
Nosey Nelson
 1938 Gambling Ship
Cuthbert Innocent (as Ed Brophy)
 1938 Vacation from Love
Barney Keenan, Band Leader
 1938 Come on, Leathernecks!
Max 'Curly' Maxwell
 1938 Passport Husband
Spike (as Edward S. Brophy)
 1938 Gold Diggers in Paris
Mike Coogan (as Ed Brophy)
 1938 Hold That Kiss
Al (as Edward S. Brophy)
 1938 Romance on the Run
Whitey Whitehouse
 1937 Blossoms on Broadway
Mr. Prussic
 1937 The Last Gangster
'Fats' Garvey (as Edward S. Brophy)
 1937 The Girl Said No
 1937 Trapped by G-Men
 1937 Varsity Show
Mike Barclay (as Ed Brophy)
 1937 The Great Gambini
 1937 Oh, Doctor
Meg Smith
 1937 The Hit Parade
 1937 The Soldier and the Lady
 1937 Jim Hanvey, Detective
Romo (as Edward S. Brophy)
 1936 Great Guy
Pete Reilly
 1936 Career Woman
Doc Curley
 1936 Hideaway Girl
Bugs Murphy
 1936 Mister Cinderella
Detective McNutt
 1936 All American Chump
Pudgy Murphy
 1936 Wedding Present
 1936 Spendthrift
Bill McGuire
 1936 Kelly the Second
Ike Arnold
 1936 Woman Trap
George Meade (as Ed Brophy)
 1936 Here Comes Trouble
 1936 Strike Me Pink
 1935 Show Them No Mercy!
 1935 Remember Last Night?
 1935 1, 000 Dollars a Minute
Benny Dolan
 1935 I Live My Life
Pete (uncredited)
 1935 China Seas
 1935 She Gets Her Man
Flash (as Eddie Brophy)
 1935 Mad Love
 1935 People Will Talk
Pete Ranse
 1935 Naughty Marietta
 1935 The Whole Town's Talking
'Slugs' Martin
 1935 Shadow of Doubt
Fred Wilcox
 1935 Devil Dogs of the Air
Undetermined Role (scenes deleted)
 1934 Forsaking All Others (scenes deleted)
 1934 Sequoia
Forest Ranger Pete (uncredited)
 1934 I'll Fix It
Tilly Tilson
 1934 Evelyn Prentice
Eddie Delaney
 1934 Death on the Diamond
 1934 Have a Heart
Mac (uncredited)
 1934 Hide-Out
Detective Britt
 1934 Paris Interlude
 1934 The Thin Man
 1934 The Poor Rich
 1933 Hello Pop (Short)
Brophy (uncredited)
 1933 Broadway to Hollywood
Joe Mannion (uncredited)
 1933 Beer and Pretzels (Short)
Theater Manager (uncredited)
 1933 What-No Beer?
Spike Moran
 1932 Flesh
Dolan - a Referee
 1932 Prosperity
Ice Cream Salesman (uncredited)
 1932 Speak Easily
 1932 Skyscraper Souls
Man in Elevator (uncredited)
 1932 The Beast of the City
Police Dispatcher (uncredited)
 1932 Freaks
Rollo Brother
 1932 The Passionate Plumber
Man Outside Beauty Parlor (uncredited)
 1931 The Big Shot
Undetermined Supporting Role (scenes deleted)
 1931/I The Champ
 1931 A Dangerous Affair
 1931 Sporting Blood
Newsreel Cameraman (uncredited)
 1931 A Free Soul
Slouch (uncredited)
 1931 Parlor, Bedroom and Bath
 1930 Paid
Burglar (uncredited)
 1930 Remote Control
 1930 Doughboys
Sergeant Brophy
 1930 Our Blushing Brides
Joe Munsey
 1930 Estrellados
Assistant Director (uncredited)
 1930 Free and Easy
Benny - The Stage Manager (uncredited)
 1928 The Cameraman
Man in Bath-House (uncredited)
 1927/II West Point
Team Manager (uncredited)
 1927 Spring Fever
Golf Game Spectator (uncredited)
 1921 The Sign on the Door
Newspaper Photographer (uncredited)
 1920 Yes or No
Tom Martin (as Edward S. Brophy)
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Eddie Brophy | Edward S. Brophy | Ed Brophy


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Studied at the University of Virginia to become a lawyer, but harboring a desire to act he started "hanging around" Norma Talmadge's film studio in New York from 1918 in the hope of picking up work as an extra. See more »

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