Hobart Cavanaugh (1886–1950)

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Worried-looking, balding, moustachioed and usually bespectacled small part character actor, prolific during the 1930s and 40s. Hobart Cavanaugh played downtrodden or henpecked little men -- the perennial victim, forever nervous or bewildered -- to absolute perfection. He was most at home as clerks, mailmen, minor officials, undertakers, ... See full bio »

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Known For

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I Am a Thief Daudet


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 1950 Stella
Tim Gross
 1949 A Letter to Three Wives
Mr. Manleigh
 1948 Up in Central Park
Mayor Oakley
 1948 Best Man Wins
 1948 The Inside Story
Mason - Bank Customer
 1948 My Girl Tisa
Sigmund (uncredited)
 1947 Doctor Jim
 1947 Driftwood
Judge Beckett
 1947 Easy Come, Easy Go
Higgins - Repair Shop Manager (uncredited)
 1946 Little Iodine
Mr. Tremble
 1946 Margie
Mr. Angus MacDuff
 1946 No Leave, No Love
Arthur Keenan Kalabush (uncredited)
 1946 Faithful in My Fashion
Mr. Wilson
 1946 Black Angel
 1946 Night and Day
Man in Hospital Hall (uncredited)
 1946 Our Hearts Were Growing Up
Mr. Dudley (uncredited)
 1946 The Hoodlum Saint
Antique Clock Dealer (uncredited)
 1946 The Spider Woman Strikes Back
Bill Stapleton
 1946 Cinderella Jones
 1945 Don Juan Quilligan
Mr. Rostigaff
 1945 I'll Remember April
Joe Billings
 1945 The House of Fear
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1945 Roughly Speaking
The Teacher (uncredited)
 1945 I Was a Criminal
Rosenkrantz, the Treasurer
 1944 Together Again
Perc Mather (uncredited)
 1944 Guest in the House
Mr. Blossom (uncredited)
 1944 San Diego I Love You
Mr. McGregor (uncredited)
 1944 Kismet
 1944 Louisiana Hayride
Malcolm Cartwright
 1944 The Immortal Blacksmith (Short)
Oliver Davenport
 1943 What a Woman!
Mailman (uncredited)
 1943 Jack London
Mike, Saloonkeeper
 1943 A Scream in the Dark
Leo Stark
 1943 Sweet Rosie O'Grady
 1943 Dangerous Blondes
Edward E. 'Pop' Philpot
 1943 The Kansan
Josh Hudkins
 1943 Pilot #5
Boat Owner (uncredited)
 1943 Taxi, Mister
Police Fingerprint Man (uncredited)
 1943 The Human Comedy
Drunk at Bar (uncredited)
 1943 The Meanest Man in the World
Mr. Throckmorton (uncredited)
 1942 Stand by for Action
Carpenter's Mate 'Chips'
 1942 Pittsburgh
Derelict (uncredited)
 1942 Whistling in Dixie
Mr. Panky
 1942 Her Cardboard Lover
Arresting Plainclothesman (uncredited)
 1942 Jackass Mail
Gospel Jones
 1942 The Magnificent Dope
Albert Gowdy
 1942 Lady in a Jam
Reporter in Glasses (uncredited)
 1942 Tarzan's New York Adventure
Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
 1942 My Favorite Spy
 1942 Land of the Open Range
Pinky Gardner
 1942 The Remarkable Andrew
Teller / Witness (uncredited)
 1942 A Tragedy at Midnight
Charles Miller
 1942 A Close Call for Ellery Queen
Mr. Crandall (uncredited)
 1941 Railroadin' (Short)
 1941 Playmates
Philip Tremble (uncredited)
 1941 Skylark
Small Man in Subway Car
 1941 Down in San Diego
Telegraph Clerk (uncredited)
 1941 Our Wife
Shipboard Passenger (uncredited)
 1941 The Hard-Boiled Canary
Announcer (uncredited)
 1941 Thieves Fall Out
David Tipton
 1941 Reaching for the Sun
Front Office Man
 1941 Horror Island
Professor Jasper Quinley
 1941 I Wanted Wings
 1941 Meet the Chump
 1940 Santa Fe Trail
Barber Doyle
 1940 The Great Plane Robbery
Homer Pringle
 1940 Charter Pilot
Horace Cavanaugh
 1940 Street of Memories
Mr. Foster
 1940 Hired Wife
 1940 Public Deb No. 1
Mr. Schlitz
 1940 Stage to Chino
J. Horatio Boggs
 1940 Love, Honor and Oh-Baby!
'Gimpy' Darnell
 1940 I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby
Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
 1940 You Can't Fool Your Wife
Potts, GBG & P Vice President
 1940 An Angel from Texas
Mr. Robelink
 1940 Shooting High
Clem Perkle
 1940 The Ghost Comes Home
Ambrose Bundy
 1940 Home Movies (Short)
Party Guest Wearing Bowtie (uncredited)
 1939 Four Wives
Mr. Jenkins (uncredited)
 1939 See Your Doctor (Short)
Brother-in-Law (uncredited)
 1939 The Honeymoon's Over
Avery Butterfield
 1939 A Child Is Born
Mr. West
 1939 Reno
Abe Compass
 1939 That's Right - You're Wrong
Dwight Cook - a Screenwriter
 1939 The Covered Trailer
E. L. Beamish
 1939 The Day of Rest (Short) (uncredited)
 1939 Chicken Wagon Family
Henri Fippany
 1939 I Stole a Million
Jenkins' Bespectacled Asst. (uncredited)
 1939 Career
Jim Bronson
 1939 The House of Fear
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1939 Daughters Courageous
Tourist (uncredited)
 1939 Naughty But Nice
Piano Tuner (uncredited)
 1939 Tell No Tales
Charlie Daggett (as Hobart Cavanagh)
 1939 Rose of Washington Square
Whitey Boone
 1939 Zenobia
Mr. Dover
 1939 Broadway Serenade
Mr. Ingalls (scenes deleted)
 1939 The Adventures of Jane Arden
Suspect 'Killer'
 1939 Never Say Die
Druggist (uncredited)
 1939 How to Sub-Let (Short)
Mr. Mustavas (uncredited)
 1939 Idiot's Delight
Frueheim (uncredited)
 1938 Orphans of the Street
William Grant
 1938 Strange Faces
Expectant Father of 'Six' (uncredited)
 1938 Cowboy from Brooklyn
Mr. Jordan
 1937 That's My Story!
Sheriff Otis
 1937 Carnival Queen
Profesor Silva
 1937 Reported Missing!
'Ab' Steele
 1937 Love in a Bungalow
Mr. Kester
 1937 Night Key
Petty Louie
 1937 The Great O'Malley
Pinky Holden
 1937 Girl Overboard
Joseph L. 'Joe' Gray
 1937 The Mighty Treve
Mr. Davis
 1936 Mysterious Crossing
Ned J. Stebbins
 1936 Sing Me a Love Song
Mr. Barton (uncredited)
 1936 Three Smart Girls
Wilbur Lamb
 1936 Love Letters of a Star
Chester Blodgett
 1936 Here Comes Carter
Mel Winter
 1936 Cain and Mabel
 1936 Stage Struck
 1936 Love Begins at 20
Jacob 'Jake' Buckley
 1936 The Golden Arrow
 1936 Colleen
 1936 Wife vs. Secretary
 1936 The Lady Consents
Mr. Yardley
 1936 Two Against the World
Tippy Mantus
 1935 Captain Blood
Dr. Bronson
 1935 Dr. Socrates
 1935 A Midsummer Night's Dream
Philostrate - Master of Revels to Theseus
 1935 I Live for Love
 1935 Page Miss Glory
Joe Bonner
 1935 We're in the Money
 1935 Broadway Gondolier
Music Critic Gilmore
 1935 Don't Bet on Blondes
Philbert O. Slemp
 1935 Husband's Holiday (Short)
Meek Husband
 1935 Springtime in Holland (Short)
 1935 While the Patient Slept
 1935 Wings in the Dark
 1935 Bordertown
 1934 I Am a Thief
 1934 The Firebird
Emile - Brandt's Valet
 1934 The St. Louis Kid
 1934 I Sell Anything
 1934 A Lost Lady
 1934 Kansas City Princess
Sam Warren
 1934 Housewife
George Wilson
 1934 Madame Du Barry
Professor de la Vauguyon
 1934 Now I'll Tell
Freddie Stanton
 1934 The Key
Homer - Tennant's Aide
 1934 A Very Honorable Guy
 1934 Merry Wives of Reno
 1934 Harold Teen
 1934 A Modern Hero
Henry Mueller
 1934 Business Is a Pleasure (Short)
 1934 Jimmy the Gent
Fake Worthingham
 1934 Wonder Bar
Drunk (uncredited)
 1934 Fashions of 1934
Inventor on Ship (uncredited)
 1934 Mandalay
Purser (uncredited)
 1934 I've Got Your Number
Happy Dooley
 1934 Dark Hazard
George Mayhew
 1934 Hi, Nellie
 1934 Easy to Love
Hotel Desk Clerk
 1934 Moulin Rouge
 1933 Death Watch
 1933 Convention City
Wendell Orchard
 1933 Havana Widows
Mr. Otis
 1933 From Headquarters
Muggs Manton
 1933 Broadway Thru a Keyhole
Peanuts Dinwiddie
 1933 My Woman
Mr. Miller
 1933 Footlight Parade
Title-Thinker-Upper (uncredited)
 1933 Too Much Harmony
Piano Tuner (uncredited)
 1933 Bureau of Missing Persons
Mr. Harris (uncredited)
 1933 Goodbye Again
Mr. Clayton
 1933 The Devil's Mate
 1933 No Marriage Ties
 1933 Headline Shooter
 1933 Mary Stevens, M.D.
Alf Simmons
 1933 The Mayor of Hell
Mr. Gorman
 1933 Private Detective 62
Harcourt S. Burns
 1933 Gold Diggers of 1933
Dog Salesman (uncredited)
 1933 I Cover the Waterfront
One Punch McCoy
 1933 A Study in Scarlet
Thompson - Innkeeper (uncredited)
 1933 Lilly Turner
Earle (scenes deleted)
 1933 Picture Snatcher
James Peters - Drunken Reporter (uncredited)
 1933 State Fair
Professor Fred Coin - Hog Judge (uncredited)
 1931 The Wall Street Mystery (Short)
Martin Hill
 1931 Close Friends (Short)
1st Escaped Prisoner
 1930 The Headache Man (Short)
 1930 The Poor Fish (Short)
 1929 Sympathy (Short)
William Maxwell
 1929 The Outlaw in-Law (Short)
The Hen-Pecked Husband
 1928 San Francisco Nights
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