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Syd Chaplin (1885–1965)


Syd Chaplin was born on March 16, 1885 in London, England as Sydney Hawkes. He was an actor and director, known for King, Queen and Joker (1921), The Better 'Ole (1926) and Gussle Rivals Jonah (1915). He was married to Gypsy and Minnie Chaplin. He died on April 15, 1965 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France. See full bio »

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Known For

King, Queen and Joker The King / The Joker
(1921)
The Better 'Ole Pvt. William 'Old Bill' Busby
(1926)
(1915)

Filmography

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 1928 Skirts
Bertram Tully
 1927 The Missing Link
Arthur Wells
 1927 The Fortune Hunter
Nat Duncan
 1926 The Better 'Ole
Pvt. William 'Old Bill' Busby
 1926 Oh What a Nurse!
Jerry Clark
 1925 The Man on the Box
Bob Warburton (as Sydney Chaplin)
 1925 Charley's Aunt
Sir Fancourt Babberley (Babbs) (as Sidney Chaplin)
 1924 The Perfect Flapper
Dick Trayle
 1924 The Galloping Fish
Freddy Wetherill (as Sydney Chaplin)
 1923 Her Temporary Husband
Judd (as Sydney Chaplin)
 1923 The Rendezvous
Winkie (as Sydney Chaplin)
 1923 The Pilgrim
Eloper / Train Conductor / Little Boy's Father (as Sydney Chaplin)
 1922/I Pay Day (Short)
Charlie's Friend and Lunch Cart Owner
 1921 King, Queen and Joker
The King / The Joker (as Sydney Chaplin)
 1918 Shoulder Arms
Charlie's Comrade / The Kaiser (as Sydney Chaplin)
 1918 The Bond (Short)
The Kaiser (uncredited)
 1918 A Dog's Life (Short)
Lunchwagon Owner (uncredited)
 1915 A Submarine Pirate (Short)
A Waiter
 1915 No One to Guide Him (Short)
Gussle
 1915 A Lover's Lost Control (Short)
Gussle
 1915 Gussle Tied to Trouble (Short)
Gussle
 1915 Gussle's Backward Way (Short)
Gussle
 1915 Gussle Rivals Jonah (Short)
Gussle
 1915 Gussle's Wayward Path (Short)
Gussle
 1915 Gussle's Day of Rest (Short)
Mr. Gussle
 1915 That Springtime Feeling (Short)
Gussle - the Flirt
 1915 Caught in a Park (Short)
The Husband
 1915 Giddy, Gay, and Ticklish (Short)
Mr. Dash
 1915 Hushing the Scandal (Short)
Mr. Gussle
 1914 Gussle, the Golfer (Short)
Reggie Gussle
 1914 Wild West Love (Short)
 1914 His Prehistoric Past (Short)
Cop in Park (uncredited)
 1914 Among the Mourners (Short)
The Drunk
 1914 Fatty's Wine Party (Short)
The Waiter
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage actor and film producer.

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 19 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sidney Chaplin | Sydney Chaplin

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Worked as a steward on a ship while a teenager, financially supporting both his mother and brother. Member of Fred Karno's music hall troupe from 1906. He introduced Charles to Karno two years later. In 1914, Sydney followed Charles to Hollywood and secured a contract with Mack Sennett. He acted for some time as Charles's manager and appeared as straight man in his films. Later, Sydney struck out... See more »

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