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Dick Curtis (I) (1902–1952)

Tall, hulking character actor Dick Curtis spent years at Columbia Pictures menacing everyone from cowboy star Charles Starrett to the slapstick team of The Three Stooges. Curtis, unlike many movie villains, showed a genuine flair for comedy--especially physical comedy--in his many appearances in the studio's two-reelers and could do a double-take,... See full bio »

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Racing Luck 'Dynamite'
Blazing Six Shooters Lash Bender
Terry and the Pirates Master Fang


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 1952 Bronco Buster
Bartender (uncredited)
 1952 Heebie Gee-Gees (Short)
Big Dan
 1952 My Six Convicts
Guard (uncredited)
 1952 Rootin' Tootin' Tenderfeet (Short)
Mr. Luke
 1952 Rose of Cimarron
Clem Dawley
 1951 Chicago Calling
Road Gang Foreman (uncredited)
 1951 Red Ryder (TV Series)
- Whiplash (1951) ... Rawhide
 1951 The Range Rider (TV Series)
Sam Dawson / Henchman Max / Crutch Bellows / ...
- Western Fugitive (1951) ... Sam Dawson
- Six Gun Party (1951) ... Henchman Max
- Right of Way (1951) ... Crutch Bellows
- Gunslinger in Paradise (1951) ... Noah Geiger
- Harsh Reckoning (1951) ... Henchman Bob Guthry
 1950-1951 The Gene Autry Show (TV Series)
Johnny McLean, alias Doc Leary / Sam--Foreman / Henchman Ed Simms / ...
- Revenge Trail (1951) ... Johnny McLean, alias Doc Leary
- Frame for Trouble (1951) ... Sam--Foreman
- T.N.T. (1950) ... Henchman Ed Simms
- The Sheriff of Santa Rosa (1950) ... Hutch Logan
 1951 The Tooth Will Out (Short)
Shemp's Last Patient (uncredited)
 1951 The Red Badge of Courage
Veteran (uncredited)
 1951 The Texas Rangers
Prison Guard (uncredited)
 1951 Lorna Doone
Garth (uncredited)
 1951 Roar of the Iron Horse - Rail-Blazer of the Apache Trail
Campo - The Baron's Chief Gunman
 1951 Don't Throw That Knife (Short)
Mr. Wycoff
 1951 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Sheriff Graham
- Lady Mayor (1951) ... Sheriff Graham
 1951 Whirlwind
Lon Kramer
 1951 Rawhide
Hawley (uncredited)
 1951 Inside Straight
Marshal (uncredited)
 1951 Three Arabian Nuts (Short)
 1950 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Clint Bolton / Soapy Farrell / Spike Wade
- Bad Medicine (1950) ... Clint Bolton
- Matter of Courage (1950) ... Soapy Farrell
- Man of the House (1950) ... Spike Wade
 1950 The Jackpot
Moving Man (uncredited)
 1950 The Sun Sets at Dawn
Guard (uncredited)
 1950 A Slip and a Miss (Short)
Neighbor's husband (uncredited)
 1950 Covered Wagon Raid
Henchman Grif
 1950 The Gunfighter
Townsman at Funeral (uncredited)
 1950 Rock Island Trail
Barton - Railroad Agitator (uncredited)
 1950 The Vanishing Westerner
 1950 Wabash Avenue
Jim - Poker Player (uncredited)
 1950 Cargo to Capetown
Charlie - Sailor in Bar (uncredited)
 1950 The Outriders
Outrider at Dance (uncredited)
 1949 Navajo Trail Raiders
Henchman Brad
 1947 Wyoming
Ed Lassiter
 1947 Bride and Gloom (Short)
Joe Keeler
 1946 Renegade Girl
Joe Barnes (as Richard Curtis)
 1946 Santa Fe Uprising
Luke Case
 1946 Lawless Breed
Bartley Mellon and Captain Isaac Mellon
 1946 Wild Beauty
John Andrews
 1946 Hot Water (Short)
 1946 Traffic in Crime
Jake Schultz
 1946 Get Along Little Zombie (Short)
Joe Mulligan
 1946 The Three Troubledoers (Short)
Badlands Blackie
 1946 Lost City of the Jungle
 1946 Song of Arizona
Henchman Bart
 1946 California Gold Rush
 1946 The Scarlet Horseman
Jed (Ch 2) (uncredited)
 1946 Abilene Town
'Cap' Ryker
 1946 The Bandit of Sherwood Forest
Castle Gate Guard (uncredited)
 1945 Scarlet Street
Detective (uncredited)
 1945 Wagon Wheels Westward
Henchman Tuttle
 1945 The Mayor's Husband (Short)
 1945 Scared Stiff
Bus Driver (uncredited)
 1945 Blonde from Brooklyn
Soldier (uncredited)
 1945 The Great John L.
Waldo (uncredited)
 1945 The Last Installment (Short)
Brannigan Bull Henchman (uncredited)
 1945 The Master Key
Reicher (uncredited)
 1945 Pistol Packin' Nitwits (Short)
Rawhide Pete
 1945 High Powered
Worker (uncredited)
 1945 Off Again, on Again (Short)
Louie Derringer
 1945 Snooper Service (Short)
 1945 Woo, Woo! (Short)
Jealous Husband
 1944 Mystery of the River Boat
Craig Cassard
 1944 Waterfront
Drunken Sailor (uncredited)
 1944 Spook Town
Sam Benson
 1944 The Black Parachute
German Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1944 Gambler's Choice
Mr. Hadley (uncredited)
 1944 Hey, Rookie
Sergeant (uncredited)
 1944 Lady in the Death House
Willis Millen
 1944 Crash Goes the Hash (Short)
Prince Shaam of Ubeedarn
 1943 The Phantom
Tartar Chieftain (uncredited)
 1943 Cowboy in the Clouds
Roy Madison
 1943 Jack London
Cannery Foreman (uncredited)
 1943 The Cross of Lorraine
Nazi Guard in Village (uncredited)
 1943 Salute to the Marines
Cpl. Mosley
 1943 Higher Than a Kite (Short)
Gen. Bommel (uncredited)
 1943 Batman
Agent Croft of Section 50 [Ch. 10-12]) (uncredited)
 1943 Riders of the Northwest Mounted
Victor Renaud (uncredited)
 1943 You Can't Beat the Law
Prison Guard (uncredited)
 1942 Pardon My Gun
Clint Hayes (uncredited)
 1942 City of Silent Men
Frank Muller
 1942 Vengeance of the West
Jeff Gorman
 1942 Jackass Mail
Jim Swade
 1942 Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die
Frank McLowery
 1942 Men of San Quentin
Butch Mason
 1942 Two Yanks in Trinidad
Sea Captain
 1942 Shut My Big Mouth
Henchman (uncredited)
 1941 Ellery Queen and the Murder Ring
Policeman (uncredited)
 1941 Arizona Cyclone
Quirt Crenshaw
 1941 Sea Raiders
Mate on the 'Astoria' [Chs. 4-5] (uncredited)
 1941 Honky Tonk
Tough Man on Train (uncredited)
 1941 Stick to Your Guns
Nevada Teale
 1941 Mystery Ship
Van Brock
 1941 Billy the Kid
Kirby Claxton
 1941 The Round Up
Ed Crandall (as Richard Curtis)
 1941 Across the Sierras
Mitch Carew
 1941 So Ends Our Night
Gestapo Stormtrooper (uncredited)
 1940 The Son of Monte Cristo
Guard (uncredited)
 1940 Three Men from Texas
Gardner - Henchman
 1940 Ragtime Cowboy Joe
Bo Gilman
 1940 Wyoming
Corky - Henchman (uncredited)
 1940 Boom Town
Hiring Boss (uncredited)
 1940 Texas Stagecoach
Shoshone Larsen
 1940 Men Without Souls
 1940 Terry and the Pirates
Master Fang
 1940 Blazing Six Shooters
Lash Bender
 1940 Rockin' Thru the Rockies (Short)
Indian Chief (uncredited)
 1940 Bullets for Rustlers
 1940 Blondie on a Budget
Tony - Mechanic (uncredited)
 1940 Pioneers of the Frontier
Matt Brawley
 1940 You Nazty Spy! (Short)
Mr. Ohnay (uncredited)
 1939 My Son Is Guilty
 1939 The Awful Goof (Short)
Joe Mark
 1939 Two-Fisted Rangers
Henchman Dirk Hogan
 1939 The Stranger from Texas
Bat Stringer
 1939 Glove Slingers (Short)
Madigan - Kid Benson's Trainer (uncredited)
 1939 The Amazing Mr. Williams
Joe (uncredited)
 1939 All-American Blondes (Short)
 1939 Scandal Sheet
 1939 Taming of the West
 1939 Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise (Short)
Clipper - Swindler in Back Seat (uncredited)
 1939 Those High Grey Walls
Convict (uncredited)
 1939 Outpost of the Mounties
Wade Beaumont
 1939 Riders of Black River
Blaize Carewe
 1939 Behind Prison Gates
Capt. Simmons
 1939 Trouble Finds Andy Clyde (Short)
 1939 Overland with Kit Carson
Drake - Henchman
 1939 Western Caravans
Mort Kohler
 1939 Now It Can Be Sold (Short)
 1939 Missing Daughters
Henchman (uncredited)
 1939 Yes, We Have No Bonanza (Short)
 1939 Mandrake, the Magician
Dorgan - Henchman (Chs. 6-8)
 1939 Outside These Walls
 1939 Spoilers of the Range
Lobo Savage
 1939 Blind Alley
Trooper with Joe (uncredited)
 1939 Romance of the Redwoods
Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
 1939 Let Us Live
Convict on Death Row (uncredited)
 1939 Boom Goes the Groom (Short)
 1939 We Want Our Mummy (Short)
Jackson (uncredited)
 1939 My Son Is a Criminal
Gangster (uncredited)
 1939 Flying G-Men
Henchman Korman
 1939 The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt
Heavy (uncredited)
 1939 North of Shanghai
 1939 The Thundering West
Wolf Munro
 1939 Homicide Bureau
Radio Broadcaster (voice, uncredited)
 1938 Smashing the Spy Ring
Williams (uncredited)
 1938 The Little Adventuress
Race Starter (uncredited)
 1938 Rio Grande
Ed Barker
 1938 Flat Foot Stooges (Short)
Mr. Reardon
 1938 Blondie
Daily Gazette Reporter (uncredited)
 1938 Adventure in Sahara
 1938 A Nag in the Bag (Short)
Dan - the Bookie (uncredited)
 1938 The Lady Objects
Jail Guard (uncredited)
 1938 The Spider's Web
Malloy (uncredited)
 1938 West of the Santa Fe
Matt Taylor
 1938 Juvenile Court
Detective Capturing Dutch Adams (uncredited)
 1938 The Colorado Trail
Henchman Slash Driscoll
 1938 You Can't Take It with You
Strongarm Man (uncredited)
 1938 South of Arizona
Ed Martin
 1938 City Streets
Madden - County Welfare Officer (uncredited)
 1938 West of Cheyenne
Link Murdock
 1938 Squadron of Honor
 1938 The Main Event
 1938 Reformatory
Guard (uncredited)
 1938 Law of the Plains
Jim Fletcher
 1938 Call of the Rockies
Matt Stark
 1938 Rawhide
Butch - Saunders Henchman
 1938 The Lone Wolf in Paris
Palace Vault Guard (uncredited)
 1938 Time Out for Trouble (Short)
Louie Derringer
 1938 Women in Prison
 1938 Who Killed Gail Preston?
Henchman Mike
 1938 Cattle Raiders
Ed Munro
 1938 Penitentiary
Tex (uncredited)
 1938 Little Miss Roughneck (uncredited)
 1937 The Shadow
 1937 Paid to Dance
Mike Givens
 1937 Outlaws of the Prairie
 1937 The Old Wyoming Trail
Ed Slade
 1937 Murder in Greenwich Village
Campbell Security Guard (uncredited)
 1937 Counsel for Crime
Hood (uncredited)
 1937 Life Begins with Love
Radical (uncredited)
 1937 Moonlight on the Range
Hank - Henchman
 1937 The Game That Kills
 1937 Boothill Brigade
Bull Berke
 1937 One Man Justice
Henchman Hank Skinner
 1937 A Lawman Is Born
Lefty Drogan
 1937 Guns in the Dark
Brace Stevens
 1937 The Frame-Up
Slim (uncredited)
 1937 Bar-Z Bad Men
Henchman Brent
 1937 Two Gun Law
Len Edwards
 1937 Motor Madness
Sailor (uncredited)
 1937 Trail of Vengeance
Cartwright - Henchman
 1937 Headline Crasher
Joe (uncredited)
 1937 The Gambling Terror
Henchman Dick
 1937/I Blake of Scotland Yard
Nicky - Henchman
 1937 The Singing Buckaroo
Odie - Henchman
 1937 Valley of Terror
Buck - Henchman
 1936 Wild Horse Round-Up
 1936 Daniel Boone
Vince - Frontiersman (uncredited)
 1936 Phantom Patrol
Henchman Josef (as Richard Curtis)
 1936 The Traitor
Henchman Morgan
 1936 Ghost Patrol
Henchman Charlie
 1936 The Crooked Trail
Kirk - Miner (uncredited)
 1936 The Lion's Den
Slim Burtis - Henchman
 1936 Wildcat Trooper
Henri (uncredited)
 1936 Go-Get-'Em, Haines
Mike - Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1936 Burning Gold
 1936 Crashing Through Danger
 1936 Federal Agent
Curbside Cabbie (uncredited)
 1935 Just My Luck
Henchman (uncredited)
 1935 Racing Luck
 1935 Western Courage
Henchman Bat (uncredited)
 1935 Skybound
Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)
 1935 Condemned to Live
Villager at Pit Rim (uncredited)
 1935 Western Frontier
Pioneer Settler (uncredited)
 1935 Trails of the Wild
Henchman Roper
 1935 The Arizonian
Hednchman (uncredited)
 1935 Code of the Mounted
Snakey - Henchman
 1935 The Nitwits
Cop on Stakeout (uncredited)
 1935 Tars and Stripes (Short)
Navy Man (uncredited)
 1935 The Miracle Rider
Copelee (uncredited)
 1935 Wilderness Mail
Jacques - Henchman (as Richard Curtis)
 1935 Mutiny Ahead
Stevens (as Richard Dye)
 1935 Northern Frontier
Pete - Henchman (uncredited)
 1935 Clive of India
Hoodlum on Dock (uncredited)
 1935 Romance in Manhattan
Man at East River (uncredited)
 1934 The Silver Streak
Boulder Dam Foreman (uncredited)
 1934 A Successful Failure
Man in Rally Crowd (uncredited)
 1934 King Kelly of the U.S.A.
Otto - Palace Guard (uncredited)
 1933 The Druggist's Dilemma (Short)
Man in Crowd (uncredited)
 1933 King Kong
Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
 1932 The Famous Ferguson Case
O'Toole (uncredited)
 1932 Girl Crazy
Cowboy Giving Directions (uncredited)
 1932 Hell's House
Cop on the Beat (uncredited)
 1931 Secret Service
Prisoner Buying Goobers (uncredited)
 1930 The Silver Horde
Fight Spectator (uncredited)
 1930 Up the River
New Inmate (uncredited)
 1930 Shooting Straight
Butch (as Richard Curtis)
 1926 Tell It to the Marines
Marine in Barracks (uncredited)
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(12/30/29-1/30) Stage: Appeared (as "Guy") in "Damn Your Honor" on Broadway. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Richard Curtis | Richard Dye


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Curtis, along with fellow cowboy actor Russell Hayden, helped develop Pioneertown, a western movie set location in Southern California that was used for many film and TV westerns. See more »

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