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Knute Erickson (1870–1945)


Knute Erickson was a vaudeville comedian and actor active in Hollywood between 1915 and 1936. His most famous creation was that of the character Daffy Dan, with which he had some success as a touring vaudeville performer, in a show presented by Hollywood mogul Jesse Lasky. Daffy Dan made his film debut in 1915 in a couple of two-reel comedies, and... See full bio »

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Known For

The Monster Daffy Dan
(1925)
The Squall Uncle Dani
(1929)
The Non-Stop Flight Lars Larson
(1926)
The Deadline Otto - Blacksmith
(1931)

Filmography

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 1939 Blue Montana Skies
Old Timer (uncredited)
 1936/I The Amazing Exploits of the Clutching Hand
Capt. Hansen [Chs.3, 11-14] (as Knute Ericksen)
 1935 King Solomon of Broadway
Dooman (uncredited)
 1935 Lady Tubbs
Pete (uncredited)
 1935 Chinatown Squad
Detective (uncredited)
 1935 Mister Dynamite
Theater Manager (uncredited)
 1935 It Happened in New York
Doorman (uncredited)
 1934 Wake Up and Dream
Booker (uncredited)
 1934 Million Dollar Ransom
Doorman (uncredited)
 1933 Luxury Liner
Walrus (uncredited)
 1932 The Bitter Tea of General Yen
Dr. Hansen (uncredited)
 1932 His Royal Shyness (Short)
Prime Minister Bratwurst
 1932 Stowaway
Capt. Grant
 1931 The Deadline
Otto - Blacksmith (as Knute Erikson)
 1930 Du Barry, Woman of Passion
Jailer (uncredited)
 1930 The Spoilers
Captain Stevens
 1929 Illusion
Mr. Jacob Schmittlap
 1929 Twin Beds
Pa Dolan
 1929 The Squall
Uncle Dani
 1928 Scarlet Seas
Capt. Barbour
 1928 Waterfront
Captain John Andrews
 1928 The Fourflusher
Jeweler
 1927 The Fourth Commandment
John Malloy
 1927 Johnny Get Your Hair Cut
Whip Evans
 1926 The Non-Stop Flight
Lars Larson
 1925 Rugged Water
Jarvis
 1925 The Monster
Daffy Dan
 1924 Fair Week
Isadore Kelly
 1922 They Like 'Em Rough
Dr. Curtis
 1921 Conflict
Hannibal Ginger
 1921 Gasoline Gus
'Scrap Iron' Swenson
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Alternate Names:

Knute Ericksen | Knute Erikson

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)

Spouse:

Eleanore Bergere (actress)  (her death) | See more »
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Gemini

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