Russell Hopton (I) (1900–1945)

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Russell Hopton was born on February 18, 1900 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Once in a Lifetime (1932), The Little Giant (1933) and Black Gold (1936). He died on April 7, 1945 in North Hollywood, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Once in a Lifetime Jerome 'Jerry' Hyland
The Little Giant Al Daniels
Street Scene Steve Sankey


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 1945 Johnny Angel
Reporter (uncredited)
 1945 West of the Pecos
Jeff Slinger
 1945 Zombies on Broadway
 1945 Betrayal from the East (uncredited)
 1945 Birthday Blues (Short)
 1945 What a Blonde
Bothered Train Passenger (uncredited)
 1944 Nevada
Henchman (uncredited)
 1944 Heavenly Days
Remorse - News Photographer (uncredited)
 1944 Tall in the Saddle
Wagon Driver (uncredited)
 1944 The Master Race
Porto (uncredited)
 1944 Youth Runs Wild
Dickens (uncredited)
 1944 Girls! Girls! Girls! (Short)
Police Detective
 1944 A Night of Adventure
Benny Sarto
 1944 Radio Rampage (Short)
Radio Announcer
 1944 Love Your Landlord (Short)
 1940 The Quarterback
Man in Car with Bill (uncredited)
 1940 Argentine Nights
Irate Passenger (uncredited)
 1940 On the Spot
Dave Nolan
 1940 Son of the Navy
Police Officer (uncredited)
 1940 Women Without Names
Police Broadcaster (uncredited)
 1939 Torture Ship
Harry 'The Carver' Bogard
 1939 Mutiny in the Big House
Frankie - Convict
 1939 Renegade Trail
Bob Smoky Joslin
 1939 Some Like It Hot
Barker (uncredited)
 1939 The Saint Strikes Back
Harry Donnell
 1939 Made for Each Other
Collins (uncredited)
 1938 Tarnished Angel
Lou (uncredited)
 1938 Crime Takes a Holiday
Jerry Clayton
 1938 Letter of Introduction
Process Server (uncredited)
 1937 Idol of the Crowds
 1937 Big City
Buddy - Beecher's Cohort (uncredited)
 1937 Bad Guy
Charlie Edwards - Gambler (uncredited)
 1937 One Mile from Heaven
Peter Brindell
 1937 High, Wide and Handsome
John Thompson (uncredited)
 1937 Angel's Holiday
 1936 Beware of Ladies
Randy Randall
 1936 We Who Are About to Die
'Mac' MacAndrews
 1936 With Love and Kisses
Flash Henderson
 1936 A Son Comes Home
Reporter (uncredited)
 1936 The Last Outlaw
Sheriff Arthur Billings
 1936 Below the Deadline
Terry Mulvaney
 1936 Boulder Dam
Cable Operatior (uncredited)
 1936 Sutter's Gold
Crazed Sailor (uncredited)
 1936 Black Gold
Joe (uncredited)
 1936 Rose of the Rancho
 1935 Frisco Waterfront
 1935 False Pretenses
Pat Brennan
 1935 Valley of Wanted Men
Kelly Dillon
 1935 Charlie Chan in Shanghai
'G' Man (uncredited)
 1935 Cheers of the Crowd
Lee Adams
 1935 The Headline Woman
 1935 Circus Shadows
A Dip
 1935 Death from a Distance
Det. Lt. Ted Mallory
 1935 'G' Men
 1935 Star of Midnight
Tommy Tennant
 1935 Times Square Lady
Ed Brennan
 1935 Car 99
Dispatch Operator Harper
 1935 Northern Frontier
Duke Milford
 1935 Wings in the Dark
Jake Brashear
 1934 The World Accuses
Hugh Collins
 1934 I Sell Anything
 1934 A Successful Failure
Phil Stardon
 1934 Desirable
 1934 Take the Stand
Bill Hamilton
 1934 The Girl from Missouri
Bert (scenes deleted)
 1934 Half a Sinner
'Slim' Sullivan
 1934 Born to Be Bad
Steve Karns
 1934 He Was Her Man
Monk - Curly's Hitman
 1934 Men in White
Dr. Pete Bratton
 1934 School for Girls
Elliott Robbins, aka Buck Kreegar
 1934 Good Dame
'Spats' Edwards
 1933 Lady Killer
 1933 Back Page
Brice Regal
 1933 I'm No Angel
The Barker Flea Madigan
 1933 Curtain at Eight
Terry Mooney - Reporter
 1933 One Year Later
Tony Richards
 1933 Secret of the Blue Room
Max - the Chauffeur
 1933 The Moonshiner's Daughter (Short)
Dave Ratfield (as Russel Hopton)
 1933 Elmer, the Great
 1933 The Little Giant
Al Daniels
 1933 Destination Unknown
 1932 Air Mail
'Dizzy' Wilkins
 1932 Once in a Lifetime
Jerome 'Jerry' Hyland
 1932 Back Street
Reporter (uncredited)
 1932 Tom Brown of Culver
American Legion Doctor
 1932 Fast Companions
Crooked Owner
 1932 Radio Patrol
Pat Bourke
 1932 Night World
 1932 The Famous Ferguson Case
Rusty Callahan
 1932 Scandal for Sale
Sympathetic Juror (uncredited)
 1932 Steady Company
Joe (uncredited)
 1932 The Big Timer
 1932 The Circus Show-Up (Short)
Billy Dooley
 1932 Law and Order
Luther Johnson
 1932 The Man Who Played God
Reporter (uncredited)
 1932 Dance Team
Roseland Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)
 1932 The Drifter
 1932 Discarded Lovers
Bob Adair
 1931 Arrowsmith
Terry Wickett
 1931 Blonde Crazy
Jerry (uncredited)
 1931 Reckless Living
Kid Regan
 1931 Street Scene
Steve Sankey
 1931 The Star Witness
Deputy Thorpe
 1931 The Miracle Woman
Bill Welford
 1931 Dance, Fools, Dance
 1931 Desert Vengeance
Inspector (uncredited)
 1930 The Criminal Code
State's Attorney (uncredited)
 1930 New Moon
Dimitri (uncredited)
 1930 Min and Bill
 1930 Remote Control
 1930 College Lovers
Eddie Smith
 1930 Call of the Flesh
Captain Enrique Vargas
 1926 Ella Cinders
Studio Actor (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Russel Hopton | Russ Hopton


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Minor Hollywood second lead and later character player, with stage background. Often played fast-talking urbanites or characters with a sardonic streak. Signed in the 1940's as an RKO contract player. Committed suicide by overdosing on sleeping pills.

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