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Skelton Knaggs (1911–1955)


Skelton Knaggs was a diminutive, emaciated-looking actor who more or less picked up where the late Dwight Frye left off in the early forties, and created a marvelous gallery of eccentric or sinister background characters in various movies. Two of his most memorable roles: as the constantly grumbling villager Steinmuhl in Universal's House of ... See full bio »

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Known For

South Riding Reg. Aythorne
(1938)
(1948)
Moonfleet Jacob
(1955)

Filmography

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 1955 Moonfleet
Jacob
 1955 Son of Sinbad
Sidewalk Spectator (uncredited)
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Gibson
- The End of Blackbeard the Pirate (1955) ... Gibson
 1954 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Man on Crutches
- To Lift a Feather (1954) ... Man on Crutches
 1954 Casanova's Big Night
Little Man (uncredited)
 1953 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
 1953 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
 1953 Rogue's March
Fish
 1952 Botany Bay
Newgate Prisoner Drawing on Cell Wall (uncredited)
 1952 Blackbeard, the Pirate
Gilly
 1952 Boston Blackie (TV Series)
Archie the Dip / Bill Rainey
- Queen of Thieves (1952) ... Archie the Dip
- Timely Hour (1952)
- Minuet for Murders (1952) ... Bill Rainey
 1952 Million Dollar Mermaid
Cheering Man on Tower Bridge (uncredited)
 1949 Master Minds
Hugo
 1948 The Paleface
Pete
 1947 Forever Amber
Blueskin (uncredited)
 1946 Dick Tracy vs. Cueball
Rudolph
 1946 A Scandal in Paris
Cousin Pierre
 1946 Night and Day
Newspaper Vendor (uncredited)
 1946 Bedlam
Varney (uncredited)
 1946 Just Before Dawn
Louie (uncredited)
 1946 Terror by Night
Sands
 1945 House of Dracula
Steinmuhl
 1945 Isle of the Dead
Andrew Robbins (uncredited)
 1945 The Picture of Dorian Gray
Blue Gate Fields Waiter (uncredited)
 1944 None But the Lonely Heart
Lou 'Slush' Atley (uncredited)
 1944 The Invisible Man's Revenge
Alf Perry - a Cabman (uncredited)
 1944 The Scarlet Claw
Villager in pub (uncredited)
 1944 The Lodger
Man with Cart (uncredited)
 1943 The Ghost Ship
Finn - the Mute (uncredited)
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars
Villager in pub (uncredited)
 1943 Thumbs Up
Shooting Gallery Concessionaire (uncredited)
 1940 Diamond Frontier
Morgan
 1939 Torture Ship
Jesse Bixel
 1939 The Spy in Black
German Sailor Looking for Capt. Hardt (uncredited)
 1938 South Riding
Reg. Aythorne
 1937 The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden (TV Movie)
Arthur, their son
 1937 The High Command
Fazerack
 1936 Rembrandt
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1936 Everything Is Thunder
Young Man with Lantern (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Heart of a City. Drama. Written by Lesley Storm. Scenic Design by Harry Horner. Directed by Gilbert Miller. Henry Miller's Theatre: 12 Feb 1942- 7 Mar 1942 (28 performances). Cast: Paul Ainley, Victor Beecroft (as "Gloomy"), Bertha Belmore, Caroline Bergh, Virginia Bolen, Peter Boyne, Romney Brent (as "Tommy"), Austin Fairman (... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Trivia:

Appeared in three films starring Boris Karloff: Isle of the Dead (1945), Bedlam (1946) and Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947). See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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