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Matt McHugh (I) (1894–1971)

Matt McHugh was born Mathew O. McHugh on January 22, 1894 in Connellsville, PA. He was born into a show business family, joining his parents, brother Frank and sister Kitty on the stage as soon as he learned to talk. When Matt was fourteen, he performed an act with Kitty, but by 1930, the family had abandoned show business altogether. McHugh had ... See full bio »

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 1955 His Pest Friend (Short)
 1951 Racket Squad (TV Series)
- The Raccoon Hunt (1951) ... Charlie
 1951 Home Town Story
Waiter (uncredited)
 1951 Tales of Robin Hood
 1950 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
Telephone Man
- Papa Romani (1950) ... Telephone Man
 1950 Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
Police Desk Sgt. Satterfield (uncredited)
 1950 Return of the Frontiersman
Harvey - Deputy
 1950 Kill the Umpire
Jack, Umpire (uncredited)
 1950 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Joe Benson
- Billie the Great (1950) ... Joe Benson
 1950 The Silver Theatre (TV Series)
Telephone Man
- Papa Romani (1950) ... Telephone Man
 1949 Bodyhold
Gus Strotz
 1949 Let Down Your Aerial (Short)
 1949 Arson, Inc.
 1949 The Stratton Story
Slot Machine Player (uncredited)
 1949 Trapped by a Blonde (Short)
 1949 Duke of Chicago
Terry Shea
 1948 A Pinch in Time (Short)
 1948 The Return of October
Ticket Seller (uncredited)
 1948 An Innocent Affair
Ted Burke
 1948 Shed No Tears
1st Investigating Detective (uncredited)
 1948 Give My Regards to Broadway
Butch Hanratty, Fan (uncredited)
 1948 Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!
Frank the Barber (uncredited)
 1948 Pardon My Clutch (Short)
Claude A. Quacker
 1947 Should Husbands Marry? (Short)
Loud Friend
 1947 Song of the Thin Man
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1947 They Won't Believe Me
Tiny Old Man (uncredited)
 1947 The Trouble with Women
 1947 Hit Parade of 1947
Show Character (uncredited)
 1947 My Favorite Brunette
Third Man on Death Row (uncredited)
 1947 Nora Prentiss
Drunk (scenes deleted)
 1947 Easy Come, Easy Go
Worker (uncredited)
 1946 Vacation in Reno
William (Bill) Dumont
 1946 Nocturne
Coffee Attendant (uncredited)
 1946 Deadline for Murder
 1946 Our Hearts Were Growing Up
Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1946 The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
Bus Driver (uncredited)
 1946 The Dark Corner
Milkman (uncredited)
 1946 The Blue Dahlia
Bartender at Gus's (uncredited)
 1946 Gay Blades
Santa Claus (uncredited)
 1945 How DOooo You Do
Deputy McNiel
 1945 The Bells of St. Mary's
Sporting Goods Salesman (uncredited)
 1945 Duffy's Tavern
Man Following Miss Duffy (uncredited)
 1945 The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry
Moving Man (uncredited)
 1945 Lady on a Train
Drunk (uncredited)
 1945 Incendiary Blonde
O'Keefe (uncredited)
 1945 Brewster's Millions
Lefty Leach (uncredited)
 1944 My Buddy
 1944 The Mark of the Whistler
Tom, Reporter (uncredited)
 1944 San Diego I Love You
Man on Street (uncredited)
 1944 The Merry Monahans
Irish Man (uncredited)
 1944 Secret Command
 1944 Wing and a Prayer
Sailor Assisting Projectionist (uncredited)
 1944 Mr. Skeffington
Drunk (uncredited)
 1944 The Eve of St. Mark
Cabbie (uncredited)
 1944 And the Angels Sing
Doorman - 33 Club (uncredited)
 1944 Her Primitive Man
Man in Tuxedo (uncredited)
 1944 Up in Arms
Doorman at Medical Clinic (uncredited)
 1944 Ladies Courageous
Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1944 Phantom Lady
Al Alp - Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1943 Whispering Footsteps
Cy Walsh, boarder
 1943 True to Life
Taxicab Driver (uncredited)
 1943 Riding High
Murphy (uncredited)
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars
Fireman in Humphrey Bogart Sequence (uncredited)
 1943 So This Is Washington
Stranger in Park Renting 'Rooms'
 1943 The West Side Kid
The Worrier
 1943 Hi Diddle Diddle
Second Reporter (uncredited)
 1943 Henry Aldrich Swings It
Harold the Dimwit (uncredited)
 1943 Coney Island
Saloon Patron (scenes deleted)
 1943 Cowboy in Manhattan
Cab Driver
 1943 Flight for Freedom
Mac (uncredited)
 1943 Lady Bodyguard
Drunk (uncredited)
 1942 When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Drug Store Clerk (uncredited)
 1942 Quiet Please: Murder
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1942 Star Spangled Rhythm
Man from Brooklyn - 'Old Glory' Number (uncredited)
 1942 That Other Woman
Private Detective (uncredited)
 1942 Girl Trouble
 1942 Henry Aldrich, Editor
 1942 The Man in the Trunk
Detective Murtha
 1942 Priorities on Parade
Riveter (uncredited)
 1942 The Pride of the Yankees
Strength Machine Operator (uncredited)
 1942 It Happened in Flatbush
 1942 Sunday Punch
Flint - Man in Park (uncredited)
 1942 A Desperate Chance for Ellery Queen
Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1942 Don't Talk (Short)
First Tool Works Employee (uncredited)
 1942 Too Many Women
Spike O'Reilly
 1942 Sappy Birthday (Short)
Hector - Andy's Brother-In-Law
 1941 You're in the Army Now
House Mover (uncredited)
 1941 The Perfect Snob
Baggage Man (uncredited)
 1941 Cadet Girl
Automat Customer (uncredited)
 1941 Marry the Boss's Daughter
Leiber (uncredited)
 1941 Blues in the Night
 1941 Unfinished Business
Drunk with Top Hat (uncredited)
 1941 San Antonio Rose
Tuttle (uncredited)
 1941 For Beauty's Sake
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1941 West Point Widow
Drunk at Football Game (uncredited)
 1941 The Lady from Cheyenne
Reporter on Train (uncredited)
 1941 So You Won't Squawk? (Short)
Louie the Wolf's Henchman
 1941 The Wild Man of Borneo
Coach Driver (uncredited)
 1941 The Watchman Takes a Wife (Short)
Amos Crabb
 1940 His Ex Marks the Spot (Short)
Radcliffe - the Ex-Wife's Boyfriend
 1940 You, the People (Short)
Albert Perkins
 1940 Blondes and Blunders (Short)
Gus, Walter's Brother-in-Law
 1940 Youth Will Be Served
Second Hobo (uncredited)
 1940 Yesterday's Heroes
 1940 Rangers of Fortune
Horatio Wells (uncredited)
 1940 Argentine Nights
Ship's Officer (uncredited)
 1940 The Boys from Syracuse
 1940 They Drive by Night
Repairman (uncredited)
 1940 Sailor's Lady
 1940 Love, Honor and Oh-Baby!
Taxi Driver
 1940 La Conga Nights
Headwaiter (uncredited)
 1940 Primrose Path
Drunk Leaving Bluebell (uncredited)
 1940 I Take This Woman
Mike Fescue - Man in Clinic (uncredited)
 1940 Oh, Johnny, How You Can Love!
Charlie - the Cop
 1939 The Secret of Dr. Kildare
Messenger's Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1939 20,000 Men a Year
Baseball Fan (uncredited)
 1939 At the Circus
Cabbie (uncredited)
 1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Reporter (uncredited)
 1939 The Escape
Pete - Photographer
 1939 $1000 a Touchdown
Brick Benson
 1939 The Under-Pup
Soda Jerk (uncredited)
 1939 Chicken Wagon Family
Joe (uncredited)
 1939 Miracles for Sale
'All Over Town' Bus Driver (uncredited)
 1939 The Greener Hills (Short)
Taxicab Driver (uncredited)
 1939 They Asked for It
Court Clerk (uncredited)
 1938 Federal Man-Hunt
Archie Kilgore
 1938 While New York Sleeps
Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1938 Exposed
Johnson (uncredited)
 1938 The Mad Miss Manton
Frisco - False Waiter (uncredited)
 1938 That Certain Age
Soda Jerk (uncredited)
 1938 My Lucky Star
Cab Driver
 1938 Three Loves Has Nancy
Traveling Salesman (uncredited)
 1938 Tropic Holiday
 1938 Professor Beware
Divorced Man on Highway (uncredited)
 1938 The Rage of Paris
Department Head (uncredited)
 1938 You and Me
Newcomer (uncredited)
 1938 Holiday
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1938 Come Across (Short)
Gang Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1938 No Time to Marry
 1938 Happy Landing
Heckler (uncredited)
 1938 Man-Proof
Reporter (uncredited)
 1937 Mannequin
Mike (uncredited)
 1937 Navy Blue and Gold
 1937 This Way Please
Photographer (uncredited)
 1937 Big City
Independent Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1937 The Man Who Cried Wolf
Reporter (uncredited)
 1937 Broadway Melody of 1938
Burt (uncredited)
 1937 It's All Yours
First Photographer (uncredited)
 1936 The Big Broadcast of 1937
Cafe diner (uncredited)
 1936 Two in a Crowd
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1936 The Gentleman from Louisiana
Steve Brodie
 1936 To Mary - with Love
Taxi Driver
 1936 The Phantom Rider
Agent Shorty (Ch. 1)
 1936 Parole!
Parole Clerk (uncredited)
 1936 The Country Beyond
Const. Weller
 1936 It Had to Happen
Elevator Man (uncredited)
 1936 Anything Goes
 1936 Carnival Day (Short)
Joe (uncredited)
 1935 Barbary Coast
 1935 Thunder in the Night
Police Secretary (uncredited)
 1935 Diamond Jim
Bartender (uncredited)
 1935 Ladies Crave Excitement
 1935 The Glass Key
 1935 Party Wire
Bert West
 1935 Mister Dynamite
 1935 Murder on a Honeymoon
 1935 Wings in the Dark
1st Mechanic
 1935 The Good Fairy
Moving Man (uncredited)
 1935 Enter Madame!
Reporter (uncredited)
 1934 Fugitive Lady
Bert Higgins (uncredited)
 1934 Behold My Wife!
Chunky (uncredited)
 1934 Lost in the Stratosphere
Matt O'Toole
 1934 Wake Up and Dream
Craft's Assistant (uncredited)
 1934 Judge Priest
Gabby Rives (uncredited)
 1934 She Loves Me Not
Andy, the Photographer
 1934 The Cat's-Paw
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1934 Call It Luck
Man at Dock (uncredited)
 1934 Murder in the Private Car
Cop Stopping John (uncredited)
 1934 Sadie McKee
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1934 Good Time Henry (Short)
 1934 Sing and Like It
Junker - Hood
 1934 Bridal Bail (Short)
Patrolman Gus Brown
 1934 Two Alone
Counter Man (uncredited)
 1933 Gallant Lady
Undetermined Secondary Role (scenes deleted)
 1933 Dancing Lady
Marcia's Agent (uncredited)
 1933 Jimmy and Sally
Ed - Co-Worker (uncredited)
 1933 Blood Money
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1933 From Headquarters
Arsonist (uncredited)
 1933 The Prizefighter and the Lady
Professor's Drinking Buddy (uncredited)
 1933 Only Yesterday (uncredited)
 1933 The Mad Game
Butts McGee
 1933 A Man of Sentiment
Alex (Willie) Moran - Orderly
 1933 Sailors Beware! (Short)
 1933 The Last Trail
Looney McGann
 1933 The Man Who Dared
 1933 Bed of Roses
Mr. Jones (uncredited)
 1933 Knockout Kisses (Short)
Fight Manager
 1933 The Girl in 419
Jim - a Prisoner (uncredited)
 1933 Picture Snatcher
Sergeant Handing Out Guns (uncredited)
 1933 The Devil's Brother
 1933 Hell Below
Seaman Reporting Chlorine Gas (uncredited)
 1933 Night of Terror
Detective Bailey
 1933 Sweet Cookie (Short)
 1933 The Plumber and the Lady (Short)
Butch Mulinkovitch
 1933 Sailor's Luck
Taxi Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1933 Hard to Handle
Joe Goetz (uncredited)
 1932 Hypnotized
 1932 Bring 'Em Back Sober (Short)
 1932 Afraid to Talk
Joe Skelli
 1932 Courting Trouble (Short)
Sailor Husband's Buddy
 1932 The Singing Plumber (Short)
Maggie's Other Suitor
 1932 The Purchase Price
Waco - Fields' Henchman (uncredited)
 1932 Alaska Love (Short)
Charley Williams
 1932 Hawkins & Watkins Inc. (Short)
 1932 The Loud Mouth (Short)
Loud Mouth
 1932 Love Is a Racket
Stoney Davis (uncredited)
 1932 Two Seconds
Masher in Dance Hall (uncredited)
 1932 The Roadhouse Murder
Drunk Reporter (uncredited)
 1932 The Wet Parade
Shorty the Bellboy (uncredited)
 1932 Freaks
Rollo Brother (as Mat McHugh)
 1932 Taxi
Joe Silva (uncredited)
 1932 The Woman from Monte Carlo
Chief Petty Officer Vincent
 1931 Street Scene
Vincent Jones
 1931 The Grand Dame (Short)
Jim - Hold-Up Man (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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