Donald Meek (1878–1946)

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One Hollywood stalwart whose screen incarnations more than lived up to his name was bald-domed character actor Donald Meek, forever typecast as mousy, timorous or browbeaten Casper Milquetoasts. He stood at 5 ft. 6 in. in his boots and weighed a mere 81 pounds. However, the little Glaswegian's personal history rather belied his gormless image on ... See full bio »

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Stagecoach Samuel Peacock
Sky Murder Bartholomew


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 1947 Magic Town
Mr. Twiddle
 1947 The Fabulous Joe
Henry Cadwallader, Lawyer
 1946 Affairs of Geraldine
Casper Millhouse
 1946 Janie Gets Married
Harley P. Stowers
 1946 Colonel Effingham's Raid
Doc Buden
 1946 Because of Him
 1945 State Fair
 1944 The Thin Man Goes Home
Willie Crump
 1944 Barbary Coast Gent
Bradford Bellamy I
 1944 Maisie Goes to Reno
 1944 Bathing Beauty
Chester Klazenfrantz
 1944 Two Girls and a Sailor
Mr. Nizby
 1944 Rationing
Wilfred Ball
 1943 Lost Angel
Professor Catty
 1943 Du Barry Was a Lady
Mr. Jones / Duc de Choiseul
 1943 Air Raid Wardens
Eustace Middling
 1943 They Got Me Covered
Little Old Man
 1942 Keeper of the Flame
Mr. Arbuthnot
 1942 Seven Sweethearts
Rev. Howgan - the Minister
 1942 The Omaha Trail
Engineer Jonah McCleod
 1942 Maisie Gets Her Man
Mr. Stickwell
 1942 Tortilla Flat
Paul D. Cummings
 1941 Babes on Broadway
Mr. Stone
 1941 Rise and Shine
Professor Philip Murray
 1941 The Feminine Touch
Capt. Makepeace Liveright
 1941 A Woman's Face
Herman Rundvik
 1941 Barnacle Bill
'Pop' Cavendish
 1941 Free and Easy
Tout (uncredited)
 1941 Blonde Inspiration
'Dusty' King
 1941 Come Live with Me
Joe Darsie
 1941 The Wild Man of Borneo
Professor Birdo
 1940 Hullabaloo
Mr. Clyde Perkins
 1940 Third Finger, Left Hand
Mr. Flandrin
 1940 Sky Murder
 1940 Phantom Raiders
 1940 Turnabout
 1940 Star Dust
Sam Wellman
 1940 The Ghost Comes Home
Mortimer Hopkins, Sr.
 1940 The Man from Dakota
Mr. Vestry
 1940 My Little Chickadee
Amos Budge
 1940 Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet
 1940 Oh, Johnny, How You Can Love!
Adelbert Thistlebottom
 1939 Nick Carter, Master Detective
 1939 The Housekeeper's Daughter
Editor Wilson
 1939 Hollywood Cavalcade
Lyle P. Stout
 1939 Blondie Takes a Vacation
Jonathan N. Gillis
 1939 Young Mr. Lincoln
Prosecutor John Felder
 1939 Stagecoach
Samuel Peacock
 1939 Jesse James
Mc Coy
 1938 Hold That Co-ed
Dean Fletcher
 1938 Little Miss Broadway
Willoughby Wendling
 1938 Having Wonderful Time
P.U. Rogers
 1938 Goodbye Broadway
Iradius P. Oglethorpe
 1938 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Mr. Walters- Sunday School Superintendent
 1938 Double Danger
Gordon Ainsley aka Henry Robinson
 1937 You're a Sweetheart
Conway Jeeters
 1937 Breakfast for Two
Justice of the Peace
 1937 Double Wedding
Judge Blynn (uncredited)
 1937 Make a Wish
 1937 Artist and Models
Dr. Zimmer
 1937 The Toast of New York
Daniel Drew
 1937 Three Legionnaires
Uriah S. Grant
 1937 Parnell
 1937 Behind the Headlines
 1937 Maid of Salem
Ezra Cheeves
 1936 Pennies from Heaven
Gramp Smith
 1936 Love on the Run
 1936 Two in a Crowd
 1936 Old Hutch
Mr. Gunnison
 1936 Three Married Men
Mr. Frisbee
 1936 The 3 Wise Guys
 1936 One Rainy Afternoon
 1936 And So They Were Married
Hotel Manager
 1936 Everybody's Old Man
 1935 The Bride Comes Home
The Judge
 1935 Captain Blood
Dr. Whacker
 1935 Kind Lady
Mr. Foster
 1935 Peter Ibbetson
Mr. Slade
 1935 Barbary Coast
Sawbuck McTavish
 1935 She Couldn't Take It
Uncle Wyndersham
 1935 The Return of Peter Grimm
Mayor Everett Bartholomew
 1935 Happiness C.O.D.
Thomas Sherridan
 1935 Accent on Youth
Orville (uncredited)
 1935 China Seas
Passenger Playing Chess (uncredited)
 1935 Old Man Rhythm
Paul Parker
 1935 Village Tale
 1935 The Informer
Peter Mulligan
 1935 Mark of the Vampire
Dr. Doskil
 1935 Baby Face Harrington
 1935 Society Doctor
 1935 The Gilded Lily
 1935 Romance in Manhattan
 1935 Biography of a Bachelor Girl
Mr. Irish, Moose Village General Store
 1934 The Mighty Barnum
Undetermined Role (scenes deleted)
 1934 It's a Gift
Uncle Bean in Photograph (uncredited)
 1934 The Captain Hates the Sea
Josephus Bushmills
 1934 What Every Woman Knows
Snibby - Jeweler (uncredited)
 1934 The Merry Widow
 1934 The Defense Rests
 1934 Murder at the Vanities
Dr. Saunders
 1934 The Last Gentleman
Judd Barr
 1934 Bedside
Dr. George Wiley
 1934 Hi, Nellie
 1933 College Coach
Prof. Spencer Trask
 1933 Ever in My Heart
Storekeeper (scenes deleted)
 1933 Love, Honor and Oh, Baby!
Luther Bowen
 1932 The Trans-Atlantic Mystery (Short)
Dr. Crabtree - Criminologist
 1932 The Crane Poison Case (Short)
Dr. Crabtree
 1932 The Side Show Mystery (Short)
Dr. Crabtree
 1932 Murder in the Pullman (Short)
Dr. Crabtree - Criminologist
 1932 The Cole Case (Short)
Dr. Crabtree
 1932 The Skull Murder Mystery (Short)
Dr. Crabtree
 1932 The Babbling Book (Short)
Father (uncredited)
 1932 The Studio Murder Mystery (Short)
Dr. Crabtree
 1932 Wayward
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1932 The Symphony Murder Mystery (Short)
Dr. Crabtree
 1931 The Week End Mystery (Short)
Doctor Crabtree
 1931 The Wall Street Mystery (Short)
Doctor Crabtree
 1931 The Clyde Mystery (Short)
Dr. Amos Crabtree
 1931 Personal Maid
Pa Ryan
 1931 The Girl Habit
 1930 The Love Kiss
 1929 The Hole in the Wall
 1923 Six Cylinder Love
Richard Burton
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Stage Play: Oh, Promise Me. Comedy/farce. Written by Howard Lindsay and Bertrand Robinson. General Press Representative: John Peter Toohey. Directed by Howard Lindsay and Bertrand Robinson. Morosco Theatre: 24 Nov 1930- Mar 1931 (closing date unknown/145 performances). Cast: Eleanore Bedford, Clarence Bellair, Rosamund Carpentier, Chester ... See more »

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5' 4" (1.63 m)


Isabelle A. Walken  (his death)  (1 child)

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Appeared in four Oscar Best Picture nominees: The Informer (1935), Captain Blood (1935), You Can't Take It with You (1938) and Stagecoach (1939), with You Can't Take It with You winning Best Picture. See more »

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