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Nat Pendleton (1895–1967)


Brawn won out over brain as well when it came to wrestler athlete Nat Pendleton's professional movie career. For two decades, this massively-built, dark-haired, good-looking lug played a number of kind-hearted lunkheads, goons, henchmen and Joe Palooka-like buffoons. Nathaniel Greene Pendleton was born on August 9, 1895 on a farm close to Davenport... See full bio »

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Known For

The Thin Man
The Thin Man Guild
(1934)
The Great Ziegfeld
(1936)
Lady for a Day
Lady for a Day Shakespeare
(1933)

Filmography

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 1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Otto 'Bitsy' Lamb
- The Big Payoff (1956) ... Otto 'Bitsy' Lamb
 1947 Buck Privates Come Home
Sergeant Collins
 1947 Scared to Death
Bill Raymond
 1946 Death Valley
Jim Ward
 1943 Swing Fever
'Killer' Kennedy
 1943 Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case
Joe Wayman
 1942 Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant
Joe Weyman
 1942 Calling Dr. Gillespie
Joe Wayman
 1942 Jail House Blues
Sonny McGann
 1941 Top Sergeant Mulligan
Top Sgt. Herman Mulligan
 1941 Buck Privates
Sgt. Michael Collins
 1940 Flight Command
C.P.O. 'Spike' Knowles
 1940 Dr. Kildare's Crisis
Joe Wayman
 1940 Dr. Kildare Goes Home
Wayman
 1940 The Golden Fleecing
'Fatso' Werner
 1940 New Moon
Bondsman (uncredited)
 1940 Phantom Raiders
'Gunboat' Jacklin
 1940 Dr. Kildare's Strange Case
Joe Wayman, Ambulance Driver
 1940 The Ghost Comes Home
Roscoe
 1940 Northwest Passage
'Cap' Huff
 1939 The Secret of Dr. Kildare
Joe Wayman
 1939 Another Thin Man
Lieutenant Guild
 1939 At the Circus
Goliath
 1939 On Borrowed Time
Mr. Grimes
 1939 6,000 Enemies
'Socks' Martin
 1939 It's a Wonderful World
Sergeant Fred Koretz
 1939 Calling Dr. Kildare
Wayman
 1939 Burn 'Em Up O'Connor
Buddy Buttle
 1938 Young Dr. Kildare
Joe Wayman
 1938 The Crowd Roars
'Pug' Walsh
 1938 The Chaser
'Floppy' Phil
 1938 The Shopworn Angel
'Dice'
 1938 Fast Company
Paul Terison
 1938 Arsène Lupin Returns
Joe Doyle
 1938 Swing Your Lady
Joe
 1937 Life Begins in College
George Black
 1937 Gangway
Smiles Hogan
 1937 Song of the City
Benvenuto Romandi
 1937 Under Cover of Night
Sergeant Lucks
 1936 Sing Me a Love Song
Rocky
 1936 Two in a Crowd
Flynn
 1936 Sworn Enemy
'Steamer' Krupp
 1936 Trapped by Television
Rocky O'Neil
 1936 The Great Ziegfeld
Sandow
 1936 The Garden Murder Case
Sergeant Heath
 1935 It's in the Air
Henry Potke
 1935 Here Comes the Band
'Piccolo Pete'
 1935 Calm Yourself
Knuckles Benedict
 1935 Murder in the Fleet
'Spud' Burke
 1935 Reckless
Blossom
 1935 Baby Face Harrington
Rocky
 1935 Times Square Lady
Mack
 1934 The Gay Bride
William T. 'Shoots' Magiz
 1934 Death on the Diamond
Harry O'Toole
 1934 Straight Is the Way
Skippy
 1934 The Girl from Missouri
Lifeguard
 1934 The Cat's-Paw
Strozzi
 1934 The Defense Rests
Rocky
 1934 The Thin Man
Guild
 1934 Manhattan Melodrama
Spud
 1934 Sing and Like It
T. Fenny Sylvester
 1934 Lazy River
Alfred 'Tiny' Smith
 1934 Fugitive Lovers
Legs Caffey
 1933 College Coach
Ladislaus Petrowski
 1933 The Chief
Big Mike, a Henchman
 1933 I'm No Angel
Harry - Acrobat (uncredited)
 1933 Penthouse
Tony Gazotti
 1933 Lady for a Day
Shakespeare
 1933 Baby Face
Stolvich - Laborer (uncredited)
 1933 The Nuisance
Aloysius P. McCarthy (uncredited)
 1933 Infernal Machine
French Thug (uncredited)
 1933 The White Sister
Corporal Cessano (uncredited)
 1933 Child of Manhattan
Spyrene
 1933 Goldie Gets Along
Motorcycle Officer Cassidy
 1933 Parachute Jumper
Motorcycle Policeman (uncredited)
 1932 Flesh
Wrestler (uncredited)
 1932 The Sign of the Cross
Strabo
 1932 Deception
Bucky O'Neill
 1932 The Night Club Lady
Mike McDougal
 1932 Exposure
Maniac Killer
 1932 Horse Feathers
MacHardie - Darwin Player (uncredited)
 1932 By Whose Hand?
The Killer
 1932 The Tenderfoot
Joe - Jealous Husband (uncredited)
 1932 State's Attorney
Tiger - the Boxer (uncredited)
 1932 Girl Crazy
Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
 1932 Play Girl
Dance Hall Plumber (scenes deleted)
 1932 The Big Timer
Kid Melrose (uncredited)
 1932 Hell-Fire Austin
Bouncer
 1932 A Fool's Advice
Kelly - Naughty Boy
 1932 The Beast of the City
Abe Gorman (uncredited)
 1932 Taxi!
Truck Driver Bull Martin (uncredited)
 1931 The Pottsville Palooka (Short)
Spike Mulligan
 1931 Manhattan Parade
Lady Godiva's Husband (uncredited)
 1931 The Secret Witness
Gunner - Bodyguard
 1931 Blonde Crazy
Hank - aka Pete
 1931 The Ruling Voice
Board Member (uncredited)
 1931 The Spirit of Notre Dame
Assistant Coach
 1931 The Star Witness
Big Jack
 1931 Mr. Lemon of Orange
Gangster (uncredited)
 1931 Fair Warning
Purvis
 1931 Seas Beneath
'Butch' Wagner (uncredited)
 1930 Crazy House (Short)
Chef (uncredited)
 1930 The Sea Wolf
Smoke
 1930 The Last of the Duanes
Bossamer (uncredited)
 1930 La grande mare
Pat O'Day
 1930 The Big Pond
Pat O'Day
 1929 The Laughing Lady
James Dugan
 1926 Let's Get Married
Jimmy
 1924 Monsieur Beaucaire
Barber (uncredited)
 1924 The Hoosier Schoolmaster
Bud Means
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Broadway stage: "The Grey Fox". Directed by Lemist Esler. Playhouse Theatre; 88 performances. Cast included Nat Pendleton as "Don Michelotto". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Upon his death, his remains were interred at Cypress View Mausoleum and Crematory in San Diego, California. His location plot is Corridor A NW, #9 on the inside of the door frame on the left side. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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