Bert Roach (I) (1891–1971)

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Chubby silent film comic Bert Roach began on the New York stage at the age of 17. In 1911, he headlined in the two-act musical farce Louisiana Lou and then spent several years in stock as a lead tenor. Two years later, he made his screen debut at Keystone in Mack Sennett's Fatty's Magic Pants (1914). From then on, he remained busily engaged as a ... See full bio »

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Known For

So Long Letty Tommy Robbins
The Last Warning Mike Brody
Yankee Doodle in Berlin Von Hindenburg
The Song of the Flame Count Boris


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 1951 The Tall Target
Politician (uncredited)
 1951 Show Boat
Drunk (uncredited)
 1951 Strictly Dishonorable
Stage Hand at 'Faust' (uncredited)
 1951 Excuse My Dust
Stablehand (uncredited)
 1951 No Questions Asked
Mac - Bartender (uncredited)
 1951 The Great Caruso
Spotlight Operator (uncredited)
 1951 Inside Straight
Broker (uncredited)
 1947 Song of Love
Stage Manager (uncredited)
 1947 Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome
Crandall (uncredited)
 1947 The Perils of Pauline
Western Saloon Set Bartender
 1947 Fun on a Weekend
Oswald J. Nicholl (uncredited)
 1947 That's My Gal
Stagehand (uncredited)
 1946 Duel in the Sun
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1946 The Time, the Place and the Girl
Process Server (uncredited)
 1946 Bringing Up Father
Calendar Man (uncredited)
 1946 Wife Wanted
Arthur Mayfield (uncredited)
 1946 No Leave, No Love
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1946 Decoy
Mack - Bartender
 1946 The Missing Lady
Waldo - Bar Drunk
 1946 Sing While You Dance
Jerome Smith
 1946 The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
Man Waiting for Friend (uncredited)
 1946 Rendezvous 24
Herr Kompenik (uncredited)
 1946 Little Giant
Joe - Bartender (uncredited)
 1946 Girl on the Spot
Diner Hit on Head (uncredited)
 1945 Shady Lady
Clerk (uncredited)
 1945 Swingin' on a Rainbow
Drunk (uncredited)
 1945 Lady on a Train
Fat Man in Newsreel Theatre (uncredited)
 1945 Blonde from Brooklyn
Drunk (uncredited)
 1945 Bedside Manner
George Hastings
 1945 Where Do We Go from Here?
Dutch Councilman (uncredited)
 1944 The Princess and the Pirate
Companion of Drunken Pirate (uncredited)
 1944 Music in Manhattan
Fat Man in Ticket Line (uncredited)
 1944 Sensations of 1945
Photographer in Penny Arcade Number (uncredited)
 1944 Song of the Open Road
Crowd Extra (uncredited)
 1944 Gambler's Choice
Bob (uncredited)
 1944 Shine on Harvest Moon
Drunk on Street (uncredited)
 1944 The Falcon Out West
Charlie - Nightclub Drunk (uncredited)
 1943 Lost Angel
Man Eating Spaghetti (uncredited)
 1943 Mardi Gras (Short)
 1943 Hi Diddle Diddle
Husband, Taxi Cab Bit
 1942 Tennessee Johnson
Drunk (uncredited)
 1942 Quiet Please: Murder
Hungry Library Patron (uncredited)
 1942 Once Upon a Honeymoon
Ship Bartender (uncredited)
 1942 Dr. Renault's Secret
Hotel Proprietor
 1942 My Sister Eileen
Pete the Drunk (uncredited)
 1942 Cairo
Sleeping Man in Cavity Rock Theater (uncredited)
 1942 I Married an Angel
Board Member (uncredited)
 1942 My Favorite Spy
Pedestrian in Park (uncredited)
 1942 Grand Central Murder
Tubby (uncredited)
 1942 The Wife Takes a Flyer
Guldschreschts (uncredited)
 1942 Fingers at the Window
 1941 Hellzapoppin'
Robert T. MacChesney (uncredited)
 1941 Birth of the Blues
Fat Man Sleeping in Theater (uncredited)
 1941 Three Girls About Town
Advising Drunk (uncredited)
 1941 Time Out for Rhythm
Drunk (uncredited)
 1941 Bachelor Daddy
Louie (uncredited)
 1941 The Hard-Boiled Canary
Cop (uncredited)
 1941 Love Crazy
Front Desk Clerk (uncredited)
 1941 I'll Wait for You
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1941 The People vs. Dr. Kildare
Father (uncredited)
 1941 Washington Melodrama
Taxi Driver #1 (uncredited)
 1941 You're the One
Man in Wheel Chair
 1941 Ride, Kelly, Ride
Fat Man (uncredited)
 1940 Sandy Gets Her Man
License Clerk (uncredited)
 1940 Yesterday's Heroes
 1940 The Mortal Storm
Fat Song Leader in Cafe (uncredited)
 1940 Women Without Names
Ogrim - Stubborn Juror (uncredited)
 1939 The Great Victor Herbert
Skit Comic (uncredited)
 1939 Another Thin Man
Cookie - the Drinker (uncredited)
 1939 Fast and Furious
Bartender (uncredited)
 1939 Nurse Edith Cavell
George Moulin (uncredited)
 1939 Man About Town
Arab Petitioner in Show (uncredited)
 1939 Rose of Washington Square
Mr. Paunch (uncredited)
 1939 Code of the Streets
Joe (uncredited)
 1939 Happily Buried (Short)
Announcer (uncredited)
 1939 Hotel Imperial
Fat Comic (uncredited)
 1939 Inside Story
 1939 Honolulu
Grayson's Party Guest (uncredited)
 1939 They Made Me a Criminal
Hendricks (uncredited)
 1939 Mr. Moto's Last Warning
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1939 Disbarred
Brimmer's Frightened Witness (uncredited)
 1938 Say It in French
Waiter (uncredited)
 1938 Sharpshooters
Landlord (uncredited)
 1938 The Great Waltz
 1938 Five of a Kind
Big Man in Asa's Store (uncredited)
 1938 The Arkansas Traveler
Optimistic Hobo
 1938/II Keep Smiling
Prop Man (uncredited)
 1938 Rascals
Townsman on Street (uncredited)
 1938 Romance on the Run
Happy Drunk
 1938 Stolen Heaven
 1938 Joy of Living
German Waiter at Beer Garden (uncredited)
 1938 Walking Down Broadway
Archie - Stage Manager (uncredited)
 1938 Mad About Music
Conductor (uncredited)
 1938 A Slight Case of Murder
Speakeasy Proprietor (uncredited)
 1938 International Settlement
Lord Fauntleroy (uncredited)
 1938 Algiers
 1938 The Jury's Secret
Juror Hackenmeir (uncredited)
 1938 Change of Heart
Plumber (uncredited)
 1937 Mannequin
Mr. Schwartz (uncredited)
 1937 Prescription for Romance
Police Sergeant
 1937 Beg, Borrow or Steal
Mr. Ed Thompson (uncredited)
 1937 Double Wedding
 1937 This Way Please
Wagon Driver (uncredited)
 1937 The Girl Said No
Sugar Plum
 1937 Think Fast, Mr. Moto
Ship's Bartender (uncredited)
 1937 Saratoga
Passenger on Train (uncredited)
 1937 The Emperor's Candlesticks
Hotel Clerk
 1937 Married Before Breakfast
Waiter (uncredited)
 1937 The Good Old Soak
Mike (uncredited)
 1937 Sing While You're Able
Val Blodgett
 1937 John Meade's Woman
Drunk at Party (uncredited)
 1936 The Mandarin Mystery
Police Detective (uncredited)
 1936 Love on the Run
Palace Tour Member (uncredited)
 1936 Mister Cinderella
Mr. G.W. Mason (uncredited)
 1936 The Longest Night
Undetermined Supporting Role (scenes deleted)
 1936 Echo Mountain (Short)
Gustav (uncredited)
 1936 Hollywood Boulevard
Bit (uncredited)
 1936 San Francisco
Freddie Duane
 1936 Fury
Waiter (uncredited)
 1936 Sons o' Guns
 1936 Love Before Breakfast
Party Host
 1935 Guard That Girl
 1935 Bad Boy
Pool Table Customer (uncredited)
 1935 Keystone Hotel (Short)
Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1935 Here Comes the Band
Drummer in Band
 1935 Public Hero Number 1
Salesman on Bus Annoying Terry (uncredited)
 1935 Goin' to Town
Cowboy (uncredited)
 1935 Traveling Saleslady
 1935 Night Life of the Gods
Oscar (uncredited)
 1935 Shadow of Doubt
Detective (uncredited)
 1935 Society Doctor
Nervous Expectant Father (uncredited)
 1934 The Firebird
First Policeman (uncredited)
 1934 Handy Andy
Phil (uncredited)
 1934 Paris Interlude
 1934 I Give My Love
Bartender (uncredited)
 1934 Little Man, What Now?
Robust Job-Seeker (uncredited)
 1934 Half a Sinner
 1934 The Thin Man
Foster (uncredited)
 1934 Marrying Widows
The Husband's Partner
 1934 Search for Beauty
Health Acres Guest at Bar (uncredited)
 1933 Only Yesterday
Rex - Party Guest (uncredited)
 1933 Secret Sinners
The Out of Work Actor
 1933 Stung Again (Short)
 1933 Rafter Romance
Drunken Tenant (uncredited)
 1933 Easy Millions
 1933 A Quiet Night (Short)
 1933 Daring Daughters
Joby Johnson
 1933 The Trial of Vince Barnett (Short)
Barnett's Personal Secretary
 1933 Hallelujah I'm a Bum
 1933 Family Troubles (Short)
Mickey's friend
 1932 Call Her Savage
Man Who Picks Up Nasa (uncredited)
 1932 Hesitating Love (Short)
 1932 Evenings for Sale
Otto Volk
 1932 The Finishing Touch (Short)
 1932 They Call It Sin
Mr. Goodrich (uncredited)
 1932 Hat Check Girl
A Party Guest (uncredited)
 1932 Those We Love (uncredited)
 1932 Love Me Tonight
 1932 Bird of Paradise
 1932 Night World
 1932 The Impatient Maiden
Mr. Gilman
 1932 Hotel Continental
Charlie Layton
 1931 Arrowsmith
Bert Tozer
 1931 Compromised
 1931 6 Cylinder Love
Harold Rogers
 1931 Three Girls Lost
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1931 Bad Sister
Wade Trumbull
 1931 Bride and Gloomy (Short)
 1931 Dangerous Daze (Short)
 1930 Free Love
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1930 Captain Thunder
 1930 The Princess and the Plumber
Albert Bowers
 1930 Expensive Kisses (Short)
 1930 Viennese Nights
Gus Sascher
 1930 Liliom
 1930 Lawful Larceny
 1930 The Song of the Flame
Count Boris
 1930 Hold Everything
Nosey Bartlett
 1930 The Stronger Sex (Short)
 1930 Down with Husbands (Short)
George Fuller
 1930 Scrappily Married (Short)
 1930 So This Is Paris Green (Short)
 1930 For Love or Money (Short)
 1930 No, No, Nanette
Bill Early
 1929 Show of Shows
Father of Twins in 'What Became of the Floradora Boys' Number
 1929 The Fatal Forceps (Short)
The Saxophone Player
 1929 So Long Letty
Tommy Robbins
 1929 Young Nowheres
Mr. Jesse
 1929 The Argyle Case
 1929 Twin Beds
Edward J. Small
 1929 The Desert Rider
Friar Bernardo
 1928 Honeymoon
 1928 The Last Warning
Mike Brody
 1928 A Lady of Chance
Fat Man Who Flirts With Dolly (uncredited)
 1928 Show People
Heavyset Man in Casting Agency (uncredited)
 1928 Telling the World
 1928 A Certain Young Man
Mr. Crutchley
 1928 Riders of the Dark
Sheriff Snodgrass
 1928 Under the Black Eagle
Hans Schmidt
 1928 The Crowd
 1928 The Latest from Paris
Bert Blevins
 1928 Wickedness Preferred
Homer Burton
 1927 Life in Hollywood No. 3 (Short)
 1927 The Battle of the Century (Short)
Ringside Spectator (uncredited)
 1927 Twelve Miles Out
 1927 Tillie the Toiler
 1927 The Taxi Dancer
Charlie Cook
 1926 Tin Hats
'Dutch' Krausmeyer
 1926 The Flaming Forest
 1926 Money Talks
Oscar Waters
 1926 The College Yell (Short)
Rufus McNutt
 1925 Don't
Uncle Nat
 1925 A Nice Pickle (Short)
 1925 Sleeping Sickness (Short)
The Doctor
 1925 Tenting Out (Short)
Bert - the Butler
 1925 Black Gold Bricks (Short)
Bert - the Valet
 1925 The Denial
 1925 Papa's Pet (Short)
 1925 The Lost Cord (Short)
Bert - the Valet
 1925 Excuse Me
Jimmy Wellington
 1925 Smouldering Fires
Member of the Committee
 1925 Under a Spell (Short)
The Valet
 1924 Harem Follies (Short)
 1924 Horse Play (Short)
 1924 Green Tees (Short)
The Butler
 1924 Mind Your Doctor (Short)
 1924 The Game Hunter (Short)
Bert - the Butler
 1924 The Turmoil
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1924 That's the Spirit (Short)
The Butler
 1924 Way Up North (Short)
 1924 Fair and Windy (Short)
Bert - the Butler
 1924 Women's Rights (Short)
Bert - the Butler
 1924 Bluffing Bluffers (Short)
Bert - the Butler
 1924 Patching Things Up (Short)
Bert - the Butler
 1924 Why Be Jealous? (Short)
Bert - the Butler
 1924 Rest in Pieces (Short)
Billy's Butler
 1924 High Speed
Dick Farrell
 1924 Why Pay Your Rent? (Short)
Bert - the Butler
 1924 One Wet Night (Short)
Nervy Ned's Valet
 1924 Excitement
 1924 Spring of 1964 (Short)
Oscar's Valet
 1924 Marry When Young (Short)
Ned's Valet
 1924 The Storm Daughter
Olaf Swensen
 1924 Nobody to Love (Short)
 1924 Should Poker Players Marry? (Short)
Nervy Ned's Valet
 1924 Feather Pushers (Short)
Ned's Valet
 1924 The Very Bad Man (Short)
Ned's Valet
 1924 The Jail Bird (Short)
Ned's Valet
 1924 The Mandarin (Short)
Ned's Valet
 1924 A Lady of Quality
Sir Christopher Crowell
 1923 Chasing Wealth (Short)
Ned's Valet
 1923 Under the White Robe (Short)
Ned's Valet
 1923 A Matter of Policy (Short)
Ned's Valet
 1923 No Parking Aloud (Short)
 1923 The Idea Man (Short)
The Idea Man
 1923 Restless Rest (Short)
Ned's Valet
 1923 Going South (Short)
Ned's Valet
 1923 Cuckoo (Short)
 1923 His School Daze (Short)
The Mouse Trap Salesman
 1923 Sing! Sing! (Short)
Ned's Valet
 1923 Crimson Coppers (Short)
 1923 Empty Bottles (Short)
 1923 Tut! Tut! King (Short)
Ned's valet
 1923 Won't You Worry? (Short)
 1923 Bum Slickers (Short)
Ned's Valet
 1923 In Hock (Short)
Ned's Valet
 1923 The Jazz Bug (Short)
 1923 Two Auctioneers (Short)
 1923 Should William Tell? (Short)
Ned's Valet
 1923 Bum Grafters (Short)
 1923 Fakers (Short)
 1923 Skeletons (Short)
 1923 Tramps of Note (Short)
Ned's Valet
 1923 Easy Terms (Short)
Ned's Valet
 1923 The Coal Dust Twins (Short)
 1923 To and Fro (Short)
Ned's Valet
 1923 Out of Order (Short)
Ned's Valet
 1923 Hoboes De Luxe (Short)
Ned's Valet
 1923 Some Service (Short)
Ned's Valet
 1922 The Flirt
Wade Trumble
 1922 Where's the Parade? (Short)
 1922 Rail Birds (Short)
Ned's Valet
 1922 Their Steady Job (Short)
Ned's Chum
 1922 Matinee Idles (Short)
Ned's Valet
 1922 Accidents Will Happen (Short)
Ned's Valet
 1922 The House of a Thousand Trembles (Short)
Nervy's Valet
 1922 Unfermented Bricks (Short)
Ned's Valet
 1922 Society Hoboes (Short)
Ned's Valet
 1922/I High Flyers (Short)
Ned's Valet
 1922 Should Watchmen Sleep? (Short)
Ned's Valet
 1922 The Black Bag
 1922 Easy to Cop (Short)
Ned's Valet
 1922 Off His Beat (Short)
 1922 A Shaky Family Tree (Short)
 1922 Taking Things Easy (Short)
Ned's Chum
 1922 A Dark Horse (Short)
 1922 Hold the Line (Short)
 1922 Almost a Rancher (Short)
Mr. Bronx
 1922 Westward Whoa! (Short)
Middleton Muggs
 1921 Oh! Nursie! (Short)
 1921 The Room of Death (Short)
 1921 Fur Coats and Pants (Short)
The Boss
 1921 Show Me Your Samples (Short)
 1921 The Millionaire
Bobo Harmsworth
 1921 Fares, Please! (Short)
 1921 No Place to Live (Short)
The Husband
 1921 Hot, But Healthy (Short)
 1921 Look Pleasant, Please (Short)
 1921 The Rowdy
Howard Morse
 1921 No Clothes to Guide Him (Short)
 1921 Hold Your Breath (Short)
 1921 His Unlucky Berth (Short)
Ka Flippe
 1921 On Account (Short)
The landlord
 1921 She Sighed by the Seaside (Short)
The Widower
 1921 Officer Cupid (Short)
The Cop's Sweetheart's Father
 1921 The Unhappy Finish (Short)
Jealous Husband in Scenario
 1921 A Small Town Idol
Martin Brown
 1920 My Goodness (Short)
The Hotelkeeper
 1920 You Wouldn't Believe It (Short)
The Girl's Father
 1920 Married Life
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1920 Let 'er Go (Short)
The Country Girl's Father
 1920 Fresh from the City (Short)
The Banker
 1920/I Down on the Farm
Roach - the Farmer
 1920 The Gingham Girl (Short)
The Gingham Girl's Father
 1920 The Star Boarder (Short)
The Boarding House Owner
 1919 The Speakeasy (Short)
The Detective
 1919 A Lady's Tailor (Short)
The Westerner
 1919 Salome vs. Shenandoah (Short)
Actor / Soldier (uncredited)
 1919 Among Those Present (Short)
A Husband Whose Hobby Was His Wife
 1919 Hearts and Flowers (Short)
Al - the Flower Girl's 2nd Brother
 1919 Why Beaches Are Popular (Short)
Bert Roach
 1919 Yankee Doodle in Berlin
Von Hindenburg
 1919 East Lynne with Variations (Short)
Audience Spectator Husband (uncredited)
 1919 Never Too Old (Short)
The Partner
 1919 Cupid's Day Off (Short)
 1918 Beware of Boarders (Short)
The Secret Service Man
 1918 Sleuths (Short)
The Court Policeman
 1918 The Geezer of Berlin (Short)
A German Germ
 1918 Two Tough Tenderfeet (Short)
Cecil Legree - a Bad Egg
 1918 Her Unmarried Life (Short)
 1918 Oh, Baby! (Short)
 1917 Soapsuds and Sirens (Short)
Mr. Printum
 1917 From Cactus to Kale (Short)
 1917 Props, Drops and Flops (Short)
Bert - 1st Property Man
 1917 Street Cars and Carbuncles (Short)
The President of the Railway
 1917 Roped Into Scandal (Short)
Samson Hercules
 1917/I Beach Nuts (Short)
Knutt Sunday
 1916 The Lawyer's Secret (Short)
Undetermined Secondary Role (unconfirmed)
 1916 Murder by Mistake (Short)
The Assassin
 1916 The Youngest in the Family (Short)
The Daughter's Suitor
 1916 Where Is My Husband? (Short)
I.M. Trubbell
 1916 Live Wires and Love Sparks (Short)
Undetermined Supporting Role (uncredited)
 1914 Fatty's Magic Pants (Short)
Party Guest (uncredited)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
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