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Constantine Romanoff (1881–1969)

Constantine Romanoff was born on August 21, 1881 in Germany as Friedrich William Heinrich August Meyer. He was an actor, known for The Private Life of Helen of Troy (1927), The Long Voyage Home (1940) and Devil on Deck (1932). He was married to Caroline "Lena" Jensen Baltzer. He died on February 8, 1969 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »


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 1951 So You Want to Be a Cowboy (Short)
Henchman in Western Movie (uncredited)
 1947 Wild Harvest
Alperson Crew Member (uncredited)
 1947 Northwest Outpost
Convict (uncredited)
 1946 It's a Wonderful Life
Bar Patron (uncredited)
 1946 Anna and the King of Siam
Whipper (uncredited)
 1945 The Spanish Main
Pirate (uncredited)
 1945 The Vampire's Ghost
Sailor (uncredited)
 1945 Dillinger
Convict in Mess Hall (uncredited)
 1945 Hangover Square
Townsman (uncredited)
 1944 The Princess and the Pirate
Citizen Hit with Blackjack (uncredited)
 1944 The Desert Hawk (uncredited)
 1944 Tampico
Crewman (uncredited)
 1943 Mission to Moscow
Accused Member of O.G.P.U. (uncredited)
 1943 The Moon Is Down
Villager (uncredited)
 1943 The Youngest Profession
Salvation Army Derelict (uncredited)
 1942 The Valley of Vanishing Men
The Slave Driver (uncredited)
 1942 The Black Swan
Pirate (uncredited)
 1942 Moontide
Barfly (uncredited)
 1942 Reap the Wild Wind
Widgeon's Tall Bald Thug (uncredited)
 1942 Four Jacks and a Jill
Noodle's Henchman (uncredited)
 1941 Holt of the Secret Service
Henchman (uncredited)
 1941 Confirm or Deny
Romanoff - Masseur (uncredited)
 1941 Birth of the Blues
One of Blackie's Thugs (uncredited)
 1941 Hello, Sucker
Onlooker (uncredited)
 1941 White Eagle
Shane (uncredited)
 1940 The Green Archer
West (uncredited)
 1940 The Long Voyage Home
Big Frank
 1940 Captain Caution
Sailor (uncredited)
 1940 Deadwood Dick
Butch (uncredited)
 1940 Florian
Russian (uncredited)
 1940 Saps at Sea
Horn Factory Workman (uncredited)
 1940 Terry and the Pirates
Henchman Krench (uncredited)
 1940 The Shadow
Henchman Harvey (uncredited)
 1939 Balalaika (uncredited)
 1939 Another Thin Man
Tall Father in Derby (uncredited)
 1939 Ninotchka
Man in Restaurant (uncredited)
 1939 Kid Nightingale
Bald Wrestler (uncredited)
 1939 $1000 a Touchdown
Duke (uncredited)
 1939 Daughter of the Tong
Henchman (uncredited)
 1939 I Stole a Million
Wrestler (uncredited)
 1939 They All Come Out
Angry Patient (uncredited)
 1939 Let Freedom Ring
Russian (uncredited)
 1938 Charlie Chan in Honolulu
Crewman (uncredited)
 1938 Thanks for Everything
Masseur (uncredited)
 1938 The Storm
Tough Gambler (uncredited)
 1938 The Sisters
Fight Spectator with Blonde (uncredited)
 1938 Garden of the Moon
Man Cutting In at Dance (uncredited)
 1938 Juvenile Court
Spectator at Accident (uncredited)
 1938 Meet the Girls
 1938 Prison Break
Convict (uncredited)
 1938 Professor Beware
Bearded Man (uncredited)
 1938 The Canary Comes Across (Short)
Convict (uncredited)
 1938 The Buccaneer
Pirate in Jail (uncredited)
 1937 Hollywood Hotel
Falsetto-Voiced Man with Ice Cream Cone (uncredited)
 1937 Daughter of Shanghai
Russian Alien (uncredited)
 1937 The Last Gangster
Alcatraz Prisoner (uncredited)
 1937 Souls at Sea
Pub Drinker (uncredited)
 1937 The Soldier and the Lady
Executioner (uncredited)
 1937 Man of the People
Hobo (uncredited)
 1936 After the Thin Man
Wrestler at Party (uncredited)
 1936 Come and Get It
Rowdy (uncredited)
 1936 No Place Like Rome (Short)
Irate Husband (uncredited)
 1936 Our Relations
Tuffy - Tough Guy (uncredited)
 1936 A Son Comes Home
Sailor (uncredited)
 1936 F-Man
Gangster (uncredited)
 1936 Flash Gordon
Monkey Man (uncredited)
 1936 Give Us This Night
 1936 Sutter's Gold
Bald Tallest Seaman - Slave Ship (uncredited)
 1936 Road Gang
Tangle-Eye - Convict at Farm (uncredited)
 1935 If You Could Only Cook
Lefty - Rossini's Driver (uncredited)
 1935 Broadway Hostess
Man in Gym (uncredited)
 1935 Bad Boy
Wrestler-Tenant (uncredited)
 1935 Barbary Coast
Gambler (uncredited)
 1935 Dante's Inferno
Stoker (uncredited)
 1935 The Black Room
Peasant (uncredited)
 1935 Don't Bet on Blondes
Gangster #2 (uncredited)
 1935 Love Me Forever
Doorman (uncredited)
 1935 The Nitwits
Singing Prisoner (uncredited)
 1935 People Will Talk
Prettyboy Plotsky
 1935 Stolen Harmony
Piccolo Player (uncredited)
 1935 The Devil Is a Woman
Man Blowing Smoke (uncredited)
 1935 Black Fury
Security Force Applicant (uncredited)
 1935 Naughty Marietta
Pirate (uncredited)
 1934 Red Morning
Mutinous Seaman (uncredited)
 1934 Kid Millions
Torturer (uncredited)
 1934 Judge Priest
Townsman in Saloon (uncredited)
 1934 The Affairs of Cellini
Executioner (uncredited)
 1934 The Cat's-Paw
Chinese Guard (uncredited)
 1934 Wharf Angel
Sailor on 'The Coyote' (uncredited)
 1934 Sixteen Fathoms Deep
Kargas - Tall Crewman
 1933 The Son of Kong
Bill, a Sailor (uncredited)
 1933 Perils of Pauline
Tyrone (uncredited)
 1933 The Way to Love
Circus Wrestler (uncredited)
 1933 Mary Stevens, M.D.
Dynamite Schultz (uncredited)
 1933 Diplomaniacs
Henchman (uncredited)
 1933 Out All Night
Stan - Tall Kidnapper (uncredited)
 1933 Whistling in the Dark
Cossack (uncredited)
 1932 Island of Lost Souls
Beast (uncredited)
 1932 Too Busy to Work
 1932 Movie Crazy
Duval (uncredited)
 1932 Chandu the Magician
One of Roxor's Henchmen (uncredited)
 1932 The Promoter (Short)
 1932 Scarface
Henchman (uncredited)
 1932 The Beast of the City
Identifying Witness (uncredited)
 1932 Devil on Deck
 1931 Ambassador Bill
Sniper on Balcony (uncredited)
 1931 Scratch-As-Catch-Can (Short)
 1931 The Yellow Ticket
Reveller / Prison Guard (uncredited)
 1931 Monkey Business
Butch (uncredited)
 1931 Ships of Hate
 1931 Iron Man
Diner (uncredited)
 1931 Sit Tight
Ringer at Training (uncredited)
 1931 The Gang Buster
Otto (uncredited)
 1929 Condemned!
Brute Convict (uncredited)
 1929 Eternal Love
Villager (uncredited)
 1929 The Wolf Song
Rube Thatcher
 1928 Fazil
Executioner (uncredited)
 1928 The Fifty-Fifty Girl
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1928 Burning Daylight
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1928 Sharp Shooters
Swedish Captain (uncredited)
 1927 The Love Mart
Fleming Henchman (uncredited)
 1927 The Tender Hour
 1927 The Kid Brother
Sandoni (as C. Romanoff)
 1926 The Temptress
Duras Henchman (uncredited)
 1926 For Heaven's Sake
Mug (uncredited)
 1925 Lady of the Night
Dance Hall Patron (uncredited)
 1921 Among Those Present (Short) (uncredited)
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Due to his massive bulk and sinister looks, he was invariably cast as a heavy, notably in silent comedy. Romanoff successfully made the transition to sound and appeared in featured roles in several dramas and serials of the 1930s and 1940s, as well as being one of the monkey men wrestling with Buster Crabbe in 'Flash Gordon'(1936). See more »


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