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Fred 'Snowflake' Toones (1906–1962)

Toones is one of the most "colorful" character faces in B-Westerns and cliffhangers. He appeared in over 200 films between 1928 and 1951; and during 1936 and 1947, Toones often worked under contract for Republic Pictures, appearing in about 40 of its films. Toones often played a bootblack or shoeshine man in at least six of his movies, and Toones ... See full bio »

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Known For

Out of Singapore Snowball - Ship's Cook
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 1951 Racket Squad (TV Series)
- The Raccoon Hunt (1951) ... Selwyn (as Snow Flake)
 1947 Where There's Life
Department Store Mover (uncredited)
 1947 Hectic Honeymoon (Short)
Room Service Waiter (uncredited)
 1947 The Crimson Key
Club Bartender (uncredited)
 1947 Bells of San Angelo
The Cook (as Fred S. Toones)
 1946 The Secret of the Whistler
Fred (uncredited)
 1946 Fool's Gold
Bar 20 Handy Man
 1946 No Leave, No Love
Red Cap Porter (uncredited)
 1946 G.I. War Brides
Pullman Porter (uncredited)
 1946 Centennial Summer
Redcap (uncredited)
 1946 The Runaround
Porter (uncredited)
 1946 Two Smart People
Clarence (uncredited)
 1946 Two Sisters from Boston
Porter (uncredited)
 1946 The Hoodlum Saint
Pullman Porter (scenes deleted)
 1945 Man Alive
Pianist (uncredited)
 1945 The Lost Weekend
Washroom Attendant at Harry & Joe's (uncredited)
 1945 Jungle Queen
Native (uncredited)
 1944 Firebrands of Arizona
Charlie (uncredited)
 1944 Barbary Coast Gent
Porter (uncredited)
 1944 Johnny Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Train Porter (uncredited)
 1944 The Yellow Rose of Texas
Wylie (uncredited)
 1944 Meet the People
Charlie (uncredited)
 1944 Hidden Valley Outlaws
Snowflake (as Fred Toones)
 1944 Nabonga
Native Attacking Tobo (uncredited)
 1943 Whistling in Brooklyn
Fan (uncredited)
 1943 Who's Hugh? (Short)
Bellhop (uncredited)
 1943 The Mystery of the 13th Guest
Joe the Valet (uncredited)
 1943 A Rookie's Cookie (Short)
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1943 Here Comes Mr. Zerk (Short)
Shooting Galley Man (uncredited)
 1943 Spy Train
Pullman Car Porter (as Snowflake)
 1943 Who's Superstitious? (Short)
Dice Player (uncredited)
 1943 Land of Hunted Men
Snowflake (as Fred Toones)
 1943 Haunted Ranch
Sam (as Snowflake)
 1942 Queen of Broadway
Mose (as Snowflake)
 1942 Silver Queen
Butler (uncredited)
 1942 The Palm Beach Story
Colored Bartender (as Snowflake)
 1942 Give Out, Sisters
Nightclub Valet
 1942 Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen
Train Porter (uncredited)
 1942 Groom and Bored (Short)
Train Porter
 1942 Raiders of the West
George Washington Abraham Lincoln 'Snowflake' Jones (uncredited)
 1942 Obliging Young Lady
George - Train Porter (uncredited)
 1942 Arizona Terrors
Snowflake (uncredited)
 1941 A Missouri Outlaw
Snowflake (as Snowflake)
 1941 Tuxedo Junction
Spectator (uncredited)
 1941 The Great Man's Lady
 1941 Death Valley Outlaws
Snowflake (as Snowflake)
 1941 The Apache Kid
Snowflake (as Snowflake)
 1941 Sun Valley Serenade
Porter (uncredited)
 1941 The Great American Broadcast
Railroad Porter (uncredited)
 1941 The People vs. Dr. Kildare
Black Father (uncredited)
 1941 Penny Serenade
Porter (uncredited)
 1941 Two Gun Sheriff
Snowflake (as Snowflake)
 1941 Repent at Leisure
Rufe (as 'Snowflake' Toones)
 1941 Back in the Saddle
Train Porter (uncredited)
 1941 Sleepers West
Waiter (uncredited)
 1941 Golden Hoofs
Snowflake (uncredited)
 1941 Ridin' on a Rainbow
Handyman (uncredited)
 1941 Tall, Dark and Handsome
Bootblack (uncredited)
 1940 Texas Terrors
Snowflake (as Snowflake)
 1940 Dancing on a Dime
Jeff - Brass Polisher (uncredited)
 1940 Christmas in July
Sam (uncredited)
 1940 Frontier Vengeance
Snowflake (as Snowflake)
 1940 I Want a Divorce
Porter (uncredited)
 1940 Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride
Train Porter (uncredited)
 1940 The Tulsa Kid
Snowflake - the Cook (as Snowflake)
 1940 Carolina Moon
Sam (uncredited)
 1940 One Man's Law
Snowflake (as Snowflake)
 1940 The Biscuit Eater
Sermon (as Snowflake)
 1940 Gaucho Serenade
New York City Pier Worker (uncredited)
 1940 Pardon My Berth Marks (Short)
Train Porter (uncredited)
 1940 Seventeen
Genesis (as Snowflake)
 1940 Remember the Night
Rufus (as Snowflake)
 1939 Rovin' Tumbleweeds
Porter (uncredited)
 1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Porter (uncredited)
 1939 Hollywood Cavalcade
Train Porter (uncredited)
 1939 Daredevils of the Red Circle
Snowflake (as Snowflake)
 1939 Dodge City
Willie (uncredited)
 1939 Mexicali Rose
Cook (uncredited)
 1939 King of the Turf
 1938 Red River Range
Dude Ranch Porter (uncredited)
 1938 Ride a Crooked Mile
Tovarish (uncredited)
 1938 Hawk of the Wilderness
George (as Snowflake)
 1938 The Nightshirt Bandit (Short)
Sam / Watchman (uncredited)
 1938 Swing That Cheer
Porter (uncredited)
 1938 Under the Big Top
Juba (as Snowflake)
 1938 Gold Mine in the Sky
Camp Cook (uncredited)
 1938 Riders of the Black Hills
Snowflake (as Snowflake)
 1938 Jump, Chump, Jump (Short) (as Snowflake)
 1938 Port of Missing Girls
Misery - aka Dismal (uncredited)
 1938 Hawaiian Buckaroo
Cook's Helper (uncredited)
 1937 Exiled to Shanghai
Train Porter (uncredited)
 1937 She Loved a Fireman
Joe (uncredited)
 1937 The Mysterious Pilot
Jubal (uncredited)
 1937 Wild Horse Rodeo
Snowflake (as Snowflake)
 1937 The Duke Comes Back
Snowflake (as Snowflake)
 1937 Youth on Parole
Redcap (uncredited)
 1937 Heroes of the Alamo
Luke (uncredited)
 1937 Range Defenders
Cook (as Snowflake)
 1937 Yodelin' Kid from Pine Ridge
Sam (as Snowflake)
 1937 Tough to Handle
Snowflake (uncredited)
 1937 A Day at Santa Anita (Short)
Cloudy (uncredited)
 1937 Gunsmoke Ranch
Snowflake (uncredited)
 1937 A Star Is Born
Black Witness (uncredited)
 1937 Way Out West
Janitor (uncredited)
 1937 Fair Warning
Porter (uncredited)
 1937 Off to the Races
 1937 Smart Blonde
George (Redcap Getting Tip) (uncredited)
 1936 A Man Betrayed
Sam (uncredited)
 1936 Gold Diggers of 1937
Snowflake (uncredited)
 1936 College Holiday
Porter (uncredited)
 1936 Racing Blood
Sad Sam (as Snowflake)
 1936 Come Closer, Folks
Porter (uncredited)
 1936 Come and Get It
Snowflake (uncredited)
 1936 Aces Wild
Snowflake (as 'Snowflake')
 1936 The Girl on the Front Page
Porter (uncredited)
 1936 Bulldog Edition
Washington Jones (uncredited)
 1936 The Gorgeous Hussy
Horatius (uncredited)
 1936 Oh, Susanna!
Train Porter (as Snowflake)
 1936 Born to Fight
Snowflake (as Snowflake)
 1936 The Green Pastures
Zubo (uncredited)
 1936 Poor Little Rich Girl
2nd Redcap Porter (uncredited)
 1936 Palm Springs
Porter (uncredited)
 1936 The Lonely Trail
Snowflake (as Snowflake)
 1936 Romance in the Air (Short)
Janitor (uncredited)
 1936 The Peppery Salt (Short)
Kidnapper's Messenger (uncredited)
 1936 The Singing Cowboy
Cowhorn Trio Leader (uncredited)
 1936 Desert Justice
Snowflake - Bank Janitor (as Snowflake)
 1936 Florida Special
Waiter (uncredited)
 1936 Big Brown Eyes
Chalky (uncredited)
 1936 Wildcat Saunders
Snowflake - the Handyman (as Snowflake)
 1936 Hair-Trigger Casey
Snowflake (as Snowflake)
 1936 The Music Goes 'Round
Garage Attendant (uncredited)
 1936 The Lawless Nineties
Moses (as Snowflake)
 1936 Hell-Ship Morgan
Ship Cook Pittsburgh (as Fred Toones)
 1936 Just Speeding (Short)
 1936 Black Gold
Snowflake (as Snowflake)
 1936 The Invisible Ray
Native First Seeing Rukh Glow (uncredited)
 1936 Freshman Love
Mose (uncredited)
 1935 Speed Limited
Vegas Station Pullman Porter (as Snow Flake)
 1935 Just My Luck
Caddy (uncredited)
 1935 Man of Iron
Country Club Locker Room Attendant (uncredited)
 1935 Riddle Ranch
Snowflake (as Snowflake)
 1935 Valley of Wanted Men
Snowflake (as Snowflake)
 1935 Hands Across the Table
Snowflake (uncredited)
 1935 Honeymoon Bridge (Short)
 1935 Frontier Justice
Snowflake (as Snowflake)
 1935 King Solomon of Broadway
Waiter (uncredited)
 1935 The Big Broadcast of 1936
Shoeshine Boy (uncredited)
 1935 The Virginia Judge
2nd Black Man (uncredited)
 1935 Ladies Love Danger
Lewis (as Snowflake)
 1935 Annapolis Farewell
Cabbie (uncredited)
 1935 Cheers of the Crowd (uncredited)
 1935 Alibi Ike
Hotel Night Porter (uncredited)
 1935 Stage Frights (Short)
 1935 What Price Crime
Snowflake (uncredited)
 1935 $10 Raise
Bootblack (uncredited)
 1935 Social Error
Shadow (as Snowflake)
 1935 Love, Honor and Obey (The Law!) (Short)
Phone Operator (uncredited)
 1935 Go Into Your Dance
Snowflake (uncredited)
 1935 Stolen Harmony
Henry (uncredited)
 1935 Mississippi
Leadsman (uncredited)
 1935 A Night at the Ritz
Porter (uncredited)
 1934 The Gay Bride
1st Bootblack (uncredited)
 1934 You Bring the Ducks (Short)
 1934 Imitation of Life
Man at Funeral (uncredited)
 1934 Lady by Choice
Mose (uncredited)
 1934 Death on the Diamond
Porter (uncredited)
 1934 Something Simple (Short)
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1934 Dames
Porter (uncredited)
 1934 Good Morning, Eve! (Short)
Pushcart Porter (uncredited)
 1934 Handy Andy
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1934 Here Comes the Navy
Cookie (uncredited)
 1934 Murder in the Private Car
Titus (as Snowflake)
 1934 Here Comes the Groom
 1934 Operator 13
Slave at Medicine Show (uncredited)
 1934 Half a Sinner
 1934 I Hate Women
Big Boy (as Snowflake)
 1934 Woman Haters (Short)
Baggage Man (uncredited)
 1934 Twentieth Century
George Washington Jones (uncredited)
 1934 Sleepers East
Porter (uncredited)
 1934 Riptide
Slick (uncredited)
 1934 Ever Since Eve
Porter (uncredited)
 1934 Palooka
Smokey (as Snowflake)
 1934 Fugitive Lovers
Man Driving During Escape (uncredited)
 1933 King for a Night
Masseur (uncredited)
 1933 The Women in His Life
The Spot Doorman (uncredited)
 1933 Before Midnight
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1933 Good-bye Love
Jail Steward (uncredited)
 1933 Only Yesterday
Wall Street Bootblack (uncredited)
 1933 Meet the Baron
Stable Groom (uncredited)
 1933 Saturday's Millions
Porter (uncredited)
 1933 Goodbye Again
Train Porter (uncredited)
 1933 Deluge
Townsman (uncredited)
 1933 Don't Bet on Love
Snowflake (uncredited)
 1933 The Mayor of Hell
Mr. Hemingway (uncredited)
 1933 The Silk Express
Snowflake (uncredited)
 1933 Gold Diggers of 1933
Black Man in 'Pettin' in the Park' Number (uncredited)
 1933 Central Airport
El Paso Craps Shooter (uncredited)
 1933 The Mind Reader
Black Man - Shill at Hair Tonic (uncredited)
 1933 Gabriel Over the White House
Sylvester (uncredited)
 1933 Fast Workers
Mike (uncredited)
 1932 Robbers' Roost
Snowflake (uncredited)
 1932 A Strange Adventure
Jeff (as Snowflake)
 1932 I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
Marine on Ship (uncredited)
 1932 Hat Check Girl
Fred Driver (uncredited)
 1932 The Cabin in the Cotton
Ezzy Daniels (uncredited)
 1932 Out of Singapore
Snowball - Ship's Cook
 1932 American Madness
Sam (uncredited)
 1932 The Hurricane Express
Sam (uncredited)
 1932 The Loud Mouth (Short)
Black Boy's Father (uncredited)
 1932 Flames
Janitor (uncredited)
 1932 The Arm of the Law
 1932 The County Fair
 1932 Police Court (as Fred Toones)
 1932 Mark of the Spur
Ranch Cook (uncredited)
 1932 Single-Handed Sanders
Snowflake (as Snowflake)
 1932 Shopping with Wifie (Short)
Stockroom Cleaner (uncredited)
 1932 Dream House (Short)
Man in Harem Sequence (uncredited)
 1932 Human Targets
'Snowflake' (as Fred Toones)
 1931 A Private Scandal
 1931 Who's Who in the Zoo (Short)
Park Worker with Harmonica (uncredited)
 1931 Shanghaied Love
 1931 The Galloping Ghost
Football Fan (uncredited)
 1928 Ladies' Night in a Turkish Bath
Barbershop Attendant (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

'Snowflake' | Snow Flake | Snowflake | 'Snowflake' Toones | Fred S. Toones | Fred Toones

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