Charles Trowbridge (I) (1882–1967)

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This veteran character and his younger brother, western actor Jack Rockwell, were born to American parents south of the border in Vera Cruz, Mexico in 1882. Charles Trowbridge was educated in Napa, California and Hawaii, then studied for his degree at Stanford University. He forsook a thriving career as an architect in his twenties for stage ... See full bio »

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 1958 The Last Hurrah
Plymouth Club Member at Front Door (uncredited)
 1957 The Wings of Eagles
Adm. Crown (uncredited)
 1952 Hoodlum Empire
Commissioner Garrison (uncredited)
 1951 The Bushwhackers
Justin Stone
 1951 The Texas Rangers
Texas Governor (uncredited)
 1950 Peggy
Dean William Stockwell
 1950 A Woman of Distinction
Jewelry Salesman (uncredited)
 1950 When Willie Comes Marching Home
Gen. Merrill (uncredited)
 1950 Unmasked
Dr. Lowell
 1949 Mr. Soft Touch
Judge Fuller (uncredited)
 1949 The Fountainhead
Director (uncredited)
 1949 Bad Boy
Dr. Fletcher (uncredited)
 1949 The Sun Comes Up
Dr. Gage (uncredited)
 1948 The Paleface
Gov. Johnson
 1948 For the Love of Mary
Deputy Commissioner (uncredited)
 1948 Hollow Triumph
 1948 Stage Struck
Police Capt. Webb
 1948 Song of My Heart
 1947 Tycoon
Señor Tobar
 1947 Her Husband's Affairs
Attorney Brewster (uncredited)
 1947 Key Witness
John Ballin
 1947 Black Gold
Judge Wilson
 1947 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Dr. Renshaw (uncredited)
 1947 Honeymoon
Judge Riberol (uncredited)
 1947 The Private Affairs of Bel Ami
Lawyer (uncredited)
 1947 Tarzan and the Huntress
King Farrod
 1947 Buck Privates Come Home
Mr. Quince
 1947 Shoot to Kill
John Forsythe
 1947 Michigan Kid
Banker John Nash
 1947 Mr. District Attorney
Longfield (uncredited)
 1947 The Beginning or the End
Walter S. Carpenter Jr.
 1947 The Sea of Grass
George Cameron
 1946 Gallant Bess
Mr, Riley, Glen Cove Stud Farm (uncredited)
 1946 Undercurrent
Justice Putnam
 1946 The Secret of the Whistler
Dr. Winthrop (uncredited)
 1946 Don't Gamble with Strangers
Warren Creighton
 1946 Valley of the Zombies
Dr. Rufus Maynard
 1946 The Hoodlum Saint
Uncle Joe Lorrison
 1946 Smooth as Silk
Fletcher Holliday
 1946 Colonel Effingham's Raid
Sterling Tignor - Bank President (uncredited)
 1946 Shock
Dr. H.J. Harvey
 1945 The Red Dragon
 1945 They Were Expendable
Admiral Blackwell
 1945 Mildred Pierce
Mrs. Forrester's lawyer (uncredited)
 1945 Within These Walls
Gov. Edward Rice (uncredited)
 1945 Keep Your Powder Dry (scenes deleted)
 1945 Youth for the Kingdom
Mr. Webber
 1944 Faces in the Fog
Mr. White
 1944 Heavenly Days
Alvin Clark (uncredited)
 1944 Wing and a Prayer
Cmdr. L.M. Hale, Medical Officer (uncredited)
 1944 Summer Storm
 1944 Easy Life (Short)
Coroner / Narrator (uncredited)
 1944 The Story of Dr. Wassell
Captain of the 'Surabaya' (uncredited)
 1944 Hey, Rookie
General Willis
 1944 Captain America
 1944 The Fighting Seabees
Randolph (uncredited)
 1943 Madame Curie
Board Member (uncredited)
 1943 She's for Me
Dr. Folsom
 1943 Sweet Rosie O'Grady
Husband (scenes deleted)
 1943 Adventures of the Flying Cadets
Maj. William Elliott [Ch. 1]
 1943 Salute to the Marines
Mr. Selkirk (uncredited)
 1943 The Falcon in Danger
Palmer's Doctor (uncredited)
 1943 Action in the North Atlantic
Rear Adm. Hartridge (uncredited)
 1943 Mission to Moscow
Secretary of State Cordell Hull (uncredited)
 1943 The Amazing Mrs. Holliday
Immigration Officer (uncredited)
 1942 Tennessee Johnson
 1942 Over My Dead Body
Honest Tom Mardley
 1942 That Other Woman
 1942 Wake Island
George Nielson (uncredited)
 1942 The Magnificent Dope
Examining Doctor (uncredited)
 1942 Ten Gentlemen from West Point
Senate president
 1942 Meet the Stewarts
Mr. Martin, Country Club Lunch Guest (uncredited)
 1942 Sweetheart of the Fleet
Cmdr. Hawes
 1942 Who Is Hope Schuyler?
 1942 Sex Hygiene (Short)
Medical officer
 1942 Blue, White and Perfect
Capt. Brown
 1941 Design for Scandal
Northcott's Aide (uncredited)
 1941 Cadet Girl
Col. Bradley
 1941 Great Guns
Col. Ridley
 1941 King of the Texas Rangers
Robert Crawford [Chs. 2-6,10,12]
 1941 We Go Fast
Defense Attorney
 1941 Belle Starr
Col. Bright
 1941 Dressed to Kill
David Earle
 1941 Rags to Riches
 1941 Hurricane Smith
Mark Harris
 1941 Sergeant York
Cordell Hull
 1941 They Met in Bombay
British Medical Major (uncredited)
 1941 The Nurse's Secret
Arthur Glenn
 1941 Too Many Blondes
John V. Burton (uncredited)
 1941 Strange Alibi
Governor Phelps
 1941 The Great Lie
Senator Greenfield
 1941 Meet John Doe (uncredited)
 1941 Tobacco Road
Rector (scenes deleted)
 1941 The Great Mr. Nobody
Grover Dillon
 1941 Back Street
Ship Captain Anderson (uncredited)
 1941 Four Mothers
Festival Committee Member (uncredited)
 1940 Let's Make Music
Doctor (uncredited)
 1940 This Thing Called Love
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1940 Mysterious Doctor Satan
Gov. Bronson [Ch. 1]
 1940 Trail of the Vigilantes
John Thornton
 1940 The Son of Monte Cristo
 1940 Life with Henry
Executive Assistant (uncredited)
 1940 Cherokee Strip
Sen. Cross
 1940 Knute Rockne All American
Professor (uncredited)
 1940 The Mummy's Hand
Dr. Petrie
 1940 Before I Hang
Judge Braden (uncredited)
 1940 Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum
Judge (uncredited)
 1940 Dr. Kildare Goes Home
 1940 My Love Came Back
Dr. Downey
 1940 Andy Hardy Meets Debutante
Davis, Fowler's Butler (uncredited)
 1940 Sailor's Lady
Aide (uncredited)
 1940 Our Town
Dr. Ferguson
 1940 Edison, the Man
Clark (uncredited)
 1940 The Man with Nine Lives
Dr. Harvey
 1940 Virginia City
Seddon - Aide to Jefferson Davis (uncredited)
 1940 Johnny Apollo
 1940 I Take This Woman
Dr. Morris (uncredited)
 1940 The Fatal Hour
John T. Forbes
 1940 The Man Who Wouldn't Talk
Judge (uncredited)
 1939 Swanee River
Mr. Foster
 1939 Disputed Passage
 1939 Smashing the Money Ring
Judge B.A. Royer (uncredited)
 1939 Full Confession
First Doctor (uncredited)
 1939 Tropic Fury
Dr. Taylor
 1939 Angels Wash Their Faces
Reform School Superintendent (uncredited)
 1939 The Man They Could Not Hang
Judge Bowman
 1939 Lady of the Tropics
Alfred Z. Harrison
 1939 Hotel for Women
Foley (uncredited)
 1939 Mutiny on the Blackhawk
Gen. Fremont
 1939 Each Dawn I Die
 1939 Waterfront
Judge H. Franklin Scott (uncredited)
 1939 Grand Jury Secrets
Mr. Halliday (uncredited)
 1939 Undercover Doctor
Lt. Watson
 1939 Confessions of a Nazi Spy
Maj. Williams (uncredited)
 1939 The Lady's from Kentucky
Charles Butler (uncredited)
 1939 While America Sleeps (Short)
 1939 On Trial
Henry Dean
 1939 The Story of Alexander Graham Bell
George Pollard
 1939 Let Us Live
Trial Judge (uncredited)
 1939 Sergeant Madden
Commissioner in 1919
 1939 King of Chinatown
Dr. Jones
 1939 Risky Business
Henry Jameson
 1939 Cafe Society
Mr. Tiller, the Lawyer (uncredited)
 1939 Boy Trouble
Mr. Tatum
 1939 Pride of the Navy
Capt. Tyler
 1939 King of the Underworld
Dr. Ryan
 1939 Pacific Liner
San Francisco Doctor (scenes deleted)
 1939 Homicide Bureau
Henley - Committee Spokesman (uncredited)
 1938 Kentucky
 1938 Thanks for Everything
Draft Doctor
 1938 Angels with Dirty Faces
Norton J. White (uncredited)
 1938 Nancy Drew: Detective
 1938 Gang Bullets
Dexter Wayne
 1938 Submarine Patrol
Rear Admiral Joseph Maitland
 1938 The Last Express
District Attorney Meredith
 1938 The Mad Miss Manton
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1938 Smashing the Rackets
Grand Juryman (uncredited)
 1938 Four's a Crowd
Dr. Ives (uncredited)
 1938 Little Tough Guy
Judge Thomas Knott (uncredited)
 1938 Men with Wings
Alcott (uncredited)
 1938 Racket Busters
Second Judge - Martin's Trial (uncredited)
 1938 Crime Ring
 1938 Holiday
Banker (scenes deleted)
 1938 Gangs of New York
District Attorney Lucas
 1938 Crime School
Judge Clinton
 1938 College Swing
Dr. Ashburn (uncredited)
 1938 No Time to Marry
Winthrop Lawyer
 1938 Of Human Hearts
Doctor Attending Capt. Griggs (uncredited)
 1938 The Invisible Menace
Dr. Brooks
 1938 The Patient in Room 18
Dr. Balman
 1938 City Girl
Pierson (uncredited)
 1938 The Buccaneer
Daniel Carroll (uncredited)
 1937 Exiled to Shanghai
 1937 That's My Story!
B.L. Martin
 1937 Alcatraz Island
Warden Jackson
 1937 Saturday's Heroes
President Horace C. Mitchell
 1937 Fit for a King
Mr. Marshall
 1937 That Certain Woman
Dr. James
 1937 Sea Racketeers
Maxwell Gordon
 1937 Reported Missing!
H. M. Hastings (uncredited)
 1937 A Day at the Races
Dr. Wilmerding (uncredited)
 1937 Captains Courageous
Dr. Dick Walsh (uncredited)
 1937 The Thirteenth Chair
Dr. Mason
 1937 They Gave Him a Gun
 1937 Espionage
 1937 Mama Steps Out
American Consul (uncredited)
 1937 Man of the People
Man at Hearing (uncredited)
 1937 Dangerous Number
Hotel Manager
 1937 Torture Money (Short)
Dr. Morgan (uncredited)
 1936 After the Thin Man
Ballistics Man (uncredited)
 1936 Sinner Take All
Coroner (uncredited)
 1936 Born to Dance
Model Home Spokesman (uncredited)
 1936 Love on the Run
James Cooke - Paris Bureau Chief (uncredited)
 1936 Mad Holiday
Ship's Doctor (uncredited)
 1936 Libeled Lady
 1936 The Devil Is a Sissy
Doctor (uncredited)
 1936 The Gorgeous Hussy
Martin Van Buren
 1936 We Went to College
President Tomlin
 1936 Speed
Doctor Attending Gadget (uncredited)
 1936 Absolute Quiet
Doctor (uncredited)
 1936 Moonlight Murder
Stage Manager
 1936 The Great Ziegfeld
Julian Mitchell (uncredited)
 1936 Robin Hood of El Dorado
Ramon de la Cuesta
 1936 Important News (Short)
Ed Rollins (uncredited)
 1936 Wife vs. Secretary
Hal Harrington (uncredited)
 1936 Exclusive Story
James Witherspoon Sr.
 1936 The Garden Murder Case
Inspector Colby
 1935 Last of the Pagans
Mine Superintendant (uncredited)
 1935 Whipsaw
Doctor Treating Ross (uncredited)
 1935 Rendezvous
Secretary of War Baker
 1935 It's in the Air
Alfred Drake
 1935 I Live My Life
Minister at Wedding (uncredited)
 1935 Alibi Racket (Short)
Inspector Charles Mackaye (uncredited)
 1935 Woman Wanted
Assistant District Attorney (uncredited)
 1935 Mad Love
Dr. Marbeau (uncredited)
 1935 The Murder Man
District Attorney (uncredited)
 1935 Calm Yourself
Mr. Lansell
 1931/I Silence
 1931 The Secret Call
Phil Roberts
 1931 I Take This Woman
Mr. Dowling
 1931 Honor Among Lovers
Cunningham, Craig's Attorney (uncredited)
 1931 Damaged Love
Ned Indicott
 1922 Island Wives
 1920 The Fortune Hunter
Harry Kellogg
 1919 The Eternal Magdalene
Paul Bradshaw
 1917/I Thais
 1915 The Siren's Song
John Wayne / John Gray
 1915 Sunday
 1915 Prohibition
Richard 'Dick' Larkin
 1915 The Fight
Joe Keeler
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Stage Play: Craig's Wife. Drama. Written by George Kelly. Directed by George Kelly. Morosco Theatre: 12 Oct 1925- Aug 1926 (closing date unknown/360 performances). Cast: Arling Alcine (as "Billy Birkmire"), J.A. Curtis (as "Harry"), Mary Gildea (as "Mazie"), Chrystal Herne (as "Mrs. Craig"), Josephine Hull, Nelan H. Jaap (as "Eugene ... See more »

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Brother of Jack Rockwell, a longtime character actor who specialized in westerns--often playing lawmen--mainly at Columbia and Republic. See more »

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