James Gleason

Highest Rated:
100%     Suddenly (1954)
Lowest Rated:
22%     The World's Greatest Lover (1977)
Birthday:
May 23
Birthplace:
New York, New York, USA
Bio:


Character actor James Gleason usually played tough-talking, world-weary guys with a secret heart-of-gold. He is easily recognized for his tendency to talk out of the side of his mouth. Gleason's parents were actors, and after serving in the Spanish-American War, Gleason joined their…

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
The Big Game
  • George
-- 2013
41% American Dreamz
  • Journalist
$7.2M 2006
Massacre of the Burkittsville 7
  • Actor
-- 2001
Crash Dive
  • Actor
-- 1997
91% Mother
  • Waiter
-- 1996
Sawbones
  • Coroner
-- 1995
Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love
  • Actor
-- 1994
25% Jason Goes to Hell - The Final Friday
  • Agent Abernathy
-- 1993
22% The World's Greatest Lover
  • Room Clerk
-- 1977
88% The Last Hurrah
  • "Cuke" Gillen
-- 1958
Man or Gun
  • Sheriff Jackson
-- 1958
57% Rock-a-Bye Baby
  • Doc Simpkins
-- 1958
Man in the Shadow
  • Hank James
-- 1957
Loving You
  • Carl
-- 1957
Star in the Dust (Law Man)
  • Orval Jones
-- 1956
98% The Night of the Hunter
  • Birdie
-- 1955
100% Suddenly
  • Pop Benson
-- 1954
Forever Female
  • Eddie Woods
-- 1954
Hollywood Thrillmakers
  • Risky Russell
-- 1953
The Story Of Will Rogers
  • Bert Lynn
-- 1952
We're Not Married
  • Duffy
-- 1952
50% What Price Glory
  • Gen. Cokely
-- 1952
I'll See You in My Dreams
  • Fred Townsend
-- 1951
Come Fill the Cup
  • Charley Dolan
-- 1951
Riding High
  • Racing Secretary
-- 1950
Yellow Cab Man
  • Mickey Corkins
-- 1950
Key to the City
  • Sgt. Hogan
-- 1950
The Jackpot
  • Harry Summers
-- 1950
Miss Grant Takes Richmond (Innocence Is Bliss)
  • J. Hobart Gleason
-- 1949
Story of Danny Lester
  • The Chief
-- 1949
The Return of October
  • Uncle Willie
-- 1948
The Dude Goes West
  • Sam Briggs
-- 1948
80% The Bishop's Wife
  • Sylvester
-- 1948
When My Baby Smiles at Me
  • Lefty
-- 1948
Tycoon
  • Pop Mathews
-- 1947
Down to Earth
  • Max Corkle
-- 1947
100% A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • McGarrity
-- 1945
100% The Clock (Under the Clock)
  • Al Henry
-- 1945
The Keys of the Kingdom
  • Dr. Wilbur Fiske
-- 1944
A Guy Named Joe
  • Col. "Nails" Kilpatrick
-- 1944
92% Arsenic and Old Lace
  • Lt. Rooney
-- 1944
Girl Rush
  • Actor
-- 1944
Once Upon a Time
  • "The Moke"
-- 1944
Crash Dive
  • McDonnell
-- 1943
Footlight Serenade
  • Bruce McKay
-- 1942
Hay Foot
  • Actor
-- 1942
The Falcon Takes Over
  • Inspector Mike O'hara
-- 1942
A Date with the Falcon
  • Actor
-- 1942
My Gal Sal
  • Pat Hawley
-- 1942
Tales of Manhattan
  • Father Joe
-- 1942
Affectionately Yours
  • Chester Phillips
-- 1941
Nine Lives Are Not Enough
  • Sgt. Daniels
-- 1941
100% Here Comes Mr. Jordan
  • Max Corkle
-- 1941
Tanks a Million
  • Barkley
-- 1941
89% Meet John Doe
  • Henry Connell
-- 1941
Babes on Broadway
  • Thornton Reed
-- 1941
On Your Toes
  • Phil Dolan Sr.
-- 1939
Manhattan Merry-Go-Round
  • Danny The Duck
-- 1937
The Ex-Mrs. Bradford
  • Inspector Corrigan
-- 1936
The Plot Thickens (The Riddle of the Dangling Pearl) (The Swinging Pearl Mystery)
  • Inspector Oscar Piper
-- 1936
Murder on a Bridle Path
  • Inspector Oscar Piper
-- 1936
We're Only Human
  • Detective Danny Walsh
-- 1935
Search For Beauty
  • Dan Healy
-- 1934
The Meanest Gal in Town
  • Duke Slater
-- 1934
Hoop-La
  • Jerry
-- 1933
Blondie of the Follies
  • Pa McClune
-- 1932
The Crooked Circle
  • Crimmer
-- 1932
Lady and Gent (The Challenger)
  • Pin Streaver
-- 1932
Penguin Pool Murder
  • Police Inspector Oscar Piper
-- 1932
A Free Soul
  • Eddie
-- 1931
The Big Gamble
  • Squint Dugan
-- 1931
Her Man
  • Actor
-- 1930
35% The Broadway Melody
  • Music Publisher
  • Screenwriter
-- 1929
The Garden of Eatin'
  • Actor
-- 1929
Flying Fool
  • Actor
-- 1929
His First Command
  • Actor
-- 1929
Dude Goes Out West
  • Actor
--

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
Modern Family
2009-2014
  • Mr. Ingram
2014
89% FlashForward
2009-2010
  • Rev. David Mullen
2010
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
  • Jake
1993

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