William Demarest

Highest Rated:
100% The Palm Beach Story (1942)
Lowest Rated:
50% What Price Glory (1952)
Birthday:
Feb 27
Birthplace:
Not Available
Bio:
Famed for his ratchety voice and cold-fish stare, William Demarest was an "old pro" even when he was a young pro. He began his stage career at age 13, holding down a variety of colorful jobs (including professional boxer) during the off-season. After years in carnivals and as a vaudeville headliner,…

Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
The Mountain
  • Father Belacchi
-- 2011
Salty O'Rourke
  • Actor
-- 2011
When Willie Comes Marching Home
  • Actor
-- 2002
Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood
  • Studio Gatekeeper
-- 1976
The Wild McCullochs
  • Father Gurkin
-- 1975
67% Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (Nightmare)
  • Harris
-- 1973
93% That Darn Cat!
  • Mr. MacDougall
-- 1965
85% Viva Las Vegas
  • Mr. Martin
-- 1964
86% Son of Flubber
  • Mr. Hummel
-- 1963
75% It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
  • Chief of Police
-- 1963
King of the Roaring 20's: The Story of Arnold Rothstein
  • Hecht
-- 1961
Pepe
  • Studio Gateman
-- 1960
Jupiter's Darling
  • Mago
-- 1955
The Private War of Major Benson
  • John handyman
-- 1955
Hell on Frisco Bay
  • Dan Bianco
-- 1955
Sincerely Yours
  • Sam Dunne
-- 1955
The Far Horizons
  • Sgt. Cass
-- 1955
Escape from Fort Bravo
  • Campbell
-- 1953
Dangerous When Wet
  • Pa Higgins
-- 1953
Here Come the Girls (Champagne for Everybody)
  • Dennis Logan
-- 1953
50% What Price Glory
  • Corporal Kiper
-- 1952
The Strip
  • Fluff
-- 1951
Excuse My Dust (Mr. Belden's Amazing Gasmobile)
  • Harvey Bullitt
-- 1951
Behave Yourself
  • O'Ryan
-- 1951
First Legion
  • Msgr. Michael Carey
-- 1951
Riding High
  • Happy McGuire
-- 1950
Never a Dull Moment
  • Mears
-- 1950
Sorrowful Jones
  • Regret
-- 1949
Jolson Sings Again
  • Steve Martin
-- 1949
Whispering Smith
  • Bill Dansing
-- 1948
Night Has a Thousand Eyes
  • Lt. Shawn
-- 1948
On Our Merry Way (A Miracle Can Happen)
  • Floyd
-- 1948
The Sainted Sisters
  • Vern Tewilliger
-- 1948
Variety Girl
  • Barker
-- 1947
The Perils of Pauline
  • Chuck 'Mac' McGuire
-- 1947
The Jolson Story
  • Steve Martin
-- 1946
Pardon My Past
  • Chuck
-- 1945
Along Came Jones
  • George Fury
-- 1945
86% The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
  • Constable Kockenlocker
-- 1944
Once Upon a Time
  • Brandt
-- 1944
95% Hail the Conquering Hero
  • Sergeant
-- 1944
Stage Door Canteen
  • Actor
-- 1943
Dangerous Blondes
  • Detective Gatling
-- 1943
100% The Palm Beach Story
  • Members of Ale & Quail Club
-- 1942
Pardon My Sarong
  • Detective Kendall
-- 1942
100% Sullivan's Travels
  • Mr. Jones
-- 1941
100% All Through the Night
  • Sunshine
-- 1941
100% The Devil and Miss Jones
  • First Detective
-- 1941
100% The Lady Eve
  • Muggsy-Ambrose Murgatroyd
-- 1941
Dressed to Kill
  • Inspector Pierson
-- 1941
Little Men
  • Constable
-- 1940
94% Christmas in July
  • Mr. Bildocker
-- 1940
100% The Great McGinty (Down Went McGinty)
  • The Politician
-- 1940
King of the Turf
  • Arnold
-- 1939
94% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • Bill Griffith
-- 1939
The Gracie Allen Murder Case
  • Sgt. Ernest Heath
-- 1939
Romance on the Run
  • Eckbart
-- 1938
Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus
  • Daro
-- 1938
Great Man Votes
  • Charles Dale
-- 1938
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
  • Henry Kepper
-- 1938
100% Easy Living
  • Wallace Whistling
-- 1937
Oh Doctor
  • Marty Short
-- 1937
Charlie Chan at the Olympics
  • Sgt. Kelly
-- 1937
Don't Tell the Wife
  • Larry Tucker
-- 1937
Rosalie
  • Army's Coach
-- 1937
Wedding Present
  • "Smiles" Benson
-- 1936
63% The Great Ziegfeld
  • Gene Buck
-- 1936
Charlie Chan at the Race Track
  • Sgt. Kelly
-- 1936
80% Love on the Run
  • Editor
-- 1936
Bright Lights
  • Detective
-- 1935
The Casino Murder Case
  • Auctioneer
-- 1935
Hands Across the Table
  • Natty
-- 1935
Fog Over Frisco
  • Spike Smith
-- 1934
A Girl in Every Port
  • Man in Bombav
-- 1928
The First Auto
  • The Village Cut-up
-- 1927
73% The Jazz Singer
  • Buster Billings
-- 1927
83% The Great Moment
  • Eben Frost
-- 1921

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Quotes from William Demarest's Characters

    1. George Fury: How many verses of that song are there?
    2. Melody Jones: About a hundreded, but only know ninety some.
    From Along Came Jones. Submitted by Frances H (9 months ago)
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