Allen Jenkins

Allen Jenkins

Highest Rated: 100% Wonder Man (1945)

Lowest Rated: 40% Robin and the Seven Hoods (1964)

Birthday: Apr 09, 1900

Birthplace: Richmond, New York, USA

Commonly cast as a dimwitted thug in gangster movies, Allen Jenkins was a popular character actor of the '30s and '40s and part of the so-called "Irish Mafia" of Hollywood actors that included James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, and Frank McHugh. Jenkins was born to a show business family, and studied at the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts before appearing in numerous Broadway productions throughout the '20s. After replacing Spencer Tracy as the lead in "The Last Mile" he was recruited by Darryl F. Zanuck to work for Paramount Pictures out in Hollywood. For his first film role he recreated his character of Frankie Wells for the 1932 film adaptation of the play "Blessed Event." A series of tough-guy goon roles made Jenkins somewhat of an icon of the '40s, and the image stuck throughout his career. As the style of Hollywood films changed in the '60s and '70s and his steady stream of film roles started to wane, Jenkins went where the work was--television. He often played cops, janitors, or just plain, old blue-collar simpletons on shows like "Adam-12" and "Bewitched." He also voiced the character of Officer Charlie Dibble on the Hanna-Barbera cartoon "Top Cat." His last role was that of a telegrapher in Billy Wilder's 1974 comedy feature "The Front Page" with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. He died later that same year of lung cancer.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 20% Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding Joe Bonney (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 71% I'd Rather Be Rich Fred (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 17% For Those Who Think Young Col. Leslie Jenkins (Character) - 1964
40% 70% Robin and the Seven Hoods Vermin Whitouski (Character) - 1964
93% 87% Pillow Talk Harry (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oklahoma Annie Lou (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The WAC From Walla Walla Mr. Redington (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 17% Chained for Life Hinkley (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 40% Behave Yourself Plainclothesman (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 12% The Big Wheel George (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Inside Story Eddie (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Harvest Higgins (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Easy Come, Easy Go Nick (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fun on a Weekend Joe Morgan (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Case of the Babysitter "Harvard" (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hat Box Mystery "Harvard" (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dark Horse Willis Trimble (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Meet Me on Broadway Deacon McGill (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Singin' in the Corn Glen Cummings (Character) - 1946
100% 84% Wonder Man Chimp (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Cheers for the Girls Unknown (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maisie Gets Her Man `'Pappy'` Goodring (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 32% Eyes in the Night Marty (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 44% They All Kissed the Bride Johnny Johnson (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 50% The Falcon Takes Over Jonathan "Goldy" Locke (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 44% Tortilla Flat Portagee Joe (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 52% Dive Bomber "Lucky" James (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 54% Footsteps in the Dark Mr. Wilfred (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 40% The Gay Falcon Jonathan G. `'Goldie'` Locke (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Time Out for Rhythm Off-Beat Davis (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 60% Go West, Young Lady Hank (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 33% A Date With the Falcon Jonathan `'Goldy'` Locke (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 67% Brother Orchid Willie "The Knife" Corson (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 43% Tin Pan Alley Casey (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Going Places Droopy (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweepstakes Winner Xerxes 'Tip' Bailey (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Naughty, but Nice Joe Dirk (Character) - 1939
96% 82% Destry Rides Again Gyp Watson (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Torchy Plays With Dynamite Lt. Steve McBride (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 61% Five Came Back Peter (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 12% Gold Diggers in Paris Duke "Dukie" Dennis (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 22% Swing Your Lady Shiner Ward (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 64% Hard to Get Roscoe (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 58% Fools for Scandal Unknown (Character) - 1938
80% 74% A Slight Case of Murder Mike (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 63% The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse Okay (Character) - 1938
91% 76% Dead End Hunk (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marry the Girl Specs (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Perfect Specimen Pinky (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 20% Ready, Willing and Able J. "Katsy" Van Courtland (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dance, Charlie, Dance Alf Morgan (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 17% Sh! The Octopus Dempsey (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Singing Marine Sergeant Mike (Character) - 1937
100% 70% Marked Woman Louie (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Singing Kid Joe Eddy (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 50% Three Men on a Horse Charlie (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sins of Man Crusty (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 58% Cain and Mabel Dodo (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet While the Patient Slept Police Sgt. Jim Jackson (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 18% The Irish in Us Carbarn Hammerschlog (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Night at the Ritz Gyp Beagle (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miss Pacific Fleet Bernard "Kewpie" Wiggins (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Case of the Curious Bride Spudsy (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Case of the Lucky Legs Spudsy (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Broadway Hostess Fishcake (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweet Music Barney Cowan (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 43% Happiness Ahead Chuck (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 68% Jimmy the Gent Lou (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twenty Million Sweethearts Pete (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Merry Frinks Emmett Frink (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 50% The Case of the Howling Dog Sgt. Holcomb (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 20% The St. Louis Kid Buck `'Bucky'` Willets (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Whirlpool Mac (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bedside Sam Sparks (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got Your Number John "Johnny" (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 43% The Mind Reader Frank Franklin (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 22% Bureau of Missing Persons Detective Joe Musik (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 54% The Mayor of Hell "Uncle" Mike (Character) - 1933
100% 77% Employees' Entrance Sweeney (store detective) (uncredited) (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Havana Widows Herman Brody (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 29% Professional Sweetheart O'Connor (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Silk Express Robert "Rusty" Griffith (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 44% Hard to Handle Radio Announcer (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 80% The Keyhole Hank Wales (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 67% Blondie Johnson Louis (Character) - 1933
96% 91% I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang Barney Sykes (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 45% Lawyer Man Izzy Levine (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rackety Rax Mike Dumphy (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girl Habit Tony Maloney (Character) - 1931

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bewitched Cabbie (Guest Star) 1971-1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Please Don't Eat the Daisies Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Moser (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Top Cat Unknown (Voice) 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet 98% I Love Lucy Policeman (Guest Star) 1952-1953

QUOTES FROM Allen Jenkins CHARACTERS

Police Officer says: Is somethin' wrong?

Police Officer says: Is something wrong?