Ben Taggart

Ben Taggart

  • Highest Rated: 100% San Francisco (1936)
  • Lowest Rated: 94% Penny Serenade (1941)
  • Birthday: Apr 5, 1889
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Canadian stage actor Ben Taggart made a few New York-based films in the mid-teens, but for the most part concentrated on theatrical work. Taggart came to Hollywood in 1931 to play Captain Corcoran in the Marx Brothers' Monkey Business; he also portrayed a theatrical agent in the film's promotional trailer, exchanging rhymed couplets with Groucho, Harpo, and Zeppo. After a bit as a traffic cop in the Marx Brothers' Horse Feathers (1932), he freelanced as a featured player. He showed up in several Charley Chase two-reelers of the 1930s, usually playing Chase's boss or prospective father-in-law. In addition, he could be seen in a handful of serials, including Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940). In his last active years, Ben Taggart was often as not cast as a B-picture prison warden.

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No Score Yet The Face Behind the Mask Dr.Jones 2003
No Score Yet One Mysterious Night Traffic Officer 1944
No Score Yet Mr. Winkle Goes to War Doctor 1944
No Score Yet Man from Frisco Superintendent 1944
No Score Yet No Time for Love City General Manager 1943
No Score Yet Escape From Crime Warden Kirby 1942
No Score Yet Alias Boston Blackie Warden 1942
No Score Yet The Miracle Kid Gibbs 1942
No Score Yet The Remarkable Andrew Bailiff 1942
No Score Yet Hard Guy Sherwood 1941
No Score Yet Three Girls About Town Doorman 1941
94% Penny Serenade Policeman 1941
No Score Yet Man-Made Monster Detective Sergeant 1941
No Score Yet The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance Conductor 1941
No Score Yet I'll Sell My Life Actor 1941
No Score Yet Before I Hang Warden Thompson 1940
No Score Yet The Durango Kid Actor 1940
No Score Yet The Green Hornet Actor 1940
No Score Yet Daredevils of the Red Circle Dixon 1939
No Score Yet Little Tough Guy Detective 1938
No Score Yet King of the Newsboys Lawyer 1938
No Score Yet This Is My Affair Police Captain 1937
No Score Yet Oh, Doctor! Policeman 1937
100% San Francisco Cop 1936
No Score Yet The Murder Man Dave, the Sing Sing Guard 1935
100% The Whole Town's Talking Traffic Cop 1935
No Score Yet Stolen Harmony Sergeant 1935
No Score Yet Vagabond Lady Detective 1935
97% The Thin Man Police Captain 1934
No Score Yet The Big Shakedown Cop 1934
No Score Yet Shoot the Works Detective 1934
No Score Yet The Mayor of Hell Sheriff 1933
No Score Yet Hold 'em Jail Doorman 1932
No Score Yet Million Dollar Legs Ship's Captain 1932
No Score Yet Taxi! Cop 1932
No Score Yet Faithless Officer Clancy 1932
94% Monkey Business Capt. Corcoran 1931
No Score Yet Smart Money Hickory Short 1931


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