Charles King

Lowest Rated: 83% Libeled Lady (1936)
Birthday: Oct 31, 1889
Birthplace: Not Available
Though never officially billed as Charles "Blackie" King, American actor Charlie King played so many "Blackies" in B-westerns that one is astounded to discover that it wasn't his middle name. Drifting into films in the '20s, the squat, stubble-chinned, mustachioed King picked up minor roles as chauffeurs, interns and bridegrooms in the two-reel comedies of such performers as Our Gang, the Three Stooges and Leon Errol. It was during the B-western boom of the early talkie era that King really came into his own, showing up in virtually every other poverty-row oater as a gang boss, lynch-mob leader or sinister henchman. Evidently King felt the day was wasted if he wasn't dynamiting a dam, setting fire to homesteaders' shacks, or engaging the hero in a fistic battle. Outtakes of these westerns have revealed that this "human monster" was actually shy and soft-spoken, never reverting to profanity when blowing his lines (more than can be said for some of the "clean-living" western heroes of the era). In fact, King's private life was governed by his formidable wife, who had spies posted at the studio to make certain that King came home right away with his paycheck without any side trips to bars or gaming tables. Gaining a beard and excess weight in the late '40s, King began appearing less frequently as villains and more often as roly-poly comedy relief. King literally died with his boots on, suffering a heart attack after shooting a 1957 episode of Gunsmoke -- in which he played a corpse! William K. Everson's 1964 coffee-table book The Bad Guys was affectionately dedicated to the scurrilously prolific Charles "Blackie" King.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Adventures of Sir Galahad Actor 1949
No Score Yet The Hawk of Powder River Actor 1948
No Score Yet The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap Gunman 1947
No Score Yet Law of the Lash Sheriff 1947
No Score Yet Wyoming Cowboy 1947
No Score Yet Prairie Badmen Cal 1946
No Score Yet Colorado Serenade Cowhand 'Muscles' (uncredited) 1946
No Score Yet Ghost of Hidden Valley Dawson 1946
No Score Yet Thunder Town Bill Rankin 1946
No Score Yet Ambush Trail Al Craig 1946
No Score Yet Lawless Breed Actor 1946
No Score Yet Flaming Bullets Actor 1945
No Score Yet Frontier Fugitives Henchman 1945
No Score Yet Gangster's Den Butch 1945
No Score Yet Enemy of the Law Actor 1945
No Score Yet His Brother's Ghost Thorne 1945
No Score Yet Shadows of Death Steve Landreau 1945
No Score Yet Marked for Murder Henchman Pete Magoo 1945
No Score Yet Border Badmen Merritt 1945
No Score Yet Harmony Trail Jim Sorrell 1944
No Score Yet The Great Mike Doc Slagle 1944
No Score Yet Brand of the Devil Henchman Bucko Lynn 1944
No Score Yet Code of the Prairie Election Informer 1944
No Score Yet Frontier Outlaws Barlow 1944
No Score Yet Follow the Boys Soldier 1944
No Score Yet The Pinto Bandit Spur Sneely 1944
No Score Yet Three in the Saddle Actor 1944
No Score Yet Oath of Vengeance Mort 1944
No Score Yet Thundering Gunslingers Steve Kirby 1944
No Score Yet Devil Riders Del Stone 1943
No Score Yet Cattle Stampede Coulter 1943
No Score Yet The Desperadoes Outlaw 1943
No Score Yet King of the Cowboys Actor 1943
No Score Yet Land of Hunted Men Faro Wilson 1943
No Score Yet Haunted Ranch Henchman Chuck 1943
No Score Yet The Kid Rides Again Vic 1943
No Score Yet The Texas Kid Red Grogan 1943
No Score Yet Calling Wild Bill Elliott Ace 1943
No Score Yet Raiders of Red Gap Bennett 1943
No Score Yet Danger! Women at Work Actor 1943
No Score Yet The Rangers Take Over Kip 1942
No Score Yet Trail Riders Cole 1942
No Score Yet Pirates of the Prairie Henchman Layton 1942
No Score Yet Arizona Stage Coach Actor 1942
No Score Yet Arizona Stagecoach Director Tim Douglas 1942
No Score Yet Prairie Pals Mitchell 1942
No Score Yet Ghost Town Law Gus 1942
No Score Yet Law and Order Crawford 1942
No Score Yet Lone Star Law Men Dude 1942
No Score Yet Outlaws of Boulder Pass Actor 1942
No Score Yet Forbidden Trails Fulton 1941
No Score Yet Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie Actor 1941
No Score Yet The Lone Rider Crosses the Rio El Puma 1941
No Score Yet Border Roundup Actor 1941
No Score Yet The Texas Marshal Titus 1941
No Score Yet Billy the Kid in Santa Fe Steve Barton 1941
No Score Yet Roar of the Press Police Lieutenant Homer Thomas 1941
No Score Yet The Gunman from Bodie Actor 1941
No Score Yet White Eagle Brace 1941
No Score Yet Law of the Range Henchman Walt 1941
No Score Yet Billy the Kid in Texas Dave 1940
No Score Yet Son of the Navy Johnson 1940
No Score Yet Pony Post Hamilton 1940
No Score Yet Billy the Kid's Gun Justice Actor 1940
No Score Yet Lightning Strikes West Henchman Joe Lakin 1940
No Score Yet Death Rides the Range Joe Larkin 1939
No Score Yet Mutiny in the Big House Machine Shop Guard 1939
No Score Yet The Man from Texas Actor 1939
No Score Yet Feud of the Range Dirk 1939
No Score Yet Frontier Pony Express Henchman 1939
No Score Yet Zorro's Fighting Legion Valdez 1939
No Score Yet Oklahoma Frontier Soapy 1939
No Score Yet South of the Border Bandit 1939
No Score Yet The Taming of the West Rancher Jackson 1939
No Score Yet Santa Fe Stampede Henchman Ben 1938
No Score Yet Rollin' Plains Trigger Gargan 1938
No Score Yet Phantom Ranger Dan 1938
No Score Yet Utah Trail Badger 1938
No Score Yet Frontier Town Stark 1938
No Score Yet Thunder in the Desert Curt Harris 1938
No Score Yet Gold Mine in the Sky House Painter 1938
No Score Yet Black Aces Jess Walker 1937
No Score Yet The Mystery of the Hooded Horsemen Blackie Devlin 1937
No Score Yet Island Captives Kelly 1937
No Score Yet Doomed at Sundown Actor 1937
No Score Yet Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm Jim 1937
No Score Yet The Trusted Outlaw Bert Gilmore 1937
No Score Yet Headline Crasher Blake 1937
No Score Yet The Fighting Deputy Scar Adams 1937
No Score Yet The Gambling Terror Brett 1937
No Score Yet Trouble in Texas Pinto 1937
No Score Yet Riders of the Rockies Regan 1937
No Score Yet Hittin' the Trail Slug 1937
No Score Yet The Red Rope Red Mike 1937
No Score Yet A Lawman Is Born Bert Moscrip 1937
No Score Yet Tex Rides with the Boy Scouts Stark 1937
No Score Yet Sing, Cowboy, Sing Red Holman 1937
No Score Yet Lightnin' Crandall Carson Blaine 1937
No Score Yet Headin' for the Rio Grande Tick 1936
No Score Yet The Phantom of the Range Henchman Mark Braden 1936
No Score Yet Rip Roaring Buckaroo 'Bones' Kennedy 1936
No Score Yet Shadow of Chinatown Actor 1936
No Score Yet Santa Fe Bound Denton 1936
No Score Yet Desert Phantom Dan 1936
No Score Yet The Lawless Nineties Hartley 1936
No Score Yet Exclusive Story Second Friend 1936
83% Libeled Lady Barker 1936
No Score Yet Lucky Terror Lawyer 1936
No Score Yet Guns and Guitars Sam 1936
No Score Yet Men of the Plains Johnson 1936
No Score Yet Crooked Trail Lanning 1936
No Score Yet Sundown Saunders Jack Mace (uncredited) 1936
No Score Yet The Kid Ranger Actor 1936
No Score Yet O'Malley of the Mounted Brody 1936
No Score Yet Brand of Outlaws Actor 1936
No Score Yet The Last of the Warrens Kent 1936
No Score Yet Trail of Terror Hashknife 1935
No Score Yet Red Blood of Courage Joe 1935
100% The Whole Town's Talking Man 1935
No Score Yet Mississippi Desk Clerk 1935
No Score Yet The Silver Bullet Actor 1935
No Score Yet Tumbling Tumbleweeds Blaze 1935
No Score Yet The Ivory Handled Gun Henchman Tom 1935
No Score Yet His Fighting Blood Actor 1935
No Score Yet The Singing Vagabond Henchman Red 1935
No Score Yet Northern Frontier RCMP Constable Wallace (uncredited) 1935
No Score Yet The Miracle Rider Actor 1935
No Score Yet Lady by Choice Drunk 1934
No Score Yet The Fighting Trooper Landeau 1934
No Score Yet The Prescott Kid Henchman Blackie (uncredited) 1934
No Score Yet Mystery Ranch Actor 1934
No Score Yet Fargo Express henchman 1933
No Score Yet Picture Snatcher Sick reporter 1933
No Score Yet The Dude Bandit wagon driver 1933
No Score Yet Lone Avenger Nip Hawkes 1933
No Score Yet The Fighting Parson Actor 1933
No Score Yet The Fighting Champ Actor 1933
No Score Yet Young Blood Sheriff Jake Sharpe 1932
No Score Yet Cornered Actor 1932
No Score Yet A Man's Land Joe 1932
No Score Yet Mystery Trooper Mack 1932
No Score Yet Branded Men Mace 1931
No Score Yet Two Gun Man Actor 1931
No Score Yet Alias---The Bad Man Black 1931
No Score Yet Range Law Bull Legal 1931
No Score Yet Pocatello Kid One-Eye Trinidad 1931
No Score Yet Remote Control Samuel 'Sam' Ferguson 1930
No Score Yet The Oklahoma Cyclone Actor 1930
No Score Yet Chasing Rainbows Terry Fay 1930
No Score Yet Fighting Thru Fox Tyson 1930
No Score Yet Oklahoma Cyclone McKim 1930
No Score Yet Trigger Men Actor

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