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Charles Wagenheim

Highest Rated: 100% Cat Ballou (1965)

Lowest Rated: 43% A Woman's Secret (1949)

Birthday: Feb 21, 1896

Birthplace: Not Available

Diminutive, frequently mustached character actor Charles Wagenheim made the transition from stage to screen in or around 1940. Wagenheim's most memorable role was that of "The Runt" in Meet Boston Blackie (1941), a part taken over by George E. Stone in the subsequent "Boston Blackie" B-films. Generally cast in unsavory bit parts, Wagenheim's on-screen perfidy extended from Hitchcock's Foreign Correspondent (1940) to George Stevens' Diary of Anne Frank (1959), in which, uncredited, he played the sneak thief who nearly gave away the hiding place of the Frank family. Wagenheim kept his hand in the business into the 1970s in films like The Missouri Breaks (1976). In 1979, 83-year-old Charles Wagenheim was bludgeoned to death by an intruder in his Hollywood apartment, five days before another veteran actor, Victor Kilian, met the same grisly fate.

Highest Rated Movies



77% The Missouri Breaks Freighter 1976
No Score Yet The Baby Maker Toy Shop Owner 1970
No Score Yet Hail, Hero! Painter #1 1969
85% The Cincinnati Kid Old Man 1965
100% Cat Ballou James 1965
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast Mario 1962
No Score Yet The Story of Ruth Ruth's Father (uncredited) 1960
78% The Diary of Anne Frank Sneak Thief 1959
No Score Yet The Tunnel of Love Day Motel Man 1958
No Score Yet Lonelyhearts Bartender 1958
No Score Yet Toughest Gun in Tombstone Beasley 1958
No Score Yet The Prodigal Zubeir 1955
No Score Yet Bengal Brigade (Bengal Rifles) Headman 1954
100% Suddenly Kaplan 1954
100% Executive Suite Luigi Cassoni 1954
No Score Yet Beneath the 12-Mile Reef Paul 1953
No Score Yet Vicki Seedy man 1953
No Score Yet The Girl Next Door Junkman 1953
No Score Yet Salome Simon 1953
78% The Captive City Phone Man 1952
98% A Streetcar Named Desire Actor 1951
No Score Yet The House on Telegraph Hill Man At Accident 1951
No Score Yet A Lady Without Passport Ramon Santez 1950
No Score Yet Mystery Street Clerk 1950
No Score Yet Three Little Words Waiter 1950
No Score Yet Motor Patrol Bud Haynes 1950
No Score Yet Scene of the Crime Nervous Man 1949
No Score Yet The Great Sinner Man with Ring 1949
43% A Woman's Secret Piano player 1949
100% Criss Cross Waiter 1949
88% The Set-Up Hamburger Man 1949
88% Joan of Arc Taxpayer 1948
No Score Yet Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!, (Summer Lightning) Barber 1948
92% Cry of the City Counterman 1948
No Score Yet Siren of Atlantis Doctor 1948
97% Monsieur Verdoux Friend 1947
No Score Yet Lighthouse Actor 1947
100% The Dark Corner Foss 1946
No Score Yet The Hoodlum Saint Mr. Cohn 1946
No Score Yet Night Editor (The Trespasser) Phillips 1946
No Score Yet From This Day Forward Hoffman 1946
86% The Spiral Staircase Desk Clerk 1946
No Score Yet Colonel Effingham's Raid (Man of the Hour) Young Man 1946
50% The House on 92nd Street Gus Huzmann 1945
No Score Yet Salome, Where She Danced Telegrapher 1945
No Score Yet A Song to Remember Waiter 1945
No Score Yet Jungle Captive Fred 1945
No Score Yet Summer Storm Postman 1944
No Score Yet Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Barber 1944
86% The Song of Bernadette Peasant 1943
No Score Yet Calling Dr. Death Coroner 1943
No Score Yet The Mystery of Marie Roget Subordinates to Prefect 1942
No Score Yet Dr. Renault's Secret Jacques - Detective (uncredited) 1942
No Score Yet Blondie for Victory Hoarder 1942
No Score Yet Fingers at the Window Fred Bixley 1942
No Score Yet The Getaway (The Get-Away) Hutch 1941
No Score Yet Meet Boston Blackie The Runt 1941
No Score Yet Babes on Broadway Composer 1941
No Score Yet He Stayed for Breakfast Timid Waiter 1940
94% Foreign Correspondent Assassin 1940
100% I Love You Again Fingerprint Man 1940
80% Charlie Chan At The Wax Museum Willie Fern 1940
No Score Yet Two Girls on Broadway Assistant 1940
94% Jezebel Customer 1938
88% The Smiling Lieutenant Arresting Officer 1931


No Score Yet All in the Family
Bum 1979
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
Parson Mueller Ed Halligan Halligan 1975
No Score Yet Kojak
Hepplewhite 1973
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
Bum 1973
No Score Yet Bonanza
Felger Donovan Pike Trager 1972
No Score Yet Ironside
Gas Station Attendant 1971
No Score Yet The Fugitive
Fisherman 1966
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Henlein 1959
No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver
Painter 1957


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