Chester Conklin

Highest Rated: 100% Sullivan's Travels (1941)
Lowest Rated: 63% Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958)
Birthday: Jan 11, 1886
Birthplace: Not Available
A former Barnum circus clown, pint-sized Chester Conklin entered movies at Mack Sennett's Keystone studios in 1913. Sporting a huge mustache to hide his youthful appearance, Conklin was usually cast as "A. Walrus." Legend has it that Conklin helped Keystone novice Charlie Chaplin put together his famous Tramp costume; true or not, it is a fact that Chaplin kept Conklin on year-round payroll for his later productions Modern Times (1936) and The Great Dictator (1940). After leaving Keystone, Conklin remained a popular comedian at the Fox and Sunshine Studios. In the late 1920s, he was teamed with W.C. Fields for a brief series of feature films at Paramount Pictures. In talkies, Conklin mostly appeared in bits in features and supporting parts in 2-reelers; he also showed up in such nostalgic retrospectives as Hollywood Cavalcade (1939) and The Perils of Pauline (1947). At his lowest professional ebb, in the 1950s, Conklin made ends meet as a department-store Santa. In and out of the Motion Picture Country Home and Hospital in the 1960s, Conklin fell in love with another patient, 65-year-old June Gunther. The two eloped (she was Chester's fourth wife) and settled in a modest bungalow in Van Nuys. Chester Conklin showed up in a handful of films in the 1960s; his last appearance, playing a character appropriately named Chester, was in 1966's A Big Hand for the Little Lady.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet A Big Hand for the Little Lady Old Man in Saloon 1966
63% Rock-a-Bye Baby Actor 1958
No Score Yet The Beast with a Million Eyes Old Man Webber 1955
No Score Yet Apache Woman Mooney 1955
89% Son of Paleface Townsman 1952
No Score Yet My Favorite Spy Comic 1951
No Score Yet Let's Dance Watchman 1950
No Score Yet Never a Dull Moment Albert 1950
No Score Yet Fancy Pants Guest 1950
No Score Yet Shakedown Man 1950
63% The Beautiful Blonde From Bashful Bend Messenger Boy 1949
70% Knock on Any Door Barber 1949
No Score Yet The Golden Stallion Old man 1949
No Score Yet Isn't It Romantic? Man 1948
No Score Yet Springtime in the Sierras Old Timer 1947
No Score Yet The Perils of Pauline Chef Comic 1947
No Score Yet Song of Scheherazade Sailor 1947
No Score Yet The Hoodlum Saint Cop 1946
No Score Yet Fear Switchman 1946
No Score Yet Little Giant Tailor 1946
No Score Yet Smooth as Silk Doorman 1946
No Score Yet Can't Help Singing Actor 1944
No Score Yet Sunday Dinner For A Soldier Photographer 1944
95% Hail the Conquering Hero Western Union Man 1944
No Score Yet The Adventures of Mark Twain Judge 1944
88% The Miracle of Morgan's Creek Pete 1944
No Score Yet Knickerbocker Holiday Town Crier 1944
No Score Yet Desirable Lady Waiter 1944
No Score Yet Around the World Waiter 1943
97% The Palm Beach Story Members of Ale and Quail Club 1942
95% I Married a Witch Bartender 1942
No Score Yet Sons of the Pioneers Old Timer 1942
No Score Yet In Old California Actor 1942
No Score Yet Valley of the Sun Man on Street 1942
100% Sullivan's Travels Old Bum 1941
100% Here Comes Mr. Jordan Newsboy 1941
No Score Yet Harmon of Michigan Gasoline Chuck 1941
No Score Yet Li'l Abner Mayor Gurgle 1940
92% The Great Dictator Barber's Customer 1940
No Score Yet Hollywood Cavalcade Sheriff in Western 1939
No Score Yet Zenobia, (Elephants Never Forget) Farmer 1939
No Score Yet Hotel Haywire O'Shea 1937
No Score Yet Sing, Cowboy, Sing Actor 1937
No Score Yet Forlorn River Sheriff Grundy 1937
No Score Yet Every Day's a Holiday Cabby 1937
100% Modern Times Mechanic 1936
No Score Yet Call of the Prairie Sandy McQueen 1936
100% Hallelujah, I'm a Bum Sunday 1933
No Score Yet Her Majesty, Love Emil 1931
100% The Virginian Uncle Hughey 1929
No Score Yet We're in the Navy Now Captain Stiffe 1927
No Score Yet The Duchess of Buffalo Hotel Manager 1926
No Score Yet Behind the Front Scottie 1926
No Score Yet The Nervous Wreck Mort 1926
91% Phantom Of The Opera Orderly 1925
100% Greed Hans Sieppe 1925
No Score Yet Woman of the World Sam Poore 1925
No Score Yet Toy that Grew Up The Stranger 1924
No Score Yet Souls for Sale Actor 1923
No Score Yet Anna Christie Tommy 1923
83% The Great Moment Frightened Patient 1921
No Score Yet A Hash House Fraud Actor 1915
No Score Yet Gentlemen of Nerve Ambrose 1914
No Score Yet Dough and Dynamite Jacques 1914
No Score Yet The Rival Mashers Rival 1914
No Score Yet The Masquerader Film Actor 1914
No Score Yet The Face on the Bar Room Floor Drinker 1914
No Score Yet Mabel's Busy Day Police Sergeant 1914
No Score Yet Caught in a Cabaret Waiter 1914
No Score Yet Twenty Minutes of Love Pickpocket 1914
No Score Yet Mabel at the Wheel Mabel's Father 1914
No Score Yet Cruel, Cruel Love Butler 1914
No Score Yet Tango Tangles Policeman 1914
No Score Yet Between Showers Policeman 1914
No Score Yet Mabel's Strange Predicament Husband 1914
No Score Yet Making a Living Policeman 1914
83% Tillie's Punctured Romance Mr. Whoozis, Friend of John Banks 1914
No Score Yet Chaplin at Keystone Studios Actor 1914

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Three Stooges
1934-1959
  • 1945
  • 1943
  • 1941
  • 1938

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