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Clyde Cook

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Sea Hawk (1940)
  • Lowest Rated: 63% Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)
  • Birthday: Dec 16, 1891
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • A performer from age 12, Australian comedian/acrobat Clyde Cook rose to theatrical fame as "The Kangaroo Boy." Arriving in the U.S. after World War I, he worked briefly for Mack Sennett, then switched to the Sunshine Comedy unit at Fox. A tiny man with a huge paintbrush moustache, Cook was an amusing screen presence, but his lack of a well-defined character kept him from becoming a major star. He played supporting roles in such features as He Who Gets Slapped (1924) before trying his luck again as a two-reel star at Hal Roach Studios. The comedian's fortunes improved when he signed on at Warner Bros. as comedy relief in a number of silent features, in which he was frequently teamed with William Demarest or Louise Fazenda. With the coming of sound, Cook's Australian accent enabled him to secure good supporting roles in such British-based films as Dawn Patrol (1930) and Oliver Twist (1935); he also returned to Roach for a brief series of knockabout comedies titled The Taxi Boys. His roles dwindled to bits by the late '30s, but Cook never wanted for work. He was still at it in the 1950s, showing up in movies (Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde [1951]) and on television (The Adventures of Superman). Clyde Cook retired after completing his one-day assignment on John Ford's Donovan's Reef (1963).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Kiss Me Quick Actor 2011
No Score Yet Charles Dickens: The Man Who Asked for More Actor 2005
63% Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Drunk 1953
No Score Yet The Maze Cab Driver 1953
No Score Yet The Verdict Barney Cole 1946
No Score Yet To Each His Own Mr. Harkett 1946
80% The White Cliffs of Dover Jennings 1944
No Score Yet Follow the Boys Stooge 1944
No Score Yet The Man From Down Under Ginger Gaffney 1943
No Score Yet The Mysterious Doctor Herbert 1943
No Score Yet Forever and a Day Taxi Driver 1943
No Score Yet White Cargo Ted 1942
97% Suspicion Photographer 1941
86% Sergeant York British Soldier 1941
No Score Yet Ladies in Retirement Bates 1941
80% Dance, Girl, Dance Claude 1940
100% The Sea Hawk Walter Boggs 1940
No Score Yet The Light That Failed Soldier 1939
88% The Little Princess Attendant 1939
No Score Yet Arrest Bulldog Drummond Constable Sacker 1939
No Score Yet Kidnapped Cook 1938
No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond's Peril Constable Sacker 1938
No Score Yet Souls at Sea Hendry the Coachman 1937
No Score Yet Another Dawn Sgt. Murphy 1937
No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond Escapes Alf 1937
No Score Yet Wee Willie Winkie Pipe Major Sneath 1937
No Score Yet Lancer Spy Orderly 1937
92% Barbary Coast Oakie 1935
No Score Yet The Bishop Misbehaves Mission Patron 1935
93% The Informer Flash Patron 1935
No Score Yet Calm Yourself Joe 1935
No Score Yet Oliver Twist Chitling 1933
No Score Yet Blondie of the Follies Dancer 1932
No Score Yet Never the Twain Shall Meet Porter the Beachcomber 1931
No Score Yet Daybreak Josef 1931
No Score Yet The Secret Witness Larson 1931
No Score Yet The Dawn Patrol (Flight Commander) Bott 1930
No Score Yet Officer O'Brien Limo Lewis 1930
No Score Yet Sunny Sam 1930
No Score Yet Jazz Heaven Max Langley 1929
No Score Yet The Taming of the Shrew Grumio 1929
100% The Docks of New York "Sugar" Steve 1928
No Score Yet Barbed Wire Hans 1927
No Score Yet White Gold Homer 1927
No Score Yet The Winning of Barbara Worth Tex 1926
No Score Yet Wandering Papas Actor 1926
No Score Yet He Who Gets Slapped Clown 1924

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
1952-1958
News Vendor
  • 1953

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