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Cy Kendall



Cyrus W. Kendall was eight years old when he made his acting debut at the fabled Pasadena Playhouse. As an adult, the portly Kendall became a charter member of the Playhouse's Eighteen Actors Inc., acting in and/or directing over 100 theatrical productions. In films from 1936, he was usually typecast as an abrasive, cigar-chomping detective, gangster or machine politician. He showed up in roles both large and small in feature films, and was prominently cast in several of MGM's Crime Does Not Pay short subjects. Typical Kendall assignments of the 1940s included Jumbo Madigan in Alias Boston Blackie (1941) and "Honest" John Travers in Outlaw Trail (1944). Remaining active into the early years of live television, Cyrus W. Kendall essayed several guest spots on the 1949 quiz show/anthology Armchair Detective, and co-starred with Robert Bice, Spencer Chan and Herb Ellis on the Hollywood-based ABC weekly Mysteries of Chinatown (1949-50).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Andy Hardy Meets Debutante
  • Mr. Carrillo
2001
No Score Yet Fly by Night
  • Dahlig
1993
73% Call Northside 777
  • Bartender in Bill's Place
1948
No Score Yet The Farmer's Daughter
  • Sweeney
1947
80% Sinbad the Sailor
  • Kahn of Basra
1947
60% Lady in the Lake
  • Jaibi
1947
No Score Yet Without Reservations
  • Bail Bondsman
1946
No Score Yet The Glass Alibi
  • Red Hogan
1946
No Score Yet The Scarlet Horseman
  • Amigo
1946
100% Scarlet Street
  • Nick
1945
No Score Yet Cornered
  • Detective
1945
No Score Yet Secret Agent X-9
  • Lucky Number
1945
No Score Yet A Thousand and One Nights
  • Auctioneer
1945
No Score Yet The Power of the Whistler
  • Druggist
1945
No Score Yet The Cisco Kid Returns (The Daring Adventurer)
  • Jennings
1945
No Score Yet Jungle Queen
  • Tambosa Tim
1945
No Score Yet Girl Rush
  • Bartlan
1944
100% Laura
  • Inspector
1944
No Score Yet Tall in the Saddle
  • Cap the Bartender
1944
No Score Yet Crime by Night
  • Sheriff Ambers
1944
No Score Yet Kismet
  • Herald
1944
88% Wilson
  • Charles F. Murphy
1944
No Score Yet The Chinese Cat
  • Deacon
1944
No Score Yet The Whistler
  • Bartender
1944
No Score Yet Lady in the Death House
  • Detective
1944
No Score Yet The Chance of a Lifetime
  • Jumbo Madigan
1943
No Score Yet A Lady Takes a Chance
  • Gambling House Boss
1943
No Score Yet After Midnight with Boston Blackie
  • Joe Herschel
1943
No Score Yet A Night to Remember
  • Louis Kaufman
1942
No Score Yet Silver Queen
  • Sheriff
1942
100% Tarzan's New York Adventure
  • Col. Ralph Sergeant
1942
No Score Yet Alias Boston Blackie
  • Jumbo Madigan
1942
No Score Yet Johnny Eager
  • Halligan
1942
92% Road to Morocco
  • Fruit Stand Proprietor
1942
No Score Yet Billy the Kid
  • Cass McAndrews, Sheriff
1941
No Score Yet Robin Hood of the Pecos
  • Ballard
1941
No Score Yet Honky Tonk
  • Man with Tar
1941
No Score Yet The Fargo Kid
  • Kane
1940
No Score Yet The Saint Takes Over
  • Max Bremer
1940
85% My Favorite Wife
  • Detective
1940
No Score Yet The Green Hornet
  • Curtis Monroe
1940
No Score Yet The House Across the Bay
  • Crawley
1940
No Score Yet Trouble in Sundown
  • Ross
1939
No Score Yet The Night Hawk
  • Capt. Teague
1938
No Score Yet Crime School
  • Morgan
1938
No Score Yet Rawhide
  • Sheriff Kale
1938
No Score Yet Hawaii Calls
  • Hawaiian Policeman
1938
No Score Yet The Girl of the Golden West
  • Hank, a Gambler
1938
No Score Yet Gold Is Where You Find It
  • Kingan
1938
No Score Yet Next Time I Marry
  • Lawyer
1938
No Score Yet Borrowing Trouble
  • Chief Kelly
1937
No Score Yet The Last Gangster
  • Editor
1937
No Score Yet They Won't Forget
  • Detective Laneart
1937
No Score Yet Sea Spoilers
  • Detective
1936
No Score Yet Bulldog Edition
  • Nick Enright
1936
100% San Francisco
  • Headwaiter
1936
No Score Yet The Lonely Trail
  • Holden
1936
No Score Yet Dancing Pirate
  • Pirate Cook
1936
No Score Yet King of the Pecos
  • Stiles
1936

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