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Dell Henderson

Highest Rated: 100% The Major and the Minor (1942)

Lowest Rated: 80% State of the Union (1948)

Birthday: Invalid date

Birthplace: Not Available

Tall, stocky comic actor Dell Henderson left his stage career behind when he and his actress wife Florence joined D. W. Griffith's Biograph players in 1909. He was frequently co-starred with fellow Biograph contractee Mack Sennett, and when Sennett set up his own Keystone studio, Henderson went along as an actor and director. He continued directing into the 1920s, also functioning as producer on such features as Gambling Wives (1924), Quick Change (1925) and Rough Stuff (1925). In 1927, Henderson resumed his acting career; one of his best late-silent performances was as Marion Davies' father in 1928's Show People. During the talkie era, Henderson appeared in dozens of two-reel comedies produced by Sennett, Hal Roach and Columbia. Most of his feature-film roles at this time were bits, with such notable exceptions as the kindly used-car dealer in Leo McCarey's Make Way For Tomorrow (1937) and the night court judge in Laurel and Hardy's Our Relations (1936). Del Henderson's last public appearance was on a 1954 This is Your Life TV installment honoring his former colleague Mack Sennett.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Laurel and Hardy's Laughing 20's Actor 1965
No Score Yet Neptune's Daughter Man 1949
No Score Yet Once More, My Darling Hotel Clerk 1949
80% State of the Union Broder 1948
89% Wilson Minor Role 1944
No Score Yet Du Barry Was a Lady Flunky 1943
100% The Major and the Minor Doorman 1942
No Score Yet Once Upon a Honeymoon American Attache 1942
No Score Yet Look Who's Laughing Mr. Wentworth 1941
No Score Yet Young People Eddie's Father 1940
83% Stranger on the Third Floor Detective 1940
No Score Yet If I Had My Way Mr. Harris 1940
No Score Yet You Can't Fool Your Wife Hotel Manager 1940
No Score Yet Fifth Avenue Girl Headwaiter 1939
No Score Yet Frontier Marshal Proprietor, Bella Union Cafe 1939
86% Love Affair Cafe Manager 1939
No Score Yet Arsene Lupin Returns Plainclothesman 1938
No Score Yet Men with Wings Chairman 1938
100% Make Way for Tomorrow Auto salesman 1937
No Score Yet High, Wide and Handsome Bank president 1937
No Score Yet Artists and Models Lord 1937
No Score Yet Our Relations Judge Polk 1936
No Score Yet The Texas Rangers Citizen 1936
No Score Yet Poppy Yokel 1936
No Score Yet A Message to Garcia President McKinley 1936
No Score Yet Hitch Hike Lady Williams 1936
No Score Yet This is the Life Chicago Commissioner (uncredited) 1935
No Score Yet Steamboat Round The Bend Salesman 1935
No Score Yet The Daring Young Man Mayor 1935
100% Ruggles of Red Gap Sam 1935
No Score Yet The Mystery Man Hotel Manager 1935
No Score Yet The Marines Are Coming Admiral 1935
100% It's a Gift Mr. Abernathy 1934
No Score Yet Bolero Theater manager 1934
No Score Yet Search For Beauty Mac 1934
No Score Yet You're Telling Me Mayer Brown 1934
No Score Yet Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch House Manager 1934
No Score Yet From Hell to Heaven McCarthy 1933
No Score Yet After Midnight J.W. 1933
No Score Yet Rainbow over Broadway Bowers 1933
No Score Yet The Sins of the Children Ted Baldwin 1930
No Score Yet Wrong Again Painting owner 1929
100% Show People Col. Pepper 1928
No Score Yet The Patsy (The Politic Flapper) Pa Harrington 1928
96% The Crowd Dick 1928
No Score Yet Getting Gertie's Garter Actor 1927
No Score Yet The Clinging Vine B. Harvey Phillips 1926
No Score Yet The Lonedale Operator Actor 1911


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