Dick Elliott

Highest Rated: 100% Park Row (1952)
Lowest Rated: 50% Magic Town (1947)
Birthday: Apr 30, 1886
Birthplace: Not Available
Short, portly, and possessed of a high-pitched laugh that cuts through the air like a buzzsaw, Massachussetts-born Dick Elliott had been on stage for nearly thirty before making his screen bow in 1933. Elliott was a frequent visitor to Broadway, enjoying a substantial run in the marathon hit Abie's Irish Rose. Physically and vocally unchanged from his first screen appearance in the '30s to his last in 1961, Elliott was most generally cast in peripheral roles designed to annoy the film's principal characters with his laughing jags or his obtrusive behavior; in this capacity, he appeared as drunken conventioneers, loud-mouthed theatre audience members, and "helpful" pedestrians. Elliott also excelled playing small-scale authority figures, such as stage managers, truant officers and rural judges. Still acting into his mid 70s, Dick Elliott appeared regularly as the mayor of Mayberry on the first season of The Andy Griffith Show, and was frequently cast as a department-store Santa in the Yuletide programs of such comics as Jack Benny and Red Skelton.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (The Modern Miracle) Man Who Laughs 2000
No Score Yet Hold That Hypnotist Clerk 1957
No Score Yet The Joker Is Wild Man Shaving 1957
No Score Yet When Gangland Strikes Actor 1956
No Score Yet Witness to Murder Apartment Manager 1954
100% Park Row Jeff Hudson 1952
96% High Noon Kibbee 1952
100% Rancho Notorious Storyteller 1952
No Score Yet Montana Belle Banker Jeptha Rideout 1952
No Score Yet Fort Defiance Kincaid 1951
No Score Yet Hunt the Man Down `Happy' 1951
No Score Yet Union Station Employee 1950
No Score Yet September Affair Fat Gentleman 1949
No Score Yet Night Unto Night Auto Court Manager 1949
100% The Paleface Mayor 1948
90% Act of Violence Pompous Man 1948
60% Good Sam Politician 1948
No Score Yet The Dude Goes West Whiskey Drummer 1948
No Score Yet The Sainted Sisters Milt Freeman 1948
No Score Yet Heading for Heaven Wingate 1947
50% Magic Town New Arrival 1947
No Score Yet Singapore Passenger 1947
100% Desperate Hat Lewis 1947
No Score Yet Lady Luck Fat Man 1946
No Score Yet Dangerous Money P.T. Burke 1946
No Score Yet Decoy Driver 1946
100% The Blue Dahlia Motor Court Owner 1946
No Score Yet Deadline at Dawn Chap 1946
No Score Yet My Reputation Tipsy Man 1946
No Score Yet Saratoga Trunk Politician 1946
No Score Yet Rainbow Over Texas Capt. Monroe 1946
No Score Yet Where Do We Go from Here? Father 1945
No Score Yet The Man Who Walked Alone The Mayor 1945
No Score Yet Adventures of Kitty O'Day (Kitty O'Day Comes Through) Bascom 1945
100% The Clock Friendly Man 1945
88% Christmas in Connecticut Judge Crothers 1945
No Score Yet Diamond Horseshoe Waiter 1945
No Score Yet Betrayed Prescott 1944
No Score Yet Goin' to Town Squire 1944
No Score Yet Thank Your Lucky Stars Customer 1943
No Score Yet After Midnight with Boston Blackie Justice Potts 1943
80% The Outlaw Salesman 1943
No Score Yet Wintertime Husband 1943
No Score Yet Keeper of the Flame Auctioneer 1942
No Score Yet Springtime in the Rockies Mr. Jeepers 1942
No Score Yet You Can't Escape Forever Meeker 1942
No Score Yet I Married an Angel Mr. Scallion 1942
No Score Yet Meet the Stewarts Mr. Willoughby 1942
100% My Favorite Blonde Backstage Doorman 1942
No Score Yet We Were Dancing Mr. Platt 1942
No Score Yet Man from Headquarters Elwin A. Jonas 1942
100% One Foot in Heaven Casper Cullenbaugh 1941
No Score Yet Three Girls About Town Magician 1941
No Score Yet Sunset in Wyoming Lieutenant Governor Cornelius Peabody 1941
No Score Yet The Wagons Roll At Night Mr. Paddleford 1941
No Score Yet A Man Betrayed (Citadel of Crime) (Wheel of Fortune) Ward Heeler 1941
No Score Yet Li'l Abner Marryin' Sam 1940
No Score Yet Young Bill Hickok Elliott 1940
100% The Mortal Storm Passport Official 1940
No Score Yet Up in the Air Hastings 1940
No Score Yet Melody Ranch Sheriff Barstow 1940
81% Another Thin Man Detective 1939
95% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Bill Griffith 1939
No Score Yet Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase McKeever 1939
No Score Yet Let Us Live Rotarian Juror 1939
71% The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle Conductor 1939
No Score Yet Under Western Stars Scully 1938
No Score Yet Man from Music Mountain Mr. Harkness 1938
No Score Yet Next Time I Marry Justice of the Peace 1938
No Score Yet Every Day's a Holiday Bar Patron 1937
No Score Yet Vogues of 1938 Johnny Withers 1937
No Score Yet A Man Betrayed Ward Heeler 1937
No Score Yet The Prisoner of Shark Island Actor 1936
No Score Yet Go West, Young Man Reporter 1936
No Score Yet The Princess Comes Across Ship's Surgeon 1936
No Score Yet Dr. Socrates Photographer 1935
No Score Yet Reckless Man Near Drums 1935
No Score Yet Gift of Gab Father 1934
No Score Yet Picture Snatcher Editor 1933

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
1960-1968
Guest Mayor Mayor Pike
  • 1962
  • 1961
No Score Yet The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet
1952-1966
Mayor
  • 1958
  • 1957
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
1951-1957
Spectator Henry
  • 1956
  • 1954

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