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Dick Elliott

Highest Rated:   100% Park Row (1952)
Lowest Rated:   50% Magic Town (1947)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
No Score Yet 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
No Score Yet Desperate
  • Hat Lewis
1947
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 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
89% 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 Man from Headquarters
  • Elwin A. Jonas
1942
No Score Yet We Were Dancing
  • Mr. Platt
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
94% 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 Vogues of 1938
  • Johnny Withers
1937
No Score Yet Every Day's a Holiday
  • Bar Patron
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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
1951-1957
  • Spectator Henry
  • 1956
  • 1954

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