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Dick Wessel

Highest Rated:   100% Them! (1954)
Lowest Rated:   40% Who's Minding the Store? (1963)
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American actor Dick Wessel had a face like a Mack Truck bulldog and a screen personality to match. After several years on stage, Wessel began showing up in Hollywood extra roles around 1933; he is fleetingly visible in the Marx Brothers' Duck Soup (1933), Laurel and Hardy's Bonnie Scotland (1935), and the Columbia "screwball" comedy She Couldn't Take It (1935). The size of his roles increased in the '40s; perhaps his best feature-film showing was as the eponymous bald-domed master criminal in Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (1946). He was a valuable member of Columbia Pictures' short subject stock company, playing a variety of bank robbers, wrestlers, jealous husbands and lazy brother-in-laws. Among his more memorable 2-reel appearances were as lovestruck boxer "Chopper" in The Three Stooges' Fright Night (1947), Andy Clyde's invention-happy brother-in-law in Eight Ball Andy (1948), and Hugh Herbert's overly sensitive strongman neighbor in Hot Heir (1947). Wessel was shown to good (if unbilled) advantage as a handlebar-mustached railroad engineer in the superspectacular Around the World in 80 Days (1956), and had a regular role as Carney on the 1959 TV adventure series Riverboat. Dick Wessel's farewell screen appearance was as a harried delivery man in Disney's The Ugly Dachshund (1965).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Ugly Dachshund
  • Garbageman
1966
40% Who's Minding the Store?
  • Cop
1963
44% The Errand Boy
  • The A.D.
1961
No Score Yet Riverboat
  • Actor
1959
No Score Yet The Gazebo
  • Louis the Louse
1959
No Score Yet No Time for Sergeants
  • Infantryman
1958
74% Around the World in 80 Days
  • Train fireman
1956
96% Rebel Without a Cause
  • Guide
1955
100% Them!
  • Cop
1954
72% Calamity Jane
  • Francis Fryer
1953
No Score Yet Let's Do It Again
  • Mover
1953
No Score Yet The Charge At Feather River
  • Cullen
1953
No Score Yet The Lawless Breed
  • Marv the Bartender
1953
No Score Yet Young Man with Ideas
  • Eddie Tasling
1952
100% Rancho Notorious
  • Deputy
1952
No Score Yet Blackbeard, the Pirate
  • Dutchman
1952
No Score Yet Love Is Better Than Ever
  • Smittie
1952
No Score Yet The Belle of New York
  • Bowery Bum
1952
No Score Yet Hoodlum Empire
  • Keiller
1952
No Score Yet Starlift
  • Sgt. Mike Nolan
1951
95% An American in Paris
  • Ben Macrow
1951
86% Flying Leathernecks
  • Mess sergeant
1951
98% Strangers on a Train
  • Baggage Man
1951
No Score Yet Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison
  • Tinker
1951
No Score Yet The Scarf
  • Sid
1951
No Score Yet Operation Pacific
  • Mess Sergeant
1951
No Score Yet Texas Carnival
  • Concessionaire
1951
No Score Yet Gasoline Alley
  • Pudge
1951
No Score Yet Force Of Arms
  • Klein
1951
84% Harvey
  • Cracker
1950
No Score Yet Beware of Blondie
  • Mailman
1950
100% Sands of Iwo Jima
  • Grenade Instructor
1950
No Score Yet Key to the City
  • Washer
1950
93% Father of the Bride
  • Mover
1950
No Score Yet Watch The Birdie
  • Man Who Undresses
1950
No Score Yet Blondie's Hero
  • Mailman
1950
96% On the Town
  • Sailor Simpkins
1949
No Score Yet Blondie Hits the Jackpot
  • Mailman
1949
No Score Yet Slattery's Hurricane
  • Cabbie (uncredited)
1949
No Score Yet Tulsa
  • Joker
1949
No Score Yet Canadian Pacific
  • Bailey
1949
93% Take Me Out to the Ball Game
  • Umpire
1949
100% Thieves' Highway
  • Cab Driver
1949
No Score Yet Unknown Island
  • Sanderson
1948
No Score Yet Good Sam
  • Bus Driver
1948
No Score Yet Hollow Triumph (The Scar)
  • Sidekick
1948
No Score Yet Pitfall
  • Desk Sergeant
1948
No Score Yet A Southern Yankee
  • Orderly
1948
No Score Yet High Wall
  • Jim Hale
1947
No Score Yet Merton of the Movies
  • Chick
1947
50% Magic Town
  • Moving Man
1947
No Score Yet It Happened in Brooklyn
  • Cop
1947
83% 13 Rue Madeleine
  • German Officer
1947
No Score Yet Blondie's Big Moment
  • Bus Driver
1947
No Score Yet Dick Tracy vs. Cueball
  • Cueball
1946
No Score Yet California
  • Blacksmith
1946
No Score Yet Black Angel
  • Doorman
1946
100% Scarlet Street
  • 2nd Detective
1945
No Score Yet Dakota
  • Roughneck
1945
No Score Yet Silver Spurs
  • Buck Walters
1943
No Score Yet Action in the North Atlantic
  • Cherub
1943
No Score Yet King of the Cowboys
  • Hershel
1943
No Score Yet X Marks the Spot
  • Dizzy
1942
No Score Yet You Can't Escape Forever
  • Moxie
1942
No Score Yet Sunset Serenade
  • Bartender
1942
92% Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • Union Army veteran
1942
No Score Yet Bells of Capistrano
  • Sign poster
1942
No Score Yet Romance on the Range
  • Jailer
1942
No Score Yet Dangerously They Live
  • Grant
1941
No Score Yet Tanks a Million
  • Monkman
1941
93% Penny Serenade
  • Joe
1941
100% The Strawberry Blonde
  • Man
1941
No Score Yet Manpower
  • Lineman
1941
No Score Yet Red River Valley
  • Actor
1941
82% They Died With Their Boots On
  • Staff Sgt. Brown
1941
No Score Yet Cafe Hostess
  • Willie
1940
80% City for Conquest
  • Cab Driver by Fire
1940
95% They Drive by Night
  • Driver
1940
No Score Yet Brother Orchid
  • Buffalo Burns
1940
No Score Yet West of the Badlands
  • Red
1940
No Score Yet They Made Me a Criminal
  • Collucci
1939
100% The Roaring Twenties
  • 2nd Mechanic
1939
No Score Yet Hitler -- Beast of Berlin
  • Actor
1939
100% Angels with Dirty Faces
  • Sharpy
1938
No Score Yet Hawk of the Wilderness
  • Dirk
1938
No Score Yet Borrowing Trouble
  • Joe
1937
No Score Yet Submarine D-1
  • Sailor
1937
No Score Yet Slim
  • Al
1937
No Score Yet Round-Up Time in Texas
  • Johnson
1937
No Score Yet Vogues of 1938
  • Boxer
1937

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Charlie
  • 1963

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