Duke York

Highest Rated: 100% The Paleface (1948)
Lowest Rated: 82% Libeled Lady (1936)
Birthday: Oct 17, 1908
Birthplace: Not Available
Billed as Duke York Jr. when he entered films in 1933, this muscular actor essayed such action-oriented roles as King Kala in Flash Gordon (1936). By the 1940s, York had found his particular niche as a second-string Lon Chaney Jr. He was a mainstay at Columbia's short-subject unit in the 1940s, playing the various hunchbacks, werewolves, goons, and Frankensteins who menaced such comedians as the Three Stooges, El Brendel, and Andy Clyde. One of his rare roles out of makeup was in the Stooges' 1943 comedy Higher Than a Kite, which revealed that York wasn't quite as adept at handling dialogue as he was at grunting and growling. Though Duke York committed suicide in 1952, he kept appearing in Columbia's two-reelers and Westerns through the magic of stock footage until the mid-'50s.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Sleepless Nights Actor 2002
No Score Yet Carbine Williams Guard 1952
No Score Yet Confidence Girl Con Operator 1952
No Score Yet My Favorite Spy Man 1951
No Score Yet Valley of Fire Piano 1951
No Score Yet Fort Defiance Doniger 1951
No Score Yet Where Danger Lives Cowboy 1950
No Score Yet Fortunes of Captain Blood Andrew Hardy 1950
No Score Yet Francis Sgt. Poor 1950
No Score Yet Johnny Stool Pigeon Body Guard 1949
100% The Paleface Henchman 1948
No Score Yet That Lady In Ermine Sergeant 1948
No Score Yet Isn't It Romantic? Man 1948
100% Road to Rio Roustabout 1947
No Score Yet Lost in a Harem Jailor 1944
No Score Yet The Contender Bomber 1944
No Score Yet Follow the Boys MP 1944
No Score Yet Destination Tokyo Crew Member 1943
No Score Yet Tennessee Johnson Assassin 1942
No Score Yet Who Done It? Attendant with the Coroner 1942
No Score Yet Give Out, Sisters Louie 1942
No Score Yet Invisible Agent German Sentry 1942
No Score Yet Sunday Punch Fighter 1942
83% Saboteur Deputy 1942
No Score Yet Alias Boston Blackie Johnson 1942
92% Woman of the Year Football player 1942
No Score Yet Arabian Nights Archer 1942
No Score Yet Panama Hattie Bruno 1942
83% Shadow of the Thin Man Valentino 1941
100% Never Give a Sucker an Even Break Tough Assailant 1941
No Score Yet Life Begins for Andy Hardy Trucker 1941
No Score Yet Texas Wise Guy 1941
No Score Yet Little Men Poker Player 1940
No Score Yet You Can't Cheat an Honest Man Man 1939
No Score Yet Topper Takes a Trip Gorgan 1938
No Score Yet Professor Beware Handshakers, Paint-Brush Gag 1938
No Score Yet A Slight Case of Murder Champ 1938
No Score Yet S.O.S. Coast Guard Sea Wolf Thug 1937
No Score Yet Love on the Run Paul, Baron's Chauffeur 1936
No Score Yet The Three Mesquiteers Chuck 1936
No Score Yet Rhythm on the Range Officer 1936
No Score Yet Ticket to Paradise Milkman 1936
100% Fury Taxi Driver 1936
No Score Yet Strike Me Pink Smiley 1936
82% Libeled Lady Taxi Driver 1936
No Score Yet Spaceship to the Unknown King Kala 1936
No Score Yet Wings in the Dark Actor 1935
No Score Yet One Hour Late Mixer 1934
No Score Yet The Old Fashioned Way Stagehand 1934
100% Footlight Parade Sailor on Table in "Shanghai Lil" Number 1933
96% Island of Lost Souls Ape Man 1933
No Score Yet Roman Scandals Soldier 1933

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Three Stooges
1934-1959
  • 1948
  • 1944

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