Eddie Quillan

Highest Rated: 100% The Ladies' Man (1961)
Birthday: Mar 31, 1907
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Eddie Quillan made his performing debut at age seven in his family's vaudeville act. By the time he was in his teens, Quillan was a consummate performer, adept at singing, dancing, and joke-spinning. He made his first film, Up and At 'Em, in 1922, but it wasn't until 1925, when he appeared in Los Angeles with his siblings in an act called "The Rising Generation," that he began his starring movie career with Mack Sennett. At first, Sennett tried to turn Quillan into a new Harry Langdon, but eventually the slight, pop-eyed, ever-grinning Quillan established himself in breezy "collegiate" roles. Leaving Sennett over a dispute concerning risqué material, Quillan made his first major feature-film appearance when he co-starred in Cecil B. DeMille's The Godless Girl (1929). This led to a contract at Pathé studios, where Quillan starred in such ebullient vehicles as The Sophomore (1929), Noisy Neighbors (1929), Big Money (1930), and The Tip-Off (1931). He remained a favorite in large and small roles throughout the 1930s and 1940s; he faltered only when he was miscast as master sleuth Ellery Queen in The Spanish Cape Mystery (1936). Among Quillan's more memorable credits as a supporting actor were Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), Young Mr. Lincoln (1939), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), and Abbott and Costello's It Ain't Hay (1943). From 1948 through 1956, Quillan co-starred with Wally Vernon in a series of 16 two-reel comedies, which showed to excellent advantage the physical dexterity of both men. Quillan remained active into the 1980s on TV; from 1968 through 1971, he was a regular on the Diahann Carroll sitcom Julia. In his retirement years, Eddie Quillan became a pet interview subject for film historians thanks to his ingratiating personality and uncanny total recall.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The First Rebel Anderson 2015
No Score Yet For the Love of It Actor 1980
No Score Yet The Strongest Man in the World Mr. Willoughby 1975
No Score Yet How to Frame a Figg Old Man 1971
No Score Yet Angel in My Pocket Rev. Beckwith 1969
57% A Guide for the Married Man Cologne Salesman 1967
67% The Ghost and Mr. Chicken Elevator Operator 1966
No Score Yet The Bounty Killer Pianist 1965
85% Viva Las Vegas MC 1964
No Score Yet Advance to the Rear Smitty 1964
No Score Yet Promises! Promises! Bartender 1963
No Score Yet Move Over Darling Bellboy 1963
No Score Yet Gunfight at Comanche Creek Clerk 1963
No Score Yet Summer Magic Mailman 1963
No Score Yet Who's Got the Action? Dingo the Phone Repairman 1963
100% The Ladies' Man Actor 1961
85% Brigadoon Sandy 1954
No Score Yet Jungle Queen Chuck Kelly 1945
No Score Yet Dixie Jamboree Jeff Calhoun 1944
No Score Yet Mystery of the Riverboat JugJenks 1944
No Score Yet Dark Mountain Willie Dinsmire 1944
No Score Yet Alaska Highway Pompadour 'Shorty' Jones 1943
No Score Yet It Ain't Hay Harry the Horse 1943
No Score Yet Priorities on Parade Sticks O'Hara 1942
100% Kid Glove Killer Eddie Wright 1942
No Score Yet The Flame of New Orleans Third Sailor 1941
No Score Yet Flying Blind Riley 1941
100% The Grapes of Wrath Connie Rivers 1940
No Score Yet Allegheny Uprising Anderson 1939
100% Young Mr. Lincoln Adam Clay 1939
No Score Yet Made for Each Other Conway 1939
No Score Yet Big City Actor 1937
No Score Yet London by Night Bill 1937
No Score Yet The Mandarin Mystery Ellery Queen 1936
100% Fury Peanut Vendor 1936
94% Mutiny on the Bounty Ellison 1935
No Score Yet Hollywood Party Bob 1934
No Score Yet Girl Crazy Danny 1932
No Score Yet The Tip Off Thomas 'Tommy' Jordan 1931
No Score Yet Night Work Willie 1930
No Score Yet The Godless Girl Samuel 'Bozo' Johnson 1929
No Score Yet Show Folks Eddie Kehoe 1928
No Score Yet Our Dancing Daughters Actor 1928
No Score Yet Caution: Funny Men at Work! Actor 1928
No Score Yet Sideshow Actor

TV

CREDIT
97% Moonlighting
1985-1989
Abby Cadabra
  • 1986
No Score Yet The A-Team
1983-1987
Old Man
  • 1986
No Score Yet Highway to Heaven
1984-1989
Guest
  • 1984
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
Shorty Old Timer Judge Picker Kavendish Gargan Jed Haney
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1977
No Score Yet The Jeffersons
1975-1985
Guard
  • 1980
93% Batman
1966-1968
Newsie
  • 1967
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
Scotty
  • 1967
No Score Yet Lost in Space
1965-1968
Bartender
  • 1966
  • 1965
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
1960-1968
Bellhop
  • 1965
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Danny Culp
  • 1962

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