Edgar Kennedy

Edgar Kennedy

Highest Rated: 100% A Star Is Born (1937)

Lowest Rated: 60% It Happened Tomorrow (1944)

Birthday: Apr 26, 1890

Birthplace: Not Available

Prolific screen comedian Edgar Kennedy's trademark was the "slow burn," an expression of complete and utter frustration expressed through his furrowed brows and a meaty hand passed across his face, which he perfected over the course of a four-decade career that began in silent pictures and later came to include such classics as "Duck Soup" (1933), "Twentieth Century" (1934), "A Star is Born" (1937) and "Unfaithfully Yours" (1948). Burly and balding, Kennedy played middle-class authority figures whose tenuous grip on maintaining the status quo, whether in their homes or the public, was undone by some of the best comedians in show business - from Charlie Chaplin and Laurel and Hardy to the Marx Brothers and Wheeler and Woolsey. Most of these turns were supporting and even bit appearances, but Kennedy was also the star of a lengthy series of shorts for RKO in which his Everyman failed to keep the peace in his own house. By the 1940s, Kennedy's ubiquitous presence made him a favorite of film fans and critics alike, who delighted in seeing his slow burn exercised to perfection, even if only for a few moments of screen time. At the time of his death in 1948, Kennedy had filmed some 100 features and over 200 shorts, each of which showcased a top comic talent who gave his all to losing his cool.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laurel and Hardy's Laughing '20s Himself (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 39% My Dream Is Yours Uncle Charlie (Character) - 1949
93% 87% Unfaithfully Yours Detective Sweeney (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Time Unknown (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mad Wednesday Jake (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heaven Only Knows Judd (Character) - 1947
89% 57% The Sin of Harold Diddlebock Jake (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Beef Edgar Kennedy (Character) - 1945
62% 79% Anchors Aweigh Police Captain (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's Your Move Edgar Kenney (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Captain Tugboat Annie Captain Bullwinkle (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Alaskan Mystery Bosun Higgins (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prunes and Politics Unknown (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Radio Rampage Edgar Kennedy (Character) - 1944
60% 64% It Happened Tomorrow Inspector Mulrooney (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl From Monterey Doc Hogan (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 40% The Falcon Strikes Back Smiley Dugan (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 50% Hitler's Madman Nepomuk (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 41% Air Raid Wardens Joe Bledsoe (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cosmo Jones: Crime Smasher Police Chief Murphy (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hillbilly Blitzkrieg Sgt. Homer Gatling (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rough on Rents Edgar Kennedy (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pardon My Stripes Warden Bingham (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Private Snuffy Smith Sergeant Ed Cooper (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 45% In Old California Kegs McKeever (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Quiet Fourth Edgar Kennedy (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 75% Blondie in Society Doctor Glenn (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bride Wore Crutches Police Captain McGuire (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gangs of the City Biff (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 80% Blondie Has Servant Trouble Unknown (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Remedy for Riches George Browning (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Drafted in the Depot Edgar (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Christian Meets the Women George Browning (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 41% Li'l Abner Cornelius Cornpone (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet 'Taint Legal Edgar (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Quarterback Pops (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frolics on Ice Joe Barton (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kennedy the Great Edgar Kennedy (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Everything's on Ice Joe Barton (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 79% It's a Wonderful World Lieutenant Miller (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Peck's Bad Boy With the Circus Arthur Bailey (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Black Doll Sheriff Rennick (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 57% Hey! Hey! USA Unknown (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 41% Hollywood Hotel Callaghan (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 65% Double Wedding Spike (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dumb's the Word Edgar Kennedy (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 0% Super Sleuth Lt. Garrison (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet When's Your Birthday? Mr. Basscombe (Character) - 1937
100% 78% A Star Is Born Pop Randall (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yours for the Asking Bicarbonate (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 50% Three Men on a Horse Harry (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Night at the Biltmore Bowl Himself (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Big Shot Onderdonk (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gridiron Flash Officer Thurston (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Living on Velvet Counterman (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cowboy Millionaire Willy "Persimmon" Bates (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Marines Are Coming Sgt. Buck Martin (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poisoned Ivory Edgar (Character) - 1934
86% 76% Twentieth Century Oscar McGonigle (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Money Means Nothing Herbert Green (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder on the Blackboard Det. Donahue (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet We're Rich Again Healy (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Silver Streak O'Brien (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wrong Direction Edgar (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flirting With Danger Jimmie Pierson (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 88% Heat Lightning Herbert (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet King Kelly of the U.S.A. Happy Moran (Character) - 1934
92% 91% Duck Soup Lemonade Vendor (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crossfire Ed Wimpy (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Son of the Border Windy (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 60% The Penguin Pool Murder Policeman Donovan (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carnival Boat Baldy (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Orphan Annie Daddy Warbucks (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hold 'Em Jail The Warden (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Gear Cop (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bad Company Buffington (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet 75% Night Owls Officer Kennedy (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girl Shock Father (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet All Teed Up Director - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet When the Wind Blows Kennedy the Cop (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real McCoy Cicero the Cop (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dollar Dizzy Quimby (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet 60% Angora Love Landlord (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet 14% They Had to See Paris Ed Eggers (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Pair of Tights The Boss (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet 50% Welcome Danger SFPD Desk Sergeant (uncredited) (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trent's Last Case Inspector Murch (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perfect Day Uncle Edgar (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet 71% Two Tars Motorist (Character) - 1928
No Score Yet 60% Leave 'Em Laughing Cop (Character) - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet Limousine Love The Husband (Character) - 1928
No Score Yet 69% You're Darn Tootin' Director - 1928
No Score Yet 56% From Soup to Nuts Director - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Better 'Ole Cpl. Austin (Character) - 1926
No Score Yet No Score Yet Proud Heart Thomas Nolan (Character) - 1925
No Score Yet No Score Yet Her Torpedoed Love Unknown (Character) - 1917
No Score Yet No Score Yet Her Fame and Shame Cashier & Advance Man (Character) - 1917
No Score Yet No Score Yet Madcap Ambrose A City Chap (Character) - 1916
No Score Yet No Score Yet His Bitter Pill His Rival (Character) - 1916
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miss Fatty's Seaside Lovers Unknown (Character) - 1915
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mabel's Wilful Way Fatty's Pal (Character) - 1915
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Submarine Pirate Unknown (Character) - 1915
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fatty's Tintype Tangle Edgar (Character) - 1915
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Lover's Lost Control Unknown (Character) - 1915
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fatty and Mabel at the San Diego Exposition Unknown (Character) - 1915
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Big Romance 2nd Restaurant Owner/Banks' Butler (Character) - 1914
89% 44% Tillie's Punctured Romance Restaurant Owner/Banks' Butler (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet 32% Caught in a Cabaret Cafe Proprietor (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ambrose's First Falsehood Cafe Proprietor (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Flirt's Mistake The Rajah (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet 44% The Knockout Cyclone Flynn (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet 3% Cruel, Cruel Love Lord Helpus' Butler (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet 48% Twenty Minutes of Love Lover (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet No Score Yet Leading Lizzie Astray The Slicker's Chauffeur (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet 25% Gentlemen of Nerve Policeman (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet No Score Yet Curses! They Remarked Ethel's Former Boyfriend (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Noise of Bombs Police Chief (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mabel's New Hero Cop (Character) - 1913
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fatty Joins the Force Cop in Park (Character) - 1913

QUOTES FROM Edgar Kennedy CHARACTERS

Jake the Bartender says: Well, drown my kittens!