Frank Jenks

Highest Rated: 100% Swing Time (1936)
Birthday: Nov 4, 1902
Birthplace: Not Available
From 1922 through 1934, Iowa-born performer Frank Jenks was a song and dance man in vaudeville. He began picking up day work in Hollywood films in 1933, and by 1937 had worked his way up to a contract with Universal Pictures. Jenks was seen in sizeable character roles in films ranging from the sumptuous Deanna Durbin vehicle 100 Men and a Girl to several entries in the Crime Club B-series. He portrayed sardonic sleuth Bill Crane (a creation of mystery writer Jonathan Latimer) in the Crime Club entries The Westland Case (1937) and Lady in the Morgue (1938). Jenks' familiar Hibernian grin and salty delivery of dialogue graced many a feature of the '40s and '50s; most of the roles were supporting, though Jenks was allowed full leads in an informal series of PRC detective films of the mid '40s. Frank Jenks' most conspicuous assignment of the '50s was as Uthas P. Garvey, the Runyonesque assistant of lovable con artist Alan Mowbray on the TV series Colonel Humphrey Flack, which ran live in 1953-54 and was resurrected for 39 filmed episodes in 1958.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
38% The Amazing Colossal Man Delivery Man 1957
No Score Yet Shake, Rattle and Rock! Director 1957
No Score Yet The She-Creature Police Sergeant 1956
88% Friendly Persuasion Shell Game Man 1956
No Score Yet The Scarf Tom 1951
No Score Yet Bowery Battalion Recruiting officer 1951
No Score Yet I Was An American Spy Mac 1951
No Score Yet Silver City Bonanza Theater Owner 1951
80% Woman on the Run Detective Shaw 1950
No Score Yet To Please a Lady Newark Press Agent 1950
No Score Yet Blondie's Hero Tim Saunders 1950
No Score Yet Motor Patrol Mac 1950
No Score Yet Shep Comes Home Iceman 1949
No Score Yet You Gotta Stay Happy Man in Checkered Suit 1948
No Score Yet Blondie's Reward Ed Vance 1948
No Score Yet Family Honeymoon Gas station attendant 1948
No Score Yet High Wall Drunk 1947
No Score Yet Blonde Savage Hoppy Owens 1947
No Score Yet That Brennan Girl Joe 1946
No Score Yet Blondie's Lucky Day Postman 1946
No Score Yet Her Favorite Patient Harry Smith 1945
88% Christmas in Connecticut Sinkewicz 1945
No Score Yet Kid Sister Burglar 1945
No Score Yet Phantom of 42nd Street Egbert Egelhofer, aka Romeo (Taxicab Driver) 1945
No Score Yet The Missing Corpse Hogan 1945
No Score Yet Rogues' Gallery Eddie Porter 1944
No Score Yet The Falcon in Hollywood Lt. Higgins 1944
No Score Yet Dixie Jamboree Curly 1944
No Score Yet Two Girls and a Sailor Dick Deyo 1944
No Score Yet Shake Hands With Murder Eddie Jones 1944
No Score Yet Rosie the Riveter Kelly Kennedy 1944
No Score Yet Zombies on Broadway Gus 1944
No Score Yet Take It or Leave It Taxi Driver 1944
No Score Yet Follow the Boys Chick Doyle 1944
No Score Yet His Butler's Sister Emmett 1943
No Score Yet Thousands Cheer Sgt. Koslack 1943
No Score Yet Corregidor Sgt. Mahoney 1943
80% The Human Comedy Larry 1943
No Score Yet Seven Miles from Alcatraz Jimbo 1943
No Score Yet Syncopation Smiley Jackson 1942
No Score Yet The Navy Comes Through Sampter 1942
No Score Yet The Flame of New Orleans Second Sailor 1941
No Score Yet Tall, Dark and Handsome Puffy 1941
No Score Yet Three Cheers for the Irish Ed McKean 1940
98% His Girl Friday Wilson 1940
No Score Yet First Love Mike 1939
No Score Yet Golden Boy Boxer 1939
No Score Yet You Can't Cheat an Honest Man Jerry 1939
No Score Yet Letter of Introduction Joe 1938
No Score Yet The Devil's Party Sam 1938
No Score Yet Saturday's Heroes Dubrowsky 1937
83% 100 Men and a Girl Taxi Driver 1937
No Score Yet When's Your Birthday Lefty 1937
No Score Yet That Girl from Paris Laughing Boy 1936
No Score Yet Smartest Girl in Town (Million Dollar Profile) Mr. Murphy 1936
No Score Yet Walking on Air First Gas Station Attendant (uncredited) 1936
100% Swing Time Red 1936
80% Follow the Fleet Sailor 1936
No Score Yet The Last Outlaw Tom 1936

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
1952-1958
Lazy Candy Meyers
  • 1955
  • 1952

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