Fred Kelsey

Total Box Office:
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Highest Rated:
100% My Favorite Blonde (1942)
Lowest Rated:
80% A Damsel in Distress (1937)
Birthday:
Aug 20
Birthplace:
Not Available
Bio:
Ohio-born Fred Kelsey was so firmly typed as a comedy cop in Hollywood films that in the 1944 MGM cartoon classic Who Killed Who?, animator Tex Avery deliberately designed his detective protagonist to look like Kelsey -- mustache, heavy eyebrows, derby hat and all. In films from 1909, Kelsey started…

Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
The Mesa of Lost Women
  • Actor
-- 1953
O. Henry's Full House
  • Santa Claus The Gift of the Magi
-- 1952
My Six Convicts (My 6 Convicts)
  • Store Detective
-- 1952
80% Hans Christian Andersen
  • 1st Gendarme
-- 1952
Dallas
  • Carter
-- 1950
Colorado Territory (North of the Rio Grande)
  • engineer
-- 1949
83% The Fountainhead
  • Old Watchman
-- 1949
Flaxy Martin
  • Watchman
-- 1949
The Noose Hangs High
  • Cop
-- 1948
Silver River
  • Townsman
-- 1948
Nora Prentiss
  • Turnkey
-- 1947
Stallion Road
  • Rancher
-- 1947
My Reputation
  • Conductor
-- 1946
Detour to Danger
  • Kelsey
-- 1946
Nobody Lives Forever
  • Railroad Conductor
-- 1946
88% Christmas in Connecticut
  • Harper
-- 1945
Crime by Night
  • Dad Martin
-- 1944
Northern Pursuit
  • Conductor
-- 1943
Thank Your Lucky Stars
  • Actor
-- 1943
Lady Gangster
  • Cop
-- 1942
In This Our Life
  • Actor
-- 1942
Counter-Espionage
  • Dickens
-- 1942
Larceny, Inc.
  • Bronson
-- 1942
100% Kings Row
  • Bill Hockinson
-- 1942
X Marks the Spot
  • Riley
-- 1942
100% Gentleman Jim
  • Sutro
-- 1942
80% The Man Who Came to Dinner
  • Man
-- 1942
91% Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • Irish Cop in "Peck's Bad Boy"
-- 1942
Juke Girl
  • Actor
-- 1942
100% My Favorite Blonde
  • Sam
-- 1942
Blues in the Night
  • Bartender
-- 1941
Invisible Ghost (Murder by the Stars)(The Phantom Killer)
  • Ryan
-- 1941
100% One Foot in Heaven
  • Conductor
-- 1941
82% They Died with Their Boots On
  • Actor
-- 1941
The Green Archer
  • Capt. Thompson
-- 1940
Rough Riders' Round-up
  • Actor
-- 1939
Charlie Chan in Reno
  • Police Desk Sergeant
-- 1939
My Lucky Star
  • Detective
-- 1938
Mr. Moto's Gamble
  • Mahoney
-- 1938
Super-Sleuth
  • Jailer
-- 1937
All Over Town
  • Inspector Murphy
-- 1937
Second Honeymoon
  • Reporter
-- 1937
Charlie Chan at the Olympics
  • Cop
-- 1937
80% A Damsel in Distress
  • Sightseer
-- 1937
Love Is News
  • Actor
-- 1937
The Dark Hour
  • Watson
-- 1936
Private Number
  • Detective
-- 1936
Charlie Chan at the Race Track
  • Policeman
-- 1936
Sagebrush Troubadour
  • Hank Polk
-- 1935
One Frightened Night
  • Jenks
-- 1935
Carnival (Carnival Nights)
  • Detective
-- 1935
Danger Ahead
  • Actor
-- 1935
Lightning Strikes Twice
  • Dugan
-- 1934
88% Twentieth Century
  • Detective on Train
-- 1934
Moth
  • Detective Blake
-- 1934
100% Footlight Parade
  • House detective
-- 1933
The Bowery
  • Detective Kelsey
-- 1933
100% Gold Diggers of 1933
  • Detective Jones
-- 1933
If I Had a Million
  • Doctor
-- 1932
Red-Haired Alibi
  • Crown
-- 1932
Love in High Gear
  • Officer Duffy
-- 1932
Going Wild
  • Conductor
-- 1931
The Unholy Three
  • Cop at Train
-- 1930
The Last Warning
  • Actor
-- 1929
Wrong Again
  • Actor
-- 1929
A Woman of Affairs (1928)
  • Actor
-- 1928
Paths to Paradise
  • Confederate
-- 1925
Souls for Sale
  • Quinn
-- 1923

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