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Garry Owen

Highest Rated: 100% Little Miss Marker (1934)

Lowest Rated: 71% The Dark Mirror (1946)

Birthday: Feb 18, 1902

Birthplace: Brookhaven, Mississippi, USA

Gary Owen, by his own admission, was a terrible cop. In three years on the job as a military police officer, he made only two arrests. On the plus side, he was named "Funniest Serviceman in America." That was the clue he needed to make a drastic career change. Owen dedicated himself to standup comedy, making a niche for himself as a white comedian popular at predominately black comedy clubs, where he specialized in racial humor, often at his own expense. He is the only white man to ever host "BET's Comicview." Owen is often at his best off the cuff, such as when, in a moment now enshrined in online video, he turned the tables on a heckler for several minutes, not only salvaging the show, but delighting the audience with his improvised comedy. Owen has also appeared in several scripted feature films, most notably "Daddy Day Care," a 2003 comedy about two laid-off fathers who create their own daycare center, and "Think Like a Man," a 2012 rom-com featuring couples locked in a battle of the sexes.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Milkman Irving (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 0% The Admiral Was a Lady Watson Jones (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flying Saucer Bartender (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Cheated the Law Unknown (Character) - 1949
71% 56% The Dark Mirror Franklin (Character) - 1946
81% 92% Arsenic and Old Lace Taxi Cab Driver (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 67% Whistling in Brooklyn Taxi Driver (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 29% The Wagons Roll at Night Gus (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 54% Footsteps in the Dark Horatio Jackson (uncredited) (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Call of the Yukon Conner (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 26% San Quentin Dopey (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 17% The Case of the Black Cat Paul Drake (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet King of Hockey Unknown (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Salute Gas Station Attendant (Character) - 1935
100% 74% Little Miss Marker Grinder (uncredited) (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Contented Calves Breezy (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 86% The Prizefighter and the Lady Jake (uncredited) (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Child of Manhattan Buddy (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Havana Widows Sphinx Club Croupier (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 74% Hold Your Man Slim (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Knee Deep in Music Unknown (Character) - 1933

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