Harry V. Cheshire

Highest Rated: 100% Moonrise (1948)
Lowest Rated: 50% The Errand Boy (1961)
Birthday: Not Available
Birthplace: Not Available
American character actor Harry Cheshire was usually billed as "Pappy," and, like S. Z. "Cuddles" Sakall, he certainly lived up to his nickname, both visually and temperamentally. After a long career on stage and in radio, Cheshire came to films in 1940, appearing in many of Republic's "hillbilly" musicals and westerns. In larger-budgeted films, he was usually seen in minor roles as businessmen, ministers, justice of the peaces and the like. He played Dr. Campbell in the Yuletide classic It's a Wonderful Life (1946), the stage manager of the ill-fated Iroquois theater in The Seven Little Foys (1955) and the Elvis-hating mayor in Loving You (1957). He also showed up in a few of the Ma and Pa Kettle entries, and was afforded a rare opportunity at all-out villainy in Dangerous Mission (1954). TV western fans will remember Harry Cheshire as Judge Ben Wiley on the Gene Autry-produced weekly Buffalo Bill Jr. (1954).

Highest Rated Movies



73% The Patsy Police Sergeant 1964
50% The Errand Boy Actor 1961
69% Let's Make Love Minister 1960
No Score Yet My Man Godfrey Elliott 1957
No Score Yet Loving You Mayor 1957
No Score Yet The Restless Breed Mayor Johnson 1957
No Score Yet The First Traveling Saleslady Judge Benson 1956
No Score Yet The Seven Little Foys Stage Doorman at Iroquois 1955
No Score Yet Phffft! Lawyer 1954
No Score Yet Dangerous Mission Elster 1954
No Score Yet Escape From Fort Bravo Chaplain 1953
No Score Yet Adventures of Gallant Bess Doctor Gray 1952
No Score Yet Dreamboat Macintosh 1952
83% The Sniper Mayor 1952
No Score Yet Carbine Williams Judge 1952
No Score Yet Flesh and Fury Dr. Gundling 1952
No Score Yet Phone Call From a Stranger Dr. Fletcher 1952
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair Preacher 1952
No Score Yet Here Come the Nelsons Announcer 1952
No Score Yet Rhubarb Mr. Seegle 1951
No Score Yet As Young as You Feel Pres.-Chamber of Commerce 1951
No Score Yet Chain Gang "Pop" O'Donnell 1950
No Score Yet No Sad Songs for Me Mel Fenelly 1950
No Score Yet A Woman of Distinction Stewart 1950
No Score Yet The Lady Takes a Sailor Judge Vardon 1949
No Score Yet Fighting Man of the Plains Lanyard 1949
No Score Yet September Affair Jim the Butler 1949
No Score Yet Chicago Deadline Minister 1949
No Score Yet The Woman on Pier 13 (I Married a Communist) Mr. Cornwall 1949
No Score Yet Miss Grant Takes Richmond Leo Hopkins 1949
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle Fletcher 1949
No Score Yet Riders of the Whistling Pines Dr. Daniel Chadwick 1949
83% It Happens Every Spring Doctor 1949
No Score Yet Impact Irene's Attorney 1949
No Score Yet For the Love of Mary Col. Hedley 1948
No Score Yet 16 Fathoms Deep Miki 1948
100% Moonrise J.B. Sykes 1948
No Score Yet Her Husband's Affairs Mayor 1947
No Score Yet I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now Stage Manager 1947
No Score Yet Springtime in the Sierras Capt. Foster 1947
No Score Yet Shoot to Kill Mike Blake 1947
100% Nightmare Alley Mr. Prescott 1947
No Score Yet Invisible Wall Hamilton 1947
No Score Yet The Hucksters Joe Lorrison 1947
No Score Yet The Tender Years Sheriff 1947
No Score Yet Mother Wore Tights Minister 1947
93% It's a Wonderful Life Dr. Campbell 1946
No Score Yet Dick Tracy vs. Cueball Jules Sparkle 1946
No Score Yet Sioux City Sue Mayor Tussie of Whispering Rock 1946
No Score Yet If I'm Lucky Gargan 1946
No Score Yet Smooth as Silk Wolcott 1946


No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Mr. Gorman
  • 1960
No Score Yet Maverick
Brother Ambrose Judge
  • 1960
  • 1958
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
Sam Johnson
  • 1954
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
Mr. Foster
  • 1953


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