Hobart Cavanaugh

Hobart Cavanaugh

Highest Rated: 100% Captain Blood (1935)

Lowest Rated: 40% Idiot's Delight (1939)

Birthday: Sep 22, 1886

Birthplace: Not Available

The son of a Nevada railroading engineer, Hobart Cavanaugh was educated in San Francisco and at the University of California. His friendships with such California-based actors as Charlie Ruggles and Walter Catlett gave Cavanaugh the impetus to enter the theatrical world. After several years on stage, Cavanaugh began his screen career with 1928's San Francisco Nights. Slight, balding and virtually chinless, Cavanaugh was ideally cast as a henpecked husband, a clerk, or a process server. He was signed to a Warners' contract in 1932, and appeared in several Busby Berkeley and Jimmy Cagney pictures. Thanks to his next-door-neighbor demeanor, Cavanaugh frequently appeared as humorist Robert Benchley's friend or co-worker in Benchley's one-reel MGM shorts of the 1930s. Occasionally, Cavanaugh played against his established image by popping up as the "hidden killer" in mystery films of the 1940s (e.g. Universal's Horror Island). Hobart Cavanaugh's final appearance, filmed just before his death, was as an unctuous undertaker in 20th Century-Fox's Stella (1950).

Highest Rated Movies



94% A Letter to Three Wives Mr. Manleigh 1949
No Score Yet You Gotta Stay Happy Actor 1948
No Score Yet Up in Central Park Mayor Oakley 1948
No Score Yet Driftwood Judge Beckett 1947
No Score Yet Margie Angus McDuff 1946
60% Night and Day Actor 1946
No Score Yet Black Angel Jake 1946
No Score Yet The Spider Woman Strikes Back Mr. Stapleton 1946
71% Lady on a Train Drunk 1945
No Score Yet Roughly Speaking The Teacher 1945
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes in the House of Fear Actor 1945
No Score Yet San Diego, I Love You Mr. McGregor 1944
No Score Yet Kismet Moolah 1944
No Score Yet What a Woman! Mailman 1943
No Score Yet Jack London Mike 1943
No Score Yet Dangerous Blondes Edward E. 'Pop' Philpot 1943
No Score Yet The Kansan,(Wagon Wheels) Mayor Josh Hudkins 1943
No Score Yet The Man From Down Under `Boots' 1943
No Score Yet Pilot No. 5 Boat Owner 1943
80% The Human Comedy Actor 1943
No Score Yet The Meanest Man in the World Mr. Throckmorton 1943
No Score Yet Pittsburgh Derelict 1942
No Score Yet Whistling in Dixie Panky 1942
No Score Yet The Magnificent Dope Gowdy 1942
83% Tarzan's New York Adventure Actor 1942
No Score Yet The Remarkable Andrew Teller/witness 1942
No Score Yet Stand By for Action Carpenter's Mate `Chips' 1942
No Score Yet Playmates Tremble 1941
No Score Yet Skylark Small man in subway car 1941
No Score Yet Horror Island Jasper 1941
No Score Yet I Wanted Wings Mickey 1941
No Score Yet Love, Honor & Oh-Baby! Darnell 1940
No Score Yet An Angel From Texas Mr. Robelink 1940
83% Santa Fe Trail Barber Doyle 1940
No Score Yet A Child Is Born Mr. West 1940
No Score Yet You Can't Fool Your Wife Potts 1940
No Score Yet Reno Abe Compass 1939
No Score Yet Naughty But Nice Piano Tuner 1939
No Score Yet Rose of Washington Square Whitey Boone 1939
No Score Yet Zenobia, (Elephants Never Forget) Mr. Dover 1939
No Score Yet Never Say Die Druggist (uncredited) 1939
40% Idiot's Delight Frueheim, the Theater Manager 1939
No Score Yet Cowboy from Brooklyn Mr. Jordan 1938
No Score Yet Night Key Petty Louie 1937
No Score Yet The Great O'Malley Pinky Holden 1937
No Score Yet Girl Overboard Joe Gray 1937
86% Three Smart Girls Wilbur Lamb 1936
No Score Yet Hearts Divided Innkeeper 1936
No Score Yet The Golden Arrow De Wolfe 1936
No Score Yet Colleen Noggin 1936
No Score Yet Wife vs. Secretary Joe 1936
No Score Yet The Lady Consents Yardley 1936
No Score Yet Cain and Mabel Milo 1936
100% Captain Blood Dr. Bronson 1935
No Score Yet Dr. Socrates Floyd Stevens 1935
91% A Midsummer Night's Dream Philostrate 1935
No Score Yet Page Miss Glory Joe Bonner 1935
No Score Yet Steamboat Round The Bend A Listener 1935
No Score Yet Wings in the Dark Mac 1935
100% Bordertown Drunk 1935
No Score Yet While The Patient Slept Eustace Federie 1935
No Score Yet The St. Louis Kid Richardson 1934
No Score Yet Madame Du Barry De La Vauguyon 1934
No Score Yet A Lost Lady Robert 1934
No Score Yet Housewife George Wilson 1934
No Score Yet A Very Honorable Guy Benny 1934
No Score Yet The Key Homer 1934
No Score Yet Jimmy the Gent The Imposter 1934
No Score Yet I've Got Your Number Happy Dooley 1934
No Score Yet Fashions of 1934 M. Gautier 1934
No Score Yet Mandalay Purser 1934
No Score Yet Dark Hazard George Mayhew 1934
No Score Yet Hi, Nellie! Fullerton 1934
No Score Yet Merry Wives of Reno Derwent 1934
No Score Yet Now I'll Tell Freddie 1934
No Score Yet Wonder Bar Drunk 1934
No Score Yet The Firebird Emile 1934
No Score Yet Havana Widows Mr. Otis 1933
No Score Yet From Headquarters Muggs Manton 1933
No Score Yet My Woman Miller 1933
100% Footlight Parade Title Thinker Upper 1933
No Score Yet Goodbye Again Clayton 1933
No Score Yet No Marriage Ties Smith 1933
No Score Yet Headline Shooter Happy 1933
No Score Yet The Mayor of Hell Tommy's Father 1933
No Score Yet Man Killer Harcourt S. Burns 1933
100% Gold Diggers of 1933 Dog Salesman 1933
No Score Yet Picture Snatcher Drunken Reporter 1933
No Score Yet State Fair Hog Judge 1933
No Score Yet A Study in Scarlet Publican 1933
No Score Yet I Cover the Waterfront McCoy 1933
82% Convention City Orchard 1933
No Score Yet Bureau of Missing Persons Mr. Harris 1933


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