Irving Bacon

Irving Bacon

  • Highest Rated: 100% Moonrise (1948)
  • Lowest Rated: 33% Pin-Up Girl (1944)
  • Birthday: Sep 6, 1893
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Irving Bacon entered films at the Keystone Studios in 1913, where his athletic prowess and Ichabod Crane-like features came in handy for the Keystone brand of broad slapstick. He appeared in over 200 films during the silent and sound era, often playing mailmen, soda jerks and rustics. In The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938) it is Irving, as a flustered jury foreman, who delivers the film's punchline. In the late 1930s and early 1940s, Irving played the recurring role of Mr. Crumb in Columbia's Blondie series; he's the poor postman who is forever being knocked down by the late-for-work Dagwood Bumstead, each collision accompanied by a cascade of mail flying through the air. Irving Bacon kept his hand in throughout the 1950s, appearing in a sizeable number of TV situation comedies.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Fort Massacre Charlie 1958
No Score Yet Ambush at Cimarron Pass Stanfield 1958
No Score Yet Dakota Incident Tully Morgan 1956
No Score Yet Big Cat Actor 1956
No Score Yet Hidden Guns Doc Carter 1956
No Score Yet At Gunpoint (Gunpoint!) Ferguson 1955
No Score Yet Run for Cover (Colorado) Scotty 1955
97% A Star Is Born Graves 1954
No Score Yet Black Horse Canyon Doc 1954
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle at Home Mr. Maddocks 1954
88% The Glenn Miller Story Mr. Miller 1953
No Score Yet Fort Ti Sgt. Monday Wash 1953
No Score Yet Kansas Pacific Casey 1953
No Score Yet Devil's Canyon Abby's Guard 1953
No Score Yet O. Henry's Full House Mr. Dorset 1952
No Score Yet Rose of Cimarron Sheriff 1952
No Score Yet Room for One More The Mayor 1952
60% Here Comes the Groom Baines 1951
No Score Yet Cause for Alarm Mr. Carston, Postman 1951
No Score Yet Never a Dull Moment Tunk Johnson 1950
No Score Yet Born to Be Bad Jewelry Salesman 1950
No Score Yet Riding High Hamburger man 1950
No Score Yet Woman in Hiding Link 1950
No Score Yet The Big Cat Matt Cooper 1950
No Score Yet It's a Great Feeling Information clerk 1949
No Score Yet Dear Wife Mike man 1949
No Score Yet Night Unto Night Real Estate Agent 1949
No Score Yet Manhandled Sgt. Fayle 1949
No Score Yet The Green Promise Julius Larkins 1949
No Score Yet Dynamite Jake 1949
No Score Yet John Loves Mary Beachwood 1949
No Score Yet Down Memory Lane Actor 1949
60% Good Sam Tramp 1948
No Score Yet The Velvet Touch Albert 1948
80% State of the Union Buck 1948
No Score Yet Albuquerque Dave Walton 1948
100% Moonrise Judd Jenkins 1948
No Score Yet Family Honeymoon Mr. Webb 1948
No Score Yet High Wall Gas Station Proprietor 1947
75% The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer Melvin 1947
No Score Yet Dear Ruth Delivery man 1947
No Score Yet Saddle Pals Thaddeus Bellweather 1947
97% Monsieur Verdoux Pierre Couvais 1947
No Score Yet Night Train to Memphis Rainbow 1946
84% Spellbound Gateman 1945
No Score Yet Weekend at the Waldorf Sam Skelly 1945
60% The Thin Man Goes Home Tom the Proprietor 1945
No Score Yet Roughly Speaking Customer in Music Shop 1945
No Score Yet Guest Wife Nosey character 1945
No Score Yet Casanova Brown Hotel Manager 1944
80% Wing and a Prayer Sailor 1944
82% Since You Went Away Bartender 1944
No Score Yet A Guy Named Joe Corporal 1944
33% Pin-Up Girl Window Cleaner 1944
No Score Yet Knickerbocker Holiday Peter Van Stoon 1944
No Score Yet The Story of Dr. Wassell Missionary 1944
No Score Yet What a Woman! Newsman 1943
No Score Yet Gung Ho! Waiter 1943
No Score Yet In Old Oklahoma (War of the Wildcats) Ben 1943
No Score Yet Girl Crazy Reception Clerk 1943
43% Johnny Come Lately (Johnny Vagabond) Chief of Police 1943
No Score Yet This Is the Army Waiter 1943
No Score Yet Hers to Hold Dr. Bacon 1943
No Score Yet Action in the North Atlantic Bartender 1943
No Score Yet It's a Great Life Mailman 1943
No Score Yet The Desperadoes Dan Walters 1943
No Score Yet King of the Cowboys Deputy Alf Cluckus 1943
No Score Yet Two Weeks to Live Gimpel 1943
No Score Yet The Amazing Mrs. Holliday Actor 1943
100% Shadow of a Doubt Station Master 1943
No Score Yet A Stranger in Town Orrin Todds 1943
No Score Yet Footlight Glamour Mr. Crum 1943
No Score Yet Star Spangled Rhythm Farmer 'Old Glory' number 1942
No Score Yet Get Hep to Love Mr. Hardwicke 1942
No Score Yet Give Out, Sisters Dr. Howard 1942
No Score Yet Pardon My Sarong Proprietor 1942
No Score Yet Blondie for Victory Mr. Crumb 1942
No Score Yet Juke Girl Keeno 1942
No Score Yet The Spoilers Hotel Proprietor 1942
No Score Yet The Bashful Bachelor Sheriff 1942
No Score Yet Freckles Comes Home Constable 1942
100% Holiday Inn Gus 1942
No Score Yet The Great Man's Lady Parson 1942
No Score Yet Footlight Serenade Porter 1942
No Score Yet Blondie's Blessed Event Mr. Crumb 1942
No Score Yet Remember the Day Cecil 1941
No Score Yet Skylark Ferryman 1941
No Score Yet Great Guns Postman 1941
100% Never Give a Sucker an Even Break Tom, soda jerk 1941
No Score Yet It Started with Eve Raven 1941
No Score Yet Accent on Love Actor 1941
No Score Yet Blondie in Society Mailman 1941
No Score Yet Million Dollar Baby Income Tax Man 1941
No Score Yet The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance Projectionist 1941
No Score Yet A Girl, a Guy and a Gob Mr. Merney 1941
No Score Yet Blondie Goes Latin Mailman 1941
80% Western Union Barber 1941
90% Meet John Doe Beany 1941
No Score Yet Tobacco Road Teller 1941
No Score Yet Too Many Blondes Twitchell 1941
No Score Yet Jennie Real Estate Broker 1941
82% They Died With Their Boots On Salesman 1941
No Score Yet Blondie Plays Cupid Mailman 1940
No Score Yet Dreaming Out Loud Wes Stillman 1940
No Score Yet Young People Otis 1940
No Score Yet Blondie Has Servant Trouble Mr. Crumb, the Mailman 1940
No Score Yet Love, Honor & Oh-Baby! Cab Driver 1940
No Score Yet Lillian Russell Soldier 1940
80% Edison, the Man Sheriff 1940
No Score Yet The Doctor Takes a Wife Gas Station Attendant 1940
No Score Yet Star Dust Clerk 1940
100% The Grapes of Wrath Conductor 1940
No Score Yet Blondie on a Budget Mailman 1940
No Score Yet Broadway Melody of 1940 Soda Jerk 1940
98% His Girl Friday Gus 1940
No Score Yet Brother Rat and a Baby (Baby Be Good) Hospital Official 1940
No Score Yet The Howards of Virginia Tom Norton 1940
83% The Return of Frank James Man at Wagon Sale 1940
No Score Yet Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet Becker 1940
No Score Yet Michael Shayne, Private Detective Fisherman 1940
No Score Yet You Can't Fool Your Wife Lippincott 1940
No Score Yet Invisible Stripes Personnel Director 1939
91% Gone With the Wind The Corporal Corporal 1939
No Score Yet Blondie Mailman 1939
No Score Yet On Your Toes Vaudeville Stage Manager 1939
No Score Yet Hollywood Cavalcade Bakery Clerk 1939
No Score Yet Blondie Takes a Vacation Mailman 1939
No Score Yet Caught in the Draft Cogswell 1939
No Score Yet Second Fiddle Justice of the Peace Harvey Vaughan 1939
No Score Yet Bachelor Mother Clerk 1939
No Score Yet The Gracie Allen Murder Case Clerk 1939
No Score Yet Lucky Night Bus Conductor 1939
No Score Yet Blondie Meets the Boss Mailman 1939
No Score Yet You Can't Cheat an Honest Man Jailer 1939
No Score Yet They Made Me a Criminal Gas Station Attendant 1939
No Score Yet The Oklahoma Kid Hotel Clerk 1939
No Score Yet The Mad Miss Manton Spengler 1938
No Score Yet The Cowboy and the Lady Actor 1938
No Score Yet There Goes My Heart Mr. Dobbs, the Floorwalker 1938
No Score Yet The Sisters Norman Forbes 1938
No Score Yet Sing You Sinners Lecturer 1938
No Score Yet Spawn of the North Cannam/Official 1938
92% You Can't Take It With You Henry 1938
No Score Yet The Texans Pvt. Chilina 1938
No Score Yet Letter of Introduction Reporter 1938
No Score Yet Professor Beware Painter 1938
No Score Yet The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse Jury Foreman 1938
No Score Yet Mr. Moto's Gamble Sheriff 1938
No Score Yet Swing Your Lady Photographer 1938
No Score Yet Man-Proof Drug Clerk 1938
No Score Yet Sweethearts Assistant Director 1938
No Score Yet Racket Busters Counterman 1938
No Score Yet Hard to Get Attendant at Gas Station 1938
No Score Yet Big Town Girl Gas Station Attendant 1937
No Score Yet It's Love I'm After Elevator Man 1937
No Score Yet Exclusive Dr. Boomgarten 1937
94% Topper Hotel clerk 1937
No Score Yet Marry the Girl Happy Elmer 1937
100% A Star Is Born Station Agent 1937
No Score Yet Internes Can't Take Money (You Can't Take Money) Jeff 1937
No Score Yet Seventh Heaven Young Soldier 1937
No Score Yet True Confession Coroner 1937
No Score Yet The Big Broadcast of 1937 Radio Sound Man 1937
No Score Yet Sing and Be Happy Palmer 1937
No Score Yet The Big Broadcast of 1938 Prisoner with harmonica 1937
No Score Yet Vogues of 1938 Curson 1937
No Score Yet Every Day's a Holiday Quartet 1937
No Score Yet Earthworm Tractors Taxicab Driver 1936
No Score Yet Arizona Mahoney Smoky 1936
No Score Yet The Plainsman Soldier 1936
No Score Yet Valiant Is the Word for Carrie Drug Store Clerk 1936
No Score Yet Murder with Pictures Keogh 1936
No Score Yet The Texas Rangers David's Father 1936
No Score Yet Rhythm on the Range Announcer 1936
100% San Francisco Picnicker 1936
89% Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Frank 1936
No Score Yet Petticoat Fever Carl 1936
No Score Yet Trail of the Lonesome Pine Mailman 1936
No Score Yet Texas Desperadoes Windy Watkins 1936
No Score Yet Hopalong Cassidy Returns Peg Leg Holden 1936
No Score Yet Wives Never Know Actor 1936
No Score Yet She Couldn't Take It (Woman Tamer) Man at Toll Gate 1935
No Score Yet Page Miss Glory Waiter 1935
No Score Yet The Murder Man Merry-Go-Round Man 1935
No Score Yet The Glass Key Waiter 1935
No Score Yet Private Worlds McLean, Male Nurse 1935
No Score Yet Romance in Manhattan Counterman 1935
No Score Yet Goin' to Town Buck's Gang 1935
No Score Yet Murder on a Honeymoon Tate's Assistant 1935
No Score Yet Ship Cafe Slim 1935
No Score Yet The Pursuit of Happiness Bijah 1935
No Score Yet Here Comes Cookie Thompson 1935
No Score Yet Powdersmoke Range General Storekeeper 1935
100% Broadway Bill Hotdog stand owner 1934
98% It Happened One Night Station Attendant 1934
No Score Yet Six of a Kind Hotel Desk Clerk 1934
No Score Yet Miss Fane's Baby Is Stolen Joel Prentiss 1934
No Score Yet Now I'll Tell Attendant 1934
No Score Yet The House of Mystery Ned Pickens 1934
No Score Yet Tillie and Gus Nosy Extra at Gambling Table 1933
No Score Yet Ann Vickers Waiter 1933
100% Lady for a Day Dupe 1933
No Score Yet Man Killer Cab Driver 1933
No Score Yet The Keyhole Grover the Chauffeur 1933
No Score Yet Lawyer Man Court Guard 1933
No Score Yet The Bowery Hick with Tailors 1933
No Score Yet I Love That Man Prison Doctor 1933
95% I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang Barber Bill 1932
No Score Yet The Big Broadcast Prisoner 1932
No Score Yet Madame Racketeer Gus the Desk Clerk 1932
No Score Yet Million Dollar Legs Secretary of the Navy 1932
No Score Yet If I Had a Million Chinaware Salesman 1932
No Score Yet Fighting Caravans Barfly 1931
No Score Yet Branded Men Ramrod 1931
No Score Yet Alias---The Bad Man "Repeater" Simpson 1931
No Score Yet Street of Chance Harry 1930

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show
1961-1966
Male Customer
  • 1965
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Honest Donald McFadden Employee Andrews
  • 1960
  • 1959
  • 1958
No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver
1957-1963
Postal Clerk
  • 1957
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
1951-1957
Bert Willoughby Will Potter
  • 1957
  • 1955
  • 1952

QUOTES FROM Irving Bacon CHARACTERS

Agnes Prescott
(Describing Cary Grant's character) Now there's a guy who never goes out of a girl's mind. He just stays there... like a heavy meal.
Agnes Prescott
[describing Cary Grant's character] Now there's a guy who never goes out of a girl's mind. He just stays there... like a heavy meal.
Melvin
What am I like?
Agnes Prescott
Orange juice.