James Gleason

James Gleason

Highest Rated: 100% Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)

Lowest Rated: 40% Down to Earth (1947)

Birthday: May 23, 1882

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Former Broadway performer and playwright who began regular screen appearances, usually in hard-boiled comic character parts, in the late 1920s. The invaluable Gleason, often in acid comedy roles with more than a touch of Damon Runyonesque New Yorkness about them, justly received an Oscar nomination for his delightful Max Corkle in "Here Comes Mr. Jordan" (1941), and graced dozens of films before his death in 1959. He often worked with his wife Lucille Gleason; with their son, actor Russell Gleason they made a series of Higgins family comedies for Republic in the late 30s and early 40s.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
63% 84% Rock-a-Bye Baby Doc Simpkins (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Female Animal Tom Maloney (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man or Gun Sheriff Jim Jackson (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Once Upon a Horse Postmaster (Character) - 1958
86% 81% The Last Hurrah 'Cuke' Gillen, Skeffington Crony (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 80% Man in the Shadow Hank James (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 68% Loving You Carl Meade (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Star in the Dust Orval Jones (Character) - 1956
95% 90% The Night of the Hunter Birdie Steptoe (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl Rush Ether Ferguson (Character) - 1955
100% 62% Suddenly Pop Benson (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Movie Stuntmen Risky Russell (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Thrillmakers Risky Russell (Character) - 1953
63% 38% What Price Glory? Gen. Cokely (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 62% Come Fill the Cup Charley Dolan (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Gals and a Guy Max Howard (Character) - 1951
67% 33% I'll See You in My Dreams Fred Thompson (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 59% Key to the City Sergeant Hogan (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 64% The Jackpot Harry Summers (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 44% Riding High Racing Secretary (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life of Riley Gillis (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bad Boy Chief (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Take One False Step Captain Gledhill (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Smart Woman Sam Corkle (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 17% The Dude Goes West Sam Briggs (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of October Uncle Willie Ramsey (Character) - 1948
40% 49% Down to Earth Max Corkle (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Homestretch Doc Kilborne (Character) - 1947
84% 81% The Bishop's Wife Sylvester (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 34% Tycoon Pop Mathews (Character) $107.1K 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady Luck Sacramento Sam (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Well-Groomed Bride Capt. Hornby (Character) - 1946
100% 82% The Clock Al Henry (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Man's Navy Jimmy Shannon (Character) - 1945
100% 91% A Tree Grows in Brooklyn McGarrity (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 42% Once Upon a Time McGillicuddy, aka The Moke (Character) - 1944
81% 92% Arsenic and Old Lace Lt. Rooney (Character) - 1944
67% 73% A Guy Named Joe `'Nails'` Kilpatrick (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 51% Crash Dive Chief Mike "Mac" McDonnell (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 44% My Gal Sal Pat Hawley (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hay Foot Colonel J. A. Barkley (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 50% The Falcon Takes Over Inspector Mike O'Hara (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Manila Calling Tim O'Rourke (Character) - 1942
100% 82% Here Comes Mr. Jordan Max Corkle (Character) - 1941
91% 83% Meet John Doe Henry Connell (managing editor,'The New Bulletin') (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Campy Kids From Boot Camp Barkley (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 25% Affectionately Yours "Chet" Phillips (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 68% Babes on Broadway Thornton Reed (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tanks a Million Col. `'Spitfire'` Barkley (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nine Lives Are Not Enough Sgt. Daniels (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 33% A Date With the Falcon Inspector Michael `'Mike'` O'Hara (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Earl of Puddlestone Joe Higgins (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Money to Burn Joe Higgins (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grandpa Goes to Town Joe Higgins (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Covered Trailer Joe Higgins (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Wife's Relatives Joe Higgins (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Should Husbands Work? Joe Higgins (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet On Your Toes Phil Dolan Sr. (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Higgins Family Joe Higgins (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Manhattan Merry-Go-Round Danny The Duck (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forty Naughty Girls Inspector Oscar Piper (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Turn 'Em Loose Detective Daniels (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 54% The Ex-Mrs. Bradford Inspector Corrigan (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Game George Scott (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yours for the Asking Saratoga (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet We're Only Human Danny Walsh (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 17% Murder on a Bridle Path Police Insp. Oscar Piper (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Plot Thickens Oscar Piper (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hot Tip Jimmy McGill (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder on a Honeymoon Inspector Oscar Piper (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder on the Blackboard Oscar Piper (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Meanest Gal in Town Duke Slater (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Orders Is Orders Ed Waggermeyer (Character),
Screenwriter
- 1934
No Score Yet 8% Search for Beauty Dan Healey (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 50% Hoopla Jerry (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clear All Wires Lefty (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Billion Dollar Scandal Ratsy Harris (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 42% The Bowery Screenwriter - 1933
No Score Yet 0% Crooked Circle Arthur Crimmer (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 65% The Penguin Pool Murder Police Inspector Oscar Piper (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet The All-American Chick Knipe (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blondie of the Follies Pa McClune (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Gamble Squint (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond Victory Private Jim Mobley (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suicide Fleet Skeets (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweepstakes Sleepy Jones (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet 57% A Free Soul Eddie, Stephen's Assistant (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Puttin' on the Ritz James "Jimmy" Tierney (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Money Tom (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Matrimonial Bed Gustave Corton (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Her Man Steve (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oh, Yeah? Dusty Reilly (Character) - 1929

TV

Credit
21% No Score Yet First Monday Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2000 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Step by Step Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet California Dreams Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet 93% The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
89% 88% Star Trek: The Next Generation Dr. Appollinaire (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Restless Gun Padre Terrence (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1956-1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Screen Directors Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1955

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