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James P. Burtis

  • Highest Rated: 88% Twentieth Century (1934)
  • Lowest Rated: 57% Carefree (1938)
  • Birthday: May 12, 1893
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • From 1931 until his death in 1939, American actor James P. Burtis was usually confined to minor roles and walk-ons. Burtis was most often seen as brawling sailors, lynch-happy sheriffs, dumb cops and pushy reporters. Usually his characters were identified by type rather than by name, e. g. the Military Policeman in the all-star If I Had a Million (1932) and the Highland Quartet Member (the one with the "invisible accordion") in Laurel and Hardy's Bonnie Scotland (1935). James Burtis' more substantial roles included Gay-Nineties oaf Dink Hoops in One Sunday Afternoon (1933) and thick-eared detective Epstein in Wheeler and Woolsey's Hips Hips Hooray (1934).

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No Score Yet The Texans Swenson 1938
57% Carefree Truck Driver 1938
No Score Yet The Big Broadcast of 1938 Third reporter 1937
No Score Yet The Perfect Specimen Cop 1937
No Score Yet General Spanky Boat Captain 1936
No Score Yet Satan Met a Lady Detective 1936
No Score Yet Murder at Glen Athol Mike Jeffries 1936
62% The Great Ziegfeld Bill 1936
No Score Yet Ghost Patrol Henry 1936
No Score Yet Rendezvous Private 1935
No Score Yet She Couldn't Take It (Woman Tamer) Motorcycle Cop 1935
No Score Yet The Farmer Takes a Wife Sailor 1935
80% Front Page Woman Motor Cop 1935
No Score Yet Rumba Reporter 1935
No Score Yet Wings in the Dark Joy Burns 1935
No Score Yet The Mystery Man Whalen 1935
No Score Yet One Hour Late Art 1934
No Score Yet The St. Louis Kid Detective 1934
No Score Yet The Case of the Howling Dog George Dobbs 1934
80% Here Comes the Navy C.P.O. 1934
88% Twentieth Century Train Conductor 1934
No Score Yet Upper World Cop 1934
No Score Yet Hips, Hips Hooray Epstein 1934
No Score Yet The Racing Strain Actor 1933
No Score Yet One Sunday Afternoon Dink Hoops 1933
No Score Yet Hurricane Express Hemingway 1932
No Score Yet Strangers of the Evening Nolan 1932
No Score Yet Sinister Hands Watkins 1932
No Score Yet The Crowd Roars Mechanic 1932
No Score Yet If I Had a Million Jailer 1932
No Score Yet Texas Bad Man Actor 1932
No Score Yet The Tip Off Men's Room Patron 1931
No Score Yet Grief Street Jardin 1931


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