Jean Del Val

Highest Rated: 100% The Hitch-hiker (1953)
Birthday: Nov 17, 1891
Birthplace: Not Available
French character actor Jean Del Val was a regular in American films from at least 1927. In the early days of the talkies, he offered his services as translator and vocal coach for the French-language versions of American films. Many of his later roles were fleeting but memorable: he's the French aviator in Block-Heads (1938) who rescues over-aged doughboy Stan Laurel from the trenches ("Why, you blockhead. Ze war's been over for twenty years!") and the French radio announcer who opens Casablanca (1942) by spreading the news of the murder of two German couriers carrying letters of transit. He enjoyed a larger role in Columbia's So Dark the Night (1946), a film seemingly conceived as a showcase for the best of Hollywood's foreign-accented bit players. Active in films until the 1960s, Jean del Val played a crucial non-speaking role in Fantastic Voyage (1966): he's the comatose scientist whose arterial system and brain are explored by the miniaturized heroes.

Highest Rated Movies



95% Wait Until Dark The Old Man 1967
94% Fantastic Voyage Jan Benes 1966
No Score Yet The Devil at 4 O'clock Louis 1961
No Score Yet Can-Can Judge Merceaux 1960
No Score Yet The Wreck of the Mary Deare Javot 1959
88% Funny Face Hairdresser 1957
No Score Yet Pirates of Tripoli Abu Tala 1955
No Score Yet Living It Up Chef 1954
No Score Yet Little Boy Lost Dr. Birous 1953
98% Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Ship's Capt 1953
100% The Hitch-hiker Inspector General 1953
No Score Yet The 49th Man Maurice Ledoux 1953
No Score Yet The Iron Mistress St. Sylvain 1952
No Score Yet The Great Sinner Croupier 1949
No Score Yet Julia Misbehaves Croupier 1948
No Score Yet I Walk Alone Henri the Chef 1948
No Score Yet Down to Earth Croupier 1947
83% 13 Rue Madeleine French Peasant 1947
91% Life With Father Francois 1947
No Score Yet The Private Affairs of Bel Ami Commissioner 1947
No Score Yet So Dark the Night Dr. Manet 1946
No Score Yet Monsieur Beaucaire Minister of War 1946
83% The Razor's Edge Police Clerk 1946
97% Gilda Man 1946
No Score Yet O.S.S. Conductor 1946
No Score Yet Cornered 1st Prefect 1945
No Score Yet Molly and Me Pierre 1945
No Score Yet Spider Dutrelle 1945
No Score Yet Tampico Port Pilot 1944
No Score Yet Passage to Marseille Raoul 1944
85% The Song of Bernadette Estrade 1943
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow French Reporter 1943
77% For Whom the Bell Tolls Sniper 1943
No Score Yet Wintertime Constable 1943
No Score Yet Reunion in France Porter 1942
No Score Yet Dr. Renault's Secret Henri - Butler (uncredited) 1942
100% The Pied Piper Railroad Official 1942
No Score Yet Take a Letter, Darling (Green-Eyed Woman) Headwaiter 1942
100% Gentleman Jim Renaud 1942
No Score Yet Crossroads Court Clerk 1942
85% Sergeant York Marshal Foch 1941
No Score Yet That Night in Rio Man 1941
No Score Yet Rage in Heaven Porter 1941
No Score Yet Hudson's Bay Captain 1941
No Score Yet Outlaws of the Desert Faran El Kalar 1941
100% The Mark of Zorro Sentry 1940
No Score Yet Arise, My Love Conductor 1940
No Score Yet Down Argentine Way Rufino 1940
No Score Yet Drums of the Desert Col. Fouchet 1940
No Score Yet Brother Orchid Frenchman 1940
No Score Yet Earthbound Train Dispatcher 1940
No Score Yet The House Across the Bay French Official 1940
83% The Flying Deuces Sergeant 1939
No Score Yet Everything Happens at Night Gendarme 1939
No Score Yet Block-Heads French aviator 1938
No Score Yet The Passionate Plumber Chauffeur 1932


No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
Mr. Wolf
  • 1967
No Score Yet Bonanza
Monsieur Clemont
  • 1965
  • 1963
No Score Yet Maverick
Anton Riviage
  • 1957


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