Kenneth Harlan

Highest Rated: 100% Marked Woman (1937)
Lowest Rated: 80% The Penalty (1920)
Birthday: Jul 26, 1895
Birthplace: Not Available
American actor Kenneth Harlan possessed the main prerequisite to succeed as a silent-movie leading man: he looked as though he'd just stepped out of an Arrow Collar ad. The nephew of rolypoly character actor Otis Harlan, Kenneth was on stage from the age of seven. He signed with D.W. Griffith's production company in the mid teens, though he was never actually directed by Griffith. Taking to the Roaring Twenties like a fish to water, Harlan spent as much time partying as he did acting; he also was quite a ladies' man, toting up seven marriages. Harlan's popularity was already on the wane when sound came in, so it didn't really matter that his voice had a surly edge to it which precluded future romantic leading roles. He remained in films as a supporting and bit actor in major features, and as a leading player in serials (Dick Tracy's G-Men [1937]) and short subjects (The Three Stooges' Movie Maniacs [1936]). It was clear that he couldn't muster much enthusiasm for the roles assigned him in the '30s; whenever appearing as a western villain, Harlan seldom bothered to dress the part, generally showing up on the set with a stetson hat and a modern business suit. Kenneth Harlan left acting in 1944 to become a reasonably successful actor's agent and restauranteur.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Underdog Eddie Mohr 1943
No Score Yet The Law Rides Again John Hampton 1943
No Score Yet Wild Horse Stampede Borman 1943
No Score Yet Hitler---Dead or Alive Cutler 1942
No Score Yet Foreign Agent McCall 1942
No Score Yet Juke Girl Dealer 1942
No Score Yet Black Dragons Colton 1942
No Score Yet The Corpse Vanishes Keenan 1942
No Score Yet Dawn Express Detective Brown 1942
No Score Yet Red River Robin Hood Actor 1942
No Score Yet Phantom Killer Lt. Brady 1942
No Score Yet Dangerous Lady Dunlap 1941
No Score Yet Desperate Cargo MacFarland 1941
No Score Yet Gangs Inc. Jim Adams 1941
No Score Yet Million Dollar Baby Reporter 1941
89% Meet John Doe Publicity Man 1941
No Score Yet Secret Evidence Billings 1941
No Score Yet Pride of the Bowery Captain Jim White 1941
No Score Yet Wide Open Town Tom Wilson 1941
No Score Yet Doomed to Die Ludlow 1940
No Score Yet Murder in the Air Cmdr. Wayne 1940
No Score Yet The House Across the Bay Man in Nightclub 1940
No Score Yet Santa Fe Marshal Blake 1940
No Score Yet Dick Tracy's G-Men Anderson 1939
No Score Yet Daredevils of the Red Circle Commissioner 1939
No Score Yet Range War Charles Higgins 1939
No Score Yet Under Western Stars Richards 1938
No Score Yet Pride of the West Caldwell 1938
No Score Yet Held for Ransom McBride 1938
No Score Yet Accidents Will Happen Nudnick 1938
No Score Yet Sunset Trail John Marsh 1938
No Score Yet The Duke of West Point Varsity Football Coach 1938
No Score Yet Whirlwind Horseman John Harper 1938
No Score Yet Something to Sing About Transportation manager 1937
No Score Yet The Shadow Strikes Capt. Breen 1937
No Score Yet Wine, Women and Horses Jed Bright 1937
No Score Yet Paradise Isle Johnson 1937
No Score Yet Gunsmoke Ranch Phineas T. Flagg 1937
100% Marked Woman Eddie, a Sugar Daddy 1937
No Score Yet A Million to One William Stevens 1937
No Score Yet Easy to Take Judge Allen 1936
100% San Francisco Chick 1936
No Score Yet The Walking Dead Stephen Martin 1936
No Score Yet Song of the Saddle Marshal Bill Graves 1936
No Score Yet Trail Dust Officer 1936
No Score Yet Public Enemy's Wife G-Man 1936
No Score Yet The Shadow of the Eagle Ward 1932
No Score Yet Air Police Lt. Jerry Doyle 1931
No Score Yet Paradise Island Jim Thorne 1930
No Score Yet Under Montana Skies Clay Conning 1930
No Score Yet Twinkletoes Chuck Lightfoot 1926
No Score Yet The Virginian The Virginian 1923
No Score Yet Little Church Around the Corner David Graham 1923
No Score Yet The Toll of the Sea Allen Carver 1922
No Score Yet Primitive Lover Donald Wales 1922
No Score Yet Lessons in Love John Warren 1921
80% The Penalty Wilmot 1920
No Score Yet The Hoodlum (The Ragamuffin) John Graham 1919
No Score Yet Poisoned Paradise (Poisoned Paradise: The Forbidden Story of Monte Carlo) Actor
No Score Yet Mama's Affair Actor

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Three Stooges
1934-1959
Leading Man
  • 1936

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