Leon Errol

Leon Errol

  • Highest Rated: 100% Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941)
  • Lowest Rated: 40% The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944)
  • Birthday: Invalid date
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Australian-born comedian Leon Errol studied for a medical career at Sydney University, but was sidetracked by acting in and writing varsity variety shows. Touring Australia and New Zealand as everything from a circus performer to a Shakespearean actor, Errol emigrated to the U.S. in 1905. He fronted a burlesque troupe, then was hired by Flo Ziegfeld for the 1911 edition of The Ziegfeld Follies. Remaining with Ziegfeld throughout the 1920s, Errol developed into an astonishingly versatile performer; his most popular characterization was a rubber-legged society inebriate, while his most famous routine found him drunkenly attempting to mail a letter. In between his Broadway and London appearances, Errol made a handful of silent films, the best of which was the lavish costume farce Clothes Make the Pirate (1925). During the sound era, he alternated between leads and supporting roles in feature films, most memorably in the dual role of Uncle Matt and Lord Epping in the Mexican Spitfire series of 1939-1942. Errol's chief claim to fame in talkies lies in his lengthy series of RKO 2-reel comedies, in which he usually portrayed a henpecked husband, forever stepping out on his wife in search of a blonde or a bottle. In his last years, Errol maintained his short-subjects schedule, made a number of TV appearances, and co-starred as Knobby Walsh in Monogram's Joe Palooka series. Leon Errol was in the midst of negotiating a TV series when, at age 70, he suffered a fatal heart attack.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Variety Time Actor 1948
No Score Yet The Noose Hangs High Julius Caesar McBride 1948
No Score Yet Joe Palooka, Champ Knobby Walsh 1946
No Score Yet Riverboat Rhythm Matt Lindsay 1946
No Score Yet What a Blonde Fowler 1945
No Score Yet Babes on Swing Street Malcolm Curtis 1944
40% The Invisible Man's Revenge Herbert Higgens 1944
No Score Yet Higher and Higher Drake 1943
No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event Uncle Matt Lindsay, Lord Basil Epping 1943
No Score Yet Strictly in the Groove Durham 1942
No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire's Elephant Uncle Matt Lindsay / Lord Basil Epping 1942
No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost Uncle Matt Lindsay / Lord Basil Epping 1942
No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire at Sea Uncle Matt Lindsay, Lord Basil Epping 1942
No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire's Baby Uncle Matt Lindsay/Lord Basil Epping 1941
100% Never Give a Sucker an Even Break The Rival 1941
No Score Yet Melody Lane McKenzie 1941
No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire Out West Uncle Matt Lindsay / Lord Basil Epping 1940
No Score Yet Pop Always Pays Henry 'Hank' Brewster 1940
No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire Uncle Matt Lindsay/Lord Basil Epping 1940
No Score Yet Dancing Co-ed Pop Sam Marlow 1939
No Score Yet The Girl from Mexico Uncle Matt 1939
No Score Yet Leon Errol Two-Reeler Comedy Actor 1938
No Score Yet Make a Wish Brennan 1937
62% The Great Ziegfeld Himself 1936
No Score Yet The Captain Hates the Sea Layton 1934
No Score Yet We're Not Dressing Hubert 1934
67% Alice in Wonderland Uncle Gilbert 1933
No Score Yet Mama Loves Papa Wilbur Todd 1933
No Score Yet Her Majesty, Love Baron von Schwarzdorf 1931
No Score Yet One Heavenly Night Otto 1931
No Score Yet Paramount on Parade Guest Star 1930

QUOTES FROM Leon Errol CHARACTERS

No quotes approved yet.