Oliver Blake

Oliver Blake

Highest Rated: 100% The Paleface (1948)

Lowest Rated: 11% Raintree County (1957)

Birthday: Apr 4, 1905

Birthplace: Not Available

Lanky, long-nosed supporting actor Oliver Blake acted on stage under his given name of Oliver Prickett. From the mid-1920s onward, Blake was a fixture at the Pasadena Playhouse, where his brother Charles was managing director and his sister Maudie was a resident character actress. At the Playhouse, he starred in such productions as Charley's Aunt and also taught classes for first-year students. He entered films in 1941, and for his first few years before the camera was confined to bit roles like the Blue Parrot waiter in Casablanca (1942). One of his more visible screen assignments was as dour-faced Indian neighbor Geoduck in Universal's Ma and Pa Kettle series. An apparent favorite of comedian Bob Hope, Blake showed up in a variety of roles in several Hope farces, notably as the world's most emaciated Santa Claus in The Seven Little Foys (1955). On TV, Oliver Blake played the recurring role of Carl Dorf in the 1956 sitcom The Brothers.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Alias Jesse James Undertaker 1959
No Score Yet Giant from the Unknown Actor 1958
11% Raintree County Jake the Bartender 1957
No Score Yet The Pied Piper of Hamelin Leading Citizen 1957
No Score Yet The Seven Little Foys Santa Claus 1955
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki Geoduck 1955
83% The Cobweb Curly 1955
43% Susan Slept Here Motel Manager 1954
No Score Yet Casanova's Big Night Amadeo 1954
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle at Home Geoduck 1954
38% The Long, Long Trailer Mr. Judlow 1954
No Score Yet So Big Adam Ooms 1953
85% Houdini Barker 1953
95% Julius Caesar Citizen of Rome 1953
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation Geoduck 1953
95% House of Wax Pompous Man 1953
No Score Yet Room for One More Mr. Doran 1952
No Score Yet The Belle of New York Currier 1952
90% Son of Paleface Telegrapher 1952
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair Geoduck 1952
No Score Yet Rhubarb Cadaver Jones 1951
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm Geoduck 1951
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town Geoduck 1950
93% Father of the Bride Man 1950
80% Fancy Pants Mr. Andrews 1950
No Score Yet Colorado Territory Station agent 1949
43% A Woman's Secret Mr. Pierson 1949
100% The Paleface Westerner 1948
No Score Yet Let's Live a Little Photographer 1948
No Score Yet The Walls of Jericho Mr. Reynolds 1948
No Score Yet Corvette K-225 Cook 1948
57% Summer Holiday Scorekeeper 1948
No Score Yet The Miracle of the Bells Slenzka 1948
100% Moonrise Ed Conlon 1948
92% Cry of the City Caputo 1948
94% Out of the Past Tillotson 1947
No Score Yet The Guilty Jake 1947
100% Nightmare Alley Hoboe 1947
No Score Yet The Senator Was Indiscreet Man/Indian 1947
No Score Yet My Reputation Dave 1946
No Score Yet Colonel Effingham's Raid (Man of the Hour) Bill Silk 1946
No Score Yet Conflict Pawnbroker 1945
60% The Thin Man Goes Home Reporter 1945
89% The Horn Blows at Midnight Heavenly photographer 1945
No Score Yet A Medal for Benny Pepster 1945
80% Up in Arms Board Member 1944
No Score Yet The Doughgirls Porter 1944
No Score Yet Greenwich Village Ambers 1944
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow Heckler 1943
98% Casablanca Waiter at the Blue Parrot 1942
No Score Yet Get Hep to Love Man 1942
No Score Yet I Married an Angel Mr. Gherkin 1942
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Castle in the Desert Wigley, Hotel Manager 1942
83% Saboteur Man 1942
83% Shadow of the Thin Man Fenster 1941


No Score Yet Maverick
Brimmer 1957
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
Zeb Allen 1953


Customer says: Um, waiter? Will you ask Rick if he will have a drink with us?

Carl Headwaiter says: Madame he never drinks with customers. Never. I have never seen it.

Customer says: What makes saloon keepers so snobbish?

German Banker says: Perhaps if you tell him I run the second largest banking house in Amsterdam?

Carl Headwaiter says: Second largest? It wouldn't impress Rick. The leading banker in Amsterdam is the pastry chef in our kitchen.

German Banker says: We have something to look forward to.

Carl Headwaiter says: And his father's the bellboy.