Otis Harlan

Otis Harlan

Highest Rated: 91% A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)

Lowest Rated: 91% A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)

Birthday: Invalid date

Birthplace: Not Available

Cherubic, pop-eyed character actor Otis Harlan came to films in the 1920s after extensive legitimate-stage and vaudeville experience. Though he essayed a variety of roles in silent films (he even appeared as a black family retainer in one effort), Harlan was most felicitously cast as a semi-regular in the Reginald Denny comedies at Universal. In 1929, he played Captain Andy in the first filmization of Edna Ferber's Show Boat. Most of his talkie assignments were bits, albeit memorable ones, including Starveling in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) and small-town constable Hi Jenks in the 1937 "Our Gang" 1-reeler Roamin' Holiday. Generations of cartoon fans have revelled in Harlan's voiceover portrayal of "Happy" in Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). Otis Harlan was the uncle of silent-movie leading man Kenneth Harlan.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Texans Henry 1938
No Score Yet Outlaws of Sonora Newt 1938
No Score Yet Mr. Boggs Steps Out Katz 1938
No Score Yet Western Gold Jake 1937
No Score Yet Hitch Hike Lady Mayor 1936
No Score Yet Dr. Socrates Fisher 1935
91% A Midsummer Night's Dream Starveling 1935
No Score Yet The Hoosier Schoolmaster Hawkins 1935
No Score Yet Music in the Air Baker 1934
No Score Yet King Kelly of the U.S.A. Minister 1934
No Score Yet The Old Fashioned Way Mr. Wendelschaffer 1934
No Score Yet I Can't Escape Jim Bonn 1934
No Score Yet The Sin of Norma Moran Mr. Moran 1933
No Score Yet The Telegraph Trail Zeke Keller 1933
No Score Yet That's My Boy Mayor 1932
No Score Yet Ride Him, Cowboy Judge E. Clarence 'Necktie' Jones 1932
No Score Yet Air Eagles Actor 1932
No Score Yet Millie Luke 1931
No Score Yet Mountain Justice Jud McTavish 1930
No Score Yet Dames Ahoy Bill Jones 1930
No Score Yet Loose Ankles Maj. Rupert Harper 1930
No Score Yet Broadway Porky Thompson 1929
No Score Yet Show Boat Capt. Andy 1929
No Score Yet Barnum Was Right Samuel Locke 1929
No Score Yet The Mississippi Gambler Tiny Beardsley 1929
No Score Yet The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg(Old Heidelberg)(The Student Prince) Old Ruder 1928
No Score Yet Shepherd of the Hills "By Thunder" 1928
No Score Yet Cheerful Fraud Mr. Bytheway 1927
No Score Yet Three Bad Men Zack Leslie 1926
No Score Yet Perfect Clown The Boss 1925
No Score Yet Mademoiselle Midnight Actor 1924
No Score Yet Abraham Lincoln Denton Offut 1924


Happy says: I'd like to dance and tap my feet / But they won't keep in rhythm. / You see, I washed 'em both today / And I can't do nothin' with 'em.

Happy says: This is Dopey. He don't talk none.

Snow White says: You mean he can't talk?

Happy says: He don't know. He never tried.

Snow White says: *laughs* Oh that's too bad.