Russell Hicks

Russell Hicks

Highest Rated: 100% 14 Hours (1951)

Lowest Rated: 17% The Sea of Grass (1947)

Birthday: Jun 4, 1895

Birthplace: Not Available

Trained in prep school for a career as a businessman, Baltimore-born Russell Hicks chucked his predestined lifestyle for a theatrical career, over the protests of his family. As an actor, Hicks came full circle, spending the bulk of his career playing businessmen! Though he claimed to have appeared in D.W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation (1915) and Intolerance (1916), Hicks' earliest recorded Hollywood job occured in 1920, when he was hired as an assistant casting director for Famous Players (later Paramount). Making his stage debut in It Pays to Smile, Hicks acted in stock companies and on Broadway before his official film bow in 1934's Happiness Ahead. The embodiment of the small-town business booster or chairman of the board, the tall, authoritative Hicks frequently used his dignified persona to throw the audience off guard in crooked or villainous roles. He was glib confidence man J. Frothingham Waterbury in W.C. Fields' The Bank Dick (1940) ("I want to be honest with you in the worst way!"), and more than once he was cast as the surprise killer in murder mysteries. Because of his robust, athletic physique, Hicks could also be seen as middle-aged adventurers, such as one of The Three Musketeers in the 1939 version of that classic tale, and as the aging Robin Hood in 1946's Bandit of Sherwood Forest (1946). Russell Hicks continued accepting film assignments until 1956's Seventh Cavalry.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (The Modern Miracle) Barrows 2000
No Score Yet 7th Cavalry Col. Kellogg 1956
No Score Yet Overland Telegraph Colonel 1951
100% 14 Hours Regan 1951
No Score Yet Bowery Battalion Col. Melvin Hatfield 1951
No Score Yet The Flying Saucer Hank Thorn 1950
67% The Big Hangover Steve Hughes 1950
63% Samson and Delilah Lord of Ashkelon 1949
No Score Yet Barbary Pirate Commodore Preble 1949
No Score Yet The Return of October Taylor 1948
No Score Yet The Velvet Touch Judge Brack 1948
No Score Yet The Noose Hangs High Manager 1948
No Score Yet My Dear Secretary Publisher 1948
No Score Yet The Hunted Meredith 1948
No Score Yet Silver River Edwards 1948
No Score Yet The Black Arrow Sir Harry Shelton 1948
No Score Yet One Sunday Afternoon Actor 1948
No Score Yet Variety Girl Man at Steam Bath 1947
17% The Sea of Grass Maj. Harney 1947
80% Buck Privates Come Home Mr. Appleby 1947
100% Till the Clouds Roll By Motion Picture Producer 1947
No Score Yet The Hoodlum Saint Marty Martindale 1946
No Score Yet Swing Parade of 1946 Daniel Warren Sr. 1946
No Score Yet The Bandit Of Sherwood Forest Robin Hood 1946
No Score Yet A Close Call for Boston Blackie Harcourt 1946
No Score Yet Dark Alibi Warden Cameron 1946
No Score Yet The Show-Off Thorbison 1946
100% Scarlet Street Hogarth 1945
No Score Yet She Wouldn't Say Yes Actor 1945
No Score Yet Weekend at the Waldorf McPherson 1945
No Score Yet First Yank Into Tokyo Col. Thompson 1945
No Score Yet Nob Hill Actor 1945
No Score Yet Flame of Barbary Coast Cyrus Danver 1945
No Score Yet The Valley of Decision Mr. Gaylord 1945
No Score Yet Janie Col. Lucas 1944
No Score Yet The Woman of the Town The Publisher 1944
No Score Yet Port of 40 Thieves Charles Farrington 1944
No Score Yet What a Woman! Actor 1943
No Score Yet His Butler's Sister Sanderson 1943
No Score Yet King of the Cowboys Governor Shuville 1943
No Score Yet Harrigan's Kid Col. Lowry 1943
No Score Yet Northern Pursuit Chief Inspector 1943
No Score Yet Air Raid Wardens Maj. Scanlon 1943
No Score Yet Tennessee Johnson Emissary 1942
No Score Yet Strictly in the Groove R.C. Saunders 1942
No Score Yet Hitler---Dead or Alive Samuel Thornton 1942
No Score Yet Ship Ahoy Capt. C.V. O'Brien 1942
83% Tarzan's New York Adventure Judge Abbotson 1942
No Score Yet Fingers at the Window Dr. Chandley 1942
No Score Yet Ride 'em Cowboy Announcer 1942
No Score Yet Joe Smith, American Mr. Edgerton 1942
No Score Yet We Were Dancing Bryce-Carew 1942
No Score Yet To the Shores of Tripoli Maj. Wilson 1942
No Score Yet Great Guns Gen. Burns 1941
86% Sergeant York General 1941
100% The Little Foxes William Marshall 1941
No Score Yet Dive Bomber Admiral 1941
67% The Big Store Arthur Hastings 1941
100% Blood and Sand Marquis 1941
60% The Great Lie Col. Harrison 1941
No Score Yet Man-Made Monster Warden 1941
No Score Yet Here Comes Happiness John Vance 1941
No Score Yet A Man Betrayed (Citadel of Crime) (Wheel of Fortune) Pringle 1941
80% Western Union Governor 1941
100% Hold That Ghost Lawyer Bannister 1941
100% The Strawberry Blonde Treadway 1941
No Score Yet Ellery Queen's Penthouse Mystery Walsh 1941
82% They Died With Their Boots On Colonel of 1st Michigan 1941
No Score Yet Honky Tonk Dr. Otis 1941
No Score Yet Love Thy Neighbor Mr. Harrington 1940
No Score Yet No, No, Nanette Hutch 1940
No Score Yet A Night at Earl Carroll's Mayor Jones 1940
No Score Yet Lady with Red Hair Host 1940
No Score Yet Seven Sinners 1st Governor 1940
No Score Yet Earthbound Prosecutor 1940
No Score Yet Johnny Apollo District Attorney 1940
No Score Yet The Blue Bird Daddy Tyl 1940
83% Santa Fe Trail J. Boyce Russell 1940
100% The Mortal Storm Rector 1940
100% The Bank Dick J. Frothingham Waterbury 1940
83% The Return of Frank James Prosecutor 1940
No Score Yet Virginia City John Armistead 1940
No Score Yet Hollywood Cavalcade Roberts 1939
No Score Yet The Real Glory Capt. George Manning 1939
No Score Yet Stanley and Livingstone Commissioner 1939
71% The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle Colonel 1939
No Score Yet Union Pacific Sergeant 1939
No Score Yet East Side of Heaven Winkle 1939
No Score Yet The Three Musketeers Porthos 1939
No Score Yet Hotel for Women Van Ellis 1939
No Score Yet Kentucky Thad Goodwin, Sr., 1861 1938
No Score Yet That Certain Age Scout Leader 1938
No Score Yet Hold That Co-Ed President 1938
92% You Can't Take It With You Attorney 1938
No Score Yet Kidnapped Bailiff 1938
No Score Yet Little Miss Broadway Perry 1938
No Score Yet Men with Wings Gen. Marlin 1938
No Score Yet Fit for a King Mr. Hardwick 1937
No Score Yet The Toast of New York Lawyer 1937
100% Maytime Monsieur Bulliet 1937
73% In Old Chicago Man in Jack's Office 1937
No Score Yet Pick a Star J. Aubrey Stone 1937
No Score Yet Fifty Roads to Town Police Official 1937
No Score Yet Girl Overboard Sam Le Maire 1937
No Score Yet The Big Broadcast of 1938 Capt. Stafford 1937
No Score Yet Sea Spoilers Phil Morgan 1936
No Score Yet Ticket to Paradise Colton 1936
No Score Yet Special Investigator Perkett 1936
90% Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Dr. Malcolm 1936
82% Follow the Fleet Jim Nolan 1936
83% Rose Marie Commandant 1936
No Score Yet Hearts in Bondage Pillsbury 1936
No Score Yet Thanks a Million Mr. Bradley 1935
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Shanghai James Andrews 1935
No Score Yet Ladies Love Danger Melvin 1935
No Score Yet Dante's Inferno Prosecuting Attorney 1935
No Score Yet Go Into Your Dance Sam, Producer 1935
No Score Yet Cardinal Richelieu Le Moyne 1935
No Score Yet Sweet Music Mayor 1935
No Score Yet The Woman in Red Prosecuting Attorney 1935
No Score Yet Devil Dogs of the Air Captain 1935
No Score Yet While The Patient Slept Dr. Jay 1935
No Score Yet Living on Velvet Major 1935
No Score Yet Millions in the Air Davis 1935
No Score Yet Murder in the Clouds Taggart 1934
No Score Yet Babbitt Commissioner Gurnee 1934
No Score Yet The St. Louis Kid Gorman 1934
No Score Yet The Case of the Howling Dog Clinton Foley 1934
No Score Yet The Firebird Stage Manager 1934
No Score Yet Happiness Ahead Meehan 1934


No Score Yet The Loud House
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