Russell Powell

Highest Rated: 100% The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
Birthday: Not Available
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Burly vaudeville monologist/comedian Russell J. Powell made his first film in 1920. It wasn't until the advent of talkies, however, that Powell's gift for dialects and bizarre vocal sound effects could truly be appreciated. His more memorable screen roles included the Afghan Ambassador in Lubitsch's The Love Parade (1929) and his blackface turn as the Kingfish in the Amos and Andy vehicle Check and Double Check (1930). So far as many film aficionados are concerned, Russell J. Powell achieved immortality as the dockhand in the opening scene of King Kong (1933), who launches into a stream of fluent exposition with the quizzical "Say, you goin' on this craaazy voyage?"

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Fallen Sparrow Priest 1943
83% The Return of Frank James Juror 1940
No Score Yet When the Daltons Rode Engineer 1940
No Score Yet The House of the Seven Gables Grocer 1940
No Score Yet Tower of London Sexton, Bell Ringer 1939
No Score Yet Everything Happens at Night Hilda's Papa 1939
No Score Yet If I Were King Ruffian 1938
No Score Yet The Cowboy and the Lady Rodeo Rider 1938
No Score Yet The Wrong Road Chief Ira Foster 1937
No Score Yet Music for Madame "Asleep in the Deep" Singer 1937
100% The Prisoner of Zenda Actor 1937
No Score Yet The Emperor's Candlesticks Coachman 1937
No Score Yet Hit the Saddle Rancher (uncredited) 1937
No Score Yet The Firefly Stablehand 1937
No Score Yet Banjo on My Knee Bartender 1936
33% The Garden of Allah Ouled Nails Proprietor 1936
No Score Yet Wedding Present Beer Wagon Driver 1936
No Score Yet Trail of the Lonesome Pine Storekeeper 1936
No Score Yet I Dream Too Much Merry-Go-Round Operator 1935
92% Barbary Coast Sheriff 1935
No Score Yet Call of the Wild Actor 1935
No Score Yet The Man Who Reclaimed His Head Station Master 1934
No Score Yet Stamboul Quest Fat German 1934
No Score Yet To the Last Man Greaves 1933
98% King Kong Dock Watchman 1933
No Score Yet Zoo in Budapest Toski 1933
No Score Yet Me and My Gal Burper 1932
No Score Yet Lady and Gent (The Challenger) 2nd Bartender 1932
No Score Yet Mystery Ranch Sheriff 1932
No Score Yet Taxi! Dance Judge 1932
No Score Yet If I Had a Million Bartender 1932
No Score Yet The Sin of Madelon Claudet Claudet 1931
100% The Public Enemy Bartender 1931
No Score Yet The Sin Ship Tourist 1931
No Score Yet An American Tragedy Fred Heit, coroner 1931
No Score Yet Ambassador Bill Drunk 1931
No Score Yet Check and Double Check Kingfish 1930
100% The Big Trail Windy Bill 1930
No Score Yet Paramount on Parade Guest Star 1930
100% The Love Parade Afghan Ambassador 1929
No Score Yet The Red Mill Burgomaster 1927
No Score Yet The Ropin' Fool The Medicine Doctor 1921
No Score Yet The Soul of Youth Patrolman Jones 1920


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