Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher

Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher

Highest Rated: 100% Merrily We Go to Hell (1932)

Lowest Rated: 40% Idiot's Delight (1939)

Birthday: Jul 28, 1891

Birthplace: Not Available

Eternally grinning comic actor Richard Gallegher became a vaudevillian in the early part of the 20th century after briefly entertaining plans for a law career. His professional nickname "Skeets" was short for "Mosquito," a childhood name bestowed upon Gallegher because of his habit of darting around at top speed. Gallegher made his first film in 1923, but did not appear before the cameras on a regular basis until signed by Paramount in 1927. On both sides of the talkie revolution, Gallegher appeared in support of such leading lights as W.C. Fields (The Potters), Jack Oakie (Fast Company) and Joe E. Brown (Polo Joe); once in a while (though not often enough) he played the leading role. Along with virtually the entire Paramount stable, Gallegher played a guest cameo in 1933's Alice in Wonderland (that's his voice as the White Rabbit, though it's not quite clear who's in the costume). After 1937, Skeets Gallegher spent less of his time in films, preferring live audiences to sullen camera crews; he made one final screen appearance in 1952's Three for Bedroom C before illness forced him to retire.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Three for Bedroom C Actor 1952
No Score Yet Zis Boom Bah Professor Warren 1942
40% Idiot's Delight Donald Navadel 1939
No Score Yet Danger on the Air Fish 1938
No Score Yet A Man Betrayed Chet 1937
No Score Yet Hats Off Buzz Morton 1936
No Score Yet Yours for the Asking Perry Barnes 1936
No Score Yet The Perfect Clue Ronnie Van Zandt 1935
No Score Yet Riptide Erskine 1934
No Score Yet The Meanest Gal in Town Jack Hayden 1934
No Score Yet Lightning Strikes Twice Wally Richards 1934
No Score Yet Bachelor Bait Van Dusen 1934
No Score Yet In the Money Actor 1934
75% Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit 1933
No Score Yet The Conquerors Benson 1932
53% Bird of Paradise Chester 1932
100% Merrily We Go to Hell Buck 1932
No Score Yet The Trial Of Vivienne Ware Actor 1932
No Score Yet Possessed Wally Stuart 1931
No Score Yet Up Pops the Devil Biney Hatfield 1931
No Score Yet It Pays to Advertise Ambrose Peale 1931
No Score Yet Paramount on Parade Guest Star 1930
No Score Yet Pointed Heels Dash Nixon 1929
100% The Racket Miller 1928

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