Stuart Erwin

Stuart Erwin

  • Highest Rated: 100% Ceiling Zero (1936)
  • Lowest Rated: 63% Viva Villa! (1934)
  • Birthday: Feb 14, 1903
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • American actor Stuart Erwin attended the University of California at Berkeley. After stage experience in Los Angeles, Erwin made his earliest screen appearances in silent films, notably a classic two-reel comedy for Hal Roach, A Pair of Tights (1928), in which Erwin and Edgar Kennedy played roles evidently written for Laurel and Hardy (a generous portion of this film appears in the 1960 compilation When Comedy Was King). After his first talking picture, Happy Days (1930), Erwin found himself typed as the vague, ingenuous young man who always seemed to have the cards stacked against him. Contrary to popular belief, Erwin's screen character did get the girl on occasion; in The Big Broadcast (1932), for example, Erwin not only won Leila Hyams away from Bing Crosby, but he was also billed above Crosby in the opening credits. The actor was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance as a rustic football hero in Pigskin Parade (1936), which also served as the screen debut for Judy Garland (as Erwin's kid sister). In 1942, Erwin made his Broadway bow in the title role of Mr. Sycamore, an odd little failure wherein he played a man who turned into a tree! When TV came in, Erwin made the most of it, co-starring with his wife June Collyeron a sitcom titled The Stu Erwin Show (aka The Trouble With Father). From 1950-55, Erwin played one "Stuart Erwin," a small-town high-school principal; among the supporting cast, in the role of his youngest daughter, was Sheila James, later the memorable Zelda Gilroy on TV's Dobie Gillis. Still very active in the 1960s, Erwin appeared in a few Disney pictures and as a circus advance man on the 1963 TV series The Greatest Show on Earth.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Misadventures of Merlin Jones Capt. Loomis 1964
86% Son of Flubber Coach Wilson 1963
No Score Yet Heading for Heaven Henry Elkins 1947
No Score Yet Killer Dill Johnny 'Killer' Dill 1947
No Score Yet Pillow to Post Capt. Jack Ross 1945
No Score Yet The Great Mike Jay Spencer 1944
No Score Yet Blondie for Victory Pvt. Herschel Smith 1942
No Score Yet The Bride Came C.O.D. Tommy Keenan 1941
83% Our Town Howie Newsome 1940
No Score Yet When the Daltons Rode Ben Dalton 1940
No Score Yet A Little Bit of Heaven Cotton 1940
No Score Yet Hollywood Cavalcade Pete Tinney 1939
No Score Yet Back Door to Heaven Jud Mason 1939
No Score Yet Mr. Boggs Steps Out Oliver Boggs 1938
No Score Yet Three Blind Mice Mike Brophy 1938
No Score Yet I'll Take Romance 'Pancho' Brown 1937
No Score Yet Second Honeymoon Leo McTavish 1937
No Score Yet It Could Happen to You Actor 1937
No Score Yet Slim Clarence `Stumpy' Stump 1937
No Score Yet Small Town Boy Henry 1937
No Score Yet Pigskin Parade Amos Dodd 1936
No Score Yet Exclusive Story Timothy Aloysius Higgins 1936
100% Ceiling Zero Texas Clarke 1936
No Score Yet All American Chump Elmer Lamb 1936
No Score Yet Absolute Quiet Chubby Rudd 1936
No Score Yet After Office Hours Hank Parr 1935
No Score Yet Chained Johnny 1934
No Score Yet Palooka Joe Palooka 1934
63% Viva Villa! Johnny Sykes 1934
No Score Yet Bachelor Bait Wilbur Fess 1934
No Score Yet Before Dawn Dwight Wilson 1933
No Score Yet Stranger's Return Simon 1933
No Score Yet International House Tommy Nash 1933
No Score Yet Hold Your Man Al Simpson 1933
No Score Yet The Big Broadcast Leslie McWhinney 1932
No Score Yet Make Me a Star Merton Gill 1932
No Score Yet Up Pops the Devil Stranger 1931
No Score Yet The Stolen Jools Actor 1931
No Score Yet No Limit Ole Olsen 1931
No Score Yet Working Girls Pat Kelly 1931
No Score Yet Men Without Women Jenkins 1930
No Score Yet Paramount on Parade Guest Star 1930
No Score Yet Maybe It's Love Brown of Harvard 1930
No Score Yet Young Eagles Actor 1930
No Score Yet The Trespasser Reporter 1929
No Score Yet Speakeasy Cy Williams 1929
80% Going Hollywood Ernest Pratt Baker 1923

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Jester
  • 1966
No Score Yet Green Acres
1965-1971
Johnson
  • 1966
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Brown
  • 1966
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Clem Sandover Everett Stanton Simmons Durrant
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1962
  • 1961
No Score Yet Father Knows Best
1954-1960
Mr. Henslee
  • 1960
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
1960-1968
Tom Silby
  • 1960

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