Vernon Dent

Vernon Dent

Highest Rated: 100% The Harvey Girls (1946)

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

Birthday: Feb 16, 1895

Birthplace: Not Available

Actor Vernon Dent launched his career in stock companies and as one-third of a singing cabaret trio. Silent comedian Hank Mann, impressed by Dent's girth (250 pounds) and comic know-how, helped Vernon enter films in 1919. Dent starred in a 2-reel series at the Pacific Film Company, then settled in at Mack Sennett studios as a supporting player, generally cast as a heavy. During his Sennett years, Dent was most often teamed with pasty-faced comedian Harry Langdon, who became his lifelong friend and co-worker. Remaining with Sennett until the producer closed down his studio in 1933, Dent moved to Educational Pictures, where he was afforded equal billing with Harry Langdon; and when Langdon moved to Columbia Pictures in 1934, Dent followed, remaining a mainstay of the Columbia 2-reel stock company until 1953. Here he was featured with such comic luminaries as Andy Clyde, Buster Keaton, Hugh Herbert, Vera Vague, and especially the Three Stooges. Among Dent's dozens of talkie feature-film credits were W.C. Fields' Million Dollar Legs (1932) and You're Telling Me (1934); in one of his rare feature starring roles, Dent played a boisterous, wife-beating sailor in the 1932 "B" Dragnet Patrol. Well-connected politically in the Los Angeles area, Dent supplemented his acting income by running the concession stand at Westlake Park. Vernon Dent retired in the mid-1950s, due to total blindness brought about by diabetes; the ever-upbeat actor was so well-adjusted to his handicap that many of Dent's close friends were unaware that he was blind.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet 30 Years of Fun Actor 1963
No Score Yet When Comedy Was King Actor 1960
No Score Yet Bonanza Town Whiskers 1951
No Score Yet Malice in the Palace Hassan Ben Sober 1949
No Score Yet It Had to Be You Man in Drugstore 1947
No Score Yet Wild Harvest Farmer 1947
71% The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Bartender 1947
17% The Sea of Grass Conductor 1947
No Score Yet Night Editor (The Trespasser) Fat Man 1946
100% The Harvey Girls Engineer 1946
No Score Yet Rockin' in the Rockies, (Partners in Fortune) Stanton 1945
No Score Yet San Diego, I Love You Mr. Fitzmaurice 1944
No Score Yet Once upon a Time Business Man 1944
No Score Yet Mrs. Parkington Quartette 1944
78% The Glass Key Bartender 1942
100% My Favorite Blonde Ole, Bartender 1942
No Score Yet House of Errors Actor 1942
91% Meet John Doe Man 1941
No Score Yet Misbehaving Husbands Sgt. Murphy 1940
No Score Yet He Stayed for Breakfast Chef 1940
No Score Yet From Nurse To Worse Actor 1940
No Score Yet Lady in Question Gendarme 1940
No Score Yet The Doctor Takes a Wife Man 1940
No Score Yet Pardon My Berth Marks Actor 1940
96% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Senate reporter 1939
No Score Yet Stanley and Livingstone Newspaperman 1939
100% Only Angels Have Wings Ship Captain 1939
No Score Yet Hitler -- Beast of Berlin Lustig 1939
No Score Yet A Doggone Mixup Actor 1938
No Score Yet Thanks for the Memory Refuse Man 1938
93% You Can't Take It With You Expressman 1938
100% Vivacious Lady Actor 1938
93% The Awful Truth Police Sergeant 1937
100% Easy Living Partner 1937
100% San Francisco Fat Man 1936
No Score Yet The Painted Veil Chief of Police 1934
80% Manhattan Melodrama Old German Man 1934
No Score Yet You're Telling Me Fat Man in Train 1934
No Score Yet Million Dollar Legs Secretary of Agriculture 1932
No Score Yet The Riding Tornado Bartender Hefty 1932
No Score Yet Texas Cyclone Hefty 1932
No Score Yet Dream House Actor 1932
No Score Yet Dragnet Patrol Actor 1932
No Score Yet Midnight Daddies Actor 1930
100% The Cameraman Man in Bathing Suit 1928
No Score Yet Caution: Funny Men at Work! Actor 1928
No Score Yet His First Flame Amos McCarthy 1927
No Score Yet Baby Face Harry Langdon Actor 1926
No Score Yet Super-Hooper-Dyne Lizzies Actor 1925
No Score Yet His Marriage Wow Professor McGlumm 1925
No Score Yet Picking Peaches Actor 1924
No Score Yet The Extra Girl Aaron Applejohn 1923
No Score Yet Soul of the Beast The Boob 1923
No Score Yet The Desperate Scoundrel Actor 1916


No Score Yet The Three Stooges
Governor Simitz, Arab Chief Restaurant Man Mr. Bradley 1957
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
Santa Claus [cut from syndication print] 1951


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