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Wally Vernon

  • Highest Rated: 86% He Walked by Night (1948)
  • Lowest Rated: 25% What a Way to Go! (1964)
  • Birthday: May 27, 1905
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Pop-eyed comic actor Wally Vernon started in showbiz at the age of three. With extensive experience in minstrel shows, burlesque, vaudeville, and the legitimate stage under his belt, Vernon began appearing in films in the early '30s, showing up in two-reelers produced at Sennett, RKO, MGM, and Universal. A contract player at 20th Century Fox in the mid-'30s, Vernon displayed his salty, Runyon-esque dialogue delivery in such films as Sharpshooters (1938) and The Gorilla (1939). During the late '40s and early '50s, Vernon was the ubiquitous comedy relief in many a Republic Western. From 1948 through 1956, Vernon co-starred with Eddie Quillan in a lively series of 16 two-reel comedies, produced by Columbia Pictures. Back at Fox in the 1960s, Vernon was one of many Hollywood old-timers given good supporting roles in the 1964 Shirley MacLaine comedy What a Way to Go. Wally Vernon was killed by a hit-and-run driver near his Van Nuys home in 1970.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

25% What a Way to Go! Agent 1964
No Score Yet Affair With a Stranger Joe 1953
No Score Yet Bloodhounds of Broadway Poorly Sammis 1952
57% What Price Glory? Lipinsky 1952
No Score Yet Gunfire Clem 1950
No Score Yet I Shot Billy the Kid Vicente 1950
No Score Yet Train to Tombstone Gulliver 1950
No Score Yet Always Leave Them Laughing Comic 1949
86% He Walked by Night Postman 1948
No Score Yet Silver City Kid "Wildcat" Higgins 1945
No Score Yet Reveille with Beverly Stomp McCoy 1943
No Score Yet Get Going Bit 1943
No Score Yet Charlie Chan at Treasure Island Elmer Keiner 1939
No Score Yet The Gorilla Seaman 1939
No Score Yet Broadway Serenade Joey, the jinx 1939
80% Alexander's Ragtime Band Himself 1938
No Score Yet Happy Landing Al Mahoney 1938
No Score Yet Kentucky Moonshine Gus Bryce 1938
No Score Yet This Way Please Bumps 1937

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