Charles Ruggles

Place of birth:
Los Angeles, California, USA :
Charles Ruggles had one of the longest careers in Hollywood, lasting more than 60 years and encompassing more than 100 films. He made his film debut in 1914 in The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914) and worked steadily after that. He was memorably paired with Mary Boland in a series of comedies in the early 1930s, and was one of the standouts in the all-star comedy If I Had a Million (1932), as a harried, much-put-upon man who finally goes berserk in a china shop. Ruggles' slight stature and distinctive mannerisms - his fluttery, jumpy manner of speaking, his often befuddled look whenever events seemed about to overwhelm him, which was often - endeared him to generations of moviegoers. Memorable as Maj. Applegate the big-game hunter in the classic screwball comedy Bringing Up Baby (1938). Many will remember him as the narrator of the "Aesop's Fables" segment of the animated cartoon The Bullwinkle Show (1961). He was the brother of director Wesley Ruggles.


Carousel (1967)
as The Starkeeper / Dr. Selden
Follow Me, Boys! (1966)
as John Everett Hughes
The Ugly Dachshund (1966)
as Dr. J. L. Pruitt
Hollywood My Home Town (1965)
I'd Rather Be Rich (1964)
as Dr. Charles Crandall
Hollywood Without Make-Up (1963)
Papa's Delicate Condition (1963)
as Anthony Ghio
Son of Flubber (1963)
as Judge Murdock
The Pleasure of His Company (1961)
as Mackenzie Savage
The Parent Trap (1961)
as Charles McKendrick
All in a Night's Work (1961)
as Dr. Warren Kingsley Sr
Ben and Me (1953)
as Ben Franklin (voice)
Look for the Silver Lining (1949)
as Caro "Pop" Miller
The Lovable Cheat (1949)
as Claude Mercadet
Give My Regards to Broadway (1948)
as Toby Helper
Ramrod (1947)
as Ben Dickason
It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947)
as Michael J. 'Mike' O'Connor
My Brother Talks to Horses (1947)
as Richard Pennington Roeder
The Perfect Marriage (1947)
as Dale Williams, Sr.
Gallant Journey (1946)
as Jim Montgomery
A Stolen Life (1946)
as Freddie Linley
Incendiary Blonde (1945)
as Cherokee Jim
Bedside Manner (1945)
as Dr. J.H. 'Doc' Fredericks
The Doughgirls (1944)
as Stanley Slade
Three Is a Family (1944)
as Sam Whitaker
Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (1944)
as Otis Skinner
Road to Victory (1944)
as Himself
The Shining Future (1944)
as Mr. Ames
Dixie Dugan (1943)
as Pa Dugan
Friendly Enemies (1942)
The Perfect Snob (1941)
as Dr. Edgar Mason
Go West, Young Lady (1941)
as Jim Pendergast
The Parson of Panamint (1941)
as Chuckawalla Bill Redfield
Model Wife (1941)
as Milo Everett
Honeymoon for Three (1941)
as Harvey Wilson
The Invisible Woman (1940)
as George
No Time for Comedy (1940)
as Philo Swift
Public Deb No. 1 (1940)
as Milburn
Maryland (1940)
as Dick Piper
Opened by Mistake (1940)
as Buzz Nelson
The Farmer's Daughter (1940)
as Nickie North
Balalaika (1939)
as Nicki Popoff
Night Work (1939)
as Homer C. Fitch
Invitation to Happiness (1939)
as Henry 'Pop' Hardy
Sudden Money (1939)
as Sweeney J. Patterson
Boy Trouble (1939)
as Homer C. Fitch
His Exciting Night (1938)
as Adam Tripp
Service de Luxe (1938)
as Robinson
Breaking the Ice (1938)
as Sam Terwilliger
Hollywood Handicap (1938)
as Himself
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
as Horace Applegate
Exclusive (1937)
as Tod Swain
Turn Off the Moon (1937)
as J. Elliott Dinwiddy
Mind Your Own Business (1936)
as Orville Shanks
Wives Never Know (1936)
as Homer Bigelow
Hollywood Boulevard (1936)
as Charles Ruggles - Actor - Cameo Appearance (uncredited)
Yours for the Asking (1936)
as Sunbather
Hearts Divided (1936)
as Henry
Early to Bed (1936)
as Chester R. Beatty
The Preview Murder Mystery (1936)
as Cameo Appearance as Himself at Preview (Uncredited)
Anything Goes (1936)
as Rev. Dr. Moon
The Big Broadcast of 1936 (1935)
as Wilbur Sealingsworth
No More Ladies (1935)
as Edgar Holden
People Will Talk (1935)
as Henry Wilton
Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)
as Egbert Floud
The Pursuit of Happiness (1934)
as Aaron Kirkland
Friends Of Mr. Sweeney (1934)
as Asaph 'Ace' Holliday
Murder in the Private Car (1934)
as Scott
Melody in Spring (1934)
as Warren Blodgett
Six of a Kind (1934)
as J. Pinkham Whinney
Alice in Wonderland (1933)
as March Hare
Girl without a Room (1933)
as Vergil Crock
Good-bye Love (1933)
as Oswald Groggs
Mama Loves Papa (1933)
as Wilbur Todd
Melody Cruise (1933)
as Pete Wells
Terror Aboard (1933)
as Blackie Witherspoon
Murders in the Zoo (1933)
as Peter Yates
Madame Butterfly (1932)
as Lieutenant Barton
If I Had a Million (1932)
as Henry Peabody
Evenings for Sale (1932)
as Bimpfl
Trouble in Paradise (1932)
as Major
The Night of June 13 (1932)
as Philo Strawn
70,000 Witnesses (1932)
as Johnny Moran
Love Me Tonight (1932)
as Viscount Gilbert de Var├Ęze
Make Me a Star (1932)
as Himself (uncredited)
This Is the Night (1932)
as Bunny
One Hour with You (1932)
as Adolph
This Reckless Age (1932)
as Goliath Whitney
The Beloved Bachelor (1931)
as Jerry Wells
The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)
as Max
The House That Shadows Built (1931)
as (archive footage)
The Girl Habit (1931)
as Charlie Floyd
Honor Among Lovers (1931)
as Monty Dunn
Charley's Aunt (1930)
as Fancourt Babberley
Her Wedding Night (1930)
as Bertie Bird
Queen High (1930)
as T. Boggs Johns
Young Man of Manhattan (1930)
as Shorty Ross
Roadhouse Nights (1930)
as Willie Bindbugel
The Battle of Paris (1929)
as Zizi
The Lady Lies (1929)
as Charlie Tayler
Gentlemen Of The Press (1929)
as Charlie Haven
The Heart Raider (1923)
The Reform Candidate (1915) © 2021

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