Allen Jenkins

Birthday:
04/09/1900
Place of birth:
Staten Island, New York City, New York, USA:
Biography:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Allen Jenkins (April 9, 1900 – July 20, 1974) was an American character actor on stage, screen and television. He was born Alfred McGonegal on Staten Island, New York. He studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. In his first stage appearance, he danced next to James Cagney in a chorus line for an off-Broadway musical called Pitter-Patter. He made five dollars a week. He also appeared one thousand times in Broadway plays between 1924 and 1962, including The Front Page with Lee Tracy (1928). His big break came when he replaced Spencer Tracy for three weeks in the Broadway play The Last Mile. He was called to Hollywood by Darryl F. Zanuck and signed first to Paramount Pictures and shortly afterwards to Warner Bros. He originated the character of Frankie Wells in the Broadway production of Blessed Event and reprised the role in the film adaptation, both in 1932. With the advent of talking pictures, he made a career out of playing comic henchmen, stooges, policemen and other "tough guys" in numerous films of the 1930s and 1940s, especially for Warner Bros. He was labeled the "greatest scene-stealer of the 1930s" by the New York Times. He voiced the character of "Officer Dibble" on the Hanna-Barbera television cartoon Top Cat and was a regular on the 1956-1957 television situation comedy Hey, Jeannie! (1956), starring Jeannie Carson. He was also a guest star on The Red Skelton Show, I Love Lucy, Playhouse 90, The Ernie Kovacs Show, Zane Grey Theater, and The Sid Caesar Show. Eleven days before his death he made his final appearance, at the end of Billy Wilder's 1974 film adaptation of The Front Page. He went public with his alcoholism and was the first actor to speak in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate about it. He helped start the first Alcoholics Anonymous programs in California prisons for women. Jenkins, James Cagney, Pat O'Brien and Frank McHugh were the original members of the so-called "Irish Mafia". He was the seventh member of the Screen Actors Guild. Description above from the Wikipedia article Allen Jenkins, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Credits

Complicated Women (2003)
as Himself (archive footage)
James Stewart's Wonderful Life (1988)
as (archive footage)
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage (1983)
as Himself (archive footage)
The Front Page (1974)
as Telegrapher
Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding! (1967)
as Joe Bonney
The Spy in the Green Hat (1967)
as Enzo 'Pretty' Stilletto
I'd Rather Be Rich (1964)
as Fred
Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964)
as Vermin Witowski
For Those Who Think Young (1964)
as Col. Leslie Jenkins (Cronin's business associate)
Ocean's Eleven (1960)
as Police Office (uncredited)
Pillow Talk (1959)
as Harry
Oklahoma Annie (1952)
as Lou
Chained for Life (1952)
as Hinkley
Behave Yourself! (1951)
as Police Plainclothesman
Crazy Over Horses (1951)
as Weepin' Willie
Let's Go Navy! (1951)
as CPO Mervin Longnecker
Bodyhold (1949)
as Slats Henry
The Big Wheel (1949)
as George
The Inside Story (1948)
as Eddie
The Senator Was Indiscreet (1947)
as Farrell
Wild Harvest (1947)
as Higgins
The Case Of The Baby-Sitter (1947)
as Howard 'Harvard' Quinlan
The Hat Box Mystery (1947)
as 'Harvard'
Fun on a Weekend (1947)
as Joe Morgan
Easy Come, Easy Go (1947)
as Nick
Blow-Ups of 1947 (1947)
as Himself
Singin' in the Corn (1946)
as Glenn Cummings
The Dark Horse (1946)
as Willis Trimble
Meet Me on Broadway (1946)
as Deacon McGill
Lady on a Train (1945)
as Danny (Waring chauffeur)
Wonder Man (1945)
as Chimp
Stage Door Canteen (1943)
as Allen Jenkins
Three Cheers for the Girls (1943)
as Marine Sergeant in Chorus (archive footage) (uncredited)
Eyes in the Night (1942)
as Marty
They All Kissed the Bride (1942)
as Johnny Johnson
Maisie Gets Her Man (1942)
as 'Pappy' Goodring
The Falcon Takes Over (1942)
as Jonathan 'Goldy' Locke
Tortilla Flat (1942)
as Portagee Joe
A Date with the Falcon (1942)
as Jonathan 'Goldy' Locke
Ball of Fire (1941)
as Garbage Man
Go West, Young Lady (1941)
as Hank
The Gay Falcon (1941)
as Jonathan G. 'Goldie' Locke
Dive Bomber (1941)
as Lucky James
Time Out for Rhythm (1941)
as Off-Beat Davis
Footsteps in the Dark (1941)
as Wilfred
Tin Pan Alley (1940)
as Casey
Meet the Wildcat (1940)
as Max Schwydel
Margie (1940)
as Kenneth
Brother Orchid (1940)
as Willie 'The Knife' Corson
Breakdowns of 1940 (1940)
as Himself
Oh, Johnny, How You Can Love! (1940)
as Ed aka The Weasel
Destry Rides Again (1939)
as Gyp Watson
Torchy Blane.. Playing with Dynamite (1939)
as Steve McBride
Five Came Back (1939)
as Pete
Naughty But Nice (1939)
as Joe Dirk
Sweepstakes Winner (1939)
as Xerxes 'Tip' Bailey
Going Places (1938)
as Droopy
Heart of the North (1938)
as Bill Hardsock
Hard to Get (1938)
as Roscoe
The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938)
as Okay
Racket Busters (1938)
as Skeets Wilson
Gold Diggers in Paris (1938)
as Duke 'Dukie' Dennis
Fools for Scandal (1938)
as Dewey Gibson
A Slight Case of Murder (1938)
as Mike
Breakdowns of 1938 (1938)
as Himself
Swing Your Lady (1938)
as Shiner Ward
Sh! The Octopus (1937)
as Dempsey
The Perfect Specimen (1937)
as Pinky
Dead End (1937)
as Hunk
Talent Scout (1937)
as Benefit Show Guest (archive footage)
Ever Since Eve (1937)
as Jake Edgall
Marry the Girl (1937)
as Specs
Dance Charlie Dance (1937)
as Alf Morgan
The Singing Marine (1937)
as Sergeant Mike
Marked Woman (1937)
as Louie
Ready, Willing and Able (1937)
as J. Van Courtland
Breakdowns of 1937 (1937)
as Himself
Breakdowns of 1936 (1936)
as Himself
Sing Me a Love Song (1936)
as Chris Cross
Three Men on a Horse (1936)
as Charlie
Cain and Mabel (1936)
as Dodo
Sins of Man (1936)
as Crusty
The Singing Kid (1936)
as Joe Eddy
Miss Pacific Fleet (1935)
as Bernard 'Kewpie' Wiggins
Broadway Hostess (1935)
as Fishcake Carter
Things You Never See on the Screen (1935)
as Himself
The Case of the Lucky Legs (1935)
as Spudsy
I Live for Love (1935)
as Mac
Page Miss Glory (1935)
as Petey
The Irish in Us (1935)
as Carbarn Hammerschlog
The Case of the Curious Bride (1935)
as Spudsy
A Night at the Ritz (1935)
as Gyp Beagle
While the Patient Slept (1935)
as Police Sgt. Jim Jackson
Sweet Music (1935)
as Barney Cowan
The St. Louis Kid (1934)
as Buck Willetts
Happiness Ahead (1934)
as Chuck
The Case of the Howling Dog (1934)
as Sgt. Holcomb
The Merry Frinks (1934)
as Emmett Frink
Twenty Million Sweethearts (1934)
as Pete
Whirlpool (1934)
as Mac
Jimmy the Gent (1934)
as Lou
I've Got Your Number (1934)
as John 'Johnny'
Bedside (1934)
as Sam Sparks
The Big Shakedown (1934)
as Lefty
Havana Widows (1933)
as Herman Brody
Bureau of Missing Persons (1933)
as Detective Joe Musik
The Mayor of Hell (1933)
as Mike
Professional Sweetheart (1933)
as O'Connor
Tomorrow at Seven (1933)
as Dugan
The Silk Express (1933)
as Robert 'Rusty' Griffith
The Mind Reader (1933)
as Frank
The Keyhole (1933)
as Hank Wales
King Kong (1933)
as Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
42nd Street (1933)
as Mac Elroy
Blondie Johnson (1933)
as Louis
Employees' Entrance (1933)
as Sweeney
Hard to Handle (1933)
as radio announcer
Lawyer Man (1932)
as Izzy Levine
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
as Barney Sykes
Three on a Match (1932)
as Dick
Rackety Rax (1932)
as Mike Dumphy
Blessed Event (1932)
as Frankie Wells
Grand Hotel (1932)
as Hotel Meat Packer (uncredited)
The Girl Habit (1931)
as Tony Maloney

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