Robert Middlemass

Place of birth:
New Britain, Connecticut, USA:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Robert Middlemass (3 September 1883, New Britain, Connecticut – 10 September 1949, Los Angeles, California) was an American playwright and stage actor, and later character actor with over 100 film appearances. usually playing detectives or policemen. Middlemass graduated from Harvard University in 1909 and initially went into the insurance business, but soon went on the stage, joining the Castle Square Theatre stock company in Boston. He debuted on Broadway in September 1914 in The Bludgeon at the Maxine Elliott Theatre. His best known play was a one-act melodrama written with Holworthy Hall (real name H. E. Porter, a college roommate) titled The Valiant, which was also made into a film of the same name in 1929, and as The Man Who Wouldn't Talk in 1940. The play became a favorite for amateur and local theater groups, and is still performed today. Middlemass moved to Los Angeles around 1935, and began appearing in films. He died there in 1949.


Lady in the Death House (1944)
as State's Attorney
The Black Raven (1943)
as Tim Winfield
Bombardier (1943)
as Officer
Johnny Doughboy (1942)
as V.J.
Klondike Fury (1942)
as Sam Armstrong
Torpedo Boat (1942)
as Mr. Townsend
No Hands on the Clock (1941)
as Police Chief Bates
Lady Scarface (1941)
as Police Captain Lovell
Road to Zanzibar (1941)
as Police Inspector
Gold Rush Maisie (1940)
as Charlie - Camp Owner (uncredited)
Pop Always Pays (1940)
as Mr. Oberton
The Saint Takes Over (1940)
as Captain Wade
Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)
as Minor Role (uncredited)
Little Old New York (1940)
as Nicholas Roosevelt
Slightly Honorable (1939)
as Sen. Berry
The Amazing Mr. Williams (1939)
as Police Commissioner (uncredited)
Blondie Brings Up Baby (1939)
as Abner Cartwright
Drunk Driving (1939)
as Inspector Doyle (uncredited)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
as Radio Announcer #2 (uncredited)
Espionage Agent (1939)
as Militant American Tourist
The Arizona Kid (1939)
as General Stark
Blackmail (1939)
as Desk Sergeant
Stanley and Livingstone (1939)
as Carmichael
Indianapolis Speedway (1939)
as Edward Hart
Coast Guard (1939)
as Capt. Lyons
The Magnificent Fraud (1939)
as Morales
Maisie (1939)
as Doctor (uncredited)
Hotel Imperial (1939)
as General Von Schwartzberg
Idiot's Delight (1939)
as Hospital Commandant
Stand Up and Fight (1939)
as Harkrider
Kentucky (1938)
as Track Official
While New York Sleeps (1938)
as Sawyer
Tarnished Angel (1938)
as Police Chief Thomas
The Mad Miss Manton (1938)
as District Attorney (uncredited)
I Am the Law (1938)
as Moss Kitchell
Miracle Money (1938)
as Hartney Drew
Arsène Lupin Returns (1938)
as Sergeant
Blondes at Work (1938)
as Boylan - Editor
Love Is a Headache (1938)
as Police Commissioner (uncredited)
Navy Blue and Gold (1937)
as Academy Superintendent
Madame X (1937)
as Prefect of Police
Meet the Boy Friend (1937)
as McGrath
A Day at the Races (1937)
as Sheriff
Guns of the Pecos (1937)
as Judge L.F. Blake
General Spanky (1936)
as Overseer
Hats Off (1936)
as Tex Connelly
Cain and Mabel (1936)
as Cafe Proprietor
The Case of the Velvet Claws (1936)
as Wilbur Hoffman
Two Against the World (1936)
as Bertram C. Reynolds
Frankie and Johnnie (1936)
as Undetermined Supporting Role
Muss 'em Up (1936)
as Inspector Brock
You May Be Next (1936)
as Dan McMahon
The Lone Wolf Returns (1935)
as Chief of Detectives McGowan
If You Could Only Cook (1935)
as Chief Inspector (uncredited)
Too Tough to Kill (1935)
as Hubbel
Grand Exit (1935)
as Fire Chief Mulligan
She Couldn't Take It (1935)
as Desk Sergeant
The Public Menace (1935)
as Frentrup
Atlantic Adventure (1935)
as Harry Van Dieman
After the Dance (1935)
as King
The Awakening of Jim Burke (1935)
as Bill Duke
Air Hawks (1935)
as Drewen
Party Wire (1935)
as Judge Stephen Stephenson
The Studio Murder Mystery (1932)
as Boris Seminoff
The Valiant
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