Donald MacBride

Place of birth:
Brooklyn, New York, USA:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Donald Hugh MacBride (June 23, 1893 – June 21, 1957) was an American character actor on stage, in films, and on television who launched his career as a teenage singer (making several recordings in 1907) in vaudeville and went on to be an actor on Broadway, where he appeared in Room Service. He appeared in nearly 140 films between 1914 and 1955. His year of birth is given variously as 1889 or 1893 in the standard reference books, but the latter seems to be the correct one as his New York Times obituary records his age as 63. MacBride was best known for his portrayal of detectives in crime films. One such role was as Sgt. Roberts in the 1941 comedy Topper Returns, starring Roland Young. He also did several slapstick roles in films with comedians such as the Marx Brothers. He had the role of Milton J. Clyde on the television version of My Friend Irma. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, and died in Los Angeles, California. Survivors included his wife and a stepson.


The Seven Year Itch (1955)
as M. Brady
Two Tickets to Broadway (1951)
as Policeman
Texas Carnival (1951)
as Concessionaire #2
Rhubarb (1951)
as Pheeny
Cuban Fireball (1951)
as Captain Brown
Bowery Battalion (1951)
as Herbert Frisbie
Holiday Rhythm (1950)
as Earl E. Byrd
Joe Palooka Meets Humphrey (1950)
as Mayor
The Story of Seabiscuit (1949)
as George Carson
Jinx Money (1948)
as Police Capt. James Q. Broaderik
Campus Sleuth (1948)
as Insp. Watson
Good News (1947)
as Coach Johnson
Joe Palooka in the Knockout (1947)
as Crockett
The Fabulous Joe (1947)
as Lawyer Gilbert
The Egg and I (1947)
as Mr. Henty
Buck Privates Come Home (1947)
as Police captain
Beat the Band (1947)
as P. Aloysius Duff
The Brute Man (1946)
as Police Captain M. J. Donelly
The Killers (1946)
as R.S. Kenyon
The Time of Their Lives (1946)
as Lt. Mason
The Dark Horse (1946)
as John Rooney
Blonde Alibi (1946)
as Inspector Carmichael
Little Giant (1946)
as The conductor
Girl on the Spot (1946)
as Inspector Gleason
Doll Face (1945)
as Lawyer Ferguson
Hold That Blonde! (1945)
as Mr. Kratz
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood (1945)
as Dennis Kavanaugh
Out of This World (1945)
as J.C. Crawford
Penthouse Rhythm (1945)
as Brewster
She Gets Her Man (1945)
as Henry Wright
The Thin Man Goes Home (1944)
as Police Chief MacGregor
The Doughgirls (1944)
as The Judge
Best Foot Forward (1943)
as Capt. Bradd
A Stranger in Town (1943)
as Vinnie Zephyr Blaxton
They Got Me Covered (1943)
as Mason
Lady Bodyguard (1943)
as R.L Barclay
A Night to Remember (1942)
as Bolling
My Sister Eileen (1942)
as Officer Lonigan
The Glass Key (1942)
as DIst. Attorney Farr
Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost (1942)
as Percy Fitzbadden
Juke Girl (1942)
as 'Muckeye' John
Two Yanks in Trinidad (1942)
as Sgt. Valentine
Louisiana Purchase (1941)
as Capt. Pierre Whitfield
You're in the Army Now (1941)
as Colonel Dobson
Rise and Shine (1941)
as Coach Graham
You'll Never Get Rich (1941)
as Top Sergeant
Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
as Inspector Williams
Love Crazy (1941)
as 'Pinky' Grayson
Topper Returns (1941)
as Sgt. Roberts
Footlight Fever (1941)
as Jeff Crandall
High Sierra (1941)
as Big Mac
The Invisible Woman (1940)
as Foghorn
Michael Shayne: Private Detective (1940)
as Chief Peter Painter
Murder Over New York (1940)
as Insp. Vance
Wyoming (1940)
as Bart - Henchman
My Favorite Wife (1940)
as Hotel Clerk
Curtain Call (1940)
as Jeff Crandall
Northwest Passage (1940)
as Sergeant McNott
The Saint's Double Trouble (1940)
as Inspector John H. Bohlen
The Amazing Mr. Williams (1939)
as Lieutenant Bixler
Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939)
as Deputy Police Chief J.J. Kilvaine
Blondie Takes a Vacation (1939)
as Harvey Morton
The Girl and the Gambler (1939)
as Mike Bascom
The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939)
as Dist. Atty. John, Markham
The Girl from Mexico (1939)
as L. B. Renner
The Flying Irishman (1939)
as Roy Thompson
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)
as Hotel Manager
Twelve Crowded Hours (1939)
as Detective Sergeant Joe Keller
The Great Man Votes (1939)
as Iron Hat McCarthy
Annabel Takes a Tour (1938)
as Thompson, RR Conductor
Room Service (1938)
as Gregory Wagner
Nut Guilty (1936)
as Dan Riley (uncredited)
The Chemist (1936)
Serves You Right (1935)
as Muscle Bound Pete (as Don MacBride)
His First Flame (1935)
as Fire Chief (as Don McBride)
A Peach of a Pair (1934)
as The Baron - Dinner Guest (uncredited)
So You Won't T-T-T-Talk (1934)
as Angry Neighbor (uncredited)
Smoked Hams (1934)
as Stagehand (uncredited)
My Mummy's Arms (1934)
as Egyptian (uncredited)
The Wrong, Wrong Trail (1934)
as I. Peek - Head Detective
Howd' Ya Like That? (1934)
as Customs Officer
Here Comes Flossie! (1933)
as Flossie's Driver
Buzzin' Around (1933)
as Policeman
The Misleading Lady (1932)
as Bill - Asylum Guard
Wayward (1932)
as Taxicab Driver (uncredited)
His Woman (1931)
as Crewman
Animal Crackers (1930)
as House Party Guest (uncredited)
The Capitol (1919)
as Jimmy Vincent (as Donald Hugh McBride)
Gall and Golf (1917)
By Might of His Right (1915)
as The Wife's Big Brother © 2021

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