Laurel and Hardy's Male Co - Stars

Harry Bernard

Harry Bernard was born on the 13th of January 1878 in California. He appeared in the Keystone comedies from 1915 onwards. As with most other " bit part actors" he would take on roles without a credit . Harry died on the 4th of November 1940 of Cancer

Harry appeared in 26 films with Laurel and Hardy .

Laurel and Hardy films that Harry Bernard appeared in

  • Two Tars
  • Liberty
  • Wrong Again
  • That's my Wife
  • Berth Marks
  • Men o' War
  • Perfect Day
  • Bacon Grabbers
  • Angora Love
  • Night Owls
  • The Rogue Song
  • Another Fine Mess
  • Laughing Gravy
  • Pardon Us
  • Any Old Port
  • Fra Diavolo aka The Devils Brother
  • Midnight Patrol
  • Sons of the Desert
  • The Live Ghost
  • The Bohemian Girl
  • On the Wrong Trek
  • Our Relations
  • Way Out West
  • A Chump at Oxford
  • Saps at Sea

Charlie Chase

Charlie Chase was born in 1893 at Baltimore. He began his film career with Mack Sennett acting in the 'Keystone comedies .Charlie Chase photo Charlie also directed films using the name Charles Parrott , his brother James Parrott regulary directed Laurel and Hardy films.

Charlie appeared in 4 Laurel and Hardy films

He died in 1940

Laurel and Hardy films that Charlie Chase appeared in

  • Call of the Cuckoo

  • Now I'll Tell One

  • Sons of the Desert

  • On the Wrong Trek

Baldwin Cooke

Baldwin Cooke was born on the 10th of March 1888 at New York. He worked with Stan before his partnership with Oliver Hardy, Baldwin and his wife Alice were members of the Stan Jefferson Trio .[Stan Jefferson was Stan Laurel's real name ] He also appeared with Charlie Chase and Our Gang. He appeared in 30 Laurel and Hardy films .

Baldwin died on the 31st of December 1953 in Los Angeles .

Laurel and Hardy films that Baldwin Cooke appeared in

  • Two Tars
  • Berth Marks
  • Men O War
  • Perfect Day
  • The Hoose Gow
  • Night Owls
  • Blotto
  • Below Zero
  • Be Big
  • Chickens Come Home
  • Pardon Us
  • One Good Turn
  • Beau Hunks
  • Any Old Port
  • The Chimp
  • County Hospital
  • Scram
  • Pack Up Your Troubles
  • Twice Two
  • Sons Of The Desert
  • Hollywood Party
  • Going Bye Bye
  • Them Thar Hills
  • The Live Ghost
  • Babes In Toyland
  • Tit For Tat
  • Thicker Than Water
  • The Bohemian Girl
  • Our Relations
  • Swiss Miss

Peter Cushing

Peter Cushing was born in 1913 in England  . As a young up and coming actor he jumped at the chance of working withPeter Cushing Photo Laurel and Hardy Peter recalls in his autobiography that when he had fall into the pool, Laurel and Hardy provided him with hot drinks, towels and blankets after the scene was shot ...Later in life Peter was famous for his roles in the 'Hammer House of Horror' films, playing Count Dracula, and Frankenstein, he even appeared in the classic film 'Star Wars'

Laurel and Hardy films that Peter Cushing appeared in

  •  A Chump at Oxford.

James Finlayson

James Finlayson was born in Falkirk , Scotland on the 27th of August 1887James Finlayson photo .He served his apprentiship as a panel beater. As well as the Hal Roach Studios, James worked for Mack Sennet and LKO. Bald-pated, handlebar-mustachioed actor, remembered for his "double take," who was often Stan and Ollie's foil in Laurel & Hardy shorts and feature films for more than a decade through 1940. Dan Castellaneta, the voice of Homer Simpson, has said that Homer's "D'oh!" was inspired by James Finlayson's use of the same exclamation. His famous moustache was a phoney that he only wore in films. He appeared in 33 Laurel and Hardy films. James died on the 9th of October 1953 of a heart attack

Laurel and Hardy films that James Finlayson appeared in

  • Love 'em and Weep                                
  • Sugar Daddies
  • With Love and Hisses
  • The Second Hundred Years
  • Call of the Cuckoos
  • Hats Off
  • Do Detectives Think
  • Flying Elephants
  • Liberty
  • Big Business
  • Men O War
  • The Hoosegow
  • Night Owls
  • Another Fine Mess
  • Chickens Come Home
  • Our Wife
  • Pardon Us
  • One Good Turn
  • Any Old Port
  • The Chimp
  • Pack Up Your Troubles
  • Me and My Pal
  • The Devils Brother
  • Thicker Than Water
  • Bonnie Scotland
  • The Bohemian Girl
  • Our Relations
  • Way Out West
  • Pick A Star
  • Blockheads
  • Flying Deuces
  • A Chump At Oxford
  • Saps At Sea

Billy Gilbert

Billy Gilbert was born on the 12th of September 1894 in Louisville USA . The son of singers in the Metropolitan Opera, Billy Gilbert photoBilly Gilbert began performing in vaudeville at age 12. He developed a drawn-out, explosive sneezing routine that became his trademark (he was the model for, and voice of, Sneezy in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)). Gilbert's exquisite comic timing made him the perfect foil for such comedians as Laurel & Hardy. One of the screen's most beloved character actors, Billy Gilbert is remembered for two particular talents: his skill as a dialectician and his ability to stretch a simple sneeze into a hilarious routine. He played in vaudeville and burlesque prior to going to Hollywood in the late 1920s. He trouped in dozens of comedy shorts during the 1930s, supporting Laurel and Hardy, Charley Chase, and the Our Gang kids, and sometimes starring for producer Hal Roach. The moon-faced, bearlike Gilbert also appeared in more than 200 feature films, sometimes in prominent support and sometimes in tiny, unbilled bits, sneaking in his sneezing routine as often as he could get away with it. He played Greeks, Italians, Spaniards, and Germans with equal facility. He appeared in 11 Laurel and Hardy films.

Billy died on the 23rd of September 1971 of a stroke.

Laurel and Hardy films that Billy Gilbert appeared in

  • One Good Turn
  • On The Loose
  • The Music Box
  • The Chimp
  • Pack Up Your Troubles
  • Their First Mistake
  • Them Thar Hills
  • Towed In A Hole
  • Sons Of The Desert
  • Blockheads
  • County Hospital

Charlie Hall

Charlie Hall was born in Birmingham, England on the 19th of August 1899. He joined the famous Fred Karno's army Charlie Hall photoafter Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel .He had the nickname of "The Little Nemesis" . He arrived in America in the early twenties and played a comic foil to many of the top comics of that time .Charlie is best remembered for his work in Them Thar Hills and Tit for Tat.

Charlie died on the 7th of December 1959 in California.

For more information on Charlie Hall, I recommend the book, "On The Trail Of Charlie Hall" by Ray Andrew .

Laurel and Hardy films that Charlie Hall appeared in

  • Love Em And Weep
  • The Second Hundred Years
  • Battle Of The Century
  • Leave Em Laughing
  • Should Married Men Go Home
  • Two Tars
  • Wrong Again
  • That's My Wife
  • Double Whoopee
  • Big Business
  • Berth Marks
  • Men O War
  • They Go Boom
  • Bacon Grabbers
  • The Hoose Gow
  • Angora Love
  • Blotto
  • Below Zero
  • Be Big
  • Laughing Gravy
  • Pardon Us
  • Come Clean
  • Beau Hunks
  • On The Loose
  • Any Old Port
  • The Music Box
  • Pack Up Your Troubles
  • Twice Two
  • Me And My Pal
  • The Midnight Patrol
  • Busy Bodies
  • Sons Of The Desert
  • Them Thar Hills
  • Babes In Toyland
  • The Live Ghost
  • Tit For Tat
  • Thicker Than Water
  • Bonnie Scotland
  • The Bohemian Girl
  • Pick A Star
  • A Chump At Oxford
  • Saps At Sea
  • Our Relations

Arthur Housman

Athur Housman was born in New York in 1890. He first started in the film industry with the Edison Film Company, Arthur Housman photoduring his film career Arthur played alongside Al Joson, Harol Lloyd, the Marx Brothers, Clark Gable and Gloria Swanson to name a few. He appeared in 5 Laurel and Hardy films. His roles mainly involved playing the drunk. Arthur was one of the most famous 'drunk ' actors of his time, in real life, acording.to Stan Laurel he had a drink problem, which was possibly the reason for his decline in later years.

Laurel and Hardy films that Arthur Housman appeared in

  • The Fixer Uppers
  • Scram
  • The Live Ghost
  • Our Relations
  • The Flying Deuces

Boris Karloff

Boris Karloff was born on the 23rd of November 1887 in London, England Boris Karloff photo

Boris appeared in 80 films before his breakthrough role in Frankenstein. He suffered from chronic back trouble for most of his adult life, the result of the heavy brace he had to wear as part of his Frankenstein costume. He never let it slow him up, though, and kept active to the end of his life.He had East Indian heritage on this mother's side. This gave Karloff a dark skin tone. In silent films he was cast in roles such as Arabs and American Indians.

In the final years of his life, walking, and even just standing, became a painful ordeal. Some filmmakers would modify his roles so that they could be performed in a wheel chair to make him more comfortable.

In 1956 he was a celebrity contestent on "The $64,000 Question." The category he chose was children's fairy tales. He won the $32,000 level and quit due to tax considerations.

Often thought of as a very large man, he was in actuality a slim man of medium height who more massive lifts and padding to look large as Frankenstein's monser.According to his daughter, Sarah, he had to have 3 major back surgeries in his lifetime, which were first brought on by the scene in the original Frankenstein where he had to carry Colin Clive up several flights of stairs.

Refused to reprise his role as the Frankenstein Monster in Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein, because he felt spoofs wouldn't sell to the audience.

Laurel and Hardy films that Boris Karloff appeared in

  • Pardon Us [French Version ]

Edgar Kennedy

Edgar Kennedy was born on the 26th of April 1890 in Monterey USA. One of the screen's finest comic actors, Edgar Kennedy photoand the master of the "slow burn," Kennedy started his movie career in 1914, working for Mack Sennett; he was reportedly one of the original Keystone Kops. In the 1920s he moved Hal Roach, supporting Laurel and Hardy in such classics as Two Tars (1928) and Perfect Day (1929), and directing them (as E. Livingston Kennedy) in From Soup to Nuts and You're Darn Tootin' (both 1928). He supported the Our Gang kids and other Roach stars, occasionally starring in films of his own. By 1931, Kennedy had launched his own starring series of two-reel comedies for RKO (initially titled Mr. Average Man), in which he played a henpecked husband perpetually exasperated by his scatterbrained wife and in-laws, giving him ample opportunities to do the slow burn.

Edgar died on the 9th of November 1948 of throat cancer .

Laurel and Hardy films that Edgar Kennedy appeared in

  • Leave Em Laughing
  • The Finishing Touch
  • Their Purple Moment
  • Should Married Men Go Home
  • Unaccustomed As We Are
  • Bacon Grabbers
  • Angora Love
  • Night Owls
  • Air Raid Wardens

Walter Long

Walter Long was born on the 5th of March 1879 in Milford USA. He made his film debut in 1909 Walter Long photo

Shaven-headed tough guy actor who appeared in many DW Griffith movies, but is perhaps now best remembered as a scowling comic villain in several Laurel & Hardy films.

Served as Captain of the Military Police during World War II in Washington DC and Virginia.

Walter died in 1952 in Los Angeles of a heart attack.

Laurel and Hardy films that Walter Long appeared in

  • Any Old Port
  • Going Bye-Bye
  • The Live Ghost
  • Pick a Star

Sam Lufkin

Sam Lufkin was born on the 8th of May 1891 in Utah.  Sam was just a bit part actor who was never going to become a big star. Most of his roles were uncredited . Sam appeared in 39 Laurel and Hardy films. He also appeared with Harold Lloyd and The Three Stooges

Sam died on the 19th of February 1952 in California  of Uremia.

Laurel and Hardy Films that Sam Lufkin appeared in ;

  • Sugar Daddies
  • Hats Off
  • Putting Pants On Philip
  • Battle O The Century
  • Leave Em Laughing
  • The Finishing Touch
  • From Soup To Nuts
  • Your Darn Tootin
  • Their Purple Moment
  • Should Married Men Go Home
  • Two Tars
  • Liberty
  • Wrong Again
  • That's My Wife
  • Double Whoopee
  • They Go Boom
  • Bacon Grabbers
  • The Hoose Gow
  • Pardon Us
  • Beau Hunks
  • Any Old Port
  • The Music Box
  • County Hospital
  • Scram
  • Sons Of The Desert
  • Going Bye Bye
  • Them Thar Hills
  • The Live Ghost
  • Babes In Toyland
  • Bonnie Scotland
  • The Bohemian Girl
  • Our Relations
  • Way Out West
  • Pick A Star
  • Swiss Miss
  • Blockheads
  • Zenobia [Oliver Hardy Solo Film ]
  • The Flying Deuces
  • A Chump At Oxford
  • Saps At Sea

Charles Middleton

Charles Middleton was born on the 3rd of October 1879 in Kentucky. He left school and joined the circus touring America, Charles Middleton photolater going into vaudville, theatre company productions and then entering the film business in 1927.

Charles is best know for his work as 'Ming the Merciless' , playing along side Buster Crabb in the' Flash Gordon' series. He appeared in 4 films with Laurel and Hardy.

He passed away on the 22nd of April 1949.

Laurel and Hardy Films that Charles Middleton appeared in ;

  • Pack up Your Troubles

  • The Flying Deuces

  • Beau Hunks

  • The Fixer Uppers

Robert Mitchum

Robert Mitchum was born on the 6th August 1917 in Connecticut USA . Born to a railroad worker who died in a train Robert Mitchum photoaccident when Robert was two, Mitchum were raised by his mother and step-father (a British army major) in Connecticut, New York, and Delaware. An early contempt for authority led to discipline problems, and Mitchum spent good portions of his teen years adventuring on the open road. On one of these trips, at the age of 14, he was charged with vagrancy and sentenced to a Georgia chain gang, from which he escaped. Working a wide variety of jobs (including ghostwriter for astrologist Carroll Righter), Mitchum discovered acting in a Long Beach, California amateur theatre company. He worked at Lockheed Aircraft, where job stress caused him to suffer temporary blindness. About this time, he began to obtain small roles in films, appearing in dozens within a very brief time. In 1945, he was cast as Lt. Walker in The Story of G.I. Joe, and received an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actorthough equally adept at Westerns and romantic dramas.. He moved into television in the Eighties as his film opportunities diminished, winning new fans with "The Winds of War" and "War and Remembrance".

Laurel and Hardy Films that Robert Mitchum appeared in ;

  • The Dancing Masters

James C Morton

James Morton was born on the 25th of August 1884 in Montana. The bald headed actor was a familier face around the Hal Raoch Studios, he often worked with Laurel and Hardy and Our Gang, often having un credited roles, he also worked with W C Fields.

James died on the 24th of October 1942 in California .

Laurel and Hardy Films that James C Morton appeared in ;

  • Pack Up Your Troubles
  • Me and My Pal
  • Fra Diavolo
  • The Midnight Patrol
  • Tit For Tat
  • The Fixer Uppers
  • The Bohemian Girl
  • Our Relations
  • Way Out West
  • Pick A Star
  • Blockheads
  • Saps At Sea

Tiny Sandford

 "Tiny" Sandford was born Stanley J Sandford on the 26th of February 1894. He went to work for Mack Sennett in 1910,Tiny Sandford photo and then went on to work with Charlie Chaplin in his masterpieces such as City Lights ,The Gold Rush and The Great Dictator  Tiny  appeared in 23 films with Laurel and Hardy , often playing a police man or a villain. He was originally cast to play the sherrif in Way Out West but was relpaced by Stanley Fields.

Tiny Sandford died on the 29th of October 1961 in Los Angeles , California .

Laurel and Hardy Films that Tiny Sandford appeared in ;

  • 45 Minutes From Hollywood
  • Sailors Beware
  • The Second Hundred Years
  • Leave Em Laughing
  • Flying Elephants
  • From Soup To Nuts
  • Their Purple Moment
  • Big Business
  • Double Whoopee
  • The Hoose Gow
  • Blotto
  • Below Zero
  • The Laurel -Hardy Murder Case
  • Pardon Us
  • Come Clean
  • Beau Hunks
  • The Chimp
  • The Finishing Touch

  • Fra Diavolo
  • The Midnight Patrol
  • Busy Bodies
  • Going Bye Bye
  • Babes In Toyland

Ben Turpin

Ben Turpin was born on the 19th of September 1869 in New Orleans, he began his film career with Essanay working withBen Turpin photo Charlie Chaplin.Appeared in early Vogue and Keystone comedies, having joined Keystone in 1917, and later in Mack Sennett films and Pathe shorts.

As a gag, Ben Turpin had his eyes insured by "Lloyd's Of London" in case they might come uncrossed.

Ben died in California on the 1st of July 1940 of heart disease

Laurel and Hardy Films that Ben Turpin appeared in ;

  • Our Wife

  • Saps at Sea

Chill Wills

Chill Wills was born on the 18th of July 1903 .

Named "Chill" as an ironic comment on his birthdate being the hottest day of 1903. Chill Wills photoA musician from his youth, he performed from the age of 12 with tent shows, in vaudeville, and with stock companies. He formed a musical group, Chill Wills and his Avalon Boys. During an appearance at the Trocadero in Hollywood, they were spotted by an RKO executive, subsequently appearing as a group in several low-budget Westerns. After a prominent appearance with the Avalon Boys as both himself and the bass-singing voice of Stan Laurel in Way Out West (1937), Wills disbanded the group and began a solo career as a usually jovial (but occasionally sinister) character actor, primarily in Westerns. His delightful portrayal of Beekeeper in The Alamo (1960) won him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, but his blatant and embarrassing campaign for the Oscar cost him the award and subjected him to a great deal of humiliation - and probably cost the film a number of awards as well. He continued to work in films and television, usually in roguishly lovable good-ol'-boy parts, up until his death in 1978.

Chill died in 1978 in California of cancer .

Laurel and Hardy Films that Chill Wills appeared in ;

  • Way Out West

Noah Young

Noah Young was born on the 2nd of February 1887 in Nevada USA . As well as Laurel and Hardy he appeared alongside Harold Lloyd. Noah was a champion weightlifter, but was turned down to join the US Navy because of having not enough teeth. Noah appeared in 5 Laurel and Hardy films .

Noah died on the 18th of April 1958 in Los Angeles .

Laurel and Hardy Films that Noah Young appeared in ;

  • Do Detectives Think
  • Sugar Daddies
  • Battle Of The Century
  • Fixer Uppers
  • Bonnie Scotland

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