Eddie Dunn

Eddie Dunn

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1896-03-31
Deathday: 1951-05-05 (55 years old)

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Biography

Edward Frank Dunn (March 31, 1896 – May 5, 1951) was an American actor best known for his roles in comedy films, supporting many comedians such as Charley Chase (with whom he co-directed several short films), Charlie Chaplin, W. C. Fields and Laurel and Hardy.

Dunn was born in Brooklyn, New York. As a high school student in Waco, Texas, he began performing with some fellow students on a local radio station.He broke into films with the Vitagraph studio in 1915, working with the studio's star comedians Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Drew and Larry Semon. By 1927 he was working with stop-motion animator Charley Bowers at Educational Pictures, as a supporting player in Bowers's live-action comedies.

In 1929 his career took a decided turn for the better when he signed with the Hal Roach studio. He became a member of the Roach stock company, appearing prominently in short subjects and featurettes starring Laurel and Hardy, Thelma Todd, and Charley Chase. Dunn and Chase worked so closely that Dunn was allowed to co-direct six Chase shorts.

The affable Eddie Dunn was an all-purpose talent: he could play butlers, bandleaders, radio announcers, cab drivers, waiters, soldiers, and sailors. He was often cast as an authority figure opposite the Roach comedians -- a policeman or detective -- which led to more work in feature films. He began freelancing at various studios in 1933, playing character roles in hundreds of feature films. He had recurring featured roles in RKO's Mexican Spitfire series (as a sneaky advertising executive) and in The Falcon series (as a plainclothes detective). Today's audiences may know him as the unfortunate chauffeur trying to repair a car in the W.C. Fields feature The Bank Dick, the policeman arresting Laurel and Hardy in Nothing but Trouble, or the bartender in Mighty Joe Young.

Like many movie character players, Dunn also worked in radio and later in television. Dunn hosted the radio quiz show True or False and was the announcer on The Jack Berch Show. This led to other TV assignments as a master of ceremonies in the very early days of the medium: Spin the Picture,: 1005  Leave It to the Girls: 591  and Face to Face.

He appeared in a 1950 episode of the TV series, The Lone Ranger, "Man Without a Gun".

Eddie Dunn worked steadily in motion pictures and broadcasting until his death in 1951.

Filmography

All 187

Movies 186

Director 5

Self 2

Voice 1

TV Shows 1

Producer 1

Doctor (voice) (uncredited)
The Velveteen Rabbit

The Velveteen Rabbit (1985)

Movie
Stage Driver
Buckaroo Sheriff of Texas

Buckaroo Sheriff of Texas (1951)

Movie
Sheriff York
Lonely Heart Bandits

Lonely Heart Bandits (1950)

Movie
Eddie (uncredited)
The Secret Fury

The Secret Fury (1950)

Movie
State Policeman on Phone (uncredited)
Gun Crazy

Gun Crazy (1950)

Movie
4.33
Watchman (uncredited)
Whirlpool

Whirlpool (1950)

Movie
Joe, Silver King Bartender
I Shot Jesse James

I Shot Jesse James (1949)

Movie
Circus Doorman
Homicide for Three

Homicide for Three (1948)

Movie
Police Lt. Madigan
Incident

Incident (1948)

Movie
6
Marty (uncredited)
Hollow Triumph

Hollow Triumph (1948)

Movie
Loan Company Representative (Uncredited)
Shed No Tears

Shed No Tears (1948)

Movie
Deputy (uncredited)
Man from Texas

Man from Texas (1948)

Movie
Patrolman John W. Bundy (uncredited)
Call Northside 777

Call Northside 777 (1948)

Movie
Police Officer
The Flame

The Flame (1947)

Movie
Posseman
Deep Valley

Deep Valley (1947)

Movie
Police Lieutenant Mullard (Uncredited)
Philo Vance Returns

Philo Vance Returns (1947)

Movie
Mulroney - Garage Man (uncredited)
Buck Privates Come Home

Buck Privates Come Home (1947)

Movie
Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
Angel on My Shoulder

Angel on My Shoulder (1946)

Movie
Police Officer O'Hara
Bowery Bombshell

Bowery Bombshell (1946)

Movie
Self - Interviewer
Face to Face

Face to Face (1946)

TV Show
Prison Janitor (uncredited)
Bewitched

Bewitched (1945)

Movie
Plumber
Patrick the Great

Patrick the Great (1945)

Movie
Guard
Circumstantial Evidence

Circumstantial Evidence (1945)

Movie
Officer Flannigan (uncredited)
Here Come the Co-eds

Here Come the Co-eds (1945)

Movie
6
Sentry (uncredited)
Lost in a Harem

Lost in a Harem (1944)

Movie
Police Guard Moriarty
Dead Man's Eyes

Dead Man's Eyes (1944)

Movie
4
Gus Hoffman - Bail-Bondsman
A Fig Leaf for Eve

A Fig Leaf for Eve (1944)

Movie
Conductor
Moon Over Las Vegas

Moon Over Las Vegas (1944)

Movie
Stagehand
Fired Wife

Fired Wife (1943)

Movie
Propietor
So's Your Uncle

So's Your Uncle (1943)

Movie
Det. Grimes
The Falcon in Danger

The Falcon in Danger (1943)

Movie
3.86
Officer Murphy (uncredited)
Hit the Ice

Hit the Ice (1943)

Movie
Henry
A Stranger in Town

A Stranger in Town (1943)

Movie
Forman of Renovation Crew
Hello, Frisco, Hello

Hello, Frisco, Hello (1943)

Movie
Policeman
Dixie Dugan

Dixie Dugan (1943)

Movie
The Amazing Mrs. Holliday

The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (1943)

Movie
6
Desk Sergeant
Margin for Error

Margin for Error (1943)

Movie
Matthews
A Night to Remember

A Night to Remember (1942)

Movie
Detective Grimes
The Falcon's Brother

The Falcon's Brother (1942)

Movie
2.67
Policeman (uncredited)
My Sister Eileen

My Sister Eileen (1942)

Movie
Weather Bureau Man
The Secret Code

The Secret Code (1942)

Movie
Police Officer Mulvaney (Uncredited)
The Big Street

The Big Street (1942)

Movie
Man
Jackass Mail

Jackass Mail (1942)

Movie
O'Toole
Ten Gentlemen from West Point

Ten Gentlemen from West Point (1942)

Movie
George Skinner
Mexican Spitfire at Sea

Mexican Spitfire at Sea (1942)

Movie
Railroad Detective #1 (uncredited)
Ride 'Em Cowboy

Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942)

Movie
Police Sergeant (Uncredited)
Fly-By-Night

Fly-By-Night (1942)

Movie
Det. Grimes (uncredited)
A Date with the Falcon

A Date with the Falcon (1942)

Movie
3.2
Policeman
At the Stroke of Twelve

At the Stroke of Twelve (1941)

Movie
Detective (uncredited)
I Wake Up Screaming

I Wake Up Screaming (1941)

Movie
Reporter (uncredited)
Appointment for Love

Appointment for Love (1941)

Movie
Detective Grimes
The Gay Falcon

The Gay Falcon (1941)

Movie
3.17
Policeman Eddie
Three Girls About Town

Three Girls About Town (1941)

Movie
Whaler Captain
Sea Raiders

Sea Raiders (1941)

Movie
Recruiting Sergeant
Parachute Battalion

Parachute Battalion (1941)

Movie
Pat Shanahan
Billy the Kid

Billy the Kid (1941)

Movie
Dance Hall Ticket Taker (uncredited)
In the Navy

In the Navy (1941)

Movie
3.5
Det. Barker
The Saint In Palm Springs

The Saint In Palm Springs (1941)

Movie
4.44
Driver
Love Thy Neighbor

Love Thy Neighbor (1940)

Movie
Foley - Racketeer
The Green Hornet Strikes Again!

The Green Hornet Strikes Again! (1940)

Movie
James the Chauffeur (uncredited)
The Bank Dick

The Bank Dick (1940)

Movie
Mr. Skinner
Mexican Spitfire Out West

Mexican Spitfire Out West (1940)

Movie
Whitewashed Storm Trooper
The Great Dictator

The Great Dictator (1940)

Movie
5
Stevens - the Coach Driver (uncredited)
The Villain Still Pursued Her

The Villain Still Pursued Her (1940)

Movie
Dunkel
The Howards of Virginia

The Howards of Virginia (1940)

Movie
Plainclothesman
Men Against the Sky

Men Against the Sky (1940)

Movie
Furniture Man
The Great Profile

The Great Profile (1940)

Movie
Wildcatter (uncredited)
Boom Town

Boom Town (1940)

Movie
McGurk (uncredited)
The Golden Fleecing

The Golden Fleecing (1940)

Movie
Detective Winton
Pop Always Pays

Pop Always Pays (1940)

Movie
Policeman
Double Alibi

Double Alibi (1940)

Movie
Det. Farnow
Black Friday

Black Friday (1940)

Movie
6
The Jailer
He Married His Wife

He Married His Wife (1940)

Movie
Jim
The Man Who Wouldn't Talk

The Man Who Wouldn't Talk (1940)

Movie
D.H. Sligby
The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet (1940)

Movie
Bus Driver (uncredited)
Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men (1939)

Movie
Jailer
The Cisco Kid and the Lady

The Cisco Kid and the Lady (1939)

Movie
Officer Walsh
Charlie McCarthy, Detective

Charlie McCarthy, Detective (1939)

Movie
Slim Pickins (uncredited)
Henry Goes Arizona

Henry Goes Arizona (1939)

Movie
Race Track Spectator (uncredited)
The Amazing Mr. Williams

The Amazing Mr. Williams (1939)

Movie
Truck Driver
Too Busy to Work

Too Busy to Work (1939)

Movie
Dr. Kittle
Dog-Gone

Dog-Gone (1939)

Movie
The Attorney
The Wrong Room

The Wrong Room (1939)

Movie
Racetrack Detective (uncredited)
The Day the Bookies Wept

The Day the Bookies Wept (1939)

Movie
Stu
Chicken Wagon Family

Chicken Wagon Family (1939)

Movie
Trucking Superintendent
I Stole a Million

I Stole a Million (1939)

Movie
Road Construction Workman
Second Fiddle

Second Fiddle (1939)

Movie
Decorator
Three Smart Girls Grow Up

Three Smart Girls Grow Up (1939)

Movie
Newsreel Reporter
Cafe Society

Cafe Society (1939)

Movie
Curly
Let Freedom Ring

Let Freedom Ring (1939)

Movie
Eddie, Mechanic (Uncredited)
Tail Spin

Tail Spin (1939)

Movie
Undetermined Role
Fast and Loose

Fast and Loose (1939)

Movie
Cop
You Can't Cheat an Honest Man

You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939)

Movie
Policeman
The Phantom Creeps

The Phantom Creeps (1939)

Movie
Moving Man
Kentucky

Kentucky (1938)

Movie
1st Cop
While New York Sleeps

While New York Sleeps (1938)

Movie
Salesman Crew Boss
A Clean Sweep

A Clean Sweep (1938)

Movie
Norman - Taxicab Driver (uncredited)
There Goes My Heart

There Goes My Heart (1938)

Movie
Jimmy Dugan, Old Beaux
Beaux and Errors

Beaux and Errors (1938)

Movie
Eddie
The Chaser

The Chaser (1938)

Movie
Field Employee
Men with Wings

Men with Wings (1938)

Movie
Actor
His Pest Friend

His Pest Friend (1938)

Movie
Expressman
Love on a Budget

Love on a Budget (1938)

Movie
Dog Owner
Change of Heart

Change of Heart (1938)

Movie
Ed Slocum - Stagecoach Driver
Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo (1937)

Movie
Detective
One Mile From Heaven

One Mile From Heaven (1937)

Movie
Railroad Detective
Tramp Trouble

Tramp Trouble (1937)

Movie
Ostler
Slave Ship

Slave Ship (1937)

Movie
Jones, Neighbor
Dumb's the Word

Dumb's the Word (1937)

Movie
Detective
Angel's Holiday

Angel's Holiday (1937)

Movie
Kitty 'The Horse' Schwartz (uncredited)
Man Of The People

Man Of The People (1937)

Movie
Sergeant at Arms
The Accusing Finger

The Accusing Finger (1936)

Movie
Taggert
Let's Make a Million

Let's Make a Million (1936)

Movie
Grip (uncredited)
Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood Boulevard (1936)

Movie
Politician
To Mary - with Love

To Mary - with Love (1936)

Movie
Cowboy
Rhythm on the Range

Rhythm on the Range (1936)

Movie
Gas Station Attendant
And Sudden Death

And Sudden Death (1936)

Movie
Mechanic
Border Flight

Border Flight (1936)

Movie
Reporter (uncredited)
The Princess Comes Across

The Princess Comes Across (1936)

Movie
6
Tub Wilson (Uncredited)
The Preview Murder Mystery

The Preview Murder Mystery (1936)

Movie
Dispatcher
The Rainmakers

The Rainmakers (1935)

Movie
Elliott
Powdersmoke Range

Powdersmoke Range (1935)

Movie
Detective
Alibi Racket

Alibi Racket (1935)

Movie
Police Broadcaster (uncredited)
'G' Men

'G' Men (1935)

Movie
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Stolen Harmony

Stolen Harmony (1935)

Movie
Tradesman
Cardinal Richelieu

Cardinal Richelieu (1935)

Movie
Director
It Happened One Day

It Happened One Day (1934)

Movie
Director
Another Wild Idea

Another Wild Idea (1934)

Movie
Director
I'll Take Vanilla

I'll Take Vanilla (1934)

Movie
Director
Four Parts

Four Parts (1934)

Movie
Director
The Cracked Ice Man

The Cracked Ice Man (1934)

Movie
Sergeant
The Midnight Patrol

The Midnight Patrol (1933)

Movie
9
Club Doorman (Uncredited)
Private Detective 62

Private Detective 62 (1933)

Movie
The Thief
Fallen Arches

Fallen Arches (1933)

Movie
Sailor
Asleep in the Feet

Asleep in the Feet (1933)

Movie
Actor
Always Kickin'

Always Kickin' (1932)

Movie
Gallagher - Reporter
Off His Base

Off His Base (1932)

Movie
Coachman / Guard (uncredited)
Million Dollar Legs

Million Dollar Legs (1932)

Movie
In Walked Charley

In Walked Charley (1932)

Movie
Lankey
South of Santa Fe

South of Santa Fe (1932)

Movie
Eddie Jenkins
Hasty Marriage

Hasty Marriage (1931)

Movie
Jim
False Roomers

False Roomers (1931)

Movie
Eddie
The Pajama Party

The Pajama Party (1931)

Movie
Theatrical Agent
Love Fever

Love Fever (1931)

Movie
Tim 'Mac' McGuire
Riders of the North

Riders of the North (1931)

Movie
N. Y. Taxi Driver
Finn and Hattie

Finn and Hattie (1931)

Movie
Rand Kennedy
The Sunrise Trail

The Sunrise Trail (1931)

Movie
Meadows the Butler (uncredited)
Another Fine Mess

Another Fine Mess (1930)

Movie
6.33
Night Club Waiter
Looser Than Loose

Looser Than Loose (1930)

Movie
Palace Master of Ceremonies
Headin' North

Headin' North (1930)

Movie
Sheriff Bower
The Land of Missing Men

The Land of Missing Men (1930)

Movie
Albert
True to the Navy

True to the Navy (1930)

Movie
Ricketts, the Butler
Whispering Whoopee

Whispering Whoopee (1930)

Movie
The Piano Player
The Fighting Parson

The Fighting Parson (1930)

Movie
Mountain Man
The Real McCoy

The Real McCoy (1930)

Movie
Mr. Dunn, the Producer
The Head Guy

The Head Guy (1930)

Movie
Jim (uncredited)
The Saturday Night Kid

The Saturday Night Kid (1929)

Movie
Eddie
Bouncing Babies

Bouncing Babies (1929)

Movie
Pilot
Sky Boy

Sky Boy (1929)

Movie
Thelma's Dancing Partner
Crazy Feet

Crazy Feet (1929)

Movie
Actor
Hotter Than Hot

Hotter Than Hot (1929)

Movie
Jimmie
Dad's Day

Dad's Day (1929)

Movie
Defense Lawyer
Madame Q

Madame Q (1929)

Movie
Actor
Thundering Toupees

Thundering Toupees (1929)

Movie
Ice Man
Hurdy Gurdy

Hurdy Gurdy (1929)

Movie
Actor
The Unkissed Man

The Unkissed Man (1929)

Movie
Himself
Hal Roach Presents Harry Langdon

Hal Roach Presents Harry Langdon (1929)

Movie
Actor
Why Is a Plumber?

Why Is a Plumber? (1929)

Movie
Al Pearce
The Fleet's In

The Fleet's In (1928)

Movie
Strip Poker Player (as Ed Dunn)
The Road to Ruin

The Road to Ruin (1928)

Movie
Actor
Many a Slip

Many a Slip (1927)

Movie
Actor
Fatal Footsteps

Fatal Footsteps (1926)

Movie
The Sorrows of Satan

The Sorrows of Satan (1926)

Movie
Actor
Say Ah-h!

Say Ah-h! (1925)

Movie
Postman
It's a Gift

It's a Gift (1923)

Movie
A Crook
His Home Sweet Home

His Home Sweet Home (1919)

Movie
Actor
Tough Luck and Tin Lizzies

Tough Luck and Tin Lizzies (1917)

Movie
Actor
Plagues And Puppy Love

Plagues And Puppy Love (1917)

Movie
Actor
Worries and Wobbles

Worries and Wobbles (1917)

Movie
Actor
Rips and Rushes

Rips and Rushes (1917)

Movie
A Boob
Flatheads and Flivvers

Flatheads and Flivvers (1917)

Movie
First Waiter
Hash and Havoc

Hash and Havoc (1916)

Movie
The Villain
Walls and Wallops

Walls and Wallops (1916)

Movie
Gentleman Joe
A Villainous Villain

A Villainous Villain (1916)

Movie
John Dubo
There and Back

There and Back (1916)

Movie
Minor Role
Losing Weight

Losing Weight (1916)

Movie
Actor
The Vanishing Vault

The Vanishing Vault (1915)

Movie

Ratings

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1932
1939
1933
1985

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1896-03-31

Deathday
1951-05-05 (55 years old)

Place of birth
Brooklyn, United States of America

Citizenships
United States of America

Also known as
Edward Frank Dunn, Edward Dunn, Ed Dunn


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12 Movies
Bess Flowers
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12 Movies
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Hans Dreier worked together with Eddie Dunn in:
11 Movies
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Robert Emmett Keane worked together with Eddie Dunn in:
11 Movies
Cliff Clark
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Cliff Clark worked together with Eddie Dunn in:
11 Movies
Edward Gargan
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Edward Gargan worked together with Eddie Dunn in:
11 Movies
Renié
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Renié worked together with Eddie Dunn in:
10 Movies
Dick Rush
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Dick Rush worked together with Eddie Dunn in:
10 Movies
Charles Sullivan
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Charles Sullivan worked together with Eddie Dunn in:
10 Movies
Darryl F. Zanuck
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Darryl F. Zanuck worked together with Eddie Dunn in:
10 Movies
Larry Semon
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Larry Semon worked together with Eddie Dunn in:
10 Movies
Hank Bell
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Hank Bell worked together with Eddie Dunn in:
10 Movies
Charlie Hall
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Charlie Hall worked together with Eddie Dunn in:
10 Movies
Jack Mulhall
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Jack Mulhall worked together with Eddie Dunn in:
10 Movies
Eddie Acuff
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Eddie Acuff worked together with Eddie Dunn in:
10 Movies
Heinie Conklin
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Heinie Conklin worked together with Eddie Dunn in:
10 Movies
Edward Earle
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Edward Earle worked together with Eddie Dunn in:
10 Movies
Max Wagner
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Max Wagner worked together with Eddie Dunn in:
10 Movies
John Dilson
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John Dilson worked together with Eddie Dunn in:
10 Movies
Jonathan Hale
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Jonathan Hale worked together with Eddie Dunn in:
10 Movies
Leslie Goodwins
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Leslie Goodwins worked together with Eddie Dunn in:
10 Movies
Charles Trowbridge
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Charles Trowbridge worked together with Eddie Dunn in:
10 Movies
Charles Lane
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Charles Lane worked together with Eddie Dunn in:
10 Movies
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Harold Miller worked together with Eddie Dunn in:
10 Movies
Billy Wayne
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Billy Wayne worked together with Eddie Dunn in:
9 Movies
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Edwin Stanley worked together with Eddie Dunn in:
9 Movies
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Fred Kelsey worked together with Eddie Dunn in:
9 Movies
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Al Hill worked together with Eddie Dunn in:
9 Movies
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Frank O'Connor worked together with Eddie Dunn in:
9 Movies
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Stanley Blystone worked together with Eddie Dunn in:
9 Movies
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