Edward Gargan

Edward Gargan

  • Born on
    • July 17th, 1902
  • Died on
    • February 19th, 1964
Edward Gargan was born of Irish parents in Brooklyn, New York in 1902. He was the elder brother of actor William Gargan whose July 17 birthday he shared. Edward Gargan started as a musical comedy actor on Broadway. He sang in "Good News", "Rose-Marie", and other hit musicals of the 1920s, and also in opera. One of his early shows was "Polly of Hollywood" in 1927. He portrayed Patrolman Mulligan, one of the principals of "Strictly Dishonorable", in 1930. He went to Hollywood in 1932 and the next year was in the cast of the film "David Harum". For the next 19 years he appeared in a variety of movies. Gargan was one of the most prolific bit players in the history of the movies, specializing in dumb policemen and dense sidekicks. He appeared in nearly 300 feature films over a three-decade span between 1921 and 1952, and television work from 1951 to 1953. Gargan died in New York City in 1964.

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Acting (56 Credits)

1951Bedtime for Bonzo as Policeman Bill (as Ed Gargan)
1950Key to the City as S.F. Cop - Fire Escape (uncredited)
1950Father of the Bride as Moving Man with Door (uncredited)
1948You Gotta Stay Happy as Detective (Uncredited)
1947It Happened on Fifth Avenue as Policeman in Park (uncredited)
1947The Brasher Doubloon
1946Deadline at Dawn as Bouncer
1946Little Giant as Policeman (uncredited)
1946Crack-Up as Cop in Arcade (Uncredited)
1945Wonder Man as Policeman in Prospect Park
1945Her Highness and the Bellboy as 1st Cop
1945The Naughty Nineties as Baxter - Saloon Bartender (uncredited)
1944The Falcon Out West as Homicide Detective Bates
1943The Falcon in Danger as Det. Bates
1943The Falcon and the Co-eds as Detective Bates
1943The Falcon Strikes Back as Detective Bates
1943In Old Oklahoma as Kelsey, Palace Hotel Waiter
1943Hit the Ice as Bank Policeman (uncredited)
1943Princess O'Rourke as Slugged Pedestrian (uncredited)
1942The Falcon's Brother as Detective Bates
1942A-Haunting We Will Go as Police Lt. Foster
1942My Favorite Blonde as Mulrooney
1942The Falcon Takes Over as Detective Bates (Uncredited)
1942Meet the Stewarts as Moving Man
1942Miss Annie Rooney as Policeman
1942My Sister Eileen as Murphy - Policeman (uncredited)
1942A Date with the Falcon as Detective Bates
1940Go West as Railroad Ticket Seller (uncredited)
1940The Saint's Double Trouble as Police Sergeant
1940Road to Singapore as Bill - Sailor (uncredited)
1940Charlie Chan in Panama as Plant Workman
1940Susan and God as Cabbie (uncredited)
1940It All Came True as Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
1940Northwest Passage as Capt. Butterfield
1940The Doctor Takes a Wife as George - Doorman
1940Castle on the Hudson as Death Row Guard (uncredited)
1940City for Conquest as Joe - Foreman (uncredited)
1940Johnny Apollo as Detective (uncredited)
1939The Saint Strikes Back as Pinky Budd
1939Honolulu as Second Detective
1939Another Thin Man as Detective Quinn
1938The Rage of Paris as Truck Driver (Uncredited)
1938Carefree as Policeman (uncredited)
1938Bringing Up Baby as Zoo Official (uncredited)
1938Crime School as Officer Hogan
1937The Great O'Malley as Policeman Driving Radio Car (uncredited)
1936Great Guy as Henchman Al
1936Ceiling Zero as Doc Wilson
1936The Walking Dead as Guard Sitting Outside Warden's Office (uncredited)
1936My Man Godfrey
1936Mr. Deeds Goes to Town as Bodyguard (uncredited)
1935Hands Across the Table as Pinky Kelly (uncredited)
1935Man on the Flying Trapeze as Patrolman
1935The Gilded Lily as Subway Guard
1934Belle of the Nineties as Stogie (Ruby's agent)
1933Queen Christina as Drinker Betting on 9 (uncredited)

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