Jimmy Conlin

Jimmy Conlin

  • Born on
    • October 14th, 1884
  • Died on
    • May 7th, 1962
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jimmy Conlin (October 14, 1884 – May 7, 1962) was an American character actor who appeared in almost 150 films in his 32-year career. Conlin was born in Camden, New Jersey in 1884, and his acting career started out in vaudeville, where he and his first wife Myrtle Glass played the Keith-Albee-Orpheum circuits billed as "Conlin & Glass", a song-and-dance team. They also starred together in two short films, Sharps and Flats (1928) and Zip! Boom! Bang! (1929) for Vitaphone. Conlin made another comedy short without Glass in 1930 (A Tight Squeeze), but his film career started for good in 1933, and for the next 27 years, with the single exception of 1951, every year saw the release of at least one film in which Conlin appeared – at the height of his career, often more than a dozen of them. Recognizable by his small size and odd appearance, Conlin played all sorts of small roles and bit parts, many times not receiving an onscreen credit. In the 1940s, Conlin was part of Preston Sturges' unofficial "stock company" of character actors, appearing in nine films written and directed by Sturges. His roles in Sturges' films were often sizable and often came with good billing. One of his best performances came in Sturges' The Sin of Harold Diddlebock in 1946, when he played "Wormy", the racetrack tout who convinces Harold Lloyd to have his first drink, setting off the events of the film. The loyalty between Sturges and Conlin ran both ways, and when the former golden boy of Hollywood fell on hard times, Conlin remained a friend, stayed in contact, and helped out in any way he could. Conlin did not make many television appearances, but he did have a regular role as a bartender on Duffy's Tavern, a syndicated series from 1954. He made his final film in 1959, when he played a habitual criminal in Anatomy of a Murder.

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Acting (41 Credits)

1959The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock as Magruder
1959Anatomy of a Murder as Clarence Madigan
1950The Great Rupert as Joe Mahoney
1949Tulsa as Homer Triplette
1949The Inspector General as Turnkey (uncredited)
1947The Sin of Harold Diddlebock as Wormy
1947Dick Tracy's Dilemma as Sightless
1947The Hucksters as Blake - Blue Penguin Inn Proprietor
1946Blue Skies as Jeffrey - Valet (uncredited)
1946Whistle Stop as Al - the Barber
1946Two Sisters from Boston as Grandpa Chandler (uncredited)
1945Fallen Angel as Walton Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
1944Hail the Conquering Hero as Judge Dennis
1944Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves as Little Thief
1944It Happened Tomorrow as Boarding House Tenant (uncredited)
1944Lost in a Harem as Arab Follower (uncredited)
1943Hitler's Madman as Dvorak - the Shopkeeper
1943The Miracle of Morgan's Creek as Mayor (uncredited)
1943Old Acquaintance as Frank - Photographer (uncredited)
1943Slightly Dangerous as Bartender at opera (uncredited)
1942The Palm Beach Story as Mr. Asweld
1942Woman of the Year as Reporter at Bar (uncredited)
1941Ridin' on a Rainbow as Joe
1941The Gay Falcon as Bartender
1941Out of the Fog
1941Sullivan's Travels as Trusty
1941The Lady Eve as Third Steward (uncredited)
1940Second Chorus as Mr. Dunn
1940The Great McGinty as The Lookout - At Felgman's
1940Angels Over Broadway as Pawn Shop Proprietor (uncredited)
1940Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum as Barker
1940Christmas in July as Arbuster (uncredited)
1940My Little Chickadee as Squawk Mulligan - Bartender (uncredited)
1940Edison, the Man as Waiter
1939Nancy Drew... Reporter as Newspaper Morgue-Keeper (uncredited)
1939Idiot's Delight as Stagehand
1938The Shining Hour as Man Shaving on Plane (uncredited)
1938Hard to Get as Dour Diner (uncredited)
1937Captains Courageous as Martin (uncredited)
1937Mannequin as Elevator Operator (Uncredited)
1936Rose-Marie as Joe - Piano Player (uncredited)

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