Noble Chissell

Noble Chissell

  • Born on
    • February 16th, 1905
  • Died on
    • November 8th, 1987
Noble "Kid" Chissell (February 16, 1905 – November 8, 1987) was a boxing champion, actor, and dance marathon champion. Chissell, former U.S. Navy Middleweight Boxing Champ (1932), received an award in 1982 for having over 1,000 screen credits. As a prizefighter he once fought "Packy East", later known as Bob Hope. Even earlier he won the 1928 World Marathon Dance Champion contest. He first gained international prominence as the villainous sulky driver, "Flea-Flit Dryer", in the film Home in Indiana, opposite Walter Brennan, Ward Bond, Lon McAllister, June Haver, and Jeanne Crain. Numerous other motion pictures include his portrayal of a middle-weight champ in Ex-Champ, prison guard with Susan Hayward in I Want to Live!, a gambler in Guys and Dolls, police officer Noble in The Big Chase, and deputy sheriff with Jane Fonda in Cat Ballou. In the first and sixth episodes of Disney's World of Color series, Gallegher, Chissell played the Irish fight referee and jailer opposite Edmond O'Brien. He was croupier at the roulette game in "Tiger by the Tail", one of the Gunsmoke episodes. Life of Riley, Dragnet, and Playhouse 90 and People's Court were other series Chissell worked in.

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Acting (28 Credits)

1969Sweet Charity as Onlooker at Park (uncredited)
1968Funny Girl as Vendor
1968The Shakiest Gun in the West as Townsman (uncredited)
1968Blackbeard's Ghost as Gambler
1967The Last Challenge as Barfly (uncredited)
1962Birdman of Alcatraz as Inmate (uncredited)
1962To Kill a Mockingbird as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
1962The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance as Townsman (uncredited)
1960Seven Ways from Sundown as Barfly (uncredited)
1960Toby Tyler or Ten Weeks with a Circus as Roustabout
1959Rio Bravo as Barfly (uncredited)
1959Beloved Infidel
1959Warlock as Townsman (uncredited)
1959Some Like It Hot as Police Officer (uncredited)
1958I Want to Live! as Guard (uncredited)
1956The Proud Ones
1956Around the World in 80 Days as Saloon Patron (uncredited)
1952The Quiet Man as Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
1950Mystery Street as Diner Patron (uncredited)
1949Sorrowful Jones as Bookie (uncredited)
1948The Miracle of the Bells as Worshiper
1946Song of Arizona as Henchman Jim (as Kid Chissell)
1943Edge of Darkness as Townsman
1940Dark Command as Guerrilla
1940Abe Lincoln in Illinois as Minor Role (uncredited)
1937Black Legion as Legion Member (uncredited)
1937Marked Woman as Courtroom Reporter (uncredited)

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