Pat O'Malley

  • Born on
    • September 3rd, 1890
  • Died on
    • May 21st, 1966
Often confused with the British-born comic actor J. Pat O'Malley, who is the better remembered, silent dramatic film star Pat O'Malley had an enduring career that stands on its own. He was of solid Irish-American stock, born in Forest City, Pennsylvania, in 1890. A one-time railroad switchman, he also had circus experience by the time he discovered an interest in movie making. He began with the Kalem Studio in 1913 and appeared in a few Irish films before signing on with Thomas Edison's company in 1914. The following year, he married actress Lillian Wilkes, and three of their children, Eileen, Mary Katherine, and Sheila, would become actors as well. His brother Charles O'Malley was a sometime actor, appearing in westerns on occasion. His first identifiable film is The Alien (1913). He began freelancing in 1916 and from then on, appeared in scores of silents as both a rugged and romantic lead, some classic films being The Heart of Humanity (1918), My Wild Irish Rose (1922), and The Virginian (1923). He did not age well come sound pictures, and he was quickly relegated to supporting parts. He appeared in hundreds upon hundreds of bits (mostly unbilled) until 1956, when he retired. He died a decade later.

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Acting (39 Credits)

1962Days of Wine and Roses as Tenant (uncredited)
1953Small Town Girl as Doorman
1952The Bad and the Beautiful as Man Outside Club
1950The Killer That Stalked New York as Police Sergeant (uncredited)
1949All the King's Men as Politician (Uncredited)
1949Alias Nick Beal as Committee Man
1948The Man from Colorado
1944The Whistler as Police Detective in Alley (Uncredited)
1943Batman as Cop
1943Destroyer as Postman
1943Mission to Moscow as Irish-American in Montage (uncredited)
1942This Gun for Hire as Conductor (uncredited)
1942Gentleman Jim as Detective (uncredited)
1941The Great Man's Lady as Officer Murphy (uncredited)
1941Honky Tonk as Party Guest
1940Shooting High as Lem Pritchard
1940The Saint's Double Trouble as Express Man
1940Remember the Night as Jury Member (uncredited)
1940Little Nellie Kelly as Mounted Policeman (uncredited)
1940The Bank Dick as Cop (uncredited)
1940The House Across the Bay as Prison Guard
1940Castle on the Hudson as Guard (uncredited)
1940A Dispatch from Reuters as Laborer (uncredited)
1939Five Came Back as Mike Mulvaney (uncredited)
1939The Phantom Creeps as AMI Chief
1939Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation as Police Guard
1939Frontier Marshal as Bar Patron
1939Dust Be My Destiny as Bailiff (uncredited)
1939Dodge City as Conductor (uncredited)
1939Invisible Stripes as Jailhouse Lieutenant with Capt. Johnson (uncredited)
1939Let Us Live as Captain (uncredited)
1939The Roaring Twenties as Jailer (uncredited)
1937Ever Since Eve as Police Officer (uncredited)
1935Public Hero Number 1 as Federal Agent (uncredited)
1935Special Agent as Roark (uncredited)
1933Mystery of the Wax Museum as Plainclothesman (Uncredited)
1933Parachute Jumper as Pilot (uncredited)
1932Frisco Jenny as Policeman Pat O'Hoolihan
1932Call Her Savage as Fireman (Uncredited)

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