Reginald Gardiner

Reginald Gardiner

  • Born on
    • February 27th, 1903
  • Died on
    • July 7th, 1980
Reginald Gardiner (27 February 1903 - 7 July 1980) was an English-born actor in film and television and a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in Britain. He made his film debut in 1926 in the silent film The Lodger, by Alfred Hitchcock. Moving to Hollywood, he was cast in numerous roles, often as a British butler. One of his most famous roles was that of Schultz in Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator. Toward the end of his career, Gardiner made increasing guest appearances on the leading television sitcoms of the 1960s, including Fess Parker's ABC series, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington as the lead guest in the episode "Citizen Bellows". His last major role was alongside Phyllis Diller in her short-lived ABC sitcom The Pruitts of Southampton (1966-67).


Acting (30 Credits)

1965Do Not Disturb as Simmons
1964What a Way to Go! as House Painter
1962Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation as Reggie McHugh
1961Back Street as Dalian
1958Rock-a-Bye Baby as Harold Hermann
1957The Story of Mankind as William Shakespeare
1954Black Widow as Brian Mullen
1952Androcles and the Lion as Lentulus
1951Halls of Montezuma as Sgt. Randolph Johnson
1948That Wonderful Urge as Count André de Guyon
1948That Lady in Ermine as Alberto
1946Cluny Brown as Hilary Ames
1945Christmas in Connecticut as John Sloan
1945The Horn Blows at Midnight as Composer / Archie Dexter
1945The Dolly Sisters as Tony, Duke of Breck
1943Forever and a Day as Assistant Hotel Manager
1943Immortal Sergeant as Tom Benedict
1942Captains of the Clouds as Scrounger Harris (bush pilot)
1942The Man Who Came to Dinner as Beverly Carlton
1941A Yank in the R.A.F. as Roger Pillby
1941Sundown as Lieutenant Roddy Turner
1940The Great Dictator as Commander Schultz
1940The Doctor Takes a Wife as John R. Pierce
1939The Flying Deuces as Francois
1938Everybody Sing as Jerrold Hope
1938Sweethearts as Norman Trumpett
1938Marie Antoinette as Comte d'Artois
1937A Damsel in Distress as Keggs
1936Born to Dance as Policeman
1927The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog as Dancer at Ball (uncredited)

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