Vince Barnett

Vince Barnett

  • Born on
    • July 4th, 1902
  • Died on
    • August 10th, 1977
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Vince Barnett (July 4, 1902 – August 10, 1977) was an American film and television actor. He appeared on stage originally. Barnett's initial involvement with Hollywood was as a screenwriter, writing screenplays for the two-reeler movies of the late 1920s. He began appearing in films in 1930, playing hundreds of comedy bits and supporting parts. One of his more sizable screen roles was the moronic, illiterate gangster "secretary" in Scarface (1932). Among his best-regarded early roles, apart from Scarface, were The Big Cage (1933), Thirty Day Princess (1934) and Princess O'Hara (1935). In later years, Barnett played straight character parts, often as careworn little men, undertakers, janitors, bartenders and drunks in pictures ranging from films noir (The Killers, 1946) to westerns (Springfield Rifle, 1952). He was a welcome presence in "B" comedies and mysteries: as Runyonesque gangsters in Petticoat Larceny (1943), Little Miss Broadway (1947), and Gas House Kids Go West (1947), and notably as Tom Conway's enthusiastic sidekick in The Falcon's Alibi (1946). After World War II, with the Hollywood studios making fewer films, Barnett became a familiar face on television.

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Acting (35 Credits)

1975Crazy Mama as Homer
1965The Family Jewels as Automobile Owner at Gas Station
1952Carson City as Henry
1950Hunt the Man Down as Joe (uncredited)
1948Loaded Pistols as Sam Gardner
1947Shoot to Kill as Charlie Gill
1947Big Town After Dark as Louie Snead
1947High Wall as Henry Cronner
1947Brute Force as Muggsy
1946The Killers as Charleston
1946The Virginian as Baldy
1946Two Sisters from Boston as Singing Waiter (uncredited)
1945Sensation Hunters as Agent
1945Thrill of a Romance as Oscar
1943Captive Wild Woman as Curly, a rube
1943Kid Dynamite as Klinkhammer
1942Bowery at Midnight as Charley
1942The Corpse Vanishes as Sandy, photographer
1940Boys of the City as Simp
1940Seven Sinners as Bartender
1936Riffraff as Lew
1935Black Fury as Kubanda
1935I Live My Life as Clerk
1934Thirty Day Princess as Count Nicholeus
1934The 9th Guest as William Jones
1934The Secret Bride as Drunk in Diner
1933Fast Workers as Spike
1933The Prizefighter and the Lady as Bugsie
1933Hallelujah I'm a Bum as Undetermined Secondary Role
1932The Death Kiss as Officer Gulliver
1932Tiger Shark as Fishbone, a Crewman
1932Scarface as Angelo
1932Flesh as Waiter
1932Horse Feathers as Speakeasy Patron (uncredited)
1930All Quiet on the Western Front as Assistant Cook (uncredited)

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