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James Gleason

James Gleason was born in New York City to William Gleason and Mina Crolius, who were both in the theatre. He was married to Lucile Gleason (born Lucile Webster), and had a son, Russell Gleason. As a young man James fought in the Spanish-American War. After the war he joined the stock company at the Liberty Theater in Oakland, California, which his parents were running. James and his wife then moved to Portland, Oregon, where they played in stock at the Baker Theater. For several years afterward they toured in road shows until James enlisted in the army during World War I. When he returned he appeared on the stage in "The Five Million." He then turned to writing, including "Is Zat So", which he produced for the NY stage. He also wrote and acted in "The Fall Guy" and "The Shannons on Broadway." Next he wrote The Broadway Melody (1929) for MGM. He collaborated, in 1930, on The Swellhead (1930), Dumbbells in Ermine (1930), What a Widow! (1930), Rain or Shine (1930) and His First Command (1929). He and his wife were then contracted to Pathe, Lucille to act, and James (or Jimmie as he was known) as a writer. Probably his most famous acting role was as Max Corkle, the manager of Joe Pendleton who was wrongly plucked from this life into the next, in the hit fantasy Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941).


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Born:
May 23, 1882 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
119
First Appeared:
In the movie The Broadway Melody 1929-02-08
Latest Project:
Movie Rules Don't Apply 2016-11-23
Known For
Poster of Joe Palooka in Triple Cross

James Gleason Movies Filmography

Movie
Rules Don't Apply
Doctor Crone 2016-11-23
Movie
Awaken
Willy 2013-04-09
Movie
American Dreamz
Journalist 2006-03-04
Movie
S1m0ne
Reporter 2002-08-23
Movie
Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Stage Manager 1998-08-28
Movie
Mother
Waiter 1996-12-25
Movie
Star
The Director 1993-09-20
Movie
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday
Agent Abernathy 1993-08-13
Movie
Bloodlines: Murder in the Family
Controller 1993-03-01
Movie
My Demon Lover
Alert Cop 1987-04-24
Movie
The World's Greatest Lover
Room Clerk 1977-12-18
Movie
Hollywood My Home Town
1965-12-31
Movie
The Female Animal
Tom Maloney 1958-01-22
Movie
Man or Gun
Sheriff Jim Jackson 1958-05-30
Movie
Once Upon a Horse...
Postmaster 1958-09-01
Movie
Rock-a-Bye Baby
Doc Simpkins 1958-07-23
Movie
Money, Women and Guns
Henry Devers 1958-10-01
Movie
The Last Hurrah
'Cuke' Gillen 1958-10-23
Series
Leave It to Beaver
Unknown 1957-10-04
Movie
Man in the Shadow
Hank James 1957-09-20
Movie
Loving You
Carl Meade 1957-07-09
Movie
Spring Reunion
Collie 1957-03-01
Movie
Star in the Dust
Orval Jones 1956-06-13
Series
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Unknown 1955-10-02
Series
Cheyenne
Unknown 1955-09-20
Movie
The Girl Rush
Ether Ferguson 1955-09-16
Movie
The Night of the Hunter
Birdie Steptoe 1955-08-26
Series
The Millionaire
Unknown 1955-01-19
Movie
Suddenly
Peter 'Pop' Benson 1954-09-17
Series
Climax!
Unknown 1954-10-07
Movie
Forever Female
Eddie Woods 1953-11-28
Series
This Is Your Life
Unknown 1952-10-01
Movie
What Price Glory
General Cokely 1952-08-22
Movie
The Story of Will Rogers
Bert Lynn 1952-07-17
Movie
We're Not Married!
Duffy 1952-07-11
Movie
I'll See You in My Dreams
Fred Townsend 1951-12-06
Movie
Come Fill The Cup
Charley Dolan 1951-10-24
Movie
Joe Palooka in Triple Cross
Knobby Walsh 1951-09-16
Movie
Joe Palooka in the Squared Circle
Knobby Walsh 1950-11-04
Movie
The Jackpot
Harry Summers 1950-11-01
Series
The Colgate Comedy Hour
Unknown 1950-09-10
Movie
Riding High
Racing Secretary 1950-04-12
Movie
The Yellow Cab Man
Mickey Corkins 1950-03-25
Movie
Key to the City
Sergeant Hogan 1950-02-02
Movie
Bad Boy
Chief 1949-02-22
Movie
Miss Grant Takes Richmond
Timothy Gleason 1949-10-20
Movie
The Life of Riley
Gillis 1949-04-16
Movie
Take One False Step
Captain Gledhill 1949-06-22
Movie
When My Baby Smiles at Me
1948-11-10
Movie
The Return of October
Uncle Willie Ramsey 1948-10-26
Movie
Tycoon
Pop Mathews 1947-12-27
Movie
The Bishop's Wife
Sylvester 1947-12-25
Movie
Down to Earth
Max Corkle 1947-08-21
Movie
The Homestretch
Doc Kilborne 1947-05-04
Movie
Lady Luck
Sacramento Sam 1946-10-30
Movie
Home Sweet Homicide
Sgt. O'Hare 1946-10-02
Movie
The Well Groomed Bride
Captain Hornby 1946-05-17
Movie
The Hoodlum Saint
Snarp 1946-04-04
Movie
This Man's Navy
Jimmy Shannon 1945-01-04
Movie
The Clock
Al Henry 1945-05-25
Movie
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
McGarrity 1945-02-28
Movie
Captain Eddie
Tom Clark 1945-06-18
Movie
The Keys of the Kingdom
Rev. Dr. Wilbur Fiske 1944-12-15
Movie
Once Upon a Time
Moke McGillicuddy 1944-06-29
Movie
Arsenic and Old Lace
Lt. Rooney 1944-09-01
Movie
A Guy Named Joe
“Nails” Kilpatrick 1943-12-24
Movie
Crash Dive
Chief Mike 'Mac' McDonnell 1943-04-22
Movie
Manila Calling
Tim O'Rourke 1942-10-16
Movie
Tales of Manhattan
Joe - Mission Aid Society 1942-08-05
Movie
Footlight Serenade
Bruce McKay 1942-08-01
Movie
The Falcon Takes Over
Inspector Mike O'Hara 1942-05-29
Movie
My Gal Sal
Pat Hawley 1942-04-30
Movie
A Date with the Falcon
Inspector Michael 'Mike' O'Hara 1942-01-16
Movie
Affectionately Yours
'Chet' Phillips 1941-05-10
Movie
Meet John Doe
Henry Connell 1941-03-14
Movie
Nine Lives Are Not Enough
Sergeant Daniels 1941-09-20
Movie
Here Comes Mr. Jordan
Max Corkle 1941-08-07
Movie
Tanks a Million
Col. 'Spitfire' Barkley 1941-09-12
Movie
Babes on Broadway
Thornton Reed 1941-12-31
Movie
Grandpa Goes To Town
Joe Higgins 1940-04-13
Movie
Money To Burn
Joe Higgins 1939-12-31
Movie
On Your Toes
Phil Dolan Sr. 1939-10-14
Movie
Army Girl
Hennessy 1938-08-11
Movie
Manhattan Merry-Go-Round
Danny The Duck 1937-11-26
Movie
Forty Naughty Girls
Inspector Oscar Piper 1937-09-24
Movie
Yours for the Asking
Saratoga 1936-07-23
Movie
Murder on a Bridle Path
Police Insp. Oscar Piper 1936-04-17
Movie
The Ex-Mrs. Bradford
Inspector Corrigan 1936-05-13
Movie
Don't Turn 'em Loose
Detective Daniels 1936-09-18
Movie
The Plot Thickens
Oscar Piper 1936-12-11
Movie
The Big Game
George Scott 1936-10-09
Movie
We're Only Human
Detective Danny Walsh 1935-12-27
Movie
Hot Tip
Jimmy McGill 1935-08-20
Movie
West Point of the Air
Joe 'Bags' 1935-03-23
Movie
Murder on a Honeymoon
Inspector Oscar Piper 1935-02-22
Movie
Search for Beauty
Dan Healy 1934-02-02
Movie
The Meanest Gal in Town
Duke Slater 1934-01-12
Movie
Change of Heart
Hot Dog Vendor 1934-05-18
Movie
Orders Is Orders
Ed Waggermeyer 1934-05-02
Movie
Murder on the Blackboard
Inspector Oscar Piper 1934-06-15
Movie
Hoopla
Jerry 1933-11-30
Movie
Clear All Wires!
Lefty Williams 1933-02-24
Movie
High Hats and Low Brows
Danny Ruff 1932-07-10
Movie
Fast Companions
Silk Henley 1932-06-22
Movie
Lady and Gent
Pin Streaver 1932-07-10
Movie
The All-American
Chick Knipe 1932-10-01
Movie
Blondie of the Follies
Pa McClune 1932-09-01
Movie
The Crooked Circle
Arthur Crimmer 1932-09-25
Movie
Penguin Pool Murder
Police Inspector Oscar Piper 1932-12-09
Movie
Suicide Fleet
Skeets 1931-11-20
Movie
The Big Gamble
Fred 'Squint' Dugan 1931-09-27
Movie
Sweepstakes
Sleepy Jones 1931-07-10
Movie
A Free Soul
Eddie 1931-06-02
Movie
It's a Wise Child
Cool Kelly 1931-04-10
Movie
Beyond Victory
Jim Mobley 1931-04-03
Movie
The Matrimonial Bed
Gustave Corton 1930-08-01
Movie
Puttin' on the Ritz
James 'Jimmy' Tierney 1930-03-01
Movie
Her Man
Steve 1930-01-01
Movie
The Broadway Melody
Music Publisher (uncredited) 1929-02-08