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Olin Howland

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Olin Ross Howland (February 10, 1886 – September 20, 1959) was an American film and theatre actor. Howland was born in Denver, Colorado, to Joby A. Howland, one of the youngest enlisted participants in the Civil War, and Mary C. Bunting. His older sister was the famous stage actress Jobyna Howland. From 1909 to 1927, Howland appeared on Broadway in musicals, occasionally performing in silent films. The musicals include Leave It to Jane (1917), Two Little Girls in Blue (1921) and Wildflower (1923). He was in the film Janice Meredith (1924) with Marion Davies. With the advent of sound films, his theatre background proved an asset, and he concentrated mostly on films thereafter, appearing in nearly two hundred movies between 1918 and 1958. Howland often played eccentric and rural roles in Hollywood. His parts were often small and uncredited, and he never got a leading role. He was a personal favorite of David O. Selznick, who cast him in his movies Nothing Sacred (1937) as a strange luggage man, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938, as the teacher Mr. Dobbins) and Gone with the Wind (1939) as a carpetbagger businessman. He also played in numerous westerns from Republic Pictures, including the John Wayne films In Old California (1942) and Angel and the Badman (1947). As a young man, Howland learned to fly at the Wright Flying School and soloed on a Wright Model B. This lent special sentiment in his scenes with James Stewart in the film The Spirit of St. Louis (1957), as Stewart was also a pilot in real life. The Spirit of St. Louis and Them (1954),where he played a drunken old man, and The Blob (1958) were his last films. He also played in telelevision shows during the 1950s. In 1958 and 1959, he was cast as Charley Perkins in five episodes of ABC's sitcom The Real McCoys, starring Walter Brennan. Howland never married and had no children. He worked until his death in Hollywood, California, at the age of 73.


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Born:
Feb 10, 1886 In Denver, Colorado, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
109
First Appeared:
In the movie Danse macabre 1922-03-08
Latest Project:
Movie Complicated Women 2003-05-06
Known For
Poster of Secrets of the Underground
Poster of Danse macabre

Olin Howland Movies Filmography

Movie
Complicated Women
Himself (archive footage) 2003-05-06
Movie
The Blob
The Old Man 1958-09-12
Movie
Bombers B-52
Joe (uncredited) 1957-11-22
Series
The Real McCoys
Unknown 1957-10-03
Movie
The Storm Rider
Will Collins 1957-03-01
Series
The Adventures of Jim Bowie
Unknown 1956-09-07
Movie
Them!
Jensen 1954-06-16
Movie
So This Is Love
Mailman 1953-07-15
Series
Hopalong Cassidy
Unknown 1952-09-19
Movie
Fighting Coast Guard
Desk Clerk (as Olin Howlin) 1951-05-31
Movie
Santa Fe
Dan Dugan 1951-04-01
Movie
Rock Island Trail
Saloonkeeper 1950-05-18
Series
Lux Video Theatre
Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie
Bad Men of Tombstone
Store Proprietor (as Olin Howlin) 1949-01-21
Movie
The Paleface
Jonathan Sloane, undertaker 1948-12-24
Movie
Station West
Cook at Logging Camp (as Olin Howlin) 1948-09-01
Movie
Relentless
Veterinarian 1948-06-15
Movie
The Dude Goes West
Finnegan 1948-05-30
Movie
The Return of the Whistler
Jeff Anderson 1948-03-18
Movie
I Walk Alone
Ed the Watchman (uncredited) 1947-12-31
Movie
Living in a Big Way
Gardener 1947-06-10
Movie
Easy Come, Easy Go
Gas Man 1947-03-07
Movie
Apache Rose
Alkali (as Olin Howlin) 1947-02-15
Movie
Angel and the Badman
Bradley (as Olin Howlin) 1947-02-15
Movie
Crime Doctor's Man Hunt
Marcus Le Blaine 1946-10-24
Movie
Home Sweet Homicide
Luke 1946-10-02
Movie
Dakota
Devlin's Driver (as Olin Howlin) 1945-12-15
Movie
Fallen Angel
Joe Ellis (uncredited) 1945-11-07
Movie
Senorita from the West
Justice of Peace 1945-10-12
Movie
Santa Fe Saddlemates
Dead Eye 1945-06-01
Movie
Sheriff of Cimarron
Pinky Snyder 1945-02-28
Movie
Grissly's Millions
Andrews 1945-01-16
Movie
Twilight on the Prairie
Jed (as Olin Howlin) 1944-04-30
Movie
Bermuda Mystery
Gas Station Owner 1944-05-01
Movie
Man from Frisco
Eben Whelock 1944-06-15
Movie
In the Meantime, Darling
Moorehousse 1944-09-22
Movie
Nothing But Trouble
Room painter 1944-12-06
Movie
Can't Help Singing
Bigelow (as Olin Howlin) 1944-12-25
Movie
I'll Be Seeing You
Train Vendor (uncredited) 1944-12-31
Movie
The Falcon and the Co-Eds
Goodwillie, Bluecliff Driver 1943-11-10
Movie
The Sky's the Limit
Driver (uncredited) 1943-07-13
Movie
Dixie
Mr. Deveraux (as Olin Howlin) 1943-06-23
Movie
The Falcon Strikes Back
Sheriff 1943-05-07
Movie
A Stranger in Town
Homer Todds 1943-04-01
Movie
This Gun for Hire
Blair Fletcher (as Olin Howlin) 1942-05-13
Movie
Home in Wyomin'
Sunrise (as Olin Howlin) 1942-04-29
Movie
The Man Who Wouldn't Die
Chief of Police Jonathan Meek (as Olin Howlin) 1942-05-01
Movie
Dr. Broadway
The Professor 1942-05-09
Movie
Blondie's Blessed Event
o.A. 1942-04-09
Movie
In Old California
Undetermined Minor Role 1942-05-31
Movie
Ten Gentlemen From West Point
Carpenter 1942-06-26
Movie
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch
Jacob Diezel 1942-10-01
Movie
Secrets of the Underground
Oscar Mayberry (as Olin Howlin) 1942-12-18
Movie
Ridin' Down the Canyon
Jailer 1942-12-30
Movie
Henry and Dizzy
Frank Stevens 1942-06-05
Movie
Ellery Queen and the Murder Ring
Dr. Williams (as Olin Howlin) 1941-11-18
Movie
Buy Me That Town
Constable Sam Smedley (as Olin Howlin) 1941-10-02
Movie
Belle Starr
Jasper Trench 1941-09-12
Movie
The Shepherd of the Hills
Corky 1941-07-18
Movie
Young Tom Edison
Telegrapher (Indian Attack) 1940-03-15
Movie
The Doctor Takes a Wife
Hotel Clerk 1940-04-25
Movie
Young People
Station Master 1940-08-30
Movie
Just a Cute Kid
Dr. Clump 1940-10-05
Movie
Chad Hanna
Cisco Tridd 1940-12-25
Movie
Four Wives
Joe - a Policeman (uncredited) 1939-12-22
Movie
Days of Jesse James
Muncie Undersheriff 1939-12-20
Movie
Gone with the Wind
A Carpetbagger Businessman 1939-12-15
Movie
The Return of Doctor X
Undertaker 1939-11-23
Movie
Blondie Brings Up Baby
Encyclopedia Salesman 1939-11-08
Movie
Zenobia
Attorney Culpepper 1939-04-21
Movie
Nancy Drew... Reporter
Police Sergeant Entwhistle 1939-02-18
Movie
Made for Each Other
Farmer 1939-02-10
Movie
Kentucky Moonshine
Tom Slack 1938-05-20
Movie
Merrily We Live
Jed Smith (uncredited) 1938-03-04
Movie
The Girl of the Golden West
Trinidad Joe 1938-03-18
Movie
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Mr. Dobbins - Schoolmaster 1938-02-11
Movie
When Were You Born?
Peter Finlay 1938-06-18
Movie
Brother Rat
Slim 1938-10-29
Movie
Sweethearts
Appleby 1938-12-30
Movie
The Mad Miss Manton
Mr. X, the Safecracker 1938-10-21
Movie
The Bad Man of Brimstone
Stagecoach Driver 1937-12-31
Movie
Nothing Sacred
Baggage Man 1937-11-25
Movie
Stand-In
Hotel manager 1937-10-29
Movie
Wife, Doctor and Nurse
Doorman 1937-09-17
Movie
Marry the Girl
Southern sales manager 1937-07-13
Movie
Men In Exile
Jones 1937-04-04
Movie
The Big Noise
Harrison 1936-06-21
Movie
I Married a Doctor
Dave Dyer 1936-01-01
Movie
Road Gang
Prison Farm Doctor 1936-03-28
Movie
Man Hunt
Court Starrett 1936-01-15
Movie
Satan Met a Lady
Detective Dunhill 1936-07-22
Movie
The Case of the Velvet Claws
Wilbur Strong 1936-08-15
Movie
Gold Diggers of 1937
Dr. MacDuffy 1936-12-28
Movie
Earthworm Tractors
Mr. Blair 1936-07-24
Movie
Little Big Shot
Doc - Kells' Henchman (uncredited) 1935-09-07
Movie
The Case of the Curious Bride
Coroner Wilbur Strong 1935-04-13
Movie
Folies Bergère de Paris
Stage Manager 1935-02-22
Movie
The Case of the Lucky Legs
Dr. Croker 1935-10-05
Movie
Dr. Socrates
Bob Catlett 1935-10-19
Movie
The Widow from Monte Carlo
Eaves 1935-12-19
Movie
Wagon Wheels
Bill O'Leary 1934-09-15
Movie
Little Women
Mr. Davis (uncredited) 1933-11-24
Movie
Golden Harvest
Wheat Farmer (uncredited) 1933-09-21
Movie
Blondie Johnson
Eddie 1933-02-25
Movie
So Big!
Jacob Dogadunk (uncredited) 1932-04-30
Movie
Over the Hill
Isaac as an Adult 1931-11-29
Movie
Zander the Great
Elmer Lovejoy 1925-05-01
Movie
Janice Meredith
Philemon 1924-12-08
Movie
Danse macabre
1922-03-08