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Charles Halton

A respected stage actor -- he trained at the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts -- since the 1920s, birdlike Charles Halton's thinning hair, rimless glasses and officious manner were familiar to generations of moviegoers. Whether playing the neighborhood busybody, a stern government bureaucrat or weaselly attorney, you could count on Halton to try to drive the "immoral influences" out of the neighborhood, foreclose on the orphanage, evict the poor widow and her children from their apartment, or any other number of dastardly deeds, all justified by "I'm sorry but that's my job." His 40-year film career ended with High School Confidential! (1958), after which he retired.


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Born:
Mar 16, 1876 In Washington - District of Columbia - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
121
First Appeared:
In the movie Honor Among Lovers 1931-03-21
Latest Project:
Series The Adventures of Jim Bowie 1956-09-07
Known For
Poster of The Traveling Saleswoman
Poster of Dr. Cyclops

Charles Halton Movies Filmography

Series
The Adventures of Jim Bowie
Unknown 1956-09-07
Movie
The Affairs of Dobie Gillis
The Dean 1953-08-14
Movie
A Slight Case of Larceny
Willard Maibrunn 1953-06-05
Series
General Electric Theater
Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie
The Moonlighter
Clemmons Usqubaugh - Undertaker 1953-09-19
Movie
Carrie
Factory Foreman 1952-07-17
Movie
Here Comes the Groom
Cusick 1951-09-20
Series
The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok
Unknown 1951-04-15
Movie
Gasoline Alley
Pettit 1951-01-02
Movie
Joe Palooka in the Squared Circle
Merkle - the Shyster 1950-11-04
Movie
The Traveling Saleswoman
Clumhill 1950-02-15
Movie
The Daring Caballero
Ed J. Hodges 1949-06-13
Movie
Hideout
Gabriel Wotter 1949-03-08
Movie
If You Knew Susie
Pringle (uncredited) 1948-02-07
Movie
Summer Holiday
Mr. Lipska (uncredited) 1948-04-15
Movie
3 Godfathers
Oliver Latham 1948-12-01
Movie
The Ghost Goes Wild
T. O'Connor Scott 1947-08-08
Movie
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
Mr. Mittwick - High School Principal 1947-07-24
Movie
The Best Years of Our Lives
Prew 1946-12-25
Movie
It's a Wonderful Life
Carter (uncredited) 1946-12-20
Movie
Three Little Girls in Blue
Hoskins 1946-09-03
Movie
The Fighting Guardsman
Picot 1946-01-04
Movie
She Went to the Races
Dr. Collyer 1945-11-04
Movie
Midnight Manhunt
Henry Miggs 1945-07-27
Movie
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Mr. Barker (uncredited) 1945-02-28
Movie
It Happened Tomorrow
Doctor 1944-05-28
Movie
Up in Arms
Dr. Roger B. Freyheisen 1944-02-17
Movie
Rationing
Ezra Weeks 1944-03-24
Movie
Wilson
Colonel House 1944-08-01
Movie
Address Unknown
Censorial Pipsqueak 1944-06-01
Movie
Shadows in the Night
Doc Stacey 1944-07-27
Movie
The Town Went Wild
Mr. Tweedle 1944-12-15
Movie
Whispering Footsteps
Harry Hammond 1943-12-30
Movie
Government Girl
Wilkins - Hotel Clerk (uncredited) 1943-11-05
Movie
To Be or Not to Be
Dobosh, Regisseur 1942-03-05
Movie
The Spoilers
Jonathan Stuve 1942-05-08
Movie
Whispering Ghosts
Mark Gruber 1942-05-17
Movie
In Old California
Mr. Hayes 1942-05-31
Movie
Tombstone: The Town too Tough to Die
Mayor Dan Crane 1942-06-13
Movie
There's One Born Every Minute
Trumbull 1942-06-26
Movie
Priorities on Parade
2nd Examiner 1942-07-23
Movie
Henry Aldrich, Editor
Elias Noonan 1942-09-01
Movie
Across the Pacific
A.V. Smith 1942-09-04
Movie
My Sister Eileen
Mr. Hawkins - Newspaper Editor (uncredited) 1942-09-24
Movie
That Other Woman
Smith 1942-11-13
Movie
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Mr. Deever 1941-01-30
Movie
Dance Hall
Mr. Frederick Newmeyer 1941-07-18
Movie
The Great Mr. Nobody
Mr. Bixby 1941-02-15
Movie
Tobacco Road
Mayor 1941-02-20
Movie
Mr. District Attorney
Hazelton - Barrett's Aide 1941-03-27
Movie
The Lady from Cheyenne
Judge 1941-04-11
Movie
Million Dollar Baby
John Parkinson 1941-05-31
Movie
Blonde Inspiration
Mr. Packer (uncredited) 1941-02-07
Movie
Three Sons o' Guns
Claude Haddock 1941-08-02
Movie
Unholy Partners
Phil Kaper (attorney) 1941-11-01
Movie
H.M. Pulham, Esq.
Walter Kaufman 1941-12-18
Movie
Look Who's Laughing
Cudahy 1941-11-21
Movie
I Was a Prisoner on Devil's Island
Commandant 1941-08-04
Movie
Three Girls About Town
Doc - Coroner 1941-10-23
Movie
Lady Scarface
Mr. Pinchback 1941-09-26
Movie
The Smiling Ghost
Ames Bentley 1941-09-06
Movie
Ellery Queen and the Perfect Crime
Rufus Smith (auctioneer) 1941-08-14
Movie
Lillian Russell
Dr' Dobbins 1940-05-24
Movie
Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet
Sensenbrenner 1940-01-03
Movie
The Shop Around the Corner
Detective 1940-01-10
Movie
Virginia City
Ralston - Virginia City Banker 1940-03-23
Movie
Dr. Cyclops
Dr. Rupert Bulfinch 1940-04-09
Movie
The Man with Nine Lives
Doctor in Front Row in Final Scene 1940-04-18
Movie
The Doctor Takes a Wife
Dr. Streeter 1940-04-25
Movie
20 Mule Team
Henry Adams 1940-05-03
Movie
Gangs of Chicago
Bromo 1940-05-18
Movie
They Drive by Night
Farnsworth (uncredited) 1940-07-26
Movie
Tugboat Annie Sails Again
Alec Severn 1940-10-26
Movie
I Love You Again
Mr. Leonard Harkspur Sr. (uncredited) 1940-08-09
Movie
Foreign Correspondent
Bradley 1940-08-16
Movie
Stranger on the Third Floor
Albert Meng 1940-08-16
Movie
Young People
Moderator 1940-08-30
Movie
Calling All Husbands
Hadley Weaver 1940-09-07
Movie
The Westerner
Mort Borrow 1940-09-18
Movie
Lucky Partners
Chamber of Commerce Official 1940-08-02
Movie
Little Nellie Kelly
Second Judge 1940-11-22
Movie
They Made Her a Spy
Beldon 1939-04-14
Movie
Ex-Champ
Trilby 1939-05-11
Movie
Young Mr. Lincoln
Hawthorne 1939-06-09
Movie
Dodge City
Surrett's Lawyer 1939-04-08
Movie
Sudden Money
Mr. Wixby 1939-03-31
Movie
Nancy Drew... Reporter
Newspaper Publicity Man (uncredited) 1939-02-18
Movie
Jesse James
Heywood 1939-01-14
Movie
They Asked For It
Dr. Tyler 1939-05-20
Movie
Lady of the Tropics
Manager of Rubber Company 1939-08-11
Movie
News Is Made at Night
Lt. Governor Elmer Hinge 1939-07-20
Movie
Charlie Chan at Treasure Island
Uncle Redley 1939-08-31
Movie
Dust Be My Destiny
Pawnshop Owner 1939-09-16
Movie
No Place to Go
Ben Bradford 1939-09-23
Movie
Reno
Augustus Welch 1939-12-01
Movie
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Printer (uncredited) 1939-12-29
Movie
Swanee River
Pond 1939-12-29
Movie
Indianapolis Speedway
Mayor 1939-08-05
Movie
I Am the Law
George Leander 1938-08-25
Movie
Penrod and His Twin Brother
Mr. Bitts 1938-02-26
Movie
The Saint in New York
Vincent Nather 1938-05-25
Movie
I'll Give a Million
Mayor 1938-07-27
Movie
Penrod's Double Trouble
Mr. Bitts 1938-07-23
Movie
Room Service
Dr. Glass 1938-09-30
Movie
A Man to Remember
Atty. Clyde Perkins 1938-10-14
Movie
The Mad Miss Manton
Popsie (uncredited) 1938-10-21
Movie
The Girl Downstairs
Ambassador 1938-12-23
Movie
Federal Man-Hunt
Damon Lauber 1938-12-27
Movie
Black Legion
Osgood 1937-01-30
Movie
Stolen Holiday
Le Grande 1937-02-06
Movie
Penrod and Sam
Mr. Rodney H. Bitts 1937-02-28
Movie
Ready, Willing and Able
Brockman 1937-03-06
Movie
Pick a Star
Julius Klawheimer 1937-03-21
Movie
Woman Chases Man
Mr. Judd 1937-05-07
Movie
Talent Scout
M.B. Carter 1937-07-24
Movie
Blossoms On Broadway
Dr. Gilgallon 1937-11-19
Movie
Gold Diggers of 1937
Dr. Bell 1936-12-28
Movie
More Than a Secretary
Mr. Crosby 1936-12-10
Movie
Come and Get It
Jed Hewitt 1936-11-06
Movie
Storm at Daybreak
Villager 1933-06-14
Movie
Honor Among Lovers
Wilkes 1931-03-21