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Actor Roscoe Karns

Roscoe Karns

  • Date of Birth:

    6 February 1891 San Bernardino, California, USA. (usually err

  • Height:

    5' 10" (1.78 m)

Biography:

On stage since age 15, Roscoe Karns parlayed his machine-gun delivery and street-wise demeanor (although many thought of him as a New Yorker, he was actually from San Bernardino, California) into character roles in dozens of films from the 1920s to the 1960s. His peak period, though, was in the 1930s, where he often played a wisecracking cab driver or a brash newspaper reporter (as in His Girl Friday (1940), usually the friend of the hero who helps him solve the murder/catch the bad guys/find the missing heiress, etc.

Filmography

Aсtor (24)

Movie

Year

Movie Old Acquaintance Old Acquaintance

as Charlie Archer

1943
Movie His Butler's Sister His Butler's Sister

as Fields

1943
Movie Woman of the Year Woman of the Year

as Phil Whittaker

1942
Movie Footsteps in the Dark Footsteps in the Dark

as Monahan

1941
Movie They Drive by Night They Drive by Night

as Irish McGurn

1940
Movie His Girl Friday His Girl Friday

as McCue

1940
Movie Twentieth Century Twentieth Century

as Owen O'Malley

1934
Movie It Happened One Night It Happened One Night

as Shapeley

1934
Movie Alice in Wonderland Alice in Wonderland

as Tweedledee

1933
Movie Gambling Ship Gambling Ship

as Blooey

1933
Movie I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang

as Steve (scenes deleted)

1932
Movie If I Had a Million If I Had a Million

as Private O'Brien

1932
Movie They Call It Sin They Call It Sin

as Brad - Rehearsal Director (uncredited)

1932
Movie Night After Night Night After Night

as Leo

1932
Movie One Way Passage One Way Passage

as S.S.Maloa Bartender

1932
Movie The Jazz Singer The Jazz Singer

as Agent (uncredited)

1927
Movie Wings Wings

as Lt. Cameron

1927
Movie The Ten Commandments The Ten Commandments

as The Boy in the Rain (uncredited)

1923