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Actor Frank Orth

Frank Orth

  • Date of Birth:

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Biography:

Orth started his career in vaudeville in 1897. He married Ann Codee who would be his wife for fifty years until her death in 1961. Together they were billed as Codee and Orth. He entered movies by making the first foreign language film shorts in sound for Warner Bros. in 1928. That started him on a long career of small parts, often playing cops or bartenders and always Irish. His best known role was as Inspector Faraday in the "Boston Blackie" TV series. He retired in 1959 after undergoing throat surgery.

Frank Orth Filmography

Aсtor (35)

Movie

Year

Movie Houdini Houdini

as Mr. Hunter (safe expert)

1953
Movie Father of the Bride Father of the Bride

as Joe

1950
Movie Cheaper by the Dozen Cheaper by the Dozen

as Higgins (uncredited)

1950
Movie Red Light Red Light

as Wallace 'Wally' Stoner

1949
Movie Sergeant York Sergeant York

as Drummer

1949
Movie Blondie's Secret Blondie's Secret

as Mr. Philpotts, Dog Pound Attendant

1948
Movie The Big Clock The Big Clock

as Burt

1948
Movie Lady in the Lake Lady in the Lake

as Floyd Greer

1947
Movie Blondie's Lucky Day Blondie's Lucky Day

as Shaving Kit Salesman (uncredited)

1946
Movie The Lost Weekend The Lost Weekend

as Opera Cloak Room Attendant

1945
Movie Wilson Wilson

as Smith

1945
Movie Summer Storm Summer Storm

as Cafe Maitre D' at end (uncredited)

1944
Movie The Ox-Bow Incident The Ox-Bow Incident

as Larry Kinkaid

1943
Movie Springtime in the Rockies Springtime in the Rockies

as Mr. Bickel

1942
Movie Orchestra Wives Orchestra Wives

as Rex Willet

1942
Movie Unholy Partners Unholy Partners

as Shino McGoon

1941
Movie I Wake Up Screaming I Wake Up Screaming

as Cemetery Caretaker

1941
Movie The Strawberry Blonde The Strawberry Blonde

as Baxter, Livery Stable Owner (uncredited)

1941
Movie Gold Rush Maisie Gold Rush Maisie

as Harris (General Store owner)

1940
Movie Brother Orchid Brother Orchid

as Waiter at Fat Dutchy's (uncredited)

1940
Movie 'Til We Meet Again 'Til We Meet Again

as Hong Kong bartender (uncredited)

1940
Movie His Girl Friday His Girl Friday

as Duffy

1940
Movie Young Mr. Lincoln Young Mr. Lincoln

as Loafer

1939
Movie Nancy Drew... Reporter Nancy Drew... Reporter

as Captain Tweedy (uncredited)

1939
Movie King of the Underworld King of the Underworld

as (scenes deleted)

1939
Movie Nancy Drew -- Detective Nancy Drew -- Detective

as Captain Tweedy

1938
Movie San Quentin San Quentin

as Convict in Bunkhouse

1937
Movie Adventures of Superman Adventures of Superman

as Al

1952