Biography

From Wikipedia

Monte Collins (also credited as Monty Collins; December 3,

1898 – June 1, 1951) was an American film actor and screenwriter. He appeared

in 167 films between 1920 and 1948. He also wrote for 32 films between 1930 and

1951.

Dapper, pencil-mustached Collins starred in silent short

comedies in the late 1920s. These were produced by Educational Pictures and

often directed by Jules White. The coming of sound in movies had no ill effect

on Collins's career; he was not as big a name as Buster Keaton or Laurel and

Hardy, so Collins had no preconceived screen image that could be shattered by

talkies. Although Collins took to talkies easily (he and Vernon Dent sing

together in the early sound short Ticklish Business), he never established

himself as a major comedy star. Throughout the 1930s he appeared in secondary

roles (businessmen, butlers, soldiers, salesmen, etc.) in both feature films

and short subjects.

One of his last credits was supplying material for Laurel

and Hardy's final film, Atoll K (1951). Filmed in France by French and Italian

cast and crew members, the production was hectic and chaotic for the

English-speaking stars. The finished film carries the unique credit, "Gags

by Monty Collins."

Collins was about to launch a career in television when he

died of a heart attack in 1951, at age 52.

From Wikipedia

Monte Collins (also credited as Monty Collins; December 3,

1898 – June 1, 1951) was an American film actor and screenwriter. He appeared

in 167 films between 1920 and 1948. He also wrote for 32 films between 1930 and

1951.

Dapper, pencil-mustached Collins starred in silent short

comedies in the late 1920s. These were produced by Educational Pictures and

often directed by Jules White. The coming of sound in movies had no ill effect

on Collins's career; he was not as big a name as Buster Keaton or Laurel and

Hardy, so Collins had no preconceived screen image that could be shattered by

talkies. Although Collins took to talkies easily (he and Vernon Dent sing

together in the early sound short Ticklish Business), he never established

himself as a major comedy star. Throughout the 1930s he appeared in secondary

roles (businessmen, butlers, soldiers, salesmen, etc.) in both feature films

and short subjects.

One of his last credits was supplying material for Laurel

and Hardy's final film, Atoll K (1951). Filmed in France by French and Italian

cast and crew members, the production was hectic and chaotic for the

English-speaking stars. The finished film carries the unique credit, "Gags

by Monty Collins."

Collins was about to launch a career in television when he

died of a heart attack in 1951, at age 52.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 68

Birthday 1898-12-03

Day of Death 1951-06-01

Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Monty Francis Collins Jr.
  • Monty Colins
  • Monte F. Collins
  • Monty F. Collins
  • Monty Collins

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1948 Campus Sleuth as Dean McKinley
1947 Sarge Goes to College as Dean McKinley
1943 A Lady Takes a Chance as Poker Player
1943 Boobs in the Night
1942 House of Errors as Professor Stark
1942 What Makes Lizzy Dizzy? as Bill, Aggie's Boy Friend
1941 She's Oil Mine as Monte Piper, plumber
1941 Three Girls About Town as Tipsy Poker Player
1941 General Nuisance as Sgt. Michael Collins
1940 Cold Turkey as Landlord
1940 Buck Benny Rides Again as Bellboy
1940 Mad Youth as Stewart - Singing Bridge Player
1940 You're Next! as Pruitt
1940 Midnight Limited as Abel Krantz
1940 The Heckler as Baseball Spectator with Pipe
1939 Heroes in Blue as Moe
1939 Mooching Through Georgia as Cyrus Cobb, Homer's Brother
1939 The Gracie Allen Murder Case as Picnic Master of Ceremonies
1939 Star Reporter as Hogan
1939 Made for Each Other as Juror
1938 Sue My Lawyer as Detective Collins
1938 The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok as Danny
1938 Fiddling Around as Monte Collins
1937 Hollywood Round-Up as Freddie Foster
1937 Calling All Curtains
1937 Behind the Mike as Alberts
1937 Bury the Hatchet as Monte (as Monty Collins)
1937 Shall We Dance as Usher-Messenger (uncredited)
1937 New News as Monte Collins
1937 The Super Snooper
1936 Free Rent
1936 Midnight Blunders as Monte
1936 Born to Fight as Gloomy Gus
1936 Just Speeding
1936 Unrelated Relations
1935 To Beat the Band as The Coroner
1935 Gobs of Trouble
1935 Stage Frights
1935 Love, Honor and Obey (The Law!) as Bob (uncredited)
1935 Gum Shoes
1935 Hollywood Trouble
1934 Love and Hisses as Reynolds - the Butler
1934 Woman Haters as Mr. Zero
1934 Henry the Ache as Thomas Culpeper
1932 Hollywood Runaround
1932 Show Business as Collins
1932 A Slip at the Switch as Operator
1932 Just a Pain in the Parlor
1932 Girl Crazy as Bartender
1932 Anybody's Goat
1931 Scandal Sheet as Reporter Collins
1929 Why Bring That Up?
1929 Look Out Below as Waiter
1928 The Lost Laugh as The Washing Machine Salesman
1928 Wedding Slips as The Newlywed Husband
1928 Fall In
1926 45 Minutes from Hollywood as Hotel Guest (uncredited)
1922 Captain Fly-by-Night as Drunk
1922 Come on Over

Writing

1949 The Green Promise Story Screenplay
1947 Heartaches Story
1947 Sarge Goes to College Dialogue
1946 Slappily Married Story
1946 Tangier Screenplay
1943 Three Little Twirps Screenplay
1943 They Stooge to Conga Story
1936 Midnight Blunders Story

Crew

1948 Joe Palooka in Winner Take All Additional Dialogue
1948 Joe Palooka in Fighting Mad Additional Dialogue
1945 Shady Lady Additional Dialogue

Production

1949 The Green Promise Producer

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