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Matthew O. McHugh (January 22, 1894 – February 22, 1971) was an American film actor who appeared in more than 200 films between 1931 and 1955, primarily in small cameo parts.

McHugh came from a theatrical family. His parents ran a stock theatre company and, as a young child, he performed on stage. His brother, Frank, who went on to become part of the Warner Bros. stock company in the 1930s and 1940s, and sister Kitty performed an act with him by the time he was fourteen years old, but the family quit the stage around 1930. His brother Ed became an agent in New York.

Matt made his Broadway debut in Elmer Rice's Street Scene in 1929, along with his brother Ed, and also appeared in Swing Your Lady in 1936.

Despite his actual origins, McHugh usually performed his roles with a Brooklyn accent, and was often cast as characters explicitly from Brooklyn. In Star Spangled Rhythm (1941), his one scene is a protracted monologue during the climactic "Old Glory" sequence, in which McHugh plays a character who literally embodies the spirit of Brooklyn.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Matthew O. McHugh (January 22, 1894 – February 22, 1971) was an American film actor who appeared in more than 200 films between 1931 and 1955, primarily in small cameo parts.

McHugh came from a theatrical family. His parents ran a stock theatre company and, as a young child, he performed on stage. His brother, Frank, who went on to become part of the Warner Bros. stock company in the 1930s and 1940s, and sister Kitty performed an act with him by the time he was fourteen years old, but the family quit the stage around 1930. His brother Ed became an agent in New York.

Matt made his Broadway debut in Elmer Rice's Street Scene in 1929, along with his brother Ed, and also appeared in Swing Your Lady in 1936.

Despite his actual origins, McHugh usually performed his roles with a Brooklyn accent, and was often cast as characters explicitly from Brooklyn. In Star Spangled Rhythm (1941), his one scene is a protracted monologue during the climactic "Old Glory" sequence, in which McHugh plays a character who literally embodies the spirit of Brooklyn.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 95

Birthday 1894-01-22

Day of Death 1971-02-22

Place of Birth Connellsville - Pennsylvania - USA

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Also Known As

  • Mathew O. McHugh
  • Mat McHugh

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1955 Wham-Bam-Slam! as Dr. Claude A. Quacker (archive footage)
1951 Tales of Robin Hood as Tuck's Guard-Friend
1951 Home Town Story as Waiter (uncredited)
1949 Arson, Inc. as Hubbell
1949 Duke of Chicago as Terry Shea
1948 An Innocent Affair as Ted Burke
1948 Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! as Frank the Barber (uncredited)
1948 Pardon My Clutch as Claude Finkle
1946 Vacation in Reno as Bill Dumont
1946 Deadline for Murder as Johnny
1946 The Blue Dahlia as Bartender at Gus's (uncredited)
1945 The Bells of St. Mary's as Sporting Goods Salesman (uncredited)
1945 How DOooo You Do as Deputy McNiel
1944 My Buddy as Happy
1944 The Mark of the Whistler as Tom, Reporter (uncredited)
1944 Secret Command as Curly
1944 Mr. Skeffington as Drunk (uncredited)
1944 And the Angels Sing as Doorman - 33 Club (uncredited)
1943 Whispering Footsteps as Cy Walsh, Boarder
1943 True to Life as Taxicab Driver
1943 The West Side Kid as The Worrier
1943 Hi Diddle Diddle as Second Reporter
1943 Quiet Please Murder as Taxi Driver (uncredited)
1942 Girl Trouble as Driver
1942 It Happened in Flatbush as O'Doul
1942 Star Spangled Rhythm as Man from Brooklyn - 'Old Glory' Number (uncredited)
1942 Too Many Women as Spike O'Reilly
1942 A Gentleman at Heart as Joe
1941 West Point Widow as Drunk at Football Game
1941 The Lady from Cheyenne as Reporter on Train
1941 So You Won't Squawk as Louie the Wolf's Henchman
1940 His Ex Marks the Spot as Radcliffe - the ex wife's boyfriend
1940 You, the People as Albert 'Bert' / 'Perky' Perkins
1940 Rangers of Fortune as Horatio Wells
1940 The Boys from Syracuse as Bartender
1940 They Drive by Night as Repairman
1940 Sailor's Lady as Cabby
1940 La Conga Nights as Headwaiter
1940 Primrose Path as Drunk Leaving Bluebell (uncredited)
1940 I Take This Woman as Mike Fescue - Man in Clinic
1940 Oh, Johnny, How You Can Love! as Charlie-the Cop
1939 The Secret of Dr. Kildare as Messenger's Chauffeur
1939 20,000 Men a Year as Baseball Fan
1939 At the Circus as Cabbie (uncredited)
1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington as Reporter (uncredited)
1939 The Escape as Pete
1939 $1,000 a Touchdown as Brick Benson
1939 The Under-Pup as Soda Jerk
1939 Miracles For Sale as 'All Over Town' Bus Driver
1939 Chicken Wagon Family as Joe
1939 The Greener Hills as Taxi Driver
1938 While New York Sleeps as Cab Driver
1938 Exposed as Johnson
1938 That Certain Age as Soda Jerk (uncredited)
1938 Professor Beware as Divorced Man on Highway
1938 Tropic Holiday as Joe
1938 The Rage of Paris as Department Head
1938 You and Me as Newcomer
1938 No Time To Marry as Abernathy
1938 Mannequin as Mike (uncredited)
1937 Navy Blue and Gold as Heckler
1937 Broadway Melody of 1938 as Burt - Steve's Assistant (uncredited)
1936 The Gentleman from Louisiana as Steve Brodie
1936 To Mary - with Love as Taxi Driver
1936 The Phantom Rider as Agent Shorty
1936 The Country Beyond as Const. Weller
1936 Anything Goes as Detective
1935 If You Could Only Cook as Pete
1935 Barbary Coast as Broncho
1935 Thunder in the Night as Police Secretary
1935 Diamond Jim as Bartender
1935 The Glass Key as Puggy
1935 Party Wire as Bert West
1935 Murder on a Honeymoon as Madden
1935 The Good Fairy as Moving Man (uncredited)
1934 She Loves Me Not as Andy, the Photographer
1934 Sing and Like it as Junker - Hood
1934 Bridal Bail as Patrolman Gus Brown
1934 Two Alone as Counter Man (uncredited)
1933 Dancing Lady as Marcia's Agent (uncredited)
1933 The Mad Game as Butts McGhee
1933 A Man of Sentiment as Alex (Willie) Moran - Orderly
1933 The Last Trail as Looney McGann
1933 The Man Who Dared as Karel
1933 The Girl in 419 as Jim - a Prisoner
1933 Night of Terror as Detective Bailey
1933 Sailor's Luck as Taxi Cab Driver
1933 Hard to Handle as Joe Goetz
1932 Merry-Go-Round as Joe Skelli
1932 Hawkins & Watkins Inc.
1932 The Loud Mouth
1932 Taxi! as Joe Silva (uncredited)
1932 The Woman From Monte Carlo as Chief Petty Officer Vincent
1931 Street Scene as Vincent Jones
1931 The Grand Dame as (uncredited)

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