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Ralph Dunn (May 23, 1900 – February 19, 1968) was an American film, television, and stage actor.

Dunn was born in Titusville, Pennsylvania and spent early years living with relatives in Canton, Illinois. Dunn's father was a veterinarian for the U.S. Army during WWI, and his mother was an actress. Dunn was enrolled briefly at the University of Pennsylvania, but left after one day to join a Vaudeville troupe.

Ralph Dunn used his burly body and rich, theatrical voice to good effect in hundreds of minor feature-film roles and supporting appearances in two-reel comedies. He came to Hollywood during the early talkie era, beginning his film career with 1932's The Crowd Roars.

A large man with a withering glare, Dunn was an ideal "opposite" for short, bumbling comedians. A frequent visitor to the Columbia short subjects unit, Dunn showed up in the Three Stooges comedies Mummy's Dummies, as well as Who Done It? and its remake, For Crimin' Out Loud

Dunn kept busy into the 1960s, appearing in such TV series as Kitty Foyle, and Norby and such films as Black Like Me.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ralph Dunn (May 23, 1900 – February 19, 1968) was an American film, television, and stage actor.

Dunn was born in Titusville, Pennsylvania and spent early years living with relatives in Canton, Illinois. Dunn's father was a veterinarian for the U.S. Army during WWI, and his mother was an actress. Dunn was enrolled briefly at the University of Pennsylvania, but left after one day to join a Vaudeville troupe.

Ralph Dunn used his burly body and rich, theatrical voice to good effect in hundreds of minor feature-film roles and supporting appearances in two-reel comedies. He came to Hollywood during the early talkie era, beginning his film career with 1932's The Crowd Roars.

A large man with a withering glare, Dunn was an ideal "opposite" for short, bumbling comedians. A frequent visitor to the Columbia short subjects unit, Dunn showed up in the Three Stooges comedies Mummy's Dummies, as well as Who Done It? and its remake, For Crimin' Out Loud

Dunn kept busy into the 1960s, appearing in such TV series as Kitty Foyle, and Norby and such films as Black Like Me.

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Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 124

Birthday 1900-05-23

Day of Death 1968-02-19

Place of Birth Titusville, Pennsylvania, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1960 The Devil To Pay as The Furnace Man
1957 The Pajama Game as Myron Hasler
1956 For Crimin' Out Loud as Baddie
1955 Norby (13 episodes) as Mr. Rudge
1954 Summer Playhouse (1 episode)
1953 Sentence of Death as Sgt. MacReynolds
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)
1950 Lux Video Theatre (1 episode)
1950 Singing Guns as Traveler
1950 The Secret Fury as Police Sergeant McCafferty
1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (1 episode)
1949 The Lost Tribe as Capt. Rawlins
1949 Who Done It? as Leader of Phantom Gang
1949 Miss Mink of 1949 as Mr. McKelvey
1948 Studio One (1 episode)
1948 Mummy's Dummies as Rhadames
1948 Incident as Bugs
1948 The Golden Eye as Jim. Driscoll
1948 Lady at Midnight as Al Garrity
1948 Canon City as Convict Blacksmith
1948 Train to Alcatraz as U.S. Marshal Mark Stevens
1948 Jinx Money as Jake 'Cold Deck' Shapiro
1948 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre as Flophouse Bum (uncredited)
1947 Dragnet
1947 News Hounds as 'Dutch' Miller
1947 Deep Valley as Deputy
1947 Too Many Winners as Detective Peter Rafferty
1947 Three on a Ticket as Inspector Pete Rafferty
1946 Lady Chaser as Brady
1946 The Strange Woman as Lumberjack
1946 Genius at Work as Lt. Gilley
1946 Larceny in Her Heart as Det. Sgt. Pete Rafferty
1946 From This Day Forward as Bailiff
1945 Scarlet Street as First Policeman in Park (uncredited)
1945 Senorita from the West as Man (uncredited)
1945 The Falcon in San Francisco as Arresting Policeman
1945 Phantoms, Inc. as Detective Lester
1945 Circumstantial Evidence as Cleary, the Cop
1944 The Woman in the Window as Traffic Cop (uncredited)
1944 Laura as Fred Callahan (uncredited)
1944 Up in Mabel's Room as Air Raid Warden (uncredited)
1944 Dark Mountain as Chief Sanford
1944 The Whistler as Cop at Car Accident (uncredited)
1943 Action in the North Atlantic as Quartermaster
1943 All by Myself as Hotel Detective
1943 Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case as Tracy - Prison Guard
1942 Mug Town as Cop
1942 A Night to Remember as Henderson
1942 Lucky Jordan as Army Guard
1942 I Married a Witch as First Prison Guard (uncredited)
1942 Get Hep to Love as Policeman Making Bet
1942 Grand Central Murder as Policeman
1942 Twin Beds as Detective
1942 Fingers at the Window as Policeman Outside Clinic
1942 About Face as Marine
1942 Blondie Goes to College as Joes, 2nd Motorcycle Policeman
1941 Pacific Blackout as Cop
1941 The Corsican Brothers as Messenger, Arturo's Steward
1941 I Wake Up Screaming as Detective (uncredited)
1941 International Lady as Don
1941 Sun Valley Serenade as Customs Officer
1941 The Lady from Cheyenne as Mayor Barney Davies, Cork's Henchman
1941 Charlie Chan in Dead Men Tell as Homicide Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
1941 Western Union as Work Seeker
1940 Michael Shayne: Private Detective as First Bartender
1940 Trail of the Vigilantes as Deputy Sheriff
1940 Charlie Chan in Murder over New York as Cop
1940 Gallant Sons as Deputy with Charlie
1940 Brigham Young as Jury Foreman
1940 Public Deb No. 1 as Policeman
1940 Dr. Kildare Goes Home as Motorcycle Cop
1940 You're Not So Tough as Valley Truck Driver
1940 New Moon as Bondsman
1940 Phantom Raiders as Port Policeman
1940 Girl in 313 as Det. Berner
1940 An Angel from Texas as 'General' in the Play
1940 Johnny Apollo as Guard
1940 The Grapes of Wrath as Deputy (uncredited)
1940 Double Alibi as First Police Dispatcher
1940 Castle on the Hudson as Court Clerk Reading Verdict
1940 The Fighting 69th as Medical Captain
1940 The Saint's Double Trouble as Police Sergeant
1940 The Man Who Wouldn't Talk as Guard
1940 His Girl Friday as Plainclothesman (uncredited)
1940 The Green Hornet as Andy - Thug (uncredited)
1939 Invisible Stripes as Doorman
1939 The Hunchback of Notre Dame as Soldier (uncredited)
1939 Blondie Brings Up Baby as Police Desk Sergeant
1939 Smashing the Money Ring as Dave - Convict Custodian on Train
1939 Desperate Trails as Henchman Lon
1939 Indianapolis Speedway as Racetrack Official
1939 I Stole a Million as Bartender
1939 Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation as Police Guard
1939 Blind Alley as Trooper Cronin
1939 Rose of Washington Square as Officer
1939 The Return of the Cisco Kid
1939 Mr. Moto in Danger Island as Cop with McGurk
1939 Sergeant Madden as Policeman in 1919
1939 The Lone Ranger Rides Again as Bart Dolan
1939 Tail Spin as Mechanic
1939 Scouts to the Rescue as Henchman Pug O'Toole
1939 Another Thin Man as Baggage Man
1938 Next Time I Marry as Kennel Guard
1938 Storm Over Bengal as Soldier
1938 Garden of the Moon as Fred - Hotel Detective
1938 Straight, Place and Show as Bartender
1938 Gateway as Guard
1938 Over The Wall as Prison Guard
1938 The Patient in Room 18 as Eldar Hotel Clerk
1937 Borrowing Trouble as Cop
1937 Big Town Girl as Trooper
1937 Hot Water as Policeman
1937 Dangerously Yours as Detective
1937 Tenth Avenue Kid as Detective Egan
1937 One Mile From Heaven as Doorman
1937 White Bondage as Defense Attorney
1937 The Go-Getter as Officer on the Macon (uncredited)
1937 Melody For Two as Radio Station Official
1937 Penrod and Sam as Joe
1937 The Great O'Malley as Police Stenographer in Hospital
1936 Fugitive in the Sky as First Radio Announcer
1936 Valiant Is the Word for Carrie as G-Man
1935 Stranded as Bridge Worker (uncredited)
1932 The Crowd Roars as Racetrack Official

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