Biography

Charles "Charlie"Chaplin (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, film director and composer best-known for his work during the silent film era. He used mime, slapstick and other visual comedy routines, and continued well into the era of the talkies, though his films decreased in frequency by the end of the 1920s. His most famous role was that of The Tramp, which he first played in Kid Auto Races (1914).

From 1914 onwards he was writing and directing most of his films, by 1916 he was producing them, and by 1918 he was also composing the music for them. In 1919 he co-founded United Artists.

In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Chaplin the 10th greatest male screen legend of all time.

Charles "Charlie"Chaplin (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, film director and composer best-known for his work during the silent film era. He used mime, slapstick and other visual comedy routines, and continued well into the era of the talkies, though his films decreased in frequency by the end of the 1920s. His most famous role was that of The Tramp, which he first played in Kid Auto Races (1914).

From 1914 onwards he was writing and directing most of his films, by 1916 he was producing them, and by 1918 he was also composing the music for them. In 1919 he co-founded United Artists.

In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Chaplin the 10th greatest male screen legend of all time.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 135

Birthday 1889-04-16

Day of Death 1977-12-25

Place of Birth Walworth, London, England, UK

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Also Known As

  • Charles Spencer Chaplin
  • Charles Chaplin
  • Чарлі Чаплін
  • Чарлз Спенсер Чаплін
  • Charlot
  • Carlitos

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Dancing Chaplin as Himself (archive footage)
Golf Antics
2017 Chaplin in Bali as Himself
2016 Looking for Charlie: Or, the Day the Clown Died as Himself (archive footage)
2014 A Night at the Cinema in 1914
2013 The Birth of the Tramp as Himself (archive footage)
2012 Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen
2008 Warner at War
2008 Mary Pickford: The Muse of the Movies as Himself (archive footage)
2007 Why Be Good?: Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema as (archive footage)
2003 Trip to Bali as Himself
2003 Chaplin Today: The Gold Rush as (archive footage)
2003 Chaplin Today: City Lights as (archive footage)
2002 The Tramp and the Dictator as Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
1998 Charlie Chaplin: A Tramp's Life as Himself (archive footage)
1996 Chaplin's Goliath as Himself (archive footage)
1992 The Chaplin Puzzle
1988 The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind
1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage as Himself (archive footage)
1983 Unknown Chaplin(3 episodes) as Himself & in Out-Takes
1980 Charlie Chaplin: The Little Tramp as Subject of This Documentary (archive footage)
1975 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? as (archive footage)
1967 A Countess from Hong Kong as An Old Steward
1965 Hollywood My Home Town as Himself
1963 Hollywood Without Make-Up
1961 The DuPont Show of the Week(1 episode)
1961 Days of Thrills and Laughter
1960 When Comedy Was King as edited from 'His Trysting Place, ' 'The Masqurader, ' and 'Kid Auto at Venice.' (archive footage)
1960 Lifetime of Comedy
1959 The Chaplin Revue as Narrator / Various
1957 A King in New York as King Shahdov
1955 All in Good Fun
1953 The Academy Awards(2 episodes)
1952 Limelight as Calvero
1950 The Golden Twenties as (archive footage)
1947 Monsieur Verdoux as Henri Verdoux
1942 The Gold Rush (Recut & Narrated Version) as The Lone Prospector
1940 The Eternal Jew
1940 The Great Dictator as Adenoid Hynkel, Dictator of Tomania / A Jewish Barber
1938 Charlie Chaplin Carnival as Various Roles
1936 Modern Times as A factory worker
1933 The Film Parade as Himself (film clip from 'The Champion' (1915)) (archive footage) (as Charlie Chaplin)
1933 All at Sea as Himself
1931 Charly Chaplin in Wien
1931 City Lights as Tramp
1928 Show People as Himself (uncredited)
1928 The Circus: Premiere as Himself
1928 The Circus as A Tramp
1926 Camille as Mike
1925 The Gold Rush as The Lone Prospector
1923 A Woman of Paris as Station Porter (uncredited)
1923 Souls for Sale as Himself - Celebrity Director
1923 The Pilgrim as The Pilgrim
1922 Seeing Stars
1922 Pay Day as Laborer
1922 Nice and Friendly as Tramp
1921 The Idle Class as Tramp and Husband
1921 The Kid as A Tramp
1920 Charlie Butts In
1919 A Day's Pleasure as Father
1919 Sunnyside as Farm handyman
1919 The Professor as Professor Bosco
1918 The Bond as Charlie
1918 Shoulder Arms as Doughboy
1918 Triple Trouble as The Janitor
1918 A Dog's Life as Tramp
1918 How to Make Movies as Himself
1917 The Adventurer as The Convict
1917 The Immigrant as Immigrant
1917 The Cure as The Inebriate
1917 Easy Street as The Tramp
1916 The Rink as A. Waiter
1916 Behind the Screen as Goliath's Assistant - David
1916 The Pawnshop as Pawnshop Assistant
1916 The Count as Tailors apprentiee
1916 One A.M. as Drunk
1916 The Vagabond as Street Musician
1916 The Fireman as Fireman
1916 Police as Charlie, Convict 999
1916 Chaplin's Mutual Comedies as Various Roles
1916 The Floorwalker as Tramp
1915 Burlesque on Carmen as Darn Hosiery
1915 A Night in the Show as Mr. Pest and Mr. Rowdy
1915 Shanghaied as Tramp
1915 The Bank as Janitor
1915 A Woman as Gentleman / 'Nora Nettlerash'
1915 Work as Izzy A. Wake's assistant
1915 His Regeneration as A Customer (uncredited)
1915 By the Sea as Stroller
1915 The Tramp as The Tramp
1915 A Jitney Elopement as Suitor, the Fake Count
1915 In the Park as Charlie
1915 The Champion as Challenger
1915 A Night Out as Reveller
1915 His New Job as Film Extra
1915 Chaplin's Essanay Comedies
1914 His Prehistoric Past as Weakchin
1914 Getting Acquainted as Mr. Sniffels
1914 Tillie's Punctured Romance as A Stranger
1914 His Trysting Place as Clarence, the Husband
1914 His Musical Career as Charlie, Piano Mover
1914 Gentlemen of Nerve as Mr. Wow-Woe, Track Fanatic
1914 Dough and Dynamite as Pierre
1914 Those Love Pangs as Masher
1914 The New Janitor as The Janitor
1914 The Rounders as Reveller
1914 His New Profession as Charlie
1914 The Masquerader as Film actor
1914 Recreation as Tramp
1914 The Face on the Barroom Floor as Artist
1914 The Property Man as The Property Man
1914 Laughing Gas as Dentist's assistant
1914 Mabel's Married Life as Mabel's Husband
1914 Mabel's Busy Day as Tipsy Nuisance
1914 The Knockout as Referee
1914 Her Friend the Bandit as Bandit
1914 The Fatal Mallet as Suitor
1914 A Busy Day as Wife
1914 Caught in the Rain as Tipsy Hotel Guest
1914 Caught in a Cabaret as Waiter
1914 Twenty Minutes of Love as Pickpocket
1914 Mabel at the Wheel as Villain
1914 The Star Boarder as The Star Boarder
1914 Cruel, Cruel Love as Mr. Dovey
1914 His Favorite Pastime as Drunken Masher
1914 Tango Tangles as Tipsy Dancer
1914 A Film Johnnie as The Tramp, a Film Johnnie
1914 Between Showers as The Tramp, a Second Gallant
1914 A Thief Catcher as Cop (uncredited)
1914 Mabel's Strange Predicament as The Tramp
1914 Kid Auto Races at Venice, Cal. as The Tramp
1914 Charlie Chaplin at Keystone(35 episodes) as Carlitos
1914 Making a Living as Edgar English, a Swindler

Writing

1992 ChaplinBook
1967 A Countess from Hong KongScreenplay
1967 A Countess from Hong KongAuthor
1959 The Chaplin RevueWriter
1957 A King in New YorkWriter
1952 LimelightScreenplay
1952 LimelightOriginal Story
1947 Monsieur VerdouxWriter
1942 The Gold Rush (Recut & Narrated Version)Writer
1940 The Great DictatorScreenplay
1936 Modern TimesScreenplay
1931 City LightsScreenplay
1928 The CircusWriter
1925 The Gold RushScreenplay
1923 A Woman of ParisWriter
1923 The PilgrimWriter
1922 Pay DayWriter
1922 Nice and FriendlyWriter
1921 The Idle ClassWriter
1921 The KidWriter
1920 Charlie Butts InWriter
1919 A Day's PleasureWriter
1919 SunnysideWriter
1918 The BondWriter
1918 Shoulder ArmsWriter
1918 Triple TroubleStory
1918 Triple TroubleScreenplay
1918 A Dog's LifeWriter
1918 How to Make MoviesWriter
1917 The AdventurerStory
1917 The AdventurerWriter
1917 The ImmigrantWriter
1917 The CureStory
1917 The CureScreenplay
1917 Easy StreetWriter
1917 Easy StreetStory
1917 Easy StreetScreenplay
1916 The RinkScreenplay
1916 Behind the ScreenWriter
1916 The PawnshopScreenplay
1916 The CountScreenplay
1916 One A.M.Writer
1916 The VagabondWriter
1916 The FiremanWriter
1916 PoliceWriter
1916 The FloorwalkerWriter
1915 Burlesque on CarmenWriter
1915 A Night in the ShowWriter
1915 ShanghaiedWriter
1915 The BankWriter
1915 A WomanWriter
1915 WorkWriter
1915 By the SeaWriter
1915 The TrampWriter
1915 A Jitney ElopementWriter
1915 In the ParkWriter
1915 The ChampionWriter
1915 A Night OutWriter
1915 His New JobWriter
1914 His Prehistoric PastWriter
1914 Getting AcquaintedWriter
1914 His Trysting PlaceWriter
1914 Dough and DynamiteWriter
1914 The RoundersWriter
1914 The MasqueraderWriter
1914 RecreationWriter
1914 Mabel's Married LifeWriter
1914 Caught in a CabaretWriter
1914 His Favorite PastimeWriter
1914 Tango TanglesWriter
1914 A Film JohnnieWriter
1914 Between ShowersWriter
1914 Mabel's Strange PredicamentWriter
1914 Kid Auto Races at Venice, Cal.Writer

Directing

1967 A Countess from Hong KongDirector
1959 The Chaplin RevueDirector
1957 A King in New YorkDirector
1952 LimelightDirector
1947 Monsieur VerdouxDirector
1942 The Gold Rush (Recut & Narrated Version)Director
1940 The Great DictatorDirector
1936 Modern TimesDirector
1931 City LightsDirector
1928 The CircusDirector
1925 The Gold RushDirector
1923 A Woman of ParisDirector
1923 The PilgrimDirector
1922 Pay DayDirector
1922 Nice and FriendlyDirector
1921 The Idle ClassDirector
1921 The KidDirector
1920 Charlie Butts InDirector
1919 A Day's PleasureDirector
1919 SunnysideDirector
1919 The ProfessorDirector
1918 The BondDirector
1918 Shoulder ArmsDirector
1918 Triple TroubleDirector
1918 A Dog's LifeDirector
1918 How to Make MoviesDirector
1917 The AdventurerDirector
1917 The ImmigrantDirector
1917 The CureDirector
1917 Easy StreetDirector
1916 The RinkDirector
1916 Behind the ScreenDirector
1916 The PawnshopDirector
1916 The CountDirector
1916 One A.M.Director
1916 The VagabondDirector
1916 The FiremanDirector
1916 PoliceDirector
1916 Chaplin's Mutual ComediesDirector
1916 The FloorwalkerDirector
1915 Burlesque on CarmenDirector
1915 A Night in the ShowDirector
1915 ShanghaiedDirector
1915 The BankDirector
1915 A WomanDirector
1915 WorkDirector
1915 By the SeaDirector
1915 The TrampDirector
1915 A Jitney ElopementDirector
1915 In the ParkDirector
1915 The ChampionDirector
1915 A Night OutDirector
1915 His New JobDirector
1915 Chaplin's Essanay ComediesDirector
1914 His Prehistoric PastDirector
1914 Getting AcquaintedDirector
1914 His Trysting PlaceDirector
1914 His Musical CareerDirector
1914 Gentlemen of NerveDirector
1914 Dough and DynamiteDirector
1914 Those Love PangsDirector
1914 The New JanitorDirector
1914 The RoundersDirector
1914 His New ProfessionDirector
1914 The MasqueraderDirector
1914 RecreationDirector
1914 The Face on the Barroom FloorDirector
1914 The Property ManDirector
1914 Laughing GasDirector
1914 Mabel's Married LifeDirector
1914 Her Friend the BanditDirector
1914 Caught in the RainDirector
1914 Twenty Minutes of LoveDirector

Production

1967 A Countess from Hong KongProducer
1957 A King in New YorkProducer
1952 LimelightProducer
1947 Monsieur VerdouxProducer
1940 The Great DictatorProducer
1936 Modern TimesProducer
1931 City LightsProducer
1928 The CircusProducer
1925 The Gold RushProducer
1923 A Woman of ParisProducer
1922 Pay DayProducer
1921 The KidProducer
1919 A Day's PleasureProducer
1918 Shoulder ArmsProducer
1918 A Dog's LifeProducer
1917 The AdventurerProducer
1917 The ImmigrantProducer
1917 Easy StreetProducer
1916 The RinkProducer
1916 Behind the ScreenProducer
1916 The PawnshopProducer
1916 The CountProducer
1916 One A.M.Producer
1916 The VagabondProducer
1916 The FiremanProducer

Editing

1942 The Gold Rush (Recut & Narrated Version)Editor
1936 Modern TimesEditor
1931 City LightsEditor
1925 The Gold RushEditor
1923 A Woman of ParisEditor
1922 Pay DayEditor
1921 The KidEditor
1918 Shoulder ArmsEditor
1918 A Dog's LifeEditor
1917 The AdventurerEditor
1917 The ImmigrantEditor
1917 Easy StreetEditor
1916 The RinkEditor
1916 Behind the ScreenEditor
1916 The PawnshopEditor
1916 The CountEditor
1916 One A.M.Editor
1916 The VagabondSupervising Film Editor
1916 The FiremanEditor
1915 A Night in the ShowEditor
1915 WorkEditor
1915 The ChampionEditor
1914 RecreationEditor

Sound

2018 OptimismMusic
1967 A Countess from Hong KongMusic
1957 A King in New YorkMusic
1952 LimelightOriginal Music Composer
1947 Monsieur VerdouxOriginal Music Composer
1940 The Great DictatorOriginal Music Composer
1936 Modern TimesOriginal Music Composer
1931 City LightsOriginal Music Composer
1925 The Gold RushOriginal Music Composer
1923 A Woman of ParisOriginal Music Composer
1922 Pay DayMusic
1921 The KidOriginal Music Composer
1918 Shoulder ArmsMusic
1918 A Dog's LifeOriginal Music Composer

Creator

1914 Charlie Chaplin at KeystoneCreator

Crew

1915 By the SeaScript

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