Biography

Reginald Gardiner (27 February 1903 - 7 July 1980) was an English-born actor in film and television and a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in Britain. He made his film debut in 1926 in the silent film The Lodger, by Alfred Hitchcock. Moving to Hollywood, he was cast in numerous roles, often as a British butler. One of his most famous roles was that of Schultz in Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator. Toward the end of his career, Gardiner made increasing guest appearances on the leading television sitcoms of the 1960s, including Fess Parker's ABC series, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington as the lead guest in the episode "Citizen Bellows". His last major role was alongside Phyllis Diller in her short-lived ABC sitcom The Pruitts of Southampton (1966-67).

Reginald Gardiner (27 February 1903 - 7 July 1980) was an English-born actor in film and television and a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in Britain. He made his film debut in 1926 in the silent film The Lodger, by Alfred Hitchcock. Moving to Hollywood, he was cast in numerous roles, often as a British butler. One of his most famous roles was that of Schultz in Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator. Toward the end of his career, Gardiner made increasing guest appearances on the leading television sitcoms of the 1960s, including Fess Parker's ABC series, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington as the lead guest in the episode "Citizen Bellows". His last major role was alongside Phyllis Diller in her short-lived ABC sitcom The Pruitts of Southampton (1966-67).

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Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 71

Birthday 1903-02-27

Day of Death 1980-07-07

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1966 ABC Stage 67 (1 episode)
1966 The Monkees (1 episode)
1966 The Pruitts of Southampton (30 episodes)
1965 Green Acres (1 episode)
1965 Sergeant Dead Head as Lt. Comm. Talbott
1965 Do Not Disturb as Simmons
1964 Bewitched (1 episode)
1964 What a Way to Go!
1963 Petticoat Junction (2 episodes)
1963 Burke's Law (3 episodes)
1963 Hollywood Without Make-Up
1962 Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation as Reggie McHugh
1961 Back Street as Dalian
1959 Adventures in Paradise (1 episode)
1958 77 Sunset Strip (1 episode)
1958 Behind Closed Doors (1 episode)
1958 Rock-a-Bye Baby as Harold Hermann
1957 The Story of Mankind as William Shakespeare
1957 Perry Mason (1 episode)
1956 The Birds and the Bees as Gerald
1955 Alice in Wonderland as White Knight
1955 The 20th Century Fox Hour (1 episode)
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode)
1955 Ain't Misbehavin' as Anatole Piermont Rogers
1955 The Millionaire (1 episode)
1954 Black Widow as Brian Mullen
1952 Androcles and the Lion as Lentulus
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)
1951 Elopement as Roger Evans
1951 Halls of Montezuma as Sgt. Randolph Johnson
1950 Wabash Avenue as English Eddie
1948 That Wonderful Urge as Count André de Guyon
1948 That Lady in Ermine as Alberto
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show (1 episode)
1948 Fury at Furnace Creek as Capt. Grover A. Walsh
1946 One More Tomorrow as James 'Jim' Aloysius Fisk
1946 Do You Love Me as Herbert Benham
1946 Cluny Brown as Hilary Ames
1945 Christmas in Connecticut as John Sloan
1945 The Dolly Sisters as Tony, Duke of Breck
1945 Molly and Me as Harry Phillips / Peabody, the Butler
1945 The Horn Blows at Midnight as Composer / Archie Dexter
1943 Claudia as Jerry Seymour
1943 Sweet Rosie O'Grady as Charles, Duke of Trippenham
1943 Immortal Sergeant as Tom Benedict
1943 Forever and a Day as Assistant Hotel Manager
1942 Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood No. 6
1942 Captains of the Clouds as Scrounger Harris (bush pilot)
1942 The Man Who Came to Dinner as Beverly Carlton
1942 Breakdowns of 1942 as Himself (uncredited)
1941 Sundown as Lieutenant Roddy Turner
1941 A Yank in the R.A.F. as Roger Pillby
1941 My Life with Caroline as Paul Martindale
1940 The Great Dictator as Commander Schultz
1940 Dulcy as Schuyler Van Dyke
1940 The Doctor Takes a Wife as John R. Pierce
1939 The Night of Nights as J. Neville Prime
1939 The Flying Deuces as Francois
1938 Sweethearts as Norman Trumpett
1938 The Girl Downstairs as Willie
1938 Marie Antoinette as Comte d'Artois
1938 Hollywood Goes to Town
1938 Everybody Sing as Jerrold Hope
1937 A Damsel in Distress as Keggs
1936 Born to Dance as Policeman
1933 Radio Parade
1933 Leave It to Smith as Lord Redwood
1932 Flat No. 9 as Peter Merridew
1931 The Perfect Lady as Lord Tony Carderay
1931 Aroma of the South Seas as The Man
1927 The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog as Dancer at Ball (uncredited)

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