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Irving Bacon (September 6, 1893 – February 5, 1965) was an American character actor who appeared in almost 500 films.

Bacon played on the stage for a number of years before getting into films in 1920. He was sometimes cast in films directed by Lloyd Bacon (incorrectly named as his brother in some sources) such as The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938). He often played comical "average guys".

In the late 1930s and early 1940s, he played the weary postman Mr. Crumb in Columbia Pictures' Blondie film series. One of his bigger roles was as a similarly flustered postman in the thriller Cause for Alarm! in 1952.

During the 1950s, Bacon worked steadily in a number of television sitcoms, most notably I Love Lucy, where he appeared in two episodes, one which cast him as Ethel Mertz's father.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Irving Bacon (September 6, 1893 – February 5, 1965) was an American character actor who appeared in almost 500 films.

Bacon played on the stage for a number of years before getting into films in 1920. He was sometimes cast in films directed by Lloyd Bacon (incorrectly named as his brother in some sources) such as The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938). He often played comical "average guys".

In the late 1930s and early 1940s, he played the weary postman Mr. Crumb in Columbia Pictures' Blondie film series. One of his bigger roles was as a similarly flustered postman in the thriller Cause for Alarm! in 1952.

During the 1950s, Bacon worked steadily in a number of television sitcoms, most notably I Love Lucy, where he appeared in two episodes, one which cast him as Ethel Mertz's father.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 302

Birthday 1893-09-06

Day of Death 1965-02-05

Place of Birth St. Joseph, Missouri, USA

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Also Known As

  • Irving Ernest Bacon
  • Irving E. Bacon

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1959 Riverboat (1 episode) as Zack Mannion
1958 77 Sunset Strip (1 episode) as Apt. House Manager
1958 The Donna Reed Show (1 episode) as Mayor Webster
1958 Fort Massacre as Charlie the Trader
1958 Ambush at Cimarron Pass as Judge Stanfield
1957 Leave It to Beaver (1 episode) as Postal Clerk
1957 Maverick (2 episodes)
1956 Dakota Incident as Tully Morgan
1956 Hidden Guns as Doc Carter
1955 At Gunpoint as Al Ferguson
1955 Run for Cover as Scotty
1954 December Bride (2 episodes)
1954 A Star Is Born as Graves
1954 Black Horse Canyon as Doc Spain
1954 Duffy of San Quentin as Doc Sorin
1954 The Glenn Miller Story as Mr. Miller
1953 Devil's Canyon as Prison Guard
1953 Sweethearts on Parade as Sheriff Doolittle
1953 Fort Ti as Sgt. Monday Wash
1953 Kansas Pacific as Casey
1953 General Electric Theater (2 episodes)
1952 O. Henry's Full House as The Ransom of Red Chief: Ebineezer Dorset
1952 Room for One More as Mayor Michael J. Kane
1951 Desert of Lost Men as Sheriff Skeeter Davis
1951 Here Comes the Groom as Baines
1951 I Love Lucy (1 episode)
1951 The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (2 episodes)
1951 Katie Did It as Train Conductor
1951 Cause for Alarm as Mr. Carston - Postman
1950 Mr. Music as Jewelry Store Clerk
1950 Woman in Hiding as 'Pops' Link
1950 Emergency Wedding as Filbert - Mechanic
1950 Born to Be Bad as Jewelry Salesman
1950 Never a Dull Moment as Tunk Johnson
1950 The Happy Years as Mr. Conover
1950 Riding High as Hamburger Man
1949 Sons of New Mexico as Chris Dobbs
1949 Dear Wife as Mike Man
1949 The House Across the Street as Jury Foreman
1949 It's a Great Feeling as RR Information Clerk
1949 Manhandled as Sgt. Fayle
1949 The Big Cat as Matt Cooper the Mailman
1949 El Paso as Bartender at Casa Grande (uncredited) as Stage Passenger (uncredited)
1949 The Green Promise as Julius Larkin
1949 Dynamite as Jake
1949 John Loves Mary as George Beachwood
1948 Words and Music as Hollywood Realtor (uncredited)
1948 Family Honeymoon as Mr. Webb
1948 Moonrise as Judd Jenkins
1948 Good Sam as Tramp
1948 The Velvet Touch as Herbie
1948 State of the Union as Buck Swenson
1948 Adventures in Silverado as Jake Willis
1948 Albuquerque as Dave Walton
1948 California's Golden Beginning
1947 The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer as Melvin
1947 Dear Ruth as Delivery Man
1947 Saddle Pals as Thaddeus Bellweather
1947 Monsieur Verdoux as Pierre Couvais
1946 Wake Up and Dream as Toll Gate Attendant
1946 Night Train to Memphis as Rainbow
1946 One Way to Love as Train Conductor
1945 Spellbound as Railway Gateman
1945 Star in the Night as Mr. Dilson (uncredited)
1945 Week-End at the Waldorf as Sam Skelly
1945 Guest Wife as Nosey Stationmaster
1945 Out of This World as Irving Krunk
1945 Patrick the Great as Mr. Merney
1945 Roughly Speaking as Customer in Music Shop (unconfirmed)
1945 The Thin Man Goes Home as Tom
1945 Under Western Skies as Sheriff James Whitcolm Wyatt
1944 Can't Help Singing as Bath House Barber (uncredited)
1944 Casanova Brown as Hotel Manager
1944 Since You Went Away as Bartender at Cocktail Lounge (uncredited)
1944 Her Primitive Man as Track Man
1944 A Guy Named Joe as Henderson
1944 Week-End Pass as Sheriff Todd
1944 Chip Off the Old Block as Prof. Frost
1944 Heavenly Days as Tower, the Butler
1943 War of the Wildcats as Ben
1943 Footlight Glamour as Mr. Crumb
1943 Top Man as School Principal
1943 So's Your Uncle as Dempster
1943 Hers to Hold as Dr. Bacon
1943 Action in the North Atlantic as Bartender (uncredited)
1943 Mister Big as Jimmy, Malt Shop Proprietor as Jimmy
1943 It's a Great Life as Mailman
1943 The Desperadoes as Dan Walters - Bartender (uncredited)
1943 King of the Cowboys as Alf Cluckus
1943 A Stranger in Town as Orin Todds
1943 Dixie Dugan as Mr. Kelly
1943 Two Weeks to Live as Omar Tennyson Gimpel
1943 Shadow of a Doubt as Station Master
1942 Get Hep to Love as Mr. Hardwicke
1942 Between Us Girls as Soda Jerk
1942 Footlight Serenade as Stagehand
1942 Holiday Inn as Gus
1942 Thru Different Eyes as Stu Johnson
1942 Lady in a Jam as Motel Proprietor
1942 The Spoilers as Hotel Manager
1942 The Great Man's Lady as Parson
1942 Blondie's Blessed Event as Mr. Crumb
1942 Star Spangled Rhythm as New England Farmer - 'Old Glory' Number (uncredited)
1942 Young America as Bart Munson
1942 Freckles Comes Home as Constable Caleb Weaver
1941 Remember the Day as Cecil
1941 Cadet Girl
1941 They Died with Their Boots On as Uniform Salesman
1941 Henry Aldrich for President as Mr. McCloskey
1941 Never Give a Sucker an Even Break as The Soda Jerk
1941 Great Guns as Postman
1941 It Started with Eve as Raven
1941 Our Wife as Ticket-taker at Music Hall
1941 Blondie in Society as Mailman
1941 Accent On Love as Smedley
1941 Caught in the Draft as Cogswell
1941 Ride on Vaquero as Jailer Smoky
1941 A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob as Mr. Albert Merney
1941 Meet John Doe as Beany
1941 The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance as Projectionist
1941 Western Union as Barber
1941 Tobacco Road as Bank Teller
1941 Back Street as Ticket seller
1941 Wild Man of Borneo as Carriage Driver
1941 Four Mothers as Cigar Store Proprietor (uncredited)
1940 Michael Shayne: Private Detective as Fisherman
1940 She Couldn't Say No as Abner
1940 Blondie Plays Cupid as Mailman
1940 Dreaming Out Loud as Wes Stillman
1940 The Howards of Virginia as Tom Norton
1940 Young People as Otis
1940 The Return of Frank James as Bystander
1940 Blondie Has Servant Trouble as Mailman
1940 Sailor's Lady as Storekeeper
1940 Love, Honor and Oh-Baby! as Cabbie
1940 Lillian Russell as Soldier
1940 You Can't Fool Your Wife as Lippincott
1940 Edison, the Man as Sheriff
1940 The Doctor Takes a Wife as Sam Appleby - Gas Station Attendant
1940 Star Dust as Hotel Desk Clerk
1940 The Grapes of Wrath as Driver
1940 Blondie on a Budget as Mailman
1940 Broadway Melody of 1940 as Orange Stand Counterman
1940 The Man Who Wouldn't Talk as Paul Gillis
1940 His Girl Friday as Gus (uncredited)
1940 Brother Rat and a Baby as Hospital Official
1940 Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet as Becker
1939 Rio as 'Mushy'
1939 Gone with the Wind as Corporal
1939 Too Busy to Work as Gilligan
1939 Blondie Brings Up Baby as Mailman
1939 Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence as Sheriff Clem Diggers
1939 The Housekeeper's Daughter as Woodbury
1939 Pack Up Your Troubles as Soldier
1939 At the Circus as Telegraph Clerk (uncredited)
1939 On Your Toes as Second Stage Manager
1939 Hollywood Cavalcade as Clerk
1939 Indianapolis Speedway as Fred Haskill
1939 I Stole a Million as Simpson
1939 Blondie Takes a Vacation as Mailman
1939 News Is Made at Night as Mike, Fingerprint Man
1939 Second Fiddle as Justice of the Peace Harvey Vaughan
1939 Bachelor Mother as Clerk at Exchange Window (uncredited)
1939 The Gracie Allen Murder Case as Hotel Clerk
1939 Torchy Runs for Mayor as Hubert Ward
1939 Lucky Night as Conductor
1939 Big Town Czar as Real Estate Man
1939 The Oklahoma Kid as Hotel Clerk
1939 The Spirit of Culver as Hotel Desk Clerk in Culver
1939 Blondie Meets the Boss as 1st Mailman
1939 Tail Spin as Storekeeper
1939 Nancy Drew... Reporter as Tracy (uncredited)
1939 You Can't Cheat an Honest Man as Jailer
1939 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as Tad (uncredited)
1939 Made for Each Other as Newark Radio Operator
1939 They Made Me a Criminal as Gas Station Attendant
1939 The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt as Patrol Sergeant at Italian Restaurant
1938 Blondie as Mailman
1938 Hard to Get as Gas Station Attendant
1938 Exposed as Crankpool
1938 The Mad Miss Manton as Spangler, the Process Server (uncredited)
1938 The Sisters as Robert Forbes
1938 There Goes My Heart as Mr. Dobbs
1938 Sing, You Sinners as Lecturer on Seals
1938 You Can't Take It with You as Henry - the Head Waiter (uncredited)
1938 Give Me a Sailor as The Druggist (uncredited)
1938 The Chaser as Harvey, Streetcar Conductor
1938 Professor Beware as Painter
1938 Racket Busters as Counter Man
1938 Tropic Holiday as Sol Grunnion
1938 Kentucky Moonshine as Hotel Clerk
1938 Tip-Off Girls as Sam
1938 The First Hundred Years as Wilkins
1938 Midnight Intruder as Evans - The Reitter Chauffeur
1937 True Confession as Coroner
1937 Big Town Girl as Gas Station Attendant
1937 Big City as Jim Sloane
1937 Vogues of 1938 as Curson - Accountant
1937 Exclusive as Dr. Boomgarten
1937 Topper as Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
1937 Marry the Girl as Happy Elmer
1937 Big Business as Mr. Kinney - Man with Toothache
1937 Angel's Holiday as Fingerprint Expert
1937 They Gave Him a Gun as Tall Soldier (uncredited)
1937 Internes Can't Take Money as Jeff
1937 Dangerous Number as Detective
1936 Hopalong Cassidy Returns as Peg Leg Holden
1936 Valiant Is the Word for Carrie as Drug Store Clerk
1936 Murder with Pictures as Det. Keogh
1936 Lady Be Careful as Happy
1936 Hollywood Boulevard as Gus - Trocadero Bartender
1936 To Mary - with Love as Chauffeur
1936 Earthworm Tractors as Taxicab Driver
1936 Rhythm on the Range as Rodeo Announcer
1936 San Francisco as Picnicker (uncredited)
1936 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town as Frank (uncredited)
1936 The Singing Kid as Maine Driver
1936 Petticoat Fever as Carl
1936 Love on a Bet as Farmer on Hay Wagon
1935 Man of Iron as Jake - a Factory Worker
1935 Bad Boy as Butcher
1935 Two-Fisted as Brick Briggs
1935 Powdersmoke Range as Gun Store Proprietor
1935 Here Comes Cookie as Thompson
1935 Page Miss Glory as Waiter (uncredited)
1935 Redheads on Parade as Entwhistle (uncredited)
1935 Diamond Jim as Passenger
1935 Manhattan Moon as Lunch Man
1935 Men Without Names as Town Character
1935 The Glass Key as Waiter (uncredited)
1935 Mary Jane's Pa as Clerk Getting Tied Up
1935 Private Worlds as McLean
1935 It's A Small World as Cal
1935 I'll Love You Always as Theater Manager (uncredited)
1935 Murder on a Honeymoon as Man with Pelican
1934 The Gay Bride as Weight-Guesser (uncredited)
1934 Broadway Bill as Hamburger Stand Owner (uncredited)
1934 The President Vanishes
1934 By Your Leave as Harry
1934 No Ransom as Heinie
1934 The Pursuit of Happiness as Bijah
1934 You Belong to Me as Stage Manager
1934 Friends Of Mr. Sweeney as Hat Attendent
1934 Hat, Coat and Glove as Coat Salesman (uncredited)
1934 The Hell Cat as Regan
1934 Now I'll Tell as Casino Attendant
1934 Honor of the Range as Townsman (uncredited)
1934 George White's Scandals as Hick (uncredited)
1934 It Happened One Night as Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
1934 Miss Fane's Baby Is Stolen as Joel Prentiss
1933 Sitting Pretty as Dice Player (uncredited)
1933 Ann Vickers as Waiter
1933 Golden Harvest as Rev. Dr. Simmons (uncredited)
1933 Lady for a Day as Pool Hall Dupe (uncredited)
1933 Double Harness as Crab Counterman (uncredited)
1933 Private Detective 62 as Cab Driver
1933 Lilly Turner as Earle Yokum
1933 Central Airport as Airport Weatherman
1933 The Mind Reader as Reporter (uncredited)
1933 The Keyhole as Grover
1933 Sing, Bing, Sing as Mr. Lake
1933 He Learned About Women as Stage Door Man
1933 Lawyer Man as Court Guard (uncredited)
1933 File 113
1932 The Match King as Messenger with Bracelet (uncredited)
1932 If I Had a Million as China Shop Salesman (uncredited)
1932 I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang as Bill - Barber (uncredited)
1932 The Big Broadcast as Prisoner
1932 Madame Racketeer as Gus, the Desk Clerk
1932 High Hats and Low Brows as Butler
1932 Million Dollar Legs as Secretary of War (uncredited)
1932 This Is the Night as Sparks
1932 The Big Timer as Slim Dugan (uncredited)
1932 Union Depot as Depot Hotel Waiter (uncredited)
1931 Branded Men as Ramrod
1931 Bad Girl as Expectant Father as Expectant Father (uncredited)
1931 Alias: The Bad Man as Ned 'Repeater' Simpson
1931 Big Business Girl as Waiter (uncredited)
1931 The Vice Squad as Masher
1931 Scandal Sheet as Reporter Kent
1930 Street of Chance as Harry
1930 Burning Up as Yokel Driver
1929 Halfway to Heaven as Slim
1929 The Saturday Night Kid as McGonigle (uncredited)
1929 Side Street as Henchman Slim (uncredited)
1929 Matchmaking Mamma as Clifford Figfield
1929 The Rodeo as Mabel's Father, Jimmy's Father-in-Law
1929 Tide of Empire as Townsman
1928 The Campus Carmen as President
1928 Smith's Army Life as Inspecting Officer
1927 Smith's Cook as Mr. Dunhill
1927 Smith's Pony as Ship Maintenance Man
1927 Smith's Fishing Trip as Jake - the Handyman
1927 His First Flame as Man Who Jumps Out of Window (uncredited)
1927 Broke in China as Military Officer
1926 Smith's Picnic as Joe Smiley
1926 Smith's Uncle as 1st Elderly Sucker
1926 Whispering Whiskers as Train Chef
1925 A Rainy Knight as Peggy's Ex-Husband
1925 Super-Hooper-Dyne Lizzies as Driver Seeking Car
1925 Good Morning, Nurse as Servant
1925 Remember When?

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