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Frank S. Hagney (March 20, 1884 – June 25, 1973) was an Australian actor. Born in Sydney in 1884, Hagney appeared in more than 350 Hollywood films between 1919 and 1966. Most of his film roles were small and uncredited. Because of his tall and strong appearance, Hagney often played officers or henchmens. He is perhaps best-known as Mr. Potter's wordless wheelchair pusher in Frank Capra's classic It's a Wonderful Life (1946). Frank Hagney was also a guest star on more than 70 television programs such as The Cisco Kid, The Adventures of Kit Carson, The Lone Ranger, The Rifleman, Perry Mason, and Daniel Boone.

He starred in The Fighting Marine (1926) with Jack Anthony, Joe Bonomo and Walter Miller; The Fighting Sap (1924) with Bob Fleming, Hazel Keener, Wilfred Lucas and Fred Thomson; The Ghost in the Garret (1921), Ghost Town Gold (1936), Go Get 'Em Hutch (1922) with Richard R. Neil; Ride Him Cowboy (1932) with Eddie Gribbon and Charles Sellon; Riders of the Dawn (1939), Valley of the Lawless (1936), and Vultures of the Sea (1928) with Joseph Bennett.

His 42 silent films included The Battler (1919), The Breed of the Border (1924), The Dangerous Coward (1924), Galloping Gallagher (1924), Lighting Romance (1924), The Mask of Lopez (1924), The Silent Stranger (1924), The Wild Bull's Lair (1925), Lone Hand Saunders (1926) and The Two-Gun Man (1926). His 54 sound western film included The Phantom of the West (1931), Fighting Caravans (1931), The Squaw Man (1931), The Golden West (1932), Honor of the Range (1934), Western Frontier, Heroes of the Range (1936), Billy the Kid, The Lone Rider Ambushed (1941), Blazing Frontier (1943) and The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (1947). His last two films were McLintock! (1963) and Come Blow Your Horn (1963).

Hagney was married to Edna Shephard. He died in Los Angeles in 1973. He is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Frank S. Hagney (March 20, 1884 – June 25, 1973) was an Australian actor. Born in Sydney in 1884, Hagney appeared in more than 350 Hollywood films between 1919 and 1966. Most of his film roles were small and uncredited. Because of his tall and strong appearance, Hagney often played officers or henchmens. He is perhaps best-known as Mr. Potter's wordless wheelchair pusher in Frank Capra's classic It's a Wonderful Life (1946). Frank Hagney was also a guest star on more than 70 television programs such as The Cisco Kid, The Adventures of Kit Carson, The Lone Ranger, The Rifleman, Perry Mason, and Daniel Boone.

He starred in The Fighting Marine (1926) with Jack Anthony, Joe Bonomo and Walter Miller; The Fighting Sap (1924) with Bob Fleming, Hazel Keener, Wilfred Lucas and Fred Thomson; The Ghost in the Garret (1921), Ghost Town Gold (1936), Go Get 'Em Hutch (1922) with Richard R. Neil; Ride Him Cowboy (1932) with Eddie Gribbon and Charles Sellon; Riders of the Dawn (1939), Valley of the Lawless (1936), and Vultures of the Sea (1928) with Joseph Bennett.

His 42 silent films included The Battler (1919), The Breed of the Border (1924), The Dangerous Coward (1924), Galloping Gallagher (1924), Lighting Romance (1924), The Mask of Lopez (1924), The Silent Stranger (1924), The Wild Bull's Lair (1925), Lone Hand Saunders (1926) and The Two-Gun Man (1926). His 54 sound western film included The Phantom of the West (1931), Fighting Caravans (1931), The Squaw Man (1931), The Golden West (1932), Honor of the Range (1934), Western Frontier, Heroes of the Range (1936), Billy the Kid, The Lone Rider Ambushed (1941), Blazing Frontier (1943) and The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (1947). His last two films were McLintock! (1963) and Come Blow Your Horn (1963).

Hagney was married to Edna Shephard. He died in Los Angeles in 1973. He is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 109

Birthday 1884-03-20

Day of Death 1973-06-25

Place of Birth Sydney, Australia

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Also Known As

  • Frank Harney
  • Frank S. Hagney

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1963 McLintock! as Elmer - Bartender (uncredited)
1957 3:10 to Yuma as Townsman in Contention (uncredited)
1957 Zombies of Mora Tau as Capt. Jeremy Peters - a Zombie
1953 Hannah Lee as Fred
1952 The Big Trees as Glen
1951 Man in the Saddle as Ned Bale (uncredited)
1951 The Lady and the Bandit as Turpin's Hangman
1951 The Scarf as Floozy's Boyfriend
1950 Let's Dance as Police Sergeant (uncredited)
1950 Appointment with Danger as Motorcycle Cop
1949 All the King's Men as Stark Strong-Arm Man
1948 The Paleface as Greg
1948 Night Has a Thousand Eyes as Truckman (uncredited)
1947 Where the North Begins as Fergus
1946 It's a Wonderful Life as Potter's Bodyguard
1945 Senorita from the West as Moving Man (uncredited)
1945 Flame of Barbary Coast as Morell Henchman (uncredited)
1943 Crazy House as Studio Cop
1943 Blazing Frontier as Sheriff Ward Tragg
1943 The Renegade as Henchman Saunders
1943 Calling Wild Bill Elliott as Henchman
1943 Corregidor as Lieutenant #2
1942 Gentleman Jim as Mug (uncredited)
1942 Tomorrow We Live as Kohler (as Frank S. Hagney)
1942 Tumbleweed Trail as Sheriff
1942 My Favorite Spy as Kelly's Patron
1942 In Old California as Angry Citizen in Lynch Mob
1942 House of Errors as Black
1942 This Time for Keeps as Electrical Lineman
1942 Texas Man Hunt as Walter Jensen
1941 The Lone Rider Fights Back as George Clarke
1941 The Corsican Brothers as Torture Cell Guard
1941 Mr. Celebrity as Dugan
1941 The Lone Rider Ambushed as Blackie Dawson
1941 Billy the Kid as Man in Saloon
1941 The Lone Rider in Ghost Town as O'Shea
1941 Mr. District Attorney as Henchman
1941 The Lone Rider Crosses the Rio as Henchman Marty
1941 The Lone Rider Rides On as Frank Mitchell
1940 The Green Hornet Strikes Again! as Warehouse Truck Loader
1940 Misbehaving Husbands as Gooch Mulligan
1940 Gallant Sons as Card Player Who Doesn't Know French
1940 Seven Sinners as 'Junior' - Antros Henchman
1940 Rangers of Fortune as Townsman
1940 Melody Ranch as Man Who Asks for Quiet
1940 Boom Town as Man Abandoned by Whitey (uncredited)
1940 Dark Command as Tough Yankee #2
1940 Midnight Limited as Detective Joe O'Neill
1940 Northwest Passage as Capt. Grant
1940 The Invisible Man Returns as Bill
1940 The Shadow as Cranston's Kidnapper
1940 Son of the Navy as Vegetable Truck Driver
1939 Tower of London as Soldier
1939 Captain Fury as Guard
1939 Mandrake the Magician as Harris
1939 Devil's Island as Guard
1938 Stablemates as Poolroom Owner
1938 Army Girl as Soldier
1938 Professor Beware as Sailor
1938 Walking Down Broadway as Baggage Man
1937 Clipped Wings as Terrell
1937 Madame X as Jailer
1937 Windjammer as Slum
1937 Hollywood Cowboy as Gillie
1937 Behind The Headlines as Gang Member
1937 Secret Valley as Henchman Brodie
1936 Wild Horse Round-Up
1936 Wildcat Trooper as Jim Foster
1936 Gun Grit as Henry Hess - an FBI Chief
1936 Robin Hood of El Dorado as Deputy Phil
1936 Here Comes Trouble as Ox
1936 Valley of the Lawless as Garlow
1936 The Adventures of Frank Merriwell as Slout
1935 Diamond Jim as Mug
1935 Western Frontier as Link
1935 The Daring Young Man as Convict
1935 The Informer as Policeman
1935 The Best Man Wins as Bouncer
1934 The Red Rider as Barfly
1934 Honor of the Range as Boots
1934 The Meanest Gal in Town as Angry Truck Driver (uncredited)
1933 The Chief as Fireman
1933 Terror Aboard as First Mate
1933 Parachute Jumper as Marine
1933 Face in the Sky as Minor Role (uncredited)
1933 Roman Scandals as Lucius - Josephus' Charioteer (uncredited)
1932 You Said a Mouthful as Holt's Manager
1932 Ride Him, Cowboy as Henry Sims / The Hawk
1932 Tom Brown of Culver as Harry - Daffy Diner as Fight Manager
1932 The Airmail Mystery as Moran
1931 A House Divided as Big Bill
1931 The Champ as Mexican Champ Manuel Quiroga (uncredited)
1931 Sit Tight as Olaf
1931 No Limit as Battling Hannon
1931 The Phantom of the West as Sheriff Jim H. Ryan
1930 The Criminal Code as Prison Guard in Yard
1930 River's End as Mountie
1930 Billy the Kid as Bert Grant (uncredited)
1930 Her Man as Henchman Hank
1929 Oh, Yeah! as Hot Foot
1929 Masked Emotions as Lagune
1928 The Glorious Trail as Gus Lynch
1928 Midnight Madness as Harris - Childers' Henchman
1926 The General as Confederate Recruiter (uncredited)
1926 The Ice Flood
1925 Hogan's Alley as The Battling Savage
1924 Roaring Rails as Red Burley
1924 Poison
1924 Galloping Gallagher as Joseph Burke

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1957 3:10 to Yuma Stunts
1940 Boom Town Stunts

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