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Robert Middlemass (3 September 1883, New Britain, Connecticut – 10 September 1949, Los Angeles, California) was an American playwright and stage actor, and later character actor with over 100 film appearances. usually playing detectives or policemen.

Middlemass graduated from Harvard University in 1909 and initially went into the insurance business, but soon went on the stage, joining the Castle Square Theatre stock company in Boston. He debuted on Broadway in September 1914 in The Bludgeon at the Maxine Elliott Theatre.

His best known play was a one-act melodrama written with Holworthy Hall (real name H. E. Porter, a college roommate) titled The Valiant, which was also made into a film of the same name in 1929, and as The Man Who Wouldn't Talk in 1940. The play became a favorite for amateur and local theater groups, and is still performed today.

Middlemass moved to Los Angeles around 1935, and began appearing in films. He died there in 1949.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Robert Middlemass (3 September 1883, New Britain, Connecticut – 10 September 1949, Los Angeles, California) was an American playwright and stage actor, and later character actor with over 100 film appearances. usually playing detectives or policemen.

Middlemass graduated from Harvard University in 1909 and initially went into the insurance business, but soon went on the stage, joining the Castle Square Theatre stock company in Boston. He debuted on Broadway in September 1914 in The Bludgeon at the Maxine Elliott Theatre.

His best known play was a one-act melodrama written with Holworthy Hall (real name H. E. Porter, a college roommate) titled The Valiant, which was also made into a film of the same name in 1929, and as The Man Who Wouldn't Talk in 1940. The play became a favorite for amateur and local theater groups, and is still performed today.

Middlemass moved to Los Angeles around 1935, and began appearing in films. He died there in 1949.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 56

Birthday 1883-09-03

Day of Death 1949-09-10

Place of Birth New Britain, Connecticut, USA

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Also Known As

  • Robert Middlemas
  • Bob Middlemass
  • Robert M. Middlemass

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1944 Lady in the Death House as State's Attorney
1943 The Black Raven as Tim Winfield
1943 Bombardier as Officer
1942 Johnny Doughboy as V.J.
1942 Klondike Fury as Sam Armstrong
1941 No Hands on the Clock as Police Chief Bates
1941 Lady Scarface as Police Captain Lovell
1940 Pop Always Pays as Mr. Oberton
1940 The Saint Takes Over as Captain Wade
1940 Abe Lincoln in Illinois as Minor Role
1940 Little Old New York as Nicholas Roosevelt
1939 Slightly Honorable as Sen. Berry
1939 The Amazing Mr. Williams as Police Commissioner (uncredited)
1939 Blondie Brings Up Baby as Abner Cartwright
1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington as Second Radio Announcer
1939 Espionage Agent as Militant American Tourist
1939 The Arizona Kid as General Stark
1939 Blackmail as Desk Sergeant
1939 Stanley and Livingstone as Carmichael
1939 Indianapolis Speedway as Edward Hart
1939 Coast Guard as Capt. Lyons
1939 The Magnificent Fraud as Morales
1939 Maisie as Doctor
1939 Hotel Imperial as General Von Schwartzberg
1939 Idiot's Delight as Hospital Commandant
1939 Stand Up and Fight as Harkrider
1938 Kentucky as Track Official
1938 While New York Sleeps as Sawyer
1938 Tarnished Angel as Police Chief Thomas
1938 I Am the Law as Moss Kitchell
1938 Miracle Money as Hartney Drew
1938 Arsene Lupin Returns as Sergeant
1938 Blondes at Work as Boylan - Editor
1938 Love Is a Headache as Police Commissioner (uncredited)
1937 Navy Blue and Gold as Academy Superintendent
1937 Madame X as Prefect of Police
1937 Meet the Boy Friend as McGrath
1937 A Day at the Races as Sheriff
1937 Guns of the Pecos as Judge L.F. Blake
1936 General Spanky as Overseer
1936 Hats Off as Tex Connelly
1936 Cain and Mabel as Cafe Proprietor
1936 The Case of the Velvet Claws as Police Sgt. Wilbur Hoffman
1936 Two Against the World as Bertram C. Reynolds
1936 Frankie and Johnnie as Undetermined Supporting Role
1936 Muss 'em Up as Inspector Brock
1936 You May Be Next as Dan McMahon
1935 The Lone Wolf Returns as Chief of Detectives McGowan
1935 Grand Exit as Fire Chief Mulligan
1935 Atlantic Adventure as Harry Van Dieman
1935 After the Dance as King
1935 The Awakening of Jim Burke as Bill Duke
1935 Air Hawks as Drewen
1935 Party Wire as Judge Stephenson
1932 The Studio Murder Mystery as Boris Seminoff

Writing

1929 The Valiant Theatre Play

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