Biography

Character actor in films, often portraying strident types, he is best remembered cast as "The Thin Man" (actually, "Wynant") of the hit 1934 MGM film. He Ellis was active on Broadway as an actor, producer and playwright from 1905-32 (see "Other Works"). He died in Beverly Hills, CA at age 81 in 1952.

Character actor in films, often portraying strident types, he is best remembered cast as "The Thin Man" (actually, "Wynant") of the hit 1934 MGM film. He Ellis was active on Broadway as an actor, producer and playwright from 1905-32 (see "Other Works"). He died in Beverly Hills, CA at age 81 in 1952.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 32

Birthday 1870-11-12

Day of Death 1952-07-26

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1942 The Omaha Trail as Mr. Vane
1941 Steel Against the Sky as Pop Aloysisus Evans
1941 A Man Betrayed as Boss Thomas 'Tom' Cameron
1939 Main Street Lawyer as Abraham Lincoln 'Link' Boggs
1939 Three Sons as Daniel Pardway
1939 Career as Stephen Cruthers
1939 Man of Conquest as Andrew Jackson
1938 A Man to Remember as Dr. John Abbott
1938 Little Miss Broadway as Pop Shea
1937 Midnight Madonna as Judge Clark
1937 Let Them Live as Pete Lindsey
1937 Maid of Salem as Elder Goode
1936 Winterset as Judge Gaunt
1936 The Texas Rangers as Major Bailey
1936 Fury as Sheriff
1936 The Lady Consents as Jim Talbot
1936 Chatterbox as Uriah Lowell
1935 The Return Of Peter Grimm as Dr. Andrew Macpherson
1935 Wanderer of the Wasteland as Dismukes
1935 Village Tale as Old Ike
1935 Transient Lady as Nick Kiley
1934 The President Vanishes as Lincoln Lee
1934 The Thin Man as Clyde Wynant
1934 The Last Gentleman as Claude, Cabot's butler
1934 The 9th Guest as Tim Cronin
1934 Hi, Nellie! as O'Connell
1933 After Tonight as Maj. Lieber
1933 From Headquarters as Dr. Van de Water
1933 Strictly Personal as William "Soapy" Gibson
1933 Girl Missing as Detective Chief McDonald (Inspector)
1932 I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang as Bomber Wells
1919 Out Yonder as Joey Clark

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