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Al St. John (September 10, 1893 – January 21, 1963) in his persona of Fuzzy Q. Jones basically defined the role and concept of "comical sidekick" to cowboy heroes from 1930 to 1951. St. John also created a character, "Stoney," in the first of a continuing Western film series, The Three Mesquiteers, that was later played (at a low point in his own career) by John Wayne.

Born in Santa Ana, California, St. John entered silent films around 1912 and soon rose to co-starring and starring roles in short comic films from a variety of studios. His uncle, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, may have helped him in his early days at Mack Sennett Studios, but talent kept him working. He was slender, sandy-haired, handsome and a remarkable acrobat.

St. John frequently appeared as Arbuckle's mischievously villainous rival for the attentions of leading ladies like Mabel Normand, and worked with Arbuckle and Charles Chaplin in The Rounders (1914). The most critically praised film from St. John's period with Arbuckle remains Fatty and Mabel Adrift (1916) with Normand.

The name Fuzzy originally belonged to a different actor, John Forrest “Fuzzy“ Knight, who took on the role of cowboy sidekick before St. John. As the studio first intended to hire Knight for the western series but then gave the role to St. John instead, he took on the nickname of his rival for his screen character.

In most of his films, screen time was set aside for St. John to do a sort of solo comedy act, emphasizing amazing pratfalls and acrobatics. He might "find" a bicycle on a fairground set, and do an astonishing sequence of acrobatic stunts on the cycle, or he might try to capture a rat, bat, skunk, gopher, or bug with hilarious and chaotic consequences. Another stunt which he used in nearly every Western was virtually his trademark: he would mount his horse in apparently the standard manner, but somehow wind up sitting facing backward, and often would ride off with the hero in this unusual orientation.

When Crabbe left PRC (according to interviews, in disgust at their increasingly low budgets), St. John was paired with new star Lash LaRue. Ultimately, St. John made more than 80 Westerns as Fuzzy. His last film was released in 1952. From that time on until his death in 1963 in Lyons, Georgia, he made personal appearances at fairs and rodeos, and travelled with the Tommy Scott Wild West Show. Altogether, Al St. John acted in 346 movies, spanning four decades from 1912 to 1952.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Al St. John, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Al St. John (September 10, 1893 – January 21, 1963) in his persona of Fuzzy Q. Jones basically defined the role and concept of "comical sidekick" to cowboy heroes from 1930 to 1951. St. John also created a character, "Stoney," in the first of a continuing Western film series, The Three Mesquiteers, that was later played (at a low point in his own career) by John Wayne.

Born in Santa Ana, California, St. John entered silent films around 1912 and soon rose to co-starring and starring roles in short comic films from a variety of studios. His uncle, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, may have helped him in his early days at Mack Sennett Studios, but talent kept him working. He was slender, sandy-haired, handsome and a remarkable acrobat.

St. John frequently appeared as Arbuckle's mischievously villainous rival for the attentions of leading ladies like Mabel Normand, and worked with Arbuckle and Charles Chaplin in The Rounders (1914). The most critically praised film from St. John's period with Arbuckle remains Fatty and Mabel Adrift (1916) with Normand.

The name Fuzzy originally belonged to a different actor, John Forrest “Fuzzy“ Knight, who took on the role of cowboy sidekick before St. John. As the studio first intended to hire Knight for the western series but then gave the role to St. John instead, he took on the nickname of his rival for his screen character.

In most of his films, screen time was set aside for St. John to do a sort of solo comedy act, emphasizing amazing pratfalls and acrobatics. He might "find" a bicycle on a fairground set, and do an astonishing sequence of acrobatic stunts on the cycle, or he might try to capture a rat, bat, skunk, gopher, or bug with hilarious and chaotic consequences. Another stunt which he used in nearly every Western was virtually his trademark: he would mount his horse in apparently the standard manner, but somehow wind up sitting facing backward, and often would ride off with the hero in this unusual orientation.

When Crabbe left PRC (according to interviews, in disgust at their increasingly low budgets), St. John was paired with new star Lash LaRue. Ultimately, St. John made more than 80 Westerns as Fuzzy. His last film was released in 1952. From that time on until his death in 1963 in Lyons, Georgia, he made personal appearances at fairs and rodeos, and travelled with the Tommy Scott Wild West Show. Altogether, Al St. John acted in 346 movies, spanning four decades from 1912 to 1952.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 215

Birthday 1893-09-10

Day of Death 1963-01-21

Place of Birth Santa Ana, California, USA

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Also Known As

  • Alfred St. John
  • Al St John
  • Fuzzy Q. Jones
  • 'Fuzzy' St. John
  • Al "Fuzzy' St. John
  • Al 'Fuzzy' St. John
  • Al Fuzzy St. John
  • Al {Fuzzy} St. John
  • Al. 'Fuzzy' St. John
  • Fuzzy St. John
  • Al 'Fuzzy' St.John
  • Al Fuzzy St.John
  • Al St.John
  • Fuzzy St.John
  • Al {Fuzzy} St.John

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Buster Keaton The Shorts Collection 1917-1923
2006 Buster Keaton: From Silents to Shorts as (archive footage)
1976 Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch as (archive footage)
1961 Days of Thrills and Laughter
1952 The Frontier Phantom as Fuzzy Q. Jones
1952 The Black Lash as Fuzzy Q. Jones
1951 The Vanishing Outpost as Fuzzy Q. Jones (as 'Fuzzy' St. John)
1951 The Thundering Trail as Fuzzy Q. Jones
1950 King of the Bullwhip as Deputy Fuzzy Q. Jones (as Fuzzy St. John)
1950 The Daltons' Women as Fuzzy Q. Jones (as Fuzzy St.John)
1949 Son of a Badman as Fuzzy Q. Jones (as Fuzzy St. John)
1949 Son of Billy the Kid as Sheriff Fuzzy (as 'Fuzzy' St. John)
1949 Outlaw Country as Fuzzy Q. Jones (as Fuzzy St.John)
1948 Frontier Revenge as Fuzzy Q. Jones
1948 Dead Man's Gold as Fuzzy Q. Jones (as Fuzzy St. John)
1948 Mark of the Lash as Fuzzy Jones (as Fuzzy St. John)
1947 Cheyenne Takes Over as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John
1947 The Fighting Vigilantes as Fuzzy Q. Jones (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
1947 Return of the Lash as 'Fuzzy' Q. Jones (as Al. 'Fuzzy' St. John)
1947 Stage to Mesa City as Fuzzy Jones
1947 Ghost Town Renegades as Fuzzy Jones (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
1947 Pioneer Justice as Fuzzy Jones (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
1947 Border Feud as Fuzzy Q. Jones (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
1947 Law of the Lash as Fuzzy
1946 My Dog Shep as Deputy Sheriff
1946 Outlaws of the Plains as Fuzzy Q. Jones
1946 Overland Riders as Fuzzy Jones
1946 Prairie Badmen as Fuzzy (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
1946 Ghost Of Hidden Valley as Fuzzy Q. Jones (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
1946 Terrors on Horseback as Fuzzy Q. Jones (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
1946 Gentlemen With Guns as Fuzzy Q. Jones (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
1945 Prairie Rustlers as Deputy Fuzzy Jones (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
1945 Fighting Bill Carson as Fuzzy Q. Jones (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
1945 Border Badmen as Fuzzy Jones
1945 Rustlers' Hideout as Fuzzy Jones
1945 Stagecoach Outlaws as Fuzzy Jones
1945 Gangster's Den as Fuzzy Jones (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
1945 Shadows of Death as Fuzzy Q. Jones (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
1945 His Brother's Ghost as Andy Jones / Jonathan Fuzzy Jones
1945 Lightning Raiders as Fuzzy Jones (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
1944 Oath of Vengeance as Fuzzy Jones
1944 I'm from Arkansas as Farmer (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
1944 Wild Horse Phantom as Fuzzy Jones
1944 Fuzzy Settles Down as Fuzzy Jones
1944 The Drifter as Fuzzy Q. Jones (as Al 'Fuzzy' St.John)
1944 Valley Of Vengeance as Fuzzy Jones (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
1944 Thundering Gun Slingers as Doc Jones (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
1944 Frontier Outlaws as Fuzzy Jones
1943 Devil Riders as Fuzzy Q. Jones (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
1943 Raiders of Red Gap as Fuzzy Q. Jones (as Al "Fuzzy' St. John)
1943 Blazing Frontier as Fuzzy Q. Jones (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
1943 The Renegade as Fuzzy Jones (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
1943 Cattle Stampede as Fuzzy Q. Jones (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
1943 Law of the Saddle as Fuzzy Jones (as Al 'Fuzzy' St.John)
1943 Wolves of the Range as Fuzzy Q. Jones
1943 Western Cyclone as Fuzzy Jones (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
1943 Death Rides the Plains as Fuzzy Jones (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
1943 Dead Men Walk as Townsman Who Finds Kate's Body
1943 Fugitive Of The Plains as Fuzzy (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
1943 Wild Horse Rustlers as Fuzzy Q. Jones (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
1943 The Kid Rides Again as Fuzzy Jones (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
1942 Outlaws of Boulder Pass as Fuzzy Jones (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
1942 The Mysterious Rider as Fuzzy Q. Jones
1942 Overland Stagecoach as Fuzzy Q. Jones (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
1942 Border Roundup as Fuzzy (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
1942 Prairie Pals as Hank Stoner
1942 Sheriff Of Sage Valley as Fuzzy Jones
1942 Law and Order as Fuzzy Jones
1942 Texas Justice as Fuzzy Jones (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
1942 Billy The Kid's Smoking Guns as Fuzzy (as Al {Fuzzy} St.John in opening credits also)
1942 Jesse James, Jr. as Pop Sawyer
1942 The Lone Rider in Cheyenne as Fuzzy Jones (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
1942 Stagecoach Express as Dusty Jenkins
1942 Billy the Kid Trapped as Fuzzy Jones
1942 Valley of the Sun as Bearded Man Hurrying to Wedding
1942 The Lone Rider and the Bandit as Fuzzy Jones (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
1941 The Lone Rider Fights Back as Fuzzy Jones
1941 Billy The Kid's Round-Up as Fuzzy Jones (as Al Fuzzy St.John)
1941 A Missouri Outlaw as Dan Willoughby
1941 Billy The Kid Wanted as Fuzzy (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
1941 The Lone Rider Ambushed as Fuzzy Jones
1941 The Lone Rider in Frontier Fury as Fuzzy
1941 Billy the Kid in Santa Fe as Fuzzy Jones
1941 The Lone Rider in Ghost Town as Fuzzy
1941 Billy The Kid's Fighting Pals as Fuzzy (as Al 'Fuzzy' St.John)
1941 The Apache Kid as Stage Guard Dangle
1941 The Lone Rider Crosses the Rio as Fuzzy Jones
1941 Billy the Kid's Range War as Fuzzy
1941 The Lone Rider Rides On as Fuzzy
1940 Billy the Kid's Gun Justice as Fuzzy
1940 Texas Terrors as Frosty Larson
1940 Friendly Neighbors as Smokey
1940 Li'l Abner as Joe Smithpan
1940 Marked Men as Gimpy - a thug
1940 Billy the Kid in Texas as Fuzzy
1940 Billy the Kid Outlawed as Fuzzy Jones
1940 Murder on the Yukon as Bill Smithers
1939 Oklahoma Terror as Fuzzy Glass
1939 Trigger Pals as Fuzzy
1938 Exposed as Flophouse Bum
1938 Frontier Scout as Whiney Roberts
1938 Gunsmoke Trail as Fuzzy
1938 Songs and Bullets as Fuzzy Martin
1938 Knight of the Plains as Fuzzy
1938 Call of The Yukon as Joe
1938 Start Cheering as Station Master
1937 The Fighting Deputy as Fuzzy
1937 A Lawman Is Born as Eli Root
1937 Sing Cowboy Sing as Duke Evans
1937 The Outcasts of Poker Flat as Uncle Billy
1937 Melody of the Plains as Fuzzy
1937 Love Nest on Wheels as Uncle Jed
1937 The Roaming Cowboy as Fuzzy
1936 Hopalong Cassidy Returns as Luke (credit only)
1936 West of Nevada as Walla Walla Wiggins
1936 Millionaire Kid as Matthews
1936 A Face in the Fog as Elmer
1935 Trigger Tom as Stub Macey
1935 Bar 20 Rides Again as Henchman Cinco
1935 The Law of 45's as Stoney Martin
1935 Midnight Phantom as Radio Officer Jones
1933 From Headquarters as Detainee Touching Cigarette Pack (uncredited)
1933 His Private Secretary as Tom - Garage Owner
1933 Buzzin' Around as Al
1932 Harem Scarem
1932 Bridge Wives as Al Smith
1932 Police Court as Skid
1931 The Door Knocker as The Door Knocker
1931 Aloha as Sailor
1931 Mlle. Irene The Great
1930 The Land of Missing Men as Buckshot - Steve's sidekick
1930 Two Fresh Eggs
1930 Western Knights
1930 Hell Harbor as Bunion
1929 The Dance of Life as Bozo
1929 She Goes to War as Bill
1928 Hot or Cold
1928 Painted Post as Joe Nimble
1928 Hello Cheyenne! as Zip Coon
1927 American Beauty as Waiter
1927 Jungle Heat
1927 Listen Lena as Al Adams
1926 The General as Officer on Horseback (uncredited)
1926 Skybound
1926 His Taking Ways
1925 Fire Away
1925 Fair Warning as Jay Walker
1925 Curses as Buttonshoe Bill
1925 The Iron Mule as The Engineer
1925 Red Pepper as Tom Katt -Pharmacist's assistant
1925 Dynamite Doggie as Al
1924 Lovemania
1924 Stupid, but Brave as The Bum
1922 Out of Place
1922 All Wet
1922 A Studio Rube
1921 The High Sign as Man on beach during target practice
1920 The Scarecrow as Man with Motorbike
1920 Ship Ahoy
1920 Trouble
1919 Back Stage as Machiniste / Stagehand
1919 Love as Al Clove - Fatty's Rival (uncredited)
1918 A Scrap of Paper as The Crown Prince
1918 The Cook as Holdup Man
1918 Good Night, Nurse! as Surgeon's Assistant
1918 Moonshine as Mountain Man
1918 The Bell Boy as Desk Clerk
1918 Out West as Wild Bill Hickup
1917 A Country Hero as City Gent
1917 Coney Island as Old Friend of Fatty's Wife
1917 Oh, Doctor! as Gambler
1917 His Wedding Night as Rival employee
1917 The Rough House as Cook
1917 A Reckless Romeo as The Pretty Girl's Boyfriend
1917 The Butcher Boy as Alum
1916 The Waiters' Ball as The Waiter
1916 His Wife's Mistakes
1916 He Did and He Didn’t as The Bounding Burglar
1916 Fatty and Mabel Adrift as Hiram Perkins' Son
1915 Fatty’s Plucky Pup as Dog Catcher (uncredited)
1915 Crossed Love and Swords as A Bosom Friend
1915 Droppington's Family Tree as Waiter
1915 When Love Took Wings as Hank Perkins, Fatty's Rival
1915 Fatty’s Faithful Fido as Fatty's Rival
1915 That Little Band Of Gold as Waiter (uncredited)
1915 Mabel and Fatty’s Married Life as Lead Cop (uncredited)
1915 A Bird's a Bird
1915 Fatty's New Role as Cop (uncredited)
1915 Fatty and Mabel’s Simple Life as The Squire's Son
1914 Fatty's Magic Pants as Party Guest (uncredited)
1914 His Prehistoric Past as Caveman
1914 Leading Lizzie Astray as Cafe Patron / Bouncer (uncredited)
1914 Fatty's Jonah Day as Fatty's Rival
1914 Tillie's Punctured Romance as Water Policeman (uncredited)
1914 Shot in the Excitement as The Daughter's Suitor
1914 Lover's Luck as Fatty's Rival
1914 The New Janitor as Elevator boy
1914 The Rounders as Bellhop / Waiter
1914 Those Country Kids as Mr. Reddy
1914 Mabel's Blunder as Mabel's Brother
1914 Mabel's Married Life as Delivery Boy
1914 Mabel's Busy Day as Policeman
1914 The Knockout as Boxer, Pug's Rival
1914 Caught in a Cabaret as Singer (uncredited)
1914 The Star Boarder as Boarder (uncredited)
1914 Tango Tangles as Guest in Convict Costume (uncredited)
1914 Mabel's Strange Predicament as Bellboy (uncredited)
1914 In the Clutches of the Gang as Cop
1913 His Sister's Kids as Cop
1913 Mother's Boy as Cop
1913 The Riot as Man in Pool Hall
1913 A Noise from the Deep
1913 Her Birthday Present

Directing

1924 Lovemania Director
1924 His First Car Director
1922 Out of Place Director
1922 All Wet Director
1920 Ship Ahoy Director

Writing

1928 Run, Girl, Run Story
1924 Stupid, but Brave Writer

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