Biography

Stan Laurel came from a theatrical family, his father was an actor and theatre manager, and he made his stage debut at the age of 16 at Pickard's Museum, Glasgow. He traveled with Fred Karno's vaudeville company to the United States in 1910 and again in 1913. While with that company he was Charles Chaplin's understudy, and he performed imitations of Chaplin. On a later trip he remained in the United States, having been cast in a two-reel comedy, Nuts in May (1917) (not released until 1918). There followed a number of shorts for Metro, Hal Roach Studios, then Universal, then back to Roach in 1926. His first two-reeler with Oliver Hardy was 45 Minutes from Hollywood (1926). Their first release through MGM was Sugar Daddies(1927) and the first with star billing was From Soup to Nuts (1928). Their first feature-length starring roles were in Pardon Us (1931). Their work became more production-line and less popular during the war years, especially after they left Roach and MGM for Twentieth Century-Fox. Their last movie together was The Bullfighters (1945) except for a dismal failure made in France several years later (Utopia 1951)). In 1960 he was given a special Oscar "for his creative pioneering in the field of cinema comedy". He died five years later.IMDb Mini Biography By: Ed Stephan

Stan Laurel came from a theatrical family, his father was an actor and theatre manager, and he made his stage debut at the age of 16 at Pickard's Museum, Glasgow. He traveled with Fred Karno's vaudeville company to the United States in 1910 and again in 1913. While with that company he was Charles Chaplin's understudy, and he performed imitations of Chaplin. On a later trip he remained in the United States, having been cast in a two-reel comedy, Nuts in May (1917) (not released until 1918). There followed a number of shorts for Metro, Hal Roach Studios, then Universal, then back to Roach in 1926. His first two-reeler with Oliver Hardy was 45 Minutes from Hollywood (1926). Their first release through MGM was Sugar Daddies(1927) and the first with star billing was From Soup to Nuts (1928). Their first feature-length starring roles were in Pardon Us (1931). Their work became more production-line and less popular during the war years, especially after they left Roach and MGM for Twentieth Century-Fox. Their last movie together was The Bullfighters (1945) except for a dismal failure made in France several years later (Utopia 1951)). In 1960 he was given a special Oscar "for his creative pioneering in the field of cinema comedy". He died five years later.IMDb Mini Biography By: Ed Stephan

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 200

Birthday 1890-06-16

Day of Death 1965-02-23

Place of Birth Ulverston, Cumbria, England, UK

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Stanley Laurel
  • Stan Jefferson

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Golf Antics
Fragments as Stan
2011 A Tribute to Laurel & Hardy as Himself (archive footage)
2011 Fragments: Surviving Pieces of Lost Films as Himself (archive footage)
2002 Laurel & Hardy - Highlights
1994 That's Entertainment! III
1992 A Tribute to the Boys: Laurel and Hardy as Stan / Sandy / Alf / Lord Paddington (archive footage)
1976 That's Entertainment, Part II
1975 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? as (archive footage)
1970 4 Clowns as (archive footage)
1968 The Best of Laurel and Hardy
1967 The Further Perils of Laurel and Hardy
1964 The Big Parade of Comedy as Stan in 'Hollywood Party' (archive footage)
1963 Hollywood Without Make-Up
1961 Days of Thrills and Laughter
1960 When Comedy Was King as edited from 'Big Business' (archive footage)
1957 The Golden Age of Comedy
1953 The Slappiest Days of Our Lives
1952 This Is Your Life(1 episode)
1951 Utopia as Stan
1945 The Bullfighters as Stanley
1944 Nothing but Trouble as Stan
1944 The Big Noise as Stan
1943 The Tree in a Test Tube as Stan
1943 The Dancing Masters as Stan
1943 Jitterbugs as Stan
1943 Air Raid Wardens as Stan
1942 A-Haunting We Will Go as Stan
1941 Great Guns as Stan
1940 Saps at Sea as Stan
1940 A Chump at Oxford as Stan
1939 The Flying Deuces as Stan
1938 Block-Heads as Stan
1938 Swiss Miss as Stan
1937 Way Out West as Stan
1937 Pick a Star as Stan Laurel
1937 That's That as Himself
1936 Our Relations as Stan / Alf Laurel
1936 On the Wrong Trek as Cameo appearance (hitchhiker)
1936 The Bohemian Girl as Stan
1935 Bonnie Scotland as Stanley MacLaurel
1935 Thicker Than Water as Stan
1935 The Fixer Uppers as Stan
1935 Tit for Tat as Stan
1934 Babes in Toyland as Stannie Dum
1934 The Live Ghost as Stan
1934 Them Thar Hills as Stan
1934 Going Bye-Bye! as Mr. Laurel
1934 Hollywood Party as Stan
1934 Oliver the Eighth as Stan
1933 Sons of the Desert as Stan
1933 Dirty Work as Stan
1933 Wild Poses as Baby
1933 Busy Bodies as Stan
1933 The Midnight Patrol as Officer Stanley Laurel
1933 Me and My Pal as Stan
1933 Twice Two as Stan / Mrs. Hardy
1933 The Devil's Brother as Stanlio
1932 Towed in a Hole as Stan
1932 Their First Mistake as Stan
1932 Pack Up Your Troubles as Stan
1932 Scram! as Stan
1932 County Hospital as Stan
1932 The Chimp as Stan
1932 The Music Box as Stan
1932 Any Old Port! as Stan
1932 Helpmates as Stan
1931 On the Loose as New Suitor (uncredited)
1931 Beau Hunks as Stan
1931 One Good Turn as Stan
1931 Come Clean as Stan
1931 Pardon Us as Stan
1931 Spuk um Mitternacht as Stan
1931 Our Wife as Stan
1931 Politiquerías as Stan
1931 Los calaveras as Señor Laurel
1931 Do a service as Stan
1931 The Stolen Jools as Policeman
1931 Laughing Gravy as Stan
1931 Chickens Come Home as Mr. Laurel
1931 Les Carottiers as M. Laurel
1931 Be Big! as Stan
1930 Another Fine Mess as Stan
1930 The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case as Stan
1930 Hog Wild as Stan
1930 The Rogue Song as Ali-Bek
1930 Below Zero as Stan
1930 La vida nocturna as Stan
1930 Brats as Stan Sr. / Stanley Jr.
1930 Blotto as Stan
1930 Ladrones
1930 Night Owls as Stan
1930 Tiembla y Titubea as Stan
1930 Noche de duendes as Stan
1929 Angora Love as Stan
1929 The Hoose-Gow as Stan
1929 The Hollywood Revue of 1929 as Stan
1929 Bacon Grabbers as Stan
1929 They Go Boom! as Stan
1929 Perfect Day as Stan
1929 Men o'War as Stan
1929 Berth Marks as Stan
1929 Double Whoopee as Stan
1929 Unaccustomed As We Are as Stan
1929 Big Business as Stan
1929 That's My Wife as Stan
1929 Wrong Again as Stan
1929 Liberty as Stan
1928 We Faw Down as Stan
1928 Habeas Corpus as Stan
1928 Two Tars as Stan
1928 Early to Bed as Stan
1928 Should Married Men Go Home? as Stan
1928 Their Purple Moment as Mr. Pincher
1928 You're Darn Tootin' as Stanley, clarinet player
1928 From Soup to Nuts as Hired butler
1928 The Finishing Touch as Stan
1928 Flying Elephants as Little Twinkle Star
1928 Leave 'Em Laughing as Stan
1928 Should Tall Men Marry? as Texas Tommy
1927 The Battle of the Century as Prize fighter
1927 Putting Pants on Philip as Philip
1927 Do Detectives Think? as Ferdinand Finkleberry
1927 Hats Off as Stan
1927 Call of the Cuckoo as Asylum Inmate
1927 The Second Hundred Years as Little Goofy
1927 Now I'll Tell One as Lawyer
1927 Sailors, Beware! as Chester Chaste, cabdriver
1927 Sugar Daddies as Brittle's lawyer
1927 With Love and Hisses as Cuthbert Hope
1927 Why Girls Love Sailors as Willie Brisling
1927 Love 'Em and Weep as Romaine Ricketts
1927 Eve's Love Letters as Anatole, the butler
1927 Duck Soup as Hives
1927 Slipping Wives as Handyman
1927 Seeing the World as English pedestrian
1926 45 Minutes from Hollywood as Hotel Guest
1926 On the Front Page as Dangerfield
1926 Get 'Em Young as Summers, the butler
1926 What's the World Coming To? as The Man in the Window
1925 Half a Man as Winchell McSweeney
1925 Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde as Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde
1925 The Sleuth as Webster Dingle
1925 Navy Blue Days as Stan
1925 The Snow Hawk as Mountie
1925 Pie-Eyed as Drunk
1925 Somewhere In Wrong as A tramp
1925 Twins as Stan / his twin
1924 West of Hot Dog as Stan, a tenderfoot
1924 Detained as A convict
1924 Mandarin Mix-Up as Sum Sap
1924 Short Kilts as McPherson's son
1924 Rupert of Hee-Haw as The King / Rudolph Razz
1924 Near Dublin as Con
1924 Zeb vs. Paprika as Dippy Donawho
1924 Smithy as Smithy
1924 Wide Open Spaces as Gabriel Goober
1923 Mother's Joy
1923 Scorching Sands
1923 The Soilers as Bob Canister
1923 Save The Ship
1923 The Whole Truth as The husband
1923 Frozen Hearts as Olaf - A peasant
1923 Roughest Africa as Professor Stanilaus Laurello
1923 A Man About Town
1923 Short Orders
1923 Oranges and Lemons as Sunkist
1923 Gas and Air as Phillup McCann
1923 Kill or Cure
1923 Collars and Cuffs
1923 Pick and Shovel
1923 Under Two Jags
1923 White Wings
1923 The Noon Whistle
1922 The Pest as Jimmy Smith
1922 Mud and Sand as Rhubarb Vaselino
1922 The Weak-End Party as The gardener
1922 The Egg as Humpty Dumpty
1922 Mixed Nuts as Book salesman
1921 The Lucky Dog as Brash young man accused of dognapping
1919 Hustling for Health as The Man
1919 Do You Love Your Wife? as Toby - the janitor
1918 Frauds and Frenzies as Simp, Second Prisoner
1918 Just Rambling Along as Nervy Young Man
1918 Bears and Bad Men as Pete
1918 Huns and Hyphens as Gang member
1918 Stan Laurel : 32 courts métrages, 1918-1926

Writing

1935 Thicker Than WaterStory
1935 Tit for TatWriter
1934 Them Thar HillsWriter
1934 Going Bye-Bye!Writer
1933 Busy BodiesWriter
1933 The Midnight PatrolWriter
1932 Towed in a HoleWriter
1932 Their First MistakeWriter
1932 Pack Up Your TroublesWriter
1931 Come CleanWriter
1931 Our WifeWriter
1930 BratsWriter
1930 BlottoWriter
1928 The Finishing TouchWriter
1927 Love 'Em and WeepWriter
1927 Eve's Love LettersScreenplay
1927 PrudenceWriter
1927 Why Girls Say NoWriter
1926 Get 'Em YoungWriter
1926 Along Came AuntieWriter
1926 Wandering PapasWriter
1926 Charley My Boy!Writer
1926 What's the World Coming To?Writer
1925 Chasing the ChaserWriter

Directing

1927 Flaming FathersDirector
1927 Seeing the WorldAssistant Director
1926 Get 'Em YoungDirector
1926 Wise Guys Prefer BrunettesDirector
1926 Madame MysteryDirector
1926 Wandering PapasDirector
1925 Moonlight and NosesDirector
1925 Yes, Yes, NanetteDirector
1925 Chasing the ChaserDirector

Production

1938 Swiss MissProducer
1938 Songs and BulletsExecutive Producer
1938 Knight of the PlainsExecutive Producer
1937 Way Out WestProducer
1936 The Bohemian GirlProducer

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