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Earle Hodgins (October 6, 1893 – April 14, 1964) was an American actor.

Early in his career, Hodgins was active in stock theater, including working in the Ralph Cloninger troupe of Salt Lake City, Utah, and the Siegel Stock company of Seattle, Washington.

He appeared in over 330 films and television shows between 1932 and 1963. He specialized in playing fast-talking con men—often in westerns, such as The Lone Ranger, Judge Roy Bean, The Cisco Kid, The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, Rawhide, Maverick, Lawman, The Rifleman, Cheyenne, Have Gun – Will Travel, Gunsmoke and Hopalong Cassidy. In the 1960-1961 season, he appeared in three episodes of Joanne Dru's ABC sitcom, Guestward, Ho! as the aging ranch wrangler known as "Lonesome." In one of those episodes, "Lonesome's Gal", he was cast opposite ZaSu Pitts. Thereafter, the two died within a year of each other.

Hodgins' other television roles were as carnival barkers, medicine-show salesmen, and the like. He was known for shooing away obstreporous children from his stage, snapping at them, "Get away, son, ya bother me".

Hodgins married Sue Hanley, who was described in a newspaper item as "a Seattle society girl."

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Earle Hodgins (October 6, 1893 – April 14, 1964) was an American actor.

Early in his career, Hodgins was active in stock theater, including working in the Ralph Cloninger troupe of Salt Lake City, Utah, and the Siegel Stock company of Seattle, Washington.

He appeared in over 330 films and television shows between 1932 and 1963. He specialized in playing fast-talking con men—often in westerns, such as The Lone Ranger, Judge Roy Bean, The Cisco Kid, The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, Rawhide, Maverick, Lawman, The Rifleman, Cheyenne, Have Gun – Will Travel, Gunsmoke and Hopalong Cassidy. In the 1960-1961 season, he appeared in three episodes of Joanne Dru's ABC sitcom, Guestward, Ho! as the aging ranch wrangler known as "Lonesome." In one of those episodes, "Lonesome's Gal", he was cast opposite ZaSu Pitts. Thereafter, the two died within a year of each other.

Hodgins' other television roles were as carnival barkers, medicine-show salesmen, and the like. He was known for shooing away obstreporous children from his stage, snapping at them, "Get away, son, ya bother me".

Hodgins married Sue Hanley, who was described in a newspaper item as "a Seattle society girl."

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 153

Birthday 1893-10-06

Day of Death 1964-04-14

Place of Birth Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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Also Known As

  • Earl Hodges
  • Earl Hodgin
  • Earl Hodgins
  • Earl Hudgins

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1962 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance as Clute Dumfries (uncredited)
1962 Saintly Sinners as Uncle Clete
1961 Mister Ed (1 episode)
1960 Guestward, Ho! (1 episode)
1960 Inherit the Wind as Dr. Britton's Tonic Spieler with Chimp (uncredited)
1959 Mr. Lucky (1 episode)
1959 The Twilight Zone (1 episode) as Agee (as Earl Hodgins)
1959 Law of the Plainsman (1 episode)
1959 Wichita Town (2 episodes)
1959 Rawhide (1 episode)
1958 The Rifleman (1 episode)
1958 The Donna Reed Show (1 episode)
1958 Wanted: Dead or Alive (1 episode)
1957 Harbor Command (1 episode)
1957 Maverick (2 episodes)
1957 Sugarfoot (1 episode)
1957 Have Gun – Will Travel (5 episodes)
1957 The D.I. as Guard
1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (1 episode)
1956 The Fastest Gun Alive as Medicine Man (uncredited)
1955 Gunsmoke (4 episodes)
1955 East of Eden as Shooting Gallery Concessionaire (uncredited)
1954 Lassie (1 episode)
1954 The Forty-Niners as Hotel Clerk
1953 City Detective (1 episode)
1952 Hopalong Cassidy (1 episode)
1951 Dragnet (1 episode)
1951 The Adventures of Boston Blackie (2 episodes)
1951 The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (3 episodes)
1949 Henry, the Rainmaker as Mr. Peabody
1949 Slightly French as Carnival Barker (uncredited)
1949 Sheriff of Wichita as Jess Jenkins
1948 Borrowed Trouble as Sheriff
1948 Old Los Angeles as Horatius P. Gassoway
1948 Silent Conflict as Doc Richards
1948 Oklahoma Badlands as Jonathan Walpole
1948 If You Knew Susie as Auctioneer (uncredited)
1948 The Main Street Kid as Judge Belin
1947 The Return of Rin Tin Tin as Joe - The Dog Handler
1947 The Marauders as Clerk Tom
1947 Hollywood Barn Dance as Francis D. Cartwright
1947 Fun on a Weekend as Heckler
1947 Oregon Trail Scouts as The Judge
1947 Unexpected Guest as Joshua Colter
1947 Vigilantes of Boomtown as Governor
1946 That Brennan Girl as Street Car Conductor (uncredited)
1946 Accomplice as Jeff Bailey
1946 The Last Crooked Mile as Carnival Barker
1946 Rustler's Round-up as Sheriff Fin Elder
1946 Traffic in Crime as Bartender
1946 Valley of the Zombies as Fred
1946 Gun Town as Sheriff
1945 Oregon Trail as Judge J. Frothingham Smythe
1945 The Topeka Terror as Don Quixote 'Ipso-Facto' Martindale
1944 Firebrands Of Arizona as Sheriff Hoag
1944 Alaska as Tobin (as Earl Hodgins)
1944 The Mystery of the Riverboat as Jean Duval [Ch. 5]
1944 San Antonio Kid as Happy Jack
1944 Sensations of 1945 as Police Detective (uncredited)
1944 Hidden Valley Outlaws as Eddie Purcell
1943 Riders of the Deadline as Sourdough
1943 False Colors as Lawyer Jay Griffin
1943 Crazy House as Barker
1943 Bar 20 as Tom
1943 The Lone Star Trail as Mayor Cyrus Jenkins
1943 Batman as Joe
1943 Colt Comrades as Wildcat Willie
1943 The Avenging Rider as Deputy Joe (as Earl Hodgins)
1943 Buckskin Frontier as Hotel Desk Clerk
1943 King of the Cowboys as Ike
1943 Border Patrol as The Cook
1943 Hoppy Serves A Writ as Jim Belman
1943 Idaho as Bartender
1943 Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground as Judge Higgins
1942 The Old Chisholm Trail as Chief Hopping Crow
1942 Fall In as Cigar Store Customer
1942 Silver Queen as Desk Clerk
1942 Red River Robin Hood as Deputy Pete (as Earl Hodgins)
1942 Undercover Man as Sheriff Blackton
1942 Deep in the Heart of Texas as Judge Peabody
1942 Call of the Canyon as Pie-Eating Contest Referee
1942 My Favorite Spy as 2nd Speaker in Park
1942 The Spoilers as Miner
1942 Riding the Wind as Bert MacLeod
1942 Shut My Big Mouth as Stagecoach Guard
1942 The Power of God as Tom York
1942 USS VD: Ship of Shame as Show Barker (uncredited)
1941 Sierra Sue as Brandywine
1941 Sailors on Leave as Con Man (uncredited)
1941 Criminals Within as Wallace
1941 A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob as Sylvester P. Wurple (uncredited)
1940 Trail of the Vigilantes as Medicine Man
1940 Law and Order as Sheriff Fin Elder
1940 Under Texas Skies as Town Barber
1940 Men Against the Sky as Barker
1940 Boom Town as Rodeo Barker (uncredited)
1940 The Range Busters as Uncle Rolf Thorp
1940 Florian as Concession Owner
1940 Bad Man from Red Butte as Hiram T. Cochran
1940 My Favorite Wife as Court Clerk Beside Judge Bryson
1940 Boss of Bullion City as Mike Calhoun
1940 Santa Fe Marshal as Doc Rufus Tate (as Earl Hodgins)
1940 The Sagebrush Family Trails West as 'Doc' Sawyer
1940 Mexican Spitfire as H. Sharpe - Divorce Lawyer
1939 Thunder Afloat as Fisherman
1939 The Day the Bookies Wept as Horse Auctioneer
1939 Range War as Deputy
1939 The Spellbinder as First Marriage License Clerk
1939 Daredevils of the Red Circle as Hinkle--Barker
1939 Panama Lady as Foreman
1939 Fixer Dugan as Sideshow Barker
1939 Dodge City as Spieler
1939 Almost a Gentleman as Sheriff Ira Willis
1939 The Long Shot as Collins
1938 Next Time I Marry as Hitchhiking Preacher
1938 Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus as Circus Barker (uncredited)
1938 Lawless Valley as Sheriff Heck Hampton
1938 Tarnished Angel as Revivalist
1938 Barefoot Boy as Sheriff
1938 Pride of the West as Sheriff Tom Martin
1938 Call The Mesquiteers as Dr. Algemon Irving
1938 Frontier Town as Frontier City Rodeo Announcer
1938 The Old Barn Dance as Terwilliger
1938 The Purple Vigilantes as J. T. McAllister
1938 Partners of the Plains as Sheriff
1937 Headin' East
1937 Outlaws of the Prairie as Neepah
1937 Texas Trail as Major Jordan
1937 Sky Racket as Henchman Spike Hodgins
1937 Porky's Garden as Huckster (voice)
1937 Roaring Six Guns as Sundown
1937 Get Rich Quick Porky as Oil Land Hustler (voice)
1937 All Over Town as Barker
1937 Heroes of the Alamo as Stephen F. Austin
1937 I Cover the War as Blake
1937 Range Defenders as Sheriff Honest Dan Gray
1937 A Lawman Is Born as Sheriff Rock Lance
1937 Mountain Justice as Wheel of Life Barker
1937 Hills of Old Wyoming as Thompson
1937 Trail of Vengeance as Buck Andrews (as Earl Hodgins)
1937 Borderland as Major Stafford
1936 Oh, Susanna as Professor Ezekial Daniels
1936 Ticket to Paradise as Cab Starter
1936 Guns and Guitars as Prof. Parker (as Earl Hodgins)
1936 The Singing Cowboy as Henry Blake
1936 Border Caballero as Doc Shaw
1935 The Perfect Gentleman as Music Hall Stage Manager (uncredited)
1935 Moonlight on the Prairie as Doc Cody
1935 Little Big Shot as New York City Tour Barker
1935 Paradise Canyon as Doc Carter
1935 The Texas Rambler as 'Flash' Carson
1934 The Circus Clown as Circus Barker
1934 Two Alone as Carnival Barker (uncredited)

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