Charley Grapewin

Actor
IVA Star Rating : 57
Charles Ellsworth Grapewin was an American vaudeville and circus performer, a writer, and a stage and film actor. In motion pictures he worked in over 100 films during the silent and sound eras, most notably portraying Uncle Henry in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's The Wizard of Oz (1939), Grandpa Joad in The Grapes of Wrath (1940), Jeeter Lester in Tobacco... read more

Charles Ellsworth Grapewin was an American vaudeville and circus performer, a writer, and a stage and film actor. In motion pictures he worked in over 100 films during the silent and sound eras, most notably portraying Uncle Henry in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's The Wizard of Oz (1939), Grandpa Joad in The Grapes of Wrath (1940), Jeeter Lester in Tobacco Road (1941), and California Joe in They Died With Their Boots On (1941).

Birth Name

Charles Ellsworth Grapewin

Born

Monday, 20 December 1869

Died

Thursday, 02 February 1956

Actor Filmography

These Amazing Shadows Uncle Henry (clip from The Wizard of Oz (1939)) 2011
The Legend Floyd: The Dark Side of the Rainbow Uncle Henry 2000
That's Entertainment, Part II (archive footage) / Clip from 'Listen Darling' 1976
The Big Parade of Comedy Mr. Bane in 'Libeled Lady' / (archive footage) 1964
Hollywood and the Stars California Joe (clip from They Died with Their Boots On (1941)) 1963
Ford Star Jubilee Uncle Henry 1955
MGM Parade Uncle Salters 1955
When I Grow Up Grandpa Reed 1951
Sand Doug 1949
The Enchanted Valley Grandpa 1948
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Actor Filmography

These Amazing Shadows Uncle Henry (clip from The Wizard of Oz (1939)) 2011
The Legend Floyd: The Dark Side of the Rainbow Uncle Henry 2000
That's Entertainment, Part II (archive footage) / Clip from 'Listen Darling' 1976
The Big Parade of Comedy Mr. Bane in 'Libeled Lady' / (archive footage) 1964
Hollywood and the Stars California Joe (clip from They Died with Their Boots On (1941)) 1963
Ford Star Jubilee Uncle Henry 1955
MGM Parade Uncle Salters 1955
When I Grow Up Grandpa Reed 1951
Sand Doug 1949
The Enchanted Valley Grandpa 1948
Gunfighters Inskip / Rancher Inskip 1947
Atlantic City Jake Taylor 1944
The Impatient Years Benjamin L. Pidgeon, Bellboy / Benjamin L. Pidgeon - Bellboy 1944
Follow the Boys Nick West 1944
Crash Dive Pop 1943
Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen Inspector Richard Queen 1942
A Desperate Chance for Ellery Queen Insp. Queen 1942
A Close Call for Ellery Queen Inspector Queen / Insp. Queen 1942
They Died with Their Boots On California Joe 1941
Ellery Queen and the Murder Ring Insp. Queen 1941
Ellery Queen and the Perfect Crime Insp. Queen 1941
Ellery Queen's Penthouse Mystery Inspector Richard Queen / Insp. Queen 1941
Tobacco Road Jeeter / Jeeter Lester 1941
Texas Rangers Ride Again Ranger Ben Caldwalder / Ben Caldwalder 1940
Ellery Queen, Master Detective Insp. Queen 1940
Rhythm on the River Uncle Caleb 1940
Earthbound Mr. Whimser 1940
Johnny Apollo Judge Emmett T. Brennan 1940
The Grapes of Wrath Grandpa Joad 1940
Sabotage Major Matt Grayson 1939
Hero for a Day Uncle Frank 'Lucky' Higgins / Uncle Frank "Lucky" Higgins 1939
Dust Be My Destiny Pop / Pop, a Brakeman 1939
The Wizard of Oz Uncle Henry 1939
The Man Who Dared Ulysses Porterfield 1939
Sudden Money Grandpa Casey Patterson 1939
Burn 'Em Up O'Connor 'Doc' Heath / Doc Heath 1939
Stand Up and Fight 'Old Puff' 1939
Artists and Models Abroad James Harper 1938
Listen, Darling Uncle Joe / Joe Higgins 1938
Three Loves Has Nancy Grandpa Briggs 1938
The Shopworn Angel Wilson - Caretaker 1938
Three Comrades Local Doctor 1938
The Girl of the Golden West Uncle Davy 1938
Of Human Hearts Jim Meeker 1938
The Bad Man of Brimstone Barney Lane 1937
Big City The Mayor / Robert, the Mayor 1937
Bad Guy Dan Gray 1937
Broadway Melody of 1938 James K. Blakeley 1937
Between Two Women Dr. Webster 1937
The Good Earth Old Father 1937
Captains Courageous Uncle Salters 1937
A Family Affair Frank Redmond 1937
Breakdowns of 1936 Himself / Self 1936
Sinner Take All Aaron Lampier 1936
Without Orders J.P. Kendrick 1936
Libeled Lady Mr. Bane / Hollis Bane 1936
Small Town Girl Dr. Ned Fabre 1936
The Voice of Bugle Ann Cal Royster 1936
The Petrified Forest Gramp Maple 1936
Ah Wilderness! Dave McComber 1935
Super-Speed Terry Devlin 1935
Rendezvous Martin / Prof. Martin 1935
Alice Adams J. A. Lamb 1935
Shanghai Truesdale 1935
One Frightened Night Jasper Whyte 1935
Party Wire Will Oliver 1935
Eight Bells Grayson 1935
In Spite of Danger Pop Sullivan 1935
The President Vanishes Richard Norton 1935
Anne of Green Gables Dr. Tatum 1934
Judge Priest Sergeant Jimmy Bagby 1934
Return of the Terror Jessup 1934
The Loudspeaker Pop Calloway 1934
She Made Her Bed Joe Olesen 1934
The Quitter Ed Tilford 1934
Caravan Notary 1934
Two Alone Sandy Roberts 1934
Female Drunk at Hamburger Stand / Drunk at Hamburger Stand (Uncredited) 1933
Wild Boys of the Road Mr. Cadman 1933
Torch Singer Judson / Andrew 'Juddy' Judson 1933
Beauty for Sale Freddy Gordon 1933
Turn Back the Clock Dr. Henderson 1933
Pilgrimage Dad Saunders 1933
Don't Bet on Love Pop McCaffery / Patrick McCaffrey 1933
Midnight Mary Clerk 1933
Heroes for Sale Pa Dennis 1933
The Kiss Before the Mirror Schultz (as Charles Grapewin) / Schultz 1933
Hello, Everybody! Jed 1933
No Man of Her Own Clerk / George, a Concessions Clerk 1932
Wild Horse Mesa Sam Bass 1932
The Night of June 13 "Grandpop" Jeptha Strawn / 'Grandpop' Jeptha Strawn 1932
American Madness Mr. Jones 1932
Lady and Gent Grocer 1932
The Washington Masquerade Senator Simmons 1932
The Woman in Room 13 Andy 1932
Huddle Doctor 1932
Are You Listening? Pierce 1932
Disorderly Conduct Limpy 1932
The Big Timer Pop Baldwin 1932
Hell's House Henry Clark 1932
Heaven on Earth Doc Boax 1931
Gold Dust Gertie Nicholas Hautrey 1931
The Millionaire Ed Powers 1931
Only Saps Work Simeon Tanner 1930
Above the Limit Chimmie Hicks 1900
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