Edgar Kennedy

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Edgar Livingston Kennedy was an American comedic character actor who appeared in at least 500 films during the silent and sound eras. Professionally, he was known as "Slow Burn", owing to his ability to portray on screen characters whose anger slowly rises in frustrating situations. Kennedy in many of his roles used exasperated facial expressions,... read more

Edgar Livingston Kennedy was an American comedic character actor who appeared in at least 500 films during the silent and sound eras. Professionally, he was known as "Slow Burn", owing to his ability to portray on screen characters whose anger slowly rises in frustrating situations. Kennedy in many of his roles used exasperated facial expressions, performed very deliberately, to convey his rising anger or "burn", often rubbing his hand over his bald head and across his face in an effort to control his temper. One memorable example of his slow-burn comedy technique can be seen in the 1933 Marx Brothers' film Duck Soup in which he plays a sidewalk lemonade vendor who is harassed and increasingly provoked by Harpo and Chico.

Birth Name

Edgar Livingstone Kennedy

Born

Saturday, 26 April 1890

Died

Tuesday, 09 November 1948

Actor Filmography

The Mack Sennett Collection: Volume One (archive footage) 2014
Public Enemies 1996
Our Gang: Inside the Clubhouse Kennedy the Cop (archive footage) 1984
The Best of Laurel and Hardy Officer Kennedy 1968
The Further Perils of Laurel and Hardy (archive footage) 1967
Laurel and Hardy's Laughing 20's (archive footage) 1965
Hollywood and the Stars Himself (archive footage) 1963
When Comedy Was King edited from 'A Pair of Tights' (archive footage) 1960
The Golden Age of Comedy (archive footage) 1958
My Dream is Yours Uncle Charlie 1949
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

The Mack Sennett Collection: Volume One (archive footage) 2014
Public Enemies 1996
Our Gang: Inside the Clubhouse Kennedy the Cop (archive footage) 1984
The Best of Laurel and Hardy Officer Kennedy 1968
The Further Perils of Laurel and Hardy (archive footage) 1967
Laurel and Hardy's Laughing 20's (archive footage) 1965
Hollywood and the Stars Himself (archive footage) 1963
When Comedy Was King edited from 'A Pair of Tights' (archive footage) 1960
The Golden Age of Comedy (archive footage) 1958
My Dream is Yours Uncle Charlie 1949
Unfaithfully Yours Detective Sweeney 1948
Variety Time Edgar Kennedy (footage from 'I'll Build It Myself') (archive footage) 1948
Dig That Gold Edgar Kennedy 1948
Heaven Only Knows Judd 1947
The Sin of Harold Diddlebock Jake the Bartender 1947
Do or Diet Edgar 1947
Noisy Neighbors Edgar Kennedy 1946
Mother-In-Law's Day Edgar 1945
Captain Tugboat Annie Captain Bullwinkle 1945
It's Your Move Edgar Kennedy 1945
Anchors Aweigh Police Captain 1945
The Great Alaskan Mystery Bosun Higgins 1944
It Happened Tomorrow Inspector Mulrooney 1944
Crazy House Judge 1943
The Girl from Monterrey Doc Hogan, Fight Promoter 1943
Hitler's Madman Nepomuk - the Hermit 1943
The Falcon Strikes Back Smiley Dugan 1943
Air Raid Wardens Joe Bledsoe 1943
Cosmo Jones in the Crime Smasher Police Chief Murphy 1943
Hillbilly Blitzkrieg Sgt. Homer Gatling 1942
There's One Born Every Minute Mayor Moe Carson 1942
In Old California Kegs McKeever 1942
Pardon My Stripes Warden Bingham 1942
Private Snuffy Smith Sergeant Ed Cooper 1942
Public Enemies Biff 1941
Blondie in Society Doctor 1941
An Apple in His Eye Edgar Kennedy 1941
Mad About Moonshine Edgar 1941
Drafted in the Depot Edgar Kennedy 1940
Remedy for Riches George Browning 1940
Li'l Abner Cornelius Cornpone 1940
Sandy Gets Her Man Fire Chief Galvin 1940
Who Killed Aunt Maggie? Sheriff Gregory 1940
The Quarterback Pops 1940
The Bride Wore Crutches Police Captain McGuire 1940
Margie Chauncey 1940
Dr. Christian Meets the Women George Browning 1940
Sandy Is a Lady Officer Rafferty 1940
Mutiny in the County Edgar Kennedy 1940
Charlie McCarthy, Detective Inspector Dailey 1939
Laugh It Off Judge John J. McGuinnis 1939
Little Accident Paper Hanger 1939
Everything's on Ice Joe Barton 1939
It's A Wonderful World Police Lieutenant Miller 1939
Baby Daze Edgar Kennedy 1939
Maid to Order Edgar 1939
Hey! Hey! U.S.A! Bugs Leary 1938
Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus Arthur Bailey 1938
Beaux and Errors Edgar Kennedy 1938
Scandal Street Daniel Webster Smith 1938
The Black Doll Sheriff Renick 1938
Hollywood Hotel Callaghan 1938
True Confession Darsey 1937
Double Wedding Spike 1937
Tramp Trouble Edgar 1937
Super-Sleuth Police Lt. Garrison 1937
Dumb's the Word Edgar Kennedy 1937
A Star Is Born Pop Randall - Landlord 1937
When's Your Birthday? Mr. Basscombe 1937
Three Men on a Horse Harry 1936
Mad Holiday Donovan 1936
Yours for the Asking Bicarbonate 1936
Dummy Ache Edgar 1936
San Francisco Sheriff 1936
Fatal Lady Rudolf Hochstetter 1936
Small Town Girl Captain Mack 1936
Robin Hood of El Dorado Sheriff Judd 1936
Will Power Edgar Kennedy 1936
The Return of Jimmy Valentine Callahan 1936
Gasoloons Edgar Kennedy 1936
The Bride Comes Home Henry 1935
In Person Man 1935
1,000 Dollars a Minute Police Officer McCarthy 1935
Little Big Shot Onderdonk 1935
Woman Wanted Sweeney 1935
Edgar Hamlet Edgar 1935
A Night at the Biltmore Bowl Edgar Kennedy 1935
Sock Me to Sleep Edgar 1935
The Cowboy Millionaire Willy Persimmon Bates 1935
Living on Velvet Counterman 1935
Rendezvous at Midnight Mahoney 1935
Brick-a-Brac Edgar 1935
The Silver Streak Dan O'Brien 1934
Flirting with Danger Jimmie Pierson 1934
The Marines Are Coming Sgt. Buck Martin 1934
Poisoned Ivory Edgar Kennedy 1934
Kid Millions Herman Wilson 1934
Gridiron Flash Officer Thurston 1934
King Kelly of the U.S.A. Happy Moran 1934
A Blasted Event Edgar 1934
Bachelor Bait (scenes deleted) 1934
We're Rich Again Healy, Process Server 1934
Murder On The Blackboard Detective Donahue 1934
Money Means Nothing Herbert Green 1934
Operator 13 Confederate Officer Jealous of Artilleryman (uncredited) 1934
Wrong Direction Edgar, Movie Director 1934
Twentieth Century Oscar McGonigle 1934
Heat Lightning Herbert - the Husband 1934
All of Me Guard 1934
Duck Soup Lemonade Vendor 1933
Tillie and Gus Judge 1933
Quiet Please! Edgar Kennedy 1933
Good Housewrecking Mr. Kennedy 1933
Professional Sweetheart Tim Kelsey 1933
Cross Fire Ed Wimpy 1933
Son of the Border Windy 1933
Diplomaniacs Chairman - Peace Conference 1933
A Merchant of Menace Edgar 1933
Scarlet River Sam Gilroy 1933
Art in the Raw Edgar 1933
Fish Feathers Edgar Kennedy 1932
Penguin Pool Murder Donovan 1932
Rockabye Water Wagon-Driver 1932
Little Orphan Annie Daddy Warbucks 1932
Hold 'Em Jail Warden Elmer Jones 1932
The Golf Chump Edgar 1932
Giggle Water Edgar 1932
Westward Passage Elmer 1932
The Spot on the Rug Jake / Jewel Thief 1932
Carnival Boat Baldy 1932
Bon Voyage Edgar Kennedy 1932
Never the Twins Shall Meet Mr. Carp 1932
Camping Out Edgar 1931
Bad Company Buffington - Doorman 1931
Quick Millions Cop 1931
Love Fever Thelma's Last Rescuer 1931
Rough House Rhythm Edgar 1931
High Gear Cop 1931
Help Wanted, Female Gunner (as Ed Kennedy) 1931
Ladies Last Man in Phone Booth 1930
Looser Than Loose Night Club Patron 1930
Bigger and Better Uncle Ed Sutton 1930
Dollar Dizzy Quimby the Lawyer (uncredited) 1930
Doctor's Orders Mary's Father / Gertie's Uncle 1930
Fifty Million Husbands Officer Kennedy 1930
All Teed Up Thelma's Father 1930
When The Wind Blows The Policeman 1930
The First Seven Years Kennedy the Cop 1930
Ladrones Officer 1930
The Real McCoy Cicero the Cop 1930
Shivering Shakespeare Kennedy the Cop 1930
Night Owls Officer Kennedy 1930
Angora Love Landlord 1929
Moan & Groan, Inc. Kennedy the Cop 1929
Bacon Grabbers Collis P. Kennedy 1929
Welcome Danger SFPD Desk Sergeant 1929
They Had to See Paris Ed Eggers 1929
Perfect Day Uncle Edgar 1929
Unaccustomed As We Are Officer Kennedy 1929
A Pair of Tights Marion's Boyfriend's Boss 1929
Going Ga-ga Cop 1929
Feed 'em and Weep Train Conductor 1928
The Boy Friend The Cop 1928
Two Tars Motorist 1928
Should Married Men Go Home? Golfer (uncredited) 1928
Limousine Love The Husband, Mr Glenders 1928
The Finishing Touch Cop (as Ed Kennedy) 1928
Dumb Daddies The Cop 1928
Leave 'Em Laughing Cop 1928
The Chinese Parrot Maydorf 1927
The Better 'Ole Cpl. Austin (as Ed. Kennedy) 1926
Across the Pacific Cpl. Ryan 1926
My Old Dutch Bill Sproat 1926
Oh! What a Nurse! Eric Johnson (as Ed Kennedy) 1926
His People Thomas Nolan 1925
Paths to Paradise Detective (uncredited) 1925
Wall Street Blues The Crook 1924
Daredevil Jack 1920
Hearts and Flowers Pete - the Flower Girl's 1st Brother 1919
Yankee Doodle in Berlin German Prison Guard (uncredited) 1919
Her Fame and Shame Cashier & Advance Man 1917
Bombs! Tony Peanutty - Italian Ward Leader 1916
Madcap Ambrose A City Chap 1916
His Bitter Pill Diamond Dan - Jim's Rival 1916
Fatty's Tintype Tangle Edgar 1915
Fatty's Plucky Pup Shell Game Operator 1915
Miss Fatty's Seaside Lovers Suitor 1915
Mabel's Wilful Way Fatty's Pal 1915
Wished on Mabel Cop 1915
That Little Band Of Gold Diner / Man in Audience (uncredited) 1915
Fatty's Reckless Fling Neighbor 1915
Ambrose's Sour Grapes The Second Twin's Husband 1915
Fatty's New Role Handout-Giver (uncredited) 1915
Fatty and Mabel at the San Diego Exposition 1st Street Crowd Participant 1915
Tillie's Punctured Romance 2nd Restaurant Owner / Banks' Butler (uncredited) 1914
Ambrose's First Falsehood Cafe Proprietor 1914
Getting Acquainted Policeman 1914
Leading Lizzie Astray The Slicker's Chauffeur 1914
The Noise of Bombs Police Chief 1914
'Curses!' They Remarked Ethel's Former Boyfriend 1914
Gentlemen of Nerve Policeman 1914
Dough and Dynamite Striking Baker 1914
He Loved the Ladies The Wife's Brother 1914
The Rounders (uncredited) 1914
Mabel's Busy Day Tough hot dog customer / Tough Hot Dog Customer (uncredited) 1914
The Knockout Cyclone Flynn 1914
Caught in a Cabaret Cafe Proprietor 1914
Twenty Minutes of Love Lover 1914
Mabel at the Wheel Spectator in Grandstand (uncredited) 1914
A Bathing Beauty Jealous Boyfriend 1914
The Star Boarder Landlady's Husband 1914
Cruel, Cruel Love Lord Helpus' Butler 1914
His Favorite Pastime Tough Guy in Bar 1914
Tango Tangle Dance Hall Manager 1914
A Film Johnnie Director (uncredited) 1914
A Thief Catcher Crook 1914
Making a Living Wreck Bystander (uncredited) 1914
Rebecca's Wedding Day The Groom 1914
In the Clutches of the Gang Cop 1914
A Flirt's Mistake Rajah 1914
The Gusher Cop (uncredited) 1913
A Ride for a Bride Mustached Man 1913
Fatty Joins the Force Jealous cop / Jealous Cop in Park 1913
A Muddy Romance Water Policeman 1913
The Speed Kings Laughing Spectator 1913
A Quiet Little Wedding Wedding Guest 1913
Mother's Boy Mug 1913
Mabel's Dramatic Career Audience Member / Cop in Movie 1913
Mabel's New Hero Cop 1913
The Riot Cop 1913
A Noise from the Deep 1913
Love and Rubbish 1st Cop 1913
Safe in Jail 1st Crook 1913
Rastus and the Game Cock Spectator 1913
Peeping Pete The Cop 1913
The Gangsters Henchman 1913
Toplitsky and Company Masseur 1913
Their First Execution Cop 1913
That Ragtime Band Stage Manager 1913
Bangville Police 3rd Deputy 1913

Director Filmography

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