Harry Bowen

Actor
IVA Star Rating : 44
Harry Bowen was an American character actor of the silent and sound film eras. Born on October 4, 1888 in Brooklyn, New York, he broke into the film industry doing film shorts during the silent era. His work on shorts continued into talking pictures, and it was in 1929 that he made his first appearance in a full-length feature, with a small role in... read more

Harry Bowen was an American character actor of the silent and sound film eras. Born on October 4, 1888 in Brooklyn, New York, he broke into the film industry doing film shorts during the silent era. His work on shorts continued into talking pictures, and it was in 1929 that he made his first appearance in a full-length feature, with a small role in Red Hot Rhythm, directed by Leo McCarey. During his 20-year career, Bowen appeared in over 150 films, most of them film shorts. Other notable films in which he appeared include: the 1933 classic King Kong; Flying Down to Rio (1933), which was the first on-screen pairing of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers; John Ford's 1935 comedy, The Whole Town's Talking, starring Edward G. Robinson; and Next Time We Love (1936), starring Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, and Ray Milland. His final screen performance, according to AFI, was the 1939 film, The Day the Bookies Wept, starring Joe Penner and Betty Grable.

Birth Name

Harry Jerome Bowen

Born

Thursday, 04 October 1888

Died

Friday, 05 December 1941

Actor Filmography

Hey Moe, Hey Dad! Various characters 2015
Down Memory Lane Referee 1949
Pot o' Gold Streetsweeper 1941
Meet Boston Blackie Hot Dog Vendor 1941
The Day the Bookies Wept Taxi Driver 1939
It Could Happen to You News Peddler 1939
The Dummy Owner 1938
She's Got Everything 1937
Living on Love Taxi Driver with Gorilla 1937
Partners in Crime Stretcher Bearer 1937
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Actor Filmography

Hey Moe, Hey Dad! Various characters 2015
Down Memory Lane Referee 1949
Pot o' Gold Streetsweeper 1941
Meet Boston Blackie Hot Dog Vendor 1941
The Day the Bookies Wept Taxi Driver 1939
It Could Happen to You News Peddler 1939
The Dummy Owner 1938
She's Got Everything 1937
Living on Love Taxi Driver with Gorilla 1937
Partners in Crime Stretcher Bearer 1937
Should Wives Work? 1937
Stella Dallas Man Watching Wedding Behind Stella 1937
Shall We Dance Johnson - the Locksmith 1937
Breezing Home Tout 1937
We Who Are About to Die Agitated Citizen in Mob 1937
Pan Handlers Man in Bathtub 1936
Conflict Gregg 1936
The Big Game Gambler Betting $500 1936
The Luckiest Girl in the World Taxicab Triver 1936
Missing Girls Willie 1936
Swing Time First Stagehand 1936
Who's Looney Now Brother 1936
The Gentleman from Louisiana 1936
Grand Jury Hoodlum 1936
Dummy Ache The Cabbie / Cabbie 1936
Kelly the Second Drenched Ringsider 1936
Fury Baggage Clerk 1936
The Harvester Carl 1936
On the Wrong Trek Bit Part 1936
Murder on a Bridle Path Second (Checker) Taxi Driver 1936
The Moon's Our Home Reporter 1936
At Sea Ashore Cab Driver 1936
Vamp Till Ready Party Guest / Man 1936
Will Power Second Man Having Phone Conversation 1936
Sutter's Gold San Francisco Mob Leader 1936
The Return of Jimmy Valentine Price 1936
The Count Takes the Count Service Station Attendant 1936
The Bohemian Girl Drunk 1936
The Milky Way Bartender 1936
Strike Me Pink Taxi Driver 1936
Two in the Dark Taxi Driver 1936
Heir to Trouble Hank Carter / Cowhand Hank 1935
Annie Oakley Man at Shooting Gallery 1935
The Timid Young Man Milton's Valet 1935
The Rainmakers Switchman 1935
Nurse to You! Harry 1935
Thunder Mountain Miner Cheated by Leavitt 1935
Red Salute Prisoner 1935
Slightly Static Orchestra Leader 1935
Alice Adams Laborer Putting Up Sign 1935
Hot Tip Racetrack Spectator 1935
Make a Million Panhandler with Clothes 1935
Rainbow's End Waiter 1935
The Headline Woman News Photographer Ernie / Ernie 1935
Hit and Rum Waiter 1935
Roaring Roads Barn Dance Host 1935
Thicker Than Water Auctioneer 1935
Behind the Green Lights Cop - 'Crooner' 1935
Poker at Eight First Taxi Driver 1935
Ruggles of Red Gap Photographer 1935
Sing Sister Sing Hotel Clerk 1935
Death Flies East Taxicab Driver 1935
The Whole Town's Talking Mike O'Connor - Taxi Driver 1935
The Chases of Pimple Street Waiter 1934
Night Alarm Wisecracking Reporter 1934
Three Little Pigskins Man with honest work 1934
Girl O' My Dreams Newsreel Photographer 1934
Gridiron Flash Convict With Smith 1934
Against the Law Window Washer 1934
The Richest Girl in the World Pinky 1934
Something Simple Hotel Desk Clerk / Desk Clerk 1934
Name the Woman Reporter 1934
Blind Date Milkman 1934
We're Rich Again Taxi Driver 1934
Derby Decade 1934
Let's Try Again Taxi Driver 1934
A Man's Game Reporter 1934
Another Wild Idea Vegetable Man 1934
Most Precious Thing in Life Expressman 1934
Whirlpool Chauffeur 1934
The Cracked Ice Man The Ice Man / Ice Man 1934
Murder on the Campus Spud, Reporter 1933
Going Hollywood Bartender 1933
Flying Down to Rio Minor Role 1933
In the Money Minor Role 1933
Chance at Heaven First Reporter 1933
Golden Harvest Wheat Farmer 1933
Snug in the Jug Mullins' Henchman 1933
The Barber Shop Cop 1933
Rainbow Ranch Train Passenger 1933
Melody Cruise Ship Steward 1933
Crashin' Broadway Freddie Storm 1933
Dream Stuff Jim - Chauffeur 1933
King Kong Reporter 1933
Too Many Highballs 2nd Traffic Cop 1933
Goldie Gets Along Fred - Casting Director / Fred 1933
Hypnotized Skeptical Sign Painter / Man Looking for Lifeboat 1932
A Lad an' a Lamp Audience Member 1932
The Dentist Joe 1932
The Girl from Calgary Promoter in Darrell's Office 1932
Red-Haired Alibi Travers' Henchman 1932
The Giddy Age Moses - the Butler / Mose - the Butler 1932
Beyond the Rockies Man at Slot Machine 1932
The Loud Mouth World Series Radio Announcer 1932
Strangers of the Evening Pete, Ambulance Driver 1932
Ghost Valley Marty 1932
Just a Pain in the Parlor Servant 1932
The Saddle Buster Calgary 1932
The Nickel Nurser Messenger 1932
The Greeks Had a Word for Them Schatze's Cabby 1932
Hasty Marriage Streetcar Conductor 1931
The Tip-Off Dude - Vatelli Henchman / Vatelli Henchman 1931
Blue of the Night Train Passenger 1931
Sweepstakes Cantina Waiter 1931
Second Honeymoon Waiter 1930
Night Work Cabdriver 1930
Fifty Million Husbands Magazine Salesman 1930
All Teed Up Counterman 1930
Snappy Sneezer Man on Streetcar 1929
The Glorious Fourth Pedestrian 1927
Be Your Age The Postman 1926
Shivering Spooks Assistant to Professor Fleece 1926
Thundering Fleas Watcher of flea circus 1926
Mighty Like a Moose Harp Player 1926
Monkey Business Man repairing auto 1926
Charley My Boy! Applicant 1926
Your Own Back Yard Donor 1925
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