Roscoe Karns

Actor · Writer
IVA Star Rating : 53
Roscoe Karns was an American actor who appeared in nearly 150 films between 1915 and 1964. He specialized in cynical, wise-cracking characters, and his rapid-fire delivery enlivened many comedies and crime thrillers in the 1930s and 1940s.

Roscoe Karns was an American actor who appeared in nearly 150 films between 1915 and 1964. He specialized in cynical, wise-cracking characters, and his rapid-fire delivery enlivened many comedies and crime thrillers in the 1930s and 1940s.

Born

Monday, 07 September 1891

Died

Friday, 06 February 1970

Actor Filmography

The Republic Pictures Story Joe Higgins (clip from Meet the Missus (1940)) 1991
Man's Favorite Sport? Major Phipps 1964
The Lucy Show Mr. Foley 1962
Hennesey Capt. Walter Shafer, Adm. Walter Shafer 1959
Onionhead 'Windy' Woods 1958
Richard Diamond, Private Detective Ed Church 1957
Columbia Laff Hour (archive footage) 1956
December Bride Charley Allen, Dad Hodges 1954
Hold That Camera Self - Rocky King / Detective, Self 1950
Rocky King, Detective Police Inspector Rocky King, Rocky King 1950
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

The Republic Pictures Story Joe Higgins (clip from Meet the Missus (1940)) 1991
Man's Favorite Sport? Major Phipps 1964
The Lucy Show Mr. Foley 1962
Hennesey Capt. Walter Shafer, Adm. Walter Shafer 1959
Onionhead 'Windy' Woods 1958
Richard Diamond, Private Detective Ed Church 1957
Columbia Laff Hour (archive footage) 1956
December Bride Charley Allen, Dad Hodges 1954
Hold That Camera Self - Rocky King / Detective, Self 1950
Rocky King, Detective Police Inspector Rocky King, Rocky King 1950
Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven Carmody / Officer Carmody 1948
Speed to Spare Kangaroo 1948
Devil's Cargo Lt. Hardy 1948
The Inside Story Eustace Peabody 1948
That's My Man Toby Gleeton 1947
Vigilantes of Boomtown Billy Delaney / Bill Delaney 1947
Down Missouri Way Press Agent 1946
Avalanche Red Kelly 1946
I Ring Doorbells Stubby 1946
One Way to Love Hobie Simmons 1946
Minstrel Man Roscoe / Lasses White 1944
Hi, Good Lookin'! Archie 1944
The Navy Way Frankie Gimble 1944
Old Acquaintance Charlie Archer 1943
His Butler's Sister Fields 1943
Riding High Shorty 1943
Stage Door Canteen Roscoe Karns 1943
My Son, the Hero Big-Time Morgan / Big-Time Percy Morgan 1943
You Can't Escape Forever 'Mac' McTurk 1942
Yokel Boy Al Devers 1942
Woman of the Year Phil Whittaker 1942
A Tragedy at Midnight Det. Lt. Cassidy / Cassidy 1942
Road to Happiness Charley Grady 1941
The Gay Vagabond Arthur Dixon, Jerry Dixon / Arthur Dixon / Jerry Dixon 1941
Footsteps in the Dark Monahan 1941
Petticoat Politics Joe Higgins 1941
Meet the Missus Joe Higgins 1940
Ladies Must Live Pete H. 'Pighead' Larrabee / Pete Larrabee 1940
They Drive by Night Irish McGurn 1940
Saturday's Children Willie Sands 1940
Double Alibi Jeremiah Jenkins 1940
His Girl Friday McCue 1940
That's Right - You're Wrong Mal Stamp 1939
Everything's on Ice Felix Miller 1939
Dancing Co-Ed Joe Drews 1939
King of Chinatown 'Rip' Harrigan / Rip Harrigan 1939
Thanks for the Memory George Kent 1938
You and Me Cuffy 1938
Tip-Off Girls Tom Benson aka Tommy Logan 1938
Dangerous to Know Duncan 1938
Scandal Street Austin Brown 1938
Partners in Crime Sim Perkins 1937
On Such a Night Joe Flynn 1937
Night of Mystery Sgt. Heath / Sergeant Heath 1937
Murder Goes to College Sim Perkins 1937
Clarence Clarence Smith 1937
Cain and Mabel Reilly 1936
Three Married Men Peter Cary 1936
Three Cheers for Love Doc 'Short Circuit' Wilson 1936
Border Flight Calico Smith 1936
Woman Trap Mopsy 1936
Two Fisted Chick Moran 1935
Front Page Woman Toots O'Grady 1935
Alibi Ike Carey 1935
Four Hours to Kill! Johnson 1935
The Woman in Red Man in court room 1935
Red Hot Tires Bud Keene 1935
Wings in the Dark Nick Williams 1935
I Sell Anything Monk 1934
Elmer and Elsie Rocky Cott 1934
Shoot the Works Sailor Burke 1934
Twentieth Century Owen O'Malley 1934
Come On, Marines! Spud McGurke 1934
It Happened One Night Oscar Shapeley 1934
Search for Beauty Newspaper Reporter 1934
Alice in Wonderland Tweedledee 1933
The Women in His Life Lester / Aloysius Lester 1933
One Sunday Afternoon Snappy Downer 1933
Gambling Ship Blooey 1933
Today We Live McGinnis 1933
A Lady's Profession Tony 1933
Grand Slam Contest Radio Announcer 1933
Lawyer Man Merritt - Reporter 1932
Under-Cover Man Dannie 1932
If I Had a Million Private O'Brien 1932
Night After Night Leo 1932
They Call It Sin Brandt - Rehearsal Director 1932
One Way Passage S.S.Maloa Bartender 1932
The Crooked Circle Harry Carter 1932
Two Against the World Segall, reporter 1932
Week-End Marriage Jim Davis 1932
The Roadhouse Murder Jeff Dale / Dale 1932
Play Girl Gambler 1932
Stowaway Insp. Redding 1932
High Pressure Telephone salesman 1932
Ladies of the Big House 1931
Left Over Ladies 'Scoop' 1931
Pleasure Arnie 1931
Laughing Sinners Fred Geer 1931
Dirigible Sock McGuire 1931
The Gorilla Simmons 1930
Man Trouble Scott 1930
Little Accident Gilbert 1930
Safety in Numbers Bertram Shapiro 1930
Troopers Three Bugs 1930
New York Nights Johnny Dolan 1929
Copy City Editor John Mack 1929
The Flying Fleet Shipwrecked Radio Operator 1929
The Shopworn Angel Dance Director 1928
Beggars of Life Lame Hoppy 1928
The Vanishing Pioneer Ray Hearn 1928
The Desert Bride Pvt. Terry 1928
The Trail of '98 Man on Ship 1928
The Jazz Singer Agent 1928
Beau Sabreur Buddy 1928
Wings Lt. Cameron / Lieutenant Cameron 1927
You'd Be Surprised Party Guest 1926
Dollar Down Gene Meadows 1925
The Midnight Express Switch Hogan 1924
The Ten Commandments Dan's Pal and Business Associate 1923
Know Thy Wife Steve - Bob's Chum 1918
Beans for Two Jimmy's Friend 1918
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