Sidney Toler

Actor · Writer
IVA Star Rating : 57
Sidney Toler was an American actor, playwright and theatre director. The second European-American actor to play the role of Charlie Chan on screen, he is best remembered for his portrayal of the Chinese-American detective in 22 films made between 1938 and 1946. Before becoming Chan, Toler played supporting roles in 50 motion pictures and was a highly... read more

Sidney Toler was an American actor, playwright and theatre director. The second European-American actor to play the role of Charlie Chan on screen, he is best remembered for his portrayal of the Chinese-American detective in 22 films made between 1938 and 1946. Before becoming Chan, Toler played supporting roles in 50 motion pictures and was a highly regarded comic actor on the Broadway stage.

Born

Tuesday, 28 April 1874

Died

Wednesday, 12 February 1947

Actor Filmography

American Masters Charlie Chan (archive footage) 1986
All This and World War II Charlie Chan (archive footage) 1976
That's Entertainment! Clip from 'Speak Easily' (archive footage) (uncredited) 1974
The Best of Laurel and Hardy Captain of SS Periwinkle 1968
The Trap Charlie Chan 1946
Dangerous Money Charlie Chan 1946
Shadows Over Chinatown Charlie Chan 1946
Dark Alibi Charlie Chan 1946
The Red Dragon Charlie Chan 1946
The Shanghai Cobra Charlie Chan 1945
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

American Masters Charlie Chan (archive footage) 1986
All This and World War II Charlie Chan (archive footage) 1976
That's Entertainment! Clip from 'Speak Easily' (archive footage) (uncredited) 1974
The Best of Laurel and Hardy Captain of SS Periwinkle 1968
The Trap Charlie Chan 1946
Dangerous Money Charlie Chan 1946
Shadows Over Chinatown Charlie Chan 1946
Dark Alibi Charlie Chan 1946
The Red Dragon Charlie Chan 1946
The Shanghai Cobra Charlie Chan 1945
The Scarlet Clue Charlie Chan 1945
It's in the Bag! Detective Sully 1945
The Jade Mask Charlie Chan 1945
Black Magic Charlie Chan 1944
Charlie Chan in The Chinese Cat Charlie Chan 1944
Charlie Chan in the Secret Service Charlie Chan 1944
Isle of Forgotten Sins Capt. Krogan - aka Carruthers 1943
White Savage Wong 1943
The Adventures Of Smilin' Jack General Kai Ling 1943
A Night To Remember Inspector Hankins 1942
Castle in the Desert Charlie Chan 1942
Charlie Chan In Rio Charlie Chan 1941
Dead Men Tell Charlie Chan 1941
Murder Over New York Charlie Chan 1940
Charlie Chan At The Wax Museum Charlie Chan 1940
Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise Charlie Chan 1940
Charlie Chan in Panama Charlie Chan 1940
City in Darkness Charlie Chan 1939
Law of the Pampas Fernando Ramirez 1939
Charlie Chan at Treasure Island Charlie Chan 1939
Heritage of the Desert Nosey 1939
Charlie Chan in Reno Charlie Chan 1939
The Kid from Kokomo Judge William 'Gashouse' Bronson 1939
King of Chinatown Dr. Chang Ling 1939
Charlie Chan in Honolulu Charlie Chan 1939
Disbarred G.L. 'Mardy' Mardeen 1939
If I Were King Robin Turgis 1938
The Mysterious Rider Frosty Kilburn 1938
One Wild Night Lawton 1938
Wide Open Faces Sheriff 1938
Gold Is Where You Find It Harrison McCooey 1938
Double Wedding Keough 1937
That Certain Woman Detective Neely 1937
Our Relations Captain of SS Periwinkle 1936
The Longest Night Captain Holt 1936
The Gorgeous Hussy Daniel Webster 1936
Three Godfathers Prof. Snape 1936
Give Us This Night First Carabiniere 1936
This Is the Life Prof. Lafcadio F. Breckenridge 1935
Orchids to You Nick Corsini 1935
Call of the Wild Joe Groggins 1935
The Daring Young Man Warden Palmer 1935
Champagne for Breakfast The Judge 1935
Romance in Manhattan Police Sergeant 1935
Here Comes the Groom Detective Weaver 1934
Operator 13 Maj. Allen Pinkerton 1934
Upperworld Officer Moran 1934
The Trumpet Blows Pepi Sancho 1934
Registered Nurse Frankie Sylvestrie 1934
Spitfire Mr. Sawyer 1934
Dark Hazard John Bright 1934
Massacre Thomas Shanks 1934
The World Changes Mr. Hodgens 1933
The Narrow Corner Ryan, the Go-Between 1933
King of the Jungle Neil Forbes 1933
He Learned About Women Wilson 1933
Over the Counter Mr. Drake 1932
The Phantom President Prof. Aikenhead 1932
Blonde Venus Detective Wilson 1932
Blondie of the Follies Pete 1932
Speak Easily Stage Director 1932
Tom Brown of Culver Maj. Wharton 1932
Is My Face Red? Tony Mugatti 1932
Radio Patrol Sgt. Tom Keogh 1932
Strangers in Love McPhail 1932
Strictly Dishonorable Mulligan 1931
Madame X Merivel 1929
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