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      Allen Jenkins

      Allen Jenkins

      Highest Rated: 100% Wonder Man (1945)

      Lowest Rated: 40% Robin and the Seven Hoods (1964)

      Birthday: Apr 9, 1900

      Birthplace: Richmond, New York, USA

      Commonly cast as a dimwitted thug in gangster movies, Allen Jenkins was a popular character actor of the '30s and '40s and part of the so-called "Irish Mafia" of Hollywood actors that included James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, and Frank McHugh. Jenkins was born to a show business family, and studied at the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts before appearing in numerous Broadway productions throughout the '20s. After replacing Spencer Tracy as the lead in "The Last Mile" he was recruited by Darryl F. Zanuck to work for Paramount Pictures out in Hollywood. For his first film role he recreated his character of Frankie Wells for the 1932 film adaptation of the play "Blessed Event." A series of tough-guy goon roles made Jenkins somewhat of an icon of the '40s, and the image stuck throughout his career. As the style of Hollywood films changed in the '60s and '70s and his steady stream of film roles started to wane, Jenkins went where the work was--television. He often played cops, janitors, or just plain, old blue-collar simpletons on shows like "Adam-12" and "Bewitched." He also voiced the character of Officer Charlie Dibble on the Hanna-Barbera cartoon "Top Cat." His last role was that of a telegrapher in Billy Wilder's 1974 comedy feature "The Front Page" with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. He died later that same year of lung cancer.

      Highest rated movies

      100% Wonder Man
      100% Marked Woman
      100% Employees' Entrance
      96% Destry Rides Again
      96% I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang
      94% Pillow Talk
      83% Dead End
      67% A Slight Case of Murder

      Photos

      FIVE CAME BACK, Chester Morris, John Carradine, Wendy Barrie, Lucille Ball, Kent Taylor, Elizabeth Risdon, C. Aubrey Smith, Allen Jenkins, 1939 THE HAT BOX MYSTERY, Tom Neal, Allen Jenkins, Pamela Blake, 1947 THE HAT BOX MYSTERY, Tom Neal, Allen Jenkins, Pamela Blake, 1947 I'VE GOT YOUR NUMBER, (clockwise): Joan Blondell, Allen Jenkins, Pat O'Brien, 1934 THE SINGING KID, Al Jolson, Sybil Jason, Edward Everett Horton, Allen Jenkins, 1936 TOMORROW AT SEVEN, Allen Jenkins, Frank McHugh, 1933 THE AMAZING DR. CLITTERHOUSE, Maxie Rosenbloom, Vladimir Sokoloff, Allen Jenkins, Edward G Robinson, Ward Bond, 1938 JIMMY THE GENT, James Cagney, Allen Jenkins, 1934 THE CASE OF THE CURIOUS BRIDE, Wini Shaw, Warren William, Allen Jenkins, 1935 HAVANA WIDOWS, Allen Jenkins, Glenda Farrell, Frank McHugh, Joan Blondell, 1933 THE ST. LOUIS KID, from left, Allen Jenkins, Addison Richards, Patricia Ellis, James Cagney, 1934 I AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAIN GANG, Allen Jenkins, Paul Muni, Noel Francis, 1932 DESTRY RIDES AGAIN, Warren Hymer, Brian Donlevy, Marlene Dietrich, Allen Jenkins, 1939 TORCHY PLAYS WITH DYNAMITE, Jane Wyman, Allen Jenkins, 1939 I AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAIN GANG, Allen Jenksins, Jack La Rue, John Wray, Edward Ellis, G. Pat Collins, Paul Muni, Harry Woods, 1932 THE GAY FALCON, George Sanders, Allen Jenkins, Wendy Barrie, 1941 A SLIGHT CASE OF MURDER, Harold Huber, Ruth Donnelly, Jane Bryan, Allen Jenkins, Paul Harvey, Willard Parker, Edward G. Robinson, Bobby Jordan, Edward Brophy, 1938 THE ST. LOUIS KID, Allen Jenkins, Patricia Ellis, James Cagney, Hobart Cavanaugh, 1934 THE IRISH IN US, Frank McHugh, Allen Jenkins, 1935 WILD HARVEST, Alan Ladd, Dorothy Lamour, Robert Preston, Allen Jenkins, 1947

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 20% Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding Joe Bonney (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 20% For Those Who Think Young Col. Leslie Jenkins (Character) - 1964
      40% 70% Robin and the Seven Hoods Vermin Whitouski (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet 67% I'd Rather Be Rich Fred (Character) - 1964
      94% 87% Pillow Talk Harry (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Oklahoma Annie Lou (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The WAC From Walla Walla Mr. Redington (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 16% Chained for Life Hinkley (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 33% Behave Yourself Plainclothesman (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Let's Go Navy! Chief Petty Officer Mervin Longnecker (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 30% The Big Wheel George (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Inside Story Eddie (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Harvest Higgins (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fun on a Weekend Joe Morgan (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Easy Come, Easy Go Nick (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Singin' in the Corn Glen Cummings (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hat Box Mystery "Harvard" (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Case of the Babysitter "Harvard" (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dark Horse Willis Trimble (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Meet Me on Broadway Deacon McGill (Character) - 1946
      100% 84% Wonder Man Chimp (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Cheers for the Girls Unknown (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet 40% They All Kissed the Bride Johnny Johnson (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Maisie Gets Her Man `'Pappy'` Goodring (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 43% Tortilla Flat Portagee Joe (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 36% Eyes in the Night Marty (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 44% The Falcon Takes Over Jonathan "Goldy" Locke (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Time Out for Rhythm Off-Beat Davis (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 52% Footsteps in the Dark Mr. Wilfred (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 54% Dive Bomber "Lucky" James (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 35% The Gay Falcon Jonathan G. `'Goldie'` Locke (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 67% Go West, Young Lady Hank (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 33% A Date With the Falcon Jonathan `'Goldy'` Locke (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 66% Brother Orchid Willie "The Knife" Corson (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 43% Tin Pan Alley Casey (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 63% Five Came Back Peter (Character) - 1939
      96% 82% Destry Rides Again Gyp Watson (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Going Places Droopy (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweepstakes Winner Xerxes 'Tip' Bailey (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Naughty, but Nice Joe Dirk (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Torchy Plays With Dynamite Lt. Steve McBride (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet 58% Hard to Get Roscoe (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet 62% The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse Okay (Character) - 1938
      67% 77% A Slight Case of Murder Mike (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet 10% Gold Diggers in Paris Duke "Dukie" Dennis (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet 25% Swing Your Lady Shiner Ward (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet 45% Racket Busters Skeets Wilson (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Heart of the North Cpl. Bill Hardsock (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet 54% Fools for Scandal Unknown (Character) - 1938
      100% 70% Marked Woman Louie (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dance, Charlie, Dance Alf Morgan (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet 20% Ready, Willing and Able J. "Katsy" Van Courtland (Character) - 1937
      83% 77% Dead End Hunk (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marry the Girl Specs (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Perfect Specimen Pinky (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet 25% Sh! The Octopus Dempsey (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Singing Marine Sergeant Mike (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Singing Kid Joe Eddy (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet 59% Cain and Mabel Dodo (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet 57% Three Men on a Horse Charlie (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sing Me a Love Song 'Chris' Cross (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sins of Man Crusty (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet While the Patient Slept Police Sgt. Jim Jackson (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet 18% The Irish in Us Carbarn Hammerschlog (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Night at the Ritz Gyp Beagle (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet 91% I Live for Love Mac (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet 33% The Case of the Curious Bride Spudsy (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Miss Pacific Fleet Bernard "Kewpie" Wiggins (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Case of the Lucky Legs Spudsy (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweet Music Barney Cowan (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Broadway Hostess Fishcake (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet 20% The St. Louis Kid Buck `'Bucky'` Willets (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got Your Number John "Johnny" (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet 66% Jimmy the Gent Lou (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet 43% Happiness Ahead Chuck (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Twenty Million Sweethearts Pete (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet 50% The Case of the Howling Dog Sgt. Holcomb (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Merry Frinks Emmett Frink (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Whirlpool Mac (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bedside Sam Sparks (Character) - 1934
      100% 79% Employees' Entrance Sweeney (store detective) (uncredited) (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Silk Express Robert "Rusty" Griffith (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet 44% Hard to Handle Radio Announcer (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet 27% Bureau of Missing Persons Detective Joe Musik (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet 67% Blondie Johnson Louis (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet 57% The Mayor of Hell "Uncle" Mike (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet 43% The Mind Reader Frank Franklin (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Havana Widows Herman Brody (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet 30% Professional Sweetheart O'Connor (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet 78% The Keyhole Hank Wales (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet 48% Lawyer Man Izzy Levine (Character) - 1932
      96% 91% I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang Barney Sykes (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rackety Rax Mike Dumphy (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Girl Habit Tony Maloney (Character) - 1931

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 41% Bewitched Cabbie (Guest Star) 1971-1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Please Don't Eat the Daisies Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
      100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Moser (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Top Cat Unknown (Voice) 1961-1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Red Skelton Show Unknown (Character) 1956-1957
      No Score Yet 97% I Love Lucy Policeman (Guest Star) 1952-1953