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Birthday: Oct 06, 1893
Place of Birth: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Earle Hodgins

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Earle Hodgins (October 6, 1893 – April 14, 1964) was an American actor. Early in his career, Hodgins was active in stock theater, including working in the Ralph Cloninger troupe of Salt Lake City, Utah, and the Siegel Stock company of Seattle, Washington. He appeared in over 330 films and television shows between 1932 and 1963. He specialized in playing fast-talking con men—often in westerns, such as The Lone Ranger, Judge Roy Bean, The Cisco Kid, The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, Rawhide, Maverick, Lawman, The Rifleman, Cheyenne, Have Gun – Will Travel, Gunsmoke and Hopalong Cassidy. In the 1960-1961 season, he appeared in three episodes of Joanne Dru's ABC sitcom, Guestward, Ho! as the aging ranch wrangler known as "Lonesome." In one of those episodes, "Lonesome's Gal", he was cast opposite ZaSu Pitts. Thereafter, the two died within a year of each other. Hodgins' other television roles were as carnival barkers, medicine-show salesmen, and the like. He was known for shooing away obstreporous children from his stage, snapping at them, "Get away, son, ya bother me". Hodgins married Sue Hanley, who was described in a newspaper item as "a Seattle society girl."

Filmography
Movie Cast Year
Heroes of the Alamo Stephen F. Austin 1937
Get Rich Quick Porky Oil Land Hustler (voice) 1937
Porky's Garden Huckster (voice) 1937
The Topeka Terror Don Quixote 'Ipso-Facto' Martindale 1945
The Sagebrush Family Trails West 'Doc' Sawyer 1940
Paradise Canyon Doc Carter 1935
Pride of the West Tom Martin 1938
Oh, Susanna Professor Ezekial Daniels 1936
Guns and Guitars Prof. Parker (as Earl Hodgins) 1936
Firebrands Of Arizona Sheriff Hoag 1944
The Texas Rambler 'Flash' Carson 1935
Silent Conflict Doc Richards 1948
Santa Fe Marshal Rufus Tate 1940
Call The Mesquiteers Dr. Algemon Irving 1938
Hollywood Barn Dance Francis D. Cartwright 1947
San Antonio Kid Happy Jack 1944
Rustler's Round-up Sheriff Fin Elder 1946
Accomplice Jeff Bailey 1946
The Return of Rin Tin Tin Joe - The Dog Handler 1947
The Purple Vigilantes J. T. McAllister 1938
A Lawman Is Born Sheriff Rock Lance 1937
Range Defenders Sheriff Honest Dan Gray 1937
Trail of Vengeance Buck Andrews (as Earl Hodgins) 1937
Valley of the Zombies Fred 1946
The Range Busters Uncle Rolf Thorp 1940
Border Caballero Doc Shaw 1936
Criminals Within Wallace 1941
Sky Racket Henchman Spike Hodgins 1937
Headin' East 1937
Sierra Sue Brandywine 1941
Law and Order Sheriff Fin Elder 1940
The Old Chisholm Trail Chief Hopping Crow 1942
Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground Judge Higgins 1943
Hills of Old Wyoming Thompson 1937
Bad Man from Red Butte Hiram T. Cochran 1940
Riding the Wind Bert MacLeod 1942
Unexpected Guest Joshua Colter 1947
Borrowed Trouble Sheriff 1948
Oregon Trail Scouts The Judge 1947
The Avenging Rider Deputy Joe (as Earl Hodgins) 1943
The Lone Star Trail Mayor Cyrus Jenkins 1943
USS VD: Ship of Shame Show Barker (uncredited) 1942
Red River Robin Hood Deputy Pete (as Earl Hodgins) 1942
Gun Town Sheriff 1946
The Marauders Clerk Tom 1947
Oklahoma Badlands Jonathan Walpole 1948
The D.I. Guard 1957
Almost a Gentleman Sheriff Ira Willis 1939
Partners of the Plains Sheriff 1938
Borderland Major Stafford 1937
Lawless Valley Sheriff Heck Hampton 1938
Boss of Bullion City Mike Calhoun 1940
The Forty-Niners Hotel Clerk 1954
Panama Lady Foreman 1939
The Devil's Playground Deputy Dan'l 1946
Colt Comrades Wildcat Willie 1943
Sheriff of Wichita Jess Jenkins 1949
Bar 20 Tom 1943
Roaring Six Guns Sundown 1937
The Singing Cowboy Henry Blake 1936
Oregon Trail Judge J. Frothingham Smythe 1945
Saintly Sinners Uncle Clete 1962
Range War Deputy 1939
Hoppy Serves a Writ Jim Belman 1943
The Power of God Tom York 1942
All Over Town Barker 1937
Alaska Tobin (as Earl Hodgins) 1944
Ticket to Paradise Cab Starter 1936
Under Texas Skies Town Barber 1940
Outlaws of the Prairie Neepah 1937
Riders of the Deadline Sourdough 1943
Traffic in Crime Bartender 1946
The Circus Clown Circus Barker 1934
Moonlight on the Prairie Doc Cody 1935
The Main Street Kid Judge Belin 1948
Hidden Valley Outlaws Eddie Purcell 1944
Old Los Angeles Horatius P. Gassoway 1948
Deadline at Dawn Barker 1946
Barefoot Boy Sheriff 1938
The Old Barn Dance Terwilliger 1938
Vigilantes of Boomtown Governor 1947
Texas Trail Major Jordan 1937
Two Alone Carnival Barker (uncredited) 1934
I cover the war! Blake 1937
Mexican Spitfire H. Sharpe - Divorce Lawyer 1940
Henry, the Rainmaker Mr. Peabody 1949
Ridn' On Henchman (uncredited) 1936
Tarnished Angel Revivalist 1938
Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus Circus Barker (uncredited) 1938
The Last Crooked Mile Carnival Barker 1946
False Colors Lawyer Jay Griffin 1943
Fixer Dugan Sideshow Barker 1939
Sailors on Leave Con Man (uncredited) 1941
Border Patrol Cook 1943
The Mystery of the Riverboat Jean Duval [Ch. 5] 1944
The Long Shot Collins 1939
Sensations of 1945 Police Detective (uncredited) 1944
Frontier Town Frontier City Rodeo Announcer 1938
The Fastest Gun Alive Medicine Man (uncredited) 1956
That Brennan Girl Street Car Conductor (uncredited) 1946
The Day the Bookies Wept Horse Auctioneer 1939
Trail of the Vigilantes Medicine Man 1940
Men Against the Sky Barker 1940
The Spellbinder First Marriage License Clerk (Uncredited) 1939
Undercover Man Sheriff Blackton 1942
Buckskin Frontier Hotel Desk Clerk 1943
Fall In Cigar Store Customer 1942
Batman Joe 1943
Next Time I Marry Hitchhiking Preacher 1938
My Favorite Wife Court Clerk Beside Judge Bryson (uncredited) 1940
Deep in the Heart of Texas Judge Peabody 1942
Shut My Big Mouth Stagecoach Guard 1942
Keep 'Em Flying Tunnel of Love Attendant (uncredited) 1941
The Perfect Gentleman Music Hall Stage Manager (uncredited) 1935
A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob Sylvester P. Wurple (uncredited) 1941
If You Knew Susie Auctioneer (uncredited) 1948
Crash Donovan Patrolman 1936
Her Favorite Patient Grover Cleveland 'Chatty' Perkins (uncredited) 1945
Slightly French Carnival Barker (uncredited) 1949
Little Big Shot Tour Barker 1935
Call of the Canyon Pie-Eating Contest Referee 1942
Idaho Bartender 1943
Bunco Squad Professor Markett (uncredited) 1950
Mountain Justice Wheel of Life Barker 1937
Silver Queen Desk Clerk 1942
The Spoilers Miner (uncredited) 1942
King of the Cowboys Ike 1943
Thunder Afloat Fisherman 1939
Fun on a Weekend Heckler (Uncredited) 1947
Daredevils of the Red Circle Hinkle--Barker 1939
Where Danger Lives Postville Cowboy (uncredited) 1950
Florian Concession Owner 1940
Dodge City Spieler (uncredited) 1939
Inherit the Wind Dr. Britton's Tonic Spieler with Chimp (uncredited) 1960
My Favorite Spy 2nd Speaker in Park 1942
East of Eden Shooting Gallery Concessionaire (uncredited) 1955
Boom Town Rodeo Barker (uncredited) 1940
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Clute Dumfries (uncredited) 1962
Crazy House Barker 1943
Series Cast Year
Mr. Lucky 1959
Have Gun – Will Travel 1957
Guestward, Ho! 1960
Wanted: Dead or Alive 1958
The Rifleman 1958
Wichita Town 1959
The Adventures of Boston Blackie 1951
Mister Ed 1961
Maverick 1957
Gunsmoke 1955
Dragnet 1951
Lassie 1954
The Twilight Zone Agee (as Earl Hodgins) 1959
The Donna Reed Show 1958
Rawhide 1959
The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok 1951
Sugarfoot 1957
Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater 1956
Law of the Plainsman 1959
City Detective 1953
Harbor Command 1957
Hopalong Cassidy 1952
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