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Alan Hale (Rufus Edward MacKahan)

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Biography

Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Alan Hale decided on a film career after his attempt at becoming an opera singer didn't pan out. He quickly became much in demand as a supporting actor, starred in several films for Cecil B. DeMille and directed others for him. With the advent of sound Hale played leads in a few films, but soon settled down into a career as one of the busiest character actors in the business. He was one of the featured members of what became known as the "Warner Brothers Stock Co.", a corps of character actors and actresses who appeared in scores of Warner Bros. Read more...

Actor

Character: Captain Erickson

Sal of Singapore 1928

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Character: The Baron - aka Bushy Sloan

Union Depot 1932

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Character: Klass Poole

So Big! 1932

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Character: Martin, the Furniture Man

Imitation of Life 1934

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Character: Charlie McKelvey

Babbitt 1934

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Character: Joe Grogan -Denker's waiter

Our Relations 1936

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Character: Walt Brennan

High, Wide, and Handsome 1937

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Character: Mr. Furnoy

Four Men and a Prayer 1938

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Character: J.J. Slattery

Listen, Darling 1938

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Character: 'Ox' Smith

Valley of the Giants 1938

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Character: Rusty Hart

Dodge City 1939

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Character: Mike Leonard

Dust Be My Destiny 1939

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Character: Sergei Alexandrovitch

On Your Toes 1939

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Character: Carl Pitt

The Sea Hawk 1940

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Character: Ed Carlsen

They Drive by Night 1940

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Character: Tex Bell

Santa Fe Trail 1940

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Character: Olaf Swenson

Virginia City 1940

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Character: Sgt. 'Big Mike' Wynn

The Fighting 69th 1940

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Character: Carlo's Guest

Alice in Movieland 1940

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Character: Capt. Bullwinkle

Tugboat Annie Sails Again 1940

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Character: Old Man Grimes

The Strawberry Blonde 1941

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Character: Inspector Mason

Footsteps in the Dark 1941

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Character: Jumbo Wells

Manpower 1941

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Character: 'Skipper' Martin

The Great Mr. Nobody 1941

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Character: Pat Corbett

Gentleman Jim 1942

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Character: 'Tiny' Murphy

Captains of the Clouds 1942

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Character: Flight Sergeant Kirk Edwards

Desperate Journey 1942

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Character: Yippee

Juke Girl 1942

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Character: 'Cookie' Wainwright

Destination Tokyo 1943

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Character: Boats O'Hara

Action in the North Atlantic 1943

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Character: Prof. Matthew Q. Reardon

Janie 1944

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Character: Walter Whirtle

Make Your Own Bed 1944

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Character: Lew Morton

Roughly Speaking 1945

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Character: Leon Dowling

Night and Day 1946

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Character: Jake Dingle

Pursued 1947

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Character: Kovatch

The Inspector General 1949

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Character: Jake Evarts

South of St. Louis 1949

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Character: J.B. Grennell

The House Across the Street 1949

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Character: Sam Woodhull

The Covered Wagon 1923

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