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Allen Jenkins (Alfred McGonegal)

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Biography

Richmond [now Staten Island], New York City, New York, USA
Both of Allen Jenkins' parents were musical comedy performers, and he entered the theater as a stage mechanic after World War I, after having spent time working in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Although his screen persona was that of a not-too-bright Brooklyn tough guy, Jenkins attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and appeared in many Broadway plays before making his film debut in 1931. He found his niche at Warner Brothers, where he perfected his slow-witted but good-natured gangster/taxi driver/cop/etc. character. Read more...

Actor

Character: Hotel Meat Packer

Grand Hotel 1932

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Character: Izzy Levine

Lawyer Man 1932

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Character: Mike Dumphy

Rackety Rax 1932

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Character: Mac Elroy

42nd Street 1933

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Character: Sweeney - Store Detective

Employees' Entrance 1933

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Character: John 'Johnny'

I've Got Your Number 1934

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Character: Sgt. Holcomb

The Case of the Howling Dog 1934

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Character: Emmett Frink

The Merry Frinks 1934

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Character: Jake Edgall

Ever Since Eve 1937

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Character: Sergeant Mike

The Singing Marine 1937

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Character: Dewey Gilson

Fools for Scandal 1938

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Character: Gyp Watson

Destry Rides Again 1939

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Character: Joe Dirk

Naughty But Nice 1939

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Character: Willie The Knife

Brother Orchid 1940

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Character: 'Lucky' James

Dive Bomber 1941

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Character: Off-Beat Davis

Time Out for Rhythm 1941

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Character: Portagee Joe

Tortilla Flat 1942

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Character: Jonathan 'Goldy' Locke

The Falcon Takes Over 1942

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Character: Allen Jenkins

Stage Door Canteen 1943

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Character: Marine Sergeant in Chorus

Three Cheers for the Girls 1943

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Character: Mr. Redington

The WAC from Walla Walla 1952

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Character: Col. Leslie Jenkins

For Those Who Think Young 1964

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Character: Enzo 'Pretty' Stilletto

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 1964

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Character: Mr. Herkey

Make Room for Daddy 1953

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Character: J. Van Courtland

Ready, Willing and Able 1937

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Character: Max - Gate Guard

Honey West 1965

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Character: Fishcake

Broadway Hostess 1935

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