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Charles Lane (Charles Gerstle Levison)

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Biography

San Francisco, California, USA
Skinny, hatchet-faced, bespectacled American character actor, ubiquitous in literally hundreds of films. With his prominent nose, his rimless eyeglasses and his permanent scowl, he typically portrayed short-tempered and often loudmouthed bureaucrats, yes-men and other minor minions, principally in lighter fare. Read more...

Actor

Character: Desk Clerk at Club

The Road to Singapore 1931

5
Character: Luggage Checkroom Clerk

Union Depot 1932

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6
Character: Author of 'Pretty Lady'

42nd Street 1933

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15
Character: Amarillo Radio Operator

Central Airport 1933

4
Character: Columnist #2

Broadway Thru a Keyhole 1933

5
Character: Max Jacobs aka Max Mandelbaum

Twentieth Century 1934

1
Character: Morgan's Henchman

Broadway Bill 1934

3
Character: Defense Attorney Beardsley

A Wicked Woman 1934

7
Character: Mr. Weitzenkorn

The Show-Off 1934

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4
Character: Fan in Margaret's Dressing Room

Joy of Living 1938

6
Character: Reporter Drake

Golden Boy 1939

4
Character: Photographer for Morrissey's

Honeymoon in Bali 1939

2
45
Character: Al - Dance Team Manager

City for Conquest 1940

17
Character: Second Lecturer

Edison, the Man 1940

4
13
Character: Bernard Schwartz

Rhythm on the River 1940

8
Character: Freeman Taylor

Dancing on a Dime 1940

5
Character: Finance Company Man

The Big Store 1941

13
Character: Keating, Florist

I Wake Up Screaming 1941

4
4
Character: Wilbur - Theater Manager

Birth of the Blues 1941

16
1
Character: Club Secretary

Look Who's Laughing 1941

6
Character: Washing Machine Salesman

Blondie in Society 1941

5
Character: Link - Insurance Agent

Footlight Fever 1941

1
Character: Repkin

Flying Tigers 1942

2
Character: Gould Beaton

Tarzan's New York Adventure 1942

5
Character: Bus Company Superintendent

Pardon My Sarong 1942

7
Character: K.K. Miller

The Lady Is Willing 1942

1
Character: Man in Kitchenin Montage

Mission to Moscow 1943

9
Character: Jackson - Campaign Reporter

The Farmer's Daughter 1947

1
Character: Mr. Chandler - Man in Black

Moonrise 1948

3
Character: Mr. De Haven

Mother Is a Freshman 1949

11
Character: Mr. Eddie Pflum

You're My Everything 1949

19
Character: Chemistry Professor Obispo

The Affairs of Dobie Gillis 1953

5
Character: Delapp

Remains to Be Seen 1953

3
5
Character: Charlie Jenkins - Bartender

The Birds and the Bees 1956

2
Character: Al Atwood

But Not for Me 1959

3
Character: Inspector General Bigelow

The Mating Game 1959

1
Character: 'Strife' Magazine Editor

John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! 1965

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4
Character: Dr. Scoggins

The Gnome-Mobile 1967

2
Character: Georges Hautecourt

The AristoCats 1970

9
Character: Regent Yarborough

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes 1995

0
Character: Father O'Shea

Date with an Angel 1987

11
Character: Amos Abbott

Murphy's Romance 1985

5
Character: Professor Hollister

Strange Invaders 1983

4
Character: Mort Farber

Lou Grant 1977

0
Character: Jess Moffet

Little House on the Prairie 1974

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0
Character: Judge / Mr. Pennington

Movie Movie 1978

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0
Character: Judge Petrillo

Soap 1977

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0
Character: Mr. Strawn

The New Leave It to Beaver 1983

0
Character: Mr. Fosner

Rhoda 1974

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Character: Mr. Chipps

Chico and the Man 1974

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1
Character: Alcatraz Official

The Untouchables 1959

0
Character: Mr. 'Smitty' Smith / Hawkins

Primrose Path 1940

0
Character: FBI Agent Ralph Burchard

Here Comes the Groom 1951

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3
Character: Ralph Harrison

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

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0
Character: Roger Creed

The Wild Wild West 1965

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0
Character: Mr. Edgar Z. Holmes

The Munsters 1964

0
Character: Henry Distal

77 Sunset Strip 1958

0
Character: Uncle Abner

Get Smart 1965

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Character: Harry Poulson

The Real McCoys 1957

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0
Character: Joseph P. Garrity

Screen Directors Playhouse 1955

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Character: Dr. Kelford

Medical Center 1969

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Character: Dr. Quinoness

Sybil 1976

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Character: Mr. O' Reilly

The Flying Nun 1967

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0
Character: Lawrence Finch

Dennis the Menace 1959

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Character: Claims Clerk

The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour 1957

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