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Charley Chase (Charles Joseph Parrott)

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Biography

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
While Charley Chase is far from being as famous as "The Big Three" (Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd) today, he's highly respected as one of the "greats" by fans of silent comedy.

Chase (real name Charles Parrott) was born in Maryland, USA, in 1893. After a brief career in vaudeville, he entered Al Christie's movie studio as a comedian in 1913 before settling down at Keystone Films the following year. Chase's career in films did not start off with remarkable success. Read more...

Actor

Character: Detective in Movie Theatre

Tillie's Punctured Romance 1914

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Character: Pvt. Charley Chase

Rough Seas 1931

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Character: Sgt. Chase

First in War 1932

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Character: Charley / Francisco Murietta

The Tabasco Kid 1932

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Character: Charley, Son of the Desert from Texas

Sons of the Desert 1933

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Character: Charley / Hal / Henry / Eddie / Charlotte / Baby 1 / Baby 2 / Baby 3 / Baby 4

Four Parts 1934

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Character: Himself

Slaphappy 2001

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