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Chester Conklin (Chester Cooper Conklin)

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Biography

Oskaloosa, Iowa, USA
Iowa-born Chester Conklin was raised in a coal-mining area by a devoutly religious father who hoped that his son would go into the ministry. However, Chester got the performing bug one day when he gave a recitation at a community singing festival and won first prize. Knowing his father would never approve of his desire to become a comedian, he left home. One night in St. Louis he caught a vaudeville act by the famous team of Joe Weber and Lew Fields, who were doing what was called at the time a "German" act. Read more...

Actor

Character: Mr. Whoozis / Singing Waiter

Tillie's Punctured Romance 1914

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Character: Pop Conlan

Varsity 1928

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Character: Traffic Cop in 'Bicycle Built for Two' Number

The Show of Shows 1929

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Character: Uncle Hughey

The Virginian 1929

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Character: C. of C. President

Fast Company 1929

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Character: Man in Press Section of Senate Gallery

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939

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Character: Barber's Customer

The Great Dictator 1940

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Character: Mayor Gurgle

Li'l Abner 1940

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Character: Man Crying During Baptism

One Foot in Heaven 1941

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Character: The Prisoner-Vagrant

Sweetheart of the Campus 1941

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Character: Sixth Member Ale and Quail Club

The Palm Beach Story 1942

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Character: Customer at Flugelman's

Sweet Rosie O'Grady 1943

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Character: Inventor with Pocket Machine Gun

So This Is Washington 1943

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Character: Bunion Country Sheriff

Garden of Eatin' 1943

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Character: Drunken Gambler

The Yellow Rose of Texas 1944

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Character: Town Trumpeter

Knickerbocker Holiday 1944

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Character: Bottle Man

Goodnight, Sweetheart 1944

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Character: Amateur Contestant Banjo Player

Road to Utopia 1945

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Character: Man Escorted Out of Theatre by Police

My Wild Irish Rose 1947

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Character: Gypsy Tea Room Waiter

My Friend Irma 1949

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Character: Murdered Man in Elevator

Private Hell 36 1954

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Character: Dogpatch Townsman

Li'l Abner 1959

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Character: Himself - Audience Member

The 37th Annual Academy Awards 1965

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Character: Old Man in Saloon

A Big Hand for the Little Lady 1966

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Character: Keystone Cop #1

Make Room for Daddy 1953

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Character: 'Popper' Sieppe

Greed 1924

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