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Gil Perkins (Gilbert Vincent Perkins)

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Biography

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
A champion athlete and trackman in his native northern Australia, Gil Perkins always wanted to get into films; as a teenager he virtually ran away from home, taking a job as a deck hand on a Norwegian freighter. He eventually landed in Hollywood in the late '20s, during the era of part-silent, part-talkie movies, and (because his accent was mistaken for English) he played young Englishmen in some of his first films. He soon drifted into stuntwork, regularly doubling cowboy star William Boyd and putting a red toupee over his own blond hair to double 'Red Skelton', among others. Read more...

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Character: Goebbels' Aide

Confessions of a Nazi Spy 1939

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Character: Butler in Pool

Hellzapoppin' 1941

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Character: Southern Cross Leadsman

Reap the Wild Wind 1942

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Character: Stansyck Hood Who Jumps Big Boy

Hollow Triumph 1948

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Character: Second Gendarme

Hans Christian Andersen 1952

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Character: Lettuce Truck Worker

East of Eden 1955

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Character: Baldhead

The Sea Chase 1955

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Character: Wilson's Henchman

The Phenix City Story 1955

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Character: FBI Agent Duncan

Baby Face Nelson 1957

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Character: Lovers Lane Bandit

The Beat Generation 1959

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Character: Jacob of Bethlehem

The Greatest Story Ever Told 1965

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Character: Customer at Red Kettle Bar

The Sand Pebbles 1966

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Character: Jones' Driver

What's Up, Doc? 1972

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Character: Irwin Spector

The Untouchables 1959

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Character: Babyface Johnson

Here's Lucy 1968

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Character: Dr. Armand Warshowsky

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

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