Loading...

Harry Semels

Search on Amazon

Biography

New York City, New York, USA
One of the industry's most versatile character actors, in his almost 30-year career Harry Semels appeared in hundreds of films. Adept at playing everything from Spanish waiters to German soldiers to Italian villagers--and even a haughty District Attorney from time to time--his stocky build and droopy mustache were a familiar sight to moviegoers, especially in the '30s and '40s, his peak years. Read more...

Actor

Character: Mr. Judson's Barber

The Battle of the Sexes 1928

2
Character: Telephone Informer / Friend at Barney's

Weary River 1929

5
Character: Solitary Confinement Guard

Condemned 1929

1
4
3
Character: Pool Hall Proprietor

Mr. Lemon of Orange 1931

1
Character: Tony

Virtue 1932

1
Character: Man in the Manhole

This Is the Night 1932

1
2
Character: The Greek - 'Fly on Sugar' Winner

Lady for a Day 1933

6
Character: Speakeasy Drunk

Baby Face 1933

7
Character: Neighbor in Hallway

Hold Your Man 1933

6
15
Character: Pyramids Guide

The Barbarian 1933

28
Character: Havana Airfield Worker

Central Airport 1933

4
Character: Poster Artist

Twentieth Century 1934

1
Character: Newspaper Seller in 'I Only Have Eyes for You' Number

Dames 1934

9
4
Character: Italian Shoemaker

Our Daily Bread 1934

4
Character: Conductor Bettor on Broadway Bill

Broadway Bill 1934

3
Character: Steamship Crew Member

Marie Galante 1934

7
Character: Statue Smasher

I Sell Anything 1934

1
Character: Silver Slipper Cashier

Bordertown 1935

20
6
1
Character: Lottery Celebrant

Anthony Adverse 1936

4
Character: Sgt. Malinas

Under Two Flags 1936

7
2
26
Character: Sailor on Ship

The Sisters 1938

14
Character: Peon Servant

The Girl of the Golden West 1938

13
Character: Cuban Carriage Driver

Yellow Jack 1938

4
Character: Gurganov - Neighbor Spy

Ninotchka 1939

2
1
Character: Jewish Fruit Stand Proprietor

The Great Dictator 1940

3
Character: Sidewalk Crowd Extra

Foreign Correspondent 1940

4
Character: Leo - Cashier

They Drive by Night 1940

2
Character: Antro's Henchman

Seven Sinners 1940

5
5
13
4
2
Character: Jolla's Warrior

Road to Morocco 1942

5
7
Character: Barber in Vito's Outer Office

Pilot #5 1943

2
Character: Laughing Reporter in Montage

They Got Me Covered 1943

3
39
Character: Italian at Concert

Slightly Dangerous 1943

4
1
Character: Cayenne Prison Colony Guard

Passage to Marseille 1944

2
Character: Customs Assistant

The Conspirators 1944

3
Character: Golden Horseshoe Audience Member / Waiter

Shine on Harvest Moon 1944

29
Character: Rashid's Guard

Action in Arabia 1944

1
Character: Man in Police Lineup

Strange Affair 1944

1
Character: Pedestrian Bystander Extra

Make Your Own Bed 1944

4
Character: Lombardi - Spitting Passenger

Road to Utopia 1945

9
Character: Leader of Caravan

A Thousand and One Nights 1945

4
7
5
Character: Carnival Gallery Man with Pig

Sunrise 1927

0
Character: Man Seated Next to Judge Everton

Wilson 1944

0
0
0
Character: Ship Lookout

Jack London 1943

0
0