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Hobart Cavanaugh

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Virginia City, Nevada, USA
Worried-looking, balding, moustachioed and usually bespectacled small part character actor, prolific during the 1930s and 40s. Hobart Cavanaugh played downtrodden or henpecked little men -- the perennial victim, forever nervous or bewildered -- to absolute perfection. He was most at home as clerks, mailmen, minor officials, undertakers, shopkeepers and bank tellers. However, when called upon, he could be just as convincing as a sneaky or vaguely sinister villain's accomplice.

A former engineering student at the University of California, Cavanaugh began his acting career on the stage, making his debut on Broadway in 1916. Read more...

Actor

Character: Title-Thinker-Upper

Footlight Parade 1933

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Character: James Peters - Drunken Reporter

Picture Snatcher 1933

4
Character: One Punch McCoy

I Cover the Waterfront 1933

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Character: Professor Fred Coin - Hog Judge

State Fair 1933

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Character: Wendell Orchard

Convention City 1933

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Character: Harcourt S. Burns

Private Detective 62 1933

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Character: Peanuts Dinwiddie

Broadway Thru a Keyhole 1933

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Character: Inventor on Ship

Fashions of 1934 1934

4
Character: Fake Worthingham

Jimmy the Gent 1934

4
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Character: Freddie Stanton

Now I'll Tell 1934

2
Character: George Mayhew

Dark Hazard 1934

2
Character: Homer, Tennant's Aide

The Key 1934

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Character: Happy Dooley

I've Got Your Number 1934

1
Character: Henry Mueller

A Modern Hero 1934

8
Character: Emile, Brandt's Valet

The Firebird 1934

1
Character: Professor de la Vauguyon

Madame Du Barry 1934

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3
Character: Alderman Sam Warren

Kansas City Princess 1934

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Character: Philostrate - Master of Revels to Theseus

A Midsummer Night's Dream 1935

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Character: Wilbur Lamb

Three Smart Girls 1936

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9
Character: Tippy Mantus

Two Against the World 1936

9
Character: Pinky Holden

The Great O'Malley 1937

3
Character: Frueheim

Idiot's Delight 1939

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Character: Whitey Boone

Rose of Washington Square 1939

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10
Character: Mr. Dover

Zenobia 1939

3
Character: Clark's Piano Tuner

Naughty But Nice 1939

13
Character: Barber Doyle

Santa Fe Trail 1940

6
Character: Ambrose Bundy

The Ghost Comes Home 1940

3
Character: Mr. Robelink

An Angel from Texas 1940

3
Character: Clem Perkle

Shooting High 1940

6
Character: J. Horatio Boggs

Stage to Chino 1940

4
Character: 'Gimpy' Darnell

Love, Honor and Oh-Baby! 1940

1
Character: Small Man in Subway Car

Skylark 1941

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Character: Philip Tremble

Playmates 1941

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2
Character: David Tipton

Thieves Fall Out 1941

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4
Character: Arresting Plainclothesman

Her Cardboard Lover 1942

2
Character: Carpenter's Mate 'Chips'

Stand by for Action 1942

5
Character: Albert Gowdy

The Magnificent Dope 1942

7
2
Character: Josh Hudkins

The Kansan 1943

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2
Character: Perc Mather

Together Again 1944

3
Character: Malcolm Cartwright

Louisiana Hayride 1944

5
Character: Man in Hospital Hall

Night and Day 1946

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Character: Hotel Caretaker

Black Angel 1946

5
Character: Mr. Angus MacDuff

Margie 1946

13
Character: Antique Clock Dealer

The Hoodlum Saint 1946

2
Character: Mr. Manleigh

A Letter to Three Wives 1949

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Character: Mike, Saloonkeeper

Jack London 1943

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