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Max Wagner

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Biography

Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico
Like thousands of "day actors' during Hollywood's Golden Era, Max Wagner toiled in relative obscurity in supporting and bit roles with the occasional meaty character part. It was a film career that sustained him as a durable and dependable actor from the mid-1920s through the '70s.

The youngest of five boys, Wagner was born in Mexico, the son of William W. Wagner, a railroad conductor. His mother, Edith Wagner, was a writer and correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor during the Mexican Revolution. He was 10 years old when Mexican rebels fatally wounded his father. Read more...

Actor

Character: Ferguson - Pilot

Going Wild 1930

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Character: Kidney Beet - on Dance Floor

The Hot Heiress 1931

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Character: Ben, a Sailor

It's Tough to Be Famous 1932

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Character: Evans - Bob's Chauffeur

Blind Date 1934

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Character: Tough Character

Bachelor of Arts 1934

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Character: Actor Impersonating Kruger in Newsreel

Bullets or Ballots 1936

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Character: Dan - Corridor Guard

You Only Live Once 1937

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Character: Prison Runner

San Quentin 1937

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Character: Griff

Slim 1937

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Character: Henchman Kincaid

Painted Desert 1938

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Character: Third Piano Mover

The Star Maker 1939

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Character: Headwaiter at Casa del Toro

The Girl from Mexico 1939

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Character: Ship Porter

The Ghost Breakers 1940

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Character: Sweeney - Driver

They Drive by Night 1940

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Character: Shirtless Ditchdigger

The Bank Dick 1940

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Character: Headwaiter - Mexican Pete's

Mexican Spitfire 1940

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Character: Cherry's Cabbie

Rhythm on the River 1940

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Character: Bus Driver Jackson

Wildcat Bus 1940

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Character: Bill - Policeman in Car 43

Pop Always Pays 1940

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Character: Fats Delaney

Texas 1941

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Character: Policeman at Johnny's Car

Unexpected Uncle 1941

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Character: Jamison, Wayne's Inside Henchman

Cyclone on Horseback 1941

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Character: Tom's Best Man

The Palm Beach Story 1942

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Character: Policeman Temple

A Night to Remember 1942

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Character: Jack - Diner Counterman

Obliging Young Lady 1942

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Character: Miner with Muley at Bar

Girl Rush 1944

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Character: Sergeant George Dunne

Boss of Boomtown 1944

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Character: Cashier / Nick's Assistant Bouncer

It's a Wonderful Life 1946

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Character: Policeman #3

Force of Evil 1948

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Character: Charles McMahon, Driver

Flaxy Martin 1949

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Character: Irate Man in Theatre Audience

Stars and Stripes Forever 1952

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Character: Eggelston Henchmen

The Big Sky 1952

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Character: Sleeping Cowpoke in Hallway

Flaming Feather 1952

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Character: Max - the Bartender

Those Redheads from Seattle 1953

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Character: Man in Pick-Up-Hat Number

Timberjack 1955

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Character: Sgt. Rinaldi

Invaders from Mars 1953

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Character: Smoker in Diner

Morning Glory 1933

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Character: Isabel Deckhand

Waterfront 1954

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