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Biography

Lafayette, Indiana, USA
Victor Potel was born in Lafayette, Indiana, in 1889. His first film was in 1910, for Essanay Film Manufacturing Company in Chicago. Potel worked for Essanay in most of the Broncho Billy series, as well as playing a character called "Slippery Sam" in almost 80 movies as well as Universal Pictures' "Snakeville" series. He moved to Universal in 1928 to make Melody of Love (1928) and worked steadily, playing small and sometimes uncredited bit parts, primarily comic roles due to his height and awkward look. Potel also wrote and directed. In 1935 he provided continuity and dialogue for several films. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Svendenburg

Doughboys 1930

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Character: Smith, a Sailor

Ten Cents a Dance 1931

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Character: Actor in 'Wide Open Spaces'

Make Me a Star 1932

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Character: Deputy Lem

Partners 1932

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Character: Curly - Cowboy

Ruggles of Red Gap 1935

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Character: Jorgeson - Barber Shop Customer

Fury 1936

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Character: Jugger - the Bartender

Yellow Dust 1936

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Character: 'Buck Tooth'

Three Godfathers 1936

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Character: Horn Blower

A Day at the Races 1937

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Character: Lem - Stagecoach Driver

The Girl of the Golden West 1938

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Character: Steve - Crane Operator

Second Fiddle 1939

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Character: Slim, a Counterman

Hollywood Cavalcade 1939

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Character: Gasoline Station Proprietor

Slightly Honorable 1939

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Character: Fantastic Brown

Li'l Abner 1940

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Character: Ranch Hand Gabby

West of Carson City 1940

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Character: Swedish Blonde Children's Father

The Big Store 1941

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Character: Olaf Svenson

Pot o' Gold 1941

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Character: Attendant at First Bath House

The Devil and Miss Jones 1941

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Character: Russian Magistrate Clines

Never Give a Sucker an Even Break 1941

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Character: Trumpet Player in Beer Garden

Birth of the Blues 1941

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Character: Mr. Bagworthy, the Postman

Look Who's Laughing 1941

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Character: Bystander Eating Popcorn

A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob 1941

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Character: Mr. McKeewie

The Palm Beach Story 1942

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Character: Joe - Second Bartender

The Sky's the Limit 1943

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Character: Progressive Bandleader

Hail the Conquering Hero 1944

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Character: Farmer with Destroyed Property

The Farmer's Daughter 1947

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Character: Prof. Potelle

The Sin of Harold Diddlebock 1947

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