Jack Duffy (actor)

Jack Duffy (September 4, 1882 – July 23, 1939) was an American film actor. He appeared in 85 films between 1916 and 1937, usually looking older than his age with his make-up. He acted in a series of silent shorts for the Christie Film Company, a pioneering movie studio that specialized in producing situational comedies, but also appeared in some Buster Keaton comedies. When his acting career declined in the early 1930s, he continued to work in his dual capacity of make-up artist. Duffy was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, and died in Hollywood, California. His sister was actress Kate Price.

Jack Duffy
Christie Comedians - Motion Picture News, May 15, 1926.jpg
Duffy (far right) in advertisement in Motion Picture News, 1926
Born(1882-09-04)September 4, 1882
DiedJuly 23, 1939(1939-07-23) (aged 56)
Hollywood, California, United States
OccupationActor
Years active1916-1937

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1916 The Adventures of Peg o' the Ring
1918 A Dog's Life Man in Dance Hall Short, Uncredited
1919 Blackie's Redemption The Dove
1919 Lord and Lady Algy Minor Role
1920 The Backyard Short
1920 Neighbors The Judge Short
1923 Our Hospitality Sam Gardner Uncredited
1924 Reckless Romance Grandpa
1924 The Brass Bowl O'Hagan
1925 Stop Flirting Joseph - the Butler
1925 Madame Behave M.T. House
1926 Ella Cinders Fire Chief
1927 No Control Noah Flood
1928 Harold Teen Grandpop Teen
1928 Hot Scotch Sandy MacDuff Short
1929 Divorce Made Easy Uncle Todd
1929 Sally Roue
1932 Love in High Gear Hotel Proprietor
1933 Alice in Wonderland Leg of Mutton Uncredited
1935 Texas Terror Jake Abernathy
1935 George White's 1935 Scandals Bearded Man Uncredited
1935 Welcome Home Rube Uncredited
1935 Trails End Deke
1935 Here Comes Cookie Wilbur Uncredited
1935 Keystone Hotel Man with Ear Trumpet Short, Uncredited
1935 She Couldn't Take It Farmer Uncredited
1936 Wild Brian Kent Old-Time Fireman
1937 The Gold Racket Hinkle
1937 Love Takes Flight Bartender

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