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  • BIRTH 05/10/1893
  • DEATH 14/04/1964
  • Country United States
  • SHOWS 4
  • MOVIES 16

Earle Hodgins

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Earle Hodgins (October 6, 1893 – April 14, 1964) was an American actor.

Early in his career, Hodgins was active in stock theater, including working in the Ralph Cloninger troupe of Salt Lake City, Utah, and the Siegel Stock company of Seattle, Washington.

He appeared in over 330 films and television shows between 1932 and 1963. He specialized in playing fast-talking con men—often in westerns, such as The Lone Ranger, Judge Roy Bean, The Cisco Kid, The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, Rawhide, Maverick, Lawman, The Rifleman, Cheyenne, Have Gun – Will Travel, Gunsmoke and Hopalong Cassidy. In the 1960-1961 season, he appeared in three episodes of Joanne Dru's ABC sitcom, Guestward, Ho! as the aging ranch wrangler known as "Lonesome." In one of those episodes, "Lonesome's Gal", he was cast opposite ZaSu Pitts. Thereafter, the two died within a year of each other.

Hodgins' other television roles were as carnival barkers, medicine-show salesmen, and the like. He was known for shooing away obstreporous children from his stage, snapping at them, "Get away, son, ya bother me".

Hodgins married Sue Hanley, who was described in a newspaper item as "a Seattle society girl."

Earle Hodgins

Shows (4)

The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone
Agee (as Earl Hodgins)
Wanted: Dead or Alive
Wanted: Dead or Alive
Stableman
Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Dobie / Judge / Tubby / Uncle Oliver
The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
Storekeeper

Movies (16)

My Favorite Wife
My Favorite Wife
Court Clerk Beside Judge Bryson (uncredited)
Batman
Batman
Joe
Colt Comrades
Colt Comrades
Wildcat Willie
Trail of the Vigilantes
Trail of the Vigilantes
Medicine Man
Paradise Canyon
Paradise Canyon
Doc Carter
Criminals Within
Criminals Within
Wallace
The Purple Vigilantes
The Purple Vigilantes
J. T. McAllister
Get Rich Quick Porky
Get Rich Quick Porky
Oil Land Hustler (voice) (uncredited)
The Village Smithy
The Village Smithy
Narrator (voice)
Calling Dr. Death
Calling Dr. Death
The Return of Rin Tin Tin
The Return of Rin Tin Tin
Joe - The Dog Handler
Porky's Garden
Porky's Garden
Huckster (voice)
USS VD: Ship of Shame
USS VD: Ship of Shame
Show Barker (uncredited)
The Fastest Gun Alive
The Fastest Gun Alive
Medicine Man (uncredited)
Sensations of 1945
Sensations of 1945
Police Detective (uncredited)
Borderland
Borderland
Major Stafford