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  • BIRTH 22/02/1868
  • DEATH 22/10/1946
  • Country United States
  • MOVIES 25

Henry Bergman

Henry Bergman (February 23, 1868 – October 22, 1946) was an American actor of stage and film, known for his long association with Charlie Chaplin. Born in San Francisco, California, he acted in live theater, appearing in Henrietta in 1888 at the Hollis Street Theater in Boston and in the touring production of The Senator in 1892 and 1893. He made his Broadway debut in 1899. He made his first film appearance was with The L-KO Kompany in 1914 at the age of forty-six. In 1916, Bergman started working with Charlie Chaplin, beginning with The Pawnshop. For the rest of his career, Bergman remained as a character actor for Chaplin and worked as a studio assistant, including Assistant Director. He played in many Chaplin shorts and later features, including The Immigrant, The Gold Rush and The Circus. Bergman's last on-screen appearance was in Modern Times as a restaurant manager, and his final off-screen contribution was for The Great Dictator in 1940. Chaplin helped Bergman finance a restaurant in Hollywood named Henry's, which became a popular spot for celebrities as a precursor to the later Brown Derby restaurant. Henry Bergman continued to be associated with the Chaplin Studios until his death from a heart attack in 1946. He is interred in the Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, California.

Henry Bergman

Movies (25)

Modern Times
Modern Times
Cafe Proprietor
The Kid
The Kid
Professor Guido / Night Shelter Keeper (uncredited)
City Lights
City Lights
Mayor / Blind Girl's Downstairs Neighbor (uncredited)
The Gold Rush
The Gold Rush
Hank Curtis
Pay Day
Pay Day
Drinking Companion
The Rink
The Rink
Mrs. Stout
The Circus
The Circus
An Old Clown
The Cure
The Cure
Masseur
The Floorwalker
The Floorwalker
Old Man (uncredited)
Behind the Screen
Behind the Screen
Director of Historical Film
The Pawnshop
The Pawnshop
The Pawnbroker
A Dog's Life
A Dog's Life
Fat Unemployed Man (uncredited)
A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate
A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate
Head Waiter
The Adventurer
The Adventurer
Judge Brown - The Father / Docker
The Vagabond
The Vagabond
(uncredited)
The Immigrant
The Immigrant
The Artist
Easy Street
Easy Street
Kidnapper (uncredited)
Sunnyside
Sunnyside
Villager and Edna's Father (uncredited)
Shoulder Arms
Shoulder Arms
Fat Whiskered Soldier / The Kaiser's General / Bartender
The Count
The Count
The Bond
The Bond
John Bull (British version)
Chaplin's Goliath
Chaplin's Goliath
Self (archive footage)
The Circus
The Circus
An Old Clown
The Idle Class
The Idle Class
Sleeping Hobo / Guest in Cop Uniform (uncredited)
La naissance de Charlot
La naissance de Charlot
Self (archive footage)