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  • BIRTH 04/07/1902
  • DEATH 10/08/1977
  • Country United States
  • SHOW 1
  • MOVIES 24

Vince Barnett

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Vince Barnett (July 4, 1902 – August 10, 1977) was an American film and television actor. He appeared on stage originally.

Barnett's initial involvement with Hollywood was as a screenwriter, writing screenplays for the two-reeler movies of the late 1920s. He began appearing in films in 1930, playing hundreds of comedy bits and supporting parts. One of his more sizable screen roles was the moronic, illiterate gangster "secretary" in Scarface (1932). Among his best-regarded early roles, apart from Scarface, were The Big Cage (1933), Thirty Day Princess (1934) and Princess O'Hara (1935).

In later years, Barnett played straight character parts, often as careworn little men, undertakers, janitors, bartenders and drunks in pictures ranging from films noir (The Killers, 1946) to westerns (Springfield Rifle, 1952). He was a welcome presence in "B" comedies and mysteries: as Runyonesque gangsters in Petticoat Larceny (1943), Little Miss Broadway (1947), and Gas House Kids Go West (1947), and notably as Tom Conway's enthusiastic sidekick in The Falcon's Alibi (1946).

After World War II, with the Hollywood studios making fewer films, Barnett became a familiar face on television.

Vince Barnett

Show

Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Noonan

Movies (24)

All Quiet on the Western Front
All Quiet on the Western Front
Assistant Cook (uncredited)
Scarface
Scarface
Angelo
The Killers
The Killers
Charleston
Jungle Woman
Jungle Woman
Curley (archive footage / uncredited)
Cosmo Jones, Crime Smasher
Cosmo Jones, Crime Smasher
Henchman 'Gimp'
Captive Wild Woman
Captive Wild Woman
Curly
Brute Force
Brute Force
Muggsy
Thirty Day Princess
Thirty Day Princess
Count Nicholeus
Carson City
Carson City
Henry
Springfield Rifle
Springfield Rifle
Cook (uncredited)
Bowery at Midnight
Bowery at Midnight
Charley
The Virginian
The Virginian
Baldy
Horse Feathers
Horse Feathers
Speakeasy Patron (uncredited)
Petticoat Larceny
Petticoat Larceny
Stogie
Seven Sinners
Seven Sinners
Bartender
The Big Mouth
The Big Mouth
Man at Telephone Booth (uncredited)
Hallelujah, I'm a Bum
Hallelujah, I'm a Bum
Undetermined Secondary Role
On Dangerous Ground
On Dangerous Ground
George (uncredited)
Stardust on the Sage
Stardust on the Sage
Haskins
Knock on Any Door
Knock on Any Door
Carl Swanson - Bartender (uncredited)
I Live My Life
I Live My Life
Clerk
The Mask of Dimitrios
The Mask of Dimitrios
Card Game Kibitzer (uncredited)
Klondike Fury
Klondike Fury
Alaska
The Family Jewels
The Family Jewels
Automobile Owner at Gas Station