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  • BIRTH 05/09/1893
  • DEATH 05/02/1965
  • Country United States
  • SHOWS 5
  • MOVIES 85

Irving Bacon

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Irving Bacon (September 6, 1893 – February 5, 1965) was an American character actor who appeared in almost 500 films.

Bacon played on the stage for a number of years before getting into films in 1920. He was sometimes cast in films directed by Lloyd Bacon (incorrectly named as his brother in some sources) such as The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938). He often played comical "average guys".

In the late 1930s and early 1940s, he played the weary postman Mr. Crumb in Columbia Pictures' Blondie film series. One of his bigger roles was as a similarly flustered postman in the thriller Cause for Alarm! in 1952.

During the 1950s, Bacon worked steadily in a number of television sitcoms, most notably I Love Lucy, where he appeared in two episodes, one which cast him as Ethel Mertz's father.

Irving Bacon

Shows (5)

I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy
Mr. Willoughby / Will Potter
Four Star Playhouse
Four Star Playhouse
Carter
77 Sunset Strip
77 Sunset Strip
Apt. House Manager
General Electric Theater
General Electric Theater
Mr. Holbrook / Patch
The Donna Reed Show
The Donna Reed Show
Mayor Webster

Movies (85)

A Star Is Born
A Star Is Born
Graves
Shadow of a Doubt
Shadow of a Doubt
Station Master
It Happened One Night
It Happened One Night
Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
They Died with Their Boots On
They Died with Their Boots On
Uniform Salesman (uncredited)
The Thin Man Goes Home
The Thin Man Goes Home
Tom
A Star Is Born
A Star Is Born
Station Agent (uncredited)
The Glenn Miller Story
The Glenn Miller Story
Mr. Miller
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Frank (uncredited)
Meet John Doe
Meet John Doe
Beany
Since You Went Away
Since You Went Away
Bartender at Cocktail Lounge (uncredited)
Spellbound
Spellbound
Railway Gateman (uncredited)
Run for Cover
Run for Cover
Scotty
The Return of Frank James
The Return of Frank James
Bystander
You Can't Take It with You
You Can't Take It with You
Henry - the Head Waiter (uncredited)
The Story of Dr. Wassell
The Story of Dr. Wassell
Missionary (uncredited)
His Girl Friday
His Girl Friday
Gus (uncredited)
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
Melvin
Monsieur Verdoux
Monsieur Verdoux
Pierre Couvais
Western Union
Western Union
Barber
They Made Me a Criminal
They Made Me a Criminal
Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
A Guy Named Joe
A Guy Named Joe
Henderson
King of the Cowboys
King of the Cowboys
Deputy Cluckas
King of the Cowboys
King of the Cowboys
Deputy Cluckas
The Spoilers
The Spoilers
Hotel Manager (uncredited)
San Francisco
San Francisco
Picnicker (uncredited)
Action in the North Atlantic
Action in the North Atlantic
Bartender (uncredited)
Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn
Gus
Ambush at Cimarron Pass
Ambush at Cimarron Pass
Judge Stanfield
Adventures in Silverado
Adventures in Silverado
Jake Willis
State of the Union
State of the Union
Buck Swenson
You Can't Cheat an Honest Man
You Can't Cheat an Honest Man
Jailer
At the Circus
At the Circus
Telegraph Clerk (uncredited)
At Gunpoint
At Gunpoint
Al Ferguson
Great Guns
Great Guns
Postman
It's a Great Feeling
It's a Great Feeling
RR Information Clerk
Night Train to Memphis
Night Train to Memphis
Rainbow
The Singing Kid
The Singing Kid
Maine Driver (uncredited)
This Is the Night
This Is the Night
Sparks
Made for Each Other
Made for Each Other
Newark Radio Operator (uncredited)
Good Sam
Good Sam
Tramp
It's Love I'm After
It's Love I'm After
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
The Mad Miss Manton
The Mad Miss Manton
Spangler, the Process Server (uncredited)
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
Bill - Barber (uncredited)
Topper
Topper
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
The Big Broadcast of 1938
The Big Broadcast of 1938
Prisoner Playing Harmonica (uncredited)
Too Busy to Work
Too Busy to Work
Gilligan
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Tad
O. Henry's Full House
O. Henry's Full House
Ebeneezer Dorset (segment "The Ransom of Red Chief") (uncredited
The Big Timer
The Big Timer
Slim Dugan (uncredited)
Dakota Incident
Dakota Incident
Tully Morgan
Million Dollar Legs
Million Dollar Legs
Secretary of War (uncredited)
Bachelor Mother
Bachelor Mother
Clerk at Exchange Window (uncredited)
Page Miss Glory
Page Miss Glory
Waiter (uncredited)
Female
Female
Gas Station Attendant (Uncredited)
The Desperadoes
The Desperadoes
Dan Walters - Bartender
If I Had a Million
If I Had a Million
China Shop Salesman (uncredited)
El Paso
El Paso
Stage Passenger (uncredited)
Ship Cafe
Ship Cafe
Slim
Fort Massacre
Fort Massacre
Charlie
Knickerbocker Holiday
Knickerbocker Holiday
Peter Van Stoon
Whispering Smith
Whispering Smith
Valiant Is the Word for Carrie
Valiant Is the Word for Carrie
Drug Store Clerk
Racket Busters
Racket Busters
Counter Man (uncredited)
Casanova Brown
Casanova Brown
Hotel Manager
Fort Ti
Fort Ti
Sgt. Monday Wash
Room for One More
Room for One More
Mayor Michael J. Kane
Black Horse Canyon
Black Horse Canyon
Doc Spain
Broadway Bill
Broadway Bill
Hamburger Stand Owner (uncredited)
The Glass Key
The Glass Key
Waiter (uncredited)
Woman in Hiding
Woman in Hiding
Link
Second Fiddle
Second Fiddle
Harvey Vaughan
The Howards of Virginia
The Howards of Virginia
Tom Norton
Petticoat Fever
Petticoat Fever
Carl
Broadway Melody of 1940
Broadway Melody of 1940
Orange Stand Counterman (uncredited)
The Big Broadcast
The Big Broadcast
Prisoner
Footlight Glamour
Footlight Glamour
Mr. Crumb
Family Honeymoon
Family Honeymoon
Mr. Webb
Nancy Drew... Reporter
Nancy Drew... Reporter
Tracy (uncredited)
Moonrise
Moonrise
Judd Jenkins
The Doctor Takes a Wife
The Doctor Takes a Wife
Sam Appleby
The Mad Miss Manton
The Mad Miss Manton
Spangler, the Process Server (uncredited)
Lady for a Day
Lady for a Day
Pool Hall Dupe (uncredited)
Tobacco Road
Tobacco Road
Bank Teller
Patrick the Great
Patrick the Great
Mr. Merney
Blondie on a Budget
Blondie on a Budget
Mailman