Leon Errol (1881–1951)

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Leon Errol was born on July 3, 1881 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Leonce Errol Simms. He was an actor, known for Higher and Higher (1943), The Girl from Mexico (1939) and The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944). He was married to Stella Bertha Nelson (aka Stella Chatelaine, dancer). He died on October 12, 1951 in Hollywood, California, USA. See full bio »

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Higher and Higher Cyrus Drake
The Girl from Mexico Uncle Matthew 'Matt' Lindsay
The Invisible Man's Revenge Herbert Higgins
Mexican Spitfire Out West Uncle Matt Lindsay / Lord Basil Epping


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 1951 Too Many Wives (Short)
Leon Errol
 1951 Lord Epping Returns (Short)
Leon Errol / Lord Epping
 1951 Deal Me In (Short)
Leon Errol
 1951 One Wild Night (Short)
Leon Errol
 1951 Punchy Pancho (Short)
Leon Errol / Pancho the Bandit
 1951 Chinatown Chump (Short)
Leon Errol
 1950 Spooky Wooky (Short)
Leon Errol
 1950 Texas Tough Guy (Short)
Leon Errol / Tex
 1950 High and Dizzy (Short)
Leon Errol
 1950 Joe Palooka Meets Humphrey
Knobby Walsh / Lord Cecil Poole
 1949 Shocking Affair (Short)
Leon Errol
 1949 Sweet Cheat (Short)
Leon Errol
 1949 Joe Palooka in The Counterpunch
Knobby Walsh
 1949 Oil's Well That Ends Well (Short)
Leon Errol
 1949 I Can't Remember (Short)
Leon Errol
 1949 The Cactus Cut-Up (Short)
Leon Errol
 1949 Joe Palooka in the Big Fight
Knobby Walsh
 1949 Dad Always Pays (Short)
Leon Errol
 1948 Backstage Follies (Short)
Leon Errol
 1948 The Uninvited Blonde (Short)
Leon Errol
 1948 Bachelor Blues (Short)
Leon Errol
 1948 Secretary Trouble (Short)
Leon Errol
 1948 The Noose Hangs High
Julius Caesar 'J.C.' McBride
 1948 Don't Fool Your Wife (Short)
Leon Errol
 1948 Joe Palooka in Fighting Mad
Knobby Walsh
 1948 Bet Your Life (Short)
Leon Errol
 1947 The Spook Speaks (Short)
Leon Errol
 1947 Joe Palooka in the Knockout
Knobby Walsh
 1947 Blondes Away (Short)
Leon Errol
 1947 Hired Husband (Short)
Leon Errol
 1947 In Room 303 (Short)
Leon Errol
 1947 Wife Tames Wolf (Short)
Leon Errol
 1947 Borrowed Blonde (Short)
Leon Errol
 1946 Gentleman Joe Palooka
Knobby Walsh
 1946 Follow That Blonde (Short)
Leon Errol
 1946 I'll Take Milk (Short)
Leon Errol
 1946 Joe Palooka, Champ
Knobby Walsh
 1946 Twin Husbands (Short)
Leon Errol / Richard Errol
 1946 Oh, Professor Behave! (Short)
Leon Errol
 1946 Riverboat Rhythm
Matt Lindsay
 1946 Maid Trouble (Short)
Leon Errol
 1945 Beware of Redheads (Short)
Leon Errol
 1945 Mama Loves Papa
Wilbur Todd
 1945 Double Honeymoon (Short)
Leon Errol
 1945 It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog (Short)
Leon Errol
 1945 Let's Go Stepping (Short)
Leon Errol
 1945 Birthday Blues (Short)
Leon Errol
 1945 What a Blonde
F. Farrington Fowler
 1945 Under Western Skies
Willie Wells
 1945 She Gets Her Man
Officer Mulligan
 1944 He Forgot to Remember (Short)
Leon Errol
 1944 Babes on Swing Street
Malcolm Curtis
 1944 Triple Trouble (Short)
Leon Errol
 1944 Girls! Girls! Girls! (Short)
Leon Errol
 1944 The Invisible Man's Revenge
Herbert Higgins
 1944 Twilight on the Prairie
Cactus (Ranch Foreman)
 1944 Slightly Terrific
James P. Tuttle / John P. Tuttle
 1944 Poppa Knows Worst (Short)
Leon Errol
 1944 Prices Unlimited (Short)
 1944 Hat Check Honey
'Happy' Dan Briggs
 1944 Say Uncle (Short)
Leon Errol
 1943 Higher and Higher
Cyrus Drake
 1943 Wedtime Stories (Short)
Leon Errol Sr.
 1943 Family Feud (Short)
The Father
 1943 Cutie on Duty (Short)
Leon Errol
 1943 Seeing Nellie Home (Short)
Leon Errol
 1943 Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event
Uncle Matt Lindsay / Lord Basil Epping
 1943 Gals, Incorporated
Cornelius Rensington lll
 1943 Cowboy in Manhattan
 1943 Radio Runaround (Short)
Leon Errol
 1943 Follow the Band
Big Mike O'Brien
 1943 Gem-Jams (Short)
Leon Errol
 1943 Double Up (Short)
Leon Errol
 1942 Pretty Dolly (Short)
Leon Errol
 1942 Strictly in the Groove
 1942 Dear! Deer! (Short)
Leon Errol
 1942 Mexican Spitfire's Elephant
Uncle Matt Lindsay / Lord Basil Epping
 1942 Mail Trouble (Short)
Leon Errol
 1942 Hold 'Em Jail (Short)
Leon Errol
 1942 Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost
Uncle Matt Lindsay / Lord Basil Epping
 1942 Framing Father (Short)
Leon Errol, Sr.
 1942 Mexican Spitfire at Sea
Uncle Matt Lindsay / Lord Basil Epping
 1942 Wedded Blitz (Short)
Leon Errol
 1942 Home Work (Short)
Leon Errol
 1941 Melody Lane
 1941 The Mexican Spitfire's Baby
Uncle Matt Lindsay / Lord Basil Epping
 1941 Who's a Dummy? (Short)
Leon Errol
 1941 Moonlight in Hawaii
Walter Spencer
 1941 Man-I-Cured (Short)
Leon Errol
 1941 A Panic in the Parlor (Short)
Leon Errol
 1941 Hurry, Charlie, Hurry
Daniel Jennings Boone
 1941 A Polo Phony (Short)
Leon Errol
 1941 When Wifie's Away (Short)
Leon Errol
 1941 Six Lessons from Madame La Zonga
Mike Clancy / Papa Alvarez
 1941 The Fired Man (Short)
Leon Errol
 1941 Where Did You Get That Girl?
Alex MacDevin
 1940 Tattle Television (Short)
Leon Errol
 1940 Mexican Spitfire Out West
Uncle Matt Lindsay / Lord Basil Epping
 1940 He Asked for It (Short)
Leon Errol
 1940 The Golden Fleecing
Uncle Waldo Blake
 1940 Bested by a Beard (Short)
Leon Errol
 1940 Pop Always Pays
Henry Brewster
 1940 Scrappily Married (Short)
Leon Errol
 1940 Mexican Spitfire
Uncle Matt Lindsay / Lord Basil Epping
 1939 Truth Aches (Short)
Leon Errol
 1939 Dancing Co-Ed
'Pops' Marlow
 1939 The Wrong Room (Short)
Prof. Leon Errol
 1939 Career
 1939 Ring Madness (Short)
Leon Errol
 1939 The Girl from Mexico
Uncle Matthew 'Matt' Lindsay
 1939 Moving Vanities (Short)
Leon Errol
 1939 Home Boner (Short)
Leon Errol
 1939 Crime Rave (Short)
Leon Errol
 1938 Major Difficulties (Short)
Leon Errol
 1938 Stage Fright (Short)
Leon Errol
 1938 The Jitters (Short)
Leon Errol
 1938 Berth Quakes (Short)
Leon Errol
 1938 His Pest Friend (Short)
Leon Errol
 1938 The Dummy Owner (Short)
Leon Errol
 1937 A Rented Riot (Short)
Leon Errol
 1937 Should Wives Work? (Short)
Leon Errol
 1937 Make a Wish
 1937 Wife Insurance (Short)
Leon Errol
 1937 Wrong Romance (Short)
Leon Errol
 1937 Hollywood Party (Short)
The Drunk
 1936 One Live Ghost (Short)
Henry Morton / Philpot (valet) / Ghost of Henry Morton
 1936 Wholesailing Along (Short)
Leon Errol
 1936 Down the Ribber (Short)
Leon Errol
 1935 Coronado
Otto Wray
 1935 Counselitis (Short)
 1935 Pirate Party on Catalina Isle (Short)
Pirate (uncredited)
 1935 Honeymoon Bridge (Short)
Leon Errol
 1935 Home Work (Short)
 1935 Salesmanship Ahoy (Short)
 1935 Hit and Rum (Short)
Leon Errol
 1935 Princess O'Hara
Last Card Louie
 1934 One Too Many (Short)
 1934 Perfectly Mismated (Short)
Leon Errol
 1934 Fixing a Stew (Short)
Leon Errol
 1934 Good Morning, Eve! (Short)
 1934 Service with a Smile (Short)
Walter Webb
 1934 We're Not Dressing
 1934 Autobuyography (Short)
Leon Errol
 1934 No More Bridge! (Short)
Leon Errol
 1933 Alice in Wonderland
Uncle Gilbert
 1933 Hold Your Temper (Short)
Leon Errol
 1933 Three Little Swigs (Short)
Leon Errol
 1933 The Poor Fish (Short)
Leon Errol
 1931 Her Majesty, Love
Baron von Schwarzdorf
 1931 Finn and Hattie
Finley P. Haddock
 1931 One Heavenly Night
 1930 Let's Merge (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1930 Only Saps Work
James Wilson
 1930 Paramount on Parade
Leon Errol / Master of Ceremonies / (In a Hospital)
 1927 The Lunatic at Large
Sam Smith
 1925 Clothes Make the Pirate
Tremble-at-Evil Tidd
 1925 Sally
Duke of Checkergovinia
 1924 Yolanda
 1921 In at the Finish (Short)
 1921 Nearly Spliced (Short)
 1920 Buggins (Short)
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Stage Play: Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic. Musical revue. Lyrics by Gene Buck and Dave Stamper. Music by Gene Buck and Dave Stamper. Directed by Leon Errol. Danse de Follies: 17 Nov 1921- Mar 1922 (closing date unknown/123 performances). Cast: Athea (as "Performer"), Carlos and Inez (as "Performer"), Leon Errol (as "Performer"), Gloria Foy (as ... See more »

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Worked extensively on Broadway (often for Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.) from 1911-1929 as an actor/director specializing in musical revues. See more »

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