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Joe Palma (1905–1994)

Joe Palma was born on March 17, 1905 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Little Miss Broadway (1947), Rumpus in the Harem (1956) and Scheming Schemers (1956). He was married to Marjorie Ann Ries. He died on August 15, 1994 in Poway, California, USA. See full bio »

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Hot Stuff Shemp


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 1968 The Odd Couple
Butcher (uncredited)
 1967 Hotel
Art Gallery Proprietor (uncredited)
 1965 The Great Race
Conductor (uncredited)
 1965 How to Murder Your Wife
Juror (uncredited)
 1964 Good Neighbor Sam
Joe the Mailman (uncredited)
 1963 Irma la Douce
Prison Guard (uncredited)
 1962 The Notorious Landlady
Reporter (uncredited)
 1960 Strangers When We Meet
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1960 The Apartment
Office Maintenance Man (uncredited)
 1959 Sappy Bull Fighters (Short)
Bullring Attendant / Audience Member (uncredited)
 1959 Some Like It Hot
Small Role (uncredited)
 1958 Bell Book and Candle
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1958 The Last Hurrah
Cop at Campaign HQ (uncredited)
 1958 Flying Saucer Daffy (Short)
Government Official (uncredited)
 1958 Fifi Blows Her Top (Short)
MP (uncredited)
 1957 Outer Space Jitters (Short)
Captain Tsimmis (uncredited)
 1957 Guns a Poppin! (Short)
Mad Bill Hookup, The Bandit
 1957 Hoofs and Goofs (Short)
Drunk (uncredited)
 1956 Pardon My Nightshirt (Short) (uncredited)
 1956 Commotion on the Ocean (Short)
Shemp (uncredited)
 1956 Scheming Schemers (Short)
Shemp (uncredited)
 1956 Hot Stuff (Short)
Shemp (uncredited)
 1956 Storm Center
Man (uncredited)
 1956 Rumpus in the Harem (Short)
Shemp (uncredited)
 1956 Army Daze (Short)
Spy (uncredited)
 1956 Rock Around the Clock
Waiter (uncredited)
 1956 Hot Blood
Gypsy (uncredited)
 1955 Hot Ice (Short)
Muscles (uncredited)
 1955 One Spooky Night (Short)
 1955 Of Cash and Hash (Short)
Armored Car Guard (uncredited)
 1955 Fling in the Ring (Short)
Chuck (uncredited)
 1954 Shot in the Frontier (Short)
Jack Noonan (uncredited)
 1954 The Fire Chaser (Short)
Detective (unconfirmed)
 1954 Knutzy Knights (Short)
Sir Satchel / Guard (uncredited)
 1954 Musty Musketeers (Short)
Lancier (uncredited)
 1954 Income Tax Sappy (Short)
2nd IRS Agent (uncredited)
 1954 Doggie in the Bedroom (Short)
 1953 Down the Hatch (Short)
 1952 Caught on the Bounce (Short)
Policeman (uncredited)
 1952 The Sniper
Man (uncredited)
 1952 My Six Convicts
Convict Driver (uncredited)
 1952 Happy Go Wacky (Short)
 1951 'Fraidy Cat (Short)
Thief (uncredited)
 1951 Sirocco
Sergeant (uncredited)
 1950 Emergency Wedding
Waiter (uncredited)
 1950 Slaphappy Sleuths (Short)
Crook (uncredited)
 1950 Studio Stoops (Short)
Louie (uncredited)
 1950 The Fuller Brush Girl
Cop (uncredited)
 1950 Innocently Guilty (Short)
 1950 Kill the Umpire
Joe (uncredited)
 1950 Cargo to Capetown
Engine Room Crewman (uncredited)
 1950 Hold That Monkey (Short)
 1950 Hugs and Mugs (Short)
Red (uncredited)
 1950 Punchy Cowpunchers (Short)
Shemp's Saloon Customer (uncredited)
 1949 The Reckless Moment
Card Player (uncredited)
 1949 Waiting in the Lurch (Short)
Detective (uncredited)
 1949 Malice in the Palace (Short)
Guard Outside Palace (uncredited)
 1949 The Doolins of Oklahoma
Card Player (uncredited)
 1949 Johnny Allegro
Guard (uncredited)
 1949 The Undercover Man
Policeman (uncredited)
 1949 The Crime Doctor's Diary
1st Policeman (uncredited)
 1949 Knock on Any Door
Reporter (uncredited)
 1949 The Big Sombrero
Ranchero (uncredited)
 1949 Shockproof
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1948 I'm a Monkey's Uncle (Short)
Caveman Rival (uncredited)
 1948 The Gentleman from Nowhere
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1948 Fiddlers Three (Short)
Lancier, Captain of the Guard (uncredited)
 1948 The Black Arrow
Forrester (uncredited)
 1948 Squareheads of the Round Table (Short)
Guard #2 (uncredited)
 1948 A-Hunting They Did Go (Short)
 1948 Shivering Sherlocks (Short)
Lie-detector Technician (uncredited)
 1947 The Lady from Shanghai
Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1947 It Had to Be You
Prizefight Fan (uncredited)
 1947 Training for Trouble (Short)
O'Brien, booking agent (uncredited)
 1947 Little Miss Broadway
 1947 The Corpse Came C.O.D.
Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1947 A Likely Story
Poker Player (uncredited)
 1947 The Scooper Dooper (Short)
 1947 Jack Armstrong
Blake (uncredited)
 1947 The Brasher Doubloon
Attendant (uncredited)
 1947 The Thirteenth Hour
Truck Driver (uncredited)
 1946 Boston Blackie and the Law
Cop (uncredited)
 1946 Three Little Pirates (Short)
Pirate Jack (uncredited)
 1946 Moron Than Off (Short)
Croupier (uncredited)
 1946 The Best Years of Our Lives
Card Player (uncredited)
 1946 Crime Doctor's Man Hunt
Third Policeman (uncredited)
 1946 So's Your Antenna (Short)
Gangster (as Joe Polino)
 1946 The Jolson Story
Worker in Railroad Yard (uncredited)
 1946 Gallant Journey
Waiter (scenes deleted)
 1946 Headin' for a Weddin' (Short)
Riding Instructor
 1946 You Can't Fool a Fool (Short)
Mike - the Gunman
 1946 Three Loan Wolves (Short)
Second Henchman (uncredited)
 1946 The Return of Rusty
MP (uncredited)
 1946 The Man Who Dared
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1946 Mysterious Intruder
Police Guard Outside Stillwell's Store (uncredited)
 1946 Night Editor
Newsboy (uncredited)
 1946 Uncivil War Birds (Short)
Union Soldier (uncredited)
 1946 Gilda
Waiter (uncredited)
 1946 The Notorious Lone Wolf
Club Marquis Waiter (uncredited)
 1946 Two Years Before the Mast
Sailor (uncredited)
 1946 Beer Barrel Polecats (Short)
Convict (uncredited)
 1945 A Hit with a Miss (Short)
Killer Kilduff (uncredited)
 1945 Life with Blondie
Mug (uncredited)
 1945 The Bells of St. Mary's
Workman (uncredited)
 1945 Prison Ship
Prisoner (uncredited)
 1945 I Love a Bandleader
Reporter (uncredited)
 1945 If a Body Meets a Body (Short)
The Housekeeper (uncredited)
 1945 Boston Blackie's Rendezvous
Third Cop (uncredited)
 1945 Blonde from Brooklyn
Reporter (uncredited)
 1945 The Jury Goes Round 'n' Round (Short)
 1945 Wife Decoy (Short)
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1945 Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion
Policeman (uncredited)
 1945 Escape in the Fog
Cop (uncredited)
 1945 Rough, Tough and Ready
Waiter (uncredited)
 1945 A Guy, a Gal and a Pal
Reporter (uncredited)
 1945 Off Again, on Again (Short)
William, Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1944 Strife of the Party (Short)
Horace, Crook (uncredited)
 1944 Pick a Peck of Plumbers (Short)
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1944 Louisiana Hayride
Studio Cameraman (uncredited)
 1944 Oh, Baby! (Short)
Expectant Father (uncredited)
 1944 Sailor's Holiday
King's Guard (uncredited)
 1944 Beautiful But Broke
Defense Worker (uncredited)
 1944 The Racket Man
Bud (uncredited)
 1943 Who's Hugh? (Short)
Waiter #2 (uncredited)
 1943 Three Little Twirps (Short)
Circus Assistant (uncredited)
 1943 After Midnight with Boston Blackie
1st Cabbie (uncredited)
 1943 A Blitz on the Fritz (Short)
Man Chasing Egbert (uncredited)
 1943 His Wedding Scare (Short)
Fireman (uncredited)
 1942 A Night to Remember
Shadowy Figure (uncredited)
 1941 The Stork Pays Off
Henchman (uncredited)
 1941 Blondie Goes Latin
Sailor Chasing Dagwood (uncredited)
 1940 From Nurse to Worse (Short)
Assistant Surgeon (uncredited)
 1940 Men Without Souls
Charles (uncredited)
 1939 Blondie Brings Up Baby
2nd Dogcatcher (uncredited)
 1939 Beware Spooks!
Shooting Gallery Man (uncredited)
 1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Hoodlum (uncredited)
 1939 Coast Guard
Sailor (uncredited)
 1939 Missing Daughters
Mugg (uncredited)
 1938 Smashing the Spy Ring
Workman (uncredited)
 1938 Adventure in Sahara
Soldier (uncredited)
 1938 The Spider's Web
Henchman with Steve (uncredited)
 1938 City Streets
Vendor (uncredited)
 1938 When G-Men Step In
Phone Man (uncredited)
 1937 Goofs and Saddles (Short)
Gang Member (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Joseph Palma | Joe Polino

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