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Charles Lane

Skinny, hatchet-faced, bespectacled American character actor, ubiquitous in literally hundreds of films. With his prominent nose, his rimless eyeglasses and his permanent scowl, he typically portrayed short-tempered and often loudmouthed bureaucrats, yes-men and other minor minions, principally in lighter fare.

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Jan 26, 1905 In San Francisco, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Smoked Hams
Latest Project:
Movie True Identity 1991-08-23

1 win.

Known For
Poster of Arsenic and Old Lace
Poster of The AristoCats
Poster of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Poster of It's a Wonderful Life
Movie The Night Before Christmas Unknown 2017
Movie The 3rd Annual TV Land Awards Unknown 2005
Movie Paul Henning & The Hillbillies Unknown 2005
Movie 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 2005
Movie The History of Hooterville Unknown 2005
Movie The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes Unknown 1995
Movie Acting on Impulse Unknown 1993
Series Dark Shadows Unknown 1991
Movie True Identity Duane 1991-08-23
Series Shannon's Deal Unknown 1990
Series War and Remembrance Unknown 1988
Movie Date with an Angel Unknown 1987
Series Biography Unknown 1987-04-06
Movie When the Bough Breaks Unknown 1986
Series The New Leave It to Beaver Unknown 1986
Movie Vanishing America Unknown 1986
Series L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
Movie Murphy's Romance Amos Abbott 1986-01-31
Series Otherworld Unknown 1985
Series Comedy Factory Unknown 1985-06-28
Series Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Movie Strange Invaders Unknown 1983
Movie Sunset Limousine Reinhammer 1983-10-12
Series The Winds of War Unknown 1983-02-06
Series St. Elsewhere Unknown 1982-10-26
Movie Strange Behavior Unknown 1981
Movie The Return of the Beverly Hillbillies Unknown 1981
Series Phyl & Mikhy Unknown 1980
Series Lou Grant Unknown 1979
Movie The Little Dragons Unknown 1979
Movie Movie Movie Unknown 1978
Series Mork & Mindy Unknown 1978
Series ABC Weekend Specials Unknown 1977-09-10
Series Soap Unknown 1977-09-13
Series Family Unknown 1976
Series Sybil Unknown 1976
Series Chico and the Man Unknown 1976
Series The Family Holvak Unknown 1975
Movie Love Nest Unknown 1975
Series Karen Dale Busch 1975-01-30
Series The Rookies Unknown 1975
Series Little House on the Prairie Unknown 1974-09-11
Series Rhoda Unknown 1974-09-09
Series Maude Unknown 1974
Series The New Temperatures Rising Show Unknown 1973
Series Adam's Rib Unknown 1973
Movie The Great Man's Whiskers Philbrick 1973-02-13
Movie Get to Know Your Rabbit Unknown 1972
Movie Hitched Unknown 1971
Series Nanny and the Professor Unknown 1971
Series The Odd Couple Unknown 1970-09-24
Movie The AristoCats Unknown 1970
Series Medical Center Unknown 1969-09-24
Series The Debbie Reynolds Show Unknown 1969
Series The Flying Nun Unknown 1969
Series The Doris Day Show Unknown 1968-09-24
Series Petticoat Junction Unknown 1968
Movie What's So Bad About Feeling Good? Dr. Shapiro 1968-05-24
Series The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown 1968
Movie Did You Hear the One About the Traveling Saleslady? Unknown 1968
Series Judd for the Defense Unknown 1967
Series F Troop Unknown 1967
Series He & She Unknown 1967
Movie Eight on the Lam Unknown 1967
Series Love on a Rooftop Unknown 1967
Movie The Gnome-Mobile Dr. Scoggins 1967-07-19
Series The Phyllis Diller Show Unknown 1966-09-06
Series Please Don't Eat the Daisies Unknown 1966
Movie The Ugly Dachshund Judge 1966-02-16
Series Get Smart Unknown 1966
Series The Wild Wild West Unknown 1966
Movie The Ghost and Mr. Chicken Unknown 1966
Movie The Invisible Woman Unknown 1966
Series Honey West Unknown 1966
Movie John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! Unknown 1965
Series My Brother the Angel Unknown 1965
Movie Billie Coach Jones 1965-12-13
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1965
Series Green Acres Unknown 1965-09-15
Series Kentucky Jones Unknown 1965
Series The Munsters Unknown 1965
Series Bewitched Unknown 1964
Movie Rendezvous in Space Unknown 1964
Movie Looking for Love Unknown 1964
Movie The Carpetbaggers Unknown 1964-04-09
Series The Cara Williams Show Unknown 1964-09-23
Series The Bing Crosby Show Unknown 1964
Series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Unknown 1964
Movie The New Interns Unknown 1964
Series Wendy and Me Unknown 1964
Series Gomer Pyle: USMC Unknown 1964-09-25
Movie Good Neighbor Sam Unknown 1964
Movie Papa's Delicate Condition Unknown 1963
Series Temple Houston Unknown 1963
Series The Farmer's Daughter Unknown 1963-09-20
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Series The Bill Dana Show Unknown 1963-09-22
Movie It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Unknown 1963
Movie The Wheeler Dealers Unknown 1963
Series Mister Ed Unknown 1963
Series Saints and Sinners Unknown 1962
Series McKeever & the Colonel Unknown 1962
Series Dennis the Menace Unknown 1962
Movie Ernestine Unknown 1962
Series The Lucy Show Unknown 1962-10-01
Movie The Music Man Unknown 1962
Series Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Unknown 1962-09-29
Series The Bob Cummings Show Unknown 1961
Series Pete and Gladys Unknown 1961
Series The Joey Bishop Show Unknown 1961-09-20
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 1961
Series Surfside 6 Unknown 1961
Series Guestward Ho! Unknown 1961
Series Goodyear Theatre Unknown 1960
Series The Comedy Spot Unknown 1960-06-28
Series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis Unknown 1960
Series Maverick Unknown 1960
Series The DuPont Show with June Allyson Unknown 1960
Movie Alcatraz Express Unknown 1960
Series The Tab Hunter Show Unknown 1960-09-18
Series The Andy Griffith Show Unknown 1960-10-03
Movie The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock Unknown 1959
Series Fibber McGee and Molly Unknown 1959
Series The Untouchables Unknown 1959-10-15
Movie The Mating Game Inspector General Bigelow 1959-10-01
Series Hawaiian Eye Unknown 1959-10-07
Series The Donna Reed Show Unknown 1959
Movie But Not for Me Unknown 1959
Series Whirlybirds Unknown 1959
Series Lawman Unknown 1958-10-05
Series The Ann Sothern Show Unknown 1958-10-06
Series The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour Unknown 1958
Movie Teacher's Pet Unknown 1958
Series 77 Sunset Strip Unknown 1958-10-10
Series The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna Unknown 1958
Series Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre Unknown 1958
Series The Thin Man Unknown 1958
Series How to Marry a Millionaire Unknown 1958
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1958
Movie Top Secret Affair Unknown 1957
Series The Restless Gun Unknown 1957-09-23
Series The Real McCoys Unknown 1957
Series Telephone Time Unknown 1957
Series The Gray Ghost Unknown 1957-10-01
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1957
Series Richard Diamond, Private Detective Unknown 1957
Movie God Is My Partner Unknown 1957
Series Bachelor Father Unknown 1957
Series The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial Unknown 1956
Movie The Birds and the Bees Unknown 1956
Series Screen Directors Playhouse Unknown 1956
Series The People's Choice Unknown 1956
Series Willy Unknown 1955
Series I Love Lucy Unknown 1955
Series Star Stage Unknown 1955
Series The Bob Cummings Show Unknown 1955-01-02
Movie Kiss Me Deadly Unknown 1955
Series Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Unknown 1954-10-27
Series Duffy's Tavern Unknown 1954
Series Topper Unknown 1954
Series Dear Phoebe Unknown 1954
Series The Lineup Unknown 1954-10-01
Movie The Juggler Unknown 1953
Movie Remains to Be Seen Unknown 1953
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1953
Movie The Affairs of Dobie Gillis Unknown 1953
Series Make Room for Daddy Unknown 1953-09-29
Movie The Sniper Unknown 1952-05-09
Movie Three for Bedroom C Unknown 1952
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14
Movie Criminal Lawyer Unknown 1951
Movie Here Comes the Groom Unknown 1951
Movie I Can Get It for You Wholesale Unknown 1951
Movie The Du Pont Story Unknown 1950
Movie Borderline Unknown 1950
Movie Love That Brute Unknown 1950
Movie The Yellow Cab Man Unknown 1950
Movie For Heaven's Sake Unknown 1950
Series The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show Unknown 1950-10-12
Movie The Second Face Unknown 1950
Movie Riding High Unknown 1950
Movie Backfire Unknown 1950-02-11
Movie The House Across the Street Unknown 1949
Movie Miss Grant Takes Richmond Unknown 1949
Movie You're My Everything Unknown 1949
Movie Mighty Joe Young Unknown 1949
Movie Mother Is a Freshman Unknown 1949
Movie Moonrise Unknown 1948
Movie Call Northside 777 Unknown 1948
Movie State of the Union Unknown 1948
Movie Out of the Storm Unknown 1948
Movie The Boy with Green Hair Unknown 1948
Movie Race Street Unknown 1948
Movie Smart Woman Unknown 1948
Movie The Gentleman from Nowhere Unknown 1948
Movie Apartment for Peggy Unknown 1948
Movie Bury Me Dead Unknown 1947
Movie It Happened on Fifth Avenue Unknown 1947
Movie The Farmer's Daughter Unknown 1947
Movie Living in a Big Way Unknown 1947
Movie Roses Are Red Unknown 1947
Movie Intrigue Unknown 1947
Movie Louisiana Unknown 1947
Movie Mysterious Intruder Unknown 1946
Movie It's a Wonderful Life Unknown 1946
Movie The Invisible Informer Unknown 1946
Movie Just Before Dawn Unknown 1946
Movie A Close Call for Boston Blackie Unknown 1946
Movie Swell Guy Unknown 1946
Movie The Show-Off Unknown 1946
Movie Arsenic and Old Lace Unknown 1944-09-23
Movie Mission to Moscow Unknown 1943
Movie Thru Different Eyes Unknown 1942
Movie The Adventures of Martin Eden Unknown 1942
Movie The Great Man's Lady Unknown 1942
Movie About Face Unknown 1942
Movie The Mad Martindales Unknown 1942
Movie Home in Wyomin' Unknown 1942
Movie Broadway Unknown 1942
Movie What's Cookin'? Unknown 1942
Movie Born to Sing Unknown 1942
Movie Tarzan's New York Adventure Unknown 1942
Movie Lady in a Jam Unknown 1942
Movie Are Husbands Necessary? Unknown 1942
Movie They All Kissed the Bride Unknown 1942
Movie A Close Call for Ellery Queen Unknown 1942
Movie Friendly Enemies Unknown 1942
Movie Sunday Punch Unknown 1942
Movie A Gentleman at Heart Unknown 1942
Movie Obliging Young Lady Unknown 1942
Movie Sealed Lips Unknown 1942
Movie Yokel Boy Unknown 1942
Movie The Lady Is Willing Unknown 1942
Movie Ride 'Em Cowboy Unknown 1942
Movie Pardon My Sarong Unknown 1942
Movie Flying Tigers Unknown 1942-10-08
Movie Birth of the Blues Unknown 1941
Movie Blondie in Society Unknown 1941
Movie Sis Hopkins Unknown 1941
Movie Back Street Unknown 1941
Movie Three Girls About Town Unknown 1941
Movie Ellery Queen and the Perfect Crime Unknown 1941
Movie New York Town Unknown 1941
Movie I Wake Up Screaming Unknown 1941
Movie Ball of Fire Unknown 1941
Movie Buy Me That Town Unknown 1941
Movie Barnacle Bill Unknown 1941
Movie Sing Another Chorus Unknown 1941
Movie Look Who's Laughing Unknown 1941
Movie Appointment for Love Unknown 1941
Movie Footlight Fever Unknown 1941
Movie You're the One Unknown 1941
Movie The Big Store Unknown 1941
Movie Ellery Queen's Penthouse Mystery Unknown 1941
Movie Repent at Leisure Unknown 1941
Movie Edison, the Man Unknown 1940
Movie The Crooked Road Unknown 1940
Movie Primrose Path Unknown 1940
Movie Ellery Queen, Master Detective Dr. Prouty 1940-11-30
Movie Alias the Deacon Unknown 1940
Movie I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby Unknown 1940
Movie We Who Are Young Unknown 1940
Movie The Invisible Woman Unknown 1940
Movie Rhythm on the River Bernard Schwartz 1940-09-06
Movie Dancing on a Dime Unknown 1940
Movie Blondie Plays Cupid Unknown 1940
Movie The Leather Pushers Unknown 1940
Movie On Their Own Unknown 1940
Movie It's a Date Unknown 1940
Movie Johnny Apollo Unknown 1940
Movie The Great Profile Unknown 1940
Movie A Little Bit of Heaven Unknown 1940
Movie Queen of the Mob Unknown 1940
Movie Buck Benny Rides Again Unknown 1940
Movie You Can't Fool Your Wife Unknown 1940
Movie The Texas Rangers Ride Again Unknown 1940
Movie The Doctor Takes a Wife Unknown 1940
Movie City for Conquest Unknown 1940
Movie Parole Fixer Unknown 1940
Movie Let Us Live Unknown 1939
Movie Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Unknown 1939
Movie Inside Story Unknown 1939
Movie Lucky Night Unknown 1939
Movie Rose of Washington Square Unknown 1939
Movie The Honeymoon's Over Unknown 1939
Movie Second Fiddle Unknown 1939
Movie News Is Made at Night Unknown 1939
Movie 5th Ave Girl Unknown 1939
Movie Television Spy Unknown 1939
Movie Honeymoon in Bali Unknown 1939
Movie Boy Slaves Unknown 1939
Movie Golden Boy Unknown 1939-09-05
Movie Miracles for Sale Unknown 1939
Movie Beware Spooks! Unknown 1939
Movie The Cat and the Canary Unknown 1939-11-10
Movie Charlie McCarthy, Detective Unknown 1939-12-22
Movie They All Come Out Unknown 1939
Movie Unexpected Father Unknown 1939
Movie Always in Trouble Unknown 1938
Movie City Girl Unknown 1938
Movie You Can't Take It With You Unknown 1938
Movie Thanks for Everything Unknown 1938
Movie Professor Beware Unknown 1938
Movie Kentucky Unknown 1938
Movie Blondie Unknown 1938
Movie Cocoanut Grove Unknown 1938
Movie The Rage of Paris Unknown 1938
Movie Three Loves Has Nancy Unknown 1938
Movie Joy of Living Unknown 1938
Movie Bad Guy Unknown 1937
Movie Internes Can't Take Money Unknown 1937
Movie Sea Devils Unknown 1937
Movie We're on the Jury Unknown 1937
Movie Criminal Lawyer Unknown 1937
Movie Venus Makes Trouble Unknown 1937
Movie Big Business Unknown 1937
Movie Partners in Crime Unknown 1937
Movie Trapped by G-Men Unknown 1937
Movie One Mile from Heaven Unknown 1937
Movie In Old Chicago Unknown 1937
Movie Hot Water Unknown 1937
Movie Ali Baba Goes to Town Unknown 1937
Movie Fit for a King Unknown 1937
Movie Nothing Sacred Unknown 1937
Movie Danger - Love at Work Unknown 1937
Movie Born Reckless Unknown 1937
Movie Easy to Take Unknown 1936
Movie Come Closer, Folks Unknown 1936
Movie Lady Luck Unknown 1936
Movie Two-Fisted Gentleman Unknown 1936
Movie 36 Hours to Kill Unknown 1936
Movie Three Men on a Horse Unknown 1936
Movie The Milky Way Unknown 1936
Movie It Had to Happen Unknown 1936
Movie The Adventures of Frank Merriwell Unknown 1936
Movie The Bride Walks Out Unknown 1936
Movie Ticket to Paradise Unknown 1936
Movie The Crime of Dr. Forbes Unknown 1936
Movie Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Unknown 1936
Movie Here Comes the Band Unknown 1935
Movie The Florentine Dagger Unknown 1935
Movie Princess O'Hara Unknown 1935
Movie Ginger Unknown 1935
Movie Woman Wanted Unknown 1935
Movie One More Spring Unknown 1935
Movie Two for Tonight Unknown 1935
Movie I'll Fix It Unknown 1934
Movie Looking for Trouble Unknown 1934
Movie The Show-Off Unknown 1934
Movie A Wicked Woman Unknown 1934
Movie Smoked Hams Unknown 1934
Movie Twentieth Century Unknown 1934
Movie The Band Plays On Unknown 1934
Movie Broadway Bill Unknown 1934
Movie Twenty Million Sweethearts Unknown 1934-05-26
Movie Let's Talk It Over Unknown 1934
Movie Employees' Entrance Unknown 1933
Movie Grand Slam Unknown 1933
Movie 42nd Street Unknown 1933-03-11
Movie Broadway Thru a Keyhole Unknown 1933
Movie Blondie Johnson Unknown 1933
Movie The Bowery Unknown 1933
Movie Gold Diggers of 1933 Unknown 1933
Movie She Had to Say Yes Unknown 1933
Movie Mr. Skitch Unknown 1933
Movie Central Airport Unknown 1933-04-15
Movie My Woman Unknown 1933
Movie Private Detective 62 Unknown 1933
Movie Advice to the Lovelorn Unknown 1933
Movie Union Depot Unknown 1932
Movie Blessed Event Unknown 1932
Movie The Mouthpiece Unknown 1932
Movie The Road to Singapore Unknown 1931
Movie Manhattan Parade Unknown 1931
Movie Blonde Crazy Unknown 1931
Movie Smart Money Unknown 1931
Movie City Girl Unknown 1930
Movie Romola Baldassar Calvo 1925-09-04