Earle Hodgins



Place of birth:

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA:


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Earle Hodgins (October 6, 1893 – April 14, 1964) was an American actor. Early in his career, Hodgins was active in stock theater, including working in the Ralph Cloninger troupe of Salt Lake City, Utah, and the Siegel Stock company of Seattle, Washington. He appeared in over 330 films and television shows between 1932 and 1963. He specialized in playing fast-talking con men—often in westerns, such as The Lone Ranger, Judge Roy Bean, The Cisco Kid, The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, Rawhide, Maverick, Lawman, The Rifleman, Cheyenne, Have Gun – Will Travel, Gunsmoke and Hopalong Cassidy. In the 1960-1961 season, he appeared in three episodes of Joanne Dru's ABC sitcom, Guestward, Ho! as the aging ranch wrangler known as "Lonesome." In one of those episodes, "Lonesome's Gal", he was cast opposite ZaSu Pitts. Thereafter, the two died within a year of each other. Hodgins' other television roles were as carnival barkers, medicine-show salesmen, and the like. He was known for shooing away obstreporous children from his stage, snapping at them, "Get away, son, ya bother me". Hodgins married Sue Hanley, who was described in a newspaper item as "a Seattle society girl."

Film Credits

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
as Clute Dumfries (uncredited)
Saintly Sinners (1962)
as Uncle Clete
Inherit the Wind (1960)
as Dr. Britton's Tonic Spieler with Chimp (uncredited)
The D.I. (1957)
as Guard
The Fastest Gun Alive (1956)
as Medicine Man (uncredited)
East of Eden (1955)
as Shooting Gallery Concessionaire (uncredited)
The Forty-Niners (1954)
as Hotel Clerk
Where Danger Lives (1950)
as Postville Cowboy (uncredited)
Bunco Squad (1950)
as Professor Markett (uncredited)
Henry, the Rainmaker (1949)
as Mr. Peabody
Slightly French (1949)
as Carnival Barker (uncredited)
Sheriff of Wichita (1949)
as Jess Jenkins
Borrowed Trouble (1948)
as Sheriff
Old Los Angeles (1948)
as Horatius P. Gassoway
Silent Conflict (1948)
as Doc Richards
Oklahoma Badlands (1948)
as Jonathan Walpole
If You Knew Susie (1948)
as Auctioneer (uncredited)
The Main Street Kid (1948)
as Judge Belin
The Return of Rin Tin Tin (1947)
as Joe - The Dog Handler
The Marauders (1947)
as Clerk Tom
Hollywood Barn Dance (1947)
as Francis D. Cartwright
Fun on a Weekend (1947)
as Heckler
Oregon Trail Scouts (1947)
as The Judge
Unexpected Guest (1947)
as Joshua Colter
Vigilantes of Boomtown (1947)
as Governor
That Brennan Girl (1946)
as Street Car Conductor (uncredited)
Accomplice (1946)
as Jeff Bailey
The Last Crooked Mile (1946)
as Carnival Barker
Rustler's Round-up (1946)
as Sheriff Fin Elder
Traffic in Crime (1946)
as Bartender
Valley of the Zombies (1946)
as Fred
Deadline at Dawn (1946)
as Barker
Gun Town (1946)
as Sheriff
Oregon Trail (1945)
as Judge J. Frothingham Smythe
Bedside Manner (1945)
as Grover Cleveland 'Chatty' Perkins (uncredited)
The Topeka Terror (1945)
as Don Quixote 'Ipso-Facto' Martindale
Firebrands Of Arizona (1944)
as Sheriff Hoag
Alaska (1944)
as Tobin (as Earl Hodgins)
The Mystery of the Riverboat (1944)
as Jean Duval [Ch. 5]
San Antonio Kid (1944)
as Happy Jack
Sensations of 1945 (1944)
as Police Detective (uncredited)
Hidden Valley Outlaws (1944)
as Eddie Purcell
Riders of the Deadline (1943)
as Sourdough
False Colors (1943)
as Lawyer Jay Griffin
Crazy House (1943)
as Barker
Bar 20 (1943)
as Tom
The Lone Star Trail (1943)
as Mayor Cyrus Jenkins
Batman (1943)
as Joe
Colt Comrades (1943)
as Wildcat Willie
The Avenging Rider (1943)
as Deputy Joe (as Earl Hodgins)
Buckskin Frontier (1943)
as Hotel Desk Clerk
King of the Cowboys (1943)
as Ike
Border Patrol (1943)
as The Cook
Hoppy Serves A Writ (1943)
as Jim Belman
Idaho (1943)
as Bartender
Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground (1943)
as Judge Higgins
The Old Chisholm Trail (1942)
as Chief Hopping Crow
Fall In (1942)
as Cigar Store Customer
Silver Queen (1942)
as Desk Clerk
Red River Robin Hood (1942)
as Deputy Pete (as Earl Hodgins)
Undercover Man (1942)
as Sheriff Blackton
Deep in the Heart of Texas (1942)
as Judge Peabody
Call of the Canyon (1942)
as Pie-Eating Contest Referee
My Favorite Spy (1942)
as 2nd Speaker in Park
The Spoilers (1942)
as Miner (uncredited)
Riding the Wind (1942)
as Bert MacLeod
Shut My Big Mouth (1942)
as Stagecoach Guard
The Power of God (1942)
as Tom York
USS VD: Ship of Shame (1942)
as Show Barker (uncredited)
Keep 'Em Flying (1941)
as Tunnel of Love Attendant (uncredited)
Sierra Sue (1941)
as Brandywine
Sailors on Leave (1941)
as Con Man (uncredited)
Criminals Within (1941)
as Wallace
A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob (1941)
as Sylvester P. Wurple (uncredited)
Trail of the Vigilantes (1940)
as Medicine Man
Law and Order (1940)
as Sheriff Fin Elder
Under Texas Skies (1940)
as Town Barber
Men Against the Sky (1940)
as Barker
Boom Town (1940)
as Rodeo Barker (uncredited)
The Range Busters (1940)
as Uncle Rolf Thorp
Florian (1940)
as Concession Owner
Bad Man from Red Butte (1940)
as Hiram T. Cochran
My Favorite Wife (1940)
as Court Clerk Beside Judge Bryson (uncredited)
Boss of Bullion City (1940)
as Mike Calhoun
Santa Fe Marshal (1940)
as Doc Rufus Tate (as Earl Hodgins)
The Sagebrush Family Trails West (1940)
as 'Doc' Sawyer
Mexican Spitfire (1940)
as H. Sharpe - Divorce Lawyer
The Day the Bookies Wept (1939)
as Horse Auctioneer
Thunder Afloat (1939)
as Fisherman
Range War (1939)
as Deputy
The Spellbinder (1939)
as First Marriage License Clerk
Daredevils of the Red Circle (1939)
as Hinkle--Barker
Panama Lady (1939)
as Foreman
Fixer Dugan (1939)
as Sideshow Barker
Dodge City (1939)
as Spieler
Almost a Gentleman (1939)
as Sheriff Ira Willis
The Long Shot (1939)
as Collins
Next Time I Marry (1938)
as Hitchhiking Preacher
Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus (1938)
as Circus Barker (uncredited)
Lawless Valley (1938)
as Sheriff Heck Hampton
Tarnished Angel (1938)
as Revivalist
Barefoot Boy (1938)
as Sheriff
Pride of the West (1938)
as Sheriff Tom Martin
Call The Mesquiteers (1938)
as Dr. Algemon Irving
Frontier Town (1938)
as Frontier City Rodeo Announcer
The Old Barn Dance (1938)
as Terwilliger
The Purple Vigilantes (1938)
as J. T. McAllister
Partners of the Plains (1938)
as Sheriff
Headin' East (1937)
Outlaws of the Prairie (1937)
as Neepah
Texas Trail (1937)
as Major Jordan
Sky Racket (1937)
as Henchman Spike Hodgins
Porky's Garden (1937)
as Huckster (voice)
Roaring Six Guns (1937)
as Sundown
Get Rich Quick Porky (1937)
as Oil Land Hustler (voice)
All Over Town (1937)
as Barker
Heroes of the Alamo (1937)
as Stephen F. Austin
I Cover the War (1937)
as Blake
Range Defenders (1937)
as Sheriff Honest Dan Gray
A Lawman Is Born (1937)
as Sheriff Rock Lance
Mountain Justice (1937)
as Wheel of Life Barker
Hills of Old Wyoming (1937)
as Thompson
Trail of Vengeance (1937)
as Buck Andrews (as Earl Hodgins)
Borderland (1937)
as Major Stafford
Oh, Susanna (1936)
as Professor Ezekial Daniels
Crash Donovan (1936)
as Patrolman
Ticket to Paradise (1936)
as Cab Starter
Guns and Guitars (1936)
as Prof. Parker (as Earl Hodgins)
The Singing Cowboy (1936)
as Henry Blake
Border Caballero (1936)
as Doc Shaw
Ridn' On (1936)
as Henchman (uncredited)
The Perfect Gentleman (1935)
as Music Hall Stage Manager (uncredited)
Moonlight on the Prairie (1935)
as Doc Cody
Little Big Shot (1935)
as New York City Tour Barker
Paradise Canyon (1935)
as Doc Carter
The Texas Rambler (1935)
as 'Flash' Carson
The Circus Clown (1934)
as Circus Barker
Two Alone (1934)
as Carnival Barker (uncredited)

TV Series Credits

Mister Ed (1961)
Guestward, Ho! (1960)
Mr. Lucky (1959)
The Twilight Zone (1959)
as Agee (as Earl Hodgins)
Law of the Plainsman (1959)
Wichita Town (1959)
Rawhide (1959)
The Rifleman (1958)
The Donna Reed Show (1958)
Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958)
Harbor Command (1957)
Maverick (1957)
Sugarfoot (1957)
Have Gun – Will Travel (1957)
Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (1956)
Gunsmoke (1955)
Lassie (1954)
City Detective (1953)
Hopalong Cassidy (1952)
Dragnet (1951)
The Adventures of Boston Blackie (1951)
The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1951)