Edward Gargan

Place of birth:
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA:
Edward Gargan was born of Irish parents in Brooklyn, New York in 1902. He was the elder brother of actor William Gargan whose July 17 birthday he shared. Edward Gargan started as a musical comedy actor on Broadway. He sang in "Good News", "Rose-Marie", and other hit musicals of the 1920s, and also in opera. One of his early shows was "Polly of Hollywood" in 1927. He portrayed Patrolman Mulligan, one of the principals of "Strictly Dishonorable", in 1930. He went to Hollywood in 1932 and the next year was in the cast of the film "David Harum". For the next 19 years he appeared in a variety of movies. Gargan was one of the most prolific bit players in the history of the movies, specializing in dumb policemen and dense sidekicks. He appeared in nearly 300 feature films over a three-decade span between 1921 and 1952, and television work from 1951 to 1953. Gargan died in New York City in 1964.


Bedtime for Bonzo (1951)
as Policeman Bill (as Ed Gargan)
Spooky Wooky (1950)
Father of the Bride (1950)
as Moving Man with Door (uncredited)
Key to the City (1950)
as S.F. Cop - Fire Escape (uncredited)
Hold That Baby! (1949)
as Policeman Burton
Strike It Rich (1948)
as Mack
You Gotta Stay Happy (1948)
as Detective
Adventures of Gallant Bess (1948)
as Deputy Sheriff
Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! (1948)
as Ted (uncredited)
Campus Honeymoon (1948)
as Motorcycle Cop
Exposed (1947)
as Big Mac
The Ghost Goes Wild (1947)
as Newsstand man
Little Miss Broadway (1947)
as Uncle George
Web of Danger (1947)
as Dolan, Restaurant Owner
Saddle Pals (1947)
as Jailer
So You're Going to Be a Father (1947)
as Pie Truck Driver (uncredited)
It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947)
as Policeman in Park (uncredited)
The Brasher Doubloon (1947)
Crack-Up (1946)
as Penny Arcade Cop
The Inner Circle (1946)
as Parking Ticket Cop
The Dark Horse (1946)
as Eustace Kelly
Behind the Mask (1946)
as Detective Dixon
Deadline at Dawn (1946)
as Bouncer
Cinderella Jones (1946)
as Riley
Blonde Alibi (1946)
as Police Sergeant (Uncredited)
Little Giant (1946)
as Policeman (uncredited)
Gay Blades (1946)
as Bartender
Follow That Woman (1945)
as Butch
Life with Blondie (1945)
as Hundefänger (uncredited)
She Wouldn't Say Yes (1945)
as Cab Driver (uncredited)
Sing Your Way Home (1945)
as Jailer
Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945)
as 1st Cop
The Naughty Nineties (1945)
as Baxter - Saloon Bartender (uncredited)
Twice Blessed (1945)
as Outraged Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Earl Carroll Vanities (1945)
as Policeman
High Powered (1945)
as Cal Williams
Wonder Man (1945)
as Policeman in Prospect Park
San Fernando Valley (1944)
as Keno
Detective Kitty O'Day (1944)
as Mike Storm
The Great Alaskan Mystery (1944)
as Kurtz
The Falcon Out West (1944)
as Homicide Detective Bates
War of the Wildcats (1943)
as Kelsey, Palace Hotel Waiter
The Falcon and the Co-Eds (1943)
as Detective Bates
My Kingdom for a Cook (1943)
as Duke
Princess O'Rourke (1943)
as Slugged Pedestrian
The West Side Kid (1943)
as Donovan
The Falcon in Danger (1943)
as Det. Bates
Hit the Ice (1943)
as Bank Policeman (uncredited)
Tahiti Honey (1943)
as George, the Bartender
The Falcon Strikes Back (1943)
as Detective Bates
Something to Shout About (1943)
as Detective Stone
My Heart Belongs to Daddy (1942)
as Mr. Johnson - Detective
The Falcon's Brother (1942)
as Detective Bates
My Sister Eileen (1942)
as Murphy - Policeman (uncredited)
Between Us Girls (1942)
as Cabbie
A-Haunting We Will Go (1942)
as Police Lt. Foster
Blondie for Victory (1942)
as Sergeant
Ten Gentlemen from West Point (1942)
as Bombardier (uncredited)
Lady in a Jam (1942)
as Deputy
The Falcon Takes Over (1942)
as Detective Bates (Uncredited)
Miss Annie Rooney (1942)
as Policeman
Flying with Music (1942)
as Joe
Meet the Stewarts (1942)
as Moving Man
My Favorite Blonde (1942)
as Mulrooney
What's Cookin'? (1942)
as Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Dr. Kildare's Victory (1942)
as Willie Brooks
Fly-By-Night (1942)
as Officer Charlie Prescott
A Date with the Falcon (1942)
as Detective Bates
Over My Dead Body (1942)
as Police Sergeant
Niagara Falls (1941)
as Chuck
Ice-Capades (1941)
as Joe, the Bouncer
Three Sons o' Guns (1941)
as Sylvester
Thieves Fall Out (1941)
as Dudley Kane
Here Comes Happiness (1941)
as Joe
Flight from Destiny (1941)
as Hotel Doorman
Four Mothers (1941)
as Harry (uncredited)
San Francisco Docks (1940)
as Hank
This Thing Called Love (1940)
as Police Officer
Go West (1940)
as Railroad Ticket Seller (uncredited)
Street of Memories (1940)
as Mike Sullivan
The Lone Wolf Keeps a Date (1940)
as Chimp
The Villain Still Pursued Her (1940)
as Bartender (uncredited)
Spring Parade (1940)
as Inga - the Fortune Teller
City for Conquest (1940)
as Joe - Foreman (uncredited)
Girl from God's Country (1940)
as Poker Player
Queen of the Mob (1940)
as Bank Guard
Susan and God (1940)
as Cabbie (uncredited)
Buck Benny Rides Again (1940)
as Policeman
An Angel from Texas (1940)
as New York Policeman
The Doctor Takes a Wife (1940)
as George - Doorman
Two Girls on Broadway (1940)
as Policeman Guarding Courtroom (uncredited)
Johnny Apollo (1940)
as Detective (uncredited)
It All Came True (1940)
as Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
Road to Singapore (1940)
as Bill - Sailor (uncredited)
Adventure in Diamonds (1940)
as Lou
Charlie Chan in Panama (1940)
as Plant Workman
Northwest Passage (1940)
as Capt. Butterfield
Castle on the Hudson (1940)
as Death Row Guard (uncredited)
The Saint's Double Trouble (1940)
as Police Sergeant
Wolf of New York (1940)
as W. Thornton Upshaw
Brother Rat and a Baby (1940)
as Cab Driver
A Child Is Born (1939)
as Officer Riley - Police Guard (uncredited)
Another Thin Man (1939)
as Detective Quinn
Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence (1939)
as Truck Driver
20,000 Men a Year (1939)
as Dunk
Pack Up Your Troubles (1939)
as Sentry
On Your Toes (1939)
as First Policeman
$1,000 a Touchdown (1939)
as Ironmansky (uncredited)
Night Work (1939)
as Police Officer Flannigan
They All Come Out (1939)
as George "Bugs" Jacklin
The Spellbinder (1939)
as Tom, Taxi Driver (Uncredited)
Lucky Night (1939)
as Policeman
Fixer Dugan (1939)
as Jake
The Flying Irishman (1939)
as J.R. Robinson
The Family Next Door (1939)
as Cop
Blondie Meets the Boss (1939)
as Garden Café Doorman (uncredited)
The Saint Strikes Back (1939)
as Pinky Budd
Cafe Society (1939)
as Cop
Yes, My Darling Daughter (1939)
as Police Officer
Honolulu (1939)
as Second Detective
Boy Trouble (1939)
as Cop
While New York Sleeps (1938)
as Sgt. White
Up the River (1938)
as Tiny
Thanks for the Memory (1938)
as Flanahan
Spring Madness (1938)
as Jim - a Policeman
Straight, Place and Show (1938)
as Detective Globe
Carefree (1938)
as Policeman (uncredited)
Give Me a Sailor (1938)
as Chief Petty Officer (uncredited)
Gateway (1938)
as Guard
The Rage of Paris (1938)
as Truck Driver (Uncredited)
Crime School (1938)
as Officer Hogan
Love on a Budget (1938)
as Big Furniture Mover
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
as Zoo Official (uncredited)
Wallaby Jim of the Islands (1937)
as [scenes deleted]
Danger Patrol (1937)
as John Donovan
A Girl with Ideas (1937)
as Eddie
Madame X (1937)
as Mate of Dorcas
Back in Circulation (1937)
as Policeman at Train Wreck (uncredited)
High, Wide and Handsome (1937)
as Foreman
The Go-Getter (1937)
as Police officer Riley (uncredited)
You Can't Buy Luck (1937)
as Butch
Jim Hanvey, Detective (1937)
as O. R.Smith
The Man Who Found Himself (1937)
as Policeman in Park
The Great O'Malley (1937)
as Policeman Driving Radio Car (uncredited)
We're on the Jury (1937)
as Officer Clark
Great Guy (1936)
as Henchman Al
Valiant Is the Word for Carrie (1936)
Stage Struck (1936)
as Rordan
My Man Godfrey (1936)
Grand Jury (1936)
as Policeman Burke
Roaming Lady (1936)
as Andy
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
as Bodyguard (uncredited)
Boulder Dam (1936)
as Pa's Guest
The Walking Dead (1936)
as Guard Sitting Outside Warden's Office (uncredited)
Sutter's Gold (1936)
as Wagon Driver
Dangerous Waters (1936)
as Bosun
Anything Goes (1936)
as Detective
Ceiling Zero (1936)
as Doc Wilson
The Bride Comes Home (1935)
as Cab Driver
False Pretenses (1935)
as Mike O'Reilly
Hands Across the Table (1935)
as Pinky Kelly (uncredited)
We're in the Money (1935)
as Policeman Clancy O'Rourke
Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935)
as Patrolman
Behind the Green Lights (1935)
as Moran - a Cop
One New York Night (1935)
as Trench
The Gilded Lily (1935)
as Subway Guard
The Bands Plays On (1934)
as Lumberjack
Port of Lost Dreams (1934)
as Porky the Freda's 'Crew'
She Had to Choose (1934)
as Higgins
Belle of the Nineties (1934)
as Stogie (Ruby's agent)
Wild Gold (1934)
as Eddie Sparks
Registered Nurse (1934)
as Officer Pat O'Brien
Queen Christina (1934)
as Drinker Betting on 9 (uncredited)
Radio Dough (1934)
Ace of Aces (1933)
as Whitaker
Mary Stevens, M.D. (1933)
as 'Captain' the Policeman (uncredited)
Gambling Ship (1933)
as Deputy (uncredited)
The Girl in 419 (1933)
as Lt. 'Babs' Riley
The Door Knocker (1931)
as Man
The Girl Habit (1931)
as Detective
The African Dodger (1931)
Tarnished Lady (1931)
as Al - Man in Bar

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