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Charley Chase ACTOR


Charley Chase was born on October 20th, 1893 in Baltimore, Maryland with the birth name Charles Joseph Parrot.  He first began his career in entertainment working in vaudeville then he began working as a comedian with Al Christie's Movies Studio in 1913 followed by joining Keystone Films. 
The beginning of his career was not so successful but once he was given the opportunity to work with Hal Roach Studio's as a director, his career began to take off.  Between 1924 and 1929, Chase starred in over 100 two-reelers.
Some of his most remembered roles were in shorts such as, "Innocent Husbands", "Mighty Like a Moose", "Crazy Like a Fox", "Fluttering Hearts" and "Movie Night".  He was mostly portrayed as a gentle and charming character.  Even though he was constantly seen in films, he never really reached the level of stardom that other silent films actors achieved such as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd
His personal life was no more successful as he was a very lonely man and was addicted to alcohol.  However, with the silent era coming to an end and sound films becoming more prominent, Chase made the transition with ease.  He starred in the Laurel and Hardy feature, "Sons of the Desert" (1933).  He never really was able to get any more decent feature film roles but he did work on a couple more short films and was also given the chance to direct a number of the early, "The Three Stooges" films and "Andy Clyde". 
At the age of forty seven, Charley Chase passed away after suffering a heart attack on June 20th, 1940 in Hollywood, California.  Chase was married only once to Bebe Eltinge from 1914 until his passing and the couple had two daughters, Polly and June.  Just one year before he passed away, his brother, James Parrott who was also an actor, died as well from problems resulting from drug treatment. 
Charley Chase is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California and was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


1940 South of the Boudoir
1940 The Heckler
1940 His Bridal Fright
1939 The Awful Goof 
1939 Teacher's Pest 
1939 Skinny the Moocher
1939 Rattling Romeo 
1939 The Chump Takes a Bump
1939 The Sap Takes a Wrap 
1938 Pie à la Maid
1938 The Nightshirt Bandit 
1938 Many Sappy Returns 
1938 The Mind Needer
1938 Time Out for Trouble
1937 Man Bites Lovebug 
1937 The Big Squirt 
1937 Calling All Doctors
1937 The Wrong Miss Wright 
1937 From Bad to Worse 
1937 The Grand Hooter
1937 Hollywood Party 
1936 Kelly the Second 
1936 Neighborhood House
1936 On the Wrong Trek
1936 Vamp Till Ready
1936 The Count Takes the Count
1935 Public Ghost # 1
1935 Life Hesitates at 40 
1935 Manhattan Monkey Business 
1935 Nurse to You! 
1935 The Four Star Boarder 
1935 Southern Exposure
1935 Poker at Eight 
1935 Okay Toots! 
1934 The Chases of Pimple Street 
1934 Fate's Fathead
1934 You Said a Hatful! 
1934 Something Simple 
1934 It Happened One Day
1934 Another Wild Idea
1934 I'll Take Vanilla
1934 Four Parts
1934 The Cracked Iceman 
1933 Sons of the Desert
1933 Luncheon at Twelve
1933 Midsummer Mush 
1933 Sherman Said It 
1933 Arabian Tights 
1933 His Silent Racket
1933 Nature in the Wrong
1933 Fallen Arches 
1932 Mr. Bride
1932 Now We'll Tell One 
1932 Girl Grief
1932 Young Ironsides
1932 First in War
1932 In Walked Charley 
1932 The Nickel Nurser 
1932 The Tabasco Kid 
1931 The Hasty Marriage
1931 What a Bozo!
1931 Skip the Maloo! 
1931 The Panic Is On
1931 One of the Smiths
1931 Rough Seas 
1931 Monerías 
1931 Little Daddy 
1931 The Pip from Pittsburg 
1931 El alma de la fiesta
1931 Thundering Tenors
1931 La señorita de Chicago
1930 High C's
1930 Looser Than Loose
1930 Dollar Dizzy 
1930 Locuras de amor 
1930 Girl Shock 
1930 Fast Work 
1930 Fifty Million Husbands 
1930 All Teed Up
1930 Whispering Whoopee
1930 The Real McCoy 
1930 Chercheuses d'or
1930 El jugador de golf
1930 El príncipe del dólar
1930 Garde la bombe
1930 ¡Huye, faldas!
1930 Le joueur de golf
1930 Timide malgré lui
1930 Una cana al aire
1929 Great Gobs
1929 Stepping Out 
1929 Crazy Feet 
1929 Snappy Sneezer 
1929 Modern Love 
1929 Leaping Love 
1929 The Big Squawk 
1929 Movie Night 
1929 Thin Twins 
1929 Loud Soup 
1929 Off to Buffalo
1929 Ruby Lips 
1928 Chasing Husbands 
1928 The Booster
1928 All Parts
1928 Is Everybody Happy? 
1928 Imagine My Embarrassment 
1928 The Fight Pest 
1928 Limousine Love
1928 Aching Youths
1928 The Family Group
1928 All for Nothing
1927 Never the Dames Shall Meet
1927 Assistant Wives
1927 Us
1927 The Way of All Pants
1927 Call of the Cuckoo
1927 Now I'll Tell One
1927 The Lighter That Failed
1927 The Sting of Stings
1927 What Women Did for Me 
1927 The Glorious Fourth 
1927 Fluttering Hearts
1927 Bigger and Better Blondes 
1927 Forgotten Sweeties
1927 A One Mama Man
1927 Are Brunettes Safe?
1927 Many Scrappy Returns
1926 There Ain't No Santa Claus
1926 Be Your Age
1926 Tell 'Em Nothing 
1926 Bromo and Juliet 
1926 Crazy Like a Fox 
1926 The Merry Widower 
1926 Thundering Fleas 
1926 Mighty Like a Moose
1926 Long Fliv the King
1926 Hard Boiled
1926 Mum's the Word
1926 Dog Shy
1926 Mama Behave
1926 Charley My Boy
1925 His Wooden Wedding 
1925 The Uneasy Three
1925 The Caretaker's Daughter 
1925 No Father to Guide Him
1925 Innocent Husbands
1925 Isn't Life Terrible? 
1925 What Price Goofy?
1925 Looking for Sally
1925 Big Red Riding Hood
1925 Bad Boy 
1925 Is Marriage the Bunk?
1925 Hard Boiled 
1925 Should Husbands Be Watched?
1925 Plain and Fancy Girls
1925 The Family Entrance
1925 Fighting Fluid
1925 Hello Baby!
1925 The Rat's Knuckles 
1925 Is Marriage Goofy
1924 The Royal Razz
1924 The Poor Fish 
1924 All Wet
1924 Accidental Accidents
1924 Bungalow Boobs
1924 Too Many Mammas 
1924 Sittin' Pretty 
1924 Outdoor Pajamas
1924 Why Men Work 
1924 Sweet Daddy
1924 Seeing Nellie Home
1924 A Ten-Minute Egg
1924 Why Husbands Go Mad
1924 Jeffries Jr.
1924 Jubilo, Jr.
1924 Stolen Goods 
1924 Young Oldfield
1924 Position Wanted
1924 April Fool 
1924 Publicity Pays 
1924 The King of the Wild Horses
1924 Don't Forget 
1924 The Fraidy Cat 
1924 Love's Detour
1924 Hard Knocks 
1924 The Perfect Lady
1924 Powder and Smoke
1924 Just a Minute
1924 One of the Family
1924 At First Sight
1923 Long Live the King
1923 Her Dangerous Path 
1923 Jack Frost
1923 Sold at Auction
1922 The Stone Age
1922 The Dumb-Bel
1922 The Movies
1922 Days of Old
1921 The Hustler
1921 Blue Sunday
1921 Big Game
1921 His Best Girl
1920 Moonshine
1920 April Fool
1920 Married to Order
1920 Kids Is Kids
1920 Live and Learn
1920 Don't Rock the Boat
1920 Why Go Home?
1920 When Spirits Move
1919 All at Sea
1919 Ship Ahoy
1919 Rolling Stone
1918 He's in Again 
1918 Hello Trouble
1918 Playmates 
1917 Her Torpedoed Love
1917 Chased Into Love
1916 A Dash of Courage
1915 The Hunt
1915 His Father's Footsteps
1915 A Favorite Fool
1915 He Wouldn't Stay Down 
1915 A Versatile Villain 
1915 A Human Hound's Triumph
1915 Love, Loot and Crash 
1915 The Rent Jumpers 
1915 Do-Re-Mi-Boom!
1915 Fatty's Faithful Fido
1915 That Little Band of Gold
1915 Love in Armor 
1915 A Lucky Leap
1915 Hearts and Planets
1915 Hogan's Romance Upset 
1915 Peanuts and Bullets 
1915 Colored Villainy 
1915 Love, Speed and Thrills
1915 Hash House Mashers
1915 Only a Farmer's Daughter
1915 Settled at the Seaside
1914 Their Fatal Bumping
1914 Fatty's Magic Pants 
1914 Ambrose's First Falsehood 
1914 Other People's Business
1914 Leading Lizzie Astray 
1914 How Heroes Are Made 
1914 Tillie's Punctured Romance 
1914 His Talented Wife
1914 His Musical Career 
1914 Cursed by His Beauty
1914 Gentlemen of Nerve 
1914 Dough and Dynamite 
1914 Shot in the Excitement
1914 The Love Thief
1914 Dash, Love and Splash
1914 Zip, the Dodger
1914 Mabel's Blunder 
1914 The Angels
1914 The Anglers
1914 Hello, Mabel 
1914 The Rounders 
1914 His New Profession
1914 Her Last Chance
1914 The Masquerader
1914 Such a Cook
1914 Soldiers of Misfortune
1914 The Great Toe Mystery
1914 Mabel's New Job
1914 Love and Salt Water
1914 Love and Bullets
1914 A Gambling Rube
1914 Mabel's Busy Day
1914 The Knockout
1914 Mabel at the Wheel
1914 Across the Hall

Matinee Classics - Comedian, actor, screenwriter, director Charley Chase
Matinee Classics - Mabel's Blunder starring Mabel Normand, Charles Bennett, Charley Chase, Harry McCoy, Eva Nelson and Al 'Fuzzy' St. John
Matinee Classics - The Glorious Fourth starring Our Gang - Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Jay R. Smith, Harry Spear, Charles A. Bachman, Charley Chase, William Courtright, Al Hallett, Jack Hill, Charles Meakin, Jannie Hoskins, Arthur Millett and Dorothy Vernon
Matinee Classics - Sons of the Desert starring Laurel & Hardy - Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, Charlie Chase, Mae Busch, Dorothy Christy, Charita, Ty Parvis, Lucien Littlefield and John Elliott

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