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Noble 'Kid' Chissell (1905–1987)


Born Noble LaPorte Chisman to Thomas F and Cora Esther (LaPorte) Chisman of Indianapolis, he eventually adopted the screen name Kid Chissel. He left his Indiana home in the mid-1930's, not long after his parents had divorced. He aimed to pursue a Hollywood career. Prior to that, he worked as a locomotive fireman in Indianapolis (1930 U.S. Census).... See full bio »

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Known For

Bigfoot
Bigfoot Hardrock
(1970)
The Clones
The Clones Laboratory Guard
(1973)
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
(1969)
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon Henchman
(1949)

Filmography

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 1987 Twisted Nightmare
Sheriff
 1977 Mule Feathers
Card Player
 1977 The Great Gundown
Train Engineer (as Noble 'Kid' Chissel)
 1977 Alex Joseph and His Wives
Sheriff Skinner
 1973 The All-American Boy
Boxing Match Spectator (uncredited)
 1973 The Clones
Laboratory Guard
 1973 Columbo (TV Series)
Party Guest
- A Stitch in Crime (1973) ... Party Guest (uncredited)
 1971 Machismo: 40 Graves for 40 Guns
Doc (as Kid Chissell)
 1971 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Barfly
- Exit from Wickenburg (1971) ... Barfly (uncredited)
 1963-1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
Trial Spectator / Prisoner
- Lady at the Bar (1970) ... Trial Spectator (uncredited)
- Ride a Dark Trail (1963) ... Prisoner (uncredited)
 1970 Bigfoot
Hardrock
 1970 The Cheyenne Social Club
Barfly (uncredited)
 1959-1970 Bonanza (TV Series)
Townsman / Ranch Hand / Henchman
- Long Way to Ogden (1970) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Greedy Ones (1967) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Maestro Hoss (1967) ... Ranch Hand (uncredited)
- The Flannel-Mouth Gun (1965) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- A Hot Day for a Hanging (1962) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1969 Get Smart (TV Series)
Tourist
- Is This Trip Necessary? (1969) ... Tourist (uncredited)
 1969 They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
First Trainer
 1969 Here Come the Brides (TV Series)
Henchman / Townsman
- The Fetching of Jenny (1969) ... Henchman (uncredited)
- Land Grant (1969) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1969 The Good Guys and the Bad Guys
Townsman (uncredited)
 1969 Death of a Gunfighter
Townsman (uncredited)
 1967-1969 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Townsman / Funhouse Patron
- The Night of the Tycoons (1969) ... Funhouse Patron (uncredited)
- The Night of the Iron Fist (1967) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Night of the Hangman (1967) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1969 Sweet Charity
Onlooker at Park (uncredited)
 1968 Something for a Lonely Man (TV Movie)
Townsman (uncredited)
 1967-1968 Mannix (TV Series)
Bum / Man in Police Station / Diner Patron / ...
- The Need of a Friend (1968) ... Bum (uncredited)
- The Silent Cry (1968) ... Man in Police Station (uncredited)
- You Can Get Killed Out There (1968) ... Diner Patron (uncredited)
- A Catalogue of Sins (1967) ... Western Actor (uncredited)
 1968 The Legend of Lylah Clare
Stagehand (uncredited)
 1968 The Shakiest Gun in the West
Townsman (uncredited)
 1968 The Hellcats
Sheriff
 1968 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Inmate / Party Guest
- Birds of a Feather (1968) ... Inmate (uncredited)
- When Boy Meets Girl (1968) ... Party Guest (uncredited)
 1967 Hondo (TV Series)
Townsman / Barfly
- Hondo and the Sudden Town (1967) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Hondo and the War Cry (1967) ... Barfly (uncredited)
 1967 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Townsman
- Aunt Bee and the Lecturer (1967) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1963-1967 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Townsman / Croupier / Barfly / ...
- Major Glory (1967) ... Croupier (uncredited)
- The Prodigal (1967) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Nitro: Part 1 (1967) ... Croupier (uncredited)
- Mistaken Identity (1967) ... Croupier (uncredited)
- Saturday Night (1967) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1967 Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
Rancher
- The Hunted (1967) ... Rancher (uncredited)
 1967 The Last Challenge
Barfly (uncredited)
 1967 Rough Night in Jericho
Townsman (uncredited)
 1967 Star Trek (TV Series)
Server
- The City on the Edge of Forever (1967) ... Server (uncredited)
 1967 The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin
Townsman (uncredited)
 1967 Return of the Gunfighter
Barfly (uncredited)
 1966 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Fisherman
- The Danish Blue Affair (1966) ... Fisherman (uncredited)
 1966 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Guard / Prison Guard / Bar Patron
- Old Man Out: Part 2 (1966) ... Guard (uncredited)
- Old Man Out: Part 1 (1966) ... Prison Guard (uncredited)
- Pilot (1966) ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
 1966 What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1966 A Big Hand for the Little Lady
Townsman (uncredited)
 1966 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Barfly
- The Case of the Dead Ringer (1966) ... Barfly (uncredited)
 1965-1966 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Townsman / Settler
- Under a Dark Star (1966) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Brawlers (1965) ... Settler (uncredited)
 1965 The Cincinnati Kid
Bar Patron (uncredited)
 1965 Rawhide (TV Series)
Townsman
- Encounter at Boot Hill (1965) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1965 The Great Race
Auto Worker (uncredited)
 1965 Cat Ballou
Deputy at Hanging (uncredited)
 1965 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Townsman
- Birthright (1965) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Fighting Sky Pilot (1965) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1965 Branded (TV Series)
Courtroom Spectator
- Very Few Heroes (1965) ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1963-1964 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Deputy / Prisoner
- Nemesis (1964) ... Deputy (uncredited)
- Never Wave Goodbye: Part 1 (1963) ... Prisoner (uncredited)
 1964 The Best Man
Man at Pool (uncredited)
 1964 Destry (TV Series)
Townsman
- The Nicest Girl in Gomorrah (1964) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1964 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Wagon Train Member
- The Trace McCloud Story (1964) ... Wagon Train Member (uncredited)
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Barfly
- Who Killed What's His Name? (1964) ... Barfly (uncredited)
 1963 4 for Texas
Yellow-Coated Waiter (uncredited)
 1963 The Man from Galveston
Townsman (uncredited)
 1963 It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Fireman (uncredited)
 1963 Twilight of Honor
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1963 The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (TV Series)
Seaman
- Secret Agent (1963) ... Seaman (uncredited)
 1963 For Love or Money
Prison Guard (uncredited)
 1963 Irma la Douce
Street Vendor (uncredited)
 1959-1963 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Train Passenger / Carnival Patron / Commuter / ...
- A Taste for Pineapple (1963) ... Carnival Patron (uncredited)
- Globe of Death (1963) ... Commuter (uncredited)
- A Fist of Five (1962) ... Fighter (uncredited)
- The Case Against Eliot Ness (1962) ... Waiter (uncredited)
- Man in the Middle (1962) ... Man in Shelter (uncredited)
 1962 To Kill a Mockingbird
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1962 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Courtroom Spectator
- The View from an Ivory Tower (1962) ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1962 Black Gold
Townsman (uncredited)
 1962 Birdman of Alcatraz
Inmate (uncredited)
 1962 The Music Man
Townsman (uncredited)
 1960-1962 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Townsman
- Invasion (1962) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Lazarus (1962) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Campaign of Billy Banjo (1960) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1962 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Townsman (uncredited)
 1960-1962 Thriller (TV Series)
Wax Figure / Observer at Crime Scene / Fireman
- Waxworks (1962) ... Wax Figure (uncredited)
- Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper (1961) ... Observer at Crime Scene (uncredited)
- Worse Than Murder (1960) ... Fireman (uncredited)
 1961 Pocketful of Miracles
Reception Guest (uncredited)
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series)
Man at Station
- Nice Guys Finish Last (1961) ... Man at Station (uncredited)
 1961 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Dock Worker
- Dead Load: Dave Braddock (1961) ... Dock Worker (uncredited)
 1961 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Worker
- An Expensive Glass of Water (1961) ... Worker (uncredited)
 1961 Teenage Millionaire
Boxer in Gym (uncredited)
 1959-1961 The Lawless Years (TV Series)
Courtroom Spectator / Police Officer / Bar Worker
- Little Augie (1961) ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
- Ginny (1961) ... Police Officer (uncredited)
- The Payoff (1959) ... Bar Worker (uncredited)
 1961 The Young Savages
Juror (uncredited)
 1961 Stagecoach West (TV Series)
Townsman
- A Place of Still Waters (1961) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1961 The Rebel (TV Series)
Townsman
- The Ballad of Danny Brown (1961) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Barfly
- The Twain Shall Meet (1960) ... Barfly (uncredited)
 1958-1960 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Townsman
- The Disappearance of Bat Masterson (1960) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Fighter (1958) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1960 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Police Officer
- Fernando (1960) ... Police Officer (uncredited)
 1960 Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks with a Circus
Roustabout (uncredited)
 1960 Heller in Pink Tights
Cheyenne Townsman (uncredited)
 1959 Beloved Infidel
Baggage Man (uncredited)
 1959 Warlock
Townsman (uncredited)
 1959 Some Like It Hot
Police Officer (uncredited)
 1959 Rio Bravo
Barfly (uncredited)
 1958 I Want to Live!
Guard (uncredited)
 1958 The Last Hurrah
Political Rally Marcher (uncredited)
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Townsman / Visitor
- A Town Has Turned to Dust (1958) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Portrait of a Murderer (1958) ... Visitor (uncredited)
 1958 Man from God's Country
Barfly (uncredited)
 1957 Maverick (TV Series)
Fight Spectator / Townsman
- Stampede (1957) ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
- According to Hoyle (1957) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1957 The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm
Contest Spectator (uncredited)
 1957 The Spirit of St. Louis
Passerby at Train Station (uncredited)
 1957 All Mine to Give
Settler (uncredited)
 1956 Friendly Persuasion
Barker (uncredited)
 1956 Around the World in 80 Days
Saloon Patron (uncredited)
 1956 The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu (TV Series)
Hood
- Dr. Fu Manchu, Incorporated (1956) ... Hood (uncredited)
 1955-1956 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Joe / Bartender
- The Long Winter (1956) ... Joe (uncredited)
- Julesburg (1955) ... Bartender (uncredited)
 1956 Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
Guard (uncredited)
 1956 Pardners
Rodeo Spectator (uncredited)
 1956 The Proud Ones
Townsman (uncredited)
 1956 Blackjack Ketchum, Desperado
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1955 Guys and Dolls
Gangster (uncredited)
 1955 The Girl Rush
Casino Patron (uncredited)
 1955 The Scarlet Coat
Soldier (uncredited)
 1955 The Night of the Hunter
Townsman (uncredited)
 1954 Young at Heart
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1954 The Big Chase
Police Officer (uncredited)
 1954 Adventures of the Texas Kid: Border Ambush
Montana - Henchman (as Kid Chissell)
 1953 Man in the Attic
Theatre Patron (uncredited)
 1953 City of Bad Men
Townsman (uncredited)
 1953 Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Mob Member (uncredited)
 1953 Sangaree
Pub Patron (uncredited)
 1953 Woman They Almost Lynched
Raider (uncredited)
 1953 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Let the Cards Decide (1953) ... (as Noble 'Kid' Chissel)
 1952 The Quiet Man
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
- T.K.O. (1951) ... (as Noble 'Kid' Chissel)
 1951 I Was a Communist for the F.B.I.
Bar Patron (uncredited)
 1951 Raton Pass
Cowhand (uncredited)
 1951 Inside Straight
Miner (uncredited)
 1950 Sierra Passage
Show Spectator (uncredited)
 1950 Mister 880
Observer on Sidewalk (uncredited)
 1950 Border Treasure
Waiter (uncredited)
 1950 Mystery Street
Diner Patron (uncredited)
 1950 Kill the Umpire
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1950 The Baron of Arizona
Townsman (uncredited)
 1949 Pinky
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1949 The Fighting Kentuckian
Barfly (uncredited)
 1949 Trail of the Yukon
Joe (uncredited)
 1949 Ringside
Fight Spectator (uncredited)
 1949 Sorrowful Jones
Bookie (uncredited)
 1949 Grand Canyon
Henchman (as Kid Chissel)
 1949 The Set-Up
Handler (uncredited)
 1949 Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture
Tourist (uncredited)
 1949 Bad Men of Tombstone
Riding Miner (uncredited)
 1948 The Paleface
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1948 The Street with No Name
Prisoner (uncredited)
 1948 Guns of Hate
Waiter (uncredited)
 1948 The Miracle of the Bells
Worshipper (uncredited)
 1948 Albuquerque
Wayne's Man (uncredited)
 1947 Road to Rio
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1947 The Last Round-up
Rancher (uncredited)
 1947 I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now
Man in Audience (uncredited)
 1947 A Likely Story
Gym Attendant (uncredited)
 1947 Mr. District Attorney
Mug (uncredited)
 1946 Gas House Kids
Boxer (uncredited)
 1946 Suspense
Stagehand in charge of Knife Ring (uncredited)
 1946 Joe Palooka, Champ
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1946 Song of Arizona
Henchman Jim (as Kid Chissell)
 1946 The Shadow Returns
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1945 Dakota
Henchman (uncredited)
 1945 Prison Ship
Prisoner (uncredited)
 1945 Three in the Saddle
Henchman (uncredited)
 1945 Jealousy
Expressman (as Noble 'Kid' Chissel)
 1945 Dillinger
Watchman (uncredited)
 1944 My Buddy
2nd Mobster (uncredited)
 1944 The Mummy's Ghost
Townsman (uncredited)
 1944 Home in Indiana
Fleaflit Dryer (uncredited)
 1944 Since You Went Away
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1944 Lady in the Dark
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1943 Pistol Packin' Mama
Henchman (uncredited)
 1943 The Girl from Monterrey
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1943 Edge of Darkness
Townsman (uncredited)
 1943 Silent Witness
Hood #5 in Lineup (uncredited)
 1942 The Mummy's Tomb
Townsman (uncredited)
 1942 All Through the Night
Brawler (uncredited)
 1941 Go West, Young Lady
Townsman (uncredited)
 1941 Shadow of the Thin Man
Racetrack Security Guard (uncredited)
 1941 Public Enemies
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1941 Lady from Louisiana
Lottery Thug (uncredited)
 1941 Knockout
'Punch' Hawkins, a Fighter (uncredited)
 1940 The Leather Pushers
Giovanni (uncredited)
 1940 Dark Command
Guerrilla (uncredited)
 1940 Abe Lincoln in Illinois
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1939 The Kid from Kokomo
Boxer (uncredited)
 1939 Ex-Champ
Olsen, the Welterweight Champ (uncredited)
 1939 Man of Conquest
Soldier (uncredited)
 1939 You Can't Get Away with Murder
Convict (uncredited)
 1938 Federal Man-Hunt
Henchman (uncredited)
 1938 Come On, Leathernecks!
Henchman (uncredited)
 1938 Racket Busters
Truck Driver (uncredited)
 1938 Hollywood Stadium Mystery
Fighter (uncredited)
 1938 Spirit of Youth
Reporter (uncredited)
 1937 Heidi
Church Member (uncredited)
 1937 Youth on Parole
Convict (uncredited)
 1937 San Quentin
Convict (uncredited)
 1937 Marked Woman
Courtroom Reporter (uncredited)
 1937 Black Legion
Legion Member (uncredited)
 1936 After the Thin Man
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1936 Two-Fisted Gentleman (as Noble 'Kid' Chissel)
 1936 To Mary - with Love
Game Spectator (uncredited)
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Noble "Kid" Chissell boxed professionally from 1924 to 1931, compiling a record of 0-6, probably explaining why he appeared in so many boxing-oriented films.

Alternate Names:

Noble LaPorte Chisman | Kid Chissel | Noble 'Kid' Chissel | Kid Chissell | N. 'Kid' Chissell
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