El Brendel (1890–1964)

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El Brendel was born on March 25, 1890 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Elmer Goodfellow Brendel. He was an actor, known for Just Imagine (1930), Wings (1927) and The Big Trail (1930). He was married to Flo Bert. He died on April 9, 1964 in Hollywood, California, USA. See full bio »

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Just Imagine Single O
Wings Herman Schwimpf
Blonde Trouble Window Washer


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 1965 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
- Down Home (1965) ... Late
 1964 Destry (TV Series)
Olaf Olsen
- Deputy for a Day (1964) ... Olaf Olsen
 1962 McKeever and the Colonel (TV Series)
Mr. Hanson
- The Cookie Crumbles (1962) ... Mr. Hanson
 1962 The Comedy Spot (TV Series)
Mr. Hauser
- The Soft Touch (1962) ... Mr. Hauser
 1962 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Court Manager
- The Case of the Borrowed Baby (1962) ... Court Manager
 1959 Laffing Time
Efrem "Blobbsy" Blobbs
 1958 The Danny Thomas Show (TV Series)
Mr. Swenson
- The Saints Come Marching In (1958) ... Mr. Swenson
 1957-1958 The Bob Cummings Show (TV Series)
Ole Svensen / Ole
- Bob Digs Rock 'N' Roll (1958) ... Ole Svensen
- Bob Wins The Olympics (1957) ... Ole
 1957 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
- Swedish Cook (1957) ... Sven
 1956 The People's Choice (TV Series)
- Mandy's Male Animal (1956) ... Virgil
 1956 The She-Creature
 1953-1955 My Little Margie (TV Series)
George / Olaf Lundstrom
- Corpus Delicti (1955) ... George
- The Indians (1953) ... Olaf Lundstrom
 1954 I Married Joan (TV Series)
Joan's Father
- Masquerade (1954) ... Joan's Father
- Get Rich Quick (1954) ... Joan's Father (uncredited)
- Pop Retires (1954) ... Joan's Father
 1953 Paris Model
Papa Jensen
 1953 Racket Squad (TV Series)
- Sting of Fate (1953) ... Webber
 1952-1953 Cowboy G-Men (TV Series)
Grampa Childers / Hasayampa Simpson / Gimpy Gahagan / ...
- The Sidewinder (1953) ... Grampa Childers
- Ghost Town Mystery (1953) ... Hasayampa Simpson
- Ridge of Ghosts (1953) ... Gimpy Gahagan
- Ozark Gold (1952) ... Peterson (Glascow in credits)
 1945 Pistol Packin' Nitwits (Short)
Professor Brendel
 1945 Snooper Service (Short)
 1944 I'm from Arkansas
 1944 Machine Gun Mama
Ollie Swenson
 1944 Pick a Peck of Plumbers (Short)
Axel Swenson
 1944 Defective Detectives (Short)
 1943 A Rookie's Cookie (Short)
Ole - Rookie Policeman
 1943 Boobs in the Night (Short)
 1943 I Spied for You (Short)
Oley Olesen
 1943 His Wedding Scare (Short)
 1942 Ham and Yeggs (Short)
El Brendel
 1942 Phoney Cronies (Short)
 1942 Olaf Laughs Last (Short)
Olaf Hansen
 1941 Sweet Spirits of Nighter (Short)
Oley Brendel
 1941 The Blitz Kiss (Short)
Oley Olsen
 1941 Love at First Fright (Short)
 1941 Ready, Willing But Unable (Short)
Olley Olsen
 1941 Yumpin' Yimminy! (Short)
Oley Brendel
 1940 Gallant Sons
Olaf Larsen
 1940 Captain Caution
 1940 If I Had My Way
Axel Swenson
 1939 Call a Messenger
 1939 The House of Fear
 1939 Code of the Streets
Mickhail 'Micky' Bjorgulfsen
 1939 Risky Business
 1938 Valley of the Giants
 1938 Happy Landing
 1937 Blonde Trouble
Window Washer
 1937 The Super Snooper (Short)
 1937 The Holy Terror
'Bugs' Svenson
 1937 God's Country and the Woman
Ole Olson
 1936 Career Woman
Chris Erleson
 1936 Ay Tank Ay Go (Short)
 1935 Okay, José (Short)
Knute Knudsen
 1935 Lonesome Trailer (Short)
Chris Peterson
 1935 What, No Men? (Short)
Gus Olsen - Gas Company Representative
 1934 Radio Scout (Short)
 1934 The Meanest Gal in Town
Chris Peterson
 1933 My Lips Betray
Oswald Stigmat, Chauffeur
 1933 The Last Trail
Newt Olsen
 1933 Hot Pepper
 1933 Olsen's Big Moment
Knute Olsen
 1932 Born to Fight
 1932 Handle with Care
Carl Lundstrom
 1932 Disorderly Conduct
 1931 Delicious
Chris Jansen
 1931 West of Broadway
Axel 'Swede' Axelson
 1931 The Spider
 1931 Women of All Nations
 1931 6 Cylinder Love
 1931 The Stolen Jools (Short)
Swedish Waiter
 1931 Mr. Lemon of Orange
Oscar Lemon / Silent McGee
 1930 Just Imagine
Single O
 1930 The Big Trail
 1930 New Movietone Follies of 1930
Alex Svenson
 1930 Her Golden Calf
Knute Olson
 1929 Sunnyside Up
Eric Swenson
 1929 Hot for Paris
Axel Olson
 1929 Frozen Justice
 1929 Happy Days
Minstrel Show Performer
 1929 The Cock-Eyed World
'Yump' Olson
 1929 Beau Night (Short)
The Visiting Beau
 1927 Ten Modern Commandments
'Speeding' Shapiro
 1927 Rolled Stockings
 1927 Wings
Herman Schwimpf
 1927 Arizona Bound
'Oley Smoke' Oleson
 1927 Too Many Crooks
 1926 Man of the Forest
Horace Pipp
 1926 The Campus Flirt
Knute Knudson
 1926 You Never Know Women
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