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Chester Clute (1891–1956)

Chester Clute was born on February 18, 1891 in Orange, New Jersey, USA as Chester Lamont Clute. He was an actor, known for Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), Television Spy (1939) and There Goes My Girl (1937). He was married to Eleanor Hicks. He died on April 2, 1956 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Arsenic and Old Lace Dr. Gilchrist
Television Spy Harry Payne
There Goes My Girl Stu Parker - Whelan's Idea Man
The Antique Shop Sales clerk


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 1953 Scared Stiff
Man with Spaghetti on Head (uncredited)
 1952 All Star Revue (TV Series)
- Episode #3.1 (1952) ... Guest
 1952 Colorado Sundown
Lawyer Davis
 1951 The Cisco Kid (TV Series)
- Ride On (1951) ... Doc
 1951 All That I Have
Juror Meek
 1951 Mark Saber (TV Series)
 1951 So You Want to Be a Bachelor (Short)
Organist at Wedding (uncredited)
 1951 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series)
 1951 The Stu Erwin Show (TV Series)
- High Finance (1951)
 1951 Kentucky Jubilee
Mayor Horace Tilbury
 1951 Stop That Cab
Lucy's Father
 1951 Punchy Pancho (Short)
 1951 Stars Over Hollywood (TV Series)
 1951 Belle Le Grand
Secretary (uncredited)
 1950 Hit Parade of 1951
Haberdashery Clerk (uncredited)
 1950 Lucky Losers
Conventioneer from Paducah
 1950 Kill the Umpire
Man Talking to Wife on Phone (uncredited)
 1950 The Good Humor Man
Meek Man (uncredited)
 1949 Kimbar of the Jungle (TV Short)
Dr. Beaseley
 1949 Bodyhold
Little Wrestling Fan (uncredited)
 1949 The Great Lover
Passenger Drinking in Cabin (uncredited)
 1949 Master Minds
Mike Barton
 1949 Bride for Sale
Mr. Baker (uncredited)
 1949 Square Dance Jubilee
 1949 Mary Ryan, Detective
Chester Wiggin (uncredited)
 1949 In the Good Old Summertime
Sheet Music Customer (uncredited)
 1949 Mighty Joe Young
Doctor (uncredited)
 1949 The Girl from Jones Beach
Collection Agent (uncredited)
 1949 Ringside
Timid Man
 1949 My Dream Is Yours
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1949 Blondie's Big Deal
Mayor A.K. Ramsey
 1948 The Strange Mrs. Crane
Fred Marlow
 1948 Singin' Spurs
Mr. Totter
 1948 Train to Alcatraz
Train Conductor Yelvington
 1948 Blondie's Reward
Leroy J. Blodgett
 1948 Best Man Wins
Villager (uncredited)
 1948 On an Island with You
Tommy (uncredited)
 1948 On Our Merry Way
Bank Teller (uncredited)
 1948 Mary Lou
Cheever Chesney
 1947 Always Together
Furrier (uncredited)
 1947 Joe Palooka in the Knockout
Hotel Clerk
 1947 Something in the Wind
Albert Beamis (uncredited)
 1947 Host to a Ghost (Short)
 1947 The Perils of Pauline
Willie Millick (uncredited)
 1947 The Crimson Key
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1947 Living in a Big Way
Union Leader (uncredited)
 1947 Web of Danger
Cornflakes Eater
 1947 Copacabana
Hotel Night Clerk (uncredited)
 1947 Cupid Goes Nuts (Short)
Googoo, Vera's Suitor
 1947 A Likely Story
Doctor Brown (uncredited)
 1947 It Happened on Fifth Avenue
Phillips (uncredited)
 1947 Hit Parade of 1947
Radio Station Assistant (uncredited)
 1947 Suddenly It's Spring
Workman (uncredited)
 1947 Easy Come, Easy Go
Waiter (uncredited)
 1947 Meet Mr. Mischief (Short)
John Wilson (uncredited)
 1946 The Time, the Place and the Girl
Jeff's Apartment Manager (uncredited)
 1946 The Secret Heart
Old Man (uncredited)
 1946 That Brennan Girl
Man in Night Club with Quarter (uncredited)
 1946 Social Terrors (Short)
 1946 No Leave, No Love
Mr. Tansey (uncredited)
 1946 Angel on My Shoulder
Kramer (uncredited)
 1946 Spook Busters
 1946 Down Missouri Way
Prof. Shaw
 1946 Two Guys from Milwaukee
Manicure Customer - Mr. Carruthers (uncredited)
 1946 Canyon Passage
Portland Storekeeper (uncredited)
 1946 Night and Day
Music Publisher (uncredited)
 1946 Inside Job
Husband (uncredited)
 1946 One Exciting Week
Mayor Clarence Teeple
 1946 Two Sisters from Boston
George - Opera Stage Doorman (uncredited)
 1946 To Each His Own
Clarence Ingham (uncredited)
 1946 Cinderella Jones
 1946 The Gentleman Misbehaves
Quackenbush (uncredited)
 1945 The Sailor Takes a Wife
Lone Diner (uncredited)
 1945 Saratoga Trunk
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1945 Sing Your Way Home
Heathcliffe (uncredited)
 1945 She Went to the Races
Wallace Mason
 1945 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood
Mr. Burvis (uncredited)
 1945 Mildred Pierce
Mr. Jones (uncredited)
 1945 Arson Squad
Sam Purdy
 1945 Lady on a Train
Train Conductor (uncredited)
 1945 Guest Wife
Urban Nichols
 1945 Anchors Aweigh
Iturbi's Assistant
 1945 On Stage Everybody
Tupper (uncredited)
 1945 Blonde from Brooklyn
Mr. Weams (uncredited)
 1945 Wonder Man
Man on Bus (uncredited)
 1945 Dangerous Partners
The Diner (uncredited)
 1945 Blonde Ransom
 1945 Swing Out, Sister
Mr. Gaston (uncredited)
 1945 Let's Go Stepping (Short)
 1945 Two O'Clock Courage
Mr. Daniels (uncredited)
 1945 Earl Carroll Vanities
Mr. Weems
 1945 The Clock
Michael Henry, Judge's Clerk (uncredited)
 1945 The Man Who Walked Alone
Mr. Monroe
 1945 Roughly Speaking
The Proprietor (uncredited)
 1945 She Gets Her Man
Charlie, in Play
 1944 Lake Placid Serenade
Haines (uncredited)
 1944 The Town Went Wild
Mr. Kurtz (uncredited)
 1944 The Falcon in Hollywood
Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1944 Nothing But Trouble
Clerk in 1944 (uncredited)
 1944 My Gal Loves Music
Doctor (uncredited)
 1944 San Diego I Love You
Percy Caldwell
 1944 Ever Since Venus
Milquetoast Customer (uncredited)
 1944 Arsenic and Old Lace
Dr. Gilchrist
 1944 Reckless Age
 1944 3 Men in White
Mr. Burns (uncredited)
 1944 Bermuda Mystery
Angela's Father (uncredited)
 1944 Radio Bugs (Short)
Dental Patient (uncredited)
 1944 Rationing
 1944 Hat Check Honey
Uniformed Officer
 1944 Henry Aldrich, Boy Scout
Mr. Pollup (uncredited)
 1944 Sing a Jingle
Hendricks (uncredited)
 1943 What a Woman!
Dormitory Clerk (uncredited)
 1943 Here Comes Elmer
 1943 Swing Fever
Mr. Milbane, Manager of Telephone Company (uncredited)
 1943 Princess O'Rourke
Mr. Mookle (uncredited)
 1943 Crazy House
 1943 I Dood It
Hotel Manager With Flowers (uncredited)
 1943 So's Your Uncle
 1943 The West Side Kid
 1943 Someone to Remember
Mr. Roseby
 1943 The Good Fellows
Abner Merritt (uncredited)
 1943 Crime Doctor
Headwaiter (uncredited)
 1943 Du Barry Was a Lady
Dr. Pullit (uncredited)
 1943 False Faces
Apartment Manager
 1943 The Desperadoes
Rollo (uncredited)
 1943 Three Hearts for Julia
Man with Binoculars (uncredited)
 1943 The More the Merrier
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1943 Chatterbox
Wilfred Peckinpaugh
 1943 Sagebrush Law
Cowhand with Whiskey Jug (uncredited)
 1943 The Meanest Man in the World
Lawyer (uncredited)
 1943 No Place for a Lady
 1942 Star Spangled Rhythm
Air-Raid Warden - Bob Hope Skit (uncredited)
 1942 George Washington Slept Here
Apartment Hunter (uncredited)
 1942 The Forest Rangers
Judge (uncredited)
 1942 Get Hep to Love
Mr. Tolly (uncredited)
 1942 Henry Aldrich, Editor
Drug Store Clerk
 1942 Just Off Broadway
 1942 Pardon My Sarong
Bus Company Checker (uncredited)
 1942 Tales of Manhattan
Mr. Langehanke (Fields sequence) (uncredited)
 1942 Joan of Ozark
Salesman (uncredited)
 1942 Yankee Doodle Dandy
 1942 My Favorite Spy
 1942 Meet the Stewarts
Mr. Hamilton, Club Manager (uncredited)
 1942 The Spoilers
Mr. Montrose - Clerk (uncredited)
 1942 The Wife Takes a Flyer
Adolphe Bietjelboer
 1942 A Night Before Christmas
Mr. Buchanan
 1942 This Gun for Hire
Rooming House Manager
 1942 The Remarkable Andrew
Sam Marbery (uncredited)
 1942 The Lady Is Willing
Income Tax Man (uncredited)
 1942 Valley of the Sun
Wilbur (uncredited)
 1942 A Tragedy at Midnight
Pierre (uncredited)
 1942 The Fleet's In
Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
 1942 All Through the Night
Westmore Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1941 Bedtime Story
Second Desk Clerk (uncredited)
 1941 The Perfect Snob
Nibsie Nicholson
 1941 Wedding Worries (Short)
Judge Martin (uncredited)
 1941 Look Who's Laughing
Mr. Blaize (scenes deleted)
 1941 New York Town
Mr. Cobbler (uncredited)
 1941 Three Girls About Town
Frank - Magician (uncredited)
 1941 Niagara Falls
 1941 Hold Back the Dawn
Man in Climax Bar (uncredited)
 1941 The Smiling Ghost
Homely Woman's Husband (uncredited)
 1941 Unfinished Business
Mr. Beck (uncredited)
 1941 Scattergood Meets Broadway
Quentin Van Deusen
 1941 Sun Valley Serenade
Process Server
 1941 Manpower
Drug Store Clerk (uncredited)
 1941 Hurry, Charlie, Hurry
Cardwell, Daniel's Secretary (uncredited)
 1941 She Knew All the Answers
Butter and Egg Man
 1941 They Met in Argentina
B.A. Jackson, Hastings' Secretary (uncredited)
 1941 Footlight Fever
Mr. Holly - Parker's Secretary (uncredited)
 1941 Tall, Dark and Handsome
Floorwalker (uncredited)
 1940 This Thing Called Love
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1940 Love Thy Neighbor
 1940/II She Couldn't Say No
Ezra Pine
 1940 Who Killed Aunt Maggie?
Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
 1940 A Little Bit of Heaven
Mr. Dixon
 1940 Too Many Girls
 1940 Hired Wife
Martin Peabody - Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
 1940 Public Deb No. 1
Car Payment Man (uncredited)
 1940 Dance, Girl, Dance
Bailey #2
 1940 Wildcat Bus
Man Reading Repossession Notice (uncredited)
 1940 Millionaires in Prison
Sidney Keats
 1940 Turnabout
Briggs (uncredited)
 1940 My Favorite Wife
Shoe Salesman (uncredited)
 1940 The Doctor Takes a Wife
 1940 Blondie on a Budget
Ticket Agent (uncredited)
 1940 The Man Who Wouldn't Talk
Pompous Man (uncredited)
 1940 Remember the Night
Jewelry Salesman (uncredited)
 1939 Thou Shalt Not Kill
Waiter (uncredited)
 1939 The Honeymoon's Over
Higginsby (uncredited)
 1939 Laugh It Off
Eliot Rigby
 1939 Too Busy to Work
 1939 Television Spy
Harry Payne
 1939 Dancing Co-Ed
 1939 Dust Be My Destiny
Movie Theatre Manager (uncredited)
 1939 Miracles for Sale
Waiter with Sugar (uncredited)
 1939 The Spellbinder
Dr. Hillary Schunk (uncredited)
 1939 Bachelor Mother
Oliver - Man in Park (uncredited)
 1939 East Side of Heaven
Phil (uncredited)
 1939 Dodge City
Coggins (uncredited)
 1939 I Was a Convict
 1939 Pardon Our Nerve
Mr. Flemingwell
 1938 Artists and Models Abroad
 1938 Comet Over Broadway
 1938 Annabel Takes a Tour
Pitcarin, Rodney-Marlborough Hotel Manager
 1938 Hard to Get
Mr. Pinkey (uncredited)
 1938 Service de Luxe
Chester Bainbridge
 1938 Touchdown, Army
Mr. Rawlings (uncredited)
 1938 Youth Takes a Fling
 1938 Personal Secretary
Levering (uncredited)
 1938 You Can't Take It with You
Hammond (uncredited)
 1938 Sing, You Sinners
Race Tout at Lunch Counter (uncredited)
 1938/II Keep Smiling
Auctioneer (uncredited)
 1938 Mr. Chump
Ed Mason
 1938 Letter of Introduction
Guest at Cocktail Party (uncredited)
 1938 Rascals
Mr. Roger Adams
 1938 Snow Gets in Your Eyes (Short)
Department Store Manager (uncredited)
 1938 Go Chase Yourself
Pushy Little Man in Bank (uncredited)
 1938 Mr. Moto's Gamble
Ticket Theft Victim (uncredited)
 1938 He Couldn't Say No
 1938 Reckless Living
Sucker (uncredited)
 1938 Life in Sometown, U.S.A. (Short)
Henry Barber (uncredited)
 1938 Arsène Lupin Returns
Reporter (uncredited)
 1938 The Jury's Secret
Secretary (uncredited)
 1938 Change of Heart
Tom Jones (uncredited)
 1938 Love Is a Headache
Pants Salesman (uncredited)
 1937 True Confession
Juror (uncredited)
 1937 Big Town Girl
Assistant Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1937 45 Fathers
Timid Juror (uncredited)
 1937 Thoroughbreds Don't Cry
Man with Toupee (uncredited)
 1937 Living on Love
 1937 Live, Love and Learn
Fake Art Critic Henderson (uncredited)
 1937 The Great Garrick
M. Moreau
 1937 The Wrong Road
Dan O'Fearna
 1937 She Asked for It
Photographer (uncredited)
 1937 Exclusive
 1937 Dance Charlie Dance
Alvin Gussett
 1937 There Goes My Girl
Stu Parker - Whelan's Idea Man
 1937 Speed to Spare
Mr. Tupper (uncredited)
 1937 Navy Blues
Uncle Andrew
 1936 Crash Donovan
Mr. Horner (uncredited)
 1933 Plane Crazy (Short)
Shy Husband (uncredited)
 1933 The Operator's Opera (Short) (uncredited)
 1933 Nothing But the Tooth (Short)
Undetermined Secondary Role
 1933 Walking the Baby (Short)
Harry (uncredited)
 1933 Along Came Ruth (Short)
Al - Hotel Social Director
 1933 The Build-Up (Short)
 1932 Your Hat (Short)
Joe (uncredited)
 1932 The Door Knocker (Short)
 1932 The Babbling Book (Short)
Mystery Customer (uncredited)
 1931 Oh, My Operation (Short)
Dr. Cookingham (uncredited)
 1931 Personal Maid
Gary Family Servant (uncredited)
 1931 100% Service (Short)
Desk Clerk (uncredited)
 1931 Once Over, Light (Short)
Tie Snipper (uncredited)
 1931 The Antique Shop (Short)
Sales clerk
 1931 Pulling a Bone (Short)
Swimsuit Salesman (uncredited)
 1930 The Jaywalker (Short)
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Personal Details

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Stage Play: Page Miss Glory. Comedy. Written by Joseph Schrank and Philip Dunning. Directed by George Abbott. Mansfield Theatre: 27 Nov 1934- Mar 1935 (closing date unknown/63 performances). Cast: Royal Beal (as "Mr. Bates"), Harry Bellaver (as "Petey"), Carter Blake (as "First Bellboy"), Charles D. Brown, Chester Clute (as "Mr. Grace"), ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Chester L. Clute

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Short, bald-pated American small-part character actor, often seen in Hollywood as meek clerks, salesmen or waiters, suckers to be fleeced or henpecked husbands. He had stage experience (Broadway from 1926) and began his film career at Paramount's Kaufman Astoria Studios, Long Island.



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