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Monte Collins (I) (1898–1951)

Monte Collins was born on December 3, 1898 in New York City, New York, USA as Monty Francis Collins Jr. He was an actor and writer, known for Campus Sleuth (1948), The Green Promise (1949) and Tangier (1946). He died on June 1, 1951 in North Hollywood, California, USA. See full bio »

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Campus Sleuth Dean McKinley
Tangier Writer
Haunted House Writer


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 1948 Campus Sleuth
Dean McKinley (as Monty F. Collins)
 1948 Smart Politics
College-Dean McKinley (as Monte F. Collins)
 1947 Training for Trouble (Short)
Johnson, manager
 1947 Sarge Goes to College
Dean McKinley
 1946 Moron Than Off (Short)
Joe Glick
 1946 Reno-Vated (Short)
Frank Fosdick, Vera's Lawyer
 1945 Guest Pests (Short)
Know-It-All Neighbor
 1945 That's the Spirit
Bellhop (uncredited)
 1944 The Town Went Wild
Oscar, Public Defender
 1943 My Tomato (Short)
Neighbor (uncredited)
 1943 Quack Service (Short)
Dr. Brown (as Monty Collins)
 1943 A Lady Takes a Chance
Poker Player (uncredited)
 1943 Boobs in the Night (Short)
 1943 Two Saplings (Short) (as Monty Collins)
 1943 His Wedding Scare (Short)
Elmer, Susie's 2rd husband (as Monty Collins)
 1942 Phoney Cronies (Short)
 1942 Calling Dr. Gillespie
Man (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1942 Matri-Phony (Short)
Emperor's Aide (uncredited)
 1942 Maisie Gets Her Man
Man in Office (uncredited)
 1942 The Mayor of 44th Street
Piano Player (uncredited)
 1942 A Study in Socks (Short)
 1942 House of Errors
Prof. Stark
 1942 What Makes Lizzy Dizzy? (Short)
Bill, Aggie's Boy Friend (as Monty Collins)
 1942 Cactus Makes Perfect (Short)
Ma Stooge (uncredited)
 1942 Three Blonde Mice (Short)
Joe, Elmer's Buddy (as Monty Collins)
 1941 Kathleen
Moving Man
 1941 She's Oil Mine (Short)
Monty Piper - Plumber (as Monty Collins)
 1941 Three Girls About Town
Tipsy Poker Player (uncredited)
 1941 You'll Never Get Rich
Soldier Trying to Sleep (uncredited)
 1941 General Nuisance (Short)
Sgt. Michael Collins (as Monty Collins)
 1941 Half Shot at Sunrise (Short)
Audience Man (uncredited)
 1941 Host to a Ghost (Short)
Policeman (as Monty Collins)
 1941 My Life with Caroline
Counterman-Chef (uncredited)
 1941 Model Wife
Player (uncredited)
 1940 Cold Turkey (Short)
Landlord (as Monty Collins)
 1940 You're Next! (Short)
Pruitt (as Monty Collins)
 1940 Buck Benny Rides Again
Bellboy (uncredited)
 1940 A Plumbing We Will Go (Short)
Prof. Bilbo (uncredited)
 1940 Midnight Limited
Abel Krantz (as Monty Collins)
 1940 Twincuplets (Short)
Hotel Desk Clerk
 1940 The Heckler (Short)
Baseball Spectator with Pipe (uncredited)
 1939 Heroes in Blue
Moe (uncredited)
 1939 All-American Blondes (Short) (as Monty Colins)
 1939 Mad Youth
Stewart - Singing Bridge Player (as Monty Collins)
 1939 Mooching Through Georgia (Short)
Cyrus Cobb, Homer's Brother (as Monty Collins)
 1939 The Gracie Allen Murder Case
Picnic Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)
 1939 Boom Goes the Groom (Short)
Con Man
 1939 Star Reporter
Reporter Hogan (as Monty Collins)
 1939 Made for Each Other
Juror (uncredited)
 1938 Men of Steel (Short)
Butch, Metalworker & Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
 1938 Sue My Lawyer (Short)
Detective Collins (as Monty Collins)
 1938 Three Missing Links (Short)
Herbert Herringbone - Director
 1938 The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok
Danny (Printer) (as Monty Collins)
 1938 Fiddling Around (Short)
Monte Collins
 1937 Hollywood Round-Up
Freddie Foster (as Monty Collins)
 1937 Calling All Curtains (Short)
 1937 Behind the Mike
Alberts (uncredited)
 1937 Bury the Hatchet (Short)
Monte (as Monty Collins)
 1937 Riding on Air
Barber (uncredited)
 1937 Shall We Dance
Usher-Messenger (uncredited)
 1937 Too Many Wives
Herman (uncredited)
 1937 New News (Short)
Monte Collins
 1937 Sing While You're Able
 1937 The Super Snooper (Short)
 1936 Free Rent (Short)
 1936 Born to Fight
Gloomy Gus (as Monty Collins)
 1936 The Crime of Dr. Forbes
Janitor (uncredited)
 1936 And So to Wed (Short)
 1936 Midnight Blunders (Short)
 1936 Anything Goes
Deck Steward (uncredited)
 1936 Just Speeding (Short)
 1936 Unrelated Relations (Short)
 1936 Too Many Surprises (Short)
Real Estate Salesman
 1935 To Beat the Band
The Coroner (uncredited)
 1935 Oh, My Nerves (Short)
Monty (as Monty Collins)
 1935 Gobs of Trouble (Short)
 1935 Stage Frights (Short)
 1935 Love, Honor and Obey (The Law!) (Short)
Bob (uncredited)
 1935 Flying Down to Zero (Short)
 1935 Gum Shoes (Short)
Monte (as Monty Collins)
 1935 The Spirit of 1976 (Short)
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1935 The Mystery Man
Dunn, Reporter
 1935 This Band Age (Short)
 1935 Hollywood Trouble (Short)
 1934 In a Pig's Eye (Short)
Chutney, the Butler
 1934 Get Along Little Hubby (Short)
Wesley (uncredited)
 1934 Love and Hisses (Short)
Reynolds - the Butler
 1934 Trailing Along (Short)
 1934 Woman Haters (Short)
Mr. Zero (uncredited)
 1934 Sea Sore (Short)
 1934 Henry the Ache (Short)
Thomas Culpeper
 1933 I'm No Angel
Sailor at Circus (uncredited)
 1933 The Gay Nighties (Short)
Hotel Detective
 1933 Lucky Dog
Drunk #3
 1933 Techno-Crazy (Short)
Jimmy - Technocracy Believer (as Monty Collins)
 1933 Hey, Nanny Nanny (Short)
Baffles the Butler
 1932 A Slip at the Switch (Short)
Telegraph Operator
 1932 It's a Cinch (Short)
 1932 Hollywood Runaround (Short)
 1932 Sunkissed Sweeties (Short) (as Monty Collins)
 1932 A Firehouse Honeymoon (Short)
 1932 Hold 'Em Jail
Referee (uncredited)
 1932 His Vacation (Short)
 1932 Show Business (Short)
 1932 The Hollywood Handicap (Short)
 1932 Just a Pain in the Parlor (Short)
 1932 The Miracle Man
Ticket Buyer (uncredited)
 1932 Girl Crazy
Bartender (as Monty Collins)
 1932 Never the Twins Shall Meet (Short)
Lawyer Haddie
 1932 Running Hollywood (Short)
 1932 Keep Laughing (Short)
 1931 Peach O'Reno
Law Firm Partner / Courtroom Vendor (uncredited)
 1931 Hollywood Halfbacks (Short)
 1931 Many a Sip (Short)
 1931 Out-Stepping (Short)
 1931 Sidewalks of New York
James - Harmon's Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1931 The Gland Parade (Short)
 1931 Scared Stiff (Short)
 1931 Not So Loud (Short)
 1931 Scandal Sheet
Reporter Collins (uncredited)
 1930 The Laughback (Short)
 1930 Moonlight and Monkey Business (Short)
 1930 Discontented Cowboys (Short)
 1930 His Error (Short)
 1930 How's My Baby? (Short)
 1930 French Kisses (Short)
 1930 Peace and Harmony (Short)
 1930 Hail the Princess (Short)
 1930 Dad Knows Best (Short)
 1930 Trouble for Two (Short)
 1929 Romance De Luxe (Short)
 1929 The Madhouse (Short)
 1929 The Talkies (Short)
 1929 Why Bring That Up?
Skeets (as Monte Collins Jr.)
 1929 Ticklish Business (Short)
 1929 Look Out Below (Short)
 1929 Hot Sports (Short)
 1929 Honeymooniacs (Short)
The Newlywed Bridegroom
 1929/I What a Day! (Short)
 1929 Household Blues (Short)
1st Interior Decorator
 1929 Those Two Boys (Short)
 1929 Parlor Pests (Short)
 1929 Whoopee Boys (Short)
 1928 Social Prestige (Short)
 1928 Hold That Monkey (Short)
 1928 Polar Perils (Short)
 1928 Troubles Galore (Short)
 1928 Leaping Luck (Short)
The Sailor
 1928 The Lost Laugh (Short)
The Washing Machine Salesman
 1928 The Gloom Chaser (Short)
The Cook
 1928 Sailor Boy (Short)
The Sailor
 1928 Who's Lyin? (Short)
 1928 Three Tough Onions (Short)
The Husband
 1928 At It Again
 1928 Off Balance (Short)
The Husband / The Crook (dual role)
 1928 Circus Blues (Short)
 1928 Spring Has Came (Short)
 1928 Pretty Baby (Short)
The Newlywed Husband
 1928 A Mysterious Night (Short)
 1928 Wildcat Valley (Short)
 1928 Wedding Slips (Short)
The Newlywed Husband
 1928 Fall In (Short)
 1927 It's Me (Short)
 1927 The Arizona Wildcat
Low Jack Wilkins (as Monte Collins Jr.)
 1927 He Tried to Please (Short)
The Husband
 1927 Rest Day (Short)
 1926 45 Minutes from Hollywood (Short)
Hotel Guest (uncredited)
 1926 The Loves of Ricardo
Steve, in the Live Sequence (as Monte Collins Jr.)
 1926 Quick Service (Short)
 1926 The Cowboy and the Countess
Slim (as Monte Collins Jr.)
 1925 Fools in the Desert (Short)
 1925 All Around Frying Pan
Mike Selby
 1925 That Man Jack!
Joe Leland
 1925 Cold Nerve
 1924 A Self-Made Failure
Undetermined Minor Role (uncredited)
 1924 Changing Husbands
Stagehand (uncredited)
 1924 Men
 1923 That Old Fool
 1922 Captain Fly-by-Night
Drunk (uncredited)
 1922 Come on Over
 1922 Man with Two Mothers
Tim Donohue
 1921 My Best Girl
 1921 A Midnight Bell
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1921 The Cup of Life
Larry Donovan
 1921 The Old Swimmin' Hole
One of Ezra's Gang (uncredited)
 1920 Nineteen and Phyllis
Undetermined Role
 1920 45 Minutes from Broadway
Extra (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (40 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (10 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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Stage and vaudeville actor, film producer, director, and screenwriter. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Monty Colins | Monte Collins Jr. | Monte F. Collins | Monty F. Collins | Monty Collins


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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Collins left his Boston home at the age of ten to join a circus. He subsequently acted in minstrel shows, musical comedy and comic opera. He first appeared on screen as an extra with a film company in Portland, Oregon, in 1917, working his way up to supporting roles in westerns. He acted in comedies with Buster Keation and became a noted star comic in his own right with Fox and Educational from ... See more »

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