Frank Jenks (III) (1902–1962)

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Wavy-haired American character actor and musician Frank Jenks was the son of advertising man Frank Jenks and pianist Lillian Sadler. After his family settled in Los Angeles, he attended the University of Southern California. He learned to play trumpet, trombone and clarinet, but eventually dropped out of college and embarked on leading a band on ... See full bio »

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 1962 Room for One More (TV Series)
- Angel in the Attic (1962) ... Anderson
 1958-1961 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Walter Clemens the Bartender / Cab Driver
- The Case of the Violent Vest (1961) ... Walter Clemens the Bartender
- The Case of the Deadly Double (1958) ... Cab Driver
 1961 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
Sergeant Cary
- Junior (1961) ... Sergeant Cary
 1961 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
- Double Edge (1961) ... Blount
 1960 Lock Up (TV Series)
Bartender Charlie
- Diamond Dupe (1960) ... Bartender Charlie
 1960 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Dutch Carl Anders
- Princess of a Lost Tribe (1960) ... Dutch Carl Anders
 1960 Checkmate (TV Series)
Monty, Warehouse Night Man
- The Cyanide Touch (1960) ... Monty, Warehouse Night Man (uncredited)
 1960 Waldo (TV Movie)
 1957-1960 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Martin Fletcher / Frank Keegan
- Millionaire Susan Johnson (1960) ... Martin Fletcher
- The Frank Keegan Story (1957) ... Frank Keegan
 1953-1959 Colonel Humphrey Flack (TV Series)
Uthas P. (Patsy) Garvey / Uthas P. 'Patsy' Garvey
- Lo, The Etruscans (1959) ... Uthas P. (Patsy) Garvey
- Colonel Flack and the Counterfeiter (1959) ... Uthas P. (Patsy) Garvey
- The Tycoon (1959) ... Uthas P. (Patsy) Garvey
- Up from the Apes (1959) ... Uthas P. (Patsy) Garvey
- Spaceship Ahoy (1959) ... Uthas P. (Patsy) Garvey
 1958 Rock-a-Bye Baby
Reporter (uncredited)
 1958 Merry Andrew
Bertie (uncredited)
 1958 The Thin Man (TV Series)
- Asta Day (1958) ... Janitor
 1957 Date with the Angels (TV Series)
- A Day at the Track (1957) ... Lefty
 1957 The Amazing Colossal Man
Truck Driver
 1957 Circus Boy (TV Series)
- Hortense the Hippo (1957) ... Flash
 1956-1957 December Bride (TV Series)
Man / George Bigelow
- Kissing Booth (1957) ... Man
- Swimming Pool (1956) ... George Bigelow
 1956-1957 Hey, Jeannie! (TV Series)
Sgt. Brubaker / 1st Umpire
- Jeannie the WAC (1957) ... Sgt. Brubaker
- Jeannie, the Cab Driver (1956) ... 1st Umpire
 1956 Ethel Barrymore Theater (TV Series)
 1956 Shake, Rattle & Rock!
 1956 Friendly Persuasion
Shell Game Man (uncredited)
 1956 The She-Creature
Plainclothes Sgt. with Lt. James
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series)
 1956 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Gus Bolin
- Star in the Dust (1956) ... Gus Bolin (uncredited)
 1956 Navy Log (TV Series)
'Polly' Prelle
- Men from Mars (1956) ... 'Polly' Prelle
 1956 The Houston Story
Louie Phelan
 1956 Slightly Scarlet
Bartender (uncredited)
 1955 Dig That Uranium
Olaf the Mechanic (uncredited)
 1955 Sudden Danger
Kenny - Bartender
 1955 It's a Great Life (TV Series)
1st Telephone Man
- The Private Line (1955) ... 1st Telephone Man
 1955 Artists and Models
Piano-Mover (uncredited)
 1955 The Milton Berle Show (TV Series)
 1955 The Gene Autry Show (TV Series)
Brad - Station Agent
- The Million Dollar Fiddle (1955) ... Brad - Station Agent
 1955 Tennessee's Partner
Bartender (uncredited)
 1952-1955 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Lazy / Candy Meyers
- The Magic Necklace (1955) ... Lazy
- The Stolen Costume (1952) ... Candy Meyers
 1955 The Man Behind the Badge (TV Series)
Officer O'Mara
- The Case of the Hunted Hobo (1955) ... Officer O'Mara
 1955 Not as a Stranger
Mr. Parrish (uncredited)
 1955 Outlaw Treasure
 1953-1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- Medicine Woman (1953) ... Policeman
 1955 Willy (TV Series)
- Papa's Hot Tip (1955) ... Leftwich
 1955 The Halls of Ivy (TV Series)
 1953-1955 The Life of Riley (TV Series)
Marty / Marty Dipsle
- Sister Cissy Returns (1955) ... Marty
- Riley, the Animal Lover (1953) ... Marty Dipsle
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
 1955 Indian American (TV Movie)
 1954 Waterfront (TV Series)
Frank Jenkins
- Live Bait ... Frank Jenkins
- Ghost Tug ... Frank Jenkins
 1954 Highway Dragnet
Marine in Civvies
 1953 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
- The Right of Way (1953)
 1952-1953 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Jake the Barber / Claims Recorder / Egg Salesman
- Solomon in All His Glory (1953) ... Jake the Barber (uncredited)
- The Lost Pegleg Mine (1952) ... Claims Recorder (uncredited)
- The Little Bullfrog Nugget (1952) ... Egg Salesman (uncredited)
 1953 The Danny Thomas Show (TV Series)
Frank the Writer
- Uncle Daddy (1953) ... Frank the Writer
 1953 Footlights Theater (TV Series)
 1953 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
- Trained for Murder (1953) ... Swifty (uncredited)
 1953 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
 1953 White Lightning
Benny Brown
 1951-1953 Boston Blackie (TV Series)
- Beach Murder (1951)
 1953 The Cisco Kid (TV Series)
Marshal Sutton
- The Photo Studio (1953) ... Marshal Sutton
 1953 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
 1952 The Files of Jeffrey Jones (TV Series)
 1952 The Roy Rogers Show (TV Series)
Art Gauley
- The Knockout (1952) ... Art Gauley
 1952 Mr. Walkie Talkie
Corporal Jackson
 1951 Pecos River
Sheriff Denning
 1951 Utah Wagon Train
Hap - Telephone Company Lineman
 1951 Racket Squad (TV Series)
- Skin Game (1951)
 1951 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series)
Race Track Tout
- Hand on My Shoulder (1951) ... Race Track Tout
 1951 Let's Go Navy!
Shell game sailor
 1951 Front Page Detective (TV Series)
Lt. Rodney
- Galahad ... Lt. Rodney
 1951 Father Takes the Air
Customer (uncredited)
 1951 I Was an American Spy
Radio Operator 'Mac' Marconi (uncredited)
 1951 The Scarf
Tom (uncredited)
 1951 Silver City Bonanza
Theater Owner
 1951 Stars Over Hollywood (TV Series)
Race Track Tout
- Hand on My Shoulder (1951) ... Race Track Tout
 1951 Bowery Battalion
Recruiting Sergeant
 1950 Dick Tracy (TV Series)
 1950 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
 1950 Joe Palooka in The Squared Circle
Looie - a Trainer
 1950 To Please a Lady
Press Agent
 1950 Woman on the Run
Detective Shaw
 1950 Cameo Theatre (TV Series)
 1950 The Petty Girl
Kaye - Producer #2 (uncredited)
 1950 Lucky Losers
 1950 Motor Patrol
 1950 Blondie's Hero
Tim Saunders
 1950 Mother Didn't Tell Me
Furniture Mover (uncredited)
 1949 Prison Warden
Postman (uncredited)
 1948 Family Honeymoon
Gas Station Attendant
 1948 Shep Comes Home
The Iceman
 1948 You Gotta Stay Happy
Carnival Man
 1948 Blondie's Reward
Ed Vance
 1948 Mr. Reckless
Cab Driver
 1948 Mary Lou
Mike Connors
 1947 High Wall
Pinky (uncredited)
 1947 Blonde Savage
Hoppy Owens
 1947 Philo Vance's Secret Mission
Ernie Clark
 1947 Kilroy Was Here
Butch Miller
 1947 That's My Gal
Louie Koblentz
 1947 Philo Vance's Gamble
Ernie Clark
 1946 That Brennan Girl
Joe the Cabbie
 1946 White Tie and Tails
 1946 Blondie's Lucky Day
 1946 The Hoodlum Saint
Dance Contest M.C. (uncredited)
 1946 One Way to Love
 1945 Christmas in Connecticut
 1945 Steppin' in Society
 1945 Bedside Manner
Pvt. Harry Smith
 1945 The Missing Corpse
Mack Hogan
 1945 The Phantom of 42nd Street
Egbert Egelhofer, aka Romeo (Taxicab Driver)
 1945 Zombies on Broadway
 1945 G.I. Honeymoon
Horace P. 'Blubber' Malloy
 1945 The Kid Sister
 1944 The Falcon in Hollywood
Lieutenant Higgins
 1944 Rogues' Gallery
Eddie Porter
 1944 Strange Affair
Sgt. Erwin
 1944 The Impatient Years
Top Sergeant (uncredited)
 1944 Dixie Jamboree
Jack 'Curly' Berger
 1944 Three Little Sisters
Pvt. 'Rosy' Rowman
 1944 Take It or Leave It
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1944 Roger Touhy, Gangster
Bernard 'Troubles' O'Connor
 1944 This Is the Life
 1944 Two Girls and a Sailor
Dick Deyo (uncredited)
 1944 Follow the Boys
Chick Doyle (uncredited)
 1944 Shake Hands with Murder
Eddie Jones
 1944 Rosie the Riveter
Kelly Kennedy
 1944 Ladies Courageous
 1943 His Butler's Sister
 1943 Hi Ya, Sailor
Deadpan Weaver
 1943 Thousands Cheer
Sgt. Koslack
 1943 So's Your Uncle
Joe Elliott
 1943 Shantytown
 1943 Corregidor
Sgt. Mahoney
 1943 The Human Comedy
Larry - Song Leader on Train (uncredited)
 1942 The Navy Comes Through
 1942 Maisie Gets Her Man
Art Giffman
 1942 Syncopation
Smiley Jackson
 1942 Two Yanks in Trinidad
Joe Scavenger
 1941 Scattergood Meets Broadway
J. J. Bent
 1941 The Flame of New Orleans
2nd Sailor
 1941 Back Street
Harry Niles
 1940 Dancing on a Dime
Phil Miller
 1940 A Little Bit of Heaven
Uncle Dan
 1940 Melody and Moonlight
Butch Reilly
 1940 3 Cheers for the Irish
Ed McKean
 1940 His Girl Friday
 1939 First Love
Mike the Cop
 1939 Golden Boy
Pepper White (uncredited)
 1939 The Under-Pup
Uncle Dan
 1939 S.O.S. Tidal Wave
Peaches Jackson
 1939 Big Town Czar
Sid Travers
 1939 Society Smugglers
 1939 You Can't Cheat an Honest Man
Jerry - Assistant (uncredited)
 1938 The Last Warning
Doc Williams
 1938 Strange Faces
Nick Denby
 1938 The Storm
Peter Carey - Wireless Operator
 1938 Youth Takes a Fling
Frank Munson
 1938 Letter of Introduction
Joe -- Theater Prompter
 1938 The Devil's Party
 1938 The Lady in the Morgue
Doc Williams
 1938 Goodbye Broadway
Harry Clark
 1938 Reckless Living
 1938 Love Is a Headache
Joe Cannon
 1937 You're a Sweetheart
Harry Howe
 1937 Prescription for Romance
 1937 The Westland Case
Doc Williams
 1937 Saturday's Heroes
 1937 The Lady Fights Back
Steve (scenes deleted)
 1937 One Hundred Men and a Girl
Taxi Driver
 1937 Angel's Holiday
Butch Broder
 1937 There Goes My Girl
Reporter Frank 'George' Tate
 1937 When's Your Birthday?
 1937 We Who Are About to Die
Clyde Beasley
 1936 That Girl from Paris
Laughing Boy Frank
 1936 Smartest Girl in Town
Mr. Murphy - Photographer (uncredited)
 1936 The Big Broadcast of 1937
Trombone Player
 1936 Old Hutch
Crook #2 (uncredited)
 1936 Don't Turn 'em Loose
Pete - Henchman
 1936 Walking on Air
First Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
 1936 Swing Time
Red - Dancer (uncredited)
 1936 Women Are Trouble
Reporter (uncredited)
 1936 The Last Outlaw
Deputy Tom
 1936 The Witness Chair
Roy Levino
 1936 The Farmer in the Dell
Bill Crosby
 1936 Follow the Fleet
Sailor (uncredited)
 1934 College Rhythm
Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
 1934 Young and Beautiful
Cheer Leader (uncredited)
 1933 Broadway to Hollywood
Call Boy (uncredited)
 1933 College Humor
Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
 1933 Hello, Everybody!
Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
 1933 Luxury Liner
Ship's Bandleader (uncredited)
 1933 Asleep in the Feet (Short)
Dance Hall Patron (uncredited)
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Has appeared in three films nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937), The Human Comedy (1943) and Friendly Persuasion (1956).

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