Reginald Denny
(11/20/1891 - 06/16/1967)

Born Reginald Leigh Dugmore in Richmond, Surrey, England, he began his film career in 1915 and made films both in the US and England until the 1960's. He came from a theatrical family who came to the US in 1912 to appear in the stage production Quaker Girl. His father was the actor and singer W. H. Denny.

Denny was a well known actor in silent films and with the advent of Talkies he became a character actor. He played a lead role in a number of his earlier films, generally as a comedic Englishman, and later had reasonably steady work as a supporting actor in dozens of movies, including a screen version of Anna Karenina with Greta Garbo and the Frank Sinatra "caper" movie Assault on a Queen.

Later, Denny made frequent appearances in television during the 1950s and 60's. His last role was in Batman: The Movie (1966) as Commodore Schmidlapp.

Available Films

Oh Doctor! (1925)

California Straight Ahead (1925)

Skinner's Dress Suit (1926)

The Night Bird (1928)

His Lucky Day (1929)

Parlor, Bedroom and Bath (1931)

The Lady in Scarlet / Midnight Phantom (1935)

Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937)

Hedda Hopper's Hollywood (1942/43)

Sabaka (1954)