James Finlayson

James Finlayson
1887 - 1953

James Finlayson  Scottish Actor


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First Name James
Middle Name Henderson
Last Name Finlayson
Full Name at Birth James Henderson Finlayson
Age 66 (age at death) years
Birthday 27th August, 1887
Birthplace Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Died 9th October, 1953
Place of Death Los Angeles, California, United States
Cause of Death Heart Attack
Height 5' 5" (165 cm)
Build Slim
Hair Color Bald
Distinctive Feature Bald, fake moustache, "slow burn,"
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality Scottish
Occupation Text Comedian
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame The Laurel and Hardy movies
Year(s) Active 1910–1951
Friend Stephanie Insall

James Henderson "Jimmy" Finlayson (27 August 1887 – 9 October 1953) was a Scottish actor who worked in both silent and sound comedies. Bald, with a fake moustache, Finlayson had many trademark comic mannerisms and is famous for his squinting, outraged, "double take and fade away" head reaction, and characteristic expression "d'ooooooh", and as the most famous comic foil of Laurel and Hardy.

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Here Comes the Groom1951Drunken Sailor, Wedding Guest (uncredited)Movie
Royal Wedding1951Cabby (uncredited)Movie
Challenge to Lassie1949Newspaper Reporter (uncredited)Movie
Hills of Home1948Minor Role (uncredited)Movie
Julia Misbehaves1948Bill Collector (uncredited)Movie
Grand Canyon Trail1948SheriffMovie
The Perils of Pauline1947Comic ChefMovie
Thunder in the Valley1947Court Judge (uncredited)Movie
She-Wolf of London1946Constable With Hobbs and Latham (uncredited)Movie
Till the Clouds Roll By1946Candy Vendor (uncredited)Movie
Two Sisters from Boston1946Street Cleaner (uncredited)Movie
Yanks Ahoy1943Cook Flynn (uncredited)Movie
To Be or Not to Be1942Scottish Farmer with Mustache (uncredited)Movie
Nice Girl?1941Loafer at Train Station (uncredited)Movie
One Night in Lisbon1941Air Raid Warden (uncredited)Movie
New Wine1941Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)Movie
A Chump at Oxford1940Baldy Vandevere (uncredited)Movie
Foreign Correspondent1940Dutch Peasant (uncredited)Movie
Saps at Sea1940Dr. J.H. FinlaysonMovie
Hollywood Cavalcade1939Keystone CopMovie
Raffles1939Hansom Cab Driver (uncredited)Movie
The Flying Deuces1939JailorMovie
The Great Victor Herbert1939LamplighterMovie
Dog-Gone1939Mr. JonesShort Film
Block-Heads1938Finn - Man on StairsMovie
Carefree1938Man at Golf Course (uncredited)Movie
False Roomers1938Uncle JimMovie
Angel1937Barker's Second Butler (uncredited)Movie
The Toast of New York1937Trick-Hat Inventor (uncredited)Movie
Way Out West1937Mickey FinnMovie
Wise Girl1937Jailer (uncredited)Movie
Pick a Star1937DirectorMovie
This Way Please1937Policeman (uncredited)Movie
All Over Town1937MacDougalMovie
That's That1937Mickey FinnMovie
Our Relations1936Finn - The Chief EngineerMovie
The Bohemian Girl1936Captain FinnMovie
Bonnie Scotland1935Sgt. Maj. FinlaysonMovie
Thicker Than Water1935Auction ManagerShort Film
Dick Turpin1935Jeremy (as Jimmy Finlayson)Movie
Handle with Care1935JimmyMovie
Manhattan Monkey Business1935Joyce's FatherMovie
Who's Your Father1935Movie
Life Hesitates at 401935Dr. James FinlaysonShort Film
Big Business1934P.C.Movie
Father and Son1934BildadMovie
The Girl in Possession1934Undetermined Role (uncredited)Movie
Nine Forty-Five1934P.C. DoyleMovie
Trouble in Store1934The WatchmanShort Film
What Happened to Harkness?1934Police Constable GallunMovie
Oh No Doctor!1934AxminsterMovie
The Devil's Brother1933Lord RocburgMovie
Me and My Pal1933Peter CucumberShort Film
Mush and Milk1933Mr. Brown, he BankerShort Film
So This Is Harris!1933Golf ProShort Film
His Silent Racket1933James FinlaysonMovie
Hokus Focus1933Short Film
Nature in the Wrong1933Voice of lion (uncredited)Short Film
Strictly in Confidence1933MacMovie
Thru Thin and Thicket; or, Who's Zoo in Africa1933BackwashShort Film
The Druggist's Dilemma1933Andrew FinchShort Film
The Gay Nighties1933Mr. Amos PippShort Film
Pack Up Your Troubles1932GeneralMovie
The Chimp1932Ringmaster (uncredited)Short Film
Thunder Below1932ScottyMovie
Boy Oh Boy!1932SaundersShort Film
Union Wages1932Short Film
Lights Out1932Short Film
Jitters the Butler1932Phineas P. McPhinnShort Film
The Iceman's Ball1932Commissioner WaltersShort Film
The Millionaire Cat1932Short Film
Zwei Ritter ohne Furcht und Tadel19321 ShortMovie
Pardon Us1931SchoolteacherMovie
Chickens Come Home-1931Butler (uncredited)Short Film
One Good Turn1931A Community PlayerShort Film
Our Wife1931Father of the Bride (uncredited)Short Film
Stout Hearts and Willing Hands1931Kop (as the Original Keystone Kops)Short Film
The Hasty Marriage1931Kitty's FatherShort Film
A Melon-Drama1931The JudgeShort Film
Oh! Oh! Cleopatra1931Short Film
One of the Smiths1931Short Film
Trouble from Abroad1931JimmyShort Film
Beach Pajamas1931Short Film
Scratch-As-Catch-Can1931Short Film
False Roomers1931Boarding House OwnerShort Film
Not So Loud1931Movie
June First1931SuckerShort Film
Oh! Marry Me1931Movie
Frozen Face1931Movie
Clean-Up on the Curb, A1931StreetcleanerMovie
Second Hand Kisses1931Jimmy FinlaysonShort Film
Feet First1930PainterMovie
The Dawn Patrol1930Field SergeantMovie
Another Fine Mess1930Colonel Wilburforce Buckshot (uncredited)Short Film
Night Owls1930MeadowsShort Film
For the Defense1930ParrottMovie
Young Eagles1930ScottyMovie
Dollar Dizzy1930House Detective (uncredited)Short Film
Chercheuses d'or1930Movie
Ladrones1930JuanShort Film
El príncipe del dólar1930Movie
Big Business1929Homeowner (uncredited)Short Film
Liberty1929Store KeeperShort Film
Men O'War1929Soda JerkShort Film
Wall Street1929Andy (as Jimmy Finalyson)Movie
The Hoose-Gow1929Governor (uncredited)Short Film
Hard to Get1929Pa Martin (as Jimmy Finlayson)Movie
Two Weeks Off1929Pa WeaverMovie
Fast Freight1929Spooky Wall PaintingShort Film
Puckered Success1929Short Film
Show Girl1928Mr. DuganMovie
Flying Elephants1928SaxophonusShort Film
Ladies' Night in a Turkish Bath1928Pa SlocumMovie
Should Tall Men Marry?1928Joe Skittle (as Jimmie Finlayson)Short Film
Bachelor's Paradise1928Pat Malone (as Jimmy Finlayson)Movie
Lady Be Good1928Trelawney WestMovie
Galloping Ghosts1928Police CommissionerShort Film
Old Wives Who Knew1928Movie
Do Detectives Think?1927Judge FoozleShort Film
Hats Off1927Proprietor, Kwickway Washing Machine Co.Short Film
Sugar Daddies1927Oil Tycoon Cyrus BrittleShort Film
The Second 100 Years1927Governor Browne Van DykeShort Film
Call of the Cuckoo1927Asylum InmateShort Film
Love 'Em and Weep1927Titus Tillsbury (as Jimmie Finlayson)Short Film
With Love and Hisses1927Captain BustleShort Film
Anything Once!1927Mabel's BossShort Film
The Honorable Mr. Buggs1927Short Film
No Man's Law1927Jack BelcherMovie
One Hour Married1927Short Film
Don't Tell Everything1927Lawyer GoldblumShort Film
Seeing the World1927James Finlayson, teacherShort Film
Forgotten Sweeties1927Short Film
Fighting Fathers1927Movie
Madame Mystery1926Struggling AuthorShort Film
The Nickel-Hopper1926Resident of 625 Park St. (uncredited)Short Film
Thundering Fleas1926Justice of the PeaceShort Film
Raggedy Rose1926Simpson SniffleShort Film
Wife Tamers1926The WaiterShort Film
The Merry Widower1926The HunterShort Film
Never Too Old1926The ButlerShort Film
Wise Guys Prefer Brunettes1926Dean of Pinkham UniversityShort Film
Should Husbands Pay?1926Mr. Krum, a ReformerMovie
Dizzy Daddies1926Jonathan HaigShort Film
Don Key (Son of Burro)1926Vivien's SuitorMovie
What's the World Coming To?1926The Father-in-LawShort Film
Your Husband's Past1926Movie
Ukulele Sheiks1926Short Film
Punch in the Nose, A1926Movie
Yes, Yes, Nanette1925Hillory, the New Husband (as Jimmie Finlayson)Short Film
The Caretaker's Daughter1925The Prohibition Sleuth (as Jimmie Finlayson)Short Film
The Haunted Honeymoon1925Short Film
Innocent Husbands1925The Desk Clerk (as Jimmie Finlayson)Short Film
Mary, Queen of Tots1925Radio Station ActorShort Film
Welcome Home1925Undetermined RoleMovie
Moonlight and Noses1925Professor Sniff (as Jimmie Finlayson)Short Film
Unfriendly Enemies1925The CameramanShort Film
Flaming Flappers1925Short Film
Hard Boiled1925Short Film
Tell It to a Policeman1925Movie
Official Officers1925Angry MotoristShort Film
Chasing the Chaser1925Gilroy (the husband) (as Jimmie Finlayson)Short Film
Sure-Mike!1925The FloorwalkerShort Film
Thundering Landlords1925The LandlordShort Film
Madame Sans Jane1925Short Film
Are Husbands Human?1925Movie
Are Husbands Necessary?1925Movie
Change the Needle1925Short Film
Cuckoo Love1925Short Film
In the Grease1925Father (as Jimmie Finlayson)Short Film
Rupert of Hee Haw1924Rupert of Hee HawShort Film
Wide Open Spaces1924Jack McQueenShort Film
Brothers Under the Chin1924Short Film
Near Dublin1924Brick merchant Sir PatrickShort Film
Postage Due1924Postal InspectorShort Film
Short Kilts1924McGregor's SonShort Film
Smithy1924SergeantShort Film
Zeb vs. Paprika1924Maj.Glanders Botts - His TrainerShort Film
Why Husbands Go Mad1924Movie
Our Congressman1924Dinner Party Guest (uncredited)Movie
Are Blonde Men Bashful?1924Movie
Before Taking1924Movie
Hot Heels1924Short Film
Oranges and Lemons1923Worker (uncredited)Short Film
Roughest Africa1923Lt. Hans Downe (Little Boss)Short Film
The Soilers1923SmacknamaraShort Film
Frozen Hearts1923General SappovitchShort Film
A Man About Town1923Humko, Store DetectiveMovie
Mother's Joy1923Baron ButtontopShort Film
The Noon Whistle1923O'Hallahan, the foremanShort Film
Pick and Shovel1923The foremanShort Film
Pitfalls of a Big City1923The Hired ManShort Film
Scorching Sands1923JamesShort Film
White Wings1923Dental patientShort Film
The Whole Truth1923Defense lawyerShort Film
Where's My Wandering Boy This Evening?1923The Hired ManShort Film
Courtship of Miles Sandwich1923Miles SandwichShort Film
Mystery Man, The1923Movie
Sold at Auction1923The Man Who WAS SoldMovie
Jack Frost1923Wicked Man from the Wicked CityShort Film
California or Bust1923Campground neighborShort Film
Fully Insured1923The ForemanMovie
Walkout, The1923AgitatorMovie
Jus' Passin' Through1923Drunk (uncredited)Short Film
Tough Winter, A1923Movie
Before the Public1923Movie
Bright Eyes1922Secondary Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)Short Film
The Crossroads of New York1922LawyerMovie
Gymnasium Jim1922Secondary Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)Movie
Home Made Movies1922The 1st Theatre OperatorShort Film
Ma and Pa1922The BoarderShort Film
When Summer Comes1922Undetermined Secondary Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)Short Film
One Horse Town19222nd CrookMovie
The Wise Duck1922Short Film
Please Be Careful1922Movie
Newly Rich1922Movie
Made in the Kitchen1921Secondary Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)Short Film
Home Talent1921Stranded ActorMovie
Love's Outcast1921The Private DetectiveShort Film
She Sighed by the Seaside19211st SuitorShort Film
Hard Knocks and Love Taps1921Plato's RivalMovie
Unhappy Finish, The1921Burly Woman's HusbandMovie
A Small Town Hero1921J. Wellington JonesMovie
Married Life1920Man Who Made GoodMovie
Don't Weaken!1920Lightfingered Luke - Professor Yonson's AssistantMovie
Down on the Farm1920The Sportive Banker with the MortgageMovie
Love, Honor and Behave!1920Artist (as Jim Finlayson)Movie
My Goodness1920Undetermined Secondary Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)Movie
Bungalow Troubles1920Undetermined Secondary Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)Short Film
You Wouldn't Believe It1920The SweetheartMovie
Gee Whiz1920The LawyerMovie
Great Scott!1920Short Film
By Golly!1920One of the Husband's Buddies (uncredited)Movie
Yankee Doodle in Berlin1919Commander's Officer (uncredited)Movie
The Speakeasy1919The JudgeShort Film
East Lynne with Variations1919Drunk in the Balcony (uncredited)Short Film
Uncle Tom Without a Cabin1919Stage Door JohnnieShort Film
The Dentist1919The Real Estate ManShort Film
Love's False Faces1919The Landlady's HusbandMovie
Never Too Old1919The Janitor, The BakerShort Film
Up in Alf's Place1919The Dancing InstructorShort Film
Foolish Age, The1919The Blacksmith's PartnerMovie
Trying to Get Along1919The Beauty Parlor OperatorShort Film
The Village Smithy1919The Blacksmith's AssistantShort Film
Treating 'Em Rough1919Undetermined Secondary RoleShort Film
Hey, Doctor!1918Short Film
In Dutch1918Short Film
Oh, Baby!1918Movie
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