Guy Kibbee

Actor
Character actor Guy Kibbee got his start entertaining passengers on Mississippi riverboats when in his teens. He then moved on to the stage, eventually making his way to Hollywood where he became a regular in Warner ... Read more »
Born: 03/06/1882 in El Paso, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (66)

The Romance of Rosy Ridge 1947 (Movie)

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939 (Movie)

Governor Hubert "Happy" Hopper (Actor)

Babes in Arms 1938 (Movie)

Judge Black (Actor)

Of Human Hearts 1937 (Movie)

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Three Comrades 1937 (Movie)

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Little Lord Fauntleroy 1935 (Movie)

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Captain Blood 1934 (Movie)

Henry Hagthorpe (Actor)

Wonder Bar 1933 (Movie)

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42nd Street 1932 (Movie)

Abner Dillon (Actor)

Footlight Parade 1932 (Movie)

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Gold Diggers of 1933 1932 (Movie)

Thaniel H Peabody (Actor)

The Life of Jimmy Dolan 1932 (Movie)

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Big City Blues 1931 (Movie)

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Babbitt (Movie)

George F. Babbitt (Actor)

Bad Little Angel (Movie)

Luther Marvin (Actor)

Big Hearted Herbert (Movie)

Big Hearted Herbert Kainess (Actor)

Blonde Crazy (Movie)

A. Rupert Johnson, Jr. (Actor)

Captain January (Movie)

Captain January (Actor)

Chad Hanna (Movie)

Huguenine (Actor)

Cinderella Swings It (Movie)

Scattergood Baines (Actor)

City Streets (Movie)

Pop Cooley (Actor)

Dames (Movie)

Horace P. Hemingway (Actor)

Design for Scandal (Movie)

Judge Graham (Actor)

Earthworm Tractors (Movie)

Sam Johnson (Actor)

Girl Crazy (Movie)

Dean Phineas Armour (Actor)

Going Highbrow (Movie)

Matt Upshore (Actor)

Harold Teen (Movie)

Pa Lovewell (Actor)

Henry Goes Arizona (Movie)

Judge Van Treece (Actor)

High Pressure (Movie)

Clifford Gray (Actor)

Hold Your Man (Movie)

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I Married a Doctor (Movie)

Samuel Clark (Actor)

It Started With Eve (Movie)

Bishop Maxwell (Actor)

It's a Wonderful World (Movie)

Capt. Streeter (Actor)

Jim Hanvey, Detective (Movie)

Jim Hanvey (Actor)

Joy of Living (Movie)

Dennis (Actor)

Lady for a Day (Movie)

Judge Blake (Actor)

Laughing Sinners (Movie)

Cass Wheeler (Actor)

Let Freedom Ring (Movie)

Judge David Bronson (Actor)

Lilly Turner (Movie)

Doc McGill (Actor)

Man Wanted (Movie)

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Man of the World (Movie)

Harold Taylor (Actor)

Miss Annie Rooney (Movie)

Grandpop Rooney (Actor)

Mountain Justice (Movie)

Dr. Barnard (Actor)

Rich Man, Poor Girl (Movie)

Pa (Actor)

Riding on Air (Movie)

Doc Waddington (Actor)

Scattergood Baines (Movie)

Scattergood Baines (Actor)

Scattergood Meets Broadway (Movie)

Scattergood Baines (Actor)

Scattergood Pulls the Strings (Movie)

Scattergood Baines (Actor)

Scattergood Rides High (Movie)

Scattergood Baines (Actor)

Stolen Heaven (Movie)

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The Bad Man of Brimstone (Movie)

"Eight Ball" Harrison (Actor)

The Big Noise (Movie)

Julius Trent (Actor)

The Conquerors (Movie)

Dr. Daniel Blake (Actor)

The Crowd Roars (Movie)

Dad Greer (Actor)

The Dark Horse (Movie)

Zachary Hicks (Actor)

The Horn Blows at Midnight (Movie)

The Chief/Radio director (Actor)

The Merry Wives of Reno (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

The Mouthpiece (Movie)

Bartender (Actor)

The Silk Express (Movie)

McDuff (Actor)

The World Changes (Movie)

Claflin (Actor)

This Time for Keeps (Movie)

Harry Bryant (Actor)

Three Men on a Horse (Movie)

Mr. Carver (Actor)

Two Seconds (Movie)

Bookie (Actor)

Union Depot (Movie)

Scrap Iron (Actor)

Whistling in Dixie (Movie)

Judge George Lee (Actor)

Winner Take All (Movie)

Pop Slavin (Actor)

Biography

Character actor Guy Kibbee got his start entertaining passengers on Mississippi riverboats when in his teens. He then moved on to the stage, eventually making his way to Hollywood where he became a regular in Warner Brothers films, playing his round features and wide eyes to comic effect. Kibbee spent years in the theater, eventually making it to Broadway in 1930, performing in both "Torch Song" and "Marseilles" that same year. The next year, he made the jump to the big screen, falling into his trademark role of upbeat yet not particularly bright characters, often flustered by challenging situations. As a stock player in Warner Brothers pictures, he can frequently be found backing up such stars of the era as James Cagney, Warren William, and Dick Powell. In more memorable roles, he plays a distressed governor in Frank Capra's "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" and a crewmate in support of Errol Flynn in "Captain Blood". He brought his typical traits to an uncommon leading role as the title character in "Babbitt", a film based on the popular novel by Sinclair Lewis about a greedy middle class businessman who struggles to maintain an air of respectability amidst scandal. After a steady run of films through the '30s and '40s including a couple of late career Westerns by the renowned team of John Ford and John Wayne, Kibbee played in a few TV shows before retiring in 1950.

Relationships

Milton Kibbee

Brother

Guy Kibbee

Son

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