Huntz Hall

Actor, Radio performer, Director
One could argue that being born to a working class New York City family helped prepare Huntz Hall for a career playing tough young scrappers in the movies. His earliest feature credit was in "Dead End," the late-'30s ... Read more »
Born: 08/15/1919 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (48)

Daddy Dearest 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Auntie Lee's Meat Pies 1992 (Movie)

Farmer (Actor)

Cyclone 1987 (Movie)

Long John (Actor)

The Ratings Game 1984 (Movie)

Benny Benson (Actor)

Gas Pump Girls 1978 (Movie)

Uncle Joe (Actor)

Valentino 1977 (Movie)

Jesse Lasky (Actor)

Uncle Croc's Block 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Herbie Rides Again 1974 (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery 1974 (Movie)

Deputy (Actor)

The Chicago Teddy Bears 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Escape 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Gentle Giant 1966 (Movie)

Dink (Actor)

Jail Busters 1955 (Movie)

Horace Debussy "Sach" Jones (Actor)

High Society 1954 (Movie)

Horace Debussy 'Sach' Jones (Actor)

Paris Playboys 1954 (Movie)

Horace DeBussy "Sach" Jones/Professor Maurice Gaston Le Beau (Actor)

The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters 1954 (Movie)

Sach (Actor)

Jalopy 1953 (Movie)

Horace Debussy "Sach" Jones (Actor)

Jungle Gents 1953 (Movie)

Sach (Actor)

Loose in London 1953 (Movie)

Sach (Actor)

Blonde Dynamite 1950 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bring on the Girls 1944 (Movie)

(Actor)

Angels Wash Their Faces 1939 (Movie)

Huntz (Actor)

Hell's Kitchen 1939 (Movie)

Ace (Actor)

The Return of Dr. X 1938 (Movie)

Pinky (Actor)

Angels With Dirty Faces 1937 (Movie)

Crab (Actor)

Crime School 1937 (Movie)

Goofy (Actor)

Dead End 1936 (Movie)

(Actor)

'Neath the Brooklyn Bridge (Movie)

Glimpy (Actor)

A Walk in the Sun (Movie)

Carraway (Actor)

Call a Messenger (Movie)

Pig (Actor)

Canon City (Movie)

Guard Captain (Actor)

Clancy Street Boys (Movie)

Glimpy Freedhoff (Actor)

Escape (Movie)

Gilbert (Actor)

Give Us Wings (Movie)

Pig (Actor)

Hit the Road (Movie)

Pig Grogan (Actor)

Hold That Line (Movie)

Sach Debussy Jones (Actor)

In Fast Company (Movie)

Sach Debussy Jones (Actor)

Keep 'em Slugging (Movie)

Pig (Actor)

Little Tough Guy (Movie)

Carl "Pig" Adams (Actor)

Mob Town (Movie)

Pig (Actor)

Mr. Hex (Movie)

Sach Debussy Jones (Actor)

Mug Town (Movie)

Pig (Actor)

Spooks Run Wild (Movie)

Glimpy Freedhoff (Actor)

The Beginning or the End (Movie)

Brehon Somervel (Actor)

The Sky's the Limit (Movie)

Hitchhiker (Actor)

They Made Me a Criminal (Movie)

Dippy (Actor)

Tough As They Come (Movie)

Pig (Actor)

Up in Smoke (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

One could argue that being born to a working class New York City family helped prepare Huntz Hall for a career playing tough young scrappers in the movies. His earliest feature credit was in "Dead End," the late-'30s classic starring Humphrey Bogart; there he reprised the role of Dippy, a youth growing up on the mean streets, whom Hall had previously played on stage. The young boys of the film--who became known as the Dead End Kids--were popular enough to spinoff into their own movie series, and they evolved into the Bowery Boys by the '40s. Around this time and through the late '50s, Hall also appeared in television series and films sans Bowery Boys, including the 1945 war classic "A Walk in the Sun"; however, before parting ways with the troupe, at that point composed of grownups rather than boys or teens, he received top billing. During the early '70s, he played Dutch on the sitcom "The Chicago Teddy Bears," which despite taking place during Prohibition was devoid of much more than implied violence. He had better luck in the movies of this time, appearing as part of the ensemble cast for the Walt Disney comedy "Herbie Rides Again." But despite its financial success, he may always be remembered more for the streetwise lads he played in "Angels with Dirty Faces" and other gritty classics.

Relationships

Grandson
survived him

Gary Hall

Son
survived him

EDUCATION

Professional Children's School

New York, New York

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