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Reginald Gardiner

Reginald Gardiner (27 February 1903 - 7 July 1980) was an English-born actor in film and television and a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in Britain. He made his film debut in 1926 in the silent film The Lodger, by Alfred Hitchcock. Moving to Hollywood, he was cast in numerous roles, often as a British butler. One of his most famous roles was that of Schultz in Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator. Toward the end of his career, Gardiner made increasing guest appearances on the leading television sitcoms of the 1960s, including Fess Parker's ABC series, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington as the lead guest in the episode "Citizen Bellows". His last major role was alongside Phyllis Diller in her short-lived ABC sitcom The Pruitts of Southampton (1966-67).

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Feb 27, 1903
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog 1927-02-14
Latest Project:
Series ABC Stage 67 1966-09-14
Known For
Poster of Molly and Me
Poster of Sweet Rosie O'Grady
Poster of The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog
Series The Monkees Unknown 1966-09-12
Series ABC Stage 67 Unknown 1966-09-14
Movie Sergeant Dead Head Lt. Comm. Talbott 1965-08-18
Movie Do Not Disturb Simmons 1965-12-22
Series Bewitched Unknown 1964-09-17
Movie What a Way to Go! House Painter 1964-10-12
Movie Hollywood Without Make-Up 1963-07-01
Series Petticoat Junction Unknown 1963-09-24
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Movie Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation Reggie McHugh 1962-06-15
Series Adventures in Paradise Unknown 1959-10-05
Movie Rock-a-Bye Baby Harold Hermann 1958-07-23
Series Behind Closed Doors Unknown 1958-10-02
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Movie The Story of Mankind William Shakespeare 1957-11-08
Movie The Birds and the Bees Gerald 1956-05-11
Movie Ain't Misbehavin' Anatole Piermont Rogers 1955-06-30
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Movie Alice in Wonderland White Knight 1955-10-22
Movie Black Widow Brian Mullen 1954-10-28
Movie Androcles and the Lion Lentulus 1952-12-01
Movie Halls of Montezuma Sgt. Randolph Johnson 1951-01-04
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Movie Elopement Roger Evans 1951-11-23
Movie Wabash Avenue English Eddie 1950-03-31
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie Fury at Furnace Creek Capt. Grover A. Walsh 1948-04-30
Movie That Lady in Ermine Alberto 1948-08-24
Movie That Wonderful Urge Count André de Guyon 1948-11-20
Movie Cluny Brown Hilary Ames 1946-05-01
Movie Do You Love Me Herbert Benham 1946-05-17
Movie One More Tomorrow James 'Jim' Aloysius Fisk 1946-05-24
Movie The Horn Blows at Midnight Composer / Archie Dexter 1945-04-28
Movie Molly and Me Harry Phillips / Peabody, the Butler 1945-05-25
Movie The Dolly Sisters Tony, Duke of Breck 1945-11-14
Movie Immortal Sergeant Tom Benedict 1943-04-29
Movie Forever and a Day Assistant Hotel Manager 1943-01-21
Movie Sweet Rosie O'Grady Charles, Duke of Trippenham 1943-10-01
Movie Claudia Jerry Seymour 1943-11-04
Movie Breakdowns of 1942 Self 1942-01-01
Movie The Man Who Came to Dinner Beverly Carlton 1942-01-01
Movie Captains of the Clouds Scrounger Harris (bush pilot) 1942-02-12
Movie My Life with Caroline Paul Martindale 1941-08-01
Movie A Yank in the R.A.F. Roger Pillby 1941-09-26
Movie Sundown Lieutenant Roddy Turner 1941-10-31
Movie The Doctor Takes a Wife John R. Pierce 1940-04-25
Movie The Great Dictator Commander Schultz 1940-10-23
Movie Dulcy Schuyler Van Dyke 1940-10-04
Movie The Flying Deuces Francois 1939-11-03
Movie Hollywood Goes to Town 1938-07-07
Movie Marie Antoinette Comte d'Artois 1938-08-26
Movie Everybody Sing Jerrold Hope 1938-01-01
Movie The Girl Downstairs Willie 1938-12-23
Movie Sweethearts Norman Trumpett 1938-12-30
Movie A Damsel in Distress Keggs 1937-11-19
Movie Leave It to Smith Lord Redwood 1933-09-13
Movie Radio Parade 1933-10-01
Movie Flat No. 9 Peter Merridew 1932-05-01
Movie Aroma of the South Seas The Man 1931-03-31
Movie The Perfect Lady Lord Tony Carderay 1931-11-01
Movie The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog Dancer at Ball (uncredited) 1927-02-14
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