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John Larkin

Highest Rated:   98% The Thin Man (1934)
Lowest Rated:   50% The Satan Bug (1965)
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Two American actors in the twentieth century used the name John Larkin -- an African-American performer whose screen credits may go back to the teens, and a white actor who was mostly known for his radio and television work; to complicate matters even further, there was also John Francis Larkin, a writer/producer/director who was often credited as "John Larkin." The African-American John Larkin was born in Norfolk, VA, in 1873, just eight years after the Civil War, and entered motion pictures in 1911. His surviving confirmed credits date from the sound era, and he appeared in over three dozen movies between 1930 and 1936. In keeping with the custom of the time in film casting, he usually played such roles as stableboys, janitors, porters, and servants -- and slaves -- though he also used his singing voice in at least one movie. Larkin passed away in the late winter of 1936, following his last appearance on-screen in The Great Ziegfeld. That movie and The Thin Man (1934) -- in which he played a porter -- are probably the two best-known pictures in which he worked.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Last Supper
  • Actor
1992
50% The Satan Bug
  • Michaelson
1965
No Score Yet Those Calloways
  • Jim Mellot
1965
92% Seven Days in May
  • Col. Broderick
1964
No Score Yet Two Weeks with Love
  • Screenwriter
1950
No Score Yet Quiet Please: Murder
  • Director
1942
No Score Yet The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady
  • Screenwriter
1940
No Score Yet Hearts Divided
  • Isham
1936
No Score Yet Trail of the Lonesome Pine
  • Ebony
1936
71% The Great Ziegfeld
  • Sam
1936
No Score Yet Frankie and Johnnie
  • Andy
1936
No Score Yet Mississippi
  • Rumbo
1935
98% The Thin Man
  • Porter
1934
No Score Yet Operator 13
  • Party Guest
1934
No Score Yet Black Beauty
  • Eph
1933
No Score Yet The Wet Parade
  • Moses
1932
No Score Yet The Tenderfoot
  • Depot Porter
1932
No Score Yet Sporting Blood
  • Uncle Ben
1931
No Score Yet Stranger in Town
  • Jed
1931
No Score Yet Smart Money
  • Snake Eyes
1931
No Score Yet The Prodigal
  • Jackson
1931

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
1962-1965
  • Porter Simon Aldrich
  • 1964
  • 1963
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
  • Captain
  • 1964
  • 1963
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
  • Jay Fenton Meachem Olney Kenyon
  • 1964
  • 1963
  • 1962
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
  • Col. Frank Medford
  • 1963
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
  • Moody
  • 1963

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