Pierre Watkin Biography

Place of Birth: Sioux City, Iowa
Height: 6' (1.83 m)
Wiki Biography: Pierre Watkin was one of a stable of tall, distinguished-looking and sophisticated character actors (such as Russell Hicks, Jonathan Hale, Selmer Jackson and Samuel S. Hinds) whom Hollywood kept steadily employed playing political leaders, army officers, lawyers, wealthy businessmen and the like. He is most distinguished among this group of character actors by his relatively soft and precisely-articulated, speech. He is probably most memorable as Mr. Skinner, the banker, in the W.C. Fields comedy The Bank Dick (1940), wherein he uttered the now-classic line "Allow me to give you a hearty handclasp". He was the third of four sons of C.H. and Elizabeth J. Watkin, who operated a lodging house for "theater people" in Sioux City, Iowa. After completing high school he entered the acting profession and, by the time he registered for the draft in WWI, he was working with an acting troupe headed by Sidney Toler, and was married, in fact requested deferment from service because he was sole support of his wife. The name of his wife is unknown, as is whether they had any children, as this information does not appear in the draft registration, as the name Pierre Watkin(s) is completely missing from both the 1920 and 1930 Federal censuses.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Dangerous 2007 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Dangerous 1935
Stage Door 1937 Comedy, Drama
Young Dr. Kildare 1938 Drama
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939 0
Mr Smith Goes to Washington 1939 Drama
The Saint Takes Over 1940 Mystery
I Love You Again 1940 Comedy, Romance
The Bank Dick 1940 Comedy
The Green Hornet Strikes Again 1940 Action, Crime, Adventure
Meet John Doe 1941 Biography, 0
A Man Betrayed 1941 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Great Guns 1941 Comedy, Romance
Nazi Agent 1942
Jungle Woman 1944 Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Docks of New York 1945 Comedy
Little Giant 1946 Comedy
Nancy Goes to Rio 1950 Comedy, Musical
Atom Man vs. Superman Perry White 1950 Sci Fi
Two Lost Worlds 1951 Adventure, Romance, Sci Fi
The Lost Planet 1953
Canadian Mounties vs Atomic Invaders 1953 Action, Adventure, Horror