Russell Hicks Biography

Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland
Wiki Biography: Tall, distinguished-looking Russell Hicks appeared in almost 300 films in his more than 40-year career (although his first known screen appearance was in 1915, he has screenwriting credits as early as 1913, so it's possible his screen debut was earlier than credited). His cultured bearing, grandfatherly appearance and soothing, resonant voice were perfect for the many military officers, attorneys, judges and business executives he excelled at playing. He was especially memorable in an atypical role as oily, fast-talking phony-stock salesman J. Frothington Waterbury in the W.C. Fields classic The Bank Dick (1940). Hicks made his last film in 1956, and died the next year.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Playwrights 56 Gen. Riller / ... 1955 Comedy
Clipped! Capt. Morton 2013 Family
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Sea Spoilers Phil Morgan 1936
Follow the Fleet 1936 Comedy, Musical, Romance
Bunker Bean 1936 Comedy, Romance
Pick a Star 1937 0
The Toast of New York 1937 Comedy, Drama
The Big Broadcast of 1938 Comedy, Musical, Romance
Virginia City 1940 0
Swanee River 1940 Drama
The Blue Bird Daddy Tyl 1940 Drama, Family, Fantasy
Johnny Apollo 1940 Crime, Drama, Romance
The Mortal Storm 1940 Drama
The Return of Frank James 1940
The Bank Dick 1940 Comedy
Western Union 1941 History
A Man Betrayed 1941 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Man Made Monster 1941 Drama, Horror, Sci Fi
Hold That Ghost 1941 Adventure, Comedy, Music
Great Guns 1941 Comedy, Romance
The Little Foxes William Marshall 1941 Drama, Romance
To the Shores of Tripoli 1943 Drama, Romance
Air Raid Wardens 1943 Comedy
Flame of Barbary Coast 1945 Biography, Fantasy
The Master Key Police Chief Michael J. O'Brien 1945 Action, Drama
Scarlet Street 1945 Drama
Swing Parade of 1946
Buck Privates Come Home 1947 Comedy
The Sea of Grass Major Dell Harney 1947 Drama
The Black Arrow 1948 Action, Adventure, History
The Flying Saucer 1950 Thriller, Sci Fi