Charley Chase
born: 20 October 1893
Baltimore, Maryland,
United States of America
died: 20 June 1940
Hollywood, California,
United States of America
(heart attack, age 46)
Popular American actor-director who began acting under the guidance of Mack Sennett at Keystone before progressing to being a part-time director.  In 1924, after signing for Hal Roach, Chase starred in his own 'Jimmy Jump' series of 1- and 2-reelers.  He left Roach in 1936 and moved to Columbia, where he starred in twenty films between 1937-1940.  His health was in a precarious state owing to excessive drinking and it is believed this contributed to his premature death at the age of only 46.
He is the older brother of veteran Laurel and Hardy director James Parrott and the father of actress Polly Chase.

See also Charley Chase Menu.
Real name: Charles Joseph Parrott
Height: 6'0"
Films listed on this page: complete filmography.

"Smile When The Raindrops Fall"
Brian Anthony & Andy Edmonds

and
"The Charley Chase Talkies 1929-1940"
James L. Neibaur

Available on Amazon.

(click images for details)

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1919
All At Sea
[?]
 

1920
Why Go Home?
[unidentified character]
 

1920
Don't Rock The Boat
Ship's officer
 

1920
Live And Learn
[unidentified character]
 

1921
His Best Girl
[unidentified character]
 

1921
Blue Sunday
[unidentified character]
 

1922
The Movies
[unidentified character]
 

1922
The Dumb-Bell
Actor wearing top hat
 

1922
The Stone Age
[unidentified character]
 

1923
Sold At Auction!
Customer
 

1923
Her Dangerous Path
Glen Harper
 

1924
At First Sight
Jimmy Jump
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1924
One Of The Family
Jimmy Jump
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1924
Just A Minute
Jimmy Jump
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1924
Powder And Smoke!
Jimmy Jump
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1924
The Perfect Lady
Jimmy Jump
 

1924
Hard Knocks
Jimmy Jump
 

1924
Love's Detour
Jimmy Jump
 

1924
Don't Forget
Jimmy Jump
 

1924
The 'Fraidy Cat
Jimmy Jump

1924
Seein' Things
Detonator

1924
The King Of Wild Horses
Boyd Fielding
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1924
Publicity Pays
Jimmy Jump
 

1924
April Fool
Jimmy Jump
 

1924
Position Wanted
Jimmy Jump
 

1924
Young Oldfield
Jimmy Jump
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1924
Stolen Goods
Jimmy Jump
 

1924
Jubilo, Jr.
Director
 

1924
Jeffries, Jr.
Jimmy Jump
 

1924
Why Husbands Go Mad
Jimmy Jump
 

1924
A Ten-Minute Egg
Jimmy Jump
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1924
Seeing Nellie Home
Jimmy Jump
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1924
Sweet Daddy
Jimmy Jump
 

1924
Why Men Work
Jimmy Jump
 

1924
Outdoor Pajamas
Jimmy Jump
 

1924
Sittin' Pretty
Jimmy Jump
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1924
Too Many Mammas
Jimmy Jump
 

1924
Bungalow Boobs
Jimmy Jump
 

1924
Accidental Accidents
Jimmy Jump

1924
All Wet
Jimmy Jump
 

1924
The Poor Fish
Jimmy Jump
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1924
The Royal Razz
Jimmy Jump
 

1925
The Rat's Knuckles
Jimmy Jump
 

1925
Hello Baby!
Jimmy Jump
 

1925
Fighting Fluid
Jimmy Jump
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1925
The Family Entrance
Charley
 

1925
Plain And Fancy Girls
Charley
 

1925
Should Husbands Be Watched?
Jamison Jump
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1925
Hard Boiled
Jimmy Jump
 

1925
Is Marriage The Bunk?
Jimmy Jump
 

1925
Bad Boy
Jimmy Jump
 

1925
Big Red Ridinghood
Jimmy Jump
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1925
Looking For Sally
Jimmy Jump

1925
What Price Goofy?
Jimmy Jump

1925
Isn't Life Terrible?
Husband
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1925
Innocent Husbands
Melvin

1925
No Father To Guide Him
Husband
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1925
The Caretaker's Daughter
Husband
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1925
The Uneasy Three
Crook
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1925
His Wooden Wedding
Groom

1926
Charley My Boy!
Charley Chase
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1926
Mama Behave
Charley Chase/Jim Chase

1926
Dog Shy
Charley Chase

1926
Mum's The Word
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1926
Long Fliv The King
Charles Chase

1926
Mighty Like A Moose
Mr. Moose
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1926
Thundering Fleas
Wedding guest with moustache
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1926
The Merry Widower
Hobo in oyster bar

1926
Crazy Like A Fox
Wilson, the groom
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1926
Bromo And Juliet
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1926
Tell 'Em Nothing
Gladstone, the great lawyer
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1926
Be Your Age
Charley, the bashful clerk
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1926
There Ain't No Santa Claus
Charley Chase

1927
Many Scrappy Returns
Charley Chase

1927
Are Brunettes Safe?
Charley Chase
 

1927
A One Mama Man
Willie Shoemaker/
Count Tosky
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1927
Forgotten Sweeties
Thurston
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1927
Bigger And Better Blondes
Charley
 

1927
Fluttering Hearts
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1927
The Glorious Fourth
Top hat inebriate
 

1927
What Women Did For Me
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1927
The Sting Of Stings
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1927
The Lighter That Failed
Charley

1927
Now I'll Tell One
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1927
Call Of The Cuckoo
Crazy neighbor

1927
The Way Of All Pants
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1927
Us
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1927
Assistant Wives
Charley
 

1927
Never The Dames Shall Meet
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1928
All For Nothing
[unidentified character]
 

1928
The Family Group
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1928
Aching Youth
[unidentified character]
 

1928
Limousine Love
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1928
The Fight Pest
Charley
 

1928
Imagine My Embarrassment
Charley
 

1928
Is Everybody Happy?
Charley
 

1928
All Parts
Charley
 

1928
The Booster
Charley
 

1928
Chasing Husbands
Charley
 

1929
Ruby Lips
Charley
 

1929
Off To Buffalo
Charley
 

1929
Loud Soup
Charley
 

1929
Thin Twins
Charley
 

1929
Movie Night
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1929
The Big Squawk
Charley
 

1929
Leaping Love
Charley
 

1929
Snappy Sneezer
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1929
Crazy Feet
Charley
 

1929
Stepping Out
Charley
 

1929
Great Gobs
Charley
 

1930
The Real McCoy
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1930
Whispering Whoopee
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1930
All Teed Up
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1930
Fifty Million Husbands
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1930
Fast Work
Charley

1930
Girl Shock
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1930
¡Huye, Faldas! 
Señor Charley Chase

1930
Dollar Dizzy
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1930
Looser Than Loose
Charley

1930
Una Cana Al Aire 
Señor Chase

1930
High C's
Sgt. Charles Augustus Chase
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1931
Thundering Tenors
Charles A. Chase
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1931
The Pip From Pittsburg
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1931
La Señorita De Chicago 
Señor Charley Chase
 

1931
Rough Seas
Private Charley Chase
 

1931
One Of The Smiths
Charley/Zeb Smith Jr.
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1931
The Panic Is On
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1931
Skip The Maloo!
Duke Chase
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1931
What A Bozo!
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1931
Hasty Marriage
Charley

1932
The Tabasco Kid
Charley/Francisco Murietta
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1932
The Nickel Nurser
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1932
In Walked Charley
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1932
First In War
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1932
Young Ironsides
Charley 'Fearless'
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1932
Girl Grief
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1932
Now We'll Tell One
Charley

1932
Mr. Bride
Charley

1933
Fallen Arches
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1933
Nature In The Wrong
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1933
His Silent Racket
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1933
Arabian Tights
Charley

1933
Sherman Said It
Charley
 

1933
Midsummer Mush
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1933
Luncheon At Twelve
Charley

1933
Sons Of The Desert
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1934
The Cracked Ice Man
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1934
Four Parts
Charley (and others)
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1934
I'll Take Vanilla
Charley

1934
Another Wild Idea
Charley

1934
It Happened One Day
Charley
 

1934
Something Simple
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1934
You Said A Hatful!
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1934
Fate's Fathead
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1934
The Chases Of Pimple Street
Charley

1935
Okay Toots!
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1935
Poker At Eight
Charley

1935
Southern Exposure
Colonel Charley Chase/Pappy Chase
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1935
The Four Star Boarder
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1935
Nurse To You!
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1935
Manhattan Monkey Business
Charley/Francois
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1935
Public Ghost #1
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1936
Life Hesitates At 40
Charley
 

1936
The Count Takes The Count
Charley

1936
Vamp Till Ready
Charley

1936
On The Wrong Trek
Charley

1936
Neighborhood House
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1936
Kelly The Second
Doc Klum
NON-HAL ROACH FILMS

1914
Mabel At The Wheel
Race spectator
 

1914
The Knockout
Spectator

1914
Mabel's Busy Day
Spectator

1914
Love And Bullets
[unidentified character]
 

1914
Mabel's New Job
Boarder
 

1914
The Great Toe Mystery
Mr. Birdie, the shoe clerk

1914
A Coat's Tale
Tramp
 

1914
Those Country Kids
Cop

1914
The Masquerader
Actor

1914
His New Profession
Nephew

1914
The Rounders
Diner

1914
Mabel's Blunder
Billy Bronx

1914
He Loved The Ladies
The husband's pal
 

1914
Hello, Mabel
Mabel's boss

1914
Those Love Pangs
Movie patron

1914
Zip, The Dodger
Customer in second group
 

1914
Stout Hearts But Weak Knees
Faro Bill
 

1914
Dough And Dynamite
Customer at table

1914
Gentlemen Of Nerve
Spectator at entrance
 

1914
Cursed By His Beauty
Art teacher

1914
His Musical Career
Piano store manager

1914
How Heroes Are Made
The boy friend's chum
 

1914
The Noise Of Bombs
3rd desperado

1914
Leading Lizzie Astray
Café patron - in from the mines

1914
The Plumber
Bystander

1914
Fatty's Magic Pants
Party guest

1914
Ambrose's First Falsehood
Ambrose's buddy

1914
Tillie's Punctured Romance
Detective in movie theater

1915
Only A Farmer's Daughter
Artist
 

1915
Hash House Mashers
Star boarder
 

1915
Colored Villainy
Traveler
 

1915
Peanuts And Bullets
Accordian player boarder
 

1915
A Lucky Leap
Lizzie's boyfriend

1915
Love In Armor
Suitor

1915
That Little Band Of Gold
Ticket box man/
Man in front row
 

1915
Fatty's Faithful Fido
Gymnasium man/
Man at the dance
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1915
A One Night Stand
Audience spectator
 

1915
Settled At The Seaside
Boyfriend
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1915
Droppington's Devilish Deed
Audience member
 

1915
The Rent Jumpers
Boarder

1915
Love, Loot And Crash
Harold, Dora's suitor

1915
A Human Hound's Triumph
[unidentified character]
 

1915
He Wouldn't Stay Down
False friend

1915
A Versatile Villain
Pete, assistant baggage clerk

1915
A Favorite Fool
Circus spieler
 

1918
Playmates
Dope fiend
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1918
Hello Trouble
[unidentified character]
 

1918
He's In Again
Piano player
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1919
Rolling Stone
Bearded anarchist
 

1919
Ship Ahoy
Henchman
 

1919
Her Tender Feet
[unidentified character]
 

1920
Italian Love
Missionary
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/


1920
Married To Order
Suitor

1920
April Fool
[unidentified character]
 

1920
When Spirits Move
[unidentified character]
 

1920
Way Out West
Grizzled gambler
 

1921
Moonshine
Scorekeeper/
Revenue officer

1921
The Hustler
[unidentified character]
 

1923
Long Live The King
[unidentified character]
 

1929
Modern Love
John Jones

1937
Hollywood Party
Charley Chan Chase

1937
The Grand Hooter
Charley

1937
From Bad To Worse
Charley

1937
The Wrong Miss Wright
Charley
 

1937
Calling All Doctors
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1937
The Big Squirt
Charley

1937
Man Bites Lovebug
Charley

1938
Time Out For Trouble
Charley
 

1938
The Mind Needer
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1938
Many Sappy Returns
Charley
 

1938
The Nightshirt Bandit
Charley
 

1938
Pie à la Maid
Charley
 

1939
The Sap Takes A Wrap
Charley Chase,
Attorney at law

1939
The Chump Takes A Bump
Charley
 

1939
Rattling Romeo
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1939
Skinny The Moocher
Charley
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1939
Teacher's Pest
Charley
 

1939
The Awful Goof
Charley
 

1940
The Heckler
Charley

1940
South Of The Boudoir
Charley
 

1940
His Bridal Fright
Charley

Acknowledgements:
Smile When The Raindrops Fall by Brian Anthony & Andy Edmonds (book)
The Charley Chase Talkies 1929-1940 by James L. Neibaur (book)

This page was last updated on: 26 June 2018