Jack Hill
born: 12 September 1887
Roanoke, Virginia,
United States of America
died: 22 November 1963
Los Angeles, California,
United States of America
(age 76)
 
American actor, stand-in and stunt double with distinctively big ears who was seen just about everywhere in the films of Hal Roach of the 1920s and 1930s.  He was frequently lurking around as an extra in the background, almost to the point where you almost expected to see him in every film!  He had blue eyes and brown hair, according to his war record.  He married several times.

His parents were John P. Hill (b. J
anuary 30, 1860 in Smyth, Virginia; died 1925) - and Arkansas Missouri "Connie" Paxton (b. April 15, 1865 in Smyth, Virginia; died March 11, 1958 in Los Angeles, California).

Jack registered for the first World War draft on June 5, 1917.  He lived at 1959 Estulla [?], Los Angeles, California; giving his birth date as September 12, 1887, in Roanoke, Virginia; is married, and works as a "mechanic (actor)" at Keystone Film Co. (at 1712 Alesandro, L.A.)

In the 1940 Census, he is now 52 and is still in L.A. working as a stunt man at a motion picture studio and earning $1000.

On April 27, 1942, Laurence Young Hill registered for the WWII draft. The 53-year old Hill lives at 812 - W. 4th Los Angeles, L.A., Calif. and was born Sept. 12, 1887 in Marion, VA.  He is employed by Central Casting Corp., Hollywood & Western, Hollywood, CA.  He is 6'0", weighs 180 pounds, has blue eyes, brown hair and a "ruddy" complexion; he also has a tattoo of a woman on his inner left forearm.  Also, the employer and person who would know his address seem to be mixed up on the card; if so, the contact (not the employer) is given as a "Josephine Hill," at the same address. Now: who is this? Girlfriend?  ANOTHER wife?  Relative?  Another sister?

He died the same day that President J.F. Kennedy was assassinated.  I wonder if it was before - or after, and whether he knew about it? 
His CA Death Index entry claims a birth year of 1891, though his entry in the Social Security Death Index retains the birth year 1887.
Real name: Lawrence Young Hill
Height: 6'0"
Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography;
one film with Charley Chase.

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1922
A Quiet Street
Red Mike

1923
White Wings
Applauding pedestrian

1923
Back Stage
Audience extra
 

1923
Dogs Of War!
Officer
 

1923
Gas And Air
Chauffeur

1923
Stage Fright
Audience member
 

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

1924
Young Oldfield
Sheriff

1924
A Ten-Minute Egg
Bystander at pool table
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1925
Unfriendly Enemies
Soldier in trenches

1926
Good Cheer
Pedestrian
 

1926
45 Minutes From Hollywood
Hotel dress extra
 

1927
The Glorious Fourth
Man with monocle
 

1927
Sugar Daddies
Hotel dress extra
 

1927
Putting Pants On Philip
?
 

1927
The Battle Of The Century
Ringside spectator
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1928
Playin' Hookey
Keystone-ish cop
 

1928
Leave 'Em Laughing
Irate motorist
 

1928
Limousine Love
Pedestrian

1928
Their Purple Moment
Doorman/
Pink Pup patron
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1928
Should Married Men Go Home?
Muddy combatant
 

1928
Two Tars
Motorist with mattress

1929
Election Day
Gangster

1929
Liberty
Policeman

1929
Wrong Again
Man on buckboard

1929
Movie Night
Movie patron whose foot is trodden on

1929
Railroadin'
Grocery truck driver
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1929
Leaping Love
?
 

1929
Cat, Dog & Co.
Pedestrian
 

1930
The Big Kick
?
 

1930
Le estación de gasolina 
[?]
 

1930
Blotto
Phone booth gawker

1930
La Vida Nocturna 
Phone booth gawker (?)
 

1930
Une nuit extravagante 
Phone booth gawker (?)
 

1930
Below Zero
Waiter who throws Stan's coat on the floor

1930
Tiembla y Titubea 
Waiter who throws Stan's coat on the floor

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

1930
Pups Is Pups
Man in crowd
 

1930
All Teed Up
Chauffeur

1930
Le joueur de golf 
Chauffeur

1931
Be Big!
Passerby at train station

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

1931
Pardon Us
Insurgent convict

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

1931
Shiver My Timbers
Pirate
 

1931
The Kick-Off!
Hood

1931
Beau Hunks
Riffian
 

1931
On The Loose
Fun house worker
 

1932
Any Old Port!
Spectator
 

1932
The Chimp
Circus audience member
 

1932
Strange Innertube
Cabbie
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1932
First In War
Revolutionary

1932
Pack Up Your Troubles
New recruit

1932
Free Wheeling
Officer sent skyward
 

1932
Hot Spot
Bystander

1932
A Lad An' A Lamp
Policeman

1933
Asleep In The Feet
Dance hall patron
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1933
Taxi Barons
Cabbie
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1933
The Devil's Brother
Brigand
 

1933
Beauty And The Bus
Pedestrian
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1933
Sherman Said It
Soldier

1933
Crook's Tour
Wedding guest
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1933
Busy Bodies
Shop worker

1934
Babes In The Goods
Spectator (in opening scene)

1934
Babes In Toyland
Townsman

1934
The Chases Of Pimple Street
Double for Charley Chase
 

1935
Tit For Tat
Passerby

1935
The Fixer Uppers
Policeman

1935
Southern Exposure
Juryman
 

1935
Bonnie Scotland
Hotel lobby extra/
Newly drafted soldier/
Native henchman

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

1936
Divot Diggers
Golfer
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1936
The Bohemian Girl
Soldier

1936
The Lucky Corner
Crowd extra
 

1936
At Sea Ashore
Bystander

1936
On The Wrong Trek
?
 

1936
Neighborhood House
Theatre patron

1936
Kelly The Second
Angry man with pool cue in mouth

1936
Our Relations
Pirate's Club patron
 

1936
General Spanky
?
 

1937
Way Out West
Finn's employee

1937
Nobody's Baby
Man waiting for bus

1937
Pick A Star
Actor in bar-room scene

1938
Swiss Miss
Swiss dress extra
 

1938
Block-Heads
Soldier in trenches

1940
Saps At Sea
Man under car
NON-HAL ROACH FILMS

1931
The Stolen Jools
Policeman

1940
The Heckler
Baseball spectator smoking cigar

Acknowledgements:
https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3AJohn~%20%2Bsurname%3AHill~%20%2Bbirth_place%3AVirginia~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1859-1861 (John P. Hill)
https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3AArkansas~%20%2Bsurname%3APaxton~%20%2Bbirth_place%3AVirginia (Arkansas "Cannie" Paxton-Hill)
https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3AArkansas~%20%2Bsurname%3AHill~%20%2Bbirth_place%3AVirginia~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1864-1866 (Arkansas "Cannie" Paxton-Hill)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPNX-W96  - CADI
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/STQM-8B8 (Clara Hill)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXMW-4W8  - BillionGraves Index
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVLW-HNK  - 1910 Census
https://archive.org/stream/13thcensus1910po0085unit#page/n737/mode/1up  - 1910 Census
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRQQ-ZY8  - Derflinger marriage
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X39R-2L3  - 1930 Census
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VR1H-KLZ  - 1940 Census (with Cammie)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-27756-441-37?cc=2000219  - 1940 Census (with Cammie)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JPFR-T4H  - SSDI
https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3AClara~%20%2Bsurname%3AHill~%20%2Bbirth_place%3AVirginia~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1883-1885
https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3AClara~%20%2Bsurname%3ACarner~%20%2Bbirth_place%3AVirginia~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1883-1885
https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3A%22John%20W%22~%20%2Bsurname%3ADerflinger~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1880-1882  - Derflinger
https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3A%22John%20Wesley%22~%20%2Bsurname%3ADerflinger~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1880-1882  - Derflinger

John Paxton Hill
http://records.ancestry.com/john_paxton_hill_records.ashx?pid=28862874
https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3AJohn~%20%2Bsurname%3AHill~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1900-1901~%20%2Bspouse_givenname%3AAlbyne  search
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SP7L-VCZ  1930 Census
https://archive.org/stream/15thcensus2283unit#page/n267/mode/1up  1930 Census

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MPPH-VCD J.P., Cannie and John in the 1910 Census (Apr 16, 1910)
https://archive.org/stream/13thcensus1910po1646unit#page/n539/mode/1up J.P., Cannie and John in the 1910 Census (Apr 16, 1910)
http://records.ancestry.com/lawrence_young_hill_records.ashx?pid=28771756 (Ancestry)

Birth record
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTW1-N29
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X56F-L1M

1900 Census (Jun 11, 1900)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMJ4-218
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11853-143172-81?cc=1325221

Evidence of marriage to Virginia Hocket (circa 1906 - if, per 1930 Census, he really did first marry at age 19)
http://www.mytrees.com/newanc/Other/Born-1887/Hi/Hill-family/Lawrence-Hill-un000936-52162.html
http://records.ancestry.com/virginia_hocket_records.ashx?pid=16752333

WWI Draft Registration Card (Jun 5, 1917)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZVF-MM3
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-26181-25751-73?cc=1968530

Marriage to Leta Cavalleri (Sept 9, 1918)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8DJ-G71
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-29871-7209-41?cc=1804002
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8XY-G87
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-29896-49777-8?cc=1804002

1920 Census (Jan 13-14, 1920)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHQK-D1K
https://archive.org/stream/14thcensusofpopu108unit#page/n236/mode/1up

1930 Census (Apr 8, 1930)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCV7-SQ8
https://archive.org/stream/californiacensus00reel138#page/n270/mode/1up

Marriage to Reba Roberts (Aug 12, 1930)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8FZ-R4L
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-29947-56725-68?cc=1804002
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJJJ-8MK  - Reba in 1920 Census

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8VW-MYC Marriage to Doris Goodwin (Aug 5, 1938)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-29943-30420-51?cc=1804002
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-29943-30412-49?cc=1804002
https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3ADoris~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1880-1900~%20%2Bfather_surname%3AMyers~%20%2Bmother_surname%3AGreen  Doris search
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPW1-N2N  - Doris in CADI?
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9CV-Y5S 1940 Census (Apr 5, 1940)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-27798-3152-0?cc=2000219 1940 Census (Apr 5, 1940)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8F2-S9P Marriage to Violet Henrickson (Sept 4, 1941)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-29904-606-33?cc=1804002 Marriage to Violet Henrickson (Sept 4, 1941)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-29904-586-42?cc=1804002 Marriage to Violet Henrickson (Sept 4, 1941)
https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3AViolet~%20%2Bsurname%3AHenrickson~%20%2Bbirth_place%3ANebraska~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1900-1910  - Violet search
https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3AViolet~%20%2Bsurname%3AFrostrom~%20%2Bbirth_place%3ANebraska~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1900-1910  - Violet search
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V4D7-1LY WWII Draft Registration Card (Apr 27, 1942)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-16372-123328-70?cc=1861144 WWII Draft Registration Card (Apr 27, 1942)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-16372-123326-76?cc=1861144
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K823-XW8 Marriage to Freda Johnson (Sept 24, 1949)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-29958-43995-54?cc=1804002 Marriage to Freda Johnson (Sept 24, 1949)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-29958-39403-53?cc=1804002 Marriage to Freda Johnson (Sept 24, 1949)
https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3AFreda~%20%2Bsurname%3AJohnson~%20%2Bbirth_place%3ACalifornia~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1900-1910  - Freda search
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGT3-1VF  - possible death record for Freda
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JTHH-FNB  - possible death record for Freda
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP4H-S15  (California Death Index - Lawrence)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPCB-V2Y  (California Death Index - Jack Y)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V9R6-BM3 (Social Security Death Index)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPXT-7P3 (Social Security Death Index)

Jesse Brisson (research and information; identification in Young Oldfield, and Gas And Air)
Brent Seguine (identification in All Teed Up)

This page was last updated on: 18 February 2018