Charles Stevenson
born: 13 October 1887
Sacramento, California,
United States of America
died: 04 July 1943
Palo Alto, California,
United States of America
(age 55)
American actor who worked for Hal Roach in the late 1910s until the mid-1920s.

Charles' mother, Anna M(argaret) Fell (b. 5 Jun 1869, CA - d. 14 Jan 1947, Los Angeles), married an Emil C. Haffner (possibly b. circa 1865-1868 - possibly d. 30 Aug 1927, Shasta County, CA) on 1 Feb 1886 in Sacremento, CA. Emil was actually Charles' real-life birth father, and as a result, Charles' real name appears to be CHARLES EDWARD HAFFNER (also sp. HAFNER).
However, it appears Emil and Anna divorced between then and circa 1895, when Anna remarried to Robert Bruce Stevenson (b. 21 Jan 1871, CA - d. 10 Sep 1961, Los Angeles). Charles was adopted by his stepfather (1910 Census says Charles is Robert's "adopted son").
Also, interesting note from his WWII draft reg. card (filled out 25 Apr 1942) -- under "obvious physical characteristics..." (also used to note disabilities), he notes "paralized [sic] left side." He died of currently unknown causes a little more than a year later; I wonder if maybe he had a stroke or something similar...
Real name: Charles Edward Haffner
Height: 5'11"
Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.

141


1916
Luke, The Candy Cut-Up
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke Pipes The Pippins
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke's Double
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke's Late Lunchers
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke Laughs Last
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke's Fatal Flivver
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke's Society Mixup
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke Rides Roughshod
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke, Crystal Gazer
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke's Lost Lamb
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke Does The Midway
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke Joins The Navy
Sailor

1916
Luke And The Mermaids
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke's Speedy Club Life
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke And The Bang-Tails
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke, The Chauffeur
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke's Preparedness Preparations
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke, The Gladiator
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke, Patient Provider
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke's Newsie Knockout
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke's Movie Muddle
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke, Rank Impersonator
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke's Fireworks Fizzle
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke Locates The Loot
[unidentified character]
 

1916
Luke's Shattered Sleep
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Luke's Lost Liberty
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Lonesome Luke, Lawyer
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Luke Wins Ye Ladye Faire
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Lonesome Luke's Lively Life
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Lonesome Luke On Tin Can Alley
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Lonesome Luke's Honeymoon
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Stop! Luke! Listen!
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Lonesome Luke, Messenger
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Lonesome Luke's Wild Women
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Lonesome Luke Loses Patients
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Pinched
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Lonesome Luke In Birds Of A Feather
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Lonesome Luke In From Laramie To London
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Lonesome Luke In Love, Laughs And Laughter
[unidentified character]
 

1917
All Aboard
Baggage agent
 

1917
We Never Sleep
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Move On
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Bashful
[unidentified character]
 

1917
The Big Idea
[unidentified character]
 

1917
Step Lively
[unidentified character]
 

1918
The Tip
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Toto In Fare (Fare, Please)
[unidentified character]
 

1918
On The Jump
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Follow The Crowd
Porter in blackface/
Member of 'Red Handers' terrorist group/
Policeman

1918
It's A Wild Life
Dinner guest/
Policeman

1918
Hey There
Prop man
 

1918
Two-Gun Gussie
Whooping-Cough Charlie, the sheriff

1918
The City Slicker
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Sic 'Em Towser
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Somewhere In Turkey
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Are Crooks Dishonest?
Policeman in park


1918
An Ozark Romance
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Kicking The Germ Out Of Germany
[unidentified character]
 

1918
That's Him
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Bride And Gloom
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Two Scrambled
[unidentified character]
 

1918
Bees In His Bonnet
[unidentified character]
 

1918
The Great Water Peril
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Do You Love Your Wife?
Detective
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1919
Ask Father
Cop
 

1919
Ring Up The Curtain
Stagehand
 

1919
Spring Fever
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Just Neighbors
Postman

1919
Be My Wife
[unidentified character]
 

1919
The Rajah
[unidentified character]
 

1919
He Leads, Others Follow
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Soft Money
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Count The Votes
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Pay Your Dues
[unidentified character]
 

1919
His Only Father
[unidentified character]
 

1919
Bumping Into Broadway
[unidentified character]
 

1919
All At Sea
Policeman

1919
Captain Kidd's Kids
Servant

1919
Looking For Trouble
Policeman/
Spectator with hat

1919
From Hand To Mouth
Stolen wallet cop

1920
The Dippy Dentist
Jewish bootlegger

1920
His Royal Slyness
Book non-customer/
Noble

1920
Haunted Spooks
[unidentifieed character]
 

1920
An Eastern Westerner
Headwaiter/
Card player
 

1920
Any Old Port
Dinner guest

1920
High And Dizzy
Policeman

1920
Call A Taxi
Policeman

1920
Run 'Em Ragged
Murphy

1920
Little Miss Jazz
Boarding house tenant

1920
Money To Burn
[unidentified character]
 

1920
A Regular Pal
Man

1920
Get Out And Get Under
[unidentified character]
 

1920
Doing Time
[unidentified character]
 

1920
June Madness
[unidentified character]
 

1920
The Sandman
[unidentified character]
 

1920
Number, Please?
Cop/
Man on rollercoaster
 

1921
Pinning It On
[unidentified character]
 

1921
Running Wild
[unidentified character]
 

1921
Now Or Never
Conductor

1921
Hurry West
[unidentified character]
 

1921
A Straight Crook
Hotel detective

1921
Stop Kidding
[unidentified character]
 

1921
The Chink
[unidentified character]
 

1921
The Lucky Number
[unidentified character]
 

1921
Never Weaken
Policeman

1921
Late Hours
[unidentified character]
 

1921
A Sailor-Made Man
Recruiting officer
 

1922
Loose Change
[unidentified character]
 

1922
Grandma's Boy
Rival
 

1922
Good Morning, Judge
[unidentified character]
 

1922
The Sleuth
Police chief

1922
The Dumb-Bell
Julius Goldsmith
 

1922
One Terrible Day
Servant

1922
Fire Fighters
Officer

1922
Young Sherlocks
Kidnapper / Giovanna de Bullochi
 

1922
Dr. Jack
Asylum guard
 

1922
A Quiet Street
Banty's father

1923
Watch Your Wife
[unidentified character]
 

1923
Dig Up
Butch McKill
 

1923
The Champeen!
Officer
 

1923
Before The Public
Butch McKill
 

1923
A Pleasant Journey
Conductor / Officer
 

1923
Safety Last!
Ambulance attendant

1923
Boys To Board
Bootlegger
 

1923
Sold At Auction!
Auctioneer
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1923
Under Two Jags
Arab officer

1923
Dogs Of War!
Dan, the actor
 

1923
Kill Or Cure
Door-slamming non customer
 

1923
Lodge Night
Auto thief
 

1923
Gas And Air
Bolt, the foreman

1923
Why Worry?
Revolutionary with moustache
 

1923
Short Orders
Customer
 

1923
A Man About Town
Shop assistant
 

1923
No Noise
Physician
 

1923
Stage Fright
Tony, the fruit vendor
 

1923
The Whole Truth
Jewish tailor

1923
Dear Ol' Pal
Banker

1923
Join The Circus
[unidentified character]
 

1923
Scorching Sands
Arab
 

1925
Are Parents Pickles?
[unidentified character]
 

1926
Pay The Cashier
Head chef

Acknowledgements & sources:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XLD3-H4C (Emil Haffner and Anna Fell's marriage)
https://archive.org/stream/13thcensus1910po0082unit#page/n988/mode/1up (1910 Census, lines 51-54 including servant)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8ZG-9CB (Charles' 1917 marriage - claims Bruce Stevenson as father)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPQR-QG3 (mother Anna in CA Death Index)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP49-NRD (stepfather Robert in CA Death Index)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK91-2Y51 (possible father Emil in CA Death Index)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V4D4-68C (Charles' WWII Draft Reg. Card)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-16372-54063-7?cc=1861144 (draft card flipside, mentions paralysis)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPQW-TLS (CA Death Index -- CHARLES EDWARD HAFNER [sic])
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPQC-38J (CA Death Index -- CHARLES EDWARD STEVENSON)
Jesse Brisson (help and information; confirmarion that he isn't the man on park bench in Clubs Are Trump)
*At least one source lists him in Isn't Life Terrible? - tis is wrong.

This page was last updated on: 13 July 2019