~Ben Turpin~

Born: September 19, 1869 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Died: July 1, 1940 in Santa Monica, California, USA
~Los Angeles Times, 1940~
Ben Turpin was famous for his cross-eyes and slapstick comedy in the
heyday of vaudeville and silent pictures.

Turpin played with Charlie Chaplin on the screen and was the first to
win roars of laughter from audiences with slapstick routines.

Turpin was one of the few stars of the silent era who saved his money.
At one time he was rated a millionaire. His salary at the the height of
his career, was reported about $3500 weekly.

He was signed by the old Essanay Studio in Chicago, when Bronco
Billy Anderson first started his thrillers. He appeared in several with
Charlie Chaplin before Chaplin came into prominence.

His career brought him West and he joined the Keystone Kops and
bathing beauties made famous by Mack Sennett. Turpin appeared in
scores of two-reeler comedies for Sennett and other companies and,
on occasion took roles in the talkies.

— Los Angeles Times July 2, 1940
~Silent Filmography~
The Hollywood Dressmaker (1929) .... Ben
A Woman's Way (1928)
The Wife's Relations (1928) .... Rodney St. Clair
... aka The Lost Heiress (UK)
Holding His Own (1928) .... Ben Muggs
Idle Eyes (1928) .... Benjamin Turps
Seein' Things (1928)
She Said No (1928)
The Cockeyed Family (1928) .... Amos Gillig
The Eyes Have It (1928)
Why Babies Leave Home (1928) .... Their Wandering Boy/The Old Man
Daddy Boy (1927)
... aka Daddyboy (USA: copyright title)
The College Hero (1927) .... The Janitor
Love's Languid Lure (1927)
The Pride of Pikeville (1927) .... The Pride of Pikeville
Broke in China (1927)
The Jolly Jilter (1927)
A Hollywood Hero (1927)
A Blonde's Revenge (1926) .... Gerald Montague
A Harem Knight (1926) .... Rodney St. Clair
A Prodigal Bridegroom (1926) .... Rodney St. Clair
When a Man's a Prince (1926)
Steel Preferred (1925) .... Bartender
Hogan's Alley (1925) .... A Stranger
The Marriage Circus (1925)
The Raspberry Romance (1925)
The Wild Goose Chaser (1925)
The Reel Virginian (1924)
Three Foolish Weeks (1924) .... Rodney St. Clair
Romeo and Juliet (1924)
Yukon Jake (1924) .... Sheriff Cyclone Bill
The Hollywood Kid (1924)
Ten Dollars or Ten Days (1924)
The Daredevil (1923) .... Joe Magee, actor
Asleep at the Switch (1923)
Pitfalls of a Big City (1923)
... aka The Pitfalls of a Great City (USA: poster title)
Where's My Wandering Boy This Evening? (1923)
The Shriek of Araby (1923) .... The Sheik
Hollywood (1923) ... Himself
Home Made Movies (1922)
Step Forward (1922)
Bright Eyes (1922) .... Oil magnet
Love and Doughnuts (1921)
Molly O' (1921) (uncredited)
Love's Outcast (1921)
Home Talent (1921) .... Stranded Actor
She Sighed by the Seaside (1921)
A Small Town Idol (1921) .... Sam Smith
The Quack Doctor (1920)
You Wouldn't Believe It (1920)
Married Life (1920) .... Rodney St. Clair
Down on the Farm (1920/I) .... Her Husband
The Star Boarder (1920)
Bloggie's Vacation (1920)
Countess Bloggie (1920)

The Speakeasy (1919) (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
A Lady's Tailor (1919)
Salome vs. Shenandoah (1919)
Uncle Tom Without a Cabin (1919) .... Uncle Tom
... aka Uncle Tom Without the Cabin (USA)
... aka Uncle Tom's Cabin
The Dentist (1919)
Treating 'Em Rough (1919/I) (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Trying to Get Along (1919)
No Mother to Guide Him (1919) .... A happy married man
Love's False Faces (1919)
When Love Is Blind (1919) .... First Pal
The Foolish Age (1919) .... Choir member
The Village Smithy (1919) (uncredited)
Yankee Doodle in Berlin (1919) .... A Guardsman
... aka The Kaiser's Last Squeal (USA: alternative title)
East Lynne with Variations (1919) .... The Hero
Cupid's Day Off (1919)
Hide and Seek, Detectives (1918)
Whose Little Wife Are You? (1918)
Sleuths (1918)
She Loved Him Plenty (1918)
Her Screen Idol (1918)
Two Tough Tenderfeet (1918) .... First Pal
Love Loops the Loop (1918)
The Battle Royal (1918)
His Smothered Love (1918)
Saucy Madeline (1918) .... A Rolling Stone Out of Work
Sheriff Nell's Tussle (1918) .... Honest Eyed Jack, Still After Her
Watch Your Neighbor (1918)
Taming Target Center (1917) .... The Old Sheriff
That Night (1917)
Are Waitresses Safe? (1917) .... Ralph, Who Loved Her So
Roping Her Romeo (1917) .... Honest Eyed Jack, a Poor Butterfly
... aka A Lovesick Bandit (USA: reissue title)
A Bedroom Blunder (1917) .... Hotel Desk Clerk
... aka Room 23 (USA: alternative title)
The Pawnbroker's Heart (1917)
Lost: A Cook (1917)
Pete's Pants (1917) .... Ben Turpin
Two Laughs (1917) .... Special Delivery Boy
A Clever Dummy (1917) .... A romantic janitor
Sole Mates (1917)
Cactus Nell (1917)
Oriental Love (1917) (unconfirmed)
Caught in the End (1917/II)
Bucking the Tiger (1917)
Masked Mirth (1917)
When Ben Bolted (1917) .... Ben
... aka He Looked Crooked (USA) (USA: video title)
Frightened Flirts (1917)
His Bogus Boast (1917)
... aka A Cheerful Liar
A Studio Stampede (1917)
The Butcher's Nightmare (1917)
The Musical Marvel (1917)
A Circus Cyclone (1917)
Jealous Jolts (1916)
Taking the Count (1916) .... A Cabin Steward
Shot in the Fracas (1916)
A Waiting Game (1916) .... A Tramp
The Wicked City (1916)
Some Bravery (1916) .... A Bellhop
Picture Pirates (1916)
A Safe Proposition (1916) .... A Burglar
He Did and He Didn't (1916/II)
Ducking a Discord (1916)
Poultry à la Mode (1916)
... aka Poultry (USA)
... aka The Harem
Doctoring a Leak (1916)
... aka A Total Loss
The Stolen Booking (1916)
Some Liars (1916)
Lost and Found (1916)
Bungling Bill's Dress Suit (1916)
For Ten Thousand Bucks (1916) .... Bloggie
A Deep Sea Liar (1916) .... Bloggie
... aka The Landlubber
Hired and Fired (1916/I) .... Bloggie
... aka The Leading Man
Just for a Kid (1916)
When Papa Died (1916)
The Iron Mitt (1916) .... Bloggie
Delinquent Bridegrooms (1916) .... Bloggie
His Blowout (1916) .... Bloggie
... aka The Plumber
Nailing on the Lid (1916)
... aka Nailing a Lie (USA)
National Nuts (1916)
Burlesque on Carmen (1916) .... Remendados
... aka Charlie Chaplin's Burlesque on Carmen (USA: complete title)
A Christmas Revenge (1915) .... Loafer
Snakeville's Champion (1915) .... Bloggie
The Escape of Broncho Billy (1915)
The Merry Models (1915) .... Bloggie
Broncho Billy's Love Affair (1915)
It Happened in Snakeville (1915) .... Bloggie
Too Much Turkey (1915) .... The Neighbor
When Snakeville Struck Oil (1915)
The Convict's Threat (1915) .... Prisoner
Snakeville's Hen Medic (1915) .... Bloggie
Broncho Billy and the Card Sharp (1915)
A Quiet Little Game (1915) .... The Undertaker
Versus Sledge Hammers (1915) .... The Count's Valet
Broncho Billy Steps In (1915)
The Bell-Hop (1915) .... The Bell-Hop
Snakeville's Twins (1915) .... The Henpecked Husband
Others Started It, But Sophie Finished (1915) .... The Husband
Sweedie's Finish (1915)
Sophie and the Fakir (1915) .... Sophie's Husband
... aka Sophie and the Faker (USA: alternative title)
A Bunch of Matches (1915) .... Justice of the Piece
Sweedie's Hero (1915) .... The Bellboy
Sweedie in Vaudeville (1915)
How Slippery Slim Saw the Show (1915)
The Undertaker's Uncle (1915) .... The Uncle
... aka The Undertaker's Wife
Their Social Splash (1915) (unconfirmed)
... aka Social Splash (USA: alternative title)
A Coat Tale (1915) .... Husband
Curiosity (1915) .... The Lunatic
Two Bold, Bad Men (1915) .... First Bad Man
Sweedie Learns to Ride (1915) .... Sweedie's Romeo
Love and Trouble (1915) .... Sweedie's Beau
The Champion (1915) .... Ringside vendor
... aka Battling Charlie
... aka Champion Charlie
... aka Charlie the Champion (USA: alternative title)
Sweedie's Hopeless Love (1915) .... The Grocery Boy
Hogan Out West (1915)
A Night Out (1915/I) .... Fellow Reveller
... aka Champagne Charlie
... aka Charlie's Drunken Daze (USA: alternative title)
... aka Charlie's Night Out (USA: alternative title)
... aka His Night Out (USA: alternative title)
Hogan's Romance Upset (1915)
Sweedie Goes to College (1915) .... Sweedie's Romeo
His New Job (1915) .... Film Extra, in Anteroom
... aka Charlie's New Job
Two Hearts That Beat as Ten (1915)
Sweedie and Her Dog (1915) .... Captain of the Dog Catchers
The Clubman's Wager (1915) .... Tramp
Sweedie's Suicide (1915) .... Police Captain
Sweedie and the Sultan's Present (1915)
Snakeville's Debutantes (1915) .... Bloggie
Sweedie Collects for Charity (1914)
Their Cheap Vacation (1914)
Madame Double X (1914)
Sweedie and the Hypnotist (1914)
Sweedie at the Fair (1914)
Sweedie the Trouble Maker (1914)
The Laundress (1914)
... aka Sweedie, the Laundress (USA)
She Landed a Big One (1914) .... Chief of Police
... aka She Landed a Lord (USA)
Sweedie Learns to Swim (1914)
The Fickleness of Sweedie (1914)
Golf Champion 'Chick' Evans Links with Sweedie (1914)
Sweedie's Clean-Up (1914)
Sweedie's Skate (1914)
Sweedie Springs a Surprise (1914)
Sweedie and the Double Exposure (1914)
The Fable of the Busy Business Boy and the Droppers-In (1914)
Sweedie and the Lord (1914)
Sweedie the Swatter (1914)
The Usual Way (1913)
The Hobble Skirt (1910)

A Case of Seltzer (1909) .... The brother in drag
The New Cop (1909) (unconfirmed)
A Hustling Advertiser (1909) .... The Young Man
Mr. Flip (1909) .... Mr. Flip
A Mexican's Gratitude (1909)
The Rubes and the Bunco Men (1909)
Midnight Disturbance (1909) .... The Burglar
The Energetic Street Cleaner (1909)
Tag Day (1909) .... The Tramp
The Haunted Lounge (1909) .... A Tramp
Ben Gets a Duck and Is Ducked (1909)
Breaking Into Society (1908)
Oh, What Lungs! (1908)
The Younger Brothers (1908)
A Free Lunch (1907)
Mr. Inquisitive (1907)
An Awful Skate; or, The Hobo on Rollers (1907) .... The Hobo
.
.