~Charley Chase~

Born: October 20, 1893 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Died: June 20, 1940 in Hollywood, California, USA
~Los Angeles Times, 1993~
Producer Hal Roach hired Charley Chase as a writer-director in 1921.

By 1924, Chase — who started with Mack Sennett a decade earlier — was back in front of the camera,
playing shy or intimidated types who finally gather the courage to assert themselves. Chase never
quite attained the heights of the classic silent clowns, perhaps because he was a little too similar to
Harold Lloyd—both were slim and handsome, although Lloyd deliberately played down his good
looks by wearing his trademark nerdy glasses. More significant, surely, is that Chase never got to do
full-length features until the advent of sound. For a while Chase flourished in the early talkie era, but
died in 1940 of a heart attack.

At his best, however, Chase could hold his own with the competition. Two of his shorts are virtually
classics of inspired silent comedy, and all of them were directed by Leo McCarey, soon to become a
major director. "Mighty Like a Moose" asks us to believe that a husband (Chase) who has had his
buck teeth fixed and a wife (Vivian Oakland) who's had a nose job no longer recognize each other.
"Mighty Like a Moose" is such fun it's easy to suspend disbelief as these two people find themselves
attracted to each other to the extent of being tempted to overlook the fact that both are already
married.

— Kevin Thomas in the Los Angeles Times Sept. 20, 1993
~Silent Filmography~
~Actor~ (Movie Still Code)

Modern Love (1929) .... John Jones
... aka You Can't Buy Love  
Movie Night (1929) .... Charley Chase
Loud Soup (1929) .... Charley
Off to Buffalo (1929) .... Charley
Chasing Husbands (1928) .... Charley
The Booster (1928) .... Charley
All Parts (1928)
Is Everybody Happy? (1928) .... Charley
Imagine My Embarrassment (1928) .... Charley
The Fight Pest (1928) .... Charley
Limousine Love (1928) .... The Groom
Aching Youths (1928)
The Family Group (1928)
All for Nothing (1928)
Never the Dames Shall Meet (1927) .... Charley
Assistant Wives (1927) .... Charley, the Ambitious Husband (B-23)
Us (1927) .... Charley
The Way of All Pants (1927) .... Charley
Call of the Cuckoo (1927) .... Asylum inmate (D-2)
Now I'll Tell One (1927) .... Charley (B-22)
The Lighter That Failed (1927) .... Charley
The Sting of Stings (1927) .... Charley
... aka A Treat for the Boys (UK)
What Women Did for Me (1927) .... Charley (B-21)
The Glorious Fourth (1927) .... Top Hat inebriate
Fluttering Hearts (1927) .... Charley (B-20)
Bigger and Better Blondes (1927) .... Charley (B-19)
Forgotten Sweeties (1927) .... Thurston (B-18)
A One Mama Man (1927) .... Willie Shoemaker/Count Tosky (B-17)
Are Brunettes Safe? (1927) (B-16)
Many Scrappy Returns (1927) .... Charley (B-14)
There Ain't No Santa Claus (1926) .... Charley (B-15)
Be Your Age (1926) .... Charley, the Bashful Clerk (B-13)
Tell 'Em Nothing (1926) .... Gladstone, The Great Lover (B-12)
Bromo and Juliet (1926) .... Charley (B-11)
Crazy Like a Fox (1926) .... Wilson, the Groom (B-10)
The Merry Widower (1926) (uncredited) .... Hobo in Oyster Bar
Thundering Fleas (1926) .... Mustachioed wedding guest
Mighty Like a Moose (1926) .... Mr. Moose (B-9)
Long Fliv the King (1926) .... Charles Chase (B-8)
Hard Boiled (1926) (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Mum's the Word (1926) .... Charlie, the Son (B-7)
Dog Shy (1926) .... Charley (B-6)
Mama Behave (1926) .... Charlie Chase/Jim Chase (B-5)
Charley My Boy (1926) .... Charley (B-4)
... aka Charlie, My Boy (UK)
His Wooden Wedding (1925) .... The Groom (B-3)
The Uneasy Three (1925) .... The Crook (B-2)
The Caretaker's Daughter (1925) .... The Young Married Man (B-1)
No Father to Guide Him (1925) .... Jimmy Jump (E-19)
Innocent Husbands (1925) .... Melvin (E-18)
Isn't Life Terrible? (1925) .... The Husband (E-17)
What Price Goofy? (1925) .... Jamison (E-16)
Looking for Sally (1925) .... Jimmie Jump (E-15)
Big Red Riding Hood (1925) .... Jimmy Jump (D-66)
Bad Boy (1925) .... Jimmie (E-14)
Is Marriage the Bunk? (1925) .... Jimmie Jump (D-82)
Hard Boiled (1925) .... Charley (E-13)
Should Husbands Be Watched? (1925) .... Jamison Jump (D-80)
Plain and Fancy Girls (1925) .... Charley (D-81)
The Family Entrance (1925) (D-79)
Fighting Fluid (1925) .... Charley (D-78)
Hello Baby! (1925) .... Charley (D-77)
The Rat's Knuckles (1925) .... Jimmy Jump (D-76)
Is Marriage Goofy (1925) .... Charley
The Royal Razz (1924) (D-75)
The Poor Fish (1924) .... Jimmie Jump (D-74)
All Wet (1924) .... Jimmie Jump (D-73)
Accidental Accidents (1924) (D-65)
Bungalow Boobs (1924) (D-72)
Too Many Mammas (1924) .... Jimmy Jump (D-71)
Sittin' Pretty (1924) .... Jimmy Jump (D-70)
Outdoor Pajamas (1924) (D-69)
Why Men Work (1924) (D-67)
Sweet Daddy (1924) (D-68)
Seeing Nellie Home (1924) (D-62)
A Ten-Minute Egg (1924) .... Jimmy Jump
Why Husbands Go Mad (1924) (D-60)
Jeffries Jr. (1924) .... Jimmy Jump (D-58)
Jubilo, Jr. (1924) .... Director (A-29)
Stolen Goods (1924) .... Jimmy Jump (D-54)
Young Oldfield (1924) (as Charlie Chase) .... Jimmy (D-56)
Position Wanted (1924) (D-48)
April Fool (1924) .... Jimmy Jump (D-52)
Publicity Pays (1924) .... Jimmy Jump (D-47)
The King of the Wild Horses (1924) (as Charles Parrott) .... Boyd Fielding
Don't Forget (1924) .... Jimmy Jump (D-44)
The Fraidy Cat (1924) .... Jimmy Jump (D-45)
Love's Detour (1924) (C-134) or (D-40)
Hard Knocks (1924) .... Jimmie Jump (C-136) or (D-42)
The Perfect Lady (1924) (D-35)
Powder and Smoke (1924) .... Jimmy Jump (D-36)
Just a Minute (1924) (D-39)
One of the Family (1924) (D-37)
At First Sight (1924) .... Jimmy Jump (D-28)
Long Live the King (1923)
Her Dangerous Path (1923) (as Charles Parrott) .... Glen Harper
Jack Frost (1923)
Sold at Auction (1923) (uncredited) .... Customer
The Stone Age (1922)
The Dumb-Bell (1922) .... Actor wearing top hat
In the Movies (1922) (as Charles Parrott)
... aka The Movies (USA)
Days of Old (1922)
The Hustler (1921) (H-84)
Blue Sunday (1921/I)
Big Game (1921/II) (unconfirmed) (H-61)
His Best Girl (1921) (H-56)
Moonshine (1920) (as Charles Parrott)
... aka Pie and Rye (USA: alternative title)
April Fool (1920) (as Charles Parrott)
Married to Order (1920) .... The Suitor
... aka All Is Fair (USA: alternative title)
Kids Is Kids (1920) (unconfirmed) (uncredited) .... Undetermined Role
Live and Learn (1920) (H-39)
Don't Rock the Boat (1920) (uncredited) .... Ship's Officer
Why Go Home? (1920) (H-14)
When Spirits Move (1920) (uncredited)

All at Sea (1919) (H-1)
Ship Ahoy (1919) (uncredited) .... Henchman
Rolling Stone (1919) (uncredited) .... Bearded anarchist
He's in Again (1918) (as Charles Parrott) .... Piano Player
Hello Trouble (1918)
Playmates (1918) (as Charles Parrott) .... Dope fiend
Her Torpedoed Love (1917)
Chased Into Love (1917) (unconfirmed)
A Dash of Courage (1916)
The Hunt (1915)
His Father's Footsteps (1915)
A Favorite Fool (1915) (as Charles Parrott)
He Wouldn't Stay Down (1915) .... Their False Friend
A Versatile Villain (1915) .... Pete, Harry's assistant
A Human Hound's Triumph (1915)
Love, Loot and Crash (1915) .... Harold, Dora's Suitor
The Rent Jumpers (1915) .... A Young Man
Do-Re-Mi-Boom! (1915)
... aka Do-Re-Mi-Fa (USA: alternative title)
Fatty's Faithful Fido (1915) (uncredited) .... Fight Spectator
... aka Fatty's Fatal Fido (USA)
That Little Band of Gold (1915) (uncredited)
... aka For Better or Worse
Love in Armor (1915) .... Her Boyfriend
A Lucky Leap (1915)
Hearts and Planets (1915) (uncredited)
Hogan's Romance Upset (1915) (uncredited) .... Bit Role
Peanuts and Bullets (1915) (as Charles Parrott) .... The Boarder
Colored Villainy (1915)
Love, Speed and Thrills (1915)
Hash House Mashers (1915)
Only a Farmer's Daughter (1915)
Settled at the Seaside (1915)
Their Fatal Bumping (1914)
Fatty's Magic Pants (1914) .... Fatty's Rival
... aka Fatty's Suitless Day
Ambrose's First Falsehood (1914) .... Neighbor
Other People's Business (1914)
Leading Lizzie Astray (1914) .... Cafe Patron
How Heroes Are Made (1914/I) .... The Boy Friend's Chum
Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914) (uncredited) .... Detective in Movie Theatre
... aka For the Love of Tillie
... aka Marie's Millions
... aka Tillie's Big Romance
... aka Tillie's Nightmare
His Talented Wife (1914)
His Musical Career (1914) .... Piano Store Manager
... aka Charlie as a Piano Mover (USA: alternative title)
... aka Musical Tramps
... aka The Piano Movers
Cursed by His Beauty (1914) (as Charles Parrott)
Gentlemen of Nerve (1914) (uncredited) .... Spectator at Entrance
... aka Charlie at the Races
... aka Some Nerve
Dough and Dynamite (1914) .... Customer
... aka The Cook
... aka The Doughnut Designer
... aka The New Cook
Shot in the Excitement (1914)
The Love Thief (1914/I)
Dash, Love and Splash (1914)
Mabel's Blunder (1914)
The Angels (1914)
Hello, Mabel (1914) .... Mabel's boss
... aka On a Busy Wire (USA: reissue title)
The Rounders (1914) .... Diner
... aka Going Down (USA: alternative title)
... aka Oh, What a Night (USA: alternative title)
... aka Revelry
... aka The Love Thief (USA: alternative title)
... aka Tip, Tap, Toe (USA: alternative title)
... aka Two of a Kind
His New Profession (1914) .... Nephew
... aka Helping Himself
... aka The Good for Nothing
Her Last Chance (1914)
The Masquerader (1914/I) .... Actor
... aka Putting One Over
... aka The Female
... aka The Female Impersonator (USA: alternative title)
... aka The Perfumed Lady (USA: alternative title)
... aka The Picnic (USA: alternative title)
Such a Cook (1914)
Soldiers of Misfortune (1914)
The Great Toe Mystery (1914)
Mabel's New Job (1914)
Love and Salt Water (1914)
Love and Bullets (1914)
... aka The Trouble Mender
A Gambling Rube (1914)
Mabel's Busy Day (1914) .... Spectator
... aka Charlie and the Sausages
... aka Hot Dog Charlie
... aka Hot Dogs
... aka Love and Lunch
The Knockout (1914) (uncredited) .... Policeman/Spectator
... aka Counted Out
... aka The Pugilist
Our Country Cousin (1914)
When Ruben Fooled the Bandits (1914)
When Villains Wait (1914)
Mabel at the Wheel (1914) (uncredited) .... Race Spectator
... aka A Hot Finish (USA: alternative title)
... aka His Daredevil Queen
Across the Hall (1914)
The Anglers (1914)

~Director~ (Movie Still Code)

Fast Company (1924) (uncredited)
Dear Ol' Pal (1923) (as Charles Parrott)
Jus' Passin' Through (1923) (as Charles Parrott)
Jack Frost (1923) (as Charles Parrott) (B-15)
Courtship of Miles Sandwich (1923) (B-16)
For Art's Sake (1923) (as Charles Parrott)
Sold at Auction (1923) (as Charles Parrott) (B-12)
Where Am I? (1923) (as Charles Parrott) (B-5)
Before the Public (1923) (as Charles Parrott) (B-2)
A Tough Winter (1923) (as Charles Parrott) (B-10)
Newly Rich (1922) (as Charles Parrott) (B-3)
Hook, Line and Sinker (1922/I) (as Charles Parrott) (B-8)
The Old Sea Dog (1922) (as Charles Parrott) (B-6)
365 Days (1922) (as Charles Parrott) (B-1)
Bone Dry (1922) (as Charles Parrott)
The Stone Age (1922) (as Charles Parrott)
The Dumb-Bell (1922) (as Charles Parrott) (H-111)
In the Movies (1922) (as Charles Parrott) (H-108)
... aka The Movies (USA)
Do Me a Favor (1922) (as Charles Parrott) (H-106)
Light Showers (1922) (as Charles Parrott) (H-105)
Days of Old (1922) (as Charles Parrott) (H-104)
Full o' Pep (1922) (as Charles Parrott) (H-102)
Hot Off the Press (1922) (as Charles Parrott) (H-98)
Rich Man, Poor Man (1922) (as Charles Parrott) (C-39)
Blow 'Em Up (1922) (as Charles Parrott) (H-91)
Years to Come (1922) (as Charles Parrott) (H-92)
Call the Witness (1922) (as Charles Parrott) (H-90)
Lose No Time (1922) (as Charles Parrott) (H-89)
The Corner Pocket (1921) (as Charles Parrott) (H-88)
Shake 'Em Up (1921) (as Charles Parrott) (H-86)
Sink or Swim (1921) (as Charles Parrott) (H-85)
Penny-in-the-Slot (1921) (as Charles Parrott) (H-82)
Hocus Pocus (1921) (as Charles Parrott) (H-81)
On Location (1921) (as Charles Parrott) (H-80)
Fifteen Minutes (1921) (as Charles Parrott) (H-79)
Law and Order (1921) (as Charles Parrott) (H-78)
Gone to the Country (1921) (as Charles Parrott) (H-77)
Late Lodgers (1921) (as Charles Parrott) (H-72)
What a Whopper! (1921) (H-73)
At the Ringside (1921) (as Charles Parrott) (H-70)
You're Next (1921) (as Charles Parrott) (H-66)
Blue Sunday (1921/I) (as Charles Parrott)
The Killjoys (1921) (as Charles Parrott) (H-62)
Rush Orders (1921) (as Charles Parrott) (H-58)
His Best Girl (1921) (as Charles Parrott) (H-55)
Moonshine (1920) (as Charles Parrott)
... aka Pie and Rye (USA: alternative title)
April Fool (1920) (as Charles Parrott)
The Dear Departed (1920) (as Charles Parrott) (H-49)
Married to Order (1920) (as Charles Parrott)
... aka All Is Fair (USA: alternative title)
When the Wind Blows (1920) (as Charles Parrott) (H-7)
Rock-a-Bye Baby (1920) (as Charles Parrott) (H-43)
Kids Is Kids (1920) (as Charles Parrott)
Never Again (1920) (as Charles Parrott)
A London Bobby (1920) (as Charles Parrott) (H-41)
Run 'Em Ragged (1920) (as Charles Parrott)
Vacation Time (1920) (as Charles Parrott)
Call a Taxi (1920) (as Charles Parrott) (H-38)
The Home Stretch (1920) (as Charles Parrott) (H-37)
Don't Rock the Boat (1920) (as Charles Parrott) (H-36)
All in a Day (1920) (as Charles Parrott) (H-34)
A Model Husband (1920) (as Charles Parrott)
Beating Cheaters (1920) (as Charles Parrott)
All Dressed Up (1920) (as Charles Parrott) (H-31)
Nearly a Maid (1920) (as Charles Parrott)
Spring (1920) (as Charles Parrott)
Trotting Through Turkey (1920) (as Charles Parrott) (H-30)
Shoot on Sight (1920) (as Charles Parrott) (H-27)
Speed to Spare (1920) (as Charles Parrott) (H-26)
Find the Girl (1920) (as Charles Parrott) (H-20)
The Dinner Hour (1920) (as Charles Parrott)
Cut the Cards (1920) (as Charles Parrott) (H-223)
Flat Broke (1920) (as Charles Parrott) (H-21)
Teasing the Soil (1920) (as Charles Parrott)
Fresh Paint (1920) (as Charles Parrott) (H-22)
Hoodooed (1920) (as Charles Parrott)
Waltz Me Around (1920) (as Charles Parrott) (H-18)
Getting His Goat (1920/II) (as Charles Parrott) (H-9)
Slippery Slickers (1920) (as Charles Parrott) (H-15)
Red Hot Hottentotts (1920) (as Charles Parrott) (H-13)
When Spirits Move (1920) (as Charles Parrot)

The Floor Below (1919) (as Charles Parrott) (H-12)
Tough Luck (1919) (as Charles Parrott) (H-10)
Order in the Court (1919) (as Charles Parrott)
Giving the Bride Away (1919) (as Charles Parrott)
Call for Mr. Caveman (1919) (as Charles Parrott)
All at Sea (1919) (as Charles Parrott)
The Jailbreaker (1919) (as Charles Parrott)
Her Tender Feet (1919) (as Charles Parrott)
Her First False Hare (1919) (as Charles Parrott)
The Flirts (1919) (as Charles Parrott)
Rolling Stone (1919) (as Charles Parrott)
Hop, the Bellhop (1919) (as Charles Parrott)
He's in Again (1918) (as Charles Parrott)
Painless Love (1918) (as Charles Parrott)
Hello Trouble (1918) (as Charles Parrott)
Business Before Honesty (1918) (as Charles Parrott)
Beauties in Distress (1918) (as Charles Parrott)
Playmates (1918) (as Charles Parrott)
The Straight and Narrow (1918) (as Charles Parrott)
The Handy Man (1918) (as Charles Parrott)
Bright and Early (1918) (as Charles Parrott)
His Bomb Policy (1917) (as Charles Parrott)
Hearts and Sparks (1916) (as Charles Parrott)
A Dash of Courage (1916) (as Charles Chase)
His Pride and Shame (1916) (as Charles Parrott)
His Father's Footsteps (1915) (as Charles Parrott)
Dirty Work in a Laundry (1915) (as Charles Parrott)
... aka A Desperate Scoundrel
A Home Breaking Hound (1915) (as Charles Parrott)
He Wouldn't Stay Down (1915) (as Charles Parrott)
Our Dare-Devil Chief (1915) (as Charles Parrott)
A Human Hound's Triumph (1915) (as Charles Parrott)
Her Winning Punch (1915) (as Charles Parrott)
Their Fatal Bumping (1914) (as Charles Parrott)
Wild West Love (1914) (as Charles Parrott)
How Heroes Are Made (1914/I) (as Charles Parrott)
The Love Thief (1914/I)
The Angels (1914) (as Charles Parrott)
Such a Cook (1914) (as Charles Parrott)

~Producer~ (Movie Still Code)

Saturday Morning (1922) (supervising producer)
Young Sherlocks (1922) (supervising producer)
Our Gang (1922) (supervising producer)
Fire Fighters (1922) (supervising producer)
One Terrible Day (1922) (supervising producer)

~Writer~ (Movie Still Code)

Movie Night (1929) (uncredited)
Tell 'Em Nothing (1926) (uncredited)
Crazy Like a Fox (1926) (uncredited)
Mighty Like a Moose (1926) (uncredited)
Jus' Passin' Through (1923) (scenario) (as Charles Parrott)
For Art's Sake (1923) (scenario) (as Charles Parrott)
Touch All the Bases (1922) (scenario) (as Charles Parrott)
Years to Come (1922) (story) (as Charles Parrott)
Try, Try Again (1922) (story) (as Charles Parrott) (C-32)

Her Tender Feet (1919) (scenario) (as Charles Parrott)
Her First False Hare (1919) (scenario) (as Charles Parrott)
Hearts in Hock (1919) (writer) (as Charles Parrott)
Ship Ahoy (1919) (writer) (as Charles Parrott)

~Production Supervisor~ (Movie Still Code)

Soft Pedal (1926) (production supervisor)
.