'Snub' Pollard

'Snub' Pollard
The slight frame (5' 6"), pale, serious countenance, and dark, droopy mustache are unmistakeable, definitive identification badges in recalling silent comedian Harry "Snub" Pollard. Born in Australia as Harry Fraser, he joined a vaudeville troupe, which toured the United States around 1910. The troupe broke up there and Harry decided to stay, dubbing himself with "Pollard" as a last name moniker. He started off at the Essenay Film Studios in 1911 and briefly worked with the Keystone Kops. Hal Roach took an avid interest and, in 1915, had Snub co-starring with Harold Lloyd and Bebe Daniels in the highly successful Lonesome Luke series, which ran for years (86 films in all). In 1919, Snub took a chance and ventured on with his own solo one- and two-reelers with sights gags and gimmicks-a-plenty. Many of them were ably directed by Charley Chase and co-starred Marie Mosquini as his frequent leading lady. His "second banana" status, however, was firmly entrenched, and his vehicles were met with only a modicum of interest. He also made personal appearances on the farcical stage. His production company, created in 1926, eventually folded and he was relegated to supporting other top comedians again, notably Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy and Andy Clyde, or appearing in poverty-row programmers. By the late 1930s, he was (ironically) reduced to silent, atmospheric bits in talking pictures. One last hurrah would be his playing of Pee Wee, sidekick to cowboy Tex Ritter, in a series of minor westerns. Thereafter, Snub continued obscurely in films until his death in 1962 of cancer. His sister was comedy actress Daphne Pollard who also entertained audiences with her own short films. Date of Death 19 January 1962, Burbank, California  (cancer)
Name 'Snub' Pollard
Also Known As Harry 'Snub' Pollard, Harry Pollard, Snub Pollard
Birthday 1889-11-09
Deathday 1962-01-19
Gender Male
IMDB 'Snub' Pollard profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
As: Park Caretaker
1955-02-15
The Fast and the Fur...
As: Cookie
1937-01-30
Arizona Days...
As: The Kidnapper
1919-12-28
From Hand to Mouth...
As: Motorist
1942-10-30
Bowery at Midnight...
As: First Flophouse Cust
1916-05-27
Police...
As: Unknown
1916-07-10
Luke Rides Roughshod...
As: Unknown
1916-07-24
Luke, Crystal Gazer...
As: Unknown
1916-08-07
Luke's Lost Lamb...
As: Unknown
1916-11-19
Luke, Patient Provid...
As: Unknown
1916-12-24
Luke Locates the Loo...
As: Unknown
1917-10-07
Birds of a Feather...
As: Unknown
1917-10-21
From Laramie to Lond...
As: Unknown
1917-10-28
Rainbow Island...
As: Unknown
1917-11-04
Love, Laughs and Lat...
As: Unknown
1917-11-11
The Flirt...
As: Prince of Rochquefor
1920-02-08
His Royal Slyness...
As: Unknown
1916-09-18
Luke and the Mermaid...
As: Bellhop
1916-10-01
Luke's Speedy Club L...
As: Unknown
1916-10-15
Luke and the Bang-Ta...
As: Unknown
1917-02-04
Luke's Trolley Troub...
As: Unknown
1917-12-09
Move On...
As: Unknown
1917-12-02
We Never Sleep...
As: Passenger with trunk
1917-11-25
All Aboard...
As: Unknown
1917-11-18
Clubs Are Trump...
As: Snub
1918-06-02
The City Slicker...
As: Snub
1918-05-19
Two-Gun Gussie...
As: Snub, the Butler
1918-05-12
The Non-Stop Kid...
As: Unknown
1919-10-12
Pay Your Dues...
As: The Neighbor
1919-07-13
Just Neighbors...
As: Unknown
1919-06-29
Spring Fever...
As: Unknown
1918-07-21
Kicking the Germ Out...
As: Snub
1918-06-23
Are Crooks Dishonest...
As: His Assistant
1918-06-16
Somewhere in Turkey...
As: Unknown
1917-12-23
Bashful...
As: Unknown
1918-04-14
Pipe the Whiskers...
As: Unknown
1918-06-09
Sic 'Em, Towser...
As: Unknown
1917-03-18
Lonesome Luke's Live...
As: Cafe Waiter
1917-04-15
Lonesome Luke on Tin...
As: Snitch, another
1917-09-09
Over the Fence...
As: Unknown
1917-09-16
Lonesome Luke Loses ...
As: Spectator at Beach
1917-09-30
By the Sad Sea Waves...
As: Unknown
1917-08-04
Lonesome Luke, Messe...
As: Unknown
1919-05-11
Si, Senor...
As: The Leading Man
1919-04-27
Ring Up the Curtain...
As: The Corn-Fed Secreta
1919-02-09
Ask Father...
As: Unknown
1918-08-04
That's Him...
As: Unknown
1918-09-01
Two Scrambled...
As: Unknown
1918-09-29
Swing Your Partners...
As: The Valet
1919-11-30
Captain Kidd's Kids...
As: The Musical Comedy's
1919-11-02
Bumping Into Broadwa...
As: Snub
1917-11-14
Bliss...
As: Sheriff 'Gun Shy' Ga
1919-07-06
Billy Blazes, Esq....
As: Pee Wee
1937-11-26
Tex Rides with the B...
As: Unknown
1928-04-29
Thick and Thin...
As: Unknown
1929-04-30
The Big Shot...
As: Unknown
1926-12-21
All Wet...
As: Pee Wee McDougal
1937-07-02
Riders of the Rockie...
As: Inventor
1923-10-13
It's a Gift...
As: Unknown
1926-10-21
The Yokel...
As: Unknown
1926-09-21
The Doughboy...
As: Unknown
1927-04-28
Mitt The Prince...
As: Unknown
1927-04-28
Double Trouble...
As: Inventor Ignatius Po
1924-01-12
The Big Idea...
As: Gyp
1936-05-12
The Crime Patrol...
As: Baker
1936-10-24
White Legion...
As: Danny, the Pickpocke
1935-11-01
Bars of Hate...
As: Frank Smith
1935-12-30
Just My Luck...
As: Unknown
1919-08-17
Chop Suey & Co....
As: Hatchet Face
1919-11-19
Call for Mr. Caveman...
As: Cinvvict Shorty
1935-06-01
The Laramie Kid...
As: Bartender
1937-04-03
Hittin' the Trail...
As: Prisoner
1937-05-22
Sing Cowboy Sing...
As: Vic Moran
1936-09-01
The Black Coin...
As: Unknown
1918-12-01
Hear 'Em Rave...
As: Snub
1919-05-25
The Marathon...
As: Renegade
1934-03-19
The Rawhide Terror...
As: Victor
1934-05-24
Stingaree...
As: Pee Wee
1938-07-08
Rollin' Plains...
As: Pee Wee
1938-08-12
The Utah Trail...
As: Pee Wee
1938-10-12
Where the Buffalo Ro...
As: Father at Baby Windo
1944-08-23
Casanova Brown...
As: Show Boat Orchestra
1946-12-05
Till the Clouds Roll...
As: Old Man Getting Umbr
1952-04-10
Singin' in the Rain...
As: Unknown
1920-05-22
All Dressed Up...
As: Unknown
1919-12-27
The Floor Below...
As: Unknown
1916-09-04
Luke Joins the Navy...
As: Unknown
1918-05-25
Fireman Save My Chil...
As: Unknown
1919-08-02
A Jazzed Honeymoon...
As: Unknown
1919-07-26
Never Touched Me...
As: Unknown
1919-03-29
Next Aisle Over...
As: Unknown
1919-02-22
On the Fire...
As: Unknown
1918-07-06
An Ozark Romance...
As: The Old Settler
1923-04-28
California or Bust...
As: Unknown
1921-07-30
What a Whopper!...
As: Unknown
1921-07-16
At the Ringside...
As: Unknown
1920-08-28
Money to Burn...
As: Unknown
1919-04-05
A Sammy in Siberia...
As: Unknown
1919-03-08
I'm on My Way...
As: Unknown
1919-01-25
Going! Going! Gone!...
As: The Auctioneer's Hel
1923-05-26
Sold at Auction...
As: Campbell
1937-09-01
Jungle Menace...
As: Unknown
1918-10-12
Why Pick on Me?...
As: Unknown
1917-09-22
Pinched...
As: Snub
1919-07-01
Young Mr. Jazz...
As: Simplex Joe
1918-12-15
Take a Chance...
As: Unknown
1920-02-22
Waltz Me Around...
As: The New Director
1922-07-16
The Dumb-Bell...
As: Unknown
1928-05-22
Here Comes a Sailor...
As: Photographer at Birt
1931-10-10
The Road to Singapor...
As: Bicycle Messenger
1920-03-07
Fresh Paint...
As: Abner Maize
1923-11-11
Dear Ol' Pal...
As: Papa
1923-06-24
Courtship of Miles S...
As: Ticket Seller
1946-12-19
Andy Plays Hookey...
As: Unknown
1920-08-01
Run 'Em Ragged...
As: Drummer (uncredited)
1935-01-11
The Night Is Young...
As: Street Musician
1952-10-31
Limelight...
As: Joe Atterbury - the
1932-07-23
The Purchase Price...
As: His Valet
1919-05-31
Back to the Woods...
As: Billy Bullion
1919-08-10
Count Your Change...
As: Unknown
1920-12-19
Park Your Car...
As: Peewee
1938-03-04
Frontier Town...
As: Keystone Cop
1939-10-13
Hollywood Cavalcade...
As: Mr. Grimble
1946-06-20
Monkey Businessmen...
As: Unknown
1918-02-17
Hit Him Again...
As: Hadley
1936-08-14
The Gentleman from L...
As: Unknown
1929-01-01
Springtime Saps...
As: The Tenderfoot
1921-01-23
Whirl o' the West...
As: Unknown
1916-08-21
Luke Does the Midway...
As: Unknown
1916-12-10
Luke, Rank Impersona...
As: Unknown
1916-12-17
Luke's Fireworks Fiz...
As: The Dandy
1920-01-25
The Dippy Dentist...
As: The New Director
1918-04-28
Hey There...
As: The Dandy
1919-12-14
Looking for Trouble...
As: Hunter
1921-05-22
Big Game...
As: Unknown
1918-04-07
Follow the Crowd...
As: A Community Player (
1931-10-31
One Good Turn...
As: Cookie (Hart hand)
1936-01-01
Headin' for the Rio ...
As: Snub the Ferryboat P
1922-10-14
The Old Sea Dog...
As: Man on Jury (uncredi
1948-09-14
Johnny Belinda...
As: Mr. Fields, Little D
1956-01-20
Runaway Daughters...
As: Unknown
1916-12-31
Luke's Shattered Sle...
As: Unknown
1919-12-07
How Dry I Am...
As: Unknown
1921-08-20
Name the Day...
As: Party Guest (uncredi
1946-09-19
Society Mugs...
As: Archie
1940-02-25
Murder on the Yukon...
As: Pa, Man in Nightshir
1940-07-06
Sky Bandits...
As: Projectionist
1916-12-03
Luke's Movie Muddle...
As: Snoopy Sam - The Hou
1918-03-31
On the Jump...
As: Luke's Co-Worker
1915-11-01
Giving Them Fits...
As: Unknown
1919-09-07
Be My Wife...
As: Poker Player
1939-03-01
Rollin' Westward...
As: Townsman (uncredited
1960-08-30
Inherit the Wind...
As: Unknown
1961-03-21
Days of Thrills and ...
As: Mail-Bearing Court O
1947-06-04
Miracle on 34th Stre...
As: Townsman (uncredited
1940-01-05
The Earl of Chicago...
As: Snub
1919-03-16
Look Out Below...
As: Unknown
1917-09-02
Lonesome Luke's Wild...
As: Unknown
1916-03-01
Luke and the Rural R...
As: Unknown
1916-01-31
Luke, the Candy Cut-...
As: Unknown
1915-12-22
Peculiar Patients' P...
As: Unknown
1917-12-30
Step Lively...
As: Snub
1918-03-03
A Gasoline Wedding...
As: Snub
1917-12-30
The Big Idea...
As: Baseball Game Specta
1942-05-28
It Happened in Flatb...
As: Townsman at Dance (u
1951-12-03
The Barefoot Mailman...
As: The Bridegroom
1922-01-28
Years to Come...
As: Soup Customer (uncre
1942-11-20
'Neath Brooklyn Brid...
As: Edgar Wolfe (as Snub
1937-10-15
Nation Aflame...
As: Janitor Suds
1939-04-30
Mesquite Buckaroo...
As: Pool Hall Patron (un
1950-07-07
Where the Sidewalk E...
As: Our Hero
1923-12-16
Fully Insured...
As: Statehood Audience M
1962-04-22
The Man Who Shot Lib...
As: Drunk (uncredited)
1945-04-17
Rockin' In The Rocki...
As: Cookie
1939-03-18
Lure of the Wastelan...
As: Man at Balloon Socie
1961-05-01
Master of the World...
As: Unknown
1918-01-06
The Tip...
As: Unknown
1918-02-24
Beat It...
As: Unknown
1918-03-17
Here Come the Girls...
As: Unknown
1918-03-24
Let's Go...
As: Unknown
1918-04-21
It's a Wild Life...
As: Unknown
1918-05-05
Kicked Out...
As: Unknown
1918-10-26
Nothing But Trouble...
As: Unknown
1918-12-29
She Loves Me Not...
As: Unknown
1919-03-23
The Dutiful Dub...
As: Unknown
1919-04-13
Just Dropped In...
As: Unknown
1919-04-20
Crack Your Heels...
As: Unknown
1919-06-08
Pistols for Breakfas...
As: Unknown
1919-06-15
Swat the Cook...
As: Unknown
1919-06-22
Off the Trolley...
As: Unknown
1919-07-20
At the Old Stage Doo...
As: Unknown
1919-08-24
Heap Big Chief...
As: King's Physician's A
1934-06-29
Cockeyed Cavaliers...
As: Wedding Chapel Atten
1941-03-14
A Girl, a Guy, and a...
As: Snub - the Janitor (
1918-03-10
Look Pleasant, Pleas...
As: Man in Courtroom (un
1949-11-18
Adam's Rib...
As: Ice Cream Vendor
1945-10-18
Booby Dupes...
As: Quartermaster Bates
1957-08-02
Jeanne Eagels...
As: Parade Spectator (un
1946-04-04
The Hoodlum Saint...
As: Cabby (uncredited)
1947-12-31
The Paradine Case...
As: Carnival Patron
1956-11-25
Friendly Persuasion...
As: Marquis de Marmalade
1921-04-07
Rush Orders...
As: The Husband
1921-10-29
Fifteen Minutes...
As: George
1934-08-06
One More River...
As: The Good Grandson
1922-09-16
365 Days...
As: Knuckles (uncredited
1961-12-18
Pocketful of Miracle...
As: Western Saloon Set P
1947-07-04
The Perils of Paulin...
As: Saloon Drunk
1941-02-25
Ridin' the Cherokee ...
As: Second Small Man at
1948-12-15
Loaded Pistols...
As: Goofy (as Snub Polla
1948-07-18
Back Trail...
As: Pee Wee
1938-09-06
Starlight Over Texas...
As: 2nd Bartender
1942-04-24
Boot Hill Bandits...
As: Show Spectator
1949-11-11
Square Dance Jubilee...
As: Butler
1913-08-13
Sally Scrags, Housem...
As: Saloon Swamper
1943-01-27
The Kid Rides Again...
As: Air Raid Refugee in
1941-12-12
Confirm or Deny...
As: Stage Door Johnnie i
1951-08-15
Meet Me After the Sh...
As: Custodian on Stairwa
1950-10-14
Walk Softly, Strange...
As: Extra
1915-05-07
His Regeneration...
As: Unknown
1951-06-07
Racket Squad...
As: Unknown
1954-03-11
Public Defender...