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Harry McCoy

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1889 - 1937

Der Schauspieler Harry McCoy gehörte der legendären Keystone Company an und verkörperte unzählige Rollen in Komödienfilmen des jungen Films unter Mack Sennett. 

Sein Filmdebüt feierte er bereits 1912 u.a. mit "Pants and Pansies" (12) und "Got a Match" (12), in den nächsten paar Jahren folgte ein Film auf den anderen und Harry McCoy agierte an der Seite von zukünftigen Stars wie Fatty Roscoe Arbuckle und Charlie Chaplin.

Mit Filmen wie "A Tangled Affair" (13), "Billy Dodges Bills" (13), "He Would a Hunting Go" (13), "The Champion" (13) und einer Reihe von Filmen rund um die Figuren von Mike und Jake (McCoy als Jake) spielte er sich in die Herzen des Publikums.

1914 folgten etliche Auftritte in der Mabel-Normand-Serie, in der auch Charlie Chaplin seinen Tramp zum Besten gab. Dazu gehören "Mabel's Strange Predicament" (14), "Mabel at the Wheel" (14) und "Mabel's Married Life" (14). Weitere Filme in diesem Jahr waren "A Race with Death" (14), "The Star Boarder" (14), "The Property Man" (14), "His New Profession" (14), "Gentlemen of Nerve" (14) und "Getting Acquainted" (14).

Bis Ende der 10er Jahre folgten weitere Produktionen wie "Caught in a Park" (15), "Crossed Love and Swords" (15), "For Better - For Worse" (15), "His Luckless Love" (15), "His Last Laugh" (16), "All at Sea" (17), "The Chicken Hunters" (19) und "The Garage" (19).

In den 20er Jahren nahmen seine Rollen vor der Kamera ab und er konzentrierte sich ab  Mitte der 20er Jahre vermehrt auf das Schreiben von Drehbüchern.
Als Schauspieler blieb er den komischen Rollen treu und agierte in "A Close Shave" (20), "Obey the Law" (24), "Taxi! Taxi!" (24), "The Fatal Mistake" (24), "Sweetheart" (25), "Hearts of Men" (28) und "Whirls and Girls" (29).

Im Tonfilm trat Harry McCoy so gut wie gar nicht in Erscheinung, lediglich in "The Trial of Vivienne Ware" (32), "Calm Yourself" (35) und "Woman Wanted" (35) spielte er vor der Kamera.

Zu seinen Drehbüchern gehören die Produktionen "Alice Be Good" (26), "A Blonde's Revenge" (26), "The Bull Fighter" (27), "The Chaser" (28), "The Big Palooka" (29), "Honeymoon Zeppelin" (30), "The College Vamp" (31), "Half Holiday" (31), "Alaska Love" (32), "I Surrender Dear" (34) und "Midnight Blunders" (36).

Weitere Filme mit Harry McCoy:
Lily's Lovers (12) The Grocery Clerk's Romance (12) The Engagement Ring (12) A Doctored Affair (13) Mike and Jake Go Fishing (13) A Wife Wanted (13) Hubby's Job (13) Mike and Jake Among the Cannibals (13) Mike and Jake at College (13) Mike and Jake at the Beach (13) Mike and Jake in the Wild, Wild West (13) Mike and Jake in the Oil Fields, or The Stinger Stung (13) Mike and Jake in Mexico (13) The Joy Riders (13) Mike and Jake as Heroes (13) For Art and Love (13) Mike and Jake as Pugilists (13) Mike and Jake in Society (13) Mike and Jake Live Close to Nature (14) The Mystery of a Taxicab (14) Mike and Jake Join the Army (14) Won in a Closet (14) A Film Johnnie (14) His Favorite Pastime (14) Mike and Jake Go in for Matrimony (14) Mike and Jake in the Clutch of Circumstances (14) Caught in a Cabaret (14) Mabel's Busy Day (14) Mabel's Married Life (14) The Face on the Bar Room Floor (14) The Masquerader (14) Those Love Pangs (14) Mabel's Blunder (14) Tillie's Punctured Romance (14) Fatty's Magic Pants (14) Hello, Mabel (14) The Cannon Ball (15) Ambrose's Lofty Perch (15) The Battle of Ambrose and Walnus (15) A Human Hound's Triumph (15) A Home Breaking Hound (15) A Village Scandal (15) Because He Loved Her (15) Saved by theWireless (15) Mabel and Fatty's Wash Day (15) A Movie Star (16) His Auto Ruination (16) Cinders of Love (16) Bubbles of Trouble (16) His One Night Stand (17) A Hoosier Romance (18) Fair Enough (18) Wild Wild Women (19) Clever Cubs (20) High & Dry (21) Circus Heroes (21) Keep Coming (24) Sons-In-Law (24) Hit Him Hard (24) Fearless Fools (24) Her City Sport (24) Lost Control (24) Eat and Run (24) Traffic Jams (24) Snappy Eyes (24) Some Tom Boy (24) Nobody's Sailing Along (25) Stick Around (25) Heads Up (25) Heir-Loons (25) Dashing Thru (26) A Little Bit of Fluff (28) The Bee's Buzz (29)

His One Night Stand (17)

His One Night Stand (17) When a Man's a Prince (26) The Divorce Dodger (26) Kitty from Killarney (26) The Jolly Jilter (27) A Dozen Socks (27) Crazy to Act (27) Catalina, Here I Come (27) Three's a Crowd (27) The Girl from Everywhere (27) The Beach Club (28) Run, Girl, Run (28) The Bicycle Flirt (28) Smith's Restaurant (28) His Unlucky Night (28) Catalina Rowboat Races (28) The Bride's Relations (29) Baby's Birthday (29) Whirls and Girls (29) Broadway Blues (29) The Bree's Buzz (29) A Close Shave (29) Jazz Mamas (29) The Constabule (29) The Lunkhead (29) Clancy at the Bat (29) He Trumped Her Ace (30) Johnny's Week End (30) Midnight Daddies (30) Won by a Neck (30) Our Nagging Wives (30) The Dog Doctor (31) The Cow-Catcher's Daughter (31) Ghost Parade (31) Hold 'er Sheriff (31) Movie Town (31) The Albany Bunch (31) Fainting Lover (31) The Pottsville Palooka (31) The All-American Kickback (31) Billboard Girl (32) The Flirty Sleepwalker (32) Listening In (32) The Giddy Age (32) Hypnotized (32)  Dream House (33) Counselon De Fence (34) One Too Many (34) Honeymoon Bridge (35)