Charley Chase

Charley Chase

Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. Pg. 102-103. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387

Brother of James Parrott.

Directed short comedies under his birth name, Charles Parrott.

Entered films in 1912.

Had two daughters: Pauline (Polly) and June.

In an interview on the David Letterman show, Hal Roach said that Chase auditioned for him by saying he could play ANY part. Chase then proceeded to do his impression of a lighthouse by turning his head, pausing with his eyes wide open when he was facing forward during each rotation.