Job Actor
Years active 1923-1974
Known for Dim-witted penny-ante crooks and ne'er-do-wells
Top Roles Willie 'The Knife' Corson, Hotel Meat Packer, Mike, Portagee Joe, Harry
Top GenresComedy, Drama, Romance, Crime, Musical, Mystery
Top TopicsRomance (Comic), Gangsters, Book-Based
Top Collaborators (Producer), (Producer), (Producer), (Producer)
Shares birthday with Ward Bond, Paul Robeson, Brandon De Wilde  see more..

Allen Jenkins Overview:

Character actor, Allen Jenkins, was born Alfred McGonegal on Apr 9, 1900 in Staten Island, NY. Jenkins died at the age of 74 on Jul 20, 1974 in Santa Monica, CA .


Allen Jenkins' 'mug' might have come straight from a Damon Runyan story - and proved to be his fortune. In the 1930s and 1940s, with a matchstick often dangling from his drooping lower lip, Jenkins was ever ready with a leering remark and played dozens of dim-witted but by-and-large friendly penny-ante crooks and ne'er-do-wells. Largely retired after 1957, he still played a few cameo roles in his last years. He died from complications following surgery.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).



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By Bogart Fan on Oct 26, 2014 From The Bogie Film Blog

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Allen Jenkins Quotes:

Hank Wales: We sort of move around. Every Fall, we go to the Springs, and every Spring, we go to the Falls.

Frankie: We'll be in the big time again. A couple of winners and we'll be on Easy Street.
Charlie: [sarcastically] Yeah, sweepin' it!

Okay: Hey, where did you learn about all these things?
Dr. T.S. Clitterhouse: In school. In a university.
Okay: Oh, a university?
Dr. T.S. Clitterhouse: Yes.
Okay: I got a brother in a university.
Dr. T.S. Clitterhouse: Well, indeed? Well, I must add that to your case history. Which university?
Okay: Let me see. What's the name of that joint? Havard!
Dr. T.S. Clitterhouse: Harvard? Really? What does your brother do there?
Okay: He's preserved in alcohol. He's got two heads.

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Allen Jenkins Facts
In the episode of "M*A*S*H" (1972) titled 'Rainbow Bridge', Hawkeye is upset with Frank's choices of sending the wounded off a bus into OR. When Hawkeye overrides his orders, Frank screams, "This is mutiny! I'm the commander on this bus!" To which Hawkeye says to Father Mulcahy, "'Mutiny on the Bus' - It was a B picture. Allen Jenkins played the bus driver."

He provided the voice for the Hanna-Barbera cartoon Officer Dibble on "Top Cat" (1961).

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