Brodie in Second Chorus, 1940
|Died||January 8, 2001 (aged 96)|
|Occupation||Film, television actor|
|Years active||(before) 1928–1989|
The son of Mrs. Lottie Brodie, he attended Hughes High School in Cincinnati and the University of Cincinnati. Before becoming a professional actor, he worked in Procter & Gamble's main offices.
Brodie worked with Cincinnati's Civic Repertory Theater for nine years.
A veteran of more than 250 film and television productions, Brodie signed his first film contract with Universal Pictures Corporation in 1931.
He appeared as a callow, mustachioed actor in a variety of utility roles in films from the early 1930s. Usually playing bit parts in features, his more notable credits include his voiceover work in the Disney cartoon features Pinocchio and Dumbo and his portrayal of a careful used car lot owner in the film noir classic Detour. He also worked off and on as a dialogue director.
In 1944, he directed his sole movie, A Fig Leaf for Eve.
Brodie's final appearance in a film came in Goodnight, Sweet Marilyn (1989).
On January 8, 2001, Brodie died in Los Angeles, California. His entry in the reference work Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2001: Film, Television, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Music, Cartoons and Pop Culture gave his age as 101 and his birth date as May 29, 1899.
- Name the Woman aka The Woman Within (1934) as Reporter
- The Call of the Savage (1935) as Dr. Carl Neff
- Manhattan Moon (1935) as Reporter
- Strike Me Pink (1936) as Mr. Marsh
- Missing Girls (1936) as Chuck Martin
- Find the Witness (1937) as Reporter
- Partners in Crime (1937) as Reporter
- The Lady in the Morgue (1938) as Taxi Driver
- The Last Express (1938) as Spud
- The Rookie Cop (1939) as Frank 'Frankie' Dixon
- Exile Express (1939) as Mullins
- Music in My Heart (1940) as Taxi Driver
- Second Chorus (1940) as Clerk
- Scattergood Meets Broadway (1941) as Waiter
- Two Latins from Manhattan (1941) as Advertising Man
- A Fig Leaf for Eve aka Desirable Woman (1944) as Director
- The Man Who Walked Alone (1945) as Desk Sergeant #1
- A Letter for Evie (1946) as Barker (uncredited)
- For You I Die (1947) as Motorist at Diner (uncredited)
- Street Corner (1948) as Arnold Marsh
- The Ghost Talks (1949) as Tom the tailor
- Counterspy Meets Scotland Yard (1950) as Jimmy, a Thug
- The Atomic City (1952) as FBI Agent (uncredited)
- The Story of Will Rogers (1952) as Reporter (uncredited)
- April in Paris (1952) as Employee (uncredited)
- The I Don't Care Girl (1953) (uncredited)
- Sword of Venus (1953) as Jailer (uncredited)
- The Great Adventures of Captain Kidd (1953, Serial) as Kidd Crewman (uncredited)
- Donovan's Brain (1953) as Detective Who Follows Dr. Cory from Hotel (uncredited)
- Hell's Outpost (1954) as Miner (uncredited)
- Meet the O'Briens (1954, TV Movie) as Collodney
- The Proud Ones (1956) as Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
- Fear Strikes Out (1957) as Reporter Evans (uncredited)
- Beau James (1957) as Reporter (uncredited)
- Bell Book and Candle (1958) as Cab Driver (uncredited)
- The Ladies Man (1961) as Makeup Man (uncredited)
- The Comancheros (1961) as Card Dealer (uncredited)
- Ride the High Country (1962) as Spieler (uncredited)
- Diary of a Madman (1963) as Marcel the Postman
- It Happened at the World's Fair (1963) as Dice Player (uncredited)
- The Patsy (1964) as Bowler (uncredited)
- The Chase (1966) as Conventioneer (uncredited)
- The Busy Body (1967) as Board Member
- How to Commit Marriage (1969) as Pevney (uncredited)
- Little Big Man (1970) as Stage Passenger (uncredited)
- Blackenstein (1973) as Police Lieutenant
- Escape to Witch Mountain (1975) as Gasoline Attendant
- Goodbye, Norma Jean (1976) as Projectionist
- Eat My Dust! (1976) as Old Man Lewis
- The Last Tycoon (1976) as Extra on Set (uncredited)
- Hughes and Harlow: Angels in Hell (1977) as Director
- Hot Lead and Cold Feet (1978) as Saloon Man #3
- Heart Beat (1980) as Dispatcher
- ...All the Marbles (1981) as Reno Timekeeper
- Murphy's Law (1986) as Old Man
- Goodnight, Sweet Marilyn (1989) as Projectionist
- "Movie Actor On Way For Visit In Norwood". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Ohio, Cincinnati. 11 June 1935. p. 9. Retrieved January 4, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Don Brodie Signs". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Ohio, Cincinnati. 17 May 1931. p. Section 3 - Page 4. Retrieved January 4, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Civic Theater". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Ohio, Cincinnati. 26 April 1928. p. 4. Retrieved January 4, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- Lentz, Harris M. (2002). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2001: Film, Television, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Music, Cartoons and Pop Culture. McFarland. pp. 45–46. ISBN 9780786412785. Retrieved 4 January 2018.