Harold Goodwin (American actor)

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Not to be confused with Harold Goodwin (English actor).
Harold Goodwin
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Goodwin in Suds (1920)
Born (1902-12-01)December 1, 1902
Peoria, Illinois, USA
Died July 12, 1987(1987-07-12) (aged 84)
Woodland Hills, California, USA
Years active 1915–1960

Harold Goodwin (December 1, 1902 – July 12, 1987) was an American film actor who performed in over 225 films.

Biography[edit]

Born in Peoria, Illinois, Goodwin began his film career while still in his teens in the 1915 film short Mike's Elopement. He also appeared as Jeff Brown in the 1927 Buster Keaton comedy College. Goodwin followed up with a role in another Keaton film The Cameraman in 1928 opposite Keaton and actress Marceline Day. He worked steadily through the silent film era and transitioned into the talkie era as a character actor, often as a "tough guy" because of his athletic stature.[1] He was seen in the role of Detering in the 1930 Lewis Milestone directed World War I drama All Quiet on the Western Front, afterwards his film roles were mostly small and uncredited.

In his later years, Goodwin mainly acted in the Western film genre and often worked as a stuntmen for film studios. In the 1960s, Goodwin made many guest appearances of the NBC television series Daniel Boone starring Fess Parker and Ed Ames. Goodwin made his last film appearance in the low-budget horror film The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (1973) before retiring from the film industry. He died in Woodland Hills, California, in 1987.

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Bibliography[edit]

  • John Holmstrom, The Moving Picture Boy: An International Encyclopaedia from 1895 to 1995, Norwich, Michael Russell, 1996, p.20.

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