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Help me try to win a bet. Actor with most credits to name?


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#1 of 24 RodC

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Posted August 01 2003 - 06:42 AM

The guys at work have been throwing names around and using IMDB.COM to validate. Looking to see who has the most movie credits in their filmographies. Names like George 'Gabby' Hayes, John Wayne, Pearl White, Paul Panzer, have netted the most.

Any suggestions to top the top?

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#2 of 24 Eric_E

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Posted August 01 2003 - 06:51 AM

Not sure about actors, but I remember being astounded that Ennio Morricone has 479 composing credits to his name.

#3 of 24 Hunter P

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Posted August 01 2003 - 06:52 AM

Given their reputations I would have thought Gene Hackman and Michael Caine would be a good candidate but they don't come close.

Colin Farrell will be at the top of the list in two years at the rate he's going. That guy is in every freakin' movie!
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#4 of 24 Peter Apruzzese

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Posted August 01 2003 - 06:54 AM

Christopher Lee or John Carradine
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#5 of 24 Eric_E

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Posted August 01 2003 - 06:56 AM

Oh wow, this just made things a whole lot easier:
http://www.imdb.com/Prolific/actors

#6 of 24 RodC

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Posted August 01 2003 - 07:17 AM

Yeah, that just ruins the fun now doesn't it? Except, if my cooworkers don't find that link. :wink:

#7 of 24 MarkHastings

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Posted August 01 2003 - 07:52 AM

Besides Mel Blanc & Oliver Hardy, does anyone even recognise the rest?

#8 of 24 Chad Isaacs

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Posted August 01 2003 - 08:24 AM

I would have to second the vote for Gene Hackman.He is probably the most known with the most titles under his belt...But thats just me.

#9 of 24 John_Bonner

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Posted August 01 2003 - 09:41 AM

Gene Hackman - 81
Michael Caine - 110

I was gonna guess Clint Howard but he's at 105!
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#10 of 24 Hunter P

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Posted August 01 2003 - 09:42 AM

A lot of those actors are bit players with uncredited roles. If I were to make a ruling then I would say they should be disqualified. I think they should play a major role in most of their films. And when I say major role, I mean opening credits.

And Mel Blanc has so many credits for doing voices for cartoon shorts. Many of the entries are compilations of his previous work.
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#11 of 24 Agee Bassett

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Posted August 01 2003 - 11:43 AM

Quote:
Christopher Lee or John Carradine


Ward Bond

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#12 of 24 MarkHastings

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Posted August 01 2003 - 01:01 PM

Quote:
A lot of those actors are bit players with uncredited roles.
Yeah, most of them were in a dozen movies per year. I can't see any real famous actors averaging more than 1 (maybe 2) movies per year.

#13 of 24 Jay Heyl

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Posted August 01 2003 - 01:30 PM

I thought it was particularly interesting that Tom London is credited on three TV shows three years after he died.

My contribution would be M. Emmet Walsh, 138 film credits.

#14 of 24 MarkHastings

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Posted August 01 2003 - 01:39 PM

I vote for Scott 'Carrot Top' Thompson with 5!
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#15 of 24 Henry Gale

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Posted August 01 2003 - 02:44 PM

RodC,
Great subject, thanks!
I would never have known about the career of Tom London (#3) if we hadn't had this little thread. Too bad there's no photo of him at the IMDB.
It was fun looking through his work:
The Saga Of Hemp Brown
Deadwood Dick
(Don Douglas IS Deadwood Dick)
And, like Clint Eastwood, Tom is uncredited in Tarantula!
I've also just learned that Trigger is listed as an Actor in the IMDB and has credits covering a 21 year span. Can Cheetah top that? Posted Image

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#16 of 24 Jim_F

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Posted August 01 2003 - 03:16 PM

Christopher Lee or John Carradine


Those were the first two I thought of, then Vincent Price. Jack Palance might get an honorable mention.
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Posted August 01 2003 - 05:34 PM

Frank Welker is a tremendously gifted voice actor, who has been so many things. He's done regular voice work, and is also hired to do sound effects with his voice.

Very cool guy!
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Posted August 02 2003 - 01:00 AM

The master of the Slow Burn, Edger Kennedy

#19 of 24 MarkHastings

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Posted August 02 2003 - 02:29 AM

I just thought of Ernest Borgnine - IMDB has 141 listed.

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Posted August 22 2009 - 02:07 PM

  Micky Rooney has 324 credits (he has 5 coming out in 2009 alone)  At 89 years old, he is the only actor alive to have started in the silent film era and continued his career into the 21st century.  John Caradine beats out Micky with 342 credits and Oliver Hardy has 411 credits. 





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