Loyal Underwood (August 6, 1893 - September 30, 1966) was an American
stock actor for Charlie Chaplin's film studio.
Born in 1893 in Rockford, Illinois, Underwood's movie debut was in The
Count, a 1916 Chaplin short film created for the Mutual Film
Corporation. Underwood is uncredited as he was for the four other
Mutual shorts in which he appeared.
In 1918, Chaplin started work for First National and Loyal Underwood
was on hand. He was credited and appeared in all seven First National
Shorts which Chaplin directed.
Underwood was a short man. Next to the short Chaplin at 5 ft
5 in (165 cm), he appeared puny and weak. Hence, the comedy
of a situation in which such a man is the antagonist; Chaplin's
character routinely shrugged him off.
Between 1921 and 1927, Underwood appeared in several other lesser
known films. In the next twenty years, he was again appearing
uncredited in films, such as Arizona Bad Man, Let's Dance and The
Underwood's final film was a credited role, albeit a small one, as a
Street Musician in Chaplin's final American film Limelight in 1952.
Underwood died in
Loyal Underwood on IMDb
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