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Hal Roach

Film Producer / Actor / Film Director / Screenwriter / Television Producer | * 01/14/1892 († 100, 11/02/1992) | Elmira, New York (United States of America (USA))
Harry Eugene "Hal" Roach Sr. (January 14, 1892 – November 2, 1992) was an American film and television producer, director, actor and studio executive, who was the founder of the namesake Hal Roach Studios. Roach was active in the industry from the 1910s to the 1990s and is best remembered today for producing a number of successes including the Laurel and Hardy franchise, the films of entertainer Charley Chase, and the Our Gang short film comedy series. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Kids & Family | Western

Awards & Nominations for Hal Roach

Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film, Comedy Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film, One-Reel Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame 2x Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film, Comedy Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film, One-Reel

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Movies with Hal Roach as Actor(11)

as Himself - Producer (archive footage)2017 Cinecittà Babylon
as Himself (archive footage)2011 Laurel & Hardy: Their Lives and Magic
as himself1987 Hollywood Uncensored
as Bit Part (uncredited)1933 Sons of the Desert
as Studio portrait1933 Wild Poses
as The Cowardly Lion (uncredited)1914 The Magic Cloak of Oz
as The Cowardly Lion / Tottenhot (as Al Roach)1914 The Patchwork Girl of Oz

TV Shows/Series with Hal Roach as Actor(1)

Movies with Hal Roach as Crew(486)

Production/Executive Producer1943 Yanks Ahoy
Production/Executive Producer1943 Prairie Chickens
Production/Executive Producer1943 Calaboose
Production/Producer1942 Brooklyn Orchid
Production/Associate Producer1942 Fall In
Production/Producer1942 Dudes Are Pretty People
Production/Producer1942 Flying with Music
Production/Producer1942 About Face
Production/Executive Producer1942 The McGuerins from Brooklyn
Production/Executive Producer1941 Niagara Falls
Production/Producer1941 Topper Returns
Production/Producer1941 Tanks a Million
Production/Producer1941 Miss Polly
Directing/Director1941 Road Show
Directing/Director1940 Turnabout
Directing/Director1940 One Million B.C.
Production/Producer1940 One Million B.C.
Directing/Director1939 Captain Fury
Directing/Director1939 The Housekeeper's Daughter
Production/Producer1938 Merrily We Live
Crew/Presenter1938 Merrily We Live
Production/Producer1938 Hide and Shriek
Production/Producer1938 The Awful Tooth
Production/Producer1938 Swiss Miss
Production/Producer1938 Block-Heads
Production/Producer1937 Fishy Tales
Production/Producer1937 Reunion in Rhythm
Production/Producer1937 Topper
Production/Producer1937 Nobody's Baby
Crew/Presenter1937 Nobody's Baby
Production/Producer1937 Way Out West
Production/Producer1936 Kelly the Second
Production/Producer1936 On the Wrong Trek
Crew/Presenter1936 General Spanky
Production/Producer1936 General Spanky
Directing/Director1936 The Bohemian Girl
Production/Producer1936 The Bohemian Girl
Production/Producer1936 Pay As You Exit
Production/Producer1936 Spooky Hooky
Writing/Story1936 Spooky Hooky
Production/Producer1935 Bonnie Scotland
Production/Producer1935 Sprucin' Up
Production/Producer1935 The Tin Man
Production/Producer1935 Teacher's Beau
Production/Producer1935 Little Papa
Production/Producer1935 Top Flat
Production/Producer1935 Anniversary Trouble
Production/Producer1935 Beginner's Luck
Production/Producer1935 Tit for Tat
Production/Producer1935 Hot Money
Production/Producer1934 Mama's Little Pirate
Production/Producer1934 Benny, from Panama
Production/Producer1934 Another Wild Idea
Production/Producer1934 Hi'–Neighbor!
Production/Producer1934 Washee Ironee
Production/Producer1934 The First Round-Up
Production/Producer1934 Shrimps for a Day
Production/Producer1934 Mixed Nuts
Production/Producer1934 You Bring the Ducks
Production/Producer1934 The Ballad of Paducah Jail
Production/Producer1934 Maid in Hollywood
Production/Producer1934 Fate's Fathead
Production/Producer1934 Going Bye-Bye!
Production/Producer1934 Apples to You!
Production/Producer1934 Them Thar Hills
Production/Producer1934 Babes in Toyland
Production/Producer1934 Four Parts
Production/Producer1933 Sons of the Desert
Directing/Director1933 Arabian Tights
Production/Producer1933 Arabian Tights
Production/Producer1933 Bedtime Worries
Production/Producer1933 Crook's Tour
Production/Producer1933 Wild Poses
Production/Producer1933 The Midnight Patrol
Production/Producer1933 Busy Bodies
Directing/Director1933 The Devil's Brother
Production/Producer1932 The Tabasco Kid
Production/Producer1932 You're Telling Me
Production/Producer1932 Show Business
Writing/Writer1932 Spanky
Production/Producer1932 The Music Box
Production/Producer1932 The Pooch
Writing/Writer1932 The Pooch
Production/Producer1932 What Price Taxi
Production/Producer1932 Scram!
Production/Producer1932 Mr. Bride
Production/Producer1932 Their First Mistake
Production/Producer1932 County Hospital
Production/Producer1932 Pack Up Your Troubles
Production/Producer1932 Any Old Port!
Production/Producer1932 Helpmates
Production/Producer1932 Red Noses
Production/Producer1932 Towed in a Hole
Production/Producer1932 Choo-Choo!
Writing/Writer1932 Choo-Choo!
Production/Producer1932 Hook and Ladder
Production/Producer1931 Playing at Politics
Crew/Presenter1931 Thundering Tenors
Production/Producer1931 Thundering Tenors
Production/Producer1931 The Hasty Marriage
Directing/Director1931 Let's Do Things
Production/Producer1931 Little Daddy
Production/Producer1931 The Panic Is On
Directing/Director1931 Monsieur Le Fox
Production/Producer1931 The Pip from Pittsburg
Production/Producer1931 Chickens Come Home
Writing/Story1931 Chickens Come Home
Production/Producer1931 Come Clean
Production/Producer1931 Our Wife
Crew/Presenter1931 Pardon Us
Production/Producer1931 Pardon Us
Production/Producer1931 Helping Grandma
Directing/Director1931 The Pajama Party
Directing/Director1931 On the Loose
Writing/Writer1931 On the Loose
Production/Producer1931 Spuk um Mitternacht
Production/Producer1930 Girl Shock
Production/Producer1930 Shivering Shakespeare
Production/Producer1930 School's Out
Production/Producer1930 Looser Than Loose
Production/Producer1930 Hog Wild
Production/Producer1930 Blotto
Production/Producer1930 The Night Life
Production/Producer1930 Brats
Writing/Story1930 Brats
Production/Producer1930 Another Fine Mess
Production/Producer1930 Fast Work
Directing/Director1930 Men of the North
Production/Producer1930 Night of Goblins
Production/Producer1930 Dollar Dizzy
Production/Producer1929 Bouncing Babies
Production/Producer1929 Boxing Gloves
Writing/Story1929 Boxing Gloves
Production/Producer1929 Hotter Than Hot
Production/Producer1929 Movie Night
Directing/Director1929 Dad's Day
Production/Producer1929 Going Ga-Ga
Production/Producer1929 Lazy Days
Production/Producer1929 Railroadin'
Directing/Director1929 Unaccustomed as We Are
Production/Producer1929 Unaccustomed as We Are
Writing/Writer1929 Perfect Day
Production/Producer1929 The Big Squawk
Production/Producer1929 Wrong Again
Production/Producer1929 Big Business
Production/Producer1929 Berth Marks
Production/Producer1929 Bacon Grabbers
Crew/Presenter1929 Men o'War
Production/Producer1929 Men o'War
Directing/Director1929 Hurdy Gurdy
Production/Producer1929 Small Talk
Production/Producer1929 Snappy Sneezer
Crew/Cinematography1928 Came the Dawn
Production/Producer1928 Came the Dawn
Production/Producer1928 Pass the Gravy
Production/Producer1928 Should Tall Men Marry?
Production/Producer1928 Early to Bed
Production/Producer1928 We Faw Down
Production/Producer1928 The Boy Friend
Production/Producer1928 Spook Spoofing
Writing/Story1928 Leave 'Em Laughing
Production/Producer1928 Should Married Men Go Home?
Production/Producer1928 Limousine Love
Directing/Director1928 Flying Elephants
Production/Producer1928 Flying Elephants
Writing/Story1928 Flying Elephants
Production/Producer1928 School Begins
Production/Producer1928 You’re Darn Tootin’
Production/Producer1927 Should Men Walk Home?
Production/Producer1927 Two-Time Mama
Production/Producer1927 Now I'll Tell One
Production/Producer1927 The Battle of the Century
Writing/Writer1927 The Battle of the Century
Production/Producer1927 Call of the Cuckoo
Production/Producer1927 The Second Hundred Years
Production/Producer1927 Should Second Husbands Come First?
Production/Producer1927 The Way of All Pants
Production/Producer1927 Sailors, Beware!
Writing/Writer1927 Sailors, Beware!
Production/Producer1927 Love 'Em and Weep
Writing/Writer1927 Love 'Em and Weep
Production/Producer1927 Flaming Fathers
Production/Producer1927 Why Girls Love Sailors
Writing/Writer1927 Why Girls Love Sailors
Writing/Story1927 Bring Home the Turkey
Production/Producer1927 Don't Tell Everything
Production/Producer1927 Us
Production/Producer1927 Eve's Love Letters
Production/Producer1927 Why Girls Say No
Production/Producer1927 Putting Pants on Philip
Production/Producer1927 Do Detectives Think?
Writing/Writer1927 Do Detectives Think?
Production/Producer1927 The Glorious Fourth
Writing/Story1927 The Glorious Fourth
Production/Producer1927 Seeing the World
Writing/Story1927 Seeing the World
Production/Producer1926 What's the World Coming To?
Production/Producer1926 Mama Behave
Production/Producer1926 Get 'Em Young
Production/Producer1926 Tell Em Nothing
Production/Producer1926 Say It with Babies
Production/Producer1926 Be Your Age
Writing/Story1926 Good Cheer
Writing/Story1926 Thundering Fleas
Crew/Presenter1926 Crazy Like a Fox
Production/Producer1926 Crazy Like a Fox
Writing/Writer1926 The Nickel-Hopper
Production/Producer1926 Wise Guys Prefer Brunettes
Production/Producer1926 Soft Pedal
Writing/Writer1926 Soft Pedal
Writing/Writer1926 Madame Mystery
Production/Producer1926 The Fourth Alarm
Writing/Writer1926 The Fourth Alarm
Crew/Presenter1926 Bromo and Juliet
Production/Producer1926 Bromo and Juliet
Production/Executive Producer1926 Wandering Papas
Production/Producer1926 The Boy Friend
Production/Producer1926 Charley My Boy!
Production/Producer1926 There Ain't No Santa Claus
Production/Producer1926 The Devil Horse
Writing/Writer1926 The Devil Horse
Production/Producer1926 Long Pants
Writing/Writer1926 Long Pants
Writing/Story1925 Shootin' Injuns
Writing/Story1925 Boys Will Be Joys
Production/Producer1925 Innocent Husbands
Production/Producer1925 Dog Days
Writing/Writer1925 Dog Days
Production/Producer1925 The Rat's Knuckles
Production/Producer1925 Plain and Fancy Girls
Production/Producer1925 Chasing the Chaser
Production/Producer1925 His Wooden Wedding
Production/Producer1925 Should Husbands Be Watched?
Writing/Story1925 Black Cyclone
Writing/Writer1925 Big Red Riding Hood
Production/Producer1925 The Wages of Tin
Writing/Writer1925 Looking for Sally
Production/Producer1925 Is Marriage the Bunk?
Production/Producer1925 No Father to Guide Him
Production/Producer1925 Flaming Flappers
Production/Producer1925 Bad Boy
Production/Producer1925 The Caretaker's Daughter
Directing/Assistant Director1924 The Hoosier Schoolmaster
Production/Producer1924 Outdoor Pajamas
Production/Producer1924 Seeing Nellie Home
Production/Producer1924 The Fraidy Cat
Directing/Director1924 Smithy
Production/Producer1924 Smithy
Production/Producer1924 Stolen Goods
Production/Producer1924 Brothers Under the Chin
Production/Producer1924 A Ten-Minute Egg
Production/Producer1924 Rupert of Hee-Haw
Production/Producer1924 Sittin' Pretty
Production/Producer1924 Just a Good Guy
Writing/Writer1924 Just a Good Guy
Production/Producer1924 Don't Park There
Production/Producer1924 Big Business
Writing/Writer1924 Big Business
Production/Producer1924 Jubilo, Jr.
Writing/Story1924 Jubilo, Jr.
Writing/Writer1924 The Buccaneers
Writing/Writer1924 The Battling Orioles
Directing/Director1924 Just a Real Good Car
Production/Producer1924 At First Sight
Production/Producer1924 Wide Open Spaces
Production/Producer1924 Zeb vs. Paprika
Production/Producer1923 The Great Outdoors
Production/Producer1923 Dear Ol' Pal
Production/Producer1923 The Whole Truth
Writing/Story1923 Safety Last!
Production/Executive Producer1923 A Tough Winter
Production/Producer1923 July Days
Production/Producer1923 Why Worry?
Production/Producer1923 Post No Bills
Production/Producer1923 Collars and Cuffs
Production/Producer1923 Courtship of Miles Sandwich
Directing/Director1923 Short Orders
Writing/Writer1923 Dogs of War!
Writing/Story1923 Dogs of War!
Writing/Writer1923 Be Honest
Production/Producer1923 Pick and Shovel
Production/Producer1923 Gas and Air
Production/Producer1923 The Call of the Wild
Production/Executive Producer1923 Uncensored Movies
Writing/Screenplay1923 Uncensored Movies
Production/Producer1923 A Man About Town
Production/Producer1923 Oranges and Lemons
Directing/Director1923 Save The Ship
Directing/Director1923 Scorching Sands
Production/Producer1922 Shine 'Em Up
Production/Producer1922 Years to Come
Production/Producer1922 Do Me a Favor
Production/Producer1922 Grandma's Boy
Writing/Story1922 Grandma's Boy
Production/Producer1922 One Terrible Day
Production/Producer1922 Our Gang
Writing/Story1922 Our Gang
Production/Producer1922 Shiver and Shake
Production/Producer1922 The Timber Queen
Production/Producer1922 Fire Fighters
Production/Producer1922 Dr. Jack
Writing/Story1922 Dr. Jack
Production/Producer1921 Whirl o' the West
Writing/Story1921 Name the Day
Production/Producer1921 Dodge Your Debts
Production/Producer1921 Trolley Troubles
Writing/Story1921 Trolley Troubles
Directing/Director1921 Now or Never
Directing/Director1921 I Do
Writing/Writer1921 I Do
Writing/Story1921 Never Weaken
Production/Producer1921 Never Weaken
Writing/Writer1921 Among Those Present
Production/Producer1921 A Sailor-Made Man
Writing/Story1921 A Sailor-Made Man
Writing/Writer1921 A Sailor-Made Man
Directing/Director1920 High and Dizzy
Production/Producer1920 High and Dizzy
Directing/Director1920 Get Out and Get Under
Production/Producer1920 Run 'Em Ragged
Directing/Director1920 His Royal Slyness
Production/Producer1920 His Royal Slyness
Production/Producer1920 Nomads of the North
Directing/Director1920 Number, Please?
Production/Producer1920 Number, Please?
Directing/Director1920 Haunted Spooks
Production/Producer1920 Haunted Spooks
Directing/Director1920 An Eastern Westerner
Production/Producer1920 An Eastern Westerner
Production/Producer1920 Fresh Paint
Production/Producer1920 The Dippy Dentist
Directing/Director1919 The Rajah
Production/Producer1919 The Rajah
Directing/Director1919 Ask Father
Directing/Director1919 Pay Your Dues
Directing/Director1919 A Sammy in Siberia
Production/Producer1919 Don't Shove
Directing/Director1919 Next Aisle Over
Production/Producer1919 Next Aisle Over
Directing/Director1919 Spring Fever
Directing/Director1919 Looking for Trouble
Production/Producer1919 Looking for Trouble
Production/Producer1919 Count Your Change
Production/Producer1919 Pistols for Breakfast
Production/Producer1919 Heap Big Chief
Production/Producer1919 Hustling for Health
Directing/Director1919 Giving the Bride Away
Directing/Director1919 Young Mr. Jazz
Directing/Director1919 His Only Father
Directing/Director1919 Count the Votes
Production/Producer1919 The Dutiful Dub
Production/Producer1919 Swat the Crook
Directing/Director1919 Bumping Into Broadway
Production/Producer1919 Bumping Into Broadway
Directing/Director1919 Captain Kidd's Kids
Production/Producer1919 Captain Kidd's Kids
Directing/Director1919 On the Fire
Production/Producer1919 How Dry I Am
Directing/Director1919 A Jazzed Honeymoon
Production/Producer1919 Crack Your Heels
Directing/Director1919 At the Old Stage Door
Production/Producer1919 At the Old Stage Door
Directing/Director1919 Do You Love Your Wife?
Directing/Director1919 Back to the Woods
Directing/Director1919 Look Out Below
Production/Producer1919 Look Out Below
Directing/Director1919 Billy Blazes, Esq.
Directing/Director1919 Be My Wife
Production/Producer1919 Be My Wife
Directing/Director1919 Just Dropped In
Production/Producer1919 Just Dropped In
Production/Producer1919 Off the Trolley
Production/Producer1919 I'm on My Way
Directing/Director1919 Before Breakfast
Directing/Director1919 Chop Suey & Co.
Production/Producer1919 Chop Suey & Co.
Directing/Director1919 From Hand to Mouth
Directing/Director1919 He Leads, Others Follow
Directing/Director1919 Soft Money
Production/Producer1918 Follow the Crowd
Production/Producer1918 Beat It
Production/Producer1918 It's a Wild Life
Production/Producer1918 The City Slicker
Directing/Director1918 His Busy Day
Production/Producer1918 His Busy Day
Production/Producer1918 On the Jump
Production/Producer1918 Look Pleasant, Please
Production/Producer1918 Kicked Out
Production/Producer1918 Sic 'Em, Towser
Production/Producer1918 Pipe the Whiskers
Production/Producer1918 Fireman Save My Child
Production/Producer1918 Hey There
Production/Producer1918 Hit Him Again
Production/Producer1918 Let's Go
Production/Producer1918 She Loves Me Not
Production/Producer1918 The Non-Stop Kid
Directing/Director1918 Just Rambling Along
Production/Producer1918 Just Rambling Along
Production/Producer1918 A Gasoline Wedding
Production/Producer1918 Bride and Gloom
Production/Producer1918 The Tip
Production/Producer1918 Take a Chance
Production/Producer1918 Two-Gun Gussie
Production/Producer1918 Here Come the Girls
Production/Producer1918 Nothing But Trouble
Directing/Director1917 Lonesome Luke, Plumber
Production/Producer1917 Bashful
Directing/Director1917 Clubs Are Trump
Directing/Director1917 Luke's Trolley Troubles
Production/Producer1917 Pinched
Directing/Director1917 Stop! Luke! Listen!
Directing/Director1917 Luke's Lost Liberty
Production/Producer1917 Love, Laughs and Lather
Production/Producer1917 Bliss
Production/Producer1917 By the Sad Sea Waves
Production/Producer1917 Over the Fence
Directing/Director1917 Lonesome Luke's Lively Life
Directing/Director1917 Lonesome Luke, Lawyer
Directing/Director1917 Lonesome Luke's Wild Women
Production/Producer1917 Lonesome Luke's Wild Women
Directing/Director1917 Lonesome Luke on Tin Can Alley
Production/Producer1917 Lonesome Luke on Tin Can Alley
Directing/Director1917 Lonesome Luke's Honeymoon
Directing/Director1917 Lonesome Luke, Mechanic
Directing/Director1917 Luke Wins Ye Ladye Faire
Production/Producer1917 Step Lively
Production/Producer1917 The Big Idea
Production/Producer1917 Move On
Directing/Director1917 Luke's Busy Day
Directing/Director1917 Lonesome Luke, Messenger
Production/Producer1917 Lonesome Luke, Messenger
Directing/Director1916 Luke, the Gladiator
Directing/Director1916 Luke's Newsie Knockout
Directing/Director1916 Luke Foils the Villain
Directing/Director1916 Lonesome Luke, Circus King
Directing/Director1916 Luke and the Bomb Throwers
Directing/Director1916 Luke, Patient Provider
Directing/Director1916 Luke's Speedy Club Life
Directing/Director1916 Luke's Lost Lamb
Production/Producer1916 Luke's Lost Lamb
Directing/Director1916 Lonesome Luke Lolls in Luxury
Directing/Director1916 Luke, the Chauffeur
Directing/Director1916 Luke Joins the Navy
Production/Producer1916 Luke Joins the Navy
Directing/Director1916 Luke's Preparedness Preparations
Directing/Director1916 Luke, Rank Impersonator
Directing/Director1916 Luke Does the Midway
Directing/Director1916 Luke's Late Lunchers
Directing/Director1916 Luke, the Candy Cut-Up
Production/Producer1916 Luke, the Candy Cut-Up
Directing/Director1916 Luke Locates the Loot
Production/Producer1916 Luke Locates the Loot
Directing/Director1916 Luke and the Bang-Tails
Directing/Director1916 Luke's Society Mixup
Directing/Director1916 Luke and the Mermaids
Directing/Director1916 Luke Rides Roughshod
Production/Producer1916 Luke Rides Roughshod
Directing/Director1916 Them Was the Happy Days!
Directing/Director1916 Luke's Double
Directing/Director1916 Luke Pipes the Pippins
Directing/Director1916 Luke's Fatal Flivver
Directing/Director1916 Luke's Fireworks Fizzle
Directing/Director1916 Luke, Crystal Gazer
Production/Producer1916 Luke, Crystal Gazer
Directing/Director1916 Luke and the Rural Roughnecks
Production/Producer1916 Luke and the Rural Roughnecks
Directing/Director1916 Luke Lugs Luggage
Directing/Director1916 Luke Laughs Last
Directing/Director1916 Luke's Shattered Sleep
Directing/Director1916 Luke's Washful Waiting
Directing/Director1916 Luke's Movie Muddle
Production/Producer1916 Luke's Movie Muddle
Directing/Director1915 Peculiar Patients' Pranks
Production/Producer1915 Peculiar Patients' Pranks
Directing/Director1915 A Foozle at the Tee Party
Directing/Director1915 Giving Them Fits
Production/Producer1915 Giving Them Fits
Directing/Director1915 Ragtime Snap Shots
Directing/Director1915 Lonesome Luke, Social Gangster
Directing/Director1915 Tinkering with Trouble
Directing/Director1915 Bughouse Bellhops
Directing/Director1915 Just Nuts
Production/Producer1915 Just Nuts
Directing/Director1915 Great While It Lasted
Directing/Director1915 Ruses, Rhymes and Roughnecks

Full Name: Hal Roach
Born: Thursday, 01/14 1892 (January) in Elmira, New York (United States of America (USA))
Died: Monday, 11/02 1992 (November) in Bel Air (aged: 100)
Zodiac sign: Capricorn (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Elmira Free Academy
Spouses (current/former): Marguerite Nichols
Children: Hal Roach, Jr.
Other names for Hal Roach (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Harry Eugene Roach"
"Al Roach"
"Hal E. Roach"
Hal Roach frequently works together with these people:
Harold Lloyd (147x, Actor)
'Snub' Pollard (132x, Actor)
Bebe Daniels (120x, Actress)
Stan Laurel (116x, Actor)
H.M. Walker (92x, Crew)
Richard C. Currier (78x, Crew)
Oliver Hardy (72x, Actor)
Sammy Brooks (72x, Actor)
Charley Chase (69x, Actor)
Leo McCarey (59x, Crew)
Art Lloyd (57x, Crew)
Kevin Brownlow (3x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:13394, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 09/19/2021