Thursday, 1 September 2016

Victor Potel

Born: 12 October 1889, Lafayette, Indiana, USA
Died: 8 March 1947, Hollywood, California, USA

Victor Potel began his film career just as silent films began to develop into an art form, around 1910, working for Essanay and later for Universal. He was famous for his portrayal of Slippery Slim in a series of short comedies. When sound came Victor continued to work as an actor in any capacity, from background walk-ons and bit-parts, up to featured supporting roles. Victor also found time to write or direct a handful of films. In all, Victor Potel appeared in well over 400 films from 1910 to the late 1940s.

Slightly Honorable (1939) as Gas Station Proprietor (uncredited)

Victor Potel is standing in this dark and misty shot.

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