Sam Lufkin

Sam Lufkin
Born Samuel William Lufkin
(1891-05-08)May 8, 1891
Died February 19, 1952(1952-02-19) (aged 60)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actor
Years active 1920-1951

Samuel "Sam" William Lufkin (May 8, 1891 – February 19, 1952) was an American actor who usually appeared in small or bit roles in short comedy films.


Born in Utah, Lufkin spent most of his career at the Hal Roach Studios where he made over 60 films. In over half of these, he appeared alongside Laurel and Hardy, again mostly in small parts, but occasionally in more substantial roles, such as an irascible cop (The Music Box), or an irate motorist (Two Tars). After Laurel and Hardy left Roach in 1940, the grim-faced Lufkin mostly appeared in further bit roles in Hollywood feature films before his death of uremia in 1952.[1] His grave is located at Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park.

Selected filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1920 Haunted Spooks Bearded Man in Car Uncredited
1923 A Man About Town Bit Role Uncredited
1924 High Society Police detective
1926 Thundering Fleas Extra at the wedding
The Nickel-Hopper Dance hall extra Uncredited
1927 Sugar Daddies Fun House ticket taker
1928 Playin' Hookey Keystone-ish cop
1929 That's My Wife Waiter Uncredited
Double Whoopee Man poked in eye
1930 Part Time Wife Caddie Master
1931 Pardon Us Bit Part Uncredited
1932 Any Old Port! Referee Uncredited
1932 The Music Box Police Officer Uncredited
1933 Sons of the Desert First Waiter Uncredited
1934 Going Bye-Bye! Man with warning
1935 Bonnie Scotland Native henchman Uncredited
1936 Our Relations Waiter Uncredited
1937 Grips, Grunts and Groans Bit Part Uncredited
1938 Block-Heads Veteran Uncredited
1939 Zenobia Townsman Uncredited
1940 A Chump at Oxford Water wagon driver Uncredited
Saps at Sea Workman at Horn Factory Uncredited
1946 Crack-Up Detective Uncredited
Sister Kenny Photographer Uncredited
Lady Luck Gambler Uncredited
1947 Born to Kill Crap Dealer Uncredited
Riffraff Bit Role Uncredited
1948 The Miracle of the Bells Man Uncredited
1950 Born to Be Bad Taxi Driver Uncredited
1951 Law of the Badlands Bank Teller Uncredited


  1. Mack Truitt, Evelyn (1977). Who Was Who On Screen (2 ed.). Bowker. p. 286. ISBN 0-8352-0914-8.

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