Joe Valli

Joseph George McParlane (also spelled McFarlane and McPharlane; 13 August 1885 – 29 May 1967),[1] known as Joe Valli, was a Scottish-Australian actor who worked in vaudeville and films.[2] He had a long-running vaudeville partnership with Pat Hanna as "Chic and Joe".[3]

Valli was born in Glasgow, the son of engineer Joseph McParlane and Agnes Gill. He worked as an builder and engineer before working in entertainment. He died in Waterloo, New South Wales, of myocardial degeneration .[4]

Selected filmography


  1. "Birth Record of Joseph McParlane". 2 June 1967. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  2. "Joe Valli Is Back On Typhoon Treasure Lot". Cairns Post (Qld.: 1909-1954). Qld.: National Library of Australia. 26 June 1937. p. 6. Retrieved 9 August 2012.
  3. "Chic and Joe", Australian Variety Theatre Archive website; accessed 15 June 2015.
  4. "Death Certificate of Joseph McParlane aka Joe Valli". 2 June 1967. Retrieved 6 August 2017.

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