Murray Kinnell

Murray Kinnell (24 July 1889 – 11 August 1954) was an English-born American actor, recognized for playing smooth, gentlemanly, although rather shady characters. He appeared in 71 films in the USA between the pre-code era of 1930 and 1937.

Murray Kinnell
Born(1889-07-24)24 July 1889
Died11 August 1954(1954-08-11) (aged 65)
Years active1930-1937

He was best known as the two-timing petty-larceny hood Putty Nose in The Public Enemy (1931). He also appeared in a number of the Charlie Chan series of films. He also had a brief tenure in stage work from 1911, prior to his cinema career.

On 11 August 1954, Kinnell died at his home in Santa Barbara, California.[1]

Partial filmography


  1. "Actor Murray Kinnell Dies". The Courier-Journal. Kentucky, Louisville. Associated Press. August 13, 1954. p. 8. Retrieved December 12, 2018 via
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