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Jean del Val Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Nov 17, 1891
  • Died: Mar 13, 1975

French character actor Jean Del Val was a regular in American films from at least 1927. In the early days of the talkies, he offered his services as translator and vocal coach for the French-language versions of American films. Many of his later roles were fleeting but memorable: he's the French aviator in [[Feature~V122034~Block-Heads~heads]] (1938) who rescues over-aged doughboy [[Performer~P98871~Stan Laurel~stanlaurel]] from the trenches ("Why, you blockhead. Ze war's been over for twenty years!") and the French radio announcer who opens [[Feature~V8482~Casablanca~casablanca]] (1942) by spreading the news of the murder of two German couriers carrying letters of transit. He enjoyed a larger role in Columbia's [[Feature~V110773~So Dark the Night~sodarkthenight]] (1946), a film seemingly conceived as a showcase for the best of Hollywood's foreign-accented bit players. Active in films until the 1960s, Jean del Val played a crucial non-speaking role in [[Feature~V16772~Fantastic Voyage~fantasticvoyage]] (1966): he's the comatose scientist whose arterial system and brain are explored by the miniaturized heroes. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi