James Finlayson

James Finlayson bio

Birth Name: James Henderson Finlayson

Occupation: Movie Actor

Place Of Birth: Scotland

Date Of Birth: August 27, 1887

Date Of Death: October 9, 1953

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: Scottish

James Finlayson was born on the 27th of August, 1887. He was famous for being a Movie Actor. After appearing in several Mack Sennett-directed silent films of the 1920s, Finlayson made a name for himself as a comedic actor in over two dozen Laurel and Hardy movies of the 1920s and 1930s.

James Finlayson was born in Scotland. He appeared in the 1916 Broadway tour of Bunty Pulls the Strings, but left the show to pursue a Hollywood acting career. He became famous for his trademark comedic double take mannerism, as well as for his frequent and humorous use of the expression “d’ooooooh.”

James Finlayson was a Virgo and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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James Finlayson was born in 1880s.

James Henderson Finlayson is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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James Finlayson’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on James Finlayson’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, James Finlayson kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

James Finlayson was born in the Year of the Pig.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: James Henderson Finlayson
BIRTH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: James Finlayson was a Virgo. People of this zodiac sign like animals, healthy food, nature, cleanliness, and dislike rudeness and asking for help. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, analytical, kind, hardworking, practical, while weaknesses can be shyness, overly critical of self and others, all work and no play. The greatest overall compatibility with Virgo is Pisces and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: James Finlayson was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are nice and good-mannered. They're always forgiving of other people's mistakes, which at times can translate to naivete and gullibility.

Ruling Planet: James Finlayson had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

James Finlayson’s birth sign is Virgo and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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