In addition to the Stooge comedies, Emil was in another forty Columbia Pictures short-subjects with other stars such as Andy Clyde, Hugh Herbert, Harry Von Zell, Billie Burke, Sterling Holloway and Vera Vague. He worked with each future-Stooge, Shemp Howard, Joe De Rita, and Joe Besser, in their own Columbia shorts when they were solo stars, before they joined the Three Stooges. Emil also appeared in a number of RKO short-subjects, working with Leon Errol, Gil Lamb, and others.
Emil began to get roles in full-length features of other genres besides comedy, including dramatic, Western, science fiction, and mystery movies. Eventually Emil appeared in over fifty feature films and dozens of television shows.
Over the decades, Emil's repertoire grew to include work in films with Lucille Ball, Milton Berle, Red Skelton, Tony Curtis, George Peppard, Johnny Weissmuller, Betty Grable, Robert Young, Eddy Arnold, Fred MacMurray, Mickey Rooney, Ray Milland, Tyrone Power, Broderick Crawford, Janet Leigh, Jack Lemmon, Gale Storm, Glenn Ford, the Bowery Boys, Brian Keith, Robert Culp, David Jansen, Alan Hale, Walter Brennan, Dan Blocker, Joey Bishop, Bob Denver, and numerous others. For a complete list of films, visit FILMS.