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Buster Keaton (I) (1895–1966)


Joseph Frank Keaton was born on October 4, 1895 in Piqua, Kansas, to Joe Keaton and Myra Keaton. Joe and Myra were Vaudevillian comedians with a popular, ever-changing variety act, giving Keaton an eclectic and interesting upbringing. In the earliest days on stage, they traveled with a medicine show that included family friend, illusionist Harry ... See full bio »

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Known For

The General
The General Johnnie Gray
(1926)
Steamboat Bill, Jr.
Steamboat Bill, Jr. William Canfield Jr.
(1928)
Seven Chances
Seven Chances James Shannon
(1925)
The Cameraman
The Cameraman Buster
(1928)

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 1966 The Scribe (Short)
Journalist
 1965 Film (Short)
The Man
 1965 The Railrodder (Short)
The Man
 1963 The Triumph of Lester Snapwell (Short)
Lester Snapwell
 1961 The Home Owner (Short)
The Home Owner
 1960 The Devil to Pay (Short)
Diablos
 1952 Paradise for Buster (Short)
Buster
 1952 Un duel à mort (Short)
Le premier pêcheur
 1941 She's Oil Mine (Short)
Buster Waters - Plumber
 1941 General Nuisance (Short)
Peter Hedley Lamar Jr.
 1941 So You Won't Squawk? (Short)
Eddie
 1940 His Ex Marks the Spot (Short)
Buster - the Husband
 1940 The Spook Speaks (Short)
Buster
 1940 The Taming of the Snood (Short)
Buster Keaton
 1940 Pardon My Berth Marks (Short)
Elmer - Newspaper Copyboy
 1940 Nothing But Pleasure (Short)
Clarence Plunkett
 1939 Mooching Through Georgia (Short)
Homer Cobb
 1939 Pest from the West (Short)
Sir
 1937 Love Nest on Wheels (Short)
Elmer
 1937 Ditto (Short)
The Forgotten Man
 1937 Jail Bait (Short)
Office Boy
 1936 Mixed Magic (Short)
Elmer 'Happy' Butterworth
 1936 The Chemist (Short)
Elmer Triple
 1936 Blue Blazes (Short)
Elmer Whipple
 1936 Grand Slam Opera (Short)
Elmer Butts
 1936 Three on a Limb (Short)
Elmer Brown
 1935 The Timid Young Man (Short)
Milton
 1935 The E-Flat Man (Short)
Elmer
 1935 Tars and Stripes (Short)
Apprentice Seaman Elmer Doolittle
 1935 Hayseed Romance (Short)
Elmer Dolittle
 1935 One Run Elmer (Short)
Elmer
 1935 Palooka from Paducah (Short)
Jim Diltz
 1934 Allez Oop! (Short)
Elmer
 1934 The Gold Ghost (Short)
Wally
 1933 Hollywood on Parade No. A-13 (Short)
Orchestra Leader / Himself
 1931 The Stolen Jools (Short)
Policeman
 1925 The Iron Mule (Short)
Indian (uncredited)
 1923 The Love Nest (Short)
Buster Keaton
 1923 The Balloonatic (Short)
The Young Man (as 'Buster' Keaton)
 1922 Daydreams (Short)
The Young Man
 1922 The Electric House (Short)
Buster (as 'Buster' Keaton)
 1922 The Frozen North (Short)
The Bad Man
 1922 The Blacksmith (Short)
Blacksmith's Assistant (as 'Buster' Keaton)
 1922 My Wife's Relations (Short)
The Husband
 1922 Cops (Short)
The Young Man (as 'Buster' Keaton)
 1922 The Paleface (Short)
Little Chief Paleface
 1921 The Boat (Short)
The Boat Builder (as 'Buster' Keaton)
 1921 The Play House (Short)
Audience / Orchestra / Mr. Brown - First Minstrel / ... (as 'Buster' Keaton)
 1921 The Goat (Short)
The Goat
 1921 The 'High Sign' (Short)
Our Hero (as 'Buster' Keaton)
 1921 Hard Luck (Short)
Suicidal Boy
 1921 The Haunted House (Short)
Bank Clerk
 1920 Neighbors (Short)
The Boy
 1920 The Scarecrow (Short)
Farmhand (as 'Buster' Keaton)
 1920 Convict 13 (Short)
Golfer Turned Prisoner, Guard
 1920 One Week (Short)
The Groom
 1920 The Garage (Short)
Buster - The Assistant
 1919 The Hayseed (Short)
Manager, general store
 1919 Back Stage (Short)
Stagehand
 1918 The Cook (Short)
Assistant Chef
 1918 Good Night, Nurse! (Short)
Dr. Hampton / woman with umbrella
 1918 Moonshine (Short)
Revenue Agent
 1918 The Bell Boy (Short)
Bellboy
 1918 Out West (Short)
Sheriff, saloon owner
 1917 A Country Hero (Short)
Vaudeville Artist
 1917 Coney Island (Short)
Rival / Cop with Moustache (uncredited)
 1917 Oh Doctor! (Short)
Junior Holepoke
 1917 His Wedding Night (Short)
Delivery Boy
 1917 The Rough House (Short)
Gardener / Delivery Boy / Cop
 1917 The Butcher Boy (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial: Alka-Seltzer See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Biographical Movies | 27 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 36 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

'Buster' Keaton

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

What used to get my goat at MGM were comedians like The Marx Brothers or [Bud Abbott] and [Lou Costello], who never worried about the script or the next scene. My God, we ate, slept and dreamed our pictures. See more »

Trivia:

In 1952 while remodeling his home, James Mason discovered several reels of Keaton's "lost" films (Mason had purchased Keaton's Hollywood mansion) and immediately recognized their historical significance. He took upon himself the responsibility for their preservation. See more »

Trademark:

Pork pie hat, slapshoes, deadpan expression See more »

Nickname:

Malec See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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