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William Austin (I) (1884–1975)

William Austin was born on June 12, 1884 in Georgetown, British Guiana as William Crosby Piercy Austin. He was an actor, known for It (1927), The Gay Divorcee (1934) and The Private Life of Henry VIII. (1933). He died on June 15, 1975 in Newport Beach, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1947 The Ghost Goes Wild
Barnaby (chauffeur)
 1946 Alias Mr. Twilight
Forbes (uncredited)
 1946 Earl Carroll Sketchbook
Williams (uncredited)
 1946 Murder in the Music Hall
Clerk (uncredited)
 1945 She Wouldn't Say Yes
Receptionist (uncredited)
 1945 Swingin' on a Rainbow
Musician (uncredited)
 1944 Dancing in Manhattan
Mr. Morningstar (uncredited)
 1944 National Velvet
Reporter (uncredited)
 1944 Once Upon a Time
Assistant Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1943 Holy Matrimony
Critic (uncredited)
 1943 Batman
Alfred Pennyworth (uncredited)
 1941 Charley's Aunt
Cricket Match Spectator
 1939 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Inquisitive Stranger
 1938 Topper Takes a Trip
Seated Roulette Player (uncredited)
 1938 Mysterious Mr. Moto
Art Admirer (uncredited)
 1938 Dr. Rhythm
Mr. Martingale (The Floorwalker)
 1937 Every Day's a Holiday
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1937 Live, Love and Learn
Bob's Butler (uncredited)
 1936 In His Steps (uncredited)
 1936 The Garden Murder Case
Sneed - Hammle's Butler (uncredited)
 1935 1,000 Dollars a Minute
Salesman
 1935 The Goose and the Gander
Arthur Summers
 1935 The Bishop Misbehaves
Percy Cloud, Man Reading Book (uncredited)
 1935 Redheads on Parade
Trelawney Redfern
 1935 Oil for the Lamps of China
Clerk in Chase's Office (uncredited)
 1934 The Gay Divorcee
Cyril Glossop
 1934 Imitation of Life
Englishman at Party (uncredited)
 1934 Once to Every Bachelor
Mathews
 1934 A Duke for a Day (Short)
Algernon Montmorency Smythe
 1934 Gambling Lady
Sargey - Fallon's Secretary (uncredited)
 1933 College Coach
Finch - Biography Writer (uncredited)
 1932 Don't Be a Dummy
Lord Tony Probus
 1932 County Hospital (Short)
Ollie's Hospital Roommate
 1932 Rule 'Em and Weep (Short)
Duke
 1932 High Society
Wilberforce Strangeways
 1931 Corsair
Richard Bentinck
 1931 A Tailor Made Man
Jellicott
 1930 Along Came Youth
Eustace
 1930 Let's Go Native
Basil Pistol
 1930 The Flirting Widow
James Raleigh
 1930 The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu
Sylvester Wadsworth
 1930 Paramount on Parade
Partygoer (Impulses)
 1930 The Man from Blankley's
Mr. Poffley
 1930 Embarrassing Moments
Jasper Hickson
 1929 Sweetie
Prof. Willow
 1929 Illusion
Mr. Z
 1929 The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu
Sylvester Wadsworth
 1928 What a Night!
Percy Penfield
 1928 Someone to Love
Aubrey Weems
 1928 Just Married
Percy Jones
 1928 The Fifty-Fifty Girl
Engineer
 1928 Red Hair
Dr. Eustace Gill
 1928 Drums of Love
Raymond of Boston
 1927 Honeymoon Hate
Banning-Green
 1927 Silk Stockings
George Bagnall
 1927 Swim Girl, Swim
Mr. Spangle, Ph.D.
 1927 The World at Her Feet
Det. Hall
 1927 Ritzy
Algy
 1927 Duck Soup (Short)
Lord Tarbotham
 1927 It
Monty
 1927 One Hour of Love
Louis Carruthers
 1926 The Flaming Forest
Alfred Wimbledon
 1926 West of Broadway
Mortimer Allison
 1926 Her Big Night
Harold Crosby
 1926 Collegiate
G. Horace Crumbleigh
 1926 Fig Leaves
André's Assistant
 1926 The Far Cry
Eric Lancefield
 1926 What Happened to Jones
Henry Fuller
 1925 The Best People
Arthur Rockmere
 1925 Seven Days
Dal Brown
 1925 The Night Club
Gerly - The Valet
 1925 Head Winds
Theodore Van Felt
 1925 Who Cares
Dr. Harry Oldershaw
 1924 The Garden of Weeds
Archie
 1924 The Enemy Sex
Joe's Friend (uncredited)
 1924 Girls Will Be Girls (Short)
 1922 Rich Men's Wives
Reggie
 1922 The Cowboy King
Wilbur
 1922 Handle with Care
Peter Carter
 1920 Common Sense
Reggie Barrett
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6' 1" (1.85 m)
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William Austin's being cast as Alfred the Butler in the Columbia Pictures' Batman Serial (1943) proved to have a profound effect on the character. Prior to the serial, Alfred had been portrayed as being a very portly character. In order to rectify the disparity between Comics Page and Film, the Editors at DC Comics had Alfred put on a diet; which resulted an a slimmer Butler, who mirrored the ... See more »

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