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William Costello (I) (1898–1971)

William Costello was born on February 2, 1898 in Rhode Island, USA as William A. Costello. He was an actor, known for Lil' Ainjil (1936), Football Bugs (1936) and Popeye the Sailor (1933). He died on October 9, 1971 in San Jose, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Lil' Ainjil
Lil' Ainjil Officer Pup
(1936)
Football Bugs
Football Bugs Voices
(1936)
Popeye the Sailor
(1933)
I Yam What I Yam
(1933)

Filmography

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 1936 Football Bugs (Short)
Voices
 1936 Lil' Ainjil (Short)
Officer Pup (voice)
 1935 You Gotta Be a Football Hero (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1935 Dizzy Divers (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1935 For Better or Worser (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1935 Choose Your 'Weppins' (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1935 The 'Hyp-Nut-Tist' (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1935 Pleased to Meet Cha! (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1935 Beware of Barnacle Bill (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1934 We Aim to Please (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1934 The Dance Contest (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1934 The Two-Alarm Fire (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1934 A Dream Walking (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1934 Axe Me Another (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1934 Shiver Me Timbers! (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1934 Strong to the Finich (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1934 Shoein' Hosses (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1934 Can You Take It (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1934 The Man on the Flying Trapeze (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1934 Let's You and Him Fight (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1934 Sock-a-Bye, Baby (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1934 Let's Sing with Popeye (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1933 Wild Elephinks (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1933 Seasin's Greetinks! (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1933 I Eats My Spinach (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1933 Blow Me Down! (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1933 I Yam What I Yam (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1933 Popeye the Sailor (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1932 Betty Boop, M.D. (Short)
Bimbo (voice, uncredited)
 1930 Dizzy Dishes (Short)
Gus Gorilla (voice, uncredited)
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Trivia:

Buried in Mariposa, California, an old gold mining town about 45 miles west of Yosemite National Park. His tombstone has a picture of Popeye and acknowledges Costello as the "original voice" of the sailorman. See more »

Nickname:

Red Pepper Sam

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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