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Arthur Housman (1889–1942)

Arthur Housman was born on October 10, 1889 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Sunrise (1927), Scram! (1932) and The Fixer Uppers (1935). He died on April 8, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Sunrise The Obtrusive Gentleman
Scram! Drunk
The Fixer Uppers
The Fixer Uppers The Drunk
The Live Ghost
The Live Ghost Drunken Sailor


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 1943 Escort Girl
Al, the Drunk (as Arthur Houseman)
 1941 Public Enemies
 1941 Billy the Kid
Saloon Janitor (uncredited)
 1940 Go West
Drunk in Saloon (uncredited)
 1940 The Villain Still Pursued Her
Mr. McGillicuddy - Drunk (uncredited)
 1940 City for Conquest
Radio Listener (uncredited)
 1940 No Time for Comedy
Drunk Wanting Directions (uncredited)
 1940 Prairie Law
Smith - Drunken Voter (uncredited)
 1940 Honeymoon Deferred
Drunk (uncredited)
 1939 Blondie Brings Up Baby
Drunk (scenes deleted)
 1939 The Flying Deuces
Drunk Legionnaire (uncredited)
 1939 Blondie Takes a Vacation
Drunk on Train (uncredited)
 1939 Stronger Than Desire
Reporter (uncredited)
 1939 Ex-Champ
Drunk In Barroom (uncredited)
 1939 Broadway Serenade
Jonathan (uncredited)
 1939 Sergeant Madden
Fan (scenes deleted)
 1939 The Spirit of Culver
The Drunk (uncredited)
 1939 Navy Secrets
Pickpocket - Posing as a Singing Drunk
 1939 They Made Me a Criminal
Drunk Next to Grandma (uncredited)
 1938 Hard to Get
Drunk on Subway (uncredited)
 1938 Youth Takes a Fling
First Communist
 1938 Secrets of an Actress
Drunk Who Keeps Turning Off Lamp (uncredited)
 1938 Island in the Sky
Drunk (uncredited)
 1938 Where the West Begins
Beano, Jack's Cellmate
 1938 Man-Proof
Sourpuss with Capon (uncredited)
 1937 Love on Toast
The Drunk
 1937 Merry-Go-Round of 1938
Drunk (uncredited)
 1937 That's My Story!
 1937 Double or Nothing
 1937 When Love Is Young
Drunk (uncredited)
 1937 A Family Affair
Drunk Driver (uncredited)
 1936 After the Thin Man
Man Rehearsing Welcome Speech (uncredited)
 1936 Mind Your Own Business
Drunk (uncredited)
 1936 With Love and Kisses
Gilbert Holbrook (as Arthur Houseman)
 1936 Racing Blood
 1936 Wives Never Know
Snorter (uncredited)
 1936 Our Relations
 1936 Little Miss Nobody
Drunk (uncredited)
 1936 Show Boat
Drunk (uncredited)
 1936 Tough Guy
Percy Waring (uncredited)
 1936 Riffraff
 1935 The Fire-Trap
Neil - Drunk (uncredited)
 1935 Here Comes Cookie
Drunk #1 (uncredited)
 1935 Diamond Jim
Souse (uncredited)
 1935 Two for Tonight
Warburton (uncredited)
 1935 Call of the Wild
Pete, the Drunk (uncredited)
 1935 Woman Wanted
Art - Waiter at Party (uncredited)
 1935 Spring Tonic
Drunk (uncredited)
 1935 Paris in Spring
 1935 Public Hero #1
Scottsdale Bar Drunk (uncredited)
 1935 Hold 'Em Yale (uncredited)
 1935 La veuve joyeuse
Drunk (uncredited)
 1934 Here Is My Heart
Drunken Waiter
 1934 365 Nights in Hollywood
Drunk Motorist (uncredited)
 1934 Gridiron Flash
Drunk (uncredited)
 1934 Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch
Dick Harris
 1934 The Merry Widow
Drunken Man (uncredited)
 1934 Kansas City Princess
Man Getting Manicure (uncredited)
 1934 I Give My Love
Second Drunk (uncredited)
 1934 I Believed in You
Jerry Hartman, a Drunk (uncredited)
 1934 Success at Any Price
Cocktail Shaker (uncredited)
 1933 The Way to Love
Drunk Being Photographed
 1933 Sing Sinner Sing
 1933 No Marriage Ties
Chili, a Bartender (uncredited)
 1933 Her Bodyguard
 1933 Don't Bet on Love
One of Shelton's Hoods (uncredited)
 1933 The Constant Woman
Drunk (uncredited)
 1933 The Intruder
Reggie Wayne
 1933 Men Must Fight
Drunk on Ship (uncredited)
 1933 She Done Him Wrong
Hungry Barfly (uncredited)
 1932 No More Orchids
 1932 Merry-Go-Round
Archie (drunk)
 1932 False Faces
Harold (uncredited)
 1932 Hat Check Girl
A Party Guest (uncredited)
 1932 Movie Crazy
Customer Who Didn't Order Rabbit
 1932 While Paris Sleeps (uncredited)
 1932 The Greeks Had a Word for Them
Drunk (uncredited)
 1932 Stepping Sisters
 1931 Night Life in Reno
Roy Carlton
 1931 Anybody's Blonde
 1931 Caught Plastered
1st Drunk Customer (uncredited)
 1931 Five and Ten
Piggy (scenes deleted)
 1931 Bachelor Apartment
Tippler (uncredited)
 1930 Part Time Wife
Golf Spectator (uncredited)
 1930 Feet First
Drunken Clubman
 1930 The Squealer
Mitter Davis
 1930 Alias French Gertie
Bert aka Denver Red (uncredited)
 1930 Officer O'Brien
Tony Zurik (as Arthur Houseman)
 1929 Song of Love
Joe Sweeney, Acrobat
 1929 Fast Company
Barney Barlow
 1929 Side Street
Henchman Silk Ruffo
 1929 Times Square
Lon Roberts
 1929 Broadway
 1929 Queen of the Night Clubs
Andy Quinland
 1928 Sins of the Fathers
The Count
 1928 The Singing Fool
Blackie Joe
 1928 Happiness Ahead
'Sandy' Coles
 1928 Fools for Luck
Charles Grogan
 1928 Partners in Crime
 1927 The Spotlight
 1927 Rough House Rosie
Kid Farrell
 1927 Love Makes 'Em Wild
Charlie Austin
 1926 Whispering Wires
 1926 The Midnight Kiss
Hector Spencer
 1926 Early to Wed
Art Nevers
 1926 The Bat
Richard Fleming (as Arthur Houseman)
 1925 Braveheart
Frank Nelson
 1925 The Desert's Price
Tom Martin (as Arthur Houseman)
 1925 Thunder Mountain
Joe Givens
 1925 The Coast of Folly
 1925 Night Life of New York
 1925 The Necessary Evil
 1925 A Man Must Live
Tod Cragge
 1923 Under the Red Robe
Captain La Rolle
 1923 Wife in Name Only
Victor Harwood
 1922 Man Wanted
 1922 The Snitching Hour
Bunny (as Arthur Houseman)
 1922 Destiny's Isle
Arthur Randall
 1922 Love's Masquerade
Newspaper Reporter (as Arthur Houseman)
 1922 The Prophet's Paradise
 1922 Why Announce Your Marriage?
Teddy Filbert
 1922 Shadows of the Sea
Ralph Dean
 1921 The Way of a Maid
Jimmy Van Trent
 1921 Clay Dollars
Ben Willetts
 1921 Room and Board
Desmond Roach
 1921 The Fighter
 1921 Is Life Worth Living?
Jimmy Colton
 1921 Worlds Apart
Harley Marshall
 1920 The Misleading Lady
Reporter (as Arthur Hausman)
 1920 The Road of Ambition
Monty Newcomb
 1920 The County Fair
Bruce Hammerhead
 1920 The Point of View
Dallas Henley (as Arthur Houseman)
 1920 The Flapper
Tom Morran - The Eel
 1920 A Fool and His Money
Count Tarnowsky
 1920 The Blooming Angel
 1919 Toby's Bow
 1919 The Bondage of Barbara
Jack Newton
 1918 Brown of Harvard
Happy (as Arthur Hausman)
 1918 Back to the Woods
Bill Andrews
 1918 All Woman
Dick Wellman
 1918 Under Suspicion
Red Hogan
 1917 Persuasive Peggy
Percy Pipp (as Arthur Houseman)
 1917 A Mother's Ordeal
Joseph Clark
 1917 The Cloud
Edward Burton
 1917 Her Good Name
Bert Tyler
 1916 The Lash of Destiny
Al Wayne
 1916 The Gods of Fate
 1915 Pennington's Choice
Messenger (uncredited)
 1915 The Apaches of Paris
Tom Austin
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Housman was one of two actors of the time who was famous for playing drunks, the other being Jack Norton. In real life Norton didn't drink at all, while Housman unfortunately developed a serious drinking problem. See more »

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