No photo available. Represent William J. O'Brien? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
Down 14,386 this week

William J. O'Brien (1884–1953)

William J. O'Brien was born on January 31, 1884 in Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for Hell Bound (1931), A Night at the Opera (1935) and Mister Smarty (1936). He died on February 14, 1953 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »
1 photo »

What Movies Are Coming This Fall?

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Replicants, superheros, and reboots await you in our Fall Movie Guide. Plan your season and take note of the hotly anticipated indie, foreign, and documentary releases, too.

Check out our Fall Movie Guide

Around The Web


Powered by ZergNet

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 7 people
created 28 Jun 2016

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of William J. O'Brien's work have you seen?

User Polls

Known For

Hell Bound
Hell Bound Bilmey
A Night at the Opera
A Night at the Opera Opera Spectator
Mister Smarty
Gun Crazy
Gun Crazy Customer at Sharpshooting Act


Hide Hide Show Show Actor (180 credits)
 1953 Affair with a Stranger
Bartender (uncredited)
 1953 Francis Covers the Big Town
Juror (uncredited)
 1953 Law and Order
Townsman (uncredited)
 1953 Call Me Madam
Doorman at Ball (uncredited)
 1953 Fresh Painter (Short)
Dental Patient (uncredited)
 1952 Million Dollar Mermaid
Banker (uncredited)
 1952 No Holds Barred
Wrestling Spectator (uncredited)
 1952 Everything I Have Is Yours
Passerby on Street (uncredited)
 1952 Horizons West
Barfly (uncredited)
 1952 It Grows on Trees
Reporter (uncredited)
 1952 Park Row
Newspaper Reader (uncredited)
 1952 Fearless Fagan
Barker (uncredited)
 1952 Les Miserables
Citizen (uncredited)
 1952 O. Henry's Full House
Hotel Clerk (segment "The Clarion Call") (uncredited)
 1952 Francis Goes to West Point
Plant Workman (uncredited)
 1952 Washington Story
Waiter at Party (uncredited)
 1952 The Half-Breed
Bartender (uncredited)
 1952 Carbine Williams
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1952 Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick
Waiter (uncredited)
 1952 Something to Live For
Bar Customer (uncredited)
 1952 The Pace That Thrills
Barker (uncredited)
 1951 On Dangerous Ground
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1951 I'll See You in My Dreams
Waiter (uncredited)
 1951 Week-End with Father
Popsicle Vendor (uncredited)
 1951 Two Tickets to Broadway
Passerby on Street (uncredited)
 1951 The Racket
Counterman / Short Order Cook (uncredited)
 1951 On the Loose
Waiter (uncredited)
 1951 You Never Can Tell
Andrew Lindsay (uncredited)
 1951 Roadblock
Waiter (uncredited)
 1951 Saturday's Hero
Waiter at Party (uncredited)
 1951 Behave Yourself!
Janitor (uncredited)
 1951 The Guy Who Came Back
Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
 1951 As Young as You Feel
Man at Luncheon (uncredited)
 1951 Fighting Coast Guard
Waiter at Rooftop Restaurant (uncredited)
 1951 The Prowler
Coroner's Juryman (uncredited)
 1951 Hard, Fast and Beautiful
Bartender (uncredited)
 1951 Sealed Cargo
Villager (uncredited)
 1951 Francis Goes to the Races
Racetrack Bettor (uncredited)
 1951 Follow the Sun
Man in Diner (uncredited)
 1951 I Can Get It for You Wholesale
Noble's Butler (uncredited)
 1951 Katie Did It
Train Passenger (uncredited)
 1951 Lullaby of Broadway
Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
 1950 Sierra Passage
Train Passenger (uncredited)
 1950 Gambling House
Stage Manager (uncredited)
 1950 Frenchie
Catfight Spectator / Funeral Attendee (uncredited)
 1950 The Magnificent Yankee
Waiter (uncredited)
 1950 Woman on the Run
Waiter at Sullivan's Grotto (uncredited)
 1950 Outrage
Man Drawing Shade in Window (uncredited)
 1950 Born to Be Bad
Bartender at Charity Ball (uncredited)
 1950 The Underworld Story
Townsman on Street / in Coffee Shop (uncredited)
 1950 Lucky Losers
Roulette Player (uncredited)
 1950 Put Some Money in the Pot (Short)
Pianist (uncredited)
 1950 Black Hand
Juror (uncredited)
 1950 The Secret Fury
Passerby (uncredited)
 1950 Blonde Dynamite
Congratulations Party Guest (uncredited)
 1950 Young Man with a Horn
Waiter (uncredited)
 1950 Gun Crazy
Customer at Sharpshooting Act (uncredited)
 1949 A Dangerous Profession
Clerk (uncredited)
 1949 Dancing in the Dark
Waiter at Party (uncredited)
 1949 The Threat
Ticket Taker (uncredited)
 1949 Holiday Affair
Peanut Vendor (uncredited)
 1949 Tell It to the Judge
Bartender (uncredited)
 1949 Oh, You Beautiful Doll
Waiter (uncredited)
 1949 The Story of Seabiscuit
Racetrack Spectator (uncredited)
 1949 Angels in Disguise
Morgue Attendant (uncredited)
 1949 Easy Living
Vendor Eating Hotdog (uncredited)
 1949 Slattery's Hurricane
Bar Customer (uncredited)
 1949 It's a Great Feeling
Saloon Waiter (uncredited)
 1949 Any Number Can Play
Gambler (uncredited)
 1949 Hold That Baby!
Bald Poker-Playing Patient (uncredited)
 1949 The Lady Gambles
Betting Man at Racetrack (uncredited)
 1949 The Sky Dragon
Plane Passenger (uncredited)
 1949 City Across the River
Man Ordering Chocolate Cherry (uncredited)
 1949 The Set-Up
Pitchman (uncredited)
 1949 Impact
Reporter (uncredited)
 1949 The Accused
Police Detective (uncredited)
 1948 Every Girl Should Be Married
Waiter (uncredited)
 1948 That Wonderful Urge
Party Waiter (uncredited)
 1948 Smart Girls Don't Talk
Carlos, Waiter (uncredited)
 1948 Bodyguard
Flower Man (uncredited)
 1948 Good Sam
Bald Usher in Church (uncredited)
 1948 The Velvet Touch
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1948 The Noose Hangs High
Passerby (uncredited)
 1948 Are You with It?
Spectator (uncredited)
 1948 The Miracle of the Bells
Radio Listener (uncredited)
 1948 If You Knew Susie
Pringle's Clerk (uncredited)
 1948 You Were Meant for Me
Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
 1947 Night Song
Bartender (uncredited)
 1947 They Won't Believe Me
Juror (uncredited)
 1947 Ivy
Bailiff (uncredited)
 1947 Trail Street
Barfly (uncredited)
 1946 The Locket
Waiter at Bonner's Party (uncredited)
 1946 The Falcon's Adventure
Bald Patio Club Waiter (uncredited)
 1946 Vacation in Reno
Waiter (uncredited)
 1946 Criminal Court
Juror (uncredited)
 1946 Genius at Work
Extra at Broadcast (uncredited)
 1946 Gentleman Joe Palooka
Bartender (uncredited)
 1946 Twin Husbands (Short)
Hotel Carlton Waiter (uncredited)
 1946 Badman's Territory
Man in Barber Chair (uncredited)
 1946 The Blue Dahlia
Man at Cavendish Apts. (uncredited)
 1946 Ding Dong Williams
Club Creon Waiter (uncredited)
 1946 The Kid from Brooklyn
Milkman (uncredited)
 1946 Riverboat Rhythm
Colonial Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1946 Deadline at Dawn
Dime-a-Dance Extra (uncredited)
 1946 Smooth as Silk
Headwaiter (uncredited)
 1945 Johnny Angel
Bartender (uncredited)
 1945 George White's Scandals
Waiter (uncredited)
 1945 Radio Stars on Parade
Truth or Consequences Audience Member (uncredited)
 1945 The Falcon in San Francisco
Train Passenger (uncredited)
 1945 What, No Cigarettes? (Short)
Cigarette Customer (uncredited)
 1945 Flame of Barbary Coast
Waiter (uncredited)
 1945 She Gets Her Man
Painted Suit Gag Man (uncredited)
 1944 He Forgot to Remember (Short)
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1944 Step Lively
Ringsider (uncredited)
 1944 The Invisible Man's Revenge
Bettor in Pub (uncredited)
 1944 A Night of Adventure
Bill, Bartender (uncredited)
 1944 Action in Arabia
Prefect's Assistant (uncredited)
 1944 Song of Russia
Passenger on Tour Bus (uncredited)
 1943 Destination Tokyo
Chief of Naval Operations (uncredited)
 1943 Happy Land
Chris - Drugstore Counterman (uncredited)
 1943 Gangway for Tomorrow
Worker (uncredited)
 1943 Crazy House
Bald Man (uncredited)
 1943 Sweet Rosie O'Grady
Delmonico's Waiter (uncredited)
 1943 The Fallen Sparrow
Waiter (uncredited)
 1943/I The Sky's the Limit
Bartender (uncredited)
 1943 Gildersleeve's Bad Day
Juror (uncredited)
 1943 This Land Is Mine
Night Switchman (uncredited)
 1943 A Stranger in Town
Man on Street (uncredited)
 1943 Ladies' Day
Singing Telegram Messenger (uncredited)
 1943 Flesh and Fantasy
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1942 The Great Gildersleeve
Country Club Member (uncredited)
 1942 Syncopation
Singing Hobo (uncredited)
 1942 Call Out the Marines
Bartender (uncredited)
 1941 Look Who's Laughing
Musician (uncredited)
 1941 I Wake Up Screaming
Man Hosing Sidewalk (uncredited)
 1941 The Bandit Trail
Man at Dance (uncredited)
 1941 Cyclone on Horseback
Bald Diner in Da Vinci's (uncredited)
 1941 Tom, Dick and Harry
Bartender (uncredited)
 1940 The Bank Dick
Townsman Onlooker (uncredited)
 1940 Phantom of Chinatown
Extra in Audience at Benton's Lecture (uncredited)
 1940 Triple Justice
Tim - Proprietor (uncredited)
 1940 Dance, Girl, Dance
Burlesk House Spectator (uncredited)
 1940 Mexican Spitfire
Party Waiter (uncredited)
 1939 Lucky Night
Casino Gambler (uncredited)
 1939 Zenobia
Barker (uncredited)
 1939 Silver on the Sage
Card Player (uncredited)
 1938 Tarnished Angel
Extra Sitting Next to Cramer at Two Meetings (uncredited)
 1938 Fugitives for a Night
Bald Gambler (uncredited)
 1938 Night Spot
Counterman at Diner (uncredited)
 1937 A Damsel in Distress
Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1937 Portia on Trial
Juror (uncredited)
 1937 Morning, Judge (Short)
Courtroom Extra (uncredited)
 1937 The Big Squirt (Short)
Streetcar Passenger (uncredited)
 1937 The Big Shot
Crusade Recruit (uncredited)
 1937 Rhythm in the Clouds
Fall (uncredited)
 1937 Pick a Star
Colonial Club Chef (uncredited)
 1937 The Great O'Malley
Man Whistling in Hospital Zone (uncredited)
 1936 Great Guy
Meat Clerk #2 (uncredited)
 1936 Fifteen Maiden Lane
Night Court Spectator (uncredited)
 1936 Hopalong Cassidy Returns
Sandy, the Bartender (uncredited)
 1936 Mister Smarty (Short)
 1936 Disorder in the Court (Short)
Juror (uncredited)
 1936 Share the Wealth (Short)
Townsman (uncredited)
 1936 The Bridge of Sighs
Juror (uncredited)
 1935 A Night at the Opera
Opera Spectator (uncredited)
 1935 Southern Exposure (Short)
Juryman (uncredited)
 1933 Blood Money
Man in Visiting Room (uncredited)
 1933 Lilly Turner
Man at Carnival (uncredited)
 1933 The Mind Reader
Chief's Assistant (uncredited)
 1933 Gabriel Over the White House
Newspaper Office Worker / Agitator (uncredited)
 1933 Employees' Entrance
Sweet Adeline Singer (uncredited)
 1932 Mr. Bride (Short)
Musician (uncredited)
 1932 The Soilers (Short)
Bald Juror (uncredited)
 1932 Pack Up Your Troubles
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1932 The Chimp (Short)
Circus Owner (uncredited)
 1931 War Mamas (Short)
Heinrich, General's Aide (uncredited)
 1931 What a Bozo! (Short)
Bald Waiter (uncredited)
 1931 Hell Bound
 1931 The Pip from Pittsburg (Short)
Auctioneer / Announcer (uncredited)
 1929 The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu
Servant (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

W.J. O'Brien

Did You Know?

Star Sign:


Contribute to This Page