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Arthur Treacher (1894–1975)

Born Arthur Veary Treacher in Brighton, East Sussex, England, he was the son of a lawyer. He established a stage career after returning from World War I, and by 1928, he had come to America as part of a musical-comedy revue called Great Temptations. When his film career began in the early 1930s, Treacher was Hollywood's idea of the perfect butler,... See full bio »

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 1964 How to Avoid Friendship (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1964 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Mr. Pinckney
- The Boarder Stays (1964) ... Mr. Pinckney
- The Boarder (1964) ... Mr. Pinckney
 1962 How to Win on the Thruway (Short)
 1962 Self Defense... for Cowards (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1960-1961 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
Sterling / Graves, Nikidik's Butler
- King Midas (1961) ... Sterling
- The Land of Oz (1960) ... Graves, Nikidik's Butler
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
The Mayor / Lawyer Busiris
- The Enchanted (1960) ... The Mayor
- Tiger at the Gates (1960) ... Lawyer Busiris
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Bishop Thornley
- The Fifth Wheel (1956) ... Bishop Thornley
 1954 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- The Three Tasks (1954)
- Tam O'Shanter (1954)
 1952 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
 1952 All Star Revue (TV Series)
the Butler (Sketch)
- Episode #2.38 (1952) ... the Butler (Sketch)
 1950 Love That Brute
Quentin, Hanley's Butler
 1949 That Midnight Kiss
 1948 The Countess of Monte Cristo
Hotel Managing Director
 1948 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Jones
- His Master's Affairs (1948) ... Mr. Jones
 1947 Slave Girl
Thomas 'Liverpool' Griswold
 1947 'Fun on a Week-End'
Benjamin O. Moffatt
 1945 That's the Spirit
 1945 Swing Out, Sister
 1945 Delightfully Dangerous
Jeffers, Hale's Butler
 1944 In Society
Pipps, Butler
 1944 Chip Off the Old Block
 1943 The Amazing Mrs. Holliday
 1943 Forever and a Day
Second Air Raid Watcher
 1942 Star Spangled Rhythm
Arthur Treacher- 'Sweater, Sarong & Peekaboo Bang' Number
 1940 Irene
 1940 Brother Rat and a Baby
 1939 Barricade
Upton Ward
 1939 Bridal Suite
Lord Helfer
 1938 Up the River
Darby Randall
 1938 Always in Trouble
 1938 My Lucky Star
 1938 Mad About Music
 1937 Heidi
 1937 Thin Ice
 1937 She Had to Eat
 1936 Stowaway
 1936 Under Your Spell
 1936 Mister Cinderella
Watkins, Randolph's Butler
 1936 Hearts Divided
Sir Harry
 1936 The Case Against Mrs. Ames
 1935 Magnificent Obsession
 1935 Hitch Hike Lady
Mortimer Wingate
 1935 Splendor
Major Ballinger
 1935 Remember Last Night?
 1935 A Midsummer Night's Dream
 1935 I Live My Life
Gallup, Mrs. Gage's Butler
 1935 Orchids to You
Roger Morton
 1935 Bright Lights
 1935 Curly Top
 1935 The Daring Young Man
Col. Baggott
 1935 Going Highbrow
 1935 No More Ladies
Lord Knowleton
 1935 The Nitwits
Man with Tennis Equipment (uncredited)
 1935 Go Into Your Dance
Latimer (uncredited)
 1935 Cardinal Richelieu
 1935 Let's Live Tonight
Ozzy Featherstone
 1935 The Woman in Red
Major Albert Casserly (uncredited)
 1935 The Winning Ticket
Horse Race Announcer (uncredited)
 1935 David Copperfield
Donkey Man (uncredited)
 1935 Bordertown
Roberts - Elwell's Butler (uncredited)
 1934 Forsaking All Others
Johnson - Dill's Butler (uncredited)
 1934 The Captain Hates the Sea
Major Warringforth
 1934 Desirable
Butler (uncredited)
 1934 Madame Du Barry
Andre, Master of the Bedroom
 1934 Here Comes the Groom
 1934 The Key
Lt. Merriman, Furlong's Aide
 1934 Hollywood Party
Durante's Butler (uncredited)
 1934 Viva Villa!
English Reporter (scenes deleted)
 1934 Riptide
Reporter (uncredited)
 1934 When Do We Eat? (Short)
Hemingway Potts
 1934 Gambling Lady
Pryor (uncredited)
 1934 Fashions of 1934
The Duchess' Butler (uncredited)
 1934 School for Romance (Short)
Diana's suitor
 1933 California Weather (Short)
 1929 Battle of Paris
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Stage: Appeared (as "Conrad Barnabas") in "Back to Methuselah" on Broadway. Comedy (revival). Written by George Bernard Shaw. New two-act version by Arnold Moss. Directed by Margaret Webster. Ambassador Theatre: 26 Mar 1958-19 Apr 1958 (29 performances). Cast: Valerie Bettis, M'el Dowd (as "Lilith"; Broadway debut), Richard Easton, ... See more »

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Was considered the "perfect butler" in scores of movies after he came to the United States in 1926. Celebrity spokesman for the Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips fast food chain. See more »

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