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Johnny Arthur (1883–1951)


American actor who specialized in timid or whiny characters. He appeared on the stage in England and in the USA, and performed in musical comedy. He began his film work in silents and often worked in the films of Hal Roach. See full bio »

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Known For

The Monster
The Monster The Under Clerk
(1925)
The Ghost Walks
The Ghost Walks Homer Erskine
(1934)
The Desert Song
The Desert Song Benny Kidd
(1929)
The Masked Marvel
The Masked Marvel Mura Sakima
(1943)

Filmography

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 1947 It Happened on Fifth Avenue
Apartment Manager (uncredited)
 1945 Follow That Woman
Jeweler (uncredited)
 1945 It's in the Bag!
Finley (uncredited)
 1944 Take It Big
Desk Clerk (uncredited)
 1944 This Is the Life
Mr. Ferguson (uncredited)
 1943 The Masked Marvel
Mura Sakima
 1943 That Nazty Nuisance
Suki Yaki
 1943 Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour
Hotchkiss (uncredited)
 1942 Moonlight Masquerade
Unknown Role (uncredited)
 1942 A Desperate Chance for Ellery Queen
Riley - Reporter (uncredited)
 1942 Shepherd of the Ozarks
Doolittle
 1941 Mountain Moonlight
Holbrook
 1941 Tight Shoes
Chapel Manager (uncredited)
 1941 Road Show
Mr. N - Asylum Inmate (uncredited)
 1940 Dreams (Short)
Second Dreamer (uncredited)
 1940 Li'l Abner
Montague
 1940 Scatterbrain (uncredited)
 1940 Road to Singapore
Timothy Willow (uncredited)
 1939/I Jeepers Creepers
Peabody
 1938 Fugitives for a Night
Tootsies - Car Rental Man (uncredited)
 1938 You Can't Take It with You
Kirby's Office Aide (uncredited)
 1938 Danger on the Air
Aiken
 1938 Halfway to Hollywood (Short)
Johnny
 1938 One Wild Night
Murgatroyd (uncredited)
 1938 Feed 'em and Weep (Short)
Johnny Hood, Darla's Father
 1937 Exiled to Shanghai
Poppolas
 1937 Every Day's a Holiday
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1937 Amateur Crook
Pedestrian (uncredited)
 1937 Blossoms on Broadway
P.J. Quinterfield Jr.
 1937 Something to Sing About
Mr. Daviani (as John Arthur)
 1937 Fit for a King
Plotter (uncredited)
 1937 Make a Wish
Antoine
 1937 Night 'n' Gales (Short)
Arthur Hood, Darla's father
 1937 Pick a Star
Newlywed
 1937 It Happened Out West
Thad Crookshank
 1937 The Hit Parade
Success-Story Teller (uncredited)
 1937 Under Cover of Night
Dr. Busby - Coroner
 1936 Ellis Island
Kip Andrews
 1936 Our Relations
Denker's Beer Garden / Nightclub Customer (uncredited)
 1936 Stage Struck
Oscar Freud (as Johnnie Arthur)
 1936 The Ex-Mrs. Bradford
Mr. Frankenstein, Process Server (uncredited)
 1936 The King Steps Out
Chief of the Secret Police
 1936 Radio Barred (Short)
Johnny
 1936 An All American Toothache (Short)
Dental Professor
 1936 Freshman Love
Mr. Fields
 1936 The Murder of Dr. Harrigan
Mr. Wentworth
 1935 The Bride Comes Home
Otto
 1935 Too Tough to Kill
Willie Dent
 1935 Crime and Punishment
Clerk
 1935 Rendezvous
Code Room Clerk (uncredited)
 1935 It's in the Air
Jones, Photographer
 1935 Here Comes the Band
Audience Member (uncredited)
 1935 Doubting Thomas
Ralph Twiller
 1935 Traveling Saleslady
Melton
 1935 Anniversary Trouble (Short)
John Spanky's Father
 1934 Hell in the Heavens
Clarence Perkins
 1934 The Ghost Walks
Homer Erskine
 1934 Dames
Billings - Ounce's Secretary
 1934 Many Happy Returns
Davis (as John Arthur)
 1934 Twenty Million Sweethearts
Norma Hanson's Secretary
 1934 Registered Nurse
Ambulance Attendant (uncredited)
 1933 Convention City
Leonard Travis
 1933 Easy Millions
 1933 Should Crooners Marry (Short)
 1931 Penrod and Sam
Mr. Bassett
 1931 It's a Wise Child
Otho Peabody
 1931 Parading Pajamas (Short)
 1930 Going Wild
Simpkins
 1930 Cheer Up and Smile
Andy
 1930 Bridal Night (Short)
The Bridegroom
 1930 Paper Hanging with Johnny Arthur (Short)
Johnny
 1930 Down with Husbands (Short)
Henry Sweet
 1930 Scrappily Married (Short)
 1930 She Couldn't Say No
Tommy Blake
 1930 Personality
Sandy Jenkins
 1929 Stimulation (Short)
The Wayward Husband
 1929 The Aviator
Hobart
 1929 The Show of Shows
Hero - Performer in 'The Pirate'
 1929 Adam's Eve (Short)
 1929 A Hint to Brides (Short)
The Newlywed Husband
 1929 Divorce Made Easy
Percy Deering
 1929 Lovers' Delight (Short)
 1929 The Gamblers
George Cowper
 1929 Hot Lemonade (Short)
The Lothario
 1929 The Desert Song
Benny Kidd
 1929 The Eligible Mr. Bangs (Short)
Tom
 1928 On Trial
Stanley Glover
 1928 Blondes Beware (Short)
 1928 Slippery Head (Short)
The Husband
 1928 Visitors Welcome (Short)
The Husband
 1928 Wildcat Valley (Short)
 1927 Scared Silly (Short)
 1927 Live News (Short)
The Young Reporter
 1927 Her Husky Hero (Short)
The Henpecked Husband
 1927 The Draw-Back (Short)
Horace Hayseed
 1927 Wedding Yells (Short)
The Groom
 1926 Close Shaves (Short)
The Barber
 1926 The Humdinger (Short)
Johnny - the Small Town Boob
 1926 Open House (Short)
Mr. Brown
 1926 Honest Injun (Short)
Johnny Peppercorn
 1926 Mr. Cinderella (Short)
 1926 Home Cured (Short)
The Hypochondriac
 1926 My Stars (Short)
Johnny
 1925 Cleaning Up (Short)
The Husband
 1925 The Tourist (Short)
 1925 The Monster
The Under Clerk
 1924 Daring Love
 1924 Mademoiselle Midnight
Carlos de Quiros
 1923 The Unknown Purple
Freddie Goodlittle
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Alternate Names:

Johnnie Arthur | John Arthur

Height:

5' 8¼" (1.73 m)
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Star Sign:

Taurus

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