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Bobby Barber (I) (1894–1976)

Bobby Barber was born on December 18, 1894 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Adventures of Superman (1952), The Abbott and Costello Show (1952) and Time to Expire (1929). He was married to Maxine. He died on May 24, 1976 in Seal Beach, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Adventures of Superman Tony the Masseur
The Abbott and Costello Show Hercules / Janitor / Angry Pedestrian / Barfly / Chauffeur / Crazy Concert Pianist / Customer in diner / Delivery Man with Box / Guess-Your-Weight Customer / Jake / John Rednose / Man Phoning Australia / Man in Grandfather Clock / Man in Pajamas / Man with Balloon / Man with Cake / Man with Overcoat / Newspaper Vendor / Nightclub Bouncer / Painter / Pete / Prop Man / Restaurant Customer / Second Man with Cigar / Stage Hand / Tout / Waiter / Window Washer
Time to Expire Photographer
Mexicana Bellboy


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 1963 The Wheeler Dealers
Workman in Night Club (uncredited)
 1962-1963 I'm Dickens, He's Fenster (TV Series)
- The Joke (1962)
 1961-1963 Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)
Carnival barker / Father at Award Dinner / Man in Juvenile Court
- More Blessed to Give (1963) ... Carnival barker (uncredited)
- Beaver's Football Award (1962) ... Father at Award Dinner (uncredited)
- Beaver Takes a Drive (1961) ... Man in Juvenile Court (uncredited)
 1962 To Kill a Mockingbird
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1961 Blue Hawaii
Man in Beach Brawl (uncredited)
 1960 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Hotel Carlton Tailor
- Love's Young Dream (1960) ... Hotel Carlton Tailor
 1960 The Rifleman (TV Series)
- The Vision (1960) ... Cowhand (uncredited)
 1959 Career
Stagehand (uncredited)
 1958-1959 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Wagon Train Member / Storekeeper
- The Greenhorn Story (1959) ... Storekeeper (uncredited)
- The Swift Cloud Story (1959) ... Wagon Train Member (uncredited)
- The Vivian Carter Story (1959) ... Wagon Train Member (uncredited)
- The Doctor Willoughby Story (1958) ... Wagon Train Member (uncredited)
 1959 The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock
Booster (uncredited)
 1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Cafe Patron
- The Return of the Hero (1958) ... Cafe Patron (uncredited)
 1957 Jailhouse Rock
Film Crew Member (uncredited)
 1957 The Joker Is Wild
Waiter (uncredited)
 1957 Man of a Thousand Faces
Miracle Man Extra (uncredited)
 1957 The Midnight Story
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1957 State Trooper (TV Series)
Short Hobo
- Cinder Jungle (1957) ... Short Hobo (unconfirmed)
 1957 The Buster Keaton Story
Soda Fountain Customer (uncredited)
 1956 Pardners
Townsman (uncredited)
 1956 A Day of Fury
Barfly (uncredited)
 1956 The Kettles in the Ozarks
Barn Dance Guest (uncredited)
 1955 Trial
Defense Fund Worker (uncredited)
 1955 You're Never Too Young
Union Station Newsstand Clerk (uncredited)
 1954 Living It Up
Bellboy (uncredited)
 1954 Fireman Save My Child
Newsstand Proprietor (uncredited)
 1952-1954 The Abbott and Costello Show (TV Series)
Hercules / Janitor / Delivery Man with Box / ...
- Barber Lou (1954) ... Hercules
- Fall Guy (1954) ... Delivery Man with Box (uncredited)
- The Pigeon (1954) ... Painter (uncredited)
- Public Enemies (1954) ... Guess-Your-Weight Customer (uncredited)
- The Tax Return (1954) ... Window Washer (uncredited)
 1952-1954 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Sketch Actor / Cab Driver / Actor / ...
- Episode #4.28 (1954) ... Sketch Actor
- Episode #4.25 (1954) ... Cab Driver
- Episode #3.32 (1953) ... Actor
- Abbott & Costello (1952) ... Comic Actor
- Episode #2.32 (1952) ... Stinky / Restaurant diner
 1953 Money from Home
Bald Man in Restroom (uncredited)
 1953 Paris Model
Waiter at Romanoff's (uncredited)
 1953 I Married Joan (TV Series)
- Brad's Moustache (1953) ... Customer (uncredited)
 1953 Houdini
Comic Piano Player (uncredited)
 1953 All I Desire
Porch Loafer (uncredited)
 1953 Abbott and Costello Go to Mars
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1953 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Tony the Masseur
- Crime Wave (1953) ... Tony the Masseur
 1952 Lost in Alaska
Ship's Cook (uncredited)
 1952 Flesh and Fury
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1951 Across the Wide Missouri
Gardipe (uncredited)
 1951 The Basketball Fix
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1951 Two Dollar Bettor
Racetrack Patron (uncredited)
 1951 The Lady from Texas
Townsman (uncredited)
 1950 Kim
Cart Driver (uncredited)
 1950 Let's Dance
George - Bartender (uncredited)
 1950 Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion
Arab on Jeep's Hood (uncredited)
 1950 Please Believe Me
H. Hamadrian (uncredited)
 1949 Undertow
Tony (uncredited)
 1949 Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet the Killer Boris Karloff
Dry Cleaning Man (uncredited)
 1949 Mighty Joe Young
Diner Patron (uncredited)
 1949 The Girl from Jones Beach
Photographer (uncredited)
 1949 Africa Screams
Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1948 Mexican Hayride
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1948 The Snake Pit
Lola's Husband (uncredited)
 1948 Isn't It Romantic
Townsman (uncredited)
 1948 Bodyguard
Little Man in Street (uncredited)
 1948 Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
Waiter (uncredited)
 1948 On an Island with You
Assistant Cameraman (uncredited)
 1948 Big City
Fighter (uncredited)
 1948 The Miracle of the Bells
Man (uncredited)
 1948 On Our Merry Way
Maxim's Mechanic Helper / Onlooker with Harry James (uncredited)
 1947 I Walk Alone
Newsboy (uncredited)
 1947 The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap
Waiter (uncredited)
 1947 Variety Girl
Horn Player in Spike Jones Band (uncredited)
 1947 The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
Birthday Cake Waiter (uncredited)
 1947 Brute Force
Jack (uncredited)
 1947 Riffraff
Customs Inspector (uncredited)
 1947 Fiesta
Reporter (uncredited)
 1947 The Long Night
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1947 Spoilers of the North
Steward (uncredited)
 1947 Vigilantes of Boomtown
Corbett's Second
 1947 The Pilgrim Lady
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
 1946 Calcutta
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1946 San Quentin
Shorty (uncredited)
 1946 Three Wise Fools
Jury member (uncredited)
 1946 Rio Grande Raiders
Curly - Bartender (uncredited)
 1946 Till the End of Time
Arcade Game Player in Saloon (uncredited)
 1946 Of Human Bondage
Waiter (uncredited)
 1946 Suspense
Delicatessen Man (uncredited)
 1946 Two Sisters from Boston
Stagehand (uncredited)
 1946 Tangier
Sergeant (uncredited)
 1946 The Kid from Brooklyn
Enthusiastic Ringsider (uncredited)
 1946 To Each His Own
Balloon Vendor (uncredited)
 1946 From This Day Forward
Ice Man (uncredited)
 1946 Colonel Effingham's Raid
Man at Town Meeting (uncredited)
 1946 Because of Him
Stagehand (uncredited)
 1945 Road to Utopia
Bartender (uncredited)
 1945 Mexicana
 1945 The Spanish Main
Tailor's Assistant (uncredited)
 1945 Sensation Hunters
Waiter (uncredited)
 1945 George White's Scandals
Waiter with Champagne (uncredited)
 1945 Lady on a Train
Man at Newsreel Theatre (uncredited)
 1945 Anchors Aweigh
Salad Cook on Olvera Street (uncredited)
 1945 Bells of Rosarita
Bald Circus Vendor (uncredited)
 1945 That's the Spirit
Butcher (uncredited)
 1945 The Frozen Ghost
Bald Man in Audience (uncredited)
 1945 Honeymoon Ahead
1st Convict (uncredited)
 1945 Earl Carroll Vanities
Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1945 See My Lawyer
Man in Bald-Headed Gag (uncredited)
 1945 Frisco Sal
Waiter (uncredited)
 1945 She Gets Her Man
Trombone Gag Short Man (uncredited)
 1944 Practically Yours
Man on Subway (uncredited)
 1944 And Now Tomorrow
Mill Worker (uncredited)
 1944 Girl Rush
Small Bald Bearded Man (uncredited)
 1944 Mrs. Parkington
Ball Caterer (uncredited)
 1944 Laura
Newsboy (uncredited)
 1944 The Merry Monahans
Strong Man (uncredited)
 1944 Rainbow Island
Native Banana Man (uncredited)
 1944 I Love a Soldier
Attendant--Funhouse (uncredited)
 1944 Henry Aldrich Plays Cupid
Waiter (uncredited)
 1944 Follow the Boys
Soldier - W.C. Fields Routine (uncredited)
 1944 You Can't Ration Love
Barber (uncredited)
 1944 Passage to Marseille
Frenchman (uncredited)
 1944 Sing a Jingle
Bald Man (uncredited)
 1943 Tarzan's Desert Mystery
Turban Vendor (uncredited)
 1943 Caribbean Romance (Short)
 1943 He Was Only Feudin' (Short)
 1943 Swing Fever
Soft Drink Vendor (uncredited)
 1943 Crazy House
Bald Man / Director (uncredited)
 1943 Dizzy Pilots (Short)
Private (uncredited)
 1943 A Lady Takes a Chance
Gambler (uncredited)
 1943 The Fallen Sparrow
Waiter (uncredited)
 1943 Hi Diddle Diddle
Saloon Waiter (uncredited)
 1943 Here Comes Mr. Zerk (Short)
Bellhop (uncredited)
 1943 The Falcon in Danger
Waiter (uncredited)
 1943 Hers to Hold
Waiter (uncredited)
 1943/I The Sky's the Limit
Canteen Waiter (uncredited)
 1943 All by Myself
Waiter (uncredited)
 1943 Hit the Ice
Candy Butcher (uncredited)
 1943 I Spied for You (Short)
Crew Member (uncredited)
 1943 Presenting Lily Mars
Busboy (uncredited)
 1943 The Amazing Mrs. Holliday
Reporter (uncredited)
 1943 Reveille with Beverly
Collins (uncredited)
 1943 The Crystal Ball
Educated Fleas Act Sign Carrier (uncredited)
 1942 Seven Days' Leave
Soldier (uncredited)
 1942 Rough on Rents (Short)
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1942 Who Done It?
Test Technician in Booth (uncredited)
 1942 A Yank at Eton
Waiter at the Willow Club (uncredited)
 1942 Priorities on Parade
Workman (uncredited)
 1942 Matri-Phony (Short)
Snake Charmer (uncredited)
 1942 Jackass Mail
Storekeeper (uncredited)
 1942 Beyond the Blue Horizon
Member of La'oa's Gang (uncredited)
 1942 Powder Town
Waiter (uncredited)
 1942 My Favorite Spy
Man in Park in Front of Kay (uncredited)
 1942 Roxie Hart
Bald Juror (uncredited)
 1942 Call Out the Marines
Angry Manhole Worker (uncredited)
 1942 A Date with the Falcon
Spectator (uncredited)
 1941 The Night of January 16th
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1941 The Gay Falcon
Angelo (uncredited)
 1941 Henry Aldrich for President
Soda Jerk (uncredited)
 1941 International Lady
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1941 King of the Texas Rangers
Eduardo (Ch. 9) (uncredited)
 1941 General Nuisance (Short)
Orderly (uncredited)
 1941 Hold That Ghost
Waiter (uncredited)
 1941 Cracked Nuts
Waiter (uncredited)
 1941 San Antonio Rose
Waiter with Toupee (uncredited)
 1941 In the Navy
Sailor in Finale (uncredited)
 1941 Reaching for the Sun
Second Man at Lunch Cart (uncredited)
 1941 Pot o' Gold
Prisoner (uncredited)
 1941 Las Vegas Nights
Waiter Who Gets Slapped (uncredited)
 1941 Mr. Dynamite
Little Man (uncredited)
 1941 The Monster and the Girl
Juryman (uncredited)
 1941 The Lady Eve
Ship's Waiter with Toupee (uncredited)
 1941 Six Lessons from Madame La Zonga
Dance Student (uncredited)
 1940 Boobs in Arms (Short)
Army Private (uncredited)
 1940 A Night at Earl Carroll's
Man (uncredited)
 1940 Second Chorus
Room Service Waiter (uncredited)
 1940 They Knew What They Wanted
Tony's Pal at Table (uncredited)
 1940 A Little Bit of Heaven
Waiter (uncredited)
 1940 The Villain Still Pursued Her
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
 1940 Spring Parade
Waiter Who Spills Tray (uncredited)
 1940 The Leather Pushers
Man at Fight (uncredited)
 1940 Stranger on the Third Floor
Giuseppe (uncredited)
 1940 When the Daltons Rode
Man in Wagon (uncredited)
 1940 La Conga Nights
Waiter (uncredited)
 1940 Primrose Path
Benny - Man in Diner (uncredited)
 1940 Road to Singapore
Man Hit with Soap Suds (uncredited)
 1940 Broadway Melody of 1940
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
 1940 I Take This Woman
Man in Clinic (scenes deleted)
 1940 Nothing But Pleasure (Short)
Snacking Bus Rider (uncredited)
 1939 Pest from the West (Short)
Musician (uncredited)
 1939 Forged Passport
Waiter (uncredited)
 1939 A Star Is Shorn (Short)
Studio Cameraman (uncredited)
 1938 Topper Takes a Trip
Hotel Staffer Moving Bed (uncredited)
 1938 The Girl Downstairs
Nightclub Patron Knocked Askew (uncredited)
 1938 A Nag in the Bag (Short)
Stable Worker (uncredited)
 1938 Cipher Bureau
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1938 A Western Welcome (Short)
Card Player (uncredited)
 1938 Carefree
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1938 Give Me a Sailor
Sailor (uncredited)
 1938 Having Wonderful Time
Canteen Bartender (uncredited)
 1938 The Jitters (Short)
Waiter (uncredited)
 1938 Professor Beware
Handshaker - Paint-Brush Gag (uncredited)
 1938 Gun Law
The Barber (uncredited)
 1938 Vivacious Lady
Italian Waiter at Nightclub (uncredited)
 1938 Twenty Girls and a Band (Short)
2nd Motorist (uncredited)
 1938 Dangerous to Know
Waiter (uncredited)
 1938 Maid's Night Out
Bystander at Accident (uncredited)
 1938 Mad About Music
Man on Street (uncredited)
 1938 Radio City Revels
Waiter (uncredited)
 1938 Everybody's Doing It
Short Slap Happy Henchman (uncredited)
 1937 Nothing Sacred
Night Club Patron Dancing with Tall Woman (uncredited)
 1937 Danger Patrol
Cafe Worker (uncredited)
 1937 Fight for Your Lady
Hotel Porter (uncredited)
 1937 Breakfast for Two
Window Washer (uncredited)
 1937 Reported Missing!
Waiter (uncredited)
 1937 Calling All Doctors (Short)
Pallbearer (uncredited)
 1937 Super-Sleuth
Battling Photographer (uncredited)
 1937 Blazing Barriers
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1937 The 13th Man
Tony (uncredited)
 1937 You Can't Beat Love
Bald Heckler (uncredited)
 1937 There Goes My Girl
Waiter (uncredited)
 1937 History Is Made at Night
Paul - Waiter at Victor's (uncredited)
 1937 When's Your Birthday?
Nightclub Waiter Who Drops Flower Pot on Judge (uncredited)
 1936 Great Guy
Grocery Clerk (uncredited)
 1936 Smartest Girl in Town
Hotel Porter (uncredited)
 1936 Come and Get It
Diner (uncredited)
 1936 Dodsworth
Italian Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1936 Am I Having Fun! (Short)
Photographer (uncredited)
 1936 Walking on Air
Silent Waiter at Beach Club (uncredited)
 1936 Hollywood Boulevard
Man with Gong (uncredited)
 1936 Mister Smarty (Short)
Little Carpet Roller
 1936 Share the Wealth (Short)
Telegram Delivery Boy
 1936 The Preview Murder Mystery
Prop Man (uncredited)
 1936 Modern Times
Worker (uncredited)
 1935 We're Only Human
Counterman (uncredited)
 1935 I Don't Remember (Short)
Dentist Patient (uncredited)
 1935 Hot Paprika (Short)
Cantina Waiter
 1935 Knockout Drops (Short)
Fight Spectator (uncredited)
 1935 The Captain Hits the Ceiling (Short)
Man with Car (uncredited)
 1935 Alimony Aches (Short)
Undertaker's Assistant
 1935 Tramp Tramp Tramp (Short)
Napping Tramp with Egg (uncredited)
 1935 Star of Midnight
Waiter (uncredited)
 1934 Nifty Nurses (Short)
X-Ray Doctor (uncredited)
 1933 I'm No Angel
Man In Crowd (uncredited)
 1933 Supernatural
Man on Jury (uncredited)
 1932 The Night of June 13
Jury Foreman (uncredited)
 1932 Hold 'Em Jail
Jailbird (uncredited)
 1932 Horse Feathers
Speakeasy Patron (uncredited)
 1932 My Pal, the King
Soldier (uncredited)
 1931 Monkey Business
Hoarse Barber Customer (uncredited)
 1930 The Life of the Party
Waiter (uncredited)
 1930 Rolling Along (Short)
Bus Passenger (uncredited)
 1930 Soup to Nuts
Revolutionary (uncredited)
 1930 Doughboys
Doughboy (uncredited)
 1929 The Medicine Men (Short)
 1929 Time to Expire (Short)
 1929 Pep Up (Short)
Clothing salesman on street (uncredited)
 1928 Come to Papa (Short)
 1926 Nobody's Business (Short) (uncredited)
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Did You Know?


Bud Abbott and Lou Costello frequently used him as a form of "court jester" on the set of their films. It was his job to keep the energy level up through a series of pranks and practical jokes. He would even suddenly appear on camera during a take to break up the cast and crew. In Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948), Lou answers a knock at the door expecting to see large actor Lon Chaney... See more »

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