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Billy Bevan (1887–1957)

Billy Bevan's show-business career began in his native Australia, with the Pollard theatrical organization. The company had two theater troupes, one which toured Asia and the other traveling to North America. Bevan wound up in the latter, performing in skits and plays all over Canada and Alaska then down into the continental US. While in a road ... See full bio »

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Known For

Vanity Fair Joseph Sedley
A Tale of Two Cities Jerry Cruncher
Journey's End 2nd Lt. Trotter


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 1952 Hans Christian Andersen
Town Councilman (uncredited)
 1952 Your Jeweler's Showcase (TV Series)
- The Miracle at Eagle Creek (1952) ... (as William Bevan)
 1950 Three Secrets
Ed Jackson (uncredited)
 1950 Rogues of Sherwood Forest
Will Scarlet (as William Bevan)
 1950 Fortunes of Captain Blood
Billy Bragg (as William Bevan)
 1949 Tell It to the Judge
Winston - Kitty's Butler (uncredited)
 1949 That Forsyte Woman
Porter (uncredited)
 1949 The Secret of St. Ives
Douglas (uncredited)
 1949 The Secret Garden
 1948 Let's Live a Little
Morton (uncredited)
 1948 The Black Arrow
Dungeon Keeper (as William Bevan)
 1948 The Swordsman
Old Andrew (as William Bevan)
 1947 It Had to Be You
Evans - the Butler (as William Bevan)
 1947 Love from a Stranger
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1947 Moss Rose
White Horse Cabby (uncredited)
 1946 Cluny Brown
Uncle Arn Porritt (uncredited)
 1946 Devotion
Mr. Ames (uncredited)
 1946 Terror by Night
Train Attendant
 1945 Scotland Yard Investigator
Porter (uncredited)
 1945 The Picture of Dorian Gray
Malvolio Jones - Chairman
 1945 Tonight and Every Night
Cabbie (uncredited)
 1944 National Velvet
Constable (uncredited)
 1944 The Pearl of Death
Constable (uncredited)
 1944 The Invisible Man's Revenge
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1944 Once Upon a Time
Patrol Cop-Driver (uncredited)
 1944 The Lodger
Bartender (uncredited)
 1943 Jane Eyre
Bookie (uncredited)
 1943 The Return of the Vampire
Horace - Civil Defense Worker (uncredited)
 1943 Holy Matrimony
Cabby (uncredited)
 1943 Young and Willing
 1943 Forever and a Day
Wartime Cabby
 1943 London Blackout Murders
Air Raid Warden
 1942 I Married a Witch
Puritan Vendor (uncredited)
 1942 A Yank at Eton
Tour Guide (uncredited)
 1942 Counter-Espionage
George Barrow
 1942 Hi, Neighbor
Guest (uncredited)
 1942 Mrs. Miniver
Bus Conductor (uncredited)
 1942 This Above All
Farmer (uncredited)
 1942 The Man Who Wouldn't Die
Phillips - the Butler
 1941 Confirm or Deny
Mr. Bindle
 1941 Suspicion
Ticket Taker (uncredited)
 1941 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Mr. Weller
 1941 Shining Victory
 1941 One Night in Lisbon
Lord Fitzleigh's Aide (uncredited)
 1941 Penny Serenade
McDougal (uncredited)
 1941 Scotland Yard
Porter (uncredited)
 1940 Tin Pan Alley
Stage Doorman
 1940 The Long Voyage Home
Joe - Limehouse Barman (uncredited)
 1940 Rebecca
Policeman (uncredited)
 1940 The Invisible Man Returns
Jim (uncredited)
 1940 The Earl of Chicago
 1939 We Are Not Alone
Mr. Jones
 1939 Pack Up Your Troubles
British Sergeant (uncredited)
 1939 Grand Jury Secrets
Masseur (uncredited)
 1939 Captain Fury
 1939 Let Freedom Ring
Cockney (uncredited)
 1938 A Christmas Carol
Street Watch Leader (uncredited)
 1938 Up the River
Bartender (uncredited)
 1938 Arrest Bulldog Drummond
Aquarium Guard (uncredited)
 1938 Shadows Over Shanghai
 1938 Mysterious Mr. Moto
Customs Official (uncredited)
 1938 Meet the Girls
Bartender (uncredited)
 1938 The Young in Heart
Kennel Man (uncredited)
 1938 Blond Cheat
The Bartender (uncredited)
 1938 Bringing Up Baby
Joe - Bartender (uncredited)
 1937 The Wrong Road
 1937 The Sheik Steps Out
 1937 Another Dawn
Pvt. Hawkins
 1937 Slave Ship
 1937 Personal Property
Frank the Waiter (uncredited)
 1937 God's Country and the Woman
Plug Hat
 1936 Lloyd's of London
 1936 Piccadilly Jim
Taxi Driver
 1936 Private Number
 1936 Dracula's Daughter
 1936 Champagne Charlie
Mr. Boswick - Ship Bartender (uncredited)
 1936 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Cabby (uncredited)
 1936 Song and Dance Man
 1935 The Widow from Monte Carlo
Police Officer Watkins (uncredited)
 1935 A Tale of Two Cities
Jerry Cruncher
 1935 The Last Outpost
Private Foster
 1935 Dressed to Thrill
Canadian Soldier (uncredited)
 1935 Black Sheep
 1935 Vanessa, Her Love Story
Horse Auctioneer (uncredited)
 1935 Mystery Woman
 1934 Limehouse Blues
Herb (as Billy Bevin)
 1934 The Painted Veil
Bridegroom (scenes deleted)
 1934 Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back
Man in Hotel Room (uncredited)
 1934 One More River
Cloakroom Attendant
 1934 Shock
 1934 Stingaree
 1934 The Lost Patrol
 1934 Caravan
Police Sergeant
 1933 Pop's Pal (Short)
Grandpa Henry
 1933 Alice in Wonderland
Two of Spades (uncredited)
 1933 The Way to Love
M. Prial
 1933 Too Much Harmony
Stage Director
 1933 Midnight Club
Detective (uncredited)
 1933 The Big Squeal (Short)
Jake Burke
 1933 Thundering Taxis (Short)
One of the Taxi Boys
 1933 Peg o' My Heart
Detective #2 (uncredited)
 1933 A Study in Scarlet
Will Swallow
 1933 Uncle Jake (Short)
Uncle Jake
 1933 Looking Forward
Mr. Barker - Night Watchman
 1933 Techno-Crazy (Short)
Mary's Father - the Mayor
 1933 Luxury Liner
 1933 Cavalcade
George Grainger
 1932 Me and My Gal
Ashley (uncredited)
 1932 Payment Deferred
 1932 Honeymoon Beach (Short)
Billy Bevan
 1932 The Spot on the Rug (Short)
Gerald J. Fitzgerald
 1932 Vanity Fair
Joseph Sedley
 1932 Sky Devils
The Colonel
 1932 The Silent Witness
Horace Ward
 1931 Who's Who in the Zoo (Short)
 1931 Waterloo Bridge
Soldier on the Make (uncredited)
 1931 Transatlantic
 1931 Chances
Cuthbert - Pub Waiter (uncredited)
 1931 The Spy
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed)
 1931 Frozen Face (Short)
 1931 Born to Love
Departing British Soldier (uncredited)
 1930 For the Love o' Lil
Edward O. Walker
 1930 Monte Carlo
Train Conductor (uncredited)
 1930 For the Defense
Drunk (uncredited)
 1930 Temptation
 1930 Journey's End
2nd Lt. Trotter
 1930 Scotch (Short)
Gilbert - Addie's Brother
 1930 Peacock Alley
Walter - Bell Captain
 1929 Weak But Willing (Short)
George Downing
 1929 The Sky Hawk
Tom Berry
 1929 The Trespasser
Reporter (uncredited)
 1929 High Voltage
Gus Engstrom (The Driver)
 1929 Motoring Mamas (Short)
Billy Brooks
 1929 Caught in a Taxi (Short)
Undetermined Minor Role (uncredited)
 1929 Puckered Success (Short)
 1929 Don't Get Jealous (Short)
BIlly Blake
 1929 Pink Pajamas (Short)
Billy Brooks
 1929 Foolish Husbands (Short)
Billy Blake
 1929 Button My Back (Short)
Billy Brooks
 1929 Circus Time (Short)
 1929 Calling Hubby's Bluff (Short)
Billy Barton
 1928 His New Stenographer (Short)
Billy Brooks
 1928 The Lion's Roar (Short)
Jake Higgs - Katie's Brother
 1928 Riley the Cop
Paris Cabman (uncredited)
 1928 Hubby's Latest Alibi (Short)
Billy Brooks
 1928 Hubby's Weekend Trip (Short)
Bill Blake
 1928 Motorboat Mamas (Short)
Billy Bender
 1928 Caught in the Kitchen (Short)
Billy Brooks
 1928 His Unlucky Night (Short)
Billy Trotter
 1928 The Girl from Nowhere (Short)
Constable Billy Barnes
 1928 The Bicycle Flirt (Short)
Doty Bassett - The Bicycle Flirt
 1928 The Best Man (Short)
The Best Man
 1928 The Beach Club (Short)
Billy Doolittle
 1927 The Girl from Everywhere
 1927 The Bull Fighter (Short)
Pete De Tour
 1927 Gold Digger of Weepah (Short)
The Barber
 1927 The Golf Nut (Short)
Billy Divott
 1927 Cured in the Excitement (Short)
Professor Brawn
 1927 A Small Town Princess (Short)
Joe Whiffet
 1927 Easy Pickings
The Detective
 1927 Peaches and Plumbers (Short)
Bill the Plumber
 1927 Should Sleepwalkers Marry? (Short)
Charley Carter
 1926 Flirty Four-Flushers (Short)
Jerry Connors / Archibald De Shyster
 1926 The Divorce Dodger (Short)
Billy Bowles
 1926 Masked Mamas (Short)
Casey McCorkle
 1926 Should Husbands Marry? (Short)
The Cop
 1926 Hoboken to Hollywood (Short)
Billy Judkins
 1926 Hubby's Quiet Little Game (Short)
Billy Foote - Dance Instructor
 1926 A Sea Dog's Tale (Short)
Wilbur Watts
 1926 Ice Cold Cocos (Short)
Gus Gander
 1926 Muscle-Bound Music (Short)
Billy Hornby
 1926 Fight Night (Short)
Walter Moore
 1926 Hayfoot, Strawfoot? (Short)
 1926 Wandering Willies (Short)
Percy Nudge
 1926 Circus Today (Short)
Gus Barnum
 1926 Trimmed in Gold (Short)
Otto Stropp
 1926 Whispering Whiskers (Short)
The Drifter
 1925 From Rags to Britches (Short)
Joe Bush
 1925 Over Thereabouts (Short)
Joe Dobell
 1925 Butter Fingers (Short)
Nick - the Star Pitcher
 1925 The Iron Nag (Short)
Joe Gobb
 1925 Sneezing Beezers (Short)
Joe Honck - Taxi Driver
 1925 Super-Hooper-Dyne Lizzies (Short)
Hiram Case
 1925 Skinners in Silk (Short)
Cecil Stockton
 1925 The Lion's Whiskers (Short)
Otto Klutch - Chauffeur
 1925 Giddap! (Short)
Gaspard De Brie
 1925 Honeymoon Hardships (Short)
 1924 Off His Trolley (Short)
The Traffic Cop
 1924 The Cannon Ball Express (Short)
Adam Fargo - Baggage Master
 1924 Love's Sweet Piffle (Short)
Justice of the Peace
 1924 Galloping Bungalows (Short)
John Syrup Soother
 1924 Wandering Waistlines (Short)
Sandy Hook - Sailor
 1924 Little Robinson Corkscrew (Short)
The Sheriff
 1924 Three Foolish Weeks (Short)
King of Anchovia
 1924 Lizzies of the Field (Short)
A Mechanic - Bud Gasket
 1924 East of the Water Plug (Short)
The Sheriff
 1924 Wall Street Blues (Short)
The Janitor
 1924 Romeo and Juliet (Short)
 1924 The Hollywood Kid (Short)
Studio Organist
 1924 The White Sin
Travers Dale
 1924 One Spooky Night (Short)
A.J. Bird Jr.
 1923 Inbad the Sailor (Short)
Jake aka Inbad the Sailor
 1923 One Cylinder Love (Short)
The Bachelor's Butler / Chauffeur / Footman
 1923 The Extra Girl
 1923 Down to the Sea in Shoes (Short)
The Husband
 1923 Pitfalls of a Big City (Short)
Barfly (uncredited)
 1923 Nip and Tuck (Short)
 1922 When Summer Comes (Short)
Lyons - the Tenderfoot
 1922 Ma and Pa (Short)
 1922 The Crossroads of New York
Press Agent
 1922 Gymnasium Jim (Short)
 1922 On Patrol (Short)
The Amateur Cop
 1922 The Duck Hunter (Short)
The Sportsman
 1921 Bright Eyes (Short)
The Nosey Butler
 1921 By Heck (Short)
The Farmhand
 1921 Be Reasonable (Short)
A Rolling Stone
 1921 Love and Doughnuts (Short)
The Burglar
 1921 Love's Outcast (Short)
Franklyn's Wife's Lawyer
 1921 Home Talent
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1921 Astray from the Steerage (Short)
The Immigrant Husband
 1921 Made in the Kitchen (Short)
The Husband
 1921 A Small Town Idol
 1921 Bungalow Troubles (Short)
The Husband
 1921 Dabbling in Art (Short)
Undetermined Secondary Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1920 Love, Honor and Behave!
A Fake Lawyer
 1920 Movie Fans (Short)
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1920 My Goodness (Short)
The Hired Man
 1920 It's a Boy (Short)
The Daughter's Sweetheart
 1920 Don't Weaken! (Short)
Undetermined Secondary Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1920 The Quack Doctor (Short)
The Hired Lady's Sweetheart
 1920 Married Life
Hospital Staff / Janitor (uncredited)
 1920 Let 'er Go (Short)
The Hired Man
 1920 Fresh from the City (Short)
Musical Duo
 1920 Distilled Love (Short)
 1920 The Gingham Girl (Short)
The Butler
 1920 The Star Boarder (Short)
The Crook's Pal
 1919 A Lady's Tailor (Short)
The Hotel Proprietor
 1919 His Last False Step (Short)
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1919 Salome vs. Shenandoah (Short)
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1919 Uncle Tom Without a Cabin (Short)
Audience Spectator / Band Member (uncredited)
 1919 Treating 'Em Rough (Short)
The Minister
 1919 Gymbelles and Boneheads (Short)
 1918 Cupid in Quarantine (Short)
 1918 Her Disengagement Ring (Short)
 1918 Miss Informed (Short)
 1918 Her Rustic Romeo (Short)
 1918 Waltzing Around (Short)
 1918 Somebody's Widow (Short)
Secretary (as William Bevan)
 1917 His Smashing Career (Short)
Gertrude's Dad
 1917 The Judge's Revenge (Short)
 1917 The Joy Riders (Short)
Beanless Billy
 1917 Even as Him and Her (Short)
Mr. Snookums
 1917 Counting Out the Count (Short)
 1917 Bombs and Bandits (Short)
The Chief of Police
 1916 A Rural Romance (Short)
Billy - the Rube
 1916 Lizzie's Lingering Love (Short)
The Assistant Manager of the Underworld Den
 1916 A Bold, Bad Breeze (Short)
The Husband
 1916 Pirates of the Air (Short)
The Bartender
 1916 Phoney Teeth and False Friends (Short)
The Dentist's Apprentice
 1916 Gaby's Gasoline Glide (Short)
The Minister
 1916 The Great Smash (Short)
Oscar - the Power House Tender
 1916 The Double's Troubles (Short)
Count Von Garlic
 1916 Dad's Dollars and Dirty Doings (Short) (unconfirmed)
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Stage and opera actor.

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Alternate Names:

William Bevan | Bill Bevans | Billy Bevin | Bill Bivin


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