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William Costello (I) (1898–1971)

William Costello was born on February 2, 1898 in Rhode Island, USA. He was an actor, known for I Yam What I Yam (1933), Football Bugs (1936) and Lil' Ainjil (1936). He died on October 9, 1971 in San Jose, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Football Bugs Voices
Lil' Ainjil Officer Pup


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 1936 Football Bugs (Short)
 1936 Lil' Ainjil (Short)
Officer Pup (voice)
 1935 You Gotta Be a Football Hero (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1935 Dizzy Divers (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1935 For Better or Worser (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1935 Choose Your 'Weppins' (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1935 The 'Hyp-Nut-Tist' (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1935 Pleased to Meet Cha! (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1935 Beware of Barnacle Bill (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1934 Let's Sing with Popeye (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1934 We Aim to Please (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1934 The Dance Contest (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1934 The Two-Alarm Fire (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1934 A Dream Walking (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1934 Axe Me Another (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1934 Shiver Me Timbers! (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1934 Strong to the Finich (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1934 Shoein' Hosses (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1934 Can You Take It (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1934 The Man on the Flying Trapeze (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1934 Let's You and Him Fight (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1934 Sock-a-Bye, Baby (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1933 Wild Elephinks (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1933 Seasin's Greetinks! (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1933 I Eats My Spinach (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1933 Blow Me Down! (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1933 I Yam What I Yam (Short)
Popeye (voice, uncredited)
 1930-1933 Betty Boop (TV Series short)
Popeye / Gus Gorilla
- Popeye the Sailor (1933) ... Popeye (voice, uncredited)
- Dizzy Dishes (1930) ... Gus Gorilla (voice, uncredited)
 1933 Boilesk (Short)
Cop / Audience Member (uncredited)
 1932 Betty Boop, M.D. (Short)
Bimbo (voice, uncredited)
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5' 9¾" (1.77 m)

Did You Know?


After getting fired by the Fleischers, Costello did a European stage tour billing himself as "The Original Voice of Popeye". He made a few recordings as the character for the Columbia and Rex labels, including "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man" and "Tiger Rag"; these were released in overseas markets only. The start of World War II brought him back to the US, where he faded into obscurity. See more »


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