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Shemp Howard (1895–1955)

Shemp Howard was born Samuel Horwitz in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was also the brother of fellow stooges Moe Howard and Curly Howard. Larry Fine was not related to any of the other stooges. When not working with The Three Stooges, Shemp made a lot of feature film appearances, such as The Bank Dick (1940) with W.C. Fields. Shemp, Moe, Larry and ... See full bio »

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 1956 For Crimin' Out Loud (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1956 Flagpole Jitters (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1956 Creeps (Short)
Shemp / Shemp's Son (as Shemp)
 1956 Husbands Beware (Short)
Prof. Shemp Howard (as Shemp)
 1955 Blunder Boys (Short)
Days (as Shemp)
 1955 Hot Ice (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1955 Wham-Bam-Slam! (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1955 The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater (TV Series)
- What Do You Want in a Show (1955) ... Spike (as The Three Stooges)
 1955 Stone Age Romeos (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1955 Bedlam in Paradise (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1955 Gypped in the Penthouse (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1955 Of Cash and Hash (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1955 Fling in the Ring (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1954 Scotched in Scotland (Short)
McShemp (as Shemp)
 1954 Shot in the Frontier (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1954 Knutzy Knights (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1954 Pals and Gals (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1954 Musty Musketeers (Short)
Shempeth (as Shemp)
 1954 Income Tax Sappy (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1953 Goof on the Roof (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1953 Bubble Trouble (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1953 Rip, Sew and Stitch (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1953 Pardon My Backfire (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1953 Spooks! (Short)
Shemp / Bat with Shemp's Head (as Shemp)
 1953 Tricky Dicks (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1953 Loose Loot (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1953 Booty and the Beast (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1953 Up in Daisy's Penthouse (Short)
Shemp / Pop Howard (as Shemp)
 1952 Cuckoo on a Choo Choo (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1952 Three Dark Horses (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1952 Gents in a Jam (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1952 He Cooked His Goose (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1952 Corny Casanovas (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1952 Listen, Judge (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1952 A Missed Fortune (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1952 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series)
- Episode #2.13 (1952) ... Servant
 1951 Pest Man Wins (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1951 Hula-La-La (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1951 The Tooth Will Out (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1951 Gold Raiders
The 3 Stooges - Shemp
 1951 Merry Mavericks (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1951 Scrambled Brains (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1951 Don't Throw That Knife (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1951 Baby Sitters Jitters (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1951 Three Arabian Nuts (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1950 A Snitch in Time (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1950 Slaphappy Sleuths (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1950 The Milton Berle Show (TV Series)
Member - The Three Stooges
- The Three Stooges, Yogi Berra, Alice Pearce, Georgie Price, The Weavers (1950) ... Member - The Three Stooges (as The Three Stooges)
 1950 Studio Stoops (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1950 Three Hams on Rye (Short)
 1950 Self Made Maids (Short)
Shemp / Shempetta (as Shemp)
 1950 Love at First Bite (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1950 The Ed Wynn Show (TV Series)
Mr. S
 1950 Dopey Dicks (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1950 Hugs and Mugs (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1950 Punchy Cowpunchers (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1949 Dunked in the Deep (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1949 Jerks of All Trades (TV Short)
Shemp (as The Three Stooges)
 1949 Vagabond Loafers (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1949 Malice in the Palace (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1949 Fuelin' Around (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1949 Hokus Pokus (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1949 Africa Screams
 1949 Who Done It? (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1949 The Ghost Talks (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1948 Crime on Their Hands (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1948 Mummy's Dummies (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1948 I'm a Monkey's Uncle (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1948 Heavenly Daze (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1948 The Hot Scots (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1948 Fiddlers Three (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1948 Squareheads of the Round Table (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1948 Pardon My Clutch (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1948 Shivering Sherlocks (Short)
Shemp Howard (as Shemp)
 1947 All Gummed Up (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1947 Sing a Song of Six Pants (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1947 Brideless Groom (Short)
Prof. Shemp Howard (as Shemp)
 1947 Hold That Lion! (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1947 Out West (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1947 Bride and Gloom (Short)
 1947 Fright Night (Short)
Shemp (as Shemp)
 1946 Blondie Knows Best
Jim Gray
 1946 Society Mugs (Short)
 1946 Dangerous Business
 1946 One Exciting Week
Marvin Lewis
 1946 Jiggers, My Wife (Short)
Woodcock 'Woody' J. Strinker
 1946 Mr. Noisy (Short)
 1945 A Hit with a Miss (Short)
Rameses - Prizefighter
 1945 Where the Pest Begins (Short)
Shemp Howard
 1945 Trouble Chasers
Shemp Howard
 1945 Off Again, on Again (Short)
Woodcock Q. Strinker
 1944 Crazy Knights
 1944 Open Season for Saps (Short)
Woodcock Q. Strinker
 1944 Strange Affair
Laundry Truck Driver
 1944 Moonlight and Cactus
Punchy Carter
 1944 Pick a Peck of Plumbers (Short)
Elmer Peabody
 1944 Three of a Kind
Shemp Howard
 1943 Crazy House
 1943 Keep 'Em Slugging
 1943 It Ain't Hay
Umbrella Sam
 1943 How's About It?
 1942 Arabian Nights
 1942 Pittsburgh
 1942 Private Buckaroo
Sgt. 'Muggsy' Shavel
 1942 Mississippi Gambler
Milton Davis - Brooklyn Cab Driver
 1942 The Strange Case of Doctor Rx
Det. Sgt. Sweeney
 1942 Butch Minds the Baby
Blinky Sweeney
 1941 Hellzapoppin'
 1941 Hold That Ghost
Soda Jerk
 1941 Cracked Nuts
Eddie / Ivan
 1941 Hit the Road
 1941 San Antonio Rose
Benny the Bounce
 1941 Tight Shoes
 1941 In the Navy
 1941 Too Many Blondes
Hotel Manager Ambrose Tripp
 1941 The Flame of New Orleans
Oyster Bed Cafe Waiter (uncredited)
 1941 Mr. Dynamite
 1941 Road Show
Moe Parker (uncredited)
 1941 Meet the Chump
Stinky Fink
 1941 Buck Privates
 1940 The Invisible Woman
 1940 Murder Over New York
Shorty McCoy (uncredited)
 1940 The Bank Dick
Joe Guelpe
 1940 Give Us Wings
Buzz Berger
 1940 The Leather Pushers
Sailor McNeill
 1940 Pleased to Mitt You (Short)
Pat Patrick
 1940 Millionaires in Prison
 1940 Boobs in the Woods (Short)
 1940 The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady
Joe - a Pickpocket (uncredited)
 1940 Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise
Shorty McCoy (uncredited)
 1940 Money Squawks (Short)
 1939 Glove Slingers (Short)
Pat Patrick
 1939 Another Thin Man
Wacky (uncredited)
 1939 Behind Prison Gates
Convict Kitchen Worker (uncredited)
 1938 Home on the Rage (Short)
 1938 Not Guilty Enough (Short)
Andy's Brother-in-Law
 1937 Headin' East
Windy Wylie
 1937 Hollywood Round-Up
Oscar Bush
 1937 Thirst Aid (Short)
Knobby Walsh (uncredited)
 1937 Taking the Count (Short)
Knobby Walsh
 1937 Kick Me Again (Short)
Knobby Walsh
 1936 The Blonde Bomber (Short)
Knobby Walsh
 1936 The Choke's on You (Short)
Knobby Walsh
 1936 Punch and Beauty (Short)
Knobby Walsh
 1936 Here's Howe (Short)
Knobby Walsh
 1936 Absorbing Junior (Short)
 1936 For the Love of Pete (Short)
Knobby Walsh
 1936 While the Cat's Away (Short)
 1935 The Officer's Mess (Short)
Gus Doakes
 1935 On the Wagon (Short)
 1935 Serves You Right (Short)
Johnny Spivens
 1935 Convention Girl
Dan Higgins
 1935 Why Pay Rent? (Short)
 1935 His First Flame (Short)
Smokey Moe
 1934 A Peach of a Pair (Short)
Shemp Butler
 1934 Dizzy & Daffy (Short)
Lefty Howard
 1934 So You Won't T-T-T-Talk (Short)
 1934 Smoked Hams (Short)
Henry Howard
 1934 Daredevil O'Dare (Short)
 1934 My Mummy's Arms (Short)
 1934 Art Trouble (Short)
Short Painter
 1934 I Scream (Short)
Moran's Henchman
 1934 Rambling 'Round Radio Row #9 (Short)
Songwriters' Representative (uncredited)
 1934 The Three Stooges (TV Series)
 1934 Corn on the Cop (Short)
 1934 Pure Feud (Short)
Clem McCarthy (uncredited)
 1934 Very Close Veins (Short)
 1934 Pugs and Kisses (Short)
Dopey Traynor
 1934 The Knife of the Party (Short)
Shemp Howard (as Shemp Howard and His Stooges)
 1934 Mushrooms (Short)
 1934 The Wrong, Wrong Trail (Short)
Piano Mover (uncredited)
 1934 Henry the Ache (Short)
Artie - One of King Henry's Lackeys
 1934 Howd' Ya Like That? (Short)
Sailor (uncredited)
 1933 Here Comes Flossie! (Short)
 1933 In the Dough (Short)
Bugs (uncredited)
 1933 Gobs of Fun (Short)
Club Patron (uncredited)
 1933 Paul Revere, Jr. (Short)
Attendant (uncredited)
 1933 Close Relations (Short)
One of the Moles
 1933 Salt Water Daffy (Short)
Wilbur the Kleptomaniac
 1930 Soup to Nuts
Fireman Shemp
 1919/II Spring Fever (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "A Night in Spain" on Broadway. Musical revue. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Shemp | Shemp Howard and His Stooges | The Three Stooges


5' 7" (1.7 m)


Gertrude "Babe" Frank  (his death)  (1 child)


Sol Horwitz


Moe Howard (sibling) | See more »

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

There's a thousand reasons why I shouldn't drink... but I can't think of one right now. See more »


Performed together with brother Moe Howard in vaudeville, accomplishing a rare feat of working for two different vaudeville companies at the same time when actors from one company were not hired by another. They achieved this by performing a blackface act for one company, then doing a whiteface act for the second. See more »


Like brother Curly with his infamous "Woo-woo-woo" and "Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk", Shemp also had a well-known quirk - he would go, "Gee-gee-gee-gee-gee!" in many of his films. See more »


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