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Barnett Parker

Highest Rated: 100% At the Circus (1939)

Lowest Rated: 83% Babes in Arms (1939)

Birthday: Sep 11, 1886

Birthplace: Not Available

A busy supporting actor of the 1930s who was often cast as the quintessential English manservant, tall, dapper-looking Barnett Parker had appeared with such British stage stars as George Alexander and Fred Terry prior to making his Broadway debut opposite Billie Burke in Mind the Paint Girl. The year was 1912 and the busy Parker immediately established himself as the typical "silly ass" British comic, "silly ass" being a description favored by the actor himself. Parker, who went on to appear opposite such legendary stage stars as Lew Fields and Lou Tellegen, moonlighted in movies from 1915 to 1920, chiefly for the New Rochelle-based Thanhouser company, where he scored quite a hit playing Astorbilt, the millionaire hero of the comedy Prudence the Pirate (1916). Parker spent the next decade or so on the boards but returned to films in 1936 to play a seemingly endless series of butlers, servants, and waiters. His death was attributed to a heart attack.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Kisses for Breakfast Phillips 1941
No Score Yet The Reluctant Dragon Dragon's Voice 1941
No Score Yet A Man Betrayed (Citadel of Crime) (Wheel of Fortune) George the butler 1941
No Score Yet Tall, Dark and Handsome Quentin 1941
No Score Yet Love Thy Neighbor George 1940
No Score Yet One Night in the Tropics Thompson 1940
No Score Yet If I Had My Way Floorwalker 1940
No Score Yet He Married His Wife Huggins 1940
83% Babes in Arms William 1939
100% At the Circus Whitcomb 1939
No Score Yet Hotel for Women Photographer 1939
No Score Yet Listen, Darling Abercrombie 1938
No Score Yet Marie Antoinette Prince de Rohan 1938
No Score Yet Hold That Kiss Maurice 1938
No Score Yet Love is a Headache Hotchkiss 1938
No Score Yet Live, Love and Learn Alfredo 1937
No Score Yet Double Wedding Flint 1937
100% Broadway Melody of 1938 Jerry Jason 1937
No Score Yet The Emperor's Candlesticks Rudolph 1937
No Score Yet Married Before Breakfast (Married by Noon) Tweed 1937
No Score Yet When You're in Love Butler 1937
No Score Yet Ready, Willing and Able Reginald Fortescue 1937
No Score Yet The Last of Mrs. Cheyney Purser 1937
No Score Yet Personal Property Arthur Trevelyan 1937
No Score Yet Wake Up and Live Foster 1937
No Score Yet Navy Blue and Gold Albert Graves 1937
No Score Yet Born to Dance Floorwalker 1936
No Score Yet Adventure in Manhattan (Manhattan Madness) Sherman's Butler 1936
No Score Yet The President's Mystery Roger, Butler 1936
86% The General Died at Dawn Englishman 1936
90% Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Butler 1936
86% Libeled Lady Butler 1936


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