Billy Bevan

Billy Bevan

Highest Rated: 100% Sherlock Holmes and the Woman in Green (1945)

Lowest Rated: 40% The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944)

Birthday: Sep 29, 1887

Birthplace: Not Available

Effervescent little Billy Bevan commenced his stage career in his native Australia, after briefly attending the University of Sydney. A veteran of the famous Pollard Opera Company, Bevan came to the U.S. in 1917, where he found work as a supporting comic at L-KO studios. He was promoted to stardom in 1920 when he joined up with Mack Sennett's "fun factory." Adopting a bushy moustache and an air of quizzical determination, Bevan became one of Sennett's top stars, appearing opposite such stalwart laughmakers as Andy Clyde, Vernon Dent and Madelyn Hurlock in such belly-laugh bonanzas as Ice Cold Cocos (1925), Circus Today (1926) and Wandering Willies (1926). While many of Bevan's comedies are hampered by too-mechanical gags and awkward camera tricks, he was funny and endearing enough to earn laughs without the benefit of Sennett gimmickry. He was particularly effective in a series of "tired businessman" two-reelers, in which the laughs came from the situations and the characterizations rather than slapstick pure and simple. Bevan continued to work sporadically for Sennett into the talkie era, but was busier as a supporting actor in feature films like Cavalcade (1933), The Lost Patrol (1934) and Dracula's Daughter (1936). He was frequently cast in bit parts as London "bobbies," messenger boys and bartenders; one of his more rewarding talkie roles was the uncle of plumbing trainee Jennifer Jones (!) in Ernst Lubitsch's Cluny Brown (1946). Among Billy Bevan's final screen assignments was the part of Will Scarlet in 1950's Rogues of Sherwood Forest.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet 30 Years of Fun Actor 1963
No Score Yet When Comedy Was King Actor 1960
No Score Yet Rogues Of Sherwood Forest Will Scarlett 1950
No Score Yet Fortunes of Captain Blood Billy Bragg 1950
No Score Yet Tell It to the Judge Winston 1949
No Score Yet That Forsyte Woman Porter 1949
No Score Yet The Secret Garden Barney 1949
No Score Yet Let's Live a Little Morton 1948
No Score Yet The Black Arrow Jailer 1948
No Score Yet It Had to Be You Evans 1947
No Score Yet Love from a Stranger Cab Driver 1947
93% Cluny Brown Uncle Am 1946
No Score Yet Devotion Draper 1946
75% Terror by Night Train Attendant 1946
100% Sherlock Holmes and the Woman in Green Street Peddler 1945
No Score Yet Tonight and Every Night Actor 1945
92% The Picture of Dorian Gray Chairman Malvolio Jones 1945
100% National Velvet Constable 1944
No Score Yet The Pearl of Death Constable 1944
No Score Yet Once upon a Time Cop 1944
40% The Invisible Man's Revenge Sergeant 1944
100% Jane Eyre Bookie 1944
No Score Yet The Lodger Publican 1944
75% The Return of the Vampire Horace - Civil Defense Worker (uncredited) 1944
No Score Yet Forever and a Day Cabby 1943
95% I Married a Witch Puritan vendor 1942
No Score Yet Counter-Espionage George Barrow 1942
92% Mrs. Miniver Conductor 1942
No Score Yet This Above All Farmer 1942
No Score Yet The Man Who Wouldn't Die Phillips, the Butler 1942
No Score Yet Young and Willing Phillips 1942
97% Suspicion Ticket Taker 1941
65% Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Dr. Weller 1941
94% Penny Serenade McDougal 1941
No Score Yet One Night in Lisbon Lord Fitzleigh's Aide 1941
No Score Yet Shining Victory Chivers 1941
No Score Yet Tin Pan Alley Doorman 1940
100% The Long Voyage Home Joe, Limehouse barman 1940
No Score Yet Li'l Abner Actor 1940
100% Rebecca Policeman 1940
No Score Yet The Earl of Chicago Guide 1940
No Score Yet We Are Not Alone Mr. Jones 1939
No Score Yet Let Freedom Ring Cockney 1939
100% A Christmas Carol Watch Officer 1938
No Score Yet The Young in Heart Kennel man 1938
No Score Yet Shadows over Shanghai Gallcuddy 1938
No Score Yet The Girl of the Golden West Nick 1938
93% Bringing Up Baby Bartender 1938
No Score Yet The Wrong Road McLean 1937
No Score Yet Another Dawn Hawkins 1937
No Score Yet God's Country and the Woman Plug Hat 1937
No Score Yet Personal Property Frank the Waiter 1937
No Score Yet Slave Ship Atkins 1937
No Score Yet Piccadilly Jim Taxi Driver 1936
No Score Yet Private Number Frederick 1936
90% Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Cabby 1936
No Score Yet Lloyds of London Innkeeper 1936
55% Dracula's Daughter Albert 1936
No Score Yet The Last Outpost Cpl. Foster 1935
100% A Tale of Two Cities Jerry Cruncher 1935
No Score Yet The Painted Veil Bridegroom 1934
No Score Yet Stingaree Mac 1934
100% The Lost Patrol Herbert Hale 1934
No Score Yet Limehouse Blues Herb 1934
No Score Yet Caravan Police Sergeant 1934
No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back Man in Hotel Room 1934
67% Alice in Wonderland Two of Spades 1933
No Score Yet Peg o' My Heart Detective #2 (uncredited) 1933
No Score Yet Looking Forward (The New Deal) Mr. Barker 1933
58% Cavalcade George Granger 1933
No Score Yet A Study in Scarlet Will Swallow 1933
No Score Yet Me and My Gal Ashley 1932
No Score Yet Payment Deferred Hammond 1932
No Score Yet Vanity Fair Joseph Sedley 1932
No Score Yet Waterloo Bridge Soldier on the Make 1931
No Score Yet Transatlantic Hudgins 1931
No Score Yet Monte Carlo Train Conductor 1930
No Score Yet For the Defense Drunk 1930
No Score Yet Journey's End Second Lt. Trotter 1930
No Score Yet The Trespasser Reporter 1929
No Score Yet High Voltage Gus the driver 1929
No Score Yet Caution: Funny Men at Work! Actor 1928
No Score Yet Super-Hooper-Dyne Lizzies Hiram Case 1925
No Score Yet Wandering Willies Actor 1925
No Score Yet The White Sin Travers Dale 1924
No Score Yet The Extra Girl Actor 1923
No Score Yet Billy Bevan Festival Actor 1920
No Score Yet American Slapstick Actor 1915


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