Billy Gilbert

Billy Gilbert

Highest Rated: 100% Maytime (1937)

Lowest Rated: 62% Anchors Aweigh (1945)

Birthday: Sep 12, 1894

Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Billy Gilbert's career cuts a wide swathe: from vaudeville and Laurel & Hardy comedies to Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" and Charlie Chaplin's "The Great Dictator." Born in 1894 to a pair of opera singers, Gilbert began working on stage when he was just a boy. He soon became known for a unique ability: being able to sneeze on cue. Pudgy as an adult, Gilbert's size made him perfect as the imposing and bumbling villain of 1930s comedy shorts. In 1937 Gilbert brought his childhood talent to the animated classic "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," as the voice (and "achoo") of dwarf Sneezy. Into the 1940s, Gilbert was occupied with small parts in comedies, including turns in the screwball "His Girl Friday," the musical "Anchors Aweigh," and the Fred MacMurray vehicle "One Night in Lisbon." However his biggest role of the period, and perhaps of his career, was as Herring (a thinly veiled portrait of Nazi war minister Hermann Göring) in Chaplin's Third Reich satire "The Great Dictator." After transitioning to TV in the 1950s, Gilbert retired from performing in 1962.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 35% Five Weeks in a Balloon Sultan/Auctioneer (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paradise Alley Julius Wilson (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stars in Your Backyard Julius Wilson (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Down Among the Sheltering Palms King Jilouili (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 33% The Kissing Bandit General Felipe Toro (Character) - 1948
67% 61% Fun and Fancy Free Willie the Giant (Voice) - 1947
62% 79% Anchors Aweigh Cafe Manager (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crazy Knights Billy (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cookin' Up Trouble Unknown (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three of a Kind Billy (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ghost Crazy Billy (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ever Since Venus Tiny Lewis (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shantytown Papa Ferrelli (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 59% Always a Bridesmaid Nick (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spotlight Scandals Billy (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Wise Guy Knobby (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Valley of the Sun Homer Burnaby - Justice of the Peace (Character) - 1942
67% 80% Arabian Nights Ahmad (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Night in Lisbon Popopopoulos (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Model Wife Dominic (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 59% Weekend in Havana Arbolado (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 32% Lucky Partners Charles (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet No, No, Nanette Styles (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Women in War Pierre (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Villain Still Pursued Her Master of Ceremonies (Character) - 1940
93% 95% The Great Dictator Field Marshall Herring (Character) - 1940
98% 90% His Girl Friday Joe Pettibone (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 43% Tin Pan Alley The Sheik of Araby (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 41% Seven Sinners Tony (Character) - 1940
96% 82% Destry Rides Again Loupgerou (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 47% Joy of Living Cafe Owner (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Peck's Bad Boy With the Circus Bud Boggs (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 40% Maid's Night Out Mr. Papalapoulas (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Once Over Lightly Professor Dimitrius Kapouris (Character),
Screenwriter
- 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Breaking the Ice Mr. Small (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Doodle Kicks Off Professor Minorous (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 86% Block-Heads Mr. Gilbert (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl Downstairs Garage Proprietor (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet She's Got Everything Chaffee (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 27% Live, Love and Learn Unknown (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Who Found Himself Fat hobo (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life of the Party Dr. Molnac (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fight for Your Lady Boris (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 46% The Toast of New York Portrait Photographer (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet China Passage Bartender (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 29% Rosalie Oloff (Character) - 1937
88% 53% 100 Men and a Girl Garage Owner (Character) - 1937
100% 88% Maytime Drunk (Character) - 1937
98% 78% Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Sneezy (Voice) - 1937
100% 59% Broadway Melody of 1938 George Papaloopas (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Outcasts of Poker Flat Charley (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Espionage Turk (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Music for Madame Krause (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Early to Bed Burger (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grand Jury Otto (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 11% The Bride Walks Out Mr. Donovan (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love on a Bet New York Policeman (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 29% I Dream Too Much Cook at Cafe (uncredited) (Character) - 1935
100% 82% Mad Love Autograph Seeker on Train (uncredited) (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cracked Ice Man Prof. Wm. Gilbert (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Apples to You! Pinsky (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soup and Fish Count Gustav (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 58% Evelyn Prentice Barney (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 95% Them Thar Hills The Doctor (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maids a la Mode Von Smaltz (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bargain of the Century Captain Schmaltz (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fallen Arches Mr. Gilbert (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rhapsody in Brew LouieSchmaltz (Character),
Director
- 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Asleep in the Feet Mr. Gilbert (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 71% Pack Up Your Troubles Mr. Hathaway (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Nickel Nurser Todd's Butler (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 71% County Hospital The Doctor (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet First in War Commanding General (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet What Price Taxi Jealous Husband (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 67% Their First Mistake Process Server (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 91% Music Box Professor von Schwarzenhoffen (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 69% The Chimp Joe the Landlord (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tabasco Kid Mr. Jones (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Noses Tailor's Customer (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bees' Buzz Country Club Drinker/Farmer (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Simple Sap Grandpa (Character) - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet Whispering Whiskers Indian (Character) - 1926
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miss Fatty's Seaside Lovers Unknown (Character) - 1915
No Score Yet 21% Making a Living Unknown (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet No Score Yet His Musical Career Piano Store Salesman (Character) - 1914

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Producers' Showcase Unknown (Character) 1956

QUOTES FROM Billy Gilbert CHARACTERS

Snow White says: Once there was a Princess....

Snow White says: Once there was a Princess...

Doc says: Was the princess, you?

Snow White says: And she fell in love.

Sneezy says: Was it hard to do?

Snow White says: It was very easy! Anyone could see that the Prince was charming. The only one for me.

Sneezy says: Keep it away! My nose! My hay fever! You know I can't stand it.