Billy Gilbert

Lowest Rated: 20% Devil Doll (1964)
Birthday: Sep 15, 1891
Birthplace: Not Available
Tall, rotund, popular comedic supporting actor Billy Gilbert is best remembered for his ability to sneeze on cue. The son of opera singers, he was 12 when he started performing. Later, in vaudeville and burlesque, he perfected a suspenseful sneezing routine; this became his trademark as a screen actor (he provided the voice of "Sneezy," one of the Seven Dwarfs, in Disney's feature cartoon Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, [1938]). Gilbert appeared in some silent films, then began a busier screen career during the sound era, eventually appearing in some 200 feature films and shorts where he was usually cast in light character roles as comic relief to straight performers and as support for major comedians, notably Laurel and Hardy. He also frequently had accented roles, including Field Marshall Herring in Chaplin's The Great Dictator (1940). In the late '40s, Gilbert directed two Broadway shows; he also wrote a play, Buttrio Square, which was produced in New York in 1952. Billy Gilbert rarely appeared in films after the early '50s.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Big Game Fisher 2013
20% Devil Doll Butler 1964
No Score Yet Five Weeks in a Balloon Sultan-Auctioneer 1962
No Score Yet Laurel & Hardy Actor 1958
No Score Yet The Kissing Bandit General Felipe Torro 1948
67% Fun & Fancy Free Willy the Giant 1947
62% Anchors Aweigh Cafe Manager 1945
No Score Yet Cookin' Up Trouble Actor 1944
No Score Yet Crazy House Stone 1943
No Score Yet Stage Door Canteen Stage Door Canteen Star 1943
No Score Yet Spotlight Scandals Himself 1943
No Score Yet Mr. Wise Guy Knobby 1942
No Score Yet Song of the Islands Palola's father 1942
No Score Yet Arabian Nights Ahmad 1942
No Score Yet Valley of the Sun Justice of the Peace 1942
No Score Yet Week-End in Havana Arbolado 1941
No Score Yet Melody Master Actor 1941
No Score Yet No, No, Nanette Styles 1940
No Score Yet A Night at Earl Carroll's Machinist's Mate 1940
No Score Yet Tin Pan Alley Sheik 1940
No Score Yet Seven Sinners Tony 1940
No Score Yet The Villain Still Pursued Her Announcer 1940
No Score Yet Pardon My Berth Marks Actor 1940
98% His Girl Friday Joe Pettibone 1940
92% The Great Dictator Herring 1940
No Score Yet Sing, Dance, Plenty Hot Hector 1940
No Score Yet Lucky Partners Charles 1940
95% Destry Rides Again Loupqerou, the Bartender 1939
No Score Yet The Star Maker Steel Worker 1939
No Score Yet Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus Mr. Boggs 1938
No Score Yet Breaking the Ice Mr. Small 1938
No Score Yet Block-Heads Mr. Gilbert 1938
No Score Yet Joy of Living Cafe Owner 1938
No Score Yet Maid's Night Out Popolopolis 1938
No Score Yet My Lucky Star Nick 1938
No Score Yet Happy Landing Counter Man 1938
98% Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Grumpy 1937
No Score Yet Live, Love and Learn Newsboy 1937
No Score Yet Music for Madame Krause 1937
83% 100 Men and a Girl Garage Owner 1937
100% Broadway Melody of 1938 George Papaloopas 1937
No Score Yet The Toast of New York Portrait Photographer 1937
93% Captains Courageous Soda Steward 1937
No Score Yet The Man Who Found Himself Fat Hobo 1937
No Score Yet On The Avenue Joe Papaloupas 1937
No Score Yet When You're in Love Jose the Bartender 1937
No Score Yet The Firefly Innkeeper 1937
No Score Yet Rosalie Oloff 1937
No Score Yet Maytime Drunk in Cafe 1937
No Score Yet Love on the Run Cafe Manager 1936
No Score Yet The Bride Walks Out Donovan 1936
87% The Devil-Doll Butler 1936
No Score Yet Mistaken Identity Actor 1936
No Score Yet One Rainy Afternoon Court Clerk 1936
No Score Yet I Dream Too Much Cook 1935
97% A Night at the Opera Engineer's Assistant/Peasant 1935
No Score Yet Here Comes the Band Oswald Carroll - the Sneezer (uncredited) 1935
100% Mad Love Autograph Seeker on Train 1935
No Score Yet Evelyn Prentice Barney, the Cafe Owner 1934
88% The Merry Widow Fat Lackery 1934
No Score Yet Them Thar Hills The Doctor 1934
No Score Yet Cockeyed Cavaliers Innkeeper (uncredited) 1934
100% Sons of the Desert Steamship Official 1933
No Score Yet This Day and Age Manager of Nightclub 1933
No Score Yet Towed in a Hole Joe 1932
No Score Yet Their First Mistake Process server 1932
No Score Yet Pack Up Your Troubles Mr. Hathaway 1932
No Score Yet Skyscraper Souls Ticket agent 1932
No Score Yet Million Dollar Legs Secretary of the Interior 1932
No Score Yet County Hospital The Doctor 1932
No Score Yet The Chimp Landlord 1932
No Score Yet The Music Box Prof. von Schwarzenhoffen 1932
No Score Yet Red Noses Tailor's Customer 1932
No Score Yet One Good Turn Drunk 1931
No Score Yet Chinatown After Dark Dooley 1931
No Score Yet The Rival Mashers Movie Patron 1914
No Score Yet Tango Tangles Guest in Cowboy Hat 1914

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Three Stooges
1934-1959
Signor Luis Balero Cantino
  • 1935

QUOTES FROM Billy Gilbert CHARACTERS