Bud Abbott

Bud Abbott

Highest Rated: 100% Hold That Ghost (1941)

Lowest Rated: 25% Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)

Birthday: Oct 2, 1895

Birthplace: Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA

American comedian Bud Abbott was the tall, bullying member of the popular comedy team Abbott and Costello. The son of circus employees, Abbott entered show business as a burlesque show producer, then took to the stage himself as straight man for a number of comedians, finally teaming with fledgling comic Lou Costello in 1936. After working in burlesque, in radio, and on Broadway, Abbott and Costello made their movie debut in One Night in the Tropics (1940). Their first starring picture was Buck Privates (1941), a box-office bonanza which catapulted the team to "top moneymaker" status for the next 15 years; in all, Abbott and Costello made 36 feature films. In 1951, they made their TV debut on Colgate Comedy Hour, and later that year starred in a widely distributed 52-week, half-hour situation comedy series, The Abbott and Costello Show. After the team broke up in 1957, Abbott retired, but was compelled to revive his career due to income tax problems. He appeared solo in a supporting role on a 1961 G.E. Theatre TV drama, then made an unsuccessful comeback attempt as straight man for comedian Candy Candido. Abbott's last performing job was providing the voice of "himself" in a series of 156 Abbott and Costello animated cartoons produced for television by Hanna-Barbera in 1966.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Abbott and Costello in the Movies Actor 2002
No Score Yet Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood (Abbott and Costello in Hollywood ) Actor 2000
No Score Yet World's Greatest Movie Challenge Actor 1989
No Score Yet Horrible Horror Actor 1987
38% Into the Night Chic 1985
No Score Yet The Horror Show Actor 1979
No Score Yet Dance With Me, Henry! Bud Flick 1956
25% Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy Pete Patterson 1955
No Score Yet Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops Harry 'Slim' Pierce 1955
63% Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Slim 1953
33% Abbott and Costello Go to Mars Lester 1953
No Score Yet Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd Rocky Stonebridge 1952
No Score Yet Lost in Alaska Tom Watson 1952
43% Jack and the Beanstalk Producer Mr. Dinkel/Mr. Dinkelpuss 1952
No Score Yet Comin' Round the Mountain Al Stewart 1951
80% Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man Bud Alexander 1951
No Score Yet Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion Bud Jones 1950
No Score Yet Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff Casey Edwards 1949
60% Africa Screams Buzz Johnson 1949
No Score Yet Mexican Hayride Harry Lambert 1948
89% Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein Chick Young 1948
No Score Yet The Noose Hangs High Ted Higgins 1948
No Score Yet The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap Duke Egan 1947
80% Buck Privates Come Home Slicker Smith 1947
No Score Yet Little Giant Eddie L. Morrison / T.S. Chandler 1946
No Score Yet The Time of Their Lives (The Ghost Steps Out) Cuthbert, Dr. Greenway 1946
No Score Yet Abbott and Costello in Hollywood Buzz Curtis 1945
No Score Yet The Naughty Nineties Dexter Broadhurst 1945
No Score Yet Here Come the Co-eds Slats McCarthy 1945
No Score Yet Lost in a Harem Peter Johnson 1944
No Score Yet In Society Eddie Harrington 1944
No Score Yet Hit the Ice Flash Fulton 1943
No Score Yet It Ain't Hay Grover Mockridge 1943
No Score Yet Who Done It? Chick Larkin / Voice of Himself on Radio 1942
No Score Yet Pardon My Sarong Algernon 'Algy' Shaw 1942
No Score Yet Rio Rita Doc 1942
No Score Yet Ride 'em Cowboy Duke 1942
No Score Yet Keep 'em Flying Blackie Benson 1941
No Score Yet In the Navy Smokey Adams 1941
No Score Yet Buck Privates Slicker Smith 1941
100% Hold That Ghost Chuck Murray 1941
No Score Yet One Night in the Tropics Abbott 1940
No Score Yet Abbott And Costello : Sell Thru Actor 1932


No Score Yet The Abbott and Costello Show
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