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Bud Abbott

Highest Rated:   100% Hold That Ghost (1941)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
41% Into the Night
  • Chic
1985
No Score Yet The Horror Show
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet Dance With Me, Henry!
  • Bud Flick
1956
27% 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
88% 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
No Score Yet 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

Quotes from Bud Abbott's Characters