American screenwriter John Wesley Grey was better known to friends and fans as Johnny Grey. He concocted gags and wrote punny titles for several comedy studios in the 1920s, especially the fun factories of Hal Roach and Mack Sennett. From 1924 to 1932, Grey contributed to the screenplays of all of Harold Lloyds starring features. Making the transition to talkies with the greatest of ease, Grey remained at Sennett until the studio folded in 1933; among his many projects was the Oscar-nominated 2-reeler The Loud Mouth (1932), which was remade to even better effect by Charley Chase as The Heckler (1940). Grey spent most of the 1930s with Columbia's comedy unit, even appearing on-camera as a fireman in the Three Stooges' False Alarms (1936). Johnny Grey ended his career contributing material to Republic's musical-comedy output of the 1940s.