Herman Bing

Herman Bing

  • Highest Rated: 100% Maytime (1937)
  • Lowest Rated: 38% Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938)
  • Birthday: Mar 30, 1889
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Along with such immortals as Percy Helton, Franklin Pangborn and Grady Sutton, Herman Bing is a member of that Valhalla of film character actors. Educated in his native Germany for a musical career, Bing went into vaudeville at 16, and soon after found work as a circus clown. Entering films in the mid-1920s, Bing apprenticed under the great director F. W. Murnau. He accompanied Murnau to Hollywood in 1927, where he worked as a scripter and assistant director on the classic silent drama Sunrise. After several more years assisting the likes of John Ford and Frank Borzage, Bing established himself as a character actor. Nearly always cast as a comic waiter, excitable musician, apoplectic stage manager or self-important official, Bing became famous for his wild-eyed facial expressions and his thick, "R"-rolling Teutonic accent. When the sort of broad comedy for which Herman Bing was renowned became passe in the postwar era, work opportunities dried up; despondent over his fading career, Bing shot himself at the age of 57.

Highest Rated Movies








No Score Yet Night and Day `Peaches' 1946
No Score Yet Where Do We Go from Here? Hessian Colonel 1945
98% Dumbo Ringmaster 1941
No Score Yet Broadway Melody of 1940 Silhouettist 1940
No Score Yet Bitter Sweet Market Keeper 1940
No Score Yet Four's a Crowd Barber 1938
38% Bluebeard's Eighth Wife Monsieur Pepinard 1938
No Score Yet The Great Waltz Dommayer 1938
No Score Yet Sweethearts Oscar Engel 1938
No Score Yet Beg, Borrow or Steal Von Giersdorff 1937
100% Maytime August Archipenko 1937
No Score Yet Every Day's a Holiday Fritz Krausmeyer 1937
No Score Yet Champagne Waltz Max Snellinek 1937
No Score Yet That Girl from Paris Hammacher 1936
No Score Yet Dimples Proprietor 1936
No Score Yet Adventure in Manhattan (Manhattan Madness) Tim 1936
83% Rose Marie Mr. Danielle 1936
62% The Great Ziegfeld Customer 1936
No Score Yet The King Steps Out Pretzelberger 1936
No Score Yet The Music Goes 'Round Singer 1936
No Score Yet Tango Mr. Kluckmeyer 1936
No Score Yet Fighting Youth Luigi 1935
92% Barbary Coast Fish Peddler 1935
No Score Yet Redheads on Parade Lionel Kunkel 1935
No Score Yet Call of the Wild Sam 1935
No Score Yet In Caliente Mexican Florist 1935
No Score Yet The Night Is Young Nepomuk 1935
No Score Yet Calm Yourself Bromberg 1935
No Score Yet Three Kids and a Queen Walter 1935
No Score Yet Vagabond Lady Department Head 1935
100% Broadway Bill Waiter 1934
No Score Yet Evelyn Prentice Klein, the Antique Dealer 1934
80% The Merry Widow Zizipoff 1934
No Score Yet Crimson Romance Himmelbaum 1934
71% One Night of Love Vegetable Man 1934
No Score Yet Hideout Jack Lillie 1934
No Score Yet The Cat's Paw Gangster 1934
88% Twentieth Century Bearded Man 1934
80% Manhattan Melodrama German Proprietor 1934
No Score Yet Manhattan Love Song Gustave 1934
No Score Yet Mandalay Prof. Kleinschmidt 1934
88% The Black Cat Car Steward 1934
No Score Yet The Mighty Barnum Man with Frog 1934
No Score Yet College Coach (Football Coach ) Prof. Glantz 1933
No Score Yet Chance at Heaven Chauffeur 1933
No Score Yet After Tonight Railroad Ticket Clerk 1933
100% Footlight Parade Fralick, the music director 1933
95% Dinner at Eight The Waiter 1933
No Score Yet The Nuisance Willy 1933
No Score Yet The Great Jasper Actor 1933
No Score Yet The Bowery Mr. Rummel 1933
No Score Yet Lady Killer Western director 1933
93% A Farewell to Arms Actor 1932
No Score Yet Flesh Pepi 1932
No Score Yet Three on a Match Prof. Irving Finklestein 1932
No Score Yet Jewel Robbery Alpine Tourist 1932
83% Murders in the Rue Morgue Franz Odenheimer 1932
No Score Yet Blessed Event Emil 1932
No Score Yet Silver Dollar Actor 1932
No Score Yet The Guardsman a Creditor 1931
No Score Yet Women Love Once Actor 1931
No Score Yet Show Girl in Hollywood Bing 1930


And now comes the climax!
Uh boss. What is the climax?
I don't know.