Jed Prouty

Jed Prouty

Highest Rated: 100% A Star Is Born (1937)

Lowest Rated: 36% The Broadway Melody (1929)

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American actor Jed Prouty got his first taste of show business as a teenaged performer at Austin Stone's Museum (a sort of flea circus-variety show concern) in his native Boston. Working for years as a vaudeville song and dance man, Prouty made it to Broadway in 1921, appearing occasionally in silent films. The actor was prominently cast as a stuttering actor's agent Uncle Jed in his first talking picture, the Oscar-winning Broadway Melody (1929), though he found it expedient to drop the stammer for his subsequent films. Most often in bits and character roles in A-pictures -- as, for example, the unctuous columnist in A Star is Born (1937) -- Prouty was firmly in the lead in the Jones Family series of B-comedies filmed by 20th Century-Fox. Prouty played the Jones paterfamilias, with Spring Byington as his wife, in nearly all seventeen pictures in the Jones series. Jed Prouty is also familiar to Alice Faye fans for his antic appearance in Ms. Faye's Hollywood Cavalcade (1939), wherein he was made up to resemble silent comedian Ford Sterling for the film's slapstick chase sequences.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Guilty Bystander Dr. Elder 1950
No Score Yet It Happened in Flatbush Judge 1942
No Score Yet Go West, Young Lady Judge Harmon 1941
No Score Yet Look Who's Laughing Mayor Duncan 1941
No Score Yet Pot o' Gold Mr. Louderman 1941
No Score Yet Roar of the Press Gordon MacEwan 1941
No Score Yet City Limits Actor 1941
No Score Yet Remedy for Riches D.B. `Emerson' Vanderveer 1940
No Score Yet Hollywood Cavalcade Chief of Police 1939
No Score Yet Second Fiddle Actor 1939
No Score Yet The Gracie Allen Murder Case Uncle Ambrose 1939
No Score Yet Exile Express Hanley 1939
No Score Yet Danger on the Air Harry Jones, Radio Company Boss 1938
No Score Yet Keep Smiling Jerome Lawson 1938
No Score Yet Down on the Farm John Jones 1938
No Score Yet The Duke of West Point Mr. Erwin Drew 1938
No Score Yet Borrowing Trouble John Jones 1937
88% 100 Men and a Girl Tommy Bitters 1937
No Score Yet Dangerous Holiday Gifford 1937
100% A Star Is Born Artie Carver 1937
No Score Yet The Crime Nobody Saw William Underhill 1937
No Score Yet Small Town Boy Mr. Armstrong 1937
No Score Yet Life Begins in College Oliver Stearns Sr. 1937
No Score Yet College Holiday Sheriff 1936
No Score Yet Happy Go Lucky Charles Gorham 1936
No Score Yet Under Your Spell Mr. Twerp 1936
No Score Yet Pigskin Parade Mr. Van Dyke 1936
77% The Texas Rangers Prosecuting Attorney 1936
No Score Yet His Brother's Wife Billy Arnold 1936
No Score Yet Special Investigator Dr. Reynolds 1936
No Score Yet Every Saturday Night Mr. Evers 1936
No Score Yet Alibi Ike Jewelry Merchant 1935
No Score Yet Black Sheep Orville Schmelling 1935
No Score Yet Life Begins at 40 Charles Beagle 1935
No Score Yet George White's 1935 Scandals Al Lee 1935
No Score Yet One Hour Late Mr. Finch 1934
No Score Yet Music in the Air Kirschner 1934
No Score Yet Hollywood Party Theater Manager 1934
No Score Yet Murder on the Blackboard Dr. Levine 1934
No Score Yet The Life of Vergie Winters Reverend 1934
70% Morning Glory Will Seymour 1933
No Score Yet Jimmy and Sally E.W. Marlowe 1933
No Score Yet Hold 'em Jail Warden Charles Clark 1932
86% Night Nurse Archie, father-to-be 1931
No Score Yet Strangers May Kiss Harry 1931
No Score Yet The Florodora Girl Old Man Dell 1930
No Score Yet Safety in Numbers Actor 1930
No Score Yet The Devil's Holiday Kent Carr 1930
No Score Yet It's a Great Life David Parker 1930
36% The Broadway Melody Uncle Jed 1929
No Score Yet Orchids and Ermine Actor 1927
No Score Yet Souls for Sale Magnus 1923


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