Phil Tead

Highest Rated: 100% The Westerner (1940)
Lowest Rated: 64% The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
Birthday: Not Available
Birthplace: Not Available
Alternately billed as Phil Tead and Philips Tead, this slight, jug-eared character actor could easily have been taken for a young Walter Brennan (indeed, he has been in some film histories). After playing newspaperman Wilson in the 1931 version of The Front Page, he was thereafter typecast as a nosy reporter. He also portrayed several fast-talking radio commentators, most memorably in the Marx Brothers' Horse Feathers (1932) and Harold Lloyd's The Milky Way (1936). Adopting a doddering comic quaintness in the 1950s, Phil Tead was occasionally seen as the absent-minded Professor Pepperwinkle on TV's Superman series.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Fangs of the Wild Mac 1954
83% Kansas City Confidential (The Secret Four) Collins 1952
No Score Yet The Unknown Man Attendant 1951
No Score Yet Goodbye, My Fancy Reporter 1951
90% Act of Violence Clerk 1948
No Score Yet California Eddie, the Cashier 1946
No Score Yet Colonel Effingham's Raid (Man of the Hour) Advertising Manager 1946
No Score Yet Casanova Brown License Clerk 1944
93% This Gun for Hire Machinist 1942
No Score Yet Rings on Her Fingers Ticket Agent 1942
No Score Yet Susan and God Customer 1940
No Score Yet Johnny Apollo Reporter 1940
No Score Yet Music in My Heart Marshall 1940
100% The Westerner Prisoner 1940
No Score Yet Murder with Pictures Reporter 1936
No Score Yet The Milky Way Radio announcer, Todd fight 1936
64% The Great Ziegfeld Press Agent 1936
No Score Yet The Princess Comes Across Jones, the American Newsreel Man 1936
No Score Yet Page Miss Glory Announcer 1935
No Score Yet The Daring Young Man Star Reporter 1935
No Score Yet Wings in the Dark Actor 1935
No Score Yet One Hour Late Wally 1934
No Score Yet Evelyn Prentice Reporter 1934
No Score Yet The Cat's Paw Reporter 1934
97% The Thin Man Reporter 1934
No Score Yet Stand Up and Cheer Vaudevillian 1934
No Score Yet Six of a Kind Newspaper Accountant 1934
No Score Yet Dames Reporter 1934
No Score Yet Picture Snatcher Reporter Strange 1933
No Score Yet The Bowery Tout 1933
No Score Yet Lady Killer Usher Sargeant Seymour 1933
No Score Yet Me and My Gal Radio Salesman 1932
No Score Yet Final Edition Dan Cameron 1932
No Score Yet What Price Hollywood? Jimmy 1932
No Score Yet Faithless Reporter 1932
No Score Yet The Guilty Generation Skid 1931
92% The Front Page Wilson 1931
No Score Yet The Vice Squad Tony 1931


No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
Mr. Willy Prof. Pepperwinkle
  • 1958
  • 1957
  • 1956
  • 1955
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
Man on Platform
  • 1957


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