Bobby Barber

Place of birth:
New York City, New York, USA:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Bobby Barber (December 18, 1894 – May 24, 1976) was an American actor who appeared in over 100 films. Barber is notable for his work as a foil for Abbott and Costello on and off screen. Barber was often used by Bud Abbott and Lou Costello as a form of "court jester" on the set of their films. It was his job to keep the energy level up with pranks and practical jokes. Sometimes, he even suddenly appeared on camera during a take to break up the cast and crew. In Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948), Costello answers a knock at the door expecting to see large actor Lon Chaney Jr. Instead, the very short Barber walks in wearing a funny hat with a feather. In another outtake from that film, Bela Lugosi, in full Dracula regalia, is solemnly descending a staircase to meet Abbott and Costello when all of a sudden the actors and crew burst out laughing. Lugosi, annoyed, turns around to see Barber following right behind him, mimicking his steps. Barber also appeared in bit parts, such as a delivery boy, waiter, bellhop, or man on the street, often uncredited in movies, and in many of Abbott and Costello's films and about half their television shows. Sometimes his likeness was in a picture on a wall or a "wanted" poster in a post office. His final film appearance was in Lou Costello's last movie, The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock (1959). His film career included bit parts in over 100 (known) feature films.


To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)
as The Miracle Man Extra (uncredited)
All I Desire (1953)
Across the Wide Missouri (1951)
as Gardipe (uncredited)
Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)
as Sneaky
Let's Dance (1950)
as George - Bartender (uncredited)
Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion (1950)
as Arab on Jeep's Hood (uncredited)
Undertow (1949)
as Tony
Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
as Waiter
I Walk Alone (1947)
The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (1947)
as Waiter (uncredited)
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)
as Birthday Cake Waiter (uncredited)
Vigilantes of Boomtown (1947)
as Corbett's second
Two Sisters from Boston (1946)
as Stagehand (uncredited)
From This Day Forward (1946)
as Ice Man
Road to Utopia (1945)
as Bartender (uncredited)
Sensation Hunters (1945)
as Waiter (uncredited)
Anchors Aweigh (1945)
as Salad Cook on Olvera Street (uncredited)
I Love a Soldier (1945)
as Funhouse Attendant
Earl Carroll Vanities (1945)
as Cab Driver
Practically Yours (1944)
as Man on Subway (uncredited)
And Now Tomorrow (1944)
as Mill Worker
Laura (1944)
as Newsboy (uncredited)
Rainbow Island (1944)
as Native Banana Man
Swing Fever (1943)
as Soft Drink Vendor (uncredited)
Crazy House (1943)
as Bald Man / Director
Dizzy Pilots (1943)
as Private (uncredited)
A Lady Takes a Chance (1943)
as Gambler
Hi Diddle Diddle (1943)
as Saloon Waiter
The Sky's the Limit (1943)
as Canteen Waiter (uncredited)
All by Myself (1943)
as Waiter
Hit the Ice (1943)
as Candy Butcher (uncredited)
Presenting Lily Mars (1943)
as Busboy
Reveille with Beverly (1943)
as Collins (uncredited)
Who Done It? (1942)
as Test Technician in Booth (uncredited)
Beyond the Blue Horizon (1942)
as Member of La'oa's Gang (uncredited)
My Favorite Spy (1942)
as Man in Park in Front of Kay
Powder Town (1942)
as Waiter (uncredited)
Roxie Hart (1942)
as Bald Juror (uncredited)
A Date with the Falcon (1942)
as Spectator
The Gay Falcon (1941)
as Angelo
King of the Texas Rangers (1941)
as Eduardo
Hold That Ghost (1941)
as Waiter (uncredited)
Cracked Nuts (1941)
as Waiter
In the Navy (1941)
as Sailor in Finale (uncredited)
The Lady Eve (1941)
as Ship's Waiter with Toupee (uncredited)
Second Chorus (1941)
as Room Service Waiter (uncredited)
They Knew What They Wanted (1940)
as Tony's Pal at Table
The Villain Still Pursued Her (1940)
as Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Spring Parade (1940)
as Waiter Who Spills Tray (uncredited)
Stranger on the Third Floor (1940)
as Giuseppe, the Italian Grocer (uncredited)
Road to Singapore (1940)
as Man Hit with Soap Suds (uncredited)
Primrose Path (1940)
as Benny - Man in Diner (uncredited)
Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940)
as Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Nothing But Pleasure (1940)
as Snacking Bus Rider
Pest from the West (1939)
as Musician (uncredited)
Topper Takes a Trip (1938)
as Hotel Staffer Moving Bed (uncredited)
Cipher Bureau (1938)
Carefree (1938)
as (uncredited)
Professor Beware (1938)
as Handshaker - Paint-Brush Gag
Having Wonderful Time (1938)
as Bartender (uncredited)
Dangerous to Know (1938)
as Waiter
Everybody's Doing It (1938)
as Short Slap Happy Henchman
Breakfast for Two (1937)
as Window Washer
Super-Sleuth (1937)
as Photographer
History Is Made at Night (1937)
as Paul - Waiter at Victor's (uncredited)
Great Guy (1936)
as Grocery Clerk (Uncredited)
Smartest Girl in Town (1936)
as Hotel Porter
Walking on Air (1936)
as Silent Waiter at Beach Club (uncredited)
Hollywood Boulevard (1936)
as Man with Gong (uncredited)
The Preview Murder Mystery (1936)
as Prop Man (Uncredited)
Modern Times (1936)
as Worker (uncredited)
We're Only Human (1935)
as Counterman
I Don't Remember (1935)
as Dentist Patient
The Night of June 13 (1932)
as Jury Foreman
Horse Feathers (1932)
as Speakeasy Patron (uncredited)
The Life of the Party (1930)
as Waiter
Doughboys (1930)
as Doughboy (uncredited) All About Movies © 2021

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