Arthur Treacher

Birthday:
07/23/1894
Place of birth:
Brighton, England, UK:
Biography:
Born Arthur Veary Treacher in Brighton, East Sussex, England, he was the son of a lawyer. He established a stage career after returning from World War I, and by 1928, he had come to America as part of a musical-comedy revue called Great Temptations. When his film career began in the early 1930s, Treacher was Hollywood's idea of the perfect butler, and he headlined as the famous butler Jeeves in Thank You, Jeeves! (1936) and Step Lively, Jeeves! (1937)--based on the P.G. Wodehouse character. He played a butler in numerous other films including: Personal Maid's Secret (1935), Mister Cinderella (1936), Bordertown (1935), and Curly Top (1935). By the mid 1960s, Treacher was a regular guest on The Merv Griffin Show (1962). The image of the proper Englishman served him well, and during his later years, he lent his name to a fast-food chain known as Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips.

Credits

Mary Poppins (1964)
as The Constable
How to Avoid Friendship (1964)
as Narrator
How to Live with a Neurotic Dog (1963)
as Narrator
How to Win on the Thruway (1962)
as Narrator
Self Defense... for Cowards (1962)
as Narrator
That Midnight Kiss (1949)
as Hutchins
The Countess of Monte Cristo (1948)
as Hotel Managing Director
Slave Girl (1947)
as Thomas Griswold
Fun on a Weekend (1947)
as Benjamin O. Moffatt
That's the Spirit (1945)
as Masters
Swing Out, Sister (1945)
as Chumley
Delightfully Dangerous (1945)
as Jeffers
In Society (1944)
as Pipps, Butler
Chip Off the Old Block (1944)
as Quentin
The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (1943)
as Henderson
Forever and a Day (1943)
as Second Air Raid Watcher
Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)
as Arthur Treacher
Irene (1940)
as Bretherton
Brother Rat and a Baby (1940)
as Snelling
Barricade (1939)
as Upton Ward
Bridal Suite (1939)
as Lord Helfer
The Little Princess (1939)
as Bertie Minchin
Up the River (1938)
as Darby Randall
Always in Trouble (1938)
as Rogers
My Lucky Star (1938)
as Whipple
Mad About Music (1938)
as Tripps
Heidi (1937)
as Andrews
Thin Ice (1937)
as Nottingham
You Can't Have Everything (1937)
as Himself (as Rubinoff)
She Had to Eat (1937)
as Carter
Step Lively, Jeeves! (1937)
as Jeeves
Stowaway (1936)
as Atkins
Under Your Spell (1936)
as Botts
Mister Cinderella (1936)
as Watkins, Randolph's Butler
Thank You, Jeeves! (1936)
as Jeeves
Satan Met a Lady (1936)
as Anthony Travers
Hearts Divided (1936)
as Sir Harry
The Case Against Mrs. Ames (1936)
as Griggsby
Anything Goes (1936)
as Sir Evelyn Oakleigh
Magnificent Obsession (1935)
as Horace
Hitch Hike Lady (1935)
as Mortimer Wingate
Splendor (1935)
as Major Ballinger
Remember Last Night? (1935)
as Clarence Phelps
Personal Maid's Secret (1935)
as Owen
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)
as Epilogue
I Live My Life (1935)
as Gallup, Mrs. Gage's Butler
Orchids to You (1935)
as Roger Morton
Bright Lights (1935)
as Wilbur
Curly Top (1935)
as The Butler
The Daring Young Man (1935)
as Col. Baggott
No More Ladies (1935)
as Lord Knowleton
The Nitwits (1935)
as Man with Tennis Equipment
Go Into Your Dance (1935)
as Latimer
Cardinal Richelieu (1935)
as Agitator
Let's Live Tonight (1935)
The Winning Ticket (1935)
as Horse Race Announcer
David Copperfield (1935)
as Donkey Man (uncredited)
Forsaking All Others (1934)
as Johnson (Uncredited)
The Captain Hates the Sea (1934)
as Major Warringforth
Desirable (1934)
as Butler
The Key (1934)
as Merriman
Hollywood Party (1934)
as Durante's Butler (uncredited)
Gambling Lady (1934)
as Pryor (uncredited)
Fashions of 1934 (1934)
as Grand Duchess's Butler
School for Romance (1934)
as Diana's suitor
The Battle of Paris (1929)
as Harry

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