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Arthur Treacher

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.

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Jul 23, 1894 In Brighton, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Battle of Paris 1929-12-30
Latest Project:
Movie Mary Poppins 1964-08-27
Known For
Poster of How to Live with a Neurotic Dog
Poster of The Beverly Hillbillies
Poster of The Colgate Comedy Hour
Poster of The Philco Television Playhouse
Movie How to Avoid Friendship Narrator 1964-01-01
Movie Mary Poppins The Constable 1964-08-27
Movie How to Live with a Neurotic Dog Narrator 1963-09-19
Movie Self Defense... for Cowards Narrator 1962-01-01
Movie How to Win on the Thruway Narrator 1962-09-14
Series The Merv Griffin Show Self 1962-10-01
Series The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown 1962-09-26
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Series Down You Go Unknown 1951-05-30
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Movie That Midnight Kiss Hutchins 1949-09-22
Series The Philco Television Playhouse Unknown 1948-10-03
Movie The Countess of Monte Cristo Hotel Managing Director 1948-10-31
Movie Slave girl Thomas Griswold 1947-07-17
Movie Fun on a Weekend Benjamin O. Moffatt 1947-05-15
Movie Delightfully Dangerous Jeffers 1945-03-31
Movie Swing Out, Sister Chumley 1945-05-18
Movie That's the Spirit Masters 1945-06-01
Movie Chip Off the Old Block Quentin 1944-02-01
Movie In Society Pipps, Butler 1944-08-16
Movie Forever and a Day Second Air Raid Watcher 1943-01-21
Movie The Amazing Mrs. Holliday Henderson 1943-02-19
Movie Star Spangled Rhythm Arthur Treacher 1942-03-05
Movie Brother Rat and a Baby Snelling 1940-01-13
Movie Irene Bretherton 1940-04-23
Movie The Little Princess Bertie Minchin 1939-03-17
Movie Barricade Upton Ward 1939-12-08
Movie Bridal Suite Lord Helfer 1939-05-26
Movie Mad About Music Tripps 1938-02-27
Movie My Lucky Star Whipple 1938-09-09
Movie Always in Trouble Rogers 1938-10-28
Movie Up the River Darby Randall 1938-12-09
Movie You Can't Have Everything Himself (as Rubinoff) 1937-08-02
Movie Step Lively, Jeeves! Jeeves 1937-06-30
Movie She Had to Eat Carter 1937-07-02
Movie Heidi Andrews 1937-10-15
Movie Thin Ice Nottingham 1937-09-03
Movie Hearts Divided Sir Harry 1936-06-20
Movie The Case Against Mrs. Ames Griggsby 1936-05-08
Movie Satan Met a Lady Anthony Travers 1936-07-22
Movie Anything Goes Sir Evelyn Oakleigh 1936-01-24
Movie Thank You, Jeeves! Jeeves 1936-10-04
Movie Under Your Spell Botts 1936-11-06
Movie Stowaway Atkins 1936-12-25
Movie Mister Cinderella Watkins, Randolph's Butler 1936-10-22
Movie The Nitwits Man with Tennis Equipment 1935-06-07
Movie No More Ladies Lord Knowleton 1935-06-14
Movie The Daring Young Man Col. Baggott 1935-07-17
Movie Go Into Your Dance Latimer 1935-04-20
Movie Let's Live Tonight Unknown 1935-03-16
Movie Curly Top The Butler 1935-07-26
Movie David Copperfield Donkey Man (uncredited) 1935-01-18
Movie The Winning Ticket Horse Race Announcer 1935-02-08
Movie Cardinal Richelieu Agitator 1935-04-18
Movie Bright Lights Wilbur 1935-07-27
Movie Hitch Hike Lady Mortimer Wingate 1935-12-28
Movie Magnificent Obsession Horace 1935-12-30
Movie Orchids to You Roger Morton 1935-08-09
Movie Remember Last Night? Clarence Phelps 1935-10-28
Movie Splendor Major Ballinger 1935-11-22
Movie A Midsummer Night's Dream Epilogue 1935-10-09
Movie I Live My Life Gallup, Mrs. Gage's Butler 1935-10-04
Movie Personal Maid's Secret Owen 1935-10-26
Movie Gambling Lady Pryor (uncredited) 1934-03-08
Movie Fashions of 1934 Grand Duchess's Butler 1934-02-14
Movie School for Romance Diana's suitor 1934-01-31
Movie Hollywood Party Durante's Butler (uncredited) 1934-05-24
Movie Forsaking All Others Johnson (Uncredited) 1934-12-23
Movie The Captain Hates the Sea Major Warringforth 1934-11-02
Movie Desirable Butler 1934-09-08
Movie The Key Merriman 1934-06-09
Movie The Battle of Paris Harry 1929-12-30