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Arthur Housman (1889–1942)

Arthur Housman was born on October 10, 1889 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Sunrise (1927), The Girl of the Golden West (1930) and The Bat (1926). He died on April 8, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Sunrise The Obtrusive Gentleman
The Bat Richard Fleming


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 1941 Escort Girl
Al, the Drunk (as Arthur Houseman)
 1941 Public Enemies
 1941 Billy the Kid
Saloon Janitor (uncredited)
 1940 Go West
Drunk in Saloon (uncredited)
 1940 The Villain Still Pursued Her
Mr. McGillicuddy - Drunk (uncredited)
 1940 City for Conquest
Radio Listener (uncredited)
 1940 No Time for Comedy
Drunk Wanting Directions (uncredited)
 1940 Prairie Law
Smith - Drunken Voter (uncredited)
 1940 Honeymoon Deferred
Drunk (uncredited)
 1939 Blondie Brings Up Baby
Drunk (scenes deleted)
 1939 The Flying Deuces
Drunk Legionnaire (uncredited)
 1939 Blondie Takes a Vacation
Drunk on Train (uncredited)
 1939 Stronger Than Desire
Reporter (uncredited)
 1939 Ex-Champ
Drunk In Barroom (uncredited)
 1939 Broadway Serenade
Jonathan (uncredited)
 1939 Sergeant Madden
Fan (scenes deleted)
 1939 The Spirit of Culver
The Drunk (uncredited)
 1939 Navy Secrets
Pickpocket - Posing as a Singing Drunk
 1939 They Made Me a Criminal
Drunk Next to Grandma (uncredited)
 1938 Hard to Get
Drunk on Subway (uncredited)
 1938 Youth Takes a Fling
First Communist
 1938 Secrets of an Actress
Drunk Who Keeps Turning Off Lamp (uncredited)
 1938 Island in the Sky
Drunk (uncredited)
 1938 Where the West Begins
Beano - Jack's Cellmate
 1938 Man-Proof
Sourpuss with Capon (uncredited)
 1937 Love on Toast
The Drunk
 1937 Merry-Go-Round of 1938
Drunk (uncredited)
 1937 That's My Story!
 1937 Double or Nothing
 1937 The Grand Hooter (Short)
Lodge Brother (uncredited)
 1937 When Love Is Young
Drunk (uncredited)
 1937 A Family Affair
Drunk Driver (uncredited)
 1936 After the Thin Man
Man Rehearsing Welcome Speech (uncredited)
 1936 Mind Your Own Business
Drunk (uncredited)
 1936 With Love and Kisses
Gilbert Holbrook (as Arthur Houseman)
 1936 Racing Blood
 1936 Am I Having Fun! (Short)
Mr. McGoogle (as Arthur Houseman)
 1936 Wives Never Know
Snorter (uncredited)
 1936 Our Relations
 1936 Little Miss Nobody
Drunk (uncredited)
 1936 Show Boat
Drunk (uncredited)
 1936 Tough Guy
Percy Waring (uncredited)
 1936 Strike Me Pink
Drunken Pitchman at Carnival (uncredited)
 1936 Riffraff
 1935 The Fire-Trap
Neil - Drunk (uncredited)
 1935 It Always Happens (Short)
Joe (as Arthur Houseman)
 1935 Here Comes Cookie
Drunk #1 (uncredited)
 1935 Diamond Jim
Souse (uncredited)
 1935 Two for Tonight
Warburton (uncredited)
 1935 Call of the Wild
Pete, the Drunk (uncredited)
 1935 Woman Wanted
Art - Waiter at Party (uncredited)
 1935 The Captain Hits the Ceiling (Short)
 1935 Spring Tonic
Drunk (uncredited)
 1935 Paris in Spring
 1935 Public Hero Number 1
Scottsdale Bar Drunk (uncredited)
 1935 Hold 'Em Yale (uncredited)
 1935 Sing Sister Sing (Short)
Drunk (uncredited)
 1935 The Fixer Uppers (Short)
The Drunk
 1935 Treasure Blues (Short)
The Plumber
 1934 Here Is My Heart
Drunken Waiter
 1934 The Chases of Pimple Street (Short)
Mr. Housman (uncredited)
 1934 365 Nights in Hollywood
Drunk Motorist (uncredited)
 1934 The Live Ghost (Short)
Drunken Sailor
 1934 Done in Oil (Short)
 1934 Gridiron Flash
Drunk (uncredited)
 1934 Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch
Dick Harris
 1934 The Merry Widow
Drunken Man (uncredited)
 1934 Kansas City Princess
Man Getting Manicure (uncredited)
 1934 Something Simple (Short)
Drunk Conventionaire
 1934 I Give My Love
Second Drunk (uncredited)
 1934 Punch Drunks (Short)
Fight Timekeeper (uncredited)
 1934 Benny, from Panama (Short)
Drunken, Irate Husband
 1934 A Duke for a Day (Short)
Man in Next Apartment
 1934 I Believed in You
Jerry Hartman, a Drunk (uncredited)
 1934 Success at Any Price
Cocktail Shaker (uncredited)
 1934 Elmer Steps Out (Short)
 1934 Babes in the Goods (Short)
The Drunk (as Arthur Houseman)
 1934 Bridal Bail (Short)
Drunk (uncredited)
 1933 The Way to Love
Drunk Being Photographed
 1933 Sing Sinner Sing
 1933 No Marriage Ties
Chili, a Bartender (uncredited)
 1933 Her Bodyguard
 1933 Don't Bet on Love
One of Shelton's Hoods (uncredited)
 1933 Daddy Knows Best (Short)
Sidney Brooks
 1933 Good Housewrecking (Short)
Husband (as Arthur Houseman)
 1933 Roadhouse Queen (Short)
Arthur Young - Attorney
 1933 The Constant Woman
Drunk (uncredited)
 1933 The Intruder
Reggie Wayne
 1933 Wreckety Wrecks (Short)
Drunk (uncredited)
 1933 Men Must Fight
Drunk on Ship (uncredited)
 1933 She Done Him Wrong
Hungry Barfly (uncredited)
 1932 No More Orchids
 1932 Afraid to Talk
Archie (drunk)
 1932 Parlor, Bedroom and Wrath (Short)
 1932 False Faces
Harold (uncredited)
 1932 Hat Check Girl
A Party Guest (uncredited)
 1932 Scram! (Short)
Drunk (as Arthur Houseman)
 1932 Movie Crazy
Customer Who Didn't Order Rabbit
 1932 While Paris Sleeps (uncredited)
 1932 The Greeks Had a Word for Them
Drunk (uncredited)
 1932 Stepping Sisters
 1931 Wedding Belles (Short)
 1931 Night Life in Reno
Roy Carlton
 1931 Anybody's Blonde
 1931 Caught Plastered
1st Drunk Customer (uncredited)
 1931 Five and Ten
Piggy - Wedding Guest (uncredited)
 1931 Bachelor Apartment
Tippler in Bed (uncredited)
 1931 Twisted Tales (Short)
 1931 Next Door Neighbors (Short)
Herman Andrews - Broker
 1931 Help Wanted, Female (Short)
 1930 Part Time Wife
Golf Spectator (uncredited)
 1930 Feet First
Drunken Clubman
 1930 The Girl of the Golden West
Sidney Dick
 1930 Rolling Along (Short)
Drunk Bus Passenger
 1930 The Squealer
Mitter Davis
 1930 Alias French Gertie
Bert aka Denver Red (uncredited)
 1930 The Dear Slayer (Short)
 1930 Officer O'Brien
Tony Zurik (as Arthur Houseman)
 1929 Song of Love
Joe Sweeney, Acrobat
 1929 Times Square
Lon Roberts
 1929 Fast Company
Barney Barlow
 1929 Side Street
Henchman Silk Ruffo
 1929 Broadway
 1929 Howling Hollywood (Short)
 1929 Queen of the Night Clubs
Andy Quinland
 1928 Sins of the Fathers
The Count
 1928 The Singing Fool
Blackie Joe
 1928 Happiness Ahead
'Sandy' Coles
 1928 Fools for Luck
Charles Grogan
 1928 Partners in Crime
 1928 Hold Your Hat (Short)
The Neighbor Husband
 1927 The Spotlight
 1927 Sunrise
The Obtrusive Gentleman
 1927 Her Silent Wow (Short)
 1927 Rumors for Rent (Short)
 1927 Rough House Rosie
Kid Farrell
 1927 Just a Husband (Short)
 1927 Love Makes 'Em Wild
Charlie Austin
 1926 Whispering Wires
 1926 The Midnight Kiss
Hector Spencer
 1926 The Non-Stop Bride (Short)
 1926 Easy Payments (Short)
 1926 A Lickpenny Lover (Short)
 1926 The Family Picnic (Short)
 1926 Early to Wed
Art Nevers
 1926 Moving Day (Short)
Warren's Brother
 1926 Two Lips in Holland (Short)
 1926 The Bat
Richard Fleming (as Arthur Houseman)
 1926 Elsie in New York (Short)
Max - the Manager
 1925 Braveheart
Frank Nelson
 1925 The Desert's Price
Tom Martin (as Arthur Houseman)
 1925 Thunder Mountain
Joe Givens
 1925 The Coast of Folly
 1925 Night Life of New York
 1925 The Necessary Evil
 1925 A Man Must Live
Tod Cragge
 1924 Manhandled
Chip Thorndyke
 1923 Male Wanted (Short)
 1923 Under the Red Robe
Captain La Rolle
 1923 Wife in Name Only
Victor Harwood
 1922 Man Wanted
 1922 The Snitching Hour
Bunny (as Arthur Houseman)
 1922 Destiny's Isle
Arthur Randall
 1922 Love's Masquerade
Newspaper Reporter (as Arthur Houseman)
 1922 The Prophet's Paradise
 1922 Why Announce Your Marriage?
Teddy Filbert
 1922 Shadows of the Sea
Ralph Dean
 1921 In at the Finish (Short)
 1921 Nearly Spliced (Short)
 1921 The Way of a Maid
Jimmy Van Trent
 1921 Clay Dollars
Ben Willetts
 1921 Room and Board
Desmond Roach
 1921 The Fighter
 1921 Is Life Worth Living?
Jimmy Colton
 1921 Worlds Apart
Harley Marshall
 1920 The Misleading Lady
Reporter (as Arthur Hausman)
 1920 The Road of Ambition
Monty Newcomb
 1920 The County Fair
Bruce Hammerhead
 1920 The Point of View
Dallas Henley (as Arthur Houseman)
 1920 The Flapper
Tom Morran - The Eel
 1920 A Fool and His Money
Count Tarnowsky
 1920 The Blooming Angel
 1919 The Gay Lord Quex
 1919 Toby's Bow
 1919 The Con in Economy (Short)
 1919 Back to the Woods (Short)
 1919 The Bondage of Barbara
Jack Newton
 1918 Brown of Harvard
Happy (as Arthur Hausman)
 1918 Back to the Woods
Bill Andrews
 1918 All Woman
Dick Wellman
 1918 Under Suspicion
Red Hogan
 1917 Persuasive Peggy
Percy Pipp (as Arthur Houseman)
 1917 A Mother's Ordeal
Joseph Clark
 1917 The Cloud
Edward Burton
 1917 Her Good Name
Bert Tyler
 1916 Ignorance
The dancer
 1916 The Lash of Destiny
Al Wayne
 1916 The Gods of Fate
 1915 Pennington's Choice
Messenger (uncredited)
 1915 The Apaches of Paris
Tom Austin
 1915 The Simp and the Sophomores (Short)
Tom Haze
 1915 The Secret of the Cellar (Short)
Tom Merriwell - the Policeman
 1915 It May Be You (Short)
Jack Kenwood
 1915 A Sport of Circumstances (Short)
 1915 The Corporal's Daughter (Short)
Tom - a Government Scout
 1915 Up in the Air (Short)
 1915 All Cooked Up (Short)
Artie - Second Cook
 1915 Chinks and Chickens (Short)
Artie - Second Farm Hand
 1915 Nearly a Scandal (Short)
 1915/II The Idle Rich (Short)
Artie - a Tramp
 1915 Martha's Romeo (Short)
 1915 His Sad Awakening (Short)
 1915 A Clean Sweep (Short)
 1915 Music in Flats (Short)
 1915 Hans and His Boss (Short)
 1915 Seen Through the Make-Up (Short)
 1915 Her Country Cousin (Short)
The Country Cousin
 1915 Rooney the Bride (Short)
Artie Boone
 1915 Hypno and Trance (Short)
 1915 One Way to Advertise (Short)
 1915 A Spiritual Elopement (Short)
Jack Newclothes
 1915 The Tailor's Bill (Short)
 1915 Suspicious Characters (Short)
Bill, Jim's Hungry Pal
 1915 Seen from the Gallery (Short)
 1915 Found, a Flesh Reducer (Short)
The Reducing Expert
 1915 Lodgings for Two (Short)
 1915 A Weighty Matter for a Detective (Short)
Mr. Splits
 1915 A Superfluous Baby (Short)
Darby Jones
 1915 Expensive Economy (Short)
Walter Jones
 1915 The Champion Process Server (Short)
Champion - the Process Server
 1914 The Courtship of the Cooks (Short)
2nd Cook
 1914 It's a Bear (Short)
 1914 Wood B. Wedd Goes Snipe Hunting (Short)
Darby Jones
 1914 Getting to the Ball Game (Short)
Mr. Meekley
 1914 Wood B. Wedd and the Microbes (Short)
Darby Jenks
 1914 Seth's Sweetheart (Short)
Harry, fresh from the city
 1914 Love by the Pound (Short)
Darby Jenks
 1914 Post No Bills (Short)
Will Stark - the Handsome Billposter
 1914 The Blue Coyote Cherry Crop (Short)
 1914/I A Village Scandal (Short)
 1914 The Buxom Country Lass (Short)
Darby Jenks
 1914 The Gilded Kidd (Short)
Harry Kidd aka The Gilded Kidd
 1914 Something to Adore (Short)
Jim Ferris
 1914 A Canine Rival (Short)
Darby Jenks
 1914 Qualifying for Lena (Short)
The Detective
 1914 The Revengeful Servant Girl (Short)
Darby Jenks
 1914 The Basket Habit (Short)
Eddie Chance
 1914 The Voice of Silence (Short)
Stephen Gaines
 1914 When the Men Left Town (Short)
Tom Carson
 1914 A Lady of Spirits (Short)
Darby Jenks
 1914 In High Life (Short)
Darby Jenks
 1914 The Vision in the Window (Short)
Darby Jenks
 1914 The Sultan and the Roller Skates (Short)
Sam Spaulding
 1914 The Beautiful Leading Lady (Short)
Darby Jenks
 1914 A Story of Crime (Short)
Mr. Dorner
 1914 On the Lazy Line (Short)
Arty the Engineer
 1913 Jack's Joke (Short)
Ned Brown, His Chum
 1913 Her Face Was Her Fortune (Short)
Darby Jenks
 1913 Falling in Love with Inez (Short)
Inez's 2nd Suitor
 1913 The Thrifty Janitor (Short)
Mr. Blythe
 1913 Porgy's Bouquet (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1913 A Hornet's Nest (Short)
 1913 Tired Bill's Career as a Butler (Short)
Mr. Melville - Newlywed Husband
 1913 Twice Rescued (Short)
 1913 The Widow's Suitors (Short)
 1913 Mr. Toots' Tooth (Short)
Office Employee
 1913 The Stolen Models (Short)
The Electric Light Man
 1913 Saved by the Enemy (Short)
 1913 Slander's Tongue (Short)
Harry Pearsall
 1913 The Younger Generation (Short)
John Boyd
 1913 The Substitute Stenographer (Short)
The Innocent Clerk
 1913 The Red Old Hills of Georgia (Short)
Fred Bonsell
 1913 To Abbeville Court House (Short)
Capt. Ransom (unconfirmed)
 1913 Scenes of Other Days (Short)
Their Son
 1913 Circumstances Make Heroes (Short)
WIllie - Mary's Choice
 1913 He Would Fix Things (Short)
 1913 Beau Crummel and His Bride (Short)
Beau Crummel
 1913 Two Little Kittens (Short)
The Chauffeur
 1913 By Mutual Agreement (Short)
The Hired Man
 1913 The Two Merchants (Short)
Jeremiah Briggs - The 2nd Merchant
 1913 A Reluctant Cinderella (Short)
Dick Evans
 1913 When the Right Man Comes Along (Short)
Arthur Royden
 1913 The New Pupil (Short)
Jack Seymour
 1913 Rule Thyself (Short)
Her Brother Albert
 1913 A Shower of Slippers (Short)
A Peddler
 1913 The Long and Short of It (Short)
Scrappy Joe
 1913 Superstitious Joe (Short)
Vulcan Auto Company Representative
 1913 It Wasn't Poison After All (Short)
The Man with the Sore Throat
 1913 The Will of the People (Short)
Party Worker
 1913 After the Welsh Rabbit (Short)
 1913 The Edison Minstrels (Short)
 1913 The Power of Sleep (Short)
The Village Constable
 1913 At Bear Track Gulch (Short)
 1913 The Office Boy's Birthday (Short)
Giccomo - a Fruit Seller
 1913 How They Got the Vote (Short)
The Magician's Assistant
 1912 How a Horseshoe Upset a Happy Family (Short)
Tim Flanagan - Horseshoe Target
 1912 When Joey Was on Time (Short)
Joey - the Office Boy
 1912 Saving the Game (Short)
Ed Hobart
 1912 A Queen for a Day (Short)
The Zulu Chief
 1912 Mary in Stage Land (Short)
The Principal Comedian
 1912 Marjorie's Diamond Ring (Short)
3rd Plumber
 1912/II What Happened to Mary (Short)
Principal Comedian
 1912 Apple Pies (Short)
3rd Pie Eater
 1912 Jim's Wife (Short)
2nd Drifter
 1912 Two Knights in a Barroom (Short)
The Cobbler
 1912 The Jam Closet (Short)
The Ice-Man
 1912 Everything Comes to Him Who Waits (Short)
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Arthur Hausman | Arthur Houseman

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Personal Quote:

I came to the stage by the star route. I read, when I was 17 years old, that any one born on October 10 - my birthday - was, astrologically, destined to be a great actor. I foolishly believed the stars, and here I am. See more »


Started in vaudeville and on stage in New York and worked in silent comedies at Edison, Selig and Fox. Starred in his own series of 'Housman Comedies' in the 1920s, of which one, Male Wanted (1923), is apparently the only survivor. See more »

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