Biography

Australian born William H. O'Brien began his screen acting career in Australia in 1918, then resumed in Hollywood in 1921. He continued acting in films and television series to 1971.

Australian born William H. O'Brien began his screen acting career in Australia in 1918, then resumed in Hollywood in 1921. He continued acting in films and television series to 1971.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 121

Birthday 1891-07-19

Day of Death 1981-04-18

Place of Birth Peak Hill, New South Wales, Australia

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Also Known As

  • William O'Brien
  • Bill O'Brien

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1970 Airport as Waiter at Men's Club
1969 The Trouble with Girls as Hotel Lobby Extra (uncredited)
1967 The Graduate as Hotel Guest
1962 To Kill a Mockingbird as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
1961 Judgment at Nuremberg as German Prisoner in Cafeteria (uncredited)
1960 Elmer Gantry as Train Conductor
1957 Witness for the Prosecution as Barrister (uncredited)
1957 Bombers B-52 as Nightclub Bartender (uncredited)
1957 Sweet Smell of Success as Waiter at 21
1956 Around the World in Eighty Days as Extra (uncredited)
1956 The Harder They Fall as Ringsider
1955 The Seven Year Itch as Man at Train Station
1954 Woman's World as Servant
1954 A Star Is Born as Academy Awards Attendee
1953 Trouble Along the Way as Bartender Joe
1953 The Redhead from Wyoming as Bartender
1952 The Star as Waiter at Party
1952 High Noon as Church Member (uncredited)
1951 Ace in the Hole as Customer at Minosa's (uncredited)
1951 A Place in the Sun as Servant at Eastman's Party (uncredited)
1950 Let's Dance as Waiter (uncredited)
1950 Father of the Bride as Waiter at Wedding Reception
1950 Louisa as Waiter at Square Dance
1949 Undertow as Gambler
1949 Once More, My Darling as Waiter
1948 Jungle Goddess as Bartender (uncredited)
1947 Daisy Kenyon as Bartender at Stork Club
1947 The Unsuspected as Servant with Tray (uncredited)
1946 The Best Years of Our Lives as Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
1946 Undercurrent as Waiter
1946 Do You Love Me as Waiter at Mindy's (uncredited)
1946 The Hoodlum Saint as Waiter at Wedding Brunch (uncredited)
1945 The Tiger Woman as Waiter (uncredited)
1945 Fallen Angel as Bus Passenger (uncredited)
1945 The Woman in Green as Pembrook House Waiter (uncredited)
1945 Hollywood Scout as Man with Chimpanzee (uncredited)
1944 Christmas Holiday as Waiter (uncredited)
1943 The Spider Woman as Doorman
1943 No Time for Love as Nightclub Waiter
1943 Government Girl as Man in Hotel Lobby (uncredited)
1943 So Proudly We Hail as Troop Ship Survivor
1943 Action in the North Atlantic as Lieutenant-Commander at Meeting
1943 Margin for Error as Waiter
1942 Brooklyn Orchid as Waiter at Party
1942 Lady for a Night as King's Club Worker (uncredited)
1941 The Feminine Touch as Nightclub Waiter
1941 It Started with Eve as Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
1941 Citizen Kane as Secretary (uncredited)
1941 Topper Returns as Second Butler (uncredited)
1940 Love Thy Neighbor as Nightclub Waiter
1940 One Night in the Tropics as Joe, Club Roscoe Waiter
1940 Mexican Spitfire Out West as Waiter
1940 City for Conquest as Waiter (uncredited)
1940 No Time for Comedy as Waiter in Bar
1940 Hired Wife as Waiter
1940 Captain Caution as English Sailor Who Pleads for Water
1940 Buck Benny Rides Again as Waiter
1940 Turnabout as Nightclub Waiter
1940 Edison, the Man as Waiter
1940 Forty Little Mothers as Waiter
1940 Curtain Call as Waiter Bringing Caviar
1940 Rebecca as Hotel Waiter (uncredited)
1940 The Showdown as Bald Bartender
1940 A Chump at Oxford as Man in Unemployment Office
1940 City of Chance as Waiter
1940 The Earl of Chicago as Turnkey (uncredited)
1939 Remember? as Waiter (uncredited)
1939 Zorro's Fighting Legion as Legionnaire
1939 That's Right - You're Wrong as Lawn Party Waiter
1939 Eternally Yours as Nightclub Waiter
1939 Honeymoon in Bali as Doorman
1939 Girl from Rio as Condor Club Headwaiter
1939 Stronger Than Desire as Waiter
1939 The Gracie Allen Murder Case as Nightclub Waiter
1938 The Rage of Paris as Nightclub Bartender
1937 Wells Fargo as Headwaiter
1937 Dance Charlie Dance as Bored Small Town Spectator (uncredited)
1937 North of the Rio Grande as Bald Saloon Waiter
1936 Sinner Take All as Nightclub Waiter
1936 Sing, Baby, Sing as Nightclub Waiter
1936 San Francisco as Waiter at Chicken's Ball (uncredited)
1936 Special Investigator as Nightclub Waiter
1936 Champagne Charlie as Extra as Ship Waiter
1936 The Walking Dead as Juror (uncredited)
1936 The Country Doctor as Waiter in Restaurant (uncredited)
1935 To Beat the Band as Waiter
1935 His Family Tree as Man at Mayoral Debate
1935 Diamond Jim as Waiter
1935 The Arizonian as Waiter in Opera House
1935 The Misses Stooge as The Butler (uncredited)
1935 Shadow of Doubt as Waiter
1934 Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back as Banquet Servant
1934 Hollywood Hoodlum as Tony's Butler
1934 The Thin Man as Bartender (uncredited)
1934 Long Lost Father as Waiter Getting Carl to Telephone
1933 Hallelujah I'm a Bum as Waiter
1932 The Half Naked Truth as Hotel Waiter (uncredited)
1932 Faithless as Croupier
1932 Pack Up Your Troubles as Butler (uncredited)
1932 Red-Headed Woman as Waiter at Gaerste Party (uncredited)
1932 Scarface as Waiter
1931 Forgotten Women as Sleek's Butler
1931 The Road to Reno as Waiter
1931 The Phantom of Paris as Chéri-Bibi's Valet (uncredited)
1931 Ladies' Man as Elevator starter
1931 Daybreak as Bartender
1931 Men Call It Love as Brooks' Butler
1930 Reaching for the Moon as Servant Telling Larry London is Calling (uncredited)
1930 New Moon as Waiter at Ball
1930 Playboy of Paris as Nightclub Waiter
1930 Anybody's Woman as Butler
1930 Let Us Be Gay as Struthers - 2nd Butler (as William O'Brien)
1930 Strictly Unconventional as Footman
1930 Children of Pleasure as Party Butler #2 (uncredited)
1929 The Trespasser as Butler (uncredited)
1928 A Woman of Affairs as Man Peering Into Room
1928 Captain Swagger as Waiter
1928 The Mysterious Lady as Cafe Waiter Serving Wine (uncredited)
1928 The Patsy as Waiter (uncredited)
1928 While the City Sleeps as Apartment Tenant
1921 The Blot as College Student (uncredited)

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