Billy House

Actor
IVA Star Rating : 48
William H. Comstock, known by his stage name Billy House, was an American vaudevillian, Broadway performer and feature film actor. After devoting most of his career to live performance, he moved to Hollywood where he became a supporting actor during the 1940s and 1950s. According to admirer Orson Welles, the name "Billy House" was likely an invention for use in burlesque theatres.

William H. Comstock, known by his stage name Billy House, was an American vaudevillian, Broadway performer and feature film actor. After devoting most of his career to live performance, he moved to Hollywood where he became a supporting actor during the 1940s and 1950s. According to admirer Orson Welles, the name "Billy House" was likely an invention for use in burlesque theatres.

Birth Name

William H. Comstock

Born

Tuesday, 07 May 1889

Died

Saturday, 23 September 1961

Actor Filmography

Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows (archive footage) 2007
Imitation of Life Fat Man on Beach 1959
The Fountain of Youth Albert Morgan 1958
Colgate Theatre 1958
Touch of Evil Construction Site Foreman 1958
The Californians Papa Kelly 1957
Naked Gun Judge Cole 1956
The Magical World of Disney Himself 1954
Outlaw Women Uncle Barney 1952
Aladdin and His Lamp Kafan 1952
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows (archive footage) 2007
Imitation of Life Fat Man on Beach 1959
The Fountain of Youth Albert Morgan 1958
Colgate Theatre 1958
Touch of Evil Construction Site Foreman 1958
The Californians Papa Kelly 1957
Naked Gun Judge Cole 1956
The Magical World of Disney Himself 1954
Outlaw Women Uncle Barney 1952
Aladdin and His Lamp Kafan 1952
Silver City Tim Malone - Saloon Owner 1951
People Will Talk Coonan 1951
Santa Fe Luke Plummer 1951
Where Danger Lives Mr. Bogardus 1950
Rogues Of Sherwood Forest Friar Tuck 1950
Inner Sanctum McFee 1948
Joe Palooka in the Knockout Sam Wheeler 1947
The Egg and I Billy Reed 1947
Trail Street Carmody 1947
The Stranger Mr. Potter 1946
Bedlam Lord Mortimer 1946
Thrill of a Romance Dr. Tovve 1945
Merry-Go-Round of 1938 Billy 1937
A Tale Of Two Cities 1935
Expensive Women George Allison (as William House) 1931
The Reckless Hour Seymour Jennison (as William House) 1931
Smart Money Irontown Salesman (as William House) 1931
God's Gift To Women Mons. Cesare 1931
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