Willie Best

Actor
IVA Star Rating : 59
William "Willie" Best, sometimes known as Sleep n' Eat, was an American television and film actor.

William "Willie" Best, sometimes known as Sleep n' Eat, was an American television and film actor.

Born

Tuesday, 27 May 1913

Died

Tuesday, 27 February 1962

Actor Filmography

I Am Not Your Negro Exodus (clip from The Monster Walks (1932)) 2016
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years Self 2004
Brother Can You Spare a Dime (archive footage) 1975
Hollywood and the Stars Janitor (clip from Feet First (1930)) 1963
World of Comedy Charlie (archive footage) / Charlie 1962
Waterfront Billy Slocum 1954
My Little Margie Charlie, Charlie the Elevator Operator, Willie, Elevator Boy, Charley 1952
South of Caliente Willie, Stable Boy 1951
Racket Squad Cleaning Man, Janitor 1951
The Stu Erwin Show Willie 1950
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

I Am Not Your Negro Exodus (clip from The Monster Walks (1932)) 2016
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years Self 2004
Brother Can You Spare a Dime (archive footage) 1975
Hollywood and the Stars Janitor (clip from Feet First (1930)) 1963
World of Comedy Charlie (archive footage) / Charlie 1962
Waterfront Billy Slocum 1954
My Little Margie Charlie, Charlie the Elevator Operator, Willie, Elevator Boy, Charley 1952
South of Caliente Willie, Stable Boy 1951
Racket Squad Cleaning Man, Janitor 1951
The Stu Erwin Show Willie 1950
Jiggs and Maggie in Jackpot Jitters Willie 1949
Shanghai Chest Custodian 1948
Smart Woman Train Porter 1948
Half Past Midnight Andy Jones 1948
The Red Stallion Jackson 1947
Suddenly It's Spring Porter on Train 1947
Dangerous Money Chattanooga Brown 1946
No Leave, No Love Piano Delivery Man 1946
The Bride Wore Boots Joe 1946
The Face of Marble Shadrach 1946
The Red Dragon Chattanooga Brown 1945
She Wouldn't Say Yes Porter 1945
Hold That Blonde! Willie Shelley 1945
Pillow to Post Lucille, Colonial Auto Court Porter / Lucille - Colonial Auto Court Porter 1945
The Monster and the Ape Flash 1945
Music for Millions Red Cap 1944
The Mark of the Whistler Men's Room Attendant 1944
The Girl Who Dared Woodrow 1944
The Adventures of Mark Twain George / Butler 1944
Home in Indiana Mo' Rum 1944
Thank Your Lucky Stars Soldier in 'Ice Cold Katy' Number 1943
The Kansan Bones 1943
Dixie Steward 1943
Cabin in the Sky Second Idea Man 1943
Cinderella Swings It Hipp 1943
The Powers Girl Men's Room Attendant 1943
The Hidden Hand Eustis the Chauffeur / Eustis, the chauffeur 1942
Scattergood Survives a Murder Hipp 1942
Busses Roar Sunshine 1942
A-Haunting We Will Go Waiter 1942
Maisie Gets Her Man Sam, Room Service Waiter / Sam (Uncredited) 1942
Juke Girl Jo-Mo 1942
Whispering Ghosts Euclid Brown / Euclid White Brown 1942
The Body Disappears Willie 1941
Breakdowns of 1941 Self 1941
Nothing But the Truth Samuel 1941
The Smiling Ghost Clarence 1941
Highway West Bub Wellington 1941
Kisses for Breakfast Arnold 1941
The Lady from Cheyenne George 1941
Scattergood Baines Hipp 1941
Road Show Willie 1941
Flight from Destiny George 1941
High Sierra Algernon 1941
Who Killed Aunt Maggie? Andrew 1940
Money and the Woman George Washington Jones, Dave's Servant / George Washington Jones 1940
The Ghost Breakers Alex 1940
Blondie on a Budget Newsboy 1940
I Take This Woman Sambo 1940
Slightly Honorable Art, the Elevator Operator / Art, Elevator Operator 1939
Private Detective Norton's Valet 1939
The Covered Trailer Baltimore 1939
Blondie Brings Up Baby Hotel Janitor 1939
At the Circus Redcap 1939
Blackmail Bunny - the Janitor 1939
Way Down South Chimney Sweep 1939
Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation Driver 1939
Nancy Drew... Trouble Shooter Apollo Johnson 1939
Mr. Moto in Danger Island Launch Pilot 1939
The Saint Strikes Back Algernon, Simon's Butler / Algernon, Simon's Butler (Uncredited) 1939
Blondie Porter 1938
Spring Madness Porter on Train 1938
Straight Place and Show Hannibal 1938
Youth Takes a Fling George 1938
I'm from the City Train Porter 1938
Vivacious Lady Train Porter 1938
Goodbye Broadway Jughead 1938
Merrily We Live George 1938
Gold Is Where You Find It Joshua 1938
Everybody's Doing It Jasper - Elevator Operator 1938
Crashing Hollywood Train Porter 1938
Saturday's Heroes Sam 1937
The Lady Fights Back McTavish 1937
Super-Sleuth Warts / Warts, Martin's manservant 1937
Meet the Missus Bootblack / Mose - Shoe Shine Boy 1937
You Can't Buy Luck Airline Porter 1937
Breezing Home Speed 1937
Criminal Lawyer Janitor 1937
Racing Lady Brass 1937
Deep South 1937
We Who Are About to Die Airport Porter 1937
Night Waitress Black Pedestrian 1936
General Spanky Henry 1936
Make Way for a Lady William Townley - Jackson's Chauffeur 1936
Mummy's Boys Catfish 1936
Down the Stretch Noah 1936
The Green Pastures Henry - the Angel 1936
The Bride Walks Out Smokie 1936
Murder on a Bridle Path 'High-Pockets' 1936
Two in Revolt Eph 1936
Silly Billies Excitement 1936
Muss 'em Up Janitor at Spivali's Bar 1936
The Lady Consents Sam - Jim's Servant 1936
The Littlest Rebel James Henry 1935
To Beat the Band Elevator Operator 1935
Annie Oakley Second Cook 1935
Hot Tip Apollo 1935
Jalna Sam, the Janitor / Sam 1935
The Arizonian Pompey 1935
The Nitwits Sleepy 1935
Hit and Rum Shoe Shine Man 1935
Murder on a Honeymoon Willie (as Sleep 'n' Eat) / Willie 1935
West of the Pecos Jonah (as Sleep 'n' Eat) / Jonah 1934
Kentucky Kernels Buckshot 1934
Little Miss Marker Dizzy Memphis 1934
Disorderly Conduct Man at Police Station 1932
The Monster Walks Exodus / Exodus (as Sleep n' Eat) 1932
The Guilty Generation Club Merlin Doorman 1931
Feet First Charcoal - Janitor / Janitor 1930
Ladies of Leisure George - the Elevator Operator 1930
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