Harry Tyler

Biography: American actor Harry Tyler wasn't really as old as the hills when he started his film career in 1929; in fact, he was barely 40. Still, Tyler's wizened, gimlet-eyed face was his fortune, and he spent most of his movie years playing variations of the Spry Old Timer. Tyler began his stage career as a boy soprano in 1901, under the aegis of producer Flo Ziegfeld and Ziegfeld's wife Anna Held. He married Gladys Crolius in 1910, and for the next twelve years they toured vaudeville in a precursor to Burns and Allen's smart guy/dumb dora act. Returning to the legitimate stage in 1925, Tyler journeyed to Hollywood when talking pictures took hold four years later. His inaugural screen appearance was a recreation of his stage role in The Shannons on Broadway. Harry Tyler played bits and featured roles as janitors, sign painters, philandering businessmen, frontier farmers and accident victims from 1929 until his farewell appearance in John Ford's The Last Hurrah (1958).

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Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Perry Mason: Season 3 Oct 3, 1959 Pop Abbott tbd
tbd Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 5 Sep 27, 1959 Recurring Role tbd
tbd The Untouchables: Season 1 Apr 20, 1959 Pete tbd
tbd Leave It to Beaver: Season 2 Oct 2, 1958 Boatman tbd
tbd Perry Mason: Season 2 Sep 20, 1958 Court Clerk tbd
tbd Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 3 Oct 6, 1957 Aaron Hacker tbd
tbd Perry Mason: Season 1 Sep 21, 1957 Court Clerk tbd
tbd Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 2 Sep 30, 1956 Train Ticket Agent tbd
tbd Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 1 Oct 2, 1955 Recurring Role tbd
tbd Adventures of Superman: Season 3 Sep 19, 1952 Mr. Bots tbd