Bert Wheeler

Having acted onstage since boyhood, in his early 20s he and his wife headlined as a vaudeville comedy team; several years later they became Broadway stars in The Ziegfeld Follies. In 1927, Ziegfeld teamed him with ... Read more »
Born: 04/07/1895 in Paterson, NJ

Filmography

other (19)

Caught Plastered (Movie)

Tommy Tanner (Actor)

Cockeyed Cavaliers (Movie)

Bert (Actor)

Cracked Nuts (Movie)

Wendell Graham (Actor)

Diplomaniacs (Movie)

Willy Nilly (Actor)

Dixiana (Movie)

Pee Wee (Actor)

Girl Crazy (Movie)

Jimmy Deegan (Actor)

Half-Shot at Sunrise (Movie)

Tommy Turner (Actor)

High Flyers (Movie)

Jerry (Actor)

Hips, Hips, Hooray (Movie)

Andy Williams (Actor)

Hold 'em Jail (Movie)

Curley Harris (Actor)

Kentucky Kernels (Movie)

Willie (Actor)

Las Vegas Nights (Movie)

Stu Grant (Actor)

Mummy's Boys (Movie)

Stanley (Actor)

Peach O' Reno (Movie)

Wattles (Actor)

Rio Rita (Movie)

Chick Bean (Actor)

The Cowboy Quarterback (Movie)

Harry Lynn (Actor)

The Cuckoos (Movie)

Sparrow (Actor)

The Nitwits (Movie)

Johnny (Actor)

The Rainmakers (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

Biography

Having acted onstage since boyhood, in his early 20s he and his wife headlined as a vaudeville comedy team; several years later they became Broadway stars in The Ziegfeld Follies. In 1927, Ziegfeld teamed him with Robert Woolsey in the Broadway musical Rio Rita; they reprised their roles in the musical's film version (1929), launching a screen career as a very successful comedy team until Woolsey's death in 1938. Wheeler appeared in Broadway shows and on the road, and also made a few more films. He was a regular on the '50s TV series Brave Eagle. In the '60s he performed in New York and Las Vegas nightclubs.

~ All Movie Guide

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