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Billy Armstrong (I) (1891–1924)

Billy Armstrong was born on January 14, 1891 in Bristol, England. He was an actor and director, known for Up in Alf's Place (1919), Trouble Bubbles (1920) and The Bank (1915). He was married to Marion Parker. He died on March 1, 1924 in Sunland, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Up in Alf's Place The Jailer
Trouble Bubbles Director
The Bank Another Janitor
Down on the Farm The Man of Mystery


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 1924 Shanghaied Lovers (Short)
Sailor (uncredited)
 1924 Smile Please (Short)
Father in Portrait Session (uncredited)
 1924 One Spooky Night (Short)
The Chauffeur
 1924 Conductor 1492
Drunk at Party (uncredited)
 1924 Ten Dollars or Ten Days (Short)
Minor Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1923 No Vacancies (Short)
The Landlord
 1923 Rough and Ready (Short)
 1923 Flip Flops (Short)
The Ringmaster
 1923 The Extra Girl
Comedian in Derby (uncredited)
 1923 Asleep at the Switch (Short)
The Traveling Salesman
 1923 Skylarking (Short)
Blind Man / Waiter (uncredited)
 1923 Pitfalls of a Big City (Short)
Barfly (uncredited)
 1923 Nip and Tuck (Short)
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1923 Where's My Wandering Boy This Evening? (Short)
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1923 This Way Out (Short)
 1923 The Two Twins (Short)
 1923 When Knights Were Cold (Short)
Earl of Tabasco, a Hot Knight (as William Armstrong)
 1922 When Summer Comes (Short)
The Fortune Hunter (as William Armstrong)
 1922 The Barnstormers (Short)
 1921 Be Reasonable (Short)
The Blind Man / Jake - the Jewish Tailor (uncredited)
 1921 Love and Doughnuts (Short)
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1921 Hard Knocks and Love Taps (Short)
The School Bully / Band Leader / Timekeeper (uncredited)
 1921 Skirts
 1921 Tee Time
 1920 The Glad Eye
Sox (as William Armstrong)
 1920 Tails Win (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1920 Love, Honor and Behave!
The District Attorney / Maitre d'
 1920 My Goodness (Short)
The Hotel Guest
 1920 It's a Boy (Short)
The New Beau
 1920 Don't Weaken! (Short)
The Pianist (uncredited)
 1920 Great Scott! (Short)
 1920 The Quack Doctor (Short)
Doc Pillsbury
 1920 Let 'er Go (Short)
The Boarder
 1920 Fresh from the City (Short)
Musical Duo
 1920/I Down on the Farm
The Man of Mystery
 1920 The Gingham Girl (Short)
The Fortune Hunter
 1920/II Breaking Into Society (Short)
 1920 The Star Boarder (Short)
The Crook
 1920 Chicken à la Cabaret (Short)
The Crook
 1919 Up in Alf's Place (Short)
The Jailer
 1919 Back to the Kitchen (Short)
The Husband
 1919 Hearts and Flowers (Short)
An Indignant Nobleman
 1919 No Mother to Guide Him (Short)
The Vaudeville Hypnotist
 1919 Love's False Faces (Short)
Lunch Counter Freeloader (as William Armstrong)
 1919 Call the Cops (Short)
 1919 When Love Is Blind (Short)
The Bartender
 1919 The Little Widow (Short)
Haddy - Finn's Partner and Rival Suitor (as William Armstrong)
 1919 Hearts in Hock (Short)
 1919 The Village Smithy (Short)
Golfing Motorist
 1919 Yankee Doodle in Berlin
Ludwig - Asylum Keeper (uncredited)
 1919 East Lynne with Variations (Short)
Drunk in the Balcony (uncredited)
 1919 Rip & Stitch: Tailors (Short)
The Neighbor's Rival
 1919 Hop to It, Bellhop (Short)
Jumping Jupiter
 1918 An Enemy of Soap (Short)
 1918 The King of the Kitchen (Short)
A crooked gentleman
 1918 Painless Love (Short)
His assistant
 1918 Hello Trouble (Short)
A romantic husband
 1918 Hey, Doctor! (Short)
Billy - the artist
 1918 Do Husbands Deceive? (Short)
 1918 Triple Trouble (Short)
Cook / Pickpocket (uncredited)
 1918 A Clean Sweep (Short)
 1918 Choo Choo Love (Short)
Gaspar Goop - the Traveling Salesman
 1918 In Dutch (Short)
 1918 Sheriff Nell's Tussle (Short)
Silk Hat Cecil aka Jersey City Joe (as William Armstrong)
 1918 Watch Your Neighbor (Short)
Dying Man's Nurse
 1917 An International Sneak (Short)
The Spy's Rival
 1917 Hula Hula Land (Short)
The Cook
 1917 A Shanghaied Jonah (Short)
The Cook
 1917 A Royal Rogue (Short)
The Ex-King's Bartender
 1917 Crooks and Crocodiles (Short)
 1917 Her Fame and Shame (Short)
The One Man Orchestra
 1917 When Hearts Collide (Short)
 1917 A Noble Fraud (Short)
 1917 Mr. Shoestring in a Hole (Short)
Mr. Shoestring, the Burglar
 1916 Black Eyes and Blue (Short)
Reggie - the Husband
 1916 A Lover's Might (Short)
The Mayor's Cook
 1916 A Double, Double Cross (Short)
 1916 Spring Fever (Short)
The Poor Poet
 1916 Ignatz's Icy Injury (Short)
 1916 The Jailbird's Last Flight (Short)
1st Jailbird
 1916 Sawdust Love (Short)
 1916 Harmony and Discord (Short)
M.T. Dome
 1916 Gaby's Gasoline Glide (Short)
 1916 M.T. Dome's Awful Night (Short)
M.T. Dome
 1916 Almost Right (Short)
Luke Sharpe
 1916 Police (Short)
The Miser
 1916 The Twin Trunk Mystery (Short)
Luke Sharpe
 1916 The Defective Detective (Short)
Luke Sharp - a Detective
 1916 The Man Inside
Lt. Lane (as William A. Armstrong)
 1915 All Stuck Up (Short)
The Daughter's Lover's Rival
 1915/I Shanghaied (Short)
First Shanghaied Seaman (uncredited)
 1915 The Bank (Short)
Another Janitor
 1915 A Woman (Short)
Father's Friend (uncredited)
 1915 Work (Short)
The Husband (uncredited)
 1915 By the Sea (Short)
Man in Straw Hat (uncredited)
 1915 The Tramp (Short)
Minister (uncredited)
 1915 In the Park (Short)
Sausage Thief (uncredited)
 1915 The Champion (Short)
Sparring Partner (uncredited)
 1915 His New Job (Short)
Extra (uncredited)
 1912 The Fall of Montezuma (Short)
Fisherman (as William Armstrong)
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Alternate Names:

Bill Armstrong | William A. Armstrong | William Armstrong

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British music hall comic, one-time member of Fred Karno's troupe. In the U.S. from the mid-1910's, joining Charlie Chaplin at Essanay. Subsequently with Mack Sennet at Keystone. Seen in early films alongside Oliver Hardy and Harry Langdon. See more »

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