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Edward Brophy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Edward Santree Brophy (February 27, 1895 – May 27, 1960) was an American character actor, voice artist, and comedian. Small of build, balding, and raucous-voiced, he frequently portrayed dumb cops and gangsters, both serious and comic. He is best remembered for his roles in the Falcon film series, based on the suave detective of the same name, and for voicing Timothy Q. Mouse in Dumbo (1941). Edward Santree Brophy was born in New York City and attended the University of Virginia. His screen debut was in Yes or No (1920). In 1928, with only a few minor film roles to his credit, Brophy was working as a junior production executive for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer when he was chosen to appear with Buster Keaton in one sequence of Keaton's film The Cameraman. As two clients in a bath-house, Brophy and Keaton attempt to undress and put on bathing suits while sharing a single tiny changing room. Each time Keaton attempts to hang his clothes on one hook, Brophy removes the clothes and hands them back to Keaton and gestures to the other hook. He manhandles the smaller, more slender Keaton, at one point picking him up by the feet and dumping him out of his trousers. Appearing only in this one brief scene, Brophy attracted enough attention to receive more and better roles. Though he did appear in a few theatre roles, most of his long and prolific career was in film and was spent at the studios of MGM. He played the main character's loyal manager in The Champ (1931), a Rollo Brother circus proprietor, with Matt McHugh in the movie Freaks (1932), Joe Morelli from The Thin Man (1934) and Nick Charles' friend Brogan from The Thin Man Goes Home (1944). Brophy made a lasting impression on Disney fans as the voice of Timothy Q. Mouse in Dumbo, even though he was uncredited for this role (Brophy later reprised the role for the 1957 Disneyland Records adaptation). He also made several appearances in the films of director John Ford.

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Feb 27, 1895 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Yes or No 1920-06-28
Latest Project:
Movie The Last Hurrah 1958-10-24
Known For
Poster of See My Lawyer
Poster of Lady Bodyguard
Poster of Beer and Pretzels
Poster of A Free Soul
Movie The Last Hurrah 'Ditto' Boland 1958-10-24
Movie Bundle of Joy Dance Contest Judge 1956-12-12
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1955-01-19
Movie Roaring City 'Professor' Fredrick Simpson Schicka 1951-05-04
Movie Danger Zone Prof. Frederick Simpson Schicker 1951-04-20
Movie Pier 23 Prof. Shicker 1950-05-11
Movie Arson, Inc. Pete Purdy 1949-06-24
Movie It Happened on Fifth Avenue Gates Patrolman Cecil Felton 1947-04-19
Movie Renegade Girl Bob Crandall 1946-12-25
Movie The Falcon's Adventure Goldie Locke (as Edward S. Brophy) 1946-12-13
Movie Swing Parade of 1946 Moose 1946-03-19
Movie Girl on the Spot Fingers Foley (as Edward S. Brophy) 1946-01-11
Movie Wonder Man Torso 1945-01-01
Movie The Thin Man Goes Home Brogan 1945-01-25
Movie See My Lawyer Otis Fillmore 1945-03-09
Movie Penthouse Rhythm Bailey 1945-06-22
Movie The Falcon in San Francisco Goldie Locke 1945-07-20
Movie I'll Remember April Shadow (as Edward S. Brophy) 1945-04-01
Movie A Night of Adventure Steve 1944-06-02
Movie It Happened Tomorrow Jake Shomberg 1944-05-28
Movie Cover Girl Joe - Bartender (uncredited) 1944-03-30
Movie A Scream in the Dark Eddie Tough (as Edward S. Brophy) 1943-10-15
Movie Destroyer Casey (as Ed Brophy) 1943-08-19
Movie Air Force Marine Sgt. J.J. Callahan 1943-03-20
Movie Lady Bodyguard Harry Gargan 1943-01-02
Movie Larceny, Inc. Weepy Davis 1942-04-24
Movie Breakdowns of 1942 Himself (uncredited) 1942-01-01
Movie Broadway Porky 1942-05-08
Movie All Through the Night Joe Denning 1942-01-10
Movie Madame Spy Mike Reese 1942-12-11
Movie Steel Against the Sky Pete Evans 1941-12-13
Movie The Gay Falcon Detective Bates 1941-10-24
Movie Dumbo Timothy Q. Mouse (voice) 1941-10-23
Movie Buy Me That Town Ziggy 1941-10-02
Movie Nine Lives Are Not Enough Officer Slattery 1941-09-20
Movie A Dangerous Game Bugsy (misspelled Bugs in on-screen credits) 1941-08-21
Movie The Bride Came C.O.D. Hinkle 1941-07-12
Movie Thieves Fall Out Rork 1941-05-03
Movie Sleepers West George Trautwein 1941-03-14
Movie Calling Philo Vance Ryan 1940-02-03
Movie Alias the Deacon Stuffy 1940-05-13
Movie Golden Gloves Potsy Brill 1940-08-02
Movie Dance, Girl, Dance Dwarfie Humblewinger 1940-08-30
Movie Sandy Gets Her Man Fireman Junior 1940-11-08
Movie The Invisible Woman Bill 1940-12-27
Movie The Great Profile Sylvester 1940-08-30
Movie The Amazing Mr. Williams Buck Moseby 1939-11-22
Movie Kid Nightingale Mike Jordon 1939-11-03
Movie Golden Boy Roxy Lewis 1939-09-05
Movie The Kid from Kokomo Eddie Black 1939-05-23
Movie For Love or Money Sleeper 1939-04-27
Movie Society Lawyer Max 1939-03-21
Movie Pardon Our Nerve Nosey Nelson 1939-02-24
Movie You Can't Cheat an Honest Man Corbett 1939-02-17
Movie Gold Diggers in Paris Mike Coogan 1938-06-11
Movie A Slight Case of Murder Lefty 1938-03-05
Movie Romance on the Run Whitey Whitehouse 1938-05-11
Movie Hold That Kiss Al 1938-05-13
Movie Passport Husband Spike 1938-07-15
Movie Vacation from Love Barney Keenan 1938-09-29
Movie Gambling Ship Cuthbert Innocent (as Ed Brophy) 1938-12-16
Movie Come On, Leathernecks! Max 'Curly' Maxwell 1938-08-08
Movie The Hit Parade Mulrooney 1937-04-26
Movie Oh, Doctor Meg Smith 1937-03-31
Movie Jim Hanvey, Detective Romo 1937-04-05
Movie The Soldier and the Lady Packer 1937-04-09
Movie The Great Gambini Butch 1937-06-24
Movie Varsity Show Mike Barclay 1937-09-04
Movie Trapped by G-Men Lefty 1937-09-09
Movie The Girl Said No Pick 1937-09-18
Movie The Last Gangster Fats Garvey (as Edward S. Brody) 1937-11-12
Movie Blossoms On Broadway Prussic 1937-11-19
Movie Spendthrift Bill McGuire 1936-07-22
Movie Strike Me Pink Killer 1936-01-24
Movie Here Comes Trouble Crowley 1936-02-21
Movie The Case Against Mrs. Ames Sid 1936-05-08
Movie Career Woman Doc Curley 1936-12-18
Movie Kelly The Second Ike Arnold 1936-08-21
Movie Wedding Present Squinty 1936-10-09
Movie All American Chump Pudgy Murphy 1936-10-16
Movie Mister Cinderella Detective McNutt 1936-10-22
Movie Great Guy Pete Reilly 1936-12-01
Movie Sequoia Forest Ranger Pete 1935-01-16
Movie Shadow of Doubt Wilcox 1935-02-15
Movie The Whole Town's Talking 'Slugs' Martin 1935-02-22
Movie Naughty Marietta Zeke 1935-03-29
Movie Mad Love Rollo the Knife Thrower 1935-07-12
Movie She Gets Her Man Flash 1935-08-05
Movie Remember Last Night? Maxie 1935-10-28
Movie Show Them No Mercy! Buzz 1935-12-06
Movie China Seas Wilbur Timmons 1935-08-09
Movie 1,000 Dollars a Minute Benny Dolan 1935-10-21
Movie I Live My Life Pete 1935-10-04
Movie Evelyn Prentice Eddie Delaney 1934-11-09
Movie Death on the Diamond Grogan 1934-09-14
Movie Paris Interlude Ham 1934-07-27
Movie The Thin Man Joe Morelli 1934-05-25
Movie The Poor Rich Flannigan 1934-02-25
Movie Hide-Out Det. Britt 1934-08-24
Movie Broadway to Hollywood Joe Mannion 1933-09-15
Movie Hello Pop Brophy 1933-09-15
Movie Beer and Pretzels Theater Manager (uncredited) 1933-08-26
Movie What! No Beer? Spike Moran 1933-02-10
Movie The Beast of the City Police Dispatcher (uncredited) 1932-02-13
Movie Flesh Dolan - a Referee 1932-12-08
Movie Skyscraper Souls Man in Elevator (uncredited) 1932-07-16
Movie Prosperity Ice Cream Salesman (uncredited) 1932-11-18
Movie The Champ Tim 1931-11-21
Movie Sporting Blood Newsreel Cameraman (uncredited) 1931-08-08
Movie A Free Soul Slouch (uncredited) 1931-06-02
Movie Parlor, Bedroom and Bath Detective 1931-02-28
Movie Paid Burglar (uncredited) 1930-12-30
Movie Remote Control Al 1930-11-15
Movie Those Three French Girls Yank 1930-10-10
Movie Doughboys Sgt. Brophy 1930-08-30
Movie Our Blushing Brides Joe Munsey 1930-07-19
Movie The Cameraman Man in Bathhouse (uncredited) 1928-09-10
Movie West Point Team Manager 1928-01-07
Movie Yes or No Tom Martin (as Edward S. Brophy) 1920-06-28