Job Actor
Years active 1926-1964
Known for Butlers - complete with upper-crust voice and unflappable manner
Top Roles Bertie Minchin, Race Patron, The Constable, Epilogue, Gallup, Mrs. Gage's Butler
Top GenresComedy, Drama, Romance, Musical, Family, Adventure
Top TopicsChildren, Book-Based, Romance (Comic)
Top Collaborators (Producer), (Director), (Producer), (Director)
Shares birthday with Harry Cohn, Gloria DeHaven, Emil Jannings  see more..

Arthur Treacher Overview:

Character actor, Arthur Treacher, was born Arthur Veary Treacher on Jul 23, 1894 in Brighton, East Sussex. Treacher died at the age of 81 on Dec 14, 1975 in Manhasset, NY and was laid to rest in unknown Cemetery.


A tall, dark-haired and long-faced British actor, Arthur Treacher came to America in 1926 and, in the next decade, became Hollywood's perfect butler -- complete with upper-crust voice and unflappable manner. He actually played P. G. Wodehouse's Jeeves twice, but from 1940 was less busy, and began to devote more time to television and outside interests. He built up a chain of up-market fish-and-chip shops in America (yes, Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips) at the time of his death from heart ailment.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).



He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Arthur Treacher Quotes:

Klara Sesemann: Isn't Heidi the funniest little thing? I'm so glad she's going to stay.
Andrews, the Butler: Is she?
Klara Sesemann: Yes, but she doesn't know it. The poor dear thinks she's going home today. But she'll be happier here, don't you think? And I'll have some new dresses made for her.
Andrews, the Butler: Do you think you could manage a new hat?

Andrews, the Butler: Where did you pick up *that*?
[indicating Heidi]
Dete: That is my niece.
Andrews, the Butler: How unfortunate for the poor child.
Heidi: Are you the king here? You look like a king.
Andrews, the Butler: Ah, little Fräulein, if only the rest of the world could see through your eyes. Quite a personage, under that extraordinary hat.

Anthony Travers: Then you have the trumpet?
Ted Shayne: No.
Anthony Travers: But you know where it is?
Ted Shayne: Nope.
Anthony Travers: What? You've just inveigled me into telling you what it is. I say that's a pretty rotten trick, old boy. That's not cricket!

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Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips once had over 500 locations throughout the United States. The company was bought out by Orange Co. in the 1970s and later sold to Mrs. Paul's Seafood. He served as a spokesman for the restaurant chain in its early years, underscoring the British character of its food.

Considered the "perfect butler" in scores of movies after he came to the USA in 1926. Paid spokesman for the Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips fast food chain.

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