Edward Brophy Overview:

Character actor, Edward Brophy, was born on Feb 27, 1895 in New York City, NY. Brophy died at the age of 65 on May 27, 1960 in Pacific Palisades, CA .

Edward Brophy was heavy-set, round faced American actor know for his aggressive supporting roles. His 'speak-first think-later' roles included several thick detectives who embarrassed their superiors, as well as a bizarre collection of valets, blustering politicians and cheap chisellers. He is best remembered for his roles in films like The Thin Man, Freaks, and The Falcon series. 

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



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Edward Brophy Quotes:

Timothy Q. Mouse: [quietly at first, then lighting up excitedly] Climax?... climax! Dumbo, *you're* a climax. I'll be back in a minute, I'm gonna take care of your future.

Foghorn: Put that away. Scientists don't carry tommy guns.
Bill: Say, maybe we should have brought a butterfly net, huh?

Reagan, the American Reporter: [as Rollo approaches the guillotine] Tough luck kid!
Rollo the Knife Thrower: We all get it in the neck someday.

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Edward Brophy Facts
He was the voice (uncredited) of Timothy Q. Mouse in Dumbo (1941).

Bald, raspy-voiced, cigar chewing, diminutive Hollywood character actor who specialized in playing gangsters, both in a comic or serious variety, at his peak during the 1930s and 1940s.

Entered films in 1919.

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