Job Actor
Years active 1930-1959
Known for From villains and crooks to police inspectors
Top Roles Arthur Nunheim, Cousin, Guiseppe, 'Babe', Harry Bliss
Top GenresDrama, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Mystery, Musical
Top TopicsBook-Based, Pre-Code Cinema, Based on Play
Top Collaborators (Producer), (Director), (Producer), (Producer)
Shares birthday with Otto Preminger, Walt Disney, Nunnally Johnson  see more..

Harold Huber Overview:

Character actor, Harold Huber, was born Harold Joseph Huberman on Dec 5, 1904 in New York City, NY. Huber died at the age of 54 on Sep 29, 1959 in New York City, NY .


With his dark, slick hair and trim mustache, Harold Huber, was something of a cut-price Cesar Romero. Typed in villainous roles in the early part of his film career (as crooked nightclub owners and the like), he was later much on the side of the law, especially in "Mr Moto" and "Charlie Chan" thrillers, where he played sharpish inspectors. The  war changed the direction of his career and he virtually quit films in post-war years after returning from service abroad. In 1950, he became a TV regular in the series "I Cover Times Square" and continued working steadily in the medium up to his early death. 

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



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By Caftan Woman on Feb 11, 2010 From Caftan Woman

as "that rat, Nunheim" in 1934s The Thin Man Harold Joseph Huberman (later legally Huber) was born December 5, 1909 in the Bronx. That he was an observant lad is evident by the many characters he played on screen. He was also a very bright fellow enrolling as a teenager in an advanced experimen... Read full article

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Harold Huber Quotes:

Chief Inspector James Nelson NYPD: I wish the fishing season was as open as the one for murder.

Chief Inspector James Nelson NYPD: [on the pier with other police to welcome Charlie Chan] Look, Smitty, have the band blast at somethin' Oriental. Hey, what is the Chinese national anthem anyway?
Smitty (Policeman): I don' know. Why don't you give 'em 'Chinatown, My Chinatown?'
Chief Inspector James Nelson NYPD: Okay, we'll play it.

Hattie 'Mom' Frink: You look to me like a married man - are you?
Benny Lopez: Well, you know how it is... gotta go through it once, like the measles, but i aint working at it now.

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Harold Huber Facts
His father, Joseph Huberman, was a Russian-Jewish immigrant who managed an optical company.

Died during surgery at Jewish Memorial Hospital on September 29, 1959, leaving behind his wife Ethel and daughter, Margaret. He was buried at Mount Hebron Cemetery in Queens, NY.

American character actor born in the Bronx who played a plethora of gangsters, detectives and ethnic characters on the '30s and '40s screen.

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