Job Actor
Years active 1930-1959
Known for From villains and crooks to police inspectors
Top Roles Cousin, Arthur Nunheim, Abraham 'Abe', Nick Londos, Picture Hanger
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:

Speed Patten, Reporter New York Bulletin: Looks like you got half of headquarters down here. What's up?
Chief Inspector James Nelson NYPD: I'm lookin' for the other half.
Speed Patten, Reporter New York Bulletin: Expect someone to steal the Atlantic?
Chief Inspector James Nelson NYPD: No, the boys are goin' wading.

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.

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.

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Harold Huber Facts
Attended New York University in 1925 (age 16) and was both a member of the university debate team and editor of the university's school magazine. Also attended Columbia University with the intent of pursuing law but left after beginning to find acting work in 1930.

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

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

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