Actor Herbie Faye

Herbie Faye (February 2, 1899 – June 28, 1980) was an American actor and vaudeville comedian who appeared in both of Phil Silvers’ CBS television series, The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959) and The New Phil Silvers Show (1963–1964).


Faye worked with Mildred Harris in vaudeville, with Silvers as one of the supporting cast. His relationship with Silvers began in 1928 when Silvers was the straight man in Faye’s act.

On Broadway, Faye appeared in Top Banana (1951) and Wine, Women and Song (1942).

In movies, Faye appeared in 1956 as Max in The Harder They Fall, a boxing story starring Humphrey Bogart in his last role. In 1961, he appeared as a cook in the comedy film Snow White and the Three Stooges. In 1962, he portrayed Charlie the bartender, in another boxing film Requiem for a Heavyweight, starring Anthony Quinn.


Year Title Role Notes
1954 Top Banana Moe
1955 The Shrike Tager
1956 The Harder They Fall Max
1959 Never Steal Anything Small Hymie
1961 Snow White and the Three Stooges Head Cook Uncredited
1962 Requiem for a Heavyweight Charlie, the Bartender
1963 Come Blow Your Horn Waiter Uncredited
1963 The Thrill of It All Irving
1964 The Patsy Tailor Uncredited
1964 The Disorderly Orderly Mr. Welles, Patient Uncredited
1965 The Family Jewels Joe
1966 The Ghost and Mr. Chicken Man in Diner Uncredited
1966 The Fortune Cookie Maury, the Equipment Man
1967 Enter Laughin Mr. Schoenbaum
1967 Thoroughly Modern Millie Taxi Driver
1968 Blackbeard’s Ghost Croupier
1968 The Night They Raided Minsky’s Waiter Uncredited
1969 Angel in My Pocket Mr. Welch
1969 The Love God? Lester Timkin
1971 Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? Divorcee
1980 Melvin and Howard Man Witness (final film role)

External Links

Actor Herbie Faye – Wikipedia

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