Billy West
(09/19/1869 - 07/01/1940)

Born Roy B. Weissburg in Russia, Billy West adopted his professional name some time after emigrating to America.

He appeared in many short films, first in Apartment No. 13 in 1912.

However he was to become the best-known for his most successful imitation of the Charles Chaplin's "Tramp" character.

Oliver Hardy often appeared as his antagonist in a role reminiscent of those of Eric Campbell's in Chaplin's shorts with Mutual Films.

Available Films

HIS DAY OUT (1918) Billy West (Short Subject)