List of famous male vaudeville performers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male vaudeville performers list contains the most prominent and top males known for being vaudeville performers. There are thousand of males working as vaudeville performers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic vaudeville performers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a vaudeville performer then the people below should give you inspiration.
This list below has everything from Emory Parnell to James Barton.While this isn't a list of all male vaudeville performers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male vaudeville performers?" and "Who are the best male vaudeville performers?"
Mickey Rooney (born Joseph Yule Jr.; September 23, 1920 – April 6, 2014) was an American actor, vaudevillian, comedian, producer and radio personality. In a career spanning nine decades and continuing until shortly before his death, he appeared in more than 300 films and was one of the last surviving stars of the silent film era.At the height of a career that was marked by precipitous declines and raging comebacks, Rooney performed the role of Andy Hardy in a series of 16 films in the 1930s and 1940s that epitomized American family values. A versatile performer, he became a celebrated character actor later in his career. Laurence Olivier once said he considered Rooney "the best there has ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Dec. at 94 (1920-2014)
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USAsee more on Mickey Rooney
Walter Andrew Brennan (July 25, 1894 – September 21, 1974) was an American actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1936, 1938, and 1940, making him one of only three male actors to win three Academy Awards. ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Dec. at 80 (1894-1974)
Birthplace: Lynn, Massachusetts, United States of Americasee more on Walter Brennan
James Howard Dunn (November 2, 1901 – September 1, 1967) was an American actor. He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the romantic drama film A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1946) and received two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960. Early in his career, he was billed as Jimmy Dunn. ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Dec. at 66 (1901-1967)
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of Americasee more on James Dunn
Elmer Goodfellow "El" Brendel (March 25, 1890 – April 9, 1964) was an American vaudeville comedian turned movie star, best remembered for his dialect routine as a Swedish immigrant. His biggest role was as "Single-0" in the sci-fi musical Just Imagine (1930), produced by Fox Film Corporation. His screen name was pronounced "El Bren-DEL". ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Dec. at 74 (1890-1964)
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of Americasee more on El Brendel