Julius Tannen



Place of birth:

New York City, New York USA:


Julius Tannen was one of the first vaudeville stand-up comedians. He never used props, sets, costumes or stooges. He just put on his hat, walked on stage, took it off, and did his monologue, then put his hat on again and walked off. This was rather revolutionary in his day and Tannen paved the way for many stand-ups to come, such as Bob Hope, Milton Berle, Frank Faye and Jack Benny. Julius Tannen later had a long career as a character actor in Hollywood, and became an invaluable member of the Preston Sturges stock company, giving memorable performances in such Sturges classics as "Christmas in July," "The Miracle of Morgan's Creek," and "Unfaithfully Yours." Date of Birth 16 May 1880, New York City, New York Date of Death 3 January 1965 , Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California  (stroke)


Unfaithfully Yours (1948)
as Tailor
The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947)
as Nearsighted Banker
A Scandal in Paris (1946)
as Bank of Paris Manager
House of Frankenstein (1944)
as Hertz
The Great Moment (1944)
as Dr. Charles T. Jackson (as Julian Tannen)
The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (1944)
as Mr. Rafferty
The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
as Sektal
Harvard Here I Come (1941)
as Prof. Anthony
The Lady Eve (1941)
as Lawyer (uncredited)
No, No, Nanette (1940)
as Disturbed Airline Passenger
Bitter Sweet (1940)
as Schlick's Companion
Christmas in July (1940)
as Mr. Zimmerman
The Lady in Question (1940)
as Judge of the Court
The Mortal Storm (1940)
as 3rd Colleague
The Lone Wolf Strikes (1940)
as Hotel Manager
Remember the Night (1940)
as Jury Member
Danger Flight (1939)
as Dawson
The Lady and the Mob (1939)
as Train Conductor
A Man to Remember (1938)
as Hospital Administrator
Love Is a Headache (1938)
as Mr. Hillier
Fair Warning (1937)
as Mr. Taylor
Love Is News (1937)
as Logan
Stowaway (1936)
as First Mate
Pigskin Parade (1936)
as Dr. Burke
Dimples (1936)
as Hawkins
Sing, Baby Sing (1936)
as Kansas City Radio Station Manager
36 Hours to Kill (1936)
as Dr. Borden
Sins of Man (1936)
as Advertising Man
Half Angel (1936)
as City Editor