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Billy House

House in 1937.
Personal information
Birth name(Birth name unknown)
Birth date7 May 1889
Place of birthMankato, Minnesota
Date of death23 September 1961
Death placeWoodland Hills, Los Angeles, California
Years activec. 1905 - 1959
ChildrenBilly House, Jr.

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Billy House (May 7, 1889 September 23, 1961) was an US vaudevillian, Broadway performer and feature film actor. After devoting most of his career to live performance, he moved to Hollywood where he became a supporting actor during the 1940s and 1950s. According to admirer Orson Welles, the name "Billy House" was likely an invention for use in burlesque theatres.


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