Byron Foulger

Byron Foulger (born 27 August 1899 in Ogden, Utah; died 4 April 1970 in Hollywood, California) was an American film character actor with a familiar face who appeared in hundreds of movies and dozens of television programs. Foulger attended the University of Utah, and started acting through his participation in community theatre. He made his Broadway debut in March 1920 in a production of Medea featuring Moroni Olsen, and performed in four more productions with Olsen on the 'Great White Way', back-to-back, ending in April 1922. He then toured with Olsen's stock company, and ended up at the Pasadena Playhouse, where he both acted and directed. Foulger made his first films in 1934 and 1936 – The Little Minister and The President's Mystery, the latter based on a story by Franklin Delano Roosevelt – but his career didn't start in earnest until 1937, after he performed opposite Mae West in a racy 'Adam and Eve' sketch on the Edgar Bergen-Charlie McCarthy network radio program which resulted in West being banned from the airwaves almost immediately. (Foulger played the voice of the serpent). From this point on, Foulger worked steadily in motion pictures.


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