Billy Fay
born: 06 July 1872
Boston, Massachusetts,
United States of America
died: 12 May 1941
New York City, New York,
United States of America
(age 68)

Balding American actor who appeared in a ton of Harold Lloyd films.
Real name: Joseph Francis McDonald
Height: 5'6"
Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.

75


1916
Luke, The Candy Cut-Up
{*unconfirmed}

1916
Luke And The Bomb Throwers
{*unconfirmed}

1916
Luke's Late Lunchers
{*unconfirmed}

1916
Luke's Society Mix-Up
{*unconfirmed}

1916
Luke Rides Roughshod
[unidentified character]

1916
Luke, Crystal Gazer
[unidentified character]

1916
Luke's Lost Lamb
[unidentified character]

1916
Luke Does The Midway
[unidentified character]

1916
Luke Joins The Navy
[unidentified character]

1916
Luke And The Mermaids
[unidentified character]

1916
Luke's Speedy Club Life
[unidentified character]

1916
Luke And The Bang Tails
[unidentified character]

1916
Luke, The Chauffeur
[unidentified character]

1916
Luke's Preparedness Preparations
[unidentified character]

1916
Luke, The Gladiator
[unidentified character]

1916
Luke, Patient Provider
[unidentified character]

1916
Luke's Newsie Knockout
[unidentified character]

1916
Luke's Movie Muddle
Customer with pipe

1916
Luke, Rank Impersonator
[unidentified character]

1916
Luke's Fireworks Fizzle
[unidentified character]

1916
Luke Locates The Loot
{*unconfirmed}

1916
Luke's Shattered Sleep
[unidentified character]

1917
Luke's Lost Liberty
[unidentified character]

1917
Luke's Trolley Troubles
[unidentified character]

1917
Lonesome Luke On Tin Can Alley
[unidentified character]

1917
Stop! Luke! Listen!
[unidentified character]

1917
Lonesome Luke, Messenger
The messenger's boss

1917
Lonesome Luke's Wild Women
[unidentified character]

1917
Over The Fence
[unidentified character]

1917
Lonesome Luke Loses Patients
[unidentified character]

1917
Pinched
[unidentified character]

1917
By The Sad Sea Waves
Poor boob

1917
Lonesome Luke In Birds Of A Feather
[unidentified character]

1917
Lonesome Luke In From London To Laramie
[unidentified character]

1917
Rainbow Island
[unidentified character]

1917
Lonesome Luke In Love, Laughs And Lather
[unidentified character]

1917
The Flirt
[unidentified character]

1917
Lonesome Luke In Clubs Are Trump
Policeman on bench

1917
All Aboard
{*unconfirmed}

1917
Lonesome Luke In We Never Sleep
[unidentified character]

1917
Bashful
[unidentified character]

1917
Step Lively
[unidentified character]

1918
The Big Idea
[unidentified character]

1918
The Lamb
[unidentified character]

1918
Hit Him Again
[unidentified character]

1918
Beat It
[unidentified character]

1918
A Gasoline Wedding
Justice of the Peace

1918
Look Pleasant, Please
[unidentified character]

1918
Here Come The Girls
[unidentified character]

1918
Let's Go
[unidentified character]

1918
On The Jump
[unidentified character]

1918
Follow The Crowd
[unidentified character]

1918
Pipe The Whiskers
[unidentified character]

1918
It's A Wild Life
[unidentified character]

1918
Hey There!
Luncheon counter man

1918
Kicked Out
[unidentified character]

1918
The Non-Stop Kid
[unidentified character]

1918
Two-Gun Gussie
[unidentified character]

1918
Fireman, Save My Child
[unidentified character]

1918
The City Slicker
Hotel manager

1918
Somewhere In Turkey
[unidentified character]

1918
Swing Your Partners
Man in lake

1918
Take A Chance
[unidentified character]

1918
She Loves Me Not
[unidentified character]

1919
Wanted $5,000
[unidentified character]

1919
Going! Going! Gone!
[unidentified character]

1919
On The Fire
[unidentified character]

1919
Look Out Below!
[unidentified character]

1919
The Dutiful Dub
[unidentified character]

1919
Next Aisle Over
[unidentified character]

1919
Crack Your Heels
[unidentified character]

1919
Ring Up The Curtain
Conductor

1919
Young Mr. Jazz
[unidentified character]

1919
Si, Senor
[unidentified character]

1919
Before Breakfast
Man eating sandwich on kerb

1919
Back To The Woods
Innkeeper

1919
Pistols For Breakfast
[unidentified character]

1919
Swat The Crook
[unidentified character]

1919
Off The Trolley
[unidentified character]

1919
Billy Blazes, Esq.
[unidentified character]

1919
Never Touched Me
[unidentified character]
NON-HAL ROACH FILMS

1920
Maids And Muslin
Storekeeper

Acknowledgements:
https://www.familysearch.org/a rk:/61903/1:1:FH46-7D9 (birth record)
https://www.familysearch.org/a rk:/61903/1:1:FX44-4SG (birth register)
https://www.familysearch.org/a rk:/61903/1:1:DZ9R-QTPZ (birth register)
https://www.familysearch.org/a rk:/61903/1:1:DZS1-BXT2 (birth register)
https://www.familysearch.org/a rk:/61903/1:1:FHQT-5S6 (birth register)
https://www.familysearch.org/a rk:/61903/1:1:FHS3-MMQ (birth register)
https://www.familysearch.org/a rk:/61903/1:1:MH7W-1W2 (1920 Census)
https://www.familysearch.org/a rk:/61903/1:1:X42Q-TZP (1930 Census)
https://www.familysearch.org/a rk:/61903/1:1:K3Y6-FZJ (1940 Census)
https://www.familysearch.org/a rk:/61903/1:1:2WRF-5YB (death record)
Joseph McDonald, "New York, New York, U.S., Index to Death Certificates, 1862-1948" (Ancestry.com)
Joseph McDonald, "New York, New York, U.S., Extracted Death Index, 1862-1948" (Ancestry.com)
William Fay, "New York, New York, U.S., Extracted Death Index, 1862-1948" (Ancestry.com)
https://archive.org/stream/ motionpicturenew133unse#page/ 4059/mode/1up/search/fay (Motion Picture News, 01 Jul 1916)
https://archive.org/stream/ motography162elec#page/893/ mode/1up/search/fay (Motography, 14 Oct 1916)
https://archive.org/stream/mot ionpicturenew00moti_19#page/ 2526/mode/1up/search/%22billy+ fay%22 (Motion Picture News, 21 Oct 1916)
https://www.newspapers.com/new spage/27555305/ (San Francisco Chronicle, 09 Jul 1922)
https://archive.org/stream/variety78-1925-05#page/n130/mode/1up/search/%22billy+fay%22 (Variety, 20 May 1925)
https://archive.org/stream/mot ionpicturestu00moti#page/64/ mode/1up/search/%22fay+billy% 22 (Oct 1916 Motion Picture News Studio Directory)
https://archive.org/stream/moc tu00moti#page/86/mode/1up/sear ch/%22fay+billy%22 (Apr 1917 Motion Picture Studio Directory)
https://archive.org/stream/mot restu00moti#page/84/mode/1up/ search/%22fay+billy%22 (1918 Motion Picture Studio Directory)
https://www.gettyimages.com/de tail/news-photo/waist-up-portr ait-of-a-man-in-a-business- suit-he-is-shown-news-photo/ 515987994 (Getty Images)
https://www.gettyimages.com/de tail/news-photo/photo-shows-an -elderly-man-in-a-suit-and-a- hat-pointing-his-news-photo/51 5988280 (Getty Images)
Jesse Brisson (research and help; identification in Maids And Muslin; Ring Up The Curtain)
Jim Jarvis (help and information)

-Titles marked {*unconfirmed} are listed by the IMDb, but are not listed by the HLE.

This page was last updated on: 14 June 2021