Biography

Burly stage comedian and dialectician Harrison Greene came to Hollywood in 1933. In features, Greene was usually cast as a diplomat or aristocrat with a foreign accent to fit every occasion. He was seen to better advantage in short subjects, starring in the Pete Smith specialty Attention Suckers (1933) and essaying such supporting roles as exterminator A. Mouser in the Three Stooges' Ants in the Pantry (1936) and Bustoff the wrestler in another Stooge opus, Grips Grunts and Groans (1937). Elsewhere, Harrison Greene could be found playing slightly sinister foreigners in all three of Republic's Dick Tracy serials. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi