Rotten Tomatoes

Movies / TV

    Celebrity

      No Results Found

      View All
      Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes
      Bud Abbott

      Bud Abbott

      Highest Rated: 100% Hold That Ghost (1941)

      Lowest Rated: 25% Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)

      Birthday: Oct 2, 1895

      Birthplace: Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA

      The leaner, meaner, faster-talking half of one of America's greatest comedic duos, Bud Abbott, along with his partner Lou Costello, was one of Hollywood's biggest stars throughout the 1940s and 1950s. Born into a show business family, Abbott already had years of experience as a show producer, promoter and performer by the time he teamed up with fellow vaudevillian Costello in the mid-1930s. Growing recognition on the stages of New York eventually led to a guest stint on a popular national radio program, followed by their first film as a team, "One Night in the Tropics" (1940). With the massive success of their sophomore effort, "Buck Privates" (1941), Abbott and his cohort became two of the biggest movie stars of the wartime era. More hit films like "Pardon My Sarong" (1942), "In Society" (1944) and "The Naughty Nineties" (1945), combined with popular radio appearances on their own program and others like "The Kate Smith Show" - which first broadcast their famous "Who's on First?" routine - kept them at the top of the entertainment heap. The comedy-monster mash-up "Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein" (1948) marked the beginning of their "Abbot and Costello Meet " phase. The comedy "Dance with Me, Henry" (1956) marked their final film appearance together before the team split up in 1957 and Costello died in 1959. Semi-retired and in increasingly poor health, Abbott passed away at the age of 78 in 1974. One of the best at what he did and in the underappreciated position of comic foil, Bud Abbott was openly admired by Costello, who frequently insisted, "Comics are a dime a dozen, but good straight men are hard to find."

      Highest rated movies

      Hold That Ghost
      Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
      Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man
      Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
      Africa Screams
      Jack and the Beanstalk
      Abbott and Costello Go to Mars
      Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy

      Photos

      BUCK PRIVATES, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello [Abbott and Costello], 1941 ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET THE KEYSTONE KOPS, Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, 1955 IN THE NAVY, from left; Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, 1941 KEEP 'EM FLYING, (from left): Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, 1941 IN SOCIETY, Lou Costello, Bud Abbott [Abbott and Costello], 1944 IN THE NAVY, Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, 1941 ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET THE KILLER, Bud Abbott, 1049 ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET CAPTAIN KIDD, Lou Costello, Charles Laughton, Bud Abbott, 1952 ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET THE KILLER, BORIS KARLOFF, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Bud Abbott, 1949 ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN, (aka ABBOTT & COSTELLO CONTRE FRANKENSTEIN), Bud Abbott, Glenn Stange, Lou Costello, Bela Lugosi (back left), Lon Chaney, Jr. (back right), 1948 DANCE WITH ME HENRY, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, 1956 BUCK PRIVATES, from left: Lou Costello, Jane Frazee, Bud Abbott, 1941, BUKP 007P, Photo by: (17163) WHO DONE IT?, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, 1942 IN THE NAVY, Lou Costello, Bud Abbott [Abbott and Costello], 1941 ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE, Bud Abbott, Boris Karloff, Lou Costello, 1953 ABBOTT AND COSTELLO IN THE FOREIGN LEGION, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, 1950 HOLD THAT GHOST, (from left): Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, 1941 IN SOCIETY, Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, 1944 ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET THE INVISIBLE MAN, from left: Adele jergens, Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, 1951 JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, 1952

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 82% Reagan Self - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Best of Abbott and Costello Unknown (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The World of Abbott and Costello Unknown (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 42% Dance With Me Henry Bud Flick (Character) - 1956
      25% 47% Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy Pete Patterson (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 55% Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops Harry "Slim" Pierce (Character) - 1955
      63% 62% Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Slim (Character) - 1953
      33% 44% Abbott and Costello Go to Mars Lester (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 30% Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd Rocky Stonebridge (Character) - 1952
      43% 37% Jack and the Beanstalk Mr. Dinkel/Mr. Dinkelpuss (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jack and the Beanstalk: 4k Restoration Special Edition Unknown (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 44% Lost in Alaska Unknown (Character) - 1952
      80% 62% Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man Bud Alexander (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 39% Comin' Round the Mountain Al Stewart (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mail Call: Who's on First? Unknown (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 58% Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion Bud Jones (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 62% Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff Casey Edwards (Character) - 1949
      60% 39% Africa Screams Buzz Johnson (Character) - 1949
      90% 85% Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein Chick Young (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 58% The Noose Hangs High Ted Higgins (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 56% Mexican Hayride Harry Lambert (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 68% Buck Privates Come Home Slicker Smith (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 52% The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap Duke Egan (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Giant Eddie L. Morrison/T.S. Chandler (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet 81% The Time of Their Lives Cuthbert Greenway/Dr. Ralph Greenway (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet 54% Abbott and Costello in Hollywood Buzz Kurtis (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet 65% Here Come the Co-Eds Slats McCarthy (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet 80% The Naughty Nineties Dexter Broadhurst (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet 54% In Society Eddie Harrington (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 25% Lost in a Harem Peter Johnson (Character) - 1944
      No Score Yet 40% It Ain't Hay Grover Mockridge (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet 59% Hit the Ice Flash Fulton (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet 85% Who Done It? Self - 1942
      No Score Yet 48% Ride 'em Cowboy Duke (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 42% Rio Rita "Doc" (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 58% Pardon My Sarong Algernon "Algy" Shaw (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 76% Buck Privates Slicker Smith (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 59% Abbott and Costello in the Navy Smokey Adams (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 59% Keep 'Em Flying Blackie Benson (Character) - 1941
      100% 90% Hold That Ghost Chuck Murray (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet 38% One Night in the Tropics Abbott (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Abbott and Costello: The Christmas Show Unknown (Character) - 0000

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colgate Comedy Hour Host 1950-1955 2017 2022 2024
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Abbott & Costello Show Unknown (Character) 1952-1954