b. Joseph Morris Weber, 11 August 1867, New York City, New York, USA, d. 10 May 1942, Los Angeles, California, USA. Weber appeared extensively in vaudeville and on Broadway in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Usually, he was teamed with Lew Fields and as Weber And Fields they also made films. Among Weber’s films, mostly with Fields and usually short features, were the silents Mike & Meyer, The Best Of Enemies, and Fatty And The Broadway Stars (all 1915, the latter starring Fatty Arbuckle who also co-directed with Eddie Dillon), The Worst Of Friends (1916), Weber And Fields (1923), Friendly Enemies (1925), and Two Flaming Youths (1927).
Weber was also on the screen in Beer Is Here and Broadway To Hollywood (both 1933), the latter starring Alice Brady and Frank Morgan and featuring Jackie Cooper, Russell Hardie and Mickey Rooney. Weber is not only uncredited in this film but also hidden inside a horse costume. With Fields he was in Blossoms On Broadway (1937) and the duo appeared as themselves in Lillian Russell (1940), which starred Alice Faye in the title role. Lillian Russell, a Broadway star, was a contemporary of Weber’s and he and Fields had appeared in her great Broadway success Whirl-i-gig (Twirly-Whirley) (1899).