Hans Joby

Hans Joby (3 August 1884 30 April 1943)[1] was an Austrian film actor. He appeared in 63 films between 1920 and 1944. He was also billed as "Captain John Peters", and often played aristocratic Prussian-types, memorably in Laurel and Hardy's silent short Double Whoopee. He was born in Kronstadt, Austria-Hungary (now Braşov, Romania) and died in Los Angeles, California.[2]

Hans Joby
Born(1884-08-03)3 August 1884
Kronstadt, Austria-Hungary
Died30 April 1943(1943-04-30) (aged 58)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Years active1920–1944

Selected filmography


  1. Silent Film Necrology, p.269 2nd Edition c.2001 by Eugene M. Vazzana ISBN 0-7864-1059-0
  2. Who Was Who on Screen, p.239 2nd Edition c.1977 by Evelyn Mack Truitt ISBN 0-8352-0914-8

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