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Tim Herbert
Tim Herbert
Roles Jewel Thief
Biographical Information
Birth Name Herbert Timberg
Birthdate June 22, 1914
Birthplace New York, New York, United States
Death Date June 20, 1986 (age 71)
Death Place Los Angeles, California, United States

Tim Herbert played the Jewel Thief in "A Strange Little Visitor" (1965) and Frank in "Sam in the Moon" (1967).


Tim Herbert was a comedian, and an actor of stage, film and television. He was born as Herbert Timberg on June 22, 1914, in New York City.

Tim Herbert had a wonderful show biz pedigree. The son of vaudeville performer and sketch/songwriter Herman Timberg, he first teamed up with Pat Rooney Jr., performing in what was left of vaudeville and nightclubs and a series of comedy shorts for Educational Pictures under the name Herman Timberg, Jr. The shorts were released in 1937 and early 1938, after which he produced and staged live stage revues for several years.

From 1944 through 1946 he played Spud Doolittle in the Broadway show Follow the Girls, with Jackie Gleason and Gertrude Niesen, using the new professional name Tim Herbert, which is what he went under thereafter. In the early 1950s he began to do spots on television variety shows like The Ed Sullivan Show, Arthur Murray’s Dance Party, and Dagmar’s Canteen. This led to work as a bit player, probably what he is best known for today. You can see him in episodes of The Phil Silvers Show, The Joey Bishop Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Addams Family, Batman (as a Catwoman henchman named “Whiskers”), I Dream of Jeannie, Gomer Pyle USMC, Bewitched, Get Smart, Bonanza, The Lucy Show, Here’s Lucy, The Red Skelton Hour, Ironside, The Odd Couple, Love American Style, McMillan and Wife, The Brady Bunch, The FBI, Lotsa Luck, Cannon, Sanford and Son, and Chico and the Man, et al.

He also had parts in several well-known movies, including Morey Amsterdam’s Don’t Worry, We’ll Think of a Title (1966), A Guide for the Married Man (1967), The Boston Strangler (1968), They Shoot Horses Don’t They? (1969), Duel (1971), Soylent Green (1973), and Earthquake (1974), among others. His last role was in an episode of Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories in 1985.

Tim Herbert died on June 20, 1986, in Los Angeles, California. He was 71.


  • Tim Herbert on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on September 25, 2021.
  • Stewart, Donald Travis. "Tim Herbert: Son of Timberg", Travalanche, June 22, 2019. Retrieved on September 25, 2021, edited.