Joey Faye (July 12, 1909 – April 26, 1997) was an American comedian and actor, born Joseph Antony Palladino in New York City. He gained fame as a comic in vaudeville and claimed he created two of vaudeville's more renowned pieces of business, "Floogle Street" (a.k.a. on YouTube) and "Slowly I Turned". In addition to an active career in vaudeville and the legitimate theater, he appeared in many movies and TV shows.
Faye memorably playing second banana (the second-ranking comedian in a show) to Phil Silvers in two Broadway shows, High Button Shoes and Top Banana (he also appeared in the 1954 film. In a Broadway career that stretched between the late 1930s and the early Nineties, he appeared in 17 shows altogether, including Room Service (his Broadway debut), The Tender Trap (he also appeared in the 1955 movie adaptation), the 1965 revival of Guys and Dolls, and Neil Simon's musical Little Me.
He appeared as a guest in many TV shows from 1949 thru 1984 and a series of "Short Subject" films, including Mack & Myer for Hire (1963), about two bumbling plumbers, who rode around in a motorcycle with a sidecar, attempting repairs, but producing chaos.
- Close-Up (1948) - Roger
- Let's Do It Again (1953) - Party Guest (uncredited)
- Top Banana (1954) - Pinky
- The Tender Trap (1955) - Sol Z. Steiner
- Street of Sinners (1957) - Pete
- Hear Me Good (1957) - Charlie Cooper
- Sing, Boy, Sing (1958) - Mr. Baron (uncredited)
- Ten North Frederick (1958) - Taxi Driver (uncredited)
- The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock (1959) - Booster (uncredited)
- North to Alaska (1960) - Miner / Artist (uncredited)
- The Wizard of Baghdad (1960) - Coutiere (uncredited)
- That Touch of Mink (1962) - Short Man
- For Love or Money (1963) - Bread Shopper on 16mm Film
- Diary of a Bachelor (1964) - Bachelor
- Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round (1966) - Joe (uncredited)
- Penelope (1966) - Spectator (uncredited)
- How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967) - Taxi Driver (uncredited)
- No Way to Treat a Lady (1968) - Caretaker (uncredited)
- What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968) - Zookeeper (uncredited)
- The Grissom Gang (1971) - Woppy
- The War Between Men and Women (1972) - Delivery Boy
- The Front (1976) - Waiter
- Once Upon a Time in America (1984) - Adorable Old Man
- Joey Faye at the Internet Broadway Database
- Joey Faye at the Internet Movie Database
- Obituary: Joey Faye, independent.co.uk; accessed August 26, 2015.