Supporting comic Bud Jamison worked with practically every major comedian in a busy thirty-year career. Coming to films in 1915 as a supporting comic to Charlie Chaplin at Essanay, Jamison would be in demand by most of the comedy studios, later working with Buster Keaton, Harry Langdon, and years later, Leon Errol and The Three Stooges.

A teenager when he started his screen career, Bud Jamison looked older and imposing enough to play villains and authority figures. An incredibly versatile actor, he played many dramatic roles, and also possessed a fine singing voice, preserved in several talking films.