Herbert Timberg was the son of popular vaudeville comedian/musician/recording artist Herman Timberg (1892-1952). Although the elder Timberg worked occasionally in motion pictures, usually behind the scenes as a writer, it is his son who became familiar to movie audiences of the 1930s. Adopting the professional name of Herman Timberg. Jr., he teamed with Pat Rooney Jr., another "stage brat", in 1936. Timberg and Rooney worked in vaudeville and co-starred in 10 short subjects for New York-based Educational Pictures. Timberg left the movies in 1937 to produce stage revues, and Rooney traded his tap shoes for the life of a New Hampshire farmer in 1940.In the 1940s, Herbert Timberg was featured in Broadway productions, including the Gertrude Niesen-Jackie Gleason revue "Follow the Girls". By now, he was using the stage name "Tim Herbert", which he retained for the rest of his career. Tim Herbert became a familiar face in TV sitcoms (he is memorable as an anxious songwriter in "Bupkis", a 1965 episode of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (1961)). He also played small roles in full-length features.
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