Jean de Briac came to the USA after the First World War, appearing in films from 1920 until 1962.

He played important roles during the silent era (alongside Clara Bow, for example), but the arrival of talkies also confined him to small French roles. Nevertheless, he became a regular cast member in Laurel and Hardy’s films, and also coached them on the French version of Blotto.

He was 46 at the time of dubbing, and dubs the slave in the Magic Mirror with a recognizable expatriate accent.