Beresford, Harry was born on November 4, 1867 in London, England. Son of Harry Morgan and Sara (Christie) Beresford.
Left college for the stage at 17.
Joined Gaiety Theatre Company, London. Came to the United States with Henry E. Dixey Company, 1886, and has since played in America. Starred at head of own company, 10 years, touring South and West.
In vaudeville 6 years. Appeared at Belmont Theatre, New York, in “Boys Will Be Boys” two seasons. Joined Henry W. Savage Company, in “Shavings,” 1920, created part Clem Hawley, in “The Old Soak,” 1922.
Appeared in “Stolen Fruit,” 1925-1926. In “Shavings,” London, 1926-1927, later in one-act playlet of “Old Soak”. Played in “The Perfect Alibi,” New York, season 1928-1929, in “Michael and Mary,” New York, 1929-1930.
With Paramount Studios, Hollywood, since 1930. Naturalized citizen of the United States, 1902.