An American comedian with hang-dog eyes, Jules Munshin began his career singing, dancing, and telling jokes in the Catskill resorts. He later switched to vaudeville, which led him to Broadway, where in 1946, he became a star after starring in the musical Call Me Mister. During the late '40s, he began appearing in MGM musicals. His most memorable role was playing one of the three carefree sailors on leave in On the Town (1949). Munshin then resumed his stage career, and only infrequently returned to films.