Comedian, actor (stage and film), writer, artist. [Born William Stratford Percy]
"Willie" Percy came to fame as the star comedian with Pollard's Lilliputian Opera Company. An original member of the reformed juvenile troupe, he toured Australasia, the East and South Africa until it disbanded in 1905. He then went on to star with Williamson's Comic Opera Company and featured in three local films (one of which he wrote). Percy moved to the USA in 1913 and later lived in England. By the early-1920s , when he undertook an Australian tour he had become an acclaimed artist (specializing in etchings and painting) and in his later life wrote travel books.