Pessimistic platoon member from New York. A dab-hand at needlepoint, he formerly plied his trade as a tailor. Has a loathing of going home to his wife Lena and their six children.
Herbie Faye was born in the Bronx County of New York on February  2nd 1899. He would have to wait another 56 years before landing his greatest television role, as Corporal Sam Fender, on the ​Bilko series.

Herbier and Phil Silvers met when they were on the same bill at the Chicago State Lake Theater. This was when he worked with Mildred Harris Chaplin in vaudeville, with Phil as one of the supporting cast. 
  1. The children of the Fender family: Bentley, Claude, Cynthia, Olivia, Raoul and Tab
    The children of the Fender family: Bentley, Claude, Cynthia, Olivia, Raoul and Tab
His relationship with Phil began in 1928 when Mr Silvers was still pink-cheeked and the straight man to the older Herbie. 

1942, on Broadway, at the Ambassador Theatre, Herbie appeared in the musical revue, ​Wine, Women and Song. 1951, he teamed up again with his protege, Phil Silvers, to tour America with the smash-hit comedy revue show Top Banana. And in 1954 he rerised his role as Moe in the movie version...... Before teaming up with Phil on the smash hit U.S. comedy called You'll Never Get Rich (soon to be renamed The Phil Silvers Show)
  1. Top Banana with Joey Faye and Phil and Zoomerangs!
    Top Banana with Joey Faye and Phil and Zoomerangs!
  2. Corporal Sam Fender with Bilko
    Corporal Sam Fender with Bilko
In 1956, he appeared as Max in ​​The Harder They Fall, a boxing story starring Humphrey Bogart in his last role. In 1962, he portrayed Charlie the bartender, in another boxing film Requiem for a Heavyweight starring Anthony Quinn. That same year, he appeared as "Lefty" in the episode Fall Guy of ABC's crime drama The Untouchables, starring Robert Stack as Eliot Ness. In 1961, Faye appeared as a cook in the comedy film Snow White and the Three Stooges.

The next year, he appeared as a Mr. Perkins in the episode Jose's Portege of The Danny Thomas Show, also known as Make Room for Daddy. In 1961 and 1962, he appeared three times on The Joey Bishop Show. Later sitcom appearances were as Officer Luke in the 1963 episode Now I Lay Me Down to Steal of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis starring Dwayne Hickman. He again teamed up with Phil when he played Waluska in The New Phil Silvers Show. He appeared six times in various roles on The Dick Van Dyke Show, including Harry Keen in the 1965 segment Brother, Can You Spare $2,500. He guest starred too on The Jack Benny Program and twice on both Bewitched and on My Favorite Martian.

During the middle 1960s, he appeared three times on The Andy Griffith Show and four times on the Griffith spin-off Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., bumping into his old Bilko mate, Allan Melvin on the show. He appeared twice on The Andy Griffith Show's successor series Mayberry R.F.D. starring Ken Berry. In 1963 he appeared in The Twilight Zone episode A Kind of a Stopwatch.
  1. Twilight Zone!
    Twilight Zone!
  2. The New Phil Silvers Show
    The New Phil Silvers Show
In 1966, he appeared as a man in a diner in the Don Knotts film​​ The Ghost and Mr. Chicken. In 1968, he appeared as Croupier in the Walt Disney comedy film Blackbeard's Ghost. In 1969, he appeared in the role of Mr. Welch on Andy Griffith's film Angel in My Pocket.

From 1966 to 1969, he appeared four times in different roles on CBS's rural comedy Petticoat Junction, including as Doodles in the episode It's Not Easy to Be a Mother. He appeared as a small time pool hustler in the second episode (1967) of the TV drama Mannix, called Skid Marks On A Dry Run.

From 1970 to 1972, he appeared four times on Lucille Ball's CBS series Here's Lucy. From 1972 to 1973, he guest starred on ABC's Love, American Style and CBS's The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Bob Newhart Show. He also appeared on All in the Family in episode 12, season 1, as the delivery man. From 1971 to 1974, he appeared four times on CBS's The New Dick Van Dyke Show, including the role of Uncle Manny.

In 1973, he guest-starred in an episode of the situation comedy A Touch of Grace. He also appeared as "Pop" in the 1974 episode Knock Around the Block of ABC's Happy Days starring Tom Bosley, Marion Ross, Henry Winkler, and Ron Howard.

From 1971 to 1975, he guest starred five times on ABC's sitcom The Odd Couple starring Tony Randall and Jack Klugman. In 1975, he appeared as Bernie in the Jack Albertson-Freddie Prinze NBC sitcom Chico and the Man in the episode entitled Louie's Retirement. That same year, he appeared as Nathan Levine in the episode The Social Worker of ABC's sitcom Barney Miller.

His last appearance, prior to his death in Las Vegas in 1980, was as an unnamed witness in the 1980 film Melvin and Howard starring Jason Robards.