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Also Known As: Died: October 28, 1938
Born: April 20, 1888 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Kansas City, Missouri, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Ruby (1977) as Jake Miller
Sixteen years after Ruby Claire's gangster boyfriend was shot and killed by four associates, a series of gruesome murders takes place at the drive-in movie theatre she now owns. Meanwhile, the behaviour of her mute daughter Leslie is becoming increasingly strange and a visiting psychic claims that forces from beyond are out for revenge.
Custer of the West (1968) as
The flamboyant Cavalry officer courts disaster when he fights the Sioux and Cheyenne tribes.
13 Fighting Men (1960) as Corey
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960) as Mate
Classic Mark Twain story of a young troublemaker who tries to help a runaway slave.
The Buccaneer (1959) as First sergeant
French pirate Jean Lafitte tries to redeem his name helping the U.S. in the War of 1812.
Alias Jesse James (1959) as James gang member
An insurance agent lands in hot water when people mistake him for the infamous western outlaw.
Terror in a Texas Town (1958) as Weed
A whaler inherits his father's farm but has to fight off a corrupt town boss.
Revolt in the Big House (1958) as Guard
Gannon is an imprisoned racketeer kingpin who tries to manipulate his young cellmate into staging a riot and prison break, but the cellmate tries to back out when he realizes other inmates may be killed in the process.
Johnny Rocco (1958) as Glick
Journey to Freedom (1957) as Detective
Hollywood Thrillmakers (1954) as Cameraman
Movie stuntman Bill Cummings (James Macklin) is hurt while on location, and local boy Dave Wilson (Bill Henry) takes his place. "Risky" Russell (James Gleason), ex-stuntman turned agent, is mightly impressed and takes Dave to Hollywood, where Dave becomes the second coming of Dave Sharpe or Richard Talmadge, and also marries Russell's daughter, Marion (Thelia Darin.) After being injured, Dave promises to give up stunting. Later, he encourages Cummings to take a risky but good-paying gig and Cummings is killed. The show must go on, so Dave does the stunt.
At Sword's Point (1952) as Regent guard
The children of the Three Musketeers swing into action against a traitor.
Carbine Williams (1952) as Lathe worker
True story of the convicted bootlegger who fought for his freedom by inventing a new rifle.
Tales of the West 3 (1950) as Spike
Loaded Pistols (1949) as Bill Otis
The only Gene Autry film where the leading lady, Barbara Britton, is equally billed above the title as the co-star, thereby knocking his horse Champion out of the honors, if one chooses to overlook the 1941 novelty from 20th Century-Fox that had Jane Withers and Gene Autry above the title in that order. This Autry entry has Larry Evans (Russell Arms), whose gun had been used to kill rancher Ed Norton (Stanley Blystone) in a poker game, escaping a lynching party headed by ranchers Dave Randall (Jack Holt) and Bill Otis (Fred Kohler, Jr.) Norton's friend Gene Autry (Gene Autry), investigating on his own, discovers that Larry's gun had been put in the poker pot with the chips, after Larry had lost all of his money, and anyone could have used it when the lights went out. He finds Larry and his sister Mary Evans (Barbara Britton) in a hideaway, and sends Mary back to town and hides Larry in the cabin of miner Jim Hedge (Clem Bevans). Finding out that Randall and Don Mason (Robert Shayne) have tried to buy the Evans ranch, Gene decides to take a look at it. Hedge shows up and says he can't figure out what could be on the ranch that would be worth committing murder for. The needle on Hedge's compass begins to spin madly but before Gene can question the miner, Sheriff Cramer (Chill Wills) arrives and arrests Larry. Gene persuades Cramer to gather all the players in the murder-game together to re-enact the crime, with Gene taking Norton's chair and with Larry's gun on the table. Gene tells the assembled players he knows who killed Norton and why, and the lights go out and a shot is fired at Gene. The latter, who didn't ride into town on a turnip truck, has filled Larry's gun with blanks and covered the handle with graphite.
The Gallant Legion (1948) as Renegade
When power-hungry Faulkner and Leroux want to divide Texas into smaller sections, instead of allowing it to enter the Union as a single state, Gary Conway and the Texas Rangers must step in to thwart their chicanery.
Why Girls Leave Home (1945) as Ted Leslie
Diana Leslie (Pamela Blake) is rescued from drowning by reporter Chris Williams (Sheldon Leonard). The latter believes it is an attempted murder rather than the suicide indicated by a note, since the girl had made an appointment to meet him at the dock. The story is told in flashback as Williams visits the people who know Diana. The parents (Virginia Brissac and Joel Friedkin) feel responsible as, against their wishes, Diana had accompanied musician Jimmie Lobo (Elisha Cook Jr.) to the Kitten Club and had gotten a job as a singer but they had not seen her following an argument when she came home that ended with her being slapped by her brother Ted (Fred Kohler Jr.). One of the Kitten Club showgirls, Flo (Constance Worth) tells Chris that when Diane came to the club for an audition, she incurred the wrath of the heavy-drinking featured singer Marianne Mason (Claudia Drake) and club owner Steve Raymond (Paul Gulifoye) delegated her to the hostess ranks of girls whose job was to steer customers to the illegal gambling. This led to a couple of suckers, Wilbur Harris (Walter Baldwin) and Ed Blake (Robert Emmett Keane), losing heavily in the crooked game with Harris committing suicide and Blake being killed in the the ensuing melee.
The Iron Major (1943) as Boston college captain
In this true story, Frank Cavanaugh proves himself as a football coach and a World War I hero.
Calling Wild Bill Elliott (1943) as John Culver
The ruthless self-appointed Governor Nichols and his militia are driving ranchers off their land. When they go after the Culver's, Wild Bill arrives to help them and the outnumbered ranchers fight back.
There's Something About a Soldier (1943) as M.P.
Five officer candidates fight to prove their mettle during training.
Sweetheart of the Campus (1941) as Football player
A college dean tries to keep a nightclub from opening too close to his campus.
Boy Slaves (1939) as Drift boss
A young runaway ends up in a juvenile labor camp.
The Buccaneer (1938) as Gramby
French pirate Jean Lafitte tries to redeem his name helping the U.S. in the War of 1812.
Daughter of Shanghai (1938) as Captain Gulner
A young woman tracks down the smugglers who killed her father.
Gangs of New York (1938) as Kruger
Painted Desert (1938) as Hugh Fawcett
A cowboy and a bandit face off over possession of a valuable mine.
Blockade (1938) as Pietro
A Spanish peasant caught up in the Civil War falls for a Russian spy''''s daughter.
Lawless Valley (1938) as Tom Marsh
After doing time for a crime he didn''t commit, a cowboy tries to find the men who framed him.
Billy the Kid Returns (1938) as Matson
After Pat Garrett kills Billy the Kid, Billy's look-alike Roy Rogers arrives and is mistaken for him. Although a murderer, Billy was on the side of the homesteaders against the large ranchers. As Billy's death is unknown, Roy gets Garrett to let him pose as Billy to continue the fight, but without the killing.
Forbidden Valley (1938) as Matt Roegan
The Plainsman (1937) as Jake, a teamster
Calamity Jane gets mixed up in an Indian War and the friendly rivalry between Wild Bill Hickok and Buffalo Bill.
Arizona Mahoney (1936) as Gil Blair
When Sue Bixby becomes his new boss, stagecoach robber Talbot reforms and goes after her rustled cattle. When he and his men are outnumbered fighting Lloyd's gang, Randall rides to get circus man Mahoney and his man shooting cannon.
Dangerous Intrigue (1936) as Brant
Anthony Halliday (Ralph Bellamy), brillant young surgeon, is forced to resign as chief of staff at a New York hospital when he is compelled to delay an appendectomy on the daughter of John Mitchell(Stanley Andrews), wealthy supporter of the hospital, because of an emergency operation he has to perform. The appendectomy is successful, but later complications cause the girl's death. Carol Andrews (Joan Perry), his fiancee, regards him as a failure and leaves him. Halliday, suffering from amnesia brought on by the shocks, drifts to Scranton, Pa.,where he gets work in the steel mill. He only remembers who he is when he finds himself bandaging some injured workers. The mill doctor, Miller (Edward LeSaint), asks him to become his assistant. Halliday remains at the mill under the name of John Davis. Because of many accidents at the mill, the smelter boss, Joe Kosovic (Fredrik Vogeding) is demoted. He becomes friendly with Halliday and invites him home for dinner, where he becomes attracted to Gerta (Gloria Shea), Joe school-teacher daughter. Accidents increase at the mill, and the mill's safety and personnel man, Brant (Fred Kohler), is ordered to investigate. Brant is actually in the pay of a rival firm trying to shut the mill. In school, Gerta hears Danny Brant (Georgie Billings) talking about a game called "Steel-Mill" that has a point of dropping bricks on people's heads. He sullenly refuses to tell Gerta that his father's conversations with his conspirators inspired it. Gerta inform Halliday about it, and he begins to investigate Brant's activities.
It's Up to You (1936) as Torchy
Heart of the West (1936) as Barton
The sixth of the Hopalong Cassidy films, with the story source credited to Clarence E. Mulford's "Mesquite Jenkins, Tumbleweed", finds Hopalong Cassidy (William Boyd) and his young pal, Johnny Nelson (Jimmy Ellison), leaving their Bar 20 home range to answer a letter oferring them jobs on the Tumbling-L Ranch of Big John Trumbull (Sidney Blackmer) near Yucca. Before they arrive in town, they save an old wrangler named Windy (George Hayes, long before there was a George "Gabby" Hayes) from drowning, who has been fired on from ambush as he was delivering a valuable stud bull to the depot. Windy, whose sole trusted weapon is a blacksnake whip, tells them he works for the Three-J Ranch adjoining Trumbull's spread. Hoppy and Johnny soon learn that Trumbull's outfit isn't the kind they want to work for, turn down the job offer, and take work with the Three-J, operated by easterner Jim Jordan (Charles Martin) and his sister Sally (Lynn Gabriel.) Jordan is planning on fencing in his grazing land, but Trunbull swears this won't happen because, unknown to the other ranchers, Trumbull's men have been driving rustled cattle through a pass on the Jordan land. Hoppy and Johnny aid Jordan in getting his fence up, while Trumbull's men first try to stop them by gun warfare and then by starting a stampede of rustled cattle toward the narrow pass where the fence is being erected. Hoppy dynamites a dam, releases a torrent of water, and then succeeds in turning back the herd on the rustlers. The troubles at the Three-J are over and Hoppy and Johnny head back to the Bar 20.
For the Service (1936) as Bruce Howard
The Accusing Finger (1936) as Johnson
An attorney is responsible for sending an innocent man to jail for a murder he did not commit. He soon gets a taste of his own medicine when his wife is murdered and no one will believe him when he claims he didn't do it.
The Texas Rangers (1936) as Higgins
Lightning Triggers (1935) as Bull Thompson, also known as Big Bill Russell
Wilderness Mail (1935) as Lobo McBain, also known as Landau
Trail's End (1935) as Wild Bill Holman
Men of Action (1935) as The foreman
Stormy (1935) as Deem Dorn
Goin' to Town (1935) as Buck Gonzales
When her fiancée Buck Gonzales is killed, dance hall queen Cleo Borden inherits his wealth. Included are oil wells supervised by British engineer Carrington, whom Cleo sets out to win by becoming a "lady." She races her horse in Buenos Aires, gains social position by loveless marriage to bankrupt Colton, and even sings in an opera. But when she meets Carrington again, he's become the Earl of Stratton...
Times Square Lady (1935) as "Dutch" Meyers
A gambler''''s assistant helps the boss''''s daughter fight off a crooked lawyer.
Mississippi (1935) as Captain Blackie
A young pacifist after refusing on principle to defend her sweetheart's honor and being banished in disgrace, joins a riverboat troupe as a singer, acquires a reputation as a crackshot after a saloon brawl in which the villain of the piece accidentally kills himself with his own gun, falls in love with his former fianceé's sister and finally bullies an apprehensive family into accepting him.
The Frisco Kid (1935) as Shanghai Duck
A shanghaied sailor turns himself into the king of San Francisco's rough-and-tumble Barbary Coast.
West of the Pecos (1935) as Breen Sawtell
Border Brigands (1935) as Conyda
Hard Rock Harrigan (1935) as Black Jack Riley
The Man from Hell (1934) as Mayor Anse McCloud, alias of Trig Kelso
Clint Mason returns from prison after serving three years for a crime he didn't commit and finds his girl friend is about to marry Anse McCloud. He suspects McCloud is the wanted murderer that escaped from the same prison he was in. But McCloud has a large gang that includes the Marshal and Clint's life is quickly in danger.
Little Man, What Now? (1934) as Karl Goebbler
Impoverished newlyweds travel from the country to Berlin to find success. At first, things look rosy, but when the Pinnebergs discover that the husband's stepmother--with whom they are now living--is a notorious madame, groom and pregnant bride must take to the road.
Half a Sinner (1934) as Brick
The Last Round-Up (1934) as Sam Gulden
Honor of the Range (1934) as Rawhide
After Sheriff Ken puts money in the safe, his brother Clem gives Rawhide the combination. With the money gone the disgruntled townsmen make Boots Sheriff and lock up Ken. Clem, now a prisoner of Rawhide, has a change of heart and sends Ken a message with the outlaw's location. Ken escapes by impersonating the saloon entertainer and rides for the hangout.
Blood Money (1933) as Editor
Queen Christina (1933) as Member of court
Young Christina ascends to the Swedish throne at age 5. While she is queen, Sweden becomes a dominant European power at the end of the Thirty Years War. Like England's Elizabeth I, Christina (Greta Garbo) is pressured into a politically correct marriage (her cousin) but she falls in love with an emissary from Spain (John Gilbert). As with her English counterpart, religion becomes a focal point with Protestant Sweden aghast that their queen could marry a Catholic.
The Ship of Wanted Men (1933) as Chuck Young
The Fiddlin' Buckaroo (1933) as Wolf
The story of a beautiful and emotionally/psychologically distraught young woman whose unique perspective (literally, through the lens of a camera) results in suffering and despair. The heroes are Jiney and sexy lesbian roommate-best-friend Jas. Jiney and Jas are casual photographers, but Jiney is t
Deluge (1933) as Jephson
Under the Tonto Rim (1933) as Munther
The Constant Woman (1933) as Bouncer
Rider of Death Valley (1932) as Lew Grant
Rigby, Larribe, and Grant each have one third of Bill Joyce's map locating his gold mine. The three plus Joyce's sister Helen head for the mine. An accident with a runaway horse carrying supplies leaves them stranded in the desert with very little water.
The Fourth Horseman (1932) as "Softy" Jones
Learning that Molly O'Rourke owns the entire town of Stillwell but the back taxes have not been paid, Ben Jones takes over. When Molly arrives and learns of the tax situation, Tom rides off to pay them. But Jones is on to Tom and sends his entire gang after him.
Carnival Boat (1932) as Hack Logan
A logger defies his father to court a showgirl.
Wild Horse Mesa (1932) as Rand
The Texas Bad Man (1932) as Gore Hampton
The Rangers have planted wanted posters of their man Tom Logan around hoping he can join the outlaw gang they are after. Robbing the stage ahead of the gang gets him in and he learns Keefe is the boss. When it's time for the big bank robbery Keefe puts Tom in charge but secretly tells a henchman to kill him during the holdup.
Call Her Savage (1932) as Silas Jennings
A Texas gal storms her way through life, brawling and boozing until her luck runs out, forcing her to learn the errors of her ways.
The Right of Way (1931) as Joseph Portugais
A married lawyer with amnesia falls in love with another woman.
Fighting Caravans (1931) as Lee Murdock
A young frontier scout helps guide a freight wagon train across the country, fighting off Indians and evil traders, while his two crusty companions try and save him from falling in love.
Other Men's Women (1931) as Haley
A railroad engineer falls for a co-worker's wife.
Woman Hungry (1931) as Kempen
Corsair (1931) as Big John
X Marks the Spot (1931) as Riggs
The story begins in 1923 where after an accident, a newspaper reporter (Ford) needs to raise $5,000 to pay for an operation, otherwise his young sister will be crippled for life. The desperate reporter is finally able to get the cash from a shady acquaintance, Riggs (played well by Kohler). Eight years later in New York, circumstances conspire to place the reporter as the number one suspect in the murder of a showgirl. With no witness or alibi, the reporter devises a plan to smoke out the real culprit. A meeting is arranged under the cover of night and to the surprise of both men, the murderer is Riggs. Out of gratitude for past generosity to his sister, the reporter agrees not to expose Riggs, however unwittingly leads the police to him! Riggs is found guilty, and a dramatic scene in the courthouse ensues.
Roadhouse Nights (1930) as Sam Horner
The Lash (1930) as Peter Harkness
A Spanish nobleman in Southern California turns to robbery to help the peasants.
Hell's Heroes (1930) as "Wild Bill" Kearney
Three cowboys risk their lives to get an abandoned baby to civilization.
Under a Texas Moon (1930) as Bad Man of Pool
A Soldier's Plaything (1930) as Hank
A group of U.S. soldiers run riot through France after the end of World War I.
The Light of Western Stars (1930) as Stack
A friend of Dick Bailey (Richard Arlen) is killed by a mysterious assailant, whom Dick suspects to be Stack (Fred Kohler), who is in league with the crooked sheriff (Guy Oliver.) Out on a spree Dick swears he will marry the first woman he sees, who happens to be Ruth Hammond (Mary Brian), sister of his dead friend, arriving to take charge of the Hammond ranch. Revolted by his rough proposal,she fires him as the Hammond foreman and she proceeds to the ranch. Stack informs her he has purchased the ranch for the payment of the back-due taxes, and she relents and rehires Dick and his friends to aid her in her fight against Stack.
Say It with Songs (1929) as Joe's cellmate
When he accidentally kills a man coming on to his wife, a singer goes to jail and loses his family.
Tide of Empire (1929) as Cannon
A cowboys love life turns topsy turvy when he wins his girlfriend''''s family ranch.
The Case of Lena Smith (1929) as Stefan
The Quitter (1929) as Duffy Thompson
Stairs of Sand (1929) as Boss Stone
The Leatherneck (1929) as Heckla
The Dummy (1929) as Joe Cooper
Sal of Singapore (1929) as Captain Sunday
Thunderbolt (1929) as Bad Al Frieberg
A death-row convict plots to kill the man who stole his girl.
River of Romance (1929) as Captain Blackie
Broadway Babies (1929) as Percé Gessant
A chorus girl can't choose between a party animal and her stage manager.
The Vanishing Pioneer (1928) as Sheriff Murdock
Forgotten Faces (1928) as Number 1309
Chinatown Charlie (1928) as Monk
The Dragnet (1928) as "Gabby" Steve
The Spieler (1928) as Red Moon
The Showdown (1928) as Winter
The Rough Riders (1927) as Sergeant Stanton
The City Gone Wild (1927) as Gunner Gallagher
Shootin' Irons (1927) as Dick Hardman
The Devil's Masterpiece (1927) as Reckless Jim Regan [villain]
Underworld (1927) as Buck Mulligan
Open Range (1927) as Sam Hardman
The Gay Defender (1927) as Jake Hamby
Loves of Carmen (1927) as Gypsy chief
The Blood Ship (1927) as Mate
The Way of All Flesh (1927) as The Tough
The Country Beyond (1926) as Joe Leseur
The Ice Flood (1926) as "Cougar" Kid
Danger Quest (1926) as Otto Shugars
Old Ironsides (1926) as Second mate
Dick Turpin (1925) as Taylor
The Thundering Herd (1925) as Follansbee
The Iron Horse (1925) as Deroux
A pony express rider honors his father''''s memory by helping build the transcontinental railway.
Winds of Chance (1925) as Joe McCaskey
The Prairie Pirate (1925) as Agullar
A young woman finds herself trapped by a bandit gang. Rather than be raped by the gang, she commits suicide. When her brother finds out what happened, he turns to a life of banditry, hoping to find the gang responsible for his sister's death.
Riders of the Purple Sage (1925) as Metzger
When Lew Walters and his three henchmen kidnap Millie and her child, her brother Jim Carson sets out to find her. Now known as Jim Lassiter, he kills the three henchman. In Cottonwood County he joins up with rancher Jane Witherspoon in her fight against the rustling Riders of the Purple Sage. The crooked County Judge is Dyer, who unknown to Lassiter is really Lew Walters.
Fighting Fury (1924) as "Two-finger" Larkin
Abraham Lincoln (1924) as Auctioneer at New Orleans slave market
A biographical film featuring the presidency and assassination of Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War.
Thru the Flames (1923) as "Red" Burke
North of Hudson Bay (1923) as Armand LeMoir
Michael Dane è in viaggio su di un battello diretto al Nord, per raggiungere il fratello che ha scoperto l'oro. Qui conosce Estelle Mac Donald e se ne innamora. Arrivando all'agenzia commerciale canadese, scopre che il fratello è stato ucciso e che il suo socio è stato processato e condannato a morte per il delitto. Ma il giovane non è convinto della colpevolezza dell'uomo e decide allora di mettersi alla ricerca del vero colpevole. Riuscirà nell'intento : il vero assassino è lo zio di Estelle, che perde la vita nel tentativo di sottrarsi alla vendetta di Michael.
Anna Christie (1923) as
Hell's Hole (1923) as
Shadows of the North (1923) as Ray Brent
The Red Warning (1923) as Tom Jeffries
The Eleventh Hour (1923) as Barbara's uncle
The Flame of Life (1923) as Spring
Three Who Paid (1923) as Jim Quade
Yellow Men and Gold (1922) as Craven
The Son of the Wolf (1922) as Malemute Kid
The Scrapper (1922) as Oleson
Trimmed (1922) as Young Bill Young
His Back Against the Wall (1922) as Arizona Pete
Without Compromise (1922) as Cass Blake
The Stampede (1921) as Steve Norton
Cyclone Bliss (1921) as Jack Hall
Thunder Island (1921) as Barney the Mate
A Daughter of the Law (1921) as George Stacey
A woman tries to steer her brother away from organized crime.
Partners of the Tide (1921) as First mate
A Thousand to One (1920) as Donnelly
The Kentucky Colonel (1920) as Jim Britsides
Soldiers of Fortune (1919) as McWilliams

Cast (short)

An Intimate Dinner in Celebration of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee (1930)
In this short film, Mr. and Mrs. Warner Bros. Pictures host a dinner in honor of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee.

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