Portraits of 1800 era westerners.

by road-traveled | created - 25 Feb 2017 | updated - 06 May 2017 | Public

1. Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson

Director | The Son-of-a-Gun

American actor-director-writer-producer Gilbert M. Anderson, father of the movie cowboy and the first Western star, was born Maxwell Henry Aronson in Little Rock, Arkansas. His parents, Esther (Ash) and Henry Aronson, were from New York. His father was from a German Jewish family, and his mother ...

1880 - 1971, 90.

226 westerns, 03-65.

2. Hobart Bosworth

Actor | The Sea Wolf

Hobart Bosworth--pioneering movie director, writer, producer and actor--was born Hobart Van Zandt Bosworth on August 11, 1867, in Marietta, OH. He was a direct descendant of Miles Standish and John and Priscilla Alden on his father's side and of New York's Van Zandt family, the first Dutch settlers...

1867 - 1943, 76.

50 westerns

3. Hugh Sothern

Actor | Captain America

Hugh Sothern was born on July 20, 1881 in Anderson County, Kansas, USA. He was an actor, known for Captain America (1944), Northwest Passage (1940) and The Oklahoma Kid (1939). He died on April 13, 1947 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

1881 - 1947, 65.

9 westerns, 38-43.

Don Regas, Young Buffalo Bill (1940). 1940.

4. Sam Hardy

Actor | King Kong

Sam Hardy was born on March 21, 1883 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for King Kong (1933), The Miracle Woman (1931) and The Gay Bride (1934). He was married to Betty Scott. He died on October 16, 1935 in Hollywood, California, USA.

3 westerns, 29-35.

Big Steve Ogden, Powdersmoke Range (1935). 1935.

1883 - 1935, 52.

5. Lee Willard

Actor | The Flame Fighter

Lee Willard was born on June 13, 1873 in Peoria, Illinois, USA as Asa Lee Willard. He was an actor, known for The Flame Fighter (1925), Sophie's Fatal Wedding (1914) and The Calling of Jim Barton (1914). He died on December 9, 1940 in San Francisco, California, USA.

1873 - 1940, 67.

83 westerns, 13-16.

6. Edmund Breese

Actor | Duck Soup

Edmund Breese was born on June 18, 1871 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Duck Soup (1933), Platinum Blonde (1931) and The Hurricane Express (1932). He was married to Harriet A. Beach and Genevieve Landry. He died on April 6, 1936 in New York City, New York.

1871 - 1936, 64.

5 westerns, 25-34.

Matt Fargo, Fighting with Kit Carson (1933). 1933.

7. Charles Ray

Actor | A Midnight Bell

Ray portrayed simple unaffected country bumpkins in silent rural melodramas. Unfortunately, Ray let Hollywood turn him into a headstrong egotist. Alienating most producers, he put up his own money to finance a major feature called The Courtship of Myles Standish (1923). The film was a miserable ...

1891 - 1943, 52.

15 westerns, 13-41.

The Sheriff's Son (1919). 1919.

8. Lewis Stone

Actor | The Sin of Madelon Claudet

By the time that he was 20, Lewis Stone had turned prematurely grey. He enlisted to fight in the Spanish American War and when he returned, he returned to be a writer. This turned to acting and he began to appear in films during the middle teens. His career was again interrupted by war as he served...

1879 - 1953, 73.

4 westerns, 21-50.

Dr. Daniel Kalbert Harris, Sr., Stars in My Crown (1950). 1950.

9. Alphonse Ethier

Actor | Smoke Bellew

Alphonse Ethier was born on December 10, 1874 in Virginia City, Nevada, USA. He was an actor, known for Smoke Bellew (1929), Baby Face (1933) and The Alaskan (1924). He died on January 4, 1943 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.

1874 - 1943, 68.

13 westerns.

10. Sessue Hayakawa

Actor | The Bridge on the River Kwai

Sessue Hayakawa was born in Chiba, Japan. His father was the provincial governor and his mother a member of an aristocratic family of the "samurai" class. The young Hayakawa wanted to follow in his father's footsteps and become a career officer in the Japanese navy, but he was turned down due to ...

1889 - 1973, 84.

4 westerns.

11. Robert Ellis

Director | The Tiger's Trail

Robert Ellis was born on June 27, 1892 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Robert Ellis Reel. He was an actor and director, known for The Tiger's Trail (1919), Speed to Burn (1938) and The Ventures of Marguerite (1915). He was married to Helen Logan, Vera Reynolds and May Allison. He died on December 29,...

1892 - 1974, 82.

14 westerns.

12. Arthur V. Johnson

Actor | The Beloved Adventurer

Arthur V. Johnson was born on February 2, 1876 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as Arthur Vaughen Johnson. He was an actor and director, known for The Beloved Adventurer (1914), Annie Rowley's Fortune (1913) and The Adventures of Dollie (1908). He was married to Maude Webb. He died on January 17, 1916 in ...

1876 - 1916, 39.

13 westerns.

13. Ben Bard

Actor | The Bat Whispers

Ben Bard entered theatrical life in his teens, touring under the name "B.D. Bard" with the Jolly Della Pringle theatre company. He played the Schubert Circuit in Vaudeville as the straight man to comic Jack "Baron Munchausen" Pearl. He was brought to Hollywood in the silent movie era to test as a ...

1893 - 1974, 81.

Baxter Barton, My Own Pal (1926). 1926.

14. Ford Sterling

Actor | Yankee Doodle in Berlin

Ford Sterling was born on November 3, 1883 in La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA as George Ford Stich. He was an actor and director, known for Yankee Doodle in Berlin (1919), The Show-Off (1926) and Wild Oranges (1924). He was married to Teddy Sampson. He died on October 13, 1939 in Los Angeles, California,...

1883 - 1939, 55.

Perkins, Drums of the Desert (1927). 1927.

15. Carlyle Blackwell

Actor | The Ocean Waif

Carlyle Blackwell was a popular American matinee idol and occasional director of the silent cinema. Debonair and darkly handsome, he made his debut with Vitagraph in Uncle Tom's Cabin (1910) and was seldom out of work as a romantic lead, progressing from one- and two-reelers to feature films by ...

1884 - 1955, 71.

26 westerns.

16. Arthur Allardt

Actor | Louisiana

Arthur Allardt was born on April 7, 1883 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Louisiana (1919), The Hidden Children (1917) and A Man's Man (1920). He died in 1940.

1883 - 1940, 56.

18 westerns, 14-19.

The Midnight Stage (1919), 1919.

17. J. Frank Burke

Actor | The Iced Bullet

J. Frank Burke was born on April 22, 1867 in Hartland, Vermont, USA as John Franklin Burke. He was an actor, known for The Iced Bullet (1917), Madcap Madge (1917) and An Even Break (1917). He died on January 23, 1918 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

8 westerns, 14-17.

Santro, The Gun Fighter (1915). 1915.

1867 - 1918, 50.

18. Orral Humphrey

Actor | Huckleberry Finn

Orral Humphrey was born on April 3, 1880 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA as Thomas Orral Humphrey. He was an actor and director, known for Huckleberry Finn (1920), Broadway Madness (1927) and The Day's Work (1916). He was married to Lois Frances Born. He died on August 12, 1929 in Los Angeles, ...

Red Kelley, Wild Life (1918). 1918.

1880 - 1929, 49.

19. Frank Mills

Actor | The Unchastened Woman

Frank Mills was born on January 24, 1868 in Kendall, Michigan, USA as Frank Ransom Mills. He was an actor, known for The Unchastened Woman (1918), The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906) and The Moral Fabric (1916). He was married to Helen McBeth. He died on June 11, 1921 in Galesburg, Michigan.

1870 - 1921, 51.

3 westerns, 1906-1918.

20. John Vosper

Actor | Undercover Man

John Vosper was born on July 3, 1894 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Undercover Man (1942), Red-Haired Alibi (1932) and Tales of Robin Hood (1951). He died on April 6, 1954 in Hollywood, California, USA.

1894 - 1954, 59.

9 westerns, 42-53.

Gaines, Black Hills Ambush (1952). 1952.

21. Buck Connors

Actor | The Radio Detective

Buck Connors was born on November 22, 1880 in Streator, Illinois, USA as George Washington Conner. He was an actor and director, known for The Radio Detective (1926), The Duke of Chimney Butte (1921) and Straight Shootin' (1927). He was married to Hazel Powell. He died on February 4, 1947 in Yuma, ...

1880 - 1947, 66.

78 westerns.

22. Frank Dae

Actor | In Old Chicago

Frank Dae was born on May 15, 1882 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He was an actor, known for In Old Chicago (1938), Radar Patrol vs. Spy King (1949) and She Wrote the Book (1946). He died on August 29, 1959 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

1882 - 1959, 77.

10 westerns, 40-56.

Preacher, Springtime in the Sierras (1947). 1947.

23. Robert Elliott

Actor | The Maltese Falcon

Robert Elliott was born on October 9, 1879 in Columbus, Ohio, USA as Richard Robert Elliott. He was an actor, known for The Maltese Falcon (1931), Gone with the Wind (1939) and White Eagle (1932). He was married to Ruth Thorp. He died on November 15, 1951 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

1879 - 1951, 72.

7 westerns.

24. Burr McIntosh

Actor | Way Down East

Burr McIntosh born William Burr McIntosh in Ohio in 1862. Son of the President of public utility and Cleveland Gas Coal Company William Ambrose. Burr was educated at Lafayette College in Princeton where he became a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity in 1884. became a star on Broadway stage, perhaps...

1862 - 1942, 79.

Henry Radigan, The Buckaroo Kid (1926). 1926.

25. Joseph J. Dowling

Actor | The Yankee Way

Joseph J. Dowling was born on September 4, 1850 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Joseph Johnson Dowling. He was an actor, known for The Yankee Way (1917), Sink or Swim (1920) and His Nibs (1921). He was married to Myra Davis and Sarah J. Hassen. He died on July 8, 1928 in Hollywood, California, ...

1850 - 1928, 77.

17 westerns, 14-25.

'Twisted' Tuttle, The Midnight Stage (1919). 1919.

26. George Walsh

Actor | A Manhattan Knight

George Walsh was born on March 16, 1889 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and assistant director, known for A Manhattan Knight (1920), American Pluck (1925) and With Stanley in Africa (1922). He was married to Seena Owen. He died on June 13, 1981 in Pomona, California, USA.

1889 - 1981, 92.

7 westerns, 15-36.

Algernon Du Pont, Blue Blood and Red (1916). 1916.

27. Roy Clements

Director | Wanted: A Coward

Roy Clements was born on January 12, 1877 in Sterling, Illinois, USA. He was a director and writer, known for Wanted: A Coward (1927), When a Woman Strikes (1919) and A Motion to Adjourn (1921). He was married to Neva West. He died on July 15, 1948 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

1877 - 1948, 71.

28 westerns.

28. Larry Steers

Actor | The King of the Kongo

Larry Steers was born on February 14, 1888 in Indiana, USA as Lawrence Wells Steers. He was an actor, known for The King of the Kongo (1929), The Secret Garden (1919) and Clipped Wings (1937). He was married to Harriette Mathews. He died on February 15, 1951 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, ...

1888 - 1951, 63.

22 westerns, 20-51.

Ollie Radanell, In Old California (1929). 1929.

29. Brooks Benedict

Actor | Why Girls Go Back Home

Brooks Benedict was born on February 6, 1896 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Why Girls Go Back Home (1926), Orchids and Ermine (1927) and The Freshman (1925). He died on January 1, 1968 in Houston, Texas, USA.

1896 - 1968, 71.

10 westerns, 26-46.

Spot Skee, Gun Smoke (1931). 1931.

30. Claude Gillingwater

Actor | A Tale of Two Cities

A man so disagreeable on celluloid, Claude Gillingwater's characters seemed to subsist on a steady diet of persimmons. Fondly recalled as the cranky old skinflint whose seemingly cold heart could only be warmed by the actions of a cute little tyke, the tall and rangy Gillingwater invariably played ...

3 westerns, 29-31.

Jim Neighbours, The Conquering Horde (1931).

1870 - 1939, 69.

31. John St. Polis

Actor | The Phantom of the Opera

John St. Polis was born on November 24, 1873 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as John Marie Sainpolis. He was an actor, known for The Phantom of the Opera (1925), Why Be Good? (1929) and The Great Lover (1920). He was married to Angela M. Grimaldi and Rachel Amelia Ryan. He died on October 8, 1946 in...

1873 - 1946, 72.

14 westerns, 30-41.

32. Edward Earle

Actor | The Innocence of Ruth

Canadian native Edward Earle was born in Toronto on July 16, 1882, and was raised and schooled there. His stage career took form in Canada with an early emphasis on musical comedy, and he later toured in vaudeville and stock in association with Belasco, DeWolf Hopper Sr., Marie Cahill and the ...

1882 - 1972, 90. Canada. California.

Judge R. A. Jenson, Marked for Bounty (1960). 1960.

33. Charles Arling

Actor | Back to God's Country

Charles Arling was born on August 22, 1880 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Charles F. Parr. He was an actor, known for Back to God's Country (1919), Number 99 (1920) and Droppington's Devilish Deed (1915). He died on April 21, 1922 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

8 westerns, 11-21.

Captain, Wagon Tracks (1919). 1919.

1880 - 1922, 41.

34. Hayden Stevenson

Actor | The Abysmal Brute

Hayden Stevenson was born on July 2, 1877 in Georgetown, Kentucky, USA as James Hayden Stevenson. He was an actor, known for The Abysmal Brute (1923), Blake of Scotland Yard (1927) and Let's Go (1922). He was married to Louise J. Stevenson. He died on January 31, 1952 in West Los Angeles, ...

10 westerns, 15-40.

Gambler Kibitzer, Smoke Lightning (1933). 1933.

1877 - 1952, 74.

35. Guy Coombs

Actor | The Swamp Fox

Guy Coombs was born on June 15, 1882 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Swamp Fox (1914), Wolfe; Or, The Conquest of Quebec (1914) and Bab's Diary (1917). He was married to Anna Q. Nilsson. He died on December 29, 1947 in Los Angeles, California, ...

1882 - 1947, 65.

4 westerns, 11-13.

The Successful Lover, Nell's Last Deal (1911). 1911.

36. Harry Bowen

Actor | Crashin' Broadway

Harry Bowen was born on October 4, 1888 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Harry Jerome Bowen. He was an actor, known for Crashin' Broadway (1932), Heir to Trouble (1935) and The Headline Woman (1935). He died on December 5, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

1888 - 1941, 53.

9 westerns, 32-36.

Marty, Ghost Valley (1932). 1932.

37. Marshall Neilan

Actor | Daddy-Long-Legs

In the early days of silent pictures, Marshall Neilan was a top director for Goldwyn Pictures. He had also directed a small number of Louis B. Mayer's independently produced melodramas, but there was a mutual dislike between the two men. During the festivities inaugurating the merger of Metro and ...

1891 - 1958, 67.

29 westerns, 12-40.

Sheriff, The Sheriff of Stone Gulch (1913). 1913.

38. Lee Morris

Actor | Durand of the Bad Lands

Lee Morris was born on June 23, 1863 in Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for Durand of the Bad Lands (1917), The Golden Patch (1914) and Eph's Dream (1913). He died on February 6, 1933 in California, USA.

4 westerns. 12-17.

Major Clemens, The Massacre of Santa Fe Trail (1912). 1912.

1863 - 1933, 69.

39. Edward Connelly

Actor | The Devil

American character actor of silent films, Edward Connelly, a native New Yorker, was a newspaperman before he became an actor, being a reporter for the New York Sunl. At 25 he joined a theatrical stock company in Kansas City and appeared subsequently on Broadway in such plays as "Shore Acres," "The ...

1859 - 1928, 68.

Padre Quintada, The Desert Rider (1929). 1929.

40. Scott Seaton

Actor | The House Without a Key

Scott Seaton was born on March 11, 1871 in Sacramento, California, USA as Horace Scott Seaton. He was an actor, known for The House Without a Key (1926), Rich Men's Sons (1927) and The Other Tomorrow (1930). He was married to Lillian Elizabeth L'Abbe Petterson, Ruby Henrietta Ramdohr and Maude ...

13 westerns, 27-62.

Colonel Cunningham , Wild Beauty (1927). 1927.

1871 - 1968, 97.

41. Clarence Kolb

Actor | His Girl Friday

Contrary to his familiar image, Clarence Kolb started out as one half of a vaudeville comedy act, Kolb and Dill. He made a few shorts in 1916 and a feature in 1917, but went back to vaudeville and the stage immediately thereafter, and did not return to films until the late 1930s. His stern, ...

3 westerns, 27-38

Sam Kent, The Law West of Tombstone (1938). 1938.

1874 - 1964, 90.

Forgot to take off his hat?

42. Miles McCarthy

Actor | Captain Blood

Canadian vaudevillian and stage actor who appeared in several silent films. As a dramatic actor, he appeared in such plays as "The Pearl of Pekin," "The Hole in the Ground," and "Dear House of Ireland." Later he entered vaudeville with a sketch show, "The Race Tout's Dream," which occupied him for ...

1874 - 1928, 54.

5 westerns, 11-25.

43. George Morrell

Actor | Custer's Last Stand

George Morrell was born on April 10, 1871 in California, USA as George Thomas Morrell. He was an actor, known for Custer's Last Stand (1936), The Utah Kid (1944) and Boots of Destiny (1937). He was married to Rosalie. He died on April 28, 1955 in Los Angeles, California.

1871 - 1955, 84.

365 westerns, 29-52.

44. Thomas Holding

Actor | The Three Musketeers

Thomas Holding was born in Greenwich, Kent, England in 1878. Having finished his education at Rugby, he went onto the stage under the management of Charles Hawtrey with whom he appeared in many London productions (he was 14 years on the London stage playing with distinguished Shakespearean actors ...

3 westerns, 19-23.

Hugo Ennis, The Peace of Roaring River (1919). 1919.

1878 - 1929, 50.

45. Kernan Cripps

Actor | Federal Operator 99

Kernan Cripps was born on July 8, 1886 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA as John Kernan Cripps . He was an actor, known for Federal Operator 99 (1945), Daughter of Don Q (1946) and The Cowboy and the Kid (1936). He died on August 12, 1953 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

1886 - 1953, 67.

35 westerns.

46. Hal Clements

Actor | The Girl Telegrapher's Nerve

Hal Clements was born in 1890 in the USA. He is an actor and director, known for The Girl Telegrapher's Nerve (1916), Out of the Jaws of Death (1913) and O'Brien Finds a Way (1914).

1890 -

8 westerns, 12-15.

Bill Danver, The Eighth Notch (1913). 1913.

47. Fred Stone

Actor | Alice Adams

Hardly remembered today, if at all, Fred Stone was once one of the most multi-faceted circus performers to hit turn-of-the century America. There seemed to be nothing he couldn't do--tightrope walking, acrobatics, clowning . . . you name it. This initial celebrity eventually led to his stellar ...

1873 - 1959, 85.

4 westerns.

48. Francis X. Bushman

Actor | Sabrina

Francis X. Bushman was born on January 10, 1883 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Francis Xavier Bushman. He was an actor and director, known for Sabrina (1954), The Phantom Planet (1961) and Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925). He was married to Iva Millicient Richardson, Norma Emily Atkin, Beverly ...

1883 - 1966, 83.

8 westerns, 17-60.

Commissioner Latham, Apache Country (1952). 1952.

49. Andrew Robson

Actor | Salvation Nell

Andrew Robson was born in 1868 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He was an actor, known for Salvation Nell (1915), Salomy Jane (1914) and That Devil, Bateese (1918). He died on April 26, 1921 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

1868 - 1921, 53. Canada. California.

7 westerns, 14-20.

Snake Le Gal, Just Squaw (1919). 1919.

50. Forrest Taylor

Actor | Shadow of Chinatown

Minor American character actor Forrest Taylor was a veteran of the stage by the time he started appearing as a silent lead in both short and feature-length films. He went on to appear in hundreds of secondary "B" movies, although his name does not appear in a large percentage of them. Taylor was ...

1883 - 1965, 81.

321 westerns, 15-62.

220 feature westerns.

Gunsight Hawkins, Sundown Valley (1944). 1944.

Sheriff Ralph Watson, The Sheriff of Willow Creek (1915). 1915.

John, The Tall Stranger (1962). 1962.

51. Edward Martindel

Actor | Why Be Good?

Edward Martindel was born on July 8, 1876 in Hamilton, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for Why Be Good? (1929), The Duchess of Buffalo (1926) and Clarence (1922). He was married to Jane. He died on May 4, 1955 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

1876 - 1955, 78.

Tony Runs Wild (1926). 1926.

52. Paul Harvey

Actor | Spellbound

Paul Harvey was born on September 10, 1882 in Sandwich, Illinois, USA as Roy Paul Harvey. He was an actor, known for Spellbound (1945), Calamity Jane (1953) and High Sierra (1941). He was married to Ottye Henrietta Cramer (actress) and Merle Stanton. He died on December 15, 1955 in Los Angeles, ...

18 westerns, 36-57.

Boss Martin, Rose of the Rancho (1936). 1936.

1882 - 1955, 73.

53. Howard M. Mitchell

Director | The Mother Heart

Howard M. Mitchell was born on December 11, 1883 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Mother Heart (1921), Lovetime (1921) and Romance Ranch (1924). He was married to Mary Land. He died on October 9, 1958 in Hollywood, California, USA.

1883 - 1958, 74.

28 westerns, 10-51.

54. William Duncan

Actor | The Steel Trail

William Duncan was born on December 16, 1879 in Dundee, Tayside, Scotland as William A. Duncan. He was an actor and director, known for The Steel Trail (1923), A Matrimonial Deluge (1913) and The Gunfighter's Son (1913). He was married to Edith Johnson. He died on February 8, 1961 in Hollywood, ...

1879 - 1961, 81. Scotland. US.

68 westerns, 11-40.

55. James Neill

Actor | Cameo Kirby

James Neill was born on September 29, 1860 in Savannah, Georgia, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Cameo Kirby (1914), The Cheat (1915) and Joan the Woman (1916). He was married to Edythe Chapman. He died on March 16, 1931 in Glendale, California, USA.

1860 - 1931, 70.

6 westerns.

56. Wallace Reid

Actor | Carmen

The son of writer-theater producer-director-actor Hal Reid, Wallace was on stage by the age of four in the act with his parents. He spent most of his early years, not on the stage, but in private schools where he excelled in music and athletics. In 1910, his father went to the Chicago studio of "...

1891 - 1923, 31.

44 westerns, 11-18.

Tim - pony express rider, Sierra Jim's Reformation (1914). 1914.

57. Harry Lonsdale

Actor | The Last of the Duanes

Harry Lonsdale was born on December 6, 1865 in Worcester, England as Henry Gittus Lonsdale. He was an actor, known for The Last of the Duanes (1924), The Ne'er Do Well (1916) and Rebecca the Jewess (1913). He was married to Alice Lonnon [Perkins] (stage actress). He died on July 12, 1923 in Derby, ...

13 westerns, 14-25.

1865 - 1923, 57.

58. Edgar Jones

Actor | Lonesome Corners

Edgar Jones was born on June 17, 1874 in Elmore County, Alabama, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Lonesome Corners (1922), A Rich Man's Darling (1918) and Dimples (1916). He was married to Louise Huff and Louise Vale. He died on February 7, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

1874 - 1958, 83.

43 westerns.

59. Richard Neill

Actor | The King of the Kongo

Richard Neill was born on November 12, 1875 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The King of the Kongo (1929), The Unfortunate Marriage (1917) and The Fighting Coward (1924). He died on April 8, 1970 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

1875 - 1970, 94.

27 westerns.

60. Harry C. Bradley

Actor | House of Mystery

Harry C. Bradley was born on April 15, 1869 in San Francisco, California, USA as Harry Bradley Cockrill. He was an actor, known for House of Mystery (1934), Riding on Air (1937) and Beyond the Law (1934). He was married to Lurelle Lancing Waters. He died on October 18, 1947 in Hollywood, Los ...

4 westerns, 33-44.

Minister, Rhythm on the Range (1936). 1936.

1869 - 1947, 69.

61. Frank Weed

Actor | The Midnight Bell

Frank Weed was born on August 3, 1869 in Hudson, Wisconsin, USA. He was an actor, known for The Midnight Bell (1913), The Man Who Might Have Been (1913) and The Coming of Columbus (1912). He died on October 22, 1944 in South Haven, Michigan, USA.

5 westerns, 11-20.

1869 - 1944, 75.

62. Charles Clary

Actor | The Penalty

Charles Clary was born on March 24, 1873 in Charleston, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for The Penalty (1920), The Rosary (1915) and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1921). He was married to Margaret Bechtel. He died on March 24, 1931 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

1873 - 1931, 58.

19 westerns, 11-30.

63. Charles Hutchison

Actor | Lightning Hutch

Charles Hutchison was born on December 3, 1879 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Charles A. Hutchison. He was an actor and director, known for Lightning Hutch (1926), A Private Scandal (1931) and The Great Gamble (1934). He was married to Edith Thornton. He died on May 30, 1949 in Hollywood, ...

1879 - 1949, 69.

9 westerns, 14-40.

64. True Boardman

Actor | Tarzan of the Apes

True Boardman was born on April 21, 1880 in Oakland, California, USA as William True Boardman. He was an actor, known for Tarzan of the Apes (1918), The Further Adventures of Stingaree (1917) and Stingaree (1915). He was married to Virginia True Boardman. He died on September 28, 1918 in Los ...

1880 - 1918, 38.

97 westerns, 11-19.

65. Bert Hadley

Actor | The Flying U Ranch

Bert Hadley was born on April 12, 1882 in Walla Walla, Washington, USA as Robert Chancey Hadley. He was an actor, known for The Flying U Ranch (1927), Madam Who (1918) and The Tiger Band (1920). He was married to Jack Noyes, Zena Clara Haddock and Theodore Best. He died on December 30, 1968 in ...

1882 - 1968, 86.

9 westerns.

66. Henry Hall

Actor | The Ape Man

Henry Hall was born on November 5, 1876 in Washington Township, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA as Henry Leonard Hall. He was an actor, known for The Ape Man (1943), Hot Curves (1930) and Murder by Television (1935). He was married to Emma S. He died on December 11, 1954 in Woodland Hills, Los ...

1876 - 1954, 78.

82 westerns, 31-49.

67. Herbert Evans

Actor | The Third Degree

Herbert Evans was born on April 16, 1882 in London, England. He was an actor, known for The Third Degree (1919), Reunion in Vienna (1933) and Slightly Married (1932). He died on February 10, 1952 in San Gabriel, California, USA.

1882 - 1952, 69. London. California.

5 westerns.

68. Mahlon Hamilton

Actor | Half a Chance

Mahlon Hamilton was born on June 15, 1880 in Virginia, USA as Mahlon Preston Hamilton. He was an actor, known for Half a Chance (1920), Three Weeks (1914) and Little Old New York (1923). He was married to Alita Bratton Farnum and Sara L. Leary. He died on June 20, 1960 in Woodland Hills, Los ...

1880 - 1960, 80.

8 westerns.

69. King Baggot

Actor | Jim Webb, Senator

St. Louis-born King Baggot traveled to New York City with the express intent of crashing Broadway, but began his film career in nearby Fort Lee, NJ, in 1909. It didn't take long before he graduated from actor to writer and director--at times performing all three functions; in Shadows (1914) he not ...

1879 - 1948, 68.

7 westerns, 10-44.

Ranger Captain J.C. White, Hello Trouble (1932). 1932.

70. William C. Dowlan

Actor | Drugged Waters

William C. Dowlan was born on September 21, 1882 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA as William Christopher Dowlan. He was an actor and director, known for Drugged Waters (1916), The Devil and Idle Hands (1915) and Richelieu (1914). He was married to Leonora Ainsworth. He died on November 6, 1947 in Los ...

1882 - 1947, 65.

3 westerns.

The Two-Gun Parson (1917). 1917. Director, actor.

71. W.E. Lawrence

Actor | Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

W.E. Lawrence was born on August 22, 1896 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as William Effingham Lawrence. He was an actor, known for Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916), Blood and Sand (1922) and Common Clay (1919). He died on November 28, 1947 in Hollywood, California, USA.

1896 - 1947, 51.

27 westerns, 14-40.

72. Thurston Hall

Actor | The Lone Wolf Returns

Movies, especially comedies, have always needed big, blustery, booming authoritarian types for the lead to play off of (or against), and one of the best was Thurston Hall, most famous for his role of Mr. Schuyler in the Topper (1953) series of the early 1950s. Hall was a tall, distinguished, ...

1882 - 1958, 75.

37 westerns.

73. Alfred Paget

Actor | Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

Alfred Paget was born on June 2, 1879 in London, England. He was an actor and director, known for Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916), Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp (1917) and Martyrs of the Alamo (1915). He was married to Leila Halstead Paget. He died in 1925.

1879 - 1925, 45.

31 westerns.

74. Jack Nelson

Director | Two-Gun Caballero

Jack Nelson was born on October 15, 1882 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA as John Claude Nelson. He was an actor and director, known for Two-Gun Caballero (1931), The Rawhide Terror (1934) and A Fighting Heart (1924). He was married to Grace and Stella. He died on November 10, 1948 in North Bay, Ontario,...

1882 - 1948, 66. US. Canada.

40 westerns.

75. Pat O'Malley

Actor | Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Often confused with the British-born comic actor J. Pat O'Malley, who is the better remembered, silent dramatic film star Pat O'Malley had an enduring career that stands on its own. He was of solid Irish-American stock, born in Forest City, Pennsylvania, in 1890. A one-time railroad switchman, he ...

1890 - 1966, 75.

73 westerns.

76. E.H. Calvert

Actor | The Wizard

E.H. Calvert was born on June 27, 1863 in Alexandria, Virginia, USA as Elisha Helm Calvert. He was an actor and director, known for The Wizard (1927), Vultures of Society (1916) and The Benson Murder Case (1930). He was married to Thelma M. (actress) and Lillian Drew. He died on October 5, 1941 in ...

1863 - 1941, 78.

77. Paul Everton

Actor | They Won't Forget

Paul Everton was born on September 19, 1868 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for They Won't Forget (1937), The Conquest of Canaan (1921) and The Eagle's Eye (1918). He died on February 26, 1948 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

8 westerns, 16-42.

1868 - 1948, 79.

78. Warren Ellsworth

Director | The Sheriff of Plumas

Warren Ellsworth was born on May 2, 1888 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Sheriff of Plumas (1916), Life's Blind Alley (1916) and Secret Love (1916). He died on November 25, 1945 in Sacramento, California.

1888 - 1945, 57.

10 westerns.

79. Henry Kolker

Actor | Holiday

Stalwart character actor Henry Kolker appeared on the Broadway stage from 1904, comedy being his forte early on. Later, as a leading man in romantic dramas, he partnered famous stars like Alla Nazimova. Moving on to films in 1914 as actor/director, he became noted in particular for directing ...

1874 - 1947, 72. Germany. California.

4 westerns.

80. Edward Hearn

Actor | The Last of the Mohicans

Edward Hearn was born on September 6, 1888 in Dayton, Washington, USA as Guy Edward Hearn. He was an actor and assistant director, known for The Last of the Mohicans (1932), The Man Without a Country (1925) and The Flirt (1922). He was married to Tryna L. Saindon. He died on April 15, 1963 in Los ...

1888 - 1963, 74.

109 westerns.

81. George Webb

Actor | Black Beauty

George Webb was born on October 3, 1887 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA as George Webb Frey. He was an actor, known for Black Beauty (1921), John Petticoats (1919) and The Yellow Pawn (1916). He was married to Blanche and Esther Ralston. He died on May 24, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

1887 - 1943, 55.

7 westerns, 15-31.

Burson, Dude Ranch (1931). 1931.

82. Van Dyke Brooke

Director | Betty's Choice

A longtime and respected stage actor, Van Dyke Brooke went into the film business in 1909. A prolific actor, writer and director for Vitagraph, he stayed with the company until 1916, when the studio cleaned house and fired many of its "old-timers". He stayed in the business as an actor until his ...

83. Kenneth Harlan

Actor | Paradise Island

Kenneth Harlan was born on July 26, 1895 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Kenneth Daniel Harlan. He was an actor, known for Paradise Island (1930), Danger Island (1931) and The Ice Flood (1926). He was married to Rosemarie Gonsalves Mirjanian, Rhea Walker, Helene Stanton, Helen (Donna) Spelner, ...

1895 - 1967, 71.

30 westerns, 24-43.

Clay Conning, Under Montana Skies (1930). 1930.

84. Robert Anderson

Actor | My Lady's Ankle

Robert Anderson was born on July 22, 1890 in Odense, Denmark as Robert Rasmus Christian Andersen. He was an actor and director, known for My Lady's Ankle (1920), The Non-Stop Flight (1926) and The Social Buccaneer (1923). He died on June 25, 1963 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

1890 - 1963, 72.

8 westerns, 15-23.

Olaf Olafson, The Eternal Struggle (1923).

85. Wheeler Oakman

Actor | The Western Code

Born in Washington, DC, in 1890, screen villain "par excellance" Wheeler Oakman got into films in 1912. He specialized in playing villains, but he wasn't just a one-note, mustache-twirling "bad guy"--a tall, solidly-built, distinguished-looking, almost patrician man, he could effectively play ...

1890 - 1949, 59.

57 westerns.

86. Robert Harron

Actor | Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

Today screen actor Robert (Bobby) Harron is one of Hollywood's forgotten souls, although he was a huge celebrity in his time and graced some of the silent screen's most enduring masterpieces. A talented, charismatic star in his heyday, Bobby had everything going for him but died far too young to ...

1893 - 1920, 27.

15 westerns, 08-14.

The Deputy Sheriff's Star (1914). 1914

87. Casson Ferguson

Actor | Grumpy

Casson Ferguson was born on May 29, 1891 in Alexandria, Louisiana, USA as Casson Michel Ferguson. He was an actor, known for Grumpy (1923), Secret Service (1919) and Her Reputation (1923). He was married to Inez Geraldine Griffin and Catherine Mallon. He died on February 12, 1929 in Los Angeles, ...

1891 - 1929, 37.

3 westerns, 18-19.

Bob Armstrong, The Only Road (1918). 1918.

88. Walter Perkins

Actor | Wee Lady Betty

Walter Perkins was born on October 12, 1857 in Biddeford, Maine, USA as Walter Eugene Perkins. He was an actor, known for Wee Lady Betty (1917), Peaceful Valley (1920) and Whom the Gods Would Destroy (1919). He died on June 3, 1925 in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

4 westerns, 1918.

Sheriff Joe Harper, The Gun Woman (1918). 1918.

1870 - 1925, 55.

89. William V. Mong

Actor | Fighting Joe

William V. Mong was born on June 25, 1875 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Fighting Joe (1916), The Chosen Prince, or The Friendship of David and Jonathan (1917) and Lost in the Arctic (1911). He was married to Esme Isabel Haigh Warde, Mildred Ellen Payne ...

1875 - 1940, 65.

24 westerns.

90. Paul Scardon

Director | Partners of the Night

Born in Melbourne, Australia, Paul Scardon had extensive experience on the stage in his home country before coming to the US in 1905. He made films for Majestic and Reliance, among other studios, before joining Vitagraph in 1914. He appeared in several films there as an actor, but soon turned to ...

1874 - 1954, 79. Australia. California.

10 westerns

91. Eddie Lyons

Actor | Everything But the Truth

Eddie Lyons was born on November 25, 1886 in Beardstown, Illinois, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Everything But the Truth (1920), Almost Welcome (1918) and All Bound Around (1919). He was married to Virginia Kirtley. He died on August 30, 1926 in Pasadena, California, USA.

1886 - 1926, 39.

8 westerns.

92. Crauford Kent

Actor | Seven Keys to Baldpate

Crauford Kent was born on October 12, 1881 in London, England. He was an actor, known for Seven Keys to Baldpate (1929), The Ace of Scotland Yard (1929) and Silas Marner (1922). He died on May 14, 1953 in Hollywood, California, USA.

1881 - 1953, 71. London. California.

5 westerns, 23-47.

Count De Longe, The Eagle's Feather (1923). 1923.

93. Holbrook Blinn

Actor | McTeague

American stage actor and director who made numerous silent film appearances. Blinn was born and raised in San Francisco and attended nearby Stanford University. But his stage career had begun years before, when he made his acting debut at age six. Following his education, he resumed acting, ...

1872 - 1928, 56.

Pancho Lopez, The Bad Man (1923). 1923.

94. Edward Coxen

Actor | Down the Wyoming Trail

Albert Edward Coxen was born at 18 Darwin Street, Southwark, London, England on 8th August 1880, the first child of Joseph Coxen of Wandsworth, London and Sarah Jane Coxen nee Parfitt of Bedminster, Bristol. At the time of Albert Edward's birth Joseph and Sarah ran the Carpenter Arms public house, ...

95. William Ehfe

Actor | Repaid

William Ehfe was born on June 19, 1887 in Payette, Idaho, USA as William Carl Ehfe. He was an actor and assistant director, known for Repaid (1914), The Argonauts of California - 1849 (1916) and The Lure of the Mask (1915). He died on August 1, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

4 westerns, 13-15.

Tod Cole, The Feud at Beaver Creek (1914). 1914.

1887 - 1940, 53.

96. Byron Douglas

Actor | The Winning Stroke

Byron Douglas was born on March 29, 1868 in Portland, Maine, USA. He was an actor, known for The Winning Stroke (1919), Marriage in Transit (1925) and The Net (1923). He was married to Marie Booth (performer). He died on April 21, 1935 in New York City, New York, USA.

1868 - 1935, 67.

3 westerns, 25-29.

John Thatcher, That Devil Quemado (1925). 1925

97. Pedro de Cordoba

Actor | My Favorite Wife

Although many people are under the impression that Pedro de Cordoba was Mexican, his mother was French and his father was Cuban, and he was born in New York City. De Cordoba's career began in silent films, where he established himself as a solid character actor, and his career carried over into ...

1881 - 1950, 68.

21 westerns.

98. William Desmond

Actor | Society for Sale

Born in the upstate New York town of Horseheads in 1878, William Desmond began his show business career in vaudeville and on the stage. He had his own theatrical company by the time he made his film debut in Kilmeny (1915). Starting out in dramatic parts, Desmond soon switched to westerns and ...

1878 - 1949, 71.

95 westerns, 16-48.

99. Sidney Bracey

Actor | The Monster Walks

Sidney Bracey was born on December 18, 1877 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as Sidney Alfred Dunn. He was an actor and director, known for The Monster Walks (1932), Show People (1928) and The Million Dollar Mystery (1914). He was married to Evelyn Foshay. He died on August 5, 1942 in Hollywood, ...

1877 - 1942, 64. Australia. California.

7 westerns.

100. Adolph Zukor

Producer | Too Many Kisses

Adolph Zukor's success began with penny arcades, offering moving peepshows that evolved into nickelodeon theaters that offered longer, larger moving pictures. On July 12, 1912, he premiered the first feature-length film, Queen Elizabeth (1912), featuring French actress Sarah Bernhardt that ran for ...

1873 - 1976, 103. Hungary. US.

73 westerns, 22-38.



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