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Robert Ellis (I) (1892–1974)

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, 1974 in Santa Monica, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1934 Kid Millions
Desert Rider (uncredited)
 1934 A Girl of the Limberlost
Frank Comstock
 1934 Friends of Mr. Sweeney
Casino Manager (uncredited)
 1934 Now I'll Tell
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1934 A Very Honorable Guy
Gangster (uncredited)
 1934 Gambling Lady
Mr. Carter - Lawyer (uncredited)
 1934 Dancing Man
 1934 Madame Spy
 1934 I've Got Your Number
Turk Garrison
 1933 Only Yesterday (uncredited)
 1933 Notorious But Nice
Prosecuting Attorney
 1933 Police Call
Police Chief Crown
 1933 The Important Witness
Jack (Duke) Farnham
 1933 The Sphinx
Inspector James Riley
 1933 The Thrill Hunter
Al Blake
 1933 Soldiers of the Storm
 1933 The Constant Woman
Leading Man
 1933 Reform Girl
 1933 Treason
Col. Jedcott
 1933 The Curse of a Broken Heart (Short)
Simon Flint
 1932 The Penal Code
James Forrester
 1932 Officer Thirteen
Jack Blake
 1932 Call Her Savage
Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1932 Women Won't Tell
District Attorney
 1932 Speed Demon
 1932 Slightly Married
 1932 White Eagle
Jim Gregory
 1932 The All-American
Walter Grant
 1932 Come on Danger!
Frank Sanderson
 1932 Broadway to Cheyenne
Butch Owens
 1932 The Last Man
English Charlie
 1932 The Phantom Express
 1932 American Madness
Dude Finlay (uncredited)
 1932 Daring Danger
Hugo DuSang
 1932 A Man's Land
John Thomas (as Bob Ellis)
 1932 Scandal for Sale
Hotel Resident (uncredited)
 1932 Behind Stone Walls
Jack Keene - Man-about-Town
 1932 The Fighting Fool
Crip Mason
 1932 One Man Law
Jonathan P. Streeter
 1931 The Devil Plays
 1931 The Deadline
Ira Coleman
 1931 Mounted Fury
Paul Marsh
 1931 Is There Justice?
Dan Lawrence
 1931 Murder at Midnight
Duncan Channing
 1931 Dancing Dynamite
 1931 The Good Bad Girl
Dapper Dan Tyler
 1931 The Fighting Sheriff
Flash Halloway
 1931 Aloha
Larry Leavitt
 1931 Ex-Bartender (Short)
 1931 The Last Parade
A.C. Marino
 1931 Caught Cheating
Joe Cabrone
 1930 The Squealer
 1930 What Men Want
Howard LeMoyne
 1930 Undertow
Jim Paine
 1929 Night Parade
Mr. John W. Zelli
 1929 Tonight at Twelve
Jack Keith
 1929 The Love Trap
Guy Emory
 1929 Broadway
Steve Crandall
 1928 Restless Youth
Robert Haines
 1928 Freedom of the Press
Cyrus Hazlett
 1928 Varsity
Rod Luke
 1928 Cleopatra (Short)
Marc Antony
 1928 The Law's Lash
Corporal Ted Campbell
 1928 Marry the Girl
Harry Wayland
 1928 The Law and the Man
Ernest Vane
 1927 Ragtime
Steve Martin, aka 'Slick'
 1927 Lure of the Night Club
John Stone
 1926 Devil's Dice
Larry Bannon
 1926 Whispering Canyon
Bob Cameron
 1926 Brooding Eyes
Phillip Mott
 1926 Ladies of Leisure
Jack Forrest
 1926 The Girl from Montmartre
Jack Ewing
 1925 S.O.S. Perils of the Sea
Ralph Seldon
 1925 Northern Code
Louis Le Blanc
 1925 The Part Time Wife
Kenneth Scott
 1925 Lady Robinhood
Hugh Winthrop
 1925 Defend Yourself
Dr. Poole
 1925 Speed
Nat Armstrong Jr.
 1925 Forbidden Cargo
Jerry Burke
 1925 Capital Punishment
Harry Phillip
 1924 A Cafe in Cairo
Barry Braxton
 1924 On Probation
Bruce Winter
 1924 Silk Stocking Sal
Bob Cooper
 1924 Lovers' Lane
Dr. Tom Singletoon
 1924 For Sale
Alan Penfield
 1924 The Law Forbids
Paul Remsen
 1923 The Wanters
Elliot Worthington
 1923 The Wild Party
Basil Wingate / Stuart Furth
 1923 Mark of the Beast
Dr. David Hale
 1923 The Flame of Life
Fergus Derrick
 1923 Dark Secrets
Lord Wallington
 1922 Anna Ascends
Howard Fisk
 1922 The Woman Who Fooled Herself
Fernando Pennington
 1922 Hurricane's Gal
Steele O'Connor
 1922 The Infidel
Cyrus Flint
 1922 The Dangerous Little Demon
Gary McVeigh
 1922 Love's Masquerade
Herbert Norwooood
 1922 Wild Honey
Kerry Burgess
 1921 Ladies Must Live
Anthony Mulvain
 1921 Handcuffs or Kisses
Peter Madison
 1920 The Daughter Pays
Gerald Roseborough
 1919 The Spite Bride
Billy Swayne
 1919 The Third Kiss
Rupert Bawlf
 1919 Louisiana
Laurence Ferol
 1919 Upstairs and Down
Terrence O'Keefe
 1919 Peggy Does Her Darndest
Honorable Hugh Wentworth
 1919 In for Thirty Days
Brett Page
 1918 Brown of Harvard
'Bud' Hall
 1917 Sign of the Scarf (Short)
The Spider
 1917 A Deal in Bonds (Short)
Phil Kelsey
 1917 Mystery of Room 422 (Short)
Paul Darsey
 1917 The Lifted Veil
Leslie Palliser
 1917 The Customary Two Weeks
George Extell
 1917 The Veiled Thunderbolt (Short)
The Spider
 1917 The Vanishing Bishop (Short)
The Spider
 1917 The Secret of the Borgias (Short)
The Spider
 1917 Friends in San Rosario (Short)
Mr. Buckley (as Mr. Ellis)
 1917 The Missing Financier (Short)
The Spider
 1917 In the Web of the Spider (Short)
The Spider
 1917 The Mirror of Fear (Short)
The Spider
 1917 Winged Diamonds (Short)
Daddy Greelick
 1917 The Screened Vault (Short)
Chris Monk
 1917 The Net of Intrigue (Short)
 1917 The Trap (Short)
Jack Mulhall - Gambler
 1917 The Violet Ray (Short)
 1917 The Black Circle (Short)
Royce Rolston - Genevieve's Father
 1917 The Trail of Graft (Short)
Thompson - Kelly's Secretary
 1917 The House of Secrets (Short)
Mr. Black
 1916 A Mission of State (Short)
Count de Graff
 1916 The Tiger's Claw (Short)
Big Val Marron
 1916 The Menace (Short)
Luigi Verra
 1916 The Trunk Mystery (Short)
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed)
 1916 The Wizard's Plot (Short)
Professor John Atwood
 1916 The House of Three Deuces (Short)
Joe the Wolf
 1916 The Rogue's Pawn (Short)
Chitsworth - a Gambler
 1916 The Man from Yukon (Short)
Paper-Collar Joe
 1916 The Pencil Clue (Short)
John Goss
 1916 The Missing Heiress (Short)
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed)
 1916 Grant, Police Reporter (Short)
Villain - Various Roles
 1916 The Code Letter (Short)
Baron Litchfield
 1916 Rival Artists (Short)
Mr. Grouch
 1916 That Pesky Parrot (Short)
Jack - the Newlywed Groom
 1916 Meter in the Kitchen (Short)
 1916 He Wrote Poetry (Short)
Ned Billings
 1916 Almost a Heroine (Short)
The Kidnapper
 1916 A Flock of Skeletons (Short)
Horace Chesterfield
 1916 A Leap Year's Wooing (Short)
Gentleman Joe
 1916 The Night Watch (Short)
Dr. Crawford
 1916 The Guiding Hand (Short)
Stanton Garrett
 1916 The Trail's End (Short)
The Wolf
 1916 The Fate of America (Short)
The Wolf
 1916 The Lurking Peril (Short)
The Wolf
 1916 The Sealskin Coat (Short)
Billy Breeze (as Bob Ellis)
 1916 The Tricksters (Short)
Frank Whitney
 1915 The Glory of Youth
Hal Crofton - an Athlete
 1915 The Apaches of Paris
 1915 The Key to Possession (Short)
Tony Breslow - Man About Town
 1915 The Man Servant (Short)
Gilbert Park - a Dissolute Clubman
 1915 The Legacy of Folly (Short)
Danforth - a Man-about-Town
 1915 The Seventh Commandment (Short)
Simon Craig
 1915 Prejudice (Short)
Dr. Byron - a Drunkard
 1915 The Black Ring (Short)
Count Barnoff
 1915 The Third Commandment (Short)
Arthur Holly - Nell's Sweetheart
 1915 The Girl and the Bachelor (Short)
Bertie Tremayne
 1915 Poison (Short)
Willis Webb
 1915 The First Commandment (Short)
Tom Pierson
 1915/I The Secret Room (Short)
Buford - the Derelict
 1915 The Cabaret Singer (Short)
Lloyd Denton - Randall's Chum
 1915 The Adventure at Briarcliff (Short)
The Overseer of the Estate
 1914 The Black Sheep (Short)
Dr. Frank Clark - Joe's Brother
 1914 His Inspiration (Short)
 1914 The Cub Reporter's Assignment (Short)
Harry Wilson - the Cub Reporter
 1914 The Path to Ruin (Short)
John Gage - a Young Broker
 1914 A Mother's Atonement (Short)
Horace - Stella's Brother
 1914 The Counterfeiter's Plot (Short)
Jack Saunders - Ivy's Sweetheart
 1914 Old Man Higgenbotham's Daughter (Short)
Alec - Matty's Sweetheart
 1914 Accused (Short)
Bert Kent
 1914 The Fatal Portrait (Short)
Ralph Lamont - an Artist
 1914 The Missing Jewels (Short)
Jim - Little Nell's Father
 1914 The Hour of Danger (Short)
Robert Russell - a Young Doctor
 1914 The Other Half of the Note (Short)
Tom Cole - Detective
 1914 A Secret Crime (Short)
 1914 The Secret of the Will (Short)
Gordon - a Young Lawyer
 1914 Perils of the White Lights (Short)
Jack Foster - the Widow's Son
 1913 A Modern Jekyll and Hyde (Short)
Roger Master - Nora's Sweetheart
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Show Show Writer (68 credits)
Show Show Self (1 credit)

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Alternate Names:

Bob Ellis | Mr. Ellis | Robert du Reel Ellis

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Noted stage actor, on screen with Kalem from 1915. Leading man and occasional director during the 1920s, subsequently in character parts. Embarked on a full-time screenwriting career from 1932.

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