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E.H. Calvert (1863–1941)

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), The Benson Murder Case (1930) and The Canary Murder Case (1929). He was married to Thelma M. (actress) and Lillian Drew. He died on October 5, 1941 in Hollywood, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Wizard Edwin Palmer
The Benson Murder Case Dist. Atty. John F.X. Markham
The Canary Murder Case Dist. Atty. John F.X. Markham
Vultures of Society Raymond Raphael


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 1939 Union Pacific
Major (uncredited)
 1936 Ellis Island
Commissioner H.L. Carson (uncredited)
 1936 The Glory Trail
Colonel Strong
 1936 The Criminal Within
District Attorney McDougal (as Capt. Calvert)
 1936 The Oregon Trail
Jim Ridgeley
 1935 Western Courage
Colonel Austin (as Captain E.H. Calvert)
 1935 Death from a Distance
District Attorney (as Capt. E.H. Calvert)
 1935 So Red the Rose
Cavalry Major (uncredited)
 1935 Rumba
Police Captain (uncredited)
 1934 The Mighty Barnum
House Detective (uncredited)
 1934 One Exciting Adventure
Casino Door Man (uncredited)
 1934 Here Comes the Groom
George Randolph
 1934 The House of Rothschild
Lord Chamberlain (uncredited)
 1933 Duck Soup
Officer in Battle Sequence (uncredited)
 1933 The Power and the Glory
Board of Directors (uncredited)
 1933 Lost in Limehouse (Short)
Undetermined Role (as Captain Calvert)
 1933 The Mysterious Rider
Sheriff Matt Arnold
 1932 Wild Horse Mesa
 1932 The Conquerors
 1932 Horse Feathers
Professor in Wagstaff's Study (uncredited)
 1931 Sealed Lips (Short)
 1931 Graft
Police Inspector (uncredited)
 1931 Beyond Victory
Commanding Officer (uncredited)
 1930 The Widow from Chicago
Police Captain R.L. Davis
 1930 Half Shot at Sunrise
Gen. Hale (uncredited)
 1930 Let's Go Native
Diner (uncredited)
 1930 A Man from Wyoming
Maj. Gen. Hunter
 1930 The Border Legion
Judge Savin
 1930 The Social Lion
 1930 Ladies Love Brutes
Committeeman (uncredited)
 1930 The Benson Murder Case
Dist. Atty. John F.X. Markham
 1930 Men Are Like That
Superintendent (uncredited)
 1930 Only the Brave
The Colonel
 1930 Behind the Make-Up
 1930 The Kibitzer
 1930 Peacock Alley
 1929 Darkened Rooms
Mr. Clayton (uncredited)
 1929 The Love Parade
Sylvanian Ambassador
 1929 The Mighty
Major General
 1929 The Virginian
Judge Henry
 1929 Illusion
Doctor (uncredited)
 1929 Fast Company
 1929 Dark Streets
Police Lieutenant
 1929 The Greene Murder Case
Dist. Atty. John F.X. Markham (as Captain E.H.Calvert)
 1929 Thunderbolt
Dist. Atty. McKay
 1929 The Studio Murder Mystery
Grant (uncredited)
 1929 Blue Skies
Mr. Semple Jones (episode 1)
 1929 The Canary Murder Case
Dist. Atty. John F.X. Markham (as Captain E. H. Calvert)
 1928 Prep and Pep
Col. Marsh
 1928 Moran of the Marines
Gen. Marshall
 1928 4 Devils
 1928 Why Sailors Go Wrong
Cyrus Green
 1928 The Legion of the Condemned
 1928 Let 'Er Go Gallegher
City Editor
 1927/II West Point
Superintendent (uncredited)
 1927 The Wizard
Edwin Palmer
 1927 Lonesome Ladies
Mr. Burton (as Captain E.H. Calvert)
 1927 The First Auto
Elmer Hays (uncredited)
 1927 Rookies
 1926 The House Without a Key
Dan Winterclip
 1926 Ella Cinders
Studio Actor (uncredited)
 1926 The Girl from Montmartre
Lord Robert Hautrive
 1925 Havoc
Regimental Adjutant
 1925 The Talker
Mr. Grayson
 1925 Sally
Richard Farquar (as Capt. E.H. Calvert)
 1925 East of Suez
Sidney Forbes
 1924 Inez from Hollywood
 1924 The Only Woman
Rodney Blake
 1924 Bluff
Norbert Conroy
 1924 Why Men Leave Home
Arthur Phillips
 1923 The Silent Partner
Jim Harker
 1922 Affinities
 1916 His Moral Code (Short)
George Ewing
 1916 According to the Code
Judge Andrews
 1916 Beyond the Law (Short)
Rivers - the Snowburner
 1916 Vultures of Society
Raymond Raphael
 1915 A Daughter of the City
Henry L. Bancroft
 1915 Reckoning Day (Short)
Gideon Winfield
 1915 The Crimson Wing
Count Ludwig von Leun-Walram
 1915/II Affinities (Short)
Frank Mitchell
 1915 The Clutch of Circumstance (Short)
Frank Morrison
 1915 The Secret's Price (Short)
Colonel Stanhope
 1915 A Lesson in Romance (Short)
Richard Walton
 1915 The Profligate (Short)
The Profligate
 1915 The Snow-Burner (Short)
Hell Camp Rievers
 1915 The Turn of the Wheel (Short)
Ralph Herbert
 1915 The Dance at Aleck Fontaine's (Short)
'Bad' Bovee
 1915 A Romance of the Night (Short)
 1915 Third Hand High (Short)
 1914 The Showman
 1914 His Dearest Foes (Short)
Lt. Col. Calhoun
 1914 The Unplanned Elopement (Short)
 1914 A Splendid Dishonor (Short)
Attorney Van Epworth
 1914 Under Royal Patronage (Short)
Count Karl von Blumm
 1914 Two Men Who Waited (Short)
 1914 Her Trip to New York (Short)
 1914 One Wonderful Night
Chief Detective Steingall
 1914 Trinkets of Tragedy (Short)
 1914 Finger Prints (Short)
Meredith Blake
 1914 Blood Will Tell (Short)
John Randolph
 1914 Ashes of Hope (Short)
Charles Donald - Unknown Admirer
 1914 The Spirit of the Madonna (Short)
James Thompson
 1914 Pierre of the North (Short)
Rene Bennett
 1914 In the Moon's Ray (Short)
Meredith Blake
 1914/I Shadows (Short)
 1914 The Counter-Melody (Short)
 1914 Hear No Evil (Short)
 1914 The Grip of Circumstance (Short)
The Detective
 1914 The Hour and the Man (Short)
A Drinking Buddy
 1913 The Ghost of Self (Short)
Frank Johnson
 1913 The Great Game (Short)
Harvey Pelham - a Railroad Magnate
 1913 Life's Weaving (Short)
 1913 The Heart of the Law (Short)
Detective William Burke
 1913 The 'Pay-As-You-Enter' Man (Short)
Straussman - the Employer
 1913 The Brand of Evil (Short)
Karino - the Indian Priest
 1913/IV The Boomerang (Short)
 1913 The Death Weight (Short)
The Detective
 1913 Quicksands of Sin (Short)
The Priest
 1913 Thy Will Be Done (Short)
Tom Mulligan
 1913 Three Scraps of Paper (Short)
 1913 A Matter of Dress (Short)
 1913 A Ray of God's Sunshine (Short)
The Father
 1913 In Convict Garb (Short)
Elliott Swayne
 1913 Women (Short)
Emerson - the Husband
 1913 Grist to the Mill (Short)
Hammond - the Homewrecker
 1913 Broken Threads United (Short)
The Detective
 1913 The Love Theft (Short)
The Detective
 1913 The Power of Conscience (Short)
Edward Hale
 1913 The World Above (Short)
Ruth's Sweetheart - the Telephone Lineman
 1913 King Robert of Sicily (Short)
Robert - King of Sicily
 1913 Tapped Wires (Short)
Red Keogh - Affiliated Press Operator
 1913 Every Thief Leaves a Clue (Short)
James Henderson
 1913 The Sign (Short)
 1913 The Forbidden Way (Short)
Phil Masters - the Burglar
 1913 Witness 'A-3 Center' (Short)
John Phillips
 1913 A Brother's Loyalty (Short)
 1913 The Mysterious Stranger (Short)
Ralph Jones
 1913 The Final Judgment (Short)
Frank McCormack
 1913 Into the North (Short)
Fred Wentworth, N.W.M.P.
 1913/I A Woman's Way (Short)
Dudley Mason
 1913 The Rival Salesmen (Short)
The Joker
 1913/II The Unknown (Short)
Mr. Hoyt
 1913/I The Little Mother (Short)
Rev. McDonald
 1913 The Price of Gold (Short)
Lois's Former Sweetheart
 1913 The Hero Coward (Short)
Jack Wallace
 1913 The Misjudging of Mr. Hubby (Short)
1st Detective
 1913 Identical Identities (Short)
Andrew & Bill (Dual Role)
 1913 The Girl in the Case (Short)
Jim Rice
 1913 Odd Knotts (Short)
Skipper Knotts
 1913 Hypnotism in Hicksville (Short)
Professor Swengolly
 1913 The Melburn Confession (Short)
Godfrey Melburn
 1913 What George Did (Short)
Calvert - Beverly's Sweetheart
 1913 The Road of Transgression (Short)
Richard Wayman
 1913 The Girl at the Brook (Short)
Bedford Austin
 1913 Here's Your Hat (Short)
Charlie Pearson
 1913 The Heiress (Short)
 1913 Seeing Is Believing (Short)
Mortimer Gregg
 1912 Bill Mixes with His Relations (Short)
The Real Cousin Whooper
 1912 Love Through a Lens (Short)
Maugh - the Superintendent Engineer
 1912 Giuseppe's Good Fortune (Short)
Giuseppe Baldi
 1912 The Shadow of the Cross (Short)
 1912 The Stain (Short)
Rosny (dream sequence)
 1912 Billy McGrath's Art Career (Short)
Lecomte - the Artist
 1912 Mr. Up's Trip Tripped Up (Short)
Mr. Up's Friend
 1912 The House of Pride (Short)
Frank Holt
 1912 From the Submerged (Short)
 1912 Alimony (Short)
 1912 A Money? (Short)
Third Young Man
 1912 The Fisherman's Luck (Short)
Miss Fishley's Sweetheart's Friend
 1912 Bringing Father Around (Short)
The Syndicate Representative
 1912 The Snare (Short)
 1912 The Grassville Girls (Short)
 1912 Not on the Circus Program (Short)
Frank Mason
 1912 Terrible Teddy (Short)
Lillian's Third Suitor
 1912 The Redemption of Slivers (Short)
 1912/I Ghosts (Short)
The Real Estate Broker
 1912 A Little Louder, Please! (Short)
2nd Suitor
 1912/I The Love Test (Short)
Robert Brandt
 1912 Back to the Old Farm (Short)
Frank Clayton
 1912 The Voice of Conscience (Short)
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Stage and vaudeville actor, film director and film producer.

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Alternate Names:

Capt. E.H. Calvert | Capt. Calvert | Captain E. H. Calvert | Captain E.H. Calvert | Captain Calvert | Elisha H. Calvert | Captain E.H.Calvert

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Prolific actor/director, in silent films with Essanay from 1912. Came from a military background (ex-cavalry captain) and thus often appeared in uniformed roles. Began performing in vaudeville and stock theatre.

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