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Robert Edeson (1868–1931)

A noted stage actor at the turn of the 20th century, Robert Edeson began his film career working with Cecil B. DeMille on The Call of the North (1914), then moved on to Vitagraph where he remained for the rest of the teens. In the 1920s he returned to work for De Mille, playing the man-of-the-world type roles. Married to actress Mary Newcomb, ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Prisoner of Zenda Colonel Sapt
The Absentee Nathaniel Crosby - the Absentee / Power
The Call of the North Ned & Graehme Stewart
The Light That Failed Dick Hedlar


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 1931 Aloha
James Bradford, Sr.
 1930 The Lash
Don Mariana Delfina
 1930/I Big Money
Mr. McCall
 1930 A Devil with Women
General Garcia
 1930 Pardon My Gun
Pa Martin
 1930 The Way of All Men
 1930 Danger Lights
Tom Johnson - Engineer
 1930 Night Work
 1930 Swing High
 1930 Cameo Kirby
Colonel Randall
 1929 Dynamite
Wise Fool
 1929 Little Johnny Jones
Ed Baker
 1929 Romance of the Rio Grande
Don Fernando
 1929 A Most Immoral Lady
 1929/I Marianne
The General
 1929 The Man Higher Up (Short)
The Victim
 1929 Friendship (Short)
The Manager
 1929 The Doctor's Secret
Dr. Brodie
 1928 George Washington Cohen
Mr. Gorman
 1928 The Little Wildcat
Joel Ketchum
 1928 Marriage by Contract
 1928 The Home Towners
Mr. Calhoun
 1928 The Power of the Press
City Editor
 1928 Tenth Avenue
Detective Ed Burton
 1928 Beware of Blondes
 1928 Walking Back
Edgar Thatcher
 1928 A Ship Comes In
Judge Gresham
 1927 Chicago
William Flynn
 1927 The Rejuvenation of Aunt Mary
Judge Hopper
 1927 His Dog
Colonel Marsden
 1927 The Heart Thief
Count Franz Cserhati
 1927 The King of Kings
Matthew - the Publican
 1927 Night Bride
Adolphe Biggles
 1927 Altars of Desire
John Sutherland
 1926 The Blue Eagle
Chaplain Regan - aka Father Joe
 1926 The Clinging Vine
T.M. Bancroft
 1926 Her Man o' War
Field Marshall
 1926 Eve's Leaves
Captain Corbin
 1926 The Volga Boatman
Prince Nikita
 1926 Whispering Smith
J.S. Bucks
 1925 Braveheart
Hobart Nelson
 1925 The Prairie Pirate
Don Esteban
 1925 Keep Smiling
James P. Ryan
 1925 Hell's Highroad
Sanford Gillespie
 1925 The Scarlet West
Gen. Kinnard
 1925 The Danger Signal
Cyrus Browning
 1925 Blood and Steel
W.L. Grimshaw
 1925 Go Straight
The Hawk
 1925 Men and Women
Israel Cohen
 1925 The Rag Man
Mr. Bernard
 1925 The Golden Bed
Amos Thompson
 1925 Locked Doors
Norman Carter
 1924 Feet of Clay
Dr. Fergus Lansell
 1924 Welcome Stranger
Eb Hooker
 1924 The Bedroom Window
Frederick Hall
 1924 Missing Daughters
Chief of Secret Service
 1924 Men
Henri Duval
 1924 Triumph
Smauel Overton
 1924 Mademoiselle Midnight
Don Pedro de Quiros
 1924 Thy Name Is Woman
The Comandante
 1923 Don't Call It Love
Henry Van Courtlandt
 1923 The Ten Commandments
Redding - an Inspector
 1923 To the Last Man
Gaston Isbel
 1923 The Silent Partner
Ralph Coombes
 1923 The Spoilers
Joe Dextry
 1923 You Are Guilty
Theodore Tennent
 1923 Luck
Judge Templeton
 1923 The Tie That Binds
Charles Dodge
 1923 Has the World Gone Mad!
Mr. Adams
 1922 The Prisoner of Zenda
Colonel Sapt
 1922 Sure-Fire Flint
Anthony De Lanni
 1922 Any Night
Jim Barton
 1922 Foolish Wives
Andrew J. Hughes (uncredited)
 1921 Extravagance
Richard Vane
 1919 Sealed Hearts
Frank Prentiss
 1919 The Mite of Love (Short)
 1917 Public Defender
Arthur Nelson
 1916 The Light That Failed
Dick Hedlar
 1916 Fathers of Men
John Howland / Robert Howland
 1916 Big Jim Garrity
Jim Garrity
 1916 For a Woman's Fair Name
 1915 The Cave Man
Hanlick Smagg
 1915 Mortmain
 1915 The Absentee
Nathaniel Crosby - the Absentee / Power
 1915 A Man's Prerogative
Oliver Wade
 1915 On the Night Stage
Austin, the 'Sky Pilot'
 1915 The Girl I Left Behind Me
Lt. Hawkesworth
 1914 Where the Trail Divides
'How' Landor
 1914 The Call of the North
Ned & Graehme Stewart
 1914 Love vs Duty (Short)
 1913 With Lee in Virginia (Short)
 1913 The Mosaic Law (Short)
 1913 The Paymaster's Son (Short)
John Burton - the Paymaster's Son
 1912 When Lee Surrenders (Short)
 1912 On Secret Service (Short)
 1912 On the Firing Line (Short)
 1912 The Hidden Trail (Short)
 1912 The Colonel's Peril (Short)
Tom Norman
 1912 His Message (Short)
Holmes - a Miner
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Robert's cremated remains are scattered at an unknown location in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.

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