Joseph W. Girard (1871–1949)

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Joseph W. Girard was born on April 2, 1871 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Captain Midnight (1942), Social Error (1935) and Beloved Jim (1917). He died on August 21, 1949 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Captain Midnight Major Steel
Social Error Edward Bentley, Sr.
Beloved Jim The Derelict
'49-'17 Judge Brand


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 1944 Heavenly Days
Senator (uncredited)
 1943 Mission to Moscow
American Senator (uncredited)
 1942 The Navy Comes Through
Naval Captain at Hearing (uncredited)
 1942 The Secret Code
Col. Drake [Chs.3-5]
 1942 Captain Midnight
Major Steel (as Joe Girard)
 1941 Sergeant York
Gen. John J. Pershing (uncredited)
 1941 The Spider Returns
Police Commissioner Kirk (as Joe Girard)
 1940/I The Green Archer
Inspector Ross
 1940 Deadwood Dick
Government Referee (uncredited)
 1939 Crashing Thru
Steamship Captain (as Joseph Girard)
 1939 Zenobia
Juryman (uncredited)
 1939 Navy Secrets
Navy Captain
 1939 Ride 'em, Cowgirl
'Ruf' Rickson (as Joe Girard)
 1938 Unashamed: A Romance
Dr. Malvin (as Jos. W. Girard)
 1938 Tough Kid
The Real Dr. Churchill (uncredited)
 1938 The Stranger from Arizona
Uncle Jim (uncredited)
 1938 Frontier Scout
Dr. Lawrence
 1938 Delinquent Parents
Guest (uncredited)
 1938 Held for Ransom
Police Chief Howell (uncredited)
 1938 Whirlwind Horseman
Jim Radford (as Joseph Girard)
 1938 The Secret of Treasure Island
Newspaper Editor at Meeting (uncredited)
 1937 The Mysterious Pilot
RCAF Col. Durkin (uncredited)
 1937 Clipped Wings
Col. A.C. Clayton - Flight Surgeon (as Joseph Girard)
 1937 SOS Coast Guard
Cmdr. Green (uncredited)
 1937 The Rangers Step In
Mark Allen (uncredited)
 1937 The Mystery of the Hooded Horsemen
Dan Farley (as Joseph Girard)
 1937 Wild West Days
Judge Lawrence
 1937 Headline Crasher
Talllant Associate (uncredited)
 1937 Parole Racket
Wilson (uncredited)
 1936 What Becomes of the Children?
Detective Chief (as Joseph Girard)
 1936 A Tenderfoot Goes West
Gruffy Keith (as Joseph Girard)
 1936 Ride 'Em Cowboy
Sam Parker (as Jos. Girard)
 1936 Aces and Eights
Don Julio Hernandez (as Joseph Girard)
 1936/I The Amazing Exploits of the Clutching Hand
Lawyer Cromwell [Chs.1-3,6,7,15]
 1936 Lightnin' Bill Carson
John Mount (as Joseph Girard)
 1936 The Drag-Net
Thomas J. Harrison, District Attorney
 1936 The Oregon Trail
Colonel Delmont (as Joe Girard)
 1935 The Silent Code
NWMP Inspector Manning (as Joseph Girard)
 1935 Racing Luck
Commissioner (as Joe Girard)
 1935 The Ivory-Handled Gun
Pat Moore (as Jos. Girard)
 1935 Frontier Justice
Samuel Halston (as Joseph Girard)
 1935 His Fighting Blood
RCMP Inspector Carstairs (as Jos. Girard)
 1935 Streamline Express
Colonel in Play (uncredited)
 1935 Tumbling Tumbleweeds
Gene Autry, Sr. (uncredited)
 1935 Diamond Jim
Stockbroker (uncredited)
 1935 Annapolis Farewell
Office on Congress (uncredited)
 1935 Outlawed Guns
Sheriff Rocky Ellsworth (as Jos. W. Girard)
 1935 Men of Action
Official (uncredited)
 1935 Branded a Coward
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1935 The Outlaw Deputy
Ed Rutledge (as Joe Girrard)
 1935 Let 'em Have It
Warden (uncredited)
 1935 Kentucky Blue Streak
Prison Warden Carlson (as Joseph Girard)
 1935 Social Error
Edward Bentley, Sr. (as Joseph Girard)
 1935 Outlaw Rule
Banker Payton (as Joseph Girard)
 1935 Blazing Guns
Sheriff Crabtree (as Joseph Girard)
 1934 The Fighting Trooper
RCMP Inspector O'Keefe (as Joseph Girard)
 1934 The Tonto Kid
Rance Cartwright (as Joseph Gerard)
 1934 The Murder in the Museum
Police Commissioner Brandon (as Joseph Girard)
 1934 Oil's Well (Short)
 1934 Palooka
Weigh-In Ring Official (uncredited)
 1933 The Sin of Nora Moran
Captain of Detectives (as Joe Girard)
 1933 Twin Husbands
Police Capt. Hayes (uncredited)
 1933 My Woman
Sponsor (uncredited)
 1933 Golden Harvest
Wheat Broker (uncredited)
 1933 The Fiddlin' Buckaroo
Kerriman (as Joe Girrard)
 1933 The Woman Who Dared
Police captain
 1933 The World Gone Mad
Nichols (uncredited)
 1933 The Whirlwind
Mr. Reynolds (as Joseph Girard)
 1933 Gabriel Over the White House
Secretary of the Navy (uncredited)
 1933 Silent Men
Two-Block Burkett (as Joseph Girard)
 1933 Racetrack
 1933 Via Pony Express
Captain McCarthy (as Joseph Girard)
 1933 Man of Action
Frank Caldwell - Banker (as Joe Gerard)
 1932 Hypnotized
Police Chief (uncredited)
 1932 Officer Thirteen
Chief of Police Kramer (as Joseph Girard)
 1932 Renegades of the West
James Dowling (as Joe Girard)
 1932 False Impressions (Short)
Mr. Windy Windermere (uncredited)
 1932 The Crusader
Chief of Detectives Corrigan (as Joe Girard)
 1932 The Big Stampede
Major Parker (as Joseph Girard)
 1932 Trapped in Tia Juana
Captain / Colonel Holbert
 1932 The Hurricane Express
Detective Matthews (as Joseph Girard)
 1932 The Texas Bad Man
Ranger Capt. Charley Carter (as Joe Girard)
 1932 Radio Patrol
Police Capt. John Slater (uncredited)
 1931 Strictly Dishonorable
Officer (uncredited)
 1931 Sealed Lips (Short) (as Joseph Girard)
 1931 Scareheads
 1931 Is There Justice?
Chief of Police
 1931 The Big Gamble
Poker Player (uncredited)
 1931 The Mystery Train
Sheriff (as Joseph Girard)
 1931 The Sky Spider
Colonel Hawton (as Joe Girard)
 1931 Against the Rules (Short) (as Joseph Girard)
 1931 Defenders of the Law
The Police Chief (as Joseph Girard)
 1931 The Secret 6
Official (uncredited)
 1931 Dishonored
Russian Officer (uncredited)
 1931 Seein' Injuns (Short)
 1931 Desert Vengeance
Ship's Captain (uncredited)
 1931 The Gang Buster
Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1930 Men on Call
FIrst Mate (uncredited)
 1930 Just Imagine
Commander (uncredited)
 1930 Breakfast in Bed (Short) (as Joseph Girard)
 1930 The Third Alarm
Pensions Board Commissioner (as Joseph Girard)
 1930 Doughboys
General Hull (uncredited)
 1930 Man Trouble
Police Inspector (uncredited)
 1930 Sons of the Saddle
Martin Stavnow (as Joseph Girard)
 1930 The Unholy Three
The Judge (uncredited)
 1930 Troopers Three
Capt. Harris (as Joseph Girard)
 1929 Courtin' Wildcats
Everett Butts (as Joseph Girard)
 1929 The Girl from Havana
 1929 The One Woman Idea
Steamship Captain
 1929 From Headquarters
Major (as Joseph Girard)
 1929 The Leatherneck
Court-Martial Officer (as Joseph Girard)
 1929 Redskin
Commissioner (uncredited)
 1929 King of the Rodeo
 1928 Broken Barriers
Stanley Moore (as Joseph Girard)
 1928 The Fleet's In
 1928 While the City Sleeps
Captain of Detectives (uncredited)
 1928 The Terror
Supt. Hallick (as Joseph Gerard)
 1928 The Code of the Scarlet
RCMP Inspector
 1928 Crazy House (Short)
Percy's Father
 1928 Hello Cheyenne
Fremont Cody (as Joseph Girard)
 1928 Partners in Crime
Chief of Police
 1928 Stop That Man!
Captain Ryan
 1928 Marlie the Killer
John Cleveland
 1928 The Crowd
Member of Board of Directors (uncredited)
 1928 Four Sons
Ellis Island Examiner (uncredited)
 1928 The Night Flyer
Railroad President Swaford (uncredited)
 1928 The Noose
Captain of Guards (uncredited)
 1927 The Shield of Honor
Chief ofPolice Davison (as Joseph Girard)
 1927 The Silent Hero
John Stoddard (as Joseph Girard)
 1927 Fireman, Save My Child
Chief Dumston
 1927 Alias the Deacon
Sheriff of Morton County (uncredited)
 1927 The Land Beyond the Law (uncredited)
 1927 When Seconds Count
James Mathewson (as Joseph Girard)
 1927 In the First Degree
James Hurd (as Joseph Girard)
 1927 The Ladybird
Jacob Gale (as Joseph Gerard)
 1927 Whispering Sage
Hugh Acklin (as Joseph Girard)
 1927 The Final Extra
Editor Williams
 1926 The Night Owl
William Armittage
 1926 Flying High
Col. Rockliffe Owens
 1926 Lightning Reporter (as Joseph Girard)
 1926 Tentacles of the North
Dan Blake (as Joseph Girard)
 1926 We're in the Navy Now
U.S. Admiral
 1926 Speed Crazed
Maclyn Harfer
 1926 The High Flyer (as Joseph Girard)
 1926 Forlorn River
Hart Blaine (as Joseph Girard)
 1926 The Flying Mail
Martin Hardwick
 1926 Doubling with Danger
Elwood Haver (as Joseph Girard)
 1926 The Dangerous Dub
W.J. Cooper (as Joseph Girard)
 1926 Modern Youth (as Joseph Girard)
 1926 Out of the Storm
The Warden
 1926 Ladies of Leisure
 1926 Driftin' Thru
Sheriff (as Joseph Girard)
 1925 Lord Jim
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1925 Speed Madness (as Joe Girard)
 1925 The Pride of the Force
Police Captain (as Joseph Girard)
 1925 The Fugitive
Satan Saunders (as Joseph Girard)
 1925 Romance and Rustlers
John Larrabee (as Joe Girard)
 1925 The Gambling Fool
George Hartford
 1925 Ten Days
Ezra Van Buren (as Joseph Girard)
 1925 Youth and Adventure
Clint Taggart (as Joseph Girard)
 1925 Vic Dyson Pays
Dayton Keever (as Joseph Girard)
 1925 3 Keys
Sam Millington
 1924 Battling Mason (as Joseph Girard)
 1924 The Lighthouse by the Sea
Inspector #1 (as Joseph Gerard)
 1924 Laughing at Danger
Cyrus Remington
 1924 The Western Wallop
Prison warden
 1924 Reckless Speed
Dad Creswell (as Joseph Girard)
 1924 Wolves of the North
John MacLeod
 1924 After a Million (as Joe Girard)
 1924 The Night Message
Gov. Pringle
 1924 Stolen Secrets
Police Chief
 1924 Jack O'Clubs
Capt. Dennis Malloy (as Joseph Girard)
 1924 The Night Hawk
Sheriff Milton (as Joseph Girard)
 1924 Gambling Wives
Duke Baldwin (as Joe Girard)
 1924 Sporting Youth
Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1924 Leave It to Gerry
Colonel Pettijohn
 1923 The Wild Party
Mr. Furth
 1923 Sting of the Scorpion (as Joseph Girard)
 1923 Where Is This West?
Lawyer Browns (as Joseph Girard)
 1923 Soft Boiled
The Ranch Owner (as Joseph Girard)
 1923 Legally Dead
District Attorney
 1923 The Eagle's Talons
Burton Thorne
 1923 Lovebound
David Belwyn (as Joseph Girard)
 1923 The Law Rustlers
Sol Vane (as Joseph Girard)
 1923 Three Jumps Ahead
John Darrell (as Joe Girard)
 1923 The Devil's Dooryard
Snag Thorn (as Joseph Girard)
 1923 Hearts of Oak (Short)
Old Man Callahan
 1922 One Wonderful Night
Chief of Detectives
 1922 Perils of the Yukon
Ivan Petrof (as Joseph Girard)
 1922 Step on It!
Lafe Brownell (as Joe Girard)
 1922 The Man Who Married His Own Wife
John Marsden (as Joe Girard)
 1922 Chain Lightning
Colonel George Bradley
 1922 The Price of Youth (Short)
Dr. Holt (as Joseph Girard)
 1922 Nan of the North
Yukon Hays
 1921 The Mysterious Pearl
Paul Kozloff
 1921 Her Social Value
Joe Harmon (as Joseph Girard)
 1921 Red Courage
Joe Reedly (as Joe Girard)
 1921 A Yankee Go-Getter
Nicholas Lanza (as Joseph Girard)
 1921 Dangerous Paths
Silas Newton
 1921 The Blue Fox
Hawk Baxter
 1921 Dead or Alive
Sheriff Lamar
 1921 The Sheriff of Hope Eternal (Short)
'Silk' Lowry (as Joseph Girard)
 1920 The Branded Four
Dr. Horatio Scraggs
 1920 The Figurehead
James Durfee (as Joseph Girard)
 1920 The Screaming Shadow
Baron Pulska
 1919 Loot
Pete Fielding (as Joseph Girard)
 1919 Paid in Advance
John Gray (the father)
 1919 The Midnight Man
Henry Morgan
 1919 Bare Fists
Harry's Father (as Joseph Girard)
 1919 What Am I Bid?
John McGibbon
 1919 The Sealed Envelope
John Biggs (as Joseph Girard)
 1918 The Heart of Humanity
Canadian Colonel (as Joseph Girard)
 1918 Danger, Go Slow
Judge Cotton
 1918 Let's Fight (Short)
 1918 The Brass Bullet
Spring Gilbert
 1918 Her Body in Bond
Benjamin Sleeth (as Joseph Girard)
 1918 A Soul for Sale
Garet Pendleton (as Joseph Girard)
 1918 The Bride's Awakening
Frederick Bronson (as Joe Girard)
 1918 The Two-Soul Woman
Dr. Copin (as Joseph Girard)
 1918 The Marriage Lie
Jim Orton (as Joe Girard)
 1918 The Risky Road
Van Belt (as Joseph Girard)
 1918 The Kaiser, the Beast of Berlin
Ambassador Gerard
 1917 Beloved Jim
The Derelict
 1917 Fear Not
Mortimer Gildane
 1917 Society's Driftwood
Judge Grant
 1917 '49-'17
Judge Brand (as Joseph Girard)
 1917 The Storm Woman (Short)
The Older Reporter
 1917 The Double Standard
Bishop Ferguson
 1917 The Lair of the Wolf
Oliver Cathcart (as Joseph Girard)
 1917 Treason
Gergus Natarre (as Joseph Girard)
 1917 The Voice on the Wire
Dr. Reynolds (as Joseph Girard)
 1917 Hell Morgan's Girl
Oliver Curwell
 1916 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Maj. Cameron (uncredited)
 1916 The Taint of Fear (Short)
The Father
 1916 The Mansard Mystery (Short)
Dr. Ballard
 1916 Honor Thy Country (Short)
Count Del Vaine
 1916 Society's Hypocrites (Short)
Kirk Butler
 1916 The Broken Spur (Short)
John Dexter
 1916 The Laugh of Scorn (Short)
Steve Perkins
 1916 The Narrow Path
John Martin
 1916 The Trail of Chance (Short)
Ben Callahan
 1916/II Aschenbr√∂del (Short)
Old Reb Litwak
 1916 The Circular Room (Short)
Von Tahn
 1916 A Splash of Local Color (Short)
Thomas Harvey
 1916 The Scarlet Mark (Short)
Marcen - 1st Crook
 1916 The Man from Nowhere
Gov. Dudley Ward (as Joseph W. Gerard)
 1916 The Sheriff of Pine Mountain (Short)
Lige Harlow
 1916 The Limousine Mystery (Short)
Mr. James Crosby
 1916 A Gentle Volunteer (Short)
 1916 The Unconventional Girl (Short)
Mr. Joy
 1916 The Huntress of Men
Fleming Harcourt
 1916 Their Anniversary (Short)
 1916 Thrown to the Lions
Harry Sullivan
 1916 A Social Outcast (Short)
Jim Henderson
 1916 His Brother's Pal (Short)
Dan Halliday
 1916 Saved by a Song (Short)
Jed Perkins
 1916 The Lords of High Decision
Colonel Craighill (as Joseph Gerard)
 1916/I Borrowed Plumes (Short)
Ward Simmons
 1916 One Who Passed by (Short)
Jed Hawkins
 1916 In His Own Trap (Short)
William Beckwith - Banker
 1916 Love's Pilgrimage to America
Captain Sparks (as Joe Girard)
 1915 Juror Number Seven (Short)
William Ralston
 1915 The Mystery of the Locked Room (Short)
Banker Harmon - Ruth's Father
 1915 The Parson of Pine Mountain (Short)
Old Marvin
 1915 The Meddler (Short)
Edward Ward
 1915 The House with the Drawn Shades (Short)
Judge Grant
 1915 Sh! Don't Wake the Baby (Short)
Honest Bill
 1915 The Cad (Short)
Herbert Gale
 1915 A Seashore Romeo (Short)
Dolly's Dad
 1915 The Proof (Short)
 1915 Souls in Pawn (Short)
The Musician
 1915 Conscience
The Warden
 1915 The Last Act (Short)
Hilary Herndon
 1915 The Valley of Silent Men (Short)
 1915 The Force of Example (Short)
Lawyer Thomas Burton
 1915 The Trail of the Upper Yukon (Short)
Hercules Bennett - Card Sharp
 1915 A Fireside Realization (Short)
John Brocton
 1915 A Shot in the Dark (Short)
Captain Holmes
 1915 Rene Haggard Journeys On (Short)
The Governor
 1915 The Ladder of Fortune (Short)
Colonel Novarro
 1915 The Affair of the Terrace (Short)
Baron Rosbaum
 1915 In the Clutch of the Emperor (Short)
Count Vorn
 1915 A Lesson from the Far East (Short)
Hobart's Father
 1915 Six Months to Live (Short)
The Doctor
 1915 The Rider of Silhouette (Short)
The Sheriff
 1915 Six or Nine (Short)
Henry Grayson - May's Father
 1915 The Mystery of the Man Who Slept (Short)
Allan K. Brakemere
 1915 Adventures of a Seagoing Hack (Short)
The Butler
 1915 Children of Chance (Short)
John Armitage - Brent's Father
 1915 A Man's Temptation (Short)
Colonel Girard
 1914/II Bootle's Baby (Short)
Adjutant Gray
 1914 Sheep's Clothing (Short)
'Paw' Smith
 1914 Face Value (Short)
The Detective
 1914 The Birth of the Star Spangled Banner (Short)
Major Armistead
 1914 The Old Fire Horse (Short)
Nick Sharp (as Joe Girard)
 1914 The Mystery of the Lost Stradivarius (Short)
Boronoff - the Great Violinist
 1914 The Coward and the Man (Short)
 1914 Shotgun Jones (Short)
 1914 When the Cartridges Failed (Short)
Ed Huggins
 1914 The Active Life of Dolly of the Dailies
Home Towner [Ch. 12]
 1911 Back to the Primitive (Short)
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