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James Gordon (I) (1871–1941)

James Gordon was born on April 23, 1871 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Last of the Mohicans (1920), Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1913) and Hearts of Oak (1924). He was married to Mabel Van Buren and Rita. He died on May 12, 1941 in Hollywood, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Hearts of Oak John Owen
The Sea Wolf 'Death' Larsen


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 1936 The Plough and the Stars
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1935 The Black Room
Gentleman (uncredited)
 1935 One More Spring
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1933 Neighbors' Wives
Judge Lee
 1932 Behind Jury Doors
William Wegand
 1932 Stowaway
Undetermined role
 1931 The Hot Spot (Short)
 1931 The Front Page
The Mayor
 1931 The Bachelor Father
Mr. Carson Creswell, a Lawyer
 1930 Mothers Cry
Policeman (uncredited)
 1929 Masked Emotions
Capt. Goodell
 1928 The Beautiful Spy
 1928 The Escape
Jim Joyce
 1928 Dad's Choice (Short)
The Bodyguard
 1927 Wolf Fangs
Bill Garside
 1927 The Cancelled Debt
Mr. Butler
 1927 Babe Comes Home
Baseball Player
 1927 Wanted: A Coward
Bull Harper
 1927 The War Horse
General Evans
 1927 Tongues of Scandal
 1926 Flying High
V.E. Martin
 1926 Rose of the Tenements
Tim Galligan
 1926 The Buckaroo Kid
James Mulford
 1926 Devil's Dice
Martin Godfrey
 1926 The Ice Flood
Lumber Camp Physician
 1926 Miss Nobody
Police Sergeant
 1926 The Social Highwayman
 1926 Phantom Police
The Governor
 1925 Tumbleweeds
Joe Hinman
 1925 Beauty and the Bad Man
Gold Hill Cassidy
 1924 The Courageous Coward
Charles Reed
 1924 Hearts of Oak
John Owen
 1924 The Iron Horse
David Brandon Sr (uncredited)
 1924 The Man Who Came Back
Captain Gallon
 1924 Wanderer of the Wasteland
Alex MacKay
 1924 The White Sin
Yacht Captain
 1923 The Grail
James Trammel
 1923 Defying Destiny
Mr. Alden
 1923 Man's Size
Carl Morse
 1922 The Love Gambler
Colonel Angus McClelland
 1922 On the High Seas
Captain of S.S. Andren
 1922 A Self-Made Man
Jonas Spurlock
 1922 A Game Chicken
Joshua Hastings
 1922 Nancy from Nowhere
Mr. Kelly
 1921 Trailin'
William Drew
 1921 The Man from Lost River
 1921 The Old Swimmin' Hole
Mr. Hull - Ezra's Pa
 1921 Sunset Jones
David Rand
 1921 The Bait
John Garson - The Game Warden
 1920 The Blue Moon
The River Boss
 1920 The Last of the Mohicans
Col. Munro
 1920 Homespun Folks
Hilary Rose
 1920 The Sea Wolf
'Death' Larsen
 1920 Excuse My Dust
Griggs (uncredited)
 1920 Mary's Ankle
George P. Hampton
 1919 Behind the Door
Bill Tavish
 1919 Jacques of the Silver North
Don Baird
 1919 The Final Close-Up
Patrick Norton
 1919 Experimental Marriage
Callahan (as Jim Gordon)
 1918 The Lure of the Circus
Guy Brock
 1916 Beatrice Fairfax
Christopher McRay / The Prince's Bodyguard
 1914 The Mystery of the Poison Pool
Joe Cameron
 1914 The Oath of a Viking (Short)
The Viking King
 1914 The Next in Command
Sgt. Nolan
 1914 A Foolish Agreement (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 Frederick the Great (Short)
 1913 Hoodman Blind
Tom, the Romany
 1913 The Stranglers of Paris
Simmonet, later known as Jagon
 1913 Caprice
Mr. Henderson
 1913 The Rightful Heir (Short)
Tardif - the Treacherous Servant
 1913 The Priest and the Man (Short)
The Trapper
 1913 The Old Monk's Tale (Short)
 1913 A Day That Is Dead (Short)
The Nobleman
 1913 The Eldorado Lode (Short)
Jim Harris
 1913 The Red Man's Burden (Short)
The Overseer
 1912 Love Among the Geysers (Short)
The Judge
 1912 The First Settler's Story (Short)
John - the First Settler
 1912 A Chase Across the Continent (Short)
The Detective
 1912 The Charge of the Light Brigade (Short)
Lord Raglan - Commander-in-Chief of the British Forces
 1912 A Curable Disease (Short)
The Doctor
 1912 Calumet 'K' (Short)
 1912 'Ostler Joe (Short)
Joe - the Husband
 1912 The Harbinger of Peace (Short)
The Doctor
 1912 The Librarian (Short)
 1912 In His Father's Steps (Short)
Young Dr. Morgan's Sweetheart's Father
 1912 The Relief of Lucknow (Short)
General Havelock
 1912 The Necklace of Crushed Rose Leaves (Short)
Gaspard - the Locksmith
 1912 For Valour (Short)
The Colonel
 1912 The Girl at the Key (Short)
The Sweetheart's Father
 1912 A Prisoner of War (Short)
The Governor General at St. Helena
 1912 The Passion Flower (Short)
The Owner of the Livery Stable
 1912 Treasure Island (Short)
1st Village Dignitary
 1912 The Spanish Cavalier (Short)
The Nobleman Rival
 1912 The House with the Tall Porch (Short)
The Father
 1912 Curing the Office Boy (Short)
The Boss
 1912 At the Point of the Sword (Short)
The Priest
 1912 For the Cause of the South (Short)
Gen. Robert E. Lee
 1912 To Save Her Brother (Short)
The Sheriff
 1911 Uncle Hiram's List (Short)
The Doctor
 1911 A Romance of the Cliff Dwellers (Short)
Second Romantic Rival
 1911 The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of (Short)
The Rich Man
 1911 Buckskin Jack, the Earl of Glenmore (Short)
Howard Branders
 1911 Pull for the Shore, Sailor! (Short)
Henry - Ellen Jane's Husband
 1911 A Perilous Ride (Short)
Colonel Commanding Fort Bent
 1911/I Three of a Kind (Short)
The Athlete
 1911 Leaves of a Romance (Short)
An Eastern Merchant
 1911 The Big Dam (Short)
John Dillon - Bedford's Rival
 1911 The Battle of Trafalgar
Captain Hardy
 1911 The Sheriff (Short)
The Sheriff
 1911 The Lighthouse by the Sea (Short)
First Young Fisherman
 1911 Under the Tropical Sun (Short)
Morales - Mercedes' Cuban Lover
 1911 At Jones Ferry (Short)
Big Morton - Boss of the Lumber Camp
 1911 The Venom of the Poppy (Short)
Chief of the Customs Service
 1911 The Spirit of the Gorge (Short)
Massachiquita - the Indian Chief
 1911 The Switchman's Tower (Short)
The Engineer
 1911 Christian and Moor (Short)
The Moorish King
 1911 The Doomed Ship (Short)
Captain of the Doomed Ship
 1911 The Capture of Fort Ticonderoga (Short)
Ethan Allen
 1911 The Minute Man (Short)
 1911 The Crucial Test (Short)
The Managing Editor
 1911 How Willie Raised Tobacco (Short)
 1911/II The Crusader (Short)
 1911 A Case of High Treason (Short)
Captain North
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'Big Jim' Gordon | Jim Gordon

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One of the founders of the acting group known as "The Troupers," Gordon was a leading man for Julia Marlowe on Broadway, appearing in Shakespearean plays that toured the country a number of times.

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