Taylor Holmes (1878–1959)

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Taylor Holmes, the American stage and film actor, was born on May 16, 1878, in Newark, New Jersey. He made his Broadway debut in February 1900 in the controversial play "Sapho", which was closed down by the New York Police Department for immorality after 29 performances. In the April 1900 trial, the play was adjudged not obscene, and it reopened ... See full bio »

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 1959 Sleeping Beauty
King Stefan (voice)
 1958 Frontier Doctor (TV Series)
 1958 Wink of an Eye
Mr. Vanryzin
 1958 Lassie (TV Series)
Mr. Delahaney
- The Business (1958) ... Mr. Delahaney
 1958 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Mr. Blackwell
- The Demon and Mrs. Devon (1958) ... Mr. Blackwell
 1957 Dr. Christian (TV Series)
- Old Man (1957) ... Cathcart
 1957 The Book of Acts Series
High Priest
 1957 Dragnet (TV Series)
- The Big Game (1957)
 1957 The Helen Morgan Story
Elderly Actor on Train (uncredited)
 1957 The Adventures of McGraw (TV Series)
Uncle Cyrus
- Acapulco (1957) ... Uncle Cyrus
 1957 The Life of Riley (TV Series)
Clarence Nesbitt White
- Babs's Dream House (1957) ... Clarence Nesbitt White
 1957 Noah's Ark (TV Series)
Matthew Barret
- Out to Pasture (1957) ... Matthew Barret
 1956 The Peacemaker
Mr. Wren
 1956 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Shelby Lincoln
- The Charles Hartford Simpson Story (1956) ... Shelby Lincoln
 1956 The Maverick Queen
Pete Callaher
 1955-1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Harvey / Jay-Jay Johnson
- It Started with Eve (1956) ... Dr. Harvey
- The Inside Story (1955) ... Jay-Jay Johnson
 1955 The Fighting Chance
 1955 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series)
Cleeburn Martin
- A Job for the Macarone (1955) ... Cleeburn Martin
 1955 Crossroads (TV Series)
- Broadway Trust (1955)
 1955 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Judge Tyler
- The Ox-Bow Incident (1955) ... Judge Tyler
 1953-1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- A Ring for Nell (1955)
- We'll Never Have a Nickel (1953) ... Morris
 1955 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
Gen. 'Binky' Rumble
- The Lady's Game (1955) ... Gen. 'Binky' Rumble
 1951-1955 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Judge Taylor 'Virgil' Holmes / Judge-Trial Sketch
- Red Goes to Barber College (1955) ... Judge Taylor 'Virgil' Holmes
- The Big Trial (1951) ... Judge-Trial Sketch (uncredited)
 1955 Big Town (TV Series)
- Race Track Story (1955)
 1954 Waterfront (TV Series)
George Barron
- Driftwood (1954) ... George Barron
 1954 The Whistler (TV Series)
- Lady in Waiting (1954) ... Rogers
 1954 Hell's Outpost
Timothy Byers
 1954 Tobor the Great
Prof. Arnold Nordstrom
 1954 The Outcast
Andrew Devlin
 1954 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- Exit for Margo (1954)
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Gerald Fitzgerald
- Sister Veronica (1954) ... Gerald Fitzgerald
 1954 Untamed Heiress
Walter Martin
 1953 Wonder Valley
Sweetheart's Father
 1953 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Mr. Esmond Sr.
 1953 She's Back on Broadway
Talbot (uncredited)
 1953 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
General Andrew Jackson
- A Matter of Honor (1953) ... General Andrew Jackson
 1952 Ride the Man Down
Lowell Priest
 1952 Beware, My Lovely
Mr. Walter Armstrong
 1952 Sudden Fear
Scott Martindale (uncredited)
 1952 Woman of the North Country
Andrew Dawson
 1952 Hold That Line
Dean Forrester
 1952 Hoodlum Empire
Benjamin Lawton
 1951 Two Tickets to Broadway
Willard Glendon
 1951 Drums in the Deep South
Albert Monroe
 1951 Rhubarb
P. Duncan Munk
 1951 The First Legion
Father Keene
 1950 Double Deal
C.D. 'Corpus' Mills
 1950 Bright Leaf
Calhoun - Lawyer
 1950 Caged
Sen. Ted Donnolly (uncredited)
 1950 Father of the Bride
 1950 Quicksand
 1950 Copper Canyon
Theodosius Roberts
 1950 Woman in Hiding
Lucius Maury
 1949 The Christmas Carol (TV Short)
Ebeneezer Scrooge
 1949 Once More, My Darling
Jed Connell
 1949 Joe Palooka in the Big Fight
Dr. Benson
 1949 Act of Violence
 1948 That Wonderful Urge
Attorney Rice
 1948 Joan of Arc
The Bishop of Avranches - The Trial at Rouen
 1948 The Plunderers
Eben Martin
 1948 Hazard
Mr. Meeler
 1948 Smart Woman
Dr. Jasper
 1948 Let's Live Again
Uncle Jim
 1947 Nightmare Alley
Ezra Grindle
 1947 Kiss of Death
Earl Howser--Attorney
 1947 Mr. Bell (Short)
Gardiner Hubbard
 1947 Boomerang!
T.M. Wade
 1936 Make Way for a Lady
George Terry
 1936 The Crime of Dr. Forbes
Dr. Robert Empey
 1936 The First Baby
Mr. Wells
 1933 Git Along Little Wifie (Short)
 1933 Before Morning
Leo Bergman
 1930 Terry of the 'Times' (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1930 Dad Knows Best (Short)
 1930 Let Me Explain (Short)
 1929 He Loved the Ladies (Short)
 1929 He Did His Best (Short)
 1929 Lovers' Delight (Short)
 1927 King Harold (Short)
 1927 Their Second Honeymoon (Short)
 1927 Should a Mason Tell? (Short)
 1927 One Hour of Love
Joe Monahan
 1925 Borrowed Finery
 1925 The Verdict
 1925 The Crimson Runner
Bobo (valet)
 1925 Her Market Value
Courtney Brooks
 1924 Twenty Dollars a Week
William Hart
 1920 Nothing But Lies
George Cross
 1920 The Very Idea
Gilbert Goodhue
 1920 Nothing But the Truth
Robert Bennett
 1919 Three Black Eyes
Larry Van Cortlandt
 1919 Upside Down
Archibald Pim
 1919 Taxi
Robert Hervey Randolph
 1919 A Regular Fellow
Dalion Pemberton
 1919 It's a Bear
Orlando Wintrhop
 1918 A Pair of Sixes
T. Boggs Johns
 1918 Ruggles of Red Gap
Marmaduke Ruggles
 1918 Uneasy Money
Lord Dawlish
 1917 The Small Town Guy
Ernest Gledhill
 1917 Two-Bit Seats
Jimmy Mason
 1917 Fools for Luck
Philander Jepson
 1917 Efficiency Edgar's Courtship (Short)
Edgar Bumpus
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