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Ralph Lewis (I) (1872–1937)

Ralph Lewis was born on October 28, 1872 in Englewood, Illinois, USA as Ralph Percy Lewis. He was an actor, known for The Birth of a Nation (1915), Casey Jones (1927) and The Wolf Man (1915). He was married to Vera Lewis. He died on December 4, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Birth of a Nation Hon. Austin Stoneman - Leader of the House
Casey Jones Casey Jones
The Wolf Man Hilbert Grinde, 'The Wolf Man'
The Block Signal 'Jovial Joe' Ryan


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 1938 The Buccaneer
Prominent Gentleman (uncredited)
 1937 Music for Madame
Henchman (uncredited)
 1937 Behind the Mike
Townsman (uncredited)
 1937 West Bound Limited
Foreman of the Jury (uncredited)
 1937 Make Way for Tomorrow
Business Man (uncredited)
 1936 The Accusing Finger
Senator (uncredited)
 1936 San Francisco
Founders' Club Member (uncredited)
 1936 Border Flight
Boat Captain (uncredited)
 1935 Swifty
Alec McNiel
 1935 Thanks a Million
Politician (uncredited)
 1935 Dr. Socrates
Bookstore Proprietor (uncredited)
 1935 Diamond Jim
Man at Bar (uncredited)
 1935 Sunset Range
 1935 Born to Battle
Justice Hiram McClump
 1935 Behind the Green Lights
Judge #2 / Lawyer
 1935 Outlaw Rule
John Lathrop
 1934 When Lightning Strikes
Woodsman (uncredited)
 1934 Ready for Love
Mr. Thompson (uncredited)
 1934 Terror of the Plains
Dad Lansing
 1934 Fighting Hero
The Judge
 1934 Badge of Honor
Randall Brewster
 1934 Mystery Liner
Prof. Grimson
 1933 Riot Squad
Judge Nathaniel Moore
 1933 Somewhere in Sonora
Mr. Kelly Burton
 1933 Sucker Money
John Walton
 1932 The Death Kiss
Winchell (uncredited)
 1932 Call Her Savage
Doctor (uncredited)
 1932 Always Kickin' (Short)
 1932 Strange Justice
Prison Warden (uncredited)
 1932 McKenna of the Mounted
 1932 American Madness
Judge (uncredited)
 1932 The Lost Squadron
 1930 The Fourth Alarm
Chief Turner
 1930 Abraham Lincoln
Member of Lincoln's Cabinet (uncredited)
 1930 The Bad One
 1929 The Girl in the Glass Cage
John Cosgrove
 1928 Crooks Can't Win
Dad Gillen
 1928 Outcast Souls
John Turner
 1927 Life in Hollywood No. 7 (Short)
 1927 Casey Jones
Casey Jones
 1927 The Shield of Honor
Dan MacDowell
 1927 The Sunset Derby
Sam Gibson
 1927 Held by the Law
George Travis
 1926 The Silent Power
John Rollins
 1926 The False Alarm
Fighting John Casey
 1926 The Block Signal
'Jovial Joe' Ryan
 1926 Bigger Than Barnum's
Peter Blandin
 1926 Fascinating Youth
John Ward
 1926 Shadow of the Law
 1926 The Lady from Hell
Earl of Kennet
 1925 The Last Edition
Tom McDonald
 1925 One of the Bravest
John Kelly
 1925 Heir-Loons
 1925 The Overland Limited
Ed Barton
 1925 The Re-Creation of Brian Kent
Homer Ward
 1925 The Million Dollar Handicap
John Porter
 1925 Who Cares
Grandfather Ludlow
 1925 The Bridge of Sighs
William Craig
 1924 East of Broadway
 1924 In Every Woman's Life
 1924 Dante's Inferno
The Man - Mortimer Judd
 1924 The Man Who Came Back
Thomas Potter
 1924 Untamed Youth
Joe Ardis
 1923 The Mailman
Bob Morley
 1923 Blow Your Own Horn
Nicholas Small
 1923 Desire
De Witt Harlan
 1923 Tea: With a Kick!
Jim Day
 1923 Vengeance of the Deep
Captain Musgrove
 1923 The West~Bound Limited
Bill Buckley
 1923 The Fog
Johnathan Forge
 1922 The Third Alarm
Dan McDowell
 1922 Environment
Diamond Jim Favre
 1922 Broad Daylight
Peter Fay
 1922 The Sin Flood
 1922 Flesh and Blood
Fletcher Burton
 1922 In the Name of the Law
Patrick O'Hara
 1922 The $5 Baby
Ben Shapinsky
 1921 The Conquering Power
Pere Grandet
 1921 A Private Scandal
Phillip Lawton
 1921 Salvage
Cyrus Ridgeway
 1921 Sowing the Wind
 1921 Man-Woman-Marriage
The Father
 1921 Prisoners of Love
Her Father
 1920 Common Sense
Dan Bowers
 1920 Outside the Law
Silent Madden
 1920 813
Robert Castleback
 1920 What Women Love
James King Cotton
 1919 When the Clouds Roll by
Curtis Brown
 1919 Eyes of Youth
Robert Goring
 1919 The Hoodlum
Alexander Guthrie
 1919 The Valley of the Giants
Col. Pennington
 1919 The Long Lane's Turning
Gov. Eveland
 1919 The Dub
Frederick Blatch
 1918 Fires of Youth
John Linforth
 1918 The Kid Is Clever
Jazzbando Boullion
 1918 Revenge
'Sudden' Duncan
 1918 Cheating the Public
John Dowling
 1917 This Is the Life
Count Herman von Nuttenberg
 1917 Jack and the Beanstalk
Francis' Father
 1917 The Silent Lie
 1917 Her Temptation
Ralph Stuart
 1917 A Tale of Two Cities
Roger Cly
 1916 The Children Pay
Theodore Ainsley - the Girls' Father
 1916 A Sister of Six
Caleb Winthrop
 1916 Gretchen the Greenhorn
Jan Van Houck
 1916 Hell-to-Pay Austin
Dad Dawson
 1916 Going Straight
John Remington
 1916 Macbeth
 1916 The Flying Torpedo
Head of the Board
 1916 Martha's Vindication
Deacon Hunt
 1916 Let Katie Do It
Uncle Dan Standish
 1915 Home from the Sea (Short)
 1915 Jordan Is a Hard Road
Jim Starbuck
 1915/I Father and Son (Short)
 1915 On the Bread Line (Short)
Joe Benton
 1915 The Father (Short)
Bill Kenare - Ex-Convict
 1915 The Wolf Man
Hilbert Grinde, 'The Wolf Man'
 1915 Her Father (Short)
 1915/I The Turning Point (Short)
Senator Delafield / David Drummond
 1915 Victorine (Short)
The Side Show Manager
 1915 The Little Catamount (Short)
Old Hemlock - Hattie's Father
 1915 The Mountain Girl (Short)
Old Lloyd - the Girl's Grandfather
 1915 The Smuggler (Short)
John Sampson - Betty's Father
 1915/I The Comeback (Short)
Fred Dexter
 1915 The Outcast
The Judge
 1915 Ex-Convict 4287 (Short)
Malcolm Forbes
 1915 The Birth of a Nation
Hon. Austin Stoneman - Leader of the House
 1915 One Flight Up (Short)
Dr. Trine
 1914 The Exposure (Short)
 1914 Over the Ledge (Short)
 1914 A Question of Courage (Short)
 1914 The Old Good-for-Nothing (Short)
 1914 The Hop Smugglers (Short)
Sikes - the Revenue Officer
 1914 His Responsibility (Short)
Morgan Wallace
 1914 The Floating Call (Short)
The City Editor
 1914 Paid with Interest (Short)
 1914 The Wrong Prescription (Short)
A Surgeon
 1914 Meg of the Mines (Short)
 1914/I Her Awakening (Short)
Dr. John
 1914 The Gunman (Short)
Thorne - the Foreman
 1914/I Lest We Forget (Short)
 1914 The Vengeance of Gold (Short)
Jim - the Poor Suitor
 1914 The Weaker Strain (Short)
 1914 The Escape
The Senator
 1914 The Soul of Honor (Short)
Old Colonel Potter - the Father
 1914 The Miniature Portrait (Short)
 1914 The Different Man (Short)
The Outlaw
 1914 The Floor Above (Short)
 1914 The Stiletto (Short)
Carl Bronte
 1914 The Old Man (Short)
 1914 The Smugglers of Sligo (Short)
 1914 The Gangsters of New York (Short)
Spike Golden - a Rival Gangster
 1913 The Pseudo Prodigal (Short)
The Prodigal's Father
 1913 The Reporter's Scoop (Short)
Henry Marshall
 1913 The Bracelet (Short)
 1913/II The Flirt (Short)
 1913 The Stolen Woman (Short)
 1913/II The Fight for Right (Short)
Durland - Mary's Father
 1913 The Tangled Web (Short)
 1913 Half a Chance (Short)
 1913 The Master Cracksman (Short)
Robert Thatcher Sr.
 1913 The Bawlerout (Short)
Downs - The Bank Cashier
 1913/II Held for Ransom (Short)
Cyrus Brooks
 1913 The Judge's Vindication (Short)
President of the Money Trust
 1913 The Man from Outside (Short)
Dayton - Lucille's Father
 1913 The Open Road (Short)
Tom's Father
 1912 The Faith Healer (Short)
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Stage: Appeaed in "When Knighthood Was in Flower" on Broadway. Romance (revival). Written by 'Paul Kester' (aqv), from the novel by Charles Major. Empire Theatre: 2 May 1904-May 1904 (closing date unknown/16 performances). Cast: Adelaide Alexander, Herbert Budd, George S. Christie, Thomas L. Coleman, Frank Dodge, Thomas Lindsay, Julia... See more »

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Director David Butler recalled when he was just starting out as an actor he watched Lewis rehearse a scene with director T. Hayes Hunter, in which Lewis was to be playing a violin. They would rehearse with a cheap violin, but when it came time to shoot, Lewis was given a rare and expensive Stradivarius that the studio had rented for the day. Lewis and Hunter got into an argument about how to play... See more »

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