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Richard Dix (I) (1893–1949)

Richard Dix was a major leading man at RKO Radio Pictures from 1929 through 1943. He was born Ernest Carlton Brimmer July 18, 1893, in St. Paul, Minnesota. There he was educated, and at the desires of his father, studied to be a surgeon. His obvious acting talent in his school dramatic club led him to leading roles in most of the school plays. At ... See full bio »

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Cimarron Yancey Cravat
The Ghost Ship
The Ghost Ship Capt. Will Stone
The Kansan
The Kansan John Bonniwell
Man of Conquest
Man of Conquest Sam Houston


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 1945 Voice of the Whistler
John Sinclair / John Carter
 1945 The Power of the Whistler
William Everest
 1944 The Mark of the Whistler
Lee Selfridge Nugent
 1944 The Whistler
Earl C. Conrad
 1943 Top Man
Tom Warren
 1942 American Empire
Dan Taylor
 1942 Eyes of the Underworld
Police Chief Richard Bryan
 1940 Men Against the Sky
Phil Mercedes
 1939 Reno
William Shayne aka Bill Shear
 1939 Here I Am a Stranger
Duke Allen
 1937 It Happened in Hollywood
Tim Bart
 1937 The Devil Is Driving
Paul Driscoll
 1936 Devil's Squadron
Paul Redmond
 1936 Special Investigator
William 'Bill' Fenwick, aka Richard 'Dick' Galt
 1936 Yellow Dust
Bob Culpepper
 1934 His Greatest Gamble
 1934 Stingaree
 1933 Day of Reckoning
John Day
 1932 The Conquerors
Roger Standish / Roger Lennox
 1932 The Lost Squadron
 1931 Young Donovan's Kid
Jim Donovan
 1931 The Stolen Jools (Short)
Richard Dix
 1930 Shooting Straight
Larry Sheldon aka Ted Walters
 1930 Lovin' the Ladies
Peter Darby
 1929 The Wheel of Life
Capt. Leslie Yeullet
 1929 Nothing But the Truth
Robert Bennett
 1929 Redskin
Wing Foot
 1929 The Love Doctor
Dr. Gerald Summer
 1928 Moran of the Marines
Michael Moran
 1928 Warming Up
Bert Tulliver
 1928 Easy Come, Easy Go
Robert Parker
 1928 Sporting Goods
Richard Shelby
 1927 Shanghai Bound
Jim Bucklin
 1927 Man Power
Tom Roberts
 1927 Knockout Reilly
Dundee 'Knockout' Reilly
 1926 The Quarterback
Jack Stone
 1926 Fascinating Youth
Richard Dix
 1926 Let's Get Married
Billy Dexter
 1925 Womanhandled
Bill Dana
 1925 The Lucky Devil
Randy Farnum
 1925 Men and Women
Will Prescott
 1925 A Man Must Live
Geoffrey Farnell
 1925 Too Many Kisses
Richard Gaylord, Jr
 1924 Sinners in Heaven
Alan Croft
 1924 Unguarded Women
Douglas Albright
 1923 The Call of the Canyon
Glenn Kilbourne
 1923 The Ten Commandments
John McTavish - Her Son
 1923 To the Last Man
Jean Isbel
 1923 Racing Hearts
Robby Smith
 1923 The Woman with Four Faces
Richard Templar
 1923 Souls for Sale
Frank Claymore
 1923 Quicksands
Lt. Bill
 1922 The Glorious Fool
Billy Grant
 1922 The Sin Flood
Bill Bear
 1922 The Bonded Woman
Lee Marvin
 1922 Fools First
Tommy Frazer
 1922 Yellow Men and Gold
 1922 The Wall Flower
Walt Breen
 1921 The Poverty of Riches
John Colby
 1921 Dangerous Curve Ahead
Harley Jones
 1921 All's Fair in Love
Bobby Cameron
 1921 Not Guilty
Paul / Arthur Ellison (twins)
 1917 One of Many
James Lowery - Butler
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Stage Play: The Little Brother. Written by Milton Goldsmith and Benedict James [only Broadway credit]. Directed by Walter Hast. Belmont Theatre: 25 Nov 1918- Mar 1919 (closing date unknown/120 performances). Cast: Mabel Bunyea, Richard Dix, John Gomar, Edyth Latimer, Mary Malleson, Tyrone Power Sr., Sam Sidman, William St. James, Walker ... See more »

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By the time Dix started the Whistler series, he was a heavy drinker and subject to hiccups. See more »

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