1881 - 1889 westerners

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1. George Bancroft

Actor | Stagecoach

George Bancroft was raised in Philadelphia and attended high school at Tomes Institute (Philadelphia). He won an impressive appointment to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis and graduated as a commissioned officer. He served in the Navy for the prescribed period of required service but no...

12 westerns, 24-41.

Windy Miller, Texas (1941). 1941.

1882 - 1956, 74,

2. Arnold Gray

Actor | Bird of Paradise

Arnold Gray was born on April 20, 1899 in Toledo, Ohio, USA as Arnold R. Samberg. He was an actor, known for Bird of Paradise (1932), The Flame of the Yukon (1926) and The Dentist (1932). He was married to Josefina Ramos. He died on May 3, 1936 in Alpine, California, USA.

4 westerns, 20-27.

Foreman, The Slingshot Kid (1927). 1927.

1889 - 1936, 37.

3. Tom Chatterton

Actor | Drums of Fu Manchu

Tom Chatterton was born on February 12, 1881 in Geneva, New York, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Drums of Fu Manchu (1940), A Soul Enslaved (1916) and Captain America (1944). He died on August 17, 1952 in Hollywood, California, USA.

61 westerns, 13-49.

Grizzly Garth, Home on the Range (1946). 1946.

1881 - 1952, 71.

4. Joe King

Actor | Smashing the Money Ring

Joe King was born on February 9, 1883 in Austin, Texas, USA as Joseph Sayers King. He was an actor and director, known for Smashing the Money Ring (1939), Salvation Nell (1921) and Her Bitter Cup (1916). He was married to Hazel Buckham. He died on April 11, 1951 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, ...

21 westerns, 12-42.

George Burns, The Sharpshooter, The Sharpshooter (1913). 1913.

1883 - 1951, 68.

5. Bud Osborne

Actor | Navajo Kid

One of the finest teamsters in Hollywood screen history, Osborne handled the reins for horse-drawn coaches and wagons in countless westerns and historical photoplays from the early 20's through late 50's. And with his weathered, rumpled look, his Texas drawl and his nasal twang, he was often called...

643 westerns, 12-63.

Allie Love, Bat Plays a Dead Man's Hand (1959). 1959.

1884 - 1964, 79.

6. C. Rhys Pryce

Actor | The Gun Smugglers

Welshman Caryl ap Rhys Pryce spent much of his life as a professional soldier, and fought in units as varied as the British army, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Mexican revolutionaries fighting against dictator Porfirio Díaz.

Born in British India, he was an RCMP officer in 1911 when he ...

4 westerns, 12-13.

Shotgun Rawlins, The Invaders (1913). 1913.

? - 1915.

7. Roy Stewart

Actor | The Lone Star Ranger

Tall in the saddle, and dark and handsome to boot, he may be little remembered today when compared to a William S. Hart, Tom Mix or Hoot Gibson, but cowboy hero Roy Stewart was arguably one of the best known of the silent screen back then. While touring with the famous Floradora Girls, Stewart ...

66 westerns, 15-33.

Sheriff Milt Powers, Rough Romance (1930). 1930.

1883 - 1933, 49.

8. Robert Milasch

Actor | Captain Blood

At six and a half feet tall, Robert Emmet Milasch might have made a great circus performer. In fact, early in his career, that's exactly what he was. Born April 18, 1885, in New York City, Milasch ran away as a youngster and joined a circus, becoming a contortionist. He then joined another circus ...

46 westerns, 03-51.

Buckaroo Bill, Grinning Guns (1927). 1927.

1885 - 1954, 69.

9. Kernan Cripps

Actor | Federal Operator 99

Kernan Cripps was born on July 8, 1886 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA as John Kernan Cripps . He was an actor, known for Federal Operator 99 (1945), The Mystery Squadron (1933) and Daughter of Don Q (1946). He died on August 12, 1953 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

35 westerns, 35-54.

Jim Thomas, The Cowboy and the Kid (1936). 1936. Credited.

1886 - 1953, 67.

10. Tom Kennedy

Actor | The Adventurous Blonde

Once a boxer, brawny character actor Tom Kennedy began his film career early in the silent era. He frequently played big, dumb, likable, working-class types, such as in The Case of the Stuttering Bishop (1937). He also worked with W.C. Fields, The Marx Brothers, and Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in ...

91 westerns, 15-65. 50 years of westerns.

Dinkey Hooley, Born to the West (1926). 1926.

1885 - 1965, 80.

11. Warner Richmond

Actor | The Heart of Maryland

Werner Paul Raetzmann was one of seven children born to a German-born father and Wisconsin-born mother. He and one brother decided to change their last name to Richmond. Living in rural Wisconsin, he became an expert horseman as a young man, and this skill would later earn him roles in western ...

35 westerns 15-46.

Link Carson, Trail of Vengeance (1937). 1937.

1886 - 1948, 62.

12. William Gould

Actor | Buck Rogers

William Gould was born on May 2, 1886 in Ontario, Canada. He was an actor, known for Buck Rogers (1939), The Winner's Circle (1948) and Red Barry (1938). He was married to Raven. He died on May 15, 1969 in Beverly Hills, California, USA.

72 westerns, 22-60.

Sheriff, Buried Treasure (1950). 1950.

1886 - 1969, 83. Canada. California.

13. Harry Tenbrook

Actor | They Were Expendable

Harry Tenbrook was born on October 9, 1887 in Oslo, Norway as Henry Olaf Hansen. He was an actor, known for They Were Expendable (1945), A Slight Case of Murder (1938) and The Land of Might (1912). He died on September 14, 1960 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

84 westerns, 11-60.

Jim Hadler - The Bully, The Parson and the Bully (1911). 1911.

1887 - 1969, 72.

14. Jack Holt

Actor | San Francisco

Staunch, granite-jawed American leading man of silent and early talkie films, much associated with Westerns. A native of New York City, Holt often claimed to have been born in Winchester, Virginia, where he grew up. The son of an Episcopal minister, he attended Trinity School in Manhattan, then the...

43 westerns, 14-51.

Saddles Barton, The Wild Frontier (1947). 1921.

1888 - 1951, 62.

15. Forbes Murray

Actor | The Lady and the Mob

Forbes Murray was born on November 4, 1884 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada as Murray Forbes Barnard. He was an actor, known for The Lady and the Mob (1939), The Apache Kid (1941) and Mercy Plane (1939). He died on November 18, 1982 in Douglas County, Oregon, USA.

69 westerns, 36-70.

Attorney Henry Walker, Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride (1940). 1940.

1884 - 1982, 98.

16. J. Frank Glendon

Actor | Lights of Old Broadway

J. Frank Glendon was born on October 25, 1885 in Buckskin Township, Ohio, USA as Jonathan Leroy Logan. He was an actor and producer, known for Lights of Old Broadway (1925), Three Pals (1926) and The Phantom Empire (1935). He was married to Virginia McCandless and Leslie Cook. He died on March 17, ...

23 westerns, 18-36.

Sheriff, The Circle of Death (1935). 1935. Director.

1885 - 1937, 51.

17. Bryant Washburn

Actor | Captain Midnight

Bryant Washburn was born on April 28, 1889 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Franklin Bryant Washburn III. He was an actor and producer, known for Captain Midnight (1942), Hungry Hearts (1922) and Skinner's Bubble (1917). He was married to Virginia Vance and Mabel Forrest. He died on April 30, 1963 in ...

16 westerns, 26-45.

John Carson, Shadows on the Sage (1942). 1942.

1889 - 1963, 74.

18. Charles Trowbridge

Actor | Tarzan and the Huntress

This veteran character and his younger brother, western actor Jack Rockwell, were born to American parents south of the border in Vera Cruz, Mexico in 1882. Charles Trowbridge was educated in Napa, California and Hawaii, then studied for his degree at Stanford University. He forsook a thriving ...

14 westerns, 36-51.

King of the Texas Rangers (1941). 1941.

1882 - 1967, 85. Mexico. California.

19. Harry Tyler

Actor | The Grapes of Wrath

Harry Tyler was born on June 13, 1888 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Grapes of Wrath (1940), The Naked Street (1955) and Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955). He was married to Gladys Crolius. He died on September 15, 1961 in Hollywood, California, USA.

90 westerns, 36-61.

Relentless (1948). 1948.

1888 - 1961, 73.

20. Thurston Hall

Actor | You Can't Cheat an Honest Man

Movies, especially comedies, have always needed big, blustery, booming authoritarian types for the lead to play off of (or against), and one of the best was Thurston Hall, most famous for his role of Mr. Schuyler in the Topper (1953) series of the early 1950s. Hall was a tall, distinguished, ...

37 westerns, 15-58.

Jasper Jim Bandy, Swing the Western Way (1947). 1947.

1882 - 1958, 75.

21. Harry Bowen

Actor | Crashin' Broadway

Harry Bowen was born on October 4, 1888 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Harry Jerome Bowen. He was an actor, known for Crashin' Broadway (1932), Heir to Trouble (1935) and The Headline Woman (1935). He died on December 5, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

9 westerns, 32-36.

Marty, Ghost Valley (1932). 1932.

1888 - 1941, 53.

22. Francis X. Bushman

Actor | Sabrina

Francis X. Bushman was born on January 10, 1883 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Francis Xavier Bushman. He was an actor and director, known for Sabrina (1954), Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) and Romeo and Juliet (1916). He was married to Iva Millicient Richardson, Norma Emily Atkin, Beverly ...

8 westerns, 17-60.

Commissioner Latham, Apache Country (1952). 1952.

1883 - 1966, 83

23. Paul Harvey

Actor | Spellbound

Paul Harvey was born on September 10, 1882 in Sandwich, Illinois, USA as Roy Paul Harvey. He was an actor, known for Spellbound (1945), Calamity Jane (1953) and High Sierra (1941). He was married to Ottye Henrietta Cramer (actress) and Merle Stanton. He died on December 15, 1955 in Los Angeles, ...

18 westerns, 36-57.

Boss Martin, Rose of the Rancho (1936). 1936.

1882 - 1955, 73.

24. Max Asher

Actor | Rip Van Winkle

Max Asher was born on May 5, 1885 in Oakland, California, USA. He is known for his work on Rip Van Winkle (1921), The Great Towel Robbery (1913) and Captain Kidd's Priceless Treasure (1914). He died on April 15, 1957 in Los Angeles, California.

18 westerns, 14-48.

Tobias Blake, At Devil's Gorge (1923). 1923.

1885 - 1957, 71.

25. Walter Rodgers

Actor | The Heart of Maryland

Walter Rodgers was born on August 31, 1886 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as Walter Louis Woycke. He was an actor and director, known for The Heart of Maryland (1927), The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln (1924) and Vengeance - and the Woman (1917). He was married to Amanda Dorothea Sautters. He died on ...

27 westerns, 13-38.

Four-Ace Baker, In the Sunset Country (1915). 1915.

1886 - 1951, 64.

26. Joseph Franz

Director | The Desperate Game

Joseph Franz was born on October 12, 1884 in Utica, New York, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Desperate Game (1926), The New Teacher (1922) and The Love Gambler (1922). He died on September 9, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

46 westerns, 13-26.

Big Bluff Joe, The Frontier Twins Start Something (1913). 1913.

1884 - 1970, 85.

27. Pedro de Cordoba

Actor | My Favorite Wife

Although many people are under the impression that Pedro de Cordoba was Mexican, his mother was French and his father was Cuban, and he was born in New York City. De Cordoba's career began in silent films, where he established himself as a solid character actor, and his career carried over into ...

21 westerns, 36-51.

Padre Leonardo, The Daring Caballero (1949). 1949.

Don Diego, Gun to Gun (1944). 1944.

1881 - 1950, 68.

28. Stuart Holmes

Actor | The Rip-Tide

Stuart Holmes, born Joseph Liebchen, was a silent screen leading man (from 1909) who starred in Fox's first feature film, Life's Shop Window (1914), filmed on Staten Island for $4,500. Being of somewhat menacing demeanour, the cold-eyed, moustachioed Holmes quickly discovered his penchant for ...

56 westerns, 10-63.

Crayden Backer, Lone Star (1952). 1952.

1884 - 1971, 87.

29. Jack Nelson

Director | Two-Gun Caballero

Jack Nelson was born on October 15, 1882 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA as John Claude Nelson. He was an actor and director, known for Two-Gun Caballero (1931), The Rawhide Terror (1934) and A Fighting Heart (1924). He was married to Grace and Stella. He died on November 10, 1948 in North Bay, Ontario,...

40 westerns, 12-35.

Hair-Trigger Baxter (1926). 1926. Director.

1882 - 1948, 66. US. Canada.

30. William Royle

Actor | Drums of Fu Manchu

William Royle was born on March 22, 1887 in Rochester, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Drums of Fu Manchu (1940), The Secret of Treasure Island (1938) and The Man in the Iron Mask (1939). He died on August 9, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

19 westerns, 36-40.

Braden, Wild West Days (1937). 1937.

1887 - 1940, 53.

31. Antonio Moreno

Actor | Creature from the Black Lagoon

A serious rival to Rudolph Valentino as the smouldering 'Latin Lover' type was black-haired Spanish-born Antonio Moreno. One of the most prominent screen stars of the 1920's, he was equally adept at romance, melodrama or comedy and appeared opposite most of the legendary movie queens of the era, ...

19 westerns, 14-56.

Loup La Tour, Rough Romance (1930). 1930.

1887 - 1967, 79.

32. Carlyle Blackwell

Actor | Bulldog Drummond

Carlyle Blackwell was a popular American matinee idol and occasional director of the silent cinema. Debonair and darkly handsome, he made his debut with Vitagraph in Uncle Tom's Cabin (1910) and was seldom out of work as a romantic lead, progressing from one- and two-reelers to feature films by ...

26 westerns, 11-20.

Lariat Jim, By the Aid of a Lariat (1911). 1911.

1884 - 1955, 71.

33. Jack Livingston

Actor | The Power Divine

After Jack Livingston left motion pictures, he settled in Buffalo, New York. There he obtained a job as a welder. He lived there from approximately 1928 or 1929 until circa 1939 or 1940. Than he relocated with his wife (Alice Mitchell) to live in Sheffield, Massachusetts. There he became a salesman...

11 westerns, 14-28.

Sheriff Jim Larkin, The Quarter Breed (1916). 1916.

1885 - 1944, 58.

34. Bert Hadley

Actor | The Flying U Ranch

Bert Hadley was born on April 12, 1882 in Walla Walla, Washington, USA as Robert Chancey Hadley. He was an actor, known for The Flying U Ranch (1927), Madam Who (1918) and The Tiger Band (1920). He was married to Jack Noyes, Zena Clara Haddock and Theodore Best. He died on December 30, 1968 in ...

9 westerns, 14-27.

Chip Bennet, The Flying U Ranch (1927). 1927.

1882 - 1968, 86.

35. Selmer Jackson

Actor | The Grapes of Wrath

Selmer Jackson was born on May 7, 1888 in Lake Mills, Iowa, USA as Selmer Adolph Jackson. He was an actor, known for The Grapes of Wrath (1940), Left Over Ladies (1931) and Undercover Agent (1939). He was married to Estil S. Jackson. He died on March 30, 1971 in Burbank, California, USA.

* 55 westerns, 38-61.

Major Marlowe, Wagons Westward (1940). 1940.

1888 - 1971, 82.

36. Walter McGrail

Actor | Special Agent K-7

Walter McGrail was born on October 19, 1888 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Walter Bernard McGreal. He was an actor, known for Special Agent K-7 (1936), The Lone Star Ranger (1930) and The American Beauty (1927). He was married to Hazel Stuart Drew. He died on March 19, 1970 in San ...

33 westerns, 22-53.

Lt. Harper, The Scarlet West (1925). 1925.

1888 - 1970, 81.

37. William C. Dowlan

Actor | Drugged Waters

William C. Dowlan was born on September 21, 1882 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA as William Christopher Dowlan. He was an actor and director, known for Drugged Waters (1916), The Two-Gun Parson (1917) and Richelieu (1914). He was married to Leonora Ainsworth. He died on November 6, 1947 in Los Angeles,...

3 westerns, 14-17.

The Two-Gun Parson (1917). 1917. Director, actor.

1882 - 1947, 65.

38. George Siegmann

Actor | The Three Musketeers

George Siegmann was born on February 8, 1882 in New York, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Three Musketeers (1921), Should She Obey? (1917) and The Man Who Laughs (1928). He was married to Maude Darby. He died on June 22, 1928 in Hollywood, California, USA.

11 westerns , 14-26.

Flash McGraw, The Big Punch (1921). 1921.

1882 - 1955, 71.

39. John Sheehan

Actor | The Criminal Code

John Sheehan was born on October 22, 1885 in Oakland, California, USA. He was an actor, known for The Criminal Code (1930), Wolf Call (1939) and Hidden Enemy (1940). He was married to Blanche Morris Roberts. He died on February 14, 1952 in Calabasas, California.

9 westerns, 16-50.

Ed Barrow, Three Godfathers (1936). 1936.

1885 - 1952, 66.

40. Lee Moran

Actor | Almost Welcome

Lee Moran was born on June 23, 1888 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Leon George Brown. He was an actor and writer, known for Almost Welcome (1918), The Little Irish Girl (1926) and The Racket (1928). He was married to Esther (Brown) Schinzel. He died on April 24, 1961 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, ...

19 westerns, 12-30.

Josh Doolittle, The Lady Barber of Roaring Gulch (1912). 1912

1888 - 1961, 72.

41. Charles Winninger

Actor | Show Boat

Short, chubby-framed, twinkle-eyed, ever-huggable Charles Winninger was a veteran vaudevillian by the time he arrived in talking films. Born in a trunk to show biz folk in Athens, Wisconsin, on May 26, 1884, he was initially christened Karl Winninger. He left school while quite young (age 8) to ...

9 westerns, 31-56.

Washington Dimsdale, Destry Rides Again (1939). 1939.

1884 - 1969, 84.

42. George M. Carleton

Actor | The Purple Monster Strikes

George M. Carleton was born on October 28, 1885 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Purple Monster Strikes (1945), Just Off Broadway (1942) and Daughter of the Jungle (1949). He died on September 23, 1950 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.

13 westerns, 42-49.

Mel Bowers, Marshal of Laredo (1945). 1945.

1885 - 1950, 64.

43. Marc McDermott

Actor | He Who Gets Slapped

Marc McDermott was born Marcus McDermott in Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia, on July 24, 1881. His father Patrick McDermott and mother Annie Massey McDermott were born in Ireland, and Marc later became an English citizen when he moved to London. His older brother Patrick was born in Ireland, ...

4 westerns, 09-27.

Thomas Brainerd, The Sunset Gun (1912).

1881 - 1929, 47. Australia. California.

44. Rockliffe Fellowes

Actor | Monkey Business

Rockliffe Fellowes was born on March 17, 1884 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada as Rockliffe St. Patrick Fellowes. He was an actor, known for Monkey Business (1931), The Understanding Heart (1927) and The Crystal Cup (1927). He was married to Lucile Watson. He died on January 28, 1950 in Los Angeles, ...

5 westerns, 23-33.

Kells, The Border Legion (1924). 1924.

1883 - 1950, 66. Canada. California.

45. William B. Davidson

Actor | I'm No Angel

William B. Davidson was born on June 16, 1888 in Dobbs Ferry, New York, USA as William Beatman Davidson. He was an actor, known for I'm No Angel (1933), The Most Dangerous Game (1932) and The Farmer's Daughter (1947). He was married to Helen Bolton and Mary Hellen Dorsey. He died on September 28, ...

17 westerns, 23-46.

Kurt Morley, The Last Trail (1927). 1927.

1888 - 1947, 59.

46. Herbert Rawlinson

Actor | The Flame Fighter

Herbert Rawlinson was born on November 15, 1885 in Brighton, East Sussex, England as Herbert Banemann Rawlinson. He was an actor and producer, known for The Flame Fighter (1925), The Carter Case (1919) and King of the Royal Mounted (1940). He was married to Loraine Abigail Long, Roberta Arnold and ...

54 westerns, 11-53.

The Rival Stage Lines (1911). 1911.

1885 - 1953, 67.

47. Carter DeHaven

Actor | Timothy Dobbs, That's Me

Starting out his entertainment career in vaudeville and on the stage, Carter DeHaven entered films while still a teenager and soon achieved fame appearing in productions with his wife, Flora Parker DeHaven. During his long film career he also produced and directed several movies, and Charles Chaplin...

12 westerns, 23-60.

Story, Girl from the West (1923). 1923.

General Hickey, The Posse (1959). 1959.

1886 - 1977, 90.

48. Niles Welch

Actor | Dangerous Pleasure

Niles Welch was born on July 29, 1888 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. He was an actor, known for Dangerous Pleasure (1924), The Phantom (1931) and The Secret of the Storm Country (1917). He was married to Elaine Baker. He died on November 21, 1976 in Laguna Niguel, California, USA.

17 westerns, 25-37.

Rev. Timothy Tucker, Stone of Silver Creek (1935). 1935.

1888 - 1976, 88.

49. Joseph Crehan

Actor | Black Magic

Joseph Crehan was born on July 15, 1883 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Joseph A. Creaghan. He was an actor, known for Black Magic (1944), The Case of the Stuttering Bishop (1937) and Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947). He was married to Dorothy R. Lord. He died on April 15, 1966 in Hollywood, Los ...

50 westerns, 36-65.

Major Larkin, Sundown in Santa Fe (1948). 1948.

1883 - 1966, 82.

50. Dick Elliott

Actor | Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

In the thirties, forties, and especially the 1950's, if a director wanted a short, fat actor to play a windy storekeeper or a raucous conventioneer, he might well cast Dick Elliott. He was one of those actors who, whenever he appeared on screen, often for less than a minute, the audience would ...

93 westerns, 33-62.

Last of the Desperados (1955). 1955.

1886 - 1961, 75.

51. Heinie Conklin

Actor | Hard Boiled

Heinie Conklin was born on July 16, 1886 in San Francisco, California, USA as Charles John Conklin. He was an actor, known for Hard Boiled (1926), Ham and Eggs at the Front (1927) and When Damon Fell for Pythias (1917). He was married to Irene Blake. He died on July 30, 1959 in Hollywood, Los ...

68 westerns, 18-59.

47 feature westerns.

Bill Grimes, Hard Boiled (1926). 1926.

1886 - 1959, 73.

52. Richard Cramer

Actor | Captain of the Guard

Richard Cramer was born on July 3, 1889 in Bryan, Ohio, USA as Richard Earl Cramer. He was an actor, known for Captain of the Guard (1930), Saps at Sea (1940) and Hell-Bent for Frisco (1931). He was married to Hilda. He died on August 9, 1960 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

98 westerns, 30-51.

The Pocatello Kid (1931). 1931.

1889 - 1960, 71.

53. Fred Kelsey

Actor | The Lone Wolf Strikes

Fred Kelsey was born on August 20, 1884 in Sandusky, Ohio, USA as Frederick Alvin Kelsey. He was an actor and director, known for The Lone Wolf Strikes (1940), On Trial (1928) and Mesa of Lost Women (1953). He was married to Katharine Miller. He died on September 2, 1961 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, ...

64 westerns, 14-59.

Arms and the Gringo (1914). 1914.

1884 - 1961, 77.

54. Charles Bartlett

Director | Tangled Trails

Charles Bartlett was born on April 11, 1888 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Tangled Trails (1921), The Girl Who Doesn't Know (1916) and The Bruiser (1916).

51 westerns, 12-27.

Lt. Richards, The Song of the Telegraph (1913). 1913.

1888 -

55. Jack Mulhall

Actor | The Three Musketeers

Jack Mulhall was born on October 7, 1887 in Wappingers Falls, New York, USA as John Joseph Francis Mulhall. He was an actor and producer, known for The Three Musketeers (1933), Dark Streets (1929) and The Social Buccaneer (1923). He was married to Evelyn Mulhall, Laura Bunton and Bertha Vuillot. He...

39 westerns, 14-58.

20 feature westerns.

Bernardo Hall, The Marauder of Madera (1952). 1952.

1887 - 1979, 91.

56. Ed Brady

Actor | The Son of Kong

Ed Brady was born on December 6, 1889 in New York City, New York, USA as Edwin J. Brady. He was an actor, known for Son of Kong (1933), Law of the West (1932) and Fires of Rebellion (1917). He was married to Lillian West. He died on March 31, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

98 westerns, 13-42.

Great Bear, A Hopi Legend (1913). 1913.

1889 - 1942, 52.

57. Pat Harmon

Actor | The Midnight Express

Pat Harmon was born on February 3, 1886 in Lewiston, Illinois, USA as Plummer Hull Harman. He is known for his work on The Midnight Express (1924), The Freshman (1925) and Breed of the Sea (1926). He was married to Pearl Owings. He died on November 26, 1958 in Riverside, California, USA.

37 westerns, 22-35.

The Cowboy Cop (1926). 1926.

1886 - 1958, 72.

58. Robert McKim

Actor | The Bat

Married to actresses Dorcas Matthews and Ottie Ardine, George got his start at 14 years of age, as a singing and dancing waiter in Chicago. McKim began a long career on the stage with the Alcazar stock company in San Francisco. In vaudeville, he teamed for many years with Johnny Cantwell. He later ...

30 westerns, 15-27.

'Silver Sam' Mcgee, The Dead Line (1926). 1926.

1886 - 1927, 40.

59. Al Ernest Garcia

Actor | Modern Times

Al Ernest Garcia was born on March 11, 1887 in San Francisco, California, USA as Allan Ernest Garcia. He was an actor and casting director, known for Modern Times (1936), The Circus (1928) and City Lights (1931). He was married to Ruth Garcia. He died on September 4, 1938 in Los Angeles, California.

29 westerns, 11-38.

The Herders (1911). 1911.

1887 - 1938, 51.

60. Irving Cummings

Director | In Old Arizona

New York-born Irving Cummings began his career as an actor on the Broadway stage in his late teens, and appeared with the legendary Lillian Russell's company. He entered films in 1909 as an actor, and became a very popular leading man in the early 1920s. He began directing at around that time, ...

24 westerns, 12-59.

Director, producer, writer, actor, Pierre de Barre, The Man from Hell's River (1922). 1922.

1888 - 1959, 70.

61. Louis Mason

Actor | The Return of Frank James

Louis Mason was born on June 1, 1888 in Danville, Kentucky, USA. He was an actor, known for The Return of Frank James (1940), In Person (1935) and Trouble at Midnight (1937). He died on November 12, 1959 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

22 westerns, 36-54.

Judge, Two Guys from Texas (1948). 1948.

1888 - 1959, 71.

62. Martin Faust

Actor | Lena Rivers

Martin Faust was born on January 16, 1886 in Poughkeepsie, New York, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Lena Rivers (1914), The Toll of Love (1914) and Jane Eyre (1914). He was married to Hazel. He died on July 20, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

18 westerns, 17-42.

Bannack, Chain Lightning (1927). 1927

1886 - 1943, 57

63. Robert Emmett Keane

Actor | There's a Girl in My Heart

Robert Emmett Keane was one of Hollywood's more overworked character players to be found near the bottom of the credit list. An ex-vaudevillian, he appeared on Broadway from as early as 1914 and at the London Hippodrome two years later, invariably specialising in musicals and comedies. Keane did ...

17 westerns, 30-52.

Navajo Trail Raiders (1949). 1949.

1883 - 1981, 98.

64. Glen Cavender

Actor | The General

Glen Cavender was born on September 19, 1883 in Tucson, Arizona, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The General (1926), The Man from Brodney's (1923) and The Lion and the Girl (1916). He was married to Hazel Chene. He died on February 9, 1962 in Hollywood, California, USA.

12 westerns, 21-41.

Sheriff Hank, The Nevada Buckaroo (1931). 1931.

1883 - 1962, 78.

65. Morgan Brown

Actor | The Great Circus Mystery

Morgan Brown was born on December 4, 1884 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Great Circus Mystery (1925), The Affairs of Jimmy Valentine (1942) and Taming the West (1925). He died on January 4, 1961 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

11 westerns, 25-54.

Terrence Weaver, Taming the West (1925). 1925.

1884 - 1961, 76.

66. Carl M. Leviness

Assistant_director | Jess

Carl M. Leviness was born on July 6, 1885 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Jess (1912), The Wayfarers (1916) and The Shot (1915). He died on October 15, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

11 westerns, 14-62.

Director, The Mountain Traitor (1914). 1914.

1885 - 1964, 79.

67. Forrest Stanley

Actor | When Knighthood Was in Flower

Forrest Stanley was born on August 21, 1885 in Birmingham, England. He was an actor and writer, known for When Knighthood Was in Flower (1922), Beauty's Worth (1922) and The Cat and the Canary (1927). He was married to Marion Hutchins. He died on August 27, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

11 westerns, 16-59.

Madoc Bill, Beauty and the Bad Man (1925). 1925.

1885 - 1969, 84.

68. Warren Ellsworth

Director | The Sheriff of Plumas

Warren Ellsworth was born on May 2, 1888 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Sheriff of Plumas (1916), Life's Blind Alley (1916) and Overalls (1916). He died on November 25, 1945 in Sacramento, California.

10 westerns, 12-16.

Capt. Bryce, The Massacre of Santa Fe Trail (1912). 1912.

1885 - 1945, 57.

69. Eddie Lyons

Actor | Everything But the Truth

Eddie Lyons was born on November 25, 1886 in Beardstown, Illinois, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Everything But the Truth (1920), Almost Welcome (1918) and All Bound Around (1919). He was married to Virginia Kirtley. He died on August 30, 1926 in Pasadena, California, USA.

8 westerns, 12-15.

Jack, The Lady Barber of Roaring Gulch (1912). 1912.

1886 - 1926, 39.

70. Ed Porter

Actor | The Cheyenne Tornado

Ed Porter was born on May 26, 1881 in Columbus, Tennessee, USA. He was an actor, known for The Cheyenne Tornado (1935), Guns for Hire (1932) and Range Warfare (1934). He died on July 29, 1939 in Hollywood, California, USA.

7 westerns, 32-35.

Dr. Peter Bartlett, Guns for Hire (1932). 1932.

1881 - 1939, 58.

71. William Russell

Actor | Robin Hood

Silent-film star William Russell was born in the Bronx, New York, in the late 1880s (various sources give it as 1884, 1886 and 1889). His mother, Clara, was a highly regarded stage actress. Russell studied law at Fordham University (and, some sources say, Harvard University). He started a law ...

17 westerns, 10-24.

Singing River (1921). 1921.

1884 - 1929, 44.

72. Guy Hedlund

Director | Hungry Happy's Dream

Guy Hedlund was born on August 21, 1884 in Portland, Connecticut, USA as Guy Elmer Hedlund. He was an actor and director, known for Hungry Happy's Dream (1916), The Modern Prodigal (1910) and Winning Back His Love (1910). He was married to Blanche E. and Edith Randle (performer). He died on ...

9 westerns, 10-47.

Constant, The Trail of the Hanging Rock (1913). 1913.

1884 - 1964, 80.

73. Jack Standing

Actor | A Father's Love

Jack Standing was born on February 10, 1886 in London, England. He was an actor, known for A Father's Love (1913), The Perils of Pauline (1914) and Blindness of Devotion (1915). He died on October 25, 1917 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

8 westerns, 11-18.

Rev. Robert Henley, Hell's Hinges (1916). 1916.

1886 - 1917, 31.

74. Tom Moore

Actor | Side Street

Tom Moore was born on May 1, 1883 in Fordstown Crossroads, County Meath, Ireland as Thomas J. Moore. He was an actor and director, known for Side Street (1929), The Cabaret Singer (1915) and One of the Finest (1919). He was married to Eleanor Moore, Renée Adorée and Alice Joyce. He died on February...

8 westerns, 14-53.

Teddy North, The Cowboy and the Lady (1922). 1922.

1883 - 1955, 71. Ireland. California.

75. Edwin Maxwell

Actor | The Shop Around the Corner

Edwin Maxwell was born on February 9, 1886 in Dublin, Ireland. He is known for his work on The Shop Around the Corner (1940), His Girl Friday (1940) and Scarface (1932). He was married to Betty Alden. He died on August 13, 1948 in Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA.

8 westerns, 36-42.

Rev. Daniel Gros, Drums Along the Mohawk (1939). 1939.

1886 - 1948, 62. Ireland. US.

76. Poodles Hanneford

Actor | The Golden Horde

Poodles Hanneford was born on June 14, 1891 in Barnsby, Yorkshire, England as Edwin Hanneford. He was an actor, known for The Golden Horde (1951), Northwest Trail (1945) and Billy Rose's Jumbo (1962). He was married to Grace Norma White. He died on December 9, 1967 in Kattskill Bay, New York, USA.

8 westerns, 24-52.

Northwest Trail (1945). 1945.

1891 - 1967, 76. Yorkshire, New York.

77. Lynne Overman

Actor | She Loves Me Not

Lynne Overman was born on September 19, 1887 in Maryville, Missouri, USA as Woodson Lynne Overman Woodson Lynne Overman. He was an actor, known for She Loves Me Not (1934), Union Pacific (1939) and Reap the Wild Wind (1942). He was married to Emily Helen Drange and Sylvia Antoinette Hazette. He ...

4 westerns, 38-42.

Oklahoma, Ride a Crooked Mile (1938). 1938.

1887 - 1943, 55.

78. C. Montague Shaw

Actor | Buck Rogers

Distinguished-looking C. Montague Shaw came to personify the somewhat tweedy but intellectual British scholar or professorial type in many of his more than 150 films, but he was actually an Australian, born in Adelaide in 1884. He began his stage career in Australia with a repertory company, and ...

8 westerns, 26-47.

Mr. Endicott, The Water Hole (1928). 1928.

1882 - 1968, 85. Australia. California.

79. Holmes Herbert

Actor | Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Holmes Herbert was a tall, intense English actor who made his first films after coming to America. He began in silent movies as a leading man but eventually was relegated to less important roles as a character actor when sound came in. He played in several of the Universal "Sherlock Holmes" movies,...

7 westerns, 22-52.

Gen. Johnson, The Iroquois Trail (1950). 1950.

1882 - 1956, 74. UK. US.

80. Broderick O'Farrell

Actor | No Living Witness

Broderick O'Farrell had been unlocatable for several years before his death. He was a "lost player" who acted mostly in comic and some dramatic roles in "Laurel and Hardy" films in 1930's and up until 1944. At the time of death he was interred in San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills, ...

* 7 westerns, 25-48.

Sir Henry Sheffield, The Law of 45's (1935). 1935.

1882 - 1955, 73.

81. George Walsh

Actor | A Manhattan Knight

George Walsh was born on March 16, 1889 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and assistant director, known for A Manhattan Knight (1920), With Stanley in Africa (1922) and American Pluck (1925). He was married to Seena Owen. He died on June 13, 1981 in Pomona, California, USA.

7 westerns, 15-36.

Algernon Du Pont, Blue Blood and Red (1916). 1916.

1889 - 1981, 92.

82. Granville Bates

Actor | Of Mice and Men

Balding, worried-looking character actor of the 1930's who had a strong line in lawyers, judges, sheriffs, mayors and storekeepers. He was especially effective at playing choleric or obtuse. Bates had a career in dramatic plays on Broadway spanning the years from 1925 to 1935. He began in films ...

6 westerns, 17-40.

Van Ellyn, The Plainsman (1936). 1936.

1882 - 1940, 58.

83. Owen Moore

Actor | Betty in Search of a Thrill

Born in 1886, virile and dashing silent screen idol Owen Moore, equipped with incredibly handsome reddish and ruddy features, came to America with his family from Ireland at age 11. After some stage work, he entered films at the Biograph Studio in 1908 and appeared in many of D.W. Griffith's early ...

6 westerns, 09-25.

Cal Thurman, Code of the West (1925). 1925.

1884 - 1939, 54.

84. John Bowers

Actor | Lorna Doone

Began working in films from 1916, becoming a a star within five years of his debut. His frequent co-star was was Marguerite de la Motte, whom he later married. The advent of sound effectively ended his career. Shortly after attending a party, the distraught 50-year-old Bowers committed suicide by ...

6 westerns, 14-31.

Rex Randerson, Code of the Wilderness (1924), 1924.

1885 - 1936, 50.

6 westerns, 26-51.

Director, Black Jack (1927). 1927.

1888 - 1978, 90.

86. John B. O'Brien

Director | Destiny's Toy

John B. O'Brien was born on December 13, 1884 in Roanoke, Virginia, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Destiny's Toy (1916), Father Tom (1921) and Bab's Diary (1917). He died on August 15, 1936 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

59 westerns, 09-36.

Pony O'Brien, The Pony Express Rider (1910). 1910.

1884 - 1936, 51.

87. Henry Armetta

Actor | Speed to Burn

Sicilian-born character actor who appeared in scores of American films, usually as an exuberant and demonstrative Italian. As a teenager in 1902, Armetta stowed away on a boat bound for New York. There he did menial jobs until landing a position as a valet and presser at the Lambs Club, the New ...

6 westerns, 15-35.

Tony Garboni, Men of America (1932). 1932.

1888 - 1945, 57.

88. Crauford Kent

Actor | Shadows of the Sea

Crauford Kent was born on October 12, 1881 in London, England. He was an actor, known for Shadows of the Sea (1922), Seven Keys to Baldpate (1929) and Silas Marner (1922). He died on May 14, 1953 in Hollywood, California, USA.

5 westerns, 23-47.

Count De Longe, The Eagle's Feather (1923). 1923.

1881 - 1953, 71. London. California.

89. Arthur Aylesworth

Actor | King of the Underworld

Arthur Aylesworth was born on August 12, 1881 in Apponaugh, Rhode Island, USA as Arthur Preston Aylesworth. He was an actor, known for King of the Underworld (1939), Brigham Young (1940) and The Plot Thickens (1936). He was married to Elizabeth and Sadie Harris. He died on June 26, 1946 in Los ...

5 westerns, 16-34.

George Weaver, Drums Along the Mohawk (1939). 1939.

1881 - 1946, 64.

90. Herbert Evans

Actor | The Third Degree

Herbert Evans was born on April 16, 1882 in London, England. He was an actor, known for The Third Degree (1919), Reunion in Vienna (1933) and The Hot Scots (1948). He died on February 10, 1952 in San Gabriel, California, USA.

5 westerns, 31-50.

Lord Hurley, Secrets (1933). 1933.

1882 - 1952, 69.

91. William R. Dunn

Actor | Beyond the Law

William R. Dunn was born on May 23, 1888 in Astoria, New York, USA as William Robert Dunn. He was an actor and writer, known for Beyond the Law (1918), The Caballero's Way (1914) and The Secret Kingdom (1917). He died on March 24, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

8 westerns, 11-27.

Grat Dalton, Beyond the Law (1918). 1918.

1888 - 1946, 57.

92. Leon Errol

Actor | Higher and Higher

Leon Errol was born on July 3, 1881 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Leonce Errol Simms. He was an actor, known for Higher and Higher (1943), The Girl from Mexico (1939) and The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944). He was married to Stella Bertha Nelson (aka Stella Chatelaine, dancer). He died ...

4 westerns, 43-49.

Willie Wells, Under Western Skies (1945). 1945.

1881 - 1951, 70. Australia. California.

93. Billy Franey

Actor | When Damon Fell for Pythias

William 'Billy' Franey was a leading comic character actor of dishevelled appearance and fuzzy moustache, usually in a suit a couple of sizes too big. His screen career began around 1913, with leads in the 'Joker' comedy series released by Universal. He was co-starred with Louise Fazenda (until her...

55 westerns, 17-40.

Postmaster Dan, The Fiddlin' Buckaroo (1933). 1933.

1889 - 1940, 51.

94. Charles Judels

Actor | God's Gift to Women

Charles Judels or Charles Judel was born in Amsterdam in 1882. Starred on vaudeville in the early 1900s, and made his Broadway stage debut in 'The Ziegfeld Follies of 1912'. Highly talented chubby man who appeared in more than 130 American comedy and drama movies, his expertise with dialects served...

9 westerns, 30-48.

Botticelli the barber, Panhandle (1948). 1948.

1882 - 1969, 86. Netherlands. California.

95. William Garwood

Actor | Carmen

Silent-film star William Garwood was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri. In his late teens he took to the stage. He worked at the Lakeside Theater in Denver, Colorado, both behind and in front of the curtains, and acted with stars of the caliber of Douglas Fairbanks, Maude Fealy and Olive ...

3 westerns, 09-14.

Cameo, the cowpuncher, Cameo of Yellowstone (1914). 1914.

1884 - 1950, 66.

96. Charles Perley

Actor | The Chosen Prince, or The Friendship of David and Jonathan

Charles Perley was born on August 14, 1885 in Riverside, California, USA as Charles Gilbert Perley. He was an actor, known for The Chosen Prince, or The Friendship of David and Jonathan (1917), The Celebrated Case (1912) and The Woman in White (1912). He was married to Louise Hall and Hazel H ...

5 westerns, 13-17.

Bogs, One Wild Night (1917). 1917.

1885 - 1933, 48.

97. Nick Thompson

Actor | The Snow Bride

Nick Thompson was born on September 11, 1889 in Houston, Texas, USA as Nick J. Thompson. He was an actor, known for The Snow Bride (1923), Corruption (1933) and Defenders of the Law (1931). He died on April 22, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

36 westerns, 28-67.

Chief White Cloud, The Riding Renegade (1928). 1928.

1889 - 1980, 90.

98. Hooper Atchley

Actor | Arizona Terror

Hooper Atchley was born on April 30, 1887 in Ebenezer, Tennessee, USA as Lemuel Hooper Atchley. He was an actor, known for Arizona Terror (1931), The Return of Jimmy Valentine (1936) and The Three Musketeers (1933). He was married to Violet Yahar. He died on November 16, 1943 in Hollywood, Los ...

37 westerns, 30-43.

Hackett, Roarin' Lead (1936). 1936.

1887 - 1943, 56.

99. Hank Mann

Actor | Modern Times

Hank Mann was born on May 28, 1887 in New York City, New York, USA as David William Lieberman. He was an actor and director, known for Modern Times (1936), The Great Dictator (1940) and City Lights (1931). He was married to Dolly Myers Robinson, Rae Max and Estelle. He died on November 25, 1971 in ...

67 westerns, 15-60.

A Tale of Twenty Stories (1915). 1915.

1887 - 1971, 84.

100. Noble Johnson

Actor | King Kong

African-American movie actor and producer Noble Johnson was born on April 18, 1881, in Marshall, Missouri. His family moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, when Noble was very young, and it was there that he met Lon Chaney at school. They became friends as children, and later got re-acquainted when ...

34 westerns, 15-50.

26 feature westerns.

Chief Red Shirt, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949). 1949.

1881 - 1978, 96.



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