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Maurice Costello (I) (1877–1950)

Maurice Costello was born on February 22, 1877 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Man Who Couldn't Beat God (1915), The Golden Pathway (1913) and Iron and Steel (1914). He was married to Ruth Reeves and Mae Costello. He died on October 28, 1950 in Hollywood, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Golden Pathway James Evans
Iron and Steel John Smardon
The Crimson Stain Mystery Harold Stanley


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 1945 Guest Wife
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1944 Practically Yours
Senate Stenographer (uncredited)
 1944 The Climax
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1944 The Doughgirls
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1944 A Fig Leaf for Eve
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1943 Sweet Rosie O'Grady
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1943 Du Barry Was a Lady
Passerby (uncredited)
 1942 Henry Aldrich, Editor
Fire Spectator (uncredited)
 1942 The Glass Key
Card Player (uncredited)
 1942 Cairo
Cavity Rock Townsman (uncredited)
 1942 Reap the Wild Wind
Ball Guest (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1942 Ride 'Em Cowboy
Rodeo Spectator with Martin Manning (uncredited)
 1941 H.M. Pulham, Esq.
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
 1941 Here Comes Mr. Jordan
Ringsider at Fight (uncredited)
 1941 Citizen Kane
Extra (uncredited)
 1941 Lady from Louisiana
 1941 A Man Betrayed
Club Inferno Patron (uncredited)
 1940 Tin Pan Alley (uncredited)
 1940 A Little Bit of Heaven
Uncle Louie
 1940 Third Finger, Left Hand
Man at Railroad Station (uncredited)
 1940 Soak the Old (Short)
Man in Montage (uncredited)
 1940 Foreign Correspondent
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1940 The Sea Hawk
Man Carrying Spear (uncredited)
 1940 All This, and Heaven Too
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1940 Edison, the Man
Broker (uncredited)
 1940 Johnny Apollo
Extra (uncredited)
 1940 The Ghost Comes Home
Townsman at Banquet (uncredited)
 1940 Alice in Movieland (Short)
Well-Wisher at Train Station (uncredited)
 1939 Rovin' Tumbleweeds
Ways and Means Committee Member (uncredited)
 1939 The Roaring Twenties
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Diggs - Newsman (uncredited)
 1939 Five Little Peppers and How They Grew
Hart (uncredited)
 1939 Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever
Man in Audience (uncredited)
 1939 It's a Wonderful World
Guest (uncredited)
 1939 Happily Buried (Short)
Board Member (uncredited)
 1939 Disbarred
Frightened Juror (uncredited)
 1938 There's That Woman Again
Headwaiter (uncredited)
 1938 Comet Over Broadway
Actor at Dress Rehearsal (uncredited)
 1938 A Man to Remember
Town Councilor (uncredited)
 1938 I Am the Law
Lindsay Staff Member (uncredited)
 1936 Hollywood Boulevard
Director in Commissary
 1934 Search for Beauty
Health Acres Guest (uncredited)
 1928 Black Feather
 1928 The Wagon Show
Colonel Beldan
 1928 See You Later
 1927 Spider Webs
Jeffrey Stanton
 1927 The Shamrock and the Rose
Father O'Brien
 1927 Wolves of the Air
Bob's Father
 1927 Johnny Get Your Hair Cut
Baxter Ryan
 1926/I Camille
Armand's father
 1926 The Last Alarm
Fireman's father
 1926 The Wives of the Prophet
William Neil
 1924 The Law and the Lady
Cyrus Blake
 1924 The Story Without a Name
The Cripple
 1924 Love of Women
Mr. Redfield
 1924 Virtuous Liars
Josiah Wright
 1924 Week End Husbands
John Keane
 1924 Roulette
Ben Corcoran
 1924 Let Not Man Put Asunder
Sir Humphrey
 1923 Fog Bound
Deputy Brown
 1923 Man and Wife
Caleb Perkins
 1923 The Glimpses of the Moon
Fred Gillow
 1923 None So Blind
Russell Mortimer
 1922 Determination
 1921 Conceit
Barbe la Fleche
 1920 The Tower of Jewels
Fraser Grimstead
 1920 Deadline at Eleven
Paul Klocke
 1920 Human Collateral
Richard Morton
 1919 The Girl-Woman
 1919 The Man Who Won
Henry Longfield
 1919 The Cambric Mask
John Sark
 1919 The Captain's Captain
Lawford Tapp
 1916 The Crimson Stain Mystery
Harold Stanley
 1916 Tried for His Own Murder (Short)
John D'Arclay
 1915 The Crown Prince's Double
Prince Oscar / Barry Lawrence
 1915 A Question of Right or Wrong (Short)
Paul Mathews
 1915/II Saints and Sinners (Short)
 1915 The Gods Redeem (Short)
Slippery Tom
 1915 The Man Who Couldn't Beat God
Martin Henchford
 1915 Rags and the Girl (Short)
Tom Raine
 1915 Dorothy (Short)
Tom Marley
 1915 The Romance of a Handkerchief (Short)
John Harmon
 1915 The Dawn of Understanding (Short)
Oliver Weldon - the Husband
 1915 The Criminal (Short)
Gordon West - the District Attorney
 1915 The Heart of Jim Brice (Short)
Jim Brice
 1915 On the Altar of Love (Short)
Gerald Lynn
 1915 The Evil Men Do (Short)
David Horton
 1914 The Plot (Short)
Roy Burton - the Reporter
 1914 The Product (Short)
John Strong
 1914 By the Governor's Order (Short)
Allan Lawrence
 1914 Too Much Burglar (Short)
Tom Perry
 1914 Lola the Rat (Short)
Dr. Chester
 1914 The Mystery of Brayton Court (Short)
Dr. Lynn Darmon
 1914 The Mill of Life (Short)
Harry Ames
 1914 The Girl in the Case (Short)
Harry Mackay - Bank Cashier
 1914 The Blood Ruby (Short)
Bob Carr - the Ranch Foreman
 1914 Bella's Elopement (Short)
Wilton - the Husband
 1914 The Mysterious Lodger (Short)
Ralph Brent - the Mysterious Lodger
 1914 The Woes of a Waitress (Short)
Bob Stevens
 1914 Through Life's Window (Short)
George Tresham
 1914 Love the Clairvoyant (Short)
John Masten - the Jealous Husband
 1914 Doctor Smith's Baby (Short)
 1914 The Moonstone of Fez (Short)
Schuyler Van Norden
 1914 A Sentimental Burglar (Short)
Lt. Holland Pursey
 1914 Etta of the Footlights (Short)
Lord Wentworth
 1914/II The Acid Test (Short)
Tom Marston
 1914 Her Great Scoop (Short)
Bert Balley
 1914 Mr. Barnes of New York
Mr. Barnes
 1914/III The Woman in Black (Short)
Dick Coles
 1914 Iron and Steel (Short)
John Smardon
 1914 Some Steamer Scooping (Short)
Baron Lafitte
 1914 The Perplexed Bridegroom (Short)
Jack Demly - the Bridegroom
 1913 The Education of Aunt Georgiana (Short)
 1913 The Golden Pathway (Short)
James Evans
 1913 Fellow Voyagers (Short)
Tom Blake
 1913 The Sale of a Heart (Short)
Charles Lindgard
 1913 The Warmakers (Short)
Calhoun - Under Secretary of War
 1913 On Their Wedding Eve (Short)
George Kendrick
 1913 Matrimonial Manoeuvres (Short)
Martin Mills
 1913 The Mystery of the Silver Skull (Short)
Billy Steele
 1913 A Princess of Bagdad
Seyn - the Cobbler
 1913 Extremities (Short)
Edwin Bartells
 1913 The Hindoo Charm (Short)
Sir Edward Tilbury
 1913 Cupid Versus Women's Rights (Short)
Rex Liston
 1913 The Lonely Princess (Short)
Endicott, an American Millionaire
 1913 The Clown and the Prima Donna (Short)
Toto, the Clown
 1913 A Maid of Mandalay (Short)
Tommy Wilkins
 1913 The Joys of a Jealous Wife (Short)
Mr. Markham - the Husband
 1913 A Faithful Servant (Short)
Count Gullio
 1913/I The Intruder (Short)
Gilbert Gray - the Intruder
 1913 The Taming of Betty (Short)
Charles Disbrow
 1913 The Spirit of the Orient (Short)
Sir Leslie Gillespie
 1913 Jack's Chrysanthemum (Short)
Jack, an American Artist
 1913 Delayed Proposals (Short)
Jack Hardy
 1913 The Wrath of Osaka (Short)
 1913 The Mystery of the Stolen Jewels (Short)
Lambert Chase
 1913 Mr. Mintern's Misadventures (Short)
Madison Mintern
 1913 The Mystery of the Stolen Child (Short)
Lambert Chase - Detective
 1913 Getting Up a Practice (Short)
Dr. Lyons
 1913 The Way Out (Short)
David Turner - a Bachelor
 1913 Cinderella's Slipper (Short)
John Leigh
 1913 The Weapon (Short)
Darrell Young
 1913 The Two Purses (Short)
Gerald Warren
 1913 What a Change of Clothes Did (Short)
John Mason
 1913/II The Interrupted Honeymoon (Short)
Mr. Harry Young - the Husband
 1913 The Adventure of the Counterfeit Bills (Short)
Lambert Chase - Detective
 1912 Days of Terror (Short)
 1912 It All Came Out in the Wash (Short)
Barry Wall
 1912 The Night Before Christmas (Short)
John Corbin - the Father
 1912 Six O'Clock (Short)
Mr. Cameron
 1912 Lord Browning and Cinderella (Short)
Lord Browning
 1912 The Face or the Voice (Short)
Robert Hale
 1912 A Mistake in Spelling (Short)
Fred Manning
 1912 When Persistency and Obstinacy Meet (Short)
Henry Ford
 1912 As You Like It
 1912 The Adventure of the Smelling Salts (Short)
Lambert Chase - Detective
 1912 Bobby's Father (Short)
Dick Ramsay - Bobby's Father
 1912 The Adventure of the Italian Model (Short)
Lambert Chase - the Detective
 1912 A Vitagraph Romance (Short)
Maurice Costello
 1912 The Loyalty of Sylvia (Short)
Dr. Dudley Lawrence
 1912 Flirt or Heroine (Short)
Dr. Kenneth Leslie
 1912 Her Grandchild (Short)
Donald Grant - the Son
 1912 The Two Battles (Short)
Gordon Frazier
 1912 Wanted... a Grandmother (Short)
Mr. Hale
 1912 The Adventure of the Retired Army Colonel (Short)
Lambert Chase - the Detective
 1912 The Adventure of the Thumb Print (Short)
Lambert Chase, Detective
 1912/I The Black Sheep (Short)
Harold Moreland - the Black Sheep's Brother (unconfirmed)
 1912 Conscience (Short)
Harold Winter
 1912 The Money Kings (Short)
Roy Brain
 1912 Aunty's Romance (Short)
Stephen Fiske Jr.
 1912 On the Pupil of His Eye (Short)
Lambert Chase, Detective
 1912 When Roses Wither (Short)
Howard Bennett - the Son
 1912 Lulu's Doctor (Short)
Doctor John Lewis
 1912 Half a Hero
Joe Godfrey, Drug Commissioner
 1912 The Picture Idol (Short)
Howard Hanson
 1912 Their Golden Anniversary (Short)
John Jones - the Son
 1912 The Spider's Web (Short)
Trevor Lawlor - a Young Attorney
 1912 Dr. LaFleur's Theory (Short)
Dr. LaFleur
 1912 The Old Kent Road (Short)
Harry Gettings, A Young Traveling Salesman
 1912 Counsel for the Defense (Short)
Lynn Charter, Attorney
 1912 The Way of a Man with a Maid (Short)
Willis Bland
 1912 The Jocular Winds of Fate (Short)
Lord Drumleigh
 1912 Nemesis! (Short)
Richard Adams - a Doctor
 1912 The Old Silver Watch (Short)
Frank as an Adult
 1912 Mrs. 'Enry 'Awkins (Short)
'Enry Awkins
 1912 Mrs. Carter's Necklace (Short)
Harry Carter
 1912 The Diamond Brooch (Short)
Jack Bronson - the Man The Star Loves
 1912 Her Last Shot (Short)
John Lewis - the Farmer
 1912 Winning Is Losing (Short)
Oliver Normand
 1912 The First Violin (Short)
 1912 For the Honor of the Family (Short)
Guy Ryder aka Guy Denton
 1912 Caught in the Rain (Short)
Jaspar Ray - the Prisoner
 1912 The Meeting of the Ways (Short)
Tom - an Honest Attorney
 1912 The Law or the Lady (Short)
Judge Calder
 1912 A Romance of Wall Street (Short)
Philip Linton
 1911 Siren of the Sea (Short)
 1911 Some Good in All (Short)
Bill - a Providential Thief
 1911 Love at Gloucester Port (Short)
Frank Mills
 1911 His Wife's Secret (Short)
Leslie Charlton
 1911 His Last Cent (Short)
Jack Meyers
 1911 An Innocent Burglar (Short)
Frank Foster
 1911 Who's Who (Short)
Bertie Hall - a Young Clubman
 1911 Auld Lang Syne (Short)
 1911 Captain Barnacle, Diplomat (Short)
Dick Martin
 1911 Her Hero (Short)
 1911 A Western Heroine (Short)
Roger Peters - the Ranch Foreman
 1911 His Sister's Children (Short)
Harry Burton - the Children's Uncle
 1911 Foraging (Short)
Jack Ainsley
 1911 The Thumb Print (Short)
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1911 My Old Dutch (Short)
Clive Huntley
 1911 Wages of War (Short)
Maurice Payson
 1911 The Second Honeymoon (Short)
Jack Merwin - the Husband
 1911 For Love and Glory (Short)
Lt. Osmond
 1911 A Handsomer Man (Short)
John - the Husband
 1911 Two Wolves and a Lamb (Short)
Bertie Belknap - Man About Town
 1911 She Came, She Saw, She Conquered (Short)
Herbert - Rose's Fiance
 1911 The Geranium (Short)
Daniel Briton
 1911 The Battle Hymn of the Republic (Short)
Jesus Christ
 1911 A Quaker Mother (Short)
John Harmon - A Quaker Husband
 1911 Barriers Burned Away (Short)
John Martin - First Brother
 1911 The Sleep Walker (Short)
Dr. Allan Langham
 1911 The Changing of Silas Warner (Short)
Silas Warner's Son
 1911 The Sacrifice (Short)
Nick Austin
 1911/II For Her Brother's Sake (Short)
Albert Black - The Brother
 1911 A Dead Man's Honor (Short)
 1911 The Show Girl (Short)
Dr. Renfrew
 1911 His Mother (Short)
Donald Gray
 1911 The Wooing of Winifred (Short)
The Suitor
 1911 The Inherited Taint (Short)
Herbert Warning
 1911 A Tale of Two Cities (Short)
Sydney Carton
 1911 The New Stenographer (Short)
The Boss
 1911 Society and the Man (Short)
The Protagonist
 1911 Girl of the Mountains (Short)
Harold Brandon, a Speculator
 1911 Three Men and a Maid (Short)
Secretary to the Old Men
 1910/I The Law and the Man (Short)
John Turton - a Lawyer
 1910 A Woman's Love (Short)
 1910 The Nine of Diamonds (Short)
 1910 The Sepoy's Wife (Short)
The Doctor
 1910 How She Won Him (Short)
Arthur Lewis
 1910 Rose Leaves (Short)
 1910 Back to Nature; or, The Best Man Wins (Short)
The Chauffeur
 1910 The Turn of the Balance (Short)
 1910/I Uncle Tom's Cabin (Short)
 1910 Becket (Short)
 1910 By the Faith of a Child (Short)
 1910 The Altar of Love (Short)
 1910/I Over the Garden Wall (Short)
 1910 Love of Chrysanthemum (Short)
The American
 1910 Convict No. 796 (Short)
Convict No. 796
 1910 Through the Darkness (Short)
The Actor
 1910/I St. Elmo (Short)
St. Elmo Thornton
 1910 Elektra (Short)
 1910 Capital vs. Labor (Short)
 1910 Conscience (Short)
 1910 The Girl and the Judge; or, A Terrible Temptation (Short)
The Young Lover
 1909 The Power of the Press (Short)
 1909 A Midsummer Night's Dream (Short)
 1909 Les Misérables (Short)
Jean Valjean
 1909 Les misérables (Part III) (Short)
Jean Valjean
 1909 The Romance of an Umbrella (Short)
Jimmie Conyers
 1909 Les miserables (Part II) (Short)
Jean Valjean
 1909 Les Miserables (Part I) (Short)
Jean Valjean
 1909 The Way of the Cross (Short)
 1909 The Gift of Youth (Short)
 1909 The Plot That Failed (Short)
 1909 King Lear (Short)
Undetermined role
 1909 Kenilworth (Short)
 1909 Saul and David (Short)
 1909 Virginius (Short)
 1909 Ruy Blas (Short)
 1908 The Merchant of Venice (Short)
Undetermined Role
 1908 Slippery Jim's Repentance (Short)
 1908/I Julius Caesar (Short)
 1908 Antony and Cleopatra (Short)
Marc Antony (unconfirmed)
 1908 Ex-Convict No. 900 (Short)
 1908 Leah the Forsaken (Short)
 1908 Richard III (Short)
 1908 Salome (Short)
King Herod
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Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (3 credits)
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Stage and vaudeville actor. See more »

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5' 10" (1.78 m)

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Personal Quote:

[In reference to his plummeting film career] It's better to be a has-been than a never-was.


Entered films with Thomas A. Edison in 1905. See more »


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