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Frank Currier (I) (1857–1928)

Frank Currier was born in Norwich, Connecticut on 4 September 1857 and died on 22 April 1928 in Hollywood, California (blood poisoning).He was once anointed "the dean of cinema actors" by Photoplay magazine. He was an American actor and director of the silent era. He appeared in 133 films between 1912 and 1928. He also directed 19 films in 1916. A... See full bio »

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The Red Lily Mayor Hugo Leonnec
Across to Singapore Jeremiah Shore
My Old Kentucky Home Colonel Sanders


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 1928 Telling the World
Mr. Davis
 1928 Easy Come, Easy Go
Mr. Quayle
 1928 Riders of the Dark
Old Man Redding
 1928 Across to Singapore
Jeremiah Shore
 1927 The Enemy
Prof. Arndt
 1927 Foreign Devils
U.S. Minister Conger
 1927 The Callahans and the Murphys
Grandpa Callahan
 1927 Annie Laurie
Cameron of Lochiel
 1927 California
Don Carlos del Rey
 1927 Rookies
The Judge
 1927 Winners of the Wilderness
Gov. de Vaudreuil
 1926 Tell It to the Marines
General Wilcox
 1926 Men of Steel
Cinder Pitt
 1926 Exquisite Sinner
 1926 La Bohème
Theatre Manager
 1926 The First Year
Dr. Livingston
 1925 The Great Love
Mr. Bunker
 1925 Lights of Old Broadway
Lambert de Rhonde
 1925 Graustark
 1925 The White Desert
Saul MacFarlane
 1925 Too Many Kisses
Richard Gaylord, Sr
 1924 The Rose of Paris
George Der Vroo
 1924 The Story Without a Name
Adm. Walsworth
 1924 The Red Lily
Mayor Hugo Leonnec
 1924 The Family Secret
Simon Selfridge
 1924 The Heart Buster
John Hillyer
 1924 Being Respectable
Darius Carpenter
 1924 Revelation
 1924 The Sea Hawk
Asad-ed-Din - Basha of Algiers
 1924 The Trouble Shooter
Benjamin Brewster
 1923 The Darling of New York
Grandfather Van Dyne
 1923 Stephen Steps Out
Dr. Lyman Black
 1923 Desire
Mr. Elkins
 1923 The Victor
Teddi Walters Father
 1923 Children of Jazz
Adam Forestall
 1923 The Go-Getter
Hugh McNair
 1923 The Tents of Allah
Abou Ben-Ek / American Consul
 1923 The Fog
Caleb Gridley
 1922 The Lights of New York
Daniel Reid
 1922 The Woman Who Fooled Herself
Don Fernando Casablanca
 1922 The Snitching Hour
Mr. Dickerson
 1922 My Old Kentucky Home
Colonel Sanders
 1922 Reckless Youth
Cumberland Whipple
 1922 Why Announce Your Marriage?
David Mayfair
 1921 The Lotus Eater
The Dean
 1921 Clay Dollars
Sam Willetts
 1921 The Man Who
St. John Jessop
 1921 A Message from Mars
Sir Edwards
 1921 Without Limit
The Reverend Marlowe
 1920 The Pleasure Seekers
John Winchell
 1920 The Rookie's Return
 1920 The Misleading Lady
 1920 Polly with a Past
Undetemined Role
 1920 The Fatal Hour
The Abbot
 1920 Clothes
Horace Watling
 1920 The Cheater
Peg Meany
 1920 The Right of Way
 1919 Should a Woman Tell?
Mr. Maxon
 1919 It Pays to Advertise
Cyrus Martin
 1919 Her Kingdom of Dreams
James Warren
 1919 The Brat
The Bishop
 1919 Easy to Make Money
James Frederick Slocum Sr.
 1919/I Almost Married
Michael O'Connell
 1919 The Red Lantern
Sir Philip Sackville
 1919 Blind Man's Eyes
Basil Santoine
 1919 Satan Junior
Nathaniel Ardway
 1919 Peggy Does Her Darndest
Edward Ensloe
 1919 The Great Romance
King Rudolph
 1918 Sylvia on a Spree
Edwin Booth D'Aubrey
 1918 Liberty Bond Jimmy (Short)
 1918 His Bonded Wife
Digby Morse
 1918 A Successful Adventure
Lionel Houston
 1918 Opportunity
Henry Clay Willard
 1918 To Hell with the Kaiser!
Professor Monroe
 1918 The Winning of Beatrice
James Buckley
 1918 Toys of Fate
 1918 With Neatness and Dispatch
Roger Burgess
 1918 Social Hypocrites
Col. Francis Fielding
 1918 The Brass Check
Silas Trevor
 1918 Revelation
The Prior
 1917/II Outwitted
John Lawson
 1917 Cassidy
Dist. Atty. Grant
 1917 Grafters
Mark Towne
 1917 The Trail of the Shadow
Mr. Mason
 1917 The Greatest Power
Randolph Monroe
 1917 The Duchess of Doubt
Pierre Dubois
 1917 Sowers and Reapers
Major James Courtney
 1917 God's Law and Man's
Maj. Gen. Dennison
 1917 Her Father's Keeper
William Masters
 1917 His Father's Son
John Arden
 1917 The Barricade
Amos Merrill
 1917 The End of the Tour
Col. Jessup
 1917 Panthea
Dr. Von Reichstadt
 1916 The Ninety and Nine
Abner Blake
 1916 The Wager
A.E. Thorpe
 1916/I Fifty-Fifty
 1916 His Wife's Good Name
Harry's Father
 1916/I The Conflict
John Turner
 1916 Harold, the Nurse Girl (Short)
 1916 Freddy Foils the Floaters (Short)
Richard Cole
 1916 The Hunted Woman
Old Donald McDonald
 1916 Freddy's Narrow Escape (Short)
Judge Green
 1916 Green Stockings
Henry Faraday
 1915 The Thirteenth Girl (Short)
Mr. Daymond
 1915 Hearts Ablaze (Short)
The King
 1915 The Mystery of Mary (Short)
 1915 The Silent W (Short)
 1915 The Little Doll's Dressmaker (Short)
The Old Surgeon
 1915 Playing the Game (Short)
Marcus Holmes
 1915/II The Girl Who Might Have Been (Short)
A Hypnotist
 1915 The Goddess
Sen. Blackstone (First Millionaire)
 1915 The Closing of the Circuit (Short)
Paul's Father
 1915 The Capitulation of the Major (Short)
The Major's Butler
 1915 The Juggernaut
James Hardin
 1915 Twice Rescued (Short)
Farmer Royston
 1915 The Quality of Mercy (Short)
Jacob Van Cortland - the Father
 1915 For Another's Crime (Short)
Judge Green
 1915 The Evil Men Do (Short)
The Colonel
 1915 Mother's Roses
John Morrison
 1914 Who's Who in Hogg Hollow (Short)
 1914 Saved from a Life of Crime (Short)
Mr. Barnes - Helen's Father
 1914 Fixing Their Dads (Short)
The Widow's Sweetheart
 1914 In Bridal Attire (Short)
Mary's Father
 1914 'Midst Woodland Shadows (Short)
The Old Minister
 1914 The Rose and the Thorn (Short)
 1914 The Hidden Letters (Short)
Old Hardy
 1913 Buttercups (Short)
 1913 The Little Minister (Short)
Elder of the Church
 1912 Adam and Eve (Short)
The Peddler
 1912 On the Line of Peril (Short)
General Buel - Lucille's Father
 1912 As You Like It
Undetermined Role
 1912 The Cross Roads (Short)
Kirke's Uncle (as Frank J. Currier)
Show Show Director (19 credits)
Show Show Art department (2 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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Stage Play: This Woman and This Man. Written by Avery Hopwood. Maxine Elliott's Theatre: 22 Feb 1909- Mar 1909 (closing date unknown/24 performances). Cast: Frank Currier, Howard Kyle, Carlotta Nillson (as "Thelka Mueller"), Milton Sills (as "Norris Townsend") [Broadway debut], John Tansey, Eva Vincent. See more »

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