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John Merkyl (1885–1954)

John Merkyl was born on June 2, 1885 in Keokuk, Iowa, USA as Wilmuth John Merkyll. He was an actor, known for The Price (1915), The Fortunate Youth (1916) and Gretna Green (1915). He died on May 1, 1954 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Price The Artist
The Fortunate Youth Paul Kegsworthy
Gretna Green Earl of Basset
Niobe Tompkins


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 1945 Nob Hill
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1944 Mrs. Parkington
Ball Musician (uncredited)
 1944 The Pearl of Death
Dr. Julien Boncourt (uncredited)
 1942 Gentleman Jim
Headwaiter (uncredited)
 1942 The Pride of the Yankees
Spectator (uncredited)
 1942 They All Kissed the Bride
Board Member (uncredited)
 1942 Reap the Wild Wind
Southern Gentleman (uncredited)
 1940 Andy Hardy Meets Debutante
Prentiss, Betsy's Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1938 The Buccaneer
Officer (uncredited)
 1936 Desert Gold
Tribal Elder (uncredited)
 1935 Atlantic Adventure
Headwaiter (uncredited)
 1935 Love Me Forever
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1934 The Merry Widow
Escort (uncredited)
 1925 Fine Clothes
 1925 The Unholy Three
Jeweler (uncredited)
 1924 Captain January
Herbert Morton
 1924 The Breaking Point
William Lucas
 1924 The Whispered Name
Craig Stephenson
 1918 Suspicion
Leonard White (as Wilmuth Merkyl)
 1918 The Burden of Proof
Robert Ames
 1918 Fedora
Count Vladimir Androvitch (as Wilmuth Merkyl)
 1918 A Man's World
David Powell
 1918 Let's Get a Divorce
Calvignac (as Wilmuth Merkyl)
 1916 Her Surrender
Webster Stuyvesant (as Wilmuth Merkyl)
 1916 Blazing Love
Stephen Bond (as Wilmuth Merkyl)
 1916 The Fortunate Youth
Paul Kegsworthy (as Wilmuth Merkyl)
 1916 The Soul Market
Jack Dexter (as Wilmuth Merkyl)
 1915 The Victory of Virtue
Langdon Grier (as Wilmuth Merkyl)
 1915 The Price
The Artist (as Wilmuth Merkyl)
 1915 Wife for Wife (Short)
Richard Singleton (as Wilmuth Merkyl)
 1915 Niobe
Tompkins (as Wilmuth Merkyl)
 1915 The Celebrated Scandal
Ernesto (as Wilmuth Merkyl)
 1915 Gretna Green
Earl of Basset (as W. Merkyl)

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Stage Play: The Debutante. Musical comedy/operetta. Book by Harry B. Smith and Robert B. Smith. Music by Victor Herbert. Lyrics by Robert B. Smith. Music orchestrated by Victor Herbert. Musical Direction by Carlo Edwards. Choreographed by Allan K. Foster. Costume Design by Cora MacCreachy and William Henry Matthews. Scenic Design by Edward... See more »

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Alternate Names:

W. Merkyl | Wilmuth Merkyl

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Dark-haired silent screen leading man with Kalem and Metro, usually billed as Wilmuth Merkyl. He began on stage at the Berlin Royal Opera House. A multi-linguist, he performed on stage in far-flung locations, including Japan and India.

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