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Edward Arnold (I) (1890–1956)


Born Gunther Schneider in New York City in 1890, Edward Arnold began his acting career on the New York stage and became a film actor in 1916. A burly man with a commanding style and superb baritone voice, he was a popular screen personality for decades, and was the star of such film classics as Diamond Jim (1935) (a role he reprised in Lillian ... See full bio »

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 1956 Strange Stories (TV Series)
Host (1956)
 1956 Ethel Barrymore Theater (TV Series)
- The Victim (1956)
 1956 Miami Exposé
Oliver Tubbs
 1956 The Ambassador's Daughter
Ambassador William Fisk
 1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
Congressman Holman
- Faith (1956) ... Congressman Holman
 1956 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Ben Harvey
- The Last Showdown (1956) ... Ben Harvey
 1956 The Houston Story
Paul Atlas
 1952-1955 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Warden Delaney / Mr. Carr / Mr. Evans
- Twelve to Eternity (1955) ... Warden Delaney
- The Tryst (1954) ... Mr. Carr
- Ever Since the Day (1953) ... Mr. Evans
- Junior (1952)
 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
Lieutenant Shipley / Jock Fathian
- Deal a Blow (1955) ... Lieutenant Shipley
- South of the Sun (1955) ... Jock Fathian
 1954 You Are There (TV Series)
John Sutter
- Sutter Discovers Gold (1954) ... John Sutter
 1954 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Juror #10
- Twelve Angry Men (1954) ... Juror #10
 1954 Living It Up
The Mayor
 1954 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
John Prescott / Mayor Underwood
- Walking John Stopped Here (1954) ... John Prescott / Mayor Underwood
 1953 Man of Conflict
J.R. Compton
 1953 City That Never Sleeps
Penrod Biddel
 1952 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series)
- Thirty Days (1952)
 1952 Belles on Their Toes
Sam Harper
 1950 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Webb
- Our Town (1950) ... Mr. Webb
 1950 The Skipper Surprised His Wife
Adm. Homer Thorndyke
 1950 The Yellow Cab Man
Martin Creavy
 1949 Big Jack
Mayor Mahoney
 1949 John Loves Mary
Sen. James McKinley
 1948 Wallflower
Andrew J. Linnett
 1948 Big City
Judge Martin O. Abercrombie
 1948 Three Daring Daughters
Robert Nelson
 1947 The Hucksters
David 'Dave' Lash
 1947 My Brother Talks to Horses
Mr. Bledsoe
 1947 The Mighty McGurk
Mike Glenson
 1946 No Leave, No Love
Hobart Canford Stiles
 1946 Three Wise Fools
Theodore Findley
 1945 Week-End at the Waldorf
Martin X. Edley
 1945 The Hidden Eye
Capt. Duncan Maclain
 1945 Ziegfeld Follies
Lawyer ('Pay the Two Dollars')
 1944 Mrs. Parkington
Amory Stilham
 1944 Standing Room Only
T. J. Todd
 1943 The Youngest Profession
Burton V. Lyons
 1942 Inflation (Short)
The Devil
 1942 Eyes in the Night
Duncan 'Mac' Maclain
 1942 The War Against Mrs. Hadley
Elliott Fulton
 1941 Johnny Eager
John Benson Farrell
 1941 Design for Scandal
Judson M. 'J.M.' / 'Judsy' Blair
 1941 Unholy Partners
Merrill Lambert
 1941 Nothing But the Truth
T.T. Ralston
 1941 The Lady from Cheyenne
James 'Jim' Cork
 1941 The Penalty
Martin 'Stuff' Nelson
 1941 Meet John Doe
D.B. Norton
 1940 Johnny Apollo
Robert Cain Sr.
 1940 The Earl of Chicago
Quentin 'Doc' Ramsey
 1939 Slightly Honorable
Vincent Cushing
 1939 Man About Town
Sir John Arlington
 1939 Let Freedom Ring
Jim Knox
 1939 Idiot's Delight
Achille Weber
 1938 The Crowd Roars
Jim Cain
 1937 Blossoms on Broadway
Ira Collins
 1937 The Toast of New York
Jim Fisk
 1937 Easy Living
J.B. Ball
 1937 John Meade's Woman
John Meade
 1936 Come and Get It
Barney Glasgow
 1936 Sutter's Gold
Johan (John) Sutter
 1935 Remember Last Night?
Danny
 1935 Biography of a Bachelor Girl
Mr. 'Feydie' Feydak
 1934 The President Vanishes
Secretary of War Wardell
 1934 Wednesday's Child
Ray Phillips
 1934 Million Dollar Ransom
Vincent Shelton
 1934 Thirty Day Princess
Richard M. Gresham
 1934 Sadie McKee
Jack Brennan
 1934 Unknown Blonde
Frank Rodie
 1934 Madame Spy
Schultz
 1933 Duck Soup
Politician (uncredited)
 1933 I'm No Angel
Big Bill Barton
 1933 Her Bodyguard
Orson Bitzer
 1933 Secret of the Blue Room
Commissioner Forster
 1933 Jennie Gerhardt
Sen. Brander
 1933 The Barbarian
Achmed Pasha
 1933 The White Sister
Father Saracinesca
 1933 Whistling in the Dark
Dillon
 1932 Free to Talk
 1932 Rasputin and the Empress
Doctor Remezov
 1932 Merry-Go-Round
Jig Skelli
 1932 Three on a Match
Ace
 1932 Okay, America!
Duke Morgan
 1932 Murder in the Pullman (Short)
Nick Valentine
 1924 He Who Gets Slapped
Extra (uncredited)
 1920 The Cost
Hampden Scarborough (as Ed Arnold)
 1919 A Broadway Saint
Mr. Frewen
 1919 Phil-for-Short
Tom Wentworth
 1917 The Lighted Lamp (Short)
 1917 The Slacker's Heart
Frank Allen
 1917 Be My Best Man (Short)
 1917 Pass the Hash, Ann (Short)
 1917 Meddling with Marriage (Short)
 1917 The Wifeless Husband (Short)
 1917 The Pallid Dawn (Short)
 1917 The Pulse of Madness (Short)
 1917 The Vanishing Woman (Short)
 1917 The Extravagant Bride (Short)
 1917 Ashes on the Hearthstone (Short)
 1917 Desertion and Non-Support (Short)
 1917 Shifting Shadows (Short)
 1917 The Magic Mirror (Short)
 1917 The Sinful Marriage (Short)
 1917 The Wide, Wrong Way (Short)
 1917 When the Man Speaks (Short)
James Gordon
 1916 Wife in Sunshine (Short)
 1916 Dancing with Folly (Short)
 1916 The Burning Band (Short)
 1916 The Border Line (Short)
 1916 His Moral Code (Short)
 1916 Marooned (Short)
 1916 The Return of Eve
Seymour Purchwell
 1916 The Greater Obligation (Short)
Roger Willard
 1916 The Higher Destiny (Short)
John Standing
 1916 A Traitor to Art (Short)
Arthur Synott
 1916 A Return to Youth and Trouble (Short)
Mr. Wyck
 1916 The Danger Line (Short)
John Herriman
 1916 The Last Adventure (Short)
Arnold Burton
 1916 I Will Repay (Short)
John Shandon - Virginia's Admirer
 1916 The Despoiler (Short)
Richard Warner
 1916 Vultures of Society
Joseph Gripp
 1916 The Primitive Strain (Short)
John Harris - a Minister
 1916 The Strange Case of Mary Page
Dr. Foster [Ch. 5]
 1916 The White Alley (Short)
Campbell Crosby - Arnold's Cousin and Attorney
 1916 The Misleading Lady
Sidney Parker
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Stage Play: The Grey Fox. Written by Lemist Esler. Directed by Esler and William A. Brady. Playhouse Theatre: 22 Oct 1928- Jan 1929 (closing date unknown/88 performances). Cast: Edward Arnold, Martin Berkeley, Robert Buckner, 'J.M. Kerrigan', Chrystal Herne, Mallory Davis, Reynolds Evans, Henry Hull, Nat Pendleton, George Tobias (as "... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Ed Arnold

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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He played Diamond Jim Brady in both Diamond Jim (1935) and Lillian Russell (1940). See more »

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