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Hobart Bosworth (1867–1943)

Hobart Bosworth--pioneering movie director, writer, producer and actor--was born Hobart Van Zandt Bosworth on August 11, 1867, in Marietta, OH. He was a direct descendant of Miles Standish and John and Priscilla Alden on his father's side and of New York's Van Zandt family, the first Dutch settlers to land in the New World, on his mother's side. ... See full bio »

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 1942 Sin Town
Humiston
 1942 The Gay Sisters
Clergyman at Wedding (uncredited)
 1942 Escape from Crime
Chaplain (uncredited)
 1942 I Was Framed
D.L. Wallace
 1942 Bullet Scars
Dr. Sidney Carter
 1942 Wild Bill Hickok Rides
Fanatic in Chicago (uncredited)
 1941 They Died with Their Boots On
Mr. Cartwright (uncredited)
 1941 Law of the Tropics
Boss Frank Davis
 1941 One Foot in Heaven
Richard Hardy Case (uncredited)
 1941 Bullets for O'Hara
Judge Southerland (uncredited)
 1938 King of the Sierras
Uncle Hank
 1938 Rollin' Plains
John Gospel Moody
 1937 Portia on Trial
Governor
 1936 General Spanky
Colonel Blanchard
 1936 Wildcat Trooper
Dr. Martin
 1936 Wolves of the Sea
Capt. Wolf Hansen
 1936 The Dark Hour
Charles Carson
 1935 Steamboat Round the Bend
Chaplain
 1935 Hollywood Extra Girl (Documentary short)
Crusades Actor (uncredited)
 1935 The Crusades
Frederick - Duke of the Germans
 1935 Together We Live
Col. Dickenson
 1935 The Keeper of the Bees
Michael the Bee Master
 1934 Music in the Air
Cornelius
 1934 Whom the Gods Destroy
Alec Klein
 1932 The Phantom Express
Mr. Harrington
 1932 Million Dollar Legs
Olympics Starter (uncredited)
 1932 No Greater Love
Doctor
 1932 The County Fair
Col. Ainsworth
 1932 The Miracle Man
The Patriarch
 1931 Fanny Foley Herself
Seely
 1931 This Modern Age
Mr. Robert Blake Sr.
 1931 Shipmates
Admiral Corbin
 1931 Sit Tight
Dunlap
 1930 Just Imagine
Z-4
 1930 The Third Alarm
Precinct Fire Captain
 1930 Du Barry, Woman of Passion
Duc de Brissac
 1930 The Office Wife
McGowan
 1930 The Devil's Holiday
Ezra Stone
 1930 Mammy
Meadows
 1930 General Crack
Count Hensdorff
 1929 The Show of Shows
Executioner - Guillotine Sequence
 1929 Hurricane
Hurricane Martin
 1929 The Man Higher Up (Short)
The Doctor
 1929 Eternal Love
Rev. Tass
 1928 Annapolis
Father
 1928 Sawdust Paradise
Isaiah
 1928 A Man of Peace (Short)
 1928 Hangman's House
Lord Justice O'Brien
 1928 After the Storm
Manin Dane
 1928 Freckles
McLean
 1928 The Smart Set
Durant
 1927 My Best Girl
Robert Merrill
 1927 The Chinese Parrot
P.J. Madden
 1927 The Blood Ship
Jim Newman
 1927 Annie Laurie
The MacDonald Chieftain
 1927 Three Hours
Jonathan Durkin
 1926 Spangles
Robert 'Big Bill' Bowman
 1926 The Nervous Wreck
Jud Morgan
 1926 The Far Cry
Julian Marsh
 1925 The Golden Strain
Maj. Milton Mulford
 1925 Steel Preferred
James Creeth
 1925 Winds of Chance
Sam Kirby
 1925 The Half-Way Girl
John Guthrie
 1925 Zander the Great
The Sheriff
 1925 Chickie
Jonathan
 1925 My Son
Sheriff Ellery Parker
 1925 If I Marry Again
John Jordan
 1924 Sundown
John Brent
 1924 The Silent Watcher
John Steele, 'The Chief'
 1924 Bread
Mr. Corey
 1924 Captain January
Jeremiah Judkins
 1924 The Woman on the Jury
Judge Davis
 1924 Nellie, the Beautiful Cloak Model
Thomas Lipton / Robert Horton
 1924 Name the Man
Christian Stowell
 1924 Through the Dark
Warden
 1923 The Man Life Passed By
'Iron Man' Moore
 1923 In the Palace of the King
Mendoza
 1923 The Eternal Three
Dr. Frank R. Walters
 1923 The Common Law
Henry Neville
 1923 Little Church Around the Corner
John Morton
 1923 Man Alone
Ben Dixon
 1922 The Strangers' Banquet
Shane Keogh
 1922 White Hands
'Hurricane Hardy'
 1921 The Sea Lion
John Nelson
 1921 Blind Hearts
Lars Larson
 1921 The Cup of Life
'Bully' Brand
 1921 The Foolish Matrons
Dr. Ian Fraser
 1920 A Thousand to One
William Newlands
 1920 The Brute Master
Bucko McAllister, The Brute Master
 1920 His Own Law
J.C. MacNeir
 1920 Below the Surface
Martin Flint
 1919 Behind the Door
Oscar Krug
 1917 The Devil-Stone
Robert Judson
 1917 The Woman God Forgot
Cortez
 1917 Betrayed
Leopoldo Juares
 1917 What Money Can't Buy
Govrian Texler
 1917 The Little American
German Colonel
 1917 The Inner Shrine
Derek Pruyn
 1917 Unconquered
Henry Jackson
 1917 Freckles
John McLean
 1917 A Mormon Maid
John Hogue
 1916 The Way of the World
John Nevill
 1916 The Iron Hand
Tim Noland
 1916 Doctor Neighbor
Dr. Neighbor
 1916 Two Men of Sandy Bar
John Oakhurst
 1916 The Yaqui
Tambor
 1916 The Target
Big Bill Brent
 1915 Tainted Money
 1915 The Beachcomber
The sailor
 1915 The White Scar
Na-Ta-Wan-Gan
 1915 Colorado
Thomas Doyle
 1915 Fatherhood
Lon Gilchrist
 1915 'Twas Ever Thus
Hard Muscle / Col. Warren / John Rogers
 1915 Nearly a Lady
Cameo Appearance as Frederica's Father (uncredited)
 1915 The Scarlet Sin
Eric Norton
 1915 Little Sunset
Gus Bergstrom the 'Terrible Swede'
 1915 Help Wanted
Jerrold D. Scott
 1915 Pretty Mrs. Smith
Cameo Appearance (uncredited)
 1915 Buckshot John
'Buckshot John' Moran
 1914 The Country Mouse
Billy Bladerson
 1914 The Pursuit of the Phantom
Richard Alden
 1914 The Traitor (Short)
 1914 Martin Eden
 1914 The Valley of the Moon
Undetermined Secondary Role (unconfirmed)
 1914 John Barleycorn
Scratch Nelson
 1913 In the Midst of the Jungle (Short)
Col. Jackson
 1913 As a Father Spareth His Son (Short)
Dr. May - the Father
 1913 The Love of Penelope (Short)
Henry Brent
 1913 The Young Mrs. Eames (Short)
Bob Cary
 1913 The Rancher's Failing (Short)
Jonas Meade - the Ranch Foreman
 1913 Nan of the Woods (Short)
Don's Father
 1913 Fate Fashions a Letter (Short)
Detective Rand
 1913 The Unseen Defense (Short)
 1913 In God We Trust (Short)
Bill - the Burglar
 1913 Songs of Truce (Short)
Joe Elliott - a Northern Sympathizer
 1913 The Beaded Buckskin Bag (Short)
Secondary Supporting Role
 1913 The Girl and the Judge (Short)
Judge Goff
 1913 Buck Richards' Bride (Short)
Buck Richards
 1913 In the Days of Witchcraft (Short)
Adam Radcliffe
 1913 Her Guardian (Short)
John Broderick
 1913 Seeds of Silver (Short)
Ralph Arnold
 1913 Alas! Poor Yorick! (Short)
 1913 A Wise Old Elephant (Short)
Robert Harding
 1913 Yankee Doodle Dixie (Short)
Col. Grey
 1913 Pierre of the North (Short)
Pierre
 1913 The Artist and the Brute (Short)
Barker - the Brute
 1913 Altar of the Aztecs (Short)
Edwin Dalton - the Mining Engineer
 1913 A Plain Girl's Love (Short)
Silverton West - the Blacksmith
 1913 Greater Wealth (Short)
John Sharon
 1912 Arthur Preston Hankins (Short)
 1912 Harbor Island (Short)
Hardin Cole
 1912 The Girl of the Mountains (Short)
Hank - the Mountaineer Miner
 1912 The Vintage of Fate (Short)
Bob Owen
 1912 Miss Aubry's Love Affair (Short)
 1912 Atala (Short)
Chactas
 1912 The Fisherboy's Faith (Short)
The Fisherman (unconfirmed)
 1912 Getting Atmosphere (Short)
The Director of the Mutoscope M.P.C.
 1912 Monte Cristo (Short)
Edmond Dantes
 1912 The Pirate's Daughter (Short)
 1912 The Trade Gun Bullet (Short)
Jim Redfield - Ranch Foreman
 1912 Land Sharks vs. Sea Dogs (Short)
Old Olsen
 1912 In the Tents of the Asra (Short)
 1912 A Messenger to Kearney (Short)
Clay Davis
 1912 The Polo Substitute (Short)
Probyn Hampstead
 1912 The Professor's Wooing (Short)
Professor John Farley
 1912 The Vision Beautiful (Short)
 1912 A Reconstructed Rebel (Short)
Col. Yancey
 1912 A Child of the Wilderness (Short)
Larry Tompkins
 1912 Rivals (Short)
Big Bill
 1912 The Love of an Island Maid (Short)
John Dalton
 1912 The Price He Paid (Short)
Dr. Blake
 1912 The Hand of Fate (Short)
Emil Kiznoff
 1912 The End of the Romance (Short)
John Strong
 1912 Darkfeather's Strategy (Short)
Rain Cloud
 1912 Tenderfoot Bob's Regeneration (Short)
Bob Haines
 1912 The Hobo (Short)
Harry Larned - the Hobo
 1912 The Junior Officer (Short)
John Hampton - the Junior Officer
 1912 The Girl of the Lighthouse (Short)
Old Manuel - the Lighthouse Keeper
 1912 A Crucial Test (Short)
 1912 The Shrinking Rawhide (Short)
Alcalde
 1912 As Told by Princess Bess (Short)
The Retired Army Officer
 1912 The Danites (Short)
Sandy
 1912 Disillusioned (Short)
Mark Manley - the Cowboy
 1912 Bunkie (Short)
Lt. Brook
 1912 The Test (Short)
Luke Connors
 1912 Merely a Millionaire (Short)
Brewer - the Millionaire / The Tramp (dual role)
 1912 The Other Fellow (Short)
Jack Brown
 1912 The Mate of the Alden Bessie (Short)
The First Mate
 1911 A Modern Rip (Short)
 1911 A Counterfeit Santa Claus (Short)
 1911 Evangeline (Short)
Gabriel
 1911 George Warrington's Escape (Short)
George Warrington
 1911 The Maid at the Helm (Short)
Bill Hartley
 1911 A Frontier Girl's Courage (Short)
Jim Hawkins
 1911 The Right Name, But the Wrong Man (Short)
Jack Hargrave
 1911 Blackbeard (Short)
Gov. Gonzales
 1911 In the Days of Gold (Short)
Dick Harding 'A black sheep'
 1911 Little Injin (Short)
 1911 A Painter's Idyl (Short)
 1911/I Coals of Fire (Short)
Bill Ewing
 1911 How They Stopped the Run on the Bank (Short)
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1911 An Indian Vestal (Short)
 1911 John Oakhurst, Gambler (Short)
John Oakhurst
 1911 A Cup of Cold Water (Short)
 1911 McKee Rankin's '49' (Short)
An Old Miner - the '49'
 1911 The Totem Mark (Short)
Lotokah
 1911 In the Shadow of the Pines (Short)
James Anderson - Fur Trader
 1911 The Knight Errant (Short)
The Knight Errant
 1911 The Sheriff of Tuolomne (Short)
Rev. Kirby - the Sheriff of Tuolomne
 1911 The Profligate (Short)
Capt. Dubois - the Profligate
 1911 It Happened in the West (Short)
The Squaw Man
 1911 The New Faith (Short)
Caius Valerius
 1911 Range Pals (Short)
Steve Murdock
 1911 The Novice (Short)
 1911 One of Nature's Noblemen (Short)
 1911 Stability vs. Nobility (Short)
Colonel Bradley
 1911 Unto Us a Child Is Born (Short)
Robert Watson
 1911 The Code of Honor (Short)
 1911 The Eye of Conscience (Short)
Harold Burton
 1911 The Padre
The Padre - Father Sebastian
 1911 The Buccaneers (Short)
The Husband
 1911 Thelma (Short)
Olaf Guldmar
 1911 The Little Circus Rider (Short)
 1911 The Spy (Short)
The Spy
 1911 An Englishman's Honor (Short)
Drayton
 1910 A Tale of the Sea (Short)
Bill
 1910 The Sergeant (Short)
Sergeant Robert Adams
 1910 The Schoolmaster of Mariposa (Short)
The Schoolmaster of Mariposa
 1910/I Willie (Short)
 1910 The Sheriff (Short)
John Mason
 1910 The Long Trail (Short)
 1910 In the Great Northwest (Short)
Jules
 1910 Davy Crockett (Short)
 1910 The Common Enemy (Short)
 1910 Across the Plains (Short)
 1910 The Roman (Short)
 1909 The Christian Martyrs (Short)
 1909 Pine Ridge Feud (Short)
 1909 On the Border (Short)
 1909 Up San Juan Hill (Short)
 1909 Briton and Boer (Short)
 1909 The Stampede (Short)
 1909 The Leopard Queen (Short)
 1909 In the Sultan's Power (Short)
 1909 Fighting Bob (Short)
Fighting Bob
 1909 In the Badlands (Short)
 1909 Boots and Saddles (Short)
 1909 The Tenderfoot (Short)
 1908 On Thanksgiving Day (Short)
 1908 The Spirit of '76 (Short)
 1908 Damon and Pythias (Short)
Show Show Director (58 credits)
Show Show Writer (33 credits)
Show Show Producer (12 credits)
Show Show Art department (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (6 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage actor, film producer, director, and screenwriter.

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Trivia:

Son George Hobart Bosworth, 27 December 1918. See more »

Nickname:

Violets

Star Sign:

Leo

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