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William J. Butler (I) (1860–1927)

William J. Butler was born in 1860 in Ireland. He was an actor and writer, known for Dan the Dandy (1911), The Root of Evil (1912) and The Avenging Sea (1915). He died on January 27, 1927 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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 1917 At First Sight
The Sheriff (as William Butler)
 1917 The Girl Who Didn't Think
Her Father (as William Butler)
 1917 A Girl Like That
Clergyman (as William Butler)
 1917 The Great Secret
Tom Clarke
 1916 Rolling Stones
Mr. Branigan (as W.J. Butler)
 1916 Susie Snowflake
Amos
 1916 The Isle of Love (Short)
Captain of the Schooner (as W.J. Butler)
 1916 I Accuse
Banker Ward (as W.J. Butler)
 1915 His Emergency Wife (Short)
George's Uncle John
 1915 Love's Enduring Flame (Short)
 1915 The Gambler of the West
Tom Grey (as W.J. Butler)
 1915 Rosa and the Author (Short)
Rosa's Father
 1915 Between Father and Son (Short)
 1915 Arline's Chauffeur (Short)
 1915 Serge Panine (Short) (as W.J. Butler)
 1915 Blow for Blow (Short)
Josiah Craddock (as W.J.Butler)
 1915 The Seymour House Party (Short)
Mr. Seymour
 1915 The Mystery of Henri Villard (Short)
Uncle Darby
 1915 East Lynne (Short)
O. Hallijohn
 1915 Her Hidden Life (Short)
The Cabaret Proprietor
 1915 More Than Friends (Short)
The Chief of the Secret Service
 1915 His Criminal Career (Short)
Professor Bryson
 1915 The Claim of Honor (Short)
The Count
 1915 Fate's Healing Hand (Short)
Jack Calvert
 1915 Life's Changing Tide (Short)
The Old Fisherman (as W.J. Butler)
 1915 The Avenging Sea (Short)
The Old Fisherman (as W.J. Butler)
 1915 The Oriental Ruby (Short)
Charles's Father
 1915 Toys of Destiny (Short)
Deacon White
 1915 The Test of Sincerity (Short)
The Girl's Father (as W.J. Butler)
 1915 Lorna Doone (Short)
Earl of Lorne
 1915 The End of the Play (Short)
The Old Farmer
 1915 Just a Lark (Short)
Lucille's Father
 1915 Seekers After Romance (Short)
Bill Wright
 1915 Where Enmity Dies (Short)
Foreman
 1915 Colomba (Short)
Their father
 1915 Tess of the Hills (Short)
The New Settler
 1915 The Cowboy's Conquest (Short)
Edith's Father
 1915 Dwellers in Glass Houses (Short)
Ford (as W.J. Butler)
 1915 The Stray Shot (Short)
The Husband's Partner (as W.J. Butler)
 1915 Heart's Hunger (Short)
The Doctor
 1915 The Inevitable Retribution (Short)
The mortgagee
 1915 The Barrier Between (Short)
Doctor
 1914 The Bond Sinister (Short)
The Jeweler
 1914 His Old Pal's Sacrifice (Short)
The Foreman
 1914 The Dole of Destiny (Short)
The Valley Girl's Father
 1914 The Tides of Sorrow (Short)
Ruth's Father
 1914/I The Wages of Sin (Short)
 1914 The War of Wealth (Short)
 1914 The New Reporter (Short)
The Newspaper Owner
 1914 Lord Chumley (Short)
 1914/I The Wife (Short)
 1914 The Primitive Man (Short)
Priscilla's Father (Prologue)
 1914 The Master of the Strong (Short)
The Master
 1914 Strongheart (Short)
Manager of the Opposing Team
 1914 Judith of Bethulia
Bethulian
 1914 How They Struck Oil (Short)
Extra
 1913 Her Wedding Bell (Short)
Wedding Guest
 1913 The Law and His Son (Short)
The Outcast Son's Father
 1913 The Stolen Treaty (Short)
A Diplomat
 1913 His Hoodoo (Short)
In Club (uncredited)
 1913 The Strong Man's Burden (Short)
The Doctor
 1913 Among Club Fellows (Short)
In Club (uncredited)
 1913 The Crook and the Girl (Short)
The Lawyer
 1913 The Work Habit (Short)
A Visitor
 1913 The Suffragette Minstrels (Short)
In Audience
 1913 Cupid and the Cook (Short)
The Young Woman's Father
 1913 The Enemy's Baby (Short)
Sam Miller, the Grandfather
 1913 The Reformers; or, The Lost Art of Minding One's Business (Short)
Man with Pipe / At Dance / On Street
 1913 In Diplomatic Circles (Short)
The Father
 1913 A Compromising Complication (Short)
The Mayor
 1913 The Mothering Heart (Short)
Club Patron (uncredited)
 1913 Almost a Wild Man (Short)
Policeman / In Audience
 1913 Death's Marathon (Short)
At Club (uncredited)
 1913 Jenks Becomes a Desperate Character (Short)
In Club (uncredited)
 1913 Red Hicks Defies the World (Short)
First Creditor
 1913 A Timely Interception (Short)
The Oil Syndicate
 1913 Slippery Slim Repents (Short)
The Minister
 1913 The Yaqui Cur (Short)
In Tribe / Goldseeker (uncredited)
 1913 The King and the Copper (Short)
The King's Aide
 1913 The House of Darkness (Short)
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1913 The Tenderfoot's Money (Short)
In Bar
 1913 The Daylight Burglar (Short)
In Club (uncredited)
 1913/I The Cure (Short)
The Father
 1913 The Left-Handed Man (Short)
In Court
 1913 A Horse on Bill (Short)
In Audience
 1913 A Lesson to Mashers (Short)
In Laundry (uncredited)
 1913 The Hero of Little Italy (Short)
In Bar (uncredited)
 1913 Their One Good Suit (Short)
2nd Policeman
 1913 All Hail to the King (Short)
First Assassin
 1913 The Old Gray Mare (Short)
Inside Saloon
 1913 Fate (Short)
 1913 A Delivery Package (Short)
In Wedding Party
 1913 The Power of the Camera (Short)
Townsman (uncredited)
 1913 The Spring of Life (Short)
The Innkeeper's Daughter's Cruel Papa
 1913 Tightwad's Predicament (Short)
The Cleaner
 1913 A Queer Elopement (Short)
The Sheriff
 1913 An Up-to-Date Lochinvar (Short)
Dora's Father
 1913 There Were Hoboes Three (Short)
The Employer
 1913 Oil and Water (Short)
Among Dancers
 1913 Kissing Kate (Short)
At Church Fair (uncredited)
 1913 The Bite of a Snake (Short)
The Sheriff
 1912 Bill Bogg's Windfall (Short)
The Lawyer
 1912 The God Within (Short)
In Other Town
 1912 Brutality (Short)
At Theatre
 1912 Gold and Glitter (Short)
The First Older Brother
 1912 The Club-Man and the Crook (Short)
A Friend
 1912 The Painted Lady (Short)
The Minister
 1912 In the Aisles of the Wild (Short)
The Widower
 1912 A Feud in the Kentucky Hills (Short)
First Clan Member
 1912 A Mixed Affair (Short)
The Jewelry Store Owner
 1912 Blind Love (Short)
The Landlord
 1912 Getting Rid of Trouble (Short)
Dad
 1912 He Must Have a Wife (Short)
Uncle William
 1912 A Change of Spirit (Short)
The Young Woman's Father
 1912 An Interrupted Elopement (Short)
Papa
 1912 The Tourists (Short)
2nd Tourist Couple
 1912 What the Doctor Ordered (Short)
Jenks' Wife's Friend
 1912 The Would-Be Shriner (Short)
On Street
 1912 Willie Becomes an Artist (Short)
Willie's Father
 1912 Heaven Avenges (Short)
Inez's Father
 1912 His Own Fault (Short)
Mr. Jenks
 1912 The Speed Demon (Short)
In Crowd
 1912 One Round O'Brien (Short)
Fight Manager
 1912 Trying to Fool Uncle (Short)
Dick's Uncle
 1912 Man's Lust for Gold (Short)
The Prospector
 1912 A Dash Through the Clouds (Short)
Townsman
 1912 Neighbors (Short)
At Duel
 1912 Algy the Watchman (Short)
The Bank President
 1912 Tomboy Bessie (Short)
Bessie's Father
 1912 Helen's Marriage (Short)
Clubman
 1912 When Kings Were the Law (Short)
At Court (uncredited)
 1912 The Furs (Short)
The Money Lender
 1912 When the Fire-Bells Rang (Short)
An Actor
 1912 The Fickle Spaniard (Short)
Marcelle's Father
 1912 The Brave Hunter (Short)
In Lodge
 1912 Won by a Fish (Short)
At Dinner
 1912 Their First Kidnapping Case (Short)
Health Officer
 1912 Fate's Interception (Short)
An American
 1912 The Punishment (Short)
The Landowner
 1912 Oh, Those Eyes (Short)
The Butler
 1912 A Voice from the Deep (Short)
A Fisherman
 1912 Hot Stuff (Short)
Hank's Sweetheart's Father
 1912 The Root of Evil (Short)
The Wealthy Man
 1912 Iola's Promise (Short)
An Indian
 1912 The Engagement Ring (Short)
The Benefactor
 1912 A String of Pearls (Short)
The Second Woman's Father
 1912 Billy's Stratagem (Short)
A Settler
 1912 The Transformation of Mike (Short)
The Tenement Father
 1912 A Blot on the 'Scutcheon (Short)
A Hunter
 1912 A Tale of the Wilderness (Short)
Pioneer Leader
 1912 The Baby and the Stork (Short)
The Doctor
 1911 Saved from Himself (Short)
A Guest
 1911 Why He Gave Up (Short)
One of the Husband's Chums
 1911 The Miser's Heart (Short)
Policeman
 1911 Through Darkened Vales (Short)
Second Doctor
 1911 The Battle (Short)
A Union Officer / At Farewell (uncredited)
 1911 The Long Road (Short)
At Party
 1911 The Unveiling (Short)
 1911 The Making of a Man (Short)
Young Woman's Family
 1911 Her Awakening (Short)
A Doctor
 1911 Dan the Dandy (Short)
The Father
 1911 The Squaw's Love (Short)
Father
 1911 The Village Hero (Short)
 1911 The Baron (Short)
License Bureau Worker
 1911 The Villain Foiled (Short)
Club Valet
 1911 Swords and Hearts (Short)
Old Ben (as W.J. Butler)
 1911 The Rose of Kentucky (Short)
A servant
 1911 The Diving Girl (Short)
The Uncle's Friend
 1911 The Last Drop of Water (Short)
 1911 Bobby, the Coward (Short)
The Father of the Girl Next Door
 1911 Stubbs' New Servants (Short)
Mr. Stubbs
 1911 Fighting Blood (Short)
A Settler
 1911 Enoch Arden: Part II (Short)
In Bar
 1911 A Romany Tragedy (Short)
Carlos' Father
 1911 The Crooked Road (Short)
Pawnbroker
 1911 The Manicure Lady (Short)
Maitre D'
 1911 The New Dress (Short)
Priest at Wedding / At Market
 1911 In the Days of '49 (Short)
The Bartender
 1911 The Two Sides (Short)
The Rancher
 1911 Paradise Lost (Short)
The Parson's Friend
 1911 Priscilla and the Umbrella (Short)
The Father
 1911 The Spanish Gypsy (Short)
The Doctor
 1911 Teaching Dad to Like Her (Short)
Outside Theatre
 1911 Was He a Coward? (Short)
At Train Station
 1911/I Comrades (Short)
Charles A. Franklin
 1911 Conscience (Short)
Detective
 1911 A Decree of Destiny (Short)
At the Club
 1911 The Lily of the Tenements (Short)
One of the Father's Friends
 1911 Fisher Folks (Short)
Fisherman
 1911 What Shall We Do with Our Old? (Short)
In Shop
 1911 Heart Beats of Long Ago (Short)
A Guard
 1911 A Wreath of Orange Blossoms (Short)
In Office
 1911 The Poor Sick Men (Short)
Gambler
 1911 Help Wanted (Short)
Doctor
 1910 After the Ball (Short)
A Friend of Mr. Brown's
 1910 White Roses (Short)
The Good Samaritan
 1910 His Sister-In-Law (Short)
Minister
 1910 Happy Jack, a Hero (Short)
The Butler
 1910/I Turning the Tables (Short)
In Bar
 1910 A Child's Stratagem (Short)
Policeman
 1910 Effecting a Cure (Short)
At Club
 1910 A Plain Song (Short)
Edith's Employer
 1910 Not So Bad as It Seemed (Short)
Mr. Hall
 1910 The Troublesome Baby (Short)
Mr. Samuels
 1910 Sunshine Sue (Short)
Piano Store Owner
 1910 Simple Charity (Short)
Tradesman
 1910 Waiter No. 5 (Short)
Chief of Police's Aide / In Restaurant
 1910 Two Little Waifs (Short)
The Doctor
 1910 The Proposal (Short)
Messenger
 1910 The Message of the Violin (Short)
The Music Teacher
 1910 The Broken Doll (Short)
Townsman
 1910 The Masher (Short)
Passerby
 1910 That Chink at Golden Gulch (Short)
Cowboy
 1910 The Iconoclast (Short)
Employer's Friend
 1910 Examination Day at School (Short)
New Teacher / School Board Member
 1910 Rose O'Salem Town (Short)
Judge
 1910 The Oath and the Man (Short)
Aristocrat
 1910 A Summer Tragedy (Short)
Manager of Soda Shop
 1910 In Life's Cycle (Short)
James' Friend
 1910 A Mohawk's Way (Short)
Servant
 1910 Little Angels of Luck (Short)
A Client
 1910 A Summer Idyll (Short)
At Party
 1910 Muggsy Becomes a Hero (Short)
The Pastor / A Bystander
 1910 The Modern Prodigal (Short)
A Farmer
 1910 Wilful Peggy (Short)
A servant
 1910 The Sorrows of the Unfaithful (Short)
On Shore
 1910 An Old Story with a New Ending (Short)
Outside Store
 1910 The Usurer (Short)
The Doctor
 1910 The House with Closed Shutters (Short)
The colored servant (as W. J. Butler)
 1910 Her Father's Pride (Short)
At Poor Farm
 1910 An Arcadian Maid (Short)
Second Man
 1910 The Call to Arms (Short)
A Servant
 1910 As the Bells Rang Out! (Short)
A Court Officer
 1910 Serious Sixteen (Short)
The Father
 1910 A Flash of Light (Short)
A Doctor
 1910 A Child's Faith (Short)
The Realtor
 1910 A Midnight Cupid (Short)
A Butler
 1910 A Child's Impulse (Short)
The Butler / Passerby
 1910 The Marked Time-Table (Short)
In Station
 1910 In the Border States (Short)
Confederate Soldier
 1910 A Victim of Jealousy (Short)
Valet
 1910 A Child of the Ghetto (Short)
In Second Shop
 1910 The Purgation (Short)
Inspector
 1910 A Rich Revenge (Short)
 1910 As It Is in Life (Short)
 1910 One Night, and Then -- (Short)
 1910 The Last Deal (Short)
 1910 The Honor of His Family (Short)
 1909 In Little Italy (Short)
In Bar
 1909 A Trap for Santa Claus (Short)
In Bar / Attorney
 1909 The Test (Short)
At the Hotel
 1909 In Old Kentucky (Short)
Union Soldier / Aide
 1909 The Hessian Renegades (Short)
Farmer
 1909 The Sealed Room (Short)
Nobleman at Court
 1909 The Mills of the Gods (Short)
In Editor's Office
 1909 His Wife's Visitor (Short)
At Club
 1909 With Her Card (Short)
At Churchill's
 1909 Mr. Jones' Burglar (Short)
At Club
 1909 They Would Elope (Short)
In Group
 1909 The Slave (Short)
A Patrician
 1908 The Taming of the Shrew (Short)
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