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William Collier Jr. (1902–1987)

Buster Collier was born Charles F. Gall Jr. in New York and got his show-business start at the age of seven, his mother being an actress and his father being a theater manager. His parents later divorced and his mother married actor William Collier Sr., who adopted the boy and gave him his new name, William Collier Jr., nicknamed "Buster". ... See full bio »

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Little Caesar
Little Caesar Tony Passa
Soul of the Slums
Soul of the Slums Jerry Harris
The Phantom Express
The Phantom Express Bruce Harrington
A Royal Romance
A Royal Romance John Hale


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 1935 The People's Enemy
Tony Falcone
 1934 Public Stenographer
James 'Jimmy' Martin Jr. (as Buster Collier)
 1933 Her Secret
Johnny Norton (as Buster Collier)
 1933 The Story of Temple Drake
Toddy Gowan
 1933 Forgotten
Joseph Meyers
 1933 File 113
Prosper Botomy
 1932 Behind Jury Doors
Steve Mannon
 1932 Speed Demon
'Speed' Morrow
 1932 The Fighting Gentleman
Jack Duncan aka The Fighting Gentleman
 1932 Exposed
Jim Harper
 1932 The Phantom Express
Bruce Harrington
 1932 The County Fair
Jimmie Dolan
 1932 Dancers in the Dark
Floyd Stevens
 1931 The Secret Witness
Arthur Jones aka Casey
 1931 Soul of the Slums
Jerry Harris
 1931 Sporting Chance
Terry Nolan
 1931 The Big Gamble
Johnnie Ames
 1931 Street Scene
Sam Kaplan
 1931 Bought!
Reporter (uncredited)
 1931 Broadminded
Jack Hackett
 1931 Cimarron
The Kid
 1931 Little Caesar
Tony Passa
 1931 Reducing
Johnnie Beasley (as Buster Collier Jr.)
 1930 Rain or Shine
Bud Conway
 1930 New Movietone Follies of 1930
Conrad Sterling
 1930 A Royal Romance
John Hale
 1930 The Melody Man
Al Tyler (as Buster Collier)
 1930 Lummox
Wally Wallenstein
 1929 The Show of Shows
Performer in 'Bicycle Built for Two' Number
 1929 The College Coquette
Tom Marion
 1929 Two Men and a Maid
Jim Oxford
 1929 New Orleans
Billy Slade
 1929 The Bachelor Girl
 1929 The Donovan Affair
 1929 Hardboiled Rose
Edward Malo
 1929 Tide of Empire
Romauldo Guerrero
 1929 One Stolen Night
 1929 The Red Sword
 1928 The Floating College
George Dewey
 1928 Beware of Bachelors
Ed, the husband
 1928 Women They Talk About
Steve Harrison
 1928 The Lion and the Mouse
Jefferson Ryder
 1928 A Night of Mystery
Jérôme D'Egremont
 1928 The Tragedy of Youth
Dick Wayne (as Buster Collier)
 1928 So This Is Love
Jerry McGuire (as Buster Collier)
 1927 The College Widow
Billy Bolton
 1927 The Desired Woman
Lieutenant Larry Trent
 1927 Stranded
Johnny Nash
 1927 Dearie
Stephen, her son
 1927 The Sunset Derby
Jimmy Burke
 1927 Convoy
John Dodge
 1927 Backstage
Owen Mackay
 1927 The Broken Gate
Don Lane
 1926 Just Another Blonde
 1926 God Gave Me Twenty Cents
Barney Tapman
 1926 The Lady of the Harem
 1926 The Rainmaker
Bobby Robertson
 1926 The Lucky Lady
 1925 The Wanderer
 1925 Playing with Souls
Matthew Dale Jr. (as William 'Buster' Collier Jr.)
 1925 The Verdict
Jimmy Mason
 1925 Eve's Secret
 1925 The Reckless Sex
 1925 The Devil's Cargo
John Joyce
 1924 The Lighthouse by the Sea
Albert Dorn
 1924 Great Diamond Mystery
Perry Standish
 1924 Wine of Youth
Max Cooper
 1924 The Sea Hawk
 1924 Fools Highway
Max Davidson
 1924 Leave It to Gerry
Dan Forbes
 1923 Pleasure Mad
Howard Benton
 1923 The Age of Desire
Ranny - Age 21
 1923 Sinner or Saint
Young Artist
 1923 Loyal Lives
 1923 Enemies of Women
 1922 Secrets of Paris
 1922 The Good Provider
Izzy Binswanger (as William 'Buster' Collier Jr.)
 1922 Cardigan
Michael Cardigan
 1921 At the Stage Door
Arthur Bates
 1921 The Girl from Porcupine
Jim McTvish
 1921 The Heart of Maryland
Lloyd Calvert
 1920 The Soul of Youth
Dick Armstrong
 1920 The Servant Question
Jack Merrick (as Buster Collier)
 1919 Back Stage (Short)
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1916 The Bugle Call
Billy Andrews
Show Show Producer (5 credits)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (4 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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Formed a partnership with actor Charles McGraw in 1950, Collier-McGraw Enterprises. Subsequently produced 39 episodes of "The Adventures of Falcon" in 1954 that played on NBC.

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Alternate Names:

Buster Collier Jr. | William 'Buster' Collier Jr. | Buster Collier | William 'Buster' Collier


5' 10¾" (1.8 m)

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Adopted by step-father William Collier Sr. on 12 September 1914. See more »



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