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John R. Cumpson (1866–1913)

John R Cumpson was born in Buffalo, New York, one of the youngest in a large family. His father was a blacksmith. In 1887, John R Cumpson was listed in a Buffalo City Directory as a bank clerk, and in the 1890 census as a bookkeeper. He apparently soon set aside ledgers and took up a career in acting. By 1901, he had moved to New York City and had... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1912 Ferdie, Be Brave (Short)
Ferdie
 1912 Early in the Morning (Short)
 1912 Curing Hubby (Short)
 1912/I Love Will Find a Way (Short)
 1912 An Exciting Outing (Short)
Billy the Bug
 1912 Chappie the Chaperone (Short)
Chappy the Chaperone
 1912 Ferdie's Family Feud (Short)
Ferdinand Featherbrain
 1912 A Case of Dynamite (Short)
Jonathan Jay
 1912 The Wrong Weight (Short)
Louis Schmitz
 1912 Home Again (Short)
Slick Sam - the Convict
 1912 Portuguese Joe (Short)
Portuguese Joe
 1912 How Shorty Won Out (Short)
Shorty
 1912 The Maid's Stratagem (Short)
The Butler
 1912 Let Willie Do It (Short)
Willie Trainer
 1912 Breach of Promise (Short)
Michael Thompson
 1912 A Piece of Ambergris (Short)
Captain Binks
 1912 A Millionaire for a Day (Short)
Fred Dudley
 1912 The Lonesome Miss Wiggs (Short)
Krautzmeyer - a German Widower
 1912 Mr. Smith, Barber (Short)
Mr. Smith - Barber
 1912 The Chef's Downfall (Short)
The Chef (as J.R. Cumpson)
 1912 Percy Learns to Waltz (Short)
Percy
 1912 The Home Strike-Breakers (Short)
Michael McCarthy
 1912 Beat at His Own Game (Short)
Harry Spencer
 1912 The Broken Lease (Short)
Mr. William Gleason (as John Cumpson)
 1912 Brown Moves Into Town (Short)
Dr. Brown
 1912 I Wish I Had a Girl (Short)
Tompkins
 1912 The Flag of Distress (Short)
Reuben Wilson
 1912 How She Married (Short)
Bill Robinson (as Mr. Cumpson)
 1911 Broke (Short)
Timothy
 1911 Billy's Séance (Short)
Billy
 1911 An International Heart Breaker (Short)
The American
 1911 The Daisy Cowboys (Short)
Bashful Joe - Cowboy
 1911 John Brown's Heir (Short)
John Brown
 1911 The Troubles of A. Butler (Short)
Mr. A. Butler
 1911 Ludwig from Germany (Short)
Herman Schmidt
 1911 The Kid from the Klondike (Short)
Ollie's Father
 1911 Mae's Suitors (Short)
Jack - the Principal Suitor
 1911 The Summer Girl (Short)
Jack Stout
 1911 The Maiden of the Pie Faced Indians (Short)
Little Fauntleroy - a Cowboy Hero
 1911 The Escaped Lunatic (Short)
Zeb Cobb
 1911 His First Trip (Short)
Silas Green - the Country Merchant
 1911 A Famous Duel (Short)
The Challenged Hero
 1911 A Cure for Dyspepsia (Short)
Father
 1911 Heroes Three (Short)
 1911 The Child and the Tramp (Short)
3rd Tramp
 1911 The Two Heroes (Short)
Hamilton 'Pop' Helser
 1911 A Card of Introduction (Short)
 1911 The Resurrection of John (Short)
 1911 Baby's Ball (Short)
Bumptious
 1911 Bumptious as Romeo (Short)
Bumptious
 1911 The Try Out (Short)
Bumptious
 1911 The Lover and the Count (Short)
Bumptious
 1911 Sleep, Gentle Sleep (Short)
Bumptious
 1910 A Family of Vegetarians (Short)
The Groom
 1910 Bumptious Plays Baseball (Short)
Bumptious
 1910 Bumptious as a Fireman (Short)
Bumptious
 1910 Bumptious Takes Up Automobiling (Short)
Bumptious
 1910 Bumptious as an Aviator (Short)
Bumptious
 1910 Mr. Bumptious on Birds (Short)
Bumptious
 1910 The Nichols on Vacation (Short)
 1910 Fortune's Fool (Short)
 1910 Two Men (Short)
The Miner
 1910 The Smoker (Short)
 1910 The Governor's Pardon (Short)
The Governor (unconfirmed)
 1910 The Dancing Girl of Butte (Short)
 1909 The Test (Short)
 1909 A Fair Exchange (Short)
At Church
 1909 In Old Kentucky (Short)
Negro Servant
 1909 Getting Even (Short)
Miner
 1909 The Little Darling (Short)
In Boarding House
 1909 The Mills of the Gods (Short)
Delivery Man
 1909 With Her Card (Short)
At Churchill's
 1909 Mr. Jones' Burglar (Short)
Mr. Jones
 1909 They Would Elope (Short)
In Group
 1909 A Strange Meeting (Short)
At Party
 1909 The Cardinal's Conspiracy (Short)
A Musketeer / A Member of the Court
 1909 Was Justice Served? (Short)
Juror
 1909 Her First Biscuits (Short)
Mr. Jones
 1909 The Lonely Villa (Short)
At the Inn
 1909 What Drink Did (Short)
Bartender
 1909 The Cricket on the Hearth (Short)
Innkeeper
 1909 Two Memories (Short)
Party Guest
 1909 Resurrection (Short)
At Inn / Servant
 1909 Jones and the Lady Book Agent (Short)
Edward Jones
 1909 The French Duel (Short)
Leon Martinel
 1909 One Busy Hour (Short)
Jim Smith
 1909 The Note in the Shoe (Short)
In Office
 1909 The Suicide Club (Short)
Member of Suicide Club
 1909 Tis an Ill Wind That Blows No Good (Short)
At Factory / In Crowd
 1909 Lucky Jim (Short)
Wedding Guest
 1909 Twin Brothers (Short)
Museum Visitor
 1909 A Troublesome Satchel (Short)
The Man with the Satchel
 1909 Lady Helen's Escapade (Short)
Dinner Guest
 1909 Confidence (Short)
In Bar
 1909 The Winning Coat (Short)
Innkeeper
 1909 Schneider's Anti-Noise Crusade (Short)
Mr. Schneider
 1909 The Road to the Heart (Short)
Chinese Man
 1909 Trying to Get Arrested (Short)
The Tramp
 1909 A Drunkard's Reformation (Short)
In the Orchestra / In the Bar
 1909 The Voice of the Violin (Short)
At Party Meeting
 1909 The Lure of the Gown (Short)
Man on Street / At Dance
 1909 The Salvation Army Lass (Short)
Salvation Army / In First Bar / In Factory
 1909 The Roue's Heart (Short)
Nobleman
 1909 The Wooden Leg (Short)
Father
 1909 A Fool's Revenge (Short)
At Court
 1909 His Wife's Mother (Short)
Mr. Jones
 1909 At the Altar (Short)
Dinner Guest
 1909 The Hindoo Dagger (Short)
The Doctor
 1909 Tragic Love (Short)
Bartender
 1909 The Brahma Diamond (Short)
Tourist
 1909 The Girls and Daddy (Short)
At Black & Tan Ball
 1909 The Cord of Life (Short)
In Tenement
 1909 Those Awful Hats (Short)
Theatre Audience
 1909 The Fascinating Mrs. Francis (Short)
Party Guest
 1909 A Rural Elopement (Short)
In Crowd
 1909 The Sacrifice (Short)
At Jeweler's
 1909 Love Finds a Way (Short)
Footman
 1908 The Christmas Burglars (Short)
 1908 The Clubman and the Tramp (Short)
 1908 The Call of the Wild (Short)
Chinese Servant
 1908 Romance of a Jewess (Short)
Customer
 1908 The Zulu's Heart (Short)
A Zulu Warrior
 1908 The Stolen Jewels (Short)
Smithson / Man at Broker's
 1908 A Smoked Husband (Short)
Mr. Bibbs
 1908 Monday Morning in a Coney Island Police Court (Short)
Honorable Patrick McPheeney
 1908 A Calamitous Elopement (Short)
 1905 The White Caps (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: "Upstate New York" (September 1901) Stage: "Upstate New York"

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Alternate Names:

John Compson | J.R. Cumpson | John Cumpson | Mr. Cumpson
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