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John Davidson (I) (1886–1968)

John Davidson was born on December 25, 1886 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Devil Bat (1940), Dinner at Eight (1933) and The Genius Pierre (1919). He died on January 16, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1963 A Gathering of Eagles
Hadley - S.A.C. Observer (uncredited)
 1959 A Stranger in My Arms
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1956 Around the World in Eighty Days
Extra (uncredited)
 1954 Prince Valiant
Patriarch (uncredited)
 1953 Biff Baker, U.S.A. (TV Series)
Johann Van Rentsler
- The Hawaii Story (1953) ... Johann Van Rentsler
 1952 Thunder in the East
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1952 Untamed Frontier
Townsman (uncredited)
 1952 The Cimarron Kid
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1951 Golden Girl
Croupier (uncredited)
 1951 People Will Talk
Faculty Board Member (uncredited)
 1951 Half Angel
Best Man (uncredited)
 1951 Katie Did It
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1951 Front Page Detective (TV Series)
Fritz Muller
- The Devil's Bible (1951) ... Fritz Muller
 1949 Dancing in the Dark
Board Member (uncredited)
 1949 Oh, You Beautiful Doll
Davis - Steiner's Secretary (uncredited)
 1949 Slattery's Hurricane
Maitre D' (uncredited)
 1949 You're My Everything
Headwaiter (uncredited)
 1949 A Letter to Three Wives
John, First Waiter (uncredited)
 1948 That Wonderful Urge
Whitson's Butler (uncredited)
 1948 Bungalow 13
Mr. Eden
 1948 The Luck of the Irish
Reporter (uncredited)
 1948 One Touch of Venus
Customer (uncredited)
 1948 The Iron Curtain
Secretary to the Minister of Justice (uncredited)
 1947 Daisy Kenyon
Mervyn, O'Mara's Butler (uncredited)
 1947 Suddenly It's Spring
Elevator Passenger (uncredited)
 1946 The Razor's Edge
Banker (uncredited)
 1946 Sentimental Journey
Floorwalker (uncredited)
 1946 Smooth as Silk
Sam (uncredited)
 1946 Shock
Mr. Edwards (uncredited)
 1945 The Purple Monster Strikes
Emperor of Mars [Chs. 2, 10-11]
 1945 Easy to Look at
Drunk (uncredited)
 1945 Captain Eddie
Reporter (uncredited)
 1945 Where Do We Go from Here?
Gen. Benedict Arnold (uncredited)
 1945 Circumstantial Evidence
Lawyer (uncredited)
 1944 Call of the Jungle
Harley
 1944 Wilson
Princeton Team Doctor (uncredited)
 1944 Charlie Chan in The Chinese Cat
Carl Karzoff / Kurt Karzoff
 1944 Bermuda Mystery
Superintendent (uncredited)
 1944 Captain America
Gruber
 1943 Secret Service in Darkest Africa
Sheik [Ch. 2] (uncredited)
 1942 Perils of Nyoka
Lhoba - Tuareg High Priest [Chs.4-7,12-13]
 1941 Niagara Falls
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1941 Singapore Woman (uncredited)
 1940 The Devil Bat
Prof. Percival Garland Raines
 1940 The Great Dictator
Hospital Superintendent (uncredited)
 1940 King of the Royal Mounted
Dr. Shelton [Chs 4, 5]
 1940 Turnabout
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1940 Saps at Sea (uncredited)
 1939 Miracles for Sale
Weird Voice (voice, uncredited)
 1939 Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation
Prince Suleid
 1939 Duel Personalities (Short)
Prof. William Delmore (hypnotist)
 1939 Arrest Bulldog Drummond
Gumba - Bird Seller (uncredited)
 1938 Sharpshooters
Stableman (uncredited)
 1938 Storm Over Bengal
Aide to Ramin Khan (uncredited)
 1938 The Fighting Devil Dogs
Lin Wing [Ch. 1]
 1938 Come Across (Short)
Bonds Fence (uncredited)
 1937 Live, Love and Learn
Mr. Wingate (uncredited)
 1937 Jungle Menace
Doctor Coleman
 1937 Confession
Actor (uncredited)
 1936 Mummy's Boys
Cafe Manager in Cairo (uncredited)
 1935 A Tale of Two Cities
Morveau
 1935 Death from a Distance
Ahmad Haidru
 1935 Charlie Chan in Egypt
Chemist Daoud Atrash
 1935 Reckless
Sid - Mona's Lawyer (uncredited)
 1935 The Call of the Savage
Prince Samu [Chs. 11-12]
 1935 Behind the Green Lights
Beasley
 1935 A Shot in the Dark
Prof. Brand
 1934 Lightning Strikes Twice
Phillips, the Butler
 1934 Tailspin Tommy
Wade 'Tiger' Taggart
 1934 The Moonstone
Yandoo
 1934 Hollywood Hoodlum
Siegfried Sonoff
 1934/I Burn 'Em Up Barnes
Tom Chase - Race Car Henchman [Chs. 1-2, 5] (uncredited)
 1934 Murder in Trinidad
Gookol Moah
 1934 The Scarlet Empress
Marquis de la Chetardie (uncredited)
 1934 Stand Up and Cheer!
Blue Nose Hour Radio Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 1934 Viva Villa!
Gen. Lopez (uncredited)
 1934 Hold That Girl
Ackroyd
 1934 Bombay Mail
R. Xavier
 1933 The Mad Game
Doctor
 1933 Ladies Must Love
One of Bill's Friends (uncredited)
 1933 The Devil's in Love
Kasim-Native (uncredited)
 1933 Reunion in Vienna
Officer (uncredited)
 1933 Oliver Twist (uncredited)
 1933 Broadway Bad
The Prince (uncredited)
 1932 Behind Jury Doors
George Fisher
 1932 6 Hours to Live
Kellner
 1932 Blondie of the Follies
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1932 Jewel Robbery
Robbery Accomplice (uncredited)
 1932/I Grand Hotel
Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1932 Arsène Lupin
Gourney-Martin's Butler
 1932 Docks of San Francisco
Vance
 1930 The Life of the Party
Mr. Smith
 1929 The Thirteenth Chair
Edward Wales
 1929 Skin Deep
Blackie Culver
 1929 Honky Tonk
Trailer Host (uncredited)
 1929 Queen of the Night Clubs
Don Holland
 1929 Kid Gloves
Stone
 1929 The Rescue
Hassim
 1924 Ramshackle House
Ernest Riever
 1923 His Children's Children
Florian
 1922 Under Two Flags
Sheik Ben Ali Hammed
 1922 The Woman Who Walked Alone
Otis Yeardley
 1922 Saturday Night
The Count Demitry Scardoff
 1921 The Idle Rich
Dillingham Coolidge
 1921 Fool's Paradise
Prince Talaat-Ni
 1921 No Woman Knows
Theodore Brandeis
 1921 The Bronze Bell
Salig Singh
 1921 Cheated Love
Mischa Grossman
 1920 The Tiger's Cub
Lone Wolf
 1920 A Woman's Business (as Jack Davidson)
 1920 Romance
Beppo
 1919 Forest Rivals
Pierre Dubois
 1919 Through the Toils
Walter Tressler
 1919 The Stronger Vow
José de Co0rdova
 1919 The Bluffer
Edmond Curtiss (as Jack Davidson)
 1918/I The Grouch
Narciso
 1918 The Winning of Beatrice
John Maddox Jr.
 1918 The Spurs of Sybil
Paul Berwick
 1917/I The Awakening
Horace Chapron
 1917 Shame
Cabaret Dancer
 1917 The Wild Girl
Undetermined Role>
 1917 Souls Adrift
Maberly Todd
 1917 The Beautiful Lie
Howard Hayes
 1917 The Power of Decision
Wood Harding
 1916 The Brand of Cowardice
Navarete
 1916 The Caravan (Short)
 1916 A Million a Minute
Duke de Reves
 1916 The Wall Between
Captain Burkett
 1916 Pawn of Fate
André Lesar
 1916 The Red Mouse (as J.W. Davidson)
 1916 Man and His Soul
Stephen Might Jr.
 1915 The Danger Signal
Rodman Cadbury
 1915 The Sentimental Lady
Norman Van Aulsten
 1915 The Green Cloak
Paul Duncan
 1915 The Wonderful Adventure
M. Cheivasse (as Jack Davidson)
 1915 The Ruse (Short)
John Folsom (as Jack Davidson)
 1915 Hearts and Swords (Short)
Maxim Gonzales - Rosa's Brother (as Jack Davidson)
 1915 The Secret of Lost River (Short)
Padre Francisco (as Jack Davidson)
 1915 A Piece of Amber (Short)
Achmid (as Jack Davidson)
 1915 The Alien
Robbins (as Jack Davidson)
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Alternate Names:

J.W. Davidson | Jack Davidson
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Character actor, on stage from 1911. Entered films in 1915 to portray an assortment of emotionless, piercing-eyed villains. He was very active in Republic serials from the late 1930s, including Dick Tracy and Captain Marvel.

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