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Sam De Grasse (I) (1875–1953)

Born in Canada, Sam De Grasse entered films in 1912 and specialized in playing thoroughly disreputable, nasty, slimy bad guys. Douglas Fairbanks was so impressed with De Grasse's villainy that he used the actor in several of his more memorable productions. He wasn't the only member of the De Grasse family in films, though. His brother Joseph De ... See full bio »
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 1930 Captain of the Guard
Bazin
 1929 Wall Street
John Willard
 1929 Silks and Saddles
William Morrissey
 1928 The Farmer's Daughter (uncredited)
 1928 Dog Law
 1928 Our Dancing Daughters
Freddie's Father (as Sam de Grasse)
 1928 The Racket
Welch (as Sam DeGrasse)
 1928 Honor Bound
Blood Keller
 1928 The Man Who Laughs
King James II (as Sam DeGrasse)
 1927 The Last Performance
District Attorney
 1927 The Wreck of the Hesperus
Capt. David Slocum
 1927 The Country Doctor
Ira Harding
 1927 Captain Salvation
Peter Campbell (as Sam de Grasse)
 1927 The King of Kings
Pharisee
 1926 Love's Blindness
Benjamin Levy
 1926 The Eagle of the Sea
Colonel Lestron
 1926 Broken Hearts of Hollywood
Defense Attorney
 1926 Her Second Chance
Beachey
 1926 The Black Pirate
Pirate Lieutenant (as Mr. Sam de Grasse)
 1926 Mike
Brush
 1925 Sally, Irene and Mary
Officer O'Dare
 1925 Heir-Loons
 1925 Sun-Up
Sheriff Weeks
 1925 One Year to Live
Dr. Lucien La Pierre
 1925 The Mansion of Aching Hearts
Martin Craig
 1925 On the Threshold
Daniel Masters
 1924 The Virgin
Ricardo Ruiz
 1924 A Self-Made Failure
Cyrus Cruikshank
 1924 Pagan Passions
Frank Langley
 1924 Painted People
Henry Parrish
 1923 Tiger Rose
Dr. Cusick
 1923 The Dancer of the Nile
Pasheri
 1923 A Prince of a King
Duke Roberto
 1923 The Spoilers
Judge Stillman
 1923 Circus Days
Lord
 1923 Slippy McGee
Father De Rance
 1922 Forsaking All Others
Dr. Mason
 1922 Robin Hood
Prince John (as Sam de Grasse)
 1921 A Wife's Awakening
George Otis
 1921 Courage
Stephan Blackmoore
 1921 The Cheater Reformed
Thomas Edinburgh
 1920 The Broken Gate
'Hod' Brooks
 1920 Unseen Forces
Capt. Stanley
 1920 The Little Grey Mouse
John Cumberland
 1920 The Skywayman
Dr. Wayne Leveridge
 1920 The Devil's Passkey
Warren Goodwright
 1920 Moon Madness
Adrien
 1920 Uncharted Channels
Nicholas Schonnn
 1919 Heart o' the Hills
Steve Honeycutt
 1919 Blind Husbands
Dr. Robert Armstrong
 1919 The Exquisite Thief
Shaver Michael
 1919 Sis Hopkins
Vibert
 1918 The Hope Chest
Ballantyne, Sr.
 1918 The Narrow Path
Malcolm Dion
 1918 A Law Unto Herself
Kurt Von Klassner (as Samuel DeGrasse)
 1918 A Woman's Fool
Undetermined Role
 1918 Winner Takes All
Mark Thorne
 1918 Smashing Through
Earl Foster
 1918 The Mortgaged Wife
Meyer
 1918 The Guilt of Silence
Gambler Joe
 1918 Brace Up
National Jim
 1918 Six Shooter Andy
Tom Slade
 1917 The Scarlet Car
Ernest Peabody
 1917 The Winged Mystery
Mortimer Eddington
 1917 Anything Once
Sir Mortimer Beggs
 1917 The Empty Gun (Short)
Jim
 1917 Wild and Woolly
Steve Shelby - Indian Agent
 1917 Madame Bo-Peep
Jose Alvarez
 1917 An Old Fashioned Young Man
Harold T. King
 1917 Her Official Fathers
Ethan Dexter
 1917 Jim Bludso
Ben Merrill
 1916 Children of the Feud
Dr. Richard Cavanagh
 1916 Diane of the Follies
Phillips Christy
 1916 The Half-Breed
Sheriff Dunn
 1916 An Innocent Magdalene
Forbes Stewart
 1916 The Good Bad Man
Bud Frazer / The Wolf
 1916 Acquitted
Ira Wolcott
 1916 The Price of Power
James Garwood
 1916 The She-Devil (Short)
 1915 Cross Currents
Silas Randolph
 1915 Martyrs of the Alamo
Silent Smith
 1915 The Fatal Hour (Short)
Detective
 1915 Tangled Paths (Short)
Bert Rand
 1915 In Old Mexico (Short)
Juan
 1915/I The Decoy (Short)
 1915 11:30 P.M. (Short)
The Detective
 1915 A Child of God
Jim MacPherson
 1915 A Man and His Mate
Choo
 1915 Heart Beats (Short)
Chief of Detectives Lee
 1914 The Beat of the Year (Short)
Sam Greening
 1914 Who Shot Bud Walton? (Short)
Sheriff Lafe Johnson
 1914 The Kaffir's Skull (Short)
Healey
 1914 A Woman Scorned (Short)
The Detective
 1914 A Blotted Page (Short)
Martha's Husband
 1914 The Tardy Cannon Ball (Short)
Floss
 1914 The Badge of Office (Short)
The New Sheriff
 1914 The Runaway Freight (Short)
Red - a Yeggman
 1914 Broken Nose Bailey (Short)
Detective Barton
 1914 Turned Back (Short)
 1914 Through the Dark (Short)
 1914 The Inner Conscience (Short)
 1914 The Bank Burglar's Fate (Short)
The Detective
 1914 On the Border (Short)
 1914 The Gunman (Short)
Bass - the Gunman
 1914 Blue Pete's Escape (Short)
Detective Burton aka Blue Pete
 1914 The Burden (Short)
Will - Mary's Brother
 1914 The Peach Brand (Short)
Paul Leighton
 1914 The Horse Wrangler (Short)
Sid Suddath
 1914 The Stolen Radium (Short)
 1914/I A Diamond in the Rough (Short)
 1914 Texas Bill's Last Ride (Short)
Texas Bill

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Alternate Names:

Sam Grasse De Grasse | Samuel DeGrasse | Sam DeGrasse | Mr. Sam de Grasse | Sam de Grasse

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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