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William Duncan (I) (1879–1961)

William Duncan was born on December 16, 1879 in Dundee, Tayside, Scotland as William A. Duncan. He was an actor and director, known for The Taming of Texas Pete (1913), The Opium Smugglers (1912) and The Range Law (1913). He was married to Edith Johnson. He died on February 8, 1961 in Hollywood, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1940 The Texas Rangers Ride Again
Capt. Inglis
 1940 Queen of the Mob
District Attorney (uncredited)
 1940 The Farmer's Daughter
Tom Bingham
 1937 Thunder Trail
John Ames
 1937 Forlorn River
 1935 Nevada
Ben Ide
 1924 Wolves of the North
Alan Gray
 1924 The Fast Express
Brent McAdams
 1923 Smashing Barriers
Dan Stevens
 1923 Playing It Wild
Jerry Hoskins
 1922 The Fighting Guide
Ned Lightning
 1922 When Danger Smiles
Ray Chapman
 1922 The Silent Vow
Richard Stratton / Dick Stratton
 1921 No Defense
John Manning
 1921 Steelheart
Frank Worthing
 1921 Where Men Are Men
Vic Foster
 1921 Fighting Fate
Kern Lambert / Judson Cross
 1920 The Silent Avenger
Phil Read
 1919 Smashing Barriers
Dan Stevens
 1919 Man of Might
Dick Van Brunt
 1918 The Decision (Short)
 1918 A Fight for Millions
Bob Hardy
 1917 Vengeance - and the Woman
Henry Blake
 1917 The Tenderfoot
 1917 Dead Shot Baker
Dead Shot Baker
 1917 The Fighting Trail
John Gwyn
 1917 Aladdin from Broadway
William Fitzgerald
 1917 Money Magic
Marshall Haney
 1917 The Mystery of Lake Lethe (Short)
 1916 The Last Man
Major Harvey
 1916 Through the Wall
Paul Stanton (aka Coquenil)
 1916 The Cost of High Living (Short)
 1916 God's Country and the Woman
Philip Weyman
 1916 A Cripple Creek Cinderella (Short)
The Gambler
 1916 Bill Peter's Kid (Short)
Dick Stowell
 1916 The Wanderers (Short)
 1915 Cal Marvin's Wife (Short)
Cal Marvin
 1915/II Love and Law (Short)
 1915 The Ebony Casket (Short)
 1915 His Golden Grain (Short)
John Hart
 1915 A Scandal in Hickville (Short)
Sheriff John Long
 1915 The Quarrel (Short)
Mr. Jiggs
 1915 The Red Stephano (Short)
The Red Stephano
 1915 The Man from the Desert (Short)
John Warrington
 1915 He's a Bear (Short)
 1915 A Child of the North (Short)
 1915/II The Game of Life (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1915 The Navajo Ring (Short)
Jim Dace - the Father
 1914 Pure Gold (Short)
The Lone Miner
 1914 Everything Against Him (Short)
 1914 The Level (Short)
 1914/II Sisters (Short)
 1914 Ann, the Blacksmith (Short)
First Outlaw
 1914 The Choice (Short)
Ferron - a Revenue Officer
 1914 Kidding the Boss (Short)
A Cowboy
 1914 Anne of the Mines (Short)
The Arizona Kid - a Horsethief
 1914 Mareea, the Foster Mother (Short)
The Longshoreman
 1914 When the Gods Forgive (Short)
Jim - the White Trader
 1914 Ward's Claim (Short)
John Hanson - a Young Gold Miner
 1914 An Innocent Delilah (Short)
Peter Waring (unconfirmed)
 1914 Detective and Matchmaker (Short)
Red-Eye Bill
 1914 The Dawn of the New Day (Short)
John Smith
 1914 Marian, the Holy Terror (Short)
Dave -the Cowpuncher
 1914 Risen from the Ashes (Short)
Harry Briggs
 1914 A Mix-Up on the Plains (Short)
 1914 The Renegade's Vengeance (Short)
Ben Clayton
 1914/I The Little Sister (Short)
First Prospector
 1914/II A Friend in Need (Short)
Jimmy Donovan - the Chauffeur
 1914 By Unseen Hand (Short)
Jimmy Norton
 1914 Good Resolutions (Short)
Capt. Ellsmere
 1913 Mother Love vs Gold (Short)
Dick Mackey
 1913 Buster's Little Game (Short)
Buster Holmes
 1913 The Rustler's Reformation (Short)
Tom Travis
 1913 The Schoolmarm's Shooting Match (Short)
Bill Swift
 1913 The Silver Grindstone (Short)
David Stratton
 1913 Saved from the Vigilantes (Short)
Bud Lee
 1913 The Cattle Thief's Escape (Short)
Reverend John Morrison
 1913 The Capture of Bad Brown (Short)
 1913 Howlin' Jones (Short)
Howlin' Jones
 1913 The Good Indian (Short)
The Doctor
 1913 An Apache's Gratitude (Short)
Bob Huntley
 1913 The Galloping Romeo (Short)
Fred Fuller
 1913 The Stolen Moccasins (Short)
 1913 The Taming of Texas Pete (Short)
Texas Pete
 1913 The Señorita's Repentance (Short)
Alvin Burkman
 1913 Made a Coward (Short)
Bud Harris
 1913 Sallie's Sure Shot (Short)
 1913 The Marshal's Capture (Short)
The Marshal
 1913 The Only Chance (Short)
Charley West - the Lineman
 1913 The Jealousy of Miguel and Isabella (Short)
Jack Walters
 1913 An Embarrassed Bridegroom (Short)
Tom Martin - Ranchman
 1913 His Father's Deputy (Short)
Deputy Jim Carter - the Sheriff's Son
 1913 The Shotgun Man and the Stage Driver (Short)
The Shotgun Man
 1913 The Life Timer (Short)
 1913 The Sheriff of Yavapai County (Short)
Sheriff Bud O'Neill
 1913 The Deputy's Sweetheart (Short)
The Deputy
 1913 The Bank's Messenger (Short)
Joe Sandford - the Bank's Messenger
 1913 The Range Law (Short)
 1913 Bill's Birthday Present (Short)
 1913 How It Happened (Short)
Honest Dan Ryan
 1913 A Canine Matchmaker; or, Leave It to a Dog (Short)
Dave Bryce
 1913/I The Suffragette (Short)
Waggy Bill - the Cowboy
 1913 Bud's Heiress (Short)
Bud Wilson
 1912 A Rough Ride with Nitroglycerine (Short)
Dick Taylor
 1912 Buck's Romance (Short)
 1912 The Ranger and His Horse (Short)
Jim Mason 'The Cherokee Kid'
 1912 Between Love and the Law (Short)
Fred Duval
 1912 The Dynamiters (Short)
Lon Barrett
 1912 Jim's Vindication (Short)
Jim - Pony Express Rider
 1912 So-Jun-Wah and the Tribal Law (Short)
Red Reagan - a Prospector
 1912 The Opium Smugglers (Short)
Capt. Bob MacDonald
 1912 Monte Cristo (Short)
 1912 A Motorcycle Adventure (Short)
Dave Martin
 1912 Why Jim Reformed (Short)
 1912 The Cattle Rustlers (Short)
Jack Towns - Ranch Foreman
 1912 The Brand Blotter (Short)
Jim Wandless
 1912 The Fighting Instinct (Short)
Billy Kent
 1912/I Circumstantial Evidence (Short)
Tom Ellis
 1912 An Equine Hero (Short)
Billy Cutler
 1912 The Whiskey Runners (Short)
Pvt. Fitzgerald - R.N.W.M.P.
 1912 A Cowboy's Mother (Short)
Ed Weigel
 1912 The Wayfarer (Short)
Jim Reynolds
 1912 The Boob (Short)
Frank Smith - Nellie's Sweetheart
 1912 An Unexpected Fortune (Short)
Wesley Bowers
 1912 The Peculiar Nature of the White Man's Burden (Short)
Corporal Billy Needham, R.N.W.M.P.
 1912 A Wartime Romance (Short)
Jack Munroe
 1912/I The Double Cross (Short)
Bernard Judd - a Young Prospector
 1912 The Polo Substitute (Short)
The Jealous Lover
 1912/III When the Heart Calls (Short)
Running Dear
 1912 A Citizen in the Making (Short)
Itze - a Jewish Immigrant
 1912/II The Vagabonds (Short)
The Vagabond Violinist
 1912 Exposed by the Dictograph (Short)
Lyle Russell - the Detective
 1912 The Law of the North (Short)
Dick Benton
 1912 The Other Woman (Short)
Vice President of the Engraving Company
 1912/I Driftwood (Short)
Bill Hickey
 1912 His Chance to Make Good (Short)
Spike Dorgan
 1912 Hypnotized (Short)
Editor of the Duncansville Weekly Bugle
 1912 The Brotherhood of Man (Short)
Billy Young
 1912 In Little Italy (Short)
Police Sergeant McCabe
 1912 The Horseshoe (Short)
Barton Sumner
 1912 The Widow of Rickie O'Neal (Short)
 1912 The Scapegoat (Short)
Jack Wright - Nellie's Brother
 1912 A Cowboy's Best Girl (Short)
Carl Graham, a Young Rancher, Glen's Best Friend
 1912 A Modern Ananias (Short)
Will Deming
 1912 Two Men and a Girl (Short)
Dan Read
 1911 The Bully of Bingo Gulch (Short)
Wild Jim, the Bad Man of Bingo Gulch
 1911 A Romance of the Rio Grande (Short)
Smith, an Old Settler
 1911 Western Hearts (Short)
A Gambler
 1911 Why the Sheriff Is a Bachelor (Short)
 1911 Told in Colorado (Short)
John Hunter
 1911 The Wheels of Justice (Short)
Richard Courtright
 1911 A Tennessee Love Story (Short)
Will May
 1911 A New York Cowboy (Short)
 1911 The Gray Wolves (Short)
Frank Manley
 1911 The Warrant (Short)
Jim Rogers
 1911 Two Lives (Short)
 1911 The New Editor (Short)
Dick - the New Editor
 1909 Love and Law (Short)
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Show Show Self (2 credits)
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American western actor of the silent screen, with Selig Polyscope from 1910. The highest paid star of his time, he earned more than a million dollars per year under contract to Vitagraph from 1915. Duncan was a former instructor at McFadden's Physical Culture School and later operated his own bodybuilding academy. Few of his films have survived. See more »

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