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William Humphrey (I) (1863–1942)

William Humphrey was born William Jonathan Humphrey on January 2nd, 1875 in Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts, USA. He entered films in 1909 as an actor, in 1910 as a director, and in 1917 as a screenwriter. He directed films and wrote screenplays until 1922. As an actor, he appeared in 124 films from 1909 until 1937. He died of coronary thrombosis on... See full bio »

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 1916 Husks (Short)
Clay McTrigger
 1916 From Out of the Past (Short)
John Wilson
 1916 The Secret Seven (Short)
 1915 Heredity (Short)
Jim Greenfield
 1914 The Man That Might Have Been (Short)
William Rudd
 1914 The Senator's Brother (Short)
Senator Paul Zanes
 1914 His Wedded Wife (Short)
Mr. Marsh
 1914 His Dominant Passion (Short)
John Breck
 1914/I Fine Feathers Make Fine Birds (Short)
Harry Norton
 1914 The Man Who Knew (Short)
Ralph Lorimer
 1914 The Upper Hand (Short)
 1914 Polishing Up (Short)
Dr. Reynolds
 1914 The Song of the Ghetto (Short)
Ernesto Calucci - the Tenor
 1914 Uncle Bill (Short)
John Mason
 1914 Maria's Sacrifice (Short)
 1914 Mr. Bingle's Melodrama (Short)
An Author
 1914 The Awakening of Barbara Dare (Short)
John Dare (as William J. Humphrey)
 1914 The Price of Vanity (Short)
Gilman Beverly
 1914 The Drudge (Short)
Thurley Briggs
 1914 Hearts of Women (Short)
George Dixon
 1914 Nocturne in E-Flat (Short)
 1913 The Spirit of Christmas (Short)
The Man of Wealth
 1913 Playing the Pipers (Short)
James McNab aka McGregor - the Son
 1913 The Line-Up (Short)
Mr. Livingston
 1913/I The Flirt (Short)
Robert Gordon
 1913 The Penalties of Reputation (Short)
Ned Lawlor
 1913 My Lady of Idleness (Short)
Mr. Hanson, Edith's Husband
 1913 The Glove (Short)
The Husband
 1913 An Unwritten Chapter (Short)
Philip Mowbray
 1913/I The Snare of Fate (Short)
Andrew Mason
 1913 An Infernal Tangle (Short)
Luigi - 1st Couple
 1913 The Butler's Secret (Short)
Alfred Dixon
 1913 A Husband's Trick (Short)
Penfield - the Husband
 1913 His Life for His Emperor (Short)
 1913 Captain Mary Brown (Short)
Deland - the Spy
 1913 Hearts of the First Empire (Short)
 1913 Mixed Identities (Short)
Sparkins Carter
 1913 The Golden Hoard; or, Buried Alive (Short)
Pete Nelson
 1913 Red and White Roses (Short)
Morgan Andrews
 1913 The Chains of an Oath (Short)
 1913/II The Trap (Short)
 1912 The Bogus Napoleon (Short)
Napoleon Bonaparte
 1912 The Money Kings (Short)
James Montepier - the Father
 1912 The French Spy (Short)
An Arabian Chieftain
 1912 The Lady of the Lake (Short)
Undetermined Minor Role
 1912 The Governor Who Had a Heart (Short)
William Browden - the Governor (as Mr. Humphries)
 1912 The Heart of the King's Jester (Short)
The King
 1911 An Aeroplane Elopement (Short)
Mr. Brooks - Maud's Father
 1911 A Message from Beyond (Short)
Mr. Morrison - Jack's Father
 1911 A Southern Soldier's Sacrifice (Short)
Harry Linden
 1911 Selecting His Heiress (Short)
Doughbags' Attorney
 1911 Forgotten; or, An Answered Prayer (Short)
Max Earle - the Father
 1911 The Wrong Patient (Short)
Dr. Goodwin
 1911 The General's Daughter (Short)
 1911 Tested by the Flag (Short)
Jack Drew
 1911 Prejudice of Pierre Marie (Short)
Giovanni, a Musician
 1911 Picciola; or, The Prison Flower (Short)
Comte de Charney, a Prisoner
 1911 A Tale of Two Cities (Short)
The Duke D'Evremon
 1911 Jean Rescues (Short)
 1910 Jean and the Waif (Short)
 1910 The Three of Them (Short)
 1910 Twelfth Night (Short)
Sir Toby Belch
 1909 A Midsummer Night's Dream (Short)
 1909 Benedict Arnold (Short)
Major Andre
 1909 Les Miserables (Part I) (Short)
 1909 The Way of the Cross (Short)
 1909 The Judgment of Solomon (Short)
King Solomon
 1909 Oliver Twist (Short)
 1909 Napoleon and the Empress Josephine (Short)
Napoleon Bonaparte
 1909 The Life of Napoleon (Short)
 1909 King Lear (Short)
 1909 Ruy Blas (Short)
 1908 Napoleon, the Man of Destiny (Short)
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William J. Humphrey | Wm. Humphrey | William Humphreys | Mr. Humphries | William Humphries | Wm. Humphrys


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Entered films with Vitagraph.

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