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DeWitt Jennings (I) (1879–1937)

Portrayed figures of authority in Hollywood films from 1915 until the end of his days. See full bio »

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 1937 Slave Ship
Snodgrass
 1937 Fifty Roads to Town
Captain Galloway
 1937 This Is My Affair
Bradley Wallace (as De Witt Jennings)
 1937 That I May Live
Chief of Police
 1937 Midnight Taxi
Capt. Wainwright (scenes deleted)
 1937 Nancy Steele Is Missing!
Doctor on Farm
 1937 We Who Are About to Die
Mike Brannigan
 1936 The Accusing Finger
Prison Warden
 1936 Kelly the Second
Judge (as DeWitt C. Jennings)
 1936 Sing, Baby, Sing
Mr. Lee, the Landlord (uncredited)
 1936 The Crime of Dr. Forbes
Judge Benson
 1936 Sins of Man
Twichelesko
 1936 Exclusive Story
Captain (uncredited)
 1935 I Dream Too Much
Man Yelling for Food (uncredited)
 1935 The Farmer Takes a Wife
Freight Agent (uncredited)
 1935 The Daring Young Man
Mayor's Committee Official (uncredited)
 1935 Front Page Woman
Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1935 Village Tale
Sheriff Ramsey
 1935 Mary Jane's Pa
Sheriff
 1935 Murder on a Honeymoon
Captain Beegle
 1934 A Wicked Woman
The Sheriff
 1934 Secret of the Chateau
Louis Bardou
 1934 The President Vanishes
Cullen
 1934 Death on the Diamond
Patterson
 1934 The Cat's-Paw
Pete - Policeman (uncredited)
 1934 Charlie Chan's Courage
Constable Brackett (as DeWitt C. Jennings)
 1934 A Man's Game
Chief Jordan
 1934 Operator 13
Artilleryman (uncredited)
 1934 The Fighting Rookie
Police Commissioner
 1934 Little Man, What Now?
Emil Kleinholz
 1934 She Made Her Bed
Show Boss (uncredited)
 1934 Massacre
Sheriff Jennings
 1934 The Meanest Gal in Town
Police Chief (uncredited)
 1934 Fugitive Lovers
Warden (uncredited)
 1933 The Women in His Life
Warden (uncredited)
 1933 From Headquarters
Third-Degree Detective (uncredited)
 1933 Day of Reckoning
First Deputy (uncredited)
 1933 Police Car 17
Captain T. J. Hart
 1933 Golden Harvest
Sheriff (uncredited)
 1933 I Loved a Woman
Banker (uncredited)
 1933 One Year Later
Deputy Russell
 1933 Fighting with Kit Carson
Army Colonel (uncredited)
 1933 Made on Broadway
Moriarty (uncredited)
 1933 Song of the Eagle
Chief of Police / Colonel Hellfire Harry (uncredited)
 1933 Strictly Personal
Captain Reardon
 1933 Reform Girl
Capt. Balfour
 1933 A Lady's Profession
Mr. Stephens
 1933 Grand Slam
Private Detective R.J. Flynn (uncredited)
 1933 Mystery of the Wax Museum
Police Captain
 1933 Ladies They Talk About
Detective Tracy (uncredited)
 1933 On Your Guard
Joshua Perkins
 1932 The Match King
Bodensky (uncredited)
 1932 Central Park
Police Desk Sergeant Monahan (uncredited)
 1932 Silver Dollar
The Mine Foreman
 1932 Tess of the Storm Country
Game Warden (uncredited)
 1932 Speak Easily
Sheriff of Lincoln County (uncredited)
 1932 Movie Crazy
Mr. Hall (as De Witt Jennings)
 1932 Midnight Morals
Dan McKennan
 1932 The Washington Masquerade
Senate Board of Inquiry Member (uncredited)
 1932 By Whose Hand?
City Editor (uncredited)
 1932 Rule 'Em and Weep (Short)
 1932 Night Court
Court Policeman (uncredited)
 1932 Dancers in the Dark
Police Sergeant McGroody
 1931 Arrowsmith
Mr. B.W. Tozer (uncredited)
 1931 The Deceiver
Inspector Dunn
 1931/I Trapped (Short)
Police Chief
 1931 A Dangerous Affair
City Editor
 1931 Caught Plastered
Police Chief H.A. Morton (as De Witt Jennings)
 1931 Politics
Police Chief (uncredited)
 1931 Salvation Nell
McGovern
 1931 The Secret Six
Donlin
 1931 The Primrose Path
Joe Malone
 1931 The Criminal Code
Yard Captain Gleason (as De Witt Jennings)
 1930 Min and Bill
Groot
 1930 The Bat Whispers
Police Captain
 1930 The Big Trail
Boat Captain Hollister (uncredited)
 1930 Scarlet Pages
Judge (uncredited)
 1930 Outside the Law
Police Chief Kennedy (uncredited)
 1930 The Big House
Wallace
 1930 Those Who Dance
Captain O'Brien
 1930 Captain of the Guard
Priest
 1930 In the Next Room
Inspector Grady
 1930 Night Ride
Capt. O'Donnell
 1929 New York Nights
Detective (uncredited)
 1929 Fox Movietone Follies of 1929
Jay Darrell
 1929 The Valiant
Warden Holt
 1929 Thru Different Eyes
Paducah
 1929 Alibi
Officer O'Brien (uncredited)
 1929 The Trial of Mary Dugan
Inspector Hunt
 1929 Red Hot Speed
Judge O'Brien
 1929 Seven Footprints to Satan
Uncle Joe
 1928 Me, Gangster
 1928 The Crash
Supt. Carleton
 1928 Marry the Girl
Martin Wayland
 1928 Air Mail Pilot
Robert Ross
 1928 The Night Flyer
Bucks
 1927 Home Made
Mr. White
 1927 Two Arabian Knights
American Consul (as De Witt Jennings)
 1927 Great Mail Robbery
Captain Davis
 1927 McFadden's Flats
Patrick Halloran
 1926 The Fire Brigade
Fire Chief Wallace
 1926 While London Sleeps
Inspector Burke
 1926 The Ice Flood
James O'Neill
 1926 The Passionate Quest
Benjamin Stone
 1926 Chip of the Flying U
J.G. Whitmore
 1925 The Splendid Road
Captain Bashford
 1925 Don't
Mr. Moffat
 1925 The Mystic
Director of Police
 1925 Go Straight
The Hunter
 1925 The Re-Creation of Brian Kent
Detective Ross
 1924 The Deadwood Coach
Jim Shields - in play
 1924 Along Came Ruth
Captain Miles Standish
 1924 The Silent Watcher
Stuart, the detective
 1924 The Desert Outlaw
Doc McChesney
 1924 Hit and Run
Joe Burns
 1924 The Gaiety Girl
John Kershaw
 1924 The Enemy Sex
Harrigan Blood
 1924 By Divine Right
Tug Wilson
 1924 Name the Man
Dan Collister
 1924 The Heart Bandit
Pat O'Connell
 1923 Blinky
Colonel 'Raw Meat' Islip
 1923 Circus Days
Daly
 1923 Out of Luck
Capt. Bristol
 1923 Within the Law
Inspector Burke (as DeWitt C. Jennings)
 1922 Mixed Faces
Murray McGuire
 1922 Flesh and Blood
Detective Doyle
 1922 Sherlock Brown
J.J. Wallace
 1922 The Face Between
The Doctor
 1922 The Right That Failed
Mr. Talbot
 1921 From the Ground Up
Mr. Mortimer
 1921 There Are No Villains
Detective Flint
 1921 The Poverty of Riches
Lyons
 1921 Alias Ladyfingers
Lt. Ambrose
 1921 The Invisible Power
Mark Shadwell
 1921/I Beating the Game
G.B. Lawson
 1921 The Golden Snare
'Fighting' Fitzgerald
 1921 The Greater Claim
Richard Everard Sr
 1921 Three Sevens
Samuel Green
 1919 His Woman (Short)
 1918 The Hillcrest Mystery
Tom Cameron
 1917 The Little American
English Barrister
 1916 Sporting Blood
Dave Garrison (as DeWitt C. Jennings)
 1915 At Bay
Judson Flagg (as De Witt C. Jennings)
 1915 The Warrens of Virginia
Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1915 The Deep Purple
Gordon Laylock
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Keep Her Smiling. See more »

Alternate Names:

De Witt C. Jennings | De Witt Jennings | DeWitt C. Jennings

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Trivia:

Heavy-set, tough-looking character actor from the Broadway stage (debut 1906). Had begun his career as an usher. Often played brutal prison officials or ship captains. However, when the occasion demanded, his grim, authoritarian features lent themselves as easily to comedy as to villainy. See more »

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