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Frederick Kerr (1858–1933)

Forceful, authoritative character actor of the 1920s and 1930s. Entered films in 1916. Even by then, close to 60, Kerr was very effectively cast in powerful, dynamic supporting roles, usually most often as a cultured, dignified old man. Probably most memorable as the old Baron Frankenstein in Frankenstein (1931). A brilliant performer of stage and... See full bio »


(age 74) in London, England, UK

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Frankenstein Baron Frankenstein
The Devil to Pay!
The Devil to Pay! Lord Leland
Waterloo Bridge
Waterloo Bridge Major Fred Wetherby
Raffles Lord Harry Melrose


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 1933 Lord of the Manor
Sir Henry Bovey (as Fred Kerr)
 1933 The Man from Toronto
 1932 Midshipmaid Gob
Sir Percy Newbiggin
 1932 Beauty and the Boss
Count Von Tolheim
 1932 -But the Flesh Is Weak
Duke of Hampshire
 1932 Lovers Courageous
 1931 Honor of the Family
Paul Barony
 1931 Friends and Lovers
General Thomas Armstrong (as Frederic Kerr)
 1931 Waterloo Bridge
Major Fred Wetherby
 1931 Always Goodbye
Sir George Boomer
 1931 Born to Love
Lord Ponsonby
 1930 The Devil to Pay!
Lord Leland
 1930 Raffles
Lord Harry Melrose (as Frederic Kerr)
 1930 The Lady of Scandal
Lord Trench
 1919 12.10
Dr. Wrightman
 1918 Victory and Peace
Sir Richard Arkwright
 1916 The Lifeguardsman
 1916 The Real Thing at Last (Short)
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Stage Play: The Degenerates. Written by Sydney Grundy. Garden Theatre: 15 Jan 1900- Feb 1900 (closing date unknown/36 performances). Cast: Lily Langtry (as "Mrs. Trevelyan") [Broadway debut], Adelaide Astor, Harcourt Beatty, Charles H. Biggs, Ida Goldsmith, George Grossmith, Lawrence Grossmith, Ethel Henry, Leslie Kenyon, Frederick Kerr, ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Frederic Kerr | Fred Kerr

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Grandfather of actor John Kerr. See more »

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