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Frank Lanning (1872–1945)

Frank Lanning was born on August 14, 1872 in Marion, Iowa, USA. He was an actor, known for The Unknown (1927), The Kid Brother (1927) and The Last of the Night Riders (1917). He was married to Merva Eaton. He died on June 17, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Unknown
The Unknown Costra
The Kid Brother
The Kid Brother Sam Hooper
Spotted Snake's Schooling


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 1934 Marie Galante
Kristoffer (uncredited)
 1934/I The Return of Chandu
Fake Suvanese Constable [Ch. 4] (uncredited)
 1934/I The Lost Jungle
The Wild Man
 1933/I Girl Trouble (Short)
Townsman (uncredited)
 1933 Clancy of the Mounted
Grey Hawk
 1932 The Conquerors
Announces Bank Panic (uncredited)
 1932 Trapped in Tia Juana
The Yaqui Bandit
 1932 Law and Order
Lynch Mob Member (uncredited)
 1932 The Fighting Fool
Barfly (uncredited)
 1931 The Deadline
Townsman (uncredited)
 1931 The Fighting Marshal
Stolen Wallet Victim (uncredited)
 1931 The Lightning Warrior
Indian George / Jim (ch 1)
 1931 The Nevada Buckaroo
Townsman (uncredited)
 1931 Near the Trail's End
Stagecoach Robber (uncredited)
 1931 Rider of the Plains
Sheriff Calhoun (uncredited)
 1931 God's Country and the Man
Livermore Henchman (uncredited)
 1931 The Phantom of the West
Francisco Cortez
 1930 Whoopee!
Cowhand (uncredited)
 1930 Rough Romance
Pop Nichols
 1930 Mountain Justice
Gives Warning (uncredited)
 1930 Temple Tower
The Nightingale
 1930 The Lone Defender
 1929 Tarzan the Tiger
Witch Doctor (uncredited)
 1928 Ships of the Night
 1928 Stand and Deliver
Unidentified Role (unconfirmed)
 1927/I Black Jack
 1927 The Kid Brother
Sam Hooper
 1927 The Two Fister (Short)
The Indian (uncredited)
 1925 The Ace of Spades
 1925 The Red Rider
Medicine Man
 1925 The Fighting Ranger
 1924 Ten Scars Make a Man
 1923 The Bad Man
Indian Cook
 1923 Drifting
Chang Wang
 1923 The Remittance Woman
Tsang Tse
 1922 Hellhounds of the West
Black Joe
 1922 East Is West
Hop Toy
 1922 Tracked Down (Short)
Inspector McGrath
 1922 Dead Game (Short)
Inspector McGrath
 1922 Unmasked (Short)
Peter McKenzie, Flora's Father
 1922 Out of the Silent North
Jean Cour
 1922 The Storm
 1922 Step on It!
Pidge Walters
 1921 Cameron of the Royal Mounted
Little Thunder
 1921 That Girl Montana
Jim Harris
 1920 The Third Woman
 1920 Daredevil Jack
MacManus, the Indian
 1919 Haunting Shadows
 1919 The Prince and Betty
The Shepherd
 1919/I Desert Gold
Papago Indian Son
 1919 Fighting Cressy
Old Man Harrison
 1919 The Blue Bandanna
Ben Cowan
 1919 A Sagebrush Hamlet
Two-Gun Dan
 1919 Bare-Fisted Gallagher
Aliso Pete
 1919 The Mints of Hell
 1919 Whitewashed Walls
 1919 The Prodigal Liar
Steve Logan
 1918 The Human Tiger (Short)
 1918 The Lion's Claws
 1917 The Bull's Eye
Nathan Loose
 1917 The Little Patriot
Undetermined Role
 1917 The Master Spy (Short)
 1917 North of Fifty-Three
Nig Geroux
 1917 The Squaw Man's Son
 1917 A Kentucky Cinderella
Frank Long
 1917 Perils of the Secret Service
Boris Von Haden (Episode #8)
 1916 The Three Godfathers
Bill Kearny
 1916 John Needham's Double
 1915 The Spanish Jade
 1915 Buckshot John
Bad Jake Kennedy
 1915 Fatty's Echo (Short)
Fromage de Brie - a Swiss Guide
 1915 Gem and Germs (Short)
Gem's Father
 1914 The Bold Banditti and the Rah, Rah Boys (Short)
Macaronio - a Blackhander
 1914 Lizzie the Life Saver (Short)
I. M. Wise - Johnny's Father
 1914 The Oubliette (Short)
Oliver Le Dain
 1914 When the Heart Calls (Short)
 1914 The Love Victorious (Short)
 1914 The Severed Hand (Short)
 1914 Passing the Love of Woman (Short)
 1914 Bess the Detectress in Tick, Tick, Tick (Short)
Tony Spaggett
 1914 The Hills of Silence (Short)
Mr. Reed
 1912 My Hero (Short)
 1911 The Mistress of Hacienda del Cerro (Short)
Gray Bear - the Indian Chief
 1911 The Blackfoot Halfbreed (Short)
The Blackfoot Chief
 1911 When the Sun Went Out (Short)
 1911 On the Warpath (Short)
Dick Lathrope - a Half-Breed Trapper
 1911 The Love of Summer Morn (Short)
 1911 The Carrier Pigeon (Short)
The Halfbreed Indian
 1911 Slabsides (Short)
Slabsides - the Indian
 1911 Slim Jim's Last Chance (Short)
Man in Prison Office (uncredited)
 1911 Big Hearted Jim (Short)
Eagle Wing
 1911 The Hero Track Walker (Short)
Pinto Joe
 1910 A Lad from Old Ireland (Short)
Man in Election Office (uncredited)
 1910 Indian Pete's Gratitude (Short)
Indian Pete
 1910 Winona (Short)
 1910 Big Elk's Turndown (Short)
 1910 Spotted Snake's Schooling (Short)
Spotted Snake
 1910 The Call of the Blood (Short)
 1910 The Legend of Scar-Face (Short)
Scar-Face - the Indian
 1910 Chief Blackfoot's Vindication (Short)
Chief Blackfoot
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Sharp-featured, swarthy silent screen villain, often in ethnic roles.

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