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Fred C. Newmeyer (1888–1967)

Fred C. Newmeyer was a professional baseball player from 1909-13 before beginning his career as an extra at Universal Pictures. He worked his way up the ladder to become a prop man, then assistant director and, finally, director. Notable among his films are Seven Keys to Baldpate (1925) with Douglas MacLean and The Potters (1927), starring W.C. ... See full bio »

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 1923 Dogs of War! (Short)
Director of 'Why Worry?'
 1923 Safety Last!
Car Driver Who Gets Parking Ticket (uncredited)
 1919 From Hand to Mouth (Short) (uncredited)
 1919 Captain Kidd's Kids (Short)
Ah Nix (Chinese Cook) (as Freddie Newmeyer)
 1919 Bumping Into Broadway (Short) (as Freddie Neomeyer)
 1919 His Only Father (Short) (as Fred Newmeyer)
 1919 Pay Your Dues (Short) (as Fred C. Newmeyer)
 1919 Count the Votes (Short)
 1919 Soft Money (Short)
 1919 He Leads, Others Follow (Short) (as Fred Newmeyer)
 1919 The Rajah (Short)
 1919 Be My Wife (Short) (as Fred Newmeyer)
 1919 Don't Shove (Short) (as Fred Newmeyer)
 1919 Heap Big Chief (Short) (as Fred Newmeyer)
 1919 Chop Suey & Co. (Short)
 1919 Count Your Change (Short) (as Fred Newmeyer)
 1919/I Spring Fever (Short)
 1919 Off the Trolley (Short)
 1919 Swat the Crook (Short)
 1919 Pistols for Breakfast (Short)
 1919 The Marathon (Short) (uncredited)
 1919 Si, Senor (Short)
 1919 Ring Up the Curtain (Short)
Stagehand (uncredited)
 1919 Crack Your Heels (Short)
 1919 Young Mr. Jazz (Short) (uncredited)
 1919 A Sammy in Siberia (Short) (uncredited)
 1919 On the Fire (Short)
 1918 Two-Gun Gussie (Short) (uncredited)
 1918 It's a Wild Life (Short)
 1918 Pipe the Whiskers (Short)
 1918 The Tip (Short)
 1917 Step Lively (Short)
 1917 The Big Idea (Short) (uncredited)
 1917 Bashful (Short) (uncredited)
 1917 Move On (Short)
 1917 We Never Sleep (Short)
 1917 All Aboard (Short) (as Fred Newmeyer)
 1917 Clubs Are Trump (Short)
 1917 Love, Laughs and Lather (Short)
 1917 Rainbow Island (Short)
 1917 From Laramie to London (Short)
 1917 Birds of a Feather (Short)
 1917 By the Sad Sea Waves (Short) (uncredited)
 1917 Pinched (Short)
 1917 Over the Fence (Short)
 1917 Lonesome Luke, Messenger (Short)
 1916 Luke's Shattered Sleep (Short)
 1916 Luke Locates the Loot (Short)
 1916 Luke's Fireworks Fizzle (Short)
 1916 Luke, Rank Impersonator (Short)
 1916 Luke's Movie Muddle (Short)
 1916 Luke's Newsie Knockout (Short)
 1916 Luke, Patient Provider (Short)
 1916 Luke, the Chauffeur (Short)
 1916 Luke and the Bang-Tails (Short)
 1916 Luke's Speedy Club Life (Short)
 1916 Luke and the Mermaids (Short)
 1916 Luke Joins the Navy (Short)
 1916 Luke Does the Midway (Short)
 1916 Luke's Lost Lamb (Short)
 1916 Luke, Crystal Gazer (Short)
 1916 Luke Rides Roughshod (Short)
 1916 Luke's Society Mixup (Short)
 1916 Luke's Late Lunchers (Short)
 1916 Luke, the Candy Cut-Up (Short)
 1914 Scooped by Cupid (Short)
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Fred Mewmeyer | Freddie Neomeyer | Freddie Newmeyer | Fred Newmeyer | Fred Neymeyer

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Directed the original pilot for the "Our Gang" series, but after it tested poorly with audiences the short was scrapped and re-shot with Robert F. McGowan as director.

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