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Henry O'Neill (I) (1891–1961)

Suave, well-mannered, silvery-haired character actor Henry O'Neill played top supports in hundreds of films, often as a benign, wise, sensible father, judge, doctor, executive or lawyer. Most of his uppercrust career was split between two studios: Warner Bros in the 1930s and MGM in the 1940s. O'Neill was born in New Jersey in 1891 and dropped out... See full bio »

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 1957 The Wings of Eagles
Capt. Spear
 1955 Untamed
Squire O'Neill
 1953 The Sun Shines Bright
Joe D. Habersham
 1952 Scarlet Angel
Morgan Caldwell
 1952 Scandal Sheet
Charlie Barnes
 1951 The Family Secret
Donald Muir
 1951 The People Against O'Hara
Judge Keating
 1950 The Flying Missile
RAdm. Thomas A. Scott
 1950 The Milkman
Roger Bradley Sr.
 1950 Convicted
Detective Dorn
 1950 The Second Woman
Ben Sheppard
 1950 No Man of Her Own
Mr. Harkness
 1949 The Reckless Moment
Tom Harper
 1949 You're My Everything
Prof. Adams
 1949 Alias Nick Beal
Judge Ben Hobson
 1948 Leather Gloves
Dudley
 1948 The Return of October
President Hotchkiss
 1947 Little Mister Jim
Chaplain
 1947 The Beginning or the End
Gen. Thomas F. Farrell
 1946 Three Wise Fools
Prof. Horace Appleby
 1946 Bad Bascomb
Gov. Winton
 1946 The Virginian
Mr. Taylor
 1946 The Green Years
Canon Roche
 1946 The Hoodlum Saint
Lewis J. Malbery
 1945 Anchors Aweigh
Admiral Hammond
 1945 Dangerous Partners
Police Lt. Duffy
 1945 Between Two Women
Larry Goff - Theatrical Agent (uncredited)
 1945 Keep Your Powder Dry
Major General Lee Rand
 1945 This Man's Navy
Lt. Cmdr. Roger Graystone
 1944 Dark Shadows (Short)
Dr. Everett Colner M.D.
 1944 Nothing But Trouble
Mr. Hawkley
 1944 Barbary Coast Gent
Colonel Watrous
 1944 Two Girls and a Sailor
John Dyckman Brown II
 1944 Main Street Today (Short)
Vance Clark
 1944 Rationing
Sen. Edward A. White
 1944 The Heavenly Body
Prof. Stowe
 1943 For God and Country (Short)
Chief Chaplain
 1943 A Guy Named Joe
Col. Sykes
 1943 Lost Angel
Professor Josh Pringle
 1943 Whistling in Brooklyn
Inspector Holcomb
 1943 Thousands Cheer
Captain in Frank Morgan Skit (uncredited)
 1943 Best Foot Forward
Maj. Reeber
 1943 Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case
Warden Kenneson
 1943 Air Raid Wardens
Rittenhause
 1942 Stand by for Action
Cmdr. Stone M.C
 1942 White Cargo
The Reverend Dr. Roberts
 1942 Pierre of the Plains
Undetermined Role (scenes deleted)
 1942 Tortilla Flat
Father Juan Ramon
 1942 This Time for Keeps
Arthur Freeman
 1942 Born to Sing
Frank Eastman
 1942 Mr. and Mrs. North
Undetermined Role (scenes deleted)
 1942 The Bugle Sounds
Lt. Col. Harry Seton
 1941 Johnny Eager
Mr. Verne
 1941 Shadow of the Thin Man
Major Jason I. Sculley
 1941 Honky Tonk
Daniel Wells
 1941 Whistling in the Dark
Philip Post
 1941 Down in San Diego
Col. Halliday
 1941 Blossoms in the Dust
Judge
 1941 The Getaway
Warden Alcott
 1941 Billy the Kid
Tim Ward
 1941 Men of Boys Town
Mr. Maitland
 1941 Free and Easy (scenes deleted)
 1941 The Trial of Mary Dugan
Galway
 1941 Maisie Was a Lady (scenes deleted)
 1940 Santa Fe Trail
Cyrus Holliday
 1940 Service with the Colors (Short)
Col. Nelson
 1940 Money and the Woman
Mr. Mason
 1940 They Drive by Night
District Attorney (uncredited)
 1940 Young America Flies (Short)
Dr. Webster
 1940 'Til We Meet Again
Dr. Cameron
 1940 Castle on the Hudson
District Attorney
 1940 Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet
Dr. Lentz
 1940 The Fighting 69th
The Colonel
 1939 Invisible Stripes
Parole Officer Masters
 1939 A Child Is Born
Dr. Lee
 1939 Everybody's Hobby
Thomas 'Tom' Leslie
 1939 The Angels Wash Their Faces
Remson Sr.
 1939 The Right Way (Short)
Mr Martin
 1939 Sons of Liberty (Short)
Member of Continental Congress
 1939 Lucky Night
Calvin Jordan
 1939 Confessions of a Nazi Spy
Attorney Kellogg
 1939 Juarez
Miguel Miramon
 1939 The Man Who Dared
Matthew Carter
 1939 Dodge City
Colonel Dodge
 1939 Wings of the Navy
Prologue Speaker
 1939 Torchy Blane in Chinatown
Sen. H. Baldwin
 1938 Brother Rat
Colonel Ramm
 1938 Girls on Probation
Judge
 1938 The Chaser
Mr. Calhoun
 1938 Racket Busters
Governor
 1938 Yellow Jack
Gorgas
 1938 Jezebel
General Bogardus
 1938 White Banners
Sam Trimble
 1937 Wells Fargo
Henry Wells
 1937 First Lady
George Mason
 1937 Submarine D-1
Admiral Thomas
 1937 Mr. Dodd Takes the Air
D.M. Gateway
 1937 The Singing Marine
Captain Skinner (as Henry O'Neil)
 1937 The Go Getter
Commander Tisdale
 1937 Draegerman Courage
Dr. Thomas Haslett
 1937 Marked Woman
Sheldon
 1937 The Great O'Malley
Attorney for the Defense
 1937 Green Light
Dr. Endicott
 1936 Rainbow on the River
Father Josef
 1936 Two Against the World
Jim Carstairs
 1936 The White Angel
Dr. Scott
 1936/I The Big Noise
Charlie Caldwell
 1936 Bullets or Ballots
Ward Bryant
 1936 The Golden Arrow
Mr. Appleby
 1936 Boulder Dam
Mr. Agnew
 1936 The Walking Dead
Werner
 1936 Road Gang
George Winston
 1936 The Story of Louis Pasteur
Dr. Emile Roux
 1936 The Petrified Forest
Trailer Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1936 Freshman Love
Pres. Simpkins
 1935 I Found Stella Parish
Trailer Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1935 Personal Maid's Secret
Mr. Wilton Palmer
 1935 Dr. Socrates
Greer
 1935 The Case of the Lucky Legs
District Attorney Manchester
 1935 We're in the Money
Lawyer Stephen 'Dinsy' Dinsmore
 1935 Bright Lights
J.C. Anderson
 1935 Stranded
Mr. Tuthill
 1935 Oil for the Lamps of China
Edward Hartford
 1935 Dinky
Colonel Barnes
 1935 Alias Mary Dow
Henry Dow
 1935 Black Fury
Hendricks
 1935 The Florentine Dagger
Victor Ballau
 1935 Living on Velvet
Harold Thornton
 1935 While the Patient Slept
Elihu Dimuck
 1935 The Great Hotel Murder
Mr. Harvey
 1935 Sweet Music
Louis Trumble
 1935 Bordertown
Attorney J.L. Chase (uncredited)
 1934 The Man Who Reclaimed His Head
Fernand de Marnay
 1934 The Secret Bride
Jim Lansdale
 1934 Murder in the Clouds
Brownell
 1934 Flirtation Walk
Gen. Fitts
 1934 Gentlemen Are Born
Mr. Harper
 1934 Big Hearted Herbert
Goodrich Sr.
 1934 The Man with Two Faces
Inspector Crane
 1934 The Personality Kid
Stephens
 1934 Midnight Alibi
Ardsley
 1934 Side Streets
George
 1934 Now I'll Tell
Tommy Doran
 1934 Fog Over Frisco
Porter
 1934 The Key
Dan
 1934 Upperworld
Banker Making Toast at Banquet
 1934 Twenty Million Sweethearts
Lemuel Tappan
 1934 Journal of a Crime
Doctor
 1934 Midnight
Ingersoll (as Henry O'Neil)
 1934 Wonder Bar
Richard - the Maitre'd
 1934 Fashions of 1934
Duryea
 1934 I've Got Your Number
Mr. John P. Schuyler
 1934 Bedside
Dr. William Chester
 1934 Massacre
J.R. Dickinson
 1933 Lady Killer
Ramick
 1933 The House on 56th Street
Baxter - the Lawyer (uncredited)
 1933 Son of a Sailor
Naval Officer (uncredited)
 1933 From Headquarters
Inspector Donnelly
 1933 Ever in My Heart
Naturalization Judge (uncredited)
 1933 I Loved a Woman
Mr. Farrell
 1930 The Strong Arm (Short)
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