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Wheeler Oakman (1890–1949)

Born in Washington, DC, in 1890, screen villain "par excellance" Wheeler Oakman got into films in 1912. He specialized in playing villains, but he wasn't just a one-note, mustache-twirling "bad guy"--a tall, solidly-built, distinguished-looking, almost patrician man, he could effectively play cold-blooded mob bosses, slick-talking crooked ... See full bio »

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 1948 Superman
Dr. Fredrick Larkin (uncredited)
 1947 Brick Bradford
Louis Walthar
 1947 Jack Armstrong
Prof. Hobart Zorn
 1946 Son of the Guardsman
Lord Markham (uncredited)
 1946 In Fast Company
Cabbie-Henchman with graying mustache (uncredited)
 1945 Who's Guilty?
 1945 Allotment Wives
Bartender (uncredited)
 1945 Trouble Chasers
Dek Sharp
 1945 Rough Ridin' Justice
Virgil Trent (uncredited)
 1945 Brenda Starr, Reporter
Joe Heller / Lew Heller (uncredited)
 1945 Mom and Dad
Bourbon Drinker on Train
 1944 Bowery Champs
Tom Wilson
 1944 Three of a Kind
 1944 Riding West
Captain Amos Karnes
 1944 Sundown Valley
Cab Baxter (uncredited)
 1944 What a Man!
Tim - 1st Detective
 1943 Campus Rhythm
Sponsor (uncredited)
 1943 The Girl from Monterrey
Fight Announcer
 1943 Spotlight Scandals
 1943 Ghosts on the Loose
 1943 Saddles and Sagebrush
Henchman Ace Barko
 1943 The Ape Man
Detective Brady
 1943 Kid Dynamite
Tony - Bookie
 1943 The Fighting Buckaroo
Sam Thatcher (uncredited)
 1943 The Adventures of Smilin' Jack
Freighter Mate [Chs. 7-8] (uncredited)
 1942 Fall In
Army Officer (uncredited)
 1942 Bowery at Midnight
 1942 So's Your Aunt Emma!
Blackie Hale, Henderson's Triggerman (uncredited)
 1941 Double Trouble
 1941 The Medico of Painted Springs
Fred Burns
 1941 Power Dive
Sam - 1st Bartender (uncredited)
 1939 Buried Alive
 1939 Torture Ship
John Ritter
 1939 Mutiny in the Big House
 1939 Wolf Call
 1939 Buck Rogers
Lt. Patten
 1939 The Lone Ranger Rides Again
Manny (uncredited)
 1939 In Old Montana
Jim Dawson
 1938 Red Barry
 1938 The Texans
Union Captain (uncredited)
 1938 Code of the Rangers
Blackie Miller
 1938 Land of Fighting Men
 1937 Radio Patrol
 1937 Slaves in Bondage
Jim Murray
 1936 Death in the Air
Lt. Douglas Thompson
 1936 Gambling with Souls
'Lucky' Wilder
 1936 Ghost Patrol
 1936 Kelly the Second
Bookie (uncredited)
 1936 Aces and Eights
Ace Morgan
 1936 Song of the Trail
Bob Arnold
 1936 Darkest Africa
 1936 Roarin' Guns
 1936 The Mysterious Avenger
 1935 Thoroughbred
Duke Foster
 1935 Timber War
 1935 Special Agent
Julie's Kidnapper (uncredited)
 1935 Annapolis Farewell
Cmdr. Lawson
 1935 The Man from Guntown
Henry DeLong
 1935 The Adventures of Rex and Rinty
Henchman Wheeler
 1935 Trails of the Wild
 1935 Born to Gamble
Jeff Drugan (uncredited)
 1935 Death from a Distance
Langsdale, aka George Fremont
 1935 Code of the Mounted
 1935 Motive for Revenge
 1935 The Headline Woman
Panther Fielding
 1935 'G' Men
Gangster at Lodge Wanting to Quit (uncredited)
 1935 The Case of the Curious Bride
Detective Jones (uncredited)
 1935 The Phantom Empire
Lord Argo
 1935 Square Shooter
Jim Thorne
 1934 Undercover Men
Insp. A.R. McCrae
 1934 Frontier Days
Henry Jethrow
 1934 In Old Santa Fe
 1934 Operator 13
Scout (uncredited)
 1934 One Is Guilty
Toledo Eddie Marchetti
 1934/I The Lost Jungle
 1934 Paradise Valley
'Smiley' Mason
 1934 Palooka
Rafferty (uncredited)
 1933 Blood Money
Gangster with Shotgun (uncredited)
 1933 Broadway Thru a Keyhole
Sam (uncredited)
 1933 Hold the Press
Hugh Abbott
 1933 Hot Hoofs (Short)
Gill Brown, the Horse Owner
 1933 Rusty Rides Alone
Poe Powers
 1933 Soldiers of the Storm
 1933 Silent Men
Ed Wilder
 1933 Revenge at Monte Carlo
Spike Maguire
 1933 Man of Action
Sheriff Clem Norton
 1932 Sundown Rider
Laughing Maxey
 1932 End of the Trail
Major Jenkins
 1932 Speed Demon
Pete Stenner
 1932 The Heart Punch
 1932 Gorilla Ship
Philip Wells
 1932 The Boiling Point
Holt Norbo (bank cashier)
 1932 Beauty Parlor
 1932 The Riding Tornado
Hatch Engall
 1932 The Airmail Mystery
Judson Ward
 1932 Texas Cyclone
Utah Becker
 1932 Devil on Deck
Shanghai Morgan
 1931 First Aid
Michael Rush
 1931 The Back Page (Short)
 1931 The Good Bad Girl
 1931 The Sky Raiders
 1931 The Lawless Woman
'Poker' WIlson
 1930 The Costello Case
 1930 On Your Back
'Lucky' Jim Seymour
 1930 The Bad Man
 1930 The Big Fight
 1930 Roaring Ranch
Ramsey Kane
 1930 Hello, Baby (Short)
Master of Ceremonies
 1929 The Show of Shows
Performer in 'The Pirate' Number (uncredited)
 1929 Little Johnny Jones
 1929 Shanghai Lady
 1929 The Girl from Woolworth's
Lawrence Mayfield
 1929 Hurricane
First Mate (uncredited)
 1929 On with the Show!
 1929 Father and Son
Anton Lebau
 1929 The Donovan Affair
 1929 The Shakedown
 1929 The Devil's Chaplain
 1929 Morgan's Last Raid
John Bland
 1928 What a Night!
Mike Corney
 1928 While the City Sleeps
Eddie 'Mile-Away' Skeeter Carlson
 1928 The Good-Bye Kiss
Sgt. Hoffman
 1928 The Masked Angel
Luther Spence
 1928 Black Feather
 1928 Danger Patrol
George Gambler
 1928 Top Sergeant Mulligan
The captain
 1928 The Broken Mask
Dr. Gordon White
 1927 Out All Night
 1927 Hey! Hey! Cowboy
John Evans
 1927 The Snarl of Hate
Boy Maxson
 1927 Heroes of the Night
Jack Nichols
 1926 Fangs of Justice
Paul Orr
 1926 In Borrowed Plumes
Jack Raymond
 1925 The Pace That Thrills
 1925 Lilies of the Streets
Frank Delmore
 1923 Other Men's Daughters
 1923 The Love Trap
Grant Garrison
 1923 Mine to Keep
Clint Mowbray
 1923 Slippy McGee
Slippy McGee
 1922 The Son of the Wolf
Scruff Mackenzie
 1922 The Half Breed
Delmar Spavinaw (the halfbreed)
 1921 A Wise Fool (uncredited)
 1921 Penny of Top Hill Trail
Kurt Walters
 1921 Peck's Bad Boy
Dr. Jack Martin - the Man in the Case
 1920 Outside the Law
Dapper Bill Ballard
 1920 What Women Love
Willy St. John
 1920 The Virgin of Stamboul
Capt. Carlisle Pemberton
 1919 Eve in Exile
Paul Armitage
 1919 A Woman of Pleasure
Bobby Ralston
 1919 The Splendid Sin
Stephen Hartley
 1919 False Evidence
Burr Gordon
 1918 Mickey
Herbert Thornhill
 1918 The Claim
John MacDonald
 1918 Revenge
Dick Randall
 1918 I Love You
Armand de Gautier
 1917 Face Value
Bertram Van Twiller
 1917 Princess Virtue
Basil Demarest
 1917 The Law North of 65 (Short)
 1917 The Victor of the Plot (Short)
 1917 Between Man and Beast (Short)
 1917 Her Salvation (Short)
 1917 Betrayed
William Jerome
 1917 Her Heart's Desire (Short)
 1917 The Love of Madge O'Mara (Short)
 1916/I The Brand of Cain (Short)
George Wade
 1916 The Crisis (unconfirmed)
 1916 The Private Banker (Short)
 1916 The Battle of Hearts
Jo Sprague
 1916 The Cycle of Fate
Joe Strong
 1916 A Social Deception (Short)
Blake Penderley
 1916 Toll of the Jungle (Short)
Fred Hartley
 1916 Hell's Hinges
Rowdy Townsman (uncredited)
 1916 The Black Orchid (Short)
Captain Warren Hastings
 1916 The Dragnet (Short)
Bill Avery
 1916 The Devil-in-Chief (Short)
The Naval Officer
 1915 The Golden Spurs (Short)
Lt. Dick Belmont
 1915 Just as I Am (Short)
 1915 Sweet Alyssum
Wynne Garlan
 1915 The Runt (Short)
Joe Russell
 1915 'Neath Calvary's Shadows (Short)
John Strong
 1915 The Strange Case of Talmai Lind (Short)
Paul Burnham
 1915 Ebb Tide (Short)
Jerome Esmond
 1915 The Rosary
Bruce Wilton
 1915 Sands of Time (Short)
Doctor Gordon Blake
 1915 Willie Goes to Sea (Short)
 1915 The Melting Pot
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1915 The Carpet from Bagdad
George P.A. Jones
 1915 The Vision of the Shepherd (Short)
Arthur Harding
 1914 Till Death Us Do Part (Short)
Dr. Albert Leigh
 1914 In the Days of the Thundering Herd (Short)
Chief Swift Wing
 1914 Her Sacrifice (Short)
 1914 The Story of the Blood Red Rose (Short)
Paolo, Godiva's Lover
 1914 The Losing Fight (Short)
Mack Huntley
 1914 The Tragedy That Lived (Short)
 1914 The Woman of It (Short)
The Brute
 1914 Hearts and Masks (Short)
Dick Comstock
 1914 The Going of the White Swan (Short)
John Bagot
 1914 The Lonesome Trail (Short)
 1914 When the West Was Young (Short)
Ned Halton
 1914 Chip of the Flying U (Short)
 1914 The White Mouse (Short)
Billy Silver
 1914 The Reveler (Short)
Weary Mallary / Irish Mallary (dual role)
 1914 The Speck on the Wall (Short)
Roland De Long
 1914 Willie (Short)
Willie Clark
 1914 Etienne of the Glad Heart (Short)
Etienne Cloquet
 1914 When the Cook Fell Ill (Short)
 1914 The Mother Heart (Short)
The Shepherd
 1914 The Squatters (Short)
Antonio Angelo
 1914 The Wilderness Mail (Short)
Jan, the Trapper
 1914 His Fight (Short)
Dr. Brant
 1914 In Defiance of the Law (Short)
Billy McVeigh
 1914 Me an' Bill (Short)
Sam Somners
 1914 The Lily of the Valley (Short)
Philip Vale
 1914 Shotgun Jones (Short)
Shotgun Jones
 1914 The Cherry Pickers (Short)
Lt. John Nazare
 1914 The Spoilers
The Broncho Kid, alias of Drury
 1914 The Fire Jugglers (Short)
 1914 The Salvation of Nance O'Shaughnessy (Short)
The Dance Hall Proprietor
 1914 The Smuggler's Sister (Short)
The Revenue Officer
 1914 The Tragedy of Ambition (Short)
Reginald Van Dorn
 1914 The Uphill Climb (Short)
Frank Cameron
 1914 On the Breast of the Tide (Short)
 1913 A Dip in the Briney (Short)
Lem Nutt
 1913 Until the Sea... (Short)
John Wendle
 1913 The Master of the Garden (Short)
Herbert Gray
 1913 The Hopeless Dawn (Short)
 1913 Phantoms (Short)
Matt Elliott
 1913 Hope (Short)
The Detective
 1913 Terrors of the Jungle (Short)
Jack Milbank
 1913 The Ne'er to Return Road (Short)
Chris Hansen
 1913 A Wild Ride (Short)
Leigh Jones - MacGraw's Foreman
 1913 Budd Doble Comes Back (Short)
Tom Oliver Jr.
 1913 Songs of Truce (Short)
Duncan Eliot - Southern Sympathizer
 1913 When Men Forget (Short)
Lon Seeley
 1913 Mrs. Hilton's Jewels (Short)
The Safecracker
 1913 Alone in the Jungle (Short)
 1913 The Wordless Message (Short)
Bessie's Worthless Husband
 1913 In the Long Ago (Short)
Dreamer - the Indian Lover / The Modern Lover
 1913 Her Guardian (Short)
Richard Davis
 1913 Hiram Buys an Auto (Short)
 1913 Dollar Down, Dollar a Week (Short)
Jim Harcourt
 1913 Alas! Poor Yorick! (Short)
Montgomery Irving - the Real Actor
 1913 Vengeance Is Mine (Short)
Chapo - the Hunchback
 1913 A Prisoner of Cabanas (Short)
Lt. Acosta
 1913/II Sally in Our Alley (Short)
Billy - the Apprentice Draper
 1913 The Dancer's Redemption (Short)
Jack Wilde - a Gringo
 1913 The Story of Lavinia (Short)
 1913 The Flaming Forge (Short)
Jack - the Cobbler's Son
 1913 The Early Bird (Short)
Frank Austin
 1913 The Artist and the Brute (Short)
The Helper
 1913 The Three Wise Men (Short)
The Devil
 1913 A Revolutionary Romance (Short)
Cabel - Brown's Servant
 1913 Greater Wealth (Short)
Harold - John Sharon's Wayward Son
 1912 The Little Organ Player of San Juan (Short)
Don Phillippi
 1912 The Last of Her Tribe (Short)
Pasqual - an Indian
 1912 The Millionaire Vagabonds (Short)
Mr. Knobhill
 1912 Opitsah: Apache for Sweetheart (Short)
Tom Jarvis
 1912 The God of Gold (Short)
John Miles
 1912 The Vintage of Fate (Short)
Pietro Artola
 1912 When Helen Was Elected (Short)
Beach Summers
 1912/II Saved by Fire (Short)
Manley Hart
 1912 Her Educator (Short)
Joe Emory
 1912 A Sad Devil (Short)
Harry - 1st College Boy
 1912 How the Cause Was Won (Short)
Tom Clarke
 1912 The Great Drought (Short)
Andy Cline
 1912 The Pity of It (Short)
 1912/II Partners (Short)
Jan Thoureau
 1912 The Indelible Stain (Short)
 1912 Sergeant Byrne of the Northwest Mounted Police (Short)
Sergeant O'Rourke, N.W.M.P.
 1912 The Little Indian Martyr (Short)
Padre Fernando
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Wheeler Oakman is the henchmen's henchman. Most of his career he has portrayed the villian's henchman. Mostly is westerns but also in crime and science fiction dramas. See more »

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