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Warner Oland (1879–1938)


Warner Oland was born Johan Verner Olund in the small village of Nyby in Bjurholm parish in the county of Vasterbotten, Sweden, on October 3, 1879. Bjurholm is situated about 60 kilometers outside the town of Umea. His family emigrated to the US on October 15, 1892. His father Jonas was a shopkeeper and his mother was Maria Johanna (nee Forsberg). ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Jazz Singer
The Jazz Singer The Cantor
(1927)
Werewolf of London
Werewolf of London Dr. Yogami
(1935)
Shanghai Express
Shanghai Express Mr. Henry Chang
(1932)
Charlie Chan in London
Charlie Chan in London Inspector Charlie Chan
(1934)

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 1935 Shanghai
Ambassador Lun Sing
 1935 Movies on Sundays (Short)
Charlie Chan (uncredited)
 1934 Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back
Prince Achmed
 1934 Mandalay
Nick
 1934 As Husbands Go
Hippolitus Lomi
 1932 The Son-Daughter
Fen Sha
 1932 A Passport to Hell
Baron von Sydow, Police Commandant
 1932 Shanghai Express
Mr. Henry Chang
 1931 Dishonored
Colonel von Hindau
 1929 The Mighty
Sterky
 1929 The Studio Murder Mystery
Rupert Borka
 1929 Chinatown Nights
Boston Charley
 1929 The Faker
Hadrian (the faker)
 1928 Dream of Love
The Duke, Current Dicator
 1928 The Scarlet Lady
Zaneriff
 1928 Wheel of Chance
Mosher Turkeltaub
 1928 Stand and Deliver
Ghika - the Bandit Leader
 1927 Good Time Charley
Good Time Charley Keene
 1927 Sailor Izzy Murphy
The girl's father
 1927 What Happened to Father?
W. Bradberry, Father
 1927 Old San Francisco
Chris Buckwell
 1927 A Million Bid
Geoffrey Marsh
 1926 Man of the Forest
Clint Beasley
 1926 Tell It to the Marines
Chinese Bandit Chief
 1926 Twinkletoes
Roseleaf
 1926 The Marriage Clause
Max Ravenal
 1926 The Mystery Club
Eli Sinsabaugh
 1925 The Winding Stair
Petras
 1925 Flower of Night
Luke Rand
 1925 Don Q Son of Zorro
The Archduke
 1925 Riders of the Purple Sage
Lew Walters aka Judge Dyer
 1924 Curlytop
Shanghai Dan
 1924 One Night in Rome
Mario Dorando
 1924 The Fighting Adventurer
Fu Shing
 1923 His Children's Children
Dr. Dahl
 1922 The Pride of Palomar
Okada
 1922 East Is West
Charley Yong
 1921 Hurricane Hutch
Clifton Marlow
 1921 The Yellow Arm
Joel Bain
 1920 The Phantom Foe
Uncle Leo Sealkirk
 1920 The Third Eye
Curtis Steele / Malcolm Graw
 1919 The Witness for the Defense
Captain Ballantyne
 1919 The Avalanche
Nick Delano
 1919 The Twin Pawns
John Bent
 1919 Mandarin's Gold
Li Hsun
 1919 The Lightning Raider
Wu Fang
 1918 The Yellow Ticket
Baron Andrey
 1918 The Mysterious Client
Boris Norjunov
 1918 The Naulahka
Maharajah
 1917 The Cigarette Girl
Mr. Wilson
 1917 The Fatal Ring
Richard Carslake
 1916 Beatrice Fairfax Episode 4: The Stone God
Detective in office
 1916 The Rise of Susan
Sinclair La Salle
 1916 Beatrice Fairfax
Detective
 1916 The Eternal Question
Pierre Felix
 1916 The Eternal Sappho
H. Coudal
 1916 The Reapers
James Shaw
 1916 The Fool's Revenge
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1915 Destruction
Mr. Deleveau
 1915 Sin
Pietro
 1912 Pilgrim's Progress
John Bunyon
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: The Prodigal Son. Drama. Written by Hall Caine. Directed by Murray Carson. New Amsterdam Theatre: 4 Sep 1905- Oct 1905 (closing date unknown/42 performances). Cast: Mrs. George W. Barnum, Henry Bergman, Frank Bixby, George C. Boniface, Aubrey Boucicault, Eda Bruna, Harry C. Bruninghaus, Russell Crauford, Drina DeWolfe, J.E. ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 18 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on visiting China in the 1930s] Everywhere I went, people addressed me in Chinese. I was always introduced as 'Mr. Chan'.

Trivia:

Moved to Connecticut with his parents from his native Sweden when he was thirteen. Three years later he left to join Curry;s Dramatic School in Boston. See more »

Nickname:

Jack

Star Sign:

Libra

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