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John Steppling (I) (1870–1932)

John Steppling was born on August 8, 1870 in Essen, Germany as John C. Steppling. He was an actor and director, known for Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1913), Lombardi, Ltd. (1919) and Billy and the Butler (1912). He died on April 5, 1932 in Hollywood, California, USA. See full bio »

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Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Tess of the D'Urbervilles John Durbeyfield
Lombardi, Ltd.
Lombardi, Ltd. Max Strohan
Billy and the Butler
Billy and the Butler Billy McGrath
The Reckless Age
The Reckless Age Spencer Meyrick


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 1917 A Bathtub Bandit (Short)
 1917 The Boot and the Loot (Short)
 1917 Seaside Romeos (Short)
Professor Lightfoot
 1917 A Day Out of Jail (Short)
 1917 The Hobo Raid (Short)
Farmer Cornstalk
 1917 A Menagerie Mix-Up (Short)
 1916 That Sharp Note (Short)
 1916 Billy Van Deusen, Cave Man (Short)
Billy Van Deusen
 1916 Dare-Devils and Danger (Short)
Jenks - the Valet
 1916 Gamblers in Greenbacks (Short)
Hop Jonsin
 1916 In the Land of the Tortilla (Short)
 1916 Two Slips and a Miss (Short)
Trip Murray
 1916 Billy Van Deusen's Masquerade (Short)
Billy Van Deusen
 1916 When Adam Had 'Em (Short)
Sirius Roma
 1916 The House on Hokum Hill (Short)
The Butler / Gracco
 1916 Billy Van Deusen's Egg-Spensive Adventure (Short)
Billy Van Deusen
 1916 Billy Van Deusen's Operation (Short)
Billy Van Deusen
 1916 The Comet's Come-Back (Short)
Professor Peedeeque
 1916 Adjusting His Claim (Short)
Ino Eatt
 1916 Billy Van Deusen's Fiancee (Short)
Billy Van Deusen
 1916 Skelly's Skeleton (Short)
J. Peerpont Mon
 1916 Billy Van Deusen's Ancestry (Short)
Billy Van Deusen
 1916 Bugs and Bugles (Short)
General Hoakum Jazbo
 1916 Number Please? (Short)
J.H. Kremly
 1916 Peanuts and Powder (Short)
 1916 Billy Van Deusen's Muddle (Short)
Billy Van Deusen
 1916 Johnny's Jumble (Short)
 1916 Too Much Married (Short)
Jack's Uncle
 1916 The Battle of Cupidovitch (Short)
Buchanan Tucker
 1916 Billy Van Deusen and the Vampire (Short)
Billy Van Deusen
 1916 Billy Van Deusen's Wedding Eve (Short)
Billy Van Deusen
 1916 Johnny's Birthday (Short)
The Motorman
 1916 Billy Van Deusen's Shadow (Short)
Billy Van Deusen / Hank - a Waiter (dual role)
 1915 Kiddus, Kids and Kiddo (Short)
Mr. Kidd
 1915 Making a Man of Johnny (Short)
John Croly - a Wealthy Bachelor
 1915 A Girl, a Guard, and a Garret (Short)
Martin Fowler
 1915 Billy Van Deusen's Last Fling (Short)
Billy Van Deusen
 1915 Pretenses (Short)
Mike Guffy
 1915 Billy Van Deusen and the Merry Widow (Short)
Billy Van Deusen
 1915 The Drummer's Trunk (Short)
John - the Drummer
 1915 Billy Van Deusen's Campaign (Short)
Billy Van Deusen
 1915 An Auto-Bungalow Fracas (Short)
Lott - a Real Estate Agent
 1915 Aided by the Movies (Short)
Carol's Father
 1915 Cats, Cash and a Cook Book (Short)
Jeremiah Brown
 1915 When His Dough Was Cake (Short)
The Uncle
 1915/II A Bully Affair (Short)
 1915/I A Bully Affair (Short)
John - a Vaudeville Performer
 1915 Uncle Heck, by Heck! (Short)
Uncle Heck
 1915 Mixed Wires (Short)
 1915/I What's in a Name? (Short)
Alderman Coyle Shea
 1915 The Jilt (Short)
Mr. Thompson
 1915 Love and Labor (Short)
Pa Slakey
 1915 Comrades Three (Short)
 1915 Detective Blinn (Short)
Judge Page
 1915/II The Deception (Short)
Dr. King
 1915 Wait and See (Short)
James - the Valet
 1915 The Zaca Lake Mystery (Short)
John - the Miner
 1915 The High Cost of Flirting (Short)
Mr. Dunne - Ethel's Father
 1915/I By Whose Hand? (Short)
Joseph Toby - Lottie's Father
 1915 His Obligation (Short)
Frank Lehner - Mary's Father
 1915 The Guiding Light (Short)
 1915 The Resolve (Short)
 1915 Reprisal (Short)
Judge Green
 1915 The Greater Strength (Short)
The Foreman
 1915 The Broken Window (Short)
The Professor
 1915 The Face Most Fair (Short)
 1915 One Summer's Sequel (Short)
Reverend David Barton
 1915 Wife Wanted (Short)
J.D.P. Moore
 1915 The Castle Ranch (Short)
Simpson - the Son's Valet
 1915 The Wishing Stone (Short)
Allan's Grandfather
 1915 The Problem (Short)
 1915 His Brother's Debt (Short)
Mr. Myers
 1915 Reformation (Short)
The Deacon
 1915 Ancestry (Short)
The Innkeeper
 1915 The Truth of Fiction (Short)
Bill Burton
 1915 The Derelict (Short)
P.G. Wilke, Esq.
 1915 The Decision (Short)
Judge Clarke
 1915/I Saints and Sinners (Short)
The Minister
 1915 Justified (Short)
Sheriff Lacey
 1915 Silence (Short)
Frank Morris Sr.
 1915 The Crucifixion of Al Brady (Short)
Farmer Lee
 1915 Restitution (Short)
 1915 The Alarm of Angelon (Short)
Judge Walsh
 1914 When a Woman Waits (Short)
Mr. Graham
 1914 The Tin Can Shack (Short)
Joseph Ghar - Olga's Grandfather
 1914 The Silent Way (Short)
Mr. Clark
 1914 In Tune (Short)
Ed Mason
 1914 The Beggar Child (Short)
Marco, a Peasant
 1914 The Archaeologist (Short)
James Devon, Mary's Father
 1914/II The Stolen Masterpiece (Short)
Mr. Walsh - an Art Connoisseur
 1914 A Slice of Life (Short)
Tom - Chief of Police
 1914 When the Road Parts (Short)
Frank's Father
 1914 The Ruin of Manley (Short)
Mary's Father
 1914 The Final Impulse (Short)
The Foreman
 1914 Daylight (Short)
Charles Steele - Arthur's Uncle
 1914 Down by the Sea (Short)
Abe Thompson
 1914 Daphnia (Short)
John Mathews, a counterfeiter
 1914/II Lola (Short)
Lola's Father
 1914 This Is th' Life (Short)
Farmer Miller
 1914 False Gods (Short)
John Kirk
 1914/I The Butterfly (Short)
 1914 The Widow (Short)
The Lawyer
 1914 At the End of a Perfect Day (Short)
Squire Butterfield
 1914 All on Account of a Jug (Short)
Hicks - the Village Constable
 1914/I The Broken Barrier (Short)
Stockbroker Black
 1914 Youth and Art (Short)
Lord Golden's Butler
 1914 The Lure of the Sawdust (Short)
Mr. Ward - William's Father
 1914 Mein Lieber Katrina Catches a Convict (Short)
Hicks - the Village Constable
 1914 Blue Knot, King of Polo (Short)
Mr. Beneful
 1914/II Jim (Short)
William Bent - the Publisher
 1914 Mein Lieber Katrina (Short)
Hicks - the Village Constable
 1914 In the Footprints of Mozart (Short)
A Businessman
 1914 The Wrong Miss Wright (Short)
 1914 She Was Only a Working Girl (Short)
The Capitalist - the Villain
 1914 One of the Finest (Short)
Terry McCabe
 1914 Scooped by a Hencoop (Short)
 1914 His Royal Pants (Short)
His Royal Nibs of Bombdad
 1914 Twixt Love and Flour (Short)
 1914 When Billy Proposed (Short)
Billy (unconfirmed)
 1914 When Ursus Threw the Bull (Short)
 1913 King Robert of Sicily (Short)
Pope Urbane of Rome
 1913 Anonymous Love (Short)
The Village Postmastrer
 1913 The Star (Short)
Clarence Inbad
 1913 Let No Man Put Asunder (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1913 Their Baby (Short)
 1913 On the Job (Short)
The Traveling Salesman
 1913 Into the North (Short)
 1913 Boosting Business (Short)
Jim Barratt
 1913 Cousin Bill (Short)
Bill's Boss
 1913 Cousin Jane (Short)
Tom Allen
 1913 The Rival Salesmen (Short)
William Jones - First Rival Salesman
 1913 The Capture (Short)
John Hennessey
 1913 Found Out (Short)
Officer McCarthy
 1913 The Wardrobe Lady (Short)
Joe Stoddard
 1913 The Will-Be Weds (Short)
Jack Collins
 1913 The Trail of the Itching Palm (Short)
Jack Peabody
 1913 Billy McGrath on Broadway (Short)
Billy McGrath
 1913 Lady Audley's Jewels (Short)
Jed Perkins - Amateur Sleuth
 1913 The Gum Man (Short)
Hiram Bartlett - the Dance Hall Suitor
 1913 The Girl in the Case (Short)
 1913 Odd Knotts (Short)
Mike McCloskey
 1913 Don't Lie to Your Husband (Short)
Mr. Don Warrington
 1913 Love and Lavallieres (Short)
The Desk Sergeant
 1913 Hypnotism in Hicksville (Short)
Nephew Ned
 1913 The Melburn Confession (Short)
Godfrey's Father
 1913 The Voice of Giuseppe (Short)
 1913 Alkali Ike in Jayville (Short)
Rube Dicks
 1913 Here's Your Hat (Short)
Billy McGrath
 1913 The Heiress (Short)
 1912 Bill Mixes with His Relations (Short)
The Constable
 1912 Love Through a Lens (Short)
 1912 Giuseppe's Good Fortune (Short)
Isaac Rosen
 1912 Almost a Man (Short)
 1912 The Stain (Short)
The Duke - Lady Madeleine's Father (dream sequence)
 1912 Billy McGrath's Art Career (Short)
Billy McGrath
 1912 The House of Pride (Short)
 1912 Alimony (Short)
 1912 A Money? (Short)
First Young Man
 1912 Chains (Short)
The Doctor
 1912 The Fisherman's Luck (Short)
Miss Fishley's Sweetheart
 1912 Miss Simkins' Summer Boarder (Short)
Jack Richards
 1912 The Thrifty Parson (Short)
 1912 Bringing Father Around (Short)
Harry Brisk - Minerva's Sweetheart
 1912 A Mistaken Calling (Short)
Professor Phreno - Phrenologist
 1912 Terrible Teddy (Short)
Lillian's Second Suitor
 1912 The Redemption of Slivers (Short)
Rural Character
 1912 Well Matched (Short)
Tom West
 1912 A Little Louder, Please! (Short)
1st Suitor
 1912 The Mixed Sample Trunks (Short)
Surgical Instrument Salesman
 1912 Billy McGrath's Love Letters (Short)
Billy McGrath
 1912 The Listener's Lesson (Short)
2nd Farmer
 1912 A Corner in Whiskers (Short)
The Barber
 1912 Mr. Tibbs' Cinderella (Short)
Mr. Tibbs
 1912 Cupid's Quartette (Short)
 1912 Down Jayville Way (Short)
Jerry - Daughter's 2nd Swain
 1912 The Butterfly Net (Short)
Roxbury's Friend
 1912 A Guardian's Luck (Short)
Polly's Sweetheart
 1912 Billy and the Butler (Short)
Billy McGrath
 1912 The Mis-Sent Letter (Short)
Isaac Silverman
 1912 Billy Changes His Mind (Short)
Billy McGrath
 1912 After the Reward (Short)
Walter Smithers (unconfirmed)
 1912 In Quarantine (Short)
 1912 His Thrifty Wife (Short)
The Husband
 1912 The Doctor (Short)
One of Howard's Pals
 1912 Sam Simpkins, Sleuth (Short)
The Phrenologist
 1912 All in the Family (Short)
Old Slocum - the Father
 1912 Teaching a Liar a Lesson (Short)
Billy Barclay - the Liar
 1912 Cured (Short)
Adolfo Frenzee
 1912 When a Man's Married (Short)
William McGrath
 1911 Winning an Heiress (Short)
 1911 The Hack & Schmidt Bout (Short)
 1911 Too Many Engagements (Short)
Bob Crandall
 1911 A False Suspicion (Short)
 1911 Tommy, the Canvasser (Short)
Tommy Quickgab
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Show Show Director: Short (7 credits)
Show Show Writer: Short (1 credit)

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