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Sidney Toler (1874–1947)


The son of Colonel H.G. Toler, breeder of trotting horses, Sidney Toler acted on stage by the time he was seven years old. He was an established star of the theater by the 1890's, long before his career in motion pictures. He was also active as a playwright and had a good enough voice to be cast as a lead baritone with an operatic stock company at... See full bio »

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Black Magic
Black Magic Charlie Chan
(1944)
The Jade Mask
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(1945)

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 1945 It's in the Bag!
Detective Sully
 1943 White Savage
Wong
 1943 The Adventures of Smilin' Jack
Gen. Kai Ling
 1942 A Night to Remember
Inspector Hankins
 1939 Law of the Pampas
Fernando Ramirez
 1939 Heritage of the Desert
Nosey
 1939 The Kid from Kokomo
Judge William 'Gashouse' Bronson
 1939 King of Chinatown
Dr. Chang Ling
 1939 Disbarred
G.L. 'Mardy' Mardeen
 1938 Up the River
Jeffrey Mitchell
 1938 If I Were King
Robin Turgis
 1938 The Mysterious Rider
Frosty Kilburn
 1938 One Wild Night
Lawton
 1938 Wide Open Faces
Sheriff
 1938 Gold Is Where You Find It
Harrison McCooey
 1937 Double Wedding
Keough
 1936 The Longest Night
Captain Holt
 1936 Our Relations
Captain of SS Periwinkle
 1936 Give Us This Night
First Carabiniere
 1936 Three Godfathers
Professor Snape
 1935 This Is the Life
Prof. Lafcadio F. Breckenridge
 1935 Orchids to You
Nick Corsini
 1935 Call of the Wild
Joe Groggins
 1935 The Daring Young Man
Warden Palmer
 1935 Champagne for Breakfast
The Judge
 1935 Romance in Manhattan
Police Sergeant
 1934 Here Comes the Groom
Detective Weaver
 1934 Operator 13
Major Allen Pinkerton
 1934 Upperworld
Officer Moran
 1934 The Trumpet Blows
Pepi Sancho
 1934 Registered Nurse
Frankie Sylvestrie
 1934 Spitfire
Mr. Sawyer
 1934 Dark Hazard
John Bright
 1934 Massacre
Thomas Shanks
 1933 The Way to Love
Pierre
 1933 The Narrow Corner
Ryan, the Go-Between
 1933 King of the Jungle
Neil Forbes
 1933 He Learned About Women
Wilson
 1933 Billion Dollar Scandal
Carter B. Moore
 1932 Over the Counter (Short)
Mr. Drake
 1932 The Phantom President
Prof. Aikenhead
 1932 Blonde Venus
Detective Wilson
 1932 Union Wages (Short)
 1932 Speak Easily
Stage Director
 1932 Tom Brown of Culver
Maj. Wharton
 1932 Is My Face Red?
Tony Mugatti
 1932 Radio Patrol
Sgt. Tom Keogh
 1932 Strangers in Love
McPhail
 1931 Strictly Dishonorable
Mulligan
 1931 White Shoulders
William Sothern
 1930 The Devil's Parade (Short)
Satan
 1929 In the Nick of Time (Short)
 1929 Madame X
Merivel
 1929 The Gay Nineties; or, The Unfaithful Husband (Short)
The Policeman
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Other Works:

(19??). [Off Broadway]: "The Bait." Written by Sidney Toler and John Gilbert. Note: Filmed by Hope Hampton Productions [distributed by Paramount Pictures] as The Bait (1921). See more »

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Trivia:

He and wife Viva Tattersall co-wrote a Broadway play entitled "Ritzy" in 1930, years before they married. Toler also directed. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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