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Theodore von Eltz (1893–1964)

Born in New Haven, Connecticut on November 5, 1893, silent screen lead Theodore Von Eltz was the son of a Yale professor and educated at Hill School at Pottstown Pennsylvania. Originally prepped to become a doctor, he decided instead to pursue acting. At age 19 he made his New York debut and soon was hitting the Broadway boards with performances ... See full bio »

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 1957 The Unholy Wife
McNeil, Fingerprint Expert (uncredited)
 1956-1957 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Henry Corfield
- The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1957) ... (as Theodor Von Eltz)
- She Also Ran (1956) ... Henry Corfield (as Theodor von Eltz)
 1954-1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Craig Landor / Dr. Harris
- Behind the Mask (1956) ... Dr. Craig Landor (as Theodor von Eltz)
- The Happiest Day (1954) ... Dr. Harris (as Theodor Von Eltz)
 1953 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Vincent
- Hotel Irritant (1953) ... Vincent
 1953 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
- The Right of Way (1953)
 1953 Affair with a Stranger
Mr. Culpepper (scenes deleted)
 1953 Raiders of the Seven Seas
Sultan's Aide (uncredited)
 1953 The Abbott and Costello Show (TV Series)
Henry Dunn
- Efficiency Experts (1953) ... Henry Dunn
 1952 Mark Saber (TV Series)
Mr. Gaunt
- The Case of the Midnight Murder (1952) ... Mr. Gaunt (as Theo Van Eltz)
 1952 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
Mr. Ackerman
- Jack Benny Steals George's Joke (1952) ... Mr. Ackerman
 1952 The Cases of Eddie Drake (TV Series)
Lt. Walsh
- Shoot the Works (1952) ... Lt. Walsh
 1952 Racket Squad (TV Series)
Lawrence Miller
- Big Trap (1952) ... Lawrence Miller
 1951 Painting the Clouds with Sunshine
Whiteside (uncredited)
 1951 Stars Over Hollywood (TV Series)
Doctor
- The Second Mrs. Sands (1951) ... Doctor
 1950 Trial Without Jury
Philip Mannings
 1950 The Reformer and the Redhead
KWHE Radio Program Director (uncredited)
 1948 Devil's Cargo
Thomas Mallon
 1947 The Hucksters
Radio Voice (uncredited)
 1946 The Big Sleep
Arthur Gwynn Geiger (uncredited)
 1945 Saratoga Trunk
Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1945 Rhapsody in Blue
Foley
 1944 Hollywood Canteen
Canteen Director (uncredited)
 1944 The Unwritten Code
Major Spencer (uncredited)
 1944 Since You Went Away
Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
 1944 Bermuda Mystery
Lee Cooper (as Theodore Von Eltz)
 1944 Follow the Boys
William Barrett (as Theodore Von Eltz)
 1944 The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Officer (uncredited)
 1943 Flight for Freedom
Cmdr. George (uncredited)
 1943 Air Force
First Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1942 Stand by for Action
'Commander' (uncredited)
 1942 Quiet Please: Murder
Lucas (uncredited)
 1942 The Man in the Trunk
Theodore Swann (uncredited)
 1942 Lady in a Jam
Dr. Elsworth (uncredited)
 1942 The Great Man's Lady
Hank Allen (uncredited)
 1942 A Tragedy at Midnight
Third Charles Miller (uncredited)
 1941 Sergeant York
Prison Camp Commander (uncredited)
 1941 I'll Wait for You
Cassell (as Theodore Von Eltz)
 1941 A Shot in the Dark
George Kilpatrick (as Theodore Von Eltz)
 1941 Play Girl
Mr. Hunter (uncredited)
 1941 Life with Henry
Mr. Rappaport (uncredited)
 1940 Kitty Foyle
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1940 The Great Plane Robbery
Rod Brothers
 1940 The Son of Monte Cristo
Captain
 1940 The Old Swimmin' Hole
Baker, Grandpa's Lawyer
 1940 A Dispatch from Reuter's
Actor in 'Our American Cousin' (uncredited)
 1940 The Saint Takes Over
Shipboard Card Cheat (uncredited)
 1940 Teddy the Rough Rider (Short)
William Loeb
 1940 Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet
Dr. Kraus (as Theodore Von Eltz)
 1940 Little Old New York
Washington Irving (as Theodore Von Eltz)
 1939 The Night of Nights
John (uncredited)
 1939 Legion of Lost Flyers
Bill Desert
 1939 Full Confession
Prosecutor (uncredited)
 1939 5th Ave Girl
Terwilliger (as Theodor Von Eltz)
 1939 The Sun Never Sets
Delafons
 1939 The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1939 They Made Her a Spy
Col. Page (as Theodor Von Eltz)
 1939 Inside Story
Whitey
 1939 Pardon Our Nerve
Lucky Carson
 1939 Persons in Hiding
Attorney Jenson (uncredited)
 1938 I Am the Law
Martin - Club Owner (uncredited)
 1938 Smashing the Rackets
Howard Ellis (uncredited)
 1938 Letter of Introduction
1st Doctor - Midtown Hospital (uncredited)
 1938 Delinquent Parents
Carson
 1938 Marie Antoinette
Officer in Entrance Hall (uncredited)
 1938 The Adventures of Marco Polo
Venetian Business Man (uncredited)
 1938 Blondes at Work
District Attorney (as Theodor Von Eltz)
 1937 Fight for Your Lady
Wrestling Spectator (uncredited)
 1937 Stand-In
Sir Geoffrey - 'Sex and Satan' (uncredited)
 1937 The Westland Case
Robert Westland
 1937 Stage Door
Elsworth (uncredited)
 1937 Youth on Parole
Public Defender
 1937 The Firefly
Captain Pierlot (uncredited)
 1937 Topper
Hotel Manager
 1937 The Emperor's Candlesticks
Adjutant to Prince Johann (uncredited)
 1937 Jim Hanvey, Detective
Dunn (as Theodor Von Eltz)
 1937 Sea Devils
Court Martial Prosecutor (uncredited)
 1937 Clarence
Tobias
 1937 Criminal Lawyer
Larkin's Attorney (uncredited)
 1937 Under Cover of Night
John Lamont
 1936 A Man Betrayed
Burns (as Theodore Von Eltz)
 1936 Beloved Enemy
Sean O'Brian
 1936 Mind Your Own Business
District Attorney Adams
 1936 Sinner Take All
David (as Theodore Von Eltz)
 1936 Under Your Spell
Cynthia's Lawyer (uncredited)
 1936 Adventure in Manhattan
Henchman John Ridley (uncredited)
 1936 I Cover Chinatown
Clark Duryea
 1936 High Tension
Noble Harrison
 1936 Suzy
Revue Producer
 1936 Ticket to Paradise
George Small
 1936 Below the Deadline
Flash Ackroyd (as Theodor Von Eltz)
 1936 The Road to Glory
Major
 1936 Love Before Breakfast
Clerk (uncredited)
 1935 Magnificent Obsession
Dr. Preston
 1935 Rendezvous
Desk Clerk Assistant (uncredited)
 1935 Three Kids and a Queen
Federal Man (uncredited)
 1935 Confidential
Mr. Walsh
 1935 His Night Out
Parsons
 1935 Streamline Express
Freddy Arnold (uncredited)
 1935 Trails of the Wild
Inspector Kincaid, RCMP
 1935 Smart Girl
Fred Barton (uncredited)
 1935 The Murder Man
James Spencer Halford (uncredited)
 1935 The Headline Woman
Johnny 'Full House' Corinti
 1935 Behind the Green Lights
John C. Owen
 1935 Private Worlds
Dr. Harding
 1935 Grand Old Girl
Mr. George S. Webster (uncredited)
 1934 Bright Eyes
J. Wellington Smythe (as Theodor von Eltz)
 1934 The Silver Streak
Tyler (as Theodor Von Eltz)
 1934 Elinor Norton
Army Officer (uncredited)
 1934 Call It Luck
Nat Underwood
 1934 Change of Heart
Gerald Mockby (as Theodor von Eltz)
 1934 Love Past Thirty
Charles Browne
 1934 This Side of Heaven
Doctor (uncredited)
 1933 Master of Men
Grenaker
 1933 Gigolettes of Paris
Albert Valraine
 1933 Dance, Girl, Dance
Phil Norton (as Theodore Von Eltz)
 1933 Arizona to Broadway
Hubert Wayne
 1933 Jennie Gerhardt
Robert Kane (uncredited)
 1933 Bondage
Member of Review Board (uncredited)
 1933 Kiss of Araby
Capt. J.G. Randall (as Theodor von Eltz)
 1933 Pleasure Cruise
Murchison
 1933 The Eleventh Commandment
Wayne Winters
 1933 High Gear
Larry 'Keyhole' Winston
 1933 Luxury Liner
Exl
 1933 Her Splendid Folly
Wallace Morley / John Ebbetts
 1933 No Other Woman
Sutherland (as Theodore Von Eltz)
 1932 Self Defense
Tim Reed
 1932 The Unwritten Law
Val Lewis
 1932 Breach of Promise
District Attorney
 1932 Red Haired Alibi
Trent Travers
 1932 A Scarlet Week-End
The Husband
 1932 Drifting
Joe Robson
 1932 Strangers of the Evening
Dr. Raymond Everette (as Theodor Von Eltz)
 1932 The Midnight Lady
Byron Crosby (as Theodor von Eltz)
 1932 Huddle
Mr. Pearson (uncredited)
 1932 The Wet Parade
Night Club Patron (uncredited)
 1932 Hotel Continental
Jim Bennett
 1931 A Private Scandal
Matthew Gray
 1931 Ladies of the Big House
Frazer
 1931 West of Broadway
Tony (uncredited)
 1931 Heartbreak
Military Prosecutor
 1931 Once a Lady
Harry Cosden
 1931 Wicked
Tony Rande
 1931 Five and Ten
Ramon (uncredited)
 1931 Up Pops the Devil
Gilbert Morrell
 1931 The Secret Six
District Attorney (as Theodore Von Eltz)
 1931 Beyond Victory
Major Sparks (as Theorore Von Eltz)
 1931 The Prodigal
Carter Jerome
 1931 Inspiration
Normand (uncredited)
 1930 Kismet
The Guide Nazir
 1930 Love Among the Millionaires
William Jordan
 1930 The Arizona Kid
Dick Hoyt
 1930 The Divorcee
Ivan (uncredited)
 1930 The Furies
Lwen McDonald
 1929 The Very Idea
George Green
 1929 The Awful Truth
Edgar Trent
 1929 The Four Feathers
Lt. Castleton
 1929 The Voice of the Storm
Franklin Wells
 1929 The Rescue
Carter
 1928 Nothing to Wear
Phil Stanndish
 1928 Life's Mockery
Wade Fullerton
 1928 The Way of the Strong
Dan (as Theodor Von Eltz)
 1928 Should Tall Men Marry? (Short)
Teddy (as Teddy von Eltz)
 1927 One Woman to Another
John Bruce
 1927 Great Mail Robbery
Lieutenant Donald Macready
 1927 No Man's Law
Spider O'Day (as Theodore Von Eltz)
 1927 Perch of the Devil
Lord Mobray
 1927 Anything Once! (Short)
Prince Chevalier
 1926 The Nickel-Hopper (Short)
Jimmy Jessop, Paddy's Rich Beau
 1926 Redheads Preferred
John Morgan
 1926 Raggedy Rose
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1926 His New York Wife
Philip Thorne
 1926 Fools of Fashion
Matthew Young
 1926 Bardelys the Magnificent
Lesperon
 1926 Laddie
Robert Paget
 1926 Queen o'Diamonds
Daniel Hammon
 1926 A Desperate Moment
Captain John Reynolds
 1925 The Red Kimona
Freddy - the Chauffeur (as Theodore Von Eltz)
 1925 Broadway Lady
Bob Westbrook
 1925 Paint and Powder
Jimmy Evarts
 1925 The Thoroughbred
Robert Bemis
 1925 The Sporting Chance
Robert Selby
 1925 On Thin Ice
Dr. Paul Jackson
 1925 Locked Doors
John Talbot
 1924 That French Lady
John Hemmingway
 1924 Being Respectable
Stephen O'Connell
 1924 The Breaking Point
Fred Gregory (as Theodor Von Eltz)
 1923 Tiger Rose
Bruce Norton
 1923 Lights Out
'Eggs' (Egbert Winslow)
 1923 The Woman with Four Faces
Jim Hartigan
 1923 Can a Woman Love Twice?
Thomas Jefferson Grant
 1922 The Glorious Fool
Senior Surgical Interne
 1922 Manslaughter (uncredited)
 1922 Sherlock Brown
Frank Morton
 1922 Extra! Extra!
Fordney Stowe
 1922 The Girl from Rocky Point
Robert Giffing
 1922 Fourteenth Lover
Clyde Van Ness
 1921 The Speed Girl
Tom Manley
 1921 The Old Nest
Stephen McLeod
 1921 Extravagance
Dick Vane
 1920 The Man Who Had Everything
Master of Ceremonies at Party (uncredited)
 1916 The Traffic Cop
Casey's Brother
 1915 His Wife
Harry Dennys
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Alternate Names:

Theo Van Eltz | Theodore Von Eltz | Theodor Von Eltz | Theorore Von Eltz | Ted van Eltz | Teddy von Eltz | Theodor von Eltz

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Trivia:

Good-looking silent leading man of the 1920s who moved easily into shifty character roles with the coming of sound. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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