1800 - Early westerners, 1860 - 1880.

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1. Charles K. French

Actor | A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate

Charles K. French was born on January 17, 1860 in Columbus, Ohio, USA as Charles Edward Krauss. He was an actor and director, known for A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate (1923), The Crimson Trail (1935) and Davy Crockett - In Hearts United (1909). He was married to Doris Herbert, Isabelle Gurton ...

1860 - 1952, 92.

110 westerns, 09-42.

Tex Calder, The Untamed (1920). 1920.

2. J. Farrell MacDonald

Actor | Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

J. Farrell MacDonald was born on April 14, 1875 in Waterbury, Connecticut, USA as Joseph Farrell MacDonald. He was an actor and director, known for Sunrise (1927), Show Boat (1936) and The Last Alarm (1940). He was married to Edith Bostwick. He died on August 2, 1952 in Hollywood, California, USA.

1875 - 1952, 77.

66 westerns, 13-51.

Doc Cooper, Panhandle (1948). 1948.

The Mad Stampede (1917). 1917. Director.

331 acting credits, 51 director credits, 4 soundtrack credits.

3. Tom Santschi

Actor | King of the Wild

American leading man and character actor of the silent period. Born in Crystal City, Missouri(though a number of popular reference works list Switzerland and Kokomo, Indiana). He is listed in the 1880 census as living in Kokomo at the age of two years. This means his date of birth must have been ...

1878 - 1931, 52.

76 westerns, 09-31.

White Renegade (1931). 1931.

4. James Neill

Actor | The Cheat

James Neill was born on September 29, 1860 in Savannah, Georgia, USA. He was an actor and director, known for The Cheat (1915), Joan the Woman (1916) and Cameo Kirby (1914). He was married to Edythe Chapman. He died on March 16, 1931 in Glendale, California, USA.

1860 - 1931, 70.

6 westerns, 14-28.

Padre Antonio, Rose of the Rancho (1914). 1914.

5. George F. Marion

Actor | Anna Christie

George F. Marion was born on July 16, 1860 in San Francisco, California, USA as George Francis Marion. He was an actor and director, known for Anna Christie (1930), Anna Christie (1923) and Death from a Distance (1935). He was married to Agnes E. Daly and Lillian E. Swain (actress). He died on ...

1860 - 1945, 85.

9 westerns, 22-35.

The Undertaker, Gun Shy (1922). 1922.

6. Theodore Roberts

Actor | Male and Female

The son of a sea captain, Theodore Roberts was a veteran stage actor, making his first appearance in 1880. Often referred to as the "Grand Duke of Hollywood," Roberts was a regular on the Cecil B. DeMille team and appeared in 23 of DeMille's films. He is best remembered for his role as Moses in ...

1861 - 1928, 67.

4 westerns, 14-18.

Colonel William Landor, Where the Trail Divides (1914). 1914.

7. Harry Todd

Actor | One Is Guilty

Harry Todd was born on December 13, 1863 in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA as John Nelson Todd. He was an actor, known for One Is Guilty (1934), Tea: With a Kick! (1923) and When Macbeth Came to Snakeville (1914). He was married to Margaret Joslin. He died on February 15, 1935 in Glendale, California...

1863 - 1935, 71.

225 westerns, 09-35.

'Plug' Hanks, Ride for Your Life (1924). 1924.

8. Herschel Mayall

Actor | The Beast

Herschel Mayall was born on July 12, 1863 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA. He was an actor, known for The Beast (1916), Shackled (1918) and Arabian Love (1922). He died on June 10, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

1863 - 1941, 77.

22 westerns, 13-23.

'Silk' Mcdonald, Carmen of the Klondike (1918). 1918.

9. Al J. Jennings

Actor | Beating Back

Al J. Jennings was born on November 25, 1863 in Virginia, USA as Alphonso J. Jennings. He was an actor and writer, known for Beating Back (1914), The Lady of the Dugout (1918) and The Tryout (1919). He died on December 26, 1961 in Tarzana, California, USA.

1863 - 1961, 98.

26 westerns, 08-51.

The Bank Robbery (1908). 1908.

10. Charles Edler

Actor | Sink or Swim

Charles Edler was born on August 13, 1864 in New Jersey, USA as Charles Henry Edler. He was an actor, known for Sink or Swim (1920), The Yankee Way (1917) and The Battle of Gettysburg (1913). He died on March 29, 1942 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

1864 - 1942, 77.

5 westerns, 13-32.

Akkomi, That Girl Montana (1921). 1921.

11. Tully Marshall

Actor | The Cat and the Canary

Tully Marshall intended to pursue a legal career, until he tried a dramatic course at Santa Clara University. He started stage work in San Francisco in 1883 and moved to New York in 1887, where he played in various roles on Broadway and on the road. After a few small parts in films he was given the...

1864 - 1943, 78.

27 westerns, 17-42.

The Big Trail (1930). 1930.

12. William S. Hart

Actor | The Money Corral

A storybook hero, the original screen cowboy, ever forthright and honest, even when (as was often the case) he played a villain, William S. Hart lived for a while in the Dakota Territory, then worked as a postal clerk in New York City. In 1888 he began to study acting. In 1899 he created the role ...

1864 - 1946, 81.

63 westerns, 14-36.

Blaze Tracy, Hell's Hinges (1916). 1916.

13. Arthur Mackley

Actor | Two Western Paths

Arthur Mackley was born on July 3, 1865 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England as Arthur James Mackley. He was an actor and director, known for Two Western Paths (1913), Old Gorman's Gal (1913) and After Twenty Years (1915). He was married to Julia Mackley. He died on December 21, 1926 in Los Angeles, ...

1865 - 1926, 61.

128 westerns, 10-25.

A Woman of Arizona (1912). 1912.

14. Otis Harlan

Actor | Show Boat

Otis Harlan was born on December 29, 1865 in Zanesville, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for Show Boat (1929), A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) and Nine and Three-Fifths Seconds (1925). He was married to Nellie Harvey. He died on January 21, 1940 in Martinsville, Indiana, USA.

1865 - 1940, 74.

20 westerns, 22-38.

Outlaws of Sonora (1938). 1938.

15. Josef Swickard

Actor | You Can't Take It with You

A veteran stage and screen actor, Swickard was the brother of actor Charles Swickard. He entered films in 1912 and was playing supporting roles for Mack Sennett by 1914. He remained with Sennett until 1917 when he started numerous aristocratic roles in films. His career in sound films was somewhat ...

1866 - 1940, 73.

22 westerns, 13-39.

Texas Malden, The Pal from Texas (1939). 1939. #3.

16. Harry Davenport

Actor | Gone with the Wind

Character fame on film came quite late for long-time stage actor Harry Davenport at age 70, but he made up for lost time in very quick fashion with well over a hundred film roles registered from the advent of sound to the time of his death in 1949. Beloved for his twinkle-eyed avuncular and/or ...

1866 - 1949, 83.

9 westerns, 37-48.

'Pop' Hickey, The Man from Texas (1948). 1948.

17. Alfred Allen

Actor | An Old Fashioned Boy

Alfred Allen was born on April 8, 1866 in Alfred, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for An Old Fashioned Boy (1920), The Price of a Good Time (1917) and Burning Daylight (1920). He died on June 18, 1947 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

1866 - 1947, 81.

20 westerns, 17-29.

Under the Tonto Rim (1928). 1928.

18. Frank McGlynn Sr.

Actor | Little Miss Marker

Frank McGlynn Sr. was born on October 26, 1866 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Little Miss Marker (1934), The Littlest Rebel (1935) and The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936). He was married to Rose O'Byrne. He died on May 18, 1951 in Newburgh, New York, USA.

1866 - 1951, 84.

22 westerns, 11-47.

Deacon, Boom Town (1940). 1940.

19. James A. Marcus

Actor | Sadie Thompson

James A. Marcus was born on January 21, 1867 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Sadie Thompson (1928), The Eagle (1925) and Oliver Twist (1922). He was married to Lillian Hathaway. He died on October 15, 1937 in Hollywood, California, USA.

1867 - 1937, 70.

32 westerns, 16-37.

Sheriff, All Around Frying Pan (1925). 1925.

20. Hobart Bosworth

Actor | The Big Parade

Hobart Bosworth--pioneering movie director, writer, producer and actor--was born Hobart Van Zandt Bosworth on August 11, 1867, in Marietta, OH. He was a direct descendant of Miles Standish and John and Priscilla Alden on his father's side and of New York's Van Zandt family, the first Dutch settlers...

1867 - 1943, 76.

50 westerns, 09-42.

The Nervous Wreck (1926). 1926.

21. Herbert Prior

Actor | Why Girls Go Back Home

Herbert Prior was born on July 2, 1867 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. He was an actor and writer, known for Why Girls Go Back Home (1926), Creaking Stairs (1919) and Great Expectations (1917). He was married to Mabel Trunnelle. He died on October 3, 1954 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

1867 - 1954, 87. UK. California.

16 westerns, 09-34.

A Tale of Old Tucson (1914). 1914.

22. Fred Hoose

Production_manager | Western Mail

Fred Hoose was born on March 4, 1868 in Burlington, Vermont, USA. He was an actor and production manager, known for Western Mail (1942), Outlaw Trail (1944) and Arizona Whirlwind (1944). He died on March 12, 1952 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

1868 - 1952, 84.

24 westerns, 37-52.

Stage driver Hank, The Law Rides Again (1943). 1943.

23. Fred Malatesta

Actor | Modern Times

Fred Malatesta was born on April 18, 1889 in Naples, Italy as Frederic M. Malatesta. He was an actor and art director, known for Modern Times (1936), Little Lord Fauntleroy (1921) and Get That Girl (1932). He was married to Maria Alice Gilmore. He died on April 8, 1952 in Burbank, California, USA.

1869 - 1952, 62. Italy. California.

11 westerns, 18-40.

Black John, The Terror of the Range (1919). 1919.

24. Charley Grapewin

Actor | The Wizard of Oz

This old codger film favorite, born in 1869 (some reports say 1875), got into the entertainment field at an early age, first as a circus performer (aerialist and trapeze artist). When acting sparked his interest, he worked in a series of stock companies while writing stage plays that he himself ...

1869 - 1956, 86.

9 westerns, 32-49.

Rancher Inskip, Gunfighters (1947). 1947.

25. Sheldon Lewis

Actor | Orphans of the Storm

Sheldon Lewis was born on April 20, 1869 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for Orphans of the Storm (1921), The Monster Walks (1932) and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920). He was married to Virginia Pearson. He died on May 7, 1958 in San Gabriel, California, USA.

1869 - 1958, 89.

16 westerns, 25-36.

Born to Battle (1927). 1927.

26. Augustus Carney

Actor | A Ranch Widower's Daughters

Augustus Carney was born in 1870 in the UK. He was an actor, known for A Ranch Widower's Daughters (1912), Alkali Ike and the Wildman (1913) and Alkali Ike's Motorcycle (1912). He died in 1920.

1870 - 1920, 50. UK.

35 westerns, 10-16.

Blue Blood and Red (1916). 1916.

27. Charles Hill Mailes

Actor | The Mark of Zorro

Charles Hill Mailes was born on May 25, 1870 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He was an actor, known for The Mark of Zorro (1920), Money Madness (1917) and The Hungarian Nabob (1915). He was married to Claire McDowell. He died on February 17, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

1870 - 1937, 66. Canada. California.

31 westerns, 12-33.

A Temporary Truce (1912). 1912.

28. William McCall

Actor | Fighting Fate

William McCall was born on May 19, 1870 in Delavan, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Fighting Fate (1921), The Little Minister (1922) and Across the Border (1922). He was married to Catherine Schomer. He died on January 10, 1938 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.

1870 - 1938, 67.

90 westerns, 21-37.

The Back Trail (1924). 1924.

29. George Ovey

Actor | The Pirate of Panama

George Ovey was born on December 13, 1870 in Trenton, Missouri, USA as George Overton Odell. He was an actor and writer, known for The Pirate of Panama (1929), Strings of Steel (1926) and Pals in Peril (1927). He was married to Louise Horner. He died on September 23, 1951 in Hollywood, California, ...

1870 - 1951, 80.

13 westerns, 16-40.

30. Nelson McDowell

Actor | The Last of the Mohicans

Nelson McDowell was born on August 14, 1870 in Greenville, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for The Last of the Mohicans (1920), The Last of the Mohicans (1932) and Oliver Twist (1933). He was married to Lottie Green and Sophia. He died on November 3, 1947 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California...

1870 - 1947, 77.

111 westerns, 20-45.

Masked (1920). 1920.

31. Jack Richardson

Actor | The Midnight Express

Jack Richardson was born on November 18, 1870 in New York City, New York, USA as John Howard Richardson. He was an actor, known for The Midnight Express (1924), The Man from New Mexico (1932) and The Old Maid's Baby (1919). He was married to Louise Lester and Florence Stone. He died on June 12, ...

1870 - 1960, 89.

211 westerns, 11-49.

The Ranch Foreman, The Call of the Open Range (1911). 1911.

32. Wilfred Lucas

Actor | Modern Times

The youngest of three sons, he was born in Toronto, Canada and was educated at McGill University then In 1904 he moved to New York where he appeared in a number of plays on Broadway including The Blue Grass Handicap, The Superstition of Sue and successful The Chorus Lady after which he was invited ...

1871 - 1940, 69. Canada. USA.

52 westerns, 08-40.

The fireman, The Lonedale Operator (1911). 1911.

33. Joseph W. Girard

Actor | Captain Midnight

Joseph W. Girard was born on April 2, 1871 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Captain Midnight (1942), Social Error (1935) and Beloved Jim (1917). He died on August 21, 1949 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

1871 - 1949, 78.

74 westerns, 11-40.

Shotgun Jones (1914). 1914.

34. George Morrell

Actor | Custer's Last Stand

George Morrell was born on April 10, 1871 in California, USA as George Thomas Morrell. He was an actor, known for Custer's Last Stand (1936), The Utah Kid (1944) and Gold Fever (1952). He was married to Rosalie. He died on April 28, 1955 in Los Angeles, California.

1871 - 1955, 84.

366 westerns. 29-52.

358 feature westerns.

Boots of Destiny (1937). 1937.

35. Harry von Meter

Actor | She Walketh Alone

Harry von Meter was born on March 29, 1871 in Malta Bend, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for She Walketh Alone (1915), The Last Supper (1914) and Border Romance (1929). He died on June 2, 1956 in Sawtelle, California, USA.

1871 - 1956, 85.

27 westerns, 12-29.

For the Peace of Bear Valley (1913). 1913.

36. Milton J. Fahrney

Actor | Chasing Trouble

Milton J. Fahrney was born on June 24, 1872 in Dayton, Ohio, USA. He was a director and writer, known for Chasing Trouble (1926), Jerry's Soft Snap (1917) and Jerry's Lucky Day (1917). He was married to Alexandra Phillips-Fahrney. He died on March 26, 1941 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

1872 - 1941, 68. USA. Australia.

80 westerns, 10-26.

The Law of the Range (1911). 1911.

37. Frank Lanning

Actor | Huckleberry Finn

Frank Lanning was born on August 14, 1872 in Marion, Iowa, USA. He was an actor, known for Huckleberry Finn (1920), The Unknown (1927) and The Victoria Cross (1916). He was married to Merva Eaton. He died on June 17, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

1872 - 1945, 72.

51 westerns, 10-33.

Black Joe, Hellhounds of the West (1922). 1922.

38. Winter Hall

Actor | Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

Winter Hall was born on June 21, 1872 in Christchurch, New Zealand as Winter Amos Hall. He was an actor, known for Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925), What Every Woman Knows (1921) and The Right to Happiness (1919). He was married to Katherine Young (concert pianist). He died on February 10, 1947...

1872 - 1947, 74. New Zealand. California.

5 westerns, 17-20.

Fletcher, The Squaw Man (1918). 1918.

39. Paul Panzer

Actor | The Black Book

Born in Germany in 1872, Paul Panzer spent several years on the stage before entering the film industry with Edison in 1905. He later went to Vitagraph, one of the first actors to work at that studio, but left them in 1911. He directed one film, The Life of Buffalo Bill (1912), with the real ...

1872 - 1958, 85. Germany. USA.

31 westerns, 12-52.

Sheriff, The Best Bad Man (1925). 1925. Credited.

40. Lafe McKee

Actor | The Man from New Mexico

Lafe McKee began working in Hollywood around 1913. He usually played the likeable father of the heroine, the distressed businessman, or the ranch owner on the verge of losing his homestead or cattle to the villains. The majority of his films were westerns and he supported such actors as Gary Cooper...

1872 - 1959, 87.

246 westerns, 14-48.

Sheriff, The Daredevil (1920). 1920.

41. Charles Clary

Actor | The Penalty

Charles Clary was born on March 24, 1873 in Charleston, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for The Penalty (1920), The Rosary (1915) and Joan the Woman (1916). He was married to Margaret Bechtel. He died on March 24, 1931 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

1873 - 1931, 58.

19 westerns, 11-30.

Tobias Wants Out (1913). 1913.

42. Lee Willard

Actor | Sophie's Fatal Wedding

Lee Willard was born on June 13, 1873 in Peoria, Illinois, USA as Asa Lee Willard. He was an actor, known for Sophie's Fatal Wedding (1914), Broncho Billy Begins Life Anew (1915) and Broncho Billy -- Favorite (1914). He died on December 9, 1940 in San Francisco, California, USA.

1873 - 1940, 67.

83 westerns, 13-16.

Broncho Billy, Sheepman (1915). 1915.

43. John St. Polis

Actor | The Phantom of the Opera

John St. Polis was born on November 24, 1873 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as John Marie Sainpolis. He was an actor, known for The Phantom of the Opera (1925), The Great Lover (1920) and The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921). He was married to Angela M. Grimaldi and Rachel Amelia Ryan. He ...

1873 - 1946. 72.

14 westerns, 30-41.

Governor, King of the Arena (1933). 1933

44. Theodore Lorch

Actor | The Last of the Mohicans

Theodore Lorch was born on September 29, 1873 in Springfield, Illinois, USA as Theodore Andrew Lorch. He was an actor, known for The Last of the Mohicans (1920), Half-Wits Holiday (1947) and Flash Gordon (1936). He was married to Diana Christiansen, Cecil and Mary. He died on November 12, 1947 in ...

1873 - 1947, 74.

47 westerns, 24-46.

Westbound (1924). 1924.

45. Adolph Zukor

Shanghai Express

Adolph Zukor's success began with penny arcades, offering moving peepshows that evolved into nickelodeon theaters that offered longer, larger moving pictures. On July 12, 1912, he premiered the first feature-length film, Les amours de la reine Élisabeth (1912), featuring French actress Sarah...

1873 - 1976, 103. Hungary. USA.

73 westerns, 22-38.

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936). 1936.

46. Dustin Farnum

Actor | The Squaw Man

American leading man of silent pictures who specialized in Westerns. His mother and father were, respectively, a singer and an actor, and he and his younger brother William Farnum were introduced to the theatre at an early age. Raised in Maine, Dustin attended the East Maine Conference Seminary, ...

1874 - 1929, 55.

22 westerns, 14-26.

Wild Bill, The Man Who Won (1923). 1923.

47. George Periolat

Actor | The Red Lily

George Periolat was born on February 5, 1874 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as George E. Periolat. He was an actor, known for The Red Lily (1924), Samson (1914) and Put Up Your Hands! (1919). He died on February 20, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

1874 - 1940, 66.

72 westerns, 10-27.

The Old Sheriff (1917). 1917.

48. J. Barney Sherry

Actor | A Little Brother of the Rich

J. Barney Sherry was born on March 4, 1874 in Germantown, Pennsylvania, USA as James Barney Sherry. He was an actor, known for A Little Brother of the Rich (1919), Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman (1905) and The Warrens of Virginia (1924). He died on February 22, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1874 - 1944, 69.

48 westerns, 09-27.

Luck of Roaring Camp (1910). 1910.

49. Frank Brownlee

Actor | The Vanishing Legion

Frank Brownlee was born on October 11, 1874 in Dallas, Texas, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Vanishing Legion (1931), The Return of Mary (1918) and King of the Pack (1926). He died on February 10, 1948 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

1874 - 1948, 73,

37 westerns, 16-43.

Stagecoach Buckaroo (1942). 1942.

50. Carl Stockdale

Actor | The Americano

Stockdale, a very good friend of Mary Miles Minter's mother, Charlotte Shelby, claimed on the witness stand that he was with Mrs. Shelby when movie director William Desmond Taylor--Minter's lover--was murdered, therefore Charlotte could not have killed him. Stockdale said that he suspected Taylor's...

1874 - 1953, 79.

115 westerns, 13-41.

Sheriff John Haight, The Singing Outlaw (1937). 1937.

51. Lloyd Ingraham

Actor | Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

Lloyd Ingraham was born on November 30, 1874 in Rochelle, Illinois, USA as Lloyd Chauncey Ingraham. He was an actor and director, known for Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916), At the Sign of the Jack O'Lantern (1922) and Don Mike (1927). He was married to Maude May Plopper. He ...

1874 - 1956, 81.

163 westerns, 12-50.

Minister, Broncho Billy's Elopement (1913). 1913.

52. Horace B. Carpenter

Actor | The Arizona Kid

Horace B. Carpenter was born on January 31, 1875 in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, USA as Horace Bernard Carpenter. He was an actor and director, known for The Arizona Kid (1929), The Last Chance (1926) and Maniac (1934). He was married to Beatrice Allen and Ella N. Hilger. He died on May 21, 1945 in ...

1875 - 1945, 70.

286 westerns, 14-46.

Ridin' Fool (1924). 1924. Director.

53. Ben F. Wilson

Actor | The Power God

Ben F. Wilson, the prolific actor and director of the silent era, was born on July 7, 1876, in Corning, NY. His career as an actor began as most other thespians did in that era--as a member of a theatrical stock company. The stock companies that employed Wilson worked the East Coast circuits.

The ...

1876 - 1930, 54.

98 westerns, 12-30.

Shadow Ranch (1930). 1930.

54. James Young Deer

Director | Lieutenant Daring RN and the Water Rats

James Young Deer was born on April 1, 1876 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as James Young Johnson. He was a director and actor, known for Lieutenant Daring RN and the Water Rats (1924), The Stranger (1920) and The Great Secret (1917). He was married to Helen Gilchrist, Anomine Paige and ...

1876 - 1946, 70.

44 westerns, 09-22.

Red Wing's Gratitude (1909). 1909. Director, Actor.

55. Tex Cooper

Actor | King of the Bullwhip

Tex Cooper was born as Judge Thomas Cooper in Denton, Texas, the son of Wilford Cooper and Lemon Pair. Tex had siblings Walter and George Cooper. His parents were farmers and hailed from Bradley County, Tennessee. Tex's trademark in the movies was his Buffalo Bill lookalike appearance. His ...

1876 - 1951, 74.

181 westerns, 35-52.

Buffalo Bill, King of the Bullwhip (1950). 1950.

56. William Farnum

Actor | Samson and Delilah

William Farnum was born the son of G.D. Farnum and Adela Le Gros, actors who trained their William and his two brothers, Dustin Farnum and Marshall Farnum, in their profession. William made his stage debut at the age of 10 in Richmond, Virginia, in a production of "Julius Caesar" starring Edwin ...

1876 - 1953, 76.

63 westerns, 14-52.

Drag Harlan (1920). 1920.

57. Henry Hall

Actor | The Ape Man

Henry Hall was born on November 5, 1876 in Washington Township, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA as Henry Leonard Hall. He was an actor, known for The Ape Man (1943), Hot Curves (1930) and Murder by Television (1935). He was married to Emma S. He died on December 11, 1954 in Woodland Hills, Los ...

1876 - 1954, 78.

82 westerns, 31-49.

Attorney, Come On, Tarzan (1932). 1932.

58. John Elliott

Actor | Roarin' Guns

John Hugh Elliott was born July 5th 1876 to Sarah E. Norris (07/04/1845-02/21/1897) and Jehue S. Elliott (9/21/1845-8/18/1916) in Keosauqua. He had three sisters, Elizabeth (3/7/1869-01/18/1916), Fanny (10/31/1871-02/24/1897), and Nina (03/15/1887-05/26/1958). In Febuary 1897, Typhoid Fever hit the...

1876 - 1956, 80.

124 westerns, 23-56.

Parson Winger, The Eagle's Talons (1923). 1923.

59. James Kirkwood

Director | In Wrong

A veteran stage actor, James Kirkwood entered films in 1909 as an actor and was soon playing leads in many of D.W. Griffith's early pictures. He turned to directing in 1912, and by 1914 was the favorite director of Mary Pickford, with whom he made nine films; he also co-starred in three of them. ...

1876 - 1963, 87.

42 westerns, 09-61. Over 50 years of westerns.

The Heart of an Outlaw (1909). 1909.

60. Frank Ball

Actor | The Man from New Mexico

Frank Ball was born on May 25, 1876 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Francis Mallory Ball. He was an actor, known for The Man from New Mexico (1932), The New Frontier (1935) and Trail of Vengeance (1937). He was married to Alice Noble. He died in March 1968 in Washington.

1876 - 1968, 91.

50 westerns, 31-38.

Judge Smith, Colorado Kid (1937). 1937.

61. Si Jenks

Actor | The Cowboy Star

Si Jenks was born on September 23, 1876 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA as Howard Jenkins. He was an actor, known for The Cowboy Star (1936), Oregon Trail (1945) and The Great Train Robbery (1941). He was married to Lilian Hartford. He died on January 6, 1970 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, ...

1876 - 1970, 93.

88 westerns, 28-54.

'Timber' Cross, God's Country (1946). 1946.

62. Robert Homans

Actor | The Grapes of Wrath

Dour-faced US character player in films for more than two decades from 1923, often in portrayals of peace officers such as judges and lawmen. Even at his most elderly, he could frequently be seen as a white-haired, uniformed policeman - often affecting an Irish accent to boot.

1877 - 1947, 69.

53 westerns, 25-46.

Sheriff Sutherland, Red River Valley (1941). 1941.

63. Nigel De Brulier

Actor | Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

British-born Nigel De Brulier's long career began in silent films, but unlike many performers of that era, he managed to successfully transition into sound films. His authoritarian and somewhat regal bearing was perfect for the many bishops, cardinals, knights and other authority figures he often ...

1877 - 1948, 70.

7 westerns, 33-40.

Don Francisco Escobar, The Californian (1937). 1937.

64. Russell Simpson

Actor | The Grapes of Wrath

His grim, beady-eyed, sharp-nosed, weatherbeaten face was always familiar despite the small roles he appeared in. Every once in a while character actor Russell Simpson would stand out in a small scene, but his main purpose seemed to be adding rustic authenticity to his westerns or small-town dramas...

1877 - 1959, 82.

104 westerns, 14-59.

Sheriff, Desperate Trails (1939). 1939.

65. George Melford

Director | Love in the Desert

George Melford was born on February 19, 1877 in Rochester, New York, USA as George Henry Knauff. He was a director and actor, known for Love in the Desert (1929), Jungle Menace (1937) and The Ten Commandments (1956). He was married to Diana Miller and Louise Marsland. He died on April 25, 1961 in ...

1877 - 1961, 84.

36 westerns, 11-53.

Arizona Bill (1911). 1911. Writer, Director.

66. Chief John Big Tree

Actor | She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

Chief John Big Tree was born on June 2, 1877 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Isaac Johnny John. He was an actor, known for She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), The Avenging Arrow (1921) and Drums Along the Mohawk (1939). He died on July 6, 1967 in Onondaga Indian Reservation, New York.

1877 - 1967, 90.

45 westerns, 15-50.

Chief Standing Bear, Ranson's Folly (1926). 1926.

67. Henry B. Walthall

Actor | The Birth of a Nation

Henry B. Walthall was a respected stage actor who became a favorite of pioneering film director D.W. Griffith. Born in 1878 in Alabama, Walthall embarked on a law career but quit law school in 1898 to enlist in the US Army in order to fight in the Spanish-American War. Returning from the war he ...

1878 - 1936, 58.

30 westerns, 09-36.

In Old California (1929). 1929.

68. Conway Tearle

Actor | Romeo and Juliet

This West Point-educated actor was a tall, dark and handsome American co-star who romanced some of the most illustrious femme stars ever to appear on the silent silver screen. Conway Tearle was born in New York City on May 17, 1878 to a family of entertainers. Christened Frederick Levy, his father,...

1878 - 1938, 60.

5 westerns, 25-36.

Jim 'Trigger' Malloy, Trails End (1935). 1935.

69. George Holt

Actor | Vengeance - and the Woman

George Holt was born on September 30, 1878 in Fall River, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Vengeance - and the Woman (1917), In the West (1923) and A Pistol-Point Proposal (1919). He died on July 18, 1944 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

1878 - 1944, 65.

42 westerns, 13-35.

The Lone Hand (1919). 1919. Director.

70. Harry Carey

Actor | Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Born in New York City to a Judge of Special Sessions who was also president of a sewing machine company. Grew up on City Island, New York. Attended Hamilton Military Academy and turned down an appointment to West Point to attend New York Law School, where his law school classmates included future ...

1878 - 1947, 69.

122 westerns, 10-48.

Marshal Wistful McClintock, Angel and the Badman (1947). 1947.

71. William Desmond

Actor | Around the World in Eighteen Days

Born in the upstate New York town of Horseheads in 1878, William Desmond began his show business career in vaudeville and on the stage. He had his own theatrical company by the time he made his film debut in Kilmeny (1915). Starting out in dramatic parts, Desmond soon switched to westerns and ...

1878 - 1949, 71.

95 westerns, 16-48.

Wild Life (1918). 1918.

72. Frank LaRue

Actor | The Shadow

Frank LaRue was born on December 5, 1878 in Ridgeway, Ohio, USA as Frank Herman LaRue. He was an actor, known for The Shadow (1940), The Cyclone Kid (1942) and Flying Devils (1933). He was married to Florence Ronette Smith, Stella, Elsie May Payne and Alice Clark. He died on September 26, 1960 in ...

1878 - 1960, 81.

124 westerns, 32-48.

Boone Dawson, Gun Lords of Stirrup Basin (1937). 1937.

73. Franklyn Farnum

Actor | Sunset Blvd.

Boston-born Franklyn Farnum was on the vaudeville stage at the age of 12 and was featured in a number of theatre and musical productions by the time he entered silent films near the age of 40. He appeared to be at his most comfortable in the saddle, his career dominated mostly by westerns. Some of ...

1878 - 1961, 83.

198 westerns, 17-61.

Marmaduke Grandon, The Drug Store Cowboy (1925). 1925.

74. Robert Warwick

Actor | In a Lonely Place

A prominent matinée stage and silent-film star with handsome features offset only slightly by a prominent proboscis, Robert Warwick was born and raised in Sacramento, California, as Robert Taylor Bien. The gift of music was instilled at an early age (he sang in his church choir) and he initially ...

1878 - 1964, 85.

68 westerns, 14-61.

29 feature westerns.

Amnesty (1960). 1960.

75. Harry A. Pollard

Director | The Quest

Harry A. Pollard was born on January 23, 1879 in Republic City, Kansas, USA. He was a director and actor, known for The Quest (1915), Tonight at Twelve (1929) and Show Boat (1929). He was married to Margarita Fischer. He died on July 6, 1934 in Pasadena, California, USA.

1879 - 1934, 55.

10 westerns, 10-22.

Trimmed (1922). 1922. Director.

76. Will Rogers

Actor | Judge Priest

World-famous, widely popular American humorist of the vaudeville stage and of silent and sound films, Will Rogers graduated from military school, but his first real job was in the livestock business in Argentina, of all places. He transported pack animals across the South Atlantic from Buenos Aires...

1879 - 1935, 55.

5 westerns, 19-22.

Honest Hutch (1920). 1920.

77. Elliott Dexter

Actor | An Old Sweetheart of Mine

Elliott Dexter was born on December 21, 1879 in Galveston, Texas, USA as Adelbert Elliott Dexter. He was an actor, known for An Old Sweetheart of Mine (1923), The Witching Hour (1921) and For Better, for Worse (1919). He was married to Mrs. Nina Chisholm Untermyer (socialite) and Marie Doro. He ...

1879 - 1941, 61.

'Black' Brown, A Romance of the Redwoods (1917). 1917.

Jim Wynngate, The Squaw Man (1918). 1918.

78. Otto Hoffman

Actor | The Terror

Gangly and rugged stage and screen character star Otto Hoffman was born in New York in 1879. Began as a stage performer in the 1890's. Made his movie debut under the direction of Stuart Paton in 1915's 'The White Terror' starring Hobart Henley for the IMP Film Company. Otto directed only one film '...

1879 - 1944, 65.

28 westerns, 17-43.

Doc Crandall, Sagebrush Law (1943). 1943

79. J. Warren Kerrigan

Actor | Captain Blood

Very popular American star of silent films who left the business at the height of his career. While barely in his teens, he worked as a warehouse clerk until a chance arrived to appear in a vaudeville production. He continued to act in traveling stock productions, though he took a brief time away ...

1879 - 1947, 67.

173 westerns, 10-23.

Mouth-Organ Jack, Mouth-Organ Jack (1917). 1917.

80. Charles Hutchison

Actor | Lightning Hutch

Charles Hutchison was born on December 3, 1879 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Charles A. Hutchison. He was an actor and director, known for Lightning Hutch (1926), Hidden Aces (1927) and A Private Scandal (1931). He was married to Edith Thornton. He died on May 30, 1949 in Hollywood, ...

1879 - 1949, 69.

9 westerns, 14-40.

Adventures of Red Ryder (1940). 1940.

81. Neal Hart

Actor | Butterfly Range

Neal Hart was born on April 7, 1879 in Staten Island, New York, USA as Cornelius Augustus Hart Jr. He was an actor and director, known for Butterfly Range (1922), Lure of Gold (1922) and South of Northern Lights (1922). He was married to Lula Gertrude Pielstick. He died on April 2, 1949 in Woodland...

1879 - 1949, 69.

129 westerns, 16-49.

Chuck Walla Bill, The Committee on Credentials (1916). 1916.

82. Henry Hebert

Actor | La Tosca

Henry Hebert was born on November 12, 1879 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA as Henry Joseph Hebert. He was an actor, known for La Tosca (1918), The Little Minister (1922) and The Clean-Up Man (1928). He was married to Helen Elizabeth Davidge. He died on January 18, 1956 in Los Angeles, California, ...

1879 - 1956, 76.

13 westerns, 18-28.

Tex Willard, The Orphan (1920). 1920.

83. William Duncan

Actor | A Rough Ride with Nitroglycerine

William Duncan was born on December 16, 1879 in Dundee, Tayside, Scotland as William A. Duncan. He was an actor and director, known for A Rough Ride with Nitroglycerine (1912), An Embarrassed Bridegroom (1913) and The Chalice of Courage (1915). He was married to Edith Johnson. He died on February 8...

1879 - 1961, 81. Scotland. USA.

68 westerns, 11-40.

Dead Shot Baker (1917). 1917. Director, actor.

84. True Boardman

Actor | Tarzan of the Apes

True Boardman was born on April 21, 1880 in Oakland, California, USA as William True Boardman. He was an actor, known for Tarzan of the Apes (1918), The Further Adventures of Stingaree (1917) and The Doctor and the Woman (1918). He was married to Virginia True Boardman. He died on September 28, ...

1880 - 1918, 38.

97 westerns, 11-19.

Broncho Billy and the Sisters (1915). 1915.

85. Thomas H. Ince

Producer | The Coward

Thomas H. Ince was born into a family of stage actors. He appeared on the stage at age six and worked with a number of stock companies, making his Broadway debut at 15. Vaudeville work was inconsistent, so he was a lifeguard, a promoter and part-time actor. His stage career was a failure but by ...

1880 - 1924, 44.

168 westerns, 11-23.

Past Redemption (1913). 1913. Producer.

86. Owen Wister

Writer | The Virginian

Owen Wister was an American writer and historian. He is best remembered for writing The Virginian and a biography of Ulysses S. Grant. In 1898, Wister married Mary Channing, his cousin. The couple had six children. Channing died during childbirth in 1913. Their daughter, Marina Wister, married ...

1860 - 1938, 78.

232 westerns, 14-2000.

The Accomplice (1962). 1962.

Stagecoach (1939). 1939. Soundtrack, writer.

87. Fred Rains

Actor | Nell Gwyn

Fred Rains was born on January 31, 1860 in Westminster, London, England as Frederick William Rains. He was an actor and director, known for Nell Gwyn (1926), Land of My Fathers (1921) and Dan Nolan's Cross (1911). He died on December 3, 1945 in Hackney, London.

88. Dark Cloud

Actor | What Am I Bid?

Dark Cloud was born on September 20, 1861 in St. Francis Indian Village, Quebec, Canada as Elijah Tahamont. He was an actor and writer, known for What Am I Bid? (1919), The Dishonored Medal (1914) and The Woman Untamed (1920). He was married to Margaret Camp. He died on October 17, 1918 in Los ...

1861 - 1918, 57.

16 westerns, 11-19.

Who Shot Bud Walton? (1914). 1914.

89. Howard Truesdale

Actor | Burning Daylight

Howard Truesdale was born on January 3, 1861 in Conneautville, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for Burning Daylight (1928), Go West (1925) and The Whisper Market (1920). He died on December 8, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

1861 - 1941, 80.

13 westerns, 23-29.

The Long, Long Trail (1929). 1929.

90. L.M. Wells

Actor | Graft

L.M. Wells was born on February 5, 1862 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for Graft (1915), Huckleberry Finn (1920) and The Red Ace (1917). He was married to Bess Gilbert. He died on January 1, 1923.

1862 - 1923, 60.

12 westerns, 16-20.

Vanishing Trails (1920). 1920.

91. Frank Beal

Director | The Inside of the White Slave Traffic

Frank Beal was born on September 11, 1862 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Elisha Frank Beal. He was a director and actor, known for The Inside of the White Slave Traffic (1913), The Line-Up at Police Headquarters (1914) and The Devil, the Servant and the Man (1912). He was married to Louise Lester. He ...

1862 - 1934, 72.

21 westerns, 10-33.

Jasper Thornby, Galloping Fury (1927). 1927.

92. Clark Comstock

Actor | A Shocking Night

Clark Comstock was born on January 7, 1862 in Yukatan, Minnesota, USA. He is known for his work on A Shocking Night (1921), Silver Valley (1927) and The Fighting Peacemaker (1926). He died on May 24, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

1862 - 1934, 72.

34 westerns, 15-30.

Silver Spurs (1922). 1922.

93. Chief Weatherstrain

Actor | Daniel Boone

Chief Weatherstrain was born on January 7, 1862 in Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, USA. He was an actor, known for Daniel Boone (1923). He died in 1947 in Boulder City, Nevada, USA.

1862 - 1947, 84.

Chief Blackfish, Daniel Boone (1923). 1923.

94. Leslie Stuart

Actor | Bonds of Love

Leslie Stuart was born as Thomas Augustine Barrett. He was an actor, known for Bonds of Love (1919), Mr. Fix-It (1918) and A Diplomatic Mission (1918). He died on April 3, 1977 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

1862 - 1977, 115. UK. USA.

The Prairie Wife (1925). 1925.

95. Dick La Reno

Actor | The Squaw Man

Dick La Reno was born on October 31, 1863 in Ireland. He was an actor, known for The Squaw Man (1914), Isobel or The Trail's End (1920) and Cameo Kirby (1914). He died on July 26, 1945 in Hollywood, California, USA.

1863 - 1945, 81. Ireland. USA.

45 westerns, 14-28.

The Border Cavalier (1927). 1927.

96. Whitehorse

Actor | Silent Sheldon

Started as a jockey and steeple-chase rider, then worked on "Lucky" Baldwin's ranch in Arcadia, California. Joined Ringling Bros. Circus and then with Burgess Pawnee Indian Show. Played in Vaudeville before being with Universal Film Company for six years, beginning in 1912. Was in Fox westerns with...

1864 -

31 westerns, 22-39.

White Hawk, War Paint (1926). 1926.

97. Burr Caruth

Actor | The Harvester

Burr Caruth was born on June 15, 1865 in Carbondale, Illinois, USA as Samuel Burr Caruth. He was an actor, known for The Harvester (1936), Ridin' on a Rainbow (1941) and Gunsmoke Ranch (1937). He died on June 2, 1953 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

1865 - 1953, 87.

27 westerns, 36-43.

Grandpa Culver, Calling Wild Bill Elliott (1943). 1943

98. Chief Thunderbird

Actor | Wild West Days

Chief Thunderbird was born on August 6, 1866 as Richard Davis Thunderbird. He is known for his work on Wild West Days (1937), Cyclone of the Saddle (1935) and Laughing Boy (1934). He died on April 6, 1946 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

1866 - 1946, 79.

16 westerns, 23-44.

Chief Red Hatchet, Wild West Days (1937). 1937.

99. James B. 'Pop' Kenton

Actor | Wagon Wheels

James B. 'Pop' Kenton was born on October 11, 1866 in Sugartree, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for Wagon Wheels (1934), Big Executive (1933) and You're Telling Me! (1934). He died on February 11, 1952 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

1866 - 1952, 85.

3 westers, 34-36.

Pop Masters, Wagon Wheels (1934). 1934.

100. George Reed

Actor | Huckleberry Finn

George Reed was born on November 27, 1866 in Macon, Georgia, USA as George Henry Reed. He was an actor, known for Huckleberry Finn (1920), The River of Romance (1929) and The Jungle Goddess (1922). He died on November 6, 1952 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

1866 - 1952, 85.

17 westerns, 20-47.

Japonica Jones, The Last Trail (1933). 1933.



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