1890 - 1915. Western actors, early days.

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Born 1890 - 1915.

1. Melvin Lang

Actor | Doomed to Die

Melvin Lang was born on December 29, 1894 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Doomed to Die (1940), Boss of Bullion City (1940) and Queen of the Yukon (1940). He died on November 14, 1940 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

Marshal Trayboe, The Durango Kid (1940). 1940.

Deputy Fred Wallace, Boss of Bullion City (1940). 1940.

1894 - 1940, 45.

2. Robert Harron

Actor | Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

Today screen actor Robert (Bobby) Harron is one of Hollywood's forgotten souls, although he was a huge celebrity in his time and graced some of the silent screen's most enduring masterpieces. A talented, charismatic star in his heyday, Bobby had everything going for him but died far too young to ...

15 westerns, 08-14.

The Squaw's Love (1911). 1911. Cinematographer. 18 years old.

The Red Man and the Child (1908). 1908. Grip.

Fighting Blood (1911). 1911. Actor.

1893 - 1920, 27.

221 total credits, 1907 - 1921.

3. Maurice 'Lefty' Flynn

Actor | The Golden Stallion

Maurice 'Lefty' Flynn was born on May 26, 1892 in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA as Maurice Bennett Flynn. He was an actor, known for The Golden Stallion (1927), Oh Boy! (1919) and Breed of the Border (1924). He was married to Lesley Bogert, Nora Langhorne Phipps, Viola Dana, Blanche Shove Palmer and ...

9 westerns, 21-27.

Code of the West (1925). 1924.

1892 - 1959, 66.

4. Syd Saylor

Actor | The Three Mesquiteers

Leo Sailor, a.k.a. Syd Saylor, was born into a very notable family. His father, George Sailor, was a renowned engineer, and was often called out to various locations for consultation and evaluation. In 1906 he was called to San Francisco on a job, and he had no sooner checked into his hotel than ...

127 westerns, 26-60.

77 feature westerns.

Cash Burridge, Nevada (1935). 1935.

1895 - 1962, 67.

5. Ian Keith

Actor | The Ten Commandments

Ian Keith became a well regarded fixture on the Broadway stage during the 1920s, but from 1924 through the remainder of the decade he expanded his acting into a string of silent movies as well. To begin the next decade, he appeared in the cast of Abraham Lincoln (1930), one of the later movies of ...

17 westerns, 29-55

Bill Thorpe, The Big Trail (1930). 1930.

1899 - 1960, 61.

6. Don Barclay

Actor | Mary Poppins

Besides being a zany comedian, Don Barclay ( born Donn Van Tassel Barclay) was an innovative caricaturist whose humorous depictions of celebrities can be found in countless art galleries, museums, bars and restaurants across the United States. His most famous drawing (entitled 'SkiNose', displayed ...

13 westerns, 36-48.

Rusty, Thunder in the Desert (1938). 1938.

1892 - 1975, 82.

7. Bud Geary

Actor | Robin Hood

Born Sigsbee Maine Geary in Salt Lake City, Utah, on February 15, 1898, ace stuntman Bud Geary began appearing in films in 1920, and it wasn't long before the strapping (6'1"), athletic young man was strutting his stuff with such action players as Douglas Fairbanks in Robin Hood (1922) (in which ...

92 westerns, 22-47.

The Cherokee Flash (1945). 1945. Stunts, actor.

1898-1946, 48.

8. Cyril Ring

Actor | The Cocoanuts

Cyril Ring was born on December 5, 1892 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Cyril Alfred Ring. He was an actor, known for The Cocoanuts (1929), I Wake Up Screaming (1941) and The Texas Kid (1943). He was married to Molly Green and Charlotte Greenwood. He died on July 17, 1967 in Hollywood, Los Angeles...

15 westerns, 24-49.

Surveyor, Union Pacific (1939). 1939.

1892 - 1967, 74.

9. Carl Benton Reid

Actor | In a Lonely Place

Carl Benton Reid was a drama graduate from Carnegie Tech who had several years of stage experience performing at the Cleveland PLayhouse in the 1920's, where he met his future wife, stage actress Hazel Harrison. After moving to New York, he became a noted actor on the Broadway stage with some ...

53 westerns, 50-64.

13 feature westerns.

Col. Owens, Escape from Fort Bravo (1953). 1953.

1893 - 1973, 79.

10. Arthur Rankin

Actor | The Great Adventure

Arthur Rankin was born on August 30, 1895 in New York City, New York, USA as Arthur Gibbs. He was an actor, known for The Great Adventure (1921), To Have and to Hold (1922) and The Truth About Husbands (1920). He was married to Marian Mansfield and Mignon Audrey Klemm. He died on March 23, 1947 in ...

7 westerns, 23-39.

Bud Collins, The Fighting Fool (1932). 1932.

1895 - 1947, 51.

10. William H. O'Brien

Actor | I've Been Around

William H. O'Brien was born on July 19, 1891 in Peak Hill, New South Wales, Australia. He was an actor, known for I've Been Around (1935), The Sky Raiders (1931) and The Guilty Generation (1931). He died on April 18, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

126 westerns, 35-71.

C. S. Fly, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1961). 1961.

1891 - 1981, 89. Australia. California.

550 total acting credits.

11. Martin Cichy

Actor | The Lightning Express

Martin Cichy was born on November 9, 1892 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Lightning Express (1930), Riders of the Rio Grande (1929) and Covered Wagon Trails (1930). He died on April 26, 1962 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

16 westerns, 28-55.

Sled Sassoon aka Brag, O'Malley Rides Alone (1930). 1930.

1892 - 1962, 69.

13. William Fairbanks

Actor | The Handsome Brute

William Fairbanks was born on May 24, 1894 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Carl Uhlman. He was an actor, known for The Handsome Brute (1925), Wyoming (1928) and Border Women (1924). He was married to Edna Whitson. He died on April 1, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

26 westerns, 17-28.

Dave Richards, Sun Dog Trails (1923). 1923.

1894 - 1945, 50.

14. Pat O'Malley

Actor | Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Often confused with the British-born comic actor J. Pat O'Malley, who is the better remembered, silent dramatic film star Pat O'Malley had an enduring career that stands on its own. He was of solid Irish-American stock, born in Forest City, Pennsylvania, in 1890. A one-time railroad switchman, he ...

73 westerns, 20-61.

44 feature westerns.

Sam Pritchard, Shooting High (1940). 1940.

1890 - 1966, 75.

433 total acting credits.

15. Edmund Cobb

Actor | Tales of Terror

Edmund Fessenden Cobb, son of William Henry Cobb (1860-1909) and Eddie Ross (1862-1945), was the grandson of Edmund Gibson Ross (1826-1907, Governor of the Territory of New Mexico and the Senator from Kansas credited by many as having cast the deciding vote in the impeachment trial of President ...

450 westerns, 14-66.

1892 - 1974, 82.

16. Richard Arlen

Actor | Island of Lost Souls

During World War I, Richard Arlen served in the Royal Canadian Flying Corps as a pilot, but he never saw combat. After the war he drifted round and eventually wound up in Los Angeles, where he got a job as a motorcycle messenger at a film laboratory. When he crashed into the gates of Paramount ...

52 westerns, 26-68.

34 feature westerns.

Link Halliwell, The Enchanted Hill (1926). 1926.

1899 - 1976, 76.

17. Tom Powers

Actor | Double Indemnity

After attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Kentucky-born Tom Powers signed with Vitagraph Pictures at 21 years of age, in 1911. He stayed there for two years, then shortly thereafter traveled to England, appearing there in both stage productions and films. When he returned to the US he ...

18 westerns, 11-55.

Marshal, Two Gold Lockets (1951). 1951.

1890 - 1955, 65.

18. W.E. Lawrence

Actor | Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

W.E. Lawrence was born on August 22, 1896 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as William Effingham Lawrence. He was an actor, known for Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916), Blood and Sand (1922) and Common Clay (1919). He died on November 28, 1947 in Hollywood, California, USA.

27 westerns, 14-40.

Cull Cole, Empty Saddles (1936). 1936.

1896 - 1947, 51.

19. Jack Stoney

Actor | Lilac Time

Jack Stoney was born on October 1, 1897 in Chester, Pennsylvania, USA as John Stoney. He is known for his work on Lilac Time (1928) and The Woman on Pier 13 (1949). He died on January 29, 1978 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

98 westerns, 35-63.

Snakey W Cowhand, Shadow of a Man (1957). 1957

1897 - 1978, 80.

20. Wallace Reid

Actor | Carmen

The son of writer-theater producer-director-actor Hal Reid, Wallace was on stage by the age of four in the act with his parents. He spent most of his early years, not on the stage, but in private schools where he excelled in music and athletics. In 1910, his father went to the Chicago studio of "...

44 westerns, 11-18.

Tim -pony express rider, Sierra Jim's Reformation (1914). 1914.

1891 - 1923, 31.

21. Robert Ellis

Director | The Tiger's Trail

Robert Ellis was born on June 27, 1892 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Robert Ellis Reel. He was an actor and director, known for The Tiger's Trail (1919), Speed to Burn (1938) and The Ventures of Marguerite (1915). He was married to Helen Logan, Vera Reynolds and May Allison. He died on December 29,...

14 westerns, 31-40.

Flash Halloway, The Fighting Sheriff (1931). 1931,

1892 - 1974, 82.

22. Brooks Benedict

Actor | Why Girls Go Back Home

Brooks Benedict was born on February 6, 1896 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Why Girls Go Back Home (1926), Orchids and Ermine (1927) and The Freshman (1925). He died on January 1, 1968 in Houston, Texas, USA.

10 westerns, 26-46.

Spot Skee, Gun Smoke (1931). 1931.

1896 - 1968, 71.

23. Lloyd Hughes

Actor | Runaway Bride

Lloyd Hughes was born on October 21, 1897 in Bisbee, Arizona, USA. He was an actor, known for Runaway Bride (1930), The Lost World (1925) and Clipped Wings (1937). He was married to Gloria Hope. He died on June 6, 1958 in San Gabriel, California, USA.

3 westerns, 23-25.

Jack Hare, The Heritage of the Desert (1924). 1924.

1897 - 1958, 60.

24. Wheeler Oakman

Actor | Lights of New York

Born in Washington, DC, in 1890, screen villain "par excellance" Wheeler Oakman got into films in 1912. He specialized in playing villains, but he wasn't just a one-note, mustache-twirling "bad guy"--a tall, solidly-built, distinguished-looking, almost patrician man, he could effectively play ...

57 westerns, 12-45.

When the West Was Young (1914), 1914.

1890-1949, 59.

25. Stanley Ridges

Actor | To Be or Not to Be

Born in England in 1891, Stanley Ridges would become a protégé of Beatrice Lillie, a star of musical comedies, and spent a great many years learning and honing his craft on the stage. He eventually would make his way over to America, and become a romantic leading man on Broadway. His first film ...

5 westerns, 39-49.

Earl Brennan, Silver on the Sage (1939). 1939.

1890 - 1951, 60. UK. USA.

26. Alan Mowbray

Actor | The Man Who Knew Too Much

Alan Mowbray, the American film actor who was one of the founding members of the Screen Actors Guild, was born Ernest Allen on August 18, 1896, in London, England, to a non-theatrical family. He served in the British army during World War I and received the Military Medal and the French Croix De ...

9 westerns, 36-61.

John Travers, The Llano Kid (1939). 1939.

1896 - 1969, 72.

27. Harold Miller

Actor | Leatherstocking

Harold Miller was born on May 31, 1894 in Redondo Beach, California, USA as Harold Edwin Kammermeyer. He was an actor, known for Leatherstocking (1924), Desperate Youth (1921) and Very Truly Yours (1922). He died on July 18, 1972 in Los Angeles, California.

25 westerns, 22-61.

Bud Moore, West of Chicago (1922). 1922.

1894 - 1972, 78.

28. Robert Burton

Actor | The Twilight Zone

Robert Burton was born on August 13, 1895 in Eastman, Georgia, USA. He was an actor, known for The Twilight Zone (1959), The Slime People (1963) and Taza, Son of Cochise (1954). He died on September 29, 1962 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

95 westerns, 52-62.

Sky Full of Moon (1952). 1952.

1895-1962, 67.

29. Olin Francis

Actor | Lightning Range

Olin Francis was born on September 13, 1891 in Mooreville, Mississippi, USA as Olin Caldwell Francis. He was an actor, known for Lightning Range (1933), Pioneers of the West (1927) and Two Gun Justice (1938). He died on June 30, 1952 in Hollywood, California, USA.

62 westerns, 21-41.

Mule Bates, Take Me Back to Oklahoma (1940). 1940.

1891 - 1952, 60.

30. Gaston Glass

Actor | The Midnight Limited

Gaston Glass was born on December 31, 1899 in Paris, France as Gaston-Jacques Glass. He was a production manager and actor, known for The Midnight Limited (1926), Cameron of the Royal Mounted (1921) and Behind Closed Doors (1929). He was married to Bo Peep Karlin. He died on November 11, 1965 in ...

68 westerns, 64-66.

8 feature westerns.

Pierre Calmine, La piste des géants (1931). 1931.

1899 - 1965, 65.

French westerns.

31. George Selk

Actor | Adventures of Superman

George Selk was born on May 15, 1893 in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. He was an actor, known for Adventures of Superman (1952), Gunsmoke (1955) and Lawman (1958). He died on January 22, 1967 in Montrose, California, USA.

81 westerns, 53-66.

7 feature westerns.

The Dead Ringer (1959). 1959.

1893 - 1967, 79.

32. Sayre Dearing

Actor | Mystery Plane

Sayre Dearing was born on September 19, 1899 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Mortimer Sayre Dearing. He was an actor, known for Mystery Plane (1939). He died on July 5, 1979 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

15 westerns, 40-59.

Croupier, Sunset in El Dorado (1945). 1945.

1899 - 1979, 79.

33. Bert Roach

Actor | So Long Letty

Chubby silent film comic Bert Roach began on the New York stage at the age of 17. In 1911, he headlined in the two-act musical farce Louisiana Lou and then spent several years in stock as a lead tenor. Two years later, he made his screen debut at Keystone in Mack Sennett's Fatty's Magic Pants (1914)...

8 westerns, 22-51.

Mr. Bronx, Almost a Rancher (1922). 1922.

1891 - 1971, 79.

34. George Cooper

Actor | The Girl of the Golden West

George Cooper was born on December 12, 1892 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as George Cooper Healey. He was an actor, known for The Girl of the Golden West (1930), The Barrier (1926) and The Eternal Three (1923). He was married to Edwina. He died on December 9, 1943 in Sawtelle, California, USA.

17 westerns, 14-39.

Grizzly Ike, Riders of the Dawn (1937). 1937.

1892 - 1943, 50.

35. Richard Lane

Actor | The Big Wheel

Richard Lane was born on May 28, 1899 in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, USA. He was an actor, known for The Big Wheel (1949), Boston Blackie and the Law (1946) and Meet Boston Blackie (1941). He died on September 5, 1982 in Newport Beach, California, USA.

8 westerns, 37-46.

High-Grade, The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1937). 1937.

1899 - 1982, 83.

36. Howard Negley

Actor | Kansas City Confidential

Howard Negley was born on April 16, 1898 in Butler, Pennsylvania, USA as Howard Jack Negley. He was an actor, known for Kansas City Confidential (1952), The Trap (1946) and Canon City (1948). He was married to Lydia I Powell. He died on November 7, 1983 in Kerrville, Texas, USA.

98 westerns, 47-61.

25 feature westerns.

Fury at Furnace Creek (1948). 1948.

1898 - 1983, 85.

37. Chester Clute

Actor | Arsenic and Old Lace

Chester Clute was born on February 18, 1891 in Orange, New Jersey, USA as Chester Lamont Clute. He was an actor, known for Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), Television Spy (1939) and The Antique Shop (1931). He was married to Eleanor Hicks. He died on April 2, 1956 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, ...

13 westerns, 39-52.

Rollo, The Desperadoes (1943). 1943.

1891 - 1956, 65.

38. Gino Corrado

Actor | The Amateur Gentleman

Gino Corrado Liserani was born in Pisa, Italy in 1963, the father of Carlo Liserani, a marble and art dealer. Corrado grew up in Florence. In 1895, Carlos Liserani, brother Cyrus, and their families emigrated to the United States, settling near Coney Island in New York, where the men took up jobs ...

23 westerns, 25-51.

1893 - 1982, 89. Italy. California.

39. James Burke

Actor | The Maltese Falcon

James Burke was born on September 24, 1886 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Maltese Falcon (1941), Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise (1940) and At the Circus (1939). He was married to Eleanor Durkin. He died on May 23, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

54 westerns, 33-61.

19 feature westerns.

Sheriff Ed Johnson, Denver and Rio Grande (1952). 1952

1886 - 1968, 81.

40. Cullen Landis

Actor | Perils of the Coast Guard

Cullen Landis was born on July 9, 1896 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA as James Cullen Landis. He was an actor, known for Perils of the Coast Guard (1926), The Dixie Flyer (1926) and Easy Money (1925). He was married to Jane Grenier and Mignon Le Brun. He died on August 26, 1975 in Bloomfield Hills, ...

10 westerns, 17-26.

Ben Martin, One Law for the Woman (1924). 1924.

1896 - 1975, 79.

41. James Bell

Actor | I Walked with a Zombie

James Bell was born on December 1, 1891 in Suffolk, Virginia, USA as James Harlee Bell. He was an actor, known for I Walked with a Zombie (1943), Blind Spot (1947) and The Spiral Staircase (1946). He was married to Joyce Arling. He died on October 26, 1973 in Kents Store, Virginia.

76 westerns, 43-63.

24 feature westerns.

Benson, Posse from Hell (1961). 1961.

1891 - 1973, 81.

42. Tudor Owen

Actor | One Hundred and One Dalmatians

This distinctive-looking, bushy-browed, heavy-set Welsh character actor played dozens of rustics, sea captains, sheriffs, priests and police officers during a forty-year long career, starting in 1926. His was the perfect face for period drama. At the peak of his popularity, Owen co-starred as a ...

47 westerns, 50-63.

Montana (1950). 1950.

1898-1979, 81. Wales. USA.

43. Richard Hale

Actor | To Kill a Mockingbird

Richard Hale was born on November 16, 1892 in Rogersville, Tennessee, USA as James Richards Hale. He was an actor, known for To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Scaramouche (1952) and Star Trek (1966). He was married to Kathryn Hamill and Temple Duncan. He died on May 18, 1981 in Northridge, California, ...

98 westerns, 46-74.

Truce of the Tree (1957), 1957. General Perical C. Smith. Credited.

1892-1981, 88.

44. Slim Summerville

Actor | All Quiet on the Western Front

Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1892, rustic-looking George "Slim" Summerville possessed one of those malleable mugs that made you laugh even before he opened his mouth. Young Slim ran away from home as a youth and lived a rather wanderlust life until a chance meeting with Mack Sennett through ...

19 westerns, 14-45.

Missouri Benson, The Valley of Vanishing Men (1942). 1942.

1892 - 1946, 53.

45. Frank Baker

Actor | The New Adventures of Tarzan

Frank Baker was born on October 11, 1892 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He is known for his work on The New Adventures of Tarzan (1935), Scotty of the Scouts (1926) and The Call of the Heart (1928). He died on December 30, 1980 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

* 66 westerns, 24-70.

3 stunts, 36-48.

The Diamond Bandit (1924), 1924. Credited : Jaspaz Lorenzo.

1892-1980, 88. Australia. USA.

46. Russell Collins

Actor | The Enemy Below

Russell Collins was born on October 11, 1897 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. He was an actor, known for The Enemy Below (1957), Fail-Safe (1964) and Miss Sadie Thompson (1953). He died on November 14, 1965 in West Hollywood, California, USA.

20 westerns, 49-66.

Dorset, The Ransom of Red Chief (1959). 1959.

Bibbs, The Walking Hills (1949). 1949.

1897 - 1965, 68.

47. Roscoe Ates

Actor | Freaks

Roscoe Ates was born on January 20, 1895 in Grange, Mississippi, USA as Roscoe Blevel Ates. He was an actor, known for Freaks (1932), Politics (1931) and Inner Sanctum (1948). He was married to Beatrice Heisser, Barbara Ray and Clara C. Adrian. He died on March 1, 1962 in Hollywood, California, USA.

90 westerns, 30-61.

37 feature westerns.

Riders of the Black Hills (1938). 1938. Credited

1895-1962, 67.

48. Herbert Lytton

Actor | The Cosmic Man

Herbert Lytton was born on December 9, 1897 in Falmouth, Kentucky, USA as Herbert Lytton Cress. He was an actor, known for The Cosmic Man (1959), The Twilight Zone (1959) and McHale's Navy (1962). He died on June 26, 1981 in Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA.

63 westerns, 51-63.

Marshal of Cedar Rock (1953). 1953. Credited.

1897-1981, 83.

49. Robert Frazer

Actor | Two-Gun Caballero

Robert Frazer was born on June 29, 1891 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA as Robert William Browne. He was an actor, known for Two-Gun Caballero (1931), The Vampire Bat (1933) and The Fighting Parson (1933). He was married to Mildred Bright. He died on August 17, 1944 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

55 westerns, 14-44.

Partners of the Sunset (1922). 1922. Credited.

1891-1944, 53.

50. Harry Wilson

Actor | Some Like It Hot

Harry Wilson was born on November 22, 1897 in London, England. He is known for his work on Some Like It Hot (1959), Frankenstein's Daughter (1958) and One Million B.C. (1940). He died on September 6, 1978 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

80 westerns, 32-65.

Wyoming Mail (1950). 1950.

1897-1978, 80.

51. Tom Keene

Actor | Plan 9 from Outer Space

Not much is known about the early life of ruggedly handsome cowboy actor Tom Keene, born George Duryea in Rochester, New York. However, he arrived in Hollywood in the late 1920s after college studies at Columbia and Carnegie Tech and immediately made some impact as the lead of The Godless Girl (...

83 westerns, 29-59.

56 feature westerns.

Captain John Morgan, The Glory Trail (1936). 1936.

1896 - 1963, 66.

52. Bob Custer

Actor | Mark of the Spur

Kentucky-born Bob Custer was an actual cowboy who left the range to perform in rodeo shows. Like many other rodeo performers, he found out that appearing in western films paid quite a bit more (and was much less dangerous) than bull-riding and steer-roping, and he began to gain popularity as a ...

51 westerns, 24-37.

Ramblin' Raymond, The Parting of the Trails (1930). 1930.

1898 - 1974, 76.

53. Albert J. Smith

Actor | Forbidden Trail

Standing head and shoulders over the 'he-men' of the silent era, Smith was never a pleasant person to encounter for a B-movie hero. Sneering and villainous, Smith played in a number of Westerns and serials from 1921 to 1937, most notably "The Terror Trail" which played for 18-chapters. He later ...

47 westerns, 21-37.

The Burning Trail (1925). 1925. Texas, credited.

1894-1939, 45.

53. Robert Shayne

Actor | Christmas in Connecticut

Born in turn-of-the-century Yonkers, New York, Robert Shayne (born Robert Shaen Dawe) worked at a variety of jobs before his interests ultimately turned toward acting. He appeared in a succession of legit theater productions throughout the 1930s and even appeared in a few films, making a comedy ...

44 westerns, 43-60.

10 feature westerns.

Steve Randall. Gun to Gun (1944). 1944.

1890 - 1992, 92.

55. Eddie Gribbon

Actor | The Great Dictator

Eddie Gribbon was born on January 3, 1890 in New York City, New York, USA as Edward T. Gribbon. He was an actor, known for The Great Dictator (1940), The Bat (1926) and Joe Palooka in The Squared Circle (1950). He was married to Marion L. Duffy. He died on September 28, 1965 in Hollywood, Los ...

* 19 westerns, 04-51.

Cactus Joe, Blazing Guns (1943). 1943.

1890 - 1965, 75.

56. Theodore von Eltz

Actor | California Straight Ahead!

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 ...

11 westerns, 25-53.

Spider O'Day, No Man's Law (1927). 1927.

1893 - 1964, 70.

57. Constantine Romanoff

Actor | The Private Life of Helen of Troy

Constantine Romanoff was born on August 21, 1881 in Germany as Friedrich William Heinrich August Meyer. He was an actor, known for The Private Life of Helen of Troy (1927), The Long Voyage Home (1940) and Devil on Deck (1932). He was married to Caroline "Lena" Jensen Baltzer. He died on February 8,...

8 westerns, 29-51.

Rube Thatcher, The Wolf Song (1929). 1929.

1897 - 1969, 71.. Russia. California.

57. Walter Maly

Actor | Perils of the Jungle

Walter Maly was born on February 11, 1896 in Bryan, Brazos, Texas, USA as Vladislaus Maly. He was an actor, known for Perils of the Jungle (1927), The Phantom Buster (1927) and Dog Law (1928). He died on March 6, 1978 in Brazos.

10 westerns, 25-29.

Lone Badger, The Fighting Hombre (1927). 1927.

1896 - 1978, 82.

59. Paul Kruger

Actor | The Heart of Maryland

Paul Kruger was born on July 24, 1895 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA as Henry Paul Kreuger. He was an actor, known for The Heart of Maryland (1927), Canon City (1948) and The Fortune Hunter (1927). He died on November 6, 1960 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

61 westerns, 31-60.

36 feature westerns.

Rancher, The Protectors (1960). 1960.

1895 - 1960, 65.

60. Howard Wright

Actor | Earth vs the Spider

Howard Wright was born on September 30, 1896 in San Diego, California, USA as Frederick Howard Wright. He was an actor, known for Earth vs the Spider (1958), The Twilight Zone (1959) and Headline Hunters (1955). He was married to Helen Louise Davis, Theofani Arminda Papadakis, Sylvia Jane Worley, ...

94 westerns, 53-77.

12 feature westerns.

Last of the Pony Riders (1953). 1953.

1896 - 1990, 93.

61. Alan James

Director | When a Man Sees Red

Brother of actress Violet Knights

91 westerns, 17-51.

Warrior Gap (1925). 1925. Director.

1890-1952, 62.

62. Rudy Bowman

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Rudy Bowman was born on December 15, 1890 in Kansas, USA as Rudolph Marcy Bowman. He was an actor, known for The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), The Big Country (1958) and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949). He was married to Gertrude Creason Bowman. He died on October 29, 1972 in Los Angeles ...

90 westerns, 36-66.

Trial at Grand Forks (1963), 1963. Father Riley. Uncredited.

1890-1972, 81.

63. Scott R. Dunlap

Producer | Twins of Suffering Creek

Entering the film business in 1915, Scott Dunlap worked his way up through the ranks and became a director in 1919. He worked steadily, though unspectacularly, directing many low- and medium-budget films, often Westerns, for various studios. He left film production with the coming of sound and ...

84 westerns, 13-60.

Twins of Suffering Creek (1920). 1920. Director.

1892 - 1970, 77.

64. Lee Phelps

Actor | Anna Christie

Lee Phelps was born on May 15, 1893 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Napoleon Bonaparte Kukuck. He was an actor, known for Anna Christie (1930), Desperadoes of the West (1950) and Scouts to the Rescue (1939). He was married to Mary Warren. He died on March 19, 1953 in Culver City, Los Angeles,...

* 83 westerns, 31-53.

The Boss Rider of Gun Creek (1936). 1936.

1893-1953, 59.

65. Forrest Lewis

Actor | Man's Favorite Sport?

Forrest Lewis was born on November 5, 1899 in Knightstown, Indiana, USA. He was an actor, known for Man's Favorite Sport? (1964), Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952) and The Loretta Young Show (1953). He died on June 2, 1977 in Burbank, California, USA.

82 westerns, 52-71.

11 feature westerns.

Charlie Miller, Land Beyond the Law (1957). 1957

1899 - 1977, 77.

66. Walter Bacon

Psycho

Walter Bacon was born on May 13, 1891 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Walter Scott Bacon. He was an actor, known for Psycho (1960), Citizen Kane (1941) and Mary Poppins (1964). He was married to Sybil Bacon. He died on November 7, 1973 in Hollywood, California, USA.

81 westerns, 43-67.

The Sacramento Story (1958). 1958.

1891-1973, 82.

67. Frank Rice

Actor | The Ridin' Kid from Powder River

Frank Rice was born on May 13, 1892 in Muskegon, Michigan, USA as Frank Thomas Rice. He was an actor, known for The Ridin' Kid from Powder River (1924), The Squaw Man (1931) and The Last Round-Up (1934). He was married to Louise. He died on January 9, 1936 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

80 westerns, 12-36.

Sagebrush Hilton, The Ghost City (1923). 1923,

1892 - 1936, 43.

68. Buck Moulton

Actor | Set Free

Buck Moulton was born on April 8, 1891 in New York City, New York, USA as Edwin Moulton. He was an actor, known for Set Free (1927), Black Jack (1927) and Grit Wins (1929). He was married to Georgia. He died on May 7, 1959 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

76 westerns, 24-46.

Ragtime Cowboy Joe (1940), 1940. Credited.

1891-1959, 68.

69. Roy Butler

Actor | Sky Liner

Roy Butler was born on May 4, 1893 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Royal Edwin Butler. He was an actor, known for Sky Liner (1949), The Black Lash (1952) and Deputy Marshal (1949). He died on July 28, 1973 in Desert Hot Springs, California, USA.

* 76 westerns, 40-54.

The Old Chisholm Trail (1942). 1942.

1893-1973, 80.

70. Louis King

Director | The Arm of the Law

Brother of director Henry King

74 westerns, 21-61.

37 feature westerns.

Shadow Ranch (1930). 1930. Director.

1898-1962, 64.

71. George Hazel

Soundtrack | Border Wolves

George Hazel was born on July 30, 1890 in Purcell, Oklahoma, USA as George Jonathan Hazel. He was an actor, known for Border Wolves (1938), Unconquered Bandit (1935) and Lighting Bill (1934). He died on January 29, 1952 in Palm Springs, California, USA.

* 72 westerns, 26-48.

Guilty Trails (1938). 1938.

1890-1952, 61.

72. Melville Shyer

Writer | The Man from Hell

Melville (Buddy) Shyer was one of Hollywood's pioneer filmmakers. A "founding father" of the Directors Guild of America (DGA), Shyer had a career in the motion picture industry that spanned over 50 years and included work with such filmmaking icons as Mack Sennett and D.W. Griffith.

The Dixie native...

71 westerns, 31-58.

59 feature westerns.

Nevada Badmen (1951). 1951. Assistant Director.

1895 - 1968, 72.

73. Otho Lovering

Editor | Stagecoach

Veteran film editor Otho Lovering was born in Philadelphia, PA, in 1892. In his late 20s he he got a job at Vitagraph Pictures in New York as a lowly production assistant, but became an editor in the 1920s. He went to work as an editor for Paramount Pictures, which showed its gratitude for the ...

71 westerns, 59-69.

24 feature westerns.

Decision at Sweetwater (1961). 1961.

1892 - 1968, 75.

74. Herman Nowlin

Actor | The Fourth Horseman

Herman Nowlin was born on January 16, 1892 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Herman Franklin Nowlin. He is known for his work on The Fourth Horseman (1932). He died on September 2, 1951 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

* 71 westerns, 24-52.

71 feature westerns.

Triple Justice (1940), 1940. Joe - stage driver. Uncredited.

1892-1951, 59.

75. Chris-Pin Martin

Actor | King of the Bandits

Chris-Pin Martin was born on November 19, 1893 in Tucson, Arizona, USA as Ysabel Ponciana Chris-Pin Martin Piaz. He was an actor, known for King of the Bandits (1947), Undercover Man (1942) and Under Strange Flags (1937). He died on June 27, 1953 in Montebello, California, USA.

70 westerns, 25-53.

Santiago, Billy the Kid (1930). 1930.

1893 - 1953, 59.

76. Dick Dickinson

Actor | The Galloping Ghost

Dick Dickinson was born on September 16, 1895 in Tipton, Iowa, USA as Milton Arthur Dickinson. He is known for his work on The Galloping Ghost (1931), Texas Buddies (1932) and The Vanishing Legion (1931). He was married to Lois and Elinor. He died on July 27, 1956 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

67 westerns, 29-54.

1895 - 1956, 60.

77. Ken Christy

Actor | Blackjack Ketchum, Desperado

Ken Christy was born on November 23, 1894 in Greenville, Pennsylvania, USA as Robert Kenneth Christy. He was an actor, known for Blackjack Ketchum, Desperado (1956), General Electric Theater (1953) and Inside Detroit (1956). He died on July 23, 1962 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.

67 westerns, 42-62.

Inky Callum, One-Man Army (1958). 1958.

1894 - 1962, 67.

78. Lewis D. Collins

Director | Reformatory

Baltimore-born Lewis D. Collins got his start in show business as a stage and theater director. He moved to Hollywood in the mid-1920s, securing work as a writer and director of two-reelers. Collins was one of the more prolific American directors, up there with Sam Newfield, Lew Landers and William...

* 66 westerns, 22-54.

Nevada Badmen (1951), 1951. Director.

1899-1954, 55.

79. Lewis R. Foster

Writer | Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Lewis R. Foster was born on August 5, 1898 in Brookfield, Missouri, USA. He was a director and writer, known for Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Captain China (1950) and Crosswinds (1951). He was married to Dorothy Wilson and Helen Mae. He died on June 10, 1974 in Tehachapi, California, USA.

66 westerns, 51-57.

The Saga of Andy Burnett: The Big Council (1958), 1958. Director.

1898-1974, 75.

80. Gilbert Holmes

Actor | Galloping Fury

Gilbert Holmes was born on June 15, 1895 in Miles City, Montana, USA. He was an actor, known for Galloping Fury (1927), The Arizona Cyclone (1928) and The Big Town Round-Up (1921). He died on August 17, 1936 in Hollywood, California, USA.

64 westerns, 20-34.

Two-Spot Tommy, The Fearless Rider (1928). 1928.

1895 - 1936, 41.

81. Felipe Turich

Actor | Fuzz

Felipe Turich was born on December 5, 1898 in Hidalgo, Mexico. He was an actor, known for Fuzz (1972), Three Hours to Kill (1954) and Son of Billy the Kid (1949). He was married to Rosa Sinohui. He died on March 9, 1992 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

* 64 westerns, 35-78.

Greco, Montezuma's Cave (1958). 1958.

1898-1992, 93.

82. Harold Shumate

Writer | Escape by Night

Child: daughter (c. 1914)

59 westerns, 17-59.

39 feature westerns.

The Parson of Panamint (1941). 1941. Writer.

1893 - 1983, 89.

58 westerns, 35-50.

Rancher, Colt Comrades (1943). 1943.

1894 - 1975, 80.

84. Bernard B. Ray

Producer | Spring Affair

Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).

58 westerns, 31-52.

Land of the Six Guns (1940). 1940. Director.

1895-1964, 69.

85. Silver Harr

Actor | Flying Luck

Silver Harr was born on September 21, 1892 in Rexburg, Idaho, USA as Arlie Roy Silver Harr. He was an actor, known for Flying Luck (1927), Bullets and Saddles (1943) and Cyclone Kid (1931). He was married to Marie Ellen Horn. He died on September 19, 1968 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

56 westerns, 31-65.

Bullets and Saddles (1943), 1943. Tex Landers, Credited.

1892-1968, 75.

86. Donald Kerr

Actor | Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars

Donald Kerr was born on August 5, 1891 in Eagle Grove, Iowa, USA. He was an actor, known for Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars (1938), The Devil Bat (1940) and Petticoat Junction (1963). He died on January 25, 1977 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

53 westerns, 35-62.

39 feature westerns.

Shadows of the West (1949), 1949. Telegraph clerk. Credited.

1891-1977, 85.

87. Jack Pennick

Actor | Fort Apache

Jack Pennick was an American film actor, a familiar face, primarily in the movies of John Ford. He was born in Portland, Oregon, the son of gold miner Albert R. and Bessie (Murray) Pennick. After himself working as a gold miner, Pennick joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served, with the Pekin ...

53 westerns, 27-62.

37 feature westerns.

Jinx Johnson, The Broncho Twister (1927). 1927.

1895 - 1964, 68.

88. Spencer Gordon Bennet

Director | The Oil Raider

Spencer Gordon Bennet was born on January 5, 1893 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He was a director and producer, known for The Oil Raider (1934), The House Without a Key (1926) and Snowed In (1926). He died on October 8, 1987 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

51 westerns, 24-65.

Lawless Riders (1935). 1935. Director.

1893-1987, 94.

89. Jack C. Smith

Actor | The Phantom Creeps

Jack C. Smith was born in 1895. He was an actor, known for The Phantom Creeps (1939), Frontier Scout (1938) and Arizona Days (1937). He died on January 14, 1944 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

51 westerns, 35-42.

Bix, Trouble in Texas (1937). 1937.

1895 - 1944, 49.

90. Emmett Vogan

Actor | Emergency Landing

Emmett Vogan was born on September 27, 1893 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Charles Emmet Vogan. He was an actor, known for Emergency Landing (1941), Love Birds (1934) and Corpus Christi Bandits (1945). He was married to Edythe. He died on October 6, 1969 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

50 westerns, 36-55.

Stanton, The Lady from Cheyenne (1941). 1941.

1893 - 1969, 76.

91. Britt Wood

Actor | Range War

Britt Wood was born on September 27, 1893 in Columbia, Tennessee, USA as Britt Howard Wood. He was an actor, known for Range War (1939), The Showdown (1940) and Down Rio Grande Way (1942). He died on April 14, 1965 in Hollywood, California, USA.

* 48 westerns, 36-58.

31 feature westerns.

Cowhand Lanky, Trail Dust (1936). 1936.

Hamonica player, Speedy McGinnis, Range War (1939). 1939. Performer, actor.

1893 - 1965, 71.

92. Eumenio Blanco

Actor | Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Eumenio Blanco was born on January 9, 1891 in Manzaneda, Ourense, Galicia, Spain. He was an actor, known for Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Machine Gun Mama (1944) and El precio de un beso (1930). He died on March 9, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

* 48 westerns, 36-74.

1891-1984, 93.

93. Fred Humes

Actor | The Fearless Rider

Fred Humes was born on June 15, 1896 in Dents Run, Pennsylvania, USA as Fred William Humes. He is known for his work on The Fearless Rider (1928), The Arizona Cyclone (1928) and Quick Triggers (1928). He died on January 3, 1971 in Pueblo, Colorado, USA.

46 westerns, 22-36.

The Rustlin' Kid (1925). 1925.

1896-1971, 74.

94. John Parrish

Actor | The Ten Commandments

John Parrish was born on February 25, 1896 in Lindenhurst, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Ten Commandments (1956), The Barefoot Contessa (1954) and The Dead Don't Dream (1948). He died on April 18, 1988 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

42 westerns, 47-61.

Lawyer Potter, Unexpected Guest (1947). 1947

1896 - 1988, 92.

95. Anthony Jochim

Actor | One Girl's Confession

Anthony Jochim was born on January 14, 1892 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. He was an actor, known for One Girl's Confession (1953), The Girl on the Bridge (1951) and The Big Fisherman (1959). He died on April 10, 1978 in Waynesville, North Carolina, USA.

* 42 westerns, 49-70.

Fighting Man of the Plains (1949), 1949. Credited: Holtz.

1892-1978, 86.

96. Slim Gaut

Actor | Jeep-Herders

Slim Gaut was born on July 8, 1893 in Lewiston, Idaho, USA as Louis Harvey Gaut. He is known for his work on Jeep-Herders (1945) and Square Dance Jubilee (1949). He died on April 17, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

35 westerns, 40-58.

29 feature westerns

'Fatso' The Cook, Jeep-Herders (1945). 1945.

1893 - 1964, 70.

97. Joe De La Cruz

Actor | Four Frightened People

Joe De La Cruz was born on March 19, 1892 in Sonora, Mexico as Joseph De La Cruz. He was an actor, known for Four Frightened People (1934), Unconquered Bandit (1935) and Call of the West (1930). He was married to Maria. He died on December 14, 1961 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

34 westerns, 19-42.

Ramon Romero, Frontiers of '49 (1939). 1939.

1892 - 1961, 69. Mexico. California.

98. William Newell

Actor | The Big Show

William Newell was born on January 6, 1894 in Millville, New Jersey, USA as William M. Newell. He was an actor, known for The Big Show (1936), Mysterious Doctor Satan (1940) and Larceny on the Air (1937). He died on February 21, 1967 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

33 westerns, 36-62.

15 feature westerns.

Sam Evans, No Man Living (1957). 1957. Credited.

1894 - 1967, 73.

32 westerns, 19-41.

Robbers' Roost (1932), 1932. Director.

1896-1941, 45.

100. Gayne Whitman

Actor | Money Madness

Gayne Whitman was born on March 19, 1890 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Alfred Vosburgh. He was an actor and writer, known for Money Madness (1917), Matching Dreams (1916) and The Horse Thief (1914). He was married to Estelle Allen. He died on August 31, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

32 westerns, 15-57.

16 feature westerns.

To the Death (1915). 1915.

1890 - 1958, 68.



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