Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (I) (1909–2000)

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Although he appeared in approximately 100 movies or TV shows, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. never really intended to take up acting as a career. However, the environment he was born into and the circumstances naturally led him to be a thespian. Noblesse oblige. He was born Douglas Elton Fairbanks, Jr. in New York City, New York, to Anna Beth (Sully), ... See full bio »

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Known For

Little Caesar Joe Massara
The Fighting O'Flynn The O'Flynn
The Prisoner of Zenda Rupert of Hentzau


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 1989 B.L. Stryker (TV Series)
- Auntie Sue (1989) ... White
 1986 Strong Medicine (TV Movie)
Eli Camperdown
 1982 The Pirates of Penzance (TV Movie)
Douglas Fairbanks, jr.
 1981 Ghost Story
Edward Wanderley
 1980 The Hostage Tower (TV Movie)
Malcolm Philpott
 1978 Kingdom of Gifts
The Proud King (voice)
 1972 The Crooked Hearts (TV Movie)
Rex Willoughby
 1968 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series)
Guest Performer
- Guest Starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. (1968) ... Guest Performer
 1968 The Legend of Robin Hood (TV Series)
King Richard
- Episode dated 18 February 1968 (1968) ... King Richard
 1967 Red and Blue (Short)
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Mr. Otis
- The Canterville Ghost (1966) ... Mr. Otis (as Douglas Fairbanks)
 1966 The Bruce Forsyth Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1966)
 1964 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Robert Devlin
- An Ungodly Act (1964) ... Dr. Robert Devlin
 1964 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Colonel Nigel Fitztitely
- Lives of a Bungle Lancer (1964) ... Colonel Nigel Fitztitely
 1962-1963 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
- The Troubled Heart (1963) ... Host
 1962 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Hans Harben
- The Shadowed Affair (1962) ... Hans Harben
 1962 Route 66 (TV Series)
Charles Clayton
- Kiss the Maiden All Forlorn (1962) ... Charles Clayton
 1953-1956 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Kurt 'Scarface' Remo / Hank / The Genie / ...
- One Can't Help Feeling Sorry (1956) ... Kurt 'Scarface' Remo
- Better Mousetraps (1956) ... Hank
- The Genie (1953) ... The Genie
- The Scream (1953) ... Anthony Selincourt
 1954 The Last Moment
George Griffin
 1954 The Red Dress
 1953 The Triangle
Francois Villon (segment "A Lodging for the Night")
 1953 Three's Company
Narrator / Anthony (segment "The Scream' story)
 1953 Thought to Kill
 1953 The Genie
The Genie (segment "The Genie")
 1951 Sure As Fate (TV Series)
- The Guinea Pigs (1951) ... Guest
 1951 Mr Drake's Duck
Donald 'Don' Drake
 1950 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
John Deacon January
- Mrs. January and Mr. Ex (1950) ... John Deacon January
 1950 The Great Manhunt
Dr. John Marlowe
 1949 The Fighting O'Flynn
The O'Flynn
 1948 That Lady in Ermine
Colonel Ladislas Karolyi Teglas / The Duke
 1947 The Exile
Charles Stuart (Charles II)
 1947 Sinbad, the Sailor
 1941 The Corsican Brothers
Mario Franchi / Lucien Franchi
 1940 Angels Over Broadway
Bill O'Brien
 1940 Safari
Jim Logan
 1940 Green Hell
Keith Brandon
 1939 Rulers of the Sea
David Gillespie
 1939 The Sun Never Sets
John Randolph
 1939 Gunga Din
Sergeant Thomas Ballantine
 1938 The Young in Heart
Richard Carleton
 1938 Having Wonderful Time
Chick Kirkland
 1938 The Rage of Paris
Jim Trevor
 1938 Joy of Living
Dan Brewster
 1937 The Prisoner of Zenda
Rupert of Hentzau
 1937 When Thief Meets Thief
Ricky Morgan
 1936 Accused
Tony Seymour
 1936 The Amateur Gentleman
John Beverley aka Barnabas Barty
 1935 Man of the Moment
Tony Woodward (as Douglas Fairbanks Jnr.)
 1935 Mimi
 1934 Success at Any Price
Joe Martin
 1934 The Rise of Catherine the Great
Grand Duke Peter (as Douglas Fairbanks Jnr.)
 1933 Captured!
Lt. Jack 'Dig' Digby
 1933 Morning Glory
Joseph Sheridan
 1933 The Narrow Corner
Fred Blake
 1933 The Life of Jimmy Dolan
Jimmy Dolan
 1933 Parachute Jumper
Bill Keller
 1932 Scarlet Dawn
Nikita Krasnoff
 1932 Love Is a Racket
Jimmy Russell
 1932 L'athlète incomplet
Fred Miller
 1932 It's Tough to Be Famous
Scott 'Scotty' McClenahan
 1932 Union Depot
Chick Miller
 1931 I Like Your Nerve
Larry O'Brien
 1931 Chances
Jack Ingleside
 1931 The Stolen Jools (Short)
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
 1931 L'aviateur
 1931 Little Caesar
Joe Massara
 1930 One Night at Susie's
Dick Rollins
 1930 Outward Bound
 1930 The Way of All Men
Billy Bear
 1930 Little Accident
Norman Overbeck
 1930 The Dawn Patrol
Douglas Scott
 1930 Loose Ankles
Gil Hayden
 1930 Party Girl
Jay Rountree
 1929 Show of Shows
Ambrose in 'Bicycle Built for Two' Number
 1929 The Forward Pass
Marty Reid
 1929 The Careless Age
Wyn Hayward
 1929 Our Modern Maidens
Gil Jordan
 1929 Fast Life
Douglas Stratton
 1929 The Jazz Age
Steve Maxwell
 1928 A Woman of Affairs
Jeffry Merrick
 1928 The Power of the Press
Clem Rogers
 1928 The Barker
Chris Miller
 1928 The Toilers
 1928 Modern Mothers
David Starke
 1928 Dead Man's Curve
Vernon Keith
 1927 A Texas Steer
Farleigh Bright
 1927 Is Zat So?
G. Clifton Blackburn
 1927 Women Love Diamonds
Jerry Croker-Kelley
 1927 Man Bait
Jeff Sanford
 1926 Broken Hearts of Hollywood
Hal Terwilliger
 1926 Padlocked
Sonny Galloway
 1926 The American Venus
 1925 Stella Dallas
Richard Grosvenor
 1925 Wild Horse Mesa
Chess Weymer
 1925 The Air Mail
 1923 Stephen Steps Out
Stephen Harlow Jr.
 1921 The Three Musketeers
Boy (uncredited)
 1916 American Aristocracy
Newsboy (uncredited)
Show Show Producer (17 credits)
Show Show Production manager (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (7 credits)
Show Show Writer (3 credits)
Show Show Casting director (1 credit)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Additional Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (6 credits)
Show Show Self (132 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (28 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

(1/23/49) Radio: Appeared (as "Charles Stuart") in a "Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast of "The Exile". See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 22 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mr. Douglas Fairbanks Jr. | Sir Douglas Fairbanks Jr. | Douglas Fairbanks | Young Fairbanks | Douglas Fairbanks Jnr | Douglas Fairbanks Jnr.


6' 1" (1.85 m)


Vera Fairbanks  (his death) | See more »

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I never tried to emulate my father. Anyone trying to do that would be a second-rate carbon copy. See more »


In addition to publishing two volumes of autobiography--"The Salad Days" (1988) and "A Hell of a War" (1993)--he collaborated with Richard Schickel on the illustrated survey of both he and father Douglas Fairbanks called "The Fairbanks Album" (1975) and Jeffrey Vance with a critical study/biography of Fairbanks Sr., ultimately published as "Douglas Fairbanks" (2008). See more »



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