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King Baggot (I) (1879–1948)

St. Louis-born King Baggot traveled to New York City with the express intent of crashing Broadway, but began his film career in nearby Fort Lee, NJ, in 1909. It didn't take long before he graduated from actor to writer and director--at times performing all three functions; in Shadows (1914) he not only directed but played ten different parts--and ... See full bio »

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 1947 Good News
Man at Coat Check Counter (uncredited)
 1947 Merton of the Movies
Man in Audience (uncredited)
 1947 My Brother Talks to Horses
Bank Employee (uncredited)
 1946 The Secret Heart
Man at Graduation Ceremony (uncredited)
 1946 Holiday in Mexico (uncredited)
 1946 Courage of Lassie
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1946 The Postman Always Rings Twice
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1945 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood
Barbershop Patron (uncredited)
 1945 Our Vines Have Tender Grapes
Churchgoer (uncredited)
 1945 Phantoms, Inc. (Short)
Undetermined role (uncredited)
 1945 Dangerous Partners
Lunch Room Customer (uncredited)
 1945 The Clock
Man in Subway (uncredited)
 1944 An American Romance
Graduation Ceremony Attendee (uncredited)
 1944 Barbary Coast Gent
Townsman (uncredited)
 1943 Girl Crazy
Man with Newspaper (uncredited)
 1943 Swing Fever
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1943 Three Hearts for Julia
Daily Globe Staff Member (uncredited)
 1943 A Stranger in Town
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1943 Air Raid Wardens
Townsman at Meeting (uncredited)
 1943 Assignment in Brittany
Peasant in Church (uncredited)
 1942 A Yank at Eton
Man on the Street (uncredited)
 1942 Tish
Man on Street (uncredited)
 1942 Her Cardboard Lover
Police Officer in Courtroom (uncredited)
 1942 Jackass Mail
Old Miner (uncredited)
 1942 Sunday Punch
Boxing Spectator (uncredited)
 1942 Rio Rita
Hotel Guest (uncredited)
 1942 Fingers at the Window
Psychiatrist at Lecture (uncredited)
 1942 We Were Dancing
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1942 The Vanishing Virginian
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1941 Honky Tonk
Townsman (uncredited)
 1941 The Big Store
Store Employee (uncredited)
 1941 Ziegfeld Girl
Man in Audience (uncredited)
 1941 The Penalty
Man in Bank (uncredited)
 1941 Rage in Heaven
Juror (uncredited)
 1941 Come Live with Me
 1940 The Philadelphia Story
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
 1940 Gallant Sons
Man on Street / Man in Audience (uncredited)
 1940 Bitter Sweet
Cafe Patron (uncredited)
 1940 Hullabaloo
Man in Audience (uncredited)
 1940 The Ghost Comes Home
Townsman at Banquet (uncredited)
 1940 I Take This Woman
Man in Subway (uncredited)
 1939 Drunk Driving (Short)
Man in Bar Reading Newspaper (uncredited)
 1939 Dancing Co-Ed
Man in Casting Office (uncredited)
 1939 Miracles for Sale
Magic Show Audience Member (uncredited)
 1939 They All Come Out
Convict (uncredited)
 1939 Stronger Than Desire
Juror (uncredited)
 1939 6,000 Enemies
Prisoner Charlie (uncredited)
 1939 Tell No Tales
Gambling Casino Patron (uncredited)
 1939 Money to Loan (Short)
Assault Victim (uncredited)
 1939 The Ice Follies of 1939
Man in Audience (uncredited)
 1939 Burn 'Em Up O'Connor
Race Track Spectator (uncredited)
 1938 Sweethearts
Theatregoer (uncredited)
 1938 Opening Day (Short)
Baseball Fan (uncredited)
 1938 Stablemates
Bettor (uncredited)
 1938 Too Hot to Handle
Reporter (uncredited)
 1938 Boys Town
Derelict in Mission Next to Weasel (uncredited)
 1938 The Crowd Roars
Boxing Match Spectator (uncredited)
 1938 Think It Over (Short)
Arson Victim (uncredited)
 1938 Marie Antoinette
Nobleman at Court (uncredited)
 1938 The Toy Wife
Dinner Guest (uncredited)
 1938 A Criminal Is Born (Short)
Mac - Policeman (uncredited)
 1938 Snow Gets in Your Eyes (Short)
Department Store Customer (uncredited)
 1938 That Mothers Might Live (Short)
Passerby (uncredited)
 1938 Arsène Lupin Returns
Detective (uncredited)
 1938 Love Is a Headache
Night Club Patron (uncredited)
 1938 Man-Proof
Boxing Spectator (uncredited)
 1937 A Night at the Movies (Short)
Movie Patron (uncredited)
 1937 Give Till It Hurts (Short)
Fundraiser Guest (uncredited)
 1937 Big City
Detective (uncredited)
 1937 Broadway Melody of 1938
Magazine Stand Proprietor (uncredited)
 1937 The Emperor's Candlesticks
Customs Official (uncredited)
 1937 A Day at the Races
Race Track Official Starter (uncredited)
 1937 It May Happen to You (Short)
Man in Hospital (uncredited)
 1937 Parnell
Man in Office (uncredited)
 1937 Man of the People
Man at Picnic (uncredited)
 1937 Torture Money (Short)
False Accident Witness (uncredited)
 1936 Mad Holiday
Film Director (uncredited)
 1936 Sworn Enemy
Accident Witness (uncredited)
 1936 Violets in Spring (Short)
Acme Company Board Member (uncredited)
 1936 The Devil-Doll
Detective Pierre (uncredited)
 1936 San Francisco
Earthquake Survivor (uncredited)
 1936 We Went to College
Hotel Waiter (uncredited)
 1936 Speed
Dinner Guest (uncredited)
 1936 Next Time We Love
Character man (uncredited)
 1936 The Adventures of Frank Merriwell
Chemistry Professor (uncredited)
 1935 A Night at the Opera
Dignitary (uncredited)
 1935 3 Kids and a Queen
Druggist (uncredited)
 1935 She Gets Her Man
Businessman (uncredited)
 1935 Chinatown Squad
Patrol Wagon Guard (uncredited)
 1935 The Call of the Savage
Dr. Pierce [Ch. 1] (uncredited)
 1935 Mississippi
Gambler (uncredited)
 1935 It Happened in New York
 1935 I've Been Around
 1935 Night Life of the Gods
Lobby Extra (uncredited)
 1935 Sweepstake Annie
Motion Picture Studio Executive (uncredited)
 1935 A Notorious Gentleman
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
 1934 Father Brown, Detective
Priest (uncredited)
 1934 Cheating Cheaters
Official (uncredited)
 1934 Tailspin Tommy
Airplane Inspector [Ch. 1] (uncredited)
 1934 Romance in the Rain
Milton McGillicuddy
 1934 The Red Rider
Townsman (uncredited)
 1934 The Love Captive
Cop (uncredited)
 1934 The Black Cat
Cultist (uncredited)
 1934 Beloved
Second Doctor
 1933 Only Yesterday (uncredited)
 1933 I Loved a Woman
Banker (uncredited)
 1933 Skyway
Aggressive Carnival Troublemaker (uncredited)
 1932 The Death Kiss
Al Payne (uncredited)
 1932 Afraid to Talk
Police Officer (uncredited)
 1932 The Big Flash (Short)
Hinkle - Daily News Editor
 1932 Hello Trouble
Ranger Capt. J.C. White (uncredited)
 1932 What Price Hollywood?
Department Head (uncredited)
 1932 Police Court
Henry Field - Movie Director
 1932 Girl of the Rio
Maitre d'hotel, Purple Pigeon Cafe (uncredited)
 1931 Scareheads
King Bailey, a Policeman
 1931 Graft
Ship's Captain (uncredited)
 1931 Sweepstakes
Mike - Weber's Trainer
 1931 The Bad Sister
Policeman on Street (uncredited)
 1930 Once a Gentleman
Van Warner
 1930 Czar of Broadway
Dane Harper
 1927 Life in Hollywood No. 3 (Short)
 1926 Lovey Mary (uncredited)
 1923 The Thrill Chaser
King Baggot
 1921 Snowy Baker
 1921 The Butterfly Girl
H.H. Van Horn
 1921 The Girl in the Taxi
Maj. Frederick Smith
 1920 The Forbidden Thing
 1920 The Dwelling Place of Light
Brooks Insall
 1920 Life's Twist
Jim Sargent
 1920 The Cheater
Lord Asgarby
 1920 The Thirtieth Piece of Silver
Tyler Cole
 1919 The Hawk's Trail
Sheldon Steele / The Hawk
 1919 The Man Who Stayed at Home
Christopher Brent
 1918 Building for Democracy (Short)
The Husband
 1918 Kildare of Storm
Basil Kildare
 1918 The Eagle's Eye
Harrison Grant
 1918 I'll Fix It (Short)
 1917 Undoing Evil (Short)
 1917 The Boonton Affair (Short)
Jack Walton
 1916 Are You an Elk? (Short)
Stewart King
 1916 The Lie Sublime (Short)
Julian Ormond
 1916 The Chance Market (Short)
John Marmaduke / Jim Fowler
 1916 The Silent Stranger (Short)
The Silent Stranger
 1916 The Captain of the Typhoon (Short)
Angus Steele
 1916 His Own Story (Short)
King Baggot
 1916 The Man Across the Street (Short)
John Warren / Dr. Carl
 1916 The Man from Nowhere
James Herron
 1916 Jim Slocum No. 46393 (Short)
Jim Slocum
 1916 Half a Rogue
Richard Warrington
 1916 Won with a Make-Up (Short)
William King
 1916 The Haunted Bell (Short)
John Lane
 1916 Patterson of the News (Short)
Jack Patterson
 1916 The Hoax House (Short)
Frank King
 1916 The Soul Man (Short)
John Rhoades
 1916 The Law of Life (Short)
Robert McKenzie
 1915 Almost a Papa (Short)
Tom Conley
 1915 Man or Money? (Short)
Donald Britt
 1915/II The Reward (Short)
Jack Hutchinson
 1915 An All Around Mistake (Short)
John Goody
 1915 His Home Coming (Short)
Will Move
 1915 The Suburban
Donald Gordon
 1915 Crime's Triangle (Short)
John Small
 1915 The Only Child (Short)
 1915 The New Jitney in Town (Short)
Drake, the Salesman
 1915 His New Automobile (Short)
King Drake
 1915 The Marble Heart
Raphael / Phidias
 1915 Mismated (Short)
The Shoe Clerk
 1915 The Riddle of the Silk Stockings (Short)
King Cole
 1915 A Strange Disappearance (Short)
Andrew Blake
 1915/I A Life in the Balance (Short)
Dr. Savage
 1915/II Fifty-Fifty (Short)
David Briggs
 1915 The Corsican Brothers (Short)
Louis de Franchi / Fabien de Franchi
 1915 Tony (Short)
 1915 At the Banquet Table (Short)
Sheerl Jones
 1915 The Streets of Make Believe (Short)
Bert Wall
 1915 The City of Terrible Night (Short)
Walter Herron
 1915/I One Night (Short)
The Crook
 1915 The Five Pound Note (Short)
Lord Avon Ledgard
 1915/II Pressing His Suit (Short)
 1915 An Oriental Romance (Short)
Hop Kung
 1915 The Story the Silk Hats Told (Short)
All Seven Roles
 1915 The Millionaire Engineer (Short)
Daniel Spencer
 1915 Three Times and Out (Short)
 1914 The Old Guard
 1914 The Mill Stream (Short)
Jack Thornby
 1914 Human Hearts (Short)
Tom Logan
 1914 The Treasure Train (Short)
John Armstrong
 1914 The Turn of the Tide (Short)
Tom Walters
 1914/II Shadows (Short)
10 characterizations
 1914 The Man Who Was Misunderstood (Short)
Ned Jackson
 1914 The Silent Valley (Short)
 1914 Jim Webb, Senator (Short)
Jim Webb
 1914 One Best Bet (Short)
 1914 Across the Atlantic (Short)
Wilbur Norton
 1914 A Mexican Warrior (Short)
The Warrior
 1914 Notoriety (Short)
King, the Actor
 1914 The Baited Trap (Short)
 1914 The Blood Test (Short)
Walter Johnson
 1914 King the Detective in the Marine Mystery (Short)
King, the Detective
 1914 The Flaming Diagram (Short)
Erickson, Jr.
 1914 The Touch of a Child (Short)
Paul Vivian
 1914 The Box Couch (Short)
The Husband
 1914 King the Detective in Formula 879 (Short)
Cecil Disney / King - the Detective
 1914 Absinthe (Short)
Jean Dumas
 1914 The Militant (Short)
Sir Arthur Braham
 1913 King the Detective in the Jarvis Case (Short)
King, the Detective / John Hardin (re-release)
 1913 The Actor's Christmas (Short)
The Actor
 1913 The Return of Tony (Short)
 1913 Love vs. Law (Short)
 1913 The Child Stealers of Paris (Short)
 1913 The Anarchist (Short)
 1913/I Ivanhoe
Wilfred of Ivanhoe
 1913 The Stranger (Short)
Elbert Havens
 1913 The Old Melody (Short)
Silas Grubb
 1913 The Comedian's Mask (Short)
The Comedian
 1913 The Heart That Sees (Short)
The Optician
 1913 The Rise of Officer 174 (Short)
Officer 174 aka Officer Benton
 1913 The Leader of His Flock (Short)
The Minister
 1913/I The Wanderer (Short)
The Shepherd
 1913 To Reno and Back (Short)
The Husband
 1913/I Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Short)
Dr. Henry Jekyll / Mr. Hyde
 1913 King Danforth Retires (Short)
King Danforth
 1913 Dr. Bunion (Short)
Dr. Bunion
 1913 Gold Is Not All (Short)
Karl - the Composer
 1913 She Slept Through It All (Short)
Mr. Newlywed
 1913 The Bearer of Burdens (Short)
John Strong
 1912 The World Weary Man (Short)
A Young Millionaire Bachelor
 1912 Through Shadowed Vales (Short)
Roy Erlynne
 1912 Mamma's Boy (Short)
 1912 Officer One Seven Four (Short)
Officer 174
 1912 A Strange Case (Short)
Gerald Vaughn
 1912 John Sterling, Alderman (Short)
John Sterling
 1912 King the Detective and the Smugglers (Short)
King the Detective
 1912 The Bridal Room (Short)
Tom Walsh
 1912 The Parson and the Moonshiner (Short)
The Parson
 1912 The Millionaire Cop (Short)
Jack Gardner
 1912 Human Hearts (Short)
Tom Logan
 1912 A Happy Family (Short)
1st Husband
 1912/I The Castaway (Short)
Joseph Lee, the Castaway
 1912 In Old Tennessee (Short)
Jim Howard
 1912 Blood Is Thicker Than Water (Short)
Officer of the Northwest Mounted Police
 1912 Winning the Latonia Derby (Short)
Howard Clews
 1912 Caught in a Flash (Short)
Jack Gayboy
 1912 A Child's Influence (Short)
Godfrey Clark
 1912/I His Other Self (Short)
The Lover and His Other Self
 1912/I The Schemers (Short)
Arthur Dennison
 1912 Let No Man Put Asunder (Short)
John Stevens - The Good Man
 1912 The Breakdown (Short)
Huntley Sharpe / Jim Simpkins
 1912 Up Against It (Short)
Amos Bentley
 1912 The Peril (Short)
Lt. Pond
 1912 A Cave Man Wooing (Short)
George - the 'Sissy' Hero
 1912 Lady Audley's Secret (Short)
George Talboys
 1912/II The Loan Shark (Short)
Dr. Fenton
 1912 Tempted But True (Short)
John Prentiss - a Blacksmith
 1912 The Romance of an Old Maid (Short)
Frank Rogers - a Widower
 1912 The Man from the West (Short)
Steve Jackson - the Man from the West
 1912 Shamus O'Brien (Short)
Shamus O'Brien
 1912 Far from the Beaten Track (Short)
Nat Simms - a Trapper
 1912 The Immigrant's Violin (Short)
Albert Radley
 1912 The Lie (Short)
Captain Robert Evans
 1912 A Modern Highwayman (Short)
Noah Prescott
 1912 The Tables Turned (Short)
Mr. Despard
 1912/I Through the Flames (Short)
John Allen
 1912 O'Brien's Busy Day (Short)
O'Brien's Daughter's Sweetheart
 1912 The Power of Conscience (Short)
Eric Masters
 1912 The Kid and the Sleuth (Short)
Nick Carter
 1912/I After Many Years (Short)
Harry Chilton
 1912 The Dawn of Conscience (Short)
 1912 The Winning Miss (Short)
Edward Davis
 1912 The Trinity (Short)
Heinrich - the Young Painter
 1911 A Lesson to Husbands (Short)
Jack Armstrong
 1911 A Pair of Gloves (Short)
Jim Robertson
 1911 The Girl and the Half-Back (Short)
Victor Fisher
 1911 Tony and the Stork (Short)
 1911 Over the Hills (Short)
Wayne Holland
 1911 Executive Clemency (Short)
Dan Fuller
 1911/II The Wife's Awakening (Short)
Enoch Harrington
 1911/II Waiting at the Church (Short)
Harry Graham - the Bridegroom
 1911 King, the Detective (Short)
King - the Detective
 1911 The Better Way (Short)
Louis Perry - a Reformed Crook
 1911 Through the Air (Short)
Jack Baldwin
 1911 The Rose's Story (Short)
Gerald Kinney
 1911 By Registered Mail (Short)
Amos Grantley - the Father
 1911 The Brothers (Short)
Patrick Curran
 1911 The Haunted House (Short)
Milton Dawson
 1911 The Battle of the Wills (Short)
Dr. Roy Crawford
 1911 Dorothy's Family (Short)
Dorothy's First Suitor
 1911 The Call of the Song (Short)
Hugh Norton
 1911 Science (Short)
Dr. Crawford
 1911 At a Quarter of Two (Short)
Dan Nolan - the Burglar
 1911 For the Queen's Honor (Short)
The King
 1911 In the Sultan's Garden (Short)
Lt. Robbins
 1911 The Piece of String (Short)
Anton Paxton
 1911 Back to the Soil (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1911 The Minor Chord (Short)
Carl Danmitz - a Poor Violinist
 1911 The Master and the Man (Short)
Basil King - the Master
 1911 The Fair Dentist (Short)
Dental Patient
 1911/I The Temptress (Short)
Gilbert Irving
 1911 Second Sight (Short)
Tom Moorland
 1911 The Scarlet Letter (Short)
Reverend Dimmesdale
 1911 Where There's Life, There's Hope (Short)
Alfred King
 1911 The Lover's Signal (Short)
Raymond Williams
 1911 Sweet Memories (Short)
Edward Jackson
 1911 The Penniless Prince (Short)
Prince Gustave
 1911 The Secret of the Palm (Short)
Cecil Abbott
 1911 Tracked (Short)
Roger Densmore
 1911 Pictureland (Short)
 1911 The Mirror (Short)
 1911 At the Duke's Command (Short)
Edward, the Duke's Nephew
 1911 An Imaginary Elopement (Short)
Guy Judson
 1911 Phone 1707 Chester (Short)
Ralph Vincent
 1910 Unreasonable Jealousy (Short)
The Doctor
 1910 The Aspirations of Gerald and Percy (Short)
 1910 The Double (Short)
Robert King / Joseph Dansby
 1910 The Count of Montebello (Short)
 1910 All the World's a Stage (Short)
 1910 Pressed Roses (Short)
 1910 Debt (Short)
 1910 The Widow (Short)
 1910 The Taming of Jane (Short)
 1910 Among the Roses (Short)
Jim Hazleton
 1910 Once Upon a Time (Short)
 1910 The Irony of Fate (Short)
 1910 Bear Ye One Another's Burdens (Short)
George Rand
 1910 The Call of the Circus (Short)
 1910 A Game for Two (Short)
Clark, the Best Friend
 1910 A Self-Made Hero (Short)
 1910 A Discontented Woman (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1910 A Reno Romance (Short)
 1910 The Eternal Triangle (Short)
The Dashing Young Count
 1910 Fruit and Flowers (Short)
 1910 The Doctor's Perfidy (Short)
 1910 Two Men (Short)
The Tenderfoot
 1910 The New Shawl (Short)
 1910 The Maelstrom (Short)
 1910 The Rosary (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1910 His Second Wife (Short)
 1910 The Miser's Daughter (Short)
 1910 Transfusion (Short)
 1910 The Stage Note (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1910 His Sick Friend (Short)
The Husband
 1910 The Time-Lock Safe (Short)
The Father
 1910 The Broken Oath (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1910 Mother Love (Short)
The Husband (unconfirmed)
 1910 The Governor's Pardon (Short)
The Man (unconfirmed)
 1910 Jane and the Stranger (Short)
The Stranger
 1910 The Blind Man's Tact (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1910 Justice in the Far North (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1910 The Coquette's Suitors (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1910/II Never Again (Short)
 1910 The Tide of Fortune (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1910 The Right of Love (Short)
 1910 The Winning Punch (Short)
 1909 The Awakening of Bess (Short)
Bess's Sweetheart
 1909 Love's Stratagem (Short)
The Boy
Show Show Director (45 credits)
Show Show Writer (18 credits)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Self (5 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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Stage Play: Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch. Comedy (revival). Written by Anne Crawford Flexner. New York Theatre: 17 Sep 1906- Oct 1906 (closing date unknown/24 performances). Cast: King Baggot (as "Mr. Bob"), Harry Buchanan (as "Mr. Eichorn"), Argyle Campbell (as "Billy Wiggs"), Charles Carter (as "Mr. Stubbins"), Madge Carr Cook (as "... See more »

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His wife was born in Boston on August 28, 1889. His son, King Robert Baggot, was born on July 11, 1914. See more »

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