Warner Baxter (1889–1951)

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Warner Baxter claimed to have an early pre-disposition toward show business: "I discovered a boy a block away who would eat worms and swallow flies for a penny. For one-third of the profits, I exhibited him in a tent." When he was age 9, his widowed mother moved to San Francisco where, following the earthquake of 1906, his family lived in a tent ... See full bio »

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Known For

Penthouse Jackson Durant
42nd Street Julian Marsh
In Old Arizona The Cisco Kid
Stand Up and Cheer! Lawrence Cromwell


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 1950 State Penitentiary
Rodger Manners
 1949 Prison Warden
Warden Victor Burnell
 1949 The Devil's Henchman
Jess Arno
 1949 The Crime Doctor's Diary
Dr. Robert Ordway
 1948 The Gentleman from Nowhere
Earl Donovan / Robert Ashton
 1947 The Crime Doctor's Gamble
Dr. Robert Ordway
 1947 The Millerson Case
Dr. Robert Ordway
 1946 Crime Doctor's Man Hunt
Dr. Robert Ordway
 1946 Just Before Dawn
Dr. Robert Ordway
 1945 The Crime Doctor's Warning
Dr. Robert Ordway
 1945 The Crime Doctor's Courage
Dr. Robert Ordway
 1944 Shadows in the Night
Dr. Robert Ordway
 1944 Lady in the Dark
Kendall Nesbitt
 1943 The Crime Doctor's Strangest Case
Dr. Robert Ordway
 1943 Crime Doctor
Dr. Robert Ordway / Phillip Morgan
 1941 Adam Had Four Sons
Adam Stoddard
 1940 Earthbound
Nick Desborough
 1939 Barricade
Hank Topping
 1939 The Return of the Cisco Kid
The Cisco Kid
 1939 Wife, Husband and Friend
Leonard Borland aka Logan Bennett
 1938 I'll Give a Million
Tony Newlander
 1938 Hollywood Handicap (Short)
Warner Baxter
 1938 Kidnapped
Alan Breck
 1937 Wife, Doctor and Nurse
Dr. Judd Lewis
 1937 Vogues of 1938
George Curson
 1937 Slave Ship
Jim Lovett
 1936 White Hunter
Capt. Clark Rutledge
 1936 To Mary - with Love
Jack Wallace
 1936 The Road to Glory
Capt. Paul La Roche
 1936 Robin Hood of El Dorado
Joaquin Murrieta
 1936 The Prisoner of Shark Island
Dr. Samuel Alexander Mudd
 1936 King of Burlesque
Kerry Bolton
 1935 Under the Pampas Moon
Cesar Campo
 1935 One More Spring
Jaret Otkar
 1934 Hell in the Heavens
Lt. Steve Warner
 1934 Broadway Bill
Dan Brooks
 1934 Grand Canary
Dr. Harvey Leith
 1934 Such Women Are Dangerous
Michael Shawn
 1934 Stand Up and Cheer!
Lawrence Cromwell
 1934 As Husbands Go
Charles Lingard
 1933 Penthouse
Jackson Durant
 1933 Paddy the Next Best Thing
Lawrence Blake
 1933 I Loved You Wednesday
Philip Fletcher
 1933 Dangerously Yours
Andrew Burke
 1933 42nd Street
Julian Marsh
 1932 6 Hours to Live
Capt. Paul Onslow
 1932 Man About Town
Stephen Morrow
 1932 Amateur Daddy
Jim Gladden
 1931 Surrender
Sergeant Dumaine
 1931 The Cisco Kid
The Cisco Kid
 1931 The Squaw Man
Jim Wingate - aka Jim Carston
 1931 Their Mad Moment
Esteban Cristera
 1931 Daddy Long Legs
Jervis Pendleton
 1931 The Stolen Jools (Short)
Cisco Kid Character
 1931 Doctors' Wives
Dr. Judson Penning
 1930 Renegades
Jean Deucalion
 1930 The Arizona Kid
The Arizona Kid
 1930 Such Men Are Dangerous
Ludwig Kranz / Pierre Villard
 1929 Romance of the Rio Grande
Pablo Wharton Cameron
 1929 Happy Days
Minstrel Show Performer
 1929 Behind That Curtain
Col. John Beetham
 1929 Thru Different Eyes
Jack Winfield
 1929 Linda
Dr. Paul Randall
 1928 In Old Arizona
The Cisco Kid
 1928 West of Zanzibar
 1928 Danger Street
Rolly Sigsby
 1928 Craig's Wife
Walter Craig
 1928 Three Sinners
James Harris
 1928 Ramona
 1928 The Tragedy of Youth
Frank Gordon
 1928 A Woman's Way
 1927 In Search of a Thrill
Adrian Torrens
 1927 The Coward
Clinton Philbrook
 1927 Singed
Royce Wingate
 1927 Drums of the Desert
John Curry
 1927 The Telephone Girl
Matthew Standish
 1926 The Great Gatsby
Jay Gatsby
 1926 Mismates
Ted Carroll
 1926 Aloma of the South Seas
 1926 The Runaway
Wade Murrell
 1926 Miss Brewster's Millions
Thomas B. Hancock Jr
 1926 Mannequin
John Herrick
 1925 The Best People
Henry Morgan
 1925 A Son of His Father
Big Boy Morgan
 1925 Rugged Water
Calvin Horner
 1925 Welcome Home
Fred Prouty
 1925 The Awful Truth
Norman Satterlee
 1925 The Air Mail
Russ Kane
 1925 The Golden Bed
Bunny O'Neill
 1924 The Garden of Weeds
Douglas Crawford
 1924 Christine of the Hungry Heart
Stuart Knight
 1924 The Female
Col. Valentia
 1924 Those Who Dance
Bob Kane
 1924 His Forgotten Wife
Donald Allen / John Rolfe
 1924 Alimony
Jimmy Mason
 1923 In Search of a Thrill
Adrian Torrens
 1923 Blow Your Own Horn
Jack Dunbar
 1923/I St. Elmo
Murray Hammond
 1922 The Ninety and Nine
Tom Silverton / Phil Bradbury
 1922 If I Were Queen
 1922 A Girl's Desire
Jones / Lord Dysart
 1922 The Girl in His Room
Kirk Waring
 1922 Her Own Money
Lew Alden
 1921 First Love
Donald Halliday
 1921 Cheated Hearts
Tom Gordon
 1921 The Love Charm
Thomas Morgan
 1921 Sheltered Daughters
Pep Mullins
 1919 Lombardi, Ltd.
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1918 All Woman
Bit Part (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (7 credits)
Show Show Self (4 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (13 credits)

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Stage Play: Lombardi, Ltd. Written by Frederic Hatton and Fanny Hatton. Morosco Theatre: 24 Sep 1917- Jun 1918 (296 performances). Cast: Marion Abbott (as "Millie McNeal"), Warner Baxter (as "Riccardo Tosello") [only Broadway role], Hallam Bosworth (as "James Hodgkins"), Winifred Bryson (as "Muriel"), Leo Carrillo (as "Tito Lombardi"), ... See more »

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5' 11" (1.8 m)


Winifred Bryson  (his death) | See more »

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[on his beginning in show business] I discovered a boy a block away who would eat worms and swallow flies for a penny. Fo one-third of the profits, I exhibited him in a tent. See more »


Was said to have had a fear of horses. See more »

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