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John Bunny (1863–1915)

When John Bunny died the New York Times stated, "The name John Bunny will always be linked to the movies." Little did movie fans of 1915 realize that he would be completely forgotten the next year and completely omitted from many books on silent movies 70-80 years later. Bunny was the ninth in a line of English sea captains and would be the first ... See full bio »

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Her Old Sweetheart Mr. Bunny, a Homesick Old Man
At Scrogginses' Corner Mr. Bunny, a Shopkeeper
Stenographer Troubles Mr. Bunny, the Boss
Bunny's Swell Affair Mr. Bunny - a Pharmacist


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 1914 A Strand of Blond Hair (Short)
 1914 Bunny's Little Brother (Short)
 1914 Bunny Backslides (Short)
 1914 Hearts and Diamonds (Short)
Widower Tupper
 1914 Such a Hunter (Short)
 1914/I The Honeymooners (Short)
Uncle John
 1914 Polishing Up (Short)
John Bunny
 1914 The Locked House (Short)
Mayor Bunny
 1914 Private Bunny (Short)
Private Bunny
 1914 Pigs Is Pigs (Short)
Flannery - the Express Agent
 1914 The Vases of Hymen (Short)
John Bunny
 1914 A Train of Incidents (Short)
 1914 The Old Maid's Baby (Short)
 1914 Father's Flirtation (Short)
Mr. Bunny
 1914 Mr. Bunnyhug Buys a Hat for His Bride (Short)
Mr. Bunnyhug
 1914 Bunny's Swell Affair (Short)
Mr. Bunny - a Pharmacist
 1914 Bunny Buys a Harem (Short)
Mr. Bunny
 1914 Mr. Bunny in Disguise (Short)
Mr. Bunny
 1914 The Old Fire Horse and the New Fire Chief (Short)
The Old Fire Horse
 1914 Bunco Bill's Visit (Short)
The Farmer
 1914 Setting the Style (Short)
Mr. Finnegan
 1914 Tangled Tangoists (Short)
 1914 Love, Luck and Gasoline (Short)
Miss Tomboy's Father
 1914 Bunny's Scheme (Short)
John Bunny
 1914 A Change in Baggage Checks (Short)
Steve Jenks
 1914 Bunny's Birthday (Short)
Mr. Bunny
 1914 Love's Old Dream (Short)
Professor Simon Sweet
 1914 Bunny's Mistake (Short)
Mr. Bunny, Motorist
 1914 The Misadventures of a Mighty Monarch (Short)
John - the King of the Festival
 1913 The Golf Game and the Bonnet (Short)
John - the Husband
 1913 The Girl at the Lunch Counter (Short)
Cutey's Uncle Van
 1913 The Schemers (Short)
Mr. Smith aka Mr. Nag
 1913 Flaming Hearts (Short)
Jonathan Whippletree
 1913 The Pirates (Short)
John Merwin
 1913 The Autocrat of Flapjack Junction (Short)
Flapjack Ike
 1913 Bunny for the Cause (Short)
John Bunny
 1913 John Tobin's Sweetheart (Short)
John Tobin II
 1913 The Pickwick Papers (Part Three) (Short)
Mr. Samuel Pickwick
 1913 Which Way Did He Go? (Short)
Mr. Henpecko
 1913 The Feudists (Short)
Second Husband, Bill Craig
 1913 Those Troublesome Tresses (Short)
Mr. Jones
 1913 When the Press Speaks (Short)
Prof. Peter Gates - the Woman Hater
 1913 A Gentleman of Fashion (Short)
James Oglivie
 1913 The Pickpocket (Short)
Patrick McQuire
 1913 Hubby's Toothache (Short)
 1913 A Millinery Bomb (Short)
Reggie Burrows
 1913 Love's Quarantine (Short)
Dot's Father
 1913 One Good Joke Deserves Another (Short)
John Bunny
 1913 Bunny's Dilemma (Short)
John Bunny
 1913 His Tired Uncle (Short)
Uncle John
 1913 Bunny as a Reporter (Short)
John Bunny
 1913 Bunny's Birthday Surprise (Short)
 1913 Bunny and the Bunny Hug (Short)
Bunny O'Rooney
 1913 Cupid's Hired Man (Short)
John Henry Jones
 1913 Bunny Versus Cutey (Short)
 1913 There's Music in the Hair (Short)
Ludwig Liebschnitz - a Musician
 1913 Seeing Double (Short)
 1913 The Fortune (Short)
 1913 Bunny's Honeymoon (Short)
Mr. Bunny, Valeria's Godfather
 1913 He Answered the Ad (Short)
 1913 The Wonderful Statue (Short)
Mr. Dennis
 1913 His Honor, the Mayor (Short)
Mr. Bullington, the Mayor
 1913 Hubby Buys a Baby (Short)
Johnny Bun
 1913 The Pickwick Papers (Short)
Samuel Pickwick
 1913 Suspicious Henry (Short)
Suspicious Henry
 1913 The Locket; or, When She Was Twenty (Short)
Judge J.B. Jones
 1913/I The Man Higher Up (Short)
Captain Bison
 1913 Stenographer Troubles (Short)
Mr. Bunny, the Boss
 1913 Bunny Blarneyed; or, The Blarney Stone (Short)
John Bull
 1913 And His Wife Came Back (Short)
Johnny Bun - the Husband
 1913 Ma's Apron Strings (Short)
Pa Smith
 1913 Three Black Bags (Short)
Detective Brown
 1913 Mr. Bolter's Niece (Short)
Mr. Benjamin Bolter
 1912 Freckles (Short)
Mr. John
 1912 Ida's Christmas (Short)
Santa Claus
 1912 Who Stole Bunny's Umbrella? (Short)
Mr. Bunny
 1912 Doctor Bridget (Short)
Bridget the Cook
 1912 Michael McShane, Matchmaker (Short)
Michael McShane
 1912 Bunny at the Derby (Short)
Mr. Bunny - the Costermonger
 1912 Bunny All at Sea (Short)
Mr. Bunny
 1912 Bachelor Buttons (Short)
The Bachelor
 1912 Bunny's Suicide (Short)
John Spink
 1912 Two Cinders (Short)
The Man on the Train
 1912 The Bogus Napoleon (Short)
 1912 Bunny and the Dogs (Short)
 1912 Suing Susan (Short)
John Gordon
 1912 The Awakening of Jones (Short)
Mr. Jones
 1912 Martha's Rebellion (Short)
James Morton - Martha's Brother
 1912 A Persistent Lover (Short)
Bunny - the Persistent Lover
 1912 Her Old Sweetheart (Short)
Mr. Bunny, a Homesick Old Man
 1912 The Troublesome Step-Daughters (Short)
Mr. Burton, Cina's Second Husband
 1912 The Pseudo Sultan (Short)
John Bunnyhug - an Adventurous Scotsman
 1912 Chased by Bloodhounds (Short)
Mr. Bunny
 1912 Pandora's Box (Short)
John Bunny
 1912 Who's to Win? (Short)
Captain Bloggs
 1912 An Eventful Elopement (Short)
Mr. McGillicuddy - an Old Man with the Gout
 1912/I Diamond Cut Diamond (Short)
Mr. Bunce
 1912 Leap Year Proposals (Short)
John Bunnybunch
 1912 Thou Shalt Not Covet (Short)
Mr. Moore, The Husband
 1912 The Red Ink Tragedy (Short)
John Sport
 1912 How He Papered the Room (Short)
Mr. Jolliwell
 1912 Working for Hubby (Short)
 1912 Captain Jenks' Diplomacy (Short)
Captain Jenks
 1912 At Scrogginses' Corner (Short)
Mr. Bunny, a Shopkeeper
 1912 Burnt Cork (Short)
The Actor
 1912 The Unknown Violinist (Short)
 1912 His Mother-in-Law (Short)
Jones - The Husband
 1912 The Suit of Armor (Short)
John Bunyon
 1912 Mr. Bolter's Infatuation (Short)
Ben Bolter
 1912 The First Woman Jury in America (Short)
Mr. Bunny - Court Officer
 1912 Irene's Infatuation (Short)
Frangiapani - a Famous Italian Singer
 1912 Stenographers Wanted (Short)
Mr. Brown
 1912 A Cure for Pokeritis (Short)
Mr. Sharpe
 1912 Bunny and the Twins (Short)
Mr. Bunny
 1912 Umbrellas to Mend (Short)
Mr. Bunny Niceman
 1912 The First Violin (Short)
Helen's Step-Father
 1912 Captain Barnacle's Messmates (Short)
Captain Bunce
 1912 Chumps (Short)
Mr. Bun Johnny - the Full-Grown Star - the Big Chump
 1912 Captain Jenks' Dilemma (Short)
Captain Jenks
 1911 In the Clutches of a Vapor Bath (Short)
 1911 The Old Doll (Short)
The Kindly Schoolmaster
 1911 Vanity Fair (Short)
Joseph Sedley
 1911 The Ventriloquist's Trunk (Short)
Mr. Bunny
 1911 A Slight Mistake (Short)
 1911 The Politician's Dream (Short)
Simon Stubbs
 1911 The Gossip (Short)
Rev. Mr. Stout
 1911 Madge of the Mountains (Short)
 1911 Kitty and the Cowboys (Short)
Fatty aka Kitty
 1911 Selecting His Heiress (Short)
Uncle Doughbags
 1911 The Missing Will (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1911 Ups and Downs (Short)
Mr. Norman
 1911 Her Hero (Short)
Mr. Brown
 1911 His Sister's Children (Short)
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed)
 1911 The Tired, Absent-Minded Man (Short)
The Tired, Absent-Minded Man
 1911 Her Crowning Glory (Short)
Mortimer Bunny
 1911 The Wrong Patient (Short)
Mr. Morgan - Cissy's Father
 1911 My Old Dutch (Short)
 1911 Captain Barnacle's Baby (Short)
Captain Barnacle
 1911 Intrepid Davy (Short) (unidentified role)
 1911 The One Hundred Dollar Bill (Short)
Leonard Seymore
 1911 The Clown's Best Performance (Short)
The Clown
 1911 Treasure Trove (Short)
 1911 The Return of 'Widow' Pogson's Husband (Short)
 1911 The Subduing of Mrs. Nag (Short)
Mr. Nag
 1911 In the Arctic Night (Short)
 1911 The Woes of a Wealthy Widow (Short)
The Lover
 1911 The Latent Spark (Short)
The Chinese Man
 1911 Two Overcoats (Short)
Michael Gallagher
 1911 Teaching McFadden to Waltz (Short)
 1911 Troublesome Secretaries (Short)
Harding - The Father
 1911 The Leading Lady (Short)
Bridget O'Flynn
 1911 The Wooing of Winifred (Short)
 1911 An Unexpected Review (Short)
The Fat Butler
 1911 A Widow Visits Springtown (Short)
The Accepted Suitor
 1911 Captain Barnacle's Courtship (Short)
Captain Barnacle
 1911 A Tale of Two Cities (Short)
Jailer (uncredited)
 1911 The New Stenographer (Short)
The Fat Employer
 1911/I A Queen for a Day (Short)
Bridget McSweeney
 1911 Davy Jones in the South Seas (Short)
Dick Deadeye
 1911 Doctor Cupid (Short)
 1910 In Neighboring Kingdoms (Short)
 1910 He Who Laughs Last (Short)
 1910 Captain Barnacle's Chaperone (Short)
Captain Barnacle
 1910 Davy Jones and Captain Bragg (Short)
Captain Bragg
 1910 Cupid and the Motor Boat (Short)
 1909 Cohen's Dream (Short)
 1909 Cohen at Coney Island (Short)
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Stage Play: Fluffy Ruffles. Musical. Book by John J. McNally. Music by William T. Francis and Jerome Kern. Lyrics by Wallace Irwin. Featuring songs with lyrics by C.H. Bovill. Featuring "Willie's Got Another Girl Now" by Leigh and Paul M. Potter. Featuring "I Love to Sit and Look at You" by Pat Rooney and Edward Madden. Featuring "Get Your... See more »

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[on entering films in 1910 after being an actor for 26 years and making $100 a week] Either I must make good on the screen or else starve to death. See more »


One of the first mass-merchandised film personalities...many dolls and figurines were made in his likeness, and all are highly prized collector's items today. See more »

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