Berton Churchill (1876–1940)

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Berton Churchill was born on December 9, 1876 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Alexander Berton Churchill. He was an actor, known for Stagecoach (1939), Steamboat Round the Bend (1935) and Two Seconds (1932). He was married to Harriet Elizabeth Gardner. He died on October 10, 1940 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Stagecoach Ellsworth Henry Gatewood
Two Seconds The Warden
The County Chairman Elias Rigby


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 1940 I'm Nobody's Sweetheart Now
Senator Henry Lowell
 1940 Public Deb No. 1
 1940 Cross-Country Romance
Col. Conway
 1940 The Way of All Flesh
Reginald L. Morten
 1940 Turnabout
Julian Marlowe
 1940 Saturday's Children
Mr. Norman
 1940 20 Mule Team
'Jackass' Brown
 1940 Brother Rat and a Baby
Mr. Harper
 1939 Hero for a Day
E. A. Dow
 1939 On Your Toes
Donald Henderson
 1939 Angels Wash Their Faces
Mayor Dooley
 1939 Should Husbands Work?
 1939 Daughters Courageous
Judge Henry Hornsby
 1939 So This Is London
Hiram Draper
 1939 Stagecoach
Ellsworth Henry Gatewood
 1938 Sweethearts
 1938 The Cowboy and the Lady
 1938 Down in 'Arkansaw'
 1938 Danger on the Air
Caesar Kluck
 1938 Ladies in Distress
Fred Morgan
 1938 Kentucky Moonshine
 1938 Four Men and a Prayer
Mr. Martin Cherrington
 1938 Wide Open Faces
L.D. Crawford
 1938 He Couldn't Say No
Senator Mabby
 1938 In Old Chicago
Senator Colby
 1937 Quick Money
Bluford H. Smythe
 1937 Wild and Woolly
Edward Ralston
 1937 Public Wedding
H. Theodore Lane aka Pop
 1937 The Singing Marine
J. Montgomery Madison
 1937 You Can't Beat Love
Police Chief Brennan
 1937 Sing and Be Happy
John Mason
 1937 Parnell
The O'Gorman Mahon
 1937 Racing Lady
 1936 Under Your Spell
 1936 Dimples
Col. Loring
 1936 Bunker Bean
Professor Ed Balthazer
 1936 Parole!
Rex Gavin
 1936 Three of a Kind
'Con' Cornelius
 1936 Colleen
 1936 The Dark Hour
Paul Bernard
 1936 You May Be Next!
J.J. Held
 1936 Black Gold
J.C. Anderson
 1935 Coronado
Walter Marvin
 1935 The Rainmakers
Simon Parker
 1935 The Spanish Cape Mystery
Judge Macklin
 1935 I Live for Love
 1935 Steamboat Round the Bend
New Moses
 1935 Page Miss Glory
Mr. Yates - Assistant Hotel Manager
 1935 Dizzy Dames
Dad Hackett
 1935 $10 Raise
Mr. Bates
 1935 Vagabond Lady
R.D. Spear
 1935 A Night at the Ritz
Stephen Vincent
 1935 The County Chairman
Elias Rigby
 1935 Helldorado
'Clarion' Editor
 1934 Bachelor of Arts
Alexander Hamilton Sr.
 1934 Sing Sing Nights
Governor Duane
 1934 Babbitt
Judge Virgil 'Verge' Thompson
 1934/I Menace
Norman Bellamy
 1934 Kid Millions
Col. Harrison Larrabee (as Burton Churchill)
 1934 Redhead
Mr. Brown
 1934 Judge Priest
Senator Horace Maydew
 1934 Take the Stand
Mr. Jerome Burbank (as Burton Churchill)
 1934 Dames
Harold Ellsworthy Todd
 1934 Friends of Mr. Sweeney
Franklyn P. Brumbaugh
 1934 Bachelor Bait
'Big' Barney Nolan (as Burton Churchill)
 1934 Murder in the Private Car
Luke Carson
 1934 Half a Sinner
Deacon Caswell
 1934 Strictly Dynamite
Mr. Rivers
 1934 Let's Be Ritzy
R.M. Pembrook
 1934 Men in White
John Hudson (uncredited)
 1934 Hi, Nellie
J.L. Graham
 1934 Frontier Marshal
Ben 'Hiram' Melton
 1933 Master of Men
Mr. Walling
 1933 College Coach
 1933 Only Yesterday
Goodheart (uncredited)
 1933 Ladies Must Love
 1933 Golden Harvest
Eben Martin (as Burton Churchill)
 1933 Doctor Bull
Herbert Banning - Janet's Brother
 1933 The Avenger
 1933 The Big Brain
Col. Higginbotham
 1933 Her First Mate
 1933 I Love That Man
Mordant - Casket Buyer
 1933 Heroes for Sale
Mr. Winston
 1933 Elmer, the Great
Colonel Moffitt
 1933 So This Is Africa
Movie Producer (as Burton Churchill)
 1933 The Little Giant
Donald Hadley Cass
 1933 Private Jones
Roger Winthrop
 1933 From Hell to Heaven
Toledo Jones
 1933 Hard to Handle
Col. H.D.X. Wells (uncredited)
 1933 Employees' Entrance
Mr. Bradford (uncredited)
 1933 The Mysterious Rider
Mark King
 1933 Laughter in Hell
Mike Slaney
 1933 The Billion Dollar Scandal
The Warden
 1932 Frisco Jenny
Judge Thomas B. Reynolds (uncredited)
 1932 Madame Butterfly
American Consul
 1932 If I Had a Million
Warden (uncredited)
 1932 Afraid to Talk
Mayor William 'Billy' Manning
 1932 Washington Merry-Go-Round
Speaker (as Burton Churchill)
 1932 False Faces
Dr. John B. Parker
 1932 The Big Stampede
Governor Wallace
 1932 The Cabin in the Cotton
Lane Norwood
 1932 The Crooked Circle
Col. Walters (as Burton Churchill)
 1932 Okay America!
Jacob Baron
 1932 American Madness
O'Brien (uncredited)
 1932 The Washington Masquerade
Sen. Bitler (as Burton Churchill)
 1932 Fast Companions
Committee Chairman
 1932 Week Ends Only
A.S. Carr
 1932 The Dark Horse
William A. Underwood
 1932 Forgotten Commandments
Undetermined Role (scenes deleted)
 1932 The Rich Are Always with Us
Judge Bradshaw (as Burton Churchill)
 1932 Two Seconds
The Warden
 1932 It's Tough to Be Famous
Admiral Blaine (uncredited)
 1932 Scandal for Sale
Bunnyweather (as Burton Churchill)
 1932 The Mouthpiece
Rocco Trial Judge (uncredited)
 1932 The Wet Parade
Roger's Uncle Dick (uncredited)
 1932 A Fool's Advice
Mayor Martin Sloan
 1932 This Reckless Age
 1931 Taxi
Judge West (uncredited)
 1931 Air Eagles
Windy J. Bailey
 1931 Husband's Holiday
Gerald Burgess
 1931 My Sin
Mr. Osgood (uncredited)
 1931 Secrets of a Secretary
Mr. Merritt (as Burton Churchill)
 1931 Tarnished Lady
Stock Speculator (uncredited)
 1930 Five Minutes from the Station (Short)
Mr. Mason (as Burton Churchill)
 1929 Nothing But the Truth
E.M. Burke
 1924 Tongues of Flame
 1923 Six Cylinder Love
George Stapleton
 1919 The Road Called Straight
Robert Swiftmore
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Other Works:

Stage Play: The Ninth Guest. Melodrama/mystery. See more »

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Burton Churchill


5' 11½" (1.82 m)


Harriet Elizabeth Gardner  (his death)  (1 child)

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Radio star Harold Peary claimed he based much of his famous character "The Great Gildersleeve" on the pompous pretensions of Berton's film characterizations. See more »

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