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John Cossar (1858–1935)

John Cossar was born on January 2, 1858 in London, England as John Hay Cossar. He was an actor, known for Fools for Luck (1917), Two-Bit Seats (1917) and The Dream Doll (1917). He was married to Fanny Cossar. He died on April 28, 1935 in Hollywood, California, USA. See full bio »

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Fools for Luck Mr. Lamkin
Two-Bit Seats Mr. Faulkner
The Dream Doll Her Father
Doubling for Romeo Foster / Capulet


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 1929 The Fire Detective
Dist. Atty. Samuels
 1927 Web of Fate
Carlton Townsend
 1927 Woman's Law
John Collon
 1926 The House Without a Key
District Attorney
 1926 The Sap
Janet's Father
 1925 My Lady of Whims
 1925 His Wooden Wedding (Short)
 1924 Great Diamond Mystery
 1923/I The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Judge of the Court
 1923 The Steel Trail
Colonel John Armstrong
 1923 Fools and Riches
President of the Railroad
 1922 Thorns and Orange Blossoms
Pio Guerra, Rosita's Manager
 1922 When Husbands Deceive
Andrew Singleton
 1922 Watch Your Step
Henry Slocum
 1922 Grand Larceny
 1921 Voices of the City
 1921 The Poverty of Riches
Edward Phillips Sr
 1921 Doubling for Romeo
Foster / Capulet
 1921 Hearts and Masks
John Gaynor
 1921 Made in Heaven
Mr. Hadden
 1921 Edgar, the Detective (Short)
 1921 Edgar's Feast Day (Short)
 1921 Edgar's Country Cousin (Short)
 1920 Edgar, the Explorer (Short)
Mr. Pomeroy
 1920 Edgar's Little Saw (Short)
 1920 Edgar Camps Out (Short)
 1920 Edgar's Sunday Courtship (Short)
 1920 Edgar Takes the Cake (Short)
 1920 Edgar's Jonah Day (Short)
 1920 Edgar's Hamlet (Short)
Mr. Pomeroy
 1920 Edgar and the Teacher's Pet (Short)
Mr. Pomeroy
 1919 The Feud
Horace Summers
 1919 Thieves
 1919 The Long Arm of Mannister
John Dyack
 1919 Vagabond Luck
Jim Richardson
 1919 Home
John Deering
 1919 Love Insurance
 1919 Love Is Love
Chief of Police
 1919 When Fate Decides
 1919 Common Clay
Mr. Fullerton
 1919 The Highest Trump
General Graham
 1919 The Game's Up
P. Van Rennselear Neyland (as John Hay Cossar)
 1918 Her Country First
Franklin Grant
 1918 Beans
 1918 The Marriage Ring
James Ward
 1918 A Pair of Sixes
 1917 The Dream Doll
Her Father
 1917 Gift o' Gab
Mr. Dinsmore
 1917 Two-Bit Seats
Mr. Faulkner
 1917 The Fibbers
Philip Allen
 1917 Fools for Luck
Mr. Lamkin
 1917 Pants
Father of Poor Boy
 1917 The Kingdom of Hope (Short)
William Erling
 1917 The Bridge of Fancy (Short)
 1917 The Little White Girl (Short)
 1917 The Season of Childhood (Short)
John Holden
 1917 The Uneven Road (Short)
 1917 When Sorrow Weeps (Short)
Chris Busby
 1917 Where Is My Mother? (Short)
 1917 A Place in the Sun (Short)
Frank North
 1917 The Yellow Umbrella (Short)
 1917 On Trial
 1917 The Wonderful Event (Short)
James Wilson
 1917 Steps to Somewhere (Short)
Jack Kayliss
 1917 The Guiding Hand (Short)
 1917 The Trufflers
Dr. Hubbell Harkness
 1917 Do Children Count? (Short)
William Erling
 1917 Satan's Private Door
Thomas Chatterton
 1917 Desertion and Non-Support (Short)
Judge Garwood
 1917 The Hoodooed Story (Short)
City Editor
 1917 Three Ways Out (Short)
Samuel Carlock
 1917 Among Those Present (Short)
Colonel Stanton
 1917 When the Man Speaks (Short)
Horace Alvord
 1916 A Tale from the Decameron (Short)
Richard Ryder
 1916 The Final Fraud (Short)
Henry Weston
 1916 Unto the Least of These (Short)
Mr. Brown - Helen's Father
 1916 The Chaperon
Mr. Combs
 1916 What I Said Goes (Short)
Mr. Manners - Dorothy's Father
 1916 The Prince of Graustark
Baron Douglas
 1916 The Heart of Virginia Keep (Short)
Virginia's Father
 1916 It Never Could Happen (Short)
Robert's Father
 1916 The Return of Eve
John Raymond
 1916 An Old-Fashioned Girl (Short)
Mr. Galvin - Jane's Father
 1916 Twin Fates (Short)
 1916 When Justice Won (Short)
The Governor
 1916 Worth While (Short)
Randolph Murray
 1916 The Chimney Sweep (Short)
Colonel Wynne
 1916 The Grouch (Short)
Dr. Bradley
 1916 Orphan Joyce (Short)
Mason - a Grain Speculator
 1916 Millstones (Short)
Bentley - Carstairs' Friend
 1916 The Spider's Web (Short)
 1916 A Man's Work (Short)
Pete Gillon
 1916 Politeness Pays (Short)
Amos Broadstreet - a Millionaire
 1916 Gold Dust (Short)
John Strang - Head of the Firm
 1916 The Strange Case of Mary Page
Prosecuting Attorney
 1916 The Misleading Lady
John W. Cannell (as John H. Cossar)
 1915 The Danger of Being Lonesome (Short)
Signor Virtusio - a Musician (as John H. Cossar)
 1915 The Alster Case
Trask (as John H. Cossar)
 1915 On the Private Wire (Short)
John Lyons - Theda's Father
 1915 The Law's Decree (Short)
Count de Varney (as John H. Cossar)
 1915 On the Little Mill Trace (Short)
Anton Floyd - a Millionaire
 1915 The Crimson Wing
Paul D'Arblay
 1915 Inheritance (Short) (as John H. Cossar)
 1915 The Old Sin (Short)
Dan McAleer (as John H. Cossar)
 1915 Tides That Meet (Short)
Lopez Delgardo (as John H. Cossar)
 1915 The Family Divided (Short)
 1915 The Man Trail
Elihu Peabody
 1915 His Crucible (Short)
Edward Marsden
 1915 The Whirlpool (Short)
Graham Howard
 1915 A Man Afraid (Short)
Mr. Martin
 1915 The Call of Yesterday (Short)
Mr. Hoodshaw
 1915 The Sky Hunters
Walt Benton
 1915 The Blindness of Virtue
Lord Aberlady
 1915 The Counter Intrigue (Short)
Gregory Ingram
 1915 The White Sister
Minister of War (as John H. Cossar)
 1915 The Clutch of Circumstance (Short)
The Governor
 1915 The Secret's Price (Short)
Heinrich Meyer (as John H. Cossar)
 1915 Blindfolded (Short)
Andrew Meredith
 1915 The Wood Nymph (Short)
Mr. Vandeveer
 1915 Thirteen Down (Short)
Robyna the Butler
 1915 The Lieutenant Governor (Short)
Salvado (the millworker)
 1915 The Misjudged Mr. Hartley (Short)
Mr. Worthington
 1914 The Girl from Thunder Mountain (Short)
Mr. Wentworth
 1914 Mrs. Trenwith Comes Home (Short)
Ralph Eccles
 1914 The Place, the Time and the Man (Short)
Alton Stearns
 1914 The Buffer (Short)
Newton - the Forger
 1914 Scars of Possession (Short)
Dr. Gordon
 1914 Beyond Youth's Paradise (Short)
Lord Fiennis
 1914 Within Three Hundred Pages (Short)
Lawyer Smirney
 1914 His Dearest Foes (Short)
Chief Commissioner Wilkie
 1914 Whatsoever a Woman Soweth (Short)
Mr. Caldwell - Robert's Father
 1914 The Other Man (Short)
 1914 A Splendid Dishonor (Short)
Detective Havers
 1914 The Plum Tree (Short)
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1914 A Gentleman of Leisure (Short)
Dolly's Father
 1914 The Motor Buccaneers (Short)
Lowe (as John H. Cossar)
 1914 A Letter from Home (Short)
 1914 Mrs. Billington's First Case (Short)
The Shyster Lawyer
 1914 One Wonderful Night
Horace P. Curtis (as John H. Cossar)
 1914 His Stolen Fortune (Short)
Hotel Clerk
 1914 The Night Hawks (Short)
District Attorney Howard Varing
 1914 The Song in the Dark (Short)
John - a Bird Vendor
 1914 The Elder Brother (Short)
 1914 Blind Man's Bluff (Short)
Shelby Rutherford - the Husband
 1914 Mongrel and Master (Short)
Mr. Stone- Ruth's Father
 1914 The Mystery of Room 643 (Short)
 1914 The Spirit of the Madonna (Short)
 1914 The Wedding of Prudence (Short)
Old Smith - Prudence's Father
 1914 The Long Cold Night (Short)
 1914 Let No Man Escape (Short)
Gordon Thorne (as John H. Cossar)
 1914 Dawn and Twilight (Short)
 1914 Through the Storm (Short)

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Alternate Names:

John H. Cossar | John Hay Cossar

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Appeared in vaudeville with his wife as Mr. and Mrs. Cossar.

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