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Richard Dix (I) (1893–1949)

Richard Dix was a major leading man at RKO Radio Pictures from 1929 through 1943. He was born Ernest Carlton Brimmer July 18, 1893, in St. Paul, Minnesota. There he was educated, and at the desires of his father, studied to be a surgeon. His obvious acting talent in his school dramatic club led him to leading roles in most of the school plays. At ... See full bio »

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Cimarron Yancey Cravat
Hell's Highway Duke Ellis
The Ghost Ship Capt. Will Stone
Devil's Playground Jack Dorgan


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 1947 The Thirteenth Hour
Steve Reynolds
 1946 The Secret of the Whistler
Ralph Harrison
 1946 Mysterious Intruder
Don Gale
 1945 Voice of the Whistler
John Sinclair / John Carter
 1945 The Power of the Whistler
William Everest
 1944 The Mark of the Whistler
Lee Selfridge Nugent
 1944 The Whistler
Earl C. Conrad
 1943 The Ghost Ship
Capt. Will Stone
 1943 Top Man
Tom Warren
 1943 The Kansan
John Bonniwell
 1943 Buckskin Frontier
Stephen Bent
 1942 American Empire
Dan Taylor
 1942 Eyes of the Underworld
Police Chief Richard Bryan
 1941 Badlands of Dakota
Wild Bill Hickok
 1941 The Round Up
Steve Payson
 1940 Cherokee Strip
Marshal Dave Lovell
 1940 Men Against the Sky
Phil Mercedes
 1940 The Marines Fly High
Lt. Danny Darrick
 1939 Reno
William Shayne aka Bill Shear
 1939 Here I Am a Stranger
Duke Allen
 1939 Man of Conquest
Sam Houston
 1939 Twelve Crowded Hours
Nick Green
 1938 Sky Giant
Capt. W.R. 'Stag' Cahill
 1938 Blind Alibi
Paul Dover
 1937 It Happened in Hollywood
Tim Bart
 1937 The Devil Is Driving
Paul Driscoll
 1937 Devil's Playground
Jack Dorgan
 1936 Devil's Squadron
Paul Redmond
 1936 Special Investigator
William 'Bill' Fenwick, aka Richard 'Dick' Galt
 1936 Yellow Dust
Bob Culpepper
 1935 Transatlantic Tunnel
Richard McAllan
 1935 The Arizonian
Clay Tallant
 1934 West of the Pecos
Pecos Smith
 1934 His Greatest Gamble
Phillip Eben
 1934 Stingaree
 1933 Day of Reckoning
John Day
 1933 Ace of Aces
2nd Lt. Rex 'Rocky' Thorne
 1933 No Marriage Ties
Bruce Foster
 1933 The Great Jasper
Jasper Horn
 1932 The Conquerors
Roger Standish / Roger Lennox
 1932 Hell's Highway
Duke Ellis
 1932 Roar of the Dragon
Chauncey Carson
 1932 The Lost Squadron
Captain Gibson
 1931 Secret Service
Captain Lewis Dumont
 1931 The Public Defender
Pike Winslow
 1931 Young Donovan's Kid
Jim Donovan
 1931 The Stolen Jools (Short)
Richard Dix
 1931 Cimarron
Yancey Cravat
 1930 Shooting Straight
Larry Sheldon aka Ted Walters
 1930 Lovin' the Ladies
Peter Darby
 1929 Seven Keys to Baldpate
William Halliwell Magee
 1929 The Wheel of Life
Capt. Leslie Yeullet
 1929 Nothing But the Truth
Robert Bennett
 1929 Redskin
Wing Foot
 1929 The Love Doctor
Dr. Gerald Summer
 1928 Moran of the Marines
Michael Moran
 1928 Warming Up
Bert Tulliver
 1928 Easy Come, Easy Go
Robert Parker
 1928 Sporting Goods
Richard Shelby
 1927 The Gay Defender
Joaquin Murrieta
 1927 Shanghai Bound
Jim Bucklin
 1927 Man Power
Tom Roberts
 1927 Knockout Reilly
Dundee 'Knockout' Reilly
 1927 Paradise for Two
Steve Porter
 1926 The Quarterback
Jack Stone
 1926 Say It Again
Bob Howard
 1926 Fascinating Youth
Richard Dix
 1926 Let's Get Married
Billy Dexter
 1925 Womanhandled
Bill Dana
 1925 The Vanishing American
 1925 The Lucky Devil
Randy Farnum
 1925 Men and Women
Will Prescott
 1925 The Shock Punch
Randall Lee Savage
 1925 A Man Must Live
Geoffrey Farnell
 1925 Too Many Kisses
Richard Gaylord, Jr.
 1924 Manhattan
Peter Minuit
 1924 Sinners in Heaven
Alan Croft
 1924 Unguarded Women
Douglas Albright
 1924 Icebound
Ben Jordan
 1924 The Stranger
Larry Darrant
 1923 The Call of the Canyon
Glenn Kilbourne
 1923 The Ten Commandments
John McTavish - Her Son
 1923 To the Last Man
Jean Isbel
 1923 Racing Hearts
Robby Smith
 1923 The Woman with Four Faces
Richard Templar
 1923 Souls for Sale
Frank Claymore
 1923 Quicksands
Lt. Bill
 1923 The Christian
John Storm
 1922 The Glorious Fool
Billy Grant
 1922 The Sin Flood
Bill Bear
 1922 The Bonded Woman
Lee Marvin
 1922 The Wall Flower
Walt Breen
 1922 Fools First
Tommy Frazer
 1922 Yellow Men and Gold
 1921 The Poverty of Riches
John Colby
 1921 Dangerous Curve Ahead
Harley Jones
 1921 All's Fair in Love
Bobby Cameron
 1921 Not Guilty
Paul / Arthur Ellison (twins)
 1917 One of Many
James Lowery - Butler
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Stage Play: First is Last. Comedy. Written by Samuel Shipman and Percival Wilde. Maxine Elliott's Theatre: 17 Sep 1919- Nov 1919 (closing date nknown/62 performances). Cast: Franklyn Ardell, Elise Bartlett (as "Helen"), Kathleen Comegys (as "Ethel"), Richard Dix (as "Phil") [final Broadway role], Phoebe Foster, James Kearney, Mary Newcombe... See more »

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