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Charles K. French (I) (1860–1952)

Charles K. French was born on January 17, 1860 in Columbus, Ohio, USA as Charles Edward Krauss. He was an actor and director, known for The Abysmal Brute (1923), The Crimson Trail (1935) and Trail of Terror (1935). He was married to Doris Herbert, Isabelle Gurton and Helen French. He died on August 2, 1952 in Hollywood, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Abysmal Brute Pat Glendon, Sr
The Crimson Trail Frank Carter
Trail of Terror Sheriff Baxter
Hands Up! Brigham Young


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 1945 The Picture of Dorian Gray
Club Member (uncredited)
 1944 Gypsy Wildcat (uncredited)
 1943 Good Luck, Mr. Yates
Leading Citizen (uncredited)
 1943 The Amazing Mrs. Holliday
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1942 Reap the Wild Wind
Ball Guest (uncredited)
 1942 Wild Bill Hickok Rides
Rancher (uncredited)
 1941 H.M. Pulham, Esq.
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
 1941 Meet John Doe
Fired Reporter (uncredited)
 1941 White Eagle
Survey Chief (Ch. 12) (uncredited)
 1940 It's a Date
Man (uncredited)
 1940 Wolf of New York
Juror (uncredited)
 1940 The Shadow
Joseph Rand (uncredited)
 1939 Slightly Honorable
Pallbearer (uncredited)
 1939 Rovin' Tumbleweeds
Ways and Means Committee Member (uncredited)
 1939 Dick Tracy's G-Men
Doctor (uncredited)
 1938 Strange Glory (Short) (uncredited)
 1938 College Swing
Professor (uncredited)
 1937 Courage of the West
Cabinet Member (uncredited)
 1937 Tex Rides with the Boy Scouts
Doctor (uncredited)
 1937 Stand-In
Bank Board Member (uncredited)
 1937 Where Trails Divide
Deacon Evans (as Charles French)
 1937 The Prisoner of Zenda
Bishop (uncredited)
 1937 San Quentin
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1937 I Promise to Pay
Grand Juror (uncredited)
 1937 Marked Woman
Graham's Trial Assistant (uncredited)
 1937 Battle of Greed
Governor (uncredited)
 1936 Headin' for the Rio Grande
Pop Hart (as Charles French)
 1936 Rio Grande Ranger
Banker (uncredited)
 1936 The Phantom Rider
Homesteader (Ch. 1) (uncredited)
 1936 Last of the Warrens
Bruce Warren (as Chas. French)
 1936 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Unemployed Farmer (uncredited)
 1936 Dangerous Waters
Old Skipper (uncredited)
 1936 The Milky Way
Mrs. LeMoyne's Guest (uncredited)
 1936 Desert Guns
The Colonel (as Charles French)
 1935 Trail of Terror
Sheriff Baxter (as Charlie French)
 1935 Gun Play
Old John Holt (as Charles French)
 1935 Gallant Defender
Lily's Grandfather (uncredited)
 1935 The Live Wire
Captain King
 1935 Western Courage
Henry Hanley (as Charles French)
 1935 Murder by Television
Donald M. Jordan
 1935 The Throwback
Ted Smalley
 1935 No Man's Range
Ed Oliver
 1935 Diamond Jim
Stockbroker (uncredited)
 1935 Sundown Saunders
Sand City Banker (uncredited)
 1935 Branded a Coward
Mayor (uncredited)
 1935 Motive for Revenge
Elderly Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1935 Vagabond Lady
Spear Department Head (uncredited)
 1935 Death from a Distance
Manning (uncredited)
 1935 The Crimson Trail
Frank Carter (as Charles French)
 1935 Tracy Rides
John Hampton
 1935 The Phantom Empire
 1935 Rustlers of Red Dog
Tom Lee
 1935 Big Boy Rides Again
John Duncan (as Chas. French)
 1934 Secret of the Chateau
Auction Bidder (uncredited)
 1934 When a Man Sees Red
 1934 The President Vanishes
 1934 The Brand of Hate
Mr. Camp (as Charles French)
 1934 The Man from Hell
Sandy - Blacksmith (as Charles French)
 1934 Ridin' Gents (Short)
Judge (as Charles French)
 1934 The Red Rider
Robert Maxwell
 1934 Arizona Nights (Short)
Border Patrol Capt. Smalley
 1934 Pals of the Prairie (Short)
The Sheriff
 1933 Roman Scandals
Nobleman (uncredited)
 1933 Design for Living
Theatre Patron (uncredited)
 1933 Only Yesterday (uncredited)
 1933 Saturday's Millions
Old Grad (uncredited)
 1933 War of the Range
Duke Bradley
 1933 The Big Squeal (Short)
 1933 Torchy's Loud Spooker (Short)
 1933 Loose Relations (Short)
 1933 Cross Fire
Johnny Wheeler - Banker
 1933 Torchy Turns Turtle (Short)
 1933 From Hell to Heaven
Doctor (uncredited)
 1933 Via Pony Express
Father Estaban (as Charles French)
 1933 Artist's Muddles (Short)
Guest (uncredited)
 1933 Torchy's Kitty Coup (Short)
 1933 Man of Action
Dr. Simpson (uncredited)
 1933 Laughter in Hell
Townsman (uncredited)
 1932 Boy Oh Boy! (Short)
 1932 Washington Merry-Go-Round
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1932 Torchy's Busy Day (Short)
 1932 The Honor of the Press
Dodson - Editorial Writer
 1932 A Man's Land
Sheriff (uncredited)
 1932 Destry Rides Again
Jury Foreman
 1932 Torchy's Night Cap (Short)
 1932 Torchy Turns the Trick (Short)
 1931 Torchy Passes the Buck (Short)
 1931 Caught
 1931 The Lone Starved Ranger (Short)
 1931 Everything's Rosie (uncredited)
 1931 Chickens Come Home (Short)
Judge (uncredited)
 1930 The Spoilers
Man in Bar
 1930 Wings of Adventure
U.S. Army Major
 1930 Fast Work (Short)
J. Addison Marlowe
 1930 Alias French Gertie
Appelgetzer (uncredited)
 1929 Overland Bound
 1929 The Devil Bear
Judge Douglas Wilmot
 1928 The Last Warning
 1928 King of the Rodeo
Chip Sr.
 1928 A Lady of Chance
Prison Warden (uncredited)
 1928 Flyin' Buckaroo
Banker Brown
 1928 The Big Hop
Buck Bronson's Father
 1928 State Street Sadie
Police Chief
 1928 Riding for Fame
Dad Barton
 1928 The Perfect Crime
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1928 The Beautiful Spy
 1927 Cross Breed
John Corwin
 1927 The Adventurous Soul
John Martin
 1927 Man, Woman and Sin
The City Editor
 1927 Ride 'em High
Bill Demming
 1927 The Cruise of the Hellion
John Harlan
 1927 The Down Grade
Mr. Lanning
 1927 Fast and Furious
 1927 Good as Gold
Sheriff John Gray (as Charles French)
 1927 The Meddlin' Stranger
Mr. Crawford
 1927 One Chance in a Million
Richard Torrence
 1926 A Woman of the Sea
The Father
 1926 Exit Smiling
Mr. Tichnor (uncredited)
 1926 Oh, What a Night!
John Craig
 1926 The Runaway Express
Jim Reed
 1926 War Paint
Maj. Hopkins (as Charles French)
 1926 The Winning Wallop
Peter Wayne
 1926 Frenzied Flames
Chief Grogan
 1926 The Rainmaker
Hospital Doctor
 1926 The Flaming Frontier
U.S. Senator Hargess
 1926 Under Western Skies
Sam Parkhurst
 1926 The Hollywood Reporter
Basil Manning
 1926 Hands Up!
Brigham Young
 1925 The Red Kimona
Jury Foreman (uncredited)
 1925 Little Annie Rooney
Surgeon (uncredited)
 1925 Shoes (Short)
Mr. Heinestetter
 1925 Speed Mad
Charles Hampton
 1925 The Texas Trail
Ring 'Em Foster
 1925 Too Much Youth
Mark Kenton
 1925 The Way of a Girl
Police Judge
 1925 Let 'er Buck
Col. Jeff McCall
 1925 The Saddle Hawk
Jim Newhall (as Charles French)
 1925 The Girl of Gold
Lucius Merrimore (as Charles French)
 1924 Oh, You Tony!
 1924 The Sawdust Trail
Square Deal McKenzie
 1924 The Torrent
Captain (as Charles French)
 1924 Being Respectable
Mr. Beasley
 1923 Gentle Julia
John Atwater
 1923 Mile-a-Minute Romeo
 1923 The Extra Girl
Studio Manager (uncredited)
 1923 The Ramblin' Kid
Joshua Heck
 1923 A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate
Jean's Father (as Charles French)
 1923 Hell's Hole
The Sheriff
 1923 Alias the Night Wind
Amos Chester
 1923 Blinky
Maj. Kileen
 1923 The Lonely Road
Hiram Wade (as Charles French)
 1923 The Abysmal Brute
Pat Glendon, Sr
 1923 Grumpy
Wolfe (as Charles French)
 1923 Man's Size
Angus McRae
 1922 White Shoulders
Col. Jim Singleton
 1922 Mixed Faces
Mr. Sayre (as Charles French)
 1922 The Woman He Loved
John Comstock (as Charles French)
 1922 The Yosemite Trail
The Sheriff (as Charles French)
 1922 West of Chicago
Judson Malone (as Charles French)
 1922 Smudge
John Stanton
 1922 If You Believe It, It's So
Frank Tine (as Charles French)
 1922 The Truthful Liar
Police Commissioner Rogers
 1922 The Bear Cat
Sheriff Bill Garfield (as Charles French)
 1922 Moran of the Lady Letty
Tavern Owner (uncredited)
 1922 Her Own Money
Thomas Hazelton (as Charles French)
 1922 The Unfoldment
James Osborne (as Charles French)
 1921 The Last Trail
Sheriff Nelson
 1921 The Night Horsemen
 1921 Beyond
Samuel Ackroyd (as Charles French)
 1921 Hands Off!
Clint Wadley
 1921 Bare Knuckles
 1920 Prairie Trails
Stephen McWhorter
 1920 The Texan
Wolf River Mayor
 1920 The Untamed
Tex Calder
 1920 Square Shooter
Zeke Hampton
 1920 White Lies
Col. Jean Raynal
 1920 The Terror
Sheriff Jim Canby
 1920 Desert Love
Jack Remington
 1920 The Daredevil
Ralph Spencer
 1920 Flames of the Flesh
Simon Eastcoat
 1920 What Would You Do?
Robert Brainerd
 1920 Stronger Than Death
Col. Boucicault
 1919 Haunting Shadows
John Glenarm Sr. (as Charles French)
 1919 Jubilo
Jim Handy (as Charles French)
 1919 The Speed Maniac
John B. Prescott
 1919 Six Feet Four
Henry Pollard
 1919 This Hero Stuff
Samuel Barnes
 1919 The Mints of Hell
Old Man Chaudiare (as Charles French)
 1919 Whom the Gods Would Destroy
Herr Klaw
 1919 The Sheriff's Son
Hal Rutherford
 1919 Happy Though Married
Diana's Uncle (as Charles French)
 1919 What Every Woman Wants
Attorney for the Defense (as Charles French)
 1919 Come Again Smith
Joe Smith Sr. (as Charles French)
 1918 Fuss and Feathers
Martin Ledyard
 1918 The Midnight Patrol
Jim Murdock
 1918 Three X Gordon
Jim Gordon
 1918 The Law of the North
Michel de Montcalm
 1918 Some Cave Man (Short)
 1918 Green Eyes
Rev. Dr. Gibson (as Charles French)
 1918 The Marriage Ring
 1918 A Burglar for a Night
James Herrick (as Charles French)
 1918 The Vamp
James Walsham
 1918 The Kaiser's Shadow
William Kremlin (as Charles French)
 1918 His Own Home Town
T. Elihu Banks
 1918 The Tiger Man
Sheriff Sandy Martin
 1918 Free and Equal
Judge Lowell
 1918 Love Me
Associate (uncredited)
 1918 The Guilty Man
Flambon (as Charles French)
 1918 The Hired Man
Caleb Endicott (as Charles French)
 1917 The Son of His Father
James Carbhoy
 1917 Wee Lady Betty
Fergus McClusky
 1917 An Even Break
David Harding
 1917 The Hater of Men
Phillips Hartley
 1917 The Clodhopper
Isaac Nelson - Everett's Father
 1917 Paws of the Bear
Gen. von Mittendorf
 1917 Love or Justice
Judge Geary
 1917 The Weaker Sex
John Harding
 1916 A Gamble in Souls
Tom Leonard
 1916 The Criminal
 1916 The Bugler of Algiers (Undetermined Secondary Role) (uncredited)
 1916 The Honorable Algy
James Dryker (as Charles French)
 1916 A Corner in Colleens
English Commander (as Charles French)
 1916 The Vagabond Prince
'Spud' Murphy
 1916 The Patriot
Col. Bracken
 1916 Shell 43
German Commander
 1916 The Deserter
 1916 The Phantom
Dr. Ratcliffe
 1916 The No-Good Guy
'Big' Malone
 1916 The Aryan
'Ivory' Wells
 1915 Civilization
The Prime Minister
 1915 The Despoiler
Col. Damien
 1915 The Disciple
Sheriff 'Birdshot' Bivens (as Charles French)
 1915/I The Coward
A Confederate Commander
 1915 The Iron Strain
Ezra Whitney
 1915 A Kentucky Girl (Short)
Father La Rouche
 1915 For His Wife's Sake (Short)
The Doctor
 1915 Hearts and Swords (Short)
General Salza
 1915/II The Bridge of Sighs (Short)
Banker Gray - Rita's Father
 1915 The Secret of Lost River (Short)
Fra Bartolomeo
 1915 On the Night Stage
Bartender (uncredited)
 1915 His Partner's Sacrifice (Short)
 1915 Joe's Partner, Bill (Short)
 1914 Not of the Flock (Short)
Rod Hawley - Leone's Father
 1914 The Bargain
Bartender (uncredited)
 1914 The Spark Eternal (Short)
Dr. Deering
 1914 Jimmy (Short)
Dr. Lobel
 1914 The Typhoon
 1914 The Moonshiners (Short)
 1914 The Silver Candlesticks (Short)
Pierre Deschamps
 1914 Yellow Flame (Short)
James Condon (as Mr. French)
 1914 Orphans of the Wild (Short)
 1914 A New England Idyl (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 For Her Brother's Sake (Short)
Sheriff Frye - the Father
 1913 Her Father's Story (Short)
 1913 The Belle of Yorktown (Short)
Sir Thomas Ledding (as Charles French)
 1913 The Invaders (Short)
Kennedy - Sawyer's Foreman
 1913 The Skeleton in the Closet (Short)
Hawkins - Kitty's Father
 1913 Baffled, Not Beaten (Short)
Richard Carlton
 1913 John, the Wagoner (Short)
The Sheriff
 1913 The Range Deadline (Short)
John Mabrey, Sheep Rancher
 1913 With Lee in Virginia (Short)
 1913/III The Escape (Short)
 1913 The Mosaic Law (Short)
 1913 The Paymaster's Son (Short)
Silas Burton - the Paymaster
 1913 Peggy and the Old Scout (Short)
The Old Scout
 1912 The Law of the West (Short)
 1912 The Prospector's Daughter (Short)
 1912 The Army Surgeon (Short)
 1912 When Lee Surrenders (Short)
 1912 The Colonel's Ward (Short)
 1912 Custer's Last Fight (Short)
 1912 On the Firing Line (Short)
 1912 The Colonel's Peril (Short)
Colonel Norman
 1912 His Punishment (Short)
Black Hawk - Silver Star's Father
 1912 The Heart of an Indian (Short)
Settler (uncredited)
 1910 Red Wing's Constancy (Short)
 1909 Reunited at the Gallows (Short)
 1909 The Mexican's Crime (Short)
 1909 His Two Children (Short)
 1909 Secret Service Woman (Short)
 1909 The True Heart of an Indian (Short)
The Indian
 1909 Davy Crockett - In Hearts United (Short)
Davy Crockett
 1909 Romance of a Fishermaid (Short)
 1909 The Cord of Life (Short)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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(2/1905) Stage: Appeared in "A Girl from Dixie" in Chicago, IL. See more »

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Charles French | Charlie French | Chas. French | Mr. French


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It is often erroneously stated that French is the father of Ted French and, therefore, the grandfather of Victor French, who was Ted's son. Although they shared the same last name, Charles French was not related to Ted French. They were, however, good friends, and Charles considered Victor French his "adopted" grandson, which is most likely how the confusion started. See more »

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