John Gilbert (I) (1897–1936)

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John Gilbert was born into a show-business family - his father was a comic with the Pringle Stock Company. By 1915 John was an extra with Thomas H. Ince's company and a lead player by 1917. In those days he was assistant director, actor or screenwriter. He also tried his hand at directing. By 1919 he was being noticed in films and getting better ... See full bio »

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Known For

Love Vronsky
Downstairs Karl Schneider
Flesh and the Devil Leo von Harden
The Big Parade James Apperson


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 1934 The Captain Hates the Sea
Steve Bramley
 1933 Queen Christina
 1933 Fast Workers
Gunner Smith
 1932 Downstairs
Karl Schneider
 1931 West of Broadway
Jerry Stevens
 1931 The Phantom of Paris
 1931 Gentleman's Fate
Giacomo Tomasulo - aka Jack Thomas
 1930 Way for a Sailor
 1930 Redemption
Fedya Protasoff
 1929 His Glorious Night
Captain Kovacs
 1929 A Man's Man
John Gilbert (uncredited)
 1929 Desert Nights
Hugh Rand
 1928 A Woman of Affairs
Neville Holderness
 1928 The Masks of the Devil
Baron Erwin Reiner
 1928 Show People
John Gilbert (uncredited)
 1928 Four Walls
 1928 The Cossacks
 1927 Love
 1927 Man, Woman and Sin
Albert Whitcomb
 1927 Twelve Miles Out
Jerry Fay
 1927 The Show
Cock Robin
 1926 Flesh and the Devil
Leo von Harden
 1926 Bardelys the Magnificent
Marquis Christian de Bardelys
 1926 La Bohème
 1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
 1925 The Big Parade
James Apperson
 1925 The Merry Widow
Prince Danilo Petrovich
 1924 The Wife of the Centaur
Jeffrey Dwyer
 1924 The Snob
Eugene Curry
 1924 He Who Gets Slapped
 1924 Married Flirts
John Gilbert (uncredited)
 1924 His Hour
 1924 Romance Ranch
Carlos Brent
 1924 The Lone Chance
Jack Saunders
 1924 A Man's Mate
 1924 Just Off Broadway
Stephen Moore
 1923 The Wolf Man
Gerald Stanley
 1923 Cameo Kirby
Cameo Kirby
 1923 The Exiles
Henry Holcombe
 1923/I St. Elmo
St. Elmo Thornton
 1923 Madness of Youth
Jaca Javalie
 1923 Truxton King
Truxton King
 1923 While Paris Sleeps
Dennis O'Keefe
 1922 A California Romance
Don Patricio Fernando
 1922 The Love Gambler
Dick Manners
 1922 Calvert's Valley
Page Emlyn (as Jack Gilbert)
 1922 Monte Cristo
Edmond Dantes, Count of Monte Cristo
 1922 Honor First
Jacques Dubois / Honoré Duboois
 1922 The Yellow Stain
Donald Keith
 1922 Arabian Love
Norman Stone
 1922 Gleam O'Dawn
Gleam O'Dawn
 1921 Ladies Must Live
The Gardener (as Jack Gilbert)
 1921 Shame
William Fielding / David Field
 1921 The Servant in the House
Percival (as Jack Gilbert)
 1920 Deep Waters
Bill Lacey (as Jack Gilbert)
 1920 The Great Redeemer
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1920 The White Circle
Frank Cassilis (as Jack Gilbert)
 1919 Should a Woman Tell?
The Villain (as Jack Gilbert)
 1919 Heart o' the Hills
Gray Pendleton (as Jack Gilbert)
 1919 Widow by Proxy
Jack Pennington (as Jack Gilbert)
 1919 For a Woman's Honor
Dick Rutherford
 1919 The Red Viper
Dick Grant (as Jack Gilbert)
 1919 A Little Brother of the Rich
Carl Wilmerding (as Jack Gilbert)
 1919/I The Man Beneath
James Bassett (as Jack Gilbert)
 1919 The Busher
Jim Blair (as Jack Gilbert)
 1919 The White Heather
Dick Beach (as Jack Gilbert)
 1918 The Dawn of Understanding
Ira Beasley (as Jack Gilbert)
 1918 Three X Gordon
Archie (as Jack Gilbert)
 1918 The Mask
Billy Taylor (as Jack Gilbert)
 1918/I Doing Their Bit (as Jack Gilbert)
 1918 Wedlock
Granger Hollister (as Jack Gilbert)
 1918 More Trouble
Harvey Deering (as Jack Gilbert)
 1918 One Dollar Bid (as Jack Gilbert)
 1918 Shackled
James Ashley (as Jack Gilbert)
 1918 Nancy Comes Home
Phil Ballou (as Jack Gilbert)
 1917 Up or Down?
Allan Corey (as Jack Gilbert)
 1917 The Devil Dodger
Roger Ingraham (as Jack Gilbert)
 1917 Golden Rule Kate
The Heller
 1917 The Mother Instinct
Jean Coutierre (as Jack Gilbert)
 1917 The Hater of Men
Billy Williams (as Jack Gilbert)
 1917 Love or Justice
 1917 The Millionaire Vagrant
James Cricket (as Jack Gilbert)
 1917 Happiness
Richard Forrester (as Jack Gilbert)
 1917 The Dark Road
Cedric Constable (as Jack Gilbert)
 1917 Princess of the Dark
'Crip' Halloran (as Jack Gilbert)
 1917 The Bride of Hate
Dr. Duprez's Son (as Jack Gilbert)
 1916 The Sin Ye Do
Jimmy (as Jack Gilbert)
 1916 Shell 43
English Spy (as Jack Gilbert)
 1916 Eye of the Night (uncredited)
 1916 The Phantom
Bertie Bereton (as Jack Gilbert)
 1916 The Apostle of Vengeance
Willie Hudson (as Jack Gilbert)
 1916 The Aryan
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1916 Hell's Hinges
Rowdy Townsman (uncredited)
 1916 The Last Act
Extra (uncredited)
 1916 Bullets and Brown Eyes (as Jack Gilbert)
 1916 The Corner
Extra (uncredited)
 1915 Civilization
Extra (uncredited)
 1915 Aloha Oe
Sailor (uncredited)
 1915 Matrimony (Short)
Minor Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1915/I The Coward
A Young Virginian (uncredited)
 1915 The Mother Instinct (Short)
Secondary Supporting Role
Show Show Writer (6 credits)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Editor (1 credit)
Show Show Self (7 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (33 credits)

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3 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 6 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 38 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jack Gilbert


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Virginia Bruce  (divorced)  (1 child) | See more »


John Pringle | Ida Apperly Gilbert


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Some sources, notably his daughter Leatrice Joy Gilbert's 1984 biography of her father, give Gilbert's birth year as 1899, but according to various official documents, including the 1900, 1920 and 1930 US census results, and his World War Draft card from 1917, Gilbert was born in 1897. His daughter admitted in a 2005 interview that she now agreed 1897 was correct, having been swayed by the census... See more »



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