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Wilbur Higby (1867–1934)

Prior to acting on stage, Higby played professional baseball in Grand Rapids. Higby played stock with Otis Skinner, Wilton Lackaye and Marguerite Clark before entering films with Universal in 1914. Higby played on screen with Douglas Fairbanks and worked with Elmer Clifton and W. Christy Cabanne. He acted throughout the 1920s, often playing the ... See full bio »

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Hoodoo Ann Samuel Knapp
The Master Key Tom Gallon


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 1934 The Mighty Barnum
Mr. Astor (uncredited)
 1934 St. Louis Woman
Mr. Warren
 1931 Morals for Women (uncredited)
 1931 Street Scene
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1927 God's Great Wilderness
Ward Maxwell
 1926 The Border Whirlwind
Tom Blake Sr
 1925 Lights of Old Broadway
 1925 Confessions of a Queen
Revolutionary Officer
 1924 The Flaming Forties
 1923 Richard the Lion-Hearted
Sir Thomas de Vaux
 1923 The Love Trap
Detective Graves
 1922 The Third Alarm
Fire Chief Andrews
 1922 Do and Dare
Colonel 'Handy' Lee
 1922 The Ladder Jinx
James Wilbur
 1922 My Dad
Barry O'Day
 1921 Desert Blossoms
James Thornton
 1921 Play Square
Judge Kerrigan
 1921 Live Wires
Austin (aka Melody)
 1921 Miracles of the Jungle
Tom Cortland
 1920 The Jailbird
Joel Harvey
 1920 Girls Don't Gamble
Mr. Fisher
 1920 The Price of Redemption
Colonel Dering
 1920 The Terror
John D. Sutherland
 1920 Let's Be Fashionable
George Barrymore
 1920 The Lone Hand
Sheriff Hampton
 1919 Nugget Nell
Nell's uncle
 1919 True Heart Susie
William's father
 1919 The Mayor of Filbert
Roger Taft
 1919 I'll Get Him Yet
Undetermined role
 1919 Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl
London Policeman (uncredited)
 1919 Brass Buttons
Mayor Dave McCullough
 1918 Under False Pretenses (Short)
 1918 By Proxy
Cattle Buyer
 1918 Madame Sphinx
 1918 The Vortex
Henry Meredith
 1918 The Answer
 1918 Keith of the Border
Dr. Fairban
 1918 The Flames of Chance
Frederick Armstrong (as Wilbur Higbee)
 1917 Until They Get Me
 1917 The Medicine Man
Doc Hamilton
 1917 Wild Sumac
Armand du Fere
 1917 The Tar Heel Warrior
John Mason
 1917 The Midnight Man
John Hardin
 1917 Might and the Man
Hiram Sloan
 1917 An Old Fashioned Young Man
Senator Briggs
 1917 Evil Hands (Short)
 1917 A Girl of the Timber Claims
Senator Hoyle
 1916 Mixed Blood
Joe Nagle
 1916 The Matrimaniac (Short)
Mr. Lewis - Marna's Father
 1916 The Mainspring
Jesse Craven (as W.J. Higby)
 1916 Her Chance (Short)
Mr. James Martin
 1916 Diane of the Follies
Theatrical Manager
 1916 Flirting with Fate
The Landlord
 1916 Reggie Mixes In
 1916 Hoodoo Ann
Samuel Knapp
 1915 As in the Days of Old (Short)
 1915 Merely Players (Short)
Charles Benson
 1915 Her Oath of Vengeance (Short)
 1915/I The Turning Point (Short)
Sam Crosby
 1915 The Kinship of Courage (Short)
Mr. Hammond
 1915 Fate Takes a Hand (Short)
Jim Brant's Father
 1915 Children of the Sea (Short)
Ben Bright
 1915 The Housemaid (Short)
The Old Widower
 1915 At the Stroke of the Angelus (Short)
Ynez's Father
 1915 Strathmore
Lord Vavasour
 1915 Love and Handcuffs (Short)
Case Saunders - Moonshiner
 1915 The Duchess (Short)
Squire Delaney
 1915 The Unknown Brother (Short)
Captain Weatherby
 1915 A Martyr of the Present (Short)
Dr. Cummings
 1915 The Heart of Sampson (Short)
Foxen - an Old Trapper
 1915 Her Bargain (Short)
Doctor Willing
 1915 The Hearts of the Bradys (Short)
 1915 The Mystery of the Throne Room (Short)
Prince Frederick
 1914 The Mysterious Rose (Short)
Ward Boss
 1914 The Master Key
Tom Gallon
 1914/II The Tangle (Short)
The Old Monk
 1914 Mountain Law (Short)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Wilbur Higbee | W.J. Higby

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His daughter was Mary Jane Higby, the well-known radio actress.

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