Jack Holt (I) (1888–1951)

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Staunch, granite-jawed American leading man of silent and early talkie films, much associated with Westerns. A native of New York City, Holt often claimed to have been born in Winchester, Virginia, where he grew up. The son of an Episcopal minister, he attended Trinity School in Manhattan, then the Virginia Military Institute, from which he was ... See full bio »

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Known For

San Francisco Jack Burley
Cat People The Commodore
The Donovan Affair Insp. Killian
Submarine Jack Dorgan


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 1951 Across the Wide Missouri
Bear Ghost
 1950 King of the Bullwhip
James Kerrigan - Banker
 1950 Trail of Robin Hood
Jack Holt
 1950 Return of the Frontiersman
Sheriff Sam Barrett
 1950 The Daltons' Women
Clint Dalton - Mike Leonard
 1949 Red Desert
Deacon Smith
 1949 Task Force
Captain Reeves
 1949 Brimstone
Marshal Walter Greenslide
 1949 The Last Bandit
Mort Pemberton
 1948 Loaded Pistols
Dave Randall
 1948 The Strawberry Roan
Walt Bailey
 1948 The Gallant Legion
Texas Ranger Capt. Banner
 1948 The Arizona Ranger
Rawhide Morgan
 1948 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Flophouse Bum (uncredited)
 1947 The Wild Frontier
Charles 'Saddles' Barton
 1946 Renegade Girl
Maj. Barker
 1946 The Chase
Cmdr. Davidson
 1946 Flight to Nowhere
FBI Agent Bob Donovan
 1946 My Pal Trigger
Brett Scoville
 1945 They Were Expendable
Gen. Martin
 1944 The Articles of War (Documentary short)
 1943 Customs of the Service (Documentary short)
 1942 Cat People
The Commodore
 1942 Northwest Rangers
Duncan Frazier
 1942 Thunder Birds: Soldiers of the Air
Colonel MacDonald
 1941 Holt of the Secret Service
Jack Holt / Nick Farrell
 1941 The Great Swindle
Jack Regan
 1940 The Great Plane Robbery
Mike Henderson
 1940 Fugitive from a Prison Camp
Sheriff Lawson
 1940 Passport to Alcatraz
George Hollister
 1940 Outside the Three-Mile Limit
Treasury Agent Conway
 1939 Hidden Power
Dr. Garfield
 1939 Fugitive at Large
Tom Farrow / George Storm
 1939 Trapped in the Sky
 1939 Whispering Enemies
Stephen Brewster
 1938 Crime Takes a Holiday
Walter Forbes
 1938 Reformatory
Robert Dean
 1938 Flight Into Nowhere
Jim Horne
 1938 Making the Headlines
Police Lt. Lewis Nagel
 1937 Under Suspicion
Robert Bailey
 1937 Trapped by G-Men
G-Man Martin Galloway, Posing as Bill Donovan
 1937 Outlaws of the Orient
Chet Eaton
 1937 Roaring Timber
Jim Sherwood
 1937 Trouble in Morocco
Paul Cluett
 1936 North of Nome
John Raglan
 1936 End of the Trail
Dale Brittenham
 1936 Crash Donovan
'Crash' Donovan
 1936 San Francisco
Jack Burley
 1936 Dangerous Waters
Jim Marlowe
 1935 The Littlest Rebel
Col. Morrison
 1935 The Awakening of Jim Burke
Jim Burke
 1935 The Unwelcome Stranger
Howard W. Chamberlain
 1935 Storm Over the Andes
Bob Kent
 1935 The Best Man Wins
Nick Roberts
 1934 I'll Fix It
Bill Grimes
 1934 The Defense Rests
Matthew Mitchell
 1934 Black Moon
Stephen Lane
 1934 Whirlpool
Buck Rankin
 1933 Master of Men
Buck Garrett
 1933 The Wrecker
Chuck Regan
 1933 The Woman I Stole
Jim Bradler
 1933 When Strangers Marry
Steve Rand
 1932 Man Against Woman
Johnny McCloud
 1932 This Sporting Age
Capt. John Steele
 1932 War Correspondent
Jim Kenyon
 1932 Behind the Mask
Jack Hart aka Quinn
 1931 Maker of Men
Coach Dudley
 1931 A Dangerous Affair
Lt. McHenry
 1931 Fifty Fathoms Deep
Tim Burke
 1931 White Shoulders
Gordon Kent
 1931 Subway Express
Inspector Killian
 1931 Dirigible
Jack Bradon
 1931 The Last Parade
Cookie Leonard
 1930 The Squealer
Charles Hart
 1930 Hell's Island
 1930 The Border Legion
Jack Kells
 1930/I Vengeance
John Meadham
 1929 Flight
Panama Williams
 1929 Father and Son
Frank Fields
 1929 The Donovan Affair
Insp. Killian
 1929 Sunset Pass
Jack Rock
 1928 Avalanche
Jack Dunton
 1928 Submarine
Jack Dorgan
 1928 The Water Hole
Philip Randolph
 1928 Court-Martial
James Camden
 1928 The Vanishing Pioneer
Anthony Ballard / John Ballard
 1928 The Smart Set
 1927 The Warning
Tom Fellows / Col. Robert Wellsley
 1927 The Tigress
Winston Graham, Earl of Eddington
 1927 The Mysterious Rider
Bent Wade
 1926 Man of the Forest
Milt Dale
 1926 Forlorn River
 1926 Born to the West
'Colorado' Dare Rudd
 1926 The Blind Goddess
Hugh Dillon
 1926 Sea Horses
George Glanville
 1926 The Enchanted Hill
Lee Purdy
 1925 The Ancient Highway
Cliff Brant
 1925 Wild Horse Mesa
Chane Weymer
 1925 The Light of Western Stars
Gene Stewart
 1925 The Thundering Herd
Tom Doan
 1925 Eve's Secret
Duke of Poltava
 1924 North of 36
Don McMasters
 1924 Empty Hands
 1924 Wanderer of the Wasteland
Adam Larey
 1924 The Lone Wolf
Michael Lanyard
 1923 Don't Call It Love
Richard Parrish
 1923 The Marriage Maker
Lord Stonbury
 1923 The Cheat
Dudley Drake
 1923 Hollywood
Jack Holt
 1923 A Gentleman of Leisure
Robert Pitt
 1923 The Tiger's Claw
Sam Sandell
 1923 Nobody's Money
John Webster
 1922 Making a Man
Horace Winsby
 1922 On the High Seas
Jim Dorn
 1922 The Man Unconquerable
Robert Kendall
 1922 While Satan Sleeps
 1922 North of the Rio Grande
Bob Haddington
 1922 Bought and Paid For
Robert Stafford
 1921 The Call of the North
Ned Trent
 1921 The Grim Comedian
Harvey Martin
 1921 After the Show
Larry Taylor
 1921 The Mask
Kenneth Traynor / Handsome Jack
 1921 The Lost Romance
Mark Sheridan
 1921 Ducks and Drakes
Rob Winslow
 1921 All Souls' Eve
Roger Heath
 1920 Midsummer Madness
Bob Meredith
 1920 The Sins of Rosanne
Sir Dennis Harlenden
 1920 Held by the Enemy
Col. Charles Prescott
 1920 Crooked Streets
Richard Rupert
 1920 The Best of Luck
Kenneth, Lord Glenayr
 1919 Victory
Axel Heyst
 1919 Kitty Kelly, M.D.
Bob Lang
 1919 The Life Line
Jack Hearne, the Romany Rye
 1919 The Woman Michael Married
Michael Ordsway
 1919/II A Sporting Chance
Paul Sayre
 1919 The Woman Thou Gavest Me
Lord Raa
 1919 For Better, for Worse
 1919 A Midnight Romance
Roger Sloan
 1919 Cheating Cheaters
Tom Palmer
 1918 The Squaw Man
Cash Hawkins
 1918 The Road Through the Dark
Duke Karl
 1918 Green Eyes
Pearson Hunter
 1918 The Marriage Ring
Rodney Heathe
 1918 A Desert Wooing
Barton Masters
 1918 The Claw
Maurice Stair
 1918 The White Man's Law
Sir Harry Falkland
 1918 The Honor of His House
Robert Farlow
 1918 Love Me
Gordon Appleby
 1918 Headin' South
 1918 One More American
Sam Potts
 1918 The Hidden Pearls
Robert Garvin
 1917 The Secret Game
Maj. John Northfield
 1917 The Call of the East
Alan Hepburn
 1917 The Little American
Karl von Austreim
 1917 The Inner Shrine
Viscount D'Arcourt
 1917 Giving Becky a Chance
Tom Fielding
 1917 Sacrifice
Paul Ekald
 1917 The Cost of Hatred
 1917 Patria
 1916 Joan the Woman (uncredited)
 1916 Mister Vampire (Short)
Mr. Brooks
 1916 The Better Man (Short)
Joe Cullison
 1916 The Black Sheep of the Family
Kenneth Carmont
 1916 The Chalice of Sorrow (uncredited)
 1916 Saving the Family Name
Jansen Winthrop
 1916 The Princely Bandit (Short)
Count Michael
 1916 Brennon o' the Moor (Short)
The Mayor's Son
 1916 Liberty
Captain Bob Rutledge
 1916 Mutiny (Short)
Warren Gilcrest
 1916 The Phone Message (Short)
 1916 The False Part (Short)
J. Kenneth Simpson
 1916 The Wire Pullers (Short)
Mr. Page
 1916 Naked Hearts
 1916 The Unexpected (Short)
Betty's Sweetheart
 1916 Behind the Mask (Short)
Count Charles
 1916 The Desperado (Short)
The Sheriff
 1916 The Madcap Queen of Crona (Short)
Count Michael
 1916 The Cry of Erin (Short)
The Squire's Son
 1916 Born of the People (Short)
Mr. Jeffries
 1916 His Majesty Dick Turpin (Short)
Count Charles
 1916 The Dumb Girl of Portici
Conde, the Viceory's Second Son (as Mr. John Holt)
 1916 Her Better Self (Short)
Jack Trevor
 1915 The Power of Fascination (Short)
 1915 As the Twig Is Bent (Short)
Colonel Vail
 1915 What the River Foretold (Short)
Bill Ward
 1915 Jewel
Nat Bonnell
 1915 A Cigarette - That's All (Short)
Stanley Ivans (as Frank Holt)
 1915 The Broken Coin
Captain Williams
 1915 The Flash (Short)
Frank Hoag
 1914 The Master Key
Donald Faversham
 1914 Salomy Jane
Solitaire-Playing Cowboy in Saloon (uncredited)
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Frank Holt | Mr. John Holt


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