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William Humphrey (I) (1863–1942)

William Humphrey was born William Jonathan Humphrey on January 2nd, 1875 in Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts, USA. He entered films in 1909 as an actor, in 1910 as a director, and in 1917 as a screenwriter. He directed films and wrote screenplays until 1922. As an actor, he appeared in 124 films from 1909 until 1937. He died of coronary thrombosis on... See full bio »

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 1937 Dick Tracy
Mr. James (uncredited)
 1937 Find the Witness
 1936 The Plainsman
Hugh McCulloch (uncredited)
 1935 False Pretenses
Newman (as William Humphries)
 1935 The Public Menace
Funeral Spectator (uncredited)
 1935 Get That Man
Mr. Brownlee (as William Humphries)
 1935 The Fighting Pilot
Mr. Reynolds
 1934 Are We Civilized?
 1934 The Crime of Helen Stanley
Doctor (uncredited)
 1933 Secret Sinners
The Music Publisher (as William Humphries)
 1933 Curtain at Eight
Mr. Alison - Actor in Play (uncredited)
 1933 One Year Later
Train Conductor
 1933 Cheating Blondes
Jim - City Editor
 1933 The Vampire Bat
Dr. Haupt (uncredited)
 1932 A Strange Adventure
Coroner (uncredited)
 1932 Tangled Destinies
Professor Hartley
 1932 The Cowboy Counsellor
Judge Kendell (as Wm. Humphrys)
 1932 Madame Racketeer
Bank Director (uncredited)
 1931 Manhattan Parade
Napoleon (uncredited)
 1931 Murder at Midnight
 1931 Subway Express
Mr. Cotton
 1929 Devil-May-Care
Napoleon Bonaparte
 1929 The Godless Girl
School Principal (uncredited)
 1928 Life's Crossroads
The Consul
 1928 The Actress
Mr. Telfer
 1927 Aflame in the Sky
Major Savage
 1927 Temptations of a Shop Girl
John Horton (as William Humphreys)
 1927 City of Shadows (as William Humphreys)
 1927 Yours to Command
 1926 The Silent Lover
Cornelius Sherman
 1926 The Dice Woman
Ship Captain
 1926 The Volga Boatman
Head of the Tribunal (uncredited)
 1926 The Midnight Limited
John Reynolds
 1926 The Danger Girl
Pelham (as William Humphreys)
 1925 The Gold Hunters
John McAllister
 1925 Three Wise Crooks
 1925 Lady Robinhood
 1925 The Unholy Three
Attorney for the Defense (as William Humphreys)
 1925 Drusilla with a Million
John Thornton
 1925 The Phantom of the Opera
M. Debienne (uncredited)
 1925 Dangerous Innocence
John Church
 1924 One Night in Rome
George Milburne
 1924 Beau Brummel
Lord Alvanley
 1924 The Arizona Express
Henry MacFarlane
 1924 The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln
Stephen A. Douglas
 1923 The Man Life Passed By
The Lawyer
 1923 The Social Code
District Attorney
 1923 Haldane of the Secret Service
Edward Ormsby (as Wm. Humphrey)
 1923 Scaramouche
The Chevalier de Chabrillane
 1923 Vanity Fair
Mr. Sedley (as William Humphreys)
 1922 The Strangers' Banquet
Groom's Friend
 1919 The Way of a Woman
Nathan Caspar (as William Humphreys)
 1919 A House Divided
Sir Arthur Stanhope
 1917 The Scarlet Car
Member of Directors Meeting (uncredited)
 1916 Fathers of Men
 1916 Husks (Short)
Clay McTrigger
 1916 From Out of the Past (Short)
John Wilson
 1916 The Secret Seven (Short)
 1915 Heredity (Short)
Jim Greenfield
 1914 Nocturne in E-Flat (Short)
 1914 The Man That Might Have Been (Short)
William Rudd
 1914 The Senator's Brother (Short)
Senator Paul Zanes
 1914 His Wedded Wife (Short)
Mr. Marsh
 1914 His Dominant Passion (Short)
John Breck
 1914/I Fine Feathers Make Fine Birds (Short)
Harry Norton
 1914 The Man Who Knew (Short)
Ralph Lorimer
 1914 The Upper Hand (Short)
 1914 Polishing Up (Short)
Dr. Reynolds
 1914 The Song of the Ghetto (Short)
Ernesto Calucci - the Tenor
 1914 Uncle Bill (Short)
John Mason
 1914 Maria's Sacrifice (Short)
 1914 Mr. Bingle's Melodrama (Short)
An Author
 1914 The Awakening of Barbara Dare (Short)
John Dare (as William J. Humphrey)
 1914 Mr. Barnes of New York
Count Musso Danella
 1914 The Price of Vanity (Short)
Gilman Beverly
 1914 The Drudge (Short)
Thurley Briggs
 1914 Hearts of Women (Short)
George Dixon
 1913/II The Trap (Short)
 1913 The Spirit of Christmas (Short)
The Man of Wealth
 1913 A Princess of Bagdad
The Caliph
 1913 Playing the Pipers (Short)
James McNab aka McGregor - the Son
 1913 The Line-Up (Short)
Mr. Livingston
 1913/I The Flirt (Short)
Robert Gordon
 1913 The Penalties of Reputation (Short)
Ned Lawlor
 1913 My Lady of Idleness (Short)
Mr. Hanson, Edith's Husband
 1913 The Glove (Short)
The Husband
 1913 An Unwritten Chapter (Short)
Philip Mowbray
 1913/I The Snare of Fate (Short)
Andrew Mason
 1913 An Infernal Tangle (Short)
Luigi - 1st Couple
 1913 The Butler's Secret (Short)
Alfred Dixon
 1913 A Husband's Trick (Short)
Penfield - the Husband
 1913 His Life for His Emperor (Short)
 1913 Captain Mary Brown (Short)
Deland - the Spy
 1913 Hearts of the First Empire (Short)
 1913 Mixed Identities (Short)
Sparkins Carter
 1913 The Golden Hoard; or, Buried Alive (Short)
Pete Nelson
 1913 Red and White Roses (Short)
Morgan Andrews
 1913 The Chains of an Oath (Short)
 1912 The Bogus Napoleon (Short)
Napoleon Bonaparte
 1912 The Money Kings (Short)
James Montepier - the Father
 1912 The French Spy (Short)
An Arabian Chieftain
 1912 The Lady of the Lake (Short)
Undetermined Minor Role
 1912 The Governor Who Had a Heart (Short)
William Browden - the Governor (as Mr. Humphries)
 1912 The Heart of the King's Jester (Short)
The King
 1911 An Aeroplane Elopement (Short)
Mr. Brooks - Maud's Father
 1911 A Message from Beyond (Short)
Mr. Morrison - Jack's Father
 1911 A Southern Soldier's Sacrifice (Short)
Harry Linden
 1911 Selecting His Heiress (Short)
Doughbags' Attorney
 1911 Forgotten; or, An Answered Prayer (Short)
Max Earle - the Father
 1911 The Wrong Patient (Short)
Dr. Goodwin
 1911 The General's Daughter (Short)
 1911 Tested by the Flag (Short)
Jack Drew
 1911 Prejudice of Pierre Marie (Short)
Giovanni, a Musician
 1911 Picciola; or, The Prison Flower (Short)
Comte de Charney, a Prisoner
 1911 A Tale of Two Cities (Short)
The Duke D'Evremon
 1911 Jean Rescues (Short)
 1910 Jean and the Waif (Short)
 1910 The Three of Them (Short)
 1910 Twelfth Night (Short)
Sir Toby Belch
 1909 A Midsummer Night's Dream (Short)
 1909 Benedict Arnold (Short)
Major Andre
 1909 Les Miserables (Part I) (Short)
 1909 The Way of the Cross (Short)
 1909 The Judgment of Solomon (Short)
King Solomon
 1909 Oliver Twist (Short)
 1909 Napoleon and the Empress Josephine (Short)
Napoleon Bonaparte
 1909 The Life of Napoleon (Short)
 1909 King Lear (Short)
 1909 Ruy Blas (Short)
 1908 Napoleon, the Man of Destiny (Short)
Show Show Director (80 credits)
Show Show Writer (4 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)

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