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William Janney (1908–1992)

William Janney was born on February 15, 1908 in New York City, New York, USA as Russell Dixon Janney. He was an actor, known for Two Seconds (1932), The World Changes (1933) and Sweepstake Annie (1935). He was married to Venice Daniels and Madlyn Hobbs. He died on December 22, 1992 in Idaho, USA. See full bio »


(age 84) in Idaho, USA

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Known For

Two Seconds College Boy at Execution
The World Changes Orin Nordholm III
Sweepstake Annie Arthur Foster
Clipped Wings Mickey Lofton


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 1937 Clipped Wings
Mickey Lofton
 1936 Hopalong Cassidy Returns
Buddy Cassidy
 1936 Sitting on the Moon
Young Husband
 1936 Sutter's Gold
John Sutter Jr.
 1935 Bonnie Scotland
Allan Douglas
 1935 Born to Gamble
Fred Mathews
 1935 Without Children
David Sonny Cole Jr.
 1935 The Great Hotel Murder
Harry Prentice
 1935 Sweepstake Annie
Arthur Foster
 1934 A Successful Failure
Robert Cushing
 1934 A Modern Hero
Young Pierre Croy
 1934 As the Earth Turns
 1933 Should Ladies Behave
Geoffrey Cole
 1933 The World Changes
Orin Nordholm III
 1933 King of the Wild Horses
Two Feathers
 1933 Secret of the Blue Room
Thomas Brandt
 1933 Terror Aboard
Edward Wilson
 1933 The Crime of the Century
Jim Brandt
 1933 The Iron Master
David Stillman
 1932 Under-Cover Man
Jimmy Madigan
 1932 A Successful Calamity
Eddie Wilton
 1932 Crooner
Pat - Band Member
 1932 Two Seconds
College Boy at Execution
 1932 The Mouthpiece
John 'Johnny' Morris
 1932 The Man Who Played God
First Boy
 1931 Meet the Wife
Gregory Brown
 1931 Parents Wanted (Short)
 1931 Girls Demand Excitement
 1931 The Right of Way
Billy Wantage
 1931 Cimarron
Man Phoning Ambulance (uncredited)
 1930 The Pay-Off
Tommy Brown
 1930 Shooting Straight
Tommy Powell
 1930 The Dawn Patrol
Gordon Scott
 1930 Young Desire
Bobby Spencer
 1930 Those Who Dance
Tim Brady
 1930 The Girl Said No
Jimmie Ward
 1930 More Sinned Against Than Usual (Short)
The Innocent Young Hero
 1929 Mexicali Rose
Bob Manning
 1929 Salute
Midshipman Paul Randall
 1929 Coquette
Jimmy Besant
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5' 10" (1.78 m)

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Son of writer/producer Russell Janney.

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