Noble Johnson (I) (1881–1978)

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African-American movie actor and producer Noble Johnson was born on April 18, 1881, in Marshall, Missouri. His family moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, when Noble was very young, and it was there that he met Lon Chaney at school. They became friends as children, and later got re-acquainted when both were making movies in Hollywood and became ... See full bio »

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Known For

King Kong Native Chief
The Midnight Express Deputy Sheriff
The Flaming Frontier Chief Sitting Bull


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 1950 North of the Great Divide
Nagura - Oseka Chief
 1950 Rock Island Trail
Bent Creek
 1949 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Chief Red Shirt
 1948 Dream Girl
Bartender (uncredited)
 1948 The Gallant Legion
Chief Black Eagle (uncredited)
 1947 Unconquered
Tall Ottawa Shot at Gilded Beaver (uncredited)
 1947 Along the Oregon Trail
Indian Chief (uncredited)
 1947 Slave Girl
Native Guard (uncredited)
 1947 Hard Boiled Mahoney
 1946 Plainsman and the Lady
 1946 Angel on My Shoulder
Trustee in Hell (uncredited)
 1945 A Game of Death
 1943 The Desert Song
Abdel Rahmen (uncredited)
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars
Charlie the Gower Gulch Indian (uncredited)
 1942 Night in New Orleans
 1942 Danger in the Pacific
Native Chief (uncredited)
 1942 The Jungle Book
 1942 The Mad Doctor of Market Street
Native Chief Elan
 1942 Shut My Big Mouth
Chief Standing Bull
 1941 Aloma of the South Seas
 1941 Hurry, Charlie, Hurry
Chief Poison Arrow
 1941 Road to Zanzibar
 1940 Seven Sinners
Irate Russian (uncredited)
 1940 North West Mounted Police
Indian (uncredited)
 1940 The Ghost Breakers
The Zombie
 1940 Green Hell
Hostile-Tribe Chief (uncredited)
 1939 Allegheny Uprising
Captured Delaware Native American (uncredited)
 1939 Drums Along the Mohawk
Indian (uncredited)
 1939 Tropic Fury
Hannibal - Slave-Driver
 1939 Union Pacific
Indian-Shooting Piano (uncredited)
 1939 Juarez
Gen. Regules (uncredited)
 1939 Frontier Pony Express
Luke Johnson
 1938 Hawk of the Wilderness
 1938 Mysterious Mr. Moto
Native Sergeant (uncredited)
 1938 Four Men and a Prayer
Native (uncredited)
 1937 Conquest
Roustan (uncredited)
 1937 Wee Willie Winkie
Sikh Policeman (uncredited)
 1937 Lost Horizon
Leader of Porters on Return Journey (uncredited)
 1936 The Plainsman
Indian #1 with Painted Horse (uncredited)
 1936 Mummy's Boys
Tattoo Artist (uncredited)
 1936 My American Wife
Indian Nation Leader (uncredited)
 1935 Dante's Inferno
Devil (uncredited)
 1935 She
Amahaggar Chief
 1935 The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
Ram Singh
 1934 Kid Millions
Attendant (uncredited)
 1934 Murder in Trinidad
 1934 Massacre
Indian Leader (uncredited)
 1933 Son of Kong
Native Chief (uncredited)
 1933 Roman Scandals
Torturer (uncredited)
 1933 White Woman
Native Chief (uncredited)
 1933 King Kong
Native Chief
 1933 Nagana
Head Boatman
 1932 The Mummy
The Nubian
 1932 Mystery Ranch
Mudo - Henchman
 1932 Murders in the Rue Morgue
Janos The Black One
 1931 Safe in Hell
Bobo - a Caribbean Policeman
 1931 East of Borneo
 1931 Son of India
Guard (uncredited)
 1930 Kismet (uncredited)
 1930 Renegades
Youssef (uncredited)
 1930 Moby Dick
 1930 Mamba
Hassim (uncredited)
 1929 The Four Feathers
 1929 Black Waters
 1929 Redskin
Pueblo Jim
 1928 Sal of Singapore
Erickson's 1st Mate
 1928 Noah's Ark
Slave Broker
 1928 Yellow Contraband
Li Wong Foo
 1928 The Black Ace
 1928 Manhattan Knights
Doc Mellis
 1928 The Yellow Cameo
Smoke Dawson
 1928 Why Sailors Go Wrong
Native (uncredited)
 1928 Something Always Happens
The Thing
 1928 The Gateway of the Moon
 1927 Soft Cushions
The Captain of the Guard
 1927/I Topsy and Eva
Uncle Tom
 1927 Vanity
Bimbo, ship's cook
 1927 The King of Kings
 1927 Red Clay
Chief Bear Paw
 1927 When a Man Loves
Aggressive Apache (uncredited)
 1926 The Lady of the Harem
Tax Collector
 1926 The Little Warrior (Short)
 1926 The Flaming Frontier
Chief Sitting Bull
 1926 Hands Up!
Sitting Bull
 1925 The Gold Hunters
 1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Crowd Member (uncredited)
 1925 Adventure
 1925 The Dancers
 1924 The Navigator
Cannibal Chief (uncredited)
 1924 Dante's Inferno
Devil Whipping Woman (uncredited)
 1924 Little Robinson Crusoe
Marimba (cannibal chief)
 1924 The Midnight Express
Deputy Sheriff
 1924 The Thief of Bagdad
The Indian Prince
 1924 A Man's Mate
 1923 The Ten Commandments
The Bronze Man - Prologue
 1923 Burning Words
Bad Pierre
 1923 Drums of Fate
Native King
 1922 Captain Fly-by-Night
Indian (uncredited)
 1922 The Loaded Door
Blackie Lopez
 1922 Tracks
Leon Serrano
 1921 Serenade
Capt. Ramirez
 1921 The Bronze Bell
 1921 The Wallop
 1921 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Conquest (uncredited)
 1920 The Leopard Woman
Chaké - Madame's Slave
 1920 Sunset Sprague
The Crow
 1920 The Adorable Savage
Ratu Madri
 1920 Under Crimson Skies
Baltimore Bucko
 1919 Lightning Bryce
Dopey Sam's Henchman - Ep. 5 / Arnold's Butler - Ep. 12 & 13 (uncredited)
 1919 The Midnight Man
 1918 The Lure of the Circus
Silent Andy
 1918 The Human Tiger (Short)
 1918 The Branded Man (Short)
Trovio Valdez
 1918 Play Straight or Fight (Short)
 1917 The Law of Nature (as Noble M. Johnson)
 1917 The Bull's Eye
Sweeney Bodin
 1917 The Red Ace
Little Bear
 1917 The Last of the Night Riders (Short)
Orrin Black
 1917 A Soldier of the Legion (Short)
Jones / Shorhall
 1917 The Hero of the Hour
Native American
 1917 Mr. Dolan of New York
Thomas Jefferson Jones
 1917 The Indian's Lament (Short)
Sleepy Horse
 1917 The Terror
Mike Tregurtha
 1917 A Trooper of Troop K (Short) (as Noble M. Johnson)
 1917 Love Aflame
Cannibal King
 1917 Fighting for Love
Johnny Little Bear
 1916 The Realization of a Negro's Ambition (Short)
James Burton
 1916 20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1916 Kinkaid, Gambler
Romero Valdez
 1916 Intolerance
Babylonian Soldier (uncredited)
 1916 The Lady from the Sea (Short)
The Islander
 1915 A Species of Mexican Man (Short)
 1915 From Champion to Tramp (Short)
 1915 Mr. Carlson of Arizona (Short)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Stunts (2 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (6 credits)

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Alternate Names:

Noble M. Johnson | Mark Noble


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