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Herbert Prior (1867–1954)

Herbert Prior was born on July 2, 1867 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. He was an actor and writer, known for Why Girls Go Back Home (1926), Creaking Stairs (1919) and Great Expectations (1917). He was married to Mabel Trunnelle. He died on October 3, 1954 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Why Girls Go Back Home Crook in Badger Game
Creaking Stairs Mark Winfield
Great Expectations Mr. Jaggers
The Lost Messenger Tom Saunders


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 1934 Student Tour
Grouch (uncredited)
 1934 Stand Up and Cheer!
Quartet Member (uncredited)
 1934 Viva Villa!
2nd General Told to Leave Room (uncredited)
 1934 This Side of Heaven
Grouch in Movie Theatre (uncredited)
 1932 Prosperity
George, the Dentist (uncredited)
 1932 Are You Listening?
Sponsor (uncredited)
 1931 Flying High
Angry Investor with Eyeglasses (uncredited)
 1931 Politics
Abner (uncredited)
 1931 Laugh and Get Rich
J.C. Pennypacker (uncredited)
 1931 Help Wanted, Female (Short)
Dr. Foster
 1931 Reducing
Man on Ticket Line in a Hurry (uncredited)
 1930 Paid
General Harrison (uncredited)
 1930 Passion Flower
Party Guest with Glasses (uncredited)
 1930 The Big House
Prison Doctor (uncredited)
 1930 Caught Short
Mr. Frisby
 1930 Children of Pleasure
Jeweler (uncredited)
 1930 The Girl Said No
Mr. Durham (uncredited)
 1929 The Ace of Scotland Yard
Lord Blanton
 1929 The Winged Horseman
Eben Matthews
 1929 The Duke Steps Out
Mr. Corbin
 1929 All at Sea
Mr. Page
 1928 The Smart Set
Beleaguered Diner (uncredited)
 1927 Blake of Scotland Yard
Lord Blanton
 1927 The Last Outlaw
Bert Wagner
 1927 The King of Kings (uncredited)
 1926 The Midnight Kiss
Smith Hastings
 1926 Across the Pacific
Col. Marsh
 1926 Doubling with Danger
Manning Davis
 1926 The Better Man
John Knolwton
 1926 Rustling for Cupid
Tom Martin
 1926 Why Girls Go Back Home
Crook in Badger Game
 1925 The Wild Bull's Lair
James Harbison
 1925 The Fighting Demon
Jackson Pierce
 1925 Tearing Through
District Attorney
 1925 Waking Up the Town
Curt Horndyke
 1925 The Monster
Doctor Edwards (uncredited)
 1925 Taming the West
Old Man King
 1924 Madonna of the Streets
Nathan Norris
 1923 Slave of Desire
Mr. Gaudin
 1923 Little Johnny Jones
Sir James Smythe
 1923 Garrison's Finish
Judge of Race Course
 1922 The Snowshoe Trail
George Edmunson
 1922 The Half Breed
Ned Greenwood (as Herbert Pryor)
 1922 The Man from Downing Street
Capt. Graves
 1922 The Dangerous Little Demon
Jay Howard
 1921 Garments of Truth
Dr. W.H. Palmer
 1921 Without Benefit of Clergy
Hugh Sanders (uncredited)
 1921 Made in Heaven
 1921 Not Guilty
Newell Craig
 1920 The Little 'Fraid Lady
Judge Peter Carteret
 1920 The House of Whispers
Edward Thayer
 1920 Rose of Nome
Jack Hilton
 1920 The Poor Simp
Dr. Crawford
 1920 The Fighting Chance
Kemp Farrell (as Herbert Pryor)
 1920 Pollyanna
Dr. Chilton
 1920 Stronger Than Death
James Barclay
 1919 Her Kingdom of Dreams
John Hastings
 1919 Heartsease
Major Twombley (as Herber Pryor)
 1919 You're Fired
Horace Graham
 1919 After His Own Heart
Adrian Keep (as Herbert Pryor)
 1919 That's Good
Barrett Prentice
 1919 The Love Hunger
Hamilton Gregory
 1919 Creaking Stairs
Mark Winfield
 1918 Mrs. Leffingwell's Boots
Mr. Tom Brown
 1918 A Burglar for a Night
Wilbur Clayton
 1918 After the War
Karl Wertz
 1918 A Model's Confession
Bertrand Seldon
 1918 Society for Sale
Lord Sheldon
 1918 Compliments of the Season (Short)
The Tramp
 1918 The Menace
Dr. Burnell
 1917 The Bottom of the Well
'Long Bill' Parker (as Herbert Pryor)
 1917 The Ghost of Old Morro
 1917 The Poor Little Rich Girl
The Doctor
 1917 The Royal Pauper
Undetermined Role
 1917 Great Expectations
Mr. Jaggers
 1917 The Last Sentence
Hoel Calloc
 1916 A Message to Garcia
 1916 Miss George Washington
Colonel J.P. Worthington
 1916 Helen of the Chorus (Short)
Jimmy - the Fireman
 1915 The Truth About Helen
 1915 Cartoons on a Yacht (Short)
Ellis Harcourt - the Actor
 1915 The Broken Word (Short)
Bob Clayton
 1915 The Magic Skin
The Antique Dealer
 1915 An Unwilling Thief (Short)
James Harrison
 1915 Breaking the Shackles (Short)
Dr. Gilbroy
 1915 The King of the Wire (Short)
Bob Hunter
 1915 Not Wanted (Short)
Mr. Bowen
 1915 Eugene Aram
Richard Housman
 1915 The Tragedies of the Crystal Globe (Short)
Pasha - the Sheik
 1915 The Test (Short)
Lawyer Burley
 1915 The Struggle Upward (Short)
Philip Atwood
 1915 A Sad Dog's Story (Short)
The Husband
 1915 Snap Shots (Short)
Meerschaum Bowles
 1915 The Boston Tea Party (Short)
 1915 The Newly Rich (Short)
The Suitor
 1915 Only the Maid (Short)
Ralph Sterling
 1915 The Family Bible (Short)
Henry Gerson
 1915 A Pipe Dream (Short)
Meerschaum Bowles
 1915 The Human Investment (Short)
 1915 Olive's Greatest Opportunity (Short)
Vance's Father
 1915 Olive and the Heirloom (Short)
Vance's Father
 1915 Olive in the Madhouse (Short)
Vance's Father
 1915 Olive's Manufactured Mother (Short)
Vance's Father
 1915 Olive and the Burglar (Short)
Vance's Father
 1914 Mr. Daly's Wedding Day (Short)
Secondary Role
 1914 The Colonel of the Red Hussars (Short)
Richard Courtney, U.S. Ambassador to Valaria
 1914 The Rose at the Door (Short)
General Coleman - Vance's Father
 1914 The Girl of the Open Road (Short)
General Coleman - Vance's Father
 1914 A Gypsy Madcap (Short)
General Coleman - Vance's Father
 1914/II Bootle's Baby (Short)
Lieutenant Gilchrist
 1914 The Letter That Never Came Out (Short)
Will Harn
 1914 Twins and Trouble (Short)
Bob - the Father
 1914 Grand Opera in Rubeville (Short)
Will Green
 1914 Dick Potter's Wife (Short)
Dick Potter
 1914 In Lieu of Damages (Short)
Lyss Bailey
 1914 The One Who Loved Him Best (Short)
Derrick Webb
 1914 A Tale of Old Tucson (Short)
Ned Shannon - the Prospector
 1914 Farmer Rodney's Daughter (Short)
 1914 Across the Burning Trestle (Short)
Jake Mills
 1914 Meg o' the Mountains
Hugh Gregory
 1914 In the Shadow of Disgrace (Short)
 1914 In the Days of Slavery (Short)
Colonel Fairfax
 1914 A Warning from the Past (Short)
Arthur Trevor
 1914 The Two Vanrevels (Short)
Tom Vanrevel
 1914 A Romance of the Everglades (Short)
Wayne Barrow
 1914 The Message in the Rose (Short)
 1914 The Mexican's Gratitude (Short)
 1914 The Sultan and the Roller Skates (Short)
The Sultan
 1914 His Wife (Short)
Old Talfourd
 1914 On the Lazy Line (Short)
George Black - the Son
 1914 The Message of the Sun Dial (Short)
Ens. Gridley Thurston
 1914 A Night at the Inn (Short)
 1913 A Race to New York (Short)
Lighthouse Keeper
 1913 The Haunted Bedroom (Short)
Jean Germaine
 1913 A Pious Undertaking (Short)
The Policeman
 1913 A Good Sport (Short)
The Hon. Reginald Clifford Devenham
 1913 Janet of the Dunes (Short)
John Devant - the Gentleman from the City
 1913 His First Performance (Short)
 1913 Tired Bill's Career as a Butler (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1913 The Widow's Suitors (Short)
 1913 Why Girls Leave Home (Short)
The Villain (in the play)
 1913 Saved by the Enemy (Short)
 1913 The Desperate Condition of Mr. Boggs (Short)
John Boggs
 1913 Slander's Tongue (Short)
 1913 The Ghost of Granleigh (Short)
 1913 The Pied Piper of Hamelin (Short)
The Pied Piper
 1913 By Fire and Water (Short)
Richard Garvie
 1913 The Substitute Stenographer (Short)
Mr. Clark
 1913 The Red Old Hills of Georgia (Short)
Bub Floyd - Pinkie's Brother
 1913 To Abbeville Court House (Short)
Captain Ransom
 1913 Scenes of Other Days (Short)
The Sharpshooter
 1913 How Did It Finish? (Short)
The Villain in the Novel
 1913 A Taste of His Own Medicine (Short)
Mr. Jones - The Suspicious Husband
 1913 Othello in Jonesville (Short)
James Reginald Whitestone
 1913 An Unwilling Separation (Short)
Thomas Brown - Abner's Son
 1913 The Honor of a Soldier (Short)
Private Stanley
 1913 His Undesirable Relatives (Short)
Cousin Clarence
 1913 Jones Goes Shopping (Short)
John Jones
 1913 Rule Thyself (Short)
Mr. Smilax
 1913 The Unprofitable Boarder (Short)
John Jones - the Unprofitable Boarder
 1913 The Risen Soul of Jim Grant (Short)
Mr. Grant - Jim's Father
 1913 Jan Vedder's Daughter (Short)
Captain Barnes - An English Officer
 1913 The Lost Deed (Short)
Robert Wilson - Betty's Sweetheart
 1913 The Ranch Owner's Love-Making (Short)
Jim Hunt - A Wealthy Rancher
 1913 The Doctor's Photograph (Short)
Dr. Gilderbrand
 1913 How They Outwitted Father (Short)
Jay Forsythe - Annette's Father
 1913 The Phantom Ship (Short)
Allen - the Husband
 1913 A Perilous Cargo (Short)
Captain Jack Arnold
 1913 At Bear Track Gulch (Short)
Big Slim
 1913 An Unsullied Shield (Short)
The Admiral Ancestor
 1913 How They Got the Vote (Short)
The Magician
 1912 Two of a Kind (Short)
Jack Morton
 1912 Hazel Kirke (Short)
Arthur Carringford
 1912 Dick and Daisy (Short)
 1912/II His Dress Suit (Short)
Handsome Harry (unconfirmed)
 1912 Weary's Revenge (Short)
Weary (unconfirmed)
 1912 A Woman Alone (Short)
A Young Lawyer
 1912 The Tree Imp (Short)
 1912 Captain Ben's Yarn (Short)
Captain Ben Bobstay
 1912 All for Jim (Short)
Jim Goodman
 1912 The Winner and the Spoils (Short)
The Marquis de Fornay
 1912 The Little Music Teacher (Short)
The Great Pianist
 1912 The Call of the Blood (Short)
John Ford
 1912 A Garrison Joke (Short)
Lieutenant Harris
 1912 The Butterfly (Short)
Will - the Husband
 1912 Mary's Chauffeur (Short)
Hal Stowe
 1912 Thorns of Success (Short)
Robert Vale
 1912 Lola's Sacrifice (Short)
The Minister
 1912 Willie's Dog (Short)
Willie's Father
 1912 Mabel's Beau (Short)
Ralph Page - Mabel's Beau
 1912 A Disputed Claim (Short)
Neil McLeane - the Stranger
 1912 The New Butler (Short)
Mr. Jones
 1912 A Game of Chess (Short)
 1912 A Higher Thought (Short)
The Poet
 1912 Farmer Allen's Daughter (Short)
Stephen - the Hired Man
 1912 The Lost Messenger (Short)
Tom Saunders
 1912 The Flat Upstairs (Short)
Mr. Slavin
 1912 Getting Rich Quick (Short)
Mr. Simp
 1912 Papa's Double (Short)
Jim Thomas
 1912 The Bowery Pearl Fishers (Short)
 1912 The Little Quakeress (Short)
The Diamond Drummer
 1912 Stage Struck Mamie (Short)
 1912 Dogs (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1912 Buncoed (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1912 Tomboy (Short)
Bob Whitman - Tomboy's Sweetheart
 1912/I The Silent Call (Short)
The Hotel Clerk
 1912 The Lesser Evil (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1912 The Installment Plan (Short)
The French Count
 1912 Down and Out (Short)
Thomas Walton
 1912 Not on the Programme (Short)
Phillip Allen - Madge's Sweetheart
 1912 The Return of Life (Short)
Henry Boardman
 1912 A Warrior Bold (Short)
Joe - Tom's Friend
 1912 A Dangerous Model (Short)
John Gray
 1912 The Lighted Candle (Short)
John Bennett - the Owner of the Powder Mill
 1912 The Eternal Masculine (Short)
Jack Wilson - the Husband
 1912 Leap Year (Short)
The Tramp
 1912 The Better Influence (Short)
Henry Marion
 1912 The Unwilling Bigamist (Short)
Jones / Smith (dual role)
 1912 The Closed Bible (Short)
John Manners
 1912/I The Best Man Wins (Short)
Manning - the Gymnasium Instructor
 1912 Does Your Wife Love You? (Short)
 1912 Strip Poker (Short)
 1912 Petticoat Perfidy (Short)
Jack Waltham
 1912 His Step-Mother (Short)
Jack Morton - the Artist
 1912 Arresting Father (Short)
Dick Remington
 1912 A Game for Two (Short)
John Hartman
 1912 An Old Lady of Twenty (Short)
Robert Armitage
 1912 Lucky Man (Short)
Mr. Smith
 1912 A Mother's Sacrifice (Short)
Herbert Harman
 1912 Spare the Rod (Short)
John Morton
 1912 Next (Short)
Tony Guardio - Barber
 1912 His Fate's Rehearsal (Short)
James Dillon
 1912 Gossip (Short)
John Davis
 1911 Will You Marry Me? (Short)
 1911 A Romance of the Cliff Dwellers (Short)
First Romantic Rival
 1911 The Actress (Short)
John Millroy
 1911 The Sign of the Three Labels (Short)
The Groom
 1911 Buckskin Jack, the Earl of Glenmore (Short)
Buckskin Jack
 1911 Keeping Mabel Home (Short)
The Butler
 1911 Pull for the Shore, Sailor! (Short)
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed)
 1911 A Perilous Ride (Short)
Captain Lorraine
 1911/I Three of a Kind (Short)
The Student
 1911 Leaves of a Romance (Short)
The Daughter's Eastern Suitor
 1911 The Big Dam (Short)
George D. Bedford - a Young Contractor
 1911 The Battle of Trafalgar
Lieutenant Prescott
 1911 The Sailor's Love Letter (Short)
Jack - a Sailor
 1911 The Sheriff (Short)
The Sheriff's Wife's Brother
 1911 The Lighthouse by the Sea (Short)
Second Young Fisherman
 1911 Under the Tropical Sun (Short)
The Foreman of the Sugar Plantation - a Young American
 1911 At Jones Ferry (Short)
John - Jones' Son - a Lumberman
 1911 The Venom of the Poppy (Short)
Customs House Inspector at San Pedro
 1911 The Spirit of the Gorge (Short)
Navashote - Kewanee's Rival
 1911 The Switchman's Tower (Short)
Bill - the Switchman
 1911 Christian and Moor (Short)
Sir Charles - a Christian Knight
 1911/II The Younger Brother (Short)
Older Brother
 1911 The Capture of Fort Ticonderoga (Short)
Captain Delaplane
 1911 The Crucial Test (Short)
Charles Channing - a Discharged Reporter
 1911 How Willie Raised Tobacco (Short)
 1911/II The Crusader (Short)
Sir Roderick
 1911 A Case of High Treason (Short)
Lt. Brewster
 1911 The Quarrel on the Cliff (Short)
 1911 The Wedding Bell (Short)
Samuel Rice
 1911 All for the Love of a Lady (Short)
Will Norfolk - The Lieutenant
 1911 The Writing on the Blotter (Short)
The Cashier
 1911 The Doctor (Short)
The Father
 1911 The Black Bordered Letter (Short)
 1911 The Link That Held (Short)
 1910 The Captain's Bride (Short)
The Captain (unconfirmed)
 1910 The Winning of Miss Langdon (Short)
Jack Norworth
 1910 Through the Clouds (Short)
The Secretary
 1910 The Little Station Agent (Short)
 1910 An Unselfish Love (Short)
 1910 The Attack on the Mill (Short)
 1910 His First Valentine (Short)
 1910 Ranson's Folly (Short)
 1909 The House of Cards (Short)
Sheriff Rattle Snake Jim
 1909 The Necklace (Short)
John Kendrick
 1909 The Way of Man (Short)
Wedding Guest
 1909 The Peachbasket Hat (Short)
Gypsy / In Store
 1909 Was Justice Served? (Short)
Policeman / Bailiff
 1909 Her First Biscuits (Short)
Biscuit Victim
 1909 The Faded Lilies (Short)
At Party
 1909 The Son's Return (Short)
The Father
 1909 A New Trick (Short)
 1909 The Lonely Villa (Short)
A Burglar
 1909 The Violin Maker of Cremona (Short)
Taddeo Ferrari
 1909 Eradicating Aunty (Short)
Bill Corker
 1909 What Drink Did (Short)
 1909 The Cricket on the Hearth (Short)
John Peerybingle
 1909 Two Memories (Short)
Party Guest
 1909 Resurrection (Short)
At Inn / Servant
 1909 The Jilt (Short)
Mover / At Stock Exchange / Wedding Guest / ...
 1909 A Baby's Shoe (Short)
A Butler
 1909 The French Duel (Short)
 1909 One Busy Hour (Short)
Hiram Greengage
 1909 The Suicide Club (Short)
Member of Suicide Club
 1909 Tis an Ill Wind That Blows No Good (Short)
Tim Noonan
 1909 Lucky Jim (Short)
The Minister
 1909 Twin Brothers (Short)
The Second Brother
 1909 A Troublesome Satchel (Short)
Second Thief
 1909 Lady Helen's Escapade (Short)
The Footman / The Policeman
 1909 Confidence (Short)
Dinner Guest / In Bar
 1909 A Sound Sleeper (Short)
In Fight
 1909 Schneider's Anti-Noise Crusade (Short)
Second Thief
 1909 Trying to Get Arrested (Short)
Second Tough Guy
 1909 A Drunkard's Reformation (Short)
Man In the Bar
 1909 Jones and His New Neighbors (Short)
In Crowd (unconfirmed)
 1909 A Burglar's Mistake (Short)
 1909 The Voice of the Violin (Short)
At Party Meeting / Servant
 1909 The Lure of the Gown (Short)
Man on Street
 1909 The Salvation Army Lass (Short)
Outside Factory
 1909 A Fool's Revenge (Short)
Fool's Accomplice (unconfirmed)
 1909 At the Altar (Short)
The Priest
 1909 The Politician's Love Story (Short)
Crogan's Friend
 1909 The Joneses Have Amateur Theatricals (Short)
Theatre Man
 1908 After Many Years (Short)
 1908 Ex-Convict No. 900 (Short)
 1908 Romance of a War Nurse (Short)
 1908 The Boston Tea Party (Short)
 1908 The Painter's Revenge (Short)
 1907 Stage Struck (Short)
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A member of the early Edison Stock Company and of D.W. Griffith's stock company, he later joined the Biograph Company. He appeared a number of times with his wife Mabel, and played in several films during the 1920s, retiring in 1934. See more »

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