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John Sinclair (I) (1900–1945)

John Sinclair, born John St. Clair in Memphis, Tennessee, January 6 1900, began his movie career in a series of Biff Comedies, slap-stick, physical comedies produced in the early 1920s. Sinclair (known then as Johnnie St. Clair) had a sturdy build and soon became a stunt double. The exact number of films for which he did stunts is hard to gauge ... See full bio »

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Fighting Fate The Manager
High Gear Mulligan
Rapid Fire Romance 'Breezy' Denman


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 1944 Hail the Conquering Hero
American Legion Bandleader (uncredited)
 1943 Hello Frisco, Hello
Drunk (uncredited)
 1943 They Got Me Covered
Nazi (uncredited)
 1942 The Night Before the Divorce
Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1942 All Through the Night
Ebbing's Henchman (uncredited)
 1941 The Great American Broadcast
Telephone Lineman (uncredited)
 1939 Secret Service of the Air
First Tough in Fight (uncredited)
 1938 The Spider's Web
Writer (uncredited)
 1937 There Goes My Girl
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1935 Car 99
Crook (uncredited)
 1934 Springtime for Henry
Drunk (uncredited)
 1934 Kiss and Make-Up
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1933 The Barber Shop (Short)
Mr. Flugg (as John St. Clair)
 1933 High Gear
 1932 Million Dollar Legs
Secretary of Labor (uncredited)
 1931 The Messenger Boy (Short)
Hal (as Johnnie Sinclair)
 1931 It Pays to Advertise
Window Cleaner
 1929 The Royal Rider
Wild West Show Member (as Johnny Sinclair)
 1928 Black Feather (as Johnny Sinclair)
 1927 High Spirits (Short)
The Policeman
 1926 Teacher, Teacher (Short) (as Johnny Sinclair)
 1926 Rapid Fire Romance
'Breezy' Denman (as Johnny Sinclair)
 1926 His Taking Ways (Short) (as Johnny Sinclair)
 1926 Rain and Shine (Short) (as Johnny Sinclair)
 1926 The Lost Whirl (Short) (as Johnny Sinclair)
 1925 Service (Short) (as Johnny Sinclair)
 1925 Starvation Hunters (Short) (as Johnnie St. Clair)
 1925 The Patent Leather Pug (as Johnny Sinclair)
 1925 Hollywouldn't (Short) (as Johnny St. Clair)
 1925 Working for the Rest (Short) (as Johnny Sinclair)
 1925 Fighting Fate
The Manager (as Johnny Sinclair)
 1925 Cyclone Cavalier
Mickey (as Johnny Sinclair)
 1925 Goat Getter
Pie-Eye Pickens (as Johnny Sinclair)
 1925 The Live Agent (Short)
 1925 Curses! (Short)
Second-in-Command (uncredited)
 1925 The Iron Mule (Short)
 1925 Dynamite Doggie (Short) (uncredited)
 1924 Lovemania (Short)
 1924 Stupid, But Brave (Short)
 1924 Never Again (Short)
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Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)

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Alternate Names:

Johnnie Sinclair | Johnny Sinclair | Johnnie St. Clair | Johnny St. Clair | John St. Clair

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Fields walked off the set of "You Can't Cheat an Honest Man" over what the director felt was a minor disagreement, but when it was clear after two weeks that he was not coming back, to finish the project, nearly one third of the film had to be shot using a double. The double used is unknown. It could have been John Sinclair, who had doubled for him in "Poppy" or David Sharpe who was his stunt ... See more »

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