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John St. Polis (1873–1946)

John St. Polis was born on November 24, 1873 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He was an actor, known for Why Be Good? (1929), The Great Lover (1920) and The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921). He was previously married to Angela M. Grimaldi and Rachel Amelia Ryan. He died on October 8, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Why Be Good? Pa Kelly
The Great Lover Jean Paurel
The Phantom of the Opera Comte Philip de Chagny


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 1943 Assignment in Brittany
Old Man at Inn (uncredited)
 1942 Crossroads
Professor (uncredited)
 1942 Reap the Wild Wind
Devereaux Foreign Agent (uncredited)
 1941 Hurricane Smith
Doctor (uncredited)
 1941 The Hard-Boiled Canary
Opera Conductor (uncredited)
 1941 Federal Fugitives
Doctor (uncredited)
 1940 Haunted House
 1940 On the Spot
Doc Hunter
 1940 Rocky Mountain Rangers
Joseph Manners
 1940 Knights of the Range
Doctor (uncredited)
 1940 Abe Lincoln in Illinois
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1939 They Shall Have Music
 1939 Boys' Reformatory
Superintendent Keene
 1938 Mr. Wong, Detective
Carl Roemer (as John St.Polis)
 1938 The Mysterious Rider
Townsman (uncredited)
 1938 Phantom Ranger
Pat Doyle
 1938 International Crime
Roger Morton
 1938 Saleslady
 1937 The Shadow Strikes
Caleb Delthern
 1937 Jungle Menace
Chandler Elliott [Ch. 1]
 1937 Rustlers' Valley
Banker Crawford (uncredited)
 1937 Paradise Isle
 1937 A Day at the Races
Musician in orchestra (uncredited)
 1937 Borderland
The Doctor
 1937 Woman in Distress
Duval (uncredited)
 1936 The Border Patrolman
Manning (uncredited)
 1936 Below the Deadline
Mr. Abrams
 1936 Three on the Trail
Sheriff Sam Corwin
 1936 Call of the Prairie
Banker Jim (uncredited)
 1936 The Dark Hour
Dr. Munro
 1935 Magnificent Obsession
Seabury (uncredited)
 1935 The Lady in Scarlet
Jerome T. Shelby
 1935 A Night at the Opera
Opera Conductor (uncredited)
 1935 Death from a Distance
Prof. Trowbridge
 1934 The President Vanishes
Attorney General Davis (uncredited)
 1934 Guilty Parents
Defense Attorney
 1933 Sing Sinner Sing
James Parks (uncredited)
 1933 Notorious But Nice
John J. Martin
 1933 Cocktail Hour
French Police Investigator (uncredited)
 1933 King of the Arena
Texas Governor
 1933 The World Gone Mad
Grover Cromwell
 1933 Terror Trail
Colonel Charles Ormsby
 1932 The Match King
Banker (uncredited)
 1932 Call Her Savage
Doctor Consoling Nasa (uncredited)
 1932 The Gambling Sex
John Tracy
 1932 If I Had a Million
Glidden Associate (uncredited)
 1932 False Faces
Dr. McDonald (uncredited)
 1932 The Crusader
Robert Henley
 1932 Forbidden Company
David Grant
 1932 Symphony of Six Million
Dr. Schifflen
 1932 Lena Rivers
John Nichols
 1932 Alias the Doctor
Dr. Niergardt
 1931 The Wide Open Spaces (Short)
Townsman (as John Sainpolis)
 1931 Heartbreak
U.S. Ambassador
 1931 The Yellow Ticket
Passport Official at Airport (uncredited)
 1931 The Gay Diplomat
 1931 Their Mad Moment
Hotel Manager
 1931 Men of the Sky
Madeleine's Father
 1931 Transgression
Serafin, Arturo's Butler
 1931 Doctors' Wives
Dr. Mark Wyndram
 1931 Beau Ideal
Judge Advocate (as John M. St. Polis)
 1930 The Criminal Code
Dr. Rinewulf
 1930 Captain Thunder
Pedro Dominguez (as John Sainpolis)
 1930 Kismet
The Imam Mahmud
 1930 A Devil with Women
Don Diego
 1930 The Bad One
 1930 The Three Sisters
 1930 Guilty?
 1930 In the Next Room
Philip Vantine
 1930 The Melody Man
Von Kemper
 1930 Party Girl
John Rountree
 1929 Fast Life
Andrew Stratton
 1929 Coquette
Dr. John Besant
 1929 Why Be Good?
Pa Kelly (as John Sainpolis)
 1929 The Alibi (Short)
 1929 The Diplomats (Short)
The King of Belgravia
 1928 The Gun Runner
The Presidente
 1928 Marriage by Contract
 1928 The Power of Silence
Defense Attorney
 1928 The Grain of Dust
Mr. Burroughs
 1928 A Woman's Way
 1927 The Unknown
Surgeon (uncredited)
 1927 Too Many Crooks
Erastus Mason
 1926 The Return of Peter Grimm
Andrew McPherson (uncredited)
 1926 The Lily
Comte de Maigny
 1926 The Greater Glory
Prof. Leopold Eberhardt (as John Sainpolis)
 1926 The Far Cry
Count Filippo Sturani (as John Sainpolis)
 1925 Paint and Powder
Mark Kelsey (as John Sainpolis)
 1925 My Lady's Lips
Inspector (as John Sainpolis)
 1925 The Phantom of the Opera
Comte Philip de Chagny (as John Sainpolis)
 1924 The Dixie Handicap
Dexter (as Johnny Sainpolis)
 1924 Folly of Vanity
Ridgeway (modern sequence) (as John Sainpolis)
 1924 The Rose of Paris
André du Vallois (as John Sainpolis)
 1924 In Every Woman's Life
Dr. Philip Logan (as John Sainpolis)
 1924 The Alaskan
Rossland (as John Sainpolis)
 1924 Those Who Dance
Monahan (as John Sainpolis)
 1924 Mademoiselle Midnight
Colonel de Gontran (Prologue) (as John Sainpolis)
 1924 Three Weeks
The King (as John Sainpolis)
 1924 A Fool's Awakening
Lt. Wedderburn (as John Sainpolis)
 1923 Held to Answer
Hiram Burbeck (as John Sainpolis)
 1923 The Social Code
Defense Attorney (as John Sainpolis)
 1923 Woman-Proof
Milo Bleech (as John Sainpolis)
 1923 A Prince of a King
Mario (as John Sainpolis)
 1923 The Untameable
Dr. Copin (as John Sainpolis)
 1923 Three Wise Fools
John Crawshay (as John Sainpolis)
 1923 Souls for Sale
John Sainpolis (as John Sainpolis)
 1923 The Hero
Andrew Lane (as John Sainpolis)
 1922 Shadows
Nate Snow
 1921 Cappy Ricks
Skinner (as John Sainpolis)
 1921 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Etienne Laurier (as John Sainpolis)
 1920 Old Dad
Jeffrey Bretton (as John Sainpolis)
 1920 The Great Lover
Jean Paurel
 1919 The Poison Pen
Dr. McKenna (as John M. Sainpolis)
 1918 Stake Uncle Sam to Play Your Hand (Short)
Kaiser (as John Sainpolis)
 1918 Laughing Bill Hyde
Black Jack Burg (as John Sainpolis)
 1918 Money Mad
Martin Ross (as John Sainpolis)
 1918 All Woman
Sam Tupper (as John Sainpolis)
 1918 Resurrection
Simonson (as John Sainpolis)
 1917 The Mark of Cain
Judge Hoyt (as John Sainpolis)
 1917 Public Defender
David Moulton (as John Sainpolis)
 1917 The Love That Lives
Harvey Brooks (as John Sainpolis)
 1917 The Mystic Hour
Clavering (as John Sainpolis)
 1917 Sleeping Fires
Edwin Bryce (as John Sainpolis)
 1917 Sapho
Dejoie (as John Sainpolis)
 1917 The Fortunes of Fifi
Duvernet (as John Sainpolis)
 1916 The World Against Him
Dr. Hamilton Welsh (as John Sainpolis)
 1916 The Social Highwayman
Hanby (as John Sainpolis)
 1916 The Yellow Passport
Fedia (as John Sainpolis)
 1916 The Salamander
Albert Sassoon (as John Sainpolis)
 1915 Bondwomen
Dr. Hugh Ellis (as John Sainpolis)
 1915 Wormwood
Gaston Beauvais
 1914 Joseph and His Coat of Many Colors (as John Sainpolis)
 1914 Soldiers of Fortune
Pres. Alvarez
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John M. Sainpolis | Johnny Sainpolis | John Sainpolis | John Saintpolis | John M. St. Polis | John St.Polis


5' 10½" (1.79 m)


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Making his screen debut in 1914, he was well established as a character during the 1920s. He made a successful transition to sound films in Coquette (1929) as Mary Pickford's father. See more »


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