James Stephenson (I) (1889–1941)

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Tall, dapper, oval-faced, crisp-talking British stage actor James Stephenson was born in Yorkshire on April 13, 1889, the son of a chemist and druggist. A bank clerk to begin with, he later pursued a career as a merchant and served with the British Army during World War I. He had no formal acting training, but a growing interest led him to amateur... See full bio »

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Known For

The Letter Howard Joyce
Shining Victory Dr. Paul Venner
Calling Philo Vance Philo Vance
King of the Underworld Bill Stevens


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 1941 The Smiling Ghost
John Eggleston in Photo (uncredited)
 1941 International Squadron
Squadron Leader Charles Wyatt
 1941 Shining Victory
Dr. Paul Venner
 1941 Flight from Destiny
Dr. Lawrence Stevens
 1940 South of Suez
Inspector Thornton
 1940 The Letter
Howard Joyce
 1940 River's End
Insp. McDowell
 1940 The Sea Hawk
 1940 Murder in the Air
Joe Garvey
 1940 Calling Philo Vance
Philo Vance
 1940 Wolf of New York
Hiram Rogers
 1939 We Are Not Alone
Sir William Clintock
 1939 The Monroe Doctrine (Short)
Senor De La Torre
 1939 The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex
Sir Thomas Egerton
 1939 Espionage Agent
Dr. Anton Rader
 1939 The Old Maid
Jim Ralston
 1939 Beau Geste
Major Henri de Beaujolais
 1939 Sons of Liberty (Short)
Colonel Tillman
 1939 Confessions of a Nazi Spy
British Military Intelligence Agent
 1939 Wanted by Scotland Yard
 1939 On Trial
Gerald Trask
 1939 The Adventures of Jane Arden
Dr. George Vanders
 1939 Secret Service of the Air
Jim Cameron
 1939 Torchy Blane in Chinatown
Mr. Mansfield
 1939 Devil's Island
Col. Armand Lucien
 1939 King of the Underworld
Bill Stevens
 1938 Heart of the North
Inspector Stephen Gore
 1938 Nancy Drew: Detective
 1938 Boy Meets Girl
Major Thompson
 1938 Cowboy from Brooklyn
Prof. Landis
 1938 When Were You Born
Phillip 'Phil' Corey (Libra)
 1938 It's in the Blood
Milky Joe
 1938 Mr. Satan
Tim Garnett
 1938 The Dark Stairway
Inspector Clarke
 1938 White Banners
Thomas Bradford
 1937 Take It from Me
 1937 You Live and Learn
Sam Brooks
 1937 The Perfect Crime
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