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William Wadsworth (I) (1874–1950)

William Wadsworth was born on June 7, 1874 in Pigeon Cove, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for Vanity Fair (1915), Kidnapped (1917) and Chris and His Wonderful Lamp (1917). He died on June 6, 1950 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. See full bio »


(age 75) in Brooklyn, New York, USA

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Vanity Fair
Vanity Fair Joseph Sedley
Kidnapped Angus Ban Keillor
A Queen for a Day
A Queen for a Day The Missionary


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 1926 White Mice
Sylvanus Codman
 1918 Young America
Joe, the Grouch
 1918 Rich Man, Poor Man
Henry Evans
 1917 Barnaby Lee
Gunner Kieger
 1917 The Seven Deadly Sins
Eve's Foster Father (Envy)
 1917 Salt of the Earth
 1917 Cy Whittaker's Ward
Captain Cy Whittaker
 1917 Friends, Romans and Leo (Short)
Emperor Mulius Caesar
 1917 The Apple-Tree Girl
Philip Pennington
 1917 Putting the Bee in Herbert
The Mayor
 1917 Gallegher (Short)
 1917 The Little Chevalier
 1917 The Luck of Roaring Camp (Short)
 1917 Billy and the Big Stick
President Hamilcar Poussevain
 1917 Chris and His Wonderful Lamp
The Genie
 1917 The Light in Darkness
Sheriff Len Moody
 1917/II Kidnapped
Angus Ban Keillor
 1917 The Half Back (Short)
 1917 Builders of Castles
 1917 The Royal Pauper
Muggins, the King
 1917 Where Love Is
Theodore Weever
 1917 Envy
Eve's Foster Father
 1917 The Master Passion
 1917 The Last Sentence
Pére Kerouac
 1916 The Cossack Whip
Orlinsky - Darya's Father
 1916 The Stolen Melody (Short)
Tobias Gray (as Mr. Wadsworth)
 1916 The Catspaw
Mr. Bonwit
 1915 The Matchmakers (Short)
Pa Lane
 1915 The Hand of the Law (Short)
Reuben Hazelton
 1915 The Sufferin' Baby (Short)
Mr. Anti
 1915 Children of Eve
 1915 Waifs of the Sea (Short)
 1915 Vanity Fair
Joseph Sedley
 1915 The Butler (Short)
Uncle William Lanhem - the Butler
 1915 Food for Kings and Riley (Short)
Michael Riley
 1915 Cohen's Luck
Abe Cohen
 1915 All Cooked Up (Short)
Waddy - First Cook
 1915 Chinks and Chickens (Short)
Waddy - First Farm Hand
 1915 Nearly a Scandal (Short)
Mr. Snitz
 1915/II The Idle Rich (Short)
Waddy - a Tramp
 1915 Martha's Romeo (Short)
 1915 His Sad Awakening (Short)
Nowerk's Father
 1915 A Clean Sweep (Short)
 1915 Music in Flats (Short)
Artie's Singing Teacher
 1915 Hans and His Boss (Short)
 1915 Seen Through the Make-Up (Short)
 1915 Her Country Cousin (Short)
The Husband
 1915 Rooney the Bride (Short)
 1915 Hypno and Trance (Short)
 1915 One Way to Advertise (Short)
 1915 A Spiritual Elopement (Short)
Old Banks - Evelyn's Father
 1915 The Tailor's Bill (Short)
 1915 Suspicious Characters (Short)
Jim, a Burglar
 1915 Seen from the Gallery (Short)
 1915 Found, a Flesh Reducer (Short)
Roberts - The Fat Man
 1915 Lodgings for Two (Short)
 1915 A Superfluous Baby (Short)
Wood B. Wedd
 1915 Expensive Economy (Short)
 1915 The Champion Process Server (Short)
Flighty - the Swindler
 1914 The Courtship of the Cooks (Short)
1st Cook
 1914 The Calico Cat (Short)
Deacon Peaslee
 1914/II The Flirt (Short)
The Flirt
 1914 A Matter of High Explosives (Short)
Mr. Leonard - the Inventor
 1914 Wood B. Wedd Goes Snipe Hunting (Short)
Wood B. Wedd
 1914 With Slight Variations (Short)
Bob Harding
 1914 Wood B. Wedd and the Microbes (Short)
Wood B. Wedd
 1914/II A Question of Clothes (Short)
Henry Harvey - Man of Affairs
 1914 Two's Company (Short)
 1914 Seth's Sweetheart (Short)
 1914 Father's Beard (Short)
Joseph Kennedy, a traveling salesman
 1914 Love by the Pound (Short)
Wood B. Wedd
 1914 Post No Bills (Short)
The Kodak Fiend
 1914 A Summer Resort Idyll (Short)
Jim Holmes
 1914 An Absent-Minded Cupid (Short)
 1914 The Buxom Country Lass (Short)
Wood B. Wedd
 1914 All for a Tooth (Short)
 1914 Something to Adore (Short)
Papa Hammond
 1914 A Canine Rival (Short)
Wood B. Wedd
 1914 Qualifying for Lena (Short)
 1914 The Revengeful Servant Girl (Short)
Wood B. Wedd
 1914 The Basket Habit (Short)
Mr. Clifford
 1914 When the Men Left Town (Short)
 1914 A Lady of Spirits (Short)
Wood B. Wedd
 1914 Martha's Rebellion (Short)
Bill Ruff - Martha's Husband
 1914 In High Life (Short)
Wood B. Wedd
 1914 Lo! The Poor Indian (Short)
Professor Hunter
 1914 The Vision in the Window (Short)
Wood B. Wedd
 1914 The Sultan and the Roller Skates (Short)
The Grand Vizier
 1914 A Four Footed Desperado (Short)
 1914 The Beautiful Leading Lady (Short)
Wood B. Wedd
 1914 A Story of Crime (Short)
 1914 On the Lazy Line (Short)
Waddy the Conductor
 1914 The Lovely Señorita (Short)
Wood B. Wedd
 1914 The Magic Skin (Short)
 1913 Her Face Was Her Fortune (Short)
Wood B. Wedd
 1913 Mary's New Hat (Short)
Mary's Papa
 1913 Nora's Boarders (Short)
One of the Boarders
 1913 Porgy's Bouquet (Short)
Georgy Porgy
 1913 Reginald's Courtship (Short)
Reginald Everly
 1913 Hiram Green, Detective (Short)
Smithers - the Storekeeper - Susie's Father
 1913 Boy Wanted (Short)
Bobby's Father
 1913 Why Girls Leave Home (Short)
The Hero (in the play)
 1913 The Island of Perversity (Short)
Mr. Dale
 1913 Zeb's Musical Career (Short)
 1913 The Right Number, But the Wrong House (Short)
John Brown - the Father
 1913 As the Tooth Came Out (Short)
Mr. T. Aik - The Patient
 1913/II At Midnight (Short)
The Father
 1913 A Pair of Foils (Short)
The Actor
 1913 His Mother-in-Law's Visit (Short)
The Husband
 1913 Winsome Winnie's Way (Short)
The Woman Hater
 1913 Fortune Smiles (Short)
Billy Pearl
 1913 He Would Fix Things (Short)
The Grocer
 1913 Beau Crummel and His Bride (Short)
Mr. Perkins - Kitty's Father
 1913 Don't Worry (Short)
Mr. Mortimer
 1913 Professor William Nutt (Short)
Mr. Hastings
 1913 Newcomb's Necktie (Short)
Mr. Newcomb
 1913 The High Tide of Misfortune (Short)
Billy Pearl - Mary's Foster Father
 1913 His Undesirable Relatives (Short)
Mr. Witherspoon
 1913 Seven Years Bad Luck (Short)
Arnold Smith
 1913 A Way to the Underworld (Short)
Billy Peart
 1913 The Unprofitable Boarder (Short)
Cy Perkins
 1913 Tea and Toast (Short)
Artemus Winthrop - the Dyspeptic
 1913 Mother's Lazy Boy (Short)
Lazy Ben
 1913 Superstitious Joe (Short)
Superstitious Joe
 1913 A Will and a Way (Short)
Lawyer Foster
 1913 After the Welsh Rabbit (Short)
John Northrup
 1913 How They Outwitted Father (Short)
Peter Fossil - Forsythe's Choice for Annette
 1913 Over the Back Fence (Short)
Col. Crompton
 1913 A Serenade by Proxy (Short)
Zeb Hawkins
 1913 The Title Cure (Short)
Baron Hasenpfeffer - the German
 1913 Interrupted Wedding Bells (Short)
John Smith - Miss Brown's Fiancé
 1913 How They Got the Vote (Short)
The Prime Minister
 1912 He Swore Off Smoking (Short)
Mr. Jones
 1912 A Proposal Under Difficulties (Short)
Dick - Dorothy's Other Suitor
 1912 A Christmas Accident (Short)
Mr. Gilton
 1912 No Place for a Minister's Son (Short)
Cyrus Brent
 1912 The Winking Parson (Short)
Rev. Anthony Gay - the Winking Parson
 1912 On Donovan's Division (Short)
The Conductor
 1912 A Doctor for an Hour (Short)
Dr. Martin
 1912 A Queen for a Day (Short)
The Missionary
 1912 For Professional Services (Short)
 1912 Bringing Home the Pup (Short)
Mr. Pipp - Willie's Father
 1912 The Affair at Raynor's (Short)
Billy Pearl
 1912 The Boy Rangers (Short)
Farmer Jones
 1912 Outwitting the Professor (Short)
Professor Barton
 1912 Uncle Mun and the Minister (Short)
The Minister
 1912 Lazy Bill Hudson (Short)
Lazy Bill Hudson
 1912 The New Ranch Foreman (Short) (as Mr. Wadsworth)
 1912 Mr. Pickwick's Predicament (Short)
Mr. Pickwick
 1912 The Street Beautiful (Short)
 1912 The Harbinger of Peace (Short)
 1912 The Librarian (Short)
 1912 In His Father's Steps (Short)
 1912 The Escape from Bondage (Short)
Billy Pearl
 1912/II What Happened to Mary (Short)
Billy Pearl
 1912 The Grouch (Short)
John Taylor aka The Grouch
 1912 Madame de Mode (Short)
Harry Fenton aka Madame de Mode
 1912 An Intelligent Camera (Short)
The Photographer
 1912 How the Boys Fought the Indians (Short)
Mr. Bell
 1912 Master and Pupil (Short)
Undetermined Secondary Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1912 A Man in the Making (Short)
A Ne'er Do Well
 1912 How Father Accomplished His Work (Short)
 1912 Very Much Engaged (Short)
 1912 The Sunset Gun (Short)
William Saunders - Old G.A.R. Soldier
 1912 Tommy's Geography Lesson (Short)
Tommy's Father
 1912 Aunt Miranda's Cat (Short)
Neighbor Jonathan Biggs
 1912 A Tenacious Solicitor (Short)
Weiser Bud - Brewer
 1912 Is He Eligible? (Short)
The Father
 1912 A Funeral That Flashed in the Pan (Short)
 1912 Percival Chubbs and the Widow (Short)
Percival Archibald Chubbs
 1912 The Yarn of the Nancy Belle (Short)
The Captain
 1912 My Double and How He Undid Me (Short)
Rev. Ingham
 1912 Everything Comes to Him Who Waits (Short)
The German Restaurant Owner
 1912 The Little Delicatessen Store (Short)
Mr. Swissburger
 1912 Lucky Dog (Short)
Mr. E. Z. Mark
 1912 The New Editor (Short)
The Old Editor
 1912 Father's Bluff (Short)
The Father
 1912 Thirty Days at Hard Labor (Short)
Restaurant Proprietor
 1912 Please Remit (Short)
Editor of the Coyoteville Clarion
 1912 Who Got the Reward (Short)
 1911 An International Heart Breaker (Short)
The German
 1911 The Daisy Cowboys (Short)
 1911 John Brown's Heir (Short)
The Newspaper Editor
 1911 The Lure of the City (Short)
A Theatrical Manager
 1911 The Story of the Indian Ledge (Short)
A Tourist
 1911 The Ghost's Warning (Short)
An American Millionaire
 1911 Willie Wise and His Motor Boat (Short)
Willie Wise
 1911 An Island Comedy (Short)
Miriam's Father

Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Thornton Wilder's play, "Our Town," at the Selwyn Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Frank Craven (stage manager); James Spottswood (Dr. Gibbs); Evelyn Varden (Mrs. Gibbs); Thomas W. Ross (Mr. Webb); Helen Carew (Mrs. Webb); John Craven (George Gibbs); Dorothy McGuire (Emily Webb); Patricia Roe (Rebecca Gibbs); ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Mr. Wadsworth

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Prolific silent screen character actor with the Edison company.

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