Warren William (1894–1948)

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Warren William, the stalwart leading man of pre-Production Code talkies, was born Warren William Krech on December 2, 1894 in Aitkin, Minnesota, the son of a newspaper publisher. William originally planned to become a journalist, but he had a change of heart, and instead went to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and trained to become an actor.... See full bio »

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Known For

Employees' Entrance Kurt Anderson
The Wolf Man Dr. Lloyd
Skyscraper Souls David Dwight


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 1947 The Private Affairs of Bel Ami
 1946 Fear
Police Capt. Burke
 1945 Strange Illusion
Brett Curtis
 1943 Passport to Suez
Michael Lanyard aka The Lone Wolf
 1942 One Dangerous Night
Michael Lanyard
 1942 Counter-Espionage
Michael Lanyard
 1942 Wild Bill Hickok Rides
Harry Farrel
 1941 The Wolf Man
Dr. Lloyd
 1941 Secrets of the Lone Wolf
Michael Lanyard
 1941 Wild Geese Calling
Blackie Bedford
 1941 The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance
Michael Lanyard
 1940 Trail of the Vigilantes
 1940 The Lone Wolf Keeps a Date
Michael Lanyard
 1940 Arizona
Jefferson Carteret
 1940 The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady
Michael Lanyard
 1940 Lillian Russell
The Famous J.L.
 1940 The Lone Wolf Strikes
Michael Lanyard
 1939 Day-Time Wife
Bernard Dexter
 1939 The Man in the Iron Mask
 1939 The Gracie Allen Murder Case
Philo Vance
 1939 The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt
Michael Lanyard
 1938 Wives Under Suspicion
District Attorney Jim Stowell
 1938 The First Hundred Years
Harry Borden
 1938 Arsène Lupin Returns
Steve Emerson
 1937 Madame X
Bernard Fleuriot
 1937 The Firefly
Major de Rouchemont
 1937 Midnight Madonna
Blackie Denbo
 1937 Outcast
Dr. Wendell Phillips / Phil Jones
 1936 Go West Young Man
 1936 Stage Struck
Fred Harris
 1936 The Case of the Velvet Claws
Perry Mason
 1936 Satan Met a Lady
Ted Shane
 1936 Times Square Playboy
Victor 'Vic' Arnold
 1935 The Widow from Monte Carlo
Major Allan Chepstow
 1935 The Case of the Lucky Legs
Perry Mason
 1935 Don't Bet on Blondes
Oscar 'Odds' Owen
 1935 The Case of the Curious Bride
Perry Mason
 1935 Living on Velvet
Walter 'Gibraltar' Pritcham
 1934 The Secret Bride
Robert Sheldon
 1934 Imitation of Life
Stephen Archer
 1934 Cleopatra
Julius Caesar
 1934 The Case of the Howling Dog
Perry Mason
 1934 The Dragon Murder Case
Philo Vance
 1934 Dr. Monica
John Brayden
 1934 Smarty
Tony Wallace
 1934 Upperworld
Alexander Stream
 1934 Bedside
Bob Brown
 1933 Just Around the Corner (Short)
Mr. Sears
 1933 Lady for a Day
Dave the Dude
 1933 Goodbye Again
Kenneth Bixby
 1933 Gold Diggers of 1933
J. Lawrence Bradford
 1933 The Mind Reader
 1933 Employees' Entrance
Kurt Anderson
 1932 The Match King
Paul Kroll
 1932 Three on a Match
Robert Kirkwood
 1932 Skyscraper Souls
David Dwight
 1932 The Dark Horse
Hal Samson Blake
 1932 Beauty and the Boss
Baron Josef von Ullrich
 1932 The Mouthpiece
Vincent 'Vince' Day
 1932 The Woman from Monte Carlo
Lieutenant d'Ortelles
 1931 Under Eighteen
Raymond Harding
 1931 Expensive Women
Neil Hartley
 1931 Honor of the Family
Captain Boris Barony
 1931 How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 7: 'the Spoon' (Short)
Warren William - the Husband (uncredited)
 1923 Plunder
Mr. Jones (as Warren Krech)
 1922 The Town That Forgot God
Eben (as Warren Krech)
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Stage: Appeared in "The Wonderful Visit" on Broadway. Written by H.G. Wells and St. John Ervine. Directed by Eugene Lockhart. Lenox Hill Theatre: 12 Feb 1924-Apr 1924 (closing date unknown/56 performances). Produced by The Players Company Inc. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Warren Krech


6' 1" (1.85 m)


Helen Barbara Nelson  (his death)


Freeman E. Krech | Frances Krech

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