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Louis Wolheim (1880–1931)

It was Lionel Barrymore who gave Louis Wolheim (Cornell '07) his start as an actor. Wolheim had had his face more or less smashed in and his nose nicely fractured while playing on a scrub Cornell football team. Later as a Cornell Instructor he found life none too easy. He had worked off and on as an extra in the Wharton studio but never received ... See full bio »

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Known For

Danger Lights Dan Thorn
The Sin Ship Captain Sam McVey
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Music Hall Proprietor


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 1931 The Sin Ship
Captain Sam McVey
 1931 Gentleman's Fate
Frank Tomasulo
 1930 The Silver Horde
George Balt
 1930 Danger Lights
Dan Thorn
 1929 Condemned!
Jacques Duval
 1929 Frozen Justice
 1929 Wolf Song
 1929 Square Shoulders
John 'Slag' Collins
 1928 The Shady Lady
Professor Holbrook
 1928 The Awakening
Le Bete
 1928 The Racket
Nick Scarsi
 1928 Tempest
Sgt. Bulba
 1927 Sorrell and Son
 1927 Two Arabian Knights
Sgt. Peter O'Gaffney
 1925 Lover's Island
Capt. Joshua Dawson
 1924 Isn't Life Wonderful
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1924 The Story Without a Name
 1924 America
Captain Hare
 1924 The Uninvited Guest
Jan Boomer
 1923 Unseeing Eyes
 1923 The Last Moment
The Finn
 1923 Little Old New York
The Hoboken Terror
 1923 The Go-Getter
Daniel Silver
 1923 Enemies of Women
Undetermined Secondary Role (scenes deleted)
 1923 Love's Old Sweet Song (Short)
The Wanderer
 1922 The Face in the Fog
 1922 Sherlock Holmes
 1922 Determination
 1921 Orphans of the Storm
 1921 Conceit
Boxing Instructor (uncredited)
 1921 Experience
 1920 Number 17
 1920 A Manhattan Knight
Mangus O'Shea (as Louis R. Wolheim)
 1920/I Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Music Hall Proprietor
 1919 The Darkest Hour
Louis Marcotte
 1919 The Test of Honor
Man Devil in dream (uncredited)
 1919 The Carter Case
Emanon (as Louis W. Wolheim)
 1918 The Poor Rich Man
 1918 A Pair of Cupids
Dirk Thomas
 1918 Opportunity
Prizefight Spectator (uncredited)
 1918 Peg of the Pirates
Flatnose Tim (as L. Walheim)
 1918 The House of Hate
Patch-eye Pete
 1918 The Eyes of Mystery
Brad Tilton (as Louis R. Wolheim)
 1917 The Avenging Trail
Lefty Reed
 1917 The Eternal Mother
Bucky McGhee (as Louis R. Wolheim)
 1917 The Belle of the Season
 1917 The Millionaire's Double
Bob Holloway
 1916 The Sunbeam
Biff - the Brute
 1916 The Brand of Cowardice
Cpl. Mallin
 1916 Dorian's Divorce
Capt. Ross (as L. Robert Wolheim)
 1915 The Romance of Elaine (uncredited)
 1914 The Fireman & the Girl (Short)
 1914/II The Warning (Short)
Policeman (uncredited)
 1914 The Pawn of Fortune
Extra (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (3 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Self (1 credit)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: The Jest. Comedy/tragedy. Adapted from the Italian of Sem Benelli. Book adapted by Edward Sheldon. Plymouth Theatre: 19 Sep 1919- 28 Feb 1920 (179 performances). Cast: E.J. Ballantine (as "Fazio, Gianetto's Servant"), John Barrymore (as "Giannetto Malespini, A Young Painter"), Lionel Barrymore (as "Neri Chiaramantesi, A Captain... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

L. Walheim | Louis Walheim | L. Robert Wolheim | Louis R. Wolheim | Louis W. Wolheim


5' 10½" (1.79 m)


Ethel Dane (stage actress)  (his death)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on interviews] I can't see anything in this interview thing. Nobody cares about me. I never am interviewed.


His trademark smashed nose was the result of a football injury while attending Cornell University. See more »

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