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William Worthington (1872–1941)

Handsome smart gentleman William Worthington born in Troy, New York in 1872. Well-known Broadway star of opera theatre, drama theatre and vaudeville from the late 1890's. He arrived in Hollywood in 1913 as a leading film performer making his movie debut in The Restless Spirit (1913) co-starring J. Warren Kerrigan and Jessalyn Van Trump at the ... See full bio »

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Known For

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Opened Shutters Director
The Man Beneath Director


Hide Hide Show Show Actor (164 credits)
 1942 Joan of Ozark
Clem (uncredited)
 1941 Blossoms in the Dust
City Councilman (uncredited)
 1940 Law and Order
Judge Williams
 1940 Jack Pot (Short)
Gambler (uncredited)
 1940 Abe Lincoln in Illinois
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Committeeman (uncredited)
 1939 Pride of the Blue Grass
First Steward (uncredited)
 1939 Rio
American Banker (uncredited)
 1939 Espionage Agent
Instructor in Montage (uncredited)
 1939 Hawaiian Nights
Man in Hotel Lobby (uncredited)
 1939 The Forgotten Woman
Doctor (uncredited)
 1939 6, 000 Enemies
Frank Jordan (uncredited)
 1939 The Girl from Mexico
Mr. Patton (uncredited)
 1939 Union Pacific
Oliver Ames (uncredited)
 1939 Zenobia
Townsman (uncredited)
 1939 Dark Victory
Specialist #1 (uncredited)
 1939 First Offenders
Judge (uncredited)
 1939 The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
Man Reading Newspaper (uncredited)
 1939 They Made Her a Spy
Senator in the Dome Cafe (uncredited)
 1939 Homicide Bureau
Citizen League Member (uncredited)
 1938 Sweethearts
Backstage Man at NBC Theater (uncredited)
 1938 Angels with Dirty Faces
Warden (uncredited)
 1938 Gang Bullets
Judge (uncredited)
 1938 The Cowboy and the Lady
Dinner Party Guest (uncredited)
 1938 Young Dr. Kildare
Board Member (uncredited)
 1938 There Goes My Heart
Silent Banker (uncredited)
 1938 The Spider's Web
Cantlon (uncredited)
 1938 Boys Town
Governor (uncredited)
 1938 I Am the Law
Committee Man (uncredited)
 1938 The Chaser
Dr. Matthews (uncredited)
 1938 The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse
Guest (uncredited)
 1938 Squadron of Honor
Major (uncredited)
 1938 Hold That Kiss
Dog Show Judge (uncredited)
 1938 A Trip to Paris
Councilman (uncredited)
 1938 The Beloved Brat
Dr. Reynolds (uncredited)
 1938 Women Are Like That
The Minister (uncredited)
 1938 Accidents Will Happen
Irate Car Owner Getting Bumped (uncredited)
 1938 Walking Down Broadway
Judge (uncredited)
 1938 Sergeant Murphy
Judge at Horse Show (uncredited)
 1937 Hollywood Hotel
Man at Premiere (uncredited)
 1937 Missing Witnesses
John - Radio Listener (uncredited)
 1937 Live, Love and Learn
Mr. Killy (uncredited)
 1937 Alcatraz Island
First Trial Judge (uncredited)
 1937 Music for Madame
Bus Passenger (uncredited)
 1937 The Footloose Heiress
Mr. Clark's Associate (uncredited)
 1937 Broadway Melody of 1938
N.O. Norwich (uncredited)
 1937 Marry the Girl
George Washington (uncredited)
 1937 The Singing Marine
Ship Passenger (uncredited)
 1937 The Great Gambini
Elderly Man (uncredited)
 1937 Penny Wisdom (Short)
Dinner Guest (uncredited)
 1937 Ready, Willing and Able
Elderly Man in Hallway (uncredited)
 1937 The Last of Mrs. Cheyney
Ship Passenger (uncredited)
 1937 Man of the People
Judge (uncredited)
 1937 Criminal Lawyer
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1937 Devil's Playground
Vice Admiral (uncredited)
 1937 Woman-Wise
Guest in Cafe (uncredited)
 1937 Battle of Greed
Judge William H. Avery
 1936 That Girl from Paris
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
 1936 After the Thin Man
'Respectable' Man in Car (uncredited)
 1936 Give Me Liberty (Short)
Pendleton (uncredited)
 1936 Camille
Man in Casino (uncredited)
 1936 The Accusing Finger
Senator (uncredited)
 1936 Can This Be Dixie?
George Washington Peachtree
 1936 Polo Joe
Luncheon Guest (uncredited)
 1936 Alibi for Murder
John J. Foster (uncredited)
 1936 The Final Hour
Judge (uncredited)
 1936 The Crime of Dr. Forbes
Faculty Doctor (uncredited)
 1936 The Law in Her Hands
Appellate Court Judge (uncredited)
 1936 Champagne Charlie
Board Member (uncredited)
 1936 Dangerous Intrigue
Steel Mill Executive (uncredited)
 1935 Magnificent Obsession
Man on Boat (uncredited)
 1935 If You Could Only Cook
Mr. Fletcher (uncredited)
 1935 In Old Kentucky
Bit (uncredited)
 1935 Grand Exit
Doctor (uncredited)
 1935 The Case of the Lucky Legs
Audience Member Next to Patton (uncredited)
 1935 Diamond Jim
Man at Bar (uncredited)
 1935 Anna Karenina
Opera Spectator (uncredited)
 1935 Orchids to You
Judge at Flower Show (uncredited)
 1935 The Keeper of the Bees
 1935 Love Me Forever
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1935 Hooray for Love
Man Nodding 'No' in Montage (uncredited)
 1935 Public Hero Number 1
Prison Board Member (uncredited)
 1935 Reckless
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
 1935 Cardinal Richelieu
King's Chamberlain
 1935 A Night at the Ritz
Banker (uncredited)
 1935 Twenty Dollars a Week
Mr. Davidson
 1935 A Notorious Gentleman
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1935 Symphony of Living
Symphony Chairman
 1935 Grand Old Girl
School Board Member (uncredited)
 1934 The Man Who Reclaimed His Head
Attendant (uncredited)
 1934 The President Vanishes
 1934 Tailspin Tommy
Denver Doctor [Ch. 6] (uncredited)
 1934 Dames
Board Member in Show (uncredited)
 1934 His Greatest Gamble
Dinner Guest (uncredited)
 1934 The World Moves On
Judge of Duel (uncredited)
 1934 The Gold Ghost (Short)
Gloria's Father, Jim
 1934 Beggars in Ermine
Board Member (uncredited)
 1934 You Can't Buy Everything
Bank Teller (uncredited)
 1933 Design for Living
Theatre Patron (uncredited)
 1933 Duck Soup
Minister of Finance #1 (uncredited)
 1933 Perils of Pauline
American Consul [Ch. 1]
 1933 I Loved a Woman
Jefferson (uncredited)
 1933 Lady for a Day
Hotel Guest (uncredited)
 1933 Morning Glory
Banker - Party Guest (uncredited)
 1933 Melody Cruise
Guest at Bon Voyage Party (uncredited)
 1933 The Silk Express
Annoyed Ship Passenger (uncredited)
 1933 Picture Snatcher
Reporter Witnessing Execution (uncredited)
 1933 The Little Giant
Harry S. Ames - Cass-Winter Associate (uncredited)
 1933 Gabriel Over the White House
Member of Congress (uncredited)
 1933 The Keyhole
Ship Passenger (uncredited)
 1932 No More Orchids
Cannon (uncredited)
 1932 The Trial of Vivienne Ware
Assistant Defense Attorney (uncredited)
 1931 Shipmates
Admiral Schuyler
 1931 Finger Prints
John Mackey
 1931 The Man Who Came Back
Capt. Gallon
 1928 Happiness Ahead
Mortimer Goodstone
 1928 Half a Bride
Mr. Winslow
 1928 Good Morning, Judge
Mr. Grey Sr
 1927 The Return of Boston Blackie
John Markham
 1926 Kid Boots
Eleanor's Father
 1925 The Awful Truth
Jonathan Sims
 1923 Red Lights
Luke Carson
 1923 The Green Goddess
The High Priest
 1921 High Heels
Joshua Barton
 1916 The Reward of Chivalry (Short)
Undetermined Secondary Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1915 The Queen of Hearts (Short)
Col. Phillipot
 1915 The Great Ruby Mystery (Short)
Heinrich von Buclow
 1915 Homage (Short)
Abdiel O'Day - Erwin's Father
 1915 The Grail (Short)
Griswold - Jean's Father
 1915 The Black Box
Prof. Ashleigh / Lord Ashleigh / Lady Ashleigh
 1915 Changed Lives (Short)
 1915 The Flash (Short)
Old Carl Bauer
 1914 The Big Sister's Christmas (Short)
Martin Towne
 1914 A Page from Life (Short)
Carter - Rita's Father
 1914/I Called Back
Dr. Manuel Ceneri
 1914 Damon and Pythias
 1914 The Opened Shutters
Thinkright Johnson
 1914 The Link That Binds (Short)
Fergus McClain - Donald's Father
 1914 The Vagabond (Short)
The Father
 1914 Kid Regan's Hands (Short)
Bill Sweeney
 1914 As the Wind Blows (Short)
The Husband
 1914 A Prince of Bavaria (Short)
Peter Carson - Caroline's Father
 1914/I Through the Flames (Short)
Bill Hampton - Bert's Pal
 1914 Circle 17 (Short)
Prof. Bartoli
 1914 The Sob Sister (Short)
Mr. Tracy
 1914 Prowlers of the Wild (Short)
 1914 On the Rio Grande (Short)
James Russell - Anna's Father
 1914/I The Spy
Gen. George Washington
 1914/II The Woman in Black (Short)
Prof. M. Byrd
 1914 On the Verge of War (Short)
Prof. Polari - Hypnotist
 1914 Stolen Glory (Short)
Paul Devine
 1914 Samson
 1914 Risen from the Ashes (Short)
 1914/I Sealed Orders (Short)
 1914 The Man Who Lied (Short)
Ed Lewis
 1913 The Dread Inheritance (Short)
The Doctor
 1913 The Barrier of Bars (Short)
 1913/I Back to Life (Short)
The Gambler
 1913 Forgotten Women (Short)
The Reveller
 1913 The Passerby (Short)
Mr. Klein
 1913 The Restless Spirit (Short)
The Stranger
Show Show Director (67 credits)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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Alternate Names:

W.J. Worthington | William J. Worthington | Wm. Worthington

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