Lon Chaney Jr. (1906–1973)

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American character actor whose career was influenced (and often overshadowed) by that of his father, silent film star Lon Chaney. The younger Chaney was born while his parents were on a theatrical tour, and he joined them onstage for the first time at the age of six months. However, as a young man, even during the time of his father's growing fame... See full bio »

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Known For

The Wolf Man Lawrence Talbot / The Wolf Man
High Noon Martin Howe
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man The Wolf Man - Lawrence Talbot
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein Lawrence Talbot / The Wolfman


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 1971 House of the Black Death
Belial Desard (as Lon Chaney)
 1971 Dracula vs. Frankenstein
Groton (as Lon Chaney)
 1971 The Female Bunch
 1970 A Stranger in Town (TV Movie)
Doc Whitaker (as Lon Chaney)
 1968 Fireball Jungle
Sammy (as Lon Chaney)
 1968 Buckskin
Sheriff Tangley (as Lon Chaney)
 1967 Spider Baby or, the Maddest Story Ever Told
Bruno (as Lon Chaney)
 1967 Hillbillys in a Haunted House
Maximillian (as Lon Chaney)
 1967 Welcome to Hard Times
Avery (as Lon Chaney)
 1967 Gallery of Horror
Dr. Mendell (as Lon Chaney)
 1966 Pistols 'n' Petticoats (TV Series)
Chief Eagle Shadow
- Pilot (1966) ... Chief Eagle Shadow
- Quit Shootin' Folks (1966) ... Chief Eagle Shadow
- Hank and the Indian War (1966) ... Chief Eagle Shadow
- Bitter Blossom O'Brian (1966) ... Chief Eagle Shadow (as Lon Chaney)
 1966 The Monkees (TV Series)
- Monkees in a Ghost Town (1966) ... Lenny (as Lon Chaney)
 1966 Johnny Reno
Sheriff Hodges (as Lon Chaney)
 1965 Apache Uprising
Charlie Russell (as Lon Chaney)
 1965 Town Tamer
Mayor Charlie Leach (as Lon Chaney)
 1965 Black Spurs
Gus Kile (as Lon Chaney)
 1964 Young Fury
Ace -- Bartender (as Lon Chaney)
 1964 Stage to Thunder Rock
Henry Parker (as Lon Chaney)
 1964 Witchcraft
Morgan Whitlock (as Lon Chaney)
 1964 Law of the Lawless
Tiny (as Lon Chaney)
 1961-1963 Route 66 (TV Series)
Poppa Duplessis / Lon Chaney / Colby
- Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are! (1963) ... Poppa Duplessis (as Lon Chaney)
- Lizard's Leg and Owlet's Wing (1962) ... Lon Chaney (as Lon Chaney)
- The Mud Nest (1961) ... Colby (as Lon Chaney)
 1963 The Haunted Palace
Simon Orne (as Lon Chaney)
 1963 Empire (TV Series)
Bart Howe
- Hidden Asset (1963) ... Bart Howe (as Lon Chaney)
 1959-1963 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
O'Connor - Inmate / William Ceilbleu
- Cage at McNaab (1963) ... O'Connor - Inmate (as Lon Chaney)
- The Scorched Feather (1959) ... William Ceilbleu (as Lon Chaney)
 1959-1963 Rawhide (TV Series)
Rock / Jesse Childress
- Incident at Spider Rock (1963) ... Rock (as Lon Chaney)
- Incident on the Edge of Madness (1959) ... Jesse Childress (as Lon Chaney)
 1962 The Devil's Messenger
Satan (as Lon Chaney)
 1962 Lawman (TV Series)
Jess Bridges
- The Tarnished Badge (1962) ... Jess Bridges (as Lon Chaney)
 1962 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Charlie Gordo
- Gunfire (1962) ... Charlie Gordo (as Lon Chaney)
 1961 The Phantom (TV Movie)
Jed (as Lon Chaney)
 1961 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Tanker Grosch
- Witness for the Defense (1961) ... Tanker Grosch (as Lon Chaney)
 1960-1961 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Carstairs / Louis Roque
- The Chalice (1961) ... Carstairs (as Lon Chaney)
- The Jose Morales Story (1960) ... Louis Roque (as Lon Chaney)
 1961 The Deputy (TV Series)
Tom Arnold
- Brother in Arms (1961) ... Tom Arnold (as Lon Chaney)
 1961 Zane Grey Theatre (TV Series)
Michael Peters
- A Warm Day in Heaven (1961) ... Michael Peters (as Lon Chaney)
 1961 Klondike (TV Series)
Sergeant Macfin
- The Hostages (1961) ... Sergeant Macfin (as Lon Chaney)
 1961 Stagecoach West (TV Series)
Ben Wait
- Not in Our Stars (1961) ... Ben Wait (as Lon Chaney)
 1961 Rebellion in Cuba
Gordo (as Lon Chaney)
 1960 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Rance Fletcher
- Bat Trap (1960) ... Rance Fletcher (as Lon Chaney)
 1960 Lock Up (TV Series)
Sheriff Jeremy Davies
- The Case of Joe Slate (1960) ... Sheriff Jeremy Davies (as Lon Chaney)
 1960 La casa del terror
La Momia / El Hombre Lobo (as Lon Chaney)
 1960 Johnny Ringo (TV Series)
Ben Rafferty
- The Raffertys (1960) ... Ben Rafferty (as Lon Chaney)
 1959 13 Demon Street (TV Series)
- The Vine of Death (1959) ... Host (as Lon Chaney)
- The Secret of the Telescope (1959) ... Host (as Lon Chaney)
- The Photograph (1959) ... Host (as Lon Chaney)
- The Girl in the Glacier (1959) ... Host
- The Book of Ghouls (1959) ... Host (as Lon Chaney)
 1959 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Sheriff Lon Paulson
- The Empty Cell (1959) ... Sheriff Lon Paulson (as Lon Chaney)
 1959 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Trader One Arm
- The Black Pearl (1959) ... Trader One Arm (as Lon Chaney)
 1959 Border Patrol (TV Series)
- The Homecoming (1959) ... Racketeer (as Lon Chaney)
 1959 The Alligator People
Manon (as Lon Chaney)
 1959 The Texan (TV Series)
Wylie Ames
- No Love Wasted (1959) ... Wylie Ames (as Lon Chaney)
 1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- The Family Man (1959) ... Bucknell (as Lon Chaney)
 1953-1959 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Ug - Prehistoric Cave Man / Sgt. Williams / Sarge / ...
- Appleby and the Ice Man (1959) ... Ug - Prehistoric Cave Man
- Bolivar and the Lost Patrol (1958) ... Sgt. Williams
- Episode #7.27 (1958) ... Sarge
- Appleby and the Ape (1958) ... Mad Scientist
 1959 The Rough Riders (TV Series)
Ben 'Pa' Hawkins
- An Eye for an Eye (1959) ... Ben 'Pa' Hawkins (as Lon Chaney)
 1958 Money, Women and Guns
Art Birdwell (as Lon Chaney)
 1958 Target (TV Series)
 1958 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Ex-Marshal Daggett
- The Black Marshal from Deadwood (1958) ... Ex-Marshal Daggett (as Lon Chaney)
 1958 The Defiant Ones
Big Sam (as Lon Chaney)
 1957 Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans (TV Series)
- Circle of Hate (1957) ... Chingachgook (as Lon Chaney)
- The Indian Doll (1957) ... Chingachgook (as Lon Chaney)
- The Printer (1957) ... Chingachgook (as Lon Chaney)
- The Long Rifles (1957) ... Chingachgook (as Lon Chaney)
- The Royal Grant (1957) ... Chingachgook (as Lon Chaney)
 1954-1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Old Man Hawley / Frank Wiggins / Old Man Pritchel
- Necessary Evil (1957) ... Old Man Hawley
- The Secret of River Lane (1956) ... Frank Wiggins (as Lon Chaney)
- An Error in Chemistry (1954) ... Old Man Pritchel (as Lon Chaney)
 1957 The Cyclops
Martin 'Marty' Melville (as Lon Chaney)
 1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Jubal Pickett
- The Ballad of Jubal Pickett (1956) ... Jubal Pickett (as Lon Chaney)
 1956 Daniel Boone, Trail Blazer
Blackfish (as Lon Chaney)
 1956 Pardners
Whitey (as Lon Chaney)
 1956 The Black Sleep
Mungo (as Lon Chaney)
 1956 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Jules Samenian
- The Golden Junkman (1956) ... Jules Samenian
 1956 Indestructible Man
Charles Benton (as Lon Chaney)
 1956 Manfish
'Swede' (as Lon Chaney)
 1955 The Indian Fighter
Chivington (as Lon Chaney)
 1955 I Died a Thousand Times
Big Mac (as Lon Chaney)
 1955 Not as a Stranger
Job Marsh (as Lon Chaney)
 1954-1955 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Zeke Wells / Old Jeff Harris
- Stay On, Stranger (1955) ... Zeke Wells (as Lon Chaney)
- Moonlight School (1954) ... Old Jeff Harris
 1955 The Silver Star
John W. Harmon (as Lon Chaney)
 1955 Big House, U.S.A.
Alamo Smith (as Lon Chaney)
 1954 The Black Pirates
Padre Felipe (as Lon Chaney)
 1954 The Whistler (TV Series)
- Backfire (1954) ... Carl (as Lon Chaney)
 1954 Passion
Castro (as Lon Chaney)
 1954 Casanova's Big Night
Emo the Murderer (as Lon Chaney)
 1954 The Boy from Oklahoma
Crazy Charlie (as Lon Chaney)
 1954 Jivaro
Pedro Martines (as Lon Chaney)
 1953 A Lion Is in the Streets
Spurge McManamee (as Lon Chaney)
 1953 Raiders of the Seven Seas
Peg Leg (as Lon Chaney)
 1953 Bandit Island (Short)
 1952 Battles of Chief Pontiac
Chief Pontiac (as Lon Chaney)
 1952 The Black Castle
Gargon (as Lon Chaney)
 1952 Springfield Rifle
Pete Elm (as Lon Chaney)
 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Alaskan Trapper
- The Trail (1952) ... Alaskan Trapper
 1952 High Noon
Martin Howe (as Lon Chaney)
 1952 Thief of Damascus
Sinbad (as Lon Chaney)
 1952 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series)
The Monster
- Frankenstein (1952) ... The Monster (as Lon Chaney)
 1951 Flame of Araby
Borka Barbarossa (as Lon Chaney)
 1951 The Bushwhackers
Artemus Taylor (as Lon Chaney)
 1951 Cosmopolitan Theatre (TV Series)
- Last Concerto (1951)
 1951 Bride of the Gorilla
Police Commissioner Taro (as Lon Chaney)
 1951 Behave Yourself!
Pinky (as Lon Chaney)
 1951 Only the Valiant
Trooper Kebussyan (as Lon Chaney)
 1951 Inside Straight
Shocker (as Lon Chaney)
 1950 Once a Thief
Gus (as Lon Chaney)
 1950 Captain China
Red Lynch (as Lon Chaney)
 1949 There's a Girl in My Heart
Johnny Colton (as Lon Chaney)
 1948 The Life of Riley (TV Series)
Chester A. Riley
- Five Dollar Bill (unaired pilot) (1948) ... Chester A. Riley
 1948 16 Fathoms Deep
Mr. Demitri (as Lon Chaney)
 1948 Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
Lawrence Talbot / The Wolfman (as Lon Chaney)
 1948 The Counterfeiters
Louie Struber (as Lon Chaney)
 1948 Albuquerque
Steve Murkill (as Lon Chaney)
 1947 My Favorite Brunette
Willie (as Lon Chaney)
 1945 Pillow of Death
Wayne Fletcher (as Lon Chaney)
 1945 House of Dracula
Lawrence Talbot / The Wolf Man (as Lon Chaney)
 1945 The Daltons Ride Again
Grat Dalton (as Lon Chaney)
 1945 Strange Confession
Jeff Carter (as Lon Chaney)
 1945 The Frozen Ghost
Alex Gregor / Gregor the Great (as Lon Chaney)
 1945 Here Come the Co-eds
Johnson (as Lon Chaney)
 1944 The Mummy's Curse
Mummy (as Lon Chaney)
 1944 House of Frankenstein
Larry Talbot (as Lon Chaney)
 1944 Dead Man's Eyes
Dave Stuart (as Lon Chaney)
 1944 The Mummy's Ghost
Kharis (as Lon Chaney)
 1944 Ghost Catchers
Bear (as Lon Chaney)
 1944 Follow the Boys
Lon Chaney Jr. (uncredited)
 1944 Cobra Woman
Hava (as Lon Chaney)
 1944 Weird Woman
Norman Reed (as Lon Chaney)
 1943 Calling Dr. Death
Doctor Mark Steele (as Lon Chaney)
 1943 Son of Dracula
Count Dracula (as Lon Chaney)
 1943 Crazy House
Lon Chaney Jr. (uncredited)
 1943 Frontier Badmen
Chango (as Lon Chaney)
 1943 What We Are Fighting For (Short)
Bill Wallace (as Lon Chaney)
 1943 Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
The Wolf Man - Lawrence Talbot (as Lon Chaney)
 1942 Keeping Fit (Short)
Lon - Factory Worker
 1942 The Mummy's Tomb
The Mummy - Kharis (as Lon Chaney)
 1942 Eyes of the Underworld
Benny (as Lon Chaney)
 1942 Overland Mail
Jim Lane
 1942 The Ghost of Frankenstein
The Monster (as Lon Chaney)
 1942 North to the Klondike
Nate Carson
 1941 The Wolf Man
Lawrence Talbot / The Wolf Man (as Lon Chaney)
 1941 Badlands of Dakota
Jack McCall
 1941 Riders of Death Valley
Butch - Henchman
 1941 San Antonio Rose
Jigsaw Kennedy
 1941 Billy the Kid
'Spike' Hudson
 1941 Too Many Blondes
Marvin Gimble
 1941 Man Made Monster
Dan McCormick
 1940 One Million B.C.
 1939 Of Mice and Men
Lennie Small
 1939 City in Darkness
 1939 Frontier Marshal
 1939 Union Pacific
 1939 Jesse James
One of James Gang
 1938 Road Demon
Bud Casey
 1938 Submarine Patrol
Marine Sentry (uncredited)
 1938 Straight Place and Show
Martin - Chauffeur (uncredited)
 1938 Passport Husband
 1938 Speed to Burn
Racetrack Mug
 1938 Josette
David's Boatman (uncredited)
 1938 Alexander's Ragtime Band
Photographer on Stage (uncredited)
 1938 Mr. Moto's Gamble
 1938 Walking Down Broadway
Delivery Man (uncredited)
 1938 Sally, Irene and Mary
Policeman with Club (uncredited)
 1938 Happy Landing
Newspaper Reporter (uncredited)
 1938 City Girl
Gangster (uncredited)
 1937 Love and Hisses
Attendant (uncredited)
 1937 Checkers
Man at Racetrack (uncredited)
 1937 Second Honeymoon
Reporter (uncredited)
 1937 Life Begins in College
 1937 Charlie Chan on Broadway
Desk Reporter (uncredited)
 1937 Wife, Doctor and Nurse
Chauffeur Scott
 1937 One Mile from Heaven
Policeman at Woodman's Hall (uncredited)
 1937 The Lady Escapes
Reporter (uncredited)
 1937 Wild and Woolly
 1937 Born Reckless
Garage Mechanic (uncredited)
 1937 Slave Ship
Laborer Killed at Launching (uncredited)
 1937 Angel's Holiday
 1937 This Is My Affair
Federal Agent in Baltimore Bank (uncredited)
 1937 That I May Live
Engineer (uncredited)
 1937 Secret Agent X-9
 1937 Midnight Taxi
Detective Erickson
 1937 Thin Ice
American Reporter (uncredited)
 1937 Love Is News
Newsman (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1937 Cheyenne Rides Again
Henchman Girard
 1936 The Old Corral
Garland - Simms' Partner
 1936 Rose Bowl
Sierra Football Player (uncredited)
 1936 Killer at Large
Second Coffin Man (uncredited)
 1936 Ace Drummond
Ivan - Henchman
 1936 Undersea Kingdom
 1936 The Singing Cowboy
 1935 The Shadow of Silk Lennox
John Arthur 'Silk' Lennox
 1935 A Scream in the Night
Jack Wilson / Butch Curtain
 1935 Accent on Youth
 1935 Hold 'Em Yale
Yale Football Player (uncredited)
 1935 Captain Hurricane
Dave (uncredited)
 1935 The Marriage Bargain
Bob Gordon (as Creighton Chaney)
 1934 Girl O' My Dreams
Don Cooper (as Creighton Chaney)
 1934 The Life of Vergie Winters
Hugo McQueen (as Creighton Chaney)
 1934 Sixteen Fathoms Deep
Joe Bethel (as Creighton Chaney)
 1933 Son of the Border
Jack Breen (as Creighton Chaney)
 1933 The Three Musketeers
Armand Corday (as Creighton Chaney)
 1933 Scarlet River
Jeff Todd (as Creighton Chaney)
 1933 Lucky Devils
Frankie Wilde (as Creighton Chaney)
 1932 The Last Frontier
Tom Kirby, aka The Black Ghost (as Creighton Chaney)
 1932 Bird of Paradise
Thornton (as Creighton Chaney)
 1931 The Galloping Ghost
Henchman (uncredited)
 1922 The Trap
Boy in Crowd Behind Gaspard (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Played the Harry Brock role in the touring company of "Born Yesterday" after his Universal contract expired in the late 1940s. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 5 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 16 Articles | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Creighton Chaney | Lon Chaney


6' 3" (1.91 m)


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Personal Quote:

I am most proud of the name Lon Chaney. I am not proud of Lon Chaney Jr., because they had to starve me to make me take this name. See more »


He was the only person to have played all four of the classic movie monsters: The Wolf Man (1941) (Laurence Talbot/The Wolf Man); The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) (Frankenstein's Monster); The Mummy's Tomb (1942) (Kharis, the mummy); Son of Dracula (1943) (Count Anthony Alucard, Dracula's son). See more »


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