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Also Known As: Died: August 26, 1930
Born: April 1, 1883 Cause of Death: bronchial cancer
Birth Place: Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Director (feature film)

2.
The Trust (1915)

Cast (feature film)

5.
Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971) as Groton
Judith Fontaine (Regina Carrol) is looking for her sister Joanie, who has disappeared into the hippie community of Venice, California. It turns out Joanie has become the victim of Groton (Lon Chaney Jr.), an axe-wielding homicidal maniac working for Dr. Durray (J. Carrol Naish), who is really the last of the Frankensteins and is now running a house of horrors by the beach and is performing experiments on Gorton's victims. One night Count Dracula (Zandor Vorkov) visits the doctor, showing him the original Frankenstein creation that was buried in a nearby graveyard. The doctor revives it and uses it to take revenge on his professional rivals.
6.
The Unholy Three (1930) as [Professor] Echo [also known as Grandma O'Grady]
A ventriloquist, a strong man and a midget form a criminal alliance.
7.
Thunder (1929) as Grumpy Anderson
8.
Where East Is East (1929) as Tiger Haynes
An animal trapper in Indochina fights to keep his former mistress from destroying their daughter's life.
9.
While the City Sleeps (1928) as Dan
Myrtle enjoys rubbing shoulders with gangsters like Skeeter. When she learns too much about Skeeter's set-up, Myrtle is put on the spot by the mob. Police officer Dan puts Myrtle in "protective custody" in his own apartment.
10.
The Big City (1928) as Chuck
11.
West of Zanzibar (1928) as Flint
In this silent film, a mad African dictator plots revenge on the trader who stole his wife.
12.
Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928) as Tito
In this silent film, a circus clown falls for a young innocent in love with another.
13.
Mockery (1927) as Sergei
A peasant saves a countess during the Russian Revolution.
14.
London After Midnight (1927) as Burke
In this silent film, vampires are suspected in an unsolved murder.
15.
Tell It to the Marines (1927) as Sergeant O'Hara
In this silent film, a tough drill sergeant and a spoiled recruit become romantic rivals.
16.
The Unknown (1927) as Alonzo
In this silent film, an escaped killer pretends to be a sideshow's armless wonder.
17.
Mr. Wu (1927) as Mr. Wu/Mr. Wu's grandfather
In this silent film, a Chinese patriarch goes mad when his daughter falls for an Englishman.
18.
The Blackbird (1926) as The Black Bird/The Bishop of Limehouse
A benevolent bishop helps the needy during the day, but runs a crime syndicate at night.
19.
The Road to Mandalay (1926) as Singapore Joe
A one-eyed proprietor of a Mandalay bordello attempts to save his innocent daughter from a questionable admiral.
20.
The Tower of Lies (1925) as Jan
21.
The Unholy Three (1925) as Echo
In this silent film, a ventriloquist masquerades as an old lady to front a crime ring.
22.
The Monster (1925) as Dr. Ziska
In this silent film, a mad scientist engineers car wrecks so he can experiment on the survivors.
23.
The Phantom of the Opera (1925) as The Phantom
In this silent film, a hideously deformed man haunts the sewers beneath the Paris Opera.
24.
The Next Corner (1924) as Juan Serafin
25.
He Who Gets Slapped (1924) as "He Who Gets Slapped"
In this silent film, a scientist flees his tragic past to become a circus clown.
26.
While Paris Sleeps (1923) as Henri Santodos
27.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) as Quasimodo
In this silent film, a deformed bell-ringer gives sanctuary to a beautiful gypsy accused of witchcraft.
28.
The Shock (1923) as Wilse Dilling
29.
All the Brothers Were Valiant (1923) as Mark Shore
30.
Quincy Adams Sawyer (1922) as Obadiah Strout
31.
Shadows (1922) as Yen Sin, "The Heathen"
32.
Flesh and Blood (1922) as David Webster
33.
A Blind Bargain (1922) as Dr. Arthur Lamb/The Hunchback
Lon Chaney performs two roles: Doctor Lamb, a mad surgeon who's doing experiments on human bodies, and his crippled and apish assistant, the result of his first experiment.
34.
Oliver Twist (1922) as Fagin
A young orphan falls in with a man training children to be thieves.
35.
The Trap (1922) as Gaspard
36.
The Light in the Dark (1922) as Tony Pantelli
37.
The Night Rose (1921) as O'Rourke
38.
For Those We Love (1921) as Trix Ulner
39.
The Ace of Hearts (1921) as Farralone
In this silent film, a revolutionary is ordered to kill his romantic rival.
40.
Bits of Life (1921) as Chin Gow
41.
The Gift Supreme (1920) as Merney Stagg
42.
Nomads of the North (1920) as Raoul Challoner
43.
Outside the Law (1920) as Black Mike Sylva/Ah Wing
44.
45.
Treasure Island (1920) as Pew/Merry
Young Jim Hawkins is caught up with the pirate Long John Silver in search of the buried treasure of the buccaneer Captain Flint, in this adaptation of the classic novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.
46.
The Penalty (1920) as Blizzard
In this silent film, a criminal mastermind plots revenge against the doctor who amputated his legs.
47.
Victory (1919) as Ricardo
Axel Heyst, an uncommitted wanderer, has settled on an island in the South Seas. He takes pity on a troubled young woman, Lena, and gives her refuge on her island. But the piratical Mr. Jones, who believes Heyst has treasure buried on his island, leads his cohorts in an invasion of Heyst's haven.
48.
When Bearcat Went Dry (1919) as Kindard Powers
49.
The Miracle Man (1919) as The Frog
A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their operations to a small town. There the gang's leader encounters a faith healer and uses him to scam gullible public of funds for a supposed chapel. But when a real healing takes place, a change comes over the gang.
50.
A Man's Country (1919) as "Three Card" Duncan
51.
The False Faces (1919) as Karl Ekstrom
52.
Paid in Advance (1919) as Bateese Le Blanc
53.
The Wicked Darling (1919) as Stoop Connors
54.
Fast Company (1918) as Dan McCarty
55.
The Talk of the Town (1918) as Jack Langhorne
56.
Broadway Love (1918) as Elmer Watkins
57.
The Grand Passion (1918) as Paul Argos
58.
A Broadway Scandal (1918) as "Kink" Colby
59.
The Kaiser, the Beast of Berlin (1918) as Bethmann-Hollweg
A propagandistic view of the First World War, showing the political greed of the German Kaiser Wilhelm, the resistance of some of his own soldiers, and fanciful prediction of the nature of the war's end.
60.
Danger -Xxx Go Slow (1918) as Bud
61.
That Devil, Bateese (1918) as Louis Courteau
62.
Riddle Gawne (1918) as Hame Bozzam
Riddle Gawne seeks revenge on the man who stole his wife and killed his brother. Gawne saves Kathleen Harkness from cattle rustler Bozzam and discovers that Bozzam is the man he seeks.
63.
The Rescue (1917) as Thomas Holland
64.
Anything Once (1917) as Waught Mohr
65.
The Piper's Price (1917) as Billy Kilmartin
66.
A Doll's House (1917) as Nils Krogstad
Nora Helmer has years earlier committed a forgery in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald. Now she is being blackmailed lives in fear of her husband's finding out and of the shame such a revelation would bring to his career. But when the truth comes out, Nora is shocked to learn where she really stands in her husband's esteem.
67.
The Scarlet Car (1917) as Paul Revere Forbes
68.
The Flashlight (1917) as Henry Norton/Porter Brixton
69.
Hell Morgan's Girl (1917) as Sleter Noble
70.
The Girl in the Checkered Coat (1917) as Hector Maitland
71.
Triumph (1917) as Paul Neihoff
72.
Pay Me (1917) as Joe Lawson
73.
Fires of Rebellion (1917) as Russell Hanlon
74.
If My Country Should Call (1916) as Dr. George Ardrath
75.
The Price of Silence (1916) as Edmund Stafford
76.
Tangled Hearts (1916) as John Hammond
77.
The Mark of Cain (1916) as Dick Temple
78.
The Gilded Spider (1916) as Giovanni
79.
The Grasp of Greed (1916) as Jimmie
A young author is so overjoyed at selling her first book that she unknowingly signs over all her rights to the greedy publisher. Later, after the book becomes a best-seller, the publisher's nephew (who has fallen in love with her) tries to help her get her rights back.
80.
The Grip of Jealousy (1916) as Silas Lacey
81.
Bobbie of the Ballet (1916) as Hook Hoover
82.
The Place Beyond the Winds (1916) as Jerry Jo
83.
Father and the Boys (1915) as Tuck Bartholomew
84.
Richelieu (1914) as Baradas

Cast (short)

85.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 1925 Studio Tour (1925)
This short film provides a silent tour of MGM studios in 1925.

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