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John Bowers (I) (1885–1936)

Began working in films from 1916, becoming a a star within five years of his debut. His frequent co-star was was Marguerite de la Motte, whom he later married. The advent of sound effectively ended his career. Shortly after attending a party, the distraught 50-year-old Bowers committed suicide by rowing into the Pacific Ocean and drowning himself.... See full bio »

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Lorna Doone John Ridd
Empty Hearts Milt Kimberlin
T'Other Dear Charmer Tom Wentworth
The Oldest Law Billy West


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 1931 Mounted Fury
Jim Leyton
 1929 Skin Deep
Dist. Atty. Carlson
 1929 Say It with Songs
Dr. Burnes - Surgeon
 1927 Heroes in Blue
Bob Kelly
 1927 The Opening Night
Jimmy Keane
 1927 Ragtime
Ted Mason
 1927 For Ladies Only
Cliff Coleman
 1927 The Heart of the Yukon
Jim Winston
 1927 Three Hours
James Finlay
 1927 Jewels of Desire
Maclyn Mills
 1926 Pals in Paradise
Bill Harvey
 1926 Laddie
 1926 The Dice Woman
 1926 Whispering Smith
 1926 The Danger Girl
Wilson Travers
 1926 Rocking Moon
Gary Tynan
 1926 Hearts and Fists
Larry Pond
 1925 The People vs. Nancy Preston
Mike Horgan
 1925 Off the Highway
Donald Brett
 1925 Daughters Who Pay
Dick Foster
 1925 Chickie
Barry Dunne
 1925 Confessions of a Queen
Prince Alexei
 1925 Flattery
Reginald Mallory
 1924 So Big
Pervus DeJong
 1924 Those Who Dare
Captain Manning
 1924 Empty Hearts
Milt Kimberlin
 1924 Code of the Wilderness
Rex Randerson
 1924 The White Sin
Grant Van Gore
 1924 When a Man's a Man
Lawrence Knight, 'Patches'
 1923 Richard the Lion-Hearted
Sir Kenneth, Knight of the Leopard
 1923 Desire
Bob Elkins
 1923 Destroying Angel
Hugh Miller Whittaker
 1923 The Barefoot Boy
Dick Alden
 1923 Divorce
Jim Parker
 1923 What a Wife Learned
Jim Russell
 1923 The Woman of Bronze
Paddy Miles
 1923 Crinoline and Romance
Davis Jordan
 1922 Quincy Adams Sawyer
Quincy Adams Sawyer
 1922 Lorna Doone
John Ridd
 1922 Affinities
Day Illington
 1922 The Bonded Woman
John Somers
 1922 South of Suva
John Webster
 1922 The Golden Gift
James Llewelyn
 1921 Voices of the City
 1921 The Poverty of Riches
Tom Donaldson
 1921 The Silent Call
Clark Moran
 1921 The Ace of Hearts
 1921 Bits of Life
Dentist's Patient
 1921 An Unwilling Hero
 1921 Roads of Destiny
David Marsh
 1921 The Sky Pilot
The Sky Pilot
 1920 Godless Men
Dan Darrin
 1920 A Cumberland Romance
 1920 Out of the Storm
John Ordham
 1920 The Woman in Room 13
Paul Ramsey
 1919 The Loves of Letty
Richard Perry
 1919 Strictly Confidential
Vernon, Lord Bantock
 1919 Through the Wrong Door
Burt Radcliffe
 1919 The Pest
Gene Giles
 1919 Daughter of Mine
George Howard / Byron Mulvaney
 1919 Sis Hopkins
Ridy Scarboro
 1919 Day Dreams
Dan O'Hara
 1919 What Love Forgives
David Know Endicott
 1918 The Sea Waif
Harry Caton
 1918 T'Other Dear Charmer
Tom Wentworth
 1918 Heredity
Paul Winslow
 1918 Joan of the Woods
Norman Dicks
 1918 A Woman of Redemption
Tim Stanton
 1918 The Cabaret
Dick Turner
 1918 The Oldest Law
Billy West
 1918 Journey's End
Phil Marsden
 1918 The Way Out
Count Louis de Jouiville
 1918 The Spurs of Sybil
Dr. Ross Alger
 1918 Stolen Hours
Carton, Hugh
 1917 The Strong Way
Don Chadwick
 1917 The Tenth Case
Sanford King
 1917 Easy Money
Richard Chanslor
 1917 Betsy Ross
Joseph Ashburn
 1917 A Self-Made Widow
Fitzhugh Castleton
 1917 The Divorce Game
Paul, Viscount de Sallure
 1917 Maternity
David Gordon
 1917 The Candy Girl
Simon Skinner (as John E. Bowers)
 1917 Darkest Russia
Alexis Nazimoff
 1917 The Bondage of Fear
Dick Mortimer
 1916 The Reward of Patience
Robert Penfield
 1916 Destiny's Toy
Rev. Robert Carter
 1916 The Eternal Grind
Owen Wharton
 1916 Hulda from Holland
Allan Walton
 1916 Madame X
Monsieur Floriot
 1915/I The Woman Pays
John Langton (as John E. Bowers)
 1915 The Little Dutch Girl
 1914 Born Again
Jeff Marsh (as John J. Bowers)
 1914 The Baited Trap (Short)
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Alternate Names:

John E. Bowers | John J. Bowers


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