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John Ince (I) (1878–1947)

Actor/director John Ince was born in 1878 in New York City to a pair of vaudeville performers. His two younger brothers, Ralph Ince and Thomas H. Ince, were also in show business, with Thomas being the most well-known of the three, having been a pioneering producer/director who built the first complete movie studio, containing everything from ... See full bio »

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 1949 Gun Cargo
Frederick Winthrop Sr.
 1947 Welcome Stranger
Friend (uncredited)
 1947 That's My Gal
Buyer (uncredited)
 1947 Yankee Fakir
Man on Wagon (uncredited)
 1947 Hit Parade of 1947
Old Man (uncredited)
 1947 Last Frontier Uprising
Sam Chisholm
 1946 The Best Years of Our Lives
Ryan - Bank Guard (uncredited)
 1946 Roll on Texas Moon
Matthew Delaney (uncredited)
 1946 Crack-Up
Man (uncredited)
 1946 The El Paso Kid
Express Agent (uncredited)
 1946 That Texas Jamboree
Judge (uncredited)
 1946 Bedlam
Judge (uncredited)
 1946 Mr. Noisy (Short)
Doctor (uncredited)
 1945 Girls of the Big House
Pompous Man (uncredited)
 1945 Don't Fence Me In
Doctor (uncredited)
 1945 The Lost Trail
Bailey (Stable Owner)
 1945 Nob Hill
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1944 Heavenly Days
Senator (uncredited)
 1944 Wilson
Senator Watson
 1944 The Last Horseman
Man at Dance (uncredited)
 1944 And the Angels Sing
Minister (uncredited)
 1944 Voodoo Man
S.K. - the Producer (uncredited)
 1944 What a Man!
Dr. Williams
 1943 A Scream in the Dark
Passerby (uncredited)
 1943 The More the Merrier
Shaving Gag (uncredited)
 1943 Silent Witness
The Mayor
 1943 Man of Courage
Tom Haines
 1942 Tennessee Johnson
Farmer (uncredited)
 1942 The Boss of Big Town
Garage Owner (uncredited)
 1942 Red River Robin Hood
Hadley - Man at Meeting Place (uncredited)
 1942 The Pride of the Yankees
Man in Box Seat (uncredited)
 1942 Gallant Lady
Judge Stevens
 1942 Men of San Quentin
Board Chairman
 1942 The Panther's Claw
Capt. Mike Flynn
 1942 Fingers at the Window
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1942 Kid Glove Killer
Card Player in Montage (uncredited)
 1942 Land of the Open Range
John Egger (uncredited)
 1942 Broadway Big Shot
Judge Scott
 1942 Code of the Outlaw
Sheriff Ed Stoddard
 1942 Freckles Comes Home
Hiram Potter
 1941 Dude Cowboy
Man Owed for Food (uncredited)
 1941 The Miracle Kid
 1941 Mr. Celebrity
Joe Farrell
 1941 Dangerous Lady
Police Capt. Newton
 1941 Here Comes Mr. Jordan
Bill Collector (uncredited)
 1941 Blossoms in the Dust
Mill Worker (uncredited)
 1941 Cyclone on Horseback
Commissioner Gould (uncredited)
 1941 Paper Bullets
2nd Judge (uncredited)
 1941 Meet John Doe
Doctor (uncredited)
 1941 Billy the Kid's Range War
Hawkins (uncredited)
 1940 Third Finger, Left Hand
Man at Railroad Station (uncredited)
 1940 The Return of Wild Bill
Sam Griffin (uncredited)
 1940 Forty Little Mothers
Bailiff (uncredited)
 1940 Terry and the Pirates
The High Priest [Chs. 3-9, 12-15] (uncredited)
 1940 The Heckler (Short)
Doctor (uncredited)
 1940 Young Tom Edison
Man at Station (uncredited)
 1940 Legion of the Lawless
Vigilante at Meeting (uncredited)
 1939 Main Street Lawyer
Townsman (uncredited)
 1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Senator Fernwick (uncredited)
 1939 Hollywood Cavalcade
Actor as Court Officer (uncredited)
 1939 Flight at Midnight (uncredited)
 1939 Stand Up and Fight
Man at Auction (uncredited)
 1939 Three Little Sew and Sews (Short)
Butler (uncredited)
 1938 A Man to Remember
Man at Hospital Dedication (uncredited)
 1938 You Can't Take It with You
Neighbor (uncredited)
 1938 The Wages of Sin
Judge (uncredited)
 1938 Squadron of Honor
Legionnaire Commander (uncredited)
 1938 What Do You Think?: Tupapaoo (Short)
Ship's Passenger (uncredited)
 1938 Go Chase Yourself
John Weatherby - Trailer Occupant (uncredited)
 1938 Tassels in the Air (Short)
Butler (uncredited)
 1938 Cattle Raiders
Jess Larson (uncredited)
 1938 Hawaiian Buckaroo
Boat Passenger (uncredited)
 1938 Termites of 1938 (Short)
Clayhammer (uncredited)
 1937 Friend Indeed (Short)
Man (uncredited)
 1937 Hot Water
Seconder (uncredited)
 1937 The Big Squirt (Short)
Police Commissioner Jim (uncredited)
 1937 The Boss Didn't Say Good Morning (Short)
Mr. Hackenbush (uncredited)
 1937 Cash and Carry (Short)
Vault Chief (uncredited)
 1937 On Such a Night
Army Officer (uncredited)
 1937 White Bondage
Judge (uncredited)
 1937 The Wrong Miss Wright (Short)
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1937 San Quentin
Old Convict (uncredited)
 1937 You Can't Buy Luck
Jury Foreman (uncredited)
 1937 Way Out West
Barfly (uncredited)
 1937 Two Gun Law
Banker (uncredited)
 1937 The Man Who Found Himself
Train Wreck Survivor (uncredited)
 1937 Headline Crasher
Talllant Associate (uncredited)
 1937 Nancy Steele Is Missing!
Watchman (uncredited)
 1936 Laughing at Trouble
Foreman of Jury (uncredited)
 1936 A Tenderfoot Goes West
Sheriff Hal
 1936 The President's Mystery
Gorman (uncredited)
 1936 The Three Mesquiteers
Bartender #1 (uncredited)
 1936 Don't Turn 'em Loose
Parole Board Member (uncredited)
 1936 The Peppery Salt (Short)
 1936 The Speed Reporter
Publisher Madison
 1936 Special Agent K-7
Judge J.B. Ellis (uncredited)
 1936/I The Amazing Exploits of the Clutching Hand
Police Officer Regan [Ch.1] (uncredited)
 1936 Comin' 'Round the Mountain
Race Starter (uncredited)
 1936 Silly Billies
Pioneer (uncredited)
 1936 Grand Slam Opera (Short)
Col. Crowe
 1936 The Lady Consents
Dr. Prentice (uncredited)
 1936 Night Cargo
Boat Captain
 1936 Three on a Limb (Short)
Molly's father
 1935 A Scream in the Night
Joe Bentley
 1935 Just My Luck
Nelson Associate (uncredited)
 1935 Hitch Hike Lady
Parole Board Member (uncredited)
 1935 Lawless Riders
Charles Adams (uncredited)
 1935 In Old Kentucky
 1935 Lawless Range
Clem (uncredited)
 1935 Grand Exit
Board Member (uncredited)
 1935 The Rainmakers
Townsman (uncredited)
 1935 The New Frontier
Myers (uncredited)
 1935 The Judgement Book
Rancher Neal Dutton (uncredited)
 1935 Confidential
Keaton's Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1935 Barbary Coast
Rich Miner (uncredited)
 1935 She Couldn't Take It
Prison Official (uncredited)
 1935 Waterfront Lady
Craps Shooter (uncredited)
 1935 Cappy Ricks Returns
Pop (uncredited)
 1935 The Public Menace
Chief of Police (uncredited)
 1935 The Man from Guntown
Storekeeper (uncredited)
 1935 Call of the Wild
Third Miner in Dawson (uncredited)
 1935 China Seas
Ship's Pilot (uncredited)
 1935 Rio Rattler
Barfly (uncredited)
 1935 Rainbow's End
Rodeo Judge
 1935 Men of Action
Dad' Morgan - Jimmys Father
 1935 Born to Gamble
Town and Country Club Member (uncredited)
 1935 The Glass Key
Politician (uncredited)
 1935 Whispering Smith Speaks
Conductor (uncredited)
 1935 The Circle of Death
Bill Carr
 1935 Star of Midnight
Doctor (uncredited)
 1935 The Unwelcome Stranger
Race Track Official (uncredited)
 1935 Les Misérables
Third Judge in Arras (uncredited)
 1935 Million Dollar Haul
Amos Boswell
 1935 Life Begins at 40
Storekeeper (uncredited)
 1935 Behind the Green Lights
Judge #1
 1935 Folies Bergère de Paris
Man in Montage (uncredited)
 1935 The Little Colonel
Sheriff Williams (uncredited)
 1935 The Whole Town's Talking
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1935 Texas Terror
Blacksmith Bob
 1935 Rustlers of Red Dog
Stagecoach Passenger (Ch. 1) (uncredited)
 1934 The Man Who Reclaimed His Head
French Citizen (uncredited)
 1934 Broadway Bill
Mayor (uncredited)
 1934 Cheating Cheaters
Ship's Officer (uncredited)
 1934 We Live Again
Official (uncredited)
 1934 Tailspin Tommy
Eric Peabody [Chs. 3-5]
 1934/I The Return of Chandu
Mr. James - Party Guest [Ch. 1] (uncredited)
 1934 The Dude Ranger
Banker (uncredited)
 1934 The Cat's-Paw
Burke - a Politician (uncredited)
 1934 Little Man, What Now?
New Tenant (uncredited)
 1934 Fighting to Live
Jake - Prosecuting Attorney
 1934 Voice in the Night
Board of Directors (uncredited)
 1934 Gambling Lady
Detective (uncredited)
 1934 The Lucky Texan
Townsman (uncredited)
 1933 Roman Scandals
Senator Idiot (uncredited)
 1933 The Bowery
Crony (uncredited)
 1933 Golden Harvest
Wheat Farmer (uncredited)
 1933 I Loved a Woman
Businessman at Meeting (uncredited)
 1933 Ship of Wanted Men
Elderly Man
 1933 One Man's Journey
Dr. James Carson (uncredited)
 1933 One Year Later
Jim's Father (uncredited)
 1933 King of the Arena
Man with Governor (uncredited)
 1933 The Return of Casey Jones
M.S. Coburn - President of the Railroad (uncredited)
 1933 Picture Snatcher
Police Captain (uncredited)
 1933 The Thrill Hunter
Mayor Thomas Hewitt
 1933 Song of the Eagle
Boss (uncredited)
 1933 Justice Takes a Holiday
 1933 Alimony Madness
Judge Greer (uncredited)
 1933 Blondie Johnson
Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
 1933 Grand Slam
Counterman (uncredited)
 1932 The Match King
Match Company Executive (uncredited)
 1932 The Penal Code
 1932 The Savage Girl
Club Member (uncredited)
 1932 Afraid to Talk
Bill (detective)
 1932 The Big Stampede
Rancher (uncredited)
 1932 Exposed
Chief of Police
 1932 No Living Witness
Police Captain
 1932 Guns for Hire
Matt Thornton
 1932 The Thirteenth Guest
Uncle John Morgan (uncredited)
 1932 The Honor of the Press
Police Commissioner Drake
 1932 Forbidden Company
First Doctor (uncredited)
 1932 Destry Rides Again
The Judge
 1932 Passport to Paradise
Ship's Captain
 1932 Human Targets
 1931 Air Eagles
Doctor (uncredited)
 1931 Dragnet Patrol
Judge (uncredited)
 1931 Mounted Fury
'Big' McGraw
 1931 Lasca of the Rio Grande (uncredited)
 1931 Is There Justice?
Dr. Gibbs
 1931 Grief Street
Jean's Doctor (uncredited)
 1931 Headin' for Trouble
Poker Slade
 1931 Up for Murder
Detective (uncredited)
 1931 No Privacy (Short)
 1931 Sheer Luck
Hiram Carver
 1930 Breed of the West
Doctor (uncredited)
 1930 Moby Dick
Reverend Mapple
 1930 Hot Curves
Baseball-Team Manager McGrew
 1930 Alias French Gertie
Mr. William Matson
 1927 Wages of Conscience
Frank Knowles
 1926 Hour of Reckoning
Winton Crane
 1922 The Ropin' Fool (Short)
The Stranger
 1922 Hate
Inspector Garth
 1921 The Hole in the Wall
Inspector of Police
 1921 Fate
 1915 In Love's Own Way (Short)
Governor John Clark (as John E. Ince)
 1915 No Other Way (Short) (as John E. Ince)
 1915 The Only Way Out (Short)
Detective Reed
 1915 The Trapper's Revenge (Short)
 1915 The Attorney for the Defense (Short)
Frederic Stratton (as John E. Ince)
 1915 Her Weakling Brother (Short)
Jack Burroughs
 1915 Out of the Storm (Short)
 1914 The Erring (Short)
 1914 A Soldier of Peace (Short)
Undetermined Role
 1914 A Recent Confederate Victory (Short)
Judd Harvey
 1914 The Marriage Wager (Short)
Henry Leeds
 1914 Her Mother Was a Lady (Short)
Bob Jennings
 1914 In Old Virginia (Short)
John Culver
 1914 His Brother Bill (Short)
Bill Jones - the Elder Brother
 1914 The Twin Brothers Van Zandt (Short)
Peter & John / the Twin Brothers Van Zandt
 1914 The Heart Rebellious (Short)
Bart Wendel (as John E. Ince)
 1914 The False Shadow (Short)
John Mason
 1914 The Incompetent (Short)
George Hilton
 1914 The Greater Treasure (Short)
John Street
 1914 The Crowning Glory (Short)
Jason Sharrock
 1914 In the Northland (Short)
Jean Leseur
 1914 Officer Jim (Short)
Officer Jim
 1914 The Mansion of Sobs (Short)
John Hardin
 1914 The Puritan (Short)
Brady (as John E. Ince)
 1914 A Cruel Revenge (Short)
Sir John Clyde
 1914 The House of Fear (Short)
John Stone / Bob Stone (dual role)
 1914 A Servant of the Rich (Short)
Adrian Vandevere
 1913 The Battle of Shiloh
Frank Carey
 1913 The Price of Victory (Short)
Colonel Robert Carey (as John E. Ince)
 1913 The Man in the Hamper (Short)
 1913 The Taking of Rattlesnake Bill (Short)
Rattlesnake Bill
 1913 The Hills of Strife (Short)
Tom Knox
 1913 A Mountain Mother (Short)
 1913 The Exile (Short)
Jack Melrose
 1913 The Wiles of Cupid (Short)
The Rich Man
 1913 The Profits of the Business (Short)
Avis Lusk
 1913 The Penalty of Crime (Short)
Ed Watson
 1913 The Transgressor (Short)
 1913 A Father's Love (Short)
The Cashier
 1913/II Retribution (Short)
Stephen Elliott - the Banker
 1913 The Judgment of the Deep (Short)
Olsen - the Lighthouse Keeper
 1913 Clarence at the Theater (Short)
 1913 The Veil of Sleep (Short)
The Sheriff
 1913 In the Harem of Haschem (Short)
Maisara - the Arab
 1913 A Florida Romance (Short)
Count de Tornay
 1913 Women of the Desert (Short)
The Slave Dealer
 1913 On the Mountain Ranch (Short)
Jim Clifford
 1913 The Teacher at Rockville (Short)
 1913 The Engraver (Short)
Red Galvin - Chief of the Counterfeiting Gang
 1913 The Girl of the Sunset Pass (Short)
Big Bill
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Show Show Producer (5 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
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Stage Play: Ben Hur. Drama (revival). Dramatized by William Young. Based on the novel by General Lew Wallace. Directed by Joseph Brooks. Academy of Music: 25 Feb 1907- Apr 1907 (closing date unknown/64 performances). Cast: Mabel Brownell, Charles Canfield, Dwight Dana, Margaret Dills, Daniel E. Hanlon, John Ince (as "Massala"), Ralph Ince,... See more »

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