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Walter James (I) (1882–1946)

Walter James was born on June 3, 1882 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. He is known for his work on Battling Butler (1926), The Monster (1925) and Street Scene (1931). He was married to Ida James (c.1880-1930). He died on June 27, 1946 in Gardena, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Battling Butler The Moutain Girl's Father
The Monster Caliban
Street Scene Police Marshal James Henry
The Kid Brother Jim Hickory


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 1943 Good Luck, Mr. Yates
Leading Citizen (uncredited)
 1942 The Panther's Claw
Capt. Tom Henry
 1941 The Lone Rider Fights Back
Bartender (uncredited)
 1941 Citizen Kane
Ward Heeler (uncredited)
 1941 The Kid's Last Ride
Bartender (uncredited)
 1940 Legion of the Lawless
Vigilante at Meeting (uncredited)
 1939 Invisible Stripes
Worker (uncredited)
 1939 Eternally Yours
Police Official (uncredited)
 1939 Disbarred
Juror (uncredited)
 1938 Professor Beware
Man with New Hat (uncredited)
 1938 The Lone Ranger
Joe Cannon (Ch. 11) (uncredited)
 1937 This Is My Affair
Dinner Guest (uncredited)
 1937 Mountain Justice
Juror (uncredited)
 1936 California Mail
Man Who Bets $1000 (uncredited)
 1936 Oh, Susanna!
Sage City Sheriff Briggs
 1936 White Fang
Posse Member (uncredited)
 1936 Modern Times
Assembly Line Foreman (uncredited)
 1936 Riffraff
Townsman (uncredited)
 1936/I Custer's Last Stand
Judge Hooker [Chs.12-14]
 1935 Hitch Hike Lady
Chief of Police (uncredited)
 1935 The Public Menace
Policeman (uncredited)
 1935 Arizona Bad Man
Jack - Bartender
 1934 Jealousy
Cop (uncredited)
 1934 The Cat's-Paw
Nightclub Doorman (uncredited)
 1934 The Road to Ruin
Headwaiter (uncredited)
 1934 No More Women
Bouncer (uncredited)
 1934 Hips, Hips, Hooray!
Mountaineer (uncredited)
 1933 Ann Vickers
Guard (uncredited)
 1932 Police Court
Cappy Hearn
 1932 Docks of San Francisco
Phony Café Waiter (uncredited)
 1931 Scareheads
 1931 Street Scene
Police Marshal James Henry
 1931 The Public Defender
Police Captain Anderson (uncredited)
 1930 Shadow of the Law
Captain of the Guards
 1929 Hell's Heroes
 1928 The Divine Lady
One of Nelson's Ship's Officers (uncredited)
 1928 Me, Gangster
Police Capt. Dodd
 1928 The Wright Idea
Capt. Sandy
 1928 The Big Killing
 1928 The Road to Ruin
Headwaiter (uncredited)
 1927 The Irresistible Lover
Mr. Kennedy
 1927 The Patent Leather Kid
Officer Riley
 1927 The Blood Ship
Capt. Angus Swope
 1927 Rich Men's Sons
Clerk (uncredited)
 1927 The Kid Brother
Jim Hickory
 1926 Battling Butler
The Moutain Girl's Father
 1926 Glenister of the Mounted
 1926 The Seventh Bandit
Ben Goring
 1926 Charley My Boy! (Short)
President T.J.
 1925 Little Annie Rooney
Officer Rooney
 1925 The Everlasting Whisper
Aswin Brody
 1925 The Monster
 1924 Two Shall Be Born
 1922 Secrets of Paris
The Strangler
 1922 Fair Lady
Gian Norcone
 1920 Dead Men Tell No Tales
 1920 The Idol Dancer
Chief Wando
 1917 Souls Adrift
A Swede Sailor
 1916 A Daughter of the Gods
Chief Eunuch
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Other Works:

The Billionaire (1902). Musical/farce. Music by Gustav Kerker. Book by Harry B. Smith. Lyrics by Harry B. Smith. Musical Director: Antonio DeNovellis. Choreographed by Ned Wayburn. Directed by Herbert Gresham. Daly's Theatre (moved to The Grand Opera House from 6 Apr 1903- close): 29 Dec 1902- Apr 1903 (closing date unknown/112... See more »

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Former stage actor who usually played authority figures, sheriffs, cops, captains, and so on, in silent films. Worked at Vitagraph, Pathe and Fox. Graduate of Georgetown University.

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