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Josef Swickard (1866–1940)

A veteran stage and screen actor, Swickard was the brother of actor Charles Swickard. He entered films in 1912 and was playing supporting roles for Mack Sennett by 1914. He remained with Sennett until 1917 when he started numerous aristocratic roles in films. His career in sound films was somewhat limited and he played in low-budget and action ... See full bio »

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The Golden Stallion John Forsythe
The Lost City Dr. Manyus


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 1939 The Mad Empress
Mexican Statesman with Father Fisher (uncredited)
 1939 The Great Victor Herbert
Newspaper Reporter (uncredited)
 1939 The Pal from Texas
Texas Malden
 1939 $1000 a Touchdown
Hamilton McGlen Sr. (uncredited)
 1939 Dick Tracy's G-Men
Presidente Huenemo Mendoza (uncredited)
 1939 Mexicali Rose
 1938 Say It in French
Old Man (uncredited)
 1938 You Can't Take It with You
 1938 The Secret of Treasure Island
Passenger Ship Doctor (uncredited)
 1937 Zorro Rides Again
Dam Watchman [Ch. 8] (uncredited)
 1937 The Girl Said No
 1937 The Sheik Steps Out
Mohammedan Priest (uncredited)
 1937 Fit for a King
Sanitarium Director (uncredited)
 1937 Sandflow
Banker Porter
 1936 The Boss Rider of Gun Creek
Lafe Turner
 1936 Under Your Spell
Amigo (uncredited)
 1936 The Black Coin
Don Pedro Navarro [Chs. 2-4, 13-15]
 1936 Lash of the Penitentes
Dr. Andrew Robert Taylor
 1936 Caryl of the Mountains
Jean Foray (as Joseph Swickart)
 1936 The Millionaire Kid
The Tutor
 1936/I Custer's Last Stand
Major Henry Trent MD
 1935 The Crusades
Buyer (uncredited)
 1935 Bring 'Em Back a Lie (Short)
 1935 Love Me Forever
Bonini (uncredited)
 1935 A Dog of Flanders
Monsieur de LaTour (replaced by Henry Kolker) (scenes deleted)
 1935/I The Lost City
Dr. Manyus
 1935 A Notorious Gentleman
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1934 The Man Who Reclaimed His Head
French Citizen (uncredited)
 1934 The Return of Chandu
 1934 Cross Streets
Dean Todd
 1934 All Men Are Enemies
Katha's Father (uncredited)
 1934 Hello, Prosperity (Short)
 1934 Beloved
 1933 Perils of Pauline
Haggins - Foreign Consul [Ch. 9]
 1933 Narcotic
Federal Narcotics Agent
 1933 The Narrow Corner
Dutch Constable (uncredited)
 1930 Phantom of the Desert
Colonel Van Horn
 1930 Song of the Caballero
 1930 The Wizard's Apprentice (Short)
The Wizard (uncredited)
 1930 Mamba
Count von Linden (uncredited)
 1930 The Lone Defender
Juan Valdez [Chs. 1-2] (as Joseph Swickard)
 1929 Dark Skies
Señor Moreno
 1929 Times Square
Professor Carrillo
 1929 Street Corner (Short)
 1929 The Phantom of the North
Colonel Rayburn
 1929 Frozen River
 1929 The Veiled Woman
Col. De Selincourt
 1929 The Eternal Woman
 1929 The Devil's Chaplain
The King
 1928 Dreary House
 1928/I The Toy Shop (Short)
The Toymaker (as Joseph Swickard)
 1928 Turn Back the Hours
Colonel Torreon
 1928/II Adoration (Short)
 1928 Comrades
John Burton
 1928 Sharp Shooters
 1927 Get Your Man
Duke of Albin
 1927 Compassion
Judge Henning
 1927 Old San Francisco
Don Hernandez de Vasquez
 1927 Time to Love
Elvire's father
 1927 Señorita
Don Francisco Hernandez
 1927 False Morals
 1927 The King of Kings (uncredited)
 1927 The Golden Stallion
John Forsythe
 1927 One Increasing Purpose
Old Gand
 1927 Hotel Imperial
Austrian General (uncredited)
 1926 The Border Whirlwind
Señor Jose Cordova
 1926 The Unknown Cavalier
Lingo (as Joseph Swickard)
 1926 Devil's Dice
Judge Casper Paine
 1926 Officer Jim
The President of the Bank
 1926 Don Juan
Duke Della Varnese (as Joseph Swickard)
 1926 Senor Daredevil
Juan Estrada
 1926 Whispering Canyon
Eben Beauregard
 1926 Desert Gold
Sebastian Castaneda
 1926 The Night Patrol
John Pendleton
 1926 Three Pals
Col. Girard
 1926 Stop, Look and Listen
Old Actor
 1925 Taming of the Shrewd (Short)
 1925 Northern Code
Père Le Blanc
 1925 The Keeper of the Bees
Bee master
 1925 Battling Romeo (Short)
 1925 Off the Highway
 1925 Mac's Beth (Short)
 1925/I The Mysterious Stranger
Raoul Lesage
 1925 Playing with Souls
Monsieur Jomier
 1925 Fifth Avenue Models
Josef Ludant
 1925 She Wolves
De Goncourt
 1925 The Verdict
Pierre Ronsard (as Joseph Swickard)
 1925 The Wizard of Oz
Prime Minister Kruel
 1925 The Sign of the Cactus
Old Man Hayes
 1925 Easy Money
 1924 Dante's Inferno
The Victim - Eugene Craig
 1924 Defying the Law
Michelo Brescia
 1924 Untamed Youth
 1924 Men
Cleo's Father
 1924 A Boy of Flanders
Jan Van Dullan
 1924 Pal o' Mine
Verdugo Montford
 1924 Poisoned Paradise
Professor Durand
 1924 North of Nevada
Mark Ridgeway
 1924 The Shadow of the East
John Locke (as Joseph Swickard)
 1923 Maytime
Colonel Van Zandt
 1923 A Prince of a King
Urbano (as Joseph Swickard)
 1923 The Eternal Struggle
Pierre Grange
 1923 The Age of Desire
 1923 Forgive and Forget
John Standing
 1923 Mothers-in-Law
Newton Wingate
 1923 The Cricket on the Hearth
Caleb Plummer
 1923 Daughters of the Rich
Maud's Father
 1923 Bavu
Prince Markoff
 1923 Mr. Billings Spends His Dime
Estaban Juárez (as Joseph Swickard)
 1922 My American Wife
Don Fernando DeContas
 1922 Pawned
Paul Veniza
 1922 The Young Rajah
Narada - the Mystic
 1922 Another Man's Shoes
 1922 The Storm
Jacques Fachard
 1922 The Golden Gift
 1922 Oh, Mabel Behave
Townsman (uncredited)
 1922 Across the Deadline
 1921 Cheated Hearts
Colonel Fairfax Gordon
 1921 No Woman Knows
The Great Schabelitz
 1921 Opened Shutters
Sam Lacey (as Joseph Swickard)
 1921 Serenade
Domingo Maticas
 1921 Who Am I?
Jacques Marbot
 1921 Beach of Dreams
Monsieur de Brie (as Joseph Swickard)
 1921 Sowing the Wind
 1921 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Marcelo Desnoyers
 1920 Trumpet Island
Jacques de Merincourt (as Joseph Swickard)
 1920 Moon Madness
 1920 Blind Youth
Pierre Monnier (as Joseph Swickard)
 1920 The Heart Snatcher (Short)
 1920 The Third Generation
Colonel Alden Van Dusen
 1920 The Beggar Prince
Nodo (as Joseph Swickard)
 1919 The Last of His People
Baron Bonart (as Joseph Swickard)
 1919 A Woman of Pleasure
Rev. Mr. Goddard
 1919 A Girl in Bohemia
Professor Bryce
 1919 Snares of Paris
De Brionne (as Joseph Swickard)
 1919 Pretty Smooth
Judge (as Joseph Swickard)
 1919 The Lady of Red Butte
Delicate Hanson (as Joseph Swickard)
 1919 A Trick of Fate
Raoul Garson (as Joe Swickard)
 1918 The Light of Western Stars
Padre Marcos
 1918 When a Woman Sins
Mortimer West
 1918 The White Man's Law
Suliman Ghengis (as Joseph Swickard)
 1918 The Treasure of the Sea
Thomas Elkins
 1918 The Keys of the Righteous
Paul Manning
 1917 His Mother's Boy
Tom Glenny (as Joseph Swickard)
 1917 Because of a Woman
Col. Gwynne
 1917 The Soul of Satan
Chicago Stone
 1917 To Honor and Obey
James Hollis (as Joseph Swickard)
 1917 His Final Blowout (Short) (as Joseph Swickard)
 1917 The Book Agent
Dr. Newdope (as Joseph Swickard)
 1917 American Methods
Baron de Prefont
 1917 An Aerial Joy Ride (Short)
Inventor (as Joe Swickard)
 1917 A Maiden's Trust (Short)
Minor Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1917 A Tale of Two Cities
Dr. Alexandre Manette
 1916 Haystacks and Steeples (Short)
The Minister
 1916 She Loved a Sailor (Short)
The Ship Owner
 1916 An Aerial Joyride (Short)
 1916 Vampire Ambrose (Short)
Mysterious Stranger (uncredited)
 1916 The Danger Girl (Short)
Old Man in Lobby (uncredited)
 1916 A Social Cub (Short)
The Knight of Old
 1916 Wings and Wheels (Short)
The Mayor
 1916 His Wild Oats (Short)
Husband in Film
 1916 Ambrose's Cup of Woe (Short)
 1916 An Oily Scoundrel (Short)
The Constable
 1916 The Village Vampire (Short)
The Widowed Mill Cashier
 1916 Better Late Than Never (Short)
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1916 Love Will Conquer (Short)
The Illustrious Patron
 1916 A Modern Enoch Arden (Short)
Man with Letter
 1915 A Submarine Pirate (Short)
Surplus Store Owner (uncredited)
 1915 Crooked to the End (Short)
Man in Wrecked House (uncredited)
 1915 The Best of Enemies (Short)
Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1915 A Favorite Fool (Short)
The Farmer
 1915 My Valet (Short)
Hotel Guest in Lobby (uncredited)
 1915 No One to Guide Him (Short)
Smith - the Bar Owner
 1915 Uncle Heck, by Heck! (Short) (as Joseph Swickard, unconfirmed)
 1915 Only a Messenger Boy (Short)
The Chief of Police
 1915 A Lover's Lost Control (Short)
Customer (uncredited)
 1915 Fatty's Tintype Tangle (Short)
The Photographer
 1915 Dirty Work in a Laundry (Short)
The Police Chief
 1915 When Ambrose Dared Walrus (Short)
Insurance Customer (uncredited)
 1915 A Home Breaking Hound (Short)
The Jealous Husband
 1915 A Versatile Villain (Short)
The Sheriff
 1915 A Human Hound's Triumph (Short)
Justice of the Peace
 1915 Love, Loot and Crash (Short)
Mary's Father, a Banker
 1915 Ambrose's Nasty Temper (Short)
Chief of Police
 1915 Droppington's Family Tree (Short)
Justice of the Peace / Diner in Booth
 1915 The Rent Jumpers (Short)
Restaurant Manager
 1915 Ambrose's Little Hatchet (Short)
Business Customer
 1915 Willful Ambrose (Short)
O. Schmidt - Stein Dealer (as Joseph Swickard)
 1915 Hearts and Planets (Short)
The Sky Gazer (as Joseph Swickard)
 1915 Hogan's Romance Upset (Short)
The Rival
 1915 Mabel and Fatty's Married Life (Short)
Minor Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1915 Hogan, the Porter (Short)
 1915 Mabel, Fatty and the Law (Short)
Desk Sergeant
 1915 Fatty and Mabel's Simple Life (Short)
Mabel's Father
 1915 Love, Speed and Thrills (Short)
Police Chief
 1914 Gussle, the Golfer (Short)
Chief of Police
 1914 Fatty and Minnie He-Haw (Short)
Minta's Father
 1914 Ambrose's First Falsehood (Short)
Funeral Director
 1914/I The Plumber (Short)
Mr. Felix - Home Owner
 1914 The Noise of Bombs (Short)
Desk Sergeant
 1914 Tillie's Punctured Romance
Movie Spectator (uncredited)
 1914 An Incompetent Hero (Short)
The Police Chief
 1914 His Talented Wife (Short)
Ticket Seller
 1914 Shot in the Excitement (Short)
The Father
 1914 Zip, the Dodger (Short)
Ball Toss Operator
 1914 Hello, Mabel (Short)
Man in Lobby (uncredited)
 1914 He Loved the Ladies (Short)
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1914 Lover's Luck (Short)
The Girl's Father
 1914 Those Country Kids (Short)
 1914 The Face on the Barroom Floor (Short)
Drinker (uncredited)
 1914 The Property Man (Short)
Old Stagehand (uncredited)
 1914 Laughing Gas (Short)
 1914 A Rowboat Romance (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 Caught in a Cabaret (Short)
Mabel's Father (uncredited)
 1914 An Unredeemed Pledge (Short)
John Davis - the Father (as Joseph Swickard)
 1914 Twenty Minutes of Love (Short)
Pickpocket's Victim
 1914 The Warning Cry (Short)
Cregan (as Joe Swickard)
 1914 They Who Dig Pits (Short)
Gordon Saunders (as Joe Swickard)
 1914 The Rector's Story (Short)
John Nelson (as Joe Swickard)
 1914/II The Higher Law (Short)
Secret Service Chief (as Joe Swickard)
 1914 The Thief and the Book (Short)
Mr. Jones - Bess's Grandfather
 1914 Jake's Hoodoo (Short)
Lucy's Father (as Joseph Swickard)
 1914 A Sorority Initiation (Short)
John Adair - Mary's Father
 1914 The Ten of Spades (Short)
 1914 The Miser's Policy (Short)
Turpin - the Miser
 1913 Get Rich Quick (Short)
Mr. Quick
 1913 Their First Execution (Short)
 1913 Cupid in a Dental Parlor (Short)
Ethel's Father
 1912 Iola's Promise (Short)
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
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Margaret Campbell  (divorced)

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