Biography

From Wikipedia

Jack Perrin (July 25, 1896 – December 17, 1967) was an American actor specializing in Westerns.

He was born Lyman Wakefield Perrin in Three Rivers, Michigan; his father worked in real estate and relocated the family to Los Angeles, California shortly after the start of the 20th century.

Perrin served in the United States Navy during World War I.

Following the war, he returned to Los Angeles and started acting for Universal Studios. His first on-screen appearance was in the 1917 film Luke's Lost Liberty alongside Harold Lloyd.

He married silent film actress Josephine Hill in 1920.

During the 1920s, Perrin made a name for himself, starring in a number of cliffhanger, melodrama, and serial films.

Perrin found a niche in B-movie Westerns of the 1930s. He usually played leads as Jack Perrin, but occasionally adopted the pseudonyms Jack Gable or Richard (Dick) Terry.

Perrin's last major role was as Davy Crockett in 1937's The Painted Stallion, for Republic Pictures. Perrin divorced his wife that year as well. Though he continued making films through 1960, many of his later roles were minor and often went uncredited.

Perrin suffered a heart attack and died December 17, 1967, aged 71.

For his contributions as an actor in motion pictures, Jack Perrin was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1777 Vine Street, in Hollywood, California.

From Wikipedia

Jack Perrin (July 25, 1896 – December 17, 1967) was an American actor specializing in Westerns.

He was born Lyman Wakefield Perrin in Three Rivers, Michigan; his father worked in real estate and relocated the family to Los Angeles, California shortly after the start of the 20th century.

Perrin served in the United States Navy during World War I.

Following the war, he returned to Los Angeles and started acting for Universal Studios. His first on-screen appearance was in the 1917 film Luke's Lost Liberty alongside Harold Lloyd.

He married silent film actress Josephine Hill in 1920.

During the 1920s, Perrin made a name for himself, starring in a number of cliffhanger, melodrama, and serial films.

Perrin found a niche in B-movie Westerns of the 1930s. He usually played leads as Jack Perrin, but occasionally adopted the pseudonyms Jack Gable or Richard (Dick) Terry.

Perrin's last major role was as Davy Crockett in 1937's The Painted Stallion, for Republic Pictures. Perrin divorced his wife that year as well. Though he continued making films through 1960, many of his later roles were minor and often went uncredited.

Perrin suffered a heart attack and died December 17, 1967, aged 71.

For his contributions as an actor in motion pictures, Jack Perrin was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1777 Vine Street, in Hollywood, California.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 77

Birthday 1896-07-25

Day of Death 1967-12-17

Place of Birth Three Rivers, Michigan, USA

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Also Known As

  • Lyman Wakefield Perrin
  • Jack Gable
  • Richard Terry

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1962 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance as Statehood Audience Member (uncredited)
1959 The Twilight Zone (1 episode) as Barfly (uncredited)
1956 Around the World in Eighty Days as Man on Sidewalk (uncredited)
1955 Last of the Desperados as ?
1953 The Sun Shines Bright as Townsman (uncredited)
1953 The Mississippi Gambler as Onlooker at Julian (uncredited)
1952 The Treasure of Lost Canyon as Sheriff (uncredited)
1950 Train To Tombstone as Passenger (uncredited)
1950 Sunset Boulevard as Detective (uncredited)
1949 White Heat as Policeman (uncredited)
1949 The Gal Who Took the West as Barfly
1949 The Younger Brothers as Bank Clerk (uncredited)
1949 El Paso as Barfly (uncredited)
1948 The Gallant Legion as Barfly
1946 Shadows on the Range as Deputy Ted
1946 Our Old Car as Jones the Ice Man (uncredited)
1945 White Pongo as Minor Role
1941 Sea Raiders as Island Guard-Launch Pilot
1941 The Iron Claw as Mine Guard
1941 Cracked Nuts as Policeman
1941 Riders of Death Valley as Stage Guard
1941 The Spider Returns as Armored Car Driver
1941 Roar of the Press as Reporter
1940 The Green Hornet Strikes Again! as Gunner - Army Deserter
1940 The Texas Rangers Ride Again as Ranger Radio Technician
1940 West of Pinto Basin as Ware
1940 The Great Dictator as Jewish Man (uncredited)
1940 New Moon as Officer
1940 The Saint Takes Over as Customs Officer
1940 I Take This Oath as Policeman
1940 Saps at Sea as 2nd Police Officer
1940 Terry and the Pirates as Mr. Harris
1940 The Fighting 69th as Major
1940 The Green Hornet as Police Patrolman (uncredited)
1940 The Shadow as Plane Mechanic
1939 South of the Border as Vaquero
1939 Two Thoroughbreds as Rancher
1939 Eternally Yours as Ship's Officer
1939 $1,000 a Touchdown as McGlen's First Son
1939 The Arizona Kid as Soldier
1939 The Kid From Texas as Wild West Show Cowboy
1939 The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle as Bit Part
1938 Swingtime in the Movies as Movie Set Cowboy (uncredited)
1938 The Purple Vigilantes as Duncan
1937 Wells Fargo as Scout
1937 The Painted Stallion as Davy Crockett [Chs. 5-12]
1937 Reckless Ranger as Chet Newton
1936 The Accusing Finger as Guard
1936 Gun Grit as Bob Blake
1936 Wildcat Saunders as Wildcat Saunders
1936 Hair-Trigger Casey as Captain Jim Hair-Trigger Casey
1935 Texas Jack as Texas Jack Carrol
1935 Wolf Riders as Jack Jennings
1935 North of Arizona as Jack Loomis
1935 Loser's End as Jack
1935 The Cactus Kid as Jack Durant
1934 Rawhide Mail as Jack Reed
1934 Mystery Ranch as George Andrews
1934 The Big Race as Riley (as Richard Terry)
1933 The Mystery Squadron as Roberts
1933 Jaws of Justice as Sergeant Kinkaid
1932 Hell-Fire Austin as Henchman Curley
1932 45 Calibre Echo as Jack
1931 Two-Gun Caballero as Sheriff
1930 The Apache Kid's Escape as Jim aka The Apache Kid
1928 The Water Hole as Ray
1927 Thunderbolt's Tracks
1927 Where the North Holds Sway as Rance Raine, R.N.W.M.P.
1926 The Man from Oklahoma
1926 Midnight Faces as Richard Mason
1925 Border Vengeance as Wes Channing
1925 Mistaken Orders as Tom Lawson
1924 Shootin' Square as Dan Dawson
1924 Virginian Outcast
1920 Pink Tights as Rev. Jonathon Meek
1920 The Adorable Savage
1919 Blind Husbands as The Newlywed

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