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William Collier Jr. (born Charles F. Gall Jr., February 12, 1902 – February 5, 1987) was an American film and stage actor who appeared in 89 films.

William Collier (nicknamed "Buster") was born in New York City. When his parents divorced, his mother, the actress Paula Marr, remarried the actor William Collier Sr. who adopted Charles (the two did share a resemblance) and gave the boy the new name William Collier Jr. Collier's acting experience in childhood, having first appeared on stage at age seven, helped him to get his first movie role at the age of 14 in The Bugle Call (1916).

He went on to become a popular leading man in the 1920s and made the transition from silent into sound film, however he retired from acting in 1935, and in 1937 went to work as a movie producer in England. At the end of the 1940s he returned to America and went on to produce drama series for television. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

William Collier Jr. (born Charles F. Gall Jr., February 12, 1902 – February 5, 1987) was an American film and stage actor who appeared in 89 films.

William Collier (nicknamed "Buster") was born in New York City. When his parents divorced, his mother, the actress Paula Marr, remarried the actor William Collier Sr. who adopted Charles (the two did share a resemblance) and gave the boy the new name William Collier Jr. Collier's acting experience in childhood, having first appeared on stage at age seven, helped him to get his first movie role at the age of 14 in The Bugle Call (1916).

He went on to become a popular leading man in the 1920s and made the transition from silent into sound film, however he retired from acting in 1935, and in 1937 went to work as a movie producer in England. At the end of the 1940s he returned to America and went on to produce drama series for television. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 47

Birthday 1902-02-12

Day of Death 1987-02-05

Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA

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Also Known As

  • Charles F. Gall Jr.
  • Buster Collier
  • William “Buster” Collier
  • Buster Collier Jr.
  • William 'Buster' Collier Jr.

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1987 Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow (3 episodes)
1963 Hollywood Without Make-Up
1935 The People's Enemy as Tony Falcone
1934 Public Stenographer as James 'Jimmy' Martin Jr.
1933 Her Secret as Johnny Norton
1933 The Story of Temple Drake as Toddy Gowan
1933 Forgotten as Joseph Meyers
1933 File 113
1932 The Phantom Express as Bruce Harrington
1932 Dancers in the Dark as Floyd Stevens
1931 The Secret Witness as Arthur Jones aka Casey
1931 Soul of the Slums as Jerry Harris
1931 The Big Gamble as Johnnie Ames
1931 Street Scene as Sam Kaplan
1931 Broadminded as Jack Hackett
1931 Cimarron as The Kid
1931 Little Caesar as Tony Passa
1931 Reducing as Johnnie Beasley
1930 Rain or Shine as Bud Conway
1930 New Movietone Follies of 1930
1930 Free and Easy as Master of Ceremonies
1930 A Royal Romance as John Hale
1930 The Melody Man as Al Tyler
1929 Show of Shows as Performer in 'Bicycle Built for Two' Number
1929 The College Coquette as Tom Marion
1929 New Orleans as Billy Slade
1929 The Bachelor Girl as Jimmy
1929 The Donovan Affair as Cornish
1929 Hardboiled Rose as Edward Malo
1929 Tide of Empire as Romauldo Guerrero
1929 One Stolen Night as Bob
1928 The Floating College as George Dewey
1928 Beware of Bachelors as Ed
1928 Women They Talk About as Steve Harrison
1928 The Lion and the Mouse as Jefferson Ryder
1928 The Tragedy of Youth
1928 So This Is Love?
1927 The College Widow as Billy Bolton
1927 The Desired Woman as Lieutenant Larry Trent
1926 The Lucky Lady as Clarke
1925 The Wanderer as Jether
1924 The Lighthouse by the Sea as Albert Dorn
1924 Wine of Youth as Max Cooper
1924 The Sea Hawk as Marsak
1923 The Age of Desire as Ranny - Age 21
1922 The Good Provider

Production

1952 Mr. & Mrs. North (58 episodes)Producer

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