Lon Chaney (born Leonidas Frank Chaney) - nicknamed "Man of a Thousand Faces" - was an American Silent screen star. He died after completing his only sound film.

Lon Chaney (born Leonidas Frank Chaney) - nicknamed "Man of a Thousand Faces" - was an American Silent screen star. He died after completing his only sound film.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 61

Birthday 1883-04-01

Day of Death 1930-08-26

Place of Birth Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Official Site

Also Known As

  • Leonidas Frank Chaney
  • Man of a Thousand Faces

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Fragments as The Miracle Man
2013 A Messenger from the Shadows (Notes on Film 06 A/Monologue 01)
2011 Fragments: Surviving Pieces of Lost Films as Himself (archive footage)
2007 Bela Lugosi: The Fallen Vampire as Himself (archive footage)
2007 Famous Monster: Forrest J Ackerman as Himself (archive footage)
2002 London After Midnight as (archive footage)
1996 Lon Chaney: Behind the Mask as Himself
1931 The House That Shadows Built as (archive footage)
1930 The Unholy Three as Professor Echo / Grandma O'Grady
1929 Where East Is East as Tiger Haynes
1928 West of Zanzibar as Phroso 'Dead-Legs'
1928 Thunder as Grumpy Anderson
1928 Laugh, Clown, Laugh as Tito Beppi
1928 The Big City as Chuck Collins
1928 While the City Sleeps as Dan Coghlan
1927 London After Midnight as Professor Edward C. Burke
1927 Mockery as Sergei
1927 The Unknown as Alonzo the Armless
1927 Mr. Wu as Mr. Wu / Wu's Grandfather
1926 Tell It to the Marines as Sergeant O'Hara
1926 The Road to Mandalay as Singapore Joe
1926 The Blackbird as The Blackbird / The Bishop
1925 The Tower of Lies as Jan
1925 The Unholy Three as Professor Echo / Granny O'Grady
1925 The Phantom of the Opera as Erik, The Phantom
1925 The Monster as Dr. Ziska
1924 He Who Gets Slapped as Paul Beaumont
1924 The Next Corner as Juan Serafin
1923 The Hunchback of Notre Dame as Quasimodo
1923 The Shock as Wilse Dilling
1923 While Paris Sleeps as Henri Santodos
1923 All the Brothers Were Valiant as Mark Shore
1922 A Blind Bargain as Dr. Arthur Lamb / The Ape Man
1922 Shadows as Yen Sin
1922 Oliver Twist as Fagin
1922 The Light in the Dark as Tony Pantelli
1922 Flesh and Blood as David Webster
1922 The Trap as Gaspard the Good
1921 Voices of the City as O'Rourke
1921 The Ace of Hearts as Mr. Farallone
1920 Outside the Law as Black Mike Sylva / Ah Wing
1920 Nomads of the North as Raoul Challoner
1920 The Penalty as Blizzard
1920 The Adventures of Daredevil Jack as Royce Rivers
1920 The Gift Supreme as Merney Stagg
1920 Treasure Island
1919 The Wicked Darling as Stoop Connors
1919 Victory as Ricardo
1919 When Bearcat Went Dry as Kindard Powers
1919 The Miracle Man as The Frog
1919 The False Faces as Karl Eckstrom
1918 The Kaiser, the Beast of Berlin as Bethmann-Hollweg
1917 The Scarlet Car as Paul Revere Forbes
1917 Triumph as Paul Neihoff
1916 The Mark of Cain as Dick Temple
1915 Alas and Alack as The Fisherman and Hunchback Fate
1914 Richelieu as Baradas
1914 The Oubliette as Chevalier Bertrand de la Payne
1914 By the Sun's Rays as Frank Lawler, the Clerk
1914 The Forbidden Room as John Morris
1914 The Tragedy of Whispering Creek as The Greaser

Costume & Make-Up

1930 The Unholy ThreeMakeup Artist
1925 The Phantom of the OperaMakeup Artist
1923 The Hunchback of Notre DameMakeup Artist


1922 The TrapStory
1914 The Tragedy of Whispering CreekWriter

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