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Henry O'Neill (August 10, 1891 – May 18, 1961) was an American film actor known for playing gray-haired fathers, lawyers, and similarly dignified roles during the 1930s and 1940s.

O'Neill began his acting career on the stage, after dropping out of college to join a traveling theatre company. He served in the military in World War I, then returned to the stage.

In the early 1930s he began appearing in films, including The Big Shakedown (1934) with Charles Farrell and Bette Davis, the Errol Flynn/Olivia de Havilland Western Santa Fe Trail (1940), the Frank Sinatra/Gene Kelly musical Anchors Aweigh (1945), The Green Years (1946), and The Reckless Moment (1949). His last film was The Wings of Eagles (1957), starring John Wayne.

Henry O'Neill died in Hollywood, California at the age of 69. He was on the board of directors of the Screen Actors Guild and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Henry O'Neill (August 10, 1891 – May 18, 1961) was an American film actor known for playing gray-haired fathers, lawyers, and similarly dignified roles during the 1930s and 1940s.

O'Neill began his acting career on the stage, after dropping out of college to join a traveling theatre company. He served in the military in World War I, then returned to the stage.

In the early 1930s he began appearing in films, including The Big Shakedown (1934) with Charles Farrell and Bette Davis, the Errol Flynn/Olivia de Havilland Western Santa Fe Trail (1940), the Frank Sinatra/Gene Kelly musical Anchors Aweigh (1945), The Green Years (1946), and The Reckless Moment (1949). His last film was The Wings of Eagles (1957), starring John Wayne.

Henry O'Neill died in Hollywood, California at the age of 69. He was on the board of directors of the Screen Actors Guild and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 164

Birthday 1891-08-10

Day of Death 1961-05-18

Place of Birth Orange, New Jersey, USA

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Also Known As

  • Henry O'Neil

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1957 The Wings of Eagles as Capt. Spear
1955 Untamed as Squire O'Neill
1953 The Sun Shines Bright as Joe D. Habersham
1952 Scarlet Angel as Morgan Caldwell
1952 Scandal Sheet as Charlie Barnes
1951 The Family Secret as Donald Muir
1951 The People Against O'Hara as Judge Keating
1950 The Flying Missile as Thomas A. Scott
1950 The Milkman as Roger Bradley, Sr.
1950 Convicted as Detective Dorn
1950 The Second Woman as Ben Sheppard
1950 No Man of Her Own as Mr. Harkness
1949 The Reckless Moment as Tom Harper
1949 Holiday Affair as Mr. Crowley
1949 Strange Bargain as Timothy Hearne
1949 You're My Everything as Prof. Adams
1949 Alias Nick Beal as Judge Ben Hobbs
1948 The Return of October as President Hotchkiss
1947 Little Mister Jim as Chaplain
1947 The Beginning or the End as Gen. Thomas F. Farrell
1946 Three Wise Fools as Prof. Horace Appleby
1946 The Green Years as Canon Roche
1946 Bad Bascomb as Gov. Winton
1946 The Virginian as Mr. Taylor
1946 The Hoodlum Saint as Lewis J. Malbery
1945 Anchors Aweigh as Admiral Hammond
1945 Dangerous Partners as Duffy
1945 This Man's Navy as Lt. Cmdr. Roger Graystone
1944 Dark Shadows as Dr. Everett Colner M.D.
1944 Nothing But Trouble as Mr. Hawkley
1944 Barbary Coast Gent as Colonel Watrous
1944 Two Girls and a Sailor as John Dyckman Brown II
1944 Main Street Today as Vance Clark
1944 Rationing as Senator Edward White
1944 The Heavenly Body as Professor Stowe
1944 A Guy Named Joe as Col. Sykes
1943 Lost Angel as Professor Josh Pringle
1943 Whistling in Brooklyn as Inspector Holcomb
1943 Girl Crazy as Mr. Danny Churchill, Sr.
1943 Best Foot Forward as Maj. Roger W. Reeber
1943 For God and Country as Captain Chaplain
1943 Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case as Warden Kenneson
1943 Air Raid Wardens as Rittenhause
1943 The Human Comedy as Charles Steed
1943 Thousands Cheer as Captain in Frank Morgan Skit (uncredited)
1942 Stand by for Action as Cmdr. Stone M.C
1942 White Cargo as The Reverend Dr. Roberts
1942 Tortilla Flat as Père Juan Ramon
1942 This Time for Keeps as Arthur Freeman
1942 Born to Sing as Frank Eastman
1942 The Bugle Sounds as Lt. Col. Harry Seton
1941 Johnny Eager as A.J. Verne
1941 Shadow of the Thin Man as Major Jason I. Sculley
1941 Honky Tonk as Pearl
1941 Whistling in the Dark as Philip Post
1941 Down in San Diego as Col. Halliday
1941 Blossoms in the Dust as Judge
1941 The Get-Away as Warden Alcott
1941 Billy the Kid as Tim Ward
1941 Men of Boys Town as Mr. Maitland
1941 The Trial of Mary Dugan as Galway
1940 Santa Fe Trail as Windy Brody
1940 Knute Rockne All American as Doctor
1940 Service with the Colors as Colonel Nelson
1940 Money and the Woman as Mr. Mason
1940 They Drive by Night as District Attorney
1940 Young America Flies as Dr. Webster
1940 'Til We Meet Again as Dr. Cameron
1940 Castle on the Hudson as District Attorney
1940 Calling Philo Vance as Markham
1940 The Fighting 69th as The Colonel
1940 Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet as Dr. Lentz
1939 Invisible Stripes as Parole Officer Masters
1939 Four Wives as Dr. Clinton Forrest, Sr.
1939 A Child Is Born as Dr. Lee
1939 Everybody's Hobby as Thomas 'Tom' Leslie
1939 Angels Wash Their Faces as A.H. Remson
1939 Juarez as Gen. Miguel Miramon
1939 The Man Who Dared as Matthew Carter
1939 Sons of Liberty as Member of Continental Congress
1939 Confessions of a Nazi Spy as Attorney Kellogg
1939 Lucky Night as Horace Calvin Jordan
1939 Dodge City as Colonel Dodge
1939 Wings of the Navy as Prologue Speaker
1939 Torchy Blane in Chinatown as Sen. H. Baldwin
1938 Brother Rat as Colonel Ramm
1938 Girls on Probation as Judge
1938 The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse as Judge
1938 The Chaser as Mr. Calhoun
1938 Racket Busters as le gouverneur
1938 White Banners as Sam Trimble
1938 Yellow Jack as Gorgas
1938 Jezebel as General Theopholus Bogardus
1938 Gold Is Where You Find It as Judge
1937 Wells Fargo as Henry Wells
1937 First Lady as George Mason
1937 Submarine D-1 as Admiral Thomas
1937 The Life of Emile Zola as Colonel Picquart
1937 Mr. Dodd Takes the Air as D.M. Gateway
1937 The Singing Marine as Captain Skinner (as Henry O'Neil)
1937 The Go-Getter as Commander Tisdale
1937 Draegerman Courage as Dr. Thomas Haslett
1937 Marked Woman as District Attorney Arthur Sheldon
1937 Green Light as Dr. Endicott
1937 The Great O'Malley as Defense Attorney
1936 Rainbow on the River as Father Josef
1936 Anthony Adverse as Father Xavier
1936 Two Against the World as Jim Carstairs
1936 The White Angel as Dr. Scott
1936 The Big Noise as Charlie Caldwell
1936 Bullets or Ballots as Ward Bryant
1936 The Golden Arrow as Mr. Appleby
1936 Road Gang as George Winston
1936 The Walking Dead as District Attorney Werner
1936 Boulder Dam as Mr. Agnew
1936 Freshman Love as President Simpkins
1936 The Story of Louis Pasteur as Dr. Emile Roux
1935 Personal Maid's Secret as Mr. Wilton Palmer
1935 Dr. Socrates as Greer
1935 The Case of the Lucky Legs as District Attorney Manchester
1935 Special Agent as District Attorney Roger Quinn
1935 We're in the Money as Lawyer Stephen 'Dinsy' Dinsmore
1935 Bright Lights as J.C. Anderson
1935 Stranded as Mr. Tuthill
1935 Oil For The Lamps Of China as Edward Hartford
1935 Black Fury as John W. Hendricks
1935 Dinky as Col. Barnes
1935 Alias Mary Dow as Henry Dow
1935 The Florentine Dagger as Victor Ballau
1935 While the Patient Slept as Elihu Dimuck
1935 Living on Velvet as Harold Thornton
1935 The Great Hotel Murder as Mr. Harvey
1935 Sweet Music as Louis Trumble
1935 A Trip Thru a Hollywood Studio as Director (uncredited)
1934 The Man Who Reclaimed His Head as Fernand de Marnay
1934 The Secret Bride as Jim Lansdale
1934 Murder in the Clouds as John Brownell
1934 Flirtation Walk as Gen. John Brent 'Jack' Fitts
1934 Gentlemen Are Born as Mr. Harper
1934 Madame Du Barry as Duc de Choiseul
1934 Big Hearted Herbert as Goodrich Sr.
1934 Side Streets as George Richards
1934 The Man with Two Faces as Inspector Crane
1934 The Personality Kid as Stephens
1934 Midnight Alibi as Ardsley
1934 The Key as Dan
1934 Now I'll Tell as Tommy Doran
1934 Fog Over Frisco as Porter
1934 Twenty Million Sweethearts as Lemuel Tappan
1934 Upperworld as Banker Making Toast at Banquet
1934 Wonder Bar as Richard - the Maitre'd
1934 Midnight as Edgar V. Ingersoll
1934 Journal of a Crime as Doctor
1934 I've Got Your Number as Mr. John P. Schuyler
1934 Fashions of 1934 as Duryea
1934 Bedside as Dr. William Chester
1934 Massacre as J.R. Dickinson
1934 The Big Shakedown as Mr. Sheffner
1933 Lady Killer as Ramick
1933 Son of a Sailor as Naval Officer
1933 The World Changes as Orin Nordholm Sr.
1933 From Headquarters as Inspector Donnelly
1933 The Kennel Murder Case as Police Fingerprint Man Dubois (uncredited)
1933 I Loved a Woman as Mr. Farrell

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