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Holmes Herbert (born Horace Edward Jenner; 30 July 1882 – 26 December 1956) was an English character actor who appeared in Hollywood films from 1915 to 1952.

Herbert immigrated to the United States in 1912. He never made a film in his native country, but appeared in 228 films during his career in the U.S., beginning with stalwart leading roles during the silent era, then numerous supporting roles in classic Hollywood films of the sound era, including Captain Blood (1935), The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936), The Life of Emile Zola (1937), The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), and Foreign Correspondent (1940).

He is perhaps best known for his role as Dr. Jekyll's friend Dr. Lanyon in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), and made something of a career in horror films of the period, appearing in The Terror (1928), The Thirteenth Chair (1929 and 1937), The Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933), The Invisible Man (1933), Mark of the Vampire (1935), Tower of London (1939), The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), The Undying Monster (1942), The Mummy's Curse (1944), and The Son of Dr. Jekyll (1951). He also played in several of Universal's cycle of Sherlock Holmes films during the 1940s.

Holmes Herbert was married three times. His first wife was actress Beryl Mercer, and his second was Elinor Kershaw Ince, widow of film mogul Thomas H. Ince. Both marriages ended in divorce. Third wife Agnes Bartholomew died, leaving Herbert a widower, in 1955.

He died in 1956 at age 74.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Holmes Herbert (born Horace Edward Jenner; 30 July 1882 – 26 December 1956) was an English character actor who appeared in Hollywood films from 1915 to 1952.

Herbert immigrated to the United States in 1912. He never made a film in his native country, but appeared in 228 films during his career in the U.S., beginning with stalwart leading roles during the silent era, then numerous supporting roles in classic Hollywood films of the sound era, including Captain Blood (1935), The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936), The Life of Emile Zola (1937), The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), and Foreign Correspondent (1940).

He is perhaps best known for his role as Dr. Jekyll's friend Dr. Lanyon in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), and made something of a career in horror films of the period, appearing in The Terror (1928), The Thirteenth Chair (1929 and 1937), The Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933), The Invisible Man (1933), Mark of the Vampire (1935), Tower of London (1939), The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), The Undying Monster (1942), The Mummy's Curse (1944), and The Son of Dr. Jekyll (1951). He also played in several of Universal's cycle of Sherlock Holmes films during the 1940s.

Holmes Herbert was married three times. His first wife was actress Beryl Mercer, and his second was Elinor Kershaw Ince, widow of film mogul Thomas H. Ince. Both marriages ended in divorce. Third wife Agnes Bartholomew died, leaving Herbert a widower, in 1955.

He died in 1956 at age 74.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 122

Birthday 1882-07-30

Day of Death 1956-12-26

Place of Birth Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, UK

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Also Known As

  • Horace Edward Jenner
  • Holmes E. Herbert
  • H.E. Herbert
  • H.J. Herbert
  • Холмс Херберт

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1952 The Brigand as Archbishop
1951 Anne of the Indies as English Sea Captain
1950 The Iroquois Trail as Gen. Johnson
1949 Post Office Investigator as James Seeley
1948 Jungle Jim as Commissioner Geoffrey Marsden
1948 Family Honeymoon as Rev. Miller (uncredited)
1948 Sorry, Wrong Number as Wilkins (uncredited)
1948 The Wreck of the Hesperus as Pastor West
1948 The Swordsman as Lord Glowan
1947 Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back as Inspector McIver
1947 Singapore as Rev. Thomas Barnes
1947 The Ghost Goes Wild as Judge
1947 Bulldog Drummond at Bay as Scotland Yard Inspector McIvar
1947 Over the Santa Fe Trail as Doc Henderson
1946 The Verdict as Sir William Dawson
1946 Dressed to Kill as Ebenezer Crabtree
1946 Three Strangers as Sir Robert
1945 Confidential Agent as Lord Benditch
1945 Jealousy as Melvyn Russell
1945 The House of Fear as Alan Cosgrave
1944 The Mummy's Curse as Dr. Cooper
1944 The Pearl of Death as James Goodram
1944 The Uninvited as Charlie Jessup
1943 Calling Dr. Death as Bryant, the Butler
1943 Corvette K-225 as Commodore Ramsay
1943 Sherlock Holmes in Washington as Mr. Ahrens
1942 Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon as Sir Reginald
1942 Invisible Agent as Sir Alfred Spencer
1942 Danger in the Pacific as Commissioner
1942 This Above All as Dr. Mathias
1942 The Ghost of Frankenstein as Magistrate of Vasaria
1941 Man Hunt as Saul Farnsworthy
1940 The Letter as Robert's Friend at Bar at Party
1940 A Dispatch from Reuter's as Member of Parliament (uncredited)
1940 Boom Town as Doctor (uncredited)
1940 Foreign Correspondent as Asst. Commissioner
1940 Phantom Raiders as Sir Edward
1940 An Angel from Texas as Second Banker
1940 British Intelligence as Arthur Bennett
1940 The Earl of Chicago as Sergeant-at-Arms (uncredited)
1939 Everything Happens at Night as Featherstone
1939 We Are Not Alone as Police Inspector
1939 Tower of London as Councilman (uncredited)
1939 The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex as Majordomo
1939 20,000 Men a Year as Dean Norris
1939 Intermezzo: A Love Story as The Doctor (uncredited)
1939 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes as Justice of the Court
1939 Stanley and Livingstone as Frederick Holcomb
1939 Bad Boy as Mr. McNeil
1939 The House of Fear as Minor Role
1939 Juarez as Marshal Randon
1939 The Sun Never Sets as Colonial Official
1939 Wolf Call as J.L. Winton
1939 The Little Princess as Doctor
1939 Mystery of the White Room as Hospital Administrator
1939 The Mystery of Mr. Wong as Prof. Ed Janney
1939 Mr. Moto's Last Warning as Bentham
1938 Say It in French as Richard Carrington Sr.
1938 Kidnapped as Judge
1938 The Buccaneer as Captain McWilliams
1938 The Black Doll as Dr. Giddings
1938 Here's Flash Casey as Maj. Addison
1937 The Man Without a Country as Aaron Burr
1937 The Girl Said No as Charles Dillon (scenes deleted)
1937 Slave Ship as Commander
1937 The Prince and the Pauper as First Doctor
1937 The Thirteenth Chair as Roscoe Crosby
1936 Lloyd's of London as Spokesman
1936 15 Maiden Lane as Harold Anderson
1936 The House of Secrets as Sir Bertram Evans - Home Secretary
1936 The Charge of the Light Brigade as General O'Neill (uncredited)
1936 The Gentleman from Louisiana as Chief Steward
1936 The White Angel as War Minister (uncredited)
1936 Champagne Charlie as Captain Dell
1936 Brilliant Marriage as Mr. Rodney Allison
1936 Wife vs. Secretary as Frawley (uncredited)
1935 Captain Blood as Capt. Gardner
1935 Accent on Youth as Frank Galloway
1935 Mark of the Vampire as Sir Karell
1935 Cardinal Richelieu as Noble
1935 One in a Million as Donald Cabot Sr.
1934 Sons of Steel as Curtis Chadburne
1934 The Curtain Falls as John Scorsby
1933 The Invisible Man as Chief of Police
1933 Mystery of the Wax Museum as Dr. Rasmussen
1932 Sister to Judas as Bruce Rogers
1932 Miss Pinkerton as Arthur Glenn
1931 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as Dr. John Lanyon
1931 Daughter of the Dragon as Sir John Petrie
1931 Broadminded as John J. Hackett Sr.
1931 Chances as Maj. Bradford
1931 The Hot Heiress as Mr. Hunter
1931 The Single Sin as Roger Van Dorn
1930 The Ship from Shanghai as Paul Thorpe
1929 Untamed as Howard Presley
1929 The Kiss as Lassalle
1929 The Thirteenth Chair as Sir Roscoe Crosby
1929 The Careless Age as Sir John
1929 Madame X as Noel
1929 Say It with Songs as Dr. Robert Merrill
1929 Careers as Carouge
1929 The Charlatan as Count Merlin, aka Peter Dwight
1928 On Trial as Gerald Trask
1928 The Terror as Goodman (as Holmes E. Herbert)
1928 The Sporting Age
1928 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes as Henry Spoffard
1927 East Side, West Side as Gilbert Van Horn
1927 When a Man Loves as Jean Tiberge
1927 Slaves of Beauty as Leonard Jones
1927 Mr. Wu as Mr. Gregory
1927 One Increasing Purpose
1926 The Fire Brigade as James Corwin
1926 The Honeymoon Express as Jim Donaldson
1925 A Woman of the World as Richard Granger
1925 The Wanderer as Prophet
1925 Up the Ladder as Robert Newhall
1925 Daddy's Gone A-Hunting
1924 The Enchanted Cottage as Major Hillgrove
1922 Any Wife as Philip Gray
1920 The Right to Love as Lord Falkland
1920 On with the Dance
1919 The ABC of Love as Harry Bryant

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