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Charles Robert Starrett (March 28, 1903 – March 22, 1986) was an American actor best known for his starring role in the Durango Kid western series. When he retired he held the record for starring in the longest-running string of feature films (131 titles, half of them being "Durango Kid" films, for Columbia Pictures). A graduate of Worcester Academy in 1922, Starrett went on to study at Dartmouth College. While on the Dartmouth football team he was hired to play a football extra in the film The Quarterback (1926). Bitten by the acting bug, Starrett played minor roles in films and leading roles in stage plays. In 1928, he was a member of the Walker Company, a repertory theatre troupe headed by Stuart Walker.

He played the romantic lead in Fast and Loose (1930), which also featured Miriam Hopkins, Carole Lombard, and Frank Morgan. He also starred in the Canadian production The Viking (1931), filmed on location in Newfoundland, which had begun as a Paramount Pictures project.

After that he was very active for the next two years but his roles were unremarkable. He was featured in Our Betters (1933), Murder on the Campus (1933). and in his most charming role as a young doctor named Orion in "Along Came Love", with the vivacious co-star Irene Hervey. Offscreen, he helped organize the Screen Actors Guild.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Charles Robert Starrett (March 28, 1903 – March 22, 1986) was an American actor best known for his starring role in the Durango Kid western series. When he retired he held the record for starring in the longest-running string of feature films (131 titles, half of them being "Durango Kid" films, for Columbia Pictures). A graduate of Worcester Academy in 1922, Starrett went on to study at Dartmouth College. While on the Dartmouth football team he was hired to play a football extra in the film The Quarterback (1926). Bitten by the acting bug, Starrett played minor roles in films and leading roles in stage plays. In 1928, he was a member of the Walker Company, a repertory theatre troupe headed by Stuart Walker.

He played the romantic lead in Fast and Loose (1930), which also featured Miriam Hopkins, Carole Lombard, and Frank Morgan. He also starred in the Canadian production The Viking (1931), filmed on location in Newfoundland, which had begun as a Paramount Pictures project.

After that he was very active for the next two years but his roles were unremarkable. He was featured in Our Betters (1933), Murder on the Campus (1933). and in his most charming role as a young doctor named Orion in "Along Came Love", with the vivacious co-star Irene Hervey. Offscreen, he helped organize the Screen Actors Guild.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 155

Birthday 1903-03-28

Day of Death 1986-03-22

Place of Birth Athol, Massachusetts, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1976 Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch as (archive footage)
1952 The Kid from Broken Gun as Steve Reynolds / The Durango Kid
1952 Junction City as Steve Rollins / Durango Kid
1952 The Rough, Tough West as Steve Holden / The Durango Kid
1952 Laramie Mountains as Steve Holden / The Durango Kid
1952 The Hawk of Wild River as Steve Martin / The Durango Kid
1952 Smoky Canyon as Steve Brent / The Durango Kid
1951 Pecos River as Steve Baldwin / The Durango Kid
1951 The Kid from Amarillo as Steve Ransom / The Durango Kid
1951 Cyclone Fury as The Durango Kid / Steve Reynolds
1951 Bonanza Town as Steve Ramsay / The Durango Kid
1951 Snake River Desperadoes as Steve Reynolds / The Durango Kid
1951 Fort Savage Raiders as Steve Drake / The Durango Kid
1951 Ridin' the Outlaw Trail as Steve Forsythe / The Durango Kid
1951 Prairie Roundup as Steve Carson / The Durango Kid
1950 Frontier Outpost as Steve Lawton / Durango Kid
1950 Lightning Guns as Steve Brandon / Durango Kid
1950 Raiders of Tomahawk Creek as Steve Blake / Durango Kid
1950 Across the Badlands as Steve Ransom / Durango Kid
1950 Streets of Ghost Town as Steve Woods / The Durango Kid
1950 Texas Dynamo as Steve Drake / Durango Kid
1950 Outcasts of Black Mesa as Steve Norman / Durango Kid
1950 Trail of the Rustlers as Steve Armitage / The Durango Kid
1949 Renegades of the Sage as Steve Duncan / Durango Kid
1949 Horsemen of the Sierras as U. S. Marshal Steve Saunders / Durango Kid
1949 Bandits of El Dorado as Texas Ranger Steve Carson / The Durango Kid
1949 South of Death Valley as Steve Downey aka The Durango Kid
1949 The Blazing Trail as Steve Allen / The Durango Kid
1949 Laramie as Steve Holden / Durango Kid
1949 Desert Vigilante as Steve Wood - The Durango Kid
1949 Challenge of the Range as Steve Roper / The Durango Kid
1948 Quick on the Trigger as Sheriff Steve Warren / Durango Kid
1948 El Dorado Pass as The Durango Kid
1948 Trail to Laredo as Steve Ellison aka The Durango Kid
1948 Blazing Across the Pecos as The Durango Kid
1948 Whirlwind Raiders as Steve Lanning / The Durango Kid
1948 West of Sonora as Steve Rollins / The Durango Kid
1948 Phantom Valley as Steve Collins/The Durango Kid
1948 Six-Gun Law as Steve Norris / The Durango Kid
1947 Last Days of Boot Hill as Steve Waring / The Durango Kid
1947 Buckaroo from Powder River as Steve Lacey / The Durango Kid
1947 Riders of the Lone Star as Steve Mason / The Durango Kid
1947 The Stranger From Ponca City as Steve Larkin / The Durango Kid
1947 Prairie Raiders as Steve Bolton / The Durango Kid
1947 Law of the Canyon as Steve Langtry / The Durango Kid
1947 West of Dodge City as Steve Ramsey / The Durango Kid
1947 The Lone Hand Texan as Steve Driscoll, The Durango Kid
1947 South of the Chisholm Trail as Steve Haley / The Durango Kid
1946 The Fighting Frontiersman as Steve Reynolds / The Durango Kid
1946 Terror Trail as Steve Haverley / The Durango Kid
1946 Landrush as Steve Harmon / Durango Kid
1946 Heading West as Steve Randall / The Durango Kid
1946 The Desert Horseman as Steve Godfrey / The Durango Kid
1946 Two-Fisted Stranger as Steve Gordon / The Durango Kid
1946 Galloping Thunder as Steve Reynolds / The Durango Kid
1946 Gunning for Vengeance as Steve Landry / The Durango Kid
1946 Roaring Rangers as Steve Randall / The Durango Kid
1946 Frontier Gunlaw as Jim Stewart / The Durango Kid
1945 Texas Panhandle as Steve Buckner / The Durango Kid
1945 Lawless Empire as Steve Ranson / The Durango Kid
1945 Outlaws of the Rockies as Steve Williams / The Durango Kid
1945 Blazing the Western Trail as Jeff Waring / The Durango Kid
1945 Rustlers of the Badlands as Steve Lindsay / The Durango Kid
1945 Both Barrels Blazing as Kip Allen / The Durango Kid
1945 The Return of the Durango Kid as Bill Blayden / The Durango Kid
1945 Rough Ridin' Justice as Steve Holden
1945 Sagebrush Heroes as Steve Randall
1944 Saddle Leather Law as Steve Carlisle
1944 Cyclone Prairie Rangers as Steve Travis
1944 Cowboy from Lonesome River as Steve Randall
1944 Riding West as Steve Jordan
1944 Sundown Valley as Steve Denton
1944 Cowboy Canteen as Steve Bradley
1943 Cowboy in the Clouds as Steve Kendall
1943 Hail to the Rangers as Steve McKay
1943 Robin Hood of the Range as Steve Marlowe
1943 Frontier Fury as Steve Langdon
1943 Law of the Northwest as Steve King
1943 The Fighting Buckaroo as Steve Harrison
1942 Pardon My Gun as Steve Randall
1942 Riding Through Nevada as Steve Lowrey
1942 Overland to Deadwood as Steve Prescott
1942 Bad Men of the Hills as Steve Carlton
1942 Riders of the Northland as Steve Bowie
1942 Down Rio Grande Way as Steve Martin
1942 Lawless Plainsmen as Steve Rideen
1942 West of Tombstone as Marshal Steve Langdon
1941 Riders of the Badlands as Steve Langdon / Mac Collins
1941 The Royal Mounted Patrol as Tom Jeffries
1941 Prairie Stranger as Steven Monroe
1941 Thunder Over the Prairie as Dr. Steven Monroe / The Medico
1941 The Medico of Painted Springs as Dr. Steven Monroe
1941 Outlaws of the Panhandle as Jim Endicott
1941 The Pinto Kid as Jud Calvert
1940 Thundering Frontier as Jim Filmore
1940 West of Abilene as Tom Garfield
1940 The Durango Kid as Bill Lowry
1940 Texas Stagecoach as Larry Kinkaid
1940 Blazing Six Shooters as Jeff Douglas
1940 Bullets for Rustlers as Steve Beaumont
1939 Two-Fisted Rangers as Thad Lawson
1939 The Stranger from Texas as Tom Murdock posing as Tom Morgan
1939 Riders of Black River as Wade Patterson
1939 Outpost of the Mounties as Sergeant Neal Crawford
1939 The Man from Sundown as Larry Whalen
1939 Western Caravans as Sheriff Jim Carson
1939 Spoilers of the Range as Jeff Strong
1939 North of the Yukon as RCMP Sgt. Jim Cameron
1939 Texas Stampede as Tom Randall
1938 Rio Grande as Cliff Houston
1938 West of the Santa Fe as Steve Lawlor
1938 Colorado Trail as Grant Bradley
1938 Start Cheering as Ted Crosley
1937 Outlaws of the Prairie as Dart Collins
1937 The Old Wyoming Trail as Bob Patterson
1937 Two-Fisted Sheriff as Dick Houston
1937 Two Gun Law as Bob Larson Posing as Bob Maxwell
1936 Dodge City Trail as Steve Braddock
1936 Stampede as Larry Carson
1936 The Cowboy Star as Spencer Yorke
1936 Along Came Love as John Patrick O'Ryan
1936 Secret Patrol as RCMP Cpl. Alan Craig
1936 The Mysterious Avenger as Ranny Maitland / Ranny Morgan
1935 So Red the Rose as George McGehee
1935 Gallant Defender as Johnny Flagg
1935 Make a Million as Professor Reginald Q. Jones
1935 What Price Crime as Allen Grey
1935 One in a Million as Donald Cabot Jr.
1935 One New York Night as George Sheridan
1935 A Shot in the Dark as Kenneth 'Ken' Harris
1934 The Silver Streak as Tom Caldwell
1934 Sons of Steel as Phillip Mason Chadburne
1934 Undercover Men as Constable Robert Hunter
1934 Gentlemen Are Born as Stephen Hornblow
1934 Desirable as Russell
1934 Call It Luck as Stan Russell
1934 Green Eyes as Michael Tracy
1934 This Man Is Mine as Jud McCrae
1934 Three on a Honeymoon as Dick Charlton
1934 Stolen Sweets as Bill Smith
1933 Murder on the Campus as Bill Bartlett
1933 Mr. Skitch as Harvey Denby
1933 The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi as Morley
1933 The Return of Casey Jones as Jim Martin
1933 Our Betters as Fleming Harvey
1933 Jungle Bride as Gordon Wayne
1932 The Mask of Fu Manchu as Terence Granville
1932 Lady and Gent as Ted Streaver
1932 Sky Bride as Jim Carmichael
1931 The Age for Love as Dudley Crome
1931 Silence as Arthur Lawrence
1931 The Viking as Luke Oarum
1931 Damaged Love as Jim Powell
1930 The Royal Family of Broadway as Perry
1930 Fast and Loose as Henry Morgan

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