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Anthony Warde (November 4, 1908 – January 8, 1975) was a noted American actor who appeared in over 150 films between 1937 and 1964.

A native of Pennsylvania, Warde started his Hollywood career in Escape by Night, appearing in a handful of undistinguished feature films before gaining popularity as one of the hardest working henchmen in the 1930s and 1940s serials.

Warde first appeared in his first film bow in 1936, but he spent most of his time bothering serials heroes as a vicious bodyguard, underground leader or infamous rustler, but also was satisfactory in character roles and the occasional sympathetic part. Usually, he played in many unsavory characterizations, including low-budget crime and Western styles throughout his career. He also appeared in popular serials such as Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars (1938), for Universal; The Spider Returns (1941) and Batman (1943) for Columbia, as well as in The Masked Marvel (1943), The Purple Monster Strikes (1945) and The Black Widow (1947) for Republic.

But Warde is probably best remembered for playing Killer Kane, gangster ruler of the Earth in Universal's adaptation of Buck Rogers (1939). In the 1950s, he made a multiple number of TV appearances including a brief turn as a counterfeiter in two episodes of Amos 'N' Andy.

Warde made his last screen appearance in The Carpetbaggers, a 1964 film adaptation of Harold Robbins' best-seller novel. Following his acting career, he owned a men's clothing store.

Anthony Warde died in Hollywood, California at the age of 66.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Anthony Warde (November 4, 1908 – January 8, 1975) was a noted American actor who appeared in over 150 films between 1937 and 1964.

A native of Pennsylvania, Warde started his Hollywood career in Escape by Night, appearing in a handful of undistinguished feature films before gaining popularity as one of the hardest working henchmen in the 1930s and 1940s serials.

Warde first appeared in his first film bow in 1936, but he spent most of his time bothering serials heroes as a vicious bodyguard, underground leader or infamous rustler, but also was satisfactory in character roles and the occasional sympathetic part. Usually, he played in many unsavory characterizations, including low-budget crime and Western styles throughout his career. He also appeared in popular serials such as Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars (1938), for Universal; The Spider Returns (1941) and Batman (1943) for Columbia, as well as in The Masked Marvel (1943), The Purple Monster Strikes (1945) and The Black Widow (1947) for Republic.

But Warde is probably best remembered for playing Killer Kane, gangster ruler of the Earth in Universal's adaptation of Buck Rogers (1939). In the 1950s, he made a multiple number of TV appearances including a brief turn as a counterfeiter in two episodes of Amos 'N' Andy.

Warde made his last screen appearance in The Carpetbaggers, a 1964 film adaptation of Harold Robbins' best-seller novel. Following his acting career, he owned a men's clothing store.

Anthony Warde died in Hollywood, California at the age of 66.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 83

Birthday 1908-11-04

Day of Death 1975-01-08

Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Also Known As

  • Anthony Ward
  • Tony Ward
  • Tony Warde

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1977 Buck Rogers as Killer Kane
1966 Sakima and the Masked Marvel as Killer Mace
1966 Destination Saturn as Killer Kane
1964 The Carpetbaggers as Moroni
1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much as French Policeman (uncredited)
1954 Day of Triumph as Barabbas
1954 Rear Window as Detective (uncredited)
1954 Casanova's Big Night as (uncredited)
1953 The War of the Worlds as Military Police Driver (uncredited)
1953 Planet Outlaws as Killer Kane
1952 The Atomic City as Arnie Molter
1951 Mysterious Island as Confederate Officer (uncredited)
1951 Roaring City as Bill Rafferty
1951 The Lemon Drop Kid as Thoughtful Man (uncredited)
1949 Trail of the Yukon as Muskeg Joe
1949 Radar Patrol vs. Spy King as Ricco Morgan
1948 Congo Bill as Rogan
1948 The Big Punch as Con Festig
1948 Stage Struck as Mr. Barda
1947 Where the North Begins as Joe
1947 King of the Bandits as Smoke Kirby
1947 That Hagen Girl as Eddie (uncredited)
1947 The Black Widow as Nick Ward
1947 High Tide as Nick Dyke
1947 Killer Dill as Louie Moronie
1947 Bells of San Fernando as Juan Mendoza
1947 The Thirteenth Hour as Ranford
1946 North of the Border as Henchman Jean Gaspee (as Anthony Ward)
1946 Don Ricardo Returns as Don Jose Luerra
1946 King of the Forest Rangers as Burt Spear
1945 Black Market Babies
1945 Allotment Wives as Joe Agnew
1945 Secrets of a Sorority Girl as Nick Vegas
1945 The Monster and the Ape as Joe Flint
1945 Here Come the Co-eds as Carlton Basketball Coach (uncredited)
1944 The Mystery of the Riverboat as Bruno Bloch
1944 Shadow of Suspicion as Bill
1944 Dixie Jamboree as 'Double', Phony Indian (as Tony Warde)
1944 The Mummy's Ghost as Detective at Museum
1944 Sensations of 1945 as Moroni (uncredited)
1944 Are These Our Parents? as Sam Bailey
1944 Charlie Chan in The Chinese Cat as Catlen
1944 The Great Alaskan Mystery as Brandon
1943 Riders of the Deadline as 'Gunner' Madigan
1943 Where Are Your Children? as Jim Wilson
1943 The Masked Marvel as 'Killer' Mace
1943 So's Your Uncle as Stagehand
1943 Batman as Mover with Pickup Truck as Stone
1943 Crime Doctor as First Reporter in Court (uncredited)
1943 Captive Wild Woman as Tony - Handler
1943 I Escaped from the Gestapo as Lokin (as Anthony Ward)
1943 The Ghost and the Guest as Killer Blake
1943 Keep 'em Slugging as Thug
1942 King of the Mounties as Stark
1942 Man With Two Lives as Hugo
1941 Dick Tracy vs. Crime Inc. as John Corey
1941 Down in San Diego as Tony
1941 Singapore Woman as Tough Seaman in Crow's Nest
1941 The Spider Returns as Henchman Trigger
1941 Lady from Louisiana as Lottery Thug
1941 Ridin' on a Rainbow as Scoop Morrison, Bank Robber
1940 The Green Archer as Lefty Brent
1940 Millionaires in Prison as Max, Convict
1940 The Sea Hawk as Whipper
1940 Florian as Rider
1940 The Earl of Chicago as Kilmount Salesman (uncredited)
1939 Charlie McCarthy, Detective as Photographer
1939 Chip of the Flying U as Ed Duncan
1939 The Amazing Mr. Williams as Bouncer (uncredited)
1939 Oklahoma Frontier as Wayne
1939 Dust Be My Destiny as Second Thug (uncredited)
1939 Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation as Joe Rubla
1939 Tell No Tales as Frankie Lewis
1939 Buck Rogers as Killer Kane
1939 Almost a Gentleman as Kidnapper
1939 Twelve Crowded Hours as Jerry Miller
1939 Pacific Liner as Crew Member
1938 The Affairs of Annabel as Bailey
1938 The Saint in New York as Maury Yule
1938 Law of the Underworld as Larry
1938 Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars as King Turan of the Forest People
1937 Tim Tyler's Luck
1937 Escape by Night as Mike Grayson

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