Biography

Warren William (born Warren William Krech) was an American stage, screen, and radio actor, popular as a film leading man during the early 1930s, and later nicknamed the "King of Pre-Code". He is best remembered for portraying amoral businessmen, lawyers, and other heartless types.

Warren William (born Warren William Krech) was an American stage, screen, and radio actor, popular as a film leading man during the early 1930s, and later nicknamed the "King of Pre-Code". He is best remembered for portraying amoral businessmen, lawyers, and other heartless types.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 71

Birthday 1894-12-02

Day of Death 1948-09-24

Place of Birth Aitkin, Minnesota, USA

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Also Known As

  • Warren William Krech
  • Warren Krech

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2008 Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood as Various Roles (archive footage)
1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage as Himself (archive footage)
1947 The Private Affairs of Bel Ami as Laroche-Mathieu
1946 Fear as Police Capt. Burke
1945 Strange Illusion as Brett Curtis
1943 Passport to Suez as Michael Lanyard / The Lone Wolf
1943 One Dangerous Night as Michael Lanyard / The Lone Wolf
1942 Counter-Espionage as Michael Lanyard
1942 Wild Bill Hickok Rides as Harry Farrel
1941 The Wolf Man as Dr. Lloyd
1941 Secrets of the Lone Wolf as Michael Lanyard
1941 Wild Geese Calling as Blackie Bedford
1941 The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance as Michael Lanyard
1940 Arizona as Jefferson Carteret
1940 Trail of the Vigilantes as Mark Dawson
1940 The Lone Wolf Keeps a Date as Michael Lanyard
1940 The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady as Michael Lanyard
1940 Lillian Russell as Jesse Lewisohn
1940 The Lone Wolf Strikes as Michael Lanyard
1939 Day-time Wife as Bernard Dexter
1939 The Man in the Iron Mask as D'Artagnan
1939 The Gracie Allen Murder Case as Philo Vance
1939 The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt as Michael Lanyard
1938 Wives Under Suspicion as District Attorney Jim Stowell
1938 The First Hundred Years as Harry Borden
1938 Arsene Lupin Returns as Steve Emerson
1937 The Firefly as Major de Rouchemont
1937 Madame X as Bernard Fleuriot
1937 Midnight Madonna as Blackie Denbo
1937 Outcast as Dr. Wendell Phillips / Phil Jones
1936 Breakdowns of 1936 as Himself
1936 Go West Young Man as Morgan
1936 Stage Struck as Fred Harris
1936 The Case of the Velvet Claws as Perry Mason
1936 Satan Met a Lady as Ted Shane
1936 Times Square Playboy as Victor 'Vic' Arnold
1935 The Widow from Monte Carlo as Major Allan Chepstow
1935 Things You Never See on the Screen as Himself
1935 The Case of the Lucky Legs as Perry Mason
1935 Don't Bet On Blondes as Oscar 'Odds' Owen
1935 The Case of the Curious Bride as Perry Mason
1935 Living on Velvet as Walter 'Gibraltar' Pritcham
1935 A Trip Thru a Hollywood Studio as Himself (uncredited)
1934 The Secret Bride as Robert Sheldon
1934 Imitation of Life as Stephen 'Steve' Archer
1934 Cleopatra as Julius Caesar
1934 The Case of the Howling Dog as Perry Mason
1934 The Dragon Murder Case as Philo Vance
1934 Dr. Monica as John Braden
1934 Smarty as Tony
1934 Upper World as Alexander Stream
1934 Hollywood on Parade No. B-1
1934 Bedside as Bob Brown
1933 Lady for a Day as Dave the Dude
1933 Goodbye Again as Kenneth L. 'Ken' Bixby
1933 Gold Diggers of 1933 as J. Lawrence Bradford
1933 The Mind Reader as Chandra
1933 Employees' Entrance as Kurt Anderson
1933 Just Around the Corner as Mr. Sears
1932 The Match King as Paul Kroll
1932 Three on a Match as Robert Kirkwood
1932 Skyscraper Souls as David Dwight
1932 The Dark Horse as Hal Samson Blake
1932 The Mouthpiece as Vincent 'Vince' Day
1932 Beauty and the Boss as Baron Josef von Ullrich
1932 The Woman From Monte Carlo as Lieutenant d'Ortelles
1931 Expensive Women as Neil Hartley
1931 Honor of the Family as Captain Boris Barony
1931 How I Play Golf, by Bobby Jones No. 7: 'The Spoon' as Warren William - the Husband (uncredited)
1931 Under Eighteen as Raymond Harding
1923 Plunder as Mr. Jones

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