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Lane Chandler (June 4, 1899 – September 14, 1972) was an American actor specializing in Westerns.

In the early 1920s he moved to Los Angeles, California, and started working as an auto mechanic. His real-life experiences growing up on a horse ranch landed him bit parts in westerns from 1925, for Paramount Pictures. Studio executives suggested changing his name to Lane Chandler, and as such he began achieving leading roles opposite stars like Clara Bow, Greta Garbo, Betty Bronson and Esther Ralston. His first lead role was in The Legion of the Condemned.

As a silent film star Chandler performed well, but when talkies arrived he was cast more in supporting roles, as in The Great Mike of 1944. He starred in a few low-budget westerns in the 1930s, but was more often cast as the leading man's partner, or saddle pal, or a sheriff or army officer. With the advent of television Chandler began making appearance on numerous series, often making appearances in Westerns such as The Lone Ranger, The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, Lawman, Have Gun – Will Travel, Rawhide, Maverick, Cheyenne, and Gunsmoke. He continued acting on TV and in films through 1966, retiring comfortably due to his holdings in both residential and commercial properties.

He died in Los Angeles of heart disease in 1972, aged 73.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Lane Chandler, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lane Chandler (June 4, 1899 – September 14, 1972) was an American actor specializing in Westerns.

In the early 1920s he moved to Los Angeles, California, and started working as an auto mechanic. His real-life experiences growing up on a horse ranch landed him bit parts in westerns from 1925, for Paramount Pictures. Studio executives suggested changing his name to Lane Chandler, and as such he began achieving leading roles opposite stars like Clara Bow, Greta Garbo, Betty Bronson and Esther Ralston. His first lead role was in The Legion of the Condemned.

As a silent film star Chandler performed well, but when talkies arrived he was cast more in supporting roles, as in The Great Mike of 1944. He starred in a few low-budget westerns in the 1930s, but was more often cast as the leading man's partner, or saddle pal, or a sheriff or army officer. With the advent of television Chandler began making appearance on numerous series, often making appearances in Westerns such as The Lone Ranger, The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, Lawman, Have Gun – Will Travel, Rawhide, Maverick, Cheyenne, and Gunsmoke. He continued acting on TV and in films through 1966, retiring comfortably due to his holdings in both residential and commercial properties.

He died in Los Angeles of heart disease in 1972, aged 73.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Lane Chandler, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 152

Birthday 1899-06-04

Day of Death 1972-09-14

Place of Birth South Dakota, USA

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Also Known As

  • Robert Chandler Oakes
  • Lane R. Chandler
  • Lane Arnold
  • Robert C. Oakes

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1965 Requiem for a Gunfighter as Bryan Comer
1960 Noose for a Gunman as Ed Folsey
1959 Rawhide (1 episode)
1958 Lawman (4 episodes)
1958 Quantrill's Raiders as Sheriff
1957 The Californians (1 episode)
1957 Maverick (5 episodes)
1957 Sugarfoot (2 episodes)
1957 Have Gun – Will Travel (4 episodes)
1956 Great Day in the Morning as Northern Loyalist (uncredited)
1956 The Lone Ranger as Chip Walker
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode)
1955 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1 episode)
1955 Cheyenne (5 episodes)
1955 Gunsmoke (6 episodes)
1955 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (2 episodes)
1955 Tall Man Riding as Hap Sutton
1955 Shotgun as Fletcher
1954 Return to Treasure Island as Capt. Cardigan
1954 Border River as Anderson
1953 Thunder Over the Plains as Mike Faraday
1952 The Lusty Men as 4th Rodeo Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
1952 Mr. & Mrs. North (2 episodes)
1952 The Lion and the Horse as Sheriff
1952 The San Francisco Story as Morton
1952 Gang Busters (1 episode)
1952 Rancho Notorious as Sheriff Hardy
1952 The Big Trees as Brother Dorn
1952 The Greatest Show on Earth as Dave (uncredited)
1951 Cattle Queen as Marshal Houston
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1 episode)
1951 The Well as Deputy Stan
1951 The Adventures of Kit Carson (3 episodes)
1951 The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1 episode)
1951 Prairie Roundup as Red Dawson (uncredited)
1950 Outcasts of Black Mesa as Ted Thorp
1949 Samson and Delilah as Teresh
1949 The Lone Wolf And His Lady as Policeman Detaining Marta and Jamison
1948 Northwest Stampede as Scrivner
1948 Campus Sleuth as Police Officer
1948 Money Madness as Policeman
1948 California's Golden Beginning
1947 The Corpse Came C.O.D. as Prison Guard
1947 The Vigilantes Return as Messenger
1946 It's a Wonderful Life as (uncredited)
1946 Two-Fisted Stranger as Brady (uncredited)
1946 Gunning for Vengeance as Jim Clayburn (uncredited)
1946 Tomorrow Is Forever as Hamilton Lab Technician
1946 A Guy Could Change as Mr. Schroeder
1945 Senorita from the West as Cop (uncredited)
1945 Rustlers' Hideout as Hammond - Gambler
1945 Incendiary Blonde as Mounted Policeman (uncredited)
1945 Along Came Jones as Boone
1945 Manhunt of Mystery Island as Police Insp. Reed
1945 Sagebrush Heroes as Colton
1944 Laura as Detective (uncredited)
1944 Trigger Law as Tex
1944 Silver City Kid as Steve Clayton
1944 Trigger Trail as Slade
1944 The Lady and the Monster as Ranger White
1943 Crazy House as Policeman
1943 A Lady Takes a Chance as Slim
1943 Law of the Saddle as Steve Kinney
1943 Riders of the Rio Grande as Townsman
1943 Wild Horse Rustlers as Smoky Moore / Hans Beckmann
1943 Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground as Duke Merrick
1942 The Valley of Vanishing Men as Major Stacy Roberts
1942 Sundown Jim as Nat Oldroyd
1942 Reap the Wild Wind as Sam
1942 Don Winslow of the Navy as Henchman Corley
1941 They Died with Their Boots On as Sentry
1941 Six-Gun Gold as Brad Cardigan
1941 Sergeant York as Corporal Savage (uncredited)
1941 The Spider Returns as Police Lab Fingerprint Man
1941 Lady from Louisiana as Courtroom Police Officer
1941 The Roundup as Taggert
1940 The Green Hornet Strikes Again! as Cop Car-Chasing Foranti
1940 Santa Fe Trail as Adjutant
1940 Pony Post as Ed Fairweather, Pony Express Rider
1940 Junior G-Men as Second Cop at Building Collapse
1940 North West Mounted Police as Constable Fyffe
1940 The Howards of Virginia as Major
1940 Deadwood Dick as Wild Bill Hickok
1940 Hi-Yo Silver as Dick Forrest
1940 Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe as Ming's Soldier
1940 Virginia City as Irby's Orderly at Libby
1940 Midnight Limited as Inspector in Montreal
1940 Pioneers of the West as Steve Carson
1940 Charlie Chan in Panama as Powerhouse Search Officer
1940 My Little Chickadee as Porter
1940 The Green Hornet as Acme Driver Bill
1939 Invisible Stripes as Detective
1939 Rio as Guard (uncredited)
1939 Saga of Death Valley as Roy's Father
1939 Oklahoma Frontier as Sergeant
1939 Outpost of the Mounties as Mountie Cooper
1939 The Man in the Iron Mask as Captain of Fouquet's Guards
1939 The Oregon Trail as Corporal in Sherman's Office
1939 Union Pacific as Train Conductor (uncredited)
1939 Code of the Streets as Policeman
1939 Buck Rogers as Army Official at Wade's Lab
1939 Southward Ho as Jim Crawford
1939 Secret Service of the Air as U.S. Border Patrol Officer
1939 Blackwell's Island as Policeman at Ballinger's
1939 Made for Each Other as Ranger on Telephone
1939 The Phantom Creeps as Henchman with Rankin
1938 Heart of the North as Frank - Pilot #2
1938 Come On, Rangers as Ken Rogers
1938 Girls on Probation as Second Detective
1938 Heart of Arizona as Trimmer Winkler
1938 Over The Wall as Boiler Room Guard
1938 Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars as Flight Commander
1938 The First Hundred Years as Doorman (uncredited)
1938 Start Cheering as Field Judge
1938 The Lone Ranger as Dick Forrest
1938 Daredevil Drivers as Policeman
1937 Wells Fargo as Tom - Wells Fargo Messenger
1937 Tim Tyler's Luck as Patrolman Kelly
1937 Rosalie as Army Assistant Football Coach (uncredited)
1937 She Loved a Fireman as Bill Patton
1937 Sea Racketeers as Lt. Hays (radio voice) / Insp. L. McGrath
1937 Confession as Actor (uncredited)
1937 Heroes of the Alamo as Davy Crockett
1937 Public Wedding as Reporter
1937 Law of the Ranger as ? (unconfirmed - pressbook name, Cal Williams)
1936 Stormy Trails as Foreman Dunn
1936 Law and Lead as Cattleman Detective Ned
1936 The Idaho Kid as Jess Peters
1936 Winds of the Wasteland as Larry Adams
1936 The Lawless Nineties as Bridger
1935 The Outlaw Tamer
1935 North of Arizona as Ray - Express agent
1934 The Merry Widow as Soldier Reporting to Popoff (uncredited)
1934 The Three Stooges (1 episode)
1933 Sagebrush Trail as Joseph Conlon
1933 Fighting With Kit Carson as Army Sergeant
1933 Corruption as Assistant District Attorney King
1933 Trouble Busters as Jim Perkins
1933 The Eagle and the Hawk as Flier (uncredited)
1932 The Wyoming Whirlwind as Keene Wallace "The Wolf"
1932 The Devil Horse as Elliott Norton [Chs. 1, 9, 11] (uncredited)
1932 Lawless Valley as Bob Rand
1932 Texas Tornado
1932 An Innocent Man
1931 Hurricane Horseman as 'Gun' Smith
1931 The Primrose Path as Danny McGann
1930 Rough Waters as Cal Morton
1929 The Single Standard as Ding Stuart
1928 The First Kiss as William Talbot
1928 The Legion of the Condemned as Charles Holabird
1928 Red Hair as Robert Lennon
1927 The Last Outlaw as Rancher

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