Bill Patton

Birthday: Jun 2, 1894
Birthplace: Not Available
A former cowpuncher and rodeo rider who doubled in films for Roy Stewart, William Desmond, and William S. Hart, American silent screen actor Bill Patton became a Western star in his own right with Outlawed (1921). Patton actually managed to inject quite a bit of humor into this mundane ranger melodrama but the low-budget film nevertheless failed to develop into a series. Producer Wid Gunning attempted to turn Patton into a modern dress crime fighter with Alias Phil Kennedy (1922), filming on location in Long Beach, but, again, no series materialized. Personable enough and a splendid rider, Patton bore an unfortunate resemblance to white-faced slapstick comic Larry Semon and was quite simply not hero material. But not for the lack of trying: Patton went on to star for various fly-by-night organizations all through the 1920s, usually playing his stock-in-trade of a lawman disguising himself as a dim city dude in order to infiltrate the outlaw gang. The Patton Westerns, however, remained bottom-of-the-barrel fare and Patton was finished as a star at the advent of sound, dropping in status to become a mere member of the posse.

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92% The Picture of Dorian Gray Loader 1945
No Score Yet Prairie Pals Townsman (uncredited) 1942
71% The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle Actor 1939
No Score Yet Law for Tombstone Henchman (uncredited) 1937
No Score Yet Law of the 45's saloon guest 1935
No Score Yet The Cowboy and the Bandit Actor 1935
No Score Yet Border Vengeance Jack 1935
No Score Yet Pals of the Range The Stranger 1935
No Score Yet The Ghost Rider Henchman Max 1935
No Score Yet The Brand of Hate ranch hand 1934
No Score Yet Way of the West Buck 1934
No Score Yet Honor of the Range Cowhand (uncredited) 1934
No Score Yet The Rawhide Terror Ben 1934
No Score Yet Phantom Thunderbolt henchman 1933
No Score Yet Beau Bandit Actor 1930
No Score Yet Beyond the Trail Bill 1926
No Score Yet Fangs of Fate Actor 1925
No Score Yet Smoking Trail Actor 1924
No Score Yet Desert Secret Actor 1924

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