A burly, curly haired supporting actor from Sweden, Minnesota-reared C.E. Anderson acted under several monikers, including Charles E. Anderson, Charles Anderson, Cap Anderson, and Captain C.E. Anderson. Having earned the title of captain in the Spanish-American war, Anderson, according to his official studio bio, "entered films in 191 through demand for military men in pictures at that time." The hulking actor (reportedly 6'3" and weighing in at 225 pounds) enjoyed his greatest success in the 1920s, where he menaced such Western stars as Tom Mix and Jack Hoxie. Rarely billed in the sound era, Anderson appeared in such major Westerns as The Ox-Bow Incident (1942) and My Darling Clementine (1946).