Charles K. French

Charles K. French

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
  • Lowest Rated: 71% Design for Living (1933)
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  • An imposing stage actor from Ohio and a true screen pioneer, Charles K. French (born Strauss) appeared with the famed Biograph stock company before organizing his own production entity, The Navajo Film Co. That venture lasted only a year, 1914-1915, and French returned to the ranks of actors for hire. Sporting a formidable beard, French was often cast in historical settings, notably Thomas Ince's Civilization (1916) as the prime minister, D. W. Griffith's Abraham Lincoln (1924) as Enlow, and Raymond Griffith's Hands-Up (1926) as Brigham Young. In between, he played countless fathers, military officers, and the like, often opposite such stars as Tom Mix and Hoot Gibson, and continued in films until his retirement in 1944. French was the father of B-Western regular Ted French (1899-1978) and grandfather of Little House on the Prairie star Victor French (1934-1989).

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90% Meet John Doe Fired reporter 1941
No Score Yet Slightly Honorable Pallbearer 1940
No Score Yet Rovin' Tumbleweeds Ways and Means Committee Member 1939
No Score Yet Where Trails Divide Actor 1937
100% The Prisoner of Zenda Bishop 1937
No Score Yet Headin' for the Rio Grande Pop Hart 1936
No Score Yet The Milky Way Guest at Mrs. LeMoyne's 1936
No Score Yet The Last of the Warrens Bruce Warren 1936
No Score Yet Trail of Terror Sheriff Baxter 1935
No Score Yet Live Wire Capt. King 1935
No Score Yet Murder by Television Donald M. Jordan 1935
No Score Yet The Phantom Empire Mal 1935
No Score Yet Branded a Coward mayor 1935
No Score Yet Vagabond Lady Department Head 1935
No Score Yet No Man's Range Ed Oliver 1935
No Score Yet Big Boy Rides Again John Duncan 1935
No Score Yet The Brand of Hate Mr. Camp 1934
No Score Yet The Man from Hell Sandy 1934
No Score Yet The President Vanishes Actor 1934
No Score Yet When a Man Sees Red Actor 1934
71% Design for Living Theatre Patron 1933
No Score Yet Only Yesterday Actor 1933
No Score Yet Man of Action Actor 1933
No Score Yet Destry Rides Again Jury Foreman 1932
No Score Yet A Man's Land sheriff 1932
No Score Yet Chickens Come Home The judge 1931
No Score Yet The Last Warning Doctor 1929
No Score Yet Hands Up Brigham Young 1926
No Score Yet Abraham Lincoln Isom Enlow 1924
No Score Yet The Extra Girl Serial Director 1923
92% A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate Jean's Father 1923
No Score Yet Moran of the Lady Letty Tavern Owner 1922
No Score Yet Civilization The Prime Minister 1916
No Score Yet The Coward Confederate Commander 1915
No Score Yet The Disciple Sheriff 'Birdshot' Bivens 1915
No Score Yet The Typhoon Actor 1914
No Score Yet The Bargain Bartender 1914


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