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Charles K. French



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).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
89% 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 Vagabond Lady
  • Department Head
1935
No Score Yet No Man's Range
  • Ed Oliver
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
75% 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
91% A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate
  • Jean's Father
1923
No Score Yet The Coward
  • Confederate Commander
1915
No Score Yet The Bargain
  • Bartender
1914

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