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Fred Kohler Jr.

Highest Rated: 100% Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)

Lowest Rated: 45% The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

Birthday: Jul 8, 1912

Birthplace: Not Available

The son of famed movie villain Fred Kohler and actress Maxine Marshall, American actor Fred Kohler Jr.'s own film career began in 1930. Big and brawny, the younger Kohler was a natural for outdoor films, westerns in particular. In 1935, producer William Berke starred Kohler in a brace of "B" horse operas, Toll of the Desert and The Pecos Kid. But like his father before him, Fred seemed more at home on the wrong side of the law. He played minor heavies and utility roles at several studios, mainly Paramount and RKO. He frequently showed up in the films of directors Cecil B. DeMille and John Ford; in Ford's Young Mr. Lincoln, he played small-town lout Scrub White, whose murder sets in motion the film's classic courtroom finale. He remained active until 1968, nearly always in westerns. On two occasions, Kohler and his father appeared in the same film: the more memorable of the two was RKO's Lawless Valley, in which they played father-and-son outlaws. In a priceless scene, Fred Kohler Jr. responds to one of his father's wicked schemes by shouting "Aw, that's crazy!," whereupon Fred Sr. growls "Careful, son, you're talkin' to your dad, ya know!"

Highest Rated Movies



67% Ruby Jake 1977
No Score Yet The Buccaneer Actor 1958
No Score Yet Terror in a Texas Town Weed 1958
No Score Yet Daniel Boone, Trail Blazer Kenton 1956
94% The Ten Commandments Foreman 1956
No Score Yet Born to the Saddle Jeff Sanger 1953
45% The Greatest Show on Earth Fireman 1952
No Score Yet Hoodlum Empire German Soldier 1952
83% The Red Badge of Courage Actor 1951
No Score Yet Spoilers of the Plains Brooks 1951
No Score Yet Two Lost Worlds Nat Mercer 1951
No Score Yet Twilight in the Sierras Mason 1950
86% The Baron of Arizona Demming 1950
63% Samson and Delilah Soldier 1949
No Score Yet The Gay Amigo Brack 1949
No Score Yet Loaded Pistols Bill Otis 1948
No Score Yet Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin' Emory Tuttle 1948
80% Unconquered Sergeant 1947
No Score Yet O.S.S. Fireman 1946
No Score Yet Why Girls Leave Home Ted Leslie 1945
No Score Yet The Big Bonanza Roberts 1944
No Score Yet Frenchman's Creek Pirate Crew 1944
No Score Yet Mr. Winkle Goes to War Sergeant 1944
No Score Yet Up In Mabel's Room Johnny 1944
No Score Yet The Story of Dr. Wassell Bosun's Mate 1944
No Score Yet The Iron Major Boston College Captain 1943
No Score Yet No Time for Love Sandhog 1943
No Score Yet Calling Wild Bill Elliott John Culver 1943
No Score Yet Boss of Hangtown Mesa Clem 1942
No Score Yet Nevada City Jim Trevor 1941
No Score Yet Half a Sinner Garage Owner 1940
100% Young Mr. Lincoln Scrub White 1939
No Score Yet Rough Riders' Round-up Actor 1939
No Score Yet Ride a Crooked Mile Cpl. Bresline 1938
No Score Yet Lawless Valley Jeff Marsh 1938
No Score Yet Hold That Co-Ed Daly 1938
No Score Yet Prison Nurse Miller 1938
No Score Yet Life Begins in College Bret 1937
No Score Yet The Plainsman Jack 1936
No Score Yet Pigskin Parade Biff Bentley 1936
No Score Yet Rocket Ship Soldier 1936
No Score Yet The Prisoner of Shark Island Sgt. Cooper 1936
No Score Yet Strike Me Pink Student Bully 1936
No Score Yet Spaceship to the Unknown Soldier 1936
No Score Yet Sins of Man Town Bully 1936
No Score Yet Steamboat Round The Bend Popkins, Fleety Belle's Suitor 1935
No Score Yet The Hoosier Schoolmaster Bud 1935
No Score Yet The Pecos Kid Donald Pecos 1935
No Score Yet Grand Old Girl Bill Belden 1935
No Score Yet Toll of the Desert Bill Collins/Bill Carson 1935
No Score Yet Red Salute Student at Rally 1935
No Score Yet The Man from Hell Anse McCloud 1934
No Score Yet Honor of the Range Rawhide 1934
90% Queen Christina Member of the Court 1933
No Score Yet Deluge Jephson 1933
No Score Yet Movie Crazy Young Actor 1932


No Score Yet The Three Stooges
Double Deal Decker 1935


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