George Walsh

Highest Rated: 97% Intolerance (1916)
Lowest Rated: 90% Cleopatra (1934)
Birthday: Mar 16, 1889
Birthplace: Not Available
The younger brother of director Raoul Walsh, George Walsh attended Fordham and Georgetown, intending to become a lawyer. Eventually he joined his brother at the Reliance-Majestic studios in 1914, playing a variety of roles in the company's two-reel dramas. When Raoul moved to Fox in 1915, George Walsh went along, and after several supporting parts (including a stopover at D.W. Griffith's studio to play the Groom of Canaan in Intolerance), he was promoted to starring roles. An "action" hero in the Douglas Fairbanks mold, he was at his best in such go-getting fare as Blue Blood and Red (directed by his brother) and Putting One Over. During this period, he married actress Seena Owen, a union which lasted until 1924. The six-foot-tall Walsh was heavily promoted by screenwriter June Mathis to play the title role in Ben-Hur. He remained offscreen during the three-year preparation for this mammoth production; when it was finally decided to cast Ramon Novarro as Ben-Hur instead, Walsh found that his career was ruined. He attempted a comeback in the early '30s, playing supporting roles in a handful of films directed by his brother, including Me and My Gal (1932) and Klondike Annie (1936). George Walsh finally gave up films to work as a race horse trainer for Hollywood's celebrities, including, inevitably, brother Raoul.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Klondike Annie Quartermaster 1936
No Score Yet Pinto Rustlers Nick 1936
No Score Yet Live Wire Mate 'Bull' Dennis 1935
No Score Yet Under Pressure Tug 1935
90% Cleopatra Courier 1934
No Score Yet Belle of the Nineties Leading Man 1934
No Score Yet Return of Casey Jones Actor 1934
No Score Yet The Bowery John L. Sullivan 1933
No Score Yet Black Beauty Junk Man 1933
No Score Yet Me and My Gal Duke Castege 1932
No Score Yet The Broadway Drifter Actor 1927
No Score Yet The Test of Donald Norton Actor 1926
No Score Yet American Pluck Blaze Derringer 1925
No Score Yet Rosita Don Diego 1923
No Score Yet Souls for Sale Actor 1923
97% Intolerance Bridegroom 1916

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