Henry Wilcoxon

Henry Wilcoxon

Highest Rated: 100% That Hamilton Woman (1941)

Lowest Rated: 20% Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1975)

Birthday: Sep 08, 1905

Birthplace: Dominica, British West Indies

The life of Henry Wilcoxon was as epic as his adventures onscreen. His mother died when he was 11 months old; his father shipped him to England, where the young Wilcoxon became the ward of neglectful foster parents. He languished away in the attic, afflicted by rickets and lice. Fortunately, he was athletic and resilient; he took up boxing and then became an actor. He played Captain Cook on the London stage and finally found his way to Hollywood. Cecil B. DeMille heard the actor's sonorous accent in a screen test and promptly made him Marc Anthony to Claudette Colbert's Cleopatra. His second film with DeMille was a flop, relegating the actor to the backwater Republic Pictures, but Wilcoxon helped pen a patriotic speech for his role as the chaste vicar in "Mrs. Miniver"; it was so moving that President Roosevelt used it as propaganda. After a stint in the Coast Guard during World War II, Wilcoxon appeared with Bing Crosby in "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" and made more pictures with DeMille: "Unconquered" and "Samson and Delilah." He also produced the Academy Award-winning "The Greatest Show on Earth" as well as "The Ten Commandments." After the director's death, in 1959, Wilcoxon appeared mostly on TV, though he had roles in the swashbuckler "The War Lord" and the legendary Rodney Dangerfield comedy "Caddyshack," where he spoofed his old vicar.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 18% Sweet Sixteen Greyfeather (Character) - 1983
73% 87% Caddyshack The Bishop (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 60% The Two Worlds of Jennie Logan Harrington (Character) - 1979
73% 56% F.I.S.T. Win Talbot (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pony Express Rider Trevor Kingman (Character) - 1976
20% 60% Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood Silent Film Director (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 35% Against a Crooked Sky Cut Tongue/Narrator (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Log of the Black Pearl Alexander Sand (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tribe Cana (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 72% Man in the Wilderness Indian Chief (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Badge or the Cross Bishop Andrade (Character) - 1971
67% 61% The War Lord Frisian Prince (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 66% The Buccaneer Producer - 1958
89% 87% The Ten Commandments Pentaur (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 84% Scaramouche Chevalier de Chabrillaine (Character) - 1952
42% 54% The Greatest Show on Earth Gregory, FBI agent (Character),
Associate Producer
- 1952
63% 58% Samson and Delilah Prince Ahtur (Character) - 1949
50% 52% A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Sir Lancelot (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dragnet Inspector Geoffrey James (Character) - 1947
80% 64% Unconquered Capt. Steele (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Doughboy Oliver Lawrence (Character) - 1943
94% 85% Mrs. Miniver Vicar (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance Frank Jordan (Character) - 1941
100% 84% That Hamilton Woman Captain Hardy (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 50% The Corsican Brothers Count Victor Franchi (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Earthbound Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Crooked Road Bob Trent (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery Sea Raider Captain Jimmy Madden (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chasing Danger Captain Andre Duvac (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 61% Tarzan Finds a Son! Mr. "Sandee" Sande (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 71% If I Were King Captain of the Watch (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Keep Smiling Jonathan Rand (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prison Nurse Dale (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 42% Mysterious Mr. Moto Anton Darvak (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Five of a Kind Dr. Scott Williams (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Woman Alone Capt. Nicolai Ilyinski (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 50% Souls at Sea Lieutenant Tarryton (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 57% Jericho Capt. Mack (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 32% The Last of the Mohicans Major Heyward (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet The President's Mystery James Blake (Character) - 1936
100% 44% The Crusades Richard (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Princess Charming Capt. André Launa (Character) - 1934
82% 66% Cleopatra Marc Antony (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Self-Made Lady Bert Taverner (Character) - 1932

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb Unknown (Character) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Chief Locagoan (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cimarron Strip Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1965

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