John Webb Dillon - Rotten Tomatoes

John Webb Dillon



A darkly handsome actor from England, John Webb Dillon was a matinee idol with the Steinach-Hards stock company in Westchester, NY, before entering the pioneering film industry with Biograph, Edison, and Thanhouser, in the very early 1910s. Typecast as a smooth villain, Dillon played the Sheriff of Nothingham to William Russell's Robin Hood (1913) and was Tybalt to Theda Bara's Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (1916). In between the skullduggery, the busy actor found time to direct comedy two-reelers for various poverty row companies, keeping busy on both sides of the camera well into the sound era. The brother of actor/director Edward Dillon, John Webb Dillon should not be confused with supporting player Jack Dillon (1866-1937) or actor/director John Francis Dillon (1883-1934).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
60% Lady in the Lake
  • Policeman
1947
No Score Yet The Secret Heart
  • Conductor
1946
No Score Yet Third Finger, Left Hand
  • Actor
1940
No Score Yet Sergeant Madden
  • Court Attendant
1939
No Score Yet Trade Winds
  • Detective Squad
1938
No Score Yet She Couldn't Take It (Woman Tamer)
  • Man
1935
No Score Yet Life Begins at 40
  • Actor
1935
No Score Yet On Probation
  • Detective
1935
56% In Old Arizona
  • Second Soldier
1928
No Score Yet The Vanishing American
  • Naylor
1925

Quotes from John Webb Dillon's Characters

No quotes approved yet.