Lon Chaney Jr.

Lon Chaney Jr

Highest Rated: 100% Cobra Woman (1944)

Lowest Rated: 0% Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971)

Birthday: Feb 10, 1906

Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

Lon Chaney Jr. was born Creighton Tull Chaney on Feb. 10, 1906 in Oklahoma City in what was then Oklahoma Territory. Following the death of his father, himself a stage actor, in 1930, Chaney opted to pursue a career in performance. Following a handful of minor parts in feature films, Chaney began to accrue lead roles. Early instances of this included "Sixteen Fathoms Deep" (1934) and "A Scream in the Night" (1935). Chaney's first big show of success was in a film adaptation of "Of Mice and Men" (1939), in which he starred as Lennie Small following a portrayal of the character on stage shortly prior. Showcasing a proclivity for horror, Chaney appeared in "The Man-Made Monster" (1941) before landing what would become his career-defining role as the titular creature in "The Wolf Man" (1941). Chaney would play other monsters in films like "The Ghost of Frankenstein" (1942), "The Mummy's Tomb" (1942), and "Son of Dracula" (1943), but invariably returned to the role of the Wolf Man in spin-off pictures including "House of Frankenstein" (1944) and "House of Dracula" (1945), as well as the parody venture "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein" (1948). Though he was mostly offered supporting parts from this point forward, he found substantial work in projects like the Western "High Noon" (1952) and the sci-fi film "Indestructible Man" (1956), as well as on the Western serial "Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans" (Syndication 1957). The 1960s primarily saw Chaney take on one-off television appearances, though notable film exploits included "Spider Baby or, the Maddest Story Ever Told" (1967). His final films were "Dracula vs. Frankenstein" (1971) and the crime-drama "The Female Bunch" (1971). Chaney died of heart failure at age 67 on July 12, 1973 in San Clemente, CA.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terror in the Pharaoh's Tomb Hassan (Character) - 2007
0% 25% Dracula vs. Frankenstein Groton (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Buckskin Sheriff Tangley (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fireball Jungle Sammy (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 39% Welcome to Hard Times Avery (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 16% Hillbillys in a Haunted House Maximillian (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 17% Blood Suckers Dr. Mendell (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Return From the Past Dr. Mendell (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 18% Johnny Reno Sheriff Hodges (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Town Tamer Mayor Charlie Leach (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Apache Uprising Charlie Russell (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Fury Ace (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Spurs Gus Kile (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet House of the Black Death Belial Desard (Character) - 1965
94% 76% Spider Baby Bruno, The Chauffeur (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 33% Law of the Lawless Tiny (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Long Rifle and the Tomahawk Chingachcook (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 56% Witchcraft Morgan Whitlock (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stage to Thunder Rock Henry Parker (Character) - 1964
75% 66% The Haunted Palace Simon Orne (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 25% The Devil's Messenger Satan (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 14% Face of the Screaming Werewolf The Mummified Werewolf (Character) - 1959
30% 20% Night of the Ghouls Unknown (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 21% The Alligator People Manon (Character) - 1959
83% 87% The Defiant Ones Big Sam (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 33% Daniel Boone, Trail Blazer Blackfish (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Along the Mohawk Trail Chingachgook (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pathfinder and the Mohican Chingachgook (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Redmen and the Renegades Chingachgook (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 5% The Cyclops Martin "Marty" Melville (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 53% Pardners Whitey (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 35% The Black Sleep Mungo aka Dr. Monroe (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 9% The Indestructible Man Charles Benton (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 0% Manfish "Swede" (Character) - 1956
11% 54% Not as a Stranger Job Marsh (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 56% I Died a Thousand Times Big Mac (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Silver Star John W. Harmon (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 36% The Indian Fighter Chivington (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Boy From Oklahoma Crazy Charlie (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 50% Passion Castro (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Black Pirates Padre Felipe (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 81% Casanova's Big Night Emo the Murderer (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Chase Henchman Kip (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Adventure Unknown (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Raiders of the Seven Seas Peg Leg (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 12% A Lion Is in the Streets Spurge McManamee (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Battles of Chief Pontiac Chief Pontiac (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 52% Springfield Rifle Pete Elm (Character) - 1952
97% 89% High Noon Martin Howe (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thief of Damascus Sinbad (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 40% Flame of Araby Borka Barbarossa (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 33% The Black Castle Gargon (Character) - 1952
40% 25% Bride of the Gorilla Police Commissioner Taro (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 57% Inside Straight Shocker (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 52% Only the Valiant Trooper Kebussyan (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bushwhackers Artemus Taylor (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 40% Behave Yourself Pinky (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Once a Thief Gus (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Captain China Red Lynch (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet There's a Girl in My Heart John Colton (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 38% Albuquerque Steve Murkill (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet 16 Fathoms Deep Mr. Demitri (Character) - 1948
89% 85% Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein Larry Talbot/The Wolf Man (Character) - 1948
75% 70% My Favorite Brunette Willie (Character) - 1947
56% 29% House of Dracula Lawrence Stewart Talbot/The Wolf Man (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daltons Ride Again Grat Dalton (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 30% The Frozen Ghost Alex Gregor / Gregor the Great (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 20% Pillow of Death Wayne Fletcher (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 33% Strange Confession Jeffrey 'Jeff' Carter (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 68% Here Come the Co-Eds Johnson (Character) - 1945
55% 48% House of Frankenstein Lawrence Talbot (Character) - 1945
100% 38% Cobra Woman Hans (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 40% Weird Woman Prof. Norman Reed (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 10% Dead Man's Eyes David Stuart (Character) - 1944
33% 20% The Mummy's Ghost Kharis (Character) - 1944
40% 22% The Mummy's Curse Kharis (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 32% Calling Dr. Death Dr. Mark Steel (Character) - 1943
60% 34% Son of Dracula Count Dracula (Character) - 1943
25% 56% Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman The Wolf Man/Lawrence Stewart 'Larry' Talbot (Character) - 1943
29% 25% The Mummy's Tomb Kharis (Character) - 1942
75% 40% The Ghost of Frankenstein The Monster (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet North to the Klondike Nate Carson (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 38% Man-Made Monster Dan McCormick (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 33% Billy the Kid "Spike" Hudson (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Badlands of Dakota Jack McCall (Character) - 1941
90% 80% The Wolf Man Larry Talbot/Wolf Man (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 34% One Million B.C. Akhoba (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Northwest Mounted Police Shorty (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 33% City in Darkness Pierre (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 75% Frontier Marshal Pringle (Character) - 1939
100% 85% Of Mice and Men Lennie (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Rides Again Girard (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love and Hisses Attendant (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 38% Charlie Chan on Broadway Desk Man (uncredited) (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Singing Cowboy Martin (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 44% The Old Corral Garland (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 12% Scream in the Night Jack Wilson/Butch Curtain (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shadow of Silk Lennox John Arthur "Silk" Lennox (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Case of the Crime Cartel Lt. Armand Corday (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sixteen Fathoms Deep Joe Bethel (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life of Vergie Winters Hugo McQueen (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girl o' My Dreams Don Cooper (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scarlet River Jeff Todd (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Son of the Border Jack Breen (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 43% The Three Musketeers Lt. Armand Corday (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucky Devils Frankie Wilde (Character) - 1933
53% 48% Bird of Paradise Thornton (Character) - 1932

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ace Drummond Unknown (Character)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1963 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1963 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Himself (Guest Star) 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Surfside 6 Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1960-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deputy Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stagecoach West Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bat Masterson Rance Fletcher (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lock Up Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Ringo Ben Rafferty (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hawkeye & Last of the Mohicans Chingachgook (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1956-1957 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Telephone Time Jules Samenian (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Tomorrow Unknown (Character) 1952

QUOTES FROM Lon Chaney Jr CHARACTERS

Howe says: People gotta talk themselves into law and order before they do anything about it. Maybe because down deep they don't care.