Neil Hamilton

Neil Hamilton

  • Highest Rated: 100% Tarzan and His Mate (1934)
  • Lowest Rated: 57% America (1924)
  • Birthday: Sep 9, 1899
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Classically handsome film leading man Neil Hamilton was trained in stock companies before making his 1918 film bow. He rose to stardom under the guidance of D. W. Griffith, who cast Hamilton in leading roles in The Great Romance (1919), The White Rose (1923), America (1924) and Isn't Life Wonderful? (1924). In an era when sturdy dependability was one of the prerequisites of male stardom, Hamilton was one of the silent screen's most popular personalities, as well suited to the role of faithful Nick Carraway in The Great Gatsby (1925) as he was to the Foreign Legion derring-do of Beau Geste (1927). His pleasant voice and excellent diction enabled Hamilton to make the transition to sound with ease. Unfortunately, he always seemed a bit of a stick in his talkie portrayals, and it wasn't long before he found himself shunted off to "other man" assignments (Tarzan and His Mate) and villainous characterizations (The Saint Strikes Back). By the early 1940s, he had lost both fame and fortune -- and, as he'd ruefully observe later, most of his so-called industry friends. Only the love of his wife and his rock-solid religious convictions saw him through his darkest days. Hamilton made a comeback as a character actor, playing brusque, businesslike types in TV series like Perry Mason and Fireside Theatre. From 1966 through 1968, Neil Hamilton co-starred as poker-faced Commissioner Gordon on the TV series Batman.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Why Be Good? Actor 2014
No Score Yet Terror Aboard Actor 2013
No Score Yet Ladies Must Love Actor 2012
89% The Tall Guy Naked George 1990
No Score Yet Which Way to the Front? Chief of staff 1970
78% Batman: The Movie Commissioner Gordon 1966
No Score Yet Madame X Party Guest 1966
80% The Family Jewels Attorney 1965
73% The Patsy Barber 1964
No Score Yet Good Neighbor Sam Larry Boling 1964
No Score Yet The Devil's Hand Francis "Frank" Lamont 1961
No Score Yet Brewster's Millions Mr. Grant 1945
No Score Yet Betrayed Lieutenant Blake 1944
80% Since You Went Away Tim Hilton - photograph 1944
No Score Yet The Sky's the Limit Naval Commander 1943
No Score Yet Bombardier Colonel (uncredited) 1943
No Score Yet X Marks the Spot John Underwood 1942
No Score Yet The Lady Is Willing Charlie 1942
No Score Yet Look Who's Laughing Hilary Horton 1941
No Score Yet Father Takes a Wife Vincent Stewart 1941
No Score Yet Dangerous Lady Duke Martindel 1941
No Score Yet They Meet Again Robert Webster 1941
No Score Yet Federal Fugitives Capt. Madison 1941
No Score Yet King of the Texas Rangers Barton 1941
No Score Yet The Saint Strikes Back Allan Breck 1939
No Score Yet Hollywood Stadium Mystery Bill Devons 1938
No Score Yet The Daring Young Man Raeburn 1935
No Score Yet Mutiny Ahead Kent Brewster 1935
No Score Yet Blind Date (Her Sacrifice) Bob Hartwell 1934
100% Tarzan and His Mate Harry Holt 1934
No Score Yet The Silk Express Donald Kilgore 1933
No Score Yet The World Gone Mad (The Public Be Hanged) (Public Be Damned) Lionel Houston 1933
No Score Yet One Sunday Afternoon Hugo Barnstead 1933
No Score Yet The Animal Kingdom (The Woman in His House) Owen 1932
No Score Yet Payment Deferred Gordon Holmes 1932
100% Tarzan the Ape Man Harry Holt 1932
No Score Yet Are You Listening? Clayton 1932
No Score Yet The Wet Parade Roger Chilcote, Jr. 1932
No Score Yet What Price Hollywood? Lonny Borden 1932
No Score Yet The Sin of Madelon Claudet Larry 1931
No Score Yet Strangers May Kiss Alan 1931
No Score Yet This Modern Age Robert 'Bob' Blake Jr. 1931
No Score Yet Laughing Sinners Howard 'Howdy' Palmer 1931
No Score Yet The Cat Creeps Charles Wilder 1930
No Score Yet The Dawn Patrol (Flight Commander) Maj. Brand 1930
No Score Yet The Love Trap Peter Cadwallader 1929
No Score Yet Mother Machree Brian McHugh 1928
No Score Yet The Patriot Crown Prince Alexander 1928
No Score Yet Street of Forgotten Men Philip Peyton 1925
No Score Yet Isn't Life Wonderful Paul 1924
57% America Nathan Holden 1924

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

93% Batman
1966-1968
Police Commisioner Gordon Police Commissioner Gordon Commissioner Gordon
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1966
83% The Munsters
1964-1966
Malcolm
  • 1964
91% The Outer Limits (1963)
1963-1965
  • 1964
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Jim James Henry Noble Fred McCormick Dillingham Allred Livesey Victor Billings
  • 1964
  • 1963
  • 1961
  • 1959
  • 1958
No Score Yet Zorro
1957-1961
Guerra
  • 1959
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Brig. Gen. Archibald Vandergelt
  • 1959
  • 1958

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