Norman Kerry

Highest Rated: 100% The Unknown (1927)
Birthday: Jun 16, 1894
Birthplace: Not Available
Of German descent, American silent screen actor Arnold Kaiser wisely changed his name to the less inflammatory Norman Kerry at the outset of World War I. With his waxed mustache and devilish smile, Kerry would become a popular leading man to such powerful female stars as Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish, Marion Davies, and Corinne Griffith. But the actor's lack of thespian qualities became painfully obvious when directorErich Von Stroheim surprisingly chose him to portray his alter ego in The Merry-Go-Round (1923). Much of Kerry's inadequacy could be blamed on Von Stroheim's replacement, Rupert Julian, and Kerry was equally unsatisfactory as the nominal leading man in Julian's later Phantom of the Opera (1925). An early talkie, Bachelor Apartment (1931), only proved that Kerry had little future in sound films. He did not have a good speaking voice, a fact he tended to hide by mumbling. Offscreen, Kerry earned the same kind of notoriety as the later Errol Flynn and he generated a great deal of publicity by stowing away on an ocean liner in an attempt to woo back an estranged wife. He later joined the French Foreign Legion, returning to the U.S. only when France was invaded by Nazi Germany.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Up The Road With Sallie Actor 2014
No Score Yet Tanks a Million Major 1941
No Score Yet The Phantom of Santa Fe Actor 1936
No Score Yet Air Eagles Actor 1932
No Score Yet Bachelor Apartment Lee Graham 1931
100% The Unknown Malabar 1927
No Score Yet Annie Laurie Ian Macdonald 1927
No Score Yet Claw Maurice Stair 1927
91% Phantom Of The Opera Raoul de Chagny 1925
No Score Yet Phantom of the Opera - Switchblade Symphony Actor 1925
91% The Hunchback of Notre Dame Phoebus 1923
No Score Yet The Merry-Go-Round Count Franz Maxmillian von Hohenegg 1923
No Score Yet Amarilly of Clothes-line Alley Gordon Phillips 1918
No Score Yet The Little Princess Actor 1917
No Score Yet The Little American Actor 1917


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