Rex Lease

Birthday: Feb 11, 1903
Birthplace: Not Available
At first studying for the ministry, in college he was attracted to acting; at age 21 he went to Hollywood, working for several years as an extra. His first lead role came in A Woman Who Sinned (1924); three years later he was elevated to star status after his lead role opposite Sharon Lynne in Clancy's Kosher Wedding (1927). For the next several years he played romantic leads in numerous mysteries, drawing-room dramas, and comedies, and easily made the transition into the sound era. In the mid '30s he began specializing in Westerns and action serials, and last starred in 1936; after that he played supporting roles, both as the heroes' buddies and low-down villains, in dozens of B-Westerns and serials.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet A Hatful of Rain Man 1957
No Score Yet The Rawhide Years Card player 1956
No Score Yet The Prodigal Purveyor 1955
No Score Yet Money from Home Conductor 1953
33% Abbott and Costello Go to Mars Police Sergeant 1953
No Score Yet The Man Behind the Gun Lookout 1953
No Score Yet Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd Pirate 1952
No Score Yet Lost in Alaska Old-Timer 1952
No Score Yet The Wild North Members of Quartette 1952
No Score Yet Lone Star Senator 1952
No Score Yet Colorado Sundown Rancher 1952
No Score Yet Montana Belle Barfly 1952
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair Sheriff 1952
No Score Yet Copper Canyon Southerner 1950
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town Sheriff 1950
No Score Yet Bells of Coronado Foreman 1950
No Score Yet The Lady Gambles Guide 1949
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle Sheriff 1949
No Score Yet Gun Cargo Actor 1949
100% Letter From an Unknown Woman Station Attendant 1948
No Score Yet The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap Hank 1947
No Score Yet The Perils of Pauline Reporter 1947
91% Brute Force Hearse Driver 1947
No Score Yet Wyoming Clerk 1947
No Score Yet California Actor 1946
No Score Yet The Crimson Ghost Bain 1946
No Score Yet The Time of Their Lives (The Ghost Steps Out) Sgt. Makepeace 1946
No Score Yet The Phantom Rider Randall 1946
No Score Yet Heldorado Charlie 1946
No Score Yet Two Years Before the Mast Rider 1946
No Score Yet Frontier Gal Henchman 1945
No Score Yet Dakota Railroad Conductor 1945
No Score Yet The Naughty Nineties Sheriff Wright 1945
No Score Yet Flame of Barbary Coast Headwaiter 1945
No Score Yet The Yellow Rose of Texas Bets on Ferguson (uncredited) 1944
No Score Yet Code of the Prairie Outlaws on Trail 1944
No Score Yet Idaho Henchman 1943
No Score Yet Haunted Ranch Deputy Rex Lease 1943
No Score Yet Tomorrow We Live Shorty 1942
No Score Yet Sunset Serenade Martin Rider 1942
No Score Yet Boss of Hangtown Mesa Bert Lawler 1942
No Score Yet Silver Bullet Rance Harris 1942
No Score Yet In Old California Gold Strike Rider 1942
83% Saboteur Plant Counterman 1942
No Score Yet Home in Wyomin' Poker Player 1942
No Score Yet Stardust on the Sage Sheriff 1942
No Score Yet Jesse James at Bay Henchman Gregg 1941
No Score Yet Sierra Sue Rancher 1941
No Score Yet Bad Man of Deadwood townsman 1941
No Score Yet Nevada City Actor 1941
No Score Yet Billy the Kid in Santa Fe Jeff 1941
100% The Grapes of Wrath Cop 1940
No Score Yet A Chump at Oxford Bank Robber 1940
No Score Yet Rancho Grande Travis 1940
No Score Yet Billy the Kid's Gun Justice Henchman Buck 1940
No Score Yet South of the Border Flint 1939
No Score Yet Daredevils of the Red Circle Jack 1939
No Score Yet Professor Beware Reporter 1938
No Score Yet Desert Patrol Dan Drury 1938
No Score Yet Ten Laps to Go Larry Evans 1938
No Score Yet Heroes of the Alamo William B. Travis 1937
No Score Yet The Silver Trail Bob Crandall 1937
No Score Yet Fury Below Joe Norsen 1936
No Score Yet Aces and Eights Jose Hernandez 1936
No Score Yet Ridin' On Actor 1936
No Score Yet Custer's Last Stand Kit Cardigan 1936
No Score Yet Clutching Hand Walter Jameson 1936
No Score Yet The Man from Gun Town Alan McArthur 1936
No Score Yet Cavalcade of the West Ace Carter 1936
No Score Yet The Cowboy and the Bandit Actor 1935
No Score Yet The Ghost Rider Dave Danford 1935
No Score Yet Pals of the Range Steve Barton 1935
No Score Yet Rough Riding Ranger Ranger Cpl. Daniels/Tombstone Kid 1935
No Score Yet The Monster Walks Ted Clayton 1932
No Score Yet Hell Fire Austin Soldier 1932
No Score Yet Chinatown After Dark Jim Bonner 1931
No Score Yet Sign of the Wolf Tom 1931
No Score Yet Sunny Skies Jim Grant 1930
No Score Yet Borrowed Wives Peter Foley 1930
No Score Yet The Outlaw Dog Bill Brady 1927

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Poker Player #2
  • 1960

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