Robert Harron

Robert Harron

Highest Rated: 100% Hearts of the World (1918)

Lowest Rated: 71% True Heart Susie (1919)

Birthday: Apr 12, 1893

Birthplace: Not Available

Teenaged New Yorker Robert Harron escaped the bleak poverty of his Irish-immigrant neighborhood by taking a messenger job at the American Biograph film studios in the Bronx. When director D. W. Griffith arrived at Biograph in 1908, he took a liking to Harron and decided to take advantage of the boy's photogenic qualities. Before he was 20 years old, Harron was one of the busiest and most popular players at Biograph, acting opposite such "youngsters" as the Gish Sisters and Mary Pickford and playing an exhausting variety of characters, from country bumpkins to hollow-eyed drug addicts. He played one large role and several smaller ones in Griffith's groundbreaking Birth of a Nation (1915), and was prominently featured as the young man unjustly sentenced to hang in the director's follow-up epic Intolerance (1916). He remained with Griffith in 1920, then broke off to form his own production company. Unfortunately, Harron never realized his goal. In September of 1920, Harron died when he was fatally wounded by a gunshot to the left lung in what was officially ruled an accident.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet An Unseen Enemy Actor 2010
71% True Heart Susie William Jenkins 1919
No Score Yet The Greatest Question Jimmie Hilton 1919
No Score Yet A Romance of Happy Valley John L. Logan 1919
100% Hearts of the World The Boy, Douglas Gordon Hamilton 1918
97% Intolerance Boy 1916
No Score Yet Hoodoo Ann Jimmie Vance 1916
93% The Birth of a Nation Tod 1915
No Score Yet The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill' The Grocer's boy 1914
No Score Yet Judith of Bethulia Nathan 1914
No Score Yet The Mother and the Law The Boy 1914
No Score Yet Home Sweet Home The Man from the East 1914
No Score Yet The Battle of the Sexes The Son 1914
No Score Yet The Musketeers of Pig Alley Actor 1912
No Score Yet The Lonely Villa Child 1909


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