Taylor Holmes

Taylor Holmes

  • Highest Rated: 100% Joan of Arc (1948)
  • Lowest Rated: 76% Boomerang! (1947)
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  • Actor Taylor Holmes first made a theatrical name for himself on the Keith Vaudeville Circuit. In the course of his subsequent five-decade Broadway career, Holmes starred in over 100 plays, usually in light comedy roles. Making his film debut in 1917, he played the title role in the 1918 adaptation of Ruggles of Red Gap, then made scattered screen appearances before settling down in Hollywood permanently in 1947. Most often employed by 20th Century-Fox, he showed up in such flashy roles as gullible millionaire Ezra Grindle in the Tyrone Power melodrama Nightmare Alley (1947). He also played more than his share of shyster lawyers (most memorable in 1947's Kiss of Death) and absent-minded professors. Holmes was the father of actors Phillips and Ralph Holmes. Outliving his wife and both his sons, Taylor Holmes died at the age of 85; his last assignment was the voice of King Steffan in Disney's animated feature Sleeping Beauty (1959).

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No Score Yet The Christmas Carol Actor 2009
90% Sleeping Beauty King Stefan 1959
No Score Yet The Maverick Queen Pete Callaher 1956
No Score Yet Tobor the Great Dr. Nordstrom 1954
No Score Yet The Outcast Andrew Devlin 1954
98% Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Gus Esmond Sr. 1953
No Score Yet She's Back on Broadway Talbot 1953
No Score Yet Ride the Man Down Lowell Priest 1952
No Score Yet Beware, My Lovely Mr. Walter Armstrong 1952
No Score Yet Hoodlum Empire Benjamin Lawton 1952
No Score Yet Two Tickets to Broadway Willard Glendon 1951
No Score Yet Rhubarb P. Duncan Munk 1951
No Score Yet The First Legion Fr. Keene 1951
No Score Yet Drums in the Deep South Albert Monroe 1951
No Score Yet Copper Canyon Theodosius Roberts 1950
No Score Yet Woman in Hiding Lucius Maury 1950
93% Father of the Bride Wamer 1950
No Score Yet Caged Sen. Donnolly 1950
No Score Yet Quicksand (1950) Harvey 1950
No Score Yet Double Deal Corpus 1950
No Score Yet Bright Leaf Lawyer Calhoun 1950
No Score Yet Once More, My Darling Jed Connell 1949
90% Act of Violence Gavery 1948
No Score Yet That Wonderful Urge Attorney Rice 1948
100% Joan of Arc Bishop of Avranches 1948
No Score Yet Smart Woman Dr. Jasper 1948
88% Kiss of Death Earl Howser 1947
No Score Yet Time Out Of Mind Actor 1947
76% Boomerang! Wade 1947
No Score Yet The Egg and I Actor 1947
100% Nightmare Alley Ezra Grindle 1947
No Score Yet The Crime of Dr. Forbes Dr. Robert Empey 1937


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