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Walter Miller



A major star of silent serials, often in tandem with the fearless Allene Ray, handsome, dark-haired Walter Miller had begun his professional career with various stock companies operating out of Jersey City, NJ. Onscreen with the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company from as early as 1912, Miller appeared in supporting roles in such melodramas as the still extant The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912), in which he played Lillian Gish's young husband, and later specialized in "other man" roles. Stardom came at the Pathé company in the 1920s, where he most fortuitously was teamed with the era's great serial queen Allene Ray in one popular chapterplay after another, ten in all, the team battling their way through such wild and woolly adventures as Sunken Silver (1925), their first, The Green Archer (1925), Hawk of the Hills (1927), and The Black Book (1929). Ray did not fare well in talkies and retired but Miller found a berth with serial newcomer Mascot, who starred him in King of the Kongo (1929), The Lone Defender (1930), and King of the Wild (1930). But he floundered without Miss Ray by his side and since there was always something slightly sinister about his looks, which a deep voice only acerbated, Miller spent the remainder of his career on the wrong side of the law, appearing in countless B-movies, Westerns and crime yarns alike, until his death from a heart attack in 1940. He left a widow, Eileen Schofield, who had played a bit part in her husband's 1930 effort King of the Wild.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Saturday Morning with Sid and Marty Krofft
  • Director
2005
81% Saboteur
  • Midget
1942
No Score Yet Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise
  • Officer
1940
No Score Yet Island of Doomed Men
  • Detective
1940
No Score Yet 'Til We Meet Again
  • American bartender
1940
No Score Yet Johnny Apollo
  • Guard in Solitary
1940
No Score Yet Three Cheers for the Irish
  • Sergeant
1940
100% The Grapes of Wrath
  • New Mexico Border Guard
1940
No Score Yet Castle on the Hudson
  • Guard
1940
No Score Yet The Saint's Double Trouble
  • Mac
1940
No Score Yet Virginia City
  • Sergeant
1940
No Score Yet Gaucho Serenade
  • George Blake
1940
99% The Wizard of Oz
  • Bespectacled Munchkin
1939
No Score Yet Each Dawn I Die
  • Turnkey
1939
No Score Yet Wings of the Navy
  • Henry
1939
No Score Yet Dick Tracy's G-Men
  • Robal
1939
No Score Yet Kentucky
  • Cavalry Sergeant
1938
No Score Yet Lawless Valley
  • Bob North
1938
No Score Yet Too Hot to Handle
  • Flyer
1938
No Score Yet Sergeant Murphy
  • Superintendent, Dairy
1938
No Score Yet Submarine D-1
  • Salvage Officer
1937
No Score Yet The Last Gangster
  • Mike Kile
1937
No Score Yet Saturday's Heroes
  • Coach Banks
1937
No Score Yet Slim
  • Jim Vincent
1937
No Score Yet Boss of Lonely Valley
  • Jake Wagner
1937
No Score Yet Flight From Glory
  • Old Timer
1937
No Score Yet Wild West Days
  • Doc Hardy
1937
No Score Yet Without Orders
  • Commerce Official
1936
No Score Yet Heart of the West
  • Whitey
1936
No Score Yet Ghost Patrol
  • Dawson
1936
No Score Yet Desert Gold
  • Ladd
1936
No Score Yet Magnificent Obsession
  • Chauffeur
1935
No Score Yet Valley of Wanted Men
  • Actor
1935
100% The Raven
  • Bedside Dr. at Judge's Right (uncredited)
1935
No Score Yet Rustlers of Red Dog
  • Actor
1935
No Score Yet Call of the Savage
  • Actor
1935
No Score Yet The Ivory Handled Gun
  • Wolverine Kid
1935
No Score Yet Smoking Guns
  • Dick
1934
No Score Yet Pirate Treasure: Mutiny
  • Staley Brasset
1934
No Score Yet Tailspin Tommy
  • Bruce Hoyt
1934
No Score Yet The Fighting Trooper
  • Sgt. Leyton
1934
No Score Yet The Shadow of the Eagle
  • Danby
1932
No Score Yet Blessed Event
  • Boldt
1932
No Score Yet The Last of the Mohicans
  • Actor
1932
No Score Yet The Galloping Ghost
  • Actor
1931
100% Street Scene
  • Mr. Bert Easter
1931
No Score Yet The Lone Defender
  • Ramon
1930
No Score Yet Rogue of the Rio Grande
  • Sheriff Rankin
1930
No Score Yet Hawk of the Hills
  • Laramie
1929
No Score Yet King of the Kongo
  • Actor
1929
No Score Yet Desert Gold
  • Actor
1919
No Score Yet The Musketeers of Pig Alley
  • Actor
1912

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