William Desmond

Highest Rated: 78% Smooth Talk (1985)
Lowest Rated: 43% Naughty Marietta (1935)
Birthday: Not Available
Birthplace: Not Available
Long before there was a Hollywood, William Desmond was well known in Los Angeles theatrical circles. Desmond spent five years appearing with the west-coast Morosco Stock Company, the Burbank Theatre, and the Los Angeles Opera House. With his own stock company, he toured Australia and Canada. Desmond's theatrical credits included Ben Hur, Bird of Paradise, Alias Jimmy Valentine, If I Were King, Raffles, Sign of the Cross, and Romeo and Juliet; he also appeared in dramatic sketches in vaudeville. He made his film debut opposite Billie Burke in 1915's Peggy. Desmond later became a popular action star in films; he did his own stunts, and hardly a week went by in the 1920s that Desmond didn't give the newspapers a story about how he'd once again cheated death in the line of duty. In talkies, Desmond showed up in supporting roles in bits, chiefly in westerns, at Universal studios. William Desmond was the husband of former William S. Hart leading lady Mary McIvor, whom he outlived by eight years.

Highest Rated Movies



78% Smooth Talk Laura's Dad 1985
No Score Yet Gun Cargo Actor 1949
No Score Yet The Naughty Nineties Actor 1945
No Score Yet Tall in the Saddle Town Citizen 1944
No Score Yet Oklahoma Raiders Townsman Grinning at Banjo's Fall 1944
No Score Yet The Lone Star Trail Bartender 1943
No Score Yet Silver Bullet Townsman 1942
No Score Yet Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie Actor 1941
No Score Yet Young Bill Hickok Actor 1940
No Score Yet Winners of the West Brine 1940
No Score Yet Arizona Days Stranger 1937
No Score Yet Headin' for the Rio Grande Mack 1936
No Score Yet Song of the Gringo Court Clerk 1936
No Score Yet Treachery Rides the Range Bill 1936
No Score Yet Song of the Saddle Tim 1936
No Score Yet Black Coin Bartender 1936
No Score Yet Frisco Kid Captain/Vigilante 1935
No Score Yet The Cowboy and the Bandit Actor 1935
No Score Yet Born to Battle John Brownell 1935
43% Naughty Marietta Havre Gendarme Chief 1935
No Score Yet Timber Terrors Royce Horter 1935
No Score Yet Rough Riding Ranger Major Wright 1935
No Score Yet Powdersmoke Range `Happy' Hopkins 1935
No Score Yet The Ghost Rider Road Crew Guard 1935
No Score Yet Way of the West 'Cash' Horton 1934
No Score Yet Tailspin Tommy Sloane 1934
No Score Yet Frontier Days Actor 1934
No Score Yet The Rawhide Terror Tom Blake 1934
No Score Yet Pirate Treasure: Mutiny Captain Carson 1934
No Score Yet I Can't Escape Actor 1934
No Score Yet Border Guns Actor 1934
No Score Yet Fargo Express Sheriff Joe Thompson 1933
No Score Yet Laughing at Life Military Cabinet Officer 1933
No Score Yet The Three Musketeers Capt. Boncour 1933
No Score Yet Rustlers' Roundup Actor 1933
No Score Yet Phantom of the Air Mr. Edwards 1933
No Score Yet The Last Frontier George Armstrong Custer 1932
No Score Yet Battling with Buffalo Bill John Mills 1931
No Score Yet Vanishing Legion Milesburg Sheriff 1931
No Score Yet The Phantom of the West Martin Blain 1931
No Score Yet Blood and Steel Gordon Steele 1925
No Score Yet The Extra Girl The Actor 1923


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