William Janney

William Janney

  • Highest Rated: 55% Cimarron (1931)
  • Lowest Rated: 55% Cimarron (1931)
  • Birthday: Feb 15, 1908
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • After a brief Broadway career, actor William Janney came to films in 1929. He was sometimes cast as the reckless kid brother who gets knocked off in the first or second reel, as witness The Dawn Patrol (1930) and Hopalong Cassidy Returns. Otherwise, it was Janney's unfortunate lot to play weaklings and snivelers; his films included Crime of the Century (1933), in which he was a red-herring suspect who didn't do it, and Secrets of the Blue Room (1933), in which he was the least likely suspect who did. He also played the nominal hero in Laurel & Hardy's Bonnie Scotland (1935), a film he'd later remember as a pleasurable experience, save for the whining, indecisive character he was called upon to portray. Tired of playing the same basic part over and over, William Janney retired from films in 1936.

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No Score Yet Hopalong Cassidy Returns Buddy Cassidy 1936
No Score Yet Bonnie Scotland (Heroes of the Regiment) Allan Douglas 1935
No Score Yet As the Earth Turns Ollie Shaw 1934
No Score Yet Successful Failure Robert Cushing 1934
No Score Yet The World Changes Orin II 1933
No Score Yet Secret Of The Blue Room Thomas Brandt 1933
No Score Yet Crooner Pat - Band Member 1932
No Score Yet Two Seconds College Boy 1932
No Score Yet The Mouthpiece John 1932
No Score Yet The Man Who Played God First boy 1932
No Score Yet Girls Demand Excitement Freddi 1931
55% Cimarron Worker 1931
No Score Yet The Pay Off Tommy Brown 1930
No Score Yet The Dawn Patrol (Flight Commander) Gordon 'Donny' Scott 1930
No Score Yet The Girl Said No Jimmy Ward 1930
No Score Yet Salute Paul Randall 1929
No Score Yet Coquette Jimmy 1929


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