~Tom Chatterton~

Born: February 12, 1881 in Geneva, New York, USA
Died: August 17, 1952 (age 71) in Hollywood, California, USA
~Filmography~
ACTOR

The Wyoming Bandit (1949) ... Doctor (uncredited)
Prince of the Plains (1949) ... Ned Owens (uncredited)
Gun Law Justice (1949) ... Bill Thorp (uncredited)
The Life of Riley (1949) ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Highway 13 (1948) ... J.E. Norris (uncredited)
Family Honeymoon (1948) ... Stewart (uncredited)
Outlaw Brand (1948) ... Tom Chadwick
The Denver Kid (1948) ... Doctor (uncredited)
Marshal of Amarillo (1948) ... James Underwood
Carson City Raiders (1948) ... John Davis
Heart of Virginia (1948) ... Dr. Purdy
Secret Beyond the Door... (1947) ... Judge (uncredited)
The Fabulous Texan (1947) ... Citizen (uncredited)
Jesse James Rides Again (1947) ... Sheriff Mark Tobin (uncredited)
Something in the Wind (1947) ... Bronston (uncredited)
The Trouble with Women (1947) ... Mr. Krock (uncredited)
West of Dodge City (1947) ... Banker (uncredited)
Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (1947) ... Edwards, Ken's Butler (uncredited)
California (1947) ... Joe (uncredited)
Stagecoach to Denver (1946) ... Doc Kimball
It's a Wonderful Life (1946) ... Townsman (uncredited)
The Locket (1946) ... Art Critic (uncredited)
Heading West (1946) ... Doctor Wyatt (uncredited)
Conquest of Cheyenne (1946) ... Rancher Jones
The Searching Wind (1946) ... Joe - Chauffeur (uncredited)
Without Reservations (1946) ... Pullman Conductor (uncredited)
Home on the Range (1946) ... Grizzly Garth
Alias Billy the Kid (1946) ... Ed Pearson
Sheriff of Redwood Valley (1946) ... Doc Ellis
Gay Blades (1946) ... Babson (uncredited)
Lawless Empire (1945) ... Editor Enders (uncredited)
Colorado Pioneers (1945) ... Father Marion
Marshal of Laredo (1945) ... Reverend Parker
Love, Honor and Goodbye (1945) .l. Bit (uncredited)
Mama Loves Papa (1945) ... Speaker (uncredited)
Lone Texas Ranger (1945) ... Sheriff Iron Mike Haines
The Phantom Speaks (1945) ... Prison Chaplain (uncredited)
I'll Remember April (1945) ... Board Member (uncredited)
Zorro's Black Whip (1944) ... Crescent City Councilman
An American Romance (1944) ... Board of Directors Member (uncredited)
Code of the Prairie (1944) ... Bat Matson
Cheyenne Wildcat (1944) ... Jason Hopkins
Marshal of Reno (1944) ... The Judge
Man from Frisco (1944) ... Doctor (uncredited)
Tucson Raiders (1944) ... Judge James Wayne
Rosie the Riveter (1944) ... Official (uncredited)
Lucky Cowboy (Short) (1944) ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Captain America (1944) ... J.C. Henley [Chs. 6-8]
Adventures of the Flying Cadets (1943) ... Railroad Conductor [Ch. 2] (uncredited)
Santa Fe Scouts (1943) ... Neil Morgan
Overland Mail  (1942) ... Tom Gilbert
Raiders of the Range (1942) ... 'Doc' Higgins
Reap the Wild Wind (1942) ... Parson (uncredited)
Honky Tonk (1941) ... Townsman (uncredited)
Outlaws of Cherokee Trail (1941) ... Capt. Sheldon
Desert Bandit (1941) ... Texas Ranger Captain Banning
Pony Post (1940) ... Major Goodwin
The Trail Blazers (1940) ... Major R.C. Kelton
Son of Roaring Dan (1940) ... Stuart Manning
Black Diamonds (1940) ... Dr. Lukas
Hot Steel (1940) ... Bank Director
Covered Wagon Days (1940) ... Major J.A. Norton
Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940) ... Professor Arden [Chs. 1, 4]
Drums of Fu Manchu (1940) ... Prof. Edward Randolph
Village Barn Dance (1940) ... Station Executive (uncredited)
Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940) ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Old Hickory (Short) (1939) ... Colonel Ed Livingston (uncredited)
The Big Guy (1939) ... Doctor (uncredited)
Laugh It Off (1939) ... Politicia (uncredited)
Rovin' Tumbleweeds (1939) ... Speaker of the House (uncredited)
The Monroe Doctrine (Short) (1939) ... John Randolph
Calling All Marines (1939) ... Judge (uncredited)
Thunder Afloat (1939) ... Lieutenant (uncredited)
The Bill of Rights (Short) (1939) ... Richard Henry Lee
Man of Conquest (1939) ... Official (uncredited)
Ranch House Romeo (Short) (1939) ... Harcourt (uncredited)
The Man Who Dared (1939) ... Police Commissioner (uncredited)
Dodge City (1939) ... Passenger (uncredited)
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939) ... Announcer at Benefit (uncredited)
Trouble in Sundown (1939) ... Prosecuting Attorney Brown (uncredited)
The Oklahoma Kid (1939) ... Homesteader (uncredited)
Arizona Legion (1939) ... Commissioner Teagle
Kentucky (1938) ... Man at Race Track (uncredited)
Hawk of the Wilderness (1938) ... Doctor Edward Munro
The Declaration of Independence (Short) (1938) ... Richard Henry Lee (uncredited)
Hold That Co-ed (1938) ... Political Adviser (uncredited)
Smashing the Rackets (1938) ... Grand Juryman (uncredited)
Sky Giant (1938) ... Johnson (uncredited)
Under Western Stars (1938) ... Congressman Edward H. Marlowe
This Marriage Business (1938) ... Mr. Grant (uncredited)
All-American Sweetheart (1937) ... Thatcher (uncredited)
Sudden Bill Dorn (1937) ... Morgan
It Happened in Hollywood (1937) ... Bank Manager (uncredited)
The Toast of New York (1937) ... Fisk Broker (uncredited)
A Fight to the Finish (1937) ... Mayberry
You Can't Beat Love (1937) ... Mr. Raymond (uncredited)
Venus Makes Trouble (1937) ... Kenneth Rowland
Sandflow (1937) ... Sheriff
The Boss Rider of Gun Creek (1936) ... Sheriff Blaine

Would You Forgive? (1920) ... John Cleveland
Her Husband's Friend (1920) ... Princeton Hadley
The Gilded Dream (1920) ... Jasper Halroyd (as Thomas Chatterton)
The Price of Silence (1920) ... Lennox Dunbar

Whither Thou Goest  (1917) ... Tom Van Wye
Beloved Rogues (1917) ... Jack Kennedy
Bluff (1917) ... Harold Wainwright (as Thomas Chatterton)
Triumph of Truth (Short) (1916) ... Albert Conglin
Silent Selby (Short) (1916) ... Silent Selby
Two Bits (Short) (unconfirmed) (1916)
The Ranger of Lonesome Gulch (Short)  (1916) ... Frank - the Ranger
The Quagmire (Short)  (1916) ... Ralph Darcy
Double Crossed (Short)  (1916) ... John Kling (as Thomas Chatterton)
When the Light Came (Short)  (1916) ... Jim Morton (as Thomas Chatterton)
According to St. John (Short) (1916) ... Dick - the Sheriff
A Soul Enslaved (1916) ... Richard Newton
Father and the Boys (1915)
The Power of Fascination (Short) (19155) ... Gray
Liquid Dynamite (Short) (1915) ... Old Man Belton (as Thomas Chatterton)
Over Secret Wires (Short)  (1915) ... Amos Dyer
When the Tide Came In (Short) (1915) ... Glenn MOrey (as Thomas Chatterton)
The Pathway from the Past (Short) (1915) ... John Ames (as Thomas Chatterton)
The Secret of the Submarine (1915) ... Lt. Jarvis Hope
The Operator at Big Sandy (Short) (1915) ... Tom Loomis (as Thomas Chatterton)
The Valley of Hate (Short) (1915) ... Allen Walsh
On the Night Stage (1915) ... Stagecoach Driver (uncredited)
Satan McAllister's Heir (Short) (1915) ... Bob Ellis
The Secret of the Dead (Short) (1915) ... Tom Martin - the Professor's Son
A Modern Noble (Short) (1915) ... Ludwig von Hoffmann (as Thomas Chatterton)
The Mills of the Gods (Short) (1914) ... Older Conrad Vardel
The Worth of a Life (Short) (1914) ... Dr. John Emerson (as Thomas Chatterton)
The Game Keeper's Daughter (Short) (1914) ... Coberly - the King's Attendant
A Tragedy of the North Woods (Short) (1914) ... Sergeant Tom Allen
Stacked Cards (Short) (1914) ... Richard Wade
Jim Cameron's Wife (Short) (1914) ... Jim Cameron
His Hour of Manhood (Short) (1914) ... Jim Dawson
The Voice at the Telephone (1914) ... Dick Carson
In the Southern Hills (Short) (1914) ... Rev. Edward Seymour
Tennessee (Short) (1914) ... Ward Hamilton (as Thomas Chatterton)
The Substitute (Short) (1914) ... Lt. Taylor / Sgt. Peters (Dual Role) (as Thomas Chatterton)
Shorty Escapes Marriage (Short) (1914) ... Tom Crowne
Thieves (Short) (1914) ... John Collville (as Thomas R. Chatterton)
The Trap (Short) (1914) ... Corporal Stone
A Barrier Royal (Short) (1914) ... Pierre Prue
Heart of a Woman (Short) (1914) ... Donald Muir
The Primitive Call (Short) (1914) ... Roland Van Dyke
The Cure (Short) (1914) ... John Wimble (as Thomas Chatterton, unconfirmed)
True Irish Hearts (Short) (1914) ... Patrick O'Neill
The Open Door (Short) (1913) ... Rev. Walton
Days of '49 (Short) (1913)
The Heart of Kathleen (Short) (1913) ... Robert Strathcone (as Thomas Chatterton)
Venetian Romance (Short) (1913) ... Paolo
Silent Heroes (Short) (1913) ... Burton
All Rivers Meet at Sea (Short) (1913) ... Jack (as Thomas Chatterton)

DIRECTOR

Two Bits (Short) (1916)
The Ranger of Lonesome Gulch (Short) (1916)
The Quagmire (Short) (1916)
Double Crossed (Short) (as Thomas Chatterton) (1916)
When the Light Came (Short) (as Thomas Chatterton) (1916)
According to St. John (Short) (1916)
The Cactus Blossom (Short) (as Thomas Chatterton) (1916)
The Lighthouse Keeper's Son (Short) (1916)
Over Secret Wires (Short) (1916)
When the Tide Came In (Short) (as Thomas Chatterton) (1916)
The Play of the Season (Short) (as Thomas Chatterton) (1916)
The Operator at Big Sandy (Short) (1916)
The Kite (Short) (1916)
The Valley of Hate (Short) (1916)
Tricked (Short) (1916)
The Wells of Paradise (Short) (1916)
Shorty and the Fortune Teller (Short) (1916)
Jim Cameron's Wife (Short) (1916)
His Hour of Manhood (Short) (1916)
The Primitive Call (Short) (1916)
Jim Cameron's Wife (Short) (1914)

WRITER

His Hour of Manhood (Short) (story) (1914)
~Biography~
Distinguished-looking character actor Tom Chatterton was one of early Western star William S. Hart's
first directors (His Hour of Manhood [1914], Jim Cameron's Wife [1914]) and was a top supporting star,
himself, during the late '10s. After a long stint in vaudeville and legitimate theater, Chatterton returned as
a Hollywood bit player in the late '30s, often cast in Western B- movies, usually playing professional men,
doctors, lawyers, military officers, and the like. Among his more memorable performances was that of
the aged lawman Bat Matson in the Sunset Carson oater Code of the Prairie (1944), a character
undoubtedly inspired by Bat Masterson. He also played the sheriff in the 1947 serial Jesse James Rides
Again. Chatterton died in Hollywood in 1952.

Biography by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com