~Charles Ray~

Born: March 15, 1891 in Jacksonville, Illinois, USA
Died: November 23, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, USA
~Silent Filmography~
~Los Angeles Times, 1943~
Charles Ray was a silent film star who often portrayed young rural men making good in the city. As
his youthful looks faded, however, so did his fame and fortune in Hollywood.

In real life as in his movie roles, Ray started at the bottom. From acting at the old Mason Opera
House in Los Angeles, he went into the movies at $30 a week. He later became one of the highest-
paid actors of his time, making $11,000 a week at one point.

Later in life, Ray was considered to be demanding and egotistic. When Hollywood deserted him, he
set out to finance his own film, "The Courtship of Miles Standish," which failed and drove him into
bankruptcy. He later tried writing, publishing a novel and a book of 29 short stories.

— Los Angeles Times Nov. 24, 1943
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The Garden of Eden (1928) .... Richard Dupont/Spanyi
Vanity (1927) .... Lloyd Van Courtland
Getting Gertie's Garter (1927) .... Ken Walrick
Nobody's Widow (1927) .... Honorable John Clayton
The American (1927)
... aka The Flag Maker
Girl in the Rain (1927)
The Fire Brigade (1926) .... Terry O'Neil
Paris (1926) .... Jerry
The Auction Block (1926) .... Bob Wharton
Sweet Adeline (1926/I) .... Ben Wilson
Bright Lights (1925) .... Tom Corbin
Some Pun'kins (1925) .... Lem Blossom
Percy (1925) .... Percival Rogeen
... aka Mother's Boy (UK)
Dynamite Smith (1924) .... Gladstone Smith
The Courtship of Myles Standish (1923) .... John Alden
... aka The Courtship of Miles Standish (USA)
Ponjola (1923)
The Girl I Loved (1923) .... John Middleton
A Tailor-Made Man (1922) .... John Paul Bart
... aka A Tailor Made Man
Alias Julius Caesar (1922) .... Billy Barnes
Smudge (1922) .... Stephen Stanton
Double Crossed (1922)
The Deuce of Spades (1922) .... Amos
Mystery of the Mission (1922)
After the Storm (1922)
Gas, Oil and Water (1922) .... George Oliver Watson
African Love (1922)
Saved from the Depths (1922)
The Barnstormer (1922) .... Joel
R.S.V.P. (1921) .... Richard Morgan
Two Minutes to Go (1921) .... Chester Burnett
A Midnight Bell (1921) .... Martin Tripp
Scrap Iron (1921) .... John Steel
The Old Swimmin' Hole (1921) .... Ezra
Nineteen and Phyllis (1920) .... Andrew Jackson Cavanaugh
... aka Phyllis and Nineteen (USA: alternative title)
An Old Fashioned Boy (1920) .... David Warrington
Peaceful Valley (1920) .... Hosiah Howe
The Village Sleuth (1920) .... William Wells
45 Minutes from Broadway (1920) .... Kid Burns
Paris Green (1920) .... Luther Green
Homer Comes Home (1920) .... Homer Cavender
Alarm Clock Andy (1920) .... Andrew Gray

Red Hot Dollars (1919) .... Tod Burke
Crooked Straight (1919) .... Ben Trimble
The Egg Crate Wallop (1919) .... Jim Kelly
Bill Henry (1919) .... Bill Henry Jenkins ... Movie Still Code: TI-48-X
Hay Foot, Straw Foot (1919) .... Ulysses S. Grant Briggs
The Busher (1919) .... Ben Harding
Greased Lightning (1919) .... Andy Fletcher
The Sheriff's Son (1919) .... Royal Beaudry
The Girl Dodger (1919) .... Cuthbert Trotman
String Beans (1918) .... Toby Watkins
A Liberty Bond Plea (1918) .... A farm boy
The Law of the North (1918) .... Alain de Montcalm
A Nine O'Clock Town (1918) .... David Clary
The Claws of the Hun (1918) .... John Stanton
His Own Home Town (1918) .... Jimmy Duncan
Playing the Game (1918) .... Larry Prentiss
The Family Skeleton (1918) .... Billy Bates
The Hired Man (1918) .... Ezry Hollins
Staking His Life (1918) .... Frank Hamilton
His Mother's Boy (1917) .... Matthew Denton
The Son of His Father (1917) .... Gordon Carbhoy
Sudden Jim (1917) .... James Ashe, Jr.
The Clodhopper (1917) .... Everett Nelson
The Millionaire Vagrant (1917) .... Steven Du Peyster
The Pinch Hitter (1917) .... Joel Parker
Back of the Man (1917) .... Larry Thomas
Skinner's Dress Suit (1917) (unconfirmed)
The Weaker Sex (1917) .... Jack Harding
The Honorable Algy (1916) .... The Honorable Algy
A Corner in Colleens (1916) .... Richard Taylor
Plain Jane (1916) .... Mr. 'John Sophomore Adams'
... aka The Hick (USA: reissue title (recut version))
The Wolf Woman (1916) .... Rex Walden
Honor Thy Name (1916)
Home (1916) .... Bob Wheaton
The Deserter (1916/I) .... Lieutenant Parker
The Dividend (1916) .... Frank Steele
Peggy (1916) .... Colin Cameron
The Painted Soul (1915) .... Barnard
... aka The Straight Road (USA: reissue title)
The Forbidden Adventure (1915) .... Cecil Weatherby
... aka City of the Dead (USA: new title)
The Coward (1915/I) .... Frank Winslow
The Lure of Woman (1915)
The Ace of Hearts (1915) (as Charles E. Ray) .... Jean Desmond
The Conversion of Frosty Blake (1915) .... Horace
... aka The Convert
The Shoal Light (1915) .... John Coates
The Renegade (1915/I) .... Captain Marley
The Cup of Life (1915) .... John Ward
The Spirit of the Bell (1915)
The Wells of Paradise (1915) .... Tom Dolan
The Grudge (1915)
... aka The Haters
In the Tennessee Hills (1915) .... Jim Carson
The Fortunes of War (1914)
Not of the Flock (1914)
The City of Darkness (1914) .... The Governor's Brother
The Friend (1914)
The Power of the Angelus (1914)
The Word of His People (1914)
One of the Discarded (1914)
The Silver Bell (1914)
Red Mask (1914)
The Gangsters and the Girl (1914) .... Detective John Stone
The Thunderbolt (1914)
The City (1914)
The Curse of Humanity (1914)
Desert Thieves (1914)
The Latent Spark (1914)
Shorty's Strategy (1914)
In the Cow Country (1914)
The Card Sharps (1914)
The Rightful Heir (1914)
Shorty's Sacrifice (1914)
The Squire's Son (1914)
The Puritan (1914) (uncredited) .... Undetermined Role
... aka His Punishment (USA: reissue title)
... aka The Transgressor (USA)
Desert Gold (1914)
... aka After the Storm (USA)
The Path of Genius (1914)
For the Wearing of the Green (1914)
Repaid (1914)
For Her Brother's Sake (1914)
Narcotic Spectre (1914)
A Military Judas (1914)
Eileen of Erin (1913)
The Open Door (1913/I)
The Soul of the South (1913)
The Buried Past (1913)
The Witch of Salem (1913)
The Black Sheep (1913)
Exoneration (1913)
The Bondsman (1913)
The Gambler's Pal (1913)
The Quakeress (1913) .... Schoolmaster
The Boomerang (1913/I)
Jo Hibbard's Claim (1913)
A Slave's Devotion (1913)
Bread Cast Upon the Waters (1913)
The Grey Sentinel (1913)
The Sinews of War (1913)
The Sergeant's Secret (1913)
The Lost Dispatch (1913)
The Barrier (1913)
The Sharpshooter (1913)
The Favorite Son (1913)
The Fortunes of War (1911)
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