~J. Warren Kerrigan~

Born: July 25, 1879 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Died: June 9, 1947 in Balboa Beach, CA, USA
~Silent Filmography~
Captain Blood (1924) .... Capt. Peter Blood
Hello, 'Frisco (Short) (1924) ... Himself - J. Warren Kerrigan
The Covered Wagon (1923) .... Will Banion
The Man from Brodney's (1923) .... Hollingsworth Chase
Thundering Dawn (1923) .... Jack Standish
A Man's Man (1923) .... John Stuart Webster
The Girl of the Golden West (1923) .... Ramerrez
Hollywood (1923) ... Himself
The Coast of Opportunity (1920) .... Dick Bristow
The House of Whispers (1920) .... Spaulding Nelson
$30,000 (1920)
The Green Flame (1920) .... Frank Markham
Number 99 (1920) .... Arthur Penryn
The Dream Cheater (1920) .... Brandon McShane
Live Sparks (1920) .... Neil Sparks

The Joyous Liar (1919) .... Burke Harlan
The Lord Loves the Irish (1919) .... Miles Machree
A White Man's Chance (1919) .... Donald Joseph Blenhorn
The Best Man (1919) .... Cyril Gordon
The End of the Game (1919) .... Burke Allister
Come Again Smith (1919) .... Joe Smith
The Drifters (1919) .... Burke Marston
Three X Gordon (1918) .... Harold Chester Winthrop Gordon
Parted from His Bride (1918)
Prisoners of the Pines (1918) .... Hillaire Latour
... aka Prisoners of the Woods (USA: review title)
A Burglar for a Night (1918) .... Kirk Marden
One Dollar Bid (1918) .... Toby
The Turn of a Card (1918) .... Jimmie Montgomery Farrell
A Man's Man (1918) .... John Stuart Webster
The Right Man (1917)
Hands in the Dark (1917)
An Artist's Intrigue (1917)
Calamity Anne's Protégé (1917)
Mouth-Organ Jack (1917)
Calamity Anne's New Job (1917)
The Old Sheriff (1917)
Nature's Calling (1917)
Double Revenge (1917)
Almost a Friar (1917)
Rehabilitated (1917)
Calamity Anne, Guardian (1916)
The Measure of a Man (1916) .... John Fairmeadow
The Doctor's Decision (1916)
... aka Torment (USA: reissue title)
The Torment (1916)
The Social Buccaneer (1916) .... Chattfield Bruce
The Code of the Mounted (1916)
The Beckoning Trail (1916) .... Carter Raymond
The Silent Battle (1916/I) .... Tom Gallatin
The Melody of Love (1916)
A Son of the Immortals (1916) .... Prince Alexis Delgrade
The Gay Lord Waring (1916) .... Lord Arthur Waring
The Pool of Flame (1916) .... Terence O'Rourke
Son o' the Stars (1916)
Langdon's Legacy (1916) .... Jack Langdon
... aka Landon's Legacy (USA: copyright title)
... aka Pennington's Legacy (USA)
The Widow's Secret (1915)
The Road to Paradise (1915) .... Terence O'Rourke
When a Queen Loved O'Rourke (1915) .... Terence O'Rourke
The New Adventures of Terence O'Rourke (1915) .... Terence O'Rourke
The Palace of Dust (1915) .... Terence O'Rourke
A Life at Stake (1915)
A Kentucky Idyll (1915)
The Shriek in the Night (1915)
Payment Received (1915)
The Oyster Dredger (1915) .... Jack
For Cash (1915) .... Arthen Owen
The Stool Pigeon (1915/I) .... Walter Jason
The Guardian of the Flock (1915)
The Storm (1915)
Smouldering Fires (1915)
A Bogus Bandit (1915)
A Captain of Villainy (1915) .... Terence O'Rourke
The King and the Man (1914) .... Terrance O'Rourke
The Inn of the Winged Gods (1914) .... Terrance O'Rourke
The Empire of Illusion (1914) .... Terrance O'Rourke
His Heart His Hand and His Sword (1914) .... Terrance O'Rourke
His Father's Son (1914/I)
Disillusioned (1914)
The Proof of a Man (1914)
A Gentleman from Kentucky (1914)
A Kentucky Gentleman (1914)
Little Meg and I (1914)
The Man from Nowhere (1914)
There Is a Destiny (1914)
Weights and Measures (1914)
Man and His Brother (1914)
Out of the Valley (1914)
Value Received (1914)
At Mexico's Mercy (1914)
A Twentieth Century Pirate (1914)
The Silent Witness (1914/I)
The Sandhill Lovers (1914) .... Phillip and David Hull
The Golden Ladder (1914)
The Sheep Herder (1914)
The Call Back (1914)
Toilers of the Sea (1914)
As Fate Willed (1914)
Samson (1914) .... Samson
The Lion (1914)
The Bolted Door (1914)
Scooped by Cupid (1914)
Sealed Orders (1914/I)
The Balance (1914)
The Acid Test (1914/I)
Hearts and Flowers (1914/III)
The Man Between (1914)
The Man Who Lied (1914)
The Magic Skin (1914)
The Field Foreman (1913)
Rory o' the Bogs (1913) .... Rory o' the Bogs
Incognito (1913)
The Dread Inheritance (1913) .... The Son
The Barrier of Bars (1913)
Back to Life (1913) .... Destiny's Victim
The Tale of the Ticker (1913)
Forgotten Women (1913) .... The Derelict
An Assisted Proposal (1913)
The Passerby (1913)
The Girl and the Greaser (1913)
In the Days of Trajan (1913) .... Decebalus - Prince of Dacia
The Restless Spirit (1913) .... Husband
Hidden Treasure Ranch (1913)
Calamity Anne's Sacrifice (1913)
A Pitfall of the Installment Plan (1913)
The Badge of Honor (1913)
Master of Himself (1913)
Travelers of the Road (1913)
Calamity Anne, Heroine (1913)
For the Crown (1913)
Jack Meets His Waterloo (1913)
For the Flag (1913)
Flesh of His Flesh (1913)
A Tide in the Affairs of Men (1913)
The Mystery of Tusa (1913)
The Adventures of Jacques (1913) .... Jacques
Mission Bells (1913/II)
The Scapegoat (1913/I)
Tom Blake's Redemption (1913) .... Tom Blake
To Err Is Human (1913)
Truth in the Wilderness (1913)
The Song of the Soup (1913)
Quicksands (1913)
Calamity Anne Takes a Trip (1913)
A Husband's Mistake (1913)
Unwritten Law of the West (1913)
Reward of Courage (1913)
The Wishing Seat (1913)
Her Big Story (1913)
Ashes of Three (1913)
The Great Harmony (1913)
Angel of the Canyons (1913)
Oil on Troubled Waters (1913)
The Road to Ruin (1913/II)
Boobs and Bricks (1913)
Woman's Honor (1913)
Cupid Throws a Brick (1913)
... aka Cupid and the Brick (USA: reissue title)
Matches (1913)
Calamity Anne's Beauty (1913)
Cupid Never Ages (1913)
An Eastern Flower (1913)
Calamity Anne, Detective (1913)
High and Low (1913)
Love Is Blind (1913)
The Finer Things (1913)
The Cowboy Heir (1913)
The Romance (1913)
Calamity Anne's Vanity (1913)
Women Left Alone (1913)
The Silver-Plated Gun (1913)
Their Masterpiece (1913)
Calamity Anne's Inheritance (1913) .... The Agent
... aka Calamity Anne's Legacy (USA: reissue title)
Another Man's Wife (1913)
Loneliness of Neglect (1912)
The Girl of the Manor (1912)
The Blackened Hills (1912)
The Recognition (1912) (unconfirmed)
The Power of Love (1912)
The Daughters of Senor Lopez (1912)
The Heart of a Soldier (1912)
Nell of the Pampas (1912)
The Law of Gold (1912)
The Animal Within (1912)
Pals (1912/II)
Her Own Country (1912)
The Thief's Wife (1912)
The Intrusion at Lompoc (1912)
Man's Calling (1912)
Maiden and Men (1912) .... Disappointed Suitor
The Wanderer (1912)
The Best Man Wins (1912/II) .... The Best Man
The New Cowpuncher (1912)
The Promise (1912)
The Reformation of Sierra Smith (1912) .... Sierra Smith
... aka The Last Watch (USA)
Jack of Diamonds (1912)
Father's Favorite (1912)
Calamity Anne's Ward (1912)
Their Hero Son (1912)
The Foreclosure (1912)
The Fear (1912)
Geronimo's Last Raid (1912)
The Vengeance That Failed (1912) .... The Ranger
The Dawn of Passion (1912)
The Stranger at Coyote (1912)
The Will of James Waldron (1912) .... James Waldron
The Jealous Rage (1912)
The Land of Death (1912)
The Outlaw Colony (1912) .... The Sheriff
The Meddlers (1912)
A Life for a Kiss (1912)
It Pays to Wait (1912)
The Canyon Dweller (1912)
The Tell-Tale Shells (1912) (unconfirmed)
The Vanishing Race (1912)
Under False Pretenses (1912)
The Marauders (1912)
The Evil Inheritance (1912) (unconfirmed)
The Wordless Message (1912)
The Weaker Brother (1912) .... The Older, Stronger Brother
The Simple Love (1912) .... The Prospector
For the Good of Her Men (1912)
Cupid Through Padlocks (1912)
The Green-Eyed Monster (1912/II) .... The Lover
The Brand (1912)
The Reward of Valor (1912)
The Wandering Gypsy (1912)
The Thread of Life (1912)
The Haters (1912)
The Other Wise Man (1912) .... Jim Bangs
The Myth of Jamasha Pass (1912)
... aka The Mystic Maid of Jamasha Pass (USA)
The End of the Feud (1912/III)
The Pensioners (1912)
The Eastern Girl (1912)
... aka Her Mountain Home (USA)
Driftwood (1912/II)
The Range Detective (1912)
The Distant Relative (1912)
The Coward (1912)
The Agitator (1912)
... aka The Cowboy Socialist
The Maid and the Man (1912)
Fidelity (1912)
The Tramp's Gratitude (1912)
A Bad Investment (1912)
After School (1912)
The Broken Ties (1912)
From the Four Hundred to the Herd (1912)
The Land Baron of San Tee (1912)
Society and Chaps (1912)
An Innocent Grafter (1912)
Where Broadway Meets the Mountains (1912)
The Grub Stake Mortgage (1912)
The Real Estate Fraud (1912)
Love and Lemons (1912)
The Mormon (1912)
Objections Overruled (1912)
Bonita of El Cajon (1911)
The Last Notch (1911)
The Smoke of the .45 (1911)
The Angel of Paradise Ranch (1911)
The Sheriff's Sisters (1911)
Jolly Bill of the Rocking R (1911)
The Test (1911/II)
The Way of the West (1911)
The Eastern Cowboy (1911)
The Mexican (1911/II)
The Three Shell Game (1911)
The Water War (1911)
The Trail of the Eucalyptus (1911)
The Horse Thief's Bigamy (1911)
The Lonely Range (1911)
Three Daughters of the West (1911)
The Cowboy and the Outlaw (1911)
The Land Thieves (1911)
The Love of the West (1911)
The Rustler Sheriff (1911)
The Circular Fence (1911) (unconfirmed)
The Claim Jumper (1911)
The Mother of the Ranch (1911)
Three Million Dollars (1911)
The Cowboy and the Artist (1911)
The Blotted Brand (1911)
The Brand of Fear (1911)
The Poisoned Flume (1911)
The Ranch Girl (1911)
Cattle, Gold and Oil (1911)
The Ranchman's Nerve (1911)
The Ranch Chicken (1911)
The Schoolm'am of Snake (1911) (unconfirmed)
The Call of the Open Range (1911)
A Western Waif (1911)
The Actress and the Cowboys (1911)
The Sky Pilot's Intemperance (1911)
The Hermit's Gold (1911)
The Broncho Buster's Bride (1911)
The Yiddisher Cowboy (1911)
Law and Order on Bar L Ranch (1911)
The Cowboy's Ruse (1911)
The Witch of the Range (1911)
$5000 Reward, Dead or Alive (1911)
The Elopement on Double L Ranch (1911)
The Sage-Brush Phrenologist (1911)
The Sheepman's Daughter (1911)
Rattlesnakes and Gunpowder (1911)
The Ranch Tenor (1911)
A Daughter of Liberty (1911)
A Trooper's Heart (1911)
As in a Looking Glass (1911/II)
A Western Dream (1911)
Branding a Bad Man (1911)
A Cowboy's Sacrifice (1911)
The Ranchman's Vengeance (1911)
The Sheriff's Captive (1911)
The Opium Smuggler (1911)
Crazy Gulch (1911)
A California Love Story (1911)
The Boss of Lucky Ranch (1911) .... Jack
Bud Nevins, Bad Man (1911)
The Harem Skirt (1911/II)
The Job and the Girl (1911)
Strategy (1911)
The Mission in the Desert (1911) (unconfirmed)
The Genius (1911)
Bertie's Bandit (1911)
An Arizona Romance (1911) (unconfirmed)
Starlight's Devotion (1910)
Romantic Redskins (1910) (unconfirmed)
Curing a Masher (1910)
The Tout's Remembrance (1910)
A Close Shave (1910)
Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1910)
The Count That Counted (1910)
The Hand of Uncle Sam (1910)
A Voice from the Fireplace (1910)
Although rather effete in appearance, J. Warren Kerrigan became a star as a leading man of outdoor
melodramas and Westerns, and by 1914, was America's most popular screen actor. Prior to his film
debut in 1909, Kerrigan had been a stage juvenile in such successes as Brown of Harvard and The
Road to Yesterday. He signed a contract with the Chicago-based Essanay Co. and was one of the
first actors hired by legendary Bronco Billy Anderson, who had the idea of making Westerns in the
real Wild West. Kerrigan left Essanay in 1910, in favor of the American Film Co. of Santa Barbara,
CA, for whom he headlined literally hundreds of one- and two-reel Western melodramas. By 1914,
he was working for Universal, where he later became his own producer. Kerrigan's popularity,
however, took a nosedive with his refusal to serve in World War I -- he reportedly did not want to
leave his ailing mother -- and by 1922, his career had practically come to an end. Why director James
Cruze chose Kerrigan to star in the epic The Covered Wagon (1923) remains a mystery, but the
enormous appeal of the movie resurrected his career, at least for a little while. The Girl of the
Golden West (1923), with newcomer Sylvia Breamer, followed and he was the screen's first Captain
Blood (1924). Critics, however, complained of miscasting and Kerrigan's screen career came to an
abrupt halt. At the height of his popularity in 1914, J. Warren Kerrigan published How I Became a
Successful Moving Picture Star, a tome which the lifelong bachelor dedicated to his mother.

Biography by Hans J. Wollstein, AllMovie.com
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