~Reginald Denny~

Born: November 20, 1891 in Richmond, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Died: June 16, 1967 in Los Angeles, California, USA
~Biography~
The last in a long line of British actors, Reginald Denny left school at 16 to enter the family trade. His
first important assignment was the role of Prince Danilo in a travelling company of The Merry
Widow. He first came to the U.S. in a 1912 production of Quaker Girl, then returned to England to
star in musical productions. After World War I service as a Lieutenant in the 112th squadron of the
British Flying Corps, Denny appeared in several Broadway productions and made his film bow at the
New Jersey-based world film studios. Hired on the basis of his finely tuned physiques, Denny starred
in Universal's boxing short-subject series The Leather Pushers before being promoted to features.
During the 1920s, Denny was one of Universal's most popular stars, headlining a series of frothy
domestic comedies, most of which co-starred Laura LaPlante and were directed by William A. Seiter.
In talkies, Denny's British accent made it difficult for him to continue in the "all-American" roles he'd
been playing at Universal, but he continued to flourish as a character actor, showing up in everything
from Romeo and Juliet (1936) to Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1937). He also
played the "silly ass" second lead of Algy in several Bulldog Drummond "B" pictures. Since his World
War I experience, Denny remained active in aviation; he was a pioneer in the field of radio-controlled
aircraft. In fact, the U.S. Navy prototype radio aircraft TDD was named in his honor (the initials
stood for Target Drone Denny). A busy actor on films and television into the 1960s, Reginald Denny
returned to Broadway in 1958 to replace Robert Coote as Col. Pickering in My Fair Lady.

Biography by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com
~Filmography~
Clear the Decks (1929) .... Jack Armitage
Red Hot Speed (1929) .... Darrow
The Night Bird (1928) .... Kid Davis
Good Morning, Judge (1928) .... Freddie Grey
That's My Daddy (1928) .... James 'Jimmy' Norton
On Your Toes (1927) .... Elliott Beresford
Out All Night (1927) .... John Graham
Fast and Furious (1927) .... Tom Brown
The Cheerful Fraud (1926) .... Sir Michael Fairlie
Take It from Me (1926) .... Tom Eggett
Rolling Home (1926) .... Nat Alden
Skinner's Dress Suit (1926) .... Skinner
What Happened to Jones (1926) .... Tom Jones
California Straight Ahead (1925) .... Tom Hayden
Where Was I? (1925) .... Thomas S. Berford
I'll Show You the Town (1925) .... Alec Dupree
Oh, Doctor! (1925) .... Rufus Billings Jr.
The Fast Worker (1924) .... Terry Brock
The Reckless Age (1924) .... Dick Minot
Sporting Youth (1924) .... Jimmy Wood
The Thrill Chaser (1923) .... Cameo appearance
Barnaby's Grudge (1923)
Columbia, the Gem, and the Ocean (1923)
Something for Nothing (1923)
Don Coyote (1923)
The Widower's Mite (1923)
The Wandering Two (1923)
Abysmal Brute (1923) .... Pat Glendon, Jr
Joan of Newark (1923)
Strike Father, Strike Son (1923)
The Chickasha Bone Crusher (1923)
He Raised Kane (1922)
Young King Cole (1922)
The Kentucky Derby (1922) .... Donald Gordon
Plain Grit (1922)
The Jaws of Steel (1922)
Never Let Go (1922)
Whipsawed (1922)
... aka Round Six: Whipsawed (USA: alternative title)
The Taming of the Shrewd (1922)
... aka Round Five: The Taming of the Shrewd (USA)
A Fool and His Money (1922)
... aka Round Four: A Fool and His Money (USA: alternative title)
Payment Through the Nose (1922)
... aka Round Three: Payment Through the Nose (USA: alternative title)
Sherlock Holmes (1922) .... Prince Alexis
... aka Moriarty (UK)
Round Two (1922) .... Kane 'Kid Roberts' Halliday
... aka The Leather Pushers: Round Two (USA: alternative title)
Let's Go (1922) .... Kane Halliday, aka 'Kid' Roberts
... aka The Leather Pushers No. 1: Let's Go (USA: series title)
The Leather Pushers (1922) .... Kane Halliday aka Kid Roberts (First, Second, Third Series)
The Iron Trail (1921) .... Dan Appleton
Tropical Love (1921) .... The Drifter
The Beggar Maid (1921) .... The Earl/King Cophetua
Footlights (1921) .... Brett Page
Disraeli (1921) .... Charles, Viscount Deeford
Experience (1921)
The Price of Possession (1921) .... Robert Dawnay
Paying the Piper (1921) .... Keith Larne
39 East (1920) .... Napolean Gibbs Jr.
A Dark Lantern (1920) .... Prince Anton
The Oakdale Affair (1919) .... Arthur Stockbridge
... aka Bringing Up Baby (USA)
Bringing Up Betty (1919) .... Tom Waring
The Red Lantern (1919)
The Melting Pot (1915) (uncredited) .... Undetermined Role
Niobe (1915) (as Leigh Denny) .... Cornelius Griffin
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