~Wallace Beery~

Born: April 1, 1885 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Died: April 15, 1949 in Beverly Hills, California, USA
~Silent Filmography~
~Actor~

Stairs of Sand (1929) .... Lacey
Chinatown Nights (1929) .... Chuck Riley
Beggars of Life (1928) .... Oklahoma Red
The Big Killing (1928) .... Powderhorn Pete
Partners in Crime (1928) .... Mike Doolan
Wife Savers (1928) .... Louis Hosenozzle
Now We're in the Air (1927) .... Wally
Fireman, Save My Child (1927) .... Elmer
Casey at the Bat (1927) .... Casey
Two Flaming Youths (1927) ...  Himself - Beery & Hatton
Old Ironsides (1926) .... Bos'n
... aka Sons of the Sea (UK)
We're in the Navy Now (1926) .... 'Knockout' Hansen
Volcano (1926) .... Quembo
Behind the Front (1926) .... Riff Swanson ... Movie Still Code: 902-X
The Pony Express (1925) .... Rhode Island Red
Rugged Water (1925) .... Capt. Bartlett
In the Name of Love (1925) .... Glavis
The Wanderer (1925) .... Pharis
The Night Club (1925) .... Diablo
... aka After Five (USA)
Adventure (1925) .... Morgan
Coming Through (1925) .... Joe Lawler
The Great Divide (1925) .... Dutch
The Devil's Cargo (1925) .... Ben
The Lost World (1925) (as Mr. Wallace Beery) .... Prof. Challenger
Let Women Alone (1925) .... Cap Bullwinkle
... aka On the Dotted Line
... aka On the Shelf
... aka The Dotted Line
So Big (1924) .... Klaus Poole
Madonna of the Streets (1924) .... Bill Smythe
Dynamite Smith (1924) .... 'Slugger' Rourke
The Red Lily (1924) .... Bo-Bo
Another Man's Wife (1924) .... Captain Wolf
The Signal Tower (1924) .... Joe Standish
The Sea Hawk (1924) .... Captain Jasper Leigh
Unseen Hands (1924) .... Jean Scholast
White Tiger (1923) .... Count Donelli/Hawkes
The Drums of Jeopardy (1923) .... Gregor Karlov
Richard the Lion-Hearted (1923) .... King Richard the Lion-Hearted
The Eternal Struggle (1923) .... Barode Dukane
... aka Masters of Women (USA)
The Spanish Dancer (1923) .... King Philip IV
Three Ages (1923) .... The Villain
Drifting (1923) .... Jules Repin
Ashes of Vengeance (1923) .... Duc de Tours
Bavu (1923) .... Felix Bavu
Stormswept (1923) .... William McCabe
The Flame of Life (1923) .... Don Lowrie
Patsy (1923)
Only a Shop Girl (1922) .... Jim Brennan
A Blind Bargain (1922) (uncredited) .... Beast man ... Movie Still Code: 165-X
... aka The Octave of Claudius (USA)
Robin Hood (1922) .... King Richard the Lion-Hearted
... aka Douglas Fairbanks in Robin Hood (USA: complete title)
Trouble (1922) .... Ed Lee, the Plumber
... aka Trouble, Keep Smiling (USA)
Alias Julius Caesar (1922) (unconfirmed)
Hurricane's Gal (1922) .... Chris Borg
I Am the Law (1922) .... Fu Chang
The Man from Hell's River (1922) .... Gaspard, The Wolf
... aka Hell's River
The Sagebrush Trail (1922) .... José Fagaro
... aka Ridin' Wild
Wild Honey (1922) .... Buck Roper
The Rosary (1922) .... Kenwood Wright
The Last Trail (1921) .... William Kirk
The White Mouse (1921)
The Ne'er to Return Road (1921)
The Policeman and the Baby (1921)
The Golden Snare (1921) .... Bram Johnson
The Northern Trail (1921)
A Tale of Two Worlds (1921) .... Ling Jo
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921) .... Lieut. Col. von Richthosen
Patsy (1921) .... Gustave Ludermann
Sleeping Acres (1921)
The Rookie's Return (1920) .... François Dupont
The Last of the Mohicans (1920) .... Magua
813 (1920) .... Maj. Parbury/Ribeira
The Round-Up (1920) .... Buck McKee
The Mollycoddle (1920) .... Henry von Holkar
The Virgin of Stamboul (1920) .... Ahmed Hamid (segment "Achmet Bey")
Behind the Door (1919) .... Lt. Brandt
Victory (1919) .... August Schomberg
Soldiers of Fortune (1919) .... Mendoza
The Life Line (1919) .... Bos
The Love Burglar (1919) .... Coast-to-Coast Taylor
The Unpardonable Sin (1919) .... Col. Klemm
A Beach Nut (1919)
Only a Janitor (1919)
Johanna Enlists (1918) .... Col. Fanner
That Night (1917) .... The Cafe Proprietor
Are Waitresses Safe? (1917) .... At Mansion Party
A Bedroom Blunder (1917) (uncredited) .... In Hotel Lobby
... aka Room 23 (USA)
The Little American (1917) (uncredited) .... German Soldier
A Clever Dummy (1917) .... A vaudeville manager
Cactus Nell (1917)
Teddy at the Throttle (1917) .... Henry Black, Her Rascally Guardian
Maggie's First False Step (1917)
Patria (1917) .... Pancho Villa
Bombs and Banknotes (1917)
A Capable Lady Cook (1916)
Sweedie, the Janitor (1916) .... Sweedie
Just a Few Little Things (1916)
The Janitor (1916)
A Dash of Courage (1916) .... Police chief
The Janitor's Vacation (1916)
The Fable of the Roistering Blades (1915)
Education (1915)
The Broken Pledge (1915) .... Percy
Sweedie's Finish (1915) .... Sweedie
The Slim Princess (1915) .... Popova
Sweedie's Hero (1915) .... Sweedie
Sweedie in Vaudeville (1915) .... Sweedie
Done in Wax (1915) .... The Hobo
The Bouquet (1915) .... Sweedie
Sweedie Learns to Ride (1915) .... Sweedie
Love and Trouble (1915) .... Sweedie
Father's New Maid (1915) .... Jack/Sweedie
Sweedie's Hopeless Love (1915) .... Sweedie
Ain't It the Truth? (1915) .... Harold Wallington
A Pound for a Pound (1915) .... Buck Gibson
The Victor (1915) .... Mr. Justwed
Sweedie Goes to College (1915) .... Sweedie
The New Teacher (1915) .... Sweedie
Two Hearts That Beat as Ten (1915) .... Fred
Sweedie and Her Dog (1915) .... Sweedie
Sweedie's Suicide (1915) .... Sweedie
Sweedie and the Sultan's Present (1915) .... Sweedie
Two Dinky Little Dramas of a Non-Serious Kind (1914)
Sweedie Collects for Charity (1914) .... Sweedie
Their Cheap Vacation (1914)
Madame Double X (1914)
The Fable of the Bush League Lover Who Failed to Qualify (1914) .... Homer Splivins
Sweedie and the Hypnotist (1914) .... Sweedie
A Maid of War (1914) .... Sweedie
Sweedie at the Fair (1914) .... Sweedie
Countess Sweedie (1914) .... Sweedie
The Prevailing Craze (1914)
Three Boiled Down Fables (1914) .... Speeding Driver, Episode #3
Sweedie the Trouble Maker (1914) .... Sweedie
The Laundress (1914) .... Sweedie
... aka Sweedie, the Laundress (USA)
Rivalry and War (1914)
She Landed a Big One (1914) .... Sweedie
... aka She Landed a Lord (USA)
Sweedie Learns to Swim (1914) .... Sweedie
The Fickleness of Sweedie (1914) .... Sweedie
Golf Champion 'Chick' Evans Links with Sweedie (1914) .... Sweedie
Sweedie's Clean-Up (1914) .... Sweedie
Sweedie's Skate (1914) .... Sweedie
The Plum Tree (1914)
Love and Soda (1914)
Sweedie Springs a Surprise (1914) .... Sweedie
Sweedie and the Double Exposure (1914) .... Sweedie
Topsy-Turvy Sweedie (1914) .... Sweedie
The Fable of the Busy Business Boy and the Droppers-In (1914)
In and Out (1914/I)
The Fable of the Coming Champion Who Was Delayed (1914)
Sweedie and the Lord (1914) .... Sweedie
The Fable of Higher Education That Was Too High for the Old Man (1914)
The Fable of Napoleon and the Bumps (1914) .... Prof. Bunkun
Sweedie the Swatter (1914) .... Sweedie (a Swedish maid)
The Epidemic (1914)
The Fable of the Brash Drummer and the Nectarine (1914) .... The Brash Drummer
This Is the Life (1914/I)
Actor Finney's Finish (1914)
Three Little Powders (1914)
Making Him Over -- For Minnie (1914)
Curing a Husband (1914) .... The Husband, Robert
The Winner (1914)
The Bargain Hunters (1914)
A Queer Quarantine (1914)
Oh, Doctor (1914)
Grass County Goes Dry (1914)
The Girl, the Cop, the Burglar (1914)
Mrs. Manly's Baby (1914)
One-to-Three (1914)
Looking for Trouble (1914)
A Foot of Romance (1914) .... Jim Foley
Cheering a Husband (1914)
The Ups and Downs (1914)
At the Old Maid's Call (1913)
Hello, Trouble (1913)
Smithy's Grandma Party (1913) .... Prof. Smithy
The Usual Way (1913)
Their Wives' Indiscretion (1913)
Day by Day (1913)
Dad's Insanity (1913)
A Successful Failure (1913)
Love Incognito (1913)
The Right of Way (1913/I)
Sweet Revenge (1913)
Mr. Dippy Dipped (1913)
His Athletic Wife (1913)

~Director~

A Beach Nut (1919)
Only a Janitor (1919)
She Wasn't Hungry, But... (1919)
Perils of the Parlor (1918)
The Bathhouse Scandal (1918)
Pete's Pants (1917) (unconfirmed)
Two Laughs (1917) (unconfirmed)
Bombs and Banknotes (1917)
Taking the Count (1916) (unconfirmed)
A Capable Lady Cook (1916)
Sweedie, the Janitor (1916)
Fame at Last (1916)
Breaking Into Society (1916)
Borrowed Plumes (1916/II)
A Hero by Proxy (1916)
He Almost Lands an Angel (1916)
Hired and Fired (1916/III)
From the Rogue's Gallery (1916)
He Becomes a Cop (1916)
A Thousand Dollars a Week (1916)
The Sody Clerk (1916)
Just a Few Little Things (1916)
The Janitor (1916)
The Janitor's Vacation (1916)
Snakeville's Champion (1915)
The Merry Models (1915)
Rivalry and War (1914)
She Landed a Big One (1914)
... aka She Landed a Lord (USA)
Kitty's Knight (1913)
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~Biography~
Beery was a character actor in silents and talkies and the half-brother of actor Noah Beery, Sr. and
uncle of actor Noah Beery, Jr. At age 16 (1902) he joined the Ringling Brothers Circus as an assistant to
the elephant trainer; two years later he began singing in New York variety shows, then worked in both
Broadway musicals and Kansas City stock companies. A peculiar career path led him to his first series
of silent comedy shorts in the cross-dressing role of Sweedie, a Swedish maid, beginning with his move
to Hollywood in 1913 when he signed a contract with Essanay; from there he did one- and two-reelers
with Keystone and Universal, then tried unsuccessfully to produce films in Japan. Returning to
Hollywood, Beery tended (like his half-brother Noah) to be cast as "heavies" and villains, though by the
late '20s his performances were tinted with considerable humor. Although he did not have a smooth
voice, he made the transition into talkies and soon achieved great success in the role of a retired boxer
in The Champ (1931), for which he won a Best Actor Oscar (the previous year he had been nominated
for his work in The Big House). The huge box office sales for The Champ propelled Beery into a position
as one of Hollywood's top ten stars, and he ceased to be cast as heavies, instead adopting a tough,
dim-witted, easy-going persona, and often playing lovable slobs. He appeared in several films with
Marie Dressler, and for a time the two of them were among Hollywood's most noteworthy screen
couples; later he often played opposite Marjorie Main. From 1916-18 he was married to actress Gloria
Swanson, with whom he had co-starred in a series of Mack Sennett comedies.

Biography from AllMovie.com