Henry Hull

Actor, Playwright, Author
Henry Hull was a film, television, and stage actor best known for his portrayal of Dr. Glendon's post-full moon incarnation, "Werewolf of London", in 1935. Virtually born into the business-his father was a Louisville ... Read more »
Born: 10/03/1890 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Filmography

Actor (44)

The Chase 1966 (Movie)

Briggs (Actor)

The Fool Killer 1964 (Movie)

Dirty Jim Jelliman (Actor)

Alcoa Premiere 1961 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

Master of the World 1961 (Movie)

Prudent (Actor)

All in the Family 1959 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

Proud Rebel 1958 (Movie)

Judge Morley (Actor)

The Buccaneer 1958 (Movie)

Ezra Peavey (Actor)

The Oregon Trail 1958 (Movie)

Seton (Actor)

The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw 1958 (Movie)

Mayor Masters (Actor)

The Kaiser Aluminum Hour 1955 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

Man Without a Gun 1955 (Movie)

Marshal Sims (Actor)

The Last Posse 1953 (Movie)

Stokely (Actor)

Inferno 1952 (Movie)

Sam Elby (Actor)

Scudda-Hoo! Scudda-Hay! 1948 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Fountainhead 1948 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Walls of Jericho 1948 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mourning Becomes Electra 1947 (Movie)

(Actor)

Portrait of Jennie 1947 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lifeboat 1944 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Woman of the Town 1942 (Movie)

(Actor)

High Sierra 1940 (Movie)

(Actor)

Babes in Arms 1938 (Movie)

Maddox (Actor)

Jesse James 1938 (Movie)

(Actor)

Boys Town 1937 (Movie)

Dave Morris (Actor)

Three Comrades 1937 (Movie)

(Actor)

Werewolf of London 1934 (Movie)

Dr. Glendon (Actor)

Midnight 1933 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bad Little Angel (Movie)

Red Wilks (Actor)

Belle Starr's Daughter (Movie)

(Actor)

Colorado Territory (Movie)

Winslow (Actor)

Deep Valley (Movie)

Cliff Saul (Actor)

Fighter Squadron (Movie)

Brig. Gen. Mike McCready (Actor)

Hollywood Story (Movie)

Vincent St. Clair (Actor)

Hoosier Schoolmaster (Movie)

Ralph Hartsook (Actor)

Judge Hardy and Son (Movie)

Dr.Jones (Actor)

Murder at Glen Athol (Movie)

Dr. Burgher (Actor)

Nick Carter, Master Detective (Movie)

John A. Keller (Actor)

Objective, Burma! (Movie)

Mark Williams (Actor)

Stanley and Livingstone (Movie)

James G. Bennett, Jr. (Actor)

The Great Dan Patch (Movie)

Dan Palmer (Actor)

The Return of Frank James (Movie)

Maj. Rufus Cobb (Actor)

The Return of the Cisco Kid (Movie)

Colonel Jonathan Bixby (Actor)

The Web (TV Show)

Actor

Yellow Jack (Movie)

Dr. Jesse Lazear (Actor)

Biography

Henry Hull was a film, television, and stage actor best known for his portrayal of Dr. Glendon's post-full moon incarnation, "Werewolf of London", in 1935. Virtually born into the business-his father was a Louisville drama critic-Hull began his career and had his greatest success on Broadway; notably, he was credited for originating the character of Jeeter Lester from the hillbilly cultural milestone, "Tobacco Road". Alas, when it came time to cast the '41 film, director John Ford went with Charley Grapewin, with whom Ford had previously collaborated. The '30s and '40s were Hull's most productive decades, from his lead role, along with Jane Wyatt, in the adaptation of Dickens' "Great Expectations" in 1934, to his portrayal of Henry Cameron, one of Howard Roark's (Gary Cooper) employers in the Ayn Rand-written and screen-adapted pitch for individualism, "The Fountainhead". Hull's desirable voice kept him busy in Hollywood despite his overly theater-based mannerisms, making him an ideal choice as the wealthy Rittenhouse in the '44 Hitchcock thriller, "Lifeboat", and as Dan Cody in 1949's film version of "The Great Gatsby". On television, Hull was predictably found in various theater productions in the late '40s and early '50s but also on such westerns as "Bonanza" and "Wagon Train" in the early '60s, albeit in supporting parts. Hull's wide career span enabled him to work with Spencer Tracy ("Boys Town") in '38, and with his final role in the epic 1966 drama "The Chase", he acted alongside Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, and Robert Redford.

Relationships

Shelley Hull

Brother
born 1884 died 1919 married to actress Josephine Hull

EDUCATION

Columbia University

New York , New York

City College of New York

New York , New York

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

New York , New York

Milestones

1916

Film acting debut in "The Man Who Came Back"

1911

Stage acting debut

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