Henry O'Neill

Supporting character actor Henry O'Neill made a career out of playing distinguished grey-haired gentlemen such as fathers, lawyers and business executives. He began his acting career when he quit college and became part ... Read more »
Born: 08/10/1891 in Orange, New Jersey, USA


Actor (115)

The Wings of Eagles 1957 (Movie)

Captain Spear (Actor)

Untamed 1955 (Movie)

Squire O'Neill (Actor)

The Family Secret 1951 (Movie)

Donald Muir (Actor)

Holiday Affair 1949 (Movie)

Mr. Crowley (Actor)

Leather Gloves 1948 (Movie)


The Virginian 1946 (Movie)

Mr. Taylor (Actor)

Anchors Aweigh 1945 (Movie)


Angels Wash Their Faces 1939 (Movie)


Invisible Stripes 1939 (Movie)


Juarez 1939 (Movie)

Miguel Miramon (Actor)

The Santa Fe Trail 1939 (Movie)

Cyrus Halliday (Actor)

They Drive By Night 1939 (Movie)


Brother Rat 1938 (Movie)


Dodge City 1938 (Movie)

Colonel Dodge (Actor)

Girls on Probation 1938 (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

Jezebel 1937 (Movie)


Racket Busters 1937 (Movie)

Governor (Actor)

The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse 1937 (Movie)


White Banners 1937 (Movie)

Sam Trimble (Actor)

Marked Woman 1936 (Movie)


Mr. Dodd Takes the Air 1936 (Movie)

D.M. Gateway (Actor)

The Great O'Malley 1936 (Movie)

Attorney for the Defense (Actor)

The Life of Emile Zola 1936 (Movie)

Colonel Picquart (Actor)

Wells Fargo 1936 (Movie)

Henry Wells (Actor)

Anthony Adverse 1935 (Movie)


Bullets or Ballots 1935 (Movie)

Ward Bryant (Actor)

The Story of Louis Pasteur 1935 (Movie)


Two Against the World 1935 (Movie)


Black Fury 1934 (Movie)

Hendricks (Actor)

Midnight 1933 (Movie)

Ingersoll (Actor)

Wonder Bar 1933 (Movie)


'Til We Meet Again (Movie)

Dr. Cameron (Actor)

A Guy Named Joe (Movie)

Col. Hendricks (Actor)

Air Raid Wardens (Movie)

Rittenhaus (Actor)

Alias Mary Dow (Movie)

Henry Dow (Actor)

Bedside (Movie)


Best Foot Forward (Movie)

Maj. Reeber (Actor)

Big Hearted Herbert (Movie)

Goodrich, Sr. (Actor)

Blossoms in the Dust (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

Born to Sing (Movie)

Frank Eastman (Actor)

Bright Lights (Movie)

J.C. Anderson, Theatrical Producer (Actor)

Calling Philo Vance (Movie)

Markham (Actor)

Castle on the Hudson (Movie)

District Attorney (Actor)

Confessions of a Nazi Spy (Movie)

D.A. Kellogg (Actor)

Convicted (Movie)

Detective Dorn (Actor)

Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (Movie)

Dr. Lentz (Actor)

Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case (Movie)

Warden Kenneson (Actor)

Dr. Socrates (Movie)

Greer (Actor)

Draegerman Courage (Movie)

Dr. Thomas Haslett (Actor)

Ever in My Heart (Movie)

Citizenship Judge (Actor)

Fashions of 1934 (Movie)

Duryea (Actor)

First Lady (Movie)

George Mason (Actor)

Flirtation Walk (Movie)

Gen. Jack Fitts (Actor)

Fog over Frisco (Movie)

Oren Porter (Actor)

Four Wives (Movie)

Dr. Clinton Forrest, Sr. (Actor)

From Headquarters (Movie)

Inspector Donnelly (Actor)

Girl Crazy (Movie)

Mr. Churchill, Sr. (Actor)

Gold Is Where You Find It (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

Green Light (Movie)

Dr. Endicott (Actor)

Honky Tonk (Movie)

Daniel Wells (Actor)

I Loved a Woman (Movie)

Farrell (Actor)

Johnny Eager (Movie)

Mr. Verne (Actor)

Keeping Company (Movie)


Lady Killer (Movie)

Ramick (Actor)

Living on Velvet (Movie)

Thornton (Actor)

Lost Angel (Movie)

Prof. Pringle (Actor)

Lucky Night (Movie)

Calvin Jordan (Actor)

Massacre (Movie)

Dickinson (Actor)

Men of Boys Town (Movie)

Mr. Maitland (Actor)

Midnight Alibi (Movie)

Mr. Ardsley (Actor)

Murder in the Clouds (Movie)

John Brownell (Actor)

No Man of Her Own (Movie)

Mr. Harkness (Actor)

Oil for the Lamps of China (Movie)

Hartford (Actor)

Rationing (Movie)

Sen. Edward A. White (Actor)

Road Gang (Movie)

Metcalfe (Actor)

Scandal Sheet (Movie)

Charlie Barnes (Actor)

Scarlet Angel (Movie)

Morgan Caldwell (Actor)

Shadow of the Thin Man (Movie)

Maj. Jason I. Sculley (Actor)

Special Agent (Movie)

District Attorney (Actor)

Stand By for Action (Movie)

Commander Stone (Actor)

Submarine D-1 (Movie)

Adm. Thomas (Actor)

The Beginning or the End (Movie)

Gen. Thomas F. Farrell (Actor)

The Big Noise (Movie)

Charlie Caldwell (Actor)

The Big Shakedown (Movie)

Sheffner (Actor)

The Bugle Sounds (Movie)

Lieutenant Colonel Seton (Actor)

The Case of the Lucky Legs (Movie)

Manchester (Actor)

The Fighting 69th (Movie)

The Colonel (Actor)

The Florentine Dagger (Movie)

Victor Ballau (Actor)

The Golden Arrow (Movie)

Mr. Appleby (Actor)

The Green Years (Movie)

Canon Roche (Actor)

The Heavenly Body (Movie)

Prof. Stowe (Actor)

The Hoodlum Saint (Movie)

Lewis J. Malbery (Actor)

The House on 56th Street (Movie)

Baxter (Actor)

The Human Comedy (Movie)

Charles Steed (Actor)

The Kennel Murder Case (Movie)

Dubois (Actor)

The Man Who Dared (Movie)


The Man Who Reclaimed His Head (Movie)

Fernand DeMarney (Actor)

The Man with Two Faces (Movie)

Inspector Crane (Actor)

The Milkman (Movie)

Roger Bradley, Sr. (Actor)

The Reckless Moment (Movie)

Mr. Harper (Actor)

The Return of October (Movie)

President Hotchkiss (Actor)

The Secret Bride (Movie)

Jim Lansdale (Actor)

The Singing Marine (Movie)

Capt. Skinner (Actor)

The Sun Shines Bright (Movie)

Jody Habersham (Actor)

The Trial of Mary Dugan (Movie)

Galway (Actor)

The White Angel (Movie)

Dr. Scott (Actor)

The World Changes (Movie)

Orin Nordholm, Sr. (Actor)

This Time for Keeps (Movie)

Arthur Freeman (Actor)

Torchy Blane in Chinatown (Movie)

Baldwin (Actor)

Tortilla Flat (Movie)

Father Ramon (Actor)

Two Girls and a Sailor (Movie)

John Dyckman Brown II (Actor)

Whistling in Brooklyn (Movie)

Inspector Holcomb (Actor)

Whistling in the Dark (Movie)

Phillip Post (Actor)

Wings of the Navy (Movie)

Prolog Speaker (Actor)

Yellow Jack (Movie)

William Gorgas (Actor)


Supporting character actor Henry O'Neill made a career out of playing distinguished grey-haired gentlemen such as fathers, lawyers and business executives. He began his acting career when he quit college and became part of a traveling theater troupe. He had a short break from acting when he went off to fight in the First World War, but when he left the army in 1919, he quickly reestablished himself on the stage. In 1930, he was in his first film role, appearing with Spencer Tracy in the short drama "The Strong Arm," and three years later he appeared in his first feature film, "I Loved a Woman." From there, he left his stage career behind and began to make regular appearances throughout the 1930s in films from Warner Bros., like the James Cagney crime comedy "Lady Killer," and the drama "The Man with Two Faces," in which he played a police inspector. In the 1940s, he made a move to MGM studios and appeared in films such as "Billy the Kid," playing a newspaper editor, and the 1942 adaptation of John Steinbeck's story "Tortilla Flat," playing a priest. By the end of the 1950s, he began to slow his film appearances due to his deteriorating health. He made his last appearance playing Captain Spear, alongside John Wayne, in 1957's John Ford-directed "The Wings of Eagles." In total, the prolific actor appeared in almost 180 roles.