John B. O'Brien

A former juvenile with the touring Augustus Thomas Company, American actor/director John B. O'Brien (aka Jack O'Brien) was Broncho Billy Anderson's cameraman before writing and directing the five-reel The Life of ... Read more »
Born: in Richmond, VA

Filmography

other (8)

Annabel Lee (Movie)

David Marlin (Actor)

Bride 13 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hulda from Holland (Movie)

(Director)

The Foundling (Movie)

(Director)

The Iron Horse (Movie)

Dinny (Actor)

The Old Maid (Movie)

(Director)

The Spirit of Notre Dame (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Those Who Dare (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

A former juvenile with the touring Augustus Thomas Company, American actor/director John B. O'Brien (aka Jack O'Brien) was Broncho Billy Anderson's cameraman before writing and directing the five-reel The Life of Buffalo Bill (date undetermined), starring legendary showman William F. Cody. O'Brien was reportedly one of D.W. Griffith's assistants on The Birth of a Nation and later directed Mary Pickford in several of her less prestigious vehicles. In the 1920s, O'Brien was demoted to helming low-budget Western two-reelers starring Josie Sedgwick and playing supporting roles opposite the likes of Buffalo Bill Jr. (no relation to William Cody) and Buddy Roosevelt.

~ Hans J. Wollstein, All Movie Guide

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