Noah Beery

Actor
One of screendom's most venerable villains, in films from 1917. Huskily built and most typically mustachioed, Beery made an enjoyably rapacious bad guy in many silent films ("The Mark of Zorro" 1920, "The Vanishing ... Read more »
Born: 02/16/1882 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Filmography

Actor (21)

Powers Play 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mysterious Two 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

The Big Stuffed Dog 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Savages 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Sidekicks 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

The Murdocks and the McClays 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Decision at Sundown 1957 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

The Trail Beyond 1933 (Movie)

(Actor)

She Done Him Wrong 1932 (Movie)

Gus Jordan (Actor)

The Big Stampede 1931 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Kid From Spain 1931 (Movie)

(Actor)

Song of the Flame 1929 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Dove 1926 (Movie)

(Actor)

Beau Geste 1925 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Coming of Amos 1924 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Mark of Zorro 1919 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Alpha Caper (TV Show)

Actor

The Revenge of Red Chief (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

One of screendom's most venerable villains, in films from 1917. Huskily built and most typically mustachioed, Beery made an enjoyably rapacious bad guy in many silent films ("The Mark of Zorro" 1920, "The Vanishing American" 1925, "Beau Geste" 1926) and when sound came in his firm, deep bark of a voice complemented his image entirely. Occasionally, Beery even enjoyed the chance to play an atypically sympathetic role, usually with gruff shadings, and proved to be remarkably good at it (e.g. "Linda" 1928). He continued adding good entertainment value to well over 150 films, including many enjoyable "B" Westerns of the 30s and 40s, until shortly before his death. His son, Noah Beery Jr., started in films at the age of seven (appearing with his father in "The Mark of Zorro") and later became a well-liked character player. Elder half-brother of Wallace Beery, popular star of the 1930s and 40s.

Relationships

Marguerite Beery

Wife

Noah Beery

Father

Noah Beery Jr. Actor

Child

Noah Beery

Son

Wallace Beery Actor

Half-Sibling
born in 1885 Younger died in 1949

William Beery

Brother
older born in 1979 died in 1949

Milestones

1917

Film acting debut

1900

First role on stage

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