STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,876 this week

John Barrymore (I) (1882–1942)


American stage and screen actor whose rise to superstardom and subsequent decline is one of the legendary tragedies of Hollywood. A member of the most famous generation of the most famous theatrical family in America, he was also its most acclaimed star. His father was Maurice Blyth (or Blythe; family spellings vary), a stage success under the ... See full bio »

IMDb's Guide to Streaming

Check out our June Streaming Guide, find out if your favorite streaming show has been renewed or canceled, and more.

Visit our Streaming Guide

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 33 people
created 02 May 2014
 
a list of 32 images
created 09 Mar 2016
 
a list of 27 people
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 26 people
created 6 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of John Barrymore's work have you seen?

User Polls

2 wins. See more awards »

Known For

Grand Hotel
Grand Hotel Baron Felix von Geigern
(1932)
Twentieth Century
Twentieth Century Oscar Jaffe
(1934)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Dr. Henry Jekyll / Mr. Edward Hyde
(1920)
Dinner at Eight
Dinner at Eight Larry Renault
(1933)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (65 credits)
 1941 World Premiere
Duncan DeGrasse
 1939 The Great Man Votes
Vance
 1938 Hold That Co-ed
Governor
 1938 Spawn of the North
Windy Turlon
 1938 Romance in the Dark
Zoltan Jason
 1937 True Confession
Charley Jasper
 1937 Maytime
Nicolai Nazaroff
 1933 Night Flight
Riviere
 1932 Rasputin and the Empress
Prince Chegodieff
 1930 Moby Dick
Ahab
 1929 General Crack
Duke of Kurland / Prince Christian
 1926 Don Juan
Don Jose de Marana / Don Juan de Marana
 1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
 1919 The Test of Honor
Martin Wingrave
 1919 Here Comes the Bride
Frederick Tile
 1918 On the Quiet
Robert Ridgeway
 1917 National Red Cross Pageant
The Tyrant - Russian episode
 1916 The Red Widow (Short)
Cicero Hannibal Butts
 1916 The Lost Bridegroom
Bertie Joyce
 1915 The Incorrigible Dukane (Short)
James Dukane
 1915 The Dictator
Brooke Travers
 1915 Are You a Mason?
Frank Perry
 1914 The Man from Mexico
Fitzhugh
 1914 An American Citizen
Beresford Kruger
 1913 One on Romance (Short)
Jack Wilson (as Jack Barrymore)
 1912 A Prize Package (Short)
Si Hawkins (as Jack Barrymore)
 1912 Just Pretending (Short)
The Policeman (as Jack Barrymore)
 1912 The Widow Casey's Return (Short)
The Rejected Suitor (as Jack Barrymore)
 1912 The Dream of a Moving Picture Director (Short)
The Movie Villain (as Jack Barrymore)
Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (9 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (47 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

(3/29/28) Radio: Appeared on an NBC radio special: "The Dodge Hour", with D.W. Griffith, Charles Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks. Sponsored by Dodge Brothers to introduce its newest automobile, it was broadcast from New York, Detroit and Hollywood. No recording is known to exist. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 14 Print Biographies | 7 Portrayals | 28 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jack Barrymore

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

There are lots of methods. Mine involves a lot of talent, a glass and some cracked ice. See more »

Trivia:

Was originally supposed to play Sheridan Whiteside in The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942), but because of the effects of his alcoholism he couldn't remember his lines and was fired. See more »

Nickname:

Jack See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

Contribute to This Page