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DeWolf Hopper Sr. (1858–1935)


Best-known for performing the most popular baseball poem, "Casey at the Bat." Filmed as one of the first talkies, 5 years before The Jazz Singer (1927), Casey at the Bat (1922), was included in Ken Burns' Baseball (1994). Hopper, a fervent New York Giant fan, first performed the then-unknown poem to the Giants and Chicago Cubs, on the day his ... See full bio »

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Known For

Don Quixote Alonso Quijano / Don Quixote
(1915)
Sunshine Dad Alonzo Evergreen
(1916)
Puppets Pantaloon
(1916)
(1916)

Filmography

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 1932 Ladies Not Allowed (Short) (as DeWolf Hopper)
 1931 For Two Cents (Short)
Mr. Hopper (as DeWolf Hopper)
 1930 At the Round Table (Short) (as De Wolfe Hopper)
 1916 Rough Knight (as De Wolf Hopper)
 1916 Puppets (Short)
Pantaloon (as DeWolf Hopper)
 1916/I Stranded
H. Ulysses Watts
 1916 Casey at the Bat
Casey (as De Wolf Hopper)
 1916 Mr. Goode, Samaritan
Alphonse Irving Goode (as DeWolf Hopper)
 1916 Sunshine Dad
Alonzo Evergreen (as DeWolf Hopper)
 1915 Don Quixote
Alonso Quijano / Don Quixote
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 1930 The March of Time
Himself, Old Timer Sequence
 1922 Casey at the Bat (Short)
Himself (as De Wolf Hopper)
 1914 The Lambs' All-Star Gambol (Documentary short)
Himself
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 1994 Baseball (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself - reciting 'Casey at the Bat'
- Something Like a War (1994) ... Himself - reciting 'Casey at the Bat'
 1960 World Wide '60 (TV Series)
Himself - reciting 'Casey at the Bat'
- Baseball's Changing Profile (1960) ... Himself - reciting 'Casey at the Bat' (as DeWolf Hopper)
 1933 Broadway to Hollywood
DeWolf Hopper Sr. - Vaudeville Act (uncredited)
 1914 The Universal Boy as the Newsboy's Friend (Short)
De Wolf Hopper (as De Wolf Hopper)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: The Mikado [The Town of Titipu]. Musical comedy (revival/played in repertory with The Yeomen of the Guard, The Sorcerer, Trial by Jury, H.M.S. Pinafore, Iolanthe). Written by W.S. Gilbert. Music by Arthur Sullivan. Musical Director: Clarence West. Directed by Herbert Cripps. 48th Street Theatre: 10 May 1915- 19 Jun 1915 (20 ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 8 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

De Wolfe Hopper | De Wolf Hopper | DeWolf Hopper

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Trivia:

Wore wigs because he suffered from alopecia, which left him without hair, eyebrows, or eyelashes. See more »

Nickname:

Wolfie

Star Sign:

Aries

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