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Jack W. Johnston (1876–1946)

Jack W. Johnston was born on October 2, 1876 in Kilkea, County Kildare, Ireland. He was an actor, known for The Land of Promise (1917), Rob Roy (1913) and The Virginian (1914). He died on July 29, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Land of Promise Edward Marsh
Rob Roy Rob Roy
The Black Diamond Express Sheldon Truesdell


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 1946 The Locket
Man (uncredited)
 1946 Lady Luck
Gambler (uncredited)
 1946 Night and Day
Doctor (uncredited)
 1945 The Lost Weekend
Nightclub Guest (uncredited)
 1945 Lady on a Train
Passenger at Station with Monocle (uncredited)
 1944 The Woman in the Window
Man at Club (uncredited)
 1944 The Story of Dr. Wassell
Dr. Holmes' Board Member (uncredited)
 1944 The Hitler Gang
Army General (uncredited)
 1943 The More the Merrier
Night Club Guest (uncredited)
 1942 Are Husbands Necessary?
Guest (uncredited)
 1942 Reap the Wild Wind
Devereaux Clerk (uncredited)
 1941 Borrowed Hero
Juryman (uncredited)
 1941 The Night of January 16th
Faulkner Corp. Director (uncredited)
 1941 Buy Me That Town
 1941 It Started with Eve
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1941 The Lady Eve
Lawyer (uncredited)
 1940 Arise, My Love
Man at Maxim's (uncredited)
 1939 Miracles for Sale
Magic Show Audience Volunteer (uncredited)
 1939 Undercover Doctor
Judge (uncredited)
 1939 Union Pacific
Man (uncredited)
 1938 The Rage of Paris
Relative at Wedding (uncredited)
 1937 Confession
Courtroom Reporter (uncredited)
 1937 A Day at the Races
Racetrack Spectator (uncredited)
 1936 Red Lights Ahead
Lodge Member (uncredited)
 1935 The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo
Gambler (uncredited)
 1932 Frisco Jenny
Juror (uncredited)
 1932 Officer, Save My Child (Short) (as John W. Johnston)
 1928 Driftwood
Barlow (as J.W. Johnston)
 1928 Take Me Home
Troupe Member (uncredited)
 1928 The Sawdust Paradise
District Attorney (as J.W. Johnston)
 1928 Obey Your Husband
District Attorney (as Jack Johnston)
 1927 Flying Luck
The Colonel
 1927 The Black Diamond Express
Sheldon Truesdell (as J.W. Johnston)
 1926 Desert Valley
Tim Dean (as F.W. Johnston)
 1926 The New Klondike
Joe Cooley
 1925 Winds of Chance
Mountie (as J.W. Johnston)
 1924 The Greatest Love of All
District Attorney Kelland (as J.W. Johnston)
 1924 Frontier Woman (Short)
John Sevick (as J.W. Johnston)
 1923 Unseeing Eyes
Trapper (as Jack Johnston)
 1923 Backbone
Captain of the Guards (as J.W. Johnston)
 1922 The Valley of Silent Men
Jacques Radison (as J.W. Johnston)
 1922 Partners of the Sunset
Jim Worth (as J.W. Johnston)
 1922 Cardigan
Col. Cresap (as Jack Johnston)
 1922 The Ruling Passion
Peterson (as J.W. Johnston)
 1921 Mother Eternal
William Brennon (as J.W. Johnston)
 1921 The Kentuckians
Boone's Brother (as J.W. Johnston)
 1920 Man's Plaything
Dan Vaughan (as J.W. Johnston)
 1920 Why Women Sin
Captain Morelake (as J.W. Johnston)
 1919 The Broken Melody (as Jack Johnstone)
 1919 The Praise Agent
Stanley Adams (as J.W. Johnston)
 1919 The Price of Innocence
Sam Durkin Jr. (as Jack Johnson)
 1919 The Test of Honor
Mr. Curtis
 1919 The Twin Pawns
Harry White (as J.W. Johnston)
 1919 Out of the Shadow
Undetermined Role
 1918 The Woman the Germans Shot
U.S. Minister to Belgium (as J.W. Johnston)
 1918 On the Quiet
Horace Colt
 1918 Uncle Tom's Cabin
 1918 The Reason Why
Zara's First Husband (as J.W. Johnston)
 1918 At the Mercy of Men
Boris Litofsky (as Jack Johnson)
 1918 The Spirit of '17
Pvt. Butler
 1917 The Land of Promise
Edward Marsh (as J.W. Johnson)
 1917 The Eternal Mother
 1917 The Adopted Son
Henry McLane
 1917 The Cost of Hatred
Robert Amory
 1917 As Men Love
Keith Gordon (as J.W. Johnston)
 1916/I Fifty-Fifty
Frederic Harmon (as J.W. Johnston)
 1916 God's Half Acre
Henry Norman (as J.W. Johnston)
 1916 Destiny's Toy
Thomas Carter (as J.W. Johnston)
 1916 The Moment Before
John, the Gypsy (as J.W. Johnston)
 1916 Molly Make-Believe
Sam Rogers
 1916 Out of the Drifts
Rudolph (as J.W. Johnston)
 1916 Should a Baby Die?
Burton (as J.W. Johnston)
 1915 Sealed Valley
Doctor Cowdray (as J.W. Johnson)
 1915 And So They Lived Happily Ever After (Short)
Ned Warner (as J.W. Johnston)
 1915 The Other Man (Short)
Kerwood - the Stranger (as J.W. Johnston)
 1915 Runaway June
Ned Warner (as J.W. Johnston)
 1915 Vengeance Is Mine (Short)
Ned (as J.W. Johnston)
 1914 The Ghost Breaker
Markam (as J.W. Johnson)
 1914 Rose of the Rancho
Kearney, Government Agent (as J.W. Johnston)
 1914 The Man from Home
Prefect Of Italian Police
 1914 Where the Trail Divides
Clayton Craig (as J.W. Johnston)
 1914 The Virginian
 1914 Bransford in Arcadia; or, The Little Eohippus (Short)
Jeff Bransford (as J.W. Johnston)
 1914 The Man on the Box
Count Karloff (as J.W. Johnston)
 1914 Dead Men's Tales (Short)
Tom Hopkins (as J.W. Johnson)
 1914 The Bar Cross Liar (Short)
The Boss
 1914/I Whom God Hath Joined (Short)
Big Jack
 1914 The Caballero's Way (Short)
Lieutenant Sandridge
 1914 A Tale of the Desert (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 When God Wills (Short)
The Revenue Officer (as J.W. Johnston)
 1914 Into the Foothills (Short)
Steve Brady (as J.W. Johnston)
 1914 The Heart of Carita (Short)
Ray Roberts - the Sheriff
 1914 The Cross in the Cacti (Short)
Jack (unconfirmed)
 1913 The Governor's Veto (Short)
Gov. Allen
 1913 Over the Cliffs (Short)
 1913 When Pierrot Met Pierrette (Short)
Chalmers (as J.W. Johnston)
 1913 The Reformation of Calliope (Short)
Calliope Martins
 1913 Cynthy (Short)
The Sheriff (as J.W. Johnston)
 1913 From the Beyond (Short)
Jack Pearl, a Journalist (as J.W. Johnston)
 1913 Private Box 23 (Short)
Mr. Jones
 1913 Rob Roy (Short)
Rob Roy
 1913 The Honor of Lady Beaumont (Short)
Captain Ferris (as J.W. Johnston)
 1913 Soul to Soul (Short)
Jack Cave (as J.W. Johnston)
 1913 The Greater Call (Short)
Steven Stone (as J.W. Johnston)
 1913 The Trail of the Hanging Rock (Short)
Victor - Migonne's Foster Father (as J.W. Johnston)
 1913 The Faith Healer (Short)
Helmar, the Faith Healer (as J.W. Johnston)
 1913 The Sons of a Soldier (Short) (as J.W. Johnston)
 1913 The Return of Crime (Short)
Dr. Lucien Grey (as J.W. Johnston)
 1913 The Law of the Wild (Short) (as J.W. Johnston)
 1913 The Superior Law (Short)
Charley Rock (as J.W. Johnston)
 1913 For Better or for Worse (Short)
 1913 The Stronger (Short)
Jack (as J.W. Johnston)
 1913 The Crimson Cross (Short)
 1913 The Man Who Dared (Short)
Jack Stone, RCMP's Wife's Brother (as J.W. Johnston)
 1913 The Great Unknown (Short)
Dan McGrew (as J.W. Johnston)
 1913 The Trail of the Silver Fox (Short)
Sergeant Jack Daniels of the R.N.W.M.P.
 1913 The Little Mother of Black Pine Trail (Short)
Jack Clayton, RCMP (as J.W. Johnston)
 1913 The One Who Had to Pay (Short) (as J.W. Johnston)
 1913 The Spectre Bridegroom (Short)
 1913 Nobody's Love Story (Short)
Jack (as J.W. Johnston)
 1913 The Return of Lady Linda (Short)
Claudio (as J.W. Johnston)
 1912/I The Beach Combers (Short)
Jack Dubois (as J.W. Johnston)
 1912 The Poisoned Pool (Short)
Jack Rice (as J.W. Johnston)
 1912/II The Black Sheep (Short)
The Old Miner (as J.W. Johnston)
 1912 The Little Indian Model (Short)
Frank Russell (as J.W. Johnston)
 1912 The Country Boy (Short)
Bob Stanton - the Country Boy
 1912/II The Light That Failed (Short)
Melvyn Brooks
 1912 The Lass of Gloucester (Short)
The Stranger - a Wealthy Sailor
 1912 Saved at the Altar (Short)
William Burton
 1912 From the Lawyer's Window (Short)
John Stanley
 1912 For His Mother's Sake (Short)
 1911/II The Reporter (Short)
Tom Penworth - the Reporter
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

J.W. Johnson | Jack W. Johnson | Jack Johnson | F.W. Johnston | J.W. Johnston | Jack Johnston | John W. Johnston | Jack Johnstone

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Silent screen Irish-American character actor, usually billed as J.W. Johnston. With Reliance and an ensemble member of Cecil B. DeMille's stock company of players. Still seen in bit parts during the sound era.

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