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Billy Mason (I) (1889–1941)

Billy Mason was born on April 1, 1889 in Plankington, South Dakota, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Baseball Bill (1916), The Wolf (1919) and Baseball Madness (1917). He died on January 24, 1941 in Orange, New Jersey, USA. See full bio »

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Baseball Bill Baseball Bill
The Wolf George Huntley
Baseball Madness Baseball Bill
The Hermit Bob Wayne


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 1921 Absinth (Short)
 1920 It Might Happen to You
J. Worthington Butts Jr.
 1919 Tailor Maid (Short)
 1919 The Wolf
George Huntley
 1919 Some Bride
Geoffrey Patten
 1919 Home Run Bill (Short)
 1919 A Taste of Life
Horace Dillingham
 1918 Why Husbands Flirt (Short)
 1918 Don't Believe Everything (Short)
 1918 Look Who's Here (Short)
 1918 Her Slumbering Hero (Short)
 1918 A Regular Patsy (Short)
 1918 Their Breezy Affair (Short)
 1918 Betty's Adventure (Short) (as Smiling Billy Mason)
 1918 Somebody's Baby (Short)
 1918 Red Crossed (Short) (as Smiling Billy Mason)
 1918 Circumstantial Evidence (Short) (as Smiling Billy Mason)
 1918 Whose Wife? (Short) (as Smiling Billy Mason)
 1918 Many a Slip (Short)
 1917 Cupid's Camouflage (Short)
 1917 Thirty Days (Short)
 1917/I One Good Turn (Short)
 1917 Help! Help! Police! (Short)
 1917 Their Seaside Tangle (Short)
 1917 Betty Wakes Up (Short)
 1917 Almost Divorced (Short)
 1917 Stepping Out (Short)
 1917 More Haste, Less Speed (Short)
 1917 A Soft Tenderfoot (Short)
The Negro Valet
 1917 A Box of Tricks (Short)
Billy - the Waiter (as William Mason)
 1917 Suds of Love (Short)
 1917 Baseball Madness (Short)
Baseball Bill
 1917 The Beauty Doctor (Short)
Mr. Mason
 1917 All in a Day (Short)
 1917 Sticky Fingers (Short)
College Boy
 1917 The Black Nine (Short)
 1917 Brainstorm (Short)
Wilson Schlitz (as Smiling Billy Mason)
 1917 One on Him (Short)
 1916 The Right Direction
Harry Lockwood
 1916 Billy the Bandit (Short)
Smiling Billy
 1916 A Charming Villain (Short)
Billy (as William Mason)
 1916 His Baby (Short)
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1916 As the Candle Burned (Short)
Tom Ayres (as William Mason)
 1916 Baseball Bill -- Flirting with Marriage (Short)
Baseball Bill
 1916 Baseball Bill (Short)
Baseball Bill
 1916 A Dash of Courage (Short)
Charley's Lead Henchman (as William Mason)
 1916 Cinders of Love (Short)
The Police Chief's Son (as William Mason)
 1915 Dizzy Heights and Daring Hearts (Short)
Airplane Demonstrator (as Wil Mason)
 1915 When Willie Went Wild (Short)
Willie Pepper
 1915 Bill's Plumber and Plumber's Bill (Short)
Willy Pepper
 1915 When Beauty Butts In (Short)
Willie Pepper
 1915 By Return Male (Short)
 1915 Letters from Bugs to Gus, No. 12 (Short)
 1915 Letters from Bugs to Gus, No. 11 (Short)
 1915 Letters from Bugs to Gus, No. 10 (Short)
 1915 Letters from Bugs to Gus, No. 9 (Short)
 1915 Letters from Bugs to Gus, No. 8 (Short)
 1915 Letters from Bugs to Gus, No. 7 (Short)
 1915 Letters from Bugs to Gus, No. 6 (Short)
 1915 Letters from Bugs to Gus, No. 5 (Short)
 1915 Letters from Bugs to Gus, No. 4 (Short)
 1915 Letters from Bugs to Gus, No. 3 (Short)
 1915 Letters from Bugs to Gus, No. 2 (Short)
 1915 The Pipe Dream (Short)
The Tramp
 1915 Al You Know Me (Short)
 1915 Gussle's Wayward Path (Short)
Undetermined Secondary Role (as Will Mason, unconfirmed)
 1914 A Prince of India
Billy, the reporter (as 'Smiling' Billy Mason)
 1914 The Love Route Via Pittman (Short)
 1914 Luck in Odd Numbers (Short)
 1914 Oh, Doctor (Short)
Swifty Cleff - the Piano Tuner
 1914 One-to-Three (Short)
Harry Bitt
 1914 Looking for Trouble (Short)
 1913 At the Old Maid's Call (Short)
 1913 Hello, Trouble (Short)
Joe Cutup
 1913 Smithy's Grandma Party (Short)
Swifty Sam
 1913 The Usual Way (Short)
 1913 A Quarter Back (Short)
The Cub Reporter
 1913 Dad's Insanity (Short)
 1913 A Successful Failure (Short)
The Unsuccessful Suitor
 1913 Love Incognito (Short)
James Finley
 1913 Mr. Dippy Dipped (Short)
The Handsome Lifeguard
 1913 What Cupid Did (Short)
Mr. King Jr. - Groom #2
 1913 Good Night, Nurse (Short)
Tom Carr - the Rich Young Man
 1913 Mr. Rhye Reforms (Short)
Mr. Rhye
 1913 Rescuing Dave (Short)
Dave Cobb
 1913 The Drummer's Umbrella (Short)
The Bellboy
 1913 Phillip March's Engagement (Short)
Phillip March (as William Mason)
 1913 The Value of Mothers-in-Law (Short)
Mr. Newly Hitched - the Husband
 1913 The Same Old Story (Short)
The Private Secretary (as William Mason)
 1913 A Tango Tangle (Short)
Mr. Jigger
 1913 Cousin Bill (Short)
Bill the Office Boy
 1913 The Capture (Short)
Bob Burns
 1913 The Tale of a Clock (Short)
Dr. John Smith, Jr.
 1913 Lady Audley's Jewels (Short)
 1913 Teaching Hickville to Sing (Short)
The Husband
 1913 Don't Lie to Your Husband (Short)
Jim Murehead
 1913 The Laird of McGillicuddy (Short)
William Mason
 1913 Here's Your Hat (Short)
The Waiter
 1913 The Heiress (Short)
Club Member
 1912 Time Flies (Short)
A.D.T. Clerk
 1912 Almost a Man (Short)
The Dummy
 1912 The Stain (Short)
 1912 The Scheme (Short)
Bert Brisk - Bertha's Sweetheart
 1912 From the Submerged (Short) (as William Mason)
 1912 Alimony (Short)
 1912 A Money? (Short)
Second Young Man
 1912 Miss Simkins' Summer Boarder (Short) (as William Mason)
 1912 The Snare (Short)
Detective (as William Mason)
 1912 The Grassville Girls (Short)
Tom Carver
 1912 The Redemption of Slivers (Short)
 1912/I The Love Test (Short)
John (as William Mason)
 1912 The Wildman (Short)
Billy - the Coward
 1912 The Hermit (Short)
Bob Wayne
 1912 Three to One (Short)
Billy - the Clerk of the Wig Shop (as William Mason)
 1912 A Corner in Whiskers (Short)
Billy Mason - the Investor
 1912 The Magic Wand (Short)
 1912 An Adamless Eden (Short)
Adam Boob / Prince Augustus Busch (as William Mason)
 1912 Hearts of Men (Short)
Dave Melborn - Country Boy (as William Mason)
 1912 Cupid's Quartette (Short)
Philip Bangs
 1912 Pa Trubell's Troubles (Short)
Billy - Mildred's Sweetheart
 1912 Springing a Surprise (Short)
Billy Borman (as William Mason)
 1912 Billy and the Butler (Short)
Thornton's Accomplice
 1912 The Eye That Never Sleeps (Short)
Mason - the Detective (as William Mason)
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Show Show Director (4 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)

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Alternate Names:

'Smiling' Billy Mason | Smiling Billy Mason | William Mason | Will Mason | Wil Mason

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Vaudevillian, billed as 'Smiling Billy Mason'. Starred in silent screen comedies for Essanay (1913) and Fox (1916). His popularity had waned by 1922 and he returned to the stage.

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