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Noah Beery (I) (1882–1946)

Respected character actor of the silent and early sound period, specializing in cruel villains. The son of Kansas City policeman Noah Webster Beery and Frances Margaret Fitzgerald Beery, Noah Nicholas Beery and his younger brother Wallace Beery both left home in their teens, each seeking a career as a performer. Noah made his stage debut at the ... See full bio »

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Known For

Zorro Rides Again J.A. Marsden
The Frog Joshua Broad
Clancy Street Boys Pete Monahan


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 1945 Sing Me a Song of Texas
Charley Bronson (as Noah Beery Sr.)
 1945 This Man's Navy
Joe Hodum (as Noah Beery Sr.)
 1944 Gentle Annie
Hansen (as Noah Berry Sr.)
 1944 Barbary Coast Gent
Pete Hanibal (as Noah Beery Sr.)
 1944 Block Busters
 1944 Million Dollar Kid
Captain Mathews (as Noah Beery Sr.)
 1943 Mr. Muggs Steps Out
Judge (as Noah Beery Sr.)
 1943 Salute to the Marines
Adjutant (as Noah Beery Sr.)
 1943 Clancy Street Boys
Pete Monahan
 1943 Carson City Cyclone
Judge Ben Phalen
 1942 Tennessee Johnson
Sheriff Cass (as Noah Beery Sr.)
 1942 Pardon My Gun
Judge W. B. Hackett (uncredited)
 1942 Outlaws of Pine Ridge
Honest John Hollister
 1942 Overland Mail
Frank Chadwick (as Noah Beery Sr.)
 1942 Isle of Missing Men
Capt. Sanchez (replaced by Ernie Adams) (uncredited)
 1942 The Devil's Trail
Bull McQuade (as Noah Beery Sr.)
 1941 A Missouri Outlaw
Sheriff Ben Dixon
 1940 A Little Bit of Heaven
Uncle Sherm
 1940 The Tulsa Kid
Montana Smith
 1940 Adventures of Red Ryder
Ace Hanlon
 1940 Pioneers of the West
Judge Platt
 1939 Mutiny on the Blackhawk
Captain of the 'Blackhawk'
 1939 Mexicali Rose
Pedro Valdez
 1938 Panamint's Bad Man
King Gorman (as Noah Berry Sr.)
 1938 The Girl of the Golden West
The General (as Noah Beery Sr.)
 1937 The Bad Man of Brimstone
Ambrose Crocker
 1937 Zorro Rides Again
J.A. Marsden
 1937 Torpedoed
The Presidente of Bianco
 1937 The Frog
Joshua Broad
 1936 I Live Again
Morton Meredith
 1936 Strangers on a Honeymoon
 1936 The Prisoner of Corbal
The Sergeant
 1936 Someone at the Door
Harry Capel
 1936 The Avenging Hand
Lee Barwell
 1936 The Crimson Circle
Felix Marl
 1935 King of the Damned
 1934 Sweet Adeline
Sultan in the Show (uncredited)
 1934 Kentucky Kernels
Colonel Wakefield
 1934 The Trail Beyond
George Newsome (as Noah Beery Sr.)
 1934 Happy Landing
Capt. Terris
 1934 Cockeyed Cavaliers
Baron Moxford
 1934 Mystery Liner
Capt. John Holling
 1934 David Harum
General Woolsey
 1934 Madame Spy
General Philipow
 1934 Caravan
 1933 To the Last Man
Jed Colby
 1933 Man of the Forest
Clint Beasley
 1933 Laughing at Life
 1933 Fighting with Kit Carson
Cyrus Kraft (as Noah Berry Sr.)
 1933 Easy Millions
 1933 The Woman I Stole
Gen. Rayon
 1933 Sunset Pass
Marshal Blake
 1933 The Flaming Signal
Otto Von Krantz
 1933 The Thundering Herd
Randall Jett
 1933 She Done Him Wrong
Gus Jordan (as Noah Beery Sr.)
 1932 The Kid from Spain
Alonzo Gomez
 1932 The Devil Horse
 1932 The Big Stampede
Sam Crew
 1932 Out of Singapore
1st Mate Woolf Barstow
 1932 No Living Witness
Clyde Corbin
 1932 Cornered
Laughing Red Slavens
 1932 Stranger in Town
J.B. Hilliker
 1932 The Stoker
 1932 Running Hollywood (Short)
Justice of the Peace
 1932 The Drifter
John McNary
 1931 In Line of Duty
Jean Duchene
 1931 Riders of the Purple Sage
Judge Dyer
 1931 Shanghaied Love
Captain 'Black Yankee' Angus Swope
 1931 Homicide Squad
Captain Buckley
 1931 Honeymoon Lane
Tom Baggott
 1931 The Millionaire
 1930 Tol'able David
 1930 A Soldier's Plaything
Capt. Plover
 1930 Renegades
Thurman Machwurth
 1930 The Love Trader
Captain Morton
 1930 Bright Lights
Miguel Parada
 1930 Big Boy
 1930 The Way of All Men
 1930 Oh, Sailor Behave!
Romanian General
 1930 Golden Dawn
Shep Keyes
 1930 The Song of the Flame
 1930 Show Girl in Hollywood
Noah Beery Sr. - Cameo Appearance at Premiere (uncredited)
 1930 Murder Will Out
Lt. Concon
 1930 Under a Texas Moon
Jed Parker
 1930 Isle of Escape
 1929 Glorifying the American Girl
Noah Beery (uncredited)
 1929 Show of Shows
Performer in "The Pirate" Number / Soldier (segment "Rifle Execution")
 1929 The Isle of Lost Ships
Captain Peter Forbes
 1929 The Four Feathers
Slave Trader
 1929 Careers
The President
 1929 False Fathers
 1929 Linda
Armstrong Decker
 1929 Love in the Desert
 1928 Dreary House
 1928 Noah's Ark
Nickoloff / King Nephilim
 1928 Passion Song
John Van Ryn
 1928 The Godless Girl
The Brute
 1928 Hellship Bronson
Capt. Ira Bronson
 1928 Two Lovers
The Duke of Azar
 1928 Beau Sabreur
Sheikh El Hammel
 1927 The Dove
Don José María y Sandoval
 1927 The Love Mart
Capt. Remy
 1927 The Rough Riders
Hell's Bells
 1927 Evening Clothes
 1926 Paradise
 1926 Beau Geste
Sgt. Lejaune
 1926 Padlocked
Henry Gilbert
 1926 The Crown of Lies
Count Mirko
 1926 The Enchanted Hill
Jake Dort
 1925 Lord Jim
Captain Brown
 1925 The Vanishing American
 1925 The Coming of Amos
Ramón Garcia
 1925 Wild Horse Mesa
Bud McPherson
 1925 Old Shoes
The Stepfather
 1925 The Thundering Herd
Randall Jett
 1925 Contraband
Deputy Jenney
 1925 Folly of Youth
Lee Haynes
 1925 East of Suez
British Consul
 1925 The Spaniard
 1924 North of 36
Slim Rudabaugh
 1924 The Female
Barend de Beer
 1924 Lily of the Dust
Col. Mertzbach
 1924 Welcome Stranger
Icabod Whitson
 1924 Wanderer of the Wasteland
 1924 The Fighting Coward
Capt. Blackie
 1924 The Heritage of the Desert
 1923 The Call of the Canyon
Haze Ruff
 1923 Stephen Steps Out
Muley Pasha
 1923 Desire
Hop Lee
 1923 His Last Race
Packy Sloane
 1923 To the Last Man
 1923 Destroying Angel
Curtis Drummond
 1923 Hollywood
Noah Barry
 1923 Tipped Off
Chang Wo
 1923 The Spoilers
Alex McNamara
 1923 Wandering Daughters
Charle Horton
 1923 Soul of the Beast
Caesar Durand
 1923 Main Street
Adolph Valborg
 1923 Quicksands
'Silent' Krupz
 1923 Stormswept
Shark Moran
 1923 The Spider and the Rose
Maître Renaud
 1923 Dangerous Trails
Insp. Criswell
 1922 Omar the Tentmaker
The shah of shahs
 1922 Ebb Tide
Richard Attwater
 1922 Good Men and True
S.S. Thorpe
 1922 Youth to Youth
Brutus Tawney
 1922 The Power of Love
Don Almeda
 1922 Flesh and Blood
Li Fang
 1922 I Am the Law
Sgt. Georges Mordeaux
 1922 The Crossroads of New York
James Flint
 1922 The Heart Specialist
Dr. Thomas Fitch
 1922 The Lying Truth
Lawrence De Muidde
 1922 Belle of Alaska
Wade Harkin
 1922 Wild Honey
Henry Porthen
 1922 Tillie
Jacob Getz
 1921 Lotus Blossom
Tartar Chief
 1921 The Call of the North
Galen Albret
 1921 Bits of Life
 1921 Beach of Dreams
Jack Raft
 1921 Bob Hampton of Placer
Red Slavin
 1921 Why Tell?
 1920 The Mark of Zorro
Sgt. Pedro Gonzales
 1920 Dinty
Wong Tai
 1920 The Mutiny of the Elsinore
Andreas Mellzire
 1920 The Scoffer
 1920 Love Madness
Jack Frost
 1920 Go and Get It
Dr. Ord
 1920 The Sea Wolf
'Wolf' Larsen, the Sea Wolf
 1920 The Fighting Shepherdess
Mormon Joe
 1920 The Sagebrusher
Sim Gage
 1919 Everywoman
 1919 In Mizzoura
Jo Vernon
 1919 The Valley of the Giants
Black Minorca
 1919 Louisiana
Lem Rogers
 1919 A Very Good Young Man
 1919 The Woman Next Door
Randolph Schuyler
 1919 The Red Lantern
Dr. Sam Wang
 1919 Johnny Get Your Gun
Town Marshal
 1919 Under the Top
Prof. De Como
 1918 The Squaw Man
 1918 Too Many Millions
R.A. Bass
 1918 The Goat
Cowboy (uncredited)
 1918 The Source
John Nord
 1918 Less Than Kin
Senor Cortez
 1918 Believe Me, Xantippe
Sheriff Kamman
 1918 Social Ambition
Big Dan Johnson
 1918 Old Wives for New
Doctor (uncredited)
 1918 The White Man's Law
Dr. Robinson
 1918 The Whispering Chorus
 1918 The Hidden Pearls
 1918 His Robe of Honor
'Boss' Nordhoff
 1917 Molly Entangled
Shawn, the Smithy
 1917 The Clever Mrs. Carfax
Adrian Graw
 1917 The Hostage
 1917 Sacrifice
Count Wenzel
 1917 A Mormon Maid
Darius Burr
 1917 The Spirit of '76
George Washington
 1916 The Social Highwayman
Hugh Jaffray
 1915 The Purple Night (Short)
Billy Clark - the Gangster
 1913 The Influence of a Child (Short)
Jim Cooper - a Crook
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Stage: Appeared in a three-year US tour of "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine". See more »

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Alternate Names:

Noah Beery Sr. | William C. Beery | Noah Berry Sr.


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Brother of Wallace Beery, father of Noah Beery Jr., grandfather of Bucklind Beery, uncle of Carol Ann Beery, and husband of silent film and stage actress Marguerite Lindsay. See more »

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