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Matthew Betz (1881–1938)

Matthew Betz was born on September 13, 1881 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Matthew Von Betz. He was an actor and director, known for The Big Chance (1933), The Crimson City (1928) and The Western Code (1932). He was married to Lulu Slipp. He died on January 26, 1938 in Sawtelle, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Big Chance Flash McQuaid
The Crimson City 'Dagger' Foo
The Big House Gopher


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 1937 Jungle Menace
Inspector Starrett
 1937 The Law Commands
Henchman Frago (as Mathew Betz)
 1937 The Soldier and the Lady
Chieftain (uncredited)
 1937 The Man Who Found Himself
Hobo #1 (uncredited)
 1937 Outcast
Don - Townsman
 1937 Jail Bait (Short)
Sawed-Off Madison (as Mathew Betz)
 1936 Fury Below
 1936 Racing Blood
Tex O'Donnell (as Mathew Betz)
 1936 The Black Coin
Henry Jensen (as Mathew Betz)
 1936 Florida Special
Herman Weil (as Mathew Betz)
 1936 The Little Red Schoolhouse
Bill, the Tough Hobo (as Mathew Betz)
 1935 Just My Luck
 1935 The Fighting Coward
Krane (as Mathew Betz)
 1935 Tailspin Tommy in The Great Air Mystery
Horace Raymore (as Mathew Betz)
 1935 The E-Flat Man (Short)
Hood with Toothache (uncredited)
 1935 Trails of the Wild
Hunt (as Mathew Betz)
 1935 The Girl Who Came Back
 1935 Let 'em Have It
 1935 On Probation
 1935 Princess O'Hara
Delicatessan Man (uncredited)
 1935 The Tin Man (Short)
Blackie Burke
 1935 Mississippi
Man at Bar (uncredited)
 1935 Mutiny Ahead
 1934 Men of the Night
 1934 The Captain Hates the Sea
Gus (uncredited)
 1934 The Fighting Rookie
Lewis Cantor
 1934 Voice in the Night
Henchman Anderson (uncredited)
 1934 The Countess of Monte Cristo
Rumowski's Valet
 1934 The House of Rothschild
Prussian Guard (as Mathew Betz)
 1934 A Circus Hoodoo (Short)
 1933 On Your Guard
Trusty Smith
 1933 Under Secret Orders
Senor Cevallos
 1933 Curtain at Eight
'Lovely' Holmes (uncredited)
 1933 The Big Chance
Flash McQuaid
 1933 Tarzan the Fearless
 1933 I Have Lived
 1933 Knight Duty (Short)
The Crook (as Mathew Betz)
 1933 The Woman Who Dared
 1933 The Whirlwind
Sheriff Tate Hurley
 1933 Silent Men
Carl Lawler
 1933 State Trooper
 1933 Via Pony Express
Clem Porter (as Mathew Betz)
 1933 Child of Manhattan
Chet Watson (uncredited)
 1932 Hollywood Runaround (Short)
Mob Boss
 1932 The Big Flash (Short)
Brick Dugan (as Mathew Betz)
 1932 The Western Code
Warden (as Mathew Betz)
 1932 Gold
Childress - Henchman
 1932 Broadway to Cheyenne
Joe Carter
 1932 The Hurricane Express
Tom Jordan (as Mathew Betz)
 1932 Speed Madness
Jessin (as Mathew Betz)
 1932 Alias Mary Smith
 1932 Dynamite Denny
Labor Leader
 1932 Rule 'Em and Weep (Short)
 1932 The Airmail Mystery
Henchman (uncredited)
 1931 The Wide Open Spaces (Short)
 1931 The Fighting Marshal
Red Larkin
 1931 Battling with Buffalo Bill
Townsman (uncredited)
 1931 Soul of the Slums
Jim Blake (as Mathew Betz)
 1931 Side Show
Tom Whalen (as Mathew Betz)
 1931 Julius Sizzer (Short)
Faye (as Mathew Betz)
 1931 Salvation Nell
 1931 The Single Sin
Frank Bowman
 1930 See America Thirst
Insect McGann
 1930 Her Man
 1930 Outside the Law
Mr. Sparks - Stage Manager (uncredited)
 1930 The Squealer
Red Majors
 1930 Shooting Straight
Ace Martin aka Ed Winters
 1930 The Big House
Gopher (as Mathew Betz)
 1929 The Girl in the Glass Cage
'Doc' Striker
 1929 Girls Gone Wild
Augie Sten
 1929 Fugitives
Earl Rand
 1928 Sins of the Fathers
Gus Newman
 1928 The Wedding March
Schani Eberle - the Butcher
 1928 The Terror
Joe Connors
 1928 Telling the World
The Killer
 1928 The Crimson City
'Dagger' Foo
 1928 The Big City
 1928 The Shepherd of the Hills
Wash Gibbs
 1927 Broadway After Midnight
Quill Burke
 1927 The Patent Leather Kid
Jake Stuke
 1926 The Flame of the Yukon
Black Jack Hovey
 1926 Shipwrecked
Captain Klodel
 1926 Exquisite Sinner
Gypsy chief
 1926 Oh! What a Nurse!
Captain Ladye Kirby
 1926 The Little Irish Girl
Jerry Crawford
 1925 Lights of Old Broadway
'Red' Hawkins
 1925 The Unholy Three
Detective Regan
 1925 My Lady's Lips
Eddie Gault
 1925 White Fang
Frank Wilde
 1925 The White Desert
Buck Carson
 1925 The Way of a Girl
 1924 The Lighthouse by the Sea
Joe Dagget
 1924 The Only Woman
Ole Hannson
 1924 The Family Secret
Crook (uncredited)
 1924 The Siren of Seville
 1924 Those Who Dance
Joe Anargas (as Mathew Betz)
 1924 Love's Whirlpool
'Pinky' Sellers
 1924 Girls Will Be Girls (Short)
 1924 The Heart Bandit
Monk Hinman
 1923 Let's Go
'Dip' McGurk
 1923 Anna Christie
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1923 The Self-Made Wife
 1923 Sawdust
Runner Bayne
 1923 Luck
Fighting Miner
 1922 My Old Kentucky Home
Steven McKenna
 1922 Boomerang Bill
Tony the Wop (as Matthew Betts)
 1921 The Single Track
Mallison (as Matthew Betts)
 1921 Burn 'Em Up Barnes
Ed Scott (as Matthew Betts)
 1921 Salvation Nell
Al McGovern
 1920 The Stealers
Bert Robinson
 1920 Good References
Kid Whaley (as Matthew L. Betts)
 1920 Pirate Gold
 1920 High Speed
Kelly (as Matthew L. Betts)
 1919 Checkers
 1919 Putting One Over
 1917 A Pearl of Greater Price (Short)
Frederick Mandeville (as M.C. Von Betz)
 1917 A Modern Mother Goose (as Matthew von Betz)
 1915 The Parson of Pine Mountain (Short)
Steve Bascombe (as Matthew von Betz)
 1914 Seven Sealed Orders (Short) (as M.C. Von Betz)
 1914 The Fable of the Two Mandolin Players and the Willing Performer (Short)
2nd Mandolin Player (as M.C. Von Betz)
 1914 The Motor Buccaneers (Short)
John Carling (as M.C. Von Betz)
 1914 One Wonderful Night
Ferdinand Rossi (as M.C. Von Betz)
 1914 The Night Hawks (Short)
Nichols - the Ward Heeler (as M.C. von Betz)
 1914 Trinkets of Tragedy (Short)
Foster (as M.C. von Betz)
 1914 The Spirit of the Madonna (Short)
Factory Worker
 1914/I The Winner (Short)
Guggenheimer - the 'Widow's' Husband (as A. von Betz)
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Stage: Appeared in "Louder, Please" at the Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Matthew L. Betts | Matthew Betts | Mathew Betz | Matthew L. Betz | M.C. Von Betz | A. von Betz | M.C. von Betz | Matthew von Betz


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Toured in vaudeville and stock before making his film debut in 1921.

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