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Jack Holt ACTOR


Jack Holt was born on May 31st, 1888 in New York City, New York with the birth name Charles John Holt.  His father was an Episcopal minister and Holt did his early education at Trinity School in Manhattan and then went on to the Virginia Military Institute, however due to bad behavior he was kicked out.
Originally he and aspirations of pursuing a career in law, however being expelled from College caused that career goal to be unattainable, therefore he took on a number of various jobs such as a railroad and civil engineer, mail delivery, mined gold and even started acting in a number of traveling stage productions.
While living in San Francisco, he offered to do a horse riding stunt for a film crew and the director was impressed by him, therefore offering him the part in the film.  Soon, he relocated to Los Angeles, California and began being cast in minor film roles, many as a stuntman in westerns.  Soon Universal Pictures began casting him as a star in a number of their serials.
In 1917, Paramount Pictures signed him to a contract and he reached a whole new level of success.  He did a number of westerns that were based on the novels of author, Zane Grey.  As the film era transitioned from silent films to Talkies, Holt had no issues adapting to the change.
He took a brief break from acting to serve in the United States Army during World War II at the age of fifty four and upon completing his service, Holt returned to acting.  Some of his later film roles were in such features as "They Were Expendable" (1945) starring John Wayne, "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (1948) starring Humphrey Bogart and "The Arizona Ranger" (1948).  His final film role was in "Across the Wide Missouri" (1951).   
His career and personal life, with his only marriage being to Margaret Woods and their three children were all on the right track.  Sadly, Jack Holt died of a unexpected heart attack on January 18th, 1951 in Sawtelle, Los Angeles.  He is buried at the Los Angeles National Cemetery. 


1951 Across the Wide Missouri
1950 King of the Bullwhip 
1950 Trail of Robin Hood 
1950 Return of the Frontiersman 
1950 The Daltons' Women 
1949 Red Desert 
1949 Task Force
1949 Brimstone 
1949 The Last Bandit 
1948 Loaded Pistols
1948 The Strawberry Roan 
1948 The Gallant Legion 
1948 The Arizona Ranger 
1948 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
1947 The Wild Frontier
1946 Renegade Girl
1946 The Chase
1946 Flight to Nowhere 
1946 My Pal Trigger 
1945 They Were Expendable
1942 Cat People
1942 Northwest Rangers 
1942 Thunder Birds
1941 Holt of the Secret Service 
1941 The Great Swindle 
1940 The Great Plane Robbery 
1940 Fugitive from a Prison Camp 
1940 Passport to Alcatraz
1940 Outside the Three-Mile Limit 
1939 Hidden Power
1939 Fugitive at Large 
1939 Trapped in the Sky 
1939 Whispering Enemies 
1938 Strange Case of Dr. Meade 
1938 Crime Takes a Holiday 
1938 Reformatory
1938 Flight Into Nowhere
1938 Making the Headlines 
1937 Under Suspicion
1937 Trapped by G-Men
1937 Outlaws of the Orient
1937 Roaring Timber
1937 Trouble in Morocco 
1936 North of Nome 
1936 End of the Trail 
1936 Crash Donovan 
1936 San Francisco 
1936 Dangerous Waters 
1935 The Littlest Rebel 
1935 The Awakening of Jim Burke
1935 Unwelcome Stranger 
1935 Storm Over the Andes 
1935 The Best Man Wins 
1934 I'll Fix It 
1934 The Defense Rests 
1934 Black Moon 
1933 Master of Men 
1933 The Wrecker 
1933 The Woman I Stole 
1933 When Strangers Marry
1932 Man Against Woman
1932 This Sporting Age
1932 War Correspondent
1932 Behind the Mask 
1931 Maker of Men 
1931 A Dangerous Affair 
1931 Fifty Fathoms Deep
1931 White Shoulders 
1931 Subway Express
1931 Dirigible 
1931 The Last Parade 
1930 The Squealer 
1930 Hell's Island 
1930 The Border Legion 
1930 Vengeance 
1929 Flight 
1929 Father and Son 
1929 The Donovan Affair 
1929 Sunset Pass 
1928 Avalanche 
1928 Submarine 
1928 The Water Hole 
1928 Court-Martial
1928 The Vanishing Pioneer 
1928 The Smart Set
1927 The Warning
1927 The Tigress 
1927 The Mysterious Rider 
1926 Man of the Forest 
1926 Forlorn River 
1926 Born to the West 
1926 The Blind Goddess 
1926 Sea Horses
1926 The Enchanted Hill 
1925 The Ancient Highway 
1925 Wild Horse Mesa 
1925 The Light of Western Stars 
1925 Eve's Secret 
1925 The Thundering Herd
1924 North of 36 
1924 Empty Hands 
1924 Wanderer of the Wasteland 
1924 The Lone Wolf 
1923 Don't Call It Love 
1923 The Marriage Maker
1923 The Cheat
1923 A Gentleman of Leisure
1923 The Tiger's Claw 
1923 Nobody's Money 
1922 Making a Man 
1922 On the High Seas 
1922 The Man Unconquerable 
1922 While Satan Sleeps 
1922 North of the Rio Grande 
1922 Bought and Paid For 
1921 The Call of the North 
1921 The Grim Comedian 
1921 After the Show
1921 The Mask 
1921 The Lost Romance 
1921 All Souls' Eve 
1921 Ducks and Drakes 
1920 Midsummer Madness 
1920 The Sins of Rosanne 
1920 Held by the Enemy 
1920 Crooked Streets 
1920 The Best of Luck 
1919 Victory 
1919 Kitty Kelly, M.D. 
1919 The Life Line 
1919 The Woman Michael Married 
1919 A Sporting Chance 
1919 The Woman Thou Gavest Me
1919 For Better, for Worse 
1919 A Midnight Romance 
1919 Cheating Cheaters
1918 The Squaw Man 
1918 The Road Through the Dark 
1918 The Marriage Ring
1918 Green Eyes
1918 A Desert Wooing 
1918 The Claw 
1918 The White Man's Law 
1918 The Honor of His House 
1918 Love Me 
1918 Headin' South
1918 One More American
1918 The Hidden Pearls 
1917 The Secret Game 
1917 The Call of the East 
1917 The Little American 
1917 The Inner Shrine 
1917 Giving Becky a Chance 
1917 Sacrifice 
1917 The Cost of Hatred 
1917 Patria 
1916 Joan the Woman 
1916 Mister Vampire  
1916 The Better Man 
1916 The Black Sheep of the Family 
1916 The Chalice of Sorrow 
1916 Saving the Family Name 
1916 The Princely Bandit
1916 Brennon o' the Moor 
1916 Liberty 
1916 Mutiny
1916 The Phone Message
1916 The False Part
1916 The Wire Pullers 
1916 Naked Hearts 
1916 The Unexpected
1916 Behind the Mask
1916 The Dumb Girl of Portici 
1916 The Desperado
1916 The Madcap Queen of Crona
1916 The Cry of Erin
1916 Born of the People
1916 His Majesty Dick Turpin
1916 Her Better Self
1915 The Power of Fascination
1915 As the Twig Is Bent
1915 What the River Foretold
1915 Jewel
1915 A Cigarette - That's All
1915 The Broken Coin 
1915 The Flash
1914 The Master Key
1914 Salomy Jane

Matinee Classics - Loaded Pistols starring Gene Autry, Barbara Britton, Chill Wills, Jack Holt, Russell Arms and Robert Shayne
Matinee Classics - Across the Wide Missouri starring Clark Gable, Ricardo Montalban, John Hodiak, Adolphe Menjou, J. Carrol Naish, Jack Holt, Alan Napier, George Chandler, Richard Anderson, Maria Elena Marques, Howard Keel, James Whitmore, Chief Tahachee, Nipo T. Strongheart, Evelyn Finley, Bobby Barber and Timothy Carey
Matinee Classics - My Pal Trigger starring Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, George Hayes, Jack Holt, Sam Flint and Roy Barcroft
Matinee Classics - Task Force starring Gary Cooper, Jane Wyatt, Wayne Morris, Walter Brennan, Julie London, Bruce Bennett, Jack Holt, Stanley Ridges, John Ridgely, Richard Rober, Art Baker, Moroni Olsen, Ray Montgomery and Harlan Warde
Matinee Classics - The Ancient Highway starring Jack Holt, Billie Dove, Montague Love, Stanley Taylor, Lloyd Whitlock, William A. Carroll, Marjorie Bonner and Christian J. Frank
Matinee Classics - The Ancient Highway starring Jack Holt, Billie Dove, Montague Love, Stanley Taylor, Lloyd Whitlock, William A. Carroll, Marjorie Bonner and Christian J. Frank
Matinee Classics - Maker of Men starring Jack Holt, Richard Cromwell, Joan Marsh, John Wayne, Natalie Moorhead, Richard Tucker, Walter Catlett, Ethel Wales, LeRoy Mason and Paul Hurst
Matinee Classics - The Unexpected Radio Show
Matinee Classics - Renegade Girl starring Ann Savage, Alan Curtis, Edward Brophy, Russell Wade, Jack Holt, Claudia Drake, Ray 'Crash' Corrigan, John 'Dusty' King, Chief Thundercloud and Edmund Cobb
Matinee Classics - The Chase starring Robert Cummings, Michele Morgan, Steve Cochran, Lloyd Corrigan, Jack Holt, Peter Lorre, Don Wilson, Alex Minotis, Nina Koshetz, Yolanda Lacca, James Westerfield, Jimmy Ames and Shirley O'Hara

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