Noah Beery

1882 - 1946

The actor Noah Beery belonged to the most distinguished character actors of his time. He got a huge name recognition with his performances of frightening villains.

Noah Beery made his theater debut already at the age of 16 and in the following years he grew up to a great theater actor.
When his younger half brother Wallace Beery successfully gained a foothold in the film business, he followed his model and made his film debut in 1916 with the movies "The Social Highwayman" (16) and "The Human Orchid" (16).
This was the prelude to his successful career of which progress he took part in almost all film genres, the Western shaped the main part of his early movies.
It followed movies like "Sacrifice" (17), "Molly Entangled" (17), "The White Man's Law" (18), "The Squaw Man" (18) and "The Valley of the Giants" (19).

Noah Beery experienced the height of his career in the 20's. He impersonated normally negative tainted characters in well-known productions like "The Sea Wolf" (20), "The Mark of Zorro" (20), "Tillie" (22), "Flesh and Blood" (22), "Dangerous Trails" (23), "Forbidden Lover" (23), "The Female" (24), "East of Suez" (25), "Beau Geste" (26), "The Dove" (27), "The Four Feathers" (29) and "Noah's Ark" (29).

In the 30's he normally worked for small and independant companies, the big studios only offered him roles from time to time. Still Noah Beery improved each of his roles with his acting ability and was convincing in "Renegades" (30), "Riders of the Purple Sage" (31), "Cornered" (32), "To the Last Man" (33), "Mystery Liner" (34), "King of the Damned" (35), "The Frog" (36), "Zorro Rides Again" (37), "The Bad Man of Brimstone" (37)and "Mexicali Rose" (39). 
Noah Beery was often mentioned as Noah Beery sr. in the credit list from the 30's to prevent a case of mistaken identity with is son who worked in the film business at the same time.

Noah Beery rounded off his impressive career in the 40's with movies like "The Tulsa Kid" (40), "Tennessee Johnson" (42), "Million Dollar Kid" (44) and "Gentle Annie" (44).

Noah Beery was married with the actress Marguerite Walker Lindsey. His son Noah Beery jr. continued successfully the family tradition as an actor.
Noah Beery sr. died of a heart failure during a birthday party of his half brother Wallace Beery.

Other movies with Noah Beery:
A Mormon Maid (17) The Hostage (17) The Chosen Prince, or the Friendship of David and Jonathan (17) The Clever Mrs. Carfax (17) His Robe of Honor (18) The Hidden Pearls (18) The Whispering Chorus (18) Social Ambition (18) Believe Me, Xantippe (18) Less Than Kin (18) The Source (18) Too Many Millions (18) Under the Top (19) Johnny Get Your Gun (19) Louisiana (19) The Red Lantern (19) The Woman Next Door (19) A Very Good Young Man (19) In Mizzoura (19) Everywoman (19) Vicky Van (19) The Sagebrusher (20) The Fighting Shepherdess (20) Go and Get It (20) Love Madness (20) The Scoffer (20) Dinty (20) Why Tell? (20) Bob Hampton of Placer (21) Beach of Dreams (21) Bits of Life (21) The Call of the North (21) Lotus Blossom (21) Belle of Alaska (22) Wild Honey (22) The Lying Truth (22) The Heart Specialist (22) The Crossroads of New York (22) I Am the Law (22) The Power of Love (22) Ebb Tide (22) Youth to Youth (22) Good Men and True (22) Omar the Tentmaker (22) Quicksands (23) The Spider and the Rose (23) Stormswept (23) Main Street (23) Soul of the Beast (23) Wandering Daughters (23) The Spoilers (23) Tipped Off (23) Destroying Angel (23) His Last Race (23) To the Last Man (23) When Law Comes to Hades (23) Stephen Steps Out (23) The Call of the Canyon (23) The Heritage of the Desert (24) The Fighting Coward (24) Wanderer of the Wasteland (24) Welcome Stranger (24) Lily of the Dust (24) North of 36 (24) Contraband (25) Old Shoes (25) The Thundering Herd (25) The Spaniard (25) The Light of Western Stars (25) Wild Horse Mesa (25) The Coming of Amos (25) The Vanishing American (25) Lord Jim (25) The Enchanted Hill (26) The Crown of Lies (26) Padlocked (26) Paradise (26) Evening Clothes (27) The Rough Riders (27) The Love Mart (27) Beau Sabreur (28) Two Lovers (28) Hellship Bronson (28) Passion Song (28) Linda (29) Love in the Desert (29) The Godless Girl (29) False Fathers (29) Careers (29) The Isle of Lost Ships (29) Two O'Clock in the Morning (29) The Show of Shows (29) Isle of Escape (30) Under a Texas Moon (30) Murder Will Out (30) The Song of the Flame (30) Golden Dawn (30) Oh, Sailor Behave (30) The Way of All Men (30) Big Boy (30) The Love Trader (30) Bright Lights (30) A Soldier's Plaything (30) Tol'able David (30) The Millionaire (31) Honeymoon Lane (31) Homicide Squad (31) Shanghaied Love (31) In Line of Duty (31) Stranger in Town (32) The Drifter (32) The Stoker (32) No Living Witness (32) Out of Singapore (32) The Big Stampede (32) The Devil Horse (32) The Kid from Spain (32) Long Loop Laramie (32) Easy Millions (33) She Done Hime Wrong (33) The Thundering Herd (33) The Flaming Signal (33) The Woman I Stole (33) Sunset Pass (33) Fighting with Kit Carson (33) Laughing at Life (33) Man of the Forest (33) Madame Spy (34) David Harum (34) Kentucky Kemels (34) Cockeyed Cavaliers (34) Happy Landing (34) Caravan (34) The Trail Beyond (34) Sweet Adeline (35) Strangers on Honeymoon (36) Someone at the Door (36) The Marriage of Corbal (36) I Live Again (36) The Crimson Circle (36) Our Fighthing Navy (37) The Girl of the Golden West (38) Panamint's Bad Man (38) Mutiny on the Blackhawk (39) Pioneers of the West (40) Grandpa Goes to Town (40) Adventures of Red Ryder (40) A Missouri Outlaw (41) Devil's Trail (42) Isle of Missing Men (42) Overland Mail (42) Outlaws of Pine Ridge (42) Pardon My Gun (42) Carson City Cyclone (43) Clancy Street Boys (43) Salute to the Marines (43) Mr. Muggs Steps Out (43) Bluck Busters (44) Barbary Coast Gent (44) This Man's Navy (45) Sing Me a Song of Texas (45)