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House Peters

Robert House Peters, Sr. (12 March 1880 – 7 December 1967) was a British-born American silent film actor, known to filmgoers of the era as "The Star of a Thousand Emotions." Born in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, Peters began his career on a high note, playing the handsome leading man in In the Bishop's Carriage (1913), co-starring Mary Pickford. While The Bishop's Carriage was filmed in an East Coast studio, Peters was in Los Angeles by 1914, becoming one of the first screen stars to permanently settle there. Although he stated publicly that he preferred playing villains, Peters, curly haired and pleasantly dimpled, was from the outset typecast as the romantic hero. After enjoying his greatest success as the good-bad hero of The Girl of the Golden West (1915), Peters found his career peak of the early 1920s. He signed with Universal Studios for six films in 1924, hoping for a comeback. The results, however, were mostly mediocre and he was soon demoted to supporting roles. Retired after 1928's Rose Marie, Peters returned for a guest appearance in The Old West, a 1952 Gene Autry film that also featured his son, House Peters, Jr., who subsequently enjoyed a lengthy film career. Peters was married to actress Mae King in 1914 with whom he had three children, Gregg, Patricia and Robert, Jr. (1916–2008). Peters died at the Motion Picture Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California.


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Born:
Mar 12, 1880 In Bristol, England
Movie/TV Credits:
23
First Appeared:
In the movie In the Bishop's Carriage 1913-09-10
Latest Project:
Movie The Old West 1952-09-29
Known For
Poster of The Old West
Poster of The Tornado
Poster of Human Hearts
Poster of A Trip Through the World's Greatest Motion Picture Studios
Filmography
Movie O. Henry's Full House Dave Bascom (segment "The Clarion Call") (uncredited) 1952-08-07
Movie The Old West Parson Jonathan Brooks 1952-09-29
Movie Rose-Marie Sergeant Malone 1928-02-11
Movie The Combat 1926-03-28
Movie The Tornado Unknown 1925-01-04
Movie Head Winds Peter Rosslyn 1925-03-29
Movie Raffles Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman 1925-05-23
Movie Human Hearts Tom Logan 1922-08-19
Movie The Storm Unknown 1922-09-04
Movie Lying Lips Unknown 1921-01-30
Movie A Trip Through the World's Greatest Motion Picture Studios Himself 1920-08-15
Movie The Leopard Woman John Culbertson 1920-10-18
Movie The Great Redeemer Dan Malloy 1920-10-24
Movie Between Men Gregg Lewiston 1916-01-01
Movie The Closed Road Frank Sargeant 1916-04-24
Movie The Rail Rider Jim Lewis 1916-08-21
Movie The Girl of the Golden West Ramerrez 1915-01-04
Movie The Warrens of Virginia Ned Burton 1915-02-14
Movie The Captive Muhamud Hassan 1915-04-22
Movie The Great Divide Unknown 1915-12-20
Movie Salomy Jane Jack Dart, The Man 1914-11-02
Movie In the Bishop's Carriage Obermuller 1913-09-10
Movie Chelsea 7750 Unknown 1913-09-20