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Fred Kohler

From Wikipedia Fred Kohler (April 20, 1888 – October 28, 1938) was an American actor known for his playing heavies. Fred Kohler was born in Kansas City, Missouri. As a teen, he began to pursue a career in vaudeville, but worked other jobs to support himself. He lost part of his right hand in a mining accident during this time. Eventually he was able to join a touring company, and worked steadily in show business for several years. America's budding film industry drew a 20-something Kohler to Hollywood, where he made his start in silent films. His first role was in the 1911 short The Code of Honor, and he had an uncredited role in Cecil B. DeMille's feature film Joan the Woman (1917), but a steady stream of parts did not begin until The Tiger's Trail (1919). Kohler's stern features earned him a niche playing villains. His role as Bauman in The Iron Horse (1924) is a notable example. With the advent of the talkies, Kohler reprised many of his silent roles in remakes with sound, particularly in Westerns based on novels by Zane Grey. At the beginning of the sound era, he appeared in the Allan Dwan film Tide of Empire (1929) alongside Renée Adorée and Tom Keene. Kohler died of a heart attack on October 28, 1938 at age 50. He was buried in an unmarked grave at Inglewood Park Cemetery in South Los Angeles community of Inglewood, California. His son Fred Kohler, Jr. (1911–1993) was also an actor in many western films.

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Apr 20, 1887 In Burlington, Iowa, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Tiger's Trail 1919-04-20
Latest Project:
Movie Lawless Valley 1938-11-03
Known For
Poster of Mississippi
Poster of Half a Sinner
Poster of Queen Christina
Poster of Old Ironsides
Movie The Buccaneer Gramby (as Fred Hohler Sr.) 1938-02-04
Movie Lawless Valley Tom Marsh 1938-11-03
Movie Forbidden Valley Matt Rogan 1938-02-13
Movie Gangs of New York Kruger 1938-05-23
Movie Billy The Kid Returns Matson 1938-09-04
Movie Painted Desert Hugh Fawcett 1938-08-12
Movie Blockade Pietro 1938-06-17
Movie Daughter of Shanghai Captain Gulner 1937-12-17
Movie Heart of the West Barton 1936-02-24
Movie For the Service Bruce Howard 1936-06-01
Movie The Accusing Finger Johnson 1936-11-17
Movie The Vigilantes Are Coming General Jason Burr 1936-08-21
Movie The Texas Rangers Jess Higgins 1936-08-28
Movie Goin' to Town Buck Gonzales 1935-04-25
Movie Mississippi Captain Blackie (as Captain Blackie Jr.) 1935-03-22
Movie Horses' Collars Double Deal Decker 1935-01-10
Movie Border Brigands Captain Conyda 1935-05-31
Movie Times Square Lady "Dutch" Meyers 1935-03-08
Movie Lightning Triggers Bull Thompson 1935-07-01
Movie Men of Action Thorenson 1935-07-13
Movie Frisco Kid Shanghai Duck 1935-11-29
Movie Hard Rock Harrigan Black Jack Riley 1935-07-01
Movie Honor of the Range Rawhide 1934-04-15
Movie Queen Christina Member of the Court at Abdication (uncredited) 1934-02-09
Movie Little Man, What Now? Karl Goebbler 1934-05-01
Movie Half a Sinner Brick 1934-06-01
Movie West of the Pecos Sawtelle 1934-12-27
Movie The Last Round-up Sam Gulden 1934-05-01
Movie The Man from Hell Mayor Anse McCloud 1934-08-28
Movie Under the Tonto Rim Munther 1933-04-07
Movie The Constant Woman Speakeasy Bouncer 1933-03-12
Movie The Fiddlin' Buckaroo Wolf Morgan 1933-07-20
Movie The Wolf Dog Joe Stevens 1933-09-29
Movie Deluge Jepson 1933-08-17
Movie Ship of Wanted Men Chuck Young 1933-09-08
Movie The Rider of Death Valley Lew Grant 1932-04-23
Movie Carnival Boat Hack Logan 1932-03-19
Movie The Fourth Horseman Honest Ben Jones 1932-09-25
Movie Wild Horse Mesa Rand 1932-11-25
Movie Call Her Savage Silas Jennings 1932-11-27
Movie Fighting Caravans Lee Murdock 1931-02-01
Movie Other Men's Women Haley 1931-01-17
Movie The Right of Way Joseph Portugais 1931-02-07
Movie Woman Hungry Kampen 1931-04-04
Movie X Marks the Spot Edward P. Riggs 1931-12-13
Movie Corsair Big John 1931-11-28
Movie Roadhouse Nights Sam Horner 1930-02-23
Movie Under a Texas Moon Bad Man 1930-04-01
Movie The Light of Western Stars H.W. Stack 1930-04-19
Movie A Soldier's Plaything Hank 1930-11-01
Movie The Lash Peter Harkness 1930-12-14
Movie Tide of Empire Cannon 1929-03-23
Movie The Leatherneck Heckla 1929-02-24
Movie The Case of Lena Smith 1929-01-29
Movie Stairs of Sand Boss Stone 1929-06-08
Movie Thunderbolt 'Bad Al' Friedberg 1929-06-20
Movie Hell's Heroes William Kearney 1929-12-27
Movie Say It with Songs Fred, Joe's Cellmate 1929-08-05
Movie River of Romance Captain Blackie 1929-06-28
Movie Broadway Babies Perc Gessant 1929-06-28
Movie The Showdown Winter 1928-02-25
Movie The Dragnet Unknown 1928-05-01
Movie Sal of Singapore Captain Sunday 1928-11-04
Movie The Vanishing Pioneer 1928-06-23
Movie The Spieler Red Moon 1928-12-20
Movie Underworld 'Buck' Mulligan 1927-08-20
Movie The Blood Ship First Mate Fitz 1927-07-18
Movie The Loves of Carmen Gypsy Chief 1927-09-03
Movie The City Gone Wild Gunner Gallagher 1927-11-12
Movie The Rough Riders Sergeant Stanton 1927-09-30
Movie The Way of All Flesh The Tough 1927-10-01
Movie The Ice Flood Unknown 1926-10-01
Movie Old Ironsides Second Mate 1926-12-06
Movie Dick Turpin Ring Announcer (uncredited) 1925-02-01
Movie Riders of the Purple Sage Henchman Tom Metzger 1925-03-15
Movie Winds of Chance Joe McCaskey 1925-08-15
Movie The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln Auctioneer at New Orleans slave market 1924-02-02
Movie The Iron Horse Bauman 1924-08-24
Movie Three Who Paid Jim Quade 1923-01-07
Movie The Eleventh Hour Barbara's Uncle 1923-07-19
Movie The Red Warning Tom Jeffries 1923-12-17
Movie North of Hudson Bay Armand LeMoir 1923-11-18
Movie Shadows of the North Ray Brent 1923-08-27
Movie His Back Against the Wall Arizona Pete 1922-05-21
Movie Without Compromise Cass Blake 1922-10-29
Movie A Daughter of the Law George Stacey 1921-11-01
Movie The Tiger's Trail Unknown 1919-04-20
Movie Behind the Door 1919-12-14