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Holmes Herbert

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Holmes Herbert (born Horace Edward Jenner; 30 July 1882 – 26 December 1956) was an English character actor who appeared in Hollywood films from 1915 to 1952. Herbert immigrated to the United States in 1912. He never made a film in his native country, but appeared in 228 films during his career in the U.S., beginning with stalwart leading roles during the silent era, then numerous supporting roles in classic Hollywood films of the sound era, including Captain Blood (1935), The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936), The Life of Emile Zola (1937), The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), and Foreign Correspondent (1940). He is perhaps best known for his role as Dr. Jekyll's friend Dr. Lanyon in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), and made something of a career in horror films of the period, appearing in The Terror (1928), The Thirteenth Chair (1929 and 1937), The Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933), The Invisible Man (1933), Mark of the Vampire (1935), Tower of London (1939), The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), The Undying Monster (1942), The Mummy's Curse (1944), and The Son of Dr. Jekyll (1951). He also played in several of Universal's cycle of Sherlock Holmes films during the 1940s. Holmes Herbert was married three times. His first wife was actress Beryl Mercer, and his second was Elinor Kershaw Ince, widow of film mogul Thomas H. Ince. Both marriages ended in divorce. Third wife Agnes Bartholomew died, leaving Herbert a widower, in 1955. He died in 1956 at age 74.

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Jul 30, 1882 In Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Death Dance 1918-07-01
Latest Project:
Movie The Brigand 1952-06-24
Known For
Poster of Foreign Correspondent
Poster of Captain Blood
Poster of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Poster of A Woman's Woman
Movie The Brigand Archbishop 1952-06-24
Movie Anne of the Indies English Sea Captain 1951-10-18
Movie The Iroquois Trail Gen. Johnson 1950-06-15
Movie Post Office Investigator James Seeley 1949-09-01
Movie Barbary Pirate Thomas Jefferson 1949-11-10
Movie The Wreck of the Hesperus Pastor West 1948-02-04
Movie The Swordsman Lord Glowan 1948-01-02
Movie Johnny Belinda Judge (uncredited) 1948-09-14
Movie Family Honeymoon Rev. Miller (uncredited) 1948-12-06
Movie Jungle Jim Commissioner Geoffrey Marsden 1948-12-15
Movie Sorry, Wrong Number Wilkins (uncredited) 1948-09-24
Movie Bulldog Drummond at Bay Scotland Yard Inspector McIvar 1947-05-15
Movie Ivy Mulloy 1947-06-26
Movie Over the Santa Fe Trail Doc Henderson 1947-02-13
Movie The Ghost Goes Wild Judge 1947-08-08
Movie Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back Inspector McIver 1947-09-04
Movie Singapore Rev. Thomas Barnes 1947-08-13
Movie Three Strangers Sir Robert 1946-01-28
Movie The Verdict Sir William Dawson 1946-11-23
Movie Dressed to Kill Ebenezer Crabtree 1946-05-24
Movie Jealousy Melvyn Russell 1945-07-23
Movie The House of Fear Alan Cosgrave 1945-03-16
Movie Swingin' on a Rainbow Butler (uncredited) 1945-09-01
Movie Confidential Agent Lord Benditch 1945-11-02
Movie The Uninvited Charlie Jessup 1944-02-18
Movie The Mummy's Curse Dr. Cooper 1944-12-22
Movie The Pearl of Death James Goodram, courier 1944-08-01
Movie Sherlock Holmes in Washington Mr. Ahrens 1943-03-24
Movie Calling Dr. Death Bryant, the Butler 1943-12-17
Movie Corvette K-225 Commodore Ramsay 1943-09-29
Movie Danger in the Pacific Commissioner 1942-06-10
Movie Invisible Agent Sir Alfred Spencer 1942-08-07
Movie The Ghost of Frankenstein Magistrate of Vasaria 1942-03-13
Movie This Above All Dr. Mathias 1942-05-12
Movie The Undying Monster Chief Constable (uncredited) 1942-11-27
Movie Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon Sir Reginald 1942-12-25
Movie Strictly in the Groove Commissioner 1942-11-20
Movie Man Hunt Saul Farnsworthy 1941-06-13
Movie An Angel from Texas Second Banker 1940-04-27
Movie The Earl of Chicago Sergeant-at-Arms (uncredited) 1940-01-05
Movie Phantom Raiders Sir Edward 1940-06-07
Movie British Intelligence Arthur Bennett 1940-01-29
Movie Foreign Correspondent Asst. Commissioner 1940-08-16
Movie The Letter Robert's Friend at Bar at Party (uncredited) 1940-11-21
Movie A Dispatch from Reuters Member of Parliament (uncredited) 1940-10-19
Movie Boom Town Doctor (uncredited) 1940-08-30
Movie The Sun Never Sets Colonial Official 1939-05-31
Movie The House of Fear Minor Role 1939-06-30
Movie Juarez Marshal Randon (uncredited) 1939-06-10
Movie Wolf Call J.L. Winton 1939-05-22
Movie The Little Princess Doctor 1939-03-17
Movie Bad Boy Mr. McNeil 1939-07-10
Movie Mr. Moto's Last Warning Bentham 1939-01-20
Movie The Mystery of Mr. Wong Prof. Ed Janney 1939-03-08
Movie Mystery of the White Room Hospital Administrator 1939-03-17
Movie Intermezzo: A Love Story Doctor (Uncredited) 1939-10-06
Movie Tower of London Councilman (uncredited) 1939-11-17
Movie We Are Not Alone Police Inspector 1939-11-25
Movie Stanley and Livingstone Frederick Holcomb 1939-08-18
Movie The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex Majordomo (uncredited) 1939-11-11
Movie Everything Happens at Night Featherstone 1939-12-22
Movie Rulers of the Sea Member of Naval Company (Uncredited) 1939-11-08
Movie The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Justice of the Court 1939-09-01
Movie 20,000 Men a Year Dean Norris 1939-10-26
Movie The Black Doll Dr. Giddings 1938-01-31
Movie Here's Flash Casey Maj. Addison 1938-01-07
Movie The Buccaneer Captain McWilliams 1938-02-04
Movie Kidnapped Judge 1938-05-27
Movie Marie Antoinette Herald (uncredited) 1938-08-26
Movie Say It in French Richard Carrington Sr. 1938-11-25
Movie The Prince and the Pauper First Doctor 1937-04-30
Movie The Thirteenth Chair Roscoe Crosby 1937-05-07
Movie The Man Without a Country Aaron Burr 1937-11-27
Movie Slave Ship Commander 1937-06-16
Movie The Girl Said No Charles Dillon (scenes deleted) 1937-09-18
Movie Brilliant Marriage Mr. Rodney Allison 1936-03-25
Movie Wife vs. Secretary Frawley (uncredited) 1936-02-28
Movie The White Angel War Minister (uncredited) 1936-06-25
Movie Champagne Charlie Captain Dell 1936-05-06
Movie The Gentleman from Louisiana Chief Steward 1936-08-14
Movie Lloyd's of London Spokesman 1936-11-25
Movie The House of Secrets Sir Bertram Evans - Home Secretary 1936-10-28
Movie 15 Maiden Lane Harold Anderson 1936-10-16
Movie One in a Million Donald Cabot Sr. 1935-03-21
Movie Cardinal Richelieu Noble 1935-04-18
Movie Captain Blood Capt. Gardner 1935-12-26
Movie Mark of the Vampire Sir Karell Borotyn 1935-04-26
Movie Accent on Youth Frank Galloway 1935-08-23
Movie Beloved Lord Landslake 1934-01-22
Movie The Curtain Falls John Scorsby 1934-10-02
Movie Sons of Steel Curtis Chadburne 1934-12-14
Movie Mystery of the Wax Museum Dr. Rasmussen 1933-02-18
Movie The Invisible Man Chief of Police 1933-11-03
Movie Miss Pinkerton Arthur Glenn 1932-05-27
Movie Central Park Benefit Emcee (uncredited) 1932-12-10
Movie Sister to Judas Bruce Rogers 1932-12-25
Movie The Hot Heiress Mr. Hunter 1931-03-28
Movie The Single Sin Roger Van Dorn 1931-02-23
Movie Chances Maj. Bradford 1931-07-17
Movie Broadminded John J. Hackett Sr. 1931-08-01
Movie Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Dr. John Lanyon 1931-12-24
Movie Daughter of the Dragon Sir John Petrie 1931-09-05
Movie The Ship from Shanghai Paul Thorpe 1930-01-31
Movie Madame X Noel 1929-08-17
Movie Say It with Songs Dr. Robert Merrill 1929-08-05
Movie The Charlatan Peter "Count Merlin" Dwight 1929-04-13
Movie Careers Carouge 1929-06-01
Movie Her Private Life Rudolph Solomon 1929-08-25
Movie The Careless Age Sir John 1929-09-15
Movie Untamed Howard Presley 1929-11-23
Movie The Kiss Lassalle 1929-11-15
Movie The Thirteenth Chair Sir Roscoe Crosby 1929-10-19
Movie The Sporting Age Unknown 1928-03-02
Movie The Terror Goodman (as Holmes E. Herbert) 1928-09-06
Movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Henry Spoffard 1928-01-22
Movie Through the Breakers Eustis Hobbs 1928-09-28
Movie On Trial Gerald Trask 1928-12-01
Movie Mr. Wu Mr. Gregory 1927-03-26
Movie One Increasing Purpose Unknown 1927-01-02
Movie The Heart of Salome Sir Humphrey 1927-05-08
Movie When a Man Loves Jean Tiberge 1927-08-21
Movie The Silver Slave Unknown 1927-11-12
Movie East Side, West Side Gilbert Van Horn 1927-10-09
Movie Slaves of Beauty Leonard Jones 1927-06-05
Movie The Honeymoon Express Jim Donaldson 1926-09-02
Movie The Fire Brigade James Corwin 1926-12-20
Movie Josselyn's Wife Unknown 1926-11-15
Movie Daddy's Gone A-Hunting Unknown 1925-03-08
Movie Up the Ladder Robert Newhall 1925-05-02
Movie A Woman of the World Richard Granger 1925-12-28
Movie The Wanderer Prophet 1925-08-19
Movie The Enchanted Cottage Major Hillgrove 1924-03-23
Movie Sinners in Heaven Hugh Rochedale 1924-09-09
Movie Any Wife Philip Gray 1922-01-22
Movie A Woman's Woman Unknown 1922-09-24
Movie The Wild Goose Unknown 1921-06-05
Movie On with the Dance Unknown 1920-02-15
Movie Black is White Unknown 1920-03-07
Movie The Right to Love Lord Falkland 1920-09-05
Movie The Truth About Husbands Unknown 1920-12-01
Movie The ABC of Love Harry Bryant 1919-12-14
Movie The Death Dance Arnold Maitland 1918-07-01