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Rupert Julian

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Rupert Julian (25 January 1879 – 27 December 1943) was the first New Zealand cinema actor, director, writer and producer. Born Thomas Percival Hayes in Whangaroa, New Zealand, Son of John Daly Hayes (JNR)and Eliza Harriet Hayes. Rupert Julian performed on stage and in film both in his native country and Australia before emigrating to the United States in 1911, where he started his career as an actor in Universal silent movies. He turned to directing in 1915, often directing his wife Elsie Jane Wilson, but his work was merely routine until he was assigned to complete Merry-Go-Round in 1923 when director Erich von Stroheim was fired from it. In 1924, he directed Lon Chaney in the first cut of The Phantom of the Opera, which was largely revisited at the request of the production. He soon fell into a professional decline after the advent of sound, and after directing The Cat Creeps and Love Comes Along (both in 1930), his career faded. Rupert Julian died in Hollywood, California at the age of 64 and was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California. Description above from the Wikipedia article Rupert Julian, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jan 25, 1879 In Whangaroa, New Zealand
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Merchant of Venice 1914-02-01
Latest Project:
Movie Walking Back 1928-05-21
Known For
Poster of The Bugler of Algiers
Poster of Bettina Loved a Soldier
Poster of Naked Hearts
Poster of A Cigarette - That's All
Movie Walking Back Undetermined Appearance 1928-05-21
Movie Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited) 1925-12-25
Movie The Fire Flingers Richard Hatton / Richard Olwell 1919-04-21
Movie The Kaiser, the Beast of Berlin The Kaiser 1918-01-02
Movie Hungry Eyes John Silver 1918-03-11
Movie Hands Down Tom Flynn 1918-02-11
Movie The Gift Girl Malec 1917-03-26
Movie A Kentucky Cinderella John Silverwood 1917-06-25
Movie Alone in the World Unknown 1917-01-03
Movie Mother o' Mine John Standing 1917-09-02
Movie The Desire of the Moth John Wesley Pringle 1917-10-22
Movie The Mysterious Mr. Tiller Prentice Tiller 1917-09-17
Movie Naked Hearts Cecil 1916-05-29
Movie The Dumb Girl of Portici Masaniello 1916-01-30
Movie The Desperado The Desperado 1916-03-22
Movie Bettina Loved a Soldier Jean Reynaud 1916-08-14
Movie The Evil Women Do Unknown 1916-09-25
Movie The Right to Be Happy Ebenezer Scrooge 1916-12-25
Movie The Bugler of Algiers Pierre 1916-11-27
Movie Scandal Robert Gordon 1915-07-10
Movie Jewel Mr. Evringham 1915-08-30
Movie A Cigarette - That's All Bara Yami - the Hindoo Yogi 1915-08-10
Movie The Merchant of Venice Unknown 1914-02-01