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Chester Morris

Actor | * 02/15/1901 († 69, 09/11/1970) | New York City, New York, USA
John Chester Brooks Morris (February 16, 1901 – September 11, 1970) was an American stage, film, television, and radio actor. He had some prestigious film roles early in his career, and was nominated for an Academy Award. Chester Morris is best remembered today for portraying Boston Blackie, a criminal-turned-detective, in the modestly budgeted Boston Blackie film series of the 1940s. ()

Chester Morris (born John Chester Brooks Morris; February 16, 1901 – September 11, 1970) was an American stage, film, television, and radio actor. He had some prestigious film roles early in his career, and was nominated for an Academy Award. Chester Morris is best remembered today for portraying Boston Blackie, a criminal-turned-detective, in the modestly budgeted Boston Blackie film series of the 1940s.

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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Crime | Mystery

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Awards & Nominations for Chester Morris

Academy Award for Best Actor

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Movies with Chester Morris as Actor(83)

as Himself (archive footage)2018 Schlitzie: One of Us
as Himself (archive footage)2003 Complicated Women
as Pop Weaver1970 The Great White Hope
as Dr. Carlo Lombardi1956 The She-Creature
as Jack Feeney1956 The Arena
as Kenyon Scudder1955 Unchained
as Horatio 'Boston Blackie' Black1949 Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture
as Horatio 'Boston Blackie' Black1948 Trapped by Boston Blackie
as Jeffrey Andrews1947 Blind Spot
as Horatio 'Boston Blackie' Black / Cyrus Peyton1946 A Close Call for Boston Blackie
as Horatio 'Boston Blackie' Black1946 Boston Blackie and the Law
as Horatio 'Boston Blackie' Black1946 The Phantom Thief
as Barry Cole1946 One Way to Love
as Brad Crowder1945 Rough, Tough and Ready
as Horatio 'Boston Blackie' Black1945 Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion
as Horatio 'Boston Blackie' Black1945 Boston Blackie's Rendezvous
as Horatio 'Boston Blackie' Black1944 One Mysterious Night
as Jeff Gallagher1944 Secret Command
as Larry Burke1944 Double Exposure
as Ross Hadley1944 Gambler's Choice
as Buzz Mitchell1943 High Explosive
as Horatio 'Boston Blackie' Black1943 The Chance of a Lifetime
as Sgt. 'Foxy' Pattis1943 Aerial Gunner
as Pete Ramsey1943 Tornado
as Boston Blackie1942 Alias Boston Blackie
as Boston Blackie1942 Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood
as Jeff Morrell1942 I Live on Danger
as Boston Blackie1941 Confessions of Boston Blackie
as Boston Blackie1941 Meet Boston Blackie
as Detective Humphrey Campbell1941 No Hands on the Clock
as Lt. Jim Malone1940 The Marines Fly High
as David Cook / Tom Cook1940 Wagons Westward
as Jim Holden / Dr. Gary Currier1940 Girl from God's Country
as 'Rocky' Blake1939 Thunder Afloat
as Hal Wilson1939 Blind Alley
as Doctor Craig1939 Pacific Liner
as Bill Brooks1939 Five Came Back
as Gene Fillmore1938 Law of the Underworld
as Kenneth 'Ken' Stockton1938 Sky Giant
as Jim Conway1938 Smashing the Rackets
as Paul Smith1937 Flight from Glory
as Eddie Lang1937 I Promise to Pay
as Robert Mason1937 Devil's Playground
as Johnnie Drew1936 Frankie and Johnnie
as Jimmy Donlin1936 They Met in a Taxi
as Steve Farrell1936 Moonlight Murder
as John Joseph Madden1936 Counterfeit
as Bob1936 Three Godfathers
as Dr. Morgan1935 Society Doctor
as Mitch Mitchell1935 Pursuit
as Jeff Crane1935 Public Hero Number 1
as Vic Toledo1935 Princess O'Hara
as Pirate Captain (uncredited)1935 Pirate Party on Catalina Isle
as Himself (uncredited)1934 The Hollywood Gad-About
as Mike McGann1934 Let's Talk It Over
as Doyle1934 Gift of Gab
as Jerry Randolph1934 Embarrassing Moments
as Jimmie 'Office Boy' Burnham1934 The Gay Bride
as Danny1933 Blondie Johnson
as Neil Broderick1933 Tomorrow at Seven
as Robert Holden1933 Infernal Machine
as Bud Williams1933 King for a Night
as Chris Martin1933 Golden Harvest
as William 'Bill' / 'Willie' Legendre Jr.1932 Red-Headed Woman
as Jimmie Martin1932 Sinners in the Sun
as John 'Doc' Madison1932 The Miracle Man
as Lt. Roger Craig1932 Cock of the Air
as John Hawks1931 Corsair
as Don Warren1930 Second Choice
as Nickey Solomon1930 Playing Around
as Detective Anderson1930 The Bat Whispers
as Sergeant Grischa1930 The Case of Sergeant Grischa
as John Morgan1930 The Big House
as Ted Martin1930 The Divorcee
as Paul Palmer1929 Fast Life
as Chick Williams1929 Alibi
as Ray Malone1929 Woman Trap
as Performer in $20 Bet Sketch and 'Bicycle Built for Two' Numbers1929 Show of Shows

TV Shows/Series with Chester Morris as Actor(19)


Full Name: Chester Morris
Born: Friday, 02/15 1901 (February) in New York City
Died: Friday, 09/11 1970 (September) in Bucks County (aged: 69)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Languages: English (EN)
Siblings: Adrian Morris, Gordon Morris
Father: William Morris
Mother: Etta Hawkins
Other names for Chester Morris (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"John Chester Brooks Morris"
Chester Morris frequently works together with these people:
George E. Stone (15x, Actor)
Richard Lane (15x, Actor)
Nina Foch (13x, Actress)
Leslie Nielsen (12x, Actor)
Eddie Albert (11x, Actor)
Joe De Santis (11x, Actor)
Steven Hill (11x, Actor)
Anne Seymour (11x, Actress)
John Newland (11x, Crew)
James Whitmore (10x, Actor)
J. Pat O'Malley (10x, Actor)
Edward Binns (10x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:307333, Added: 08/13/2018, Last updated: 09/25/2020