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Lon Chaney

Name in Native Language: "Lon Chaney, Sr." (English/EN)
Actor / Film Director / Screenwriter / Make-up Artist | * 04/01/1883 († 47, 08/26/1930) | Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States of America (USA))
Leonidas Frank "Lon" Chaney (April 1, 1883 – August 26, 1930) was an American actor, director, screenwriter and makeup artist. He is regarded as one of the most versatile and powerful actors of cinema, renowned for his characterizations of tortured, often grotesque and afflicted characters, and his groundbreaking artistry with makeup. Chaney was known for his starring roles in such silent horror films as The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) and The Phantom of the Opera (1925). His ability to transform himself using makeup techniques he developed earned him the nickname "The Man of a Thousand Faces". ()
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Lon Chaney (born Leonidas Frank Chaney), nicknamed "Man of a Thousand Faces", was an American Silent screen star. He died after completing his only sound film.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Romance / Love | Crime

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Awards & Nominations for Lon Chaney

Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Movies with Lon Chaney as Actor(108)

as Himself (archive footage)2011 Fragments: Surviving Pieces of Lost Films
as Various Roles (archive footage)2008 Nadie inquietó más
as Himself (archive footage)2007 Bela Lugosi: The Fallen Vampire
as Himself (archive footage)2007 Famous Monster: Forrest J Ackerman
as Professor Edward C. Burke (archive footage)2002 London After Midnight
as Himself (archive footage)2000 Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces
as Archive Footage1998 Universal Horror
as (archive footage)1953 Yesterday and Today
as The Phantom (archive footage) (uncredited)1951 Hollywood Story
as (archive footage)1931 The House That Shadows Built
as Professor Echo / Grandma O'Grady1930 The Unholy Three
as Grumpy Anderson1929 Thunder
as Tiger Haynes1929 Where East Is East
as Tito Beppi1928 Laugh, Clown, Laugh
as Phroso 'Dead-Legs'1928 West of Zanzibar
as Chuck Collins1928 The Big City
as Dan Coghlan1928 While the City Sleeps
as Sergei1927 Mockery
as Mr. Wu / Wu's Grandfather1927 Mr. Wu
as Professor Edward C. Burke1927 London After Midnight
as Alonzo the Armless1927 The Unknown
as The Blackbird / The Bishop1926 The Blackbird
as Singapore Joe1926 The Road to Mandalay
as Sergeant O'Hara1926 Tell It to the Marines
as Dr. Ziska1925 The Monster
as Professor Echo / Granny O'Grady1925 The Unholy Three
as Erik, The Phantom1925 The Phantom of the Opera
as Paul Beaumont aka HE1924 He Who Gets Slapped
as Juan Serafin1924 The Next Corner
as Wilse Dilling1923 The Shock
as Henri Santodos1923 While Paris Sleeps
as Fagin1922 Oliver Twist
as Gaspard the Good1922 The Trap
as Tony Pantelli1922 The Light in the Dark
as David Webster1922 Flesh and Blood
as Obadiah Strout1922 Quincy Adams Sawyer
as Yen Sin1922 Shadows
as Dr. Arthur Lamb / The Ape Man1922 A Blind Bargain
as Trix Ulner1921 For Those We Love
as O'Rourke1921 Voices of the City
as Ah Wing / 'Black Mike' Sylva1921 Outside the Law
as Mr. Farallone1921 The Ace of Hearts
as Merney Stagg1920 The Gift Supreme
as Blizzard1920 The Penalty
as Raoul Challoner1920 Nomads of the North
as The Frog1919 The Miracle Man
as Kindard Powers1919 When Bearcat Went Dry
as 'Three Card' Duncan1919 A Man's Country
as Karl Eckstrom1919 The False Faces
as Ricardo1919 Victory
as Stoop Connors1919 The Wicked Darling
as Bethmann-Hollweg1918 The Kaiser, the Beast of Berlin
as Elmer Watkins1918 Broadway Love
as Paul Neihoff1917 Triumph
as Seducer (uncredited)1917 Bondage
1917 Pay Me!
as Paul Revere Forbes1917 The Scarlet Car
as Dick Temple1916 The Mark of Cain
as Dr. George Ardrath1916 If My Country Should Call
as Donald MacDermott1915 The Measure of a Man
as The Fisherman and Hunchback Fate1915 Alas and Alack
1915 The Stool Pigeon
as Lon - the Sculptor1914 Discord and Harmony
as Chevalier Bertrand de la Payne1914 The Oubliette
as Wood Dawson1914 The End of the Feud
as Raphael Praz1914 A Ranch Romance
as Frank Lawler, the Clerk1914 By the Sun's Rays
as John Morris1914 The Forbidden Room
as Baradas1914 Richelieu
as Wild Man (uncredited) (unconfirmed)1914 Damon and Pythias
as The Dude1913 Poor Jake's Demise

Movies with Lon Chaney as Crew(8)

Costume & Make-Up/Makeup Artist1930 The Unholy Three
Costume & Make-Up/Makeup Artist1925 The Phantom of the Opera
Costume & Make-Up/Makeup Artist1923 The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Writing/Story1922 The Trap
Directing/Director1915 The Oyster Dredger
Writing/Writer1915 The Oyster Dredger
Directing/Director1915 The Stool Pigeon

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Lon Chaney
Born: Sunday, 04/01 1883 (April) in Colorado Springs, Colorado (United States of America (USA))
Died: Tuesday, 08/26 1930 (August) in Los Angeles (aged: 47)
Zodiac sign: Aries (Chinese zodiac sign: Goat)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Children: Lon Chaney Jr.
Father: Frank H. Chaney
Mother: Emma Alice Kennedy
Related to: Ancel Keys
Other names for Lon Chaney (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Leonidas Frank Chaney"
"Man of a Thousand Faces"
"Alonzo Chaney" (Pseudonym)
"Lon Chaney senior"
Lon Chaney frequently works together with these people:
Ida May Park (26x, Crew)
Joseph De Grasse (25x, Crew)
Tod Browning (24x, Crew)
Dorothy Phillips (18x, Actress)
Cedric Gibbons (15x, Crew)
William Stowell (14x, Actor)
Irving Thalberg (13x, Crew)
King D. Gray (12x, Crew)
Murdock MacQuarrie (9x, Actor)
Waldemar Young (9x, Crew)
Pauline Bush (8x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:52591, Added: 05/17/2018, Last updated: 06/02/2022