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Nat Pendleton

Actor | * 08/09/1895 († 72, 10/12/1967) | Davenport, Iowa, USA
Nathaniel Greene "Nat" Pendleton (August 9, 1895 – October 12, 1967) was an American Olympic wrestler and film actor. His younger brother was Edmund J. Pendleton (1899-1987), the organist and composer. ()

Nathaniel Greene 'Nat' Pendleton was an American former Olympic wrestler turned actor. Two-time Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) champion (1914-1915) in the 175-lb. class at Columbia University, Pendleton graduated Class of 1916. He wrestled for the United States at the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp, Belgium, earning a silver medal, losing only one match due to a controversial point decision. After the Games he became a professional wrestler and was a big fan favorite, which led to Hollywood. In the 1920 census he was living in Manhattan with his first wife Juanita Alfonzo (age 22) and her brother Ramon Alfonso (age 13). He was working as a sports manager. Pendleton was usually cast as a circus strongman, brutish thug, dumb cop, or dense buffoon, but he had a college degree and in 1933 wrote the script for Deception (1932), in which he starred - not surprisingly - as a wrestler. Upon his death from a heart attack, his remains were interred at Cypress View Mausoleum and Crematory in San Diego, California. Nat Pendleton was inducted into the Columbia University Athletics Hall of Fame inaugural class in 2006.

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

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Movies with Nat Pendleton as Actor(99)

as Himself (archive footage)2003 Complicated Women
as Sgt. Michael Collins1947 Buck Privates Come Home
as Bill 'Bull' Raymond1947 Scared to Death
as Jim Ward1946 Death Valley
as 'Killer' Kennedy1943 Swing Fever
as Joe Weyman1942 Calling Dr. Gillespie
as Sonny McGann1942 Jail House Blues
as Sgt. Michael Collins1941 Buck Privates
as Top Sgt. Herman Mulligan1941 Top Sergeant Mulligan
as 'Fatso' Werner1940 The Golden Fleecing
as Joe Wayman1940 Dr. Kildare Goes Home
as Joe Wayman1940 Dr. Kildare's Crisis
as Joe Wayman, Ambulance Driver1940 Dr. Kildare's Strange Case
as 'Gunboat' Jacklin1940 Phantom Raiders
as Bondsman1940 New Moon
as C.P.O. 'Spike' Knowles1940 Flight Command
as 'Cap' Huff1940 Northwest Passage
as Sergeant Fred Koretz1939 It's a Wonderful World
as Buddy Buttle1939 Burn 'Em Up O'Connor
as Mr. Grimes1939 On Borrowed Time
as Joe Wayman1939 Calling Dr. Kildare
as Joe Wayman1939 The Secret of Dr. Kildare
as Lieutenant John Guild1939 Another Thin Man
as Goliath1939 At the Circus
as Socks Martin1939 6,000 Enemies
as Joe Skopapolous1938 Swing Your Lady
as 'Floppy' Phil1938 The Chaser
as 'Dice'1938 The Shopworn Angel
as Joe Wayman1938 Young Dr. Kildare
as Paul Terison1938 Fast Company
as himself1938 Breakdowns of 1938
as 'Pug' Walsh1938 The Crowd Roars
as Joe Doyle1938 Arsene Lupin Returns
as Benvenuto Romandi1937 Song of the City
as George Black1937 Life Begins in College
as Police Sgt. Lucks1937 Under Cover of Night
as Smiles Hogan1937 Gangway
as Flynn1936 Two in a Crowd
as Sandow1936 The Great Ziegfeld
as Rocky1936 Sing Me a Love Song
as Rocky O'Neil1936 Trapped by Television
as Sergeant Ernest Heath1936 The Garden Murder Case
as 'Steamer' Krupp1936 Sworn Enemy
as Mack1935 Times Square Lady
as Rocky Bannister1935 Baby Face Harrington
as Henry Potke1935 It's in the Air
as Blossom1935 Reckless
as 'Spud' Burke1935 Murder in the Fleet
as 'Piccolo Pete'1935 Here Comes the Band
as Knuckles Benedict1935 Calm Yourself
as Legs Caffey1934 Fugitive Lovers
as Inspector John Guild1934 The Thin Man
as Skippy1934 Straight Is the Way
as Strozzi1934 The Cat's-Paw
as 'Truck' Hogan1934 Death on the Diamond
as T. Fenny Sylvester1934 Sing and Like it
as Life Guard1934 The Girl from Missouri
as Rocky1934 The Defense Rests
as Alfred 'Tiny' Smith1934 Lazy River
as William T. 'Shoots' Magiz1934 The Gay Bride
as Tony Gazotti1933 Penthouse
as Joe Salvatore1933 Whistling in the Dark
as Motorcycle Policeman1933 Parachute Jumper
as Shakespeare1933 Lady for a Day
as Aloysius P. McCarthy1933 The Nuisance
as Stolvich a Laborer (uncredited)1933 Baby Face
as Ladislaus Petrowski1933 College Coach
as Spyrene - Dance Hall Bouncer1933 Child of Manhattan
as Harry1933 I'm No Angel
as Motorcycle Officer Cassidy1933 Goldie Gets Along
as Big Mike1933 The Chief
as Joe - Jealous Husband1932 The Tenderfoot
as Strabo1932 The Sign of the Cross
as Kelly - Naughty Boy1932 A Fool's Advice
as Bucky O'Neill1932 Deception
as Mugg Malone1932 Attorney for the Defense
as Bouncer1932 Hell-Fire Austin
as Mike McDougal1932 The Night Club Lady
as Kid Melrose (uncredited)1932 The Big Timer
as Truck Driver Bull Martin (uncredited)1932 Taxi!
as Wrestler (uncredited)1932 Flesh
as Maniac Killer1932 Exposure
as Abe Gorman (uncredited)1932 The Beast of the City
as MacHardie - Darwin Player (uncredited)1932 Horse Feathers
as Big Jack1931 The Star Witness
as Hank aka Pete1931 Blonde Crazy
as Board Member (uncredited)1931 The Ruling Voice
as Purvis1931 Fair Warning
as Gunner - Bodyguard1931 The Secret Witness
as Lady Godiva's Husband1931 Manhattan Parade
as Bossamer1930 The Last of the Duanes
as Pat O'Day1930 The Big Pond
as Chef (uncredited)1930 Crazy House
as James Dugan1929 The Laughing Lady
as Jimmy1926 Let's Get Married

Movies with Nat Pendleton as Crew(1)

Writing/Story1932 Deception

Born: 08/09 1895 (August) in Davenport
Died: Thursday, 10/12 1967 (October) in San Diego (aged: 72)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Goat)
Participant of: 1920 Summer Olympics, Wrestling at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's freestyle heavyweight
Other names for Nat Pendleton (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Nathaniel Greene Pendleton"
Nat Pendleton frequently works together with these people:
Cedric Gibbons (31x, Crew)
Douglas Shearer (16x, Crew)
Edwin B. Willis (12x, Crew)
Lionel Barrymore (11x, Actor)
Willis Goldbeck (11x, Crew)
Samuel S. Hinds (11x, Actor)
William Axt (11x, Crew)
Nell Craig (10x, Actress)
Dolly Tree (10x, Crew)
Raymond Hatton (9x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:28669, Added: 05/08/2018, Last updated: 08/14/2019