William Worthington (actor)

William Worthington (actor)

William Worthington (8 April 1872, Troy, New York - 9 April 1941, Beverly Hills, California) was an American silent film actor and director.

Career

William became interested in the performing arts when he began his career as an opera singer and stage actor. He entered films with a lead role in 1913, and one of his most notable films was Damon and Pythias in 1914. From 1917 to 1925, William concentrated on directing films and was the head of a production firm called Multicolor Films, which didn't survive for long. He was active in films up until his death in 1941.

Filmography

Actor

* Joan of Ozark (1942) (uncredited) .... Clem
* Blossoms in the Dust (1941) (uncredited) .... City Councilman
* Law and Order (1940) .... Judge Williams
* Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940) (uncredited)
* Pride of the Blue Grass (1939) (uncredited) .... First Steward
* Rio (1939) (uncredited) .... American Banker
* Espionage Agent (1939) (uncredited) .... Instructor in montage
* The Forgotten Woman (1939) (uncredited) .... Doctor
* The Girl from Mexico (1939) (uncredited) .... Mr. Patton
* 6000 Enemies (1939) (uncredited) .... Frank Jordan
* Union Pacific (1939) (uncredited) .... Oliver Ames
* Zenobia (1939) (uncredited) .... Townsman
* Dark Victory (1939) (uncredited) .... Specialist #1
* First Offenders (1939) (uncredited) .... Judge
* The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939) (uncredited) .... Man reading newspaper
* They Made Her a Spy (1939) (uncredited) .... Senator in the Dome Cafe
* Sweethearts (1938) (uncredited) .... Backstage Man at NBC Theater
* Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) (uncredited) .... Warden
* Gang Bullets (1938) (uncredited)
* Young Dr. Kildare (1938) (uncredited) .... Board Member
* The Spider's Web (1938) (uncredited) .... Cantlon
* There Goes My Heart (1938) (uncredited) .... Banker
* Boys Town (1938) (uncredited) .... Governor
* I Am the Law (1938) (uncredited) .... Committee Man
* The Chaser (1938) (uncredited) .... Dr. Matthews
* The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938) (uncredited) .... Updyke's Guest
* Hold That Kiss (1938) (uncredited) .... Dog Show Judge
* A Trip to Paris (1938) (uncredited) .... Councilman
* The Beloved Brat (1938) (uncredited) .... Dr. Reynolds
* Women Are Like That (1938) (uncredited) .... The Minister
* Accidents Will Happen (1938) (uncredited) .... Irate car owner getting bumped
* Walking Down Broadway (1938) (uncredited) .... Judge
* Sergeant Murphy (1938) (uncredited) .... Judge at Horse Show
* Hollywood Hotel (1937) (uncredited) .... Passerby
* Alcatraz Island (1937) (uncredited) .... First Trial Judge
* The Footloose Heiress (1937) (uncredited) .... Mr. Clark's Associate
* Music for Madame (1937) (uncredited) .... Bus Passenger
* Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937) (uncredited) .... N.O. Norwich, Theatrical Agent in Montage
* Marry the Girl (1937) (uncredited) .... George Washington
* The Singing Marine (1937) (uncredited) .... Ship Passenger
* The Great Gambini (1937) (uncredited) .... Elderly Man
* Penny Wisdom (1937) (uncredited) .... Dinner Guest
* Ready, Willing and Able (1937) (uncredited) .... Elderly Man in Hallway
* The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937) (uncredited) .... Extra on ship
* Man of the People (1937) (uncredited) .... Judge
* Criminal Lawyer (1937) (uncredited) .... Party Guest
* The Devil's Playground (1937) (uncredited) .... Vice Admiral
* Woman-Wise (1937) (uncredited) .... Guest in Cafe
* Battle of Greed (1937) .... Judge William H. Avery
* That Girl from Paris (1936) (uncredited) .... Wedding Guest
* After the Thin Man (1936) (uncredited) .... 'Respectable' Man in Car
* Give Me Liberty (1936) (uncredited) .... Pendleton
* Camille (1936) (uncredited) .... Extra in Casino
* The Accusing Finger (1936) (uncredited) .... Senator
* Polo Joe (1936) (uncredited) .... Guest
* Alibi for Murder (1936) (uncredited) .... John J. Foster
* The Final Hour (1936) (uncredited) .... Judge
* The Crime of Dr. Forbes (1936) (uncredited) .... Faculty Doctor
* The Law in Her Hands (1936) (uncredited) .... Appellate Court judge
* Dangerous Intrigue (1936) (uncredited) .... Executive
* Can This Be Dixie? (1936) .... George Washington Peachtree
* Magnificent Obsession (1935) (uncredited) .... Man on boat
* If You Could Only Cook (1935) (uncredited) .... Mr. Fletcher
* In Old Kentucky (1935) (uncredited) .... Bit
* Grand Exit (1935) (uncredited) .... Doctor
* The Case of the Lucky Legs (1935) (uncredited) .... Audience Member Next to Patton
* Diamond Jim (1935) (uncredited) .... Man at Bar
* Orchids to You (1935) (uncredited) .... Judge at Flower Show
* Keeper of the Bees (1935) .... Colonel
* Love Me Forever (1935) (uncredited) .... Bit Role
* Hooray for Love (1935) (uncredited) .... Man Nodding 'No' in Montage
* Public Hero #1 (1935) (uncredited) .... Prison Board Member
* Cardinal Richelieu (1935) .... King's Chamberlain
* Reckless (1935) (uncredited) .... Wedding Guest
* The Casino Murder Case (1935) (uncredited) .... First Bidder
* A Night at the Ritz (1935) (uncredited) .... Banker
* Twenty Dollars a Week (1935) .... Mr. Davidson
* A Notorious Gentleman (1935) (uncredited) .... Undetermined Role
* Symphony of Living (1935) .... Symphony Chairman
* The Man Who Reclaimed His Head (1934) (uncredited) .... Attendant
* Flirtation Walk (1934) (scenes deleted) .... Civilian
* The President Vanishes (1934) .... Legislator
* Tailspin Tommy (1934) (uncredited) .... Denver Doctor [Ch. 6]
* One Exciting Adventure (1934) .... Man
* Dames (1934) (uncredited) .... Board Member in Show
* The World Moves On (1934) (uncredited) .... Judge of Duel
* The Gold Ghost (1934) .... Gloria's Father, Jim
* You Can't Buy Everything (1934) (uncredited) .... Teller
* The Perils of Pauline (1934) .... American Consul [Ch. 1]
* Design for Living (1933) (uncredited) .... Theatre Patron
* Duck Soup (1933) (uncredited) .... First Minister of Finance
* I Loved a Woman (1933) (uncredited) .... Jefferson
* The Silk Express (1933) (uncredited) .... Annoyed Ship Passenger
* Picture Snatcher (1933) (uncredited) .... Reporter Witnessing Execution
* The Little Giant (1933) (uncredited) .... Harry S. Ames, Cass-Winter Associate
* Gabriel Over the White House (1933) (uncredited) .... Member of Congress
* The Keyhole (1933) (uncredited) .... Extra on Ship
* No More Orchids (1932) .... Cannon
* The Trial of Vivienne Ware (1932) (uncredited) .... Assistant Defense Attorney
* Shipmates (1931) .... Adm. R.S. 'Bill' Schuyler
* Finger Prints (1931) .... John Mackey
* The Man Who Came Back (1931) .... Capt. Gallon
* Good Morning, Judge (1928) .... Mr. Grey Sr
* Half a Bride (1928) .... Mr. Winslow
* The Return of Boston Blackie (1927)
* Kid Boots (1926) .... Eleanor's father
* Her Honor, the Governor (1926)
* The Awful Truth (1925) .... Jonathan Sims
* Red Lights (1923) .... Luke Carson
* The Green Goddess (1923) .... The High Priest
* High Heels (1921) .... Joshua Barton
* Beyond the Trail (1916)
* A Wife at Bay (1916)
* The Reward of Chivalry (1916)
* The Queen of Hearts (1915)
* The Great Ruby Mystery (1915)
* Homage (1915)
* The Grail (1915)
* The Black Box (1915) .... Prof. Ashleigh/Lord Ashleigh
* Changed Lives (1915)
* The Flash (1915)
* The Big Sister's Christmas (1914)
* A Page from Life (1914)
* Called Back (1914/I) .... Dr. Manuel Ceneri
* Damon and Pythias (1914) .... Damon
* The Opened Shutters (1914) .... Thinkright Johnson
* The Chorus Girl's Thanksgiving (1914)
* The Link That Binds (1914)
* The Vagabond (1914)
* Kid Regan's Hands (1914)
* As the Wind Blows (1914)
* A Prince of Bavaria (1914)
* Through the Flames (1914/I)
* Circle 17 (1914)
* The Sob Sister (1914)
* Prowlers of the Wild (1914)
* On the Rio Grande (1914)
* The Spy (1914) .... Gen. George Washington
* The Woman in Black (1914/II)
* Stolen Glory (1914)
* Samson (1914) .... Ladal
* Risen from the Ashes (1914)
* The Dread Inheritance (1913) .... The Doctor
* The Barrier of Bars (1913)
* Back to Life (1913) .... The Gambler
* Forgotten Women (1913) .... The Reveller
* The Passerby (1913)
* The Restless Spirit (1913) .... A stranger
* The Old Clerk (1913)

Director

* The Girl on the Stairs (1925)
* Beauty and the Bad Man (1925)
* Fashionable Fakers (1923)
* The Bolted Door (1923)
* Kindled Courage (1923)
* Afraid to Fight (1922)
* Out of the Silent North (1922)
* Tracked to Earth (1922)
* Dr. Jim (1921)
* Go Straight (1921)
* Opened Shutters (1921)
* The Beautiful Gambler (1921)
* The Unknown Wife (1921)
* The Greater Profit (1921)
* The Silent Barrier (1920)
* The Beggar Prince (1920)
* The Tong Man (1919)
* The Illustrious Prince (1919)
* Bonds of Honor (1919)
* The Dragon Painter (1919)
* The Man Beneath (1919)
* All Wrong (1919)
* His Debt (1919)
* A Heart in Pawn (1919)
* The Courageous Coward (1919)
* The Gray Horizon (1919)
* His Birthright (1918)
* Ghost of the Rancho (1918)
* Twenty-One (1918)
* The Beloved Traitor (1918)
* The Clean-Up (1917)
* The Car of Chance (1917)
* The Clock (1917)
* The Man Who Took a Chance (1917)
* The Devil's Pay Day (1917)
* Little Partner (1916)
* A Stranger from Somewhere (1916)
* The Masked Woman (1916)
* Love Never Dies (1916)
* Main 4400 (1916)
* The Heart of a Show Girl (1916)
* Cross Purposes (1916)
* Lee Blount Goes Home (1916)
* Nature Incorporated (1916)
* They Wouldn't Take Him Seriously (1916)
* The False Part (1916)
* The Rose Colored Scarf (1916)
* Bringing Home Father (1916)
* The Wire Pullers (1916)
* Darcy of the Northwest Mounted (1916)
* The Mark of a Gentleman (1916)
* The Best Man's Bride (1916)
* After the Play (1916)
* The Dupe (1916/I)
* The Family Secret (1916)
* The Reward of Chivalry (1916)
* As the Shadows Fall (1915)
* In Search of a Wife (1915)
* On the Level (1915)
* The Fair God of Sun Island (1915)
* Her Prey (1915)
* The Queen of Hearts (1915)
* Misjudged (1915)
* The Social Lion (1915)
* The Gopher (1915)
* Homage (1915)
* The Grail (1915)

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