Charles Hutchison
(12/03/1879 - 05/30/1949)

Born Charles A. Hutchison (sometimes billed as Charles Hutchinson), this pioneering serial star was renowned as the king of action serials, and was famous for his trick motorcycle jumps.

Born in the last decade of the 19th century, Hutchison attended Western University, then worked briefly for Marshall Field before embarking upon an itinerant acting career in vaudeville and stock.

He was still in his twenties when, in 1913, he made his movie debut with the Triumph Film Company. Eventually settling at Pathe, Hutchison directed and/or starred in such popular chapter plays as Hurricane Hutch (1919) and Double Adventure (1921). He became an independent producer in the early 1920s, turning out serials, two-reel comedies and inexpensive programmers with such stars as William Fairbanks.

Though his producing career faded with the coming of sound, Hutchison kept his hand in directing and acting until his retirement in 1941.

Available Films

Lightning Hutch (1926)

House of Danger (1934) (director)

Phantom Patrol (1936) (director)