Noah Beery
(01/17/1882 - 04/01/1946)

Noah Beery worked in the theatre starting at the age of sixteen and by 1905 was performing on Broadway. After a dozen years on the stage, in 1915 he joined his brother in Hollywood to make motion pictures where he would become a respected character actor adept at playing the role of the villain. One of his most remarkable characterizations was as Sergeant Gonzales in The Mark of Zorro (1920) opposite Douglas Fairbanks; the Beery brothers always offered extremely energetic portrayals and gave the audience something extraordinary to behold.

Noah Beery worked during the silent film era (giving a fine performance as Sgt. Lejaune in the 1926 Beau Geste) and successfully made the transition to "talkies". He had a pleasant singing voice and he appeared in a number of lavish early Technicolor musicals such as The Show of Shows (1929), Song of the Flame (1930), Bright Lights (1930), Under A Texas Moon (1930) and Golden Dawn (1930), (in which he wore blackface makeup as an African native). During a career that spanned three decades, Noah appeared in nearly two hundred films.

In 1945 he returned to star in the Mike Todd Broadway production of "Up in Central Park."

Available Films

A Mormon Maid (1917)

Flesh and Blood (1922)

The Soul of the Beast (1923)

The Fighting Coward (1924)

Wild Horse Mesa (1925)

Linda (1929)

The Drifter (1932) / The Stoker (1932)

Laughing at Life (1933)

Mystery Liner (1934)

Ace Drummond (1936) & Squadron of Doom (1949)