Walter Long
(03/05/1879 - 07/04/1952)

Walter Long was an American character actor in films from the 1910s.

He was born in Nashua, New Hampshire. He appeared in many D.W. Griffith films, notably The Birth of a Nation (1915), where he appeared as Gus, a Negro, in blackface make-up, and Intolerance (1916). But he is now best remembered for his roles in several Laurel and Hardy films in the 1930s as a comic villain.

While his on-screen persona was crude and thuggish, in his private life he was well-dressed, intelligent, and personable, the complete antithesis of the characters he portrayed.

Available Films

The Birth of a Nation (1915)

Sold for Marriage (1916)

Children in the  House (1916)

Scarlet Days (1919)

The Mother and the Law (1919)

Raffles (1925)

Sea Devils (1931)