Jack Holt

Jack Holt


Also Known As
Charles John Holt
Birth Place
Winchester, Virginia, USA
May 31, 1888
January 18, 1951
Cause of Death
Heart Attack


Former gold propsector, cow puncher and peripatetic jack-of-several-trades who entered film in 1914. Rangy, rough hewn and laconic, Holt shed his early heavy roles and emerged as a rugged hero of actioners and a polished romantic lead of swank melodramas. He remained prolific through the 1950s, playing both leads and supporting roles. Father of actors Jennifer Holt, Tim Holt and David Ho...


Former gold propsector, cow puncher and peripatetic jack-of-several-trades who entered film in 1914. Rangy, rough hewn and laconic, Holt shed his early heavy roles and emerged as a rugged hero of actioners and a polished romantic lead of swank melodramas. He remained prolific through the 1950s, playing both leads and supporting roles. Father of actors Jennifer Holt, Tim Holt and David Holt.



Cast (Feature Film)

Across the Wide Missouri (1951)
Bear Ghost
The Daltons' Women (1951)
Clint Dalton (also known as Mike Leonard)
Trail of Robin Hood (1950)
Jack Holt
King of the Bullwhip (1950)
James Kerrigan
Return of the Frontiersman (1950)
Sam Barrett
Task Force (1949)
Red Desert (1949)
Deacon Smith
Loaded Pistols (1949)
Dave Randall
Brimstone (1949)
Marshal Greenslade
The Last Bandit (1949)
Mort Pemberton
The Gallant Legion (1948)
Capt. Banner
The Arizona Ranger (1948)
Rawhide Morgan
The Strawberry Roan (1948)
Walt Bailey
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
The Wild Frontier (1947)
Charles "Saddles" Barton
Flight to Nowhere (1946)
The Chase (1946)
Commander Davidson
Renegade Girl (1946)
Major Barker
My Pal Trigger (1946)
Brett Scoville
They Were Expendable (1945)
General Martin
Northwest Rangers (1943)
[Sgt.] Duncan Frazier
Cat People (1942)
Thunder Birds (1942)
Col. "Mac" MacDonald
The Great Swindle (1941)
Jack Regan
Outside the 3-Mile Limit (1940)
Fugitive from a Prison Camp (1940)
Sheriff Lawson
The Great Plane Robbery (1940)
Mike Henderson
Passport to Alcatraz (1940)
George Hollister
Hidden Power (1939)
Dr. Stephen Garfield
Trapped in the Sky (1939)
Major Roston
Fugitive at Large (1939)
George Storm/Tom Farrow
Whispering Enemies (1939)
Stephen Brewster
Making the Headlines (1938)
Lewis Nagel
Outside the Law (1938)
Dr. James Meade
Reformatory (1938)
Robert Deane
Flight into Nowhere (1938)
Jim Horne
Crime Takes a Holiday (1938)
Walter Forbes
Trapped by G-Men (1937)
Martin Galloway, alias Bill Donovan
Trouble in Morocco (1937)
Paul Cluett
Under Suspicion (1937)
Robert Bailey
Roaring Timber (1937)
Jim Sherwood
Outlaws of the Orient (1937)
Chet Eaton
Dangerous Waters (1936)
Jim Marlowe
North of Nome (1936)
John Raglan
End of the Trail (1936)
Dale Brittenham
Crash Donovan (1936)
[Michael] "Crash" Donovan
San Francisco (1936)
Jack Burley
The Best Man Wins (1935)
Awakening of Jim Burke (1935)
Jim Burke
The Unwelcome Stranger (1935)
Howard [W.] Chamberlain
Storm over the Andes (1935)
Captain Robert Kent
The Littlest Rebel (1935)
Colonel Morrison
Black Moon (1934)
Stephen Lane
The Defense Rests (1934)
Matthew Mitchell
I'll Fix It (1934)
Bill Grimes
Whirlpool (1934)
Buck Rankin [also known as Duke Sheldon]
The Woman I Stole (1933)
Jim Bradier
When Strangers Marry (1933)
Steve Rand
The Wrecker (1933)
Chuck Regan
Master of Men (1933)
Buck Garrett
Hollywood Speaks (1932)
This Sporting Age (1932)
Captain John Steele
War Correspondent (1932)
Jim Kenyon, also known as General Ching
Behind the Mask (1932)
[Jack] Hart [also known as Quinn]
Man Against Woman (1932)
"Strong Arm" Johnny McCloud
White Shoulders (1931)
Gordon Kent
Dirigible (1931)
Commander Jack Bradon
Maker of Men (1931)
Coach "Uncle" Dudley
Subway Express (1931)
Inspector Killian
Fifty Fathoms Deep (1931)
Tim Burke
The Last Parade (1931)
Cookie Leonard
A Dangerous Affair (1931)
Lieutenant McHenry
The Squealer (1930)
Charles Hart
Vengeance (1930)
John Meadham
The Border Legion (1930)
Jack Kells
Hell's Island (1930)
Sunset Pass (1929)
Jack Rock
Father and Son (1929)
Frank Fields
The Donovan Affair (1929)
Inspector Killian
Flight (1929)
Panama Williams
The Smart Set (1928)
The Vanishing Pioneer (1928)
Anthony Ballard/John Ballard
The Water Hole (1928)
Philip Randolph
Submarine (1928)
Jack Dorgan
Avalanche (1928)
Jack Dunton
Court-Martial (1928)
Capt. James Camden
The Tigress (1927)
Winston Graham, Earl of Eddington
The Warning (1927)
Tom Fellows/Col. Robert Wellsley
The Mysterious Rider (1927)
Bent Wade
Sea Horses (1926)
George Glanville
Born to the West (1926)
"Colorado" Dare Rudd
Man of the Forest (1926)
Milt Dale
The Enchanted Hill (1926)
Lee Purdy
The Blind Goddess (1926)
Hugh Dillon
Forlorn River (1926)
Eve's Secret (1925)
Duke of Poltava
The Light of Western Stars (1925)
Gene Stewart
Wild Horse Mesa (1925)
Chane Weymer
The Ancient Highway (1925)
Cliff Brant
The Thundering Herd (1925)
Tom Doan
Don't Call It Love (1924)
Richard Parrish
The Lone Wolf (1924)
Michael Lanyard
North of 36 (1924)
Dan McMasters
Wanderer of the Wasteland (1924)
Adam Larey
Empty Hands (1924)
Hollywood (1923)
The Marriage Maker (1923)
Lord Stonbury
Making a Man (1923)
Horace Winsby
Nobody's Money (1923)
John Webster
The Cheat (1923)
Dudley Drake
A Gentleman of Leisure (1923)
Robert Pitt
The Tiger's Claw (1923)
Sam Sandell
Bought and Paid For (1922)
Robert Stafford
On the High Seas (1922)
Jim Dorn, a stoker
North of the Rio Grande (1922)
Bob Haddington, a rancher
While Satan Sleeps (1922)
The Man Unconquerable (1922)
Robert Kendall
The Grim Comedian (1921)
Harvey Martin
Ducks and Drakes (1921)
Rob Winslow
Midsummer Madness (1921)
Bob Meredith
All Souls' Eve (1921)
Roger Heath
The Mask (1921)
Kenneth Traynor/Handsome Jack
The Call of the North (1921)
Ned Trent
After the Show (1921)
Larry Taylor
The Lost Romance (1921)
Mark Sheridan
Held by the Enemy (1920)
Col. Charles Prescott
Crooked Streets (1920)
Rupert O'Dare
The Sins of Rosanne (1920)
Sir Dennis Harlenden
The Best of Luck (1920)
Kenneth, Lord Glenayr
For Better, for Worse (1919)
Kitty Kelly, M.D. (1919)
Bob Lang
The Life Line (1919)
Jack Hearne, the Romany Rye
Victory (1919)
Axel Heyst
A Midnight Romance (1919)
Roger Sloan
A Sporting Chance (1919)
Paul Sayre
The Woman Thou Gavest Me (1919)
Lord Raa
The Woman Michael Married (1919)
Michael Ordsway
Cheating Cheaters (1919)
Tom Palmer
Hidden Pearls (1918)
Robert Garvin
One More American (1918)
Sam Potts
The Claw (1918)
Maurice Stair
The Squaw Man (1918)
Cash Hawkins
Love Me (1918)
Gordon Appleby
A Desert Wooing (1918)
Barton Masters
The Marriage Ring (1918)
Rodney Heathe
Green Eyes (1918)
Pearson Hunter
The Honor of His House (1918)
Robert Farlow
The Road Through the Dark (1918)
Duke Karl
The White Man's Law (1918)
Sir Harry Falkland
The Cost of Hatred (1917)
Giving Becky a Chance (1917)
Tom Fielding
Sacrifice (1917)
Paul Ekald
The Little American (1917)
Karl Von Austreim
The Secret Game (1917)
Major John Northfield
The Call of the East (1917)
Alan Hepburn
The Inner Shrine (1917)
Viscount D'Arcourt
Naked Hearts (1916)
Howard, as an adult
The Black Sheep of the Family (1916)
Kenneth Carmont
Saving the Family Name (1916)
Jansen Winthrop
Liberty, A Daughter of the U.S.A. (1916)
Jewel (1915)
Nat Bonnell

Writer (Feature Film)

Stormy, the Thoroughbred with an Inferiority Complex (1954)
Based on a Story by

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Pale Blood (1991)
Traps (1985)

Life Events


Film acting debut


Movie Clip

Trail Of Robin Hood (1950) -- (Movie Clip) Hometown Jubilee Pre-teen sharpshooter Sis (Carol Nugent) won the Turkey Shoot and decided to spare the bird, visiting with Jack Holt, playing himself, the retired silent-movie cowboy star, who’s now a benevolent Christmas tree grower, Penny Edwards as visiting Toby, who’s secretly against his enterprise, and the star Roy (Rogers) with a song, joined by the Riders (Of The Purple Sage), composed by the guitarist Foy Willing, in Trail Of Robin Hood 1950.
Littlest Rebel, The (1935) -- (Movie Clip) My Mommy Went Away Slave Uncle Bill (Bill "Bojangles" Robinson) and bereaved Virgie (Shirley Temple) stage an entertaining diversion for Union Colonel Morrison (Jack Holt), concealing her father (John Boles), in 20th Century Fox's The Littlest Rebel, 1935.
Cat People (1942) -- (Movie Clip) She Looks Like A Cat At their wedding dinner Irina (Simone Simon) is thrilled that Oliver (Kent Smith) has found a Serbian restaurant, friends (Alan Napier, Jack Holt, Jane Randolph) conversing until a spooky fellow immigrant (Elizabeth Russell) appears, in producer Val Lewton's original Cat People 1942.
Black Moon (1934) -- (Movie Clip) They're Gonna Do It! Servant "Lunch" (Clarence Muse) conducts visiting Stephen (Jack Holt) into the island jungle where his wife (Dorothy Burgess) is the star of a Columbia pre-code sacrifice shindig, in Black Moon, 1934.
Black Moon (1934) -- (Movie Clip) Don't Change Too Much First scene, spooky modern mom Juanita (Dorothy Burgess) beating tropical drums with little Nancy (Cora Sue Collins), her husband Stephen (Jack Holt) doing some exposition with a shrink (Henry Kolker), opening Columbia's Black Moon, 1934.
Black Moon (1934) -- (Movie Clip) You Call It Voodoo Husband Stephen (Jack Holt) worrying with uncle Perez (Arnold Korff) about Juanita (Dorothy Burgess) having returned to the island where she grew up, nanny Gail (Fay Wray) raising an alarm, rife with racism, in Columbia's Black Moon, 1934.



Tim Holt
David Holt
Jennifer Holt
Actor. Died September 21, 1997 at age 76.