Noah Beery

Noah Beery


Also Known As
Noah Beery Sr., Noah Nicholas Beery
Birth Place
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
February 17, 1882
April 01, 1946
Cause of Death
Heart Attack


One of screendom's most venerable villains, in films from 1917. Huskily built and most typically mustachioed, Beery made an enjoyably rapacious bad guy in many silent films ("The Mark of Zorro" 1920, "The Vanishing American" 1925, "Beau Geste" 1926) and when sound came in his firm, deep bark of a voice complemented his image entirely. Occasionally, Beery even enjoyed the chance to play a...

Family & Companions

Marguerite Beery


One of screendom's most venerable villains, in films from 1917. Huskily built and most typically mustachioed, Beery made an enjoyably rapacious bad guy in many silent films ("The Mark of Zorro" 1920, "The Vanishing American" 1925, "Beau Geste" 1926) and when sound came in his firm, deep bark of a voice complemented his image entirely. Occasionally, Beery even enjoyed the chance to play an atypically sympathetic role, usually with gruff shadings, and proved to be remarkably good at it (e.g. "Linda" 1928). He continued adding good entertainment value to well over 150 films, including many enjoyable "B" Westerns of the 30s and 40s, until shortly before his death. His son, Noah Beery Jr., started in films at the age of seven (appearing with his father in "The Mark of Zorro") and later became a well-liked character player. Elder half-brother of Wallace Beery, popular star of the 1930s and 40s.



Cast (Feature Film)

Sing Me a Song of Texas (1945)
Charley Bronson
This Man's Navy (1945)
Joe Hodum
Block Busters (1944)
Million Dollar Kid (1944)
Captain [Mathews]
Gentle Annie (1944)
Barbary Coast Gent (1944)
Pete Hanibal
Carson City Cyclone (1943)
Judge Benjamin Phalen
Clancy Street Boys (1943)
Salute to the Marines (1943)
Mr. Muggs Steps Out (1943)
Outlaws of Pine Ridge (1942)
"Honest John" Hollister
Pardon My Gun (1942)
Judge Hackett
The Devil's Trail (1942)
Buck McQuade
Tennessee Johnson (1942)
Sheriff Cass
Overland Mail (1942)
A Missouri Outlaw (1941)
Sheriff Ben Dixon
Grandpa Goes to Town (1940)
The Tulsa Kid (1940)
Montana Smith
Pioneers of the West (1940)
Judge Platt
A Little Bit of Heaven (1940)
Uncle Sherm
Adventures of Red Ryder (1940)
Mexicali Rose (1939)
Mutiny on the Blackhawk (1939)
Panamint's Bad Man (1938)
King Gorman
The Girl of the Golden West (1938)
The general [in Prologue]
The Bad Man of Brimstone (1937)
Ambrose Crocker
Zorro Rides Again (1937)
King of the Damned (1936)
Strangers on a Honeymoon (1936)
Red Beard
Someone at the Door (1936)
Madame Spy (1934)
General Philipow
Caravan (1934)
Kentucky Kernels (1934)
Colonel Wakefield
Cockeyed Cavaliers (1934)
The Baron
Mystery Liner (1934)
Captain Holling
Happy Landing (1934)
Captain Terris
The Trail Beyond (1934)
George Newsome
Sweet Adeline (1934)
Laughing at Life (1933)
Thundering Herd (1933)
Randall Jett
Sunset Pass (1933)
Marshall Blake
Easy Millions (1933)
To the Last Man (1933)
Jed Colby
The Woman I Stole (1933)
General Rayon
The Flaming Signal (1933)
Otto Von Krantz
Man of the Forest (1933)
Clint Beasley
She Done Him Wrong (1933)
Gus Jordan
Fighting With Kit Carson (1933)
The Kid from Spain (1932)
Alonzo Gomez
Stranger in Town (1932)
Honeymoon Lane (1932)
Tom Baggott
The Drifter (1932)
John McNary
No Living Witness (1932)
Clyde Corbin
Out of Singapore (1932)
Woolf Barstow
The Big Stampede (1932)
Sam Crew
The Stoker (1932)
Cornered (1932)
Red Slavens
The Devil Horse (1932)
The Millionaire (1931)
In Line of Duty (1931)
Jean Duchene
Shanghaied Love (1931)
Captain "Black Yankee" Angus Swope
The Homicide Squad (1931)
Captain Michael Buckley
Riders of the Purple Sage (1931)
Judge Dyer
Big Boy (1930)
The Way of All Men (1930)
A Soldier's Plaything (1930)
Captain Plover
Mammy (1930)
Tonopaw Red
Oh Sailor, Behave (1930)
Romanian general
The Love Trader (1930)
Captain Morton
Under a Texas Moon (1930)
Jed Parker
Tol'able David (1930)
Bright Lights (1930)
Miguel Parada
Renegades (1930)
Golden Dawn (1930)
Murder Will Out (1930)
Lieutenant Condon
Song of the Flame (1930)
Isle of Escape (1930)
The Show of Shows (1929)
The Four Feathers (1929)
Slave trader
Two O'Clock in the Morning (1929)
False Fathers (1929)
Noah's Ark (1929)
Nickoloff/King Nephilim
Linda (1929)
Love in the Desert (1929)
The Isle of Lost Ships (1929)
Captain [or Peter] Forbes
The Godless Girl (1929)
Head guard
Careers (1929)
The President
Glorifying the American Girl (1929)
The Passion Song (1928)
John Van Ryn
Hellship Bronson (1928)
Capt. Ira Bronson
Beau Sabreur (1928)
Sheikh El Hammel
Two Lovers (1928)
The Duke of Azar
Old Shoes (1927)
The Rough Riders (1927)
Hell's Bells
The Dove (1927)
Don José María y Sandoval
Evening Clothes (1927)
The Love Mart (1927)
Captain Remy
Beau Geste (1926)
Sergeant Lejaune
The Crown of Lies (1926)
Count Mirko
Padlocked (1926)
Henry Gilbert
The Vanishing American (1926)
The Enchanted Hill (1926)
Jake Dort
Paradise (1926)
Wild Horse Mesa (1925)
Bud McPherson
Contraband (1925)
Deputy Jenney
The Thundering Herd (1925)
Randall Jett
The Coming of Amos (1925)
Ramón García
Lord Jim (1925)
Captain Brown
The Spaniard (1925)
The Light of Western Stars (1925)
East of Suez (1925)
British consul
Wanderer of the Wasteland (1924)
The Fighting Coward (1924)
Captain Blackie
The Female (1924)
Barend de Beer
Lily of the Dust (1924)
Colonel von Mertzbach
The Heritage of the Desert (1924)
Welcome Stranger (1924)
Icabod Whitson
North of 36 (1924)
Sim Rudabaugh
The Spoilers (1923)
Alex McNamara
His Last Race (1923)
Packy Sloane
The Spider and the Rose (1923)
Maître Renaud
Main Street (1923)
Adolph Valborg
Wandering Daughters (1923)
Charles Horton, her father
Stormswept (1923)
Shark Moran
When Law Comes to Hades (1923)
Forbidden Lover (1923)
Dangerous Trails (1923)
Inspector Criswell
The Destroying Angel (1923)
Curtis Drummond
Stephen Steps Out (1923)
Muley Pasha
The Call of the Canyon (1923)
Haze Ruff
To the Last Man (1923)
Soul of the Beast (1923)
Caesar Durand
Tipped Off (1923)
Chang Wo
Quicksands (1923)
"Silent" Krupz
Hollywood (1923)
The Heart Specialist (1922)
Dr. Thomas Fitch
I Am the Law (1922)
Sgt. Georges Mardeaux
Ebb Tide (1922)
Richard Attwater
The Crossroads of New York (1922)
James Flint
Wild Honey (1922)
Henry Porthen
Tillie (1922)
Jacob Getz
The Lying Truth (1922)
Lawrence De Muidde
Belle of Alaska (1922)
Wade Harkin
The Power of Love (1922)
Don Almeda
Flesh and Blood (1922)
Li Fang
Good Men and True (1922)
S. S. Thorpe
Omar the Tentmaker (1922)
The Shah of Shahs
Youth to Youth (1922)
Brutus Tawney
Bob Hampton of Placer (1921)
Red Slavin
Beach of Dreams (1921)
Jack Raft
The Call of the North (1921)
Galen Albret
Bits of Life (1921)
Lotus Blossom (1921)
Tartar Chief
Go and Get It (1920)
Doctor Ord
Dinty (1920)
Wong Tai
The Scoffer (1920)
The Mark of Zorro (1920)
Sergeant Pedro
Why Tell? (1920)
The Sea Wolf (1920)
"Wolf" Larsen, the Sea Wolf
The Mutiny of the Elsinore (1920)
Andreas Mellaire
The Fighting Shepherdess (1920)
Mormon Joe
The Sagebrusher (1920)
Sim Gage
Love Madness (1920)
Jack Frost
The Valley of the Giants (1919)
Black Minorca
Under the Top (1919)
Professor De Como
A Very Good Young Man (1919)
The Red Lantern (1919)
Sam Wang
Johnny Get Your Gun (1919)
Town marshall
Louisiana (1919)
Lem Rogers
In Mizzoura (1919)
Jo Vernon
The Woman Next Door (1919)
Randolph Schuyler
Everywoman (1919)
The Whispering Chorus (1918)
The White Man's Law (1918)
Dr. Robinson
Too Many Millions (1918)
R. A. Bass
The Goat (1918)
Director Griffin
The Source (1918)
John Nord
Hidden Pearls (1918)
Believe Me Xantippe (1918)
Sheriff Kamman
The Squaw Man (1918)
His Robe of Honor (1918)
"Boss" Nordhoff
Less Than Kin (1918)
Señor Cortez
Social Ambition (1918)
Big Dan Johnson
The Hostage (1917)
A Mormon Maid (1917)
Darius Burr
Molly Entangled (1917)
Shawn, the smithy
The Chosen Prince, or the Friendship of David and Jonathan (1917)
The Clever Mrs. Carfax (1917)
Adrian Graw
Sacrifice (1917)
Count Wenzel
The Human Orchid (1916)
The Social Highwayman (1916)
Hugh Jaffray

Life Events


First role on stage


Film acting debut


Movie Clip


Big Stampede, The - (Original Trailer) John Wayne and his horse Duke are sent by the Governor to stop rustlers in The Big Stampede (1932).
Barbary Coast Gent - (Original Trailer) Wallace Beery plays a bandit from the gold fields who moves to San Francisco and tries to go straight in Barbary Coast Gent (1944).
Millionaire, The - (Original Trailer) George Arliss (Disraeli) is The Millionaire (1931) who wants to find out how the working class live.
This Man's Navy - (Original Trailer) The director of Wings (1927), William Wellman, turns his attention to dirigibles in This Man's Navy (1945) starring Wallace Beery.
Tennessee Johnson - (Original Trailer) Tennessee Johnson (1942), a biography of Andrew Johnson (Van Heflin), who became the only U.S. president ever to be tried by Congress.
Salute to the Marines - (Original Trailer) A retired Marine (Wallace Beery) gets caught in the middle of the Philippines campaign during World War II.
Girl Of The Golden West, The - (Original Trailer) Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy star in the movie version of the Sigmund Romberg-Gus Kahn musical The Girl Of The Golden West (1938).
Bad Man of Brimstone, The - (Original Trailer) An old bandit reforms when he meets his long-lost son in The Bad Man Of Brimstone (1937) starring Wallace Beery.
Noah's Ark (1929) -- (Re-issue Trailer) Noah's Ark (1929), an expensive Biblical epic made at the dawn of talkies.
Gentle Annie - (Original Trailer) Marjorie Main takes a rare lead role as Gentle Annie (1944), a frontierswoman who turns her family into a band of bank robbers.


Noah Beery
William Beery
Actor. Older; born in 1979; died in 1949.
Wallace Beery
Actor. Younger; born in 1885; died in 1949.
Noah Beery III


Marguerite Beery