Henry Kolker

Henry Kolker

actor, director, additional crew

Henry Kolker was born on Nov 13, 1874 in Germany. Henry Kolker's big-screen debut came with Gloria's Romance directed by Walter Edwin in 1916, strarring Dr. Stephen Royce. Henry Kolker is known for A Woman's Face directed by George Cukor, Joan Crawford stars as Anna Holm and Melvyn Douglas as Dr. Gustaf Segert. The upcoming new movie Henry Kolker plays is The Secret Life of Walter Mitty which will be released on Sep 01, 1947.

Stalwart character actor Henry Kolker appeared on the Broadway stage from 1904, comedy being his forte early on. Later, as a leading man in romantic dramas, he partnered famous stars like Alla Nazimova. Moving on to films in 1914 as actor/director, he became noted in particular for directing Disraeli (1921), starring George Arliss (now a lost film, except for one reel). Plagued by ill-health and much publicised marital problems, Kolker's star had waned somewhat by the end of the silent era. However, he continued to remain in demand as a supporting actor, generally typecast as stern judges, priests, heavy fathers and cuckolded husbands. Usually scowling and sombre, he chided and glowered over stars like Melvyn Douglas, Gary Cooper and Katharine Hepburn (arguably his best role being the latter's father, Edward Seton, in Vacances (1938)). He was equally effective in the role of banker John Fair in The Crash (1932), and as Friar Laurence in George Cukor's Roméo et Juliette (1936). Kolker remained a prolific fixture on screen throughout the 1930's, managing to tally up in excess of twenty appearances each, for 1934 and 1935 alone.

  • Birthday

    Nov 13, 1874
  • Place of Birth

    Berlin, Germany

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