Lon Chaney Jr.
(aka Creighton Chaney, Lon Chaney)
February 10, 1906 - July 12, 1973
Born Creighton Tull Chaney in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Son of Lon Chaney
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A Lot of Favorite Memories of Lon Chaney Jr.
- Billed as "Creighton Chaney," suitably fit and dashing as a Zorro-like avenger called "The Black Ghost"
(complete with phony accent) in the Poverty Row serial The Last Frontier (1932).
- As the brutally aggressive villain "Captain Hakur," ramming a streamlined tank with the hero strapped to its hood through gigantic wooden gates
in a much better cliffhanger, Republic's flashy, Gordonesque Undersea Kingdom (1936).
- In his breakthrough role as "Lenny Small," John Steinbeck's incredibly strong but simpleminded farmworker who comes to a tragic end
in spite of his best friend's best efforts in Lewis Milestone's moving Of Mice and Men (1939).
- As "Akhoba," leader of a tribe of cavemen, forced to step down after an encounter a prehistoric ox, in Cecil B. DeMille's
highly entertaining One Million B.C. (1940).
- As "Dan McCormick," alias "Dynamo Dan the Electric Man"
in his first "monster film," Universal's Man Made Monster (1941).
- As "Lawrence Talbot" in Universal's classic The Wolf Man (1941).
- As the "Frankenstein Monster"
in Universal's The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942).
- As "Kharis the Mummy" in The Mummy's Tomb (1942).
- As "Jim Lane" in Univeral's western cliffhanger Overland Mail (1942).
- As "Dr. Mark Steele" in Calling Dr. Death (1943).
- As "Lawrence Talbot, the Wolf Man" in Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943).
- As "Count Alucard," in Son of Dracula (1943).
- As "Hava," mute servant of the Cobra Woman (1944).
- As "David Stewart," in Dead Man's Eyes (1944).
- As as "Lawrence Talbot, the Wolf Man" in House of Frankenstein (1944).
- As "Kharis the Mummy" in The Mummy's Curse (1944).
- As "Kharis the Mummy" in The Mummy's Ghost (1944).
- As "Professor Norman Reed" in Weird Woman (1944).
- As "Alex Gregor" aka "Gregor the Great" in The Frozen Ghost (1945).
- As "Johnson" Here Come the Co-eds in (1945).
- As as "Lawrence Talbot, the Wolf Man" in House of Dracula (1945).
- As "Wayne Fletcher" in Pillow of Death (1945).
As "Jeff Carter" in Strange Confession (1947).
- As "Willie" in My Favorite Brunette (1947).
- As "Lawrence Talbot, the Wolf Man" in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948).
- In heavy makeup or mask as the Frankenstein Monster as featured guest on Abbott and Costello's TV show The Colgate Comedy Hour (1951).
- As "Commissioner Taro" in Bride of the Gorilla (1951).
- As the Monster, heavily scarred and baldheaded in the "Frankenstein" episode of the TV show Tales of Tomorrow (January 18, 1952).
- As "Gargon" in The Black Castle (1952).
- As "Martin Howe" in High Noon (1952).
- As "Emo" in Casanova's Big Night(1954)
- As "Big Mac" in I Died a Thousand Times (1955).
- As "Mungo" in The Black Sleep (1956).
- As "Charles 'Butcher' Benton" in The Indestructible Man (1956).
- As "Jules Samenian" in "The Golden Junkman" episode of the TV anthology series Telephone Time (April 8, 1956).
- As "Martin Melville" in The Cyclops (1957).
- As Hawkeye's Indian friend "Chingachgook" in the TV series The Last of the Mohicans (1957), co-starring John Hart.
- As "Big Sam" in The Defiant Ones(1958).
- As "Manon" in The Alligator People (1959).
- As a revived mummified werewolf in La Casa del Terror (1959).
- As Lenny-like "Grosch," betrayed by his old pal Elisha Cook Jr. into doing a bad thing in the "Witness for the Defense"
episode of Surfside (1961).
- As "Satan" hosting three stories in Devil's Messenger (1961), a feature incorporating episodes of the Swedish TV show 13 Demon Street.
- As himself, the Wolf Man, the Mummy, and the Hunchback of Notre Dame
in the Route 66 episode "Lizard's Leg and Owlet's Wing," (1962),
co-starring Boris Karloff (as himself and the Frankenstein Monster!), Peter Lorre, Martita Hunt, and Betsy Jones-Moreland!
- As "Simon Orne" in The Haunted Palace (1963).
- As "Poppa" in the Route 66 episode "Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are," (1963).
- As "O'Connor," a tough convict who gives Paladin (Richard Boone) advice about escaping from prison in the
"Cage at McNab" episode of Have Gun, Will Travel (1963).
- As a revived mummified werewolf in Face of the Screaming Werewolf (1964).
- As "Bruno" in Spider Baby (1964).
- As "Lenny," spoofing his famous role in the "Monkees in a Ghost Town" episode of the TV show The Monkees (1966).
- As "Groton" in Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971).
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