Person Details

Birthday: 1875-06-12 16:21:06

Death: 1953-11-29 16:21:06

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Bathurst - New Brunswick - Canada

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Movie Involvements: 51

TV Involvements: 0


Most Famous Work

Biography

From Wikipedia Samuel Alfred De Grasse (June 12, 1875 – November 29, 1953) was a Canadian actor. He was born in Bathurst, New Brunswick, he trained to be a dentist. He married Annie McDonnell in 1904. Their daughter, Clementine Bell, was born in 1906. Annie died in 1909, probably in childbirth with another daughter, Olive. In 1910, Samuel practiced dentistry and he and Clementine were living in Providence, Rhode Island along with his older sister (also named Clementine) and her 14 year old son, Jerome Fauchy. Sam married British actress Ada Fuller Golden and became a step-father to her three children. His older brother Joe went into the fledgling movie business and Sam decided to also give it a try. He traveled to New York City and in 1912 he appeared in his first motion picture. At first he played standard secondary characters but when fellow Canadian Mary Pickford set up her own studio with her husband Douglas Fairbanks, he joined them. He portrayed the villainous Prince John in Fairbanks' 1922 Robin Hood. Afterward, he began to specialize in villainous roles. He was the uncle of successful cinematographer Robert De Grasse. He lived on the west coast until his death in Hollywood. He is interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.

Most Famous Work

Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
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7

Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

(1916) Arthur Jenkins (Modern Story)
The Birth of a Nation
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6

The Birth of a Nation

(1915) Charles Sumner
The Man Who Laughs
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7

The Man Who Laughs

(1928) King James II
The King of Kings
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6

The King of Kings

(1927) Pharisee
The Black Pirate
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7

The Black Pirate

(1926) Pirate Lieutenant
Robin Hood
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6

Robin Hood

(1922) Prince John
The Racket
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6

The Racket

(1928) District Attorney Welch
When a Man Loves
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8

When a Man Loves

(1927) Comte Guillot de Morfontaine

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
1930 Bazin
1929 John Willard
District Attorney
William Morrissey
1928 District Attorney Welch
Freddie's Father
Blood Keller
King James II
1927 Capt. David Slocum
Talleyrand
Ira Harding
Comte Guillot de Morfontaine
Peter Campbell
Pharisee
1926 Benjamin Levy
Colonel Lestron
Defense Attorney
Pirate Lieutenant
1925 Officer O'Dare
Sheriff Weeks
1924 Ricardo Ruiz
Henry Parrish
1923 John Carver
Dr. Cusick
Judge Stillman
Lord
Father De Rance
1922 Dr. Mason
Prince John
1921 Thomas Edinburgh
1920 'Hod' Brooks
Capt. Stanley
Dr. Wayne Leveridge
Warren Goodwright
1919 Steve Honeycutt
Dr. Armstrong
Arthur Jenkins
Shaver Michael
N/A
Vibert
1918 Malcolm Dion
Kurt Von Klassner (as Samuel DeGrasse)
N/A
Mark Thorne
National Jim
Tom Slade
1917 Ernest Peabody
Mortimer Eddington
Herbert Wendling
N/A
Steve Shelby
Jose Alvarez
Harold T. King
Ethan Dexter
1916 Phillips Christy
Arthur Jenkins (Modern Story)
Sheriff Dunn
Forbes Stewart
Bud Frazer / The Wolf
Ira Wolcott
N/A
1915 Silent Smith
N/A
Charles Sumner
Year Character Movie/Tv

Camera

Year Role Movie/Tv
1950 Additional Director of Photography
Year Role Movie/Tv

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