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Lon Chaney Jr.
Birthday: February 10, 1906

Birth Place: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Height: 6' 2"

Below is a complete filmography (list of movies he's appeared in) for Lon Chaney Jr.. If you have any corrections or additions, please email us at corrections@actorsofhollywood.com. We'd also be interested in any trivia or other information you have.



American character actor whose career was influenced (and often overshadowed) by that of his father, silent film star Lon Chaney. The younger Chaney was born while his parents were on a theatrical tour, and he joined them onstage for the first time at the age of six months. However, as a young man, even during the time of his father's growing fame, Creighton Chaney worked menial jobs to support himself without calling upon his father. He was at various times a plumber, a meatcutter's apprentice, a metal worker, and a farm worker. Always, however, there was the desire to follow in his father's footsteps. He studied makeup at his father's side, learning many of the techniques that had made his father famous. And he took stage roles in stock companies. It was not until after his father's death in 1930 that Chaney went to work in films. His first appearances were under his real name (he had been named for his mother, singer Cleva Creighton). He played number of supporting parts before a producer in 1935 insisted on changing his name to Lon Chaney Jr. as a marketing ploy. Chaney was uncomfortable with the ploy and always hated the "Jr". addendum. But he was also aware that the famous name could help his career, and so he kept it. Most of the parts he played were unmemorable, often bits, until 1939 when he was given the role of the simple-minded Lennie in the film adaptation of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men (1939). Chaney's performance was spectacularly touching; indeed, it became one of the two roles for which he would always be best remembered. The other came within the next year, when Universal, in hopes of reviving their horror film franchise as well as memories of their great silent star, Chaney Sr., cast Chaney as the tortured Lawrence Talbot in The Wolf Man (1941). With this film and the slew of horror films that followed it, Chaney achieved a kind of stardom, though he was never able to achieve his goal of surpassing his father. By the 1950s, he was established as a star in low-budget horror films and as a reliable character actor in more prestigious, big-budget films such as High Noon (1952). Never as versatile as his father, he fell more and more into cheap and mundane productions which traded primarily on his name and those of other fading horror stars. His later years were bedeviled by illness and problems with alcohol. When he died from a variety of causes in 1973, it was as an actor who had spent his life chasing the fame of his father, but who was much beloved by a generation of filmgoers who had never seen his father.

Movie Credits
Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971)
[ Russ Tamblyn ]
The Female Bunch (1969)
[ Russ Tamblyn ]
A Stranger in Town (1969)
Fireball Jungle (1969)
[ Andrew Martinez ]
Buckskin (1968)
Spider Baby, or The Maddest Story Ever Told (1968)
[ Sid Haig ]
Hillbillys in a Haunted House (1967)
Welcome to Hard Times (1967)
[ Henry Fonda ][ Warren Oates ][ Keenan Wynn ][ Aldo Ray ]
Dr. Terror's Gallery of Horrors (1967)
Johnny Reno (1966)
[ Dana Andrews ]
Apache Uprising (1966)
[ DeForest Kelley ]
Town Tamer (1965)
[ DeForest Kelley ][ Dana Andrews ]
Black Spurs (1965)
[ DeForest Kelley ][ James Best ]
Young Fury (1965)
[ William Bendix ]
House of the Black Death (1965)
Stage to Thunder Rock (1964)
[ Keenan Wynn ]
Witchcraft (1964)
Law of the Lawless (1964)
[ William Bendix ]
Face of the Screaming Werewolf (1964)
The Haunted Palace (1963)
[ Vincent Price ]
The Mud Nest (1961)
Rebellion in Cuba (1961)
The Devil's Messenger (1961)
[ Johnny Crawford ]
The Phantom (1961)
[ Richard Kiel ]
The Jose Morales Story (1960)
[ Lee Marvin ]
Casa del terror, La (1960)
The Scorched Feather (1959)
Incident on the Edge of Madness (1959)
The Alligator People (1959)
Money, Women and Guns (1959)
The Defiant Ones (1958)
[ Sidney Poitier ][ Tony Curtis ][ Claude Akins ]
False Witness (1957)
Scapegoat (1957)
[ James Doohan ]
Snake Tattoo (1957)
The Search (1957)
The Cyclops (1957)
Along the Mohawk Trail (1957)
The Secret of River Lane (1956)
Daniel Boone, Trail Blazer (1956)
Pardners (1956)
[ Dean Martin ][ Jerry Lewis ][ Lee Van Cleef ][ Jack Elam ][ Jeff Morrow ]
The Black Sleep (1956)
[ Bela Lugosi ]
Indestructible Man (1956)
Manfish (1956)
The Silver Star (1955)
Big House, U.S.A. (1955)
[ Charles Bronson ]
The Indian Fighter (1955)
[ Kirk Douglas ][ Walter Matthau ]
I Died a Thousand Times (1955)
[ Dennis Hopper ][ Lee Marvin ][ Jack Palance ][ Ed Fury ]
Not as a Stranger (1955)
[ Robert Mitchum ][ Lee Marvin ][ Harry Morgan ]
The Black Pirates (1954)
Passion (1954)
[ Raymond Burr ]
Casanova's Big Night (1954)
[ Vincent Price ][ Bob Hope ][ Raymond Burr ]
The Boy from Oklahoma (1954)
[ Slim Pickens ]
Jivaro (1954)
[ Brian Keith ]
Moonlight School (1954)
[ George Nader ]
A Lion Is in the Streets (1953)
Raiders of the Seven Seas (1953)
Bandit Island (1953)
The Black Castle (1952)
[ Boris Karloff ]
Battles of Chief Pontiac (1952)
[ Lex Barker ]
Springfield Rifle (1952)
[ Gary Cooper ]
High Noon (1952)
[ Gary Cooper ][ Lee Van Cleef ][ Harry Morgan ][ Jack Elam ]
Thief of Damascus (1952)
The Bushwhackers (1952)
[ Jack Elam ][ Lawrence Tierney ]
Flame of Araby (1951)
[ Maureen O'Hara ][ Richard Egan ]
Bride of the Gorilla (1951)
[ Raymond Burr ]
Behave Yourself! (1951)
[ Farley Granger ]
Only the Valiant (1951)
[ Gregory Peck ][ Ward Bond ]
Inside Straight (1951)
Once a Thief (1950)
[ Cesar Romero ]
There's a Girl in My Heart (1950)
Captain China (1950)
16 Fathoms Deep (1948)
Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
[ Vincent Price ][ Bela Lugosi ][ Bud Abbott ][ Lou Costello ]
The Counterfeiters (1948)
Albuquerque (1948)
[ Randolph Scott ]
My Favorite Brunette (1947)
[ Bob Hope ][ Peter Lorre ][ Alan Ladd ]
Strange Confession (1945)
The Frozen Ghost (1945)
Here Come the Co-eds (1945)
[ Bud Abbott ][ Lou Costello ]
Pillow of Death (1945)
House of Dracula (1945)
The Daltons Ride Again (1945)
The Mummy's Curse (1944)
House of Frankenstein (1944)
[ Boris Karloff ]
Dead Man's Eyes (1944)
The Mummy's Ghost (1944)
Ghost Catchers (1944)
Cobra Woman (1944)
Weird Woman (1944)
Eyes of the Underworld (1943)
[ Richard Dix ]
Calling Dr. Death (1943)
Son of Dracula (1943)
Crazy House (1943)
Frontier Badmen (1943)
What We Are Fighting For (1943)
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
[ Bela Lugosi ]
The Mummy's Tomb (1942)
Overland Mail (1942)
The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
[ Bela Lugosi ][ Ralph Bellamy ]
North to the Klondike (1942)
The Wolf Man (1941)
[ Bela Lugosi ][ Claude Rains ][ Ralph Bellamy ]
Badlands of Dakota (1941)
[ Robert Stack ][ Richard Dix ]
Riders of Death Valley (1941)
San Antonio Rose (1941)
Billy the Kid (1941)
[ Robert Taylor ]
Too Many Blondes (1941)
Man Made Monster (1941)
North West Mounted Police (1940)
[ Gary Cooper ][ Robert Ryan ]
One Million B.C. (1940)
[ Victor Mature ]
Frontier Marshal (1939)
[ Randolph Scott ][ Ward Bond ][ Cesar Romero ]
Union Pacific (1939)
[ Anthony Quinn ][ Ward Bond ][ Joel McCrea ]
Jesse James (1939)
[ Henry Fonda ][ Tyrone Power ][ Randolph Scott ]
Of Mice and Men (1939)
[ Burgess Meredith ]
Charlie Chan in City in Darkness (1939)
Road Demon (1938)
Submarine Patrol (1938)
[ Jack Lord ][ John Ford ][ Ward Bond ]
Straight Place and Show (1938)
Passport Husband (1938)
Speed to Burn (1938)
Josette (1938)
[ Don Ameche ]
Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)
[ Tyrone Power ][ Don Ameche ][ Irving Berlin ]
Mr. Moto's Gamble (1938)
[ Peter Lorre ][ Ward Bond ]
Walking Down Broadway (1938)
Sally, Irene and Mary (1938)
Happy Landing (1938)
[ Don Ameche ][ Cesar Romero ]
City Girl (1938)
Checkers (1937)
Love Is News (1937)
[ Tyrone Power ][ George Sanders ][ Don Ameche ]
Second Honeymoon (1937)
[ Tyrone Power ]
Cheyenne Rides Again (1937)
Wife, Doctor and Nurse (1937)
Life Begins in College (1937)
Charlie Chan on Broadway (1937)
Thin Ice (1937)
[ Tyrone Power ]
One Mile from Heaven (1937)
The Lady Escapes (1937)
[ George Sanders ]
Wild and Woolly (1937)
[ Walter Brennan ]
Born Reckless (1937)
Slave Ship (1937)
[ Mickey Rooney ][ George Sanders ]
Angel's Holiday (1937)
This Is My Affair (1937)
[ Robert Taylor ]
That I May Live (1937)
Secret Agent X-9 (1937)
Love and Hisses (1937)
Midnight Taxi (1937)
The Old Corral (1936)
Rose Bowl (1936)
[ William Frawley ]
Killer at Large (1936)
Ace Drummond (1936)
Undersea Kingdom (1936)
The Singing Cowboy (1936)
The Shadow of Silk Lennox (1935)
Accent on Youth (1935)
Hold 'Em Yale (1935)
[ William Frawley ][ Cesar Romero ]
The Marriage Bargain (1935)
A Scream in the Night (1935)
Girl o' My Dreams (1934)
The Life of Vergie Winters (1934)
[ Walter Brennan ]
Sixteen Fathoms Deep (1934)
Son of the Border (1933)
The Three Musketeers (1933)
[ John Wayne ]
Scarlet River (1933)
Lucky Devils (1933)
[ Ward Bond ]
The Most Dangerous Game (1932)
[ Joel McCrea ]
The Last Frontier (1932)
Bird of Paradise (1932)
[ Joel McCrea ]
Girl Crazy (1932)
The Black Ghost (1932)
The Galloping Ghost (1931)
The Trap (1922)
[ Lon Chaney ]


  • Son of Lon Chaney.
  • His career suffered in his later years due to alcoholism.
  • Son: Ronald Chaney.
  • Attempted an early career as a songwriter.
  • He is the only person to have played all four of the classic movie monsters: The Wolf Man (1941) (Larry Talbot/Wolf Man); The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) (The Frankenstein Monster); The Mummy's Tomb (1942) (Kharis, the mummy); Son of Dracula (1943) (Count Anthony Alucard, Dracula's son).
  • Pictured on one of a set of five 32¢ US commemorative postage stamps, issued 30 September 1997, celebrating "Famous Movie Monsters". He is shown as the title character in The Wolf Man (1941). Other actors honored in this set of stamps, and the classic monsters they portray, are Lon Chaney as The Phantom of the Opera (1925); Bela Lugosi as _Dracula (1931/I)_ ; and Boris Karloff on two stamps as The Mummy (1932) and the monster in Frankenstein (1931).
  • Broderick Crawford, who had played Chaney's role of Lennie in "Of Mice and Men" on Broadway in 1937, worked with Chaney at one time and shared a dressing room with him. Apparently, both men were such heavy drinkers that they'd get drunk together and take turns beating each other up.
  • Well-known character actor William Smith started out as a child actor, and in an interview with a horror-film magazine stated that during breaks on the set of The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), Chaney treated all of the children on the set to ice cream.
  • Father of two sons, Lon and Ron.
  • From his father he developed skills as a makeup artist. He was not able to make much use of these skills due to strict union rules.
  • 2 sons with Dorothy Hinckley: Lon Ralph Chaney born July 3, 1928 and Ronald Creighton Chaney born March 18, 1930
  • His father told him he was too tall for a successful career in film.
  • His favorite role was that of Lennie Small in Of Mice and Men (1939). After a few drinks at parties, he would recite scenes from that film.
  • Like his father, he refused requests for autographs.
  • Was possibly not as tall as is often reported. According to Calvin Thomas Beck in "Heroes of the Horrors" (Macmillan, 1975), Chaney wore special shoes in Of Mice and Men (1939) to increase his height by six inches. "In reality," Beck writes, "he was just six feet tall." Chaney said, according to Beck, that "from that film on, people thought I was much taller" (Beck, p. 235). Early publicity accounts from the 1930s describe Chaney as a strapping six-footer. In Gregory William Mank's books, Chaney is described as being 6'2" (though Mank reproduces press material for The Wolf Man (1941) which describes Chaney as being five inches taller than Claude Rains, who was 5'7").
  • He was born prematurely, and the illnesses he suffered at the end of his life may have been partially the result of this. In fact, he was born, in his own words, "black and dead." His father took him outside to a ice covered lake, broke the ice and put him into the ice cold water to jump-start his breathing. However, according to his son Lon Ralph Chaney as well as Cleva's daughter by her second marriage, Stella George, the story is complete fiction.
  • In 1930, lived at 735 N. Laurel Avenue, Los Angeles, while working as an advertising manager for a water-heater company.
  • Is mentioned in the Warren Zevon song "Werewolves of London".

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