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Chester Morris (John Chester Brooks Morris)

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
The Academy Award-nominated film actor Chester Morris, who will forever be associated with the character Boston Blackie, was born John Chester Brooks Morris in on February 16 1901 in New York City, the son of actor William Morris and comedienne Etta Hawkins.

Chester Morris made his Broadway debut as a teenager in 1918 in the play "The Copperhead," in support of the great Lionel Barrymore, who ironically would play Boston Blackie in a silent picture (The Face in the Fog (1922))a generation before Morris would make that role his own. Read more...

Actor

Character: Performer in $20 Bet Sketch and 'Bicycle Built for Two' Numbers

The Show of Shows 1929

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Character: Paul Palmer

Fast Life 1929

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Character: Nickey Solomon

Playing Around 1930

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Character: William 'Bill' / 'Willie' Legendre Jr.

Red-Headed Woman 1932

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Character: Lt. Roger Craig

Cock of the Air 1932

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Character: Jimmie 'Office boy' Burnham

The Gay Bride 1934

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Character: Lt. Jim Malone

The Marines Fly High 1940

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Character: Detective Humphrey Campbell

No Hands on the Clock 1941

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Character: Ross Hadley

Gambler's Choice 1944

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Character: Horatio 'Boston Blackie' Black

Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture 1949

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Character: Kenyon J. Scudder

Unchained 1955

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Character: Jimmie Burnham in 'The Gay Bride'

The Big Parade of Comedy 1964

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Character: Pop Weaver

The Great White Hope 1970

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Character: Walt McGill

East Side/West Side 1963

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Character: Frank Manfred

Naked City 1958

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Character: Walter Tyson

Ben Casey 1961

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Character: Henry Vining

The United States Steel Hour 1953

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Character: Himself - Actor

Texaco Star Theatre 1948

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Character: Frankie Morrison

The Eleventh Hour 1962

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Character: Blaine Davis

Kraft Suspense Theatre 1963

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Character: Andrew Hines

Alcoa Premiere 1961

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Character: Emmett McNeill

Route 66 1960

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Character: Albert Dewitt

Checkmate 1960

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