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Fred Kohler (Fredrick L. Kohler)

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Biography

Burlington, Iowa, USA
Prolific "heavy" in American films of the silent and early talkie eras. A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Kohler left home as a teenager, working various jobs while trying to establish a career in vaudeville. During this time, according to his son, actor Fred Kohler Jr., Kohler worked in a mine and lost part of his right hand in a dynamite accident. Eventually he fell in with a touring theatrical company and worked onstage around the U.S. for several years. In his mid-twenties, he ended up in California and found roles in silent films. Read more...

Actor

Character: Captain Sunday

Sal of Singapore 1928

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Character: Wild Bill Kearney

Hell's Heroes 1929

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Character: 'Bad Al' Friedberg

Thunderbolt 1929

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Character: Fred, Joe's Cellmate

Say It with Songs 1929

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Character: Perc Gessant

Broadway Babies 1929

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Character: Captain Blackie

River of Romance 1929

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Character: Sam Horner

Roadhouse Nights 1930

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Character: Joseph Portugais

The Right of Way 1931

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Character: Silas Jennings

Call Her Savage 1932

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Character: Hack Logan

Carnival Boat 1932

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Character: Mayor Anse McCloud

The Man from Hell 1934

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Character: Jake - A Teamster

The Plainsman 1936

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Character: Jess Higgins

The Texas Rangers 1936

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Character: Captain Gulner

Daughter of Shanghai 1937

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Character: Hugh Fawcett

Painted Desert 1938

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Character: Member of the Court at Abdication

Queen Christina 1933

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Character: 'Buck' Mulligan

Underworld 1927

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