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Grant Withers (Granville G. Withers)

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Biography

Pueblo, Colorado, USA
Appeared in over 200 films. He had worked as a salesman and newspaper reporter before breaking into movies near the end of the silent era. Tall and tough, his starring roles in major pictures soon gave way to supporting parts, mainly as a villain, in B movies and serials. His elopement to Yuma, Arizona, in 1930 with a 17-year-old Loretta Young was widely reported. From 1940 on, he took numerous supporting roles, working until his suicide in 1959. Read more...

Actor

Character: Jeff's Friend

College 1927

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Character: Performer in 'Bicycle Built for Two Number

The Show of Shows 1929

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Character: One of Nelson's Ship's Officers

The Divine Lady 1929

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Character: Slim Shayne

Madonna of Avenue A 1929

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Character: Nosey Norton

In the Headlines 1929

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Character: Reporter in Trailer

Mammy 1930

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Character: Ed Shanahan

Billy the Kid 1941

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Character: Sammy Lee, Harvard Football Coach

H.M. Pulham, Esq. 1941

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Character: Harry Belding - Handyman

No Hands on the Clock 1941

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Character: Whanger Spreckles

The Fighting Seabees 1944

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Character: Express Agent Lucas

The Yellow Rose of Texas 1944

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Character: Matt Colby

Goodnight, Sweetheart 1944

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Character: Slagin

Dakota 1945

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Character: William Ripley

Bells of Rosarita 1945

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Character: Silas Meacham

Fort Apache 1948

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Character: Capt. Wilde Youngeur

Wake of the Red Witch 1948

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Character: Ed Bagley

The Last Bandit 1949

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Character: Bull McCready

Oklahoma Annie 1952

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Character: Henry S. Chapman

Woman of the North Country 1952

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Character: Norman 'Normie the Knife' James

Tropical Heat Wave 1952

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Character: Buck Ramsey

The Sun Shines Bright 1953

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Character: Jason Blue

Fair Wind to Java 1953

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Character: Bert Nelson

Tropic Zone 1953

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Character: Maj. Lynden

Jubilee Trail 1954

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Character: William Brackett Sr.

Screen Directors Playhouse 1955

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Character: Sheriff Carl Metz

Zane Grey Theater 1956

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Character: Actor 'Goin' to Town'

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982

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