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James Pierce (James H. Pierce)

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Biography

Freedom, Indiana, USA
He had been an all-American center for Indiana University when he graduated in 1921. He coached football for two years in Arizona and tried amateur acting. He won the lead in Leatherstocking (1924), and stayed to coach at Glendale (California) High School. His teams included future film stars John Wayne, Robert Livingston and Addison Randall (Livingston's brother, who would later be known as cowboy star Jack Randall). During a party at Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzana ranch, Burroughs convinced Pierce to play Tarzan. Read more...

Actor

Character: Army MP

Wings 1927

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Character: Ed Mullen - Darwin Player

Horse Feathers 1932

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Character: Paradise Ballroom Bouncer

Follow the Fleet 1936

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Character: King Thun

Flash Gordon 1936

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Character: Prince Thun in Flashback

Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars 1938

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Character: Joy Lane Bouncer

These Glamour Girls 1939

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Character: Henchnam Moreno

Zorro's Fighting Legion 1939

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Character: Lumberman Charlie Nelson

Winners of the West 1940

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Character: Henchman Kansas

Arizona Frontier 1940

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Character: Jim Rader

Rainbow Over the Range 1940

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Character: San Francisco Private Investigator

Love Crazy 1941

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