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Warner Oland (Johan Verner Öhlund)

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Biography

Nyby, Västerbottens län, Sweden
Warner Oland was born Johan Verner Olund in the small village of Nyby in Bjurholm parish in the county of Vasterbotten, Sweden, on October 3, 1879. Bjurholm is situated about 60 kilometers outside the town of Umea. His family emigrated to the US on October 15, 1892. His father Jonas was a shopkeeper and his mother was Maria Johanna (nee Forsberg).

After finishing grade school and working on Broadway during his 20s, Oland settled in California in the early 1910s, where he worked odd jobs. Read more...

Actor

Character: Zaneriff

The Scarlet Lady 1928

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Character: Colonel von Hindau

Dishonored 1931

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Character: Inspector Charlie Chan

The Black Camel 1931

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Character: Dr. Paul Cornelius

Before Dawn 1933

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Character: General Yu

The Painted Veil 1934

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Character: Hippolitus Lomi

As Husbands Go 1934

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Character: Dr. Yogami

Werewolf of London 1935

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Character: Mr. Henry Chang

Shanghai Express 1932

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Character: Himself

Hollywood 1980

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