Fred Kohler

Fred Kohler

  • Birthday: 1888-04-18
  • Deathday: 1938-10-28
  • Place of birth: Dubuque, Iowa, USA
  • Also know as: Fred Kohler Sr.

Biography

From Wikipedia Fred Kohler (April 20, 1888 – October 28, 1938) was an American actor known for his playing heavies. Fred Kohler was born in Kansas City, Missouri. As a teen, he began to pursue a career in vaudeville, but worked other jobs to support himself. He lost part of his right hand in a mining accident during this time. Eventually he was able to join a touring company, and worked steadily in show business for several years. America's budding film industry drew a 20-something Kohler to Hollywood, where he made his start in silent films. His first role was in the 1911 short The Code of Honor, and he had an uncredited role in Cecil B. DeMille's feature film Joan the Woman (1917), but a steady stream of parts did not begin until The Tiger's Trail (1919). Kohler's stern features earned him a niche playing villains. His role as Bauman in The Iron Horse (1924) is a notable example. With the advent of the talkies, Kohler reprised many of his silent roles in remakes with sound, particularly in Westerns based on novels by Zane Grey. At the beginning of the sound era, he appeared in the Allan Dwan film Tide of Empire (1929) alongside Renée Adorée and Tom Keene. Kohler died of a heart attack on October 28, 1938 at age 50. He was buried in an unmarked grave at Inglewood Park Cemetery in South Los Angeles community of Inglewood, California. His son Fred Kohler, Jr. (1911–1993) was also an actor in many western films.

Filmography

Underworld

1927

As Buck Mulligan

The Vanishing Pioneer

1928

As Sheriff Murdock

The Texas Rangers

1936

As Jess Higgins

Goin' to Town

1935

As Buck Gonzales

Roadhouse Nights

1930

As Sam Horner

The Iron Horse

1924

As Bauman

Corsair

1931

As Big John

Daughter of Shanghai

1937

As Captain Gulner

Fighting Caravans

1931

As Lee Murdock

The Showdown

1928

As Winter

X Marks the Spot

1931

As Edward P. Riggs

The Light of Western Stars

1930

As H.W. Stack

Frisco Kid

1935

As Shanghai Duck

Hell's Heroes

1929

As 'Wild Bill' Kearney

Sal of Singapore

1928

As Captain Sunday

Broadway Babies

1929

As Perc Gessant

Carnival Boat

1932

As Hack Logan

The Vigilantes Are Coming

1936

As General Jason Burr

The Right of Way

1930

As Joseph Portugais

Winds of Chance

1925

As Joe McCaskey

The Lash

1930

As Peter Harkness

The Last Round-up

1934

As Sam Gulden

The Wolf Dog

1933

As Joe Stevens

Other Men's Women

1931

As Haley

Billy The Kid Returns

1938

As Matson

The Constant Woman

1933

As Speakeasy Bouncer

Honor of the Range

1934

As Rawhide

Blockade

1938

As Pietro

Under a Texas Moon

1930

As Bad Man

Gangs of New York

1938

As Kruger

The Fiddlin' Buckaroo

1933

As Wolf Morgan

The Spieler

1928

As Red Moon

Tide of Empire

1929

As Cannon

His Back Against the Wall

1922

As Arizona Pete

Shadows of the North

1923

As Ray Brent

Heart of the West

1936

As Barton

The Rider of Death Valley

1932

As Lew Grant

Riders of the Purple Sage

1925

As Henchman Tom Metzger (uncredited)

Men of Action

1935

As Thorenson

The Red Warning

1923

As Tom Jeffries

River of Romance

1929

As Captain Blackie

For the Service

1936

As Bruce Howard

The Man from Hell

1934

As Mayor Anse McCloud

Say It with Songs

1929

As Fred, Joe's Cellmate

Thunderbolt

1929

As 'Bad Al' Friedberg

The Loves of Carmen

1927

As Gypsy Chief

The Way of All Flesh

1927

As The Tough

Call Her Savage

1932

As Silas Jennings

North of Hudson Bay

1923

As Armand LeMoir

West of the Pecos

1934

As Sawtelle

Hard Rock Harrigan

1935

As Black Jack Riley

The Eleventh Hour

1923

As Barbara's Uncle

Ship of Wanted Men

1933

As Chuck Young

Lawless Valley

1938

As Tom Marsh

The Rough Riders

1927

As Sergeant Stanton

Queen Christina

1933

As Member of the Court at Abdication (uncredited)

Horses' Collars

1935

As Double Deal Decker

Old Ironsides

1926

As Second Mate (uncredited)

Border Brigands

1935

As Captain Conyda

The Fourth Horseman

1932

As Honest Ben Jones

Forbidden Valley

1938

As Matt Rogan

Wild Horse Mesa

1932

As Rand

Under the Tonto Rim

1933

As Munther

Times Square Lady

1935

As "Dutch" Meyers

The Buccaneer

1938

As Gramby (as Fred Hohler Sr.)

A Daughter of the Law

1921

As George Stacey

Lightning Triggers

1935

As Bull Thompson

Woman Hungry

1931

As Kampen

The Accusing Finger

1936

As Curly-haired Convict

The City Gone Wild

1927

As Gunner Gallagher

The Tiger's Trail

1919

As 'Bull' Shotwell

Half a Sinner

1934

As Brick

The Blood Ship

1927

As First Mate Fitz

The Leatherneck

1929

As Heckla

Dick Turpin

1925

As Ring Announcer (uncredited)

Without Compromise

1922

As Cass Blake

Painted Desert

1938

As Hugh Fawcett

Deluge

1933

As Jepson

The Drag Net

1928

As 'Gabby' Steve

Three Who Paid

1923

As Jim Quade

Mississippi

1935

As Captain Blackie (as Captain Blackie Jr.)

Stairs of Sand

1929

As Boss Stone

The Texas Bad Man

1932

As Gore Hampton

The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln

1924

As Auctioneer at New Orleans slave market

The Dummy

1929

As Joe Cooper

The Country Beyond

1926

As Joe Leseur

The Stampede

1921

As Steve Norton

Stormy

1935

As Deem Dorn

The Thundering Herd

1925

As Follansbee

Conflict

1921

As Jevons' foreman (uncredited)

Shootin' Irons

1927

As Dick Hardman

The Quitter

1929

As Duffy Thompson

Yellow Men and Gold

1922

As Craven

The Gay Defender

1927

As Jake Hamby

Soldiers of Fortune

1919

As McWilliams

The Flame of Life

1923

As Spring

Chinatown Charlie

1928

As Monk

Hell's Hole

1923

As Prisoner

The Prairie Pirate

1925

As Aguilar - the Bandit

Trimmed

1922

As Young Bill Young

Fighting Fury

1924

As 'Two-finger' Larkin

Little Man, What Now?

1934

As Karl Goebbler

Perils of the Yukon

1922

As Capt. Whipple

Open Range

1927

As Sam Hardman

The Plainsman

1936

As Jake - A Teamster

Mae West and the Men Who Knew Her

1994

As Self (archive footage)

Partners of the Tide

1921

As First Mate

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