Frank Rice

Frank Rice

  • Birthday: 1892-05-12
  • Deathday: 1936-01-09
  • Place of birth: Muskegon, Michigan, USA

Biography

Frank Rice was born in Muskegon, Michigan in 1892 and passed away January 9, 1936 in Los Angeles of nephritis and hepatitis (both of which affect the kidneys).  Rice began film work in silents, doing bit and supporting roles in various films, including oaters starring Jack Hoxie, Bill Cody, Hoot Gibson, Ken Maynard, Pete Morrison and Buck Jones. In the late 1920s, he settled in as the mature helper/sidekick to youngster Buzz Barton in Buzz's series at Film Booking Office (FBO).  During the 1930s, Rice continued his saddle pal duties, appearing most frequently with Buck Jones and Ken Maynard. But he also assisted or had support roles in westerns with Tom Keene at RKO, Reliable's Jack Perrin and Tom Tyler, Tim McCoy at Columbia, at Fox with George O'Brien, and with John Wayne in his Warners series. 

Filmography

Corsair

1931

As Fish Face

Trails of the Wild

1935

As Missouri

Loser's End

1935

As Amos

The Squaw Man

1931

As Grouchy

Dynamite Dan

1924

As Boss

Border Law

1931

As Thunder Rogers

Shadow Ranch

1930

As Ranny Williams

The Lawless Legion

1929

As Flapjack

The Wagon Master

1929

As Grasshoper Jim

Parade of the West

1930

As Snuffy

The Fighting Legion

1930

As 'Cloudy' Jones

Song of the Caballero

1930

As Andrea

The Sunset Trail

1932

As Taterbug

Phantom Thunderbolt

1933

As Nevady

King of the Arena

1933

As Tin Star

The Fiddlin' Buckaroo

1933

As Banty

The Trail Drive

1933

As 'Thirsty'

Wheels of Destiny

1934

As Pinwheel

Freighters of Destiny

1931

As 'Rough'

The Red Warning

1923

As Toby Jones

The Border Sheriff

1926

As Marsh Hewitt

The Forbidden Trail

1923

As Toby Jones

The False Madonna

1931

As Bus Driver

Terror of the Plains

1934

As Banty (Tom's Sidekick)

The Menace

1932

As Jim

Forbidden Trail

1932

As Sheriff Hibbs

The Oregon Trail

1936

As Red

Spook Ranch

1925

As Sheriff

The Red Rider

1934

As Deputy Harp Harris

The Gold Rush

1925

As Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)

Horse Feathers

1932

As Doorman at Speakeasy (uncredited)

Too Tough to Kill

1935

As Swede Mulhausen

Hard Rock Harrigan

1935

As McClintock, Superindendant

Desert Rider

1923

As Toby Jones

Chickens Come Home

1931

As Hardy's Dinner Servant

Riders of the Law

1922

As Toby Jones

The Fighting Ranger

1934

As Thunder, Texas Ranger

Stone of Silver Creek

1935

As Tom Lucas

Border Brigands

1935

As Rocky O'Leary, RCMP

Richelieu

1914

As Huget

Robbers' Roost

1932

As Daniels

Wolves of the North

1924

As Dan Martin

The Conquering Horde

1931

As Spud Grogan

Somewhere in Sonora

1933

As Riley

Ridin' Pretty

1925

As Barb Wire

She Couldn't Take It

1935

As Milkman

Flying High

1926

As Haines - the Mechanic

Public Hero Number 1

1935

As Cab Driver (uncredited)

Love Affair

1932

As Eddie - Aviator (uncredited)

The Wet Parade

1932

As Expectant Father / Bootleg Thug (uncredited)

Tom's Gang

1927

As Andy Barker

Sky High Saunders

1927

As 'Whispering' Hicks

Penthouse

1933

As Unknown Man on Phone (uncredited)

Stairs of Sand

1929

As Stage Driver

Riders of the North

1931

As The Parson

Charlie Chan's Courage

1934

As Prospector

The Hound of Silver Creek

1928

As Slim Terwilliger

Down with Husbands

1930

As Archie Winnem

Red Signals

1927

As The Professor

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine

1936

As Zeke Denker

Headin' for Danger

1928

As Andy Johnson

Won in the Clouds

1928

As Percy Hogan

The Fighting Buckaroo

1926

As Any Parker

The Call of Courage

1925

As Slim

Hello Trouble

1932

As Hardpan - the Cook

The Royal Rider

1929

As Wild West Show Member

Orphan of the Sage

1928

As Hank Robbins

The Bantam Cowboy

1928

As Sidewinder Steve

Rough Ridin' Red

1928

As Hank Robbins

The Vagabond Cub

1929

As Hank Robbins

Pals of the Prairie

1929

As Hank Robbins

Young Whirlwind

1928

As Hank

Three Miles Up

1927

As Professor

The Cloud Rider

1925

As Hank Higgins

Dangerous Females

1929

As The Man

Faro Nell

1929

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