Lon Chaney, Jr. (February 10, 1906 – July 12, 1973), born Creighton Tull Chaney, was an American character actor. He was best known for his roles in monster movies and as the son of famous silent film actor, Lon Chaney. He is notable for playing Larry Talbot in The Wolf Man movies.
Originally credited in films as Creighton Chaney, he was first credited as “Lon Chaney, Jr.” in 1935. Chaney had English, French and Irish ancestry.
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Birth Place: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA on 1906-02-10
Known For: Acting
TOP FIVE ROLES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED
Son of Dracula
Carpathian Count Alucard is invited to the U.S. by a young heiress. Her boyfriend and local officials are suspicious of the newcomer, who is interested in the “virile” soil of the new world.
Release Date: 1943-10-05
Role: Count Dracula
Heroes of Horror
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Release Date: 2001-01-01
Role: Various Roles (Archive Footage)
The story follows a family of inbreeds who have been afflicted by a genetic disorder known as ‘Merrye syndrome’, named after the family in which the disorder developed. This malady causes its victims to enter a state of age regression that starts at the age of ten and continues throughout the remainder of the person’s life, rendering them with the intelligence of a child. The final generation of the family has been entrusted to the care of the family chauffeur (Lon Chaney Jr), and all is well for these odd people until a greedy branch of the family decides that they want to relieve the family of its home. Mental illness has always, and will always be, a fascinating subject for horror movies as it probes into the unknown and Spider Baby makes best use of that fact.
Release Date: 1967-12-24
The Female Bunch
Libby saves Sandy from killing herself and takes her to meet some female friends who live on a ranch in the desert….
Release Date: 1971-09-01
The Mummy’s Tomb
A high priest of Karnak travels to America with the living mummy Kharis (Lon Chaney Jr.) to kill all those who had desecrated the tomb of the Egyptian princess Ananka thirty years earlier.
Release Date: 1942-10-23
Role: Kharis, the Mummy