Brandon Tynan

Brandon Tynan (1875-1967) born James William Tynan[3] was an Irish-born American stage and screen actor. In his early stage career he appeared with Alla Nazimova on Broadway in her early years after migrating from Russia. He may have been briefly romantically involved with her. He was married to Caroline Whyte, a daughter of Isadore Rush, who died in 1918 and later to actress Lily Cahill.[4]

Brandon Tynan
James William Tynan

April 11, 1875
DiedMarch 19, 1967
New York
Resting placeWoodlawn Cemetery (Bronx, New York)
Years active1900-1941
Spouse(s)Caroline Whyte(died 1918)[1]
Lily Cahill[2]

Tynan appeared in films beginning in 1923 in silents. His last film appearance was in 1941. During his tenure in films he continued to appear in plays until 1936.

Brandon Tynan died in New York on March 19, 1967 aged 91.[5][6][7]


Year Title Role Notes
1923 Success Barry Carleton
1923 Loyal Lives Dan O'Brien
1925 Unrestrained Youth John Powers
1937 Parnell Redmond
1937 Sh! The Octopus Captain Cobb
1937 Wells Fargo Edwards - Newspaper Publisher
1938 The Girl of the Golden West The Professor
1938 Youth Takes a Fling Tad
1938 Nancy Drew... Detective Dr. Raymond 'Ray' Spires Uncredited
1939 The Great Man Votes Chester Ainslee
1939 The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt Senator Carson
1939 Almost a Gentleman Jason Troop
1939 The Lady and the Mob Mayor Jones
1939 Remember? Judge Sherman Uncredited
1940 Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet Doctor Uncredited
1940 Virginia City Trenholm Uncredited
1940 It All Came True Mr. Van Diver
1940 Lucky Partners Mr. Sylvester
1940 I Want a Divorce Judge Williams Uncredited
1940 Rangers of Fortune Homer Granville Clayborn
1941 Marry the Boss's Daughter Mr. Dawson (final film role)


  1. ^ Caroline Whyte at
  2. ^ Lily Cahill at
  3. ^ James William Tynan;(birth name);
  4. ^ Tynan bio, by Hans Wollstein
  5. ^ Brandon Tynan ,
  6. ^ Silent Film Necrology, p.532 2ndEdition by Eugene M. Vazzana c.2001
  7. ^ Who Was Who on Screen, p.463 2ndEdition c.1977 by Evelyn Mack Truitt

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