Riley Chamberlin

Riley Chamberlin (November 7, 1854 – January 24, 1917) was an American silent film actor.

Riley Chamberlin
Born(1854-11-07)November 7, 1854
DiedJanuary 24, 1917(1917-01-24) (aged 62)
Years active1912–1917

Born in Byron, Michigan, he was a graduate of Grand Rapids High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan.[1] He attended Clinet College, Cornell University, and the Gardiner Academy of Music in Chicago.[2]

In 1910, billed as Riley Chamberlain, he performed in Lulu's Husbands on Broadway.[3]

In 1912, he began acting in films with the Thanhouser Company[2] at the age of 57, and starred in over 100 films until his death five years later at the age of 62.

Selected filmographyEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1912 Why Tom Signed the Pledge Deacon Prim
Conductor 786 Conductor 786
At the Foot of the Ladder The Debutante's Father
Please Help the Pore Henry Snaith, a Wealthy Banker Alternative title: Please Help the Poor
A Six Cylinder Elopement Ex-Congressman Gray, The Girl's Father
1913 The Evidence of the Film Clerk
Some Fools There Were Third Unsuspecting Bachelor
Her Gallant Knights
How Filmy Won His Sweetheart Filmy
1914 The Elevator Man Tim - the Elevator Man
The Strategy of Conductor 786 Conductor 786
The Benevolence of Conductor 786 Conductor 786
Naidra, the Dream Woman The Old Scientist
1915 The Gratitude of Conductor 786 Conductor 786
The Conductor's Classy Champion Conductor 786
The Conductor's Classy Champion Conductor 786
Una's Useful Uncle Uncle Dan
1916 Lucky Larry's Lady Love Lulu's Father
Theodore's Terrible Thirst Theodore
Ruining Randall's Reputation Rivington Randall
Dad's Darling Daughters Dad
1917 Her New York Farmer Si Brown


  1. ^ Miller, Blair (2013). Almost Hollywood: The Forgotten Story of Jacksonville, Florida. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 86. ISBN 9780761859949. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b "The 'Movies' and the People". Grand Forks Herald. North Dakota, Grand Forks. April 26, 1913. p. 8. Retrieved March 29, 2018 – via  
  3. ^ "Riley Chamberlain". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 30 March 2018. Retrieved 30 March 2018.

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