Lon Chaney

Lon Chaney
1883 - 1930

Lon Chaney  American Actor


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Lon Chaney was previously married to Hazel Hastings (1914 - 1930) and Frances Chaney (1905 - 1914).


American Actor Lon Chaney was born Leonidas Frank Chaney on 1st April, 1883 in Colorado Springs, Colorado USA and passed away on 26th Aug 1930 Los Angeles, California, USA aged 47. He is most remembered for The Phantom of the Opera (1925). His zodiac sign is Aries.

Lon Chaney was in 3 on-screen matchups, including Joan Crawford in The Unknown (1927), Loretta Young in Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928) and Mary Philbin in The Phantom of the Opera (1925).

Lon Chaney is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American film directors and American screenwriters.


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Married2 16 years, 8 months 12 years, 10 months 9 years
Total2 16 years, 8 months 12 years, 10 months 9 years


First Name Leonidas
Middle Name Frank
Last Name Chaney
Full Name at Birth Leonidas Frank Chaney
Alternative Name The Man of a Thousand Faces, Leonidas Frank "Lon" Chaney, Lon Chaney, Leonidas Frank Chaney
Age 47 (age at death) years
Birthday 1st April, 1883
Birthplace Colorado Springs, Colorado USA
Died 26th August, 1930
Place of Death Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death Throat Cancer
Buried Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Glendale, Los Angeles County, California
Height 5' 8" (173 cm)
Build Athletic
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Aries
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
Year(s) Active 1902–1930
Official Websites http://lonchaney.com/
Father Frank H. Chaney
Mother Emma Alice Kennedy
Brother John, George
Sister Carolin

Leonidas Frank "Lon" Chaney (April 1, 1883 – August 26, 1930) was an American stage and film actor, make-up artist, director and screenwriter. He is regarded as one of the most versatile and powerful actors of cinema, renowned for his characterizations of tortured, often grotesque and afflicted characters, and his groundbreaking artistry with makeup. Chaney was known for his starring roles in such silent horror films as The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) and The Phantom of the Opera (1925). His ability to transform himself using makeup techniques he developed earned him the nickname "The Man of a Thousand Faces".

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Lon Chaney47 AriesActor
Hazel Hastings46Actress
Frances Chaney78 LeoSinger


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
LonMale10th February, 1906115 years oldFrances Chaney


The Unholy Three1930EchoMovie
Where East Is East1929Tiger HaynesMovie
Thunder1929Grumpy AndersonMovie
Laugh, Clown, Laugh1928TitoMovie
West of Zanzibar1928PhrosoMovie
The Big City1928Chuck CollinsMovie
While the City Sleeps1928Dan CoghlanMovie
London After Midnight1927Professor Edward C. BurkeMovie
The Unknown1927AlonzoMovie
Mr. Wu1927Mr. Wu, Wu's GrandfatherMovie
Tell It to the Marines1926Sergeant O'HaraMovie
The Blackbird1926Dan - The Blackbird, The BishopMovie
The Road to Mandalay1926Singapore JoeMovie
The Monster1925Dr. ZiskaMovie
The Phantom of the Opera1925The PhantomMovie
The Unholy Three1925Echo - The VentriloquistMovie
The Tower of Lies1925JanMovie
He Who Gets Slapped1924HE, Paul BeaumontMovie
The Next Corner1924Juan SerafinMovie
The Hunchback of Notre Dame1923QuasimodoMovie
The Shock1923Wilse DillingMovie
All the Brothers Were Valiant1923Mark ShoreMovie
While Paris Sleeps1923Henri SantodosMovie
Oliver Twist1922FaginMovie
The Light in the Dark1922Tony PantelliShort Film
Flesh and Blood1922David WebsterMovie
Shadows1922Yen Sin - 'The Heathen'Movie
A Blind Bargain1922Dr. Arthur Lamb, The Ape ManMovie
The Trap1922Gaspard the GoodMovie
Quincy Adams Sawyer1922Obadiah StroutMovie
The Ace of Hearts1921FaralloneMovie
For Those We Love1921Trix UlnerMovie
Bits of Life1921Chin ChowMovie
Voices of the City1921O'RourkeMovie
Outside the Law1920Ah Wing, Black Mike SylvaMovie
The Penalty1920BlizzardMovie
Daredevil Jack1920Royce RiversMovie
Nomads of the North1920Raoul ChallonerMovie
Treasure Island1920Blind Pew, MerryMovie
The Gift Supreme1920Merney StaggMovie
The Miracle Man1919The FrogMovie
The Wicked Darling1919Stoop ConnorsMovie
The False Faces1919Karl EckstromMovie
A Man's Country1919'Three Card' DuncanMovie
Paid in Advance1919Bateese Le BlancMovie
When Bearcat Went Dry1919Kindard PowersMovie
The Kaiser, the Beast of Berlin1918Bethmann-HollwegMovie
Riddle Gawne1918Hame BozzamMovie
Broadway Love1918Elmer WatkinsMovie
A Broadway Scandal1918'Kink' ColbyMovie
Danger, Go Slow1918BudMovie
Fast Company1918Dan McCartyMovie
The Grand Passion1918Paul ArgosMovie
The Talk of the Town1918Jack LanghorneMovie
That Devil, Bateese1918Louis CourteauMovie
A Doll's House1917Nils KrogstadMovie
Bondage1917Seducer (uncredited)Movie
Triumph1917Paul NeihoffMovie
Anything Once1917Waughnt MooreMovie
The Empty Gun1917FrankShort Film
Fires of Rebellion1917Russell HanlonMovie
The Flashlight1917Henry Norton, Porter BrixtonMovie
The Girl in the Checkered Coat1917Hector MaitlandMovie
Hell Morgan's Girl1917Sleter NobleMovie
The Mask of Love1917MarinoShort Film
Pay Me!1917Joe LawsonMovie
The Piper's Price1917Billy KilmartinMovie
The Rescue1917Thomas HollandMovie
The Scarlet Car1917Paul Revere ForbesMovie
Bobbie of the Ballet1916Hook HooverMovie
Dolly's Scoop1916Dan FisherShort Film
Felix on the Job1916TadShort Film
The Gilded Spider1916GiovanniMovie
The Grasp of Greed1916JimmieMovie
The Grip of Jealousy1916Silas LaceyMovie
If My Country Should Call1916Dr. George ArdrathMovie
The Mark of Cain1916Dick TempleMovie
The Place Beyond the Winds1916Jerry JoMovie
The Price of Silence1916Edmond StaffordMovie
Tangled Hearts1916John HammondMovie
Accusing Evidence1916Short Film
A Small Town Girl1915The ProcurerShort Film
Alas and Alack1915The Fisherman and Hunchback FateShort Film
All for Peggy1915Seth BaldwinShort Film
Bound on the Wheel1915Tom CoulahanMovie
The Chimney's Secret1915Charles HardingShort Film
The Desert Breed1915FredShort Film
The Fascination of the Fleur de Lis1915Duke of SafoulrugShort Film
Father and the Boys1915Tuck BartholomewMovie
The Girl of the Night1915JerryShort Film
The Grind1915Henry LeslieShort Film
An Idyll of the Hills1915Lafe JamesonShort Film
Lon of Lone Mountain1915Lon MooreShort Film
Maid of the Mist1915Lin - Pauline's FatherShort Film
The Measure of a Man1915Donald MacDermottShort Film
The Millionaire Paupers1915Martin - the LandlordShort Film
A Mother's Atonement1915Ben MorrisonShort Film
Mountain Justice1915Jeffrey KirkeShort Film
Outside the Gates1915PerezShort Film
The Oyster Dredger1915Short Film
The Pine's Revenge1915Black ScottyShort Film
Quits1915FrenchyShort Film
The Sin of Olga Brandt1915Stephen LeslieShort Film
The Star of the Sea1915Tomasco - a FishermanShort Film
Steady Company1915Jimmy FordShort Film
The Stool Pigeon1915Short Film
The Stronger Mind1915The Crook's PalShort Film
Stronger Than Death1915AttorneyShort Film
Such Is Life1915Tod WilkesShort Film
The Threads of Fate1915The CountShort Film
The Trust1915Jim MasonShort Film
Under a Shadow1915DeSerrisShort Film
The Violin Maker1915Pedro - the Violin MakerShort Film
When the Gods Played a Badger Game1915Joe - the Property ManShort Film
Where the Forest Ends1915Paul RouchelleShort Film
Damon and Pythias1914Wild Man (unconfirmed, uncredited)Movie
By the Sun's Rays1914Frank Lawler - the ClerkShort Film
Discord and Harmony1914Lon - the SculptorShort Film
The Embezzler1914J. Roger DixonShort Film
The End of the Feud1914Wood DawsonShort Film
The Forbidden Room1914John MorrisShort Film
Her Bounty1914Fred HowardShort Film
Her Escape1914Pete Walsh - Pauline's BrotherShort Film
Her Grave Mistake1914NunezShort Film
Her Life's Story1914Don ValesquezShort Film
The Higher Law1914Sir Stephen Fitz AllenShort Film
The Honor of the Mounted1914Jacques LaquoxShort Film
The Hopes of Blind Alley1914The VendorShort Film
The Lamb, the Woman, the Wolf1914The WolfShort Film
The Lie1914Young MacGregorShort Film
Lights and Shadows1914BentleyShort Film
The Lion, the Lamb, the Man1914Fred Brown - the LionShort Film
The Menace to Carlotta1914Giovanni BartholdiShort Film
A Miner's Romance1914John BurnsShort Film
A Night of Thrills1914The VisitorShort Film
The Old Cobbler1914Wild BillShort Film
The Oubliette1914Chevalier Bertrand de la PayneShort Film
The Pipes o' Pan1914Arthur DarrellShort Film
A Ranch Romance1914Raphael PrazShort Film
Remember Mary Magdalen1914The Half-WitShort Film
The Tragedy of Whispering Creek1914The GreaserShort Film
The Trey o' Hearts1914One of Judith's Henchmen (uncredited)Movie
The Unlawful Trade1914The Cross BloodShort Film
Virtue Is Its Own Reward1914Duncan BronsonShort Film
Heart Strings1914Short Film
Suspense1913A Hobo (unconfirmed, uncredited)Short Film
Almost an Actress1913CameramanShort Film
Back to Life1913The RivalShort Film
The Blood Red Tape of Charity1913Marx, a Gentleman ThiefShort Film
Bloodhounds of the North1913Mountie LieutenantShort Film
An Elephant on His Hands1913Eddie's UncleShort Film
Poor Jake's Demise1913The DudeShort Film
Red Margaret, Moonshiner1913LonShort Film
The Sea Urchin1913Barnacle BillShort Film
Shon the Piper1913ClansmanShort Film
The Trap1913LonShort Film
The Ways of Fate1913Short Film
The Restless Spirit1913The Russian Count (uncredited)Short Film
The Honor of the Family1912Short Film
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cboothe977cboothe977Nov 27, 2020

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wjerryzwjerryzAug 3, 2017

One of my favorites

alexsander99alexsander99Oct 10, 2013

Truly amazing! Lon Chaney shall not die!

ilovemusic95Apr 25, 2009

Really?? Oh my goodness he is so amazing, I would love to act also but I have no way to. Hope you can be an actor.

Kirt ChaneySep 19, 2008

Im lon chaneys nephew i want to be an actor

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