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Lon Chaney Jr.

Biography

He starred in the 1941 film, The Wolf Guy, and played Lennie Little in Of Mice and Guys. His assignments as The Mummy and Frankenstein’s Creature produced him a horror icon. He performed off careers being a plumber, a steel employee and a plantation employee. His last film was 1971’s Dracula vs. Frankenstein. He grew up by his dad and wrongly thought his mother acquired passed away for quite some time. His father is normally famous movie professional Lon Chaney, Sr.

Quick Facts


Full Name Lon Chaney Jr.
Date Of Birth February 10, 1906
Died July 12, 1973, San Clemente, California, United States
Place Of Birth Oklahoma City, OK
Height 1.87 m
Profession Movie Actor
Nationality American
Spouse Patsy Beck, Dorothy Hinckley
Children Lon Ralph Chaney, Ronald Creighton Chaney
Parents Lon Chaney, Frances Cleveland Creighton Chaney
Movies The Wolf Man, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, House of Frankenstein, Dracula vs. Frankenstein, Son of Dracula, House of Dracula, The Ghost of Frankenstein, The Mummy's Tomb, High Noon, The Mummy's Ghost, Spider Baby, The Mummy's Curse, Of Mice and Men, The Haunted Palace, The Defiant Ones, The Frozen Ghost, Man Made Monster, Weird Woman, My Favorite Brunette, Indestructible Man, Dead Man's Eyes, Calling Dr. Death, The Alligator People, The Black Sleep, Strange Confession, The Black Castle, Pillow of Death, Cobra Woman, Frontier Marshal, One Million B.C., Only the Valiant, Springfield Rifle, Overland Mail, The Last Frontier, A Scream in the Night, Here Come the Co-Eds, Big House, U.S.A., Bride of the Gorilla, Face of the Screaming Werewolf, Apache Uprising, Johnny Reno, House of Terror, The Devil's Messenger, North West Mounted Police, Stage to Thunder Rock, Battles of Chief Pontiac, Undersea Kingdom, Dr. Terror's Gallery of Horrors, Casanova's Big Night, 16 Fathoms Deep
TV Shows Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans, 13 Demon Street, Riders of Death Valley, Undersea Kingdom, Ace Drummond, Hawkeye
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1He appeared with John Carradine in eleven films: This Is My Affair (1937), Jesse James (1939), Frontier Marshal (1939), House of Frankenstein (1944), The Mummy's Ghost (1944), House of Dracula (1945), Casanova's Big Night (1954), The Black Sleep (1956), House of the Black Death (1965), Gallery of Horror (1967) and Hillbillys in a Haunted House (1967).
2He appeared with Bela Lugosi in five films: The Wolf Man (1941), The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943), Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) and The Black Sleep (1956).
3He has two roles in common with Bela Lugosi: (1) Lugosi played Count Dracula in Dracula (1931) and Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) while Chaney played him in Son of Dracula (1943) and (2) Chaney played Frankenstein's Monster in The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), in which Lugosi also appeared, while Lugosi played him in Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943), in which Chaney also appeared.
4He has three roles in common with Christopher Lee: (1) Chaney played Frankenstein's Monster in The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) while Lee played him in The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), (2) Chaney played Kharis the Mummy in The Mummy's Tomb (1942), The Mummy's Ghost (1944) and The Mummy's Curse (1944) while Lee played him in The Mummy (1959) and (3) Chaney played Count Dracula in Son of Dracula (1943) while Lee played him in ten films from Horror of Dracula (1958) to Dracula and Son (1976).
5He was posthumously awarded a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars on January 11, 1999.
6He made headlines in the 1960s when he criticized "FracturedFlickers" for desecrating old film classics like his father's The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923).
7His scheduled ten-day tour on behalf of Bride of the Gorilla (1951) spiraled to 4-1/2 months and covered 4500 miles.
8Like his father, Chaney created his own make-up for the role of Akhoba in One Million B.C. (1940), but union regulations forced him to abandon it.
9He wanted to reprise his father's 1923 role of Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) and underwent a screen test for the 1939 version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939), but the role went to Charles Laughton. Chaney did recreate it in an episode of the television series Route 66 (1960).
10When Broderick Crawford left the stage production of "Of Mice and Men", Chaney was eager to play the role. He credits the kindness of Wallace Ford, the original "George", for getting him the role, which, of course, led to the 1939 screen version (Of Mice and Men (1939)) and eventual stardom.
11Often he would accompany his father Lon Chaney to the studio and wait for the trolley on a bench at the corner of Hollywood and Vine. After the bench was removed years later, a special memorial to his father replaced it.
12Fay Wray and Joel McCrea were classmates of his at Hollywood High School.
13The six-foot-tall Chaney wanted to play football in Hollywood High School but was turned down because he only weighed 125 pounds.
14Grandfather of Ron Chaney.
15His last film might have been in Woody Allen's Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972). In "Conversations With Woody Allen" by Eric Lax, Allen recalls feeling like a fan, "sitting across from the Wolf Man!" as he interviewed Chaney for a role. Chaney did not appear in the final cut, and died the year after it was released.
16He only officially played the role of Frankenstein's Monster twice: once in The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) and then again in an episode of the television series Tales of Tomorrow (1951). It wasn't until 1957 when the 1931 version of Frankenstein (1931) staring Boris Karloff would debut on television. Also in 1957, Christopher Lee would assume the role of the monster in The Curse of Frankenstein (1957). Chaney played the role "unofficially" twice for Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, in Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) in which he stood in for Glenn Strange for one scene while Strange recovered from a broken ankle, and for an episode of The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950) where, in a mock-opera sketch, Chaney appears (for some reason) in full monster regalia and dances a Charleston with Lou Costello, then hangs around for the finale. Shortly before his death, Chaney complained in an interview that the serious horror film genre had been ruined by Abbott and Costello.
17Was an avid hunter/outdoorsman.
18Was mentioned in Warren Zevon's classic song "Werewolves of London".
19In 1930, he lived at 735 North Laurel Avenue, Los Angeles, while working as an advertising manager for a water-heater company.
20He was born prematurely, only 2-1/2 pounds at birth. The illnesses he suffered at the end of his life may have been partially the result of this. In fact, he was born, in his own words, "black and dead". His father took him outside to an ice-covered lake, broke the ice and put him into the ice-cold water to jump-start his breathing. However, according to his son Lon Ralph Chaney as well as Cleva's daughter by her second marriage, Stella George, the story is complete fiction.
21Was possibly not as tall as is often reported. According to Calvin Thomas Beck in "Heroes of the Horrors" (Macmillan, 1975), Chaney wore special shoes in Of Mice and Men (1939) to increase his height by six inches. Beck writes, "In reality, he was just six feet tall." According to Beck, Chaney said that "from that film on, people thought I was much taller" (Beck, p. 235). Early publicity accounts from the 1930s describe Chaney as a strapping six-footer. In Gregory W. Mank's books, Chaney is described as being 6'2" (though Mank reproduces press material for The Wolf Man (1941) which describes Chaney as being five inches taller than Claude Rains, who was 5'7").
22Like his father, he often refused requests for autographs, though when he did sign he usually wrote "Luck, Lon Chaney", using a very large "L" as the first letter for both "Luck" and "Lon".
23His favorite role was that of Lennie Small in Of Mice and Men (1939). After a few drinks at parties, he would recite scenes from that film.
24His father told him he was too tall for a successful career in film.
25Had two sons with his wife Dorothy Hinckley: Lon Ralph (born July 3, 1928) and Ronald Creighton (born March 18, 1930).
26From his father, he developed skills as a makeup artist. He was not able to make much use of these skills due to strict union rules.
27Well-known character actor William Smith started out as a child actor, and in an interview with a horror-film magazine stated that during breaks on the set of The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), Chaney treated all of the children on the set to ice cream.
28Broderick Crawford, who had played Chaney's role of Lennie in "Of Mice and Men" on Broadway in 1937, worked with Chaney at one time and shared a dressing room with him. Apparently, both men were such heavy drinkers that they would get drunk together and take turns beating each other up.
29Pictured on one of a set of five 32¢ US commemorative postage stamps, issued 30 September 1997, celebrating "Famous Movie Monsters". He is shown as the title character in The Wolf Man (1941). Other actors honored in this set of stamps, and the classic monsters they portray, are Lon Chaney as The Phantom of the Opera (1925); Bela Lugosi as Dracula (1931); and Boris Karloff on two stamps as The Mummy (1932) and the monster in Frankenstein (1931).
30He was the only person to have played all four of the classic movie monsters: The Wolf Man (1941) (Larry Talbot/The Wolf Man); The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) (Frankenstein's Monster); The Mummy's Tomb (1942) (Kharis, the mummy); Son of Dracula (1943) (Count Anthony Alucard, Dracula's son).
31Attempted an early career as a songwriter.
32His career suffered in his later years due to alcoholism.
33Son of Lon Chaney.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dracula vs. Frankenstein1971Groton (as Lon Chaney)
The Female Bunch1971Monti
A Stranger in Town1969Doc Whitaker
Fireball Jungle1968Sammy (as Lon Chaney)
Buckskin1968Sheriff Tangley (as Lon Chaney)
Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told1967Bruno (as Lon Chaney)
Hillbillys in a Haunted House1967Maximillian (as Lon Chaney)
Welcome to Hard Times1967Avery (as Lon Chaney)
Pistols 'n' Petticoats1966-1967TV SeriesChief Eagle Shadow
Gallery of Horror1967Dr. Mendell (as Lon Chaney)
The Monkees1966TV SeriesLenny
Johnny Reno1966Sheriff Hodges (as Lon Chaney)
House of the Black Death1965Belial Desard (as Lon Chaney)
Apache Uprising1965Charlie Russell (as Lon Chaney)
Town Tamer1965Mayor Charlie Leach (as Lon Chaney)
Black Spurs1965Gus Kile (as Lon Chaney)
Face of the Screaming Werewolf1964The Mummified Werewolf (as Lon Chaney)
Young Fury1964Bartender, Ace (as Lon Chaney)
Stage to Thunder Rock1964Henry Parker (as Lon Chaney)
Witchcraft1964Morgan Whitlock (as Lon Chaney)
Law of the Lawless1964Tiny (as Lon Chaney)
Route 661961-1963TV SeriesPoppa Duplessis / Lon Chaney / Colby
The Haunted Palace1963Simon Orne (as Lon Chaney)
Empire1963TV SeriesBart Howe
Have Gun - Will Travel1959-1963TV SeriesO'Connor / William Ceilbleu / Billy Blue Sky
Rawhide1959-1963TV SeriesRock / Jesse Childress
Lawman1962TV SeriesJess Bridges
The Rifleman1962TV SeriesCharlie Gordo
The Devil's Messenger1961Satan (as Lon Chaney)
The Phantom1961TV MovieJed (as Lon Chaney)
Surfside 61961TV SeriesTank Grosch
Rebellion in Cuba1961Gordo (as Lon Chaney)
Wagon Train1960-1961TV SeriesCarstairs / Louis Roque
The Deputy1961TV SeriesTom Arnold
Zane Grey Theater1961TV SeriesMichael Peters
Klondike1961TV SeriesSergeant Macfin
Stagecoach West1961TV SeriesBen Wait
Bat Masterson1960TV SeriesRance Fletcher
Lock Up1960TV SeriesSheriff Jeremy Davies
La casa del terror1960La Momia / El Hombre Lobo (as Lon Chaney)
Johnny Ringo1960TV SeriesBen Rafferty
Wanted: Dead or Alive1959TV SeriesSheriff Lon Paulson
Adventures in Paradise1959TV SeriesTrader One Arm
Border Patrol1959TV SeriesRacketeer
The Alligator People1959Manon (as Lon Chaney)
The Texan1959TV SeriesWylie Ames
General Electric Theater1959TV SeriesBucknell
The Red Skelton Hour1954-1959TV SeriesUg - Prehistoric Cave Man / Sgt. Williams / Sarge / ...
The Rough Riders1959TV SeriesBen 'Pa' Hawkins
13 Demon Street1959TV SeriesHost
Money, Women and Guns1958Art Birdwell (as Lon Chaney)
Target1958TV Series
Tombstone Territory1958TV SeriesEx-Marshal Daggett
The Defiant Ones1958Big Sam (as Lon Chaney)
Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans1957TV SeriesChingachgook
Climax!1954-1957TV SeriesOld Man Hawley / Frank Wiggins / Old Man Pritchel
The Cyclops1957Martin 'Marty' Melville (as Lon Chaney)
Studio 571956TV SeriesJubal Pickett
Daniel Boone, Trail Blazer1956Blackfish (as Lon Chaney)
Pardners1956Whitey (as Lon Chaney)
The Black Sleep1956Mungo (as Lon Chaney)
Telephone Time1956TV SeriesJules Samenian
Indestructible Man1956Charles 'Butcher' Benton (as Lon Chaney)
Manfish1956'Swede' (as Lon Chaney)
The Indian Fighter1955Chivington (as Lon Chaney)
I Died a Thousand Times1955Big Mac (as Lon Chaney)
Not as a Stranger1955Job Marsh (as Lon Chaney)
Cavalcade of America1954-1955TV SeriesZeke Wells / Old Jeff Harris
The Silver Star1955John W. Harmon (as Lon Chaney)
Big House, U.S.A.1955Alamo Smith (as Lon Chaney)
The Black Pirates1954Padre Felipe (as Lon Chaney)
The Whistler1954TV SeriesCarl
Passion1954Castro (as Lon Chaney)
The Big Chase1954Kip (as Lon Chaney)
Casanova's Big Night1954Emo the Murderer (as Lon Chaney)
The Boy from Oklahoma1954Crazy Charlie (as Lon Chaney)
Jivaro1954Pedro Martines (as Lon Chaney)
A Lion Is in the Streets1953Spurge McManamee (as Lon Chaney)
Raiders of the Seven Seas1953Peg Leg (as Lon Chaney)
Bandit Island1953ShortKip
The Black Castle1952Gargon (as Lon Chaney)
Battles of Chief Pontiac1952Chief Pontiac (as Lon Chaney)
Springfield Rifle1952Pete Elm (as Lon Chaney)
Schlitz Playhouse1952TV Series
High Noon1952Martin Howe (as Lon Chaney)
Thief of Damascus1952Sinbad (as Lon Chaney)
Tales of Tomorrow1952TV SeriesThe Monster
Flame of Araby1951Borka Barbarossa (as Lon Chaney)
Cosmopolitan Theatre1951TV Series
Bride of the Gorilla1951Police Commissioner Taro (as Lon Chaney)
The Bushwhackers1951Artemus Taylor (as Lon Chaney)
Behave Yourself!1951Pinky (as Lon Chaney)
Only the Valiant1951Trooper Kebussyan (as Lon Chaney)
The Colgate Comedy Hour1951TV SeriesFrankenstein Monster
Inside Straight1951Shocker / Schockovitz Ninkovitch (as Lon Chaney)
Once a Thief1950Gus (as Lon Chaney)
Captain China1950Red Lynch (as Lon Chaney)
There's a Girl in My Heart1949Johnny Colton (as Lon Chaney)
16 Fathoms Deep1948Mr. Demitri (as Lon Chaney)
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein1948Lawrence Talbot (as Lon Chaney)
The Counterfeiters1948Louie Struber (as Lon Chaney)
Albuquerque1948Steve Murkill (as Lon Chaney)
My Favorite Brunette1947Willie (as Lon Chaney)
Pillow of Death1945Wayne Fletcher (as Lon Chaney)
House of Dracula1945Lawrence Talbot The Wolf Man (as Lon Chaney)
The Daltons Ride Again1945Grat Dalton (as Lon Chaney)
Strange Confession1945Jeff (as Lon Chaney)
The Frozen Ghost1945Alex Gregor Gregor the Great (as Lon Chaney)
Here Come the Co-eds1945Johnson (as Lon Chaney)
The Mummy's Curse1944Mummy (as Lon Chaney)
House of Frankenstein1944Larry Talbot (as Lon Chaney)
Dead Man's Eyes1944Dave Stuart (as Lon Chaney)
The Mummy's Ghost1944Kharis (as Lon Chaney)
Ghost Catchers1944Bear (as Lon Chaney)
Cobra Woman1944Hava (as Lon Chaney)
Follow the Boys1944Lon Chaney Jr. (uncredited)
Weird Woman1944Norman Reed (as Lon Chaney)
Calling Dr. Death1943Doctor Steele (as Lon Chaney)
Son of Dracula1943Count Dracula (as Lon Chaney)
Crazy House1943Lon Chaney Jr. (uncredited)
Frontier Badmen1943Chango (as Lon Chaney)
What We Are Fighting For1943ShortBill Wallace (as Lon Chaney)
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man1943The Wolf Man (as Lon Chaney)
Keeping Fit1942ShortLon - Factory Worker
The Mummy's Tomb1942The Mummy (as Lon Chaney)
Eyes of the Underworld1942Benny (as Lon Chaney)
Overland Mail1942Jim Lane
The Ghost of Frankenstein1942The Monster (as Lon Chaney)
North to the Klondike1942Nate Carson
The Wolf Man1941The Wolf Man (as Lon Chaney)
Badlands of Dakota1941Jack McCall
Riders of Death Valley1941Henchman Butch
San Antonio Rose1941Jigsaw Kennedy
Billy the Kid1941'Spike' Hudson
Too Many Blondes1941Marvin Gimble
Man Made Monster1941'Dynamo' Dan McCormick
North West Mounted Police1940Shorty
One Million B.C.1940Akhoba
Of Mice and Men1939Lennie Small
City in Darkness1939Pierre
Frontier Marshal1939Pringle
Union Pacific1939Dollarhide
Jesse James1939One Of James Gang
Road Demon1938Bud Casey
Submarine Patrol1938Marine Sentry (uncredited)
Straight Place and Show1938Martin (uncredited)
Passport Husband1938Bull
Speed to Burn1938Racetrack Mug
Josette1938Boatman
Alexander's Ragtime Band1938Photographer on Stage (uncredited)
Mr. Moto's Gamble1938Joey
Walking Down Broadway1938Delivery Man (uncredited)
Sally, Irene and Mary1938Policeman (uncredited)
Happy Landing1938Newspaper Reporter (uncredited)
City Girl1938Gangster (uncredited)
Love and Hisses1937Attendant (uncredited)
Checkers1937Man at Racetrack (uncredited)
Second Honeymoon1937Reporter (uncredited)
Life Begins at College1937Gilks
Charlie Chan on Broadway1937Desk Reporter (uncredited)
Wife, Doctor and Nurse1937Chauffeur
One Mile from Heaven1937Policeman (uncredited)
The Lady Escapes1937Reporter (uncredited)
Wild and Woolly1937Dutch
Born Reckless1937Garage Mechanic (uncredited)
Slave Ship1937Laborer Killed at Launching (uncredited)
Angel's Holiday1937Eddie
This Is My Affair1937Federal Agent in Baltimore Bank (uncredited)
That I May Live1937Engineer (uncredited)
Secret Agent X-91937Maroni (primary henchman)
Midnight Taxi1937Detective Erickson
Thin Ice1937American Reporter (uncredited)
Love Is News1937Newsman (unconfirmed, uncredited)
Cheyenne Rides Again1937Girard
The Old Corral1936Garland - Simms partner
Rose Bowl1936Sierra Football Player (uncredited)
Killer at Large1936Second Coffin Man (uncredited)
Ace Drummond1936Henchman Ivan
Undersea Kingdom1936Capt. Hakur
The Singing Cowboy1936Martin
A Scream in the Night1935Jack Wilson / Butch Curtain
The Shadow of Silk Lennox1935John Arthur 'Silk' Lennox
Accent on Youth1935Chuck
Hold 'Em Yale1935Yale Football Player (uncredited)
Captain Hurricane1935Dave (uncredited)
The Marriage Bargain1935Bob Gordon (as Creighton Chaney)
Girl O' My Dreams1934Don Cooper (as Creighton Chaney)
The Life of Vergie Winters1934Hugo McQueen (as Creighton Chaney)
Sixteen Fathoms Deep1934Joe Bethel (as Creighton Chaney)
Son of the Border1933Jack Breen (as Creighton Chaney)
The Three Musketeers1933Armand Corday [Chs. 1, 10] (as Creighton Chaney)
Scarlet River1933Jeff Todd (as Creighton Chaney)
Lucky Devils1933Frankie Wilde (as Creighton Chaney)
The Last Frontier1932Tom Kirby, aka The Black Ghost (as Creighton Chaney)
Bird of Paradise1932Thornton (as Creighton Chaney)
The Galloping Ghost1931Henchman (uncredited)
The Trap1922Hands of a Boy (uncredited)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told1967performer: "Spider Baby Theme" - uncredited
Frontier Marshal1939performer: "Turkey in the Straw" - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Joey Bishop Show1969TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1969TV SeriesHimself
Here's Hollywood1962TV SeriesHimself
The Red Skelton Hour1953TV SeriesHimself
Versatile Varieties1950TV SeriesHimself
You Asked for It1950TV SeriesHimself
Texaco Star Theatre1950TV SeriesHimself - Actor
The Ed Sullivan Show1948TV SeriesHimself
Screen Snapshots: Laguna U.S.A.1947ShortHimself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Sandlot1993Larry Talbot
The Making of 'High Noon'1992Video short documentaryMartin Howe (uncredited)
Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America1992The Wolf Man (uncredited)
Frankenstein: A Cinematic Scrapbook1991DocumentaryLawrence Talbot The Monster
Hooray for Horrorwood1991Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Milton Berle, the Second Time Around: Carnival of Comedy1989Video
Horrible Horror1986VideoClips from various movies
Into the Night1985The Wolfman
Coming Soon1982Video documentaryedited from 'THe Wolfman' (uncredited)
Years of Lightning1981TV Series documentaryChingachgook
The Horror Show1979TV Movie documentary
The Far Out West1967Chief Eagle Shadow (as Lon Chaney)
Sharad of Atlantis1966TV MovieHakur
The Mummy's Ghost1966ShortKharis, the mummy
The Wolfman1966ShortLarry Talbot
The Long Rifle and the Tomahawk1964Chingachcook
Valley of the Dragons1961Patoo (edited from 'One Million B.C.') (uncredited)
Along the Mohawk Trail1957Chingachgook
The Pathfinder and the Mohican1957Chingachgook
The Redmen and the Renegades1957Chingachgook
The Indian Raiders1956ShortJim Lane
Fun on the Run1949ShortBurly Gambler
Kitchen Mechanics1949ShortTheir Supervisor
Oysters and Muscles1948ShortStrangler Johnson, wrestler
Desert Command1946Lt. Armand Corday (as Creighton Chaney)
The Black Ghost1932Tom Kirby, alias 'The Black Ghost' (as Creighton Chaney)
Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks2014-2015TV Series documentaryMorgan Whitlock / Bruno
Welcome to the Basement2014TV SeriesLaurence Talbot
Tim May Presents Reptile2014VideoCount Dracula Frankenstein Monster
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2007-2014TV Series documentaryKharis, the Mummy Lawrence Talbot The Wolf Man ...
Svengoolie2012TV Series
A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss2010TV Mini-Series documentaryLarry Talbot The Wolf Man
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy2010Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney Jr.2010Video documentary shortVarious Roles
Famous Monster: Forrest J Ackerman2007DocumentaryHimself
Terror in the Pharaoh's Tomb2007VideoHassan
Terror in the Tropics2006VideoLyle Talbot
Evil Deeds2004VideoDavid Kessler (segment "Hell Beast) (Recut version only")
Van Helsing: Behind the Screams2004Video documentary short
The Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a Monster2002Video documentaryThe Wolfman (uncredited)
History's Mysteries2002TV Series documentaryThe Wolf Man
Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
The American Nightmare2000DocumentaryHimself
Monster by Moonlight! The Immortal Saga of 'The Wolf Man'1999Video documentary shortLarry Talbot The Wolf Man
Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed1999Video documentary shortKharis
Film Breaks1999TV Series documentaryThe Monster
Universal Horror1998TV Movie documentary
100 Years of Horror1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Biography1995TV Series documentaryHimself
It's Alive: The True Story of Frankenstein1994TV Movie documentaryThe Frankenstein Monster

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TitleSalary
Gallery of Horror (1967)$1,500
The Last Frontier (1932)$200 @week
Bird of Paradise (1932)$200 @week

#Quote
1The trouble with most of the monster pictures today is that they go after horror for horror's sake. There's no motivation for how monsters behave. There's too much of that science-fiction baloney.
2All the best of the monsters played for sympathy. That goes for my father, [Boris Karloff], myself and all the others. They all won the audience's sympathy. The Wolf Man didn't want to do all those bad things. He was forced into them.
3Nothing is more natural to me than horror.
4I am most proud of the name Lon Chaney. I am not proud of Lon Chaney Jr., because they had to starve me to make me take this name.
5My father would be horrified if he knew I was making it in the pictures and that I'm not billed as Creighton Chaney.

#Trademark
1His large, bearlike build
2Heavy eyebrows
3Often played the average, everyday man
4Often played sympathetic characters
5Often played tormented characters
6Often played hulking monsters or victims of mad scientists
7Deep baritone voice

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